There are many things to love about The Red Tree House in Mexico City, but the incredible staff has to be number one. (Shout-out to Ernesto, Alex, Victor, and the rest of the gang!) The self-proclaimed “friendliest” B&B in the CDMX is true to its word, offering a congenial atmosphere and helpful advice at every turn.
The colorful property dates to the 1930s and houses six room types, ranging from a petite “treehouse” ($95/night; recommended for solo travelers) to a grand penthouse ($240 for two people or $270 for four). Next door, Red Tree operates two fully equipped apartments; one sleeps four, the other sleeps six, and both cost $250 per night. There’s also La Rama, a five-bedroom house across the street, each with an en-suite bath. Rooms there cost $95 to $125 per night and would be ideal for a group of friends. All rates include breakfast.
We went with a small garden room ($125/night for two guests) and were perfectly pleased. The sheets were silky-soft and the bed comfortable. Great water pressure in the shower, but BYO extra toiletries, as they weren’t always replaced by housekeeping. The breakfast—and especially the coffee—was terrific. Decent WiFi, too.
The Red Tree House is in a really prime location in Condesa, within walking distance of countless bars, restaurants, and late-night taquerias. Both subway and bus lines can be picked up in five or six blocks, although the staff is happy to arrange a taxi. On our last visit, the staff at Red Tree House helped us plan a fun if exhausting day trip to the ancient city of Teotihuacán, the Basícilica de Santa María de Guadalupe, and Museo Jumex. It included a lunch break at a friend’s abuela’s for lunch—an experience you certainly wouldn’t get from a regular hotel.
Calle Culiacán 6, Colonia Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico; +52-55-5584-3829.