The location of this new boutique hotel—on a quiet street in a hip artist and student barrio that’s close to downtown and a Metro stop—is ideal. The 14 elegant rooms, verdant courtyard out back with a terraced restaurant overlooking an unheated pool, and quietly elegant front desk all have a warm style that capitalize on the historic charm of this 84-year-old house that was once occupied by a branch of the Allende family. Junior suites on the top floor have private rooftop terraces.