Okay, so like every single one of our other trips, we planned this trip at the last minute. And by last minute I mean, we booked our flight and hotels two days before we thought we would be able to go. It's not that I prefer to live so spontaneously, it's mostly that we never know when the best time to leave is going to be, due to our business. For this vacation we wanted to stay in two hotels with two completely opposing aesthetics so we could compare once we departed. ANYWAY, in this post I'm gonna focus primarily on the hotels, otherwise you'd be scrolling for an hour. Enjoy!


Our first one was called Hotel Downtown Mexico and it had more of an authentic/historic feel. We upgraded our room to the suite and I was truly in love with it. I guess I would describe it best as an old world Mexico meets modern Mexico type of vibe. As we checked in to the hotel we were greeted with complementary shots of tequila paired with lime AND tajin, which I was like 'hell ya' over. The property itself was in a historic building with several shops, a bakery, and a few restaurants, which made it very easy and accessible to grab a bite or a concha in a snap. There was also a hotel owned restaurant on the upper level, where the pool was, which had great drinks and good food. The only 'con' to this hotel (for me) was at night, the bed wasn't very comfortable and I could feel the hotel shake which I'm not sure if it was due to the traffic (which I doubt, but I like to leave margin for error), the age of the building, or the earthquake which hit a few weeks after our departure. Oh, actually you know what, I have a second minor gripe, there was no electrical outlet anywhere near the mirror in the bathroom so I couldn't do my hair, but honestly I probably wouldn't have done it either way, but just throwing it out there for those that care about hair.

Front terrace area to the suite, and just underneath that foliage was a restaurant on the bottom level.

Interior to the suite and view from our suite balcony.