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Hotel California
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Benito Juarez e/ Morelos y Marquez de Leon | Col. Centro, Todos Santos 23305, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Todos Santos
Anchorage, Alaska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Once you get in the hotel, it is really nice. The decore is amazing. The bed/ room is really comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant has wonderful food and the gift shop is really interesting. Even if you don't stay in the hotel the restaurant and gift shop are worth a visit. Our only complaint was this weirdo hanging around outside the hotel. He scammed us out of money for "parking" the first day we arrived, wouldn't keep his hands off our car, and cussed us out in front of our 2 year old on the last day. He threw down some trash at our feet and accused us of littering and then hissed every swear word in the book at us in English and Spanish. This happened two steps outside of the main enterance. We dreaded coming and going because of this guy but inside the hotel was awesome! Todos Santos is a lovely little town, truly a magical place.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great from what we've seen.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona
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252 reviews 252 reviews
56 hotel reviews
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

When in Todos Santos, one must stop by the Hotel California. The decor is beautiful and the gift shop is worth a look but very pricey. To most people coming to Todos Santos, the Hotel California is a tourist attraction and can be a good place to visit the back patio for a drink. It's just so charming inside.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Paid $250 for 1 night. Tour groups trouped through (on contract, they said), people running in though the restaurant, taking photos etc.

A ripoff. Don't waste money to stay there but have a nice meal at the restaurant.

we lost $200 by staying there. Never again.

Room Tip: Don't there there. It is a ripoff Don't stay there!!! It is a ripoff!!!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We didn't stay here, but we wandered around and ate at the restaurant. The decor was enchanting, all staff members were fun to visit with, and the restaurant was great. The town is an arts community, and we had fun wandering around.

Room Tip: Todos Santos doesn't have a lot to offer, but the hotel was fun.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lumby, British Columbia, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Built in 1968 this hotel is very charming in the heart of downtown Todos Santos. It is rumored that the Eagles stayed at this hotel back in the day,and then named a song after the hotel. Across from the hotel is a bar called Tequila's Sunrise which made the very best tequila sunrise from natural ingredients (no mixes).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mexico City, Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Their fame has made them what they are, and I trully don't know why. The hotel is small, dark, expensive and not very spacious. Plus the staff is beyond rude. Didn't even look at me while asking for prices. He was more interested in the solitary he was playing in the computer.
Te restorant is crowded and full of mosquitoes.
Prices of the souvenir shop are ridiculous.
You may like to stay at the infamous hotel but there are much better options two blocks down.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

What a lovely hotel. The bed covers are just amazing, I did not wanted to get out of bed EVER. The rooms are really cozy with the towns artistic and architecture touche. The views from some of the balconies on the rooms where I had the opportunity to be at are breath taking, love it.
The food was superb, really good wine and alcohol selection. The music playing through the hotel is easy listening and sometimes you catch the theme song HOTEL CALIFORNIA. It really is an amazing little surprise in the incredible Baja California Sur desert.

I have to thank personally, Mariana for such a warm welcoming to our group and for the exceptional service that she offered us through our stay, she is great host.

I am a complicated traveler, specially for hotel selection, this time I can say that it was a hell of a time, I enjoy a lot my stay in HOTEL CALIFORNIA.

The only regret I have is not to have found the hotel during the 70´s I can only imagine being in the jam session the EAGLES had there, it would have been awsome.

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Room Tip: "Suite 8 has the best view and balcony" "The AC is really good in suite 1" &qu...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: Benito Juarez e/ Morelos y Marquez de Leon | Col. Centro, Todos Santos 23305, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Todos Santos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Todos Santos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the original Hotel California.... We invite you to experience the mystique of this world-renowned hotel located in the charming colonial town of Todos Santos. Just a 45 minute drive from Cabo San Lucas along the newly paved coastal Highway 19, the hotel is now easily accessible...Rated #7 emerging destination in the world - Tripadvisor 2010. Hotel California is a HOTEL not a B&B... ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
California Hotel Todos Santos
California Todos Santos

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