BEST WESTERN MAJESTIC MEXICO CITY OVERNIGHT RATE $132 (STANDARD ROOM)
Harnessing a bygone era — a time when Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were in the throes of their tempestuous marriage and creating the art that would see them become legendary — the Best Western Majestic retains many of the historic touches bestowed on it when it was built in 1937. Attendants still operate the elevator and the central courtyard showcases the stone work, carved wood, bronze and “talavera” pottery of Puebla. Looking over the Zocalo, you’ll be right in the heart of the historic centre when you stay in this 100 per cent smoke-free hotel. Head up to the rooftop La Terraza Restaurant for the best view. Tap into the 24-hour concierge service for local tips. There’s free bottled water in your room and while there is no aircon, an electric fan can be brought to your room.