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El Patio 77

Joaquín García Icazbalceta 77, colonia San Rafael Esquina M. M. Contreras,, Mexico, 06470 Mexico (Show map)
35 Reviews
$75 - $110
per night

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El Patio 77, the first eco-friendly B&B in Mexico City. Enjoy one of our 8 beautiful and comfortable rooms, each one with a special touch from one of the 32 Mexican states. At "El patio 77", we are environmentally conscious: we recycle water from the roof and showers, and use solar energy to heat our water. We are a just a few blocks from the famous Paseo de la Reforma, 2 subway stations from downtown and 3 from the "Palacio de Bellas Artes," The National Fine Arts Palace.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.5

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Beautiful place - best choice

5 on October 22, 2013

I booked my room after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. It is located very close to metro station San Cosme so you can reach easily the sights. I loved my room it was nicely decorated as the whole place. The exhibited works of local artists provide a special atmosphere. When you enter the big door you can find a beautiful, relaxing place where you can feel really comfortable. I spent 5 nights in room Veracruz. My bed was huge and super cozy and the shared bathroom was also nice and clean. The wifi was much better than in my previous 4star hotel. I liked the breakfasts a lot - warm Mexican food with fresh juice, fruits and coffee. The staff is very helpful and kind, their hospitality is amazing. They arranged great tours for me to Teotihuacan and to the local markets. Both tours were professionally organized and I could learn a lot about history and arts too. El Patio’s staff gives you all support you can imagine (from suggesting places to see or eat to calling a taxi) they are really taking care of you. Big thank you Alan, Diego and the entire staff! I would like to come back and I highly recommend this place.

Beautiful and very welcoming

4.8 on October 14, 2013

I stayed at El Patio 77 for two weeks while working in Mexico City. I very much enjoyed the calm and beauty of the space and the friendliness of the owners and staff. The breakfast is proper Mexican, but I could have something else if I wanted to, so I recommend the 'real one'. I will definitely come back for a cultural trip. The area is still a little rough, but it is an upcoming location, but it is extremely central and everything is in close reach. It is a beautiful place and a little magic too!

Would stay here again!!

5 on June 21, 2013

Fabulous, staff very personable, beautiful space, and the was breakfast fantastic! Every morning the staff would ask us where we were heading to and they would give us a local recommendation. Can't speak more highly of our stay! Will stay here again and have already recommended to our friends. Walking distance to everything or very easy to catch the subway. Only complaint it was a little noisy at night but would stay there again. Love it!!!!

A Charming and Beautiful Escape

3.6 on May 24, 2013

We generally enjoyed our stay at El patio 77. It was fun staying in an older restored home of a wealthy family in what today has become a working class neighborhood, away from all the tumult and commotion of the Centro. We enjoyed the high ceilings, techos de bóveda, large windows, stately staircases, and art and artistry all around us. The shared bath proved not to be a problem. Breakfasts were prepared with love and affection and there was only one repetition in our seven day stay. The staff was friendly and helpful and made us feel at home. There is a library featuring books about Mexico City for all to enjoy and benefit from. Our bed was comfortable and beautifully made for us every day. There was no change of bath towels for the week, but perhaps that is to be expected in a bed and breakfast calling itself "sostenible." Actually, our only problem during our stay in mid-May was that if we opened our windows at night, the room was full of hungry mosquitoes. If we did not open them, we were uncomfortably warm with no air stirring through the double-paned windows. Sleeping was difficult without fresh air flowing through the room. (The staff provided us with a plug-in device to help ward off the bugs, but alas it did not work.) So we chose to open the windows to get some cool air at night to be able to sleep and went home with more than a few bites. Requesting an inside room facing the courtyard may provide for air flow and freedom from mosquitos, though we are not certain about that.

Beauty with a conscience

5 on May 11, 2013

The environmentally aware aspect of El Patio was the reason for us choosing to stay there. But what we hadn't anticipated was the beauty of the building-photos cannot convey how spectacular El Patio is. In addition all the staff were professional and helpful. We were very appreciative that they were able to accomodate us as vegans with a really great breakfast daily provided without fuss or stress. Thank you everyone at El Patio we hope to return soon but meanwhile you are in our dreams! Ginny and John

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Location Type

Mexique, Downtown


Mexico City, Mexico (MEX-Juarez Intl.) 5 miles

Directions to property:

By taxi: Taxi autorizados. Buy a ticket in the airport. (20 min) "Joaquín García Icazbalceta 77, esquina Manuel María Contreras. Colonia San Rafael", 150 pesos (12 USD) By car: Easy, but contact us and we send you a map By bus: Take the Circuito bicentenario bus towards Chapultepec, Stop in Mexico-Tacuba (6th stops), walk under the bridge and turn left in the 3rd street (Manuel María Contreras). In the next corner turn right in Joaquin García Icazbalceta.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, Performing Theater, Ruins, Tours, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Private entrance, Telephone , Safety Box in guest room

Room amenities

Desk, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 12 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Age 3 or more pay 15 USD + taxes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: First night will be charged.
  • Cancellations: For groups or more than 6 days reservation, please contact us to know our policies: elpatio77@gmail



Diego Le Provost / Alan Vargas

Languages spoken

Portunhol, English, French, German, Spanish

About the innkeepers

-Alan, Mexican citizen, now artist, social and environmental activist, former banker. -Diego, French citizen, former sales manager, lover of Mexican culture and promoter of sustainable tourism, in charge of El patio 77.

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Homemade Mexican Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8 to 10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Central Courtyard

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Joaquín García Icazbalceta 77, colonia San Rafael , Esquina M. M. Contreras,, Mexico, 06470 Mexico (Show map)