Umbral, Curio Collection by Hilton

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$ 164

Property Location With a stay at Umbral, a Curio Collection by Hilton, you'll be centrally located in Mexico City, just a 3-minute walk from Zócalo and 13 minutes by foot from Palacio de Bellas Artes. This 4.5-star hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Paseo de la Reforma and 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from Basilica o...

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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

Property Location With a stay at Umbral, a Curio Collection by Hilton, you'll be centrally located in Mexico City, just a 3-minute walk from Zócalo and 13 minutes by foot from Palacio de Bellas Artes. This 4.5-star hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Paseo de la Reforma and 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer. - Madero Street - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi - Zócalo - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi - Metropolitan Cathedral - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi - Palacio Nacional - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi - Torre Latinoamericana - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi - Templo Mayor - 0.8 km / 0...

Calle de Venustiano Carranza 69 Centro Historico, Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, 06000, Mexico - Mexico City, Distrito Federal - Mexico - 06000

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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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Great boutique hotel close to historical centre.

Reviewed 23 january, 2023

This boutique hotel was a great find in a city with an overwhelming number of choices! It is located on a street with a mixture of tourist stores and coffee shops, and about 3 blocks walking to historical centre. It is a vintage law office that has been recently renovated to a hotel thus lots of character in every aspect. Rooms had lots of space, comfortable bed and a nice bathroom and amenities. Many of the rooms included ours had frosted windows looking onto a courtyard, not outside…was worried about this but was fine! The upper level had a lovely lap pool and rooftop bar and restaurant called Paxia, which upon reading in Trip Advisor it is rated one of best in city! Note that we were there Saturday through Tuesday. We were told by front desk that a reservation not needed. We arrived at 645 on Sunday only to find out it closes at 7 on Sunday and ended up settling for a mediocre meal at the cafe. Note that this restaurant also closed Monday so we missed out. Would recommend others to stay here but be aware of hours for best restaurant.


Great Location, Not a Great Boutique

Reviewed 22 january, 2023

Good for one or two nights because of the excellent location, but the hotel is dark and rooms even darker. Frankly, the place made us feel depressed. We were surprised how small the windowless lobby was and how many times we needed to ask for maintenance. We won’t be back, but for first-time travelers, it’s in a very good area to start touring. The staff, aside from the very small rooftop restaurant, were great. At least it’s not an impersonal chain-like hotel, but it’s not cheap. It’s part of Hilton’s Curio collection, so use your points, if you have them. You can probably do better.


Wonderful Stay

Reviewed 2 january, 2023

My wife and I stayed at the Umbral for seven nights, between Christmas and New Year’s. Our stay was absolutely wonderful! The property is a beautifully restored 1920s era building of Spanish design, exquisitely renovated to original. It is suggested by the staff the building was originally a convent and later government offices. The guest rooms have been modernized, in both design and amenities. We stayed in room 203 a front facing suite (suites are not that much more than standard rooms) with high windows. At no time did we experience any noise from the street, though the hotel is in the historical center of the city and just a few blocks from the Mexico’s main New Year’s Eve celebration. There are many great places to eat close by, including in the building itself. The Umbral is walking distance to museums, historical sights and parks, as well as convenient to other of Mexico City’s neighborhoods. It is similarly convenient to the Mexico City airport, being less than a 30-minute drive. Staying the Umbral hotel is a strong recommendation and incentive to check out other of Hilton’s Curio Collection hotels.


No heating, bad location.

Reviewed 23 december, 2022

I do not recommend this hotel because of the location and lack of features (specifically heat). The only redeeming quality of this hotel is the design. It’s stunning and the rooms are beautiful. The roof top bar area and pool are lovely. It looks recently finished. Location is close to a few of the central sights (temple mayor, alameda central) but it is not a nice part of town. It’s also on a very busy street that has no waiting area for Ubers and closes to cars during rush hour. It doesn’t seem necessarily dangerous, but it’s very crowded during the day and almost empty past 11pm. The hotel is surrounded by lower end shops and commercial businesses (e.g selling small engines and LED lights). It’s a 30 minute walk, and not a pleasant one, to Juarez, 45 to Roma, an hour to Polanco. It’s a $10 Uber to Roma/Polanco, but it’s can be at least 30 min with normal traffic. The rooms do not have heat. I stayed in December and my room was usually ~65f/18c, but was under 60f/15.5c on night. The solution from the staff was to bring up a small heater (on mine, the rotate function was not working, so I carried it around with me). My room (3rd floor corner) near the street got road noise and noise from the shop owners who talk over microphones at passersby. I found this irritating, although I have a low tolerance for that type of noise. Using a portable speaker covered the noise (the remotes for the TV and Sound Bar were not working so I didn’t use them). The shower took 3-5 minutes to heat up, which was significantly longer than I was used to. The furniture was higher end and good looking. The staff at the hotel is satisfactory and the house keeping is good. The staff brought a box of cookies from the attached cafe and I was given artisanal bottled water the first night (replaced by normal plastic every subsequent day.) The included at the restaurant Olive is mediocre but served on a nice patio. The service for breakfast was mixed (one server was great, they other was basically useless). The gym is tiny with outdated cardio equipment but dumbbells up to 80lbs/~35kg and smith machine, which were unexpected benefits.

Eric B

Curio for the win! Team member recognition to Ray!

Reviewed 23 december, 2022

This was the last hotel I visited on my 2 week vacation and was the best hotel I've stayed out of the five Hilton that I vistied and that was thanks to Ray, he was the bellman/ porter and now a friend! He was the one that helped me with my luggage, took me to my room explained how the room worked with light and everything else that I needed. Hotel is a boutique style with gorgeous decor and I love the play with dark and light tones! Nice bedding, great shower! Really good welcome drink at the art bar! Thank you again Ray for your great hospitality it does show that you l8e what you do! Hope you enjoyed the gift that I gave you for your help. Also to the young lady at front desk for providing a charging cable for my phone! Greetings from Belize!