Casa de la Bu

Top choice in San Miguel de Allende

This fascinating former brothel wears its history proudly and owner Barbara will tell you interesting stories about past employees, whose photographs adorn the walls and some of whose descendants work as staff at the hotel to this day. Despite its racy origins, the hotel today is a model of respectability, popular with artists and writers.

Rooms vary enormously in layout and size, but are all comfortable and cozy with underfloor heating. Guests can use the shared kitchen and the generous communal areas. A restaurant is planned.