Travel Lemming author Clara Kesseler sitting on a bed in one of the best hotels in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

8 Best Hotels in San Miguel de Allende (for 2022)

San Miguel de Allende is such a popular destination party because it is absolutely packed with artsy boutiques occupying historic buildings. With so many fantastic hotels in San Miguel de Allende to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start.

To help you out, my partner Clara and I personally spent days touring the best San Miguel de Allende hotels we could find. We took our own photos of these hotels, which we present below, and compiled our thoughts into this roundup of the 8 best San Miguel hotels we found.

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious resort or just a clean and central budget crash pad, you’ll likely find something on this list to suit your needs. If you don’t, we’ve also collected a hotel directory at the end of this post with dozens more options, organized by budget.

Oh, and before we dive in, be sure to bookmark our list of the best things to do in San Miguel de Allende – it’s filled with our favorite activities in town!

👉 Summary of the Best San Miguel de Allende Hotels:

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8 Best San Miguel de Allende Hotels

👉 Pro Tip: For your convenience, we’ve provided links to all the popular hotel sites. Personally, I suggest using Booking as it makes it easy to see which hotels offer free cancellation and to manage changes to your reservation.

Hacienda El Santuario San Miguel de Allende (Historic Hotel)

A stunning historic hotel encapsulating the heart of San Miguel

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Hotel Website | Hotel Phone: +52 415 152 1042 | $$$ | 👉 Check Prices for Hacienda El Santuario San Miguel de Allende on Booking

If I could only pick one hotel in San Miguel de Allende to recommend without knowing anything more about your trip, I’d suggest the Hacienda El Santuario San Miguel de Allende. This luxurious hotel is located in a 450-year-old convent, and is absolutely dripping in history and style from every single angle. 

The hotel feels like a sprawling Spanish hacienda, with the 30 beautiful suites scattered across its grounds. Each of the rooms is elegantly furnished with period-appropriate pieces and classic Mexican art. Many of the suites are so large that they feel more like mini-apartments than hotel rooms.

We especially love the fantastic rooftop, where you can soak in views of the town’s iconic pink Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Overall, this is a great place to stay in San Miguel de Allende if you can afford it. 

Nena Hotel Boutique (Stylish Boutique with Pool)

A fantastic luxury boutique with a pool and one of San Miguel’s best rooftops

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Hotel Website | Hotel Phone: +52 415 154 7128 | $$-$$$ | 👉 Check Prices for Nena Hotel Boutique on Booking

If you’re looking for an intimate luxury boutique that feels like staying in an art gallery, check out the incredibly well-cared-for Hotel Nena. Set in a former private estate, every detailed of this stylish boutique is managed to absolute perfection. You’ll find an outdoor swimming pool, large spacious rooms, and one of the best rooftops in San Miguel de Allende (which is worth a visit in the evening even if you’re staying in a different hotel). 

Unsurprisingly, guest reviews for Hotel Nena are nearly perfect across the board. Given that and the perfect location right in the town center, it’s clearly one of the best San Miguel de Allende hotels out there, and even arguably the single best. The one trick is that, with only 5 rooms, you’ll want to be sure to reserve well in advance.

Clandestino Hotel Recreo (4 Star Hotel with Rooftop)

History and modernity elegantly collide in this stylish but comfortable historic hotel

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Hotel Website | Hotel Phone: +52 415 688 1272 | $$-$$$ | 👉 Check Prices for Clandestino Hotel Recreo on Booking

I’m personally a big fan of modern boutique hotels, and Clandestino’s hotel on Recreo street is one of my favorites. Located in a refurbished antique house, the guest rooms at Clandestino are just my style: clean, comfortable, and stylish. Several of the larger suites offer large in-room bathtubs. Of course, you’ll find all the amenities you’d expect from luxury hotels in San Miguel de Allende: free wifi, flatscreen TVs, bathrobes, Nespresso coffee machines, and room service. 

All of this is set in a perfect location walking distance to the city center, but in a quiet courtyard set back from the street. As an extra bonus, Clandestino sports a small but fantastic rooftop where you can grab a drink and enjoy panoramic views of San Miguel de Allende. 

Clandestino Hotel Pila Seca (Modern Hotel)

Clandestino’s more modern outpost offers comfort, cleanliness, and a central location

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Hotel Website | Hotel Phone: +52 415 688 3717 | $$ | 👉 Check Prices for Clandestino Hotel Pila Seca on Expedia

Clandestino actually has two similarly-named hotels, located just a few blocks from each other. The interior stylings of the two hotels are nearly identical: in this one, you’ll also find in-suite bathtubs and the same comfortable amenities that characterize the hotel’s location on Recreo street. But the main difference is that Clandestino’s Pila Seca location is set in a newer building and, while it lacks a rooftop, it offers an excellent restaurant. 

With average nightly prices starting at $165 USD, Clandestino is an excellent mid-range boutique hotel. The location just two blocks from the main square is perfect too. Some of the rooms offer terraces overlooking a central courtyard. And all are perfectly clean and well cared for.

If you like modern clean hotels with a central location, I think Clandestino’s Pila Seca outpost will suit you well. 

Casa Aliz (Boutique Hotel with Rooftop)

An affordable but stylish boutique that delivers where it counts 

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Hotel Website | Hotel Phone: +52 415 152 6888 | $$ | 👉 Check Prices for Casa Aliz on Booking

If you’re looking for an affordable mid-range hotel in San Miguel de Allende, I’d suggest Casa Aliza. Each of the guest suites features a different color scheme, but all are furnished with comfortable beds and nice additional amenities like jacuzzi tubs.

You’ll find an attractive rooftop terrace with a small bar, just perfect for lounging and enjoying the sunset after a long day exploring the many things to do in San Miguel de Allende. The staff is very attentive. Plus, the rooms are set back from the street, meaning this is a quiet place to stay and get some rest in San Miguel de Allende. 

With the average price starting below $100, Casa Aliza is the perfect San Miguel de Allende hotel for budget conscious travelers who enjoy a taste of luxury. 

The Rosewood San Miguel de Allende (Iconic 5 Star Hotel)

Perhaps the most famous hotel in San Miguel de Allende, the rooftop bar is a must-see

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Hotel Website | Hotel Phone: +52 415 152 9700 | $$$$ | 👉 Check Prices for The Rosewood San Miguel de Allende on Tripadvisor

The Rosewood is the most iconic of all hotels in San Miguel de Allende. I’ve never had the pleasure of staying in this San Miguel de Allende hotel myself, but I’ve visited dozens of times to enjoy sunset drinks from the hotel’s spectacular Luna rooftop tapas bar (which even made my list of the best stuff to do in San Miguel). 

One of the larger resort-style hotels in San Miguel de Allende, The Rosewood is a popular choice for weddings, events, and other large groups. The sprawling grounds of the 16th-century building offer six restaurants and bars, a spa offering traditional treatments, a serene inner courtyard, and even an art gallery in the hotel’s basement. 

The resort offers three pools, including the only lap pool in town, all surrounded by comfortable cabanas perfect for relaxing. You’ll also find a state of the art fitness center and a tour desk. Some of the suites offer private terraces with jacuzzis. With average nightly rates starting at around $500, The Rosewood is definitely one of the most luxurious hotels in San Miguel de Allende! 

Hotel Mansion (Luxury Hotel with Rooftop Jacuzzi)

An adults-only hotel perfect for couples or honeymooners, with the best views in town

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Hotel Website | Hotel Phone: +52 415 152 4949 | $$ | 👉 Check Prices for Hotel Mansion on Booking

If you don’t mind the location up the side of the hill, Hotel Mansion is the perfect luxury retreat for couples and other travelers looking for a seclusive and intimate experience. The star attraction at this San Miguel de Allende hotel is definitely the rooftop, where you can soak in a jacuzzi while enjoying panoramic views of the town. 

The rooms at this 4 star hotel are stylish and spacious, each furnished with a large and comfortable bed. I also really like that, even though it’s located in a historic building, the bathrooms have been refurbished to give you a touch of modern luxury. 

Hotel Mansion is an adults-only hotel, so it’s the perfect choice for couples or honeymooners looking to enjoy a blissful escape in San Miguel de Allende. With rooms starting from $120 per night, breakfast included, it’s also one of the more surprisingly affordable luxury hotels in San Miguel de Allende.

Hotel MX San Miguel de Allende (Brand New Hotel with Rooftop Pool)

A brand new and extremely comfortable hotel at a reasonable price

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Hotel Website | Hotel Phone: +52 415 178 8915 | $$ | 👉 Check Prices for Hotel MX San Miguel de Allende on Booking

On our most recent visit to San Miguel de Allende, Clara and I opted to check out the brand new Hotel MX San Miguel de Allende. And, when I say this hotel is brand new, I really mean it: several of the hotel’s facilities – such as the restaurant, the fitness center, and the tennis courts – were still under construction during the time of our visit. 

As someone who really enjoys modern and clean hotels, I think the Hotel MX delivers. The beds were comfortable, the wifi fast, and the bathroom water pressure was just perfect. The hotel offers a nice rooftop pool and deck, loads of free parking, and even a rooftop running track. 

The one downside to picking this San Miguel de Allende hotel is that it does not have a central location. You’ll either need a rental car or be willing to contend with ordering Ubers for the 10 minute ride to the town center. Considering this is one of the nicer budget hotels in San Miguel de Allende we’ve found, I think that trade-off was worth it, but it’s definitely something to consider. 

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San Miguel de Allende Hotels Directory

The above are our picks for the best hotels in San Miguel de Allende, but there are a lot to choose from! If you didn’t find what you needed among the above hotels, here is a directory of hotels you might consider, depending on your price point: 

Luxury 4 & 5 Star San Miguel de Allende Hotels

  • Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende Urban Resort – An enormous modern resort located near the botanic gardens, sporting what looks like an absolutely spectacular pool.
  • Casa de Sierra Nevada, a Belmond Hotel – Another 5 star historic hotel. Guests love the ornate bathrooms, outdoor pool, on site restaurant, and central location.
  • Casa De Los Olivos Boutique – A popular 4 star boutique offering five cozy rooms set around a garden.
  • Hotel Boutique Hacienda Guadalupe – Two minutes from the main square, this luxury hotel is located in a 400-year-old former convent.
  • Hotel Matilda – Modern luxury boutique with enormous suites and an outdoor pool, other publications have gone so far to call Hotel Matilda the best hotel in San Miguel de Allende.
  • Hotel La Casona – A large hotel in the city center popular with executives and business travelers. Guests give the breakfast especially high marks.

Mid-Range Hotels

  • Casa Primavera Hotel Boutique & Spa – A popular mid-range choice with an outdoor pool that is heated by solar panels.
  • Hotel La Morada – La Morada hotel has rustic rooms in a 17th-century building, and offers a great location in the town center. 
  • Hotel Casa San Miguel – An unassuming hotel with bright colored rooms. Consistently ranks among the best boutique hotels in San Miguel based on guest reviews.
  • Imperio de Angeles – Located a bit out of center, but with a large outdoor pool, gym, and spacious amenities, Imperio de Angeles is one of the more popular hotels in San Miguel de Allende among Mexican families.

Budget & Cheap Hotels in San Miguel de Allende

  • Casa Luna Guest House – This affordable guest house receives the best guest ratings of the San Miguel de Allende budget hotels we’ve seen.
  • Selina San Miguel de Allende – The local outpost of the popular Selina has a great location just steps from the center square.
  • Casa Mia Suites – Apartment-style accommodations in a traditional Mexican setting, with free parking and wifi, plus a terrace.
  • La Puertecita Boutique Hotel – A rustic-chic boutique hotel, La Puertecita gets great reviews for its complimentary breakfast and classically-designed guest suites.

San Miguel de Allende Hostels

  • La Catrina Hostel – Affordable rooms with shared bathrooms for an average nightly price of under $20 USD, a pretty good deal for this part of Mexico.
  • Lool Beh Hostal Boutique – Another one of the best rated hostels in San Miguel de Allende, offering privates and shared dorms at reasonable prices. 

Pet Friendly Hotels in San Miguel de Allende

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FAQs About Staying in San Miguel de Allende

What hotels in San Miguel de Allende have nice views?

Hotels in San Miguel de Allende offering nice views include The Rosewood Hotel, Hotel Mansion, and Nena Hotel Boutique. All of these hotels are highly rated and offer terraces or rooftops with great vistas over the city.

What airport is closest to San Miguel de Allende?

The closest airport to San Miguel de Allende is the Querétaro International Airport (IATA code: QRO), located approximately 66 kilometers from San Miguel de Allende. Other nearby airports include Bajío International Airport (IATA code: BJX) in Leon, as well as General Francisco Mujica International Airport in Morelia (IATA code: MLM). 

What are the best hotels in San Miguel de Allende?

The best hotels in San Miguel de Allende, according to our personal research visiting many across the city, include Hacienda El Santuario San Miguel de Allende, Hotel Nena Boutique, and The Rosewood Hotel.

Can you flush toilet paper San Miguel de Allende?

Like in most of Mexico, it is generally not advisable to flush toilet paper in San Miguel de Allende. While a handful of larger resorts may have more modern plumbing, in general the pipes in San Miguel de Allende are too old and narrow to adequately accommodate toilet paper. 

What is special about San Miguel de Allende?

San Miguel de Allende is considered special for its iconic pink church and other historical landmarks. San Miguel de Allende is also considered a special place to visit for its embrace of artist culture. 

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That’s it for this guide to the best hotels in San Miguel de Allende! I hope we’ve helped you to find the perfect accommodation for your stay in San Miguel. 

Again – remember to use Booking if you value flexibility. They make it easy to see which hotels offer free cancellation, and the cancellation process involves just a few clicks of a button!

Before you go, why not check out our epic list of the best stuff to do in San Miguel

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