San Miguel de Allende + Colonial Cities

Hotels in San Miguel de Allende + Colonial Cities

The expat culture, combined with its plethora of gorgeous architecture, has created a luxurious selection of B&Bs and hotels in San Miguel de Allende. Because this town is so popular with weekenders from Mexico City, you can save money by booking your San Miguel de Allende hotel on weeknights. T+L gives the details for some of the best hotels in San Miguel de Allende.

Casa de Sierra Nevada is comprised of six Spanish-colonial mansions. The gorgeous but laid back hotel has 37 colorful rooms, furnished with a blend of historic and modern decor. There are tables, rugs, and headboards from the 18th and 19th centuries alongside hand-stencilled walls and copper bathtubs made by local artisans. You can join the in-house chef Felipe Ramirez for a shopping trip to the San Miguel Market, and then come back for a cooking lesson. Casa de la Cuestra is a seven-room, Spanish Colonial-style B&B run by two long-time expats. It’s also home to the beloved mask museum, The Other Face of Mexico. Hotel Matilda is a newish hotel on one of the town’s cobblestoned streets with sleek décor, a lush courtyard and a great art collection, including prints by Mexico City photographer Eduardo Zaylan. Hacienda de las Flores, a lovely hotel in the heart of San Miguel, offers easy access to some great nearby attractions, such as the toy museum and several historic churches. There’s an indoor pool, a bar and lounge and free Wi-Fi.

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.

For its first city resort in Mexico, Rosewood looked to San Miguel's history to create a colonial-era hacienda where every corner reveals local artisans' work: cantera stone in patios and colonnades; curled bedposts and ornate tin mirror frames in 67 guest rooms.

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.