San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Our Habitas San Miguel de Allende

Price per night from$246.65

Price information

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

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD246.65), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Happy campers

Setting

A spin from San Miguel

Just south of the birthplace of Mexican independence, Our Habitas San Miguel de Allende is a liberating and luxurious campsite where you’ll be counting your blessings daily (occasionally with the help of a shaman). A free taxi will whisk you back and forth between Mexico’s prettiest colonial city on a whim (journey time: just 10 minutes), or you can stay put in your self-contained terracotta cabin, admiring the sierra views from your private deck before coming together with your fellow guests for daily activities (yoga, salsa-making classes, meditations), sociable suppers and (after a few mezcalitas) sing-songs around the fire pit.

Smith Extra

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A bottle of mezcal; GoldSmiths will also get early check-in (1pm, subject to availability) and a 10% discount on wellness treatments, food and drink

Facilities

Photos Our Habitas San Miguel de Allende facilities

Need to know

Rooms

60.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £176.95 ($229), including tax at 16 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of 4% per booking prior to arrival and an additional resort fee of $10.00 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates usually include breakfast.

Also

Unfortunately, the rural terrain that Our Habitas San Miguel de Allende is sprawled out across is not easily accessible for wheelchair-users.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, daily programming, library, chapel, and agora for film screenings. In rooms: all-Mexican minibar, free bottled water, air-conditioning, organic bath products, mini fridge, and free bottled water.

Our favourite rooms

If you like your views uninterrupted, splash out the extra cash on one of the Vista cabins, which have a front-row seat of the Bajio mountains, assorted cacti and wildflowers.

Spa

There’s currently one cabin for massages (and treatments can be in-room, too), but a more fulsome spa (with a temezcal) is in the works.

Packing tips

The Mexican war of independence started up the road in Dolores Hidalgo, which is where revolutionary spirit and sovereignty super-fan Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was born – brush up on your knowledge by bringing a history book or two.

Also

Have a think about the intention for your stay before you arrive, so you’re armed and ready to set it during your aura-cleansing, copal-scented welcome ceremony.

Children

Little Smiths welcome.

Sustainability efforts

The group has set up the Habitas Rise initiative to support local communities, cultures and conservation efforts, creating jobs and offering education for people living near its hotels. A contribution to the fund is made on behalf of guests at check-in and the opportunity to do good continues from there (you’ll be able to do some volunteer work, or make further donations) – with the friendship bracelet given on arrival reminding guests of their ‘collective responsibility and commitment to each other’. The hotel is paperless, too – all the information you need is located on a QR-code-bearing wooden block in your room.

Food and Drink

Photos Our Habitas San Miguel de Allende food and drink

Top Table

There are purposefully no tables for two, so polish off your oratory skills and get your best anecdotes ready.

Dress Code

It might get a little chilly at night, but the fire pits (and a light jacket) are your friend.

Hotel restaurant

The aptly named Comunidad is a sociable spot where you can play with some vintage spinning tops over pre-dinner drinks, get to know your fellow guests, eat some wood-fired food (specials include suckling pig) and enjoy weekly live music. On the menu are ceviches, sopes and shish kebabs, along with grilled freshly caught fish and, of course, tacos. The chef has a handy garden right beside his grill, ready for garnish-plucking. Breakfast might be burrata and avocado on toast, organic eggs served with focaccia and your choice of smoothies.

Hotel bar

Tequila – it makes you happy, as does mezcal, both of which feature heavily in the creative concoctions mixed up at the bar and served wherever you want them throughout the grounds.

 

Last orders

Comunidad serves a relaxed, all-day menu with no strict timings. Drinks are available at the bar until 11pm.

Room service

Tea and coffee can be delivered to your cabin, but room service is avoided in order to keep the raccoons at bay.

Location

Photos Our Habitas San Miguel de Allende location
Address
Our Habitas San Miguel de Allende
A Dolores Hidalgo Carretera Km 3.5
San Miguel de Allende
37713
Mexico

Our Habitas San Miguel de Allende isn’t actually in central Mexico’s most famous Spanish city, but is just outside.

Planes

Visitors to San Miguel are spoiled for choice when it comes to airports within a reasonable distance of the city – nearest are Leon and Queretaro (both around a 90-minute drive away; hotel transfers from either start at US$125), but it’s also an option to stay on land after touching down in Mexico City and continue your journey by road. Drive time from the capital is around four hours.

Automobiles

A free taxi service shuttles guests back and forth between the centre of town and the hotel, and wherever they want to go (within reason). There’s free parking if you’re self-driving, too.

Worth getting out of bed for

The centre of San Miguel de Allende should be your first port of call during a stay at Our Habitas San Miguel de Allende and handy free taxis are ready to drop you off on a cobblestoned street in town. The pastel-pink confection of a cathedral (officially the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel) is the colonial city’s star attraction, but just strolling the colorful streets is a pleasing pastime of its own. In the scenic surroundings, you can take to the mountains on an ATV, go horse-riding or head up in a hot-air balloon. San Miguel is surrounded by hot springs and there are vineyards to visit nearby, too. Just north of the city on the road to Dolores Hidalgo is a rather impressive church, namely the Sanctuary of Atotonilco. As well as the Pueblo Mágicos of Comonfort and Dolores Hidalgo, there are more Unesco-protected cities within an hour or so’s drive, such as Querétaro and state capital Guanajuato.

Local restaurants

San Miguel has a reputation as a gastronomic haven and one of the places helping to put it on the map is the Restaurant; what it lacks in creative christening, it makes up for in its delicious dishes (shrimp cakes with avocado, tuna poke, locally made burrata with roasted figs and basil oil). As the name suggests, carnivores are well catered for at Bovine around the corner from the cathedral, which serves some of the best steaks in town. 

 

Local cafés

Anthony Bourdain was a fan of the food at Raíces and so is everybody else – you may have to queue but the supersize tortas, breakfast enchiladas and loaded pancakes will be worth the wait. Or keep an eye out for a branch of the Panio bakery for viennoiserie on the go.

Local bars

If you want to get up close and personal with the pinky pinnacles of the Parroquia church, there’s no better spot in town than La Azotea rooftop on Calle Umarán – but you’ll also be able to spy them at sundown from the Luna terrace at Rosewood San Miguel and up on the Antonia rooftop.

Reviews

Photos Our Habitas San Miguel de Allende reviews

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 luxe-campsite hotel in Mexico and unpacked their pom-poms and Casa Dragones tequila, a full account of their bucolic break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Our Habitas San Miguel de Allende…

They’re not saying your aura is dirty, but they’ll cleanse it anyway on arrival at Our Habitas San Miguel de Allende, just outside of the cobblestoned colonial city. They’ll also burn some copal, encourage you to set intentions for your stay and take you back to primary school by giving you a friendship bracelet. And at this point, the fun’s only just getting started. As with other Our Habitas Homes across the globe, from Tulum to Namibia, there’s something to help you unleash your inner child (in case the friendship bracelets weren’t enough) – in this edition, it’s a swing to fly through the sky (/pose for Instagram) on. There are no televisions in the cabins, so that guests are encouraged to connect with both nature and other humans – the staff like to think that strangers become friends and friends become family. Once you’re on first-name terms, you can join the storytelling circle and share tales over some hot cacao and toasted marshmallows, knock back some mezcal around the fire pits or settle in for a screening under the stars. The merrymaking doesn’t even stop there – there’s also a free activity program to keep you busy during the day, with yoga, meditation and lessons in salsa (edible, not the dance). We think we’re going to be BFFs.

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Price per night from $228.76