Santa Fe

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Mexico City’s urban redevelopment jewel is this shining neighborhood on the southwest side that was once considered a dump.

Look for some of Mexico City’s most impressive modern architecture in the neighborhood of Santa Fé in the outskirts of the city. The beautiful and modern buildings are particularly impressive, knowing that the area was often used as a dumping ground until recent years.

During the 1990s, city planners began efforts to create commercial and residential areas in Santa Fé that were especially designed to work with the area’s difficult geologic and environmental constraints. See some of these structures along the stretch between Santa Fé’s historical center and central commercial district. Tour the Universidad Iberoamericana’s campus in this area and attend a cultural event in one of its venues. Visit the area’s Centro Comercial Santa Fé shopping mall, one of the largest in the area.

One example of unique neighborhood architecture is Garden Santa Fe, a large center which includes American-style mall stores and excellent Mexican food. Its singularity lies in its location, fully underground. Marvel at the unique central gardens that use tall glass enclosures to bring light from aboveground into the several layers of shopping below ground. Enter at street level and take escalators and elevators to lower levels for shopping, dining and even bowling. Check the mall’s schedule to see what special events are planned during your stay. Take advantage of the seasonal ice skating rink.

The Ministry of Defense has a vast military complex to the northwest of the neighborhood of Santa Fé. Near here, look for shiny and tall international hotels and corporate headquarters interspersed with residential high-rises. Undeveloped parkland also lies along this stretch. Visit the Parque Ecologico Jalalpa for open grassy areas, kids’ playgrounds and a small aquatic park. More public space development is in the planning stages.

Santa Fé is about 9 miles (14 kilometers) from Mexico City’s historic center. This trip may take an hour by car and even longer by bus; no train currently serves the area. See planned urban development in progress with a visit to Santa Fé.


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NH Collection Mexico City Santa Fé
NH Collection Mexico City Santa Fé
4 out of 5
Juan Salvador Agraz, 44, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,295 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 2
Located in Santa Fe, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Centro Santa Fe and Centro Medico ABC Santa Fe. Ciudad de los Ninos and Tecnologico de Monterrey ...
4.1/5Very Good! (530 reviews)
"The walls of the room are so thin that you can hear everything from the other room.Zero privacy. No enough soap and shampoo. One soap for everything. I had to buy a bath soap. Personnel are very polite and trying to help you in everything."

Reviewed on 2021/7/11

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Camino Real Santa Fe
Camino Real Santa Fe
4 out of 5
Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena 300, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,415 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 2
Located in Santa Fe, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Expo Santa Fe Mexico, Parque La Mexicana, and Centro Santa Fe. Tecnologico de Monterrey - Santa ...
4.1/5Very Good! (980 reviews)
"Excellent service. Nice room. Good location."

Reviewed on 2021/8/10

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Live Aqua Urban Resort México
Live Aqua Urban Resort México
5 out of 5
Av. Paseo de los Tamarindos No. 98, Col. Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$4,989 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
Located in Santa Fe, this luxury hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Samara Shops and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Parque La Mexicana. Chapultepec Park and Auditorio Nacional ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (633 reviews)
"The property and hotel staff are amazing! Love staying there! This is my go to hotel when visiting México!"

Reviewed on 2021/9/16

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The Westin Santa Fe, Mexico City
The Westin Santa Fe, Mexico City
4.5 out of 5
Javier Barros Sierra 540, Lomas Santa Fe, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$2,417 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Santa Fe, this luxury hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Tecnologico de Monterrey - Santa Fe and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centro Santa Fe and Centro Medico ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (504 reviews)
"Great customer service overall"

Reviewed on 2021/9/15

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Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe
Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe
4.5 out of 5
Antonio Dovali Jaime No. 70, Mexico City
The price is NT$2,245 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 2
Located in Santa Fe, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Samara Shops, Tecnologico de Monterrey - Santa Fe, and Parque La Mexicana. Teatro Zentrika ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (616 reviews)
"Great hotel, great service, very clean and the personnel very kind and helpful. Definitely coming back."

Reviewed on 2021/9/19

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Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
4 out of 5
Juan Salvador Agraz # 60, Colonia Lomas de Santa Fe, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,554 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
This family-friendly Mexico City aparthotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Teatro Zentrika and Expo Santa Fe Mexico. Paseo Interlomas ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (394 reviews)
"Huge rooms and bathroom"

Reviewed on 2021/8/5

Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
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