El Tiburon Casitas is another of the small service oriented hotels brought about by what I like to call the Trip Advisor Era. In these days of instant access to reviews for every hotel in the world, thanks to sites such as this, Many small hotels have the ability to compete with the large places based on merit.
Whether judged by merit, service or any other standard I can think of, El Tiburon and it's owner Liz Bracken will always be very near or at the top. Located only a block out of the town center, where the Mission and most of the restaurants are and only couple of blocks from the harbor, this is where you want to be in town. Remember that the sun sets over the desert on the east coast of Baja and there is no advantage to being further away from town by being closer to the water.
Others have accurately described the casitas, the pool, internet and of course the free use of the bicycles. What they haven't been able to convey is the synergy which is created from the return clientele. On my most recent visit everyone staying there except for us was a repeat visitor to the hotel. This leads to a casual feeling of returning to a favorite place.
Loreto is a wonderful town, a beautiful ocean, surrounded by pristine desert and full of colonial charm. Add to that the outstanding choices for dinning and it's a choice most would relish for a few days.
Over the years I've been fortunate enough to visit Loreto dozens of times, which has afforded me the opportunity to stay in most of the hotels there. Going forward this will be my first choice.
I almost didn't want to write this review for the selfish reason that it will certainly become more difficult to obtain reservation's at El Tiburon as ever more people here about this place...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quiet, ultra clean, centrally located, with 4 charming and fully furnished Casitas around a Palapa and BBQ area and located between the Marina and the Mission and town Center. Sparkling heated swimming pool, Cold AC units and ceiling fans, full kitchens with coffee maker, water cooler, toaster, etc., Luxury Queen or king beds, Full baths with HOT showers and American toilets, secure parking behind gates, 24 hr arrival and check in, daily maid service, Free unlimited WiFi. Located just up from the beach and Malecon --- so much quieter than Hotels sitting right at the street. Walking distance to all shopping, restaurants, beach, Marina, Bank, Bakeries, liquor store, Dive Center, Museum. Complimentary Bicycles available on site. 7 years old and American owned and operated to the highest standards. Pool towels and all linens included. VHS and/or DVD player in room, Free Video and Book Library. This is a SAFE and secure hotel behind huge gates. Must book directly on Hotel Website. ... more less