This former art-deco mansion was one of many elegant mansions along Condesa’s tree-lined boulevards that lay neglected until it was restored by the Nava family into a chic 13-room boutique hotel. The family has retained many touches of the past—a wrought-iron entrance gate and white portico façade with stone columns and carvings. Inside, the makeover gives the hotel a warm ambiance with mauve-colored walls and bamboo plants and potted ficus trees dotting the terrace, which is protected by a glass-and-steel skylight. Complimentary breakfasts are offered on that terrace and although dinners are provided, a better option is to head to one of the many restaurants in Condesa or Roma. Rooms are spacious and several have private balconies. The living room and other public areas are cozy and quiet, making Hotel Villa Condesa a great refuge after a long day of touring the busy city. Light sleepers should request a room that faces the back.