This is standard business hotel in Polanco, a lovely upscale neighborhood near the Lincoln and Chapultapec Parks with major sights and museums. We didn't care much about the international brand stores on Masaryk Ave., but highly recommend three restaurants there - El Bajio, Izote by Chef Patricia Quintana and La Valentina. Our guide book revealed a lot of really good restaurants within walking distance of the hotel as well. Two Starbucks cafes and a Coffee Bean within walking distance from the hotel are a convenience for a lactose intolerant soy latte fan, but I could have done without them, definitely.
*The look and feel of the hotel is slightly out dated.
*The rooms are quite comfortable and updated. Higher floors offer stunning views of the city.
The bathrooms are small and average.
*Cleaning service and the overall service were good, but nothing special.
*A very loud and busy lobby with a huge collection of art work on sale every where you look.
*Some neat local stores carrying exclusive and overpriced local handicrafts, a convenience store and a few boutiques are also located in the lower level of the vast lobby.
*There is a health center, but we did not get a chance to use it.
We were very happy with all the food we tried at this hotel. On a day during our five day stay, when you need a break from Mexican food, we tried the Italian restaurant here and had a world class dining experience. They make their own pasta, have an excellent wine list, and have the best profiteroles I have ever eaten! The consomme and salads at the Cafe were quite good as well. We were not happy with the pizza from the Cafe, however, that we shared as a snack one afternoon. Our colleagues told us that the award winning French restaurant as well as the Asian restaurant are also both excellent.
We were glad to be on the 41st floor of the hotel. It was totally worth it! The North side offers great views of the surrounding hills and the sprawling city while the South side shows off the massive Chapultapec park close by and the endless city beyond. I preferred the North side, but honestly, both sides are good.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to business travelers. We were on a business+family trip and the location and facilities of the hotel worked well for us. As a tourist, I would have liked to be closer to the Centro Historico, but then again, I am not sure you would have the stunning views that the higher floors of this room offered. The views are definitely worth the stay here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Presidente InterContinental Mexico City is an award-winning hotel in Polanco, one of the capital's most dynamic cultural, business and shopping areas. This prestigious building is close to the National Museum of Anthropology, Chapultepec Park and Castle and the National Auditorium. Nearby Mazaryk Avenue and Antara Mall are also worth seeing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Presidente Mexico City Hotel Mexico City
- Intercontinental Mexico City
- Mexico City Intercontinental