Cool, contemporary, zen design isn't what you'd expect in staunchly colonial San Miguel, but it works perfectly here. Just north of Benito Juárez park, this place is central but quiet, and has large, very comfortable beds standing in marble-floored, classily furnished rooms. There's a pool, spa and popular bar-restaurant too (open to the public), where a great (included) continental breakfast is served.
Art, including a copy of Diego Rivera’s 1940s portrait of Matilda Stream (the American hotel owner's mother), is displayed throughout the property. Downsides? The hi-tech remote control for the lights in the rooms is an exercise in frustration that would test a zen master.
The rooms and suites are decorated with modern Mexican photography. The large bathrooms have double sinks.
The spa offers a range of massages and treatments, and includes a Turkish bath. It also includes a fitness centre.
The Matilda’s restaurant offers a range of Mexican food by the well-known chef Enrique Olvera. The bar offers cocktails which can also be enjoyed on the shady terrace.
San Miguel de Allende is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the central highlands of Mexico. The property offers free on-site parking. Airport transfers can be arranged on request. The property offers bicycle hire.