Hotel stay in Mexico City Hotel Casa Blanca

Hotel stay in Mexico City Hotel Casa Blanca

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.

 

Hotel stay in Mexico City Hotel Casa Blanca

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 at Hotel Casa Blanca Mexico City

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.

 

Bathroom at Hotel Casa Blanca Mexico City

 

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.

 

Bathroom at Hotel Casa Blanca Mexico City

 

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.

 

Bathroom at Hotel Casa Blanca Mexico City

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.

 

Bathroom at Hotel Casa Blanca Mexico City

Taking the central glass elevator to the top for amazing views

 

 

 

Monument of the revolution at Reforma Mexico City

 

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.

 

 

Breakfast service as Hotel Casa Blanca

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.

 

 

Breakfast service as Hotel Casa Blanca

Full breakfast buffet service

 

Breakfast service as Hotel Casa Blanca

Conclusion

 

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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13 Responses to Hotel stay in Mexico City Hotel Casa Blanca

  1. Karla | Karlaroundtheworld January 19, 2017 at 5:41 am #

    What a really nice hotel to stay in and that pool area is really good. Best for me though is the fact that it has good location. That is really important when traveling.

  2. Maddy January 17, 2017 at 9:56 pm #

    It sounds like you had a wonderful stay there. I agree with you- I don’t like arriving at night either. I believe first impressions make a big difference and the large sculptures in the lobby certainly sound grand. I’m also really particular about bathrooms and from your photographs the bathroom looks well decorated with good amenities. I will have to add this to my destination guide when I venture that way in the world

  3. jenni January 16, 2017 at 11:06 pm #

    looks a lovely hotel to stay in the rooms are a nice size and the pool looks inviting. I will pin this for future reference for when I am visiting Mexico city

  4. Annie January 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

    I mean, a rooftop pool and bar… Sold! Does it stay open late or what are the hours?

    • Noel January 16, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

      I think to only 10-11pm with no guards so only the bar man is there

  5. Chrysoula January 16, 2017 at 11:32 am #

    Love the retro decor of the hotel, as you say it may seem outdated but I find it cool and that it really suits the town. I think that the rooftop pool would be my favorite spot!

  6. Anne Klien ( MeAnne) January 15, 2017 at 11:00 pm #

    Recently I have read much about Mexico. Looks like it’s going to be on my list anytime doon. That hotel looks like a good place to stay, central location and I love the rooftop pool plus bar.

  7. Elaine J Masters January 15, 2017 at 6:52 pm #

    I’ve visited Mexico City a couple of times but never stayed near the Zocolo. I too love the retro look of Hotel Casa Blanca. What a contrast to the architecture in that part of the city!

  8. Mama Munchkin January 15, 2017 at 8:16 am #

    I have heard amazing things about Mexico City, it’s on my list as I work through parts of Mexico. I will have to keep this place in mind. I love the large bathrooms and that the staff was welcoming and spoke English.

  9. melody pittman January 15, 2017 at 7:58 am #

    I’ve always wanted to go to Mexico City and this would be a great luxury hotel to stay at. I love the deep marble tub and those pools, nice! The food looks good, too.

  10. Maria January 14, 2017 at 11:54 am #

    The buffet looks amazing! Authentic Mexican food is such a treat and something I just don’t get tired of. Getting hungry just thinking about it!

  11. Rhonda Albom January 13, 2017 at 11:22 pm #

    The hotel looks nice and I love the sculptures. A huge breakfast always sets me up for the day.

    • Noel January 14, 2017 at 6:42 am #

      It’s a quirky hotel and I love the retro vibe to it, the location is really central

I look forward to hearing from you and continuing our discussion with any comment you would like to add

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