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Casa de la Cuesta
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

This place is beautiful. You will not want to leave. Heidi is a wealth of knowledge regarding what to see and do while in San Miguel de Allende. The breakfast is first rate, and the other guests provide conversation and tips on what to do. Make your reservation today!

Room Tip: Escondido room has a private deck if you want to sunbathe in relative privacy. The neighbors can st...
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

After five nights at Casa de la Cuesta, other bed and breakfasts will have a difficult time living up to our new standards for excellence. The setting is gorgeous and attention to detail exceptional, creating a feeling of welcome and comfort in various environments throughout the hacienda. There are several levels of open-air common space that more than satisfy visitors needs for escape, beauty, and relaxation. The design of these spaces is beyond lovely. Master artisans have collaborated here to create beautiful levels that seem to perfectly incorporate stone, metal, tile, plant life, and color to embrace all who enter into exceptional designs of lush comfort. Throughout this maze of rooms, hallways, stairwells, balconies, and courtyards Bill and Heidi have displays showcasing their many years of collecting exquisite masks and folk art from the vast number of thriving indigenous cultures throughout Mexico. Its worth a visit just to see these collections. The breakfast menu changed daily, along with the table settings, and they were delicious. We were there with a group of 12 and everyone in our group was thrilled with Casa de la Cuesta. Even if you suffer a fall while shopping in town, which I did, and have to cut your visit short, this is the best place away from home to recover for a couple of days before your return.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

What a beautiful place! And what a friendly atmosphere. Owners Bill and Heidi made us all feel more like family members than guests.

This was our first trip to San Miguel, and Heidi and Bill made sure our San Miguel experience was as rich as possible in the few days we had to spend there. We can't imagine what our trip would have been like, if we hadn't stayed with them.

This was one of the most interesting and enjoyable vacations we've ever had. We hope to return some day, and when we do we'll definitely stay at Casa de la Cuesta.

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful. We stayed in the San Miguel Room which has a large outer room with terr...
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

After researching and changing several reservations at other hotels, I finally decided on Casa de la Cuesta after reading the reviews on trip advisor. My husband and I had a wedding to attend and only 2 nights available given our work schedule. We requested the Colibri and received the last room open, Roman Lopez. The hosts, Bill and Heidi replied swiftly to my email and accepted the $165 deposit through PayPal, they also sent detailed directions from BJX.

We arrived around 7 PM on Friday and rang the doorbell from the narrow cobblestone street up on a hill. Bill welcomed us and provided information, a brief tour, and escorted us to our room. The entry was impressive as we walked past a small collection of masks, greenery, fountains, and other artifacts. Our room was located on the top level and included an outdoor living room with an amazing view of the town. The sun had just set and I snapped a beautiful photo of the skyline below. Our room was equipped with a king extremely firm bed that was comprised of 2 adjoining twins. There was a large mirrored closet with a safe and a fan that provided welcomed white noise during the evenings to drown out the barking dogs and church bells during the night. The furnishing was Mexican motif with artwork throughout and a sitting area with a fireplace. The bathroom was raised up and somewhat crowded with a deep bathtub and a sink area. I noticed that there were no toiletries but a sign offering supplies, if necessary. The shower was strong with abundant water pressure and there was a large bar of milled soap with plenty of bath towels and a basket of wash cloths.

The next morning, we enjoyed breakfast family style with the other guests and were offered a variety of fresh fruit, toasted and buttered bread, granola, coffee, juice, and yogurt. The next course was a deliciously prepared chilaquiles accompanied by beans and fresh farm eggs. We were offered additional portions of seconds and thirds. Breakfast was served promptly at 9 AM and guests lingered afterward to request recommendations and tour reservations from Heidi, who was quite helpful. Bill offered the guests an opportunity to view the mask museum which was definitely a highlight. His elaborate collection of ceremonial masks was expansive and he provided extensive information and the historical context. Heidi also had a collection of local art on exhibit and for purchase. The grounds were serene and brimming with hummingbirds who were enjoying the feeders. There was a “mini bar” in the common area with beverages available for purchase. Filtered water was available in our room to use for drinking and brushing our teeth and the container was filled up each day. The center of town was within a 10 minute downhill walk and then 15 minutes uphill on our return. We used a taxi to attend the wedding on the far side of town since walking in heels was not an option. All the rooms seemed to have their own character and benefits but the Colibri had the most impressive view of the town directly from the room. We both thought the bed was a bit too firm and somewhat uncomfortable, at times. Bill and Heidi were welcoming, attentive, and straightforward in their style.

Room Tip: Choose the Colibri room for the best view, if you have the option and can navigate the stairs
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

What a beautiful hacienda! Very secured. There are several public areas and balconies to enjoy. We also had our own private balcony. The property has a spectacular view of the city. It is attached to an outstanding mask Museum open daily and also run by our hosts. 500 tribal masks on display. The breakfasts were hearty and varied each day of our stay. All Mexican specialties served in courses by the hosts. Each day was a different hot entree preceded by fresh fruits and baked goods with a variety of jams. Several home made salsas served with breakfast daily. Our room was large and could sleep 3 adults. Full bath and shower. Hot water. Good plumbing. Very clean. We would go again. The hosts were helpful in helping plan our stay. We stayed 3 nights.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

We just finished a 10 day stay at La Casa de la Cuesta. Everything about this place is wonderful. Heidi and Bill have done a wonderful job of decorating the entire hotel with wonderful masks and Mexican art. Each morning breakfast consisted of very authentic Mexican food along with yogurt, fruit, and great coffee. Beyond that, Heidi and Bill were extremely helpful with recommendations of restaurants and side trips outside of San Miguel. They were always available to help in any way and also to just socialize. La Casa de la Cuesta is a true find!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

When I go out of town, I can always tell i'm in for a treat by the quality of the bed and sheets! Heidi provided wonderful high quality cotton sheets and a very comfortable bed. Attention to these details bodes well. We found Heidi's recommendations for restaurants, archeology tours, birding spots as well as shopping to be a huge plus on our trip to San Miguel. Then we discovered the Mask Museum featuring indigenous art. Heidi has done a lot to support artists around Mexico, as well as supporting local charities like the childcare for single moms.

We also had delightful connections with the guests staying at Casa de la Cuesta, and felt like we were connecting with old friends and family.

We will be back next year!

Room Tip: Every room is totally different, the web site gives a good flavor of each one.
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Additional Information about Casa de la Cuesta

Address: Cuesta de San Jose # 32, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Guanajuato > San Miguel de Allende
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #2 of 141 B&Bs / Inns in San Miguel de Allende
Price Range: $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the warmth of traditional Mexican Colonial architecture, comfortable bedroom suites each with access to outdoor living areas, plus a uniquely personal environment created by Casa de la Cuesta's fine collection of Mexican folk art and crafts. Choose between one of Casa de la Cuesta B&B's six special suites, each with its own artistic folk art theme. Our personal attention and pleasant atmosphere makes Casa de la Cuesta one of San Miguel Allende's favorite destinations. ... more   less 

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