Fodor's Expert Review Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada

Calle Hospicio 35, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, 37700, Mexico

Built in 1580 as the archbishop of Guanajuato's residence, this elegant country-style inn still attracts ambassadors, diplomats, film stars, and other luminaries. Rooms are distributed throughout a series of small mansions. Lace curtains, handwoven rugs, and chandeliers adorn some of them; fireplaces, cozy terraces, and skylights enhance others. The hotel runs the separate Casa del Parque, an exquisitely restored 18th-century hacienda with five guest rooms a few minutes' walk away, on the Parque Benito Juárez; its restaurant serves refined versions of traditional Mexican dishes and has a popular Sunday buffet brunch.

PROS

  • old-fashioned elegance
  • cooking classes on grounds

CONS

  • additional taxes and service charges add almost one-third to the base price
  • properties not adjacent but rather spread around downtown

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Romantic
Sophisticated
Central
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 415-152–7040

HOTEL DETAILS

27 rooms, 10 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No meals

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