El Patio 77

Joaquín García Icazbalceta 77, colonia San Rafael Esquina M. M. Contreras,, Mexico, 06470 Mexico (Show map)
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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
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

The perfect hotel

5 on February 01, 2018

We spent one night at Patio 77 in January 2018. We chose it because of its convenient location, price, and the very impressive photos on their website, and we were very happy with our choice. It is a beautifully restored colonial building, about a 30 minute walk to the Zocalo and Centro Historico, and with plenty of reasonable to cheap restaurants nearby. The staff are all extremely friendly and ready with any advice needed. Our free breakfast was a delicious full breakfast. It varies daily, and we had: fresh juice, a fruit plate, huevos rancheros, and delicious coffee. Our room and bed were very comfortable. The only caveat was that we had a shared bathroom, not ensuite. This is not a big deal for me, but if it is for you then make sure you book one of the rooms with an ensuite. There are plans underway to make all the rooms ensuite. (At the moment 4 out of 6 are ensuite.) I have no hesitation in highly recommending this hotel.

Amazing place with lots of charm

5 on September 01, 2016

This amazing place is full of charm, light, space, and overall love from all the staff. The food at breakfast was always delicious and so much flavors incluided! I can not wait to go back and stay there! Love to all from Josue.

One of our best travel memories in Mexico City

5 on February 14, 2016

We enjoyed everything about this B&B: the GREAT and personalized service, the nice rooms (we tried two rooms, one with a private bathroom and one without one), the fantastic breakfasts, the useful location of the B&B, its decoration, and on and on. We just wished we could stay longer. This place is so lovely and quiet, you wouldn't imagine you're in the middle of a busy city.

Wonderful, warm & friendly place to stay in Mexico City!

5 on January 26, 2016

Perfect combination between the intimacy of a b&b -- with an amazing breakfast served by a staff who knows you and is always attentive to your likes/dislikes for food & drink -- in a large house that allows you to feel independent and private. They have a great aesthetic that is warm but stylish and a perfect place to relax after the day in the city. But the staff was really the most amazing part, so friendly & helpful! A great choice.

Home away from home

4.8 on November 16, 2015

There is nothing not to love about El Patio! The staff bend over backward to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The rooms are beautiful and artfully designed. Don't be fooled by reviewers who say the neighborhood is not safe - it is perfectly safe and filled with lovely people who are friendly and helpful. There are excellent eateries in the neighborhood and a great market - Mercado San Cosme. The metro is only about three blocks away (also very safe) and we did not have any problems with taxis or tour buses finding the place. The breakfast every morning is delicious, and the showers get plenty hot (again don't be fooled by negative reviews). The hotel is eco-friendly, so they give you soap/shampoo to use and filtered water in your room. If you are looking for a more traditional hotel experience in a touristy neighborhood then this isn't for you. El Patio exceeded all of our expectations - thank you Vero, Diego and Giovani for making our first trip to Mexico City very special!


5 on July 31, 2015

The perfect B & B should be exactly like this. Great place, friendly staff, very clean rooms and bathrooms and structure with ecological systems and many wonderful plants. Located in an area of the city, very interesting!

This place is a tiny eco paradise

5 on March 10, 2015

So, I wanted to return to Mexico city after 17 years and show it to my wife, and Patio 77 was recommended by my cousin, who lives there. Sometimes you choose a place to stay that just defines the entire trip, and this was one of those times: wonderful, helpful staff, an unbelievably tranquil and well renovated building, and a sense of style and comfort that is just hard to buy. The location in old Mexico City has a wonderful mix of classic elegance and modern hustle and bustle: you're right on the Metro for buses and trains but you can also easily walk to Reforma and all the sights of the city (why not spend your first day wandering to Chapultepec castle?) But most of all the staff were wonderful. Helping us with our rubbish spanish, bringing us fresh, eye-opening, perfectly prepared breakfast, and even telling us where we can get a decent pair of cowboy boots. I was always in love with La Ciudad de Mexico, but el Patio 77 means I'll be going back every few months. This place is almost too nice, for serious. PS it's hard to cover everything, but even the art on the walls there became a sort of visual companion for our stay. Just beautiful!

An oasis in Mexico City!

5 on October 23, 2014

Absolutely wonderful B&B, very helpful staff, delicious Mexican breakfast, clean rooms and modern furniture. I loved it and would come back to Mexico City just to stay at this nice place again.

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Jr. Suite Guerrero

This romantic and sunny room has a Queen size bed, a little balcony and its own bathroom. It is decorated as to feel in the Guerrero beaches.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Suite Oaxaca

This large and light suite has a King Size bed, a sunny balcony and a private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Suite Chiapas

This large and elegant suite has a King Size bed, restored furniture from the 60's, a living area with 2 sofas and a private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Double room shared bathroom

This modern room has a double bed, a little balcony and is sharing a lovely bathroom with just one other room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Double room 2 beds shared bathroom

This room is the only room in the house with 2 double beds. it has a little balcony and is sharing a lovely bathroom with only another room

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 2 Double

Jr. Suite Michoacán

This quiet suite has a Queen size bed, a little balcony, beautiful butterflies on the walls and a lovely private bathroom

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Jr. Suite Veracruz

This cozy room has a four-poster bed, a view to both of the courtyards of the house and a beautiful bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Check Dates


Location Type

Mexique, Downtown, Urban


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

Directions to property:

ICAZBALCETA 77, COLONIA SAN RAFAEL ESQUINA MANUEL MARÍA CONTRERAS Subway: "San Cosme" station, Line 2, 3 stations from Palacio de Bellas Artes.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Performing Theater, Ruins, Sports venue, Tours, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Computer, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Telephone , Safety Box in Rooms

Room amenities

Desk, Wi-Fi

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 12 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed in the 2 patios
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Age 3 or more pay 15 USD + taxes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night will be charged.
  • Cancellations: Please contact us to know our policies to: elpatio77@gmail.com. Everyone is welcome to stay.



Diego Le Provost / Alan Vargas

Languages spoken

Portunhol, English, French, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

-Alan, Mexican citizen, now artist, social and environmental activist, interior designer for El patio 77, 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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  • Time Served: 8 to 10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Central Courtyard

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

All of our meals are mexican recipes.
Every dish is made to order with mexican ingredients.