Namron Hospitality’s Hotel Valise | San Miguel de Allende

The Boutique Hotel Doesn’t Disappoint in this Beautiful Mexican Destination

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Megan Bedard

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Tucked into a pedestrian cobblestone road in the heart of cultural capital San Miguel de Allende sits boutique hotel La Valise, a passion project of hotelier Yves Naman and one of 570 hotels worldwide accredited by Small Luxury Hotels of the World for “transform[ing] any stay from ‘so-so’ to superb.”

In harmony with the artistic community in which it finds itself, the luxury hotel is adorned throughout with art installations by surrealist artist Pedro Friedeberg, and marked by an exquisite blend of preserved colonial era architecture and locally inspired artisan touches.

Upon arrival, the intimacy of its enclosed courtyard offers an instant reprieve from the energy of the city center, where mariachis sing cantantos beneath the town’s famous soaring neo gothic cathedral. By dusk, the courtyard’s pools, cascading plants, and shell pink walls enliven the picturesque colorplay that San Miguel is known for.

From the courtyard, guests can retreat to one of 6 suites, each courtyard-facing and in some cases, with a view of the famous Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel itself.

Each room features premium amenities such as luxury linens, a in-room stereo system, Loredana toiletries, and mini bar, and stands alone in its decor: the Genesis Suite, for example, features three grand arches carved from local stones reminiscent of a Mayan temple and will remind Diego Rivera fans of the renowned Anahuacalli Museum. Meanwhile the Coatl Suite boasts an antique soaking tub situated before a cozy fireplace and a view of peaceful zen gardens outside its windows.

For visitors looking to explore the culinary scene of this pueblo mágico beyond the walls of La Valise, the hotel is perfectly positioned, just minutes by foot from some of the city's best dining options. Enjoy beef marrow taco’s at Chef Eduardo Palazuelos’s Mexi-Thai Zibu Allende (15 minute walk) or stay closer for enmoladas made with black mole sauce at Trazo 1810 (4 minute walk) or black aguachiles with habanero at Ocre (5 minute walk).

Fill the time between dining with a visit to several of the city's 100+ fine art galleries, often with contemporary leanings, a reminder that despite its centuries old architecture, this city is a modern mecca in Mexico’s cultural landscape.

La Valise also offers tailor-made city experiences, uniting visitors with local experts for those who want a more immersive and sensorial experience in the city. Learn more here.

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Namron Hospitality, Hotel Valise, San Miguel de Allende