Concierge.com's insider take:
Although it was built in 1968, the Camino Real still has the feel of a modern grand hotel—maybe because of all the priceless works of art, such as a mural by Rufino Tamayo in the lobby. Located in a quiet, privileged neighborhood, steps from Chapultepec, the hotel's 712 rooms are divided into six "missions" (actually separate wings of the hotel); all have clean lines and sharp corners, and some have sliding-glass windows that open onto balconies. (Avoid low floors with interior views, unless you want to spend all your time in the dark.) Amenities include a gym, a pool, and nine restaurants, including a local branch of Le Cirque.