Pros

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Guest rooms renovated in 2015 to include large bathrooms
  • Fine dining restaurant for dinner
  • Modern gym includes Cybex equipment and city views
  • Lobby bar for cocktails and evening lounge singer
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Business center and meeting rooms (for a charge)
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Cons

  • Breakfast buffet costs extra
  • Unreliable Wi-Fi signal
  • Music from the lobby bar can be heard in guest rooms
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Bottom Line

The Barceló México Reforma Uno Mexico City is an upscale and impersonal option on Paseo Reforma, one of the main avenues of the city. The 505 guest rooms and suites were renovated in 2015. An indoor pool, modern gym, and relaxing spa help Barceló México Reforma stand out from the rest of the pack. The St. Regis Mexico City down the street costs more but offers free butler service and a calmer atmosphere. 

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool
  • Spa

Oyster Hotel Review

Barcelo Mexico Reforma

Scene

Enormous hotel renovated in 2015

Barceló México Reforma was built in the 1980s and with almost 505 guest rooms on over 20 floors, it was clearly designed to pack in a crowd. From the outside, the pink and glass building towers over its neighbors. Inside, the property has been renovated and looks elegant, but has an impersonal feel. The massive lobby is laid with pink tile and has a center atrium that allows views of the whole property from five gold elevators. Behind the reception desk is a gold Aztec art installation, one of the few nods to Mexico found on the property. A sitting area set with white sofas and club chairs attempts to add warmth to the space, but the sheer scale swallows everything up. Gold escalators lead to the second floor, which presents a furnished mezzanine. Wide hallways are carpeted and decorated with abstract art framed in gold. Guests are a mix of business travelers, families, and couples on vacation. 

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Location

On Paseo Reforma 

Location is key at the Barceló México Reforma, as its set at the top of Paseo Reforma, one of the main arteries that runs diagonally through Mexico City. In 10 minutes, guests can walk to the historic center, Cuauhtemoc, and the Zona Rosa, a trendy and bohemian neighborhood. Shops, restaurants, art galleries, and banks are seemingly endless from the hotel's front doors. The neighborhood is busy with traffic and pedestrians, and patrolled by police officers so that most tourists feel safe walking at all hours. 

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Rooms

Renovated and contemporary with pretty bathrooms

Guest rooms and suites are built courtyard-style so that the front doors look down onto the lobby. The setup adds light to the common spaces, but also allows noise from the lobby lounge to float up to the rooms at all hours of the night. Each of the rooms and suites were renovated in 2015 to include a soft gray color palette and contemporary furniture. The Deluxe Rooms have either two double beds or a king bed, gray carpet, monochrome gray walls, and gray curtains over large windows that overlook the neighborhood. Sleek black furniture and hanging white lamps look modern. An upholstered armchair and desk chair in maroon or teal adds the only pop of color to the room. Simple art includes a large black-and-white photograph of Mexican landmarks. Wi-Fi is free, but slow, and a flat-screen TV is mounted to the wall. The rooms include a minibar and just one free bottle of water and packet of coffee per stay. Spacious bathrooms feature a large vanity and huge shower with a mosaic of colorful tiles on the wall. Hotel brand toiletries and folded washcloths are presented in a reflective tray placed on the vanity. 

Guests who book a room on the two Altitude levels get free access to a private lounge where a continental breakfast and evening drinks are served. The lounge is stocked with board games, newspapers, and a dedicated concierge staff. 

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Features

Swimming pool, spa, and gym

In addition to renovating the rooms, the Barceló México Reforma completely updated its gym in 2015 and it now presents as a well-lit and modern space set with Cybex cardio equipment, spinning bikes, free weights, and strength-training machines. An indoor pool is a rarity in Mexico City, and the one at Barceló México Reforma is large enough for laps and also includes circular insets with benches for resting and relaxing. The atrium-ceiling provides additional light. Gray sun loungers provide ample seating. The spa has a steam room, sauna, and six treatment rooms. Salon services, facials, and massages are on offer. 

For business travelers, there's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, but it's not a reliable signal. A business center and services like printing and faxing can be arranged for an extra fee. Meeting rooms are available for rent and can include audiovisual equipment. 

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Things You Should Know About Barcelo Mexico Reforma

Also Known As

  • Melia Mexico Reforma
  • Krystal Grand Reforma Uno Mexico City

Address

Avenida Paseo de La Reforma 1, Col. Tabacalera, Mexico City 06030, Mexico

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Barcelo Mexico Reforma

Scene

Enormous hotel renovated in 2015

Barceló México Reforma was built in the 1980s and with almost 505 guest rooms on over 20 floors, it was clearly designed to pack in a crowd. From the outside, the pink and glass building towers over its neighbors. Inside, the property has been renovated and looks elegant, but has an impersonal feel. The massive lobby is laid with pink tile and has a center atrium that allows views of the whole property from five gold elevators. Behind the reception desk is a gold Aztec art installation, one of the few nods to Mexico found on the property. A sitting area set with white sofas and club chairs attempts to add warmth to the space, but the sheer scale swallows everything up. Gold escalators lead to the second floor, which presents a furnished mezzanine. Wide hallways are carpeted and decorated with abstract art framed in gold. Guests are a mix of business travelers, families, and couples on vacation. 

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Location

On Paseo Reforma 

Location is key at the Barceló México Reforma, as its set at the top of Paseo Reforma, one of the main arteries that runs diagonally through Mexico City. In 10 minutes, guests can walk to the historic center, Cuauhtemoc, and the Zona Rosa, a trendy and bohemian neighborhood. Shops, restaurants, art galleries, and banks are seemingly endless from the hotel's front doors. The neighborhood is busy with traffic and pedestrians, and patrolled by police officers so that most tourists feel safe walking at all hours. 

See More Location

Rooms

Renovated and contemporary with pretty bathrooms

Guest rooms and suites are built courtyard-style so that the front doors look down onto the lobby. The setup adds light to the common spaces, but also allows noise from the lobby lounge to float up to the rooms at all hours of the night. Each of the rooms and suites were renovated in 2015 to include a soft gray color palette and contemporary furniture. The Deluxe Rooms have either two double beds or a king bed, gray carpet, monochrome gray walls, and gray curtains over large windows that overlook the neighborhood. Sleek black furniture and hanging white lamps look modern. An upholstered armchair and desk chair in maroon or teal adds the only pop of color to the room. Simple art includes a large black-and-white photograph of Mexican landmarks. Wi-Fi is free, but slow, and a flat-screen TV is mounted to the wall. The rooms include a minibar and just one free bottle of water and packet of coffee per stay. Spacious bathrooms feature a large vanity and huge shower with a mosaic of colorful tiles on the wall. Hotel brand toiletries and folded washcloths are presented in a reflective tray placed on the vanity. 

Guests who book a room on the two Altitude levels get free access to a private lounge where a continental breakfast and evening drinks are served. The lounge is stocked with board games, newspapers, and a dedicated concierge staff. 

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Features

Swimming pool, spa, and gym

In addition to renovating the rooms, the Barceló México Reforma completely updated its gym in 2015 and it now presents as a well-lit and modern space set with Cybex cardio equipment, spinning bikes, free weights, and strength-training machines. An indoor pool is a rarity in Mexico City, and the one at Barceló México Reforma is large enough for laps and also includes circular insets with benches for resting and relaxing. The atrium-ceiling provides additional light. Gray sun loungers provide ample seating. The spa has a steam room, sauna, and six treatment rooms. Salon services, facials, and massages are on offer. 

For business travelers, there's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, but it's not a reliable signal. A business center and services like printing and faxing can be arranged for an extra fee. Meeting rooms are available for rent and can include audiovisual equipment. 

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Best Rates

Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Swim-Up Bar

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