Some friends and I are going to Mexico City this weekend and are debating whether to stay in the Santa Fe area. I have stayed in Zona Rosa in the past, and liked that it seemed to be in the middle of the action. I'm aware of the relative safety issues, but did not have any real concern walking around Zona Rosa on the last trip.
We're intrigued by the Distrito Federal hotel in Santa Fe, and would like to work out a way to stay there. Is that area just going to be dead at night and on weekends? Will we be able to find bars and restaurants around, or will we need to take taxis to Zona Rosa and Condessa? Any insight on the merits of that neighborhood would be greatly appreciated.