San Miguel de Allende was named Travel + Leisure’s No. 1 destination in the world this year. And as a result, the world’s attention has now been turned to both the stunning colonial city as well as the surrounding areas in the state of Guanajuato. With such accolades comes a bolstered interest in travel to the destination and beyond. Here are a few of the newest hotels and lesser-traveled experiences to take advantage of on your next visit.
• L’otel: This elegant and chic boutique hotel opened its doors late last year atop the Doce-18 Concept House in San Miguel. The entire venue lives within a remodeled 18th century home and comprises restaurants, shopping boutiques and art galleries, with luxury amenities including a rooftop pool and spa.
Traditional King rooms come with their own balconies. The room to beat at this hotel is the Owner’s Suite, which has a fireplace, rooftop garden with a whirlpool and an outdoor tub secluded in a courtyard. Rooms start at $295 per night.
• Casa 1810 Hotel Boutique: This intimate, 14-room hotel is less than a year old and sits in a historical building in San Miguel’s downtown area.
The hotel makes use of its prime address with a rooftop Terrace Bar with views of the city’s iconic Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel church.