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“Good Value in SJDC” 4 of 5 stars
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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 38 Hotels in San Jose del Cabo
Sonoma, CA
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good Value in SJDC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were headed on a car trip across Baja California Sur and did not wish to start our journey in the evening (flight arrived at SJD at 5PM). So what we needed was a comfortable place to stay which was near the airport and close to downtown San Jose Del Cabo. We decided on one night at El Encanto and easily booked the reservation online. The hotel is a historic building right in the downtown area. The building and grounds, including the pool were in good repair. Although the room showed some signs of needed touch-ups, it was spacious and the shower was generous size too. Miguel was very helpful on check-in and everything went very smoothly. The hotel was comfortable, clean and the location was great. The off-season special is a very good value. We were able to see a bit of downtown, enjoy supper in San Jose and get a good rest before hitting the road. I might choose an upstairs room next time, to avoid being on ground level in the courtyard (more privacy) but the hotel was pleasant and just what we were looking for.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Hope you enjoyed your car trip across Baja.
We have done it several times and is always amazing
the changing landscape. Thank you for your time to review
Safe Travels from all of us at the El Encanto
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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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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have stayed at the El Encanto for years and each year the price is bumped up just a little bit and I(we) feel the price has reached the level where we will be looking elsewhere to stay next March when we go to Mexico. We've stayed there for about 9 years now and the economics dictate that we look around for a place to stay that offers more for the money, such as a kitchen.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, June 30, 2014
Thank you for your time to review we hope we can re interest you
you a return visit. We have many promotions this time of year and
specials for return guests, If you would ask for any management personal
they can present them to you.
Thank you again for your time and constructive comments
Safe Travels from all of us at the El Encanto
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Los Barriles, Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My daughter and I stayed in an upper poolside balcony room in April and fell in Love with this Hotel and Spa ! First of all , the room is very big with high ceilings and the most comfortable bed . We we specially enjoyed the black bottom pool area surrounded by tropical plants , trees and Birds from the nearby Estuary . It was amazingly relaxing to soak in the Mexican sun while listening to all the different species of birds singing their songs. We of course had to visit the Spa and get an adjustment from the ever so kind Dr. Allen . The spa was one of the most beautiful spas I've ever been to and I've been to spas all over the world ! We had wonderful massages with essential oils that was perfect for just getting off the plane . The location of El Encanto Inn is perfect for walking around the Spanish colonial town of San Jose Del Cabo and only two minute drive to the beach !!
All this for very reasonable prices . We are going back in July !

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, June 30, 2014
We are looking forward to your return visit!
Thank you so much for the kind words and information about the Estuary.
For some reason the birds this year seem to sing all day.
All the staff get these comments and it brings a smile and they send a thankyou!
Safe travels from all of us at the El Encanto
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We booked for an overnight stay between timeshare villas. We had a pool side room. Staff were great and all arrangements were handled very professionally. We found the facilities comfortable but could use an update. Bathroom is very outdated and we were reluctant to shower. Pool and grounds are beautiful. We would stay again but only a short visit as we like more modern conveniences.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, June 26, 2014
Thank you for your time to review and constructive comments.
We always act on guests suggestions.
Your transition time is important to us as we would like your
stay in SanJose to be as pleasant as possible.
Safe Travels from all of us at the El Encanto
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Calgary
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Loved the hotel for our brief stay in San Jose which is the place to visit away from all the hustle and bustle of Cabos. The manager was very helpful and accommodating, we were involved in a car accident and he was very helpful with phone calls and to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The Hotel is on beautiful grounds with everything clean and manicured. I highly recommend this hotel and will stay here again

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, June 26, 2014
Thank you for the time to review.
Management tries to be as helpful as possible when
guests have special needs. We are glad you got a chance
to experience the flavor of San Jose and hope we will
see you on a return visit.
Safe Travels from all of us at the El Encanto
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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed a night in early June. The kids could romp in pool, we were comfortable in our rooms, we were within walking distance to restaurants and brewery, and we were relaxed when we left. The gardens are delightful respite from the summer heat of San Jose del Cabo.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, June 26, 2014
All in the Family, it is such a pleasure to receive guests
who are taking time to spend quality time together and
are able to enjoy the ease and comfort of historic San Jose.
San Jose is the family center of southern Baja and we take pride in
the quality of life here.
Safe travels from all of us at the El Encanto
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Monroe, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My family vacations every year at Playa Grande Resort in Cabo San Lucas for a one-week stay. However one week isn't quite enough time, so we usually add about 3 nights at a smaller, more intimate accommodation. We loved our stay at El Encanto Inn and would happily stay there again. Cabo can be very frenetic, and the Inn provides a respite from the hustle and bustle. Walking distance to many restaurants, galleries and shops, and a lovely garden/pool area. Large rooms tastefully decorated. A real winner!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, June 26, 2014
Thank you for the time to review, we get a lot of
guests the blend in busy Cabo with some quiet time in the
historic town of SanJose. There are many local events, Galleries and restaurants
we just completed the Music Festival and International Surf competition.
The best surf beaches are next to SanJose.
Thanks Again
Safe Travels from all of us at the El Encanto
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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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