Casa de las Flores Colorful Tlaquepaque guesthouse with beautiful local ceramics and fronting a lush tropical garden.

Hacienda de los Santos Luxurious and atmospheric, this exclusive hacienda in Álamos is the perfect place to unwind.

Heven Doing a good impersonation of its namesake on a headland above the laidback beach town of Zipolite.

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende Beautiful 17th-century hacienda with wonderfully luxurious touches and world-class restaurant.

Casa San Ildefonso Located in a high-ceilinged 19th-century building with a courtyard, this hostel makes a tranquil escape from central Mexico City.

Beach Resorts

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa This flawless and relatively subtle resort offers some deluxe rooms with their own private pools.

Hotel San Cristobal Lounge by the chic pool, walk on the empty beach or drive into arty Todos Santos.

Hotel B Cozumel Look down over the teal waters of the Caribbean from the oceanfront hot tub or infinity pool.

Boutique Hotels

Casa de Leyendas This former mayor's home in Mazatlán's historic center has been lovingly converted into a first-rate B&B.

Hotel Casa Leal Refined noclassical stunner in Pátzcuaro with a heart-stopping roof terrace.

Villas Carrizalillo Gorgeous rooms in a white-walled compound perched above an idyllic Oaxaca beach.

Posada del Tepozteco A mansion with lush cliff views and a guest list boasting Angelina Jolie, Diego Rivera and Juan Rulfo.

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Casa San Ildefonso Cheerful Mexico City hostel in a 19th-century building with trickling fountain

Poc-Na Hostel Seafront Isla Mujeres hostel with a superb beach bar.

Casa Angel Boutique Oaxaca hostel with superb contemporary facilities and private rooms with terraces.

El Jardín de Frida Tulum eco-hostel decked out with Mexican pop art.

La Troje de Adobe Ski-lodge-style Copper Canyon inn decorated with Tarahumara designs and handcrafted furnishings.

Amazing Hostel Sayulita Outdoorsy types haunt this hostel's climbing wall and pool.

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La Betulia Contemporary, arty Oaxaca B&B where guests are treated like family.

Del Carmen Concept Hotel Each rooms at this 19th-century Guadalajara mansion has its own 20th-century art theme.

Hotel Kin-Ha Appealing, Italian-run Tulum hotel with convenient beach and ruins access.

Hotel Mesón de San Sebastián Individually decorated rooms, each themed after a particular saint, appeal to pious visitors to Puebla.

Hotel Mesón del Vino Hacienda-like guesthouse convenient for exploring Baja's wine country.

Casa Delfin Sonriente Hanging beds in the suites and gorgeous views of the Pacific from the roof terrace.

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Hotel La Posada del Sol Plenty of eco credentials, a unique design and a gorgeous Tulum beach location to boot.

La Purificadora Rooftop infinity pool and stunning contemporary design draw savvy, well-heeled visitors to Puebla.

Red Tree House Exquisitely decorated Mexico City B&B with uniquely furnished rooms and a beautiful garden.

Casa de Leyendas One of Old Mazatlan's finest B&Bs, with a Jacuzzi 'cocktail pool' and excellent mod-cons.

El Ángel Azul Pastel rooms surround a cacti-and-bougainvillea-filled courtyard alive with birdsong in La Paz.

Quinta Real Oaxaca 16th century convent-turned-colonial hotel with a banquet hall in the chapel and period-themed rooms.