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Desert Inn Catavina

San Quintin Punta Prieta portion of Highway 1, Km. 178, Catavina, Mexico
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San Diego, California
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80 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Loved the manicured and well tended grounds. Loved the room. Nicely appointed but still rustic. Hot water in the shower whenever we wanted it (seemed to be rare otherwise on my road trip to Loreto). Food was good enough but oddly whenever we spoke our high school Spanish class Spanish the waiter spoke English to us. When we spoke English,... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times but was government owned last time I came. Great hotel in the middle of what can be described as beautiful nothing. Amazing scenery all around. Cycled here on both occasions and was always a great relief to arrive somewhere descent after a long ride. restaurant was really good rooms spacious and always clean. Staff friendly... More 

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san diego california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We have stayed at this property for years and were happy to know the new owners were also the owners of a very large produce company. They now have great food in their dining room! The rooms are OK, and could use a makeover, but are comfortable for the one night stay most people go there.

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La Jolla, California
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54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was once one of the La Pinta Inns built by the Mexican government along the trans-peninsular highway from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas. It is situated in a 'bowl' in an astoundingly beautiful section of Baja California. There is a running stream (very rare) and native Washingtonia filifera palm trees. It is remote, it is 150 miles north to... More 

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Oceanside, California, United States
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Not only is this a beautiful property with endless pristine beaches, the hotel took in 26 of us at the last minute when there was a problem on the highway! They were able to have our rooms ready in 30 minutes and plenty of food for all :)

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Ladysmith, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After navigating past the potholes near Catavina and several hours of driving we pulled into the Desert Inn. The woman at the front desk had limited English (as is our Spanish) but we managed to book a room with two queen-sized beds. We had a quiet room around the pool. The prices for a single or double room were the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Desert Inn is truly an oasis after a long day of driving on Hwy 1. My friend and I were on a Motorcycle trip and were spending our nights in Budget ($25-$35) motels. He had planned on staying in Guerrero Negro, but after a late start, decided we would call it a night in Catavina. It cost much more... More 

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San Diego, CA
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22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I stayed at this hotel a couple of times - March 2013 and March 2011. Given there aren't a lot of choices in the area, I had low expectations the first time I stayed here. I was pleasantly surprised that, in March 2011, hotel management had JUST replaced all the mattresses and bedding a day or so before I arrived.... More 

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3 Thank AudreySD
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

An excellent place to stay. Clean rooms, air conditioning, and pleasant staff. The swimming pool was a real treat after travelling in the heat. A real gem. Full menu available. 3 miles to the north, there are rock paintings worth a visit.

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2 Thank eileen h
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This hotel is a standard for those traveling down Baja. A safe clean place to stop for the night. They have dog-friendly rooms, a good restaurant, and a fun bar with a pool table. It's a bit expensive for what it is, but there are no other real options in the area.

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