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“First Impression - We are in for a treat.”
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Casa Quetzal Hotel
Texas
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“First Impression - We are in for a treat.”
Reviewed August 29, 2009

This hotel is very eclectic. I don't suppose any of the rooms are even similar, and the first suite we were offered, Frida, was perfectly fine but didn't really suit us. When we told the management, we were moved to the Ginger suite, which was really very special. There were three rooms: a bedroom, and living/dining room and a very large bathroom. The place was spotlessly clean, and the bed was very comfortable. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the center of town.

The included breakfast was very good, and prepared to our order.

Unfortunately, tourism to San Miguel is down due to a number of factors. Among those are fear of health-related problems, and/or crime. Neither was a factor, and in my opinion should not be viewed as a negative when visiting central Mexico.

We would certainly return to Casa Quetzal.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh NC
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Reviewed August 27, 2009

Enjoyed the visit to San Miguel and the stay at Casa Quetzal. Staff was great!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed August 10, 2009

I recently spent 9 nights at Casa Quetzal while taking a Spanish immersion class. I can't say enough good things about CQ. The location is perfect, just three short blocks from the center of town. The staff and management are terrific. Each morning your breakfast is brought to a terrace right outside your room (or delivered to your room if you prefer). I am still salivating thinking of the fresh squeezed papaya juice. No two rooms are alike, yet they all feature old world charm. The modern amenities work well. The water in the shower was hot and the internet access through the hotel's computer was quick and reliable. As an added bonus laundry is free for stays of 3 days or longer.

The only drawback I can think of is that San Miguel de Allende, which is one of the most beautiful, historic and fascinating cities in the world, is also a bit noisy with church bells constantly ringing and fireworks frequently going off. That said, if you like a combination of old world charm,with wonderful and friendly service in a gerat location I highly recommend Casa Quetzal.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Reviewed July 8, 2009

My wife and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Casa Quetzal for 3 nights; and we can't think of a word to say against this delightful little hotel. It's not the Ritz; but then, we're not all that "ritzy" ourselves. Quetzal is cozy, colorful, tasteful, comfortable, intriguingly designed, full of odd, unexpected angles, side-paths, outdoor stairways, patios, and rooftop gardens. The place is so picturesque (the owners are artists .... this is San Miguel, after all) that we found ourselves snapping photos at every turn! All this, and great food too! Our al fresco breakfasts at a little wrought-iron table just outside our door, by a scarlet wall framed by ash-green saguaro cacti, were pure joy. Don't miss the chilaquiles! Finally, the service could not be better. Everyone was cheerfully ready to help us with any request (but never pushy or fussy). If we ever return to San Miguel (and I sincerely hope we do), we'll head straight for Casa Quetzal!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2009

All I can add to these reviews is that you won't be disappointed with this hotel. Just book it. We had the best time. We looked so forward every morning to the delicious breakfast on the veranda. I wanted to do nothing more than hang around and enjoy the terraces, reading my book. A great spa across the street. Free nternet. Lots of information and help at the front desk. If I have any complaint, it would be that our room got hot, and we found it difficult to cool it off. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed May 20, 2009

One of the reasons I enjoy San Miguel de Allende as much as I do when I want to take a break and not worry about arrangements and orienting myself is having found a small hotel, Casa Quetzal, where I pretty much feel at home. The staff is pretty tight-knit, kind of like a family, and they even suffer through my Spanish with good humor. The location is great, just a few short blocks to El Jardin, the center of town. The interior of the hotel itself, kind of a multi-level open courtyard (with shade provided by trees and overhead vines, is very attractive, a great place to linger over breakfast. For new visitors, the staff is eager to help and answer any questions.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled solo
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Evanston
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Reviewed April 23, 2009

Imagine starting every day on a private terrace, looking over an 18th century city on the hillside. The breeze blows gently as the cathedral bells begin to chime. It looks very much like a small town in Italy or Spain, but you know that you're in Mexico. You're still waking up and listening to the birds, when a kind gentleman brings your breakfast: smoothie, fresh-squeezed juice, pancakes, granola with yogurt, eggs cooked any way you like, great coffee or Mexican hot chocolate (many more choices were available that I haven't even named). This is how my family started out each day at Casa Quetzal in San Miguel. I cannot say enough about this pleasant B&B just a 5-minute walk from the downtown area of a charming city. The owner, Cynthia. Price, is extremely friendly and has an excellent staff. Javier (from Spain) greeted us in the afternoon when we arrived and made sure everything was set. Javier (from Mexico) was on hand every morning with a warm smile and lots of help in deciding what to do each day. We found all of his suggestions to be right on the money. He arranged for a private tour of the city, pinpointed shops that carried exactly what we were searching for, and always had a great suggestion for lunch and dinner locations. The B&B is beautiful --each room is colorful and features the art of Ms. Price or other local artists. We always had plenty of hot water (once we figured out that "C" was hot and "F" was cold, in Spanish, duh!) and lots of fluffy towels. In the evening, once again, we would move to the terrace and enjoy a sunset. Even with a teenage daughter along, it was easy for her to find private space in the roomy suite and she was able to have her own closet. She loved trying out her Spanish with the patient staff and easily checked her "important" emails from the high-speed internet located in the lobby. In the end, we purchased many items to ship back home, including some bulky and breakable pieces. Cynthia and her staff said "leave it to us" and took care of getting everything shipped back to Chicago after we left. They even followed up with informative emails to let us know our stuff was on its way home. Incredible. I cannot say enough about this great little spot. When we came home, it was difficult to sort out what we liked so much about San Miguel. Was it the beautiful Spanish architecture? The perfect weather? The art galleries? The friendly locals? The delicious food? Or was it the people at Casa Quetzal who ended up feeling more like friends than hotel staff? Who knows? But we will be back.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Casa Quetzal Hotel
Address: 34 | Colonia Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Guanajuato > San Miguel de Allende
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in San Miguel de Allende
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa Quetzal Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Quetzal, San Miguel's favorite boutique hotel, caters to the seasoned traveler with guest suites that are unique in their variety and sophistication. This little oasis, in the historical center of town, has elegant nods to the world's most exotic places, side by side with Mexico's colonial and contemporary architectural styles. ... more   less 
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