downtown hotel slh hyatt mexico city breakfast room pool jacuzzi location
Courtyard

I wanted to give this hotel a quick Lightning Review simply because it’s quite unique and bookable with Hyatt points (Category 4 – 15,000 points or a Cat 1-4 certificate).

My Mexico City trip has been divided into two nights at three properties. The first was the brand new Andaz in Condesa, which was in a great area and absolutely GORGEOUS, but as it had opened the day before wasn’t quite ready for primetime (i.e. a review).

The location of Downtown is in the heart of the Historic District (Centro), right by the Plaza de la Constitucion and Placio Nacional. Compared to neighborhoods like Condesa and Roma, Centro is jam packed with traffic and also foot traffic. More like the Times Square area of downtown Mexico City – except all historic and stuff 🙂

The building is from the 17th century and they have only 17 rooms. A points booking will book into the smallest room with a queen bed. That said, if I had wanted to extend my stay, I was offered quite attractive rates on their large suite, well below anything online.

I loved the building, but I didn’t quite love the room. The lights were awkwardly placed and the bathroom was just two curtains. I mean, it was fine alone – but if you got some food poisoning and were with someone it would be unpleasant to say the least.

The rooms are all around this courtyard where breakfast is served on the left:

downtown hotel slh hyatt mexico city breakfast room pool jacuzzi location
Courtyard
downtown hotel slh hyatt mexico city breakfast room pool jacuzzi location
Courtyard (the rooms are around this)

Breakfast was included (as all SLH bookings via Hyatt are) and while you only had four hot options, the Chilaquiles I had were EXCELLENT. You also have some breads and meats and cheeses to choose from and coffee/juice.

The pool was one of my main reasons for choosing it and the roof is beautiful, but the pool was ICE COLD and the jacuzzi was only warm when the sun was out. When it set and the jacuzzi would have been perfect, it was cool.

There is also a rooftop bar with nice drinks.

Mine came with a cigar lit on fire in it.

downtown hotel slh hyatt mexico city breakfast room pool jacuzzi location
Rooftop Bar

One perk of being a guest was access to reservations at Azul, which has a restaurant inside the hotel’s building (though not affiliated) and when they told me no on a reservation, Paola at the front desk gave me a quick no problem and secured me an 8pm dinner reservation.

Azul
The specialty duck fritters at Azul

That’s pretty much it! Lightning review 🙂 I think the pictures will do more speaking than more words.

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