Paradise in Alamos: Hotel Colonial

Now that we’re settled back in Topolobampo, let me tell you a little more about Alamos 🙂 I’d never heard of this small “Pueblo Magico” (magical town) until we re-connected with old sailing friends, Kelley and Janet, and discovered that they were running a boutique hotel there.

Hotel Colonial in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

Where is Alamos? About 3 hours out of San Carlos, where Brio will be for the summer


Being the generous souls that they are, they invited Jon and I to come up for the weekend. Hot water? King-size beds? No shrieking rigging in the middle of the night? Yes, please!

I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

Hotel Colonial in Alamos

Breakfast in the ballroom, looking out to the back garden


Hotel Colonial in Alamos

King-size luxury ~ I've never slept better


Hotel Colonial in Alamos

Our fantastic hosts, Janet & Kelley (in front of gorgeous antique doors)


Hotel Colonial in Alamos

Another view of the backyard gardens, with the Sierra Madre mountains in the background



Hotel Colonial in Alamos

It had been 12 years since I had last seen Kelley -- but it was like no time had passed at all! A testament to the strength of friendships made at sea 🙂

Hotel Colonial in Alamos

Is that a horse-drawn carriage?? Of course! How else are you supposed to arrive in the ballroom?


Hotel Colonial in Alamos

It was just cool enough at night to light a fire in our room's fireplace


Hotel Colonial in Alamos

One more shot of the ballroom... taken from the rooftop terrace. Can you tell I liked the idea of a ballroom quite a lot?!?


Hotel Colonial in Alamos

Kelley just finished building this beautiful spiral staircase, that takes you up to the rooftop terraces


Hotel Colonial in Alamos

The view from the rooftop terrace, with the courtyard flowers bursting through from below. Kelley and Janet are currently renovating up here, expanding the terraces to include even more areas.


Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

Dinner out with Janet & Kelley


Jon in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

This is proof that we did manage to drag ourselves away from the hotel 🙂


Alamos - Sonora Cowboy

The town of Alamos is incredibly charming too -- the streets are filled with Sonoran Cowboys (the real deal) like this one here, catching a quick nap on the street corner.


Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

The church square and park ~ another beautiful space in Alamos


As much as we love being by the ocean, this small town had a very magical pull of its own. Kelley and Janet have created a little haven of beauty, one of those wonderful spaces where you can instantly feel at home, and the combination of the wonderful architecture, friendly locals, great plaza food (tacos, hot dogs, etc), Kelley’s famous cappuccinos and Hotel Colonial itself ensure that we will absolutely be back!!

Thank you again Kelley & Janet!!



Paradise in Alamos: Hotel Colonial — 1 Comment

  1. oooh, absolutely gorgeous! I wanna come play there! Is the hotel open or are they still putting it together? Does it have a name? I may have to take a trip there in the future!

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