Hacienda de San Antonio
A German immigrant built the hacienda (estate) in 1890, but more than a century later it opened as a coral-walled hotel—emulating the feel of a countryside home. Outside, the all-suite hotel sits amidst formal manicured gardens, fountains, and a coffee plantation. Inside, the rooms are carefully decorated with Mexican-patterned textiles and original art. Each of the 23 suites has a fireplace, wireless Internet, and a terrace or balcony. On-site facilities include the sun-hued Yellow Bar, a heated outdoor pool, and a Mexican restaurant serving dishes that often incorporate the estate's own organic produce, meats, and cheeses.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.