- Introduction to Mexico City
- W Mexico City Hotel Review
- Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel & Towers Review
- Le Meridien Mexico City Hotel Review
- Is Mexico City Safe for Tourists?
- The Sights And Sounds of Mexico City
- Scam City: Mexico City Edition
- The Various Eats in Mexico City
- Amex Centurion Travel Lounge in MEX
I chose to stay at the W Mexico City because I wanted to stay at the best Starwood hotel in Mexico City. The W Mexico City is located in the Polanco area, which is also known as the Mexican Beverly Hills. It’s located 25 minutes from the Mexico City Airport and costed $20 USD from a radio taxi company called Sitio 300. When my taxi pulled up to the W Mexico City, you don’t get a sense that you are in Mexico City. The hotel is situated next to the Intercontinental and Marriott surrounded by nice luxury high rise apartments and condos.
As I entered the lobby area, I was greeted with an spacious lobby with an extensive hotel bar. The living room area was right next to the bar which is the signature “W Hotels” hang out spot to mingle and meet your friends or perhaps make new friends. There seemed to be a red theme going on with the hotel which was encountered when you go up through the spiral staircase to the second floor where the restaurants are located.
During check-in, I was notified that I had been upgraded to a Fantastic Suite. I booked this hotel on a Starwood BRG (Best Rate Guarantee) rate of $171 + tax which was a bargain. Almost all of my Starwood stays are either BRG, 3rd party, AAA, Corp, C+P, and full point redemptions. I will show you how I search for Starwood BRG rates in a future post. I was tweeting with @WMexicoCity before my arrival so that could have factored into the suite upgrade along with my Platinum status. I asked the agent what kind of breakfast the hotel offered if I had chose the continental breakfast as my Platinum welcome amenity. She said that it was a continental breakfast buffet in the restaurant and I asked if a buy-up offer was available to the full breakfast buffet with hot items. She said there was no buy up offer so I declined the continental breakfast and chose the 500 Starpoints as my Platinum welcome amenity. She advised me that Internet was free for Platinum guests and that you just charge it to the room which will be taken care of during the time of check-out.
When I arrived to my Fantastic suite, I was jawdropped. The room looked more amazing in person than in the pictures on the W Mexico City Starwood website. I was floored when I saw the round bathtub with the rainforest showerhead overlooking Mexico City. I made a video tour of my Fantastic suite which can be found below.
Here are some pictures of the Fantastic Suite:
The Fantastic Suite boasted multiple Bliss Spa amenities in the bathtub and sink areas.
There were also four complimentary bottles of water near the sink area of the bathroom next to the feng shui, plant, and vanity mirror.
The step-out balcony in the bathroom area has amazing views of Mexico City.
The room also had a iPhone 4/4S dock which you do need to bring your own converter if you have an iPhone 5.
There is a minibar area available if you need to imbibe.
After settling into the room, I wanted to get some work done so I went to the desk and I was surprised by a bottle of champagne, Mexican dolls, postcards, and chocolate covered strawberries. On the greeting card, I was graciously welcomed to the W Mexico City by the W Insider and told me to not hesitate to use the Whenever, Whatever service. Needless to say, I didn’t have a use for it during this stay.
I had dinner at Casa Regia later on that evening, which was a fine dining restaurant within walking distance near the W Mexico City. I will review this restaurant in a later post called Various Eats in Mexico City. The W Mexico City is very close and within a 7 minute walk to the Auditorio Subway Metro Station which only costs 3 pesos (~$0.23 USD). The hotel is also within a 5-10 minute walk to high end shopping on President Masaryk street and there are a ton of restaurants to choose from which is also within walking distance around the Parque Lincoln area.
Overall, the level of service and attentiveness at this hotel has exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend the W Mexico City if you plan on visiting. I didn’t want to stay in Polanco the whole time, so I booked the Sheraton Maria Isabel and the new Le Meridien Mexico City which will be in the upcoming series of posts.