The Urbanist’s Mexico City: Where to Stay

Red Tree HousePhoto: Courtesy of Red Tree House

Where the Locals Would Stay If They Weren’t Locals

Camino Real Polanco México (from $120; is super-old-school, from its design to its service. You can walk to Reforma, to Chapultepec Park, and the museums. Plus the bathrooms are huge.” —Daniela Elbahara, co-director of Yautepec Gallery

“I’d escape to Distrito Capital (from $130; It’s on a hill, so from the top floors you can see all of Santa Fe and Mexico City in the background.” —Guillermo Rivero, global chief digital officer at production company the Lift

“People who stay at Red Tree House (from $85; are interested in art, dance, and other people with creative interests. And the hotel organizes beautiful trips to Xochimilco.” —Franklin Callao, visual artist and editor of Caviar Izquierda magazine

The Urbanist’s Mexico City: Where to Stay