Why XOMA by Viadora Is the Perfect Home Base in Roma, Mexico City

We were thrilled to finally visit Mexico City as it’s been on our travel bucket list for ages, and the XOMA luxury hotel & apartments by Viadora was the perfect home base in the Roma district. We found, to our surprise, it was so much better than an ordinary boutique hotel!

Mexico City is filled with rich history, stunning architecture, incredible art, and delicious food — not to mention the legendary tequila and mezcal (did I mention tequila makes me dance?!?) After thorough research, we decided to stay in both the Roma and Condesa districts and found luxury apartments in each through Viadora.

xoma by viadora boutique hotel and luxury apartment in mexico city are architecturally stunning

Discovering that the Viadora brand has multiple boutique hotels and luxury apartments in Mexico City was a game-changer for us. My boys are now older and our family travels together are limited. Being able to spend time together in one spacious apartment that is comfortable for 4-6 people was a huge treat.

review on the XOMA by Viadora in Mexico City - it's better than a boutique hotel

About XOMA by Viadora Luxury Apartments

We wanted to stay in the Roma district of Mexico City because of the lovely blend of old and modern Mexico… and the artsy and hip vibe felt fun for our family. Viadora has multiple boutique hotels in different areas of Mexico City, but when I saw the stunning, award-winning building of XOMA luxury apartments, I knew this was the place. The modern architecture and interior perfectly blends Mexican history and culture with contemporary style, and makes this building really stand out in spectacular style.

the lobby in the Xoma by Viadora luxury plus apartments in Roma, Mexico City

Walking into the lobby of XOMA boutique hotel is like stepping into an architectural magazine. The property is clean, fresh and modern, however, it’s filled with practical, family-friendly amenities. The luxury apartment had great layouts and spacious rooms, and made it easy for all of us to call it a cozy home base to hang out — not just a place to sleep. The 13′ ceilings and full-height windows fill the apartments with natural light, highlighting the incredible building. We had a corner suite with a deck that wrapped around the entire length of windows, but was shielded from a direct view with the distinctive custom brick facade of the exterior.

xoma by Viadora luxury apartements are filled with light

Why We Chose to Stay in the Roma District

Picking the perfect location for our family when we travel is the secret sauce to a fantastic holiday – it sets the tone and keeps everything flowing smoothly. The Roma district literally feels like the pulse of the city’s artistic heart, filled with eclectic architecture, trendy cafes, and vibrant street art. The XOMA is in Roma Norte, and it was central to everything we wanted to do or see.

check out the street-art scene in Mexico City

XOMA boutique hotel gave us a luxurious and comfortable base for us to explore, connect, and get lost in the vibes of this cool district. It felt like all the fun and action was happening right there. Lovely accommodations always elevate a travel experience, and having a comfy place to relax after a day of exploring helps us create precious moments that matter.

Why We Chose the XOMA by Viadora Boutique Hotel

  • Spacious and Stylish Luxury Apartments: The generous space of the XOMA 2-bedroom apartments meant everyone had space to unwind and recharge, without compromising comfort. The deep bathtub, plush towels, marble shower, and lovely L’Occitane toiletries felt like our own personal spa.
  • Central Location:  The Roma district feels like the pulse of Mexico City – it’s buzzing with the life and culture of a fabulous residential neighborhood. We even we saw a music video being filmed on our street. Parks, lots of trees, cool coffee shops, restaurants and street art line every street, yet it doesn’t give that ‘busy’ sense. It feels peaceful, fun, and interesting.

Xoma by Viadora has a state-of-the-art gym on site

  • Convenient Amenities: From the warm welcome when we first arrived, to the attentive service during our stay, every aspect of XOMA Luxury Plus Apartments is designed with convenience in mind. We loved having a state-of-the-art gym available to use – it’s always great to show the boys that their mum can keep up with them! 😉
  • Rooftop Deck: One of our favorite areas was the peaceful rooftop deck. It’s filled with fruit trees and when you step out of the elevator you’re greeted with panoramic views of Mexico City. Complimentary breakfast is served daily from 8am – 10am with fresh pastries, fruit, granola, tea and coffee. Lingering over a coffee is just a lovely way to start the day.

Family travel to Roma, Mexico City, having breakfast on boutique hotel rooftop deck

  • A Taste of Local Life: Staying in Roma gave us a locals experience of Mexico City beyond the usual tourist spots. We were surrounded by architectural beauty, green parks and local charm.

What We Loved About XOMA Luxury Apartments

Our group is now three (almost) grown men and me, so ample space is now a must for our family travel. XOMA by Viadora offers spacious 1 and 2-bedroom suites with more than double the space of standard boutique hotel rooms, all with the perks of full hotel services and amenities.

the rooftop at Xoma by Viadora offers views of Mexico City

XOMA Highlights: Better Than a Boutique Hotel

  • Private Rooms: The boys loved having their own rooms (and we were grateful, too!), but it was fun to also have cozy communal areas to hang out together and chat.
  • Comfortable Beds: the beds were soft, plush, and large. A King bed in the master bedroom and two very comfortable Queen-sized beds in the 2nd bedroom made our sleep very restful, which makes for an even better vacation.
  • Spacious and Connected: We all had plenty of personal space, yet still felt connected using the shared living spaces and kitchen. One night we brought in pizzas and sat and watched a movie and drank a variety of Modelo beers, along with some sipping tequila from the in-room bar.

benefits of a luxury apartment versus hotel rooms for family travel

  • Rooftop Pool: Being able to take a refreshing dip in the rooftop pool at the end of the day was a treat. The fresh towels, plush cabanas, and honor bar to grab a cool drink felt next-level. It’s the perfect spot to relax and soak in the panoramic city views, and it was so surprisingly quiet.

boutique hotels with rooftop pools in mexico city

rooftop poof at Xoma by Viadora

  • Special Touches: Our XOMA apartment came with a portable old-school record player and LP’s from old Mexican artists. And a nice portable Bluetooth speaker. We spent an evening after dinner enjoying the classic music while enjoying a nightcap from the full bar in our room.

the rooftop pool atr Xoma by Viadora in Roma, Mexico City has incredible views of the city

Other XOMA by Viadora Luxury Amenities

      • On-site laundry – this is great if you are traveling on business or with small children
      • Sun terrace with city views. This area felt like our personal sanctuary at the end of the day as it was filled with plush furniture, an honor bar for beverages, and of course the lovely pool with sunset views.
      • 24-hour front desk
      • State-of-the-art gym (with really nice equipment)
      • Free (and strong) Wi-Fi throughout the property
      • Great air conditioning and multiple thermostats (much needed after a day on the steamy streets)
      • Flat-screen TV’s in most rooms, all with streaming services included
      • Fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, oven, microwave, and coffee machine.
      • Private bathrooms and the master has a deep spa-like tub, marble shower and L’Occitane toiletries

Overall, the XOMA by Viadora apartments are thoughtfully designed and serviced. XOMA by Viadora gave us the space and luxury to make our stay extra special.

inside the luxury apartements at Xoma by Viadora in Mexico City

Top 5 Things to Do and See In Mexico City’s Roma District

Check Out Plaza Río de Janeiro

Just a stone’s throw from XOMA by Viadora, this picturesque square is surrounded by lovely architecture and it’s the perfect starting point for a walk.

reasons to stay in Roma, Mexico CIty

Eat and Drink at Local Markets: Mercado Roma & Mercado Medellin

Mercardo Roma is a foodies paradise, offering a variety of local and international food. It’s casual and perfect to grab a quick lunch… or you can stay and linger at one of the tables as it’s a great place to people-watch too! Spend some time at Mercado Medellin, a lively local market where you can find everything from fresh produce to exotic flowers and authentic local crafts. It’s a bustling spot that gives you a taste of local life in Roma.

visit mercardo roma in mexico city

Wander Down Avenida Alvaro Obregon

This street is lined with trees, cafes, bookstores, and boutique shops, capturing the cool vibes of Roma. Don’t miss out on Santo Habenero, a lively restaurant serving authentic Mexican cuisine. The menu has a special focus on spicy habanero-infused recipes, and the atmosphere is lively with colorful decor that reflects the spirit of Mexico.

Santo Habenero in Roma is delicious authentic Mexican food

Check Out the Street Art

The Roma district is known for street art and also for its fine art galleries. Just a casual walk through the neighborhood can become an unexpected art tour as you stumble across stunning murals on buildings. Don’t forget to drop into some of the many local galleries scattered throughout the area – some have amazing works by undiscovered and new artists. And many will ship purchases internationally.

street art in Roma Mexico City

Wander around Parque Mexico

Parque Mexico feels like a cultural bridge between Roma Norte and Condesa, making it a central gathering place for people from both districts. It’s filled with lush paths, Art Deco architecture, and lots of benches and spaces to just hang out and people-watch, making it perfect for a leisurely walk or a picnic.

Parque Mexico in Condesa and Roma, Mexico City

Our stay at XOMA by Viadora was more than just a place to sleep. It was a special part of our Mexico City adventure. Our luxury apartment gave us a comfortable base to explore, connect, and immerse ourselves in the vibrant life of the Roma District. For groups or families headed to Mexico City looking for value, generous space AND the comforts of luxury and home, the XOMA boutique hotel and luxury apartments are a perfect choice.

review of the Xoma by Viadora in mexico city is located in an award winning building

XOMA by Viadora Booking Information

XOMA by Viadora
Zacatecas 80
Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc,06700
Ciudad de México

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I’m a travel and health writer, digital brand consultant, breast cancer survivor, and supermom to two boys! I keep it real and share stories of raising an active family, life after a cancer diagnosis, and family travels around the world! Each story is shared with my dry, and sometimes naughty sense of humor.

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