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San Miguel de Allende’s accommodations range from romantic boutique hotels to luxury chains with world-class amenities. Here is the Forbes Travel Guide’s editors’ list of the five best places to stay in San Miguel de Allende:
1. Dos Casas. Located in a converted private home in the city’s historic center, rooms at Dos Casas are an inviting blend of traditional Mexican style and contemporary design, with steam baths, fireplaces, whirlpools, and private terraces in select suites. In-house chef Dina Butterfield tailors her menu to the whims of each guest, serving gourmet meals with organic produce and fresh baked goods in the hotel’s homey kitchen.
2. Hotel Matilda. This innovative boutique hotel takes its name from the owner’s mother, immortalized in a portrait by Diego Rivera. Hotel Matilda has an impressive art collection with work from a range of contemporary Mexican and international artists. The cushy, modern rooms feature Malin + Goetz bath products, and other perks include an library, an infinity pool and a spa complete with hammam. The restaurant, Moxi, is run by celebrity chef Enrique Olvera.
3. Rosewood San Miguel de Allende. Select rooms at this traditional resort feature private terraces, gardens, and balconies with views of the colonial city. The hotel has a restaurant, tapas bar, poolside café, children’s center and spa. The scenic grounds include lush gardens and multiple pools, making this a popular spot for weddings and special events.
4. Casa de Sierra Nevada. This charming hotel consists of several small historic buildings, giving you an intimate, peaceful stay with the benefits of a larger hotel. Casa de Sierra Nevada has two restaurants, often hosting live music in the evening, as well as its own cooking school, Sazón. A visit to the spa’s authentic temazcal, an indigenous sweat lodge, will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
5. L’Ôtel. This tiny hotel is a hidden gem with chic and comfortable rooms — check out the daybeds covered in colorful pillows. Have a drink by candlelight on the low-key rooftop terrace to unwind after a day of sightseeing.