We just got back from our third visit to san Miguel de Allende, which is absolutely spectacular and had the pleasure of staying in this house.
As a traveler who relies on the reviews of others to make decisions on where to stay, I am going to be very objective on this review to, hopefully, help you in your decision of where to stay.
The house is very charming but the distance from downtown is NOT a 20 minute walk, unless you are an Olympic runner. We were blessed to have a car and so the distance was not a nuisance to us. It is quite far from downtown and in a "not so nice" neighborhood. The surroundings certainly do not have the affluence and beauty of downtown homes and neighborhood. The streets are inundated with potholes and lack proper signage which thanks to GPS we were able to get around but i know many of us do not use our phones in foreign countries because of the restrictive cost of international rates. If you have a GPS than you will do... más