San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Casa Delphine

Rates per night from$221.06

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD221.06), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Mi casa es tu casa

Setting

Cobblestoned corner

A short stroll from San Miguel de Allende’s pretty pink Parroquia, Casa Delphine is a bijou bolthole in Mexico’s most charming colonial city. There are just a handful of suites, each created by the jewellery-designer owner who happens to be as adept at interiors as she is at intricate trinkets. There’s no restaurant, but San Miguel’s street-food stalls and rooftop restaurants await, as do possibly the country’s best invention to date: marvellous mezcalerías and tasty taquerías. The cosy casa is your heavenly holiday home in waiting, conveniently close to the action but quiet enough for a little respite just when you need it.

Smith Extra

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A hand-poured beeswax candle; GoldSmiths will also get free daily breakfast and a customised recommendation list

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Five suites.

Check–Out

11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm, also flexible if your room’s ready.

Rates

Double rooms from $221.06, excluding tax at 16 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of 4% per room per night on check-in and an additional local city tax of 2% per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates usually include breakfast. Extra beds for additional adults cost $70 each.

Also

The dining room can be booked out for private events and local artists, writers and chefs regularly call in for special lectures and cookery classes.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: free bottled water, air-conditioning, tea and coffee, and Ablu Botanica bath products.

Our favourite rooms

There are just a handful to choose from and each has its charms, most notably the Roof Garden Suite, which has a garden and a roof terrace with a town-facing Jacuzzi. We also love the ground-floor Master Suite 3 for its front porch, fireplace and French doors.

Packing tips

Bring cobblestone-friendly footwear for taking to the San Miguel streets in gainly style, but you can ditch the guidebooks – the owner has imparted all her favourite things to see and do into a very handy booklet.

Also

The hotel’s communal areas are suitable for wheelchair access and one room has been adapted.

Children

This one’s for fully grown Smiths only.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Swap stories with your fellow guests at the dining table, which seats 22, or find a secluded seat by the fireplace or out on one of the courtyards.

Dress Code

Go as stylish as the interiors (the bar is high).

Hotel restaurant

There’s no restaurant at the hotel. Breakfast is served on a convivial communal table where you can meet other guests over freshly squeezed juice, local coffee and just-baked pastries. The casa does occasionally hold pop-up dinners cooked by guest chefs, as well.

Last orders

Breakfast hours are 8.30am to 10.30am.

Location

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Address
Casa Delphine
Calzada de La Presa 69a
San Miguel de Allende
37700
Mexico

You’ll find Casa Delphine in the cobbled, colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, central Mexico.

Planes

Guanajuato’s Del Bajío airport is the most convenient; the 100-kilometre journey should take an hour and a half by car. It’s a similar distance to Querétaro’s airport. Hotel transfers to and from either cost $150 each way.

Automobiles

The casa is three and a half hours north by car from Mexico City. The Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel church is a 10-minute walk from the property, but if you’re planning on venturing further afield, it’s worth hiring your own car. There’s free valet parking when you arrive.

Worth getting out of bed for

Keep an ear to the ground for hotel happenings, which include mezcal tastings, tarot readings and art exhibitions. Or settle into a spot in the courtyard or lounge with a book or an intention to nap. The region’s best hikes are to be found in the Charco del Ingenio botanical gardens. For a tour of the Cañada de la Virgen pyramid accompanied by possibly the world’s most invigoratingly named archaeologist, call upon the services of Albert Coffee. If you want to check out a nearby vineyard, head to La Santísima Trinidad, about a half-hour drive from town. Valle de los Sanderos is a self-styled ‘urban oasis’, where you can take the (thermal) waters, enjoy the gardens and ride horses. The town’s most famous sight is the pastel-pink, wedding-cake spires of the neo-Gothic Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel.

Local restaurants

Get caffeinated at Garambullo in the Zona Centro, which also does a fine line in smoothies. Book a table out by the colonial columns on the courtyard of The Restaurant for a meal of corn and shrimp chowder, avocado and papaya salad, and porcini and parmesan risotto. It doesn’t get fresher than the Mexican menu at Jacinto 1930, which uses almost exclusively local ingredients. The rooftop Atrio on Calle Cuna de Allende is the place for fine-dining fare with a view out to the pointy towers of the Parroquia.

Local bars

Buen Viaje in central San Miguel is a mezcalería that only recently added meat to its menu; vegans will be pleased to hear that plant-based tacos and tostadas are still being served.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Mexico and unpacked their cacti and mezcal, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Casa Delphine in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende is where in-the-know Americans love to keep a holiday home. The cobblestoned colonial city in Guanajuato is a world away from the spring-break crowds of Cancun; there are definitely no sombrero-selling stalls, although mariachi bands are allowed. The street food is superb and the locals super stylish – and at Casa Delphine, you’ll feel like one of them: the chic boutique bolthole has only a handful of rooms. Each one as dreamily decorated as the next: the owner may be more used to designing jewellery for her day job, but she’s equally skilled at arranging colourful cushions and printed rugs. There’s no restaurant, but you can be sure of an artisanal coffee that would make any East London type proud and avo on toast at breakfast. The pastel-pink peaks of the Parroquia church are a 10-minute stroll away, and it’s visible from your terrace garden if you’ve booked the rooftop suite (you should). Mi casa es tu casa – in this case, you can take that literally.

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