Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City continues to be our Mexico City luxury hotel of choice. We love the posh Polanco district location steps from Chapultepec Park, five-star service, truly excellent food, and refreshed rooms. The hotel’s fleet of friendly drivers guide guests safely and in comfort around the city.
It would be difficult to convince us to stay anywhere else. Through me, you have access to Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits which you’ll soon learn is the best way to book in.
WHAT I LOVE
- Pretty colonial-style building with 240 rooms across eight floors
- A fleet of cars that are always available with drivers who double as guides
- Excellent location within walking distance of major sights
- Massive breakfast buffet to whole fish at Zanaya
- Grab-and-go coffee and baked goods
- Reasonably-priced suites
- Peaceful garden courtyard
- Kids welcome program and amenities
GOOD TO KNOW
- Minor street noise from Paseo de la Reforma
- Longer tours should be arranged in advance
- Liaise with concierge, arrange housekeeping, more through the Four Seasons app
- Lunch choices can feel limited on long stays
- The pool is on the small side
- Fifty Mils is quite famous for mixology so plan time for a drink
Excellent Location Near Chapultepec Park
I am not sure if there is a better-located hotel for families traveling in Mexico City with kids. The oldest park in North America, Chapultepec Park, awaits just steps away from the hotel.
Exit through the Four Seasons lobby and turn left on the famous Paseo de la Reforma. Walk a short block to the grand entrance to the park is right there. Bring your camera.
Vendors sell trinkets, soda, cotton candy and more. You’ll stumble upon the occasional play area, and the kids can burn off steam. Stop into the Palace The Chapultepec Zoo is about a 15-minute walk through the park and past a lake with paddleboats, too. The park is just lovely.
Other than eating, one of the best things to do in Mexico City is spend a few hours at the National Museum of Anthropology, also located in Chapultepec Park. The density of historical items typically seen in history books is eye-popping, not to mention the exhibits are extremely well done.
Tip: Avoid Sundays when the museums are free to Mexico City residents and Mondays when it’s closed.
On Sundays, Paseo de la Reforma closes to cars for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy. Do plan to take a walk or morning jog down it. You’re going to need to walk off all of that food anyway.
Four Seasons Mexico City Rooms and Suites
The rooms and suites have been refreshed since our last visit to rich dark woods, deep red and neutral colors. One thing to note is that Four Seasons beds are incredibly plush and comfortable. You can customize the sleep experience and request alternative pillows through the app.
Rooms have separate, large marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and separate showers, twice-daily housekeepings, Nespresso machines, complimentary bottled water.
Families of four with two kids ages 12 and under can stay together in the Superior and Deluxe rooms. The rest of the rooms, up to the specialty suites have a maximum occupancy of three people.
At 537 square feet, the entry-level rooms on the 3rd-8th floors are generously sized and appropriate for families of four. Choose two double beds or a king bed. Views are of Paseo de la Reforma or the inner courtyard.
Deluxe rooms are 602 square feet and scattered throughout the hotel. They also come in king or two double bed configurations and have garden views.
These king rooms have furnished balconies and overlook the inner courtyard. They are 537 square feet and located on the 2nd floor.
Premier Terrace Rooms
Also located on the 2nd floor, these 702-square-foot rooms come with a private, furnished terrace that overlooks the inner courtyard. King beds only.
Executive Suites (Burdeos View or Reforma View)
These suites average about 710 square feet in size with living rooms that are entirely separate from the bedrooms in addition to a king bed and sofa bed.
Choose either a Called Burdeos (2nd-8th floors) view ( or Paseo de la Reforma view (5th-7th floors).
We chose a Paseo de la Reforma view and were quite pleased.
Executive Suite (Courtyard View)
This suite is similar in layout to the above Executive Suites however is slightly larger on average at 766 square feet. They overlook the courtyard.
One Bedroom Suite
Those looking for a larger space should choose the 1005-square-foot one bedroom suites that overlook the courtyard. Located on the 2nd, and 4th-8th floors, these have a dining table for four and a powder room.
Three types of specialty suites are located in premier top floor locations.
- Governor Suite: A home away from home with high ceilings, a dining table for eight, walk-in closet, private dressing area, powder room and views of Paseo de la Reforma. It’s 1615 square feet.
- Ambassador Suite: Offers Italian fabrics, arched windows, a powder room, king bedroom, and furnishings with clean lines with some antiques mixed in. They call it an eclectic pied-a-terre.
- Presidential Suite: This one-of-a-kind suite overlooks Paseo de la Reforma and is a generous 2228 square feet decorated in neutral tones with hints of blue. Amenities include a dining table for eight, king bedroom, large marble bathroom, powder room, work area and much more for those who want the very best.
Four Seasons Mexico City Dining
Trust me, you will not go hungry here.
The outstanding breakfast buffet is a vacation highlight with Western and Mexican morning favorites made-to-order. (This is one of the amenities I can help you secure included with your rate.)
Take fruit, pastries, bread, hot and cold items from the buffet and then order your favorite Mexican breakfast from chilaquiles to huevos rancheros.
It’s absolutely delicious. The restaurant also hosts an elaborate Sunday brunch.
Go for dinner if only to order the signature dish: Zarandeado fish. It’s seabass, or daily catch served Guajillo-style or plain, with charred red onion, aguachile salsa, and tortillas.
No joke, this is one of the best things we ate on our trip as the fish was so fresh and flavorful with perfect condiments.
One of the best bars in all of Mexico City awaits inside the hotel. Famous for not being your average hotel bar, it’s a stop for locals, tourists, and big-name international bartenders.
The award-winning bar also makes a killer kale salad that I need to figure out how to replicate at home.
The Fifty Mils food menu otherwise features mostly Mexican street food. We can vouch for the ceviche and guacamole with crickets (really).
The hotel’s recent renovation improved al fresco dining at Fifty Mils creating also “Our Little Secret” which is a cozy patio area surrounding a fire pit.
As a parent, I appreciate when hotels offer grab-and-go food and drink outlets. Pan Dulce offers delicious pastries, cakes, cookies, sandwiches, gourmet coffee drinks and even last-minute souvenirs like Mexican chocolate.
This Italian eatery offers lunch and dinner and is known for its long list of Italian wines, open kitchen, pasta, and excellent service.
When you feel like caving up, room service to the rescue for a break from Mexican food (or not).
A Fleet of Private Cars for Touring and Transfers
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City’s fleet of cars is always available to take guests where they need to go whether a nearby restaurant or day trips further afield.
We are big fans of hiring hotel cars for peace of mind regardless of where we are. A driver picked us up at the airport and escorted us seamlessly back to the hotel and vice versa. We’ve taken the hotel drivers to Kidzania, Teotihuacan, Xochimilco, various restaurants and more.
English-speaking, bonded guides drive comfortable and air-conditioned regular or luxury sedans and SUVs to wherever you’d like to go. They can provide a fully-narrated tour, let you explore on your own or provide a mix of both.
Registered Sitio taxis are the way to go if you’re going to hire a taxi. The concierge desk mentioned that Uber works well, too, which we used a couple of times on our return to the hotel.
The Health Club
Though you’ll no doubt be doing a lot of walking, a health club with a fitness area helps burn off decadent meals.
Relax in the pool, whirlpool, and sauna or with a spa treatment. A range of facials, massages and treatment packages are available to melt stress away. The spa is one of the first to incorporate prehispanic techniques to balance the body and soul. Spa treatments are also available in guest rooms.
The health club isn’t huge or flashy. It’s more like a quiet retreat, which is just what you need in an energetic city.
Downstairs near Fifty Mils, men clean up nicely at the Gentlemen’s Tonic barbershop.
A gorgeous fountain (or Christmas tree during the holiday season) serves as the focal point of the manicured garden courtyard.
Here, birds chirp away in large habitats near the entrance to the lobby.
Refresh with a cocktail here or take in the view while the kids explore the garden after a day of sightseeing.
Final Thoughts About Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
Mexico City is the third-largest city in the world and one of our favorite cities for its Aztec history, food, and lovely people.
We have always felt safe here, thanks to the hotel’s drivers and guidance, though we do not tend to veer off the beaten path. You can read more about our tips for Mexico City travel.
A long weekend break is doable but a week will allow you to more fully explore major sites as there are many things to do in Mexico City.
We’ll be back.
Four Seasons Mexico City Reservations
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City is one of the luxury hotels I can book for you with agent-exclusive amenities that will enhance and add value to your stay. These include:
- Daily breakfast for two in the Hotel restaurant
- Hotel/Resort Credit* (based on room category booked):
• Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
• Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay
• Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in**
- Welcome note at check-in acknowledging you and your travel agency and the benefits that are being extended
- Complimentary standard Internet in all guest rooms and premium Internet in all suites
*Hotel/Resort Credit may be applied to select incidental charges incurred at the Hotel or Resort. Must be used in conjunction with the initial stay and will be applied at check-out. May not be applied towards the room rate, taxes, resort fees, service charges, conference fees, or any charges from outside vendors. Exclusions may apply; contact the Hotel/Resort for more details.
When a suite is reserved in connection with another guest room or suite, the cumulative credit (based on room category booked) value applies.
The Private Retreats credit applies to Villas and Residences with a minimum average rate per night (before Resort fees and taxes) of USD 1,000.
**Category upgrade based on availability at time of check-in excludes Specialty Suites, Villas and the Private Retreats collection of Villas and Residences.