These are the best luxury hotels in Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende

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These are the best luxury hotels in Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende
Guanajuato, the state capital, and San Miguel de Allende, which has won numerous awards, are both welcoming places where the culture of the region is celebrated year-round. Photo by Jorge Gardner / Unsplash

In the Cradle of Mexico's Independence, the state of Guanajuato shines in the collective imagination as a land of historical references and great figures in politics, art, and popular culture. To this is added its ancestral fame as a land of lively agriculture, livestock, and industry, a symbol of the eternal image of prodigality that expresses the Bajio.

Studded with architecture that recalls its strategic importance in the viceregal period, cities such as its capital, Guanajuato, and the no less famous San Miguel de Allende, show off this vast colonial heritage with a lifestyle that combines the best expressions of art, both in festivals and cultural venues; popular celebrations; and its no less eloquent gastronomy, which is a reflection of the wide inventory of products from the countryside and the ingenuity and rootedness of its cuisines.

Likewise, in tune with the growing wine culture in Mexico, Guanajuato has seen strong growth in its wine industry, a situation that not only translates into greater production of wines of different strains but also into an increase in quality that has earned Guanajuato wines a place in international markets and important recognition.

Likewise, in conjunction with the important offer of premium hotels, it has also meant an expansion of the wine tourism activity, a segment that is part of the attractive proposal of cultural and specialized tourism of some establishments in this fascinating state.

Wine and other surprises

With a history dating back to the 19th century as property, although the activity in this area dates back to the 16th century, with the exploitation of the first silver deposits, the former Hacienda Jesús María, located in the community of Sangre de Cristo, is the core of an important tourism project that involves various recreational activities and services for a premium segment.

The Wine Route concept, which includes winemaker Laura Zamora's winery, has led to the creation of a sustainable tourism complex with a boutique hotel and the Diada housing development.

The hotel is located in the heart of the estate, in one of the most important mining areas of the Bajío, at the height of the Cubilete hill, very close to the cities of Guanajuato and Silao. From this space full of history, with the accent of traditional furnishings and decorative elements but with an air of modernity, you can enjoy the impressive views of the vineyards, as well as the sanctuary of Christ the King.

The Caminos de Vinos is one of the highest vineyards in Mexico, located 2,400 meters above sea level and enjoying a pleasant climate that is different from the rest of the state. It is a very young vineyard and has six grape varietals for the production of red wine, such as Cabernet, Malbec, Merlot, Shiraz, Tempranillo, and Pinot Noir, as well as two varietals for white wine: Chardonnay and Semillon.

It is an excellent option for those who are interested in the wine world since this place has tours throughout the year, which consist of walks through its unique facilities, consisting of mining ruins, the vineyard, and the cellar, where, in addition to learning about the history of the place, visitors can learn and enjoy the process of its production, tasting the different wines of the winery accompanied by cheeses of the region.

Its culinary proposal also expresses the richness of the area's products and traditions. El Tinto restaurant, located in the old laboratory of the mining hacienda, offers contemporary cuisine reminiscent of pre-Hispanic and colonial flavors. On the other hand, El Tronco is a place that shows the emotional food and roots of the traditional cooks of the state through its variety of dishes and preparations that change with the seasons.

In the heart of Guanajuato

A sense of sober but timeless and forceful elegance distinguishes Alonso 10 Hotel Boutique y Arte, located in the historic center of the city of Guanajuato, in a beautiful house built in the colonial period, approximately at the end of the eighteenth century, and remodeled in 2010. The colonial baroque style of the time is reflected in the way the building looks.

But one of the things that make it stand out as a hotel with unforgettable sensory experiences is that it has paintings by famous artists, as well as goldsmithing and ceramics made just for the hotel, in its public spaces and suites.

The names such as Gorky González, Olga Costa, Joy Laville, Jesús Gallardo, Paco Patlán, Luis García Guerrero, Javier Rodríguez "Capelo" and José Chávez Morado, are icons of a genealogy of great creators that define the atmosphere of originality, creativity, and artistic plenitude of the suites of the hotel located in the heart of Guanajuato and its diverse cultural celebrations, such as the Cervantino Festival.

The classic elegance of Alonso 10's architecture, its modern interior design, and the paintings of masters from Guanajuato make the hotel a space full of Mexican pride, ready to offer the best experiences no matter what your needs or goals are for visiting the old mining capital in the heart of the Bajio.

Reminiscent of the colonial tradition in its decorative environment, the restaurant led by Chef Alfredo Sierra specializes in Mexican flavors, with international, classic, and newly created expressions. Among its line of emblematic flavors are the Guanajuato-style marinated pork shoulder, the beef tongue with almonds, and the street-style beef steak tacos.

Capelo majolica ceramics

Mexico, and specifically Guanajuato, is heir to one of the finest and most beautiful expressions of Spanish ceramics: majolica, which originated precisely on the island of Mallorca. Emerging in the Renaissance period with an essentially decorative purpose, it is made of earthenware with a lead glaze or pacified with tin. Subsequently, the various motifs are decorated with oxides on the previous base. The paste is made with natural low-temperature clay, abundant in the region of Guanajuato.

Located very close to the La Valenciana mine, Cerámica Capelo is one of the most prestigious and high-quality workshops, exhibitions, and sales spaces for this type of ceramics in Guanajuato, created by the prestigious artist Javier Hernández "Capelo".

This renowned plastic artist and ceramist has presented his artistic work individually and collectively in exhibitions of sculpture, drawing, painting, and ceramics. Among the exhibitions are those presented at the San Ildefonso Museum, the Franz Mayer Museum, and various editions of the Cervantino International Festival in Guanajuato.

Much of his work has been exhibited abroad in countries such as Germany, Japan, Spain, the United States, and Canada. He is part of a very important group of artists who participated in the filming of the films as Masters of Popular Art, and his work is recognized through various publications in books and magazines both in Mexico and abroad. He has also received several awards in the fields of ceramics and painting.

Spaces and flavors from the past

A manifesto of architectural, conceptual, and artistic richness, Quinta las Acacias is an original boutique hotel in Guanajuato where the beauty of 19th-century architecture blends with the wonder of Mexican craftsmanship and exquisite taste.

Originally built as a retreat, the property is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Guanajuato: the area of the Presa de la Olla, where one breathes an atmosphere of tranquility and is considered the old area of the special historical value of the city. Its name refers precisely to a large number of acacia trees in the area.

After a careful remodeling focused on preserving the style and architecture of the XIX century, it was converted into a boutique hotel in 1998. This work gave a wonderful result; now the hotel has 16 rooms and suites, each with a unique style and atmosphere. Some of them preserve the classic style of the house, while others are decorated with handicrafts from different regions of Mexico.

Quinta las Acacias is the ideal example of a place where you will find not only exceptional decoration, luxury, and facilities up to the highest standards, but also magnificent personal service. It has beautiful common areas, such as the lobby, adorned with a wonderful piano and 19th-century furniture.

The hotel's restaurant retains the warm atmosphere of the nineteenth century. Its menu is inspired by regional cuisine as well as the Mexican cuisine of yesteryear, creating succulent dishes such as chile stuffed with chicken and almonds, pork and corn casserole, miner's enchiladas, and duck tacos. Chef Judith Rojas works every day to give new life to the dishes she has been making and remaking so that customers can enjoy a different and tasty menu every time they come.

Tastes and senses

Culinary traditions, contemporary art, and a sum of details that express the aesthetic and emotional richness of Guanajuato's culture are distinctive elements of the profile of La Virgen de la Cueva, the sister institution of the also emblematic Casa Valadez. Throughout its history, this restaurant, which has become an important part of Guanajuato's food scene, has stood out as an example of the vitality and variety of Mexican food in its different latitudes and regions.

The proposal of La Virgen de la Cueva, developed in a space that combines architecture with local accents, as well as a whole staging that expresses the dimension of Mexican gastronomy as a sum of sensations and experiences, focuses on the idea of giving a lucid and authentic show of the cuisines of Mexico, highlighting the cuisine of Guanajuato. But moles, pipianes, and stews from Oaxaca and Michoacán are just as much a part of the gallery of emotions that La Virgen de la Cueva's food offers, with the quality and origin of the ingredients always in mind.

A distinctive element of this concept is to always consider Mexican art an essential part of the culinary experience it offers. But in this sense, diners do not only enjoy the presence of invited artists as part of the scene. It also has several special menus that are based on the tastes and preferences of the artists. This gives diners a full, multi-sensory experience.

Cooking with affection

A warm welcome to Casa Valadez, one of the great culinary institutions in the state capital, founded in March 1950. Casa Valadez has positioned itself as a reference for contemporary cuisine, in tune with the flavors of the cuisine and land of Guanajuato. In addition, it offers a privileged view of iconic points of the city, such as the Union Garden and the Juarez Theater.

A jewel of 19th-century architecture

Edelmira Hotel Boutique is an expression of the roots and aesthetic expressions of the local culture of that time in a modern and dynamic hotel concept that constantly shows off its roots and a shared history. It is an evocation and praise of the architectural richness and decoration of the 19th century, with its exaltation of European trends and the declared manifestation of the Frenchness of the time.

Its current concept is a celebration of its 19th-century beginnings with a modern touch integrated with style, comfort, and a wonderful location. The building that houses the hotel was originally an old mansion that dates back to the times of Benito Juarez when it served as a stagecoach house and hosted great dignitaries from Guanajuato and Mexico.

Located in the historic center of Guanajuato, it has been restored with great attention to its original features and the comfort of its guests. The 27 rooms have a mix of modern and classic features to make them look elegant and comfortable.

A classic of Guanajuato's hotel tradition

The Porfirian architecture, with all its patina of stories and legends and its rich ornamentation that becomes even more vigorous with time, is the element through which a world-famous hotel concept is developed in Guanajuato. Formally established as a hotel in 2005, the Hotel Villa Maria Cristina sets the tone for a unique experience of relaxation and comfort while fully satisfying the senses.

Patios of Catalan mosaics, French iron columns, gardens and corridors of rational and eloquent design, terracotta-colored walls, floors decorated with mosaics, and large potted plants are some of the distinctive elements of this hotel composed of spacious suites, equipped with stave floors and marble-tiled bathrooms. It is a place that offers a way to think about art and a way of life that shows the wide range of Mexico's artistic history.

High ceilings and large windows, as well as elegant French furniture by Roche Bobois in warm, dark wood tones, create an atmosphere of subtle sophistication in each of the suites. In the case of the Doña Andrea villa, it is a unique concept in terms of size and quality of finishes.

The villa is divided into two levels through its contemporary design, furnishings, and decoration, which present a contrast to the classic style of the rest of the hotel. On the upper level is a large foyer that gives access to a master suite and a living room. Both rooms are connected either through the foyer or through a large private terrace with a shower and breathtaking views of the Cerro de la Bufa. On the lower level are two suites with king-size beds and one with two queen-size beds.

In its culinary proposal, the hotel exhibits a contemporary vision of gastronomy with tasty approaches to local flavors. The Teresita restaurant presents a gourmet menu in a classic and elegant atmosphere. The Colombaia restaurant serves breakfast during the summer and brunch on Sundays, as well as pizzas and grilled meats.

Memories of Maximiliano and Carlota

Located in a superb historic building in the vicinity of the Jardin de la Union, a central point of the historic center of Guanajuato, the Hotel Boutique 1850 is an expression of unique balance and harmony. It develops its concept in each of its areas and suites, which combine in their various versions styles ranging from sophisticated to contemporary executive luxury, traditional, with original touches, minimalist and avant-garde details that manage to integrate versions of decoration for different tastes in a single building.

The original house was built in 1850 and has been declared a World Heritage Site. In 1864, it housed Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg and his wife Carlota for six consecutive nights. As a hotel, it offers luxury, design, and comfort in its 20 rooms, as well as a terrace with the best view of the city. It is in the middle of town and offers personalized service, which is the house's trademark. It also has harmonious and tasteful architecture.

In the Hotel Boutique 1850, the great details are observed and lived, achieving a great difference in architecture, decoration, and service. The guest will relax and enjoy their stay, either for work or to enjoy this colonial beauty that is Guanajuato, which encourages you to get lost in its small squares and enjoy unforgettable moments, inviting you to return.

At the heart of the traditional village of San Miguel de Allende

Owner of the history and tradition linked to the evolution of San Miguel de Allende, the hotel La Morada is one of the precincts of this noble city that preserves the richness and character of architecture that is emblematic of a way of life and a history of traditions.

The sober building located in the historic center of the city protects the beauty of the vernacular designs that have profiled San Miguel de Allende as one of the destinations that always attract travelers eager for identity and culture, of cities that own buildings that tell by themselves the evolution of a society with unique values and are intertwined with an aesthetic vision that is a reference of its spirit.

In the course of its history in this town, which today is one of the top tourist destinations in Mexico and the world, the Hotel La Morada is currently an example of a high-quality hotel that, without losing its intrinsic condition of a mansion with a long history and projection within the chronicle of Mexican architecture, is positioned as a dynamic establishment, by the demands and approaches set by the international market.

Hotel La Morada is a colonial mansion. One of the aspects that distinguishes it and is an irresistible attraction is that it is one of the most central hotels in San Miguel de Allende, located 20 steps from the main square and surrounded by historical monuments. It also has almost immediate access to the best restaurants, stores, boutiques, and the wonderful streets of San Miguel.

To enjoy spring all year round

Casa Primavera Hotel Boutique & Spa is a tribute to the architecture of San Miguel de Allende, the fortified city of San Miguel, and the sanctuary of Jesus Nazareno de Atotonilco, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Casa Primavera boutique hotel is the ideal place to lose yourself in a world of sensations, mixing the most beautiful Mexican traditions with the customs of its foreign visitors.

It is a space that goes in full harmony with this great city that is distinguished by its colorful streets and houses, its unique cuisine, museums, churches, and cosmopolitan nightlife that never ceases to amaze tourists in search of new and enriching experiences.

Among the services offered by Casa Primavera are its spa, which has four massage cabins; a sauna, steam, pressure shower, and jacuzzi for six people; and its splendid pool, where you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere. It has an area of lounge chairs and tables framed in the unique architectural style of Casa Primavera. Its specialty restaurant is an excellent opportunity to enjoy gastronomy with its delicious Mexican-fusion food, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

A location rich in flavors and history

The hotel is a manifest of style and possessor of a concept that keeps alive the history of an illustrious place and is outlined as one of the establishments of tradition and class in San Miguel de Allende. Hotel Hacienda El Santuario is located in an old historical mansion in the historical center of this coinciding city, a few blocks away from the Main Garden.

The building that nowadays occupies the hotel was used centuries ago as the home of a congregation of blessed women. On one of the walls of the first interior garden of the mansion, there is an inscription that alludes to its origin: 1571. It contains references to the Belgian origin of the organization (Flemish beateries), the Beguines, and the tradition of more than three centuries.

Hotel Hacienda El Santuario cares about the planet. For this reason, it puts into practice several actions around ecology and environmental sustainability. One of them is the use of green ceilings, specially designed to contribute to saving energy since they provide an optimal climate inside the rooms without the use of air conditioning equipment that would generate high carbon emissions and damage the environment.

At the same time, green roofs are used to grow vegetables. The harvest is used in the preparation of dishes in the hotel's traditional cuisine. The culinary proposal is distinguished by its attachment to the typical and traditional. It also has a line of organic products under the brand Tierra & Sabor, where you can find everything from traditional cream and piloncillo cookies to a delicious rose petal jam.

The restaurant's menu was made with the help of Kristen West, who is an expert on Mexican food and a fan of it. She also teaches cooking classes, so guests can enjoy traditional dishes.

Between angels and cherubs

A modern and dynamic hotel concept, but based on the richness of traditions, the imperishable value of the natural environment, and the weight of vernacular architecture that is being revitalized, Imperio de Angeles is a sample of the beauty and elegance of modern Mexico, framed in a place full of history and demagogue.

The hotel is renowned for its more than 300 colonial vaults. The hotel is a combination of comfort and personalized service. It was inaugurated in 1975 in San Miguel de Allende. The hotel is located in an area that is a haven of peace, even though it is only a few minutes from downtown.

To refurbish the spaces with modern elements while maintaining their colonial essence, it has 68 rooms and suites, distinguished by their spaciousness and comfort. In each of these lodging options in San Miguel de Allende, you will find practical services and private bathrooms with organic amenities.

In their different areas, different expressions of Mexican art stand out, as well as a great variety of decorative pieces made by artisans of the region. Its ample gardens are ideal for relaxation, conviviality, and rest. This hotel is also a favorite for weddings and various social events, including conventions.