The hotel is made up of six historic casonas, or residences. The casonas are all individually decorated in styles that reflect the hotel’s historic location and feature shady colonnaded courtyards, filled with fragrant bougainvillea and jasmine, and lit by lanterns as night falls. Hummingbirds hover above the flowering shrubs, while fountains sparkle under brilliant blue skies. It’s a luxurious sanctuary from the world, certainly, but not a sanctuary from San Miguel itself: the vibrant city is just as present inside the hotel as outside, allowing guests to feel a deep connection with their surroundings, whether they’re watching the sunset from their terrace or lying by the pool.
Divided between the casonas are the hotel’s 37 rooms and suites. Each is unique, filled with Mexican art, antiques and exquisite local fabrics, while traditional features include carved stone fireplaces and wood-beamed ceilings. The beds are dressed with fine linens and soft pillows; traditional Mexican Talavera tiles in the bathrooms lend an air of rustic charm. Many of the suites have balconies which not only provide great views of the city and the casa courtyards, but are fantastic vantage points from which to watch the spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
The standout suite is, without doubt, the Presidential Suite, a sympathetic marriage of contemporary comfort and colonial charm. Located in Casa Palma, a former 18th-century mansion, it features two furnished terraces, one of which offers unparalleled views of the city, and a private plunge pool.