Colonial Cities

Hotels in Colonial Cities

Several years ago In the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, expat Nancy Lane Hooper stumbled upon a collapsed 17th-century mansion with original cantera-stone lintels and two-foot-thick walls. She envisioned a tiny East-meets-West retreat, and has turned the ruin into a refuge.

Urban Modernists have another reason to visit San Miguel de Allende: the five-room Dos Casas.

Hotel Matilda, which opened this past September along one of San Miguel de Allende’s cobblestoned streets, stands out for its sleek white exterior and modern décor.

The grand dame of San Miguel's ever-expanding collection of luxury hotels, Casa de Sierra Nevada (made up of six Spanish-colonial mansions) exudes colonial charm and laid-back stylishness.