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“charming quiet place. good value.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Hotelito
Rancho del la Cachora, Todos Santos 23005, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #3 of 21 Todos Santos B&B and Inns
Santa Monica, California
1 review
“charming quiet place. good value.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The Hotelito is a great place to stay in Baja. it's elegant yet simple, designed uniquely but unpretentious. modern but rustic at the same time. very good value for money. very friendly and helpful staff and owner. great advice about where to go and what to eat.
we stayed five nights with our 2 year old and he loved it. best place we stayed in Baja. great location, a car is a must. spacious room and garden.very clean, good breakfast, nice pool. quiet and calm. we will def. come back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Hotelito is a relaxed establishment, whether you want to spend the day at the pool or hang out in one of the hammocks, and it is only a few minutes away by car to a secluded really long stretch of beach, however you can’t swim there. Our room, Azul, was spacious, particularly the bathroom, and clean. Overall it is an excellent, well priced place to relax and/or to explore the SAFE Todos Santos area. Jenny and her staff are super friendly and helpful. Breakfasts are excellent; the staff will happily substitute several food items, if requested, as we preferred the sweet blueberry jam and sliced mango over the sliced papaya and the unsweetened jam. Room includes filtered water, coffee, tea, and AC, if it gets too hot. Enjoy the local tacos stands and enjoy some excellent restaurants. Our favorites included Miguel’s (only order the chiles rellenos), El Gusto (by the lagoon), Barajas (pork and beef tacos), Compa Chava (fish, shrimp tacos and fish ceviche), Suki (only open Tues and Thurs. evenings during the summer). Explore several beaches, such as Cerritos and Las Palmas, both are less than 15 minutes away by car. Amazing star gazing at night.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We loved our time at the Hotelito. The place is beautifully designed and there is an overall nice attention to details.
Breakfasts are nice - you get coffee, a freshly squeezed juice, 2-3 different types of breads, and a plate with your choice of eggs (fried, scrambled or mexicana), some refried beans and a slice of fruit.
We had the Violeta room and we loved its privacy. It's very spacious and it has an equally large bathroom with oversized shower. Outside it has its own hammock, sofas, shade, and tables with chairs. In the room you also have a small refrigerator in case you feel compelled to keep some food (although honestly the food in mexico is so great that all we kept ther was extra beer ;-).
The facility has a swimming pool with salt water, a couple of hammocks and plenty seats in the shade or sun. Also there the design is lovely.
If you go to the Hotelito I suggest you get a car. We originally thought we could avoid it but honestly the walk to town under the sun can be a pain (about 15-20min) - especially if you have luggage. Also, the walk to the closest beach is about 10-15min and again under the sun is not always as fun as it sounds.
The closest beach is by the way not good for swimming - its lovely but the waves are high and the we were told the riptide is strong and very dangerous. If you want to swim you need to use a car and go to Los Cerritos.
The asset that we loved the most at the Hotelito was the personnel - Wendy, Fanny and Vicky are lovely, very attentive and always cheerful and helpful.
Overal we think this is a sweet find and we would definitely stay there again.
One bit of advice: ALWAYS close the screen door. Always - you want to avoid unwanted creatures to make their way inside.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

My husband and I spent 6 nights at The Hotelito. It definitely lived up to our expectations based on reviews here and the friendly staff was more than expected. We had a lovely time. It was a short walk into town or to the beach. The Azul Room was clean, contemporary and comfortable. I love that we had our own patio and hammock! The entire ambience and design of the place is really nice. We spent time at the pool which was refreshing and relaxing.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at the Hotelito and the only other guests were in the big house, so it felt like we had the place to ourselves. It is immaculately clean and very very comfortable. The pool and the hammocks were really nice features. The staff was super friendly, and the included breakfast was really well done. I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We stayed at Hotelito on 15th and 16th of April and only wish we had more time to enjoy this stylish property. We stayed in Casa Violeta, which was chic, comfortable, spacious, light and enjoyed a large private outdoor area with plenty of space to relax, read and generally lounge around. Whilst a white noise machine is provided in case of noise from barking dogs or confused roosters, we found we did not need it and had a very tranquil stay. Breakfast was fresh, ample and tasty, the staff were incredibly friendly and Jenny was very helpful giving up to date recommendations on the many great local eating establishments and things to do in the local area and baja generally. Hotelito is everything I believe a boutique hotel should be: intimate, full of charm and personality, stylish and small.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

The Hotelito is THE place to sleep, dream, love and hang out in Todos Santos, Run by Nottinghill Gate Designer, Jenny Armit, who has a flair for design that is truly amazing, the Hotelito features multi-colored bungalows in raspberry, heliotrope, lime green and rose, and is totally walkable to the Pacific and the beaches. Breakfast al fresco is included as well as a spectacular and intimate lap pool and sunning area. This is a totally hip, secret, and beautiful boutique hotel. Forget Cabo, that's spring break lunacy, Todos Santos and the Hotelito are awesome.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Rancho del la Cachora, Todos Santos 23005, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Todos Santos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Todos Santos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotelito is a bright jewel of contemporary Mexican design. Hip, stylish and incredibly comfortable. Within walking distance to both the town of Todos Santos and the beach and lagoon of La Cachora, this is the perfect location. Each casita is individually designed and all are spacious, with the highest quality beds and English bed linens. Jasmine, shade and hammocks on every terrace. Recently featured in Architectural Digest, Italy,Hola Decoracion, Mexico.and Architectural Digest, Russia. ... more   less 
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