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Weekend Getaways: Caliente Hotel Deals in Mexico City

Hotel & Resort | Scott Laird | August 09, 2016

Weekend Getaways: Caliente Hotel Deals in Mexico City

Photo courtesy of Four Season Mexico City

August is a great time to visit Mexico City. At an average elevation of over 8,000 feet, daytime temperatures are mild and evenings definitely require a sweater. Mexico City (which is known throughout Mexico as “D.F.”) is one of the largest metropolitan areas in Latin America with no shortage of attractions and sights. It’s also one of the most overlooked destinations in Mexico by tourists, translating into cheaper hotel rooms on weekends when most commercial traffic has left the city. Typically most discounted during the weekends are hotels and room types popular with business travelers, such as luxury properties and higher-end suite accommodations.

Lap of Luxury plus free breakfast at St. Regis Mexico City

One of the great things about Mexico City is that there are many hotel properties belonging to the world’s most beloved luxury brands, and they’re available for rates that are typically lower than what one might expect in other countries. The St. Regis Mexico City is one of the St. Regis properties that extends butler service to all room categories (some U.S. and European St. Regis properties only offer the service to guests staying in suites) and overlooks the tony Paseo de la Reforma. For the weekend of Aug. 13, flexible rates including breakfast are available from $290.

Summer Specials and Free Nights at the Four Seasons

Nearby the St. Regis is the sumptuous Four Seasons Mexico City, which offers a similar luxury value for weekend travelers. Those staying at least three nights can enjoy a third night free (the rate works out to $280 per night with the free night) while those traveling on shorter stays can take advantage of the Summer Special rate, which includes free overnight parking, internet and continental breakfast for up to two adults and two children under the age of 12 from $315 per night. Mezcal fans can sample the hotel’s limited edition Mezcal from Wahaka Mezcal at the Fifty Mils lounge.

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Get the scoop with W Insider

W Hotels around the world are known for the W Insider program, which gives guests access to a local expert who can share their insights on what’s popular with locals, and help guests curate experiences that they wouldn’t typically be able to get on their own. W Mexico City, located in the city’s Polanco neighborhood, has their own W Insider to help guests navigate the fast-paced social scene. Prepaid rates start at $132 for standard rooms; SPG members can enjoy a flexible rate plus a free breakfast buffet from $180 by booking the SPG Plus rate.

Suite discounts at JW Marriott

The JW Marriott Mexico City, also in Polanco, is offering discounts on suites during the weekends through Sept. 18. Although standard rooms start at $161 for Marriott Rewards Members, the Corner View Park Suite, normally $429, is available for $275 for arrivals on August 12 or 13. In addition to the extra space and the view, guests booking this room category also have access to the 24-hour executive lounge, with four complimentary food and beverage presentations each day.

That’s it for this week; remember to check back every week for more weekend getaway deals.

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