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Hotel Frances

210 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe | Santa Rosalia, Mexico
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have had the opportunity to visit this hotel twice, the first time six years ago with my father, the second time a month ago with a friend, and we were impressed by the beauty of the place, the experience has been outstanding, we have been treated very well, and the breakfast has been great, congratulations to all and a... More 

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London, UK
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Santa Rosalia is a town like no other in Baja. It was established in1884 by a French mining company which exploited all the copper in the area until mid 1950s. Very little seems to have changed in Santa Rosalia since its establishment which makes the town particularly interesting architecturally. The town is built in wood and the 1-2 floor constructions... More 

Thank TheFirstOfTheGang
Greenbrae, California
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

On a driving trip thru Baja CA, I finally got to see this historic hotel, if only for a brief half hour. It was enough time to convince me that I want to plan a stay here sometime. The lobby, complete with a Tiffany table lamp, fabric covered walls and handsome wooden furnature, was definitely from another era. There is,... More 

Thank joflohayes
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It is not too often I get to say I really enjoyed staying at a hotel. At The Hotel St. Francis the staff has bent over backwards to accommodate us and it has been excellent. The beds are comfortable, and I love the oversize casement windows that open and allow fresh air to come in! It's central location has allowed... More 

2 Thank Steve B
Wettingen, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

If you ever wanted to spend a night in a museum, this is the place to go. It makes you feel like in a Western movie. A lot of character. Simply amazing! Some people have a lot to complain here. I think they shouldn't come to Mexico in the first place. Of course the hotel isn't perfect, like many hotels... More 

Thank gsdude
San Diego
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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I had heard many things, both good and bad about the Hotel Frances. I had never stayed in Santa Rosalia, always heading south. But this weekend we were on a break from our Amigos de Los Californios trip before heading up to Santa Martha. We were booked into the Hotel Frances. Easy to find on the north rim of the... More 

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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

We didn't stay here so what I have to say doesn't apply to the accommodation. We went to the hotel for breakfast, hoping to get something vaguely French and delicious. The Hotel is beautiful, kept in real French style and surrounded by old trains and copper smelting equipment from the old mine. the interior decoration is beautiful and very French... More 

3 Thank Verinia
Oakville, Canada
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94 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

We stayed here on our second night driving down from San Diego. The town was the perfect distance from El Rosario to get us off the highway before dark and that is about the best thing I can say about anything we found there. We were driving a Mercedes convertible and the road from the highway up to the hotel... More 

2 Thank Nan N
mexicano viajero
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

this is a very nice hotel , you have the oportunity of live in the first years of XX century but with air conditioned and swiming pool , near to the museum and the downtown , is a very good place for stay in Santa Rosalia.

3 Thank drorozco55
Houston, TX
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243 reviews
233 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2006

Stayed at Hotel Frances in Santa Rosalia in June '06 & was favorably impressed overall. Hotel is located on top of the hill overlooking the town, about $3 by taxi from the combined bus/ferry terminal. Easy walk down lots of steps to center of town. Hotel is an interesting old frame building that was a showpiece in its day, &... More 

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