We update our luxury hotel reviews when they’ve been up several years or some significant renovations have been unveiled. With Las Alcobas in Mexico City D.F., we visited right before it opened and hadn’t really experienced it in action. Here’s a video tour for a look of what it’s like inside.

For some types of guests, this is the best hotel in Mexico’s capital city. It’s surely the best in Polanco unless you’re looking for a large business hotel run by Starwood, Hyatt, or Intercontinental. Las Alcobas is not trying to compete with them: it only has 35 rooms and suites after all. And it’s not a place that’s going to compete with Habita for the hip bar crowd. There’s not even a bar here, in fact. What this boutique hotel can boast though is the most tricked-out, hi-tech guest rooms in town. Even the starting level standards have whirlpool tubs, Bose stereo systems, minibars stocked with complimentary snacks and drinks, and an easy-to-understand central control panel by the bed that adjusts lighting, sound, and curtains.

Two of the city’s most highly acclaimed restaurants are here as well, places that you’ll savor as a tourist or win prestige points for at a business lunch. Anatole is headed up by American chef Justin Ermini. Dulce Patria was conceived and is run by well-known D.F. chef Marta Ortiz. Both have earned a lot of accolades from Mexico City’s culinary press.

The service at this hotel is truly at a luxury level, with a personal concierge on call to get you situated and help you out with whatever you need in the city.

If you want a big hotel with lots of facilities, see our section on the best luxury hotels in Mexico City for other ideas. If you like small boutique hotels with great design and personal service, however, check out photos and our detailed review of Las Alcobas.