Inauguration of the first Beer Hotel in Playa del Carmen


Beer hotels are an uncommon theme in Mexico; however, the Inmense Hotels chain opted for this concept, which was very well received by lovers of beverages and hospitality.

Beer Hotel in the Playa del Carmen
Beer Hotel in the Playa del Carmen

Nowadays, a hotel goes beyond a place to stay, because they must offer something more and even have a concept, such is the case of Mala Vecindad Beer Hotel, a place dedicated to beer.

These hotels are a rare topic in Mexico; however, the Inmense Hotels chain opted for this concept, which was very well received by lovers of beverages and hospitality.

Mala Vecindad Beer Hotel, a place inspired and dedicated to beer, came to CdMx a year ago and now expands to Playa del Carmen to offer a completely different experience to conventional hotels.

"We presented a new and interesting concept, with the name we want to allude to the neighborhoods or neighborhoods of CdMx, and now we bring it to Playa del Carmen," Alain Correa, one of the founders, told M2.

With its pink walls and a patio with a refreshing pool under the heat of Playa del Carmen, Mala Vecindad Beer Hotel has around 30 rooms where common phrases from Mexican jargon are read on the walls, referring, of course, to beer, such as "whoever is free of sin invites the first round" or "it is better to stay alone than to run out of chelas".

"This place is characterized by its disruptive style in terms of other hotels, the phrases we capture rescue the colloquial speech of the neighborhood and, along with a little pop art on the walls are ideal for instagrammers," Correa said.

In addition, he stressed that the design is inspired by the style of architect Ricardo Legorreta Vilchis, and the courtyard alludes a little to the world of Alice in Wonderland.

For his part, Ernesto Santillana, another of the founders, added that, just like in Mexico City, they will carry out tastings in the hotel and "we will open a restaurant-bar called La Fifi, and we will include a terrace in some rooms".

Correa and Santillana indicated that the next Mala Vecindad Beer Hotel of Mexico City will be in Garibaldi, approximately in one year; however, they seek to extend this concept to other places in the Republic such as Acapulco and Ixtapa.



1era Avenida Norte between 24 and 26, Colonia Xaman-ha, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

Source: Milenio

Beer Hotel in Mexico City

Traveling, staying in a magical place and drinking beer maybe that would be the new Holy Trinity. Well, attention, travel lovers: Mexico has a place that brings together these three elements.

Mala Vecindad Beer Hotel in Mexico City. Photo: courtesy of the hotel
Mala Vecindad Beer Hotel in Mexico City. Photo: courtesy of the hotel

Its name is Mala Vecindad Beer Hotel and it is the first beer hotel in Latin America. Its facilities combine the taste for the Mexico of the forties, the typical food and, of course, the passion for one of the most popular drinks in the world.

Located in Buenavista, near the Monument to the Revolution, the hotel is housed in an art deco design building that was rescued by the creators of this concept of staying in Mexico. Far from modernizing it, they decided to maintain the same aesthetic of the forties, a time when the building lived its splendor just as a hotel.

The decoration has a sustainable focus: 

"Mala Vecindad is based on second chances, on rescuing from oblivion and abandonment and giving new life to the old. Our furniture, like the building itself, is recycled. We work with upholsterers and carpenters to reuse the existing furniture, as well as with local blacksmiths to recover the blacksmith's of the building and the classic decorations of the art deco ", read in its official page.

The stay

Its 31 rooms are characterized by minimalist and very Mexican accents, with phrases on their walls that inspire any beer lover. "The clear mind and the dark beer", "Respect for the beer of others is peace" and even "I am not rich, I am not handsome. But to drink stand a while "are some of them.

Of course, every room in this place has an opener next to the door. Most of the drinks in this place are from the Mexican brewery Primus, located in San Juan del Rio, Queretaro. Each room has Tempus and Wild Boar beers.

To eat, a wide variety of typical Mexican dishes are offered, some more elaborate than others. For example, you can eat from a tamale cake with guacamole atole to marrow soups and charcoal burgers.

The first beer hotel in Mexico City. Photo: hotel website
The first beer hotel in Mexico City. Photo: hotel website

The unmissable

The main attraction of this place is upstairs. Its terrace offers a unique view of Mexico City. There, every Friday there are tastings of Mexican and craft breweries.

One of its most anticipated events is the Beer Tour, where they present beers that have been awarded in other countries and that have surprised by their combination. For example, for its fourth edition held last February, the Tempus Dorada beers were released, with 4.3 degrees of alcohol and honey, floral and citrus notes; as well as the Classic Alt, with touches of wood and dry land, winner in the Australian International Beer Award.

These events include the tasting of beers and sandwiches and a party entertained by a DJ.

In addition, the hotel offers a coworking space. It is a room with amenities, wifi, and even a meeting area. Of course, the 'cherry pie' is that you can work with a delicious beer.

Mala Vecindad Beer Hotel is part of the Inmense Hotels chain, which also offers stays in Mexican places such as Chiapas (Hotel Las Escaleras, in San Cristóbal de las Casas), Guanajuato (Grand Las Nubes, in San Miguel de Allende) and Quintana Roo (Hotel LM), in the Riviera Maya).

Whether you live in Mexico City or are vacationing in the Aztec capital, Mala Vecindad Beer Hotel is an option to enjoy this wonderful beverage. What are you waiting for? Follow the golden path of beer.

Mala Vecindad Beer Hotel

B. De Sahagún 27B

Buenavista, 06350, Mexico City

01 (800) 841 9746 

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