In the past 10 years, San Miguel de Allende has been transformed from a sleepy Mexican colonial town into a hub for travel and leisure known for its cultural sites and foodie restaurants.
The town, located 150 miles north of Mexico City, was named for the monk who founded it, Juan de San Miguel, and a hero of Mexico’s War of Independence, General Ignacio Allende. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, primarily due to its well preserved colonial Spanish architecture.
Below are the top boutique hotels in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
This luxury, family run hotel and spa is built from two side-by-side Colonial-style homes (hence the name). The entire property mixes modern interiors and accents with Colonial-era structure. The owner, Alberto Laposse, is an architect and baker trained in France.
Guests at Dos Casas may feel like they’re in Europe, with the fresh bread baked daily on the property and the European accents. Each room is large, with high ceilings and lots of light.
Hotel Matilda is located along one of San Miguel de Allende’s famous cobblestoned streets. It is one of the few properties in the city that has a modern feel, and is known for its sleek egg-shell colored exterior and modern decor.
Each room is lux, with floor-to-ceiling windows, local materials, and premium sheets and towels.
The hotel’s courtyard is one of the main features of the property. The garden has an infinity pool, 4,700 sq-foot spa, and has an impressive collection of local art.
Casa de los Olivos
This boutique, luxury hotel has five rooms and a ton of minimalist style. Each room is optimized for maximum comfort, with Italian linens and natural light. Just a few blocks away from the Jardín, the property is easy accessible to all of the main sites and attractions in San Miguel de Allende.
There isn’t a pool at this property, but there is a garden and rooftop terrace.
L’otel is San Miguel de Allende’s modern hotel. It is overflowing with modern art and sculptures, juxtaposed by the white walls and linens. If you’re looking for a pool and rooftop – you’ve found the perfect combination. The hotel has a heated rooftop pool for rest and relaxation.
Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
Rosewood is a colonial-era hacienda inspired city-resort, which prominently features local artists work throughout the patios and rooms. The 67 guest-room property pays homage to the city’s roots with sturdy wooden bedframes and ornate mirror frames. If you’re looking to relax, head out to the on-site pool and sit in one of the many loungers.
If you’re a foodie, this is a perfect hotel. The farm-to-table menu at 1826 Restaurant is wonderful, and Luna’s Rooftop Tapas Bar’s mango, hibiscus, and tamarind margaritas are a perfect happy hour option.
Casa 1810, San Miguel de Allende
This hotel has colonial stone walls, Mexico textiles, and antique furniture, which creates an incredible colonial ambiance which sets this hotel apart from virtually every other property in the city. The rooms in the hotel ring the Hacienda-style courtyard, and the rooftop view provides a spectacular view of the Parroquia.