I am planning a surprise birthday trip for my wife (whose odometer will be turning over <grin>) for late April or early May. I was looking at a trip to San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato and had several questions, any opinions regarding any or all would be most appreciated (I will post this identical post in both the SMdA and G forums [fora?]):
1. We will probably be flying into Leon and out of Queretero or vice versa; I enjoy driving in places unknown to me, and was considering renting a car at our arrival airport one-way to drop-off at the other. Any recommendations re rental companies or just stick with the US companies? Anything in particular to be aware of?
2. In both SMdA and Guan., many reviews I've read talk about the rock-hard (and often small) beds. With me being 6'5" and my wife needing her comfort, are there recommendations for hotels in either locale that offer comfortable king-size beds? (I have seen some hotels that do advertise king beds, but have read reviews on some of these that remarked on how uncomfortable they are.)
3. Relatedly, any opinions whether it's better to be close to the city center (in each city) or better to be on the outskirts (where, it seems, many of the better-looking hotels seem to be) and deal with the long walk and/or (inexpensive) taxi ride? I realize that near the city center one can come and go from one's hotel room easily and be steps from the sights, but the down-side is noise and, perhaps, quality of lodging. Anyone's analysis of pros and cons would be appreciated.
4. Since we'll probably only be staying 3-4 nights in each place, any must-sees would also be welcomed, as well as if we had 3 nights in one and 4 in the other, let's hear arguments for spending the extra day in one as opposed to the other.
Many thanks to all who take the time to respond. Happy travels.