“I’m staying with friends”

A Red Tree House guest attending a convention in Mexico City was asked by another attendee where she was staying. “I’m staying with friends” she replied. This is how we want all of our guests to feel, that they are staying with hosts who offer genuine hospitality and who want to share their enthusiasm for this great city and all it has to offer. This is what makes The Red Tree House special.

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If you are simply looking for a nice room, there are many places to stay in Mexico City. If, however, you also appreciate cordial hosts, attentive service and the experience of meeting a diverse group of interesting fellow travelers, you will not find a more welcoming atmosphere. We are pleased that many lasting friendships have begun over a glass of wine in the living room of the Red Tree House. It is the perfect place for the single traveler and the first time visitor to meet friends and learn about the richness of Mexico City

Our guests are generally people who appreciate the beauty of Mexican culture, food, and history and want to engage rather than observe from a distance. Some are budget travelers while others are able to stay anywhere but choose The Red Tree House for its great neighborhood and friendly staff.

The house itself was built in the 1930’s and it is reported that the occupants have all been artists of some form or other; writers, painters, and actors. Rooms are tastefully decorated, exceedingly clean and guests frequently comment on the comfortable beds and quality linens. They range in size from the very tiny Treehouse, to our modest standard rooms, to the expansive Penthouse. All rooms have private baths with showers. For more information about our accommodations click Rooms.

Your hosts


Can often be found out front sweeping the street or in the background attending to the many details that are part of The Red Tree House experience. He is primarily responsible for assembling the collection of art found in the public spaces and guest rooms. The lush courtyard garden is one of his favorite projects.


Is responsible for the design, decoration and lighting. His passion is creating environments for people to enjoy and has included a career as scenic and lighting designer in theatre as well as an restaurant interior designer. A former university professor of thirty years, he has now moved on to architecture, creating our hotel on the coast of Oaxaca.


Is a natural host who adds a special energy to the Red Tree House. Alex has been part of our family for over ten years and as manager he continues the tradition of genuine hospitality with an eye to always improving the experience of our guests. Guests count on him for great recommendations for food, drinks, music, and art.


Prepares a different Mexican speciality each morning. Her food is much photographed and her recipes are often requested.

Our front desk staff

At The Red Tree House you will find and friendly, knowledgeable staff dedicated to making your visit to Mexico City and the Red Tree House a most enjoyable experience. You can count on them for for such things as restaurant recommendations and reservations; arranging for taxis or travel; but most importantly, the friendliness that will make you feel at home. Our guests appreciate that there is someone at the front desk at all hours even if it’s just to welcome them home at the end of the day. The hard working housekeeping staff is responsible for maintaining our high standards of cleanliness. Like all of the staff, they.

Sister hotels in Oaxaca coast

Casa Sol Zipolite

The Red Tree House experience can now be found in laid-back Zipolite on the coast of Oaxaca. This intimate guest house has ten comfortable ocean view rooms along with pool and gardens. Here there are inviting public spaces when you care to socialize with other guests and also private patios when you want time to relax by yourself.


Calle Arco Iris 6, Playa Zipolite, Agua Marina, 70904 Playa Zipolite, Oax., México


Distinctive hotel and vacation vilas in a lush tropical setting. Maquil is a small collection of uniquely designed houses overlooking the beach in Zipolite. The atmosphere at Maquil is social and at the same time tranquil. This is a perfect place to get together with new or old friends but the houses at Maquil are not party houses.


Arcoiris 5, Playa Zipolite, Arroyo Tres, 70947 Santa María Tonameca, Oax.