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“A budget gem in the historic district” 4 of 5 stars
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Posada Terranova
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Degollado between I. Zaragoza y Doblado, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #35 of 42 Hotels in San Jose del Cabo
Salt Lake City
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A budget gem in the historic district”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

A last-minute booking, a late arrival, and very little Spanish (on my part) were no problems at this budget gem of a hotel. The concierge even walked with us to a late-night taco place, as he was going that direction anyway, and we practiced our languages on each other along the way.

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant was quite good. (I spoke with an ex-pat who said even locals like to eat there for the quality and price of food.)

Located on a quiet street in the historic center of the city, the popular Art District is just a few blocks away.

The hotel is old (historic) but has all the expected updates: grounded outlets, hot showers, TV, and air conditioning. The beds are really nice: plush pillow tops with new comforters and linens. The hotel also provides toiletries and luggage racks, unexpected at this price point.

Two small improvements would have a huge impact: A globe over the bare bulb of the ceiling fans, and better window dressings. Those plastic vertical blinds, with broken and missing vanes, belong in a much slummier place.

My verdict is *love* and I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Missoula, MT
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The staff were great and the price was good. We just stayed here one night before heading off to other areas. The rooms are a bit worn but it felt safe and was in a close location to downtown San Jose del Cabo.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank MontanaJulie
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Sausalito, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We just stayed here for four nights upon arrival in San Jose del Cabo. This is not a resort hotel but rather a typical Mexican hotel and priced according. If you are ok with the previous sentence, then I would highly recommend that you stay here. If you are a seasoned traveler then you will absolutely appreciate this place. The rooms are comfortable, the beds are nice, the staff extremely friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere very laid back. It is also located just a few blocks from the plaza but in a Mexican neighborhood so you are away from all of the tourists. The best part of this hotel may be the terrace out front which you are welcome to use/hang out in when staying here. The restaurant also serves a fantastic breakfast and I highly recommend it even if you don't stay here (breakfast IS NOT included in the room price). The prices at this hotel are low compared to other downtown options but the quality is very high. Definitely the best value for your money in downtown San Jose del Cabo, no question about it.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Isaac K
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San Francisco, California
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140 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I didn't stay at this hotel but had breakfast at their restaurant. Service is fast, staff is friendly, coffee is strong and breakfast is very good. Atmosphere is nice too. They have an outdoor area with nice shades and it's a delight to have breakfast there.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank eerdem
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Austin, Texas, United States
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I have only had breakfast there, but about 6 times....always good....service great.....reasonable prices.......My wife had eggs "divorcecado" and I had chileqitos, which in Tex-mex is called migas. ....I have also had just the fresh fruit plate........which is also wonderful......

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Paul P
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Montreal Canada
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We (party of 4) visited this place twice on my stay in San Jose del Cabo during the
month of February. Both times had their great tasting Club Sandwich w/fries. We
met the owner and his wife on our first visit and on the second visit the owner
(Juan) came over and sat with us. He is fleurent in English along with many other
languages. It was his birthday on the 27th the day we were their. No I won't say
his age and he doesn't look it at all. Fine person. He also serves many seafood
menu's and wines and beers. Note he is open for breakfast and lunch only
Drinking ice tea from here you have no worry of the water as like many
Mexican restaurant's the water is treated. If your ever in doubt just ask they
always have bottled water on hand if you prefer it.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Lyle, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2006

There is a bad seed here at Posada Terranova. I had a $1,200 lens stolen from my room. Another guest had an employee come to her door at 1 a.m. and ask if she needed a wake-up call. The owner, Antonio was defensive when I approached him about the lens. He said nothing has ever been stolen. Get real. What hotel has not had something stolen at some time in 20 years?
Honestly, San Jose is a great town, at least the Center area. The resorts are all American with no Mexican. Take the horse ride when you are there. It is fun. One hour is just right.
But I strongly suggest you stay away from Posada Terranova. It is a bad deal and I think risky.

  • Stayed December 2006, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Address: Degollado between I. Zaragoza y Doblado, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > San Jose del Cabo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 42 Hotels in San Jose del Cabo
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Hotel Class:3 star — Posada Terranova 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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