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BajaCactus Motel

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Km. 55, Carretera Transpeninsular | Tramo San Quintin-Punta Prieta, El Rosario 22960, Mexico
BajaCactus Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mysore, India
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice little hotel in El Rosario. The rooms are spacious, well appointed and comfortable. They have a safe parking area, so you don't have to worry about your car or motorcycle. The staff speaks English, and are cordial. It's right next to Mama Espionosa, so good food is just a few steps away. I will surely stay with them... More 

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Baja Cactus was always our 'go to' hotel to use and recommend to friends travelling South or headed North from Baja. The 'better' suites are mostly furthest off the busy hwy out front and are worth the extra money . Got to admit the nicer rooms are still a bargain under $40 usd but with some compromises . We... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

First, they have two levels of rooms, one level is pretty sumptuous luxury. The other is for businessmen. I can't imagine not taking the high level room because they have the unusual combination of high quality with an extremely low price. I travel frequently from Baja Sur to S. Calif. and this is the perfect stopover. To top it off,... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I stayed here on our way to see the whales in guerro negro and liked it so much we stayed again on our way home. We stayed in the new rooms in back which I would recommend. Clean, modern and one of the best places we rested at. Mama Espinoza's is a very short walk for great... More 

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The heart of Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a wonderful gem in El Rosario!! We stayed in may hotels on our trip from Ohio to La Paz and this by far is my favorite! Old Mexico feel with all of the amenities. Safe, off road parking. Fast wifi. The rooms are clean and well decorated. Loved every minute and hated that we only were able to... More 

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Los Altos, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I stayed here during the first night of our two day road trip from San Diego to La Paz. The hotel is clean, nice, and actually almost luxurious for Mexico standards. safe and quiet. Pets are allowed, too! The grounds are very clean, and the inner rooms are amidst interesting architecture, we took lots of photos. Parking is off the... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

El Rosario is easy drive from San Diego and this is a great place to stop. Large room, fast internet, dog friendly, quiet, big bulky towels, hot showers, shampoo/conditioner and body lotion - what more could you want after a drive through the desert! Parking lot next to hotel is locked at night so we felt as leaving or luggage... More 

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Maple Falls, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This little hotel tucked in corner of a an unassuming little Mexican town (El Rosario) is absolutely adorable. They should post different pictures on this site because they do not do it justice. It is wonderfully decorated and very clean! It's exactly what a 5 star Mexican hotel should be in my opinion. It's the perfect place to stop if... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Near the Pemex Petrol station, the new rooms in this motel are super comfortable and correct, after a wilderness drive it's nice to find something that 's not basic. Recommend this for any travelers. It's a good stop, disappointed with Mama Espinosas next door.

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Richmond, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

On a marathon roadtrip to southern Baja, we were so pleasantly surprised by this beautiful gem in El Rosario. Really, nothing else to recommend about this town (okay, maybe Mama Espinoza's restaurant next door has delicious lobster and crab burritos for a price), but it's worth staying here if you want to break up a long drive through the desert.... More 

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