Even though there are numerous neighborhoods and different pockets in Mexico, you cannot miss out on Polanco. I asked a few of my friends what is their favorite place in Mexico, and all of them mentioned Polanco Mexico City. And there is justified reason behind it as well.

Polanco is located centrally in Mexico, and this serves as the perfect base when you are there for a visit. You will get numerous tourist spots along with some restaurants that serve amazing food, and it is also a hub for doing some world-class shopping.

Well, you can stay in Polanco Mexico City, for the entire trip, or you can just visit the place for one day. There are a lot of sites that you can see here. Read along to find out the best sites to see, the best places to stay, and everything you can do in Polanco.

To begin with, where is Polanco Mexico City?

Polanco Mexico City is one of the best locations for exploring the city. It is located within the Miguel Hidalgo borough and is in the northwest part of the downtown district. It is west of the historical two-district area and north of the Chapultepec park. You will find a lot of places to explore and spend a lot of time here.


The Chapultepec park is less than 30 minutes on foot. It takes just about 20 minutes to reach Museo Nacional de Antropologica and the other museums on foot. If you take the other route, it will take you about 30 minutes on foot to reach Museo Jumex and Museo Soumaya.

It is also home to some of the world’s most famous restaurants, like Quintoil and Pujol. Both these restaurants have made it to the top 50 restaurants in the world. Polanco is one of the best locations that you can use as a base on your trip to Mexico City.

What are the things you can do in Polanco?


Polanco falls under Mexico’s upper-class neighborhoods. Polance is filled with shopping malls, important theatres, and high-end hotels. It also has some of the best Latin-American restaurants as well as cutting-edge bars. 

This article would help you plan the trip better and get the best of everything the place has to offer.

Atara Fashion Hall

Even though the shopping mall is small, this will give you a high-class feel. It has got some international stores here. From retailers like Mango and Zara to designer brands like Hugo Boss and Carolina Herrera, you will find some amazing stuff here. Even if you don’t plan to buy anything, you can just visit the Moyo frozen yogurt and the people.

Boat cinema (Bosque de Cahpultepec)

Chapultepec Park has a lake in the middle filled with pedalo boats, which become the cinema seats. This is a unique and unreal thing but quite fun. They push the boats together and convert them into a cozy, comfortable seating area, which is perfect for the couple and also for families. The giant screen adds to the experience.


New York’s Atla and Cosme’s chef, Enrique Olvera, offers two separate dining options in this highly claimed restaurant, Pujol. The formal dining room offers a multi-cuisine tasting menu, and the low-slung bar features “taco omakase” with different botanas, tacos, and antojitos.

You will get to taste the famed mole madre dish, Olvera’s special. But this is one of the best restaurants in the country, so it would be better if you make a reservation even before booking your flight.


There are two types of people. Some are Pujol fans and some are Qintonil acolytes. They represent a new form of Mexican cooking and serve a long 10-course tasting menu with some indigenous Mexican ingredients.

They mostly use mushrooms, squash, beans, chiles, and corn. But there are a few meat dishes. But you can always choose to order a la carte if you are not willing to invest the money and time in the tasting menu. The desserts here are also a highlight.

Telcel Theatre

Placed right next to the Souaya Museum, this theatre puts on some amazing Spanish Broadway shows. It has great acoustics, and the comfortable seating makes it an amazing hall for watching a show. 

Every seat gives an amazing view of the stage, but for the best views, always choose the middle ones. Every show is packed with families along with children, and music lovers of different ages never miss this place.

Siqueiros Public Art Room

David Siqueiros, a Mexican muralist, first intended the place to be a public hall for all art enthusiasts to come together and discuss their art and craft. Now, the gallery holds workshops and talks covering design topics and various art. If you are a fan of contemporary art, then do give this a visit during the exhibitions.

Museo Soumaya

Since 2011, the year it opened, the museum has added itself to the list of the most iconic museums in Polanco Mexico City. It is not just because of the art that the museum is famous; the building itself is giant and tiled with numerous silver hexagons. This is a piece of art in itself.

This has a collection of 66,000 pieces. It also features the work of artists who are literal legends like Rufin Tamayo and Diego Rivera. The collection is not just limited to Mexican artists; they have art pieces by some European artists like Degas and Matisse.

Parque Lincoln

The small green place in the center of Polanco Mexico City features an open-air theatre, sculptures, museums, a pond, and an aviary. All of these are close to the bars and restaurants in the area. If you want a break from your regular sightseeing, then visit this nature-themed park and enjoy the greens.

Best places to stay in Polanco Mexico City


Because of the general vibe and the location, there are abundant luxury and boutique accommodations in Polanco Mexico City. You will get curated interior design with excellent service and local flair, and all the other places, like the bars, restaurants, and places to explore, are within walking distance of these hotels.

Orchid House

Orchid House is a Central American hotel chain that offers a luxury boutique experience. Every room here is uniquely designed and reflects the Mexican style that complements this gorgeous ancient mansion, which is almost a hundred years old. 

The location is perfect, and it has all the best attractions, bars, and restaurants within walking distance.

Address: Campos Elíseos 76, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Review: “My stay was truly wonderful; the care and dedication they have for every little detail is gorgeous. The reception team gave me the greatest attention from my arrival to my departure. I had the opportunity to try the food in the restaurant, and without a doubt, enjoying breakfast in the room was very pleasant. I would love to come back with some friends on my next visit to the city. The contact with the orchids when I came in, and the feeling of being immersed among so much natural beauty in an urban area is a relief and an embrace to the soul.”

Casa Polanco

This is another boutique hotel overlooking the Parque Lincoln. This building used to be a private property back in the 1930s, and now it is a quaint hotel consisting of 19 suites. As you would expect from a boutique hotel, the rooms are well-designed, giving a welcoming and calm feeling.


There is not much if you are thinking of amenities, but it has an onsite spa, which you should never miss. With so many amazing restaurants within walking distance, you would want to stay here a little longer and explore everything it has to offer.

Address: Luis G. Urbina 84, Polanco, Polanco III Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Review: “We cannot recommend this hotel enough. The property is small and stunning with incredible details throughout. Rooms are so cute and chic with very comfy beds, amazing shower, and all the amenities you can want. The hotel really includes everything in your stay: coffee, fabulous breakfast, cocktails, waters and drinks in your room, etc. we were also blown away by the level of service – it was top notch. Special shout out to Jonathan, who is incredibly kind and helpful, Roberto, Benjamin, and Juan. We felt very well taken care of throughout our stay. Location is also so great with lots of restaurants and sites easily accessible.”

InterContinentale Presidente Mexico City

This is just a few steps away from Chapultepec, the National Auditorium, and the Anthropology Museum. You will be living in the center of everything. The hotel has a 5-star restaurant, spa, gym, bar and a pool. Even though the rooms are not that stylish, the hotel is known for its impeccable services.


Address: Campos Elíseos 218, Polanco, Col. Chapultepec Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Review: “Location, location, location. You can walk to the anthropology museum, castle and the beautiful park surrounding it. Equally, many restaurants are close by. The hotel staff is fantastic and helpful. Probably one of the most service-oriented staff I have come across in my travel. Especially after the hotel experience in the US, I felt like a king in this place.”

Hyatt Regency, Mexico City

Well, this is another one of the great choices. The price of this 5-star hotel is affordable, and it is located just by the Chapultepec park. The rooms are renovated in a modern, sleek design. You will also have freshly renovated rooms with modern, sleek designs. Hyatt Recency has amazing restaurants, and you will have an amazing dining experience here.


Address: Campos Eliseos. 204 Polanco Chapultepec, Polanco, Chapultepec, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Review: “This hotel was our home base for our week vacation in Mexico Family with extended family. It was perfect for us. It was super comfortable, in an easily walkable neighborhood, and it was easy to do everything! Our rooms were wonderful clean, with comfortable beds, huge bathrooms, and a beautiful view! The staff was helpful. The indoor pool was a good size, warm temperature, and nicely bright! A really great pool! We were glad to swim most days after exploring! This hotel was surprisingly family friendly because it felt super fancy! We traveled with grandparents, an adult sibling, and 2 parents with a 6 year old.”

Las Alcobas

Las Alcobas is a boutique hotel right at the center of Polanco. The hotel is owned by Marriott, but this is not actually a chain hotel. This used to be a palatial residence, but now it is converted to adorable little alcoves. The decor is mainly in Mexican style. If you are looking for a small, cozy local vibe, then this is the perfect place to stay. It also has its own spa and restaurant.


Address: Av. Pdte. Masaryk 390, Polanco, Polanco III Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Review: “We had a fantastic stay. From Pablo, the doorman, to Bruno the concierge to Santiago, our waiter at breakfast, everyone brought their A game and made our stay very memorable. The location was great, and the hand-drawn bath amenity was perfect at the end of a long day of sightseeing. Corner room was very nice. The general manager is on location and has created a memorable experience on all fronts.”

Do not miss out on anything

There are a lot of things apart from these, and a lot more hotels which would provide you with a luxury experience. So try not to miss out on anything, and plan your itinerary accordingly. The location of Polanco Medico City does all the work for it. 

The central location is close to all the best places to explore and stay, making it an ideal home base. Even if you choose to stay somewhere else, you can spend an entire afternoon in the city.


Subhasree Nag

Subhasree is a content writer who is passionate about traveling, writing, and reading books. In her leisure time, she is seen listening to music and watching web series. Writing along with music and dance are ways in which she expresses herself.

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