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El Encanto Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Morelos 133, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #18 of 37 Hotels in San Jose del Cabo
Whitehorse, Yukon
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16 hotel reviews
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“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We stayed here one night before checking I to our condo in Cabo San Lucas

It is as beautiful as the photos suggest. We had a ground floor pool suite with French doors opening to the pool

We had one night only, but we could easily have stayed a week. The front desk was very friendly and helpful with everything

I spent 3 hours at the attached spa and it was amazing! One of the best massages I have ever received

If you want to stay in San Jose Del Cabo, and don't mind not being on the beach, this place is lovely and tranquil. Definitely try the spa!

Our room was huge and well appointed with a king sized bed, fridge, TV with English channels (some) and a large gorgeous bathroom with a walk in tiled shower. There are lots of places to eat right outside, within just a few minutes walk. We went to the Baja Brewing Company and sat outside near a gas fireplace

Awesome place!

Room Tip: The ground floor pool rooms open right into the pool courtyard and are beautiful. Very short walk to...
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
ThankYou for mentioning the Spa. Many of our guests add to thier relaxing visit by taking a time out to enjoy one of the very fine services provided. Our staff has been very apprecitive and motivated by all the kind words. We appreciate your time to review.
Safe Travels and please visit us Again
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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La Jolla, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

I adored the Elcanto Inn. Once we were there I regretted not staying longer than one night. The rooms are comfortable, stylish and airy. It's right in the town so you can easily access great restaurants. We did the Thursday evening Art Walk, which was great fun. From the moment we arrived, I felt welcome and relaxed! Really looking forward to going back.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Art Walk is a great way to spend Thursday evening! We are very glad you enjoyed the downtown and got to see some of the new Historical renovation work that was just completed.
Best of Travels from all of Us and we look forward to your return
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel for exploring San Jose del Cabo. Convenient location, beautiful rooms and courtyard, gracious staff and free parking. No restaurant on site, but plenty nearby. Include a Thursday night for the Art Walk; weekends can be a bit slow. But the hotel is lovely We will return.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Thank You for your time to review. We have just added Room and Pool service from the Restaurant next door "Voila" Thier staff will be providing service and taking orders. The owner "Roberto' is an excellant chef and will be a very appreciated addition to our service.
Thank You again, Best Regards and Safe Travels from all our Staff.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

We went up to San Jose from San Lucas for the Thursday Night Art Walk and didn't want to drive back until Friday. This hotel is perfectly located in the art district. Comfortable and with a lovely garden and pool in the courtyard. Parking, wifi, and breakfast up the street at Jazmins restaurant included.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Now that the new street work is completed. The entire Art District is busy with daily guests as well a evening diners and people simple enjoying the historic town atmosphere. It is a beautiful time to visit the City. There is also the estuary and Cactus Gardens in Puerto Los Cabos. We enjoy hearing from our guests and try to keep improving our service.
Thank You for your kind review and please visit us Again
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Winnipeg, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is a great little place that offers so much of the charm of Mexico that people are looking for! We had asked for a recommendation from our tour guide in La Paz for a place to stay in San Jose del Cabo, and we were so glad we stayed at El Encanto.

We stayed in the part that was a block away, and were amazed with how quiet and quaint the place was. We arrived earlier than the check-in time, and they let us leave our luggage while we went for lunch and put a rush on getting our room ready for us. We were only there for one night but we sad to leave.

We booked on Expedia and had no problem with the rates, additional charges, or any booking problems.

Room Tip: Pool view rooms would be nice, but we liked the adjacent property down the block
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review. We are very appreciative of all our guests and try and provide you the ease of traveling while on vacation. Our front desk says thanks for the compliments.
Thanks Again and Safe Travels from all the staff and management
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Seattle WA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a lovely hotel that offers, privacy, casual and elegance all in one location. I loved everything about this hotel. It was perfect. The hotel has lovely gardens and quiet places to hide and relax. It offers a great breakfast at a local resturant that was delicious. Next to the hotel is a little church that offers a timeless place to relax.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. Higher floors have more light.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Our owner is responsible for the Hacienda design and Gardens. She has a passion for making things beautiful and an eye for detail in design. The gardens have been her mission since 1997, when she started this project. Your thoughtful words are very much appreciated by all our staff.
Please visit us again and best of Travels for the New Year.
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mexico
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The hotel is OK but not close to the beach. The temperature of the water in the pool is good. Rooms are clean. Lots of TV channels also. There is a taco place 5 min walking from the hotel but I dont recommend it.
These days there is some construction going on next to the hotel...the drilling is extremely noisy and will wake you up around 7:30AM during the week. Not sure if they do works during the weekend but if you want to sleep after this time you better ask reception first if the company next to the hotel is done with the construction works.
I do recommend the hotel if you are ina budget, otherwise try something closer to the beach.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank You for your time to write your review. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience related to the street remodel. It has at times been a chalenge since August. The last bricks are being layed and we have new wide sidewalks. Each of the businesses in downtown had to take thier turn being part of the historic remodel. Ours is almost finished except for some "Quiet" hand work. Our staff is available to help with any assistance related to downtown and Puerto los Cabos activities and we hope we can help you to have a good, historic town visit, as well as enjoy beautiful Baja beaches.
Best of Travels for the New Year and thank you again for taking the time to review.
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Address: Morelos 133, 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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#14 Romantic Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Encanto Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Encanto Inn Hotel Spa & Suites, is located in the heart of historic downtown and art district of San Jose del Cabo, just steps from Mission San José, surrounded by craft shops, galleries and restaurants, less than 500 meters from the road (Transpennsular hihgway). The beach is a 5 min drive. It also has a Holistic center, which is comprised of a professional team in the fields of: Acupuncture, Chiropractor, nutritionist and wellness facilities (spa). ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel El Encanto
El Encanto Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
El Encanto Inn Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo

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