Four Cornerstones of a Stay at Hotel Matilda in San Miguel Allende

Cascading bougainvilleas mark the gateway to Hotel Matilda, set amongst the quaint cobbles and colorful facades of Aldama Street. Outside, it’s a classic San Miguel Allende scene – including a glimpse of the gothic parish – inside, it’s a contemporary vision of the city’s artistic spirit with a cool, sophisticated flair. We love the concept of this adults-only boutique hotel, and its location right in the historic center. Read on to uncover why we rate the Hotel Matilda experience. 


1. Artistry at Every Turn

Indulge your senses in a feast of luxury and artistry at Hotel Matilda, where every corner is a masterpiece waiting to be discovered. From its carefully curated collection of contemporary Latin art to its thoughtfully designed interiors, every aspect of this sanctuary speaks to the soul of San Miguel de Allende. As you stroll through the hallways, you’ll encounter over 50 original artworks, each one with its own story to tell. A keen eye for aesthetics is woven seamlessly into the fabric of the hotel’s design – marble, quarried rock, and dark woods create an ambiance of understated elegance, while pops of caramel and turquoise add a playful touch. Intentional and stylish, the interiors blend the city’s classic and contemporary influences – earthy sculptures, statement light fixtures and huge paintings meet traditional features and furnishings. 

Journey Mexico Insider: Ask at reception for a tour of the hotel’s art collection, including “Matilda”, a portrait of the hotel owner’s mother painted by none other than Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera. 

boutique hotel san miguel allende art sculpture

boutique hotel san miguel allende library



2. Comfort for the Senses

Imagine the look of a high-end art and design shop, dressed with muted grays, uplifting blues, and soothing greens – this canvas of comfort is your guest room at Hotel Matilda. Sink into the plush embrace of crisp white beds adorned with Egyptian cotton linens, draw the blackout curtains for a restful sleep and relax with modern conveniences like flatscreen TVs. The marble-clad bathrooms, some featuring deep free-standing tubs, offer a touch of indulgence with Malin + Goetz toiletries. Opt for rooms with private terraces or balconies to soak in views of of sleek white Cubist walls softened with leaves and flowers, or choose the expansive Owner’s Suite C, redesigned by Namuh, featuring an expansive terrace for sunrise and sunset spectacles. Immerse yourself in a multi-sensory experience of comfort.  

Journey Mexico Insider: Maggie Arias, Operations Manager at Hotel Matilda – “Our in-room minibar is a delightful treasure trove waiting to be discovered. From custom-made cocktails to the finest treats, it offers a taste of indulgence in the comfort and privacy of your room. I won’t spoil the surprise by revealing more!” 

boutique hotel san miguel allende owners suite c
boutique hotel san miguel allende suite



3. Peace and Tranquility

Matilda is a haven of calm, an inspiring home base for putting your feet up after a day exploring the treasures of the city. Descend beneath the swimming pool and escape to the property’s rejuvenating spa, featuring a hammam, where indulgent massages and facials slow the pace right down. The spa’s apothecary offers the chance to craft personalized skincare products under the guidance of a knowledgeable concierge, while the recent creation of a Zen Garden beckons quiet moments of reflection. Shaded by the gentle sway of palm trees and lined with vibrant flora, Matilda’s infinity pool is another peaceful oasis, a place for leisurely dips and basking in the sunshine beside the uplifting pinks and purples that pop from Claudio Limón’s mural. 

Journey Mexico Insider: Spa Matilda’s new signature treatment, the HydraFacial, blends advanced medical technology with regenerating skincare techniques to cleanse, hydrate, and nourish. 

boutique hotel san miguel allende patio garden
boutique hotel san miguel allende spa botica



4. Culinary Culture 

San Miguel has blossomed as a gastronomic hub over the past decade thanks to the arrival of destination restaurants like Moxi, Hotel Matilda’s flagship restaurant. Savor the creations of Chef Vicente Torres, whose Michelin-starred pedigree shines through in every dish. Moxi’s menus consider San Miguel’s small producers, organic gardens, local vineyards and food artisans as a fundamental part of the process, reflecting the area’s growing conscious eating culture. For a dose of decadence, don’t miss the exclusive Krug menu, which expertly pairs plates with Champagnes, or keep it casual at Bar Müi where comforting noodle bowls are infused with Mexican flavors. Monkey Bar is also a highlight – channel San Miguel’s “rooftop drinks” culture as you sip cocktails, craft beers and high-end wines. 

Journey Mexico Insider: Look out for Supper Club, where contemporary art and gastronomy come together under the flavors of a guest chef. 

boutique hotel san miguel allende bar mixology
moxi restaurant san miguel allende matilda supper club



Start Planning your San Miguel Allende Trip.

 Check out our  inspirational San Miguel Allende itinerary for ideas on tours, logistics, and how to maximize your time all while staying at the one and only boutique Hotel Matilda. Once you have your travel ideas and dates ready, get in touch with our brilliant team of expert Mexico travel planners to let us know what you love and what you’d change. We’re here to personalize the trip just for you! Prices start at $1,000 USD per day for two travelers.