Hotel stay in Mexico City Hotel Casa Blanca
I arrived Mexico City a little apprehensive landing at 7pm which I typically don’t like to do visiting a new country for the first time. But since the flights from Panama City were limited, I didn’t have much choice. I decided to plow through quickly with customs, withdraw some Pesos and find the local Red Line bus that goes directly into the historic district on reserved bus lanes that saved time during the evening rush hour traffic. In no time, I was already at the Zocalo and exited at the well known attraction of the Bellas del Artes where my hotel was relatively close to. Not knowing exactly how to situate myself, I decided to cab it to my hotel nearby, the Hotel Casa Blanca which would be my home base for the next three nights.
Fast check in at Casa Blanca
The Casa Blanca is magically lit up at night time and when you enter, you immediately see these huge sculptures in the lobby done in mid century modern design. In fact everything seems to be in a time warp with all the design details still intact from the exterior/interior features including the bedrooms of that era. You would think that the look and feel would be dated and musty, but for me it exuded originality and uniqueness for a four star hotel located in the historic center of Mexico City. The desk agent quickly checked me in and handed my keys to a third floor bedroom which was huge, featuring large windows and views to the street below.
Bedroom/bath features at Casa Blanca
Just like the lobby and interior details, the bedrooms also follow the same mid 50-60s motif and design with the furniture, lighting and bathroom features. Some might think this dated look is too funky, but I actually liked the cool retro vibe and spacious surroundings to the room. A large side wall featured desk space and bed vanity space for clothing along with a closet area with a wall safe. Kitchy wall lighting and bed decor gave the room bold graphic details in blue and yellow.
The bathroom area was huge with a bathroom vanity area and sinks and a separate bath/shower and toilet room all done in done in dramatic black marble. The bath exudes a very classic and ornate vibe of the 60s era and I actually enjoyed the plus features including all the large towels set up in the room. Typical bath amenities are included in the bathroom vanity area.
Roof top pool and bar
The pool area is located in the roof top and I decided to check it out at night time along with seeing the bar area adjoining the pool. Even though no-one was hanging out in the pool area, I enjoyed the vibe and cool lighting surrounding pool and would have probably stayed for a drink except that I was hungry to go outside for a meal and explore the area.
Exploring the Reforma district
Hotel Casa Blanca is right next to the reforma monument called Monumento a la Revolucion, a large and impressive monument dedicated to the Mexican revolution of 1910 and is also a mausoleum for the heroes of the Mexican revolution. At night time, the building is light up completely in blue with a white shaft piercing the middle of the monument lifting visitors up to an observation area with 360 walk around views from the monument to the central district and other surrounding areas – it’s quite spectacular to see this at night time and see the city and other landmarks lit up close by.
Taking the central glass elevator to the top for amazing views
I walk around the plaza area below and find a cool restaurant to dine for the evening and then head back to the hotel for a well deserved sleep for the night.
Full breakfast service at Casa Blanca
You definitely won’t starve with the morning buffet service offered downstairs. It’s a busy service and when you get assigned a seat, there are two food stations to try some local dishes, a slew of fruits and pastries and the typical eggs, meats and associated breakfast everyone craves in the morning. An attendant comes by to offer coffee or other hot drinks that you may prefer along with any other special requests you may want – it is a complete food service and I really enjoyed all the choices and getting to sample some of the local offerings to try a Mexican breakfast.
Full breakfast buffet service
Hotel Casa Blanca is a perfect location for being in the central and historic central district with easy access to public transportation or even walking to some of the major attractions or monuments in the area. It has a funky 60s vibe that fits in perfectly with the area and has a cool retro feels but with all the right amenities to make you comfortable with your stay. The staff is welcoming and speaks English, so this is helpful for any questions about places to visit or any general inquiries. For more information about staying at the hotel, check out their website here for more details and current prices. Thanks for hosting me on this stay – all thoughts and opinions are my own and I enjoyed staying at Hotel Casa Blanca.
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