A beautiful relic of colonial Mexico
39 Rooms / 28 Suites
As with all hotels from this luxury brand, the gorgeous Rosewood San Miguel de Allende blends seamlessly with the surrounding environment. Despite its young age (it opened in 2011), the boutique hotel’s buildings have the appearance of a beautiful relic of colonial Mexico. Its thick walls, tranquil inner courtyard and rich terracotta color, as well as the colonial-style staff uniforms, speak well of this period of Mexican history. A favorite weekend spot for the well-heeled Mexican traveler, the hotel offers luxury and exclusivity with modern comforts and some of the most impressive views over this picturesque city.
Within easy walking distance of San Miguel’s stunning central plaza, but far enough away from the clamoring hustle and bustle of people and cars, the Rosewood is a smart choice for location alone. A retreat from city life can easily be had by wandering around the peaceful gardened grounds and lingering at the pool or the spa.
In keeping with the Spanish colonial feel of the San Miguel de Allende hotel, the rooms are grand and airy with high wood-beam ceilings and dark wood furniture. The mixture of marble, plush upholstery and solid woods give guest rooms a period elegance, while crisp high-quality linens and accessories ensure a high level of modern comfort. Most have fireplaces, which are a welcome treat during the cooler evenings often experienced in San Miguel de Allende, a city nestled in the central Mexican highlands. Many rooms come with an outdoor terrace, some boasting impressive panoramic views across the city. All the bathrooms have deep bathtubs, complete with bath salts and candles, as well as double sinks and a separate shower.
Head to the rooftop Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar for Mexican and international snacks and cocktails while watching the spectacular sunset over the city. The Mezcal Pepino, a fresh cucumber-infused cocktail — lightly spiced with chili and sweetened with agave syrup — is a favorite among guests on warm evenings.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner, 1826 Restaurant serves both traditional and modern Mexican fare with ingredients sourced from local farms and food producers. Ask the sommelier to pair dinner with a locally produced Mexican wine for a real San Miguel taste experience. During the day dine at Agua, an alfresco poolside eatery and bar.
Let the scent of locally grown lavender lure you into the spa, where native ingredients are coupled with Mexican healing traditions to create a unique spa experience — the mole spice- and-cocoa exfoliating scrub is pure heaven.
Water lovers can take a dip in one of three pools, complete with cabanas for extra privacy (plus complimentary sunscreen). Art aficionados can wander the luxury hotel, which is adorned with art or head downstairs to the hotel’s gallery. Wine connoisseurs can visit La Cava, dedicated to Mexican artist and lover of wine, Frida Kahlo. It’s a dark and sexy little spot — stocked with more than 600 wines — where you can have a special occasion private dinner.