Once a private mansion, built in 1923, the Hotel La Casona still shows signs of its early twentieth-century splendor from the detailed art-deco tile work in its bathrooms and courtyard, to the elegant 1920s-era furniture in the lobby, and the original hardwood floors which have been restored to their former beauty. Opened in 1996, the hotel is registered as an artistic monument with the National Institute of Fine Arts. No two of its 29 rooms are alike except for their hardwood floors. Some have colorfully painted headboards, while others incorporate whimsical touches like musical instruments displayed as artwork. Musical instruments, as well as masks from various Mexican indigenous peoples, are also hung on the walls in the common areas. The hotel provides just the right amount of detail from its amenities (free Wi-Fi and top-notch staff service) to its décor to be considered one of Mexico City's distinctive boutique hotels.