Hotel Posada La Fuente | San Miguel de Allende

2nd Floor FuenteSecond Floor

I left Guanajuato a few days ago, and I want to recommend this hotel where I stayed for a month: Posada La fuente. (At  Ancha de San Antonio y  Callejon de San Antonio). It is an old building with brick walls thick enough to keep noise away. Although the room I chose had a window to the street, which made it somewhat vulnerable, it also had the sun streaming in during the morning, and that was a fair trade-off, I thought. The noise almost never disturbed me; it never prevented my sleep.

La FuenteLa Fuente

It was room number “1,” on the second floor. You can do your sun salutation in the mornings, or whatever you prefer to do, and at night you can use the little terrace in the back, one floor up, to watch the sun set while you do whatever you want to do. This hotel is centrally located, so you have everything conveniently near: restaurants, tamales–half a block to your right on Ancha de San Antonio St, banana or carrot bread about half a block away (up the street perpendicular to the tamales), licuados a block down on Callejon de San Antonio, etcetera. The main plaza (el jardin) is about 10 blocks away (mostly uphill). I had a great stay in that hotel; I thoroughly enjoyed the sunshine slanting in during the mornings–and a full moon one night.

My RoomNumber One

I have to let you know though: during my last week there I heard a dog howling in the early morning hours. It wasn’t the regular howling of a dog though. It was as if someone was unbearably hurting the dog; they were desperate, distressing howls (I’d never heard a dog howl like that). I felt tempted to get up and go out to find the source, but the harrowing howls only lasted for a minute or less. I asked the clerk in the morning once but she didn’t know, and I forgot to ask the night-watch. But my last night there, right after the howling, I heard a voice below my window, loud and clear, and it said one word: “Brujo” Maybe it wasn’t a “dog.”

But if when you stay at Posada La Fuente, that “dog” is still in San Miguel, and the gruesome howling bothers you, you can always switch to a room across the hall, away from the street, but you’ll miss the sunlight slanting into your room during the morning.

Maybe the “dog” won’t be there.

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