Perhaps the most beautiful (and possibly the most expensive) hotel in all of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is the Rosewood. Located near the famed Instituto Allende art and language school, the Rosewood oozes south of the border charm and luxury the moment you walk through it’s doors into the sprawling, fountain dotted courtyard.
But it’s the Luna Bar perched on the hotel’s rooftop that is truly unmatched among other area rooftop bars (and trust me, there are many!). From the cozy comfort of your booth, you can see the Parroquia San Miguel de Allende rising up in all its blushing glory from the town square only a few blocks away.
I love expensive hotels like this for all their genteel, old world charm. Classic cocktails, impeccably dressed barmen and even a custom cigar stand to make the high rolling patrons happy. Being that we lead a more low-rolling lifestyle compared to the Texas oil barons and their diamond clad wives that usually grace this establishment, Steve and I settled for a beer and a by-the-glass serving of champagne as our ticket to a piece of this fabulous view.
The tapas-serving Luna Bar offers a stunning place to observe the the golden light as the sun sets over the valley and distant mountains, or in the evening you can watch the moon rise over the illuminated cross topping the nearby Parroquia.
Either way, this is one rooftop bar that we’ll return to again and again, even if my champagne did cost as much as a pair of shoes in a downtown zapateria, living the high life above it all in San Miguel is totally worth it on occasion.