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Desert Inn at Loreto

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Francisco I. Madero, Loreto 23880, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mt. Vernon, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The check in area and pool were OK, but no bar or food as claimed. The rooms were spartan but clean and tolerable. The beach area was not what I would think a Baja beach should be, large grained sand and rocks. The Desert Inn was not as bad as the other reviews claimed but it also wasn’t the best... More

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

First room was so bad - had to change rooms. 2nd room wasn't much better but we were tired ! TV was awful, toilet wouldn't turn off, wash cloths - yuck ! Tissues - none, no stopper in sink. No hand towels. Showered in early am - water went everywhere !!! Everything got wet, including floors into bedroom. Breakfast supposed... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This place is just a nightmare. Nobody cares. There is no hot water, no TV reception, no internet, the AC unit is terribly loud, the bathroom smells... And on top of that when we were there other guests were having a party in the car park, just outside our room. Loud music until 4 am, beer cans everywhere, and they... More

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I have stayed in this hotel three different times before this time, always, with friends who had dogs. I kept giving it the benefit of the doubt. We heard it had recently sold and was in transition. Well just forget it! Now, they are no longer pet friendly. Upon our arrival they informed us, in a very direct way, that... More

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Valley Center
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

A friend and I stayed here last week. Used to be the La Pinta, just N of the end of the malecon and a block off the beach. Good location but the hotel appeared to have been closed down for at least a year, maybe before reopening as a Desert Inn. So the grounds had been neglected, no wifi, limited... More

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elk river idaho
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Where to begin? No air conditioning no TV, pool like ice, bar tender never there, no coffee until 8 am, no wifi EVER. Ask the manager when anything will work, standard answer "one hour." And really watch the weird step into the bathroom. Just odd.

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British Columbia
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32 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I stayed at the hotel with a tour group and was told the hotel was nice five years ago. But now it is worn and not appealing. Neither the rooms nor the grounds are being very well maintained. The bathroom window slats didn't close properly which might explain all the dirt on the toilet which I had to clean before... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Pros: Gorgeous grounds, pool and beach Huge rooms Good value for money if you don't book online Very clean Very helpful receptionist Cons: We booked online through despegar.com and ended up paying twice the room's worth which is unacceptable It is a 20 min walk into town which is not doable for everyone The flourescent lighting in the room is... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I stayed at Desert Inn as part of a fishing trip to Loreto in August. The accommodation was basic but clean and adequate. Comfortable beds, clean bathroom. Tired and slightly tatty furniture. A nice balcony overlooking beach and sea, and cool to be picked up on the beach every morning to go fishing. But the lock on the french windows... More

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San Diego, California
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I have stayed at the Desert Inns formerly La Pinta Hotels for over 8 years. The used to sell the Baja Travel Pass that was a great deal for frequent Baja travelers. They have sold off several of the hotels in Catavina, San Quintin, and Guierro Negro. My stay last week was one of my worst hotel experiences. They have... More

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Address: Calle Francisco I. Madero, Loreto 23880, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Loreto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Desert Inn at Loreto 2.5*
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Desert Inn (Hotel La Pinta Loreto) has 49 rooms, 29 are haciendas which is the regular standard room, two doubles beds, ocean front, cable tv, air conditioning, the Villas are upgraded rooms, with a fire place and more services, in our facilities we count with a salon spa, restaurant bar, swimming pool and what is more important great service to make your stay a lifetime memory. ... more   less 
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