Courtyard Mexico City Airport
One of several options for an airport stay in Mexico City.


Rarely will I ever disagree with Yem’s suggestion of staying at a hotel, especially when it’s the most reasonable option. He let me pick, and having recently knocked out the Hilton in Terminal 1 and the NH Collection in Terminal 2, I opted to stay at the Courtyard by Marriott which is technically located in Terminal 1.

I say technically because you do exit the Terminal, if only for the 10 seconds it takes you to cross the pedestrian bridge that’s very conveniently located only a few steps away from where the bus drops you off.



Price: 192 USD p/night

Amenities: Restaurant, bar, meeting center, fitness center, shopping center, laundry.

Location: Sinaloa 31, Peñón de los Baños, Venustiano Carranza, 15520 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Contact: +52 55-4631 4000

Need to know: The selection at the marketplace is lacking any truly substantial food, so either buy something Terminal-side before heading in for the night, or order room service.

Rating: 4.5/5 pillows

The lobby was mostly empty save for the one front desk agent, the host at the restaurant, and a few people having dinner. 

After what felt like the longest hallway in the world, we finally made it to our room. The window right outside had a view of the pedestrian bridge and the bus station below. From where you get off, you just take the ramp or the escalators up into Terminal 1, make a left, and the bridge is on your left side.

The room is spacious and laidback, and the window has a view down into the courtyard. The bathroom is bright and has the bare minimum amenities, but the bench in the shower is very much appreciated.

Once Yem fell asleep, which was almost immediately, I snuck out to get some food from the little marketplace tucked behind the front desk and explore the hotel a little bit.

I really appreciate that the hotel leans into Mexican art and decor. In my eyes, it shows a level of respect and consideration for where they are located.

I’m especially fond of the Otomí tenangos.

What feels like only an hour later, we’re both up and dragging our feet back through the bridge to Terminal 1. As late as possible to still make our 8am flight.

One more for the books.


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