Places to Stay

Our Accommodations Coordinator, Carole Schor, is ready to help you select accommodations and will happily make your reservation for you if you like. E-mail Carole at: [email protected].

The following are our suggestions for hotels in various price ranges and styles here in San Miguel de Allende. You can find more information and opinions about these and other hotels at and similar travelers’ forums.

When booking the hotels below, please use the contact information provided (if any) and indicate that you are attending the San Miguel Writers Conference. Some of these hotels have blocked rooms or given special prices to conference attendees.

If you have any difficulties making a reservation or any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. We will be very happy to assist you.

Roommate Assistance
If you are attending the Conference alone and would like to share a room to save on expenses, please email Carole at [email protected] so she can put you in touch with others who would like to share a room.

Conference Hotel

Hotel Real de Minas: Price: For SMA Writers Conference attendees only: US$65, including tax (single or double) and full breakfast.
Convenient for conference attendees, this 18-year-old hotel is within walking distance (15 to 20 minutes) of San Miguel’s historic center, and the city bus stops across the street.

Hotel amenities: Free Wi-fi in guest rooms and public areas, concierge, shops, restaurant, room service, lounge/bar, heated pool, game room, heliport, 2 tennis courts, free parking; soccer field; security, laundry service.
Room amenities: heat and a/c, ironing board and iron, hair dryer, cable TV, safe.

To make a reservation at the Conference Hotel, the Real de Minas, contact our Accommodations Concierge directly – she’ll make the reservation for you: Carole Schor at [email protected].
Calle Ancha de San Antonio #1, Calle Stirling Dickinson,
Tel. 415-152-2626 or toll-free within Mexico 01800-466-5800

Alternate Accommodations

Moderately Priced, Closer to Downtown

Casa Luna
Room rate: US$150–$166 (including tax and full breakfast)
Charming, intimate, and affordable, with beautiful gardens and an excellent view of town from the rooftop patio.

Casa Luna is a 14-room B&B located in the heart of the historic district, just a few blocks from the main plaza and a flat, 15-minute walk from the conference hotel. Two adorable dogs, Fabio and BonBon, make dog-loving guests feel at home.

Amenities: Fireplace, ensuite bathroom with tub and shower, hairdryers, bathrobe, safe, ceiling fans, private patio.
Calle Quebrada #117, Centro
USA tel. 210-200-8758, local phone 415-152-1117
For reservations visit the website or write to

Hacienda de las Flores

Room rate for conference attendees: US$110–$130 (room, junior suite, and suite, including tax and full breakfast)

Originally an orphanage, this 16th-century building has been converted to a boutique hotel with a swimming pool and pretty gardens. The 17-room B&B is a short walk from Parque Juárez (great for or walking or jogging) as well as San Miguel’s lovely main plaza and iconoclastic Parroquia church. Catch a bus, taxi, or walk (about 20 minutes) to the conference venue.

Room amenities: Purified water, heat, electric blanket, cable TV, phone, refrigerator, microwave, ceiling fan, iron and ironing board, coffee maker.
Property amenities: Computer center, pool, gardens, small conference room. Reservations can be made for golf, tennis, horseback riding, language and art schools, massage, hair stylist, bike or motorcycle rental.

Calle Hospicio #16, Centro

From Canada, USA, Europe, dial: 817-717-3534; Local phone 415-152-1808

For reservations call one of the above numbers or write ; Mention the Literary Sala Conference to receive the above-mentioned special pricing.

Jardín del Ciervo Vigilante

An elegant well appointed casita/studio in Guadiana .  An easy 12 minute walk to Hotel Real de Minas, and going the other direction, an enjoyable 12 minute (4 1/2 block) walk past Parque Juarez and down Aldama will put you in the center of town and directly in front of one of the most photographed/painted sides of the Paroquia.  We are also very close to the Saturday morning Organic Market, the Instituto, many fine restaurants with wonderful world class musicians, and much more.
Amenities include a full kitchen, purified water, free WiFi and long distance to the states,  DVD/VHS player, French doors leading to a private patio which extends into a beautiful courtyard garden, fireplace (gas logs), queen size bed, desk area, closet space, built in dresser.  A washer and dryer are available for personal laundry.
Smoking off the premises only.
Conference rates:
 1 week stay is $63 per night
 2 week stay is $54 per night
$12 per night for an additional person
 Breakfast (local and organic whenever possible) is available upon request for a small extra charge.
For information and photos email:  

Luxury Accommodations

Hotel Oasis
Room Rate: US$350–$425, includes all taxes, full breakfast, and valet parking
Calle Chiquitos #1A, Centro
US tel. 210-745-1457 local 415-154-9850

The Oasis San Miguel has been named by both Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast magazines as one of the “Top New Hotels of the World.” Elle Décor magazine calls The Oasis “The Gold Standard” of San Miguel.

They have been featured in more than 15 magazines and The Oasis is among Trip Advisor’s top ten people’s choice award for service worldwide. With its attention to detail, décor, and service, it is easy to see how The Oasis has earned is reputation on the world stage.

Amenities: Rooftop patio, concierge, bar and wine cellar, free calls to US/Canada
Room amenities: Free Wi-Fi, A/C, fireplace, spa robes, Turkish towels, cable TV, hair dryer, safe

Casa de Sierra Nevada: Luxury Boutique Hotel in the Heart of San Miguel

A cluster of historic buildings at the centre of the city, this charming Orient-Express hotel offers the ultimate Mexican experience.

Cool, leafy gardens, stone arches and traditional wooden doors surround pretty courtyards lit by lanterns as night falls.

Peaceful though this is—especially when within the tranquil Laja Spa—just step outside and you are surrounded by San Miguel de Allende’s many colors, scents and sounds.

The hotel has its own cooking school, Sazon, where you can learn to create traditional Mexican treats. To savor the local cooking at leisure there is a choice of two exceptional restaurants.

Every amenity you might dream of: