A google search will tell you that this placed named like the famous song is purported not to be the place from the famous song. I know that's what they say but there are enough similarities of what's described that I feel the place has credibility to be the actual place. For instance when my family and I were there, I heard the mission bell from the church nearby. It was a great little place to visit if you are staying in Cabo. The courtyard where I wanted to dance to remember had a gate on it and was not accessible but there was a bar there and a gift ship with a number of great things to bring home.
We stop every year in Todo Santos and have lunch at the Hotel California. We own a place in San Jose and usually take our friends up for a tour of the area. This year while with friends we stopped into the gift shop to buy some tequila. The guy behind the bar had such a poor attitude that I almost left without buying the four bottles of their tequila brand. Our friend asked if they could taste the tequila to decide if they should buy a few bottles themselves. He held up an empty bottle and said no there wasn't any left. She decided that she wouldn't bother buying any and went across the street and bought four bottles of another tequila. The guy in the shop is costing the owner a lot of money by acting like he doesn't enjoy his job. I hope they see that or maybe they don't care? Who knows. But if it was one of my employees I would definitely get them to shape up or get someone that appreciates a job!…
Stopped in here on our rental car tour around Baja California Sur. Had food and drinks in the bar (patio). Stopped in the shop for a bit and looked around. If you're touring around Baja and have the time, make this one of your stops--you won't be disappointed!
Though it has nothing to do with the song or The Eagles, Americans still flock there to take a picture. The lobby and the courtyard are pretty, and the sculpture of the mariachis on the rooftop is fun. The store has all kinds of tacky souvenir stuff, and some interesting things, such as tequila with the "Hotel California" brand.
We had to stop, since this is the quintessential Todos Santos place to visit. The hotel is good for the picture and that's about it. We didn't get to spend the night, but we ate at the restaurant. Good food, good service, lots of distancing due to the pandemic. It was good. I would recommend it