Mexico Hotel Villa María Cristina in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Published on December 25th, 2016 | by Mark Chesnut

Hotel Villa María Cristina in Guanajuato, Mexico.

The Most Luxurious Travel Experiences & Hotels in Guanajuato

The state of Guanajuato, in central Mexico, is dotted with many historic sites and interesting destinations (including the beautiful city of San Miguel de Allende). For an especially luxurious getaway, consider a trip to the state capital, which is also called Guanajuato. An array of upscale hotels and restaurants, coupled with historic sites and cultural activities, make this a hotspot. Here are some of the top travel tips if you’re looking to indulge on a Mexico vacation.

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Upscale Shopping & Restaurants in Guanajuato
La Casa del Quijote:
This gallery stocks artwork, jewelry and textiles from around Mexico.

El Jardin de los Milagros: Open since 2004 in a former hacienda, El Jardín de los Milagros is set among trees and gardens, with gourmet cuisine — made with influences from Mexico, Spain and the Mediterranean — prepared by Chef Bricio Dominguez.

Las Mercedes: Gourmet Mexican cuisine is the specialty at this restaurant, which also happens to offer some lovely views of the city.

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Luxury Hotels in Guanajuato
Hotel Villa María Cristina: Recognized by Virtuoso and a member of the upscale Tesoros de México organization, this luxurious Relais & Chateaux hotel is set in a 19th-century neoclassical townhouse, with marble bathrooms, mosaic floors and original paintings by local artists. The property provides picturesque views of La Bufa Hill, and the property also features a restaurant, bar, wine cellar and a spa with sunken pool.

Hotel Boutique & Arte Alonso 10: Also a member of Tesoros is this small property, located in an 18th-century colonial home near the Juárez theater. You’ll find contemporary Mexican decor as well as an elegant restaurant, bar and wine cellar here.

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Hotel Quinta Las Acacias: This lovely property — a member of Tesoros as well as Mexico Boutique Hotels — boasts 19th-century architecture as well as a restaurant that serves traditional and contemporary Mexican cuisine. The Mezcalería bar Atalaya has a menu of more than 60 labels of Mezcal.

Hotel Boutique 1850: Trendy, contemporary decor is the calling card of this luxurious little hotel, which is a AAA Four Diamond and Tesoros property. You can also indulge at the spa, restaurant and the stylish rooftop One Bar lounge.

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Hotel Edelmira Boutique: This 27-room Guanajuato hotel also blends historic architecture in the city center with modern style. A heated pool and Jacuzzi, as well as a spa, provide opportunities to relax and rejuvenate, while the Tsu Restaurant and Terrace Bar are ideal places to refuel and enjoy an tasteful night out.

Hotel Misión Casa Colorada Guanajuato: Larger than most of the upscale hotels in Guanajuato, Hotel Mission Casa Colorada offers a wider array of room categories, and also has a restaurant, meeting and event space for up to 350 people. Choose one of the six spacious suites for the ultimate experience.

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The founder and editor of, Mark has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and manager. He's worked with some of the biggest consumer, in-flight and travel trade publishers that cover Latin America.

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