Palacio de Villapanés Hotel
A recent addition to the Small Luxury Hotels portfolio, the entrance through the courtyard patio of the 18th century Palacio de Vilapanés is a Mudéjar masterpiece befitting a Marquis—think grand marble columns surrounding an ethereal cherub fountain, potted greenery, and peacock wicker chairs. In contrast, the bedrooms are of a different flavor with sleek modern furnishings hued in pewters, dark woods, and stones. Services are also a 21st century treat. Regional fare is served at the futuristic white-on-white Los Rincones del Marqués, room service is a 24-hour affair, and the complementary spa with a Turkish bath offers total relaxation. For those interested, the cloistered nuns of San Leandro sell their sweet treats just up the road.