San Miguel is known for its beautiful colonial architecture, design, and cuisine. So it’s no surprise these features can be found throughout the best hotels in San Miguel de Allende.
San Miguel itself is small and extremely walkable. But there’s a lot packed into its historic center—including tucked-away properties that open up to reveal expansive courtyards behind their walls. With several top-notch options to choose from, you can home in on the amenities and price points that will best help you make the most of your trip to this magical destination.
Whether you’re looking for a fairytale stay in a historic building or a brand-new boutique experience, San Miguel de Allende hotels have something to offer. Here are my picks for the 16 best hotels in the city.
Short on Time? Here Are My Top Picks for Best Hotels in San Miguel de Allende:
- Casa de Sierra Nevada, A Belmond Hotel, for the best hotel for couples
- Live Aqua Urban Resort, for the best hotel for families
- La Valise San Miguel de Allende, for the best design hotel
- Casa Hoyos, for the best budget hotel
The 16 Best San Miguel de Allende Hotels
This enchanting luxury hotel encompasses 37 rooms and suites across six separate 17th- and 18th-century Spanish Colonial buildings. At Casa de Sierra Nevada, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into your own private oasis, complete with lush foliage, a pool, and a cooking school set within a historic mansion. Book the best rates here.
Address: Hospicio 35, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
Hotel Matilda’s keen focus on design is evident around every corner of this stylish property. A member of Design Hotels, it features 32 rooms and suites that pepper traditional colonial style and local touches throughout. A global, contemporary restaurant—run by veteran chef Paul Bentley, formerly of Pujol—is the icing on the cake. Book the best rates here.
Address: Aldama 53, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
Live Aqua bills itself as a treat for the senses, from the textures found within each room to the treatments at its spa, to the flavors and aromas of its five bars and restaurants to the views of nearby Obraje Dam. Rooms are spacious and well-appointed, with décor and design meant to evoke a sense of serenity and calm. Book the best rates here.
Address: Calzada de la Presa No. 85, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
A newcomer to San Miguel’s hotel lineup, the vibrant Numu Boutique Hotel sits in the middle of it all. From its rooftop pool, you can feast your eyes on colonial architecture, historic landmarks, and bustling shops. Featuring 44 rooms and suites, it effortlessly blends modern sophistication and traditional Mexican heritage. It is within walking distance to everything in town, like the Parroquia de San Miguel. Book the best rates here.
Address: Nemesio Diez 20, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
10 minutes into the countryside of San Miguel, Our Habitas provides stunning views, abundant wildflowers, and access to natural hot springs. The property is dedicated to sustainable hospitality and innovative design, both of which it showcases at farm-to-table restaurant, Comunidad. It also offers transportation to the city center. Book the best rates here.
Address: Carretera San Miguel de Allende, A, Dolores Hidalgo KM 3.5, 37713 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
The Rosewood puts Mexican culture and artistry on display throughout the property, which has been recognized as one of the country’s top hotels. Set inside a transformed 16th-century colonial building, its design features include wood-beamed ceilings and hand-carved artisan furniture. The hotel also exhibits a wide collection of contemporary Mexican art in its public spaces. Book the best rates here.
Address: Nemesio Diez 11, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
Tucked within a private park in a hilltop residential district, you’ll find the tranquil and secluded La Puertecita. The elevated stay in San Miguel shines thanks to its warm and welcoming atmosphere, its expansive guest rooms, and its culinary offerings, ranked among the city’s best. Private treehouse dining room La Palapa, where guests enjoy the service of a private chef and views of a 300-year-old aqueduct, really sets the experience apart. Book the best rates here.
Address: Sto. Domingo 75, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
The chic La Valise balances the old world and the new, providing an experience that it describes as “part hacienda and part Aztec temple.” Each textile, décor object, and furnishing is chosen with care to bring character to the space, and no two of the property’s six suites are alike. A secret Zen garden surrounded by lemon trees cements La Valise as a peaceful retreat. Book the best rates here.
Address: Jesús 17, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
As the name suggests, Hotel Casa Blanca 7 promises to transport you to Morocco with its Moorish décor elements, including carpets and tilework inspired by the region. The hotel, made up of 10 design-focused guestrooms, offers a menu of bespoke, in-room wellness services, as well as rooftop Mediterranean dining. Book the best rates here.
Address: Juárez 7, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
This three-star hotel offers an affordable and private stay perfect for longer-term visitors or those looking to work (rooms come with desks)—but that doesn’t mean the Selina San Miguel skimps on design or charm. Its garden, shared lounge and kitchen, terrace, and bar are well-loved by guests, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Book the best rates here.
Address: Cuna de Allende 11, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
11. Hotel Amparo
At Hotel Amparo, you can enjoy both the convenience of having the city’s most-visited destinations just outside your door and an atmosphere of calm and privacy. Originally a historic home remodeled in the 1900s, the hotel offers many peaceful corners to unwind or enjoy a drink. Be sure to take advantage of complimentary cocktails and an evening dessert hour. Book the best rates here.
Address: Mesones 3, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
The Concepción is a 19-room hotel is known for its comfortable rooms, beautiful outdoor pool, and impeccable service, not to mention a standout continental breakfast that’s included with the room rate. Its location also couldn’t be more convenient, placing you within steps of the top San Miguel attractions. Book the best rates here.
Address: Mesones 24, Zona Centro, centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
13. Casa 1810 Centro
The Casa 1810 Centro is a boutique hotel, just steps from the city’s main attractions, exudes warmth and charm. Panoramic windows with sweeping views, a relaxation pool, and a wine cellar add to an atmosphere of easy glamor. The hotel also prides itself on its customer service and offers guests a personalized experience with attention to detail. Book the best rates here.
Address: Hidalgo 8, Zona Centro, Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
Dôce 18 Concept House is a collective that brings design, fashion, art, gastronomy, and hospitality together under one roof. Set within a historic house, the project highlights creativity from within Mexico and beyond. The hotel puts contemporary design against a backdrop of colonial architecture for a unique stay. Book the best rates here.
Address: Relox 22, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
15. Casa No Name
For an intimate lodging experience, look no further than Casa No Name. This six-room mansion, built in the 18th century, will take you back in time. High-quality linens and amenities lend the property an air of luxury, and its aesthetic combines antiques and contemporary art from around the world. Its serene garden and bar terrace are both gorgeous settings for relaxing and admiring the scenery. Book the best rates here.
Address: Calle del Dr Ignacio Hernandez Macias 52, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
16. Casa Hoyos
The historic Casa Hoyos reopened as a boutique hotel in 2020. Today, it’s managed by the fourth generation of the Hoyos family. Its eclectic design takes inspiration from the building’s past uses as a foreign exchange house and grain and seed store. Don’t miss the hotel’s standout rooftop bar, Bekeb, run by one of Mexico’s top bartenders. Book the best rates here.
Address: Mesones 14, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
FAQ: What To Know Before Traveling To San Miguel de Allende
When is the best time to visit San Miguel?
The months of November through April feature the best weather. Visiting during the winter or early spring can help you avoid the seriously hot temperatures you’ll experience in May. June through October is the region’s rainy season.
Do I need a rental car?
You definitely do not need a rental car to experience San Miguel. Walking is by far the easiest way to get around the city. If you’d like to visit sites outside the center, Uber, and taxis are both readily available.
When should I book my trip to San Miguel?
For a trip during the high season, plan to book as early as two months out. Nicer weather brings an influx of tourists, so booking ahead can help you make sure you secure your top hotel choice.
How many days do I need in San Miguel?
I would recommend a minimum of four nights when visiting San Miguel Allende to explore all the city has to offer. That said, you can easily fill more time by taking a nearby day trip or two.
Looking for inspiration?
The Ultimate Guide to Visiting San Miguel de Allende captures the highlights of my recent trip to San Miguel. Meanwhile, The 17 Best Things to Do in San Miguel goes in-depth about the many things to do in the city.
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