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Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Todos Santos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 25, 2012

From the moment you walk in, Mariana Aquilar (manager?) greets you and makes you feel like you have finally found the right place. She does not pressure you at all! In fact, she took a long time just talking to us about the area, the history of the hotel, etc. She went out of her way to help us too (booking a massage for me).

The rooms are beautifully decorated and the bar/food are both great. Anything goes - we drank beers and terrific margaritas by the pool one day.

The hotel is great and I believe any good hotel has a good manager that makes it great! Super reasonably priced too. I recommend everyone leave the grime of Cabo behind and head to the Hotel California in Todos Santos!!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed in Cabo San Lucas, for a week. We decided to rent a car an take a day trip to see this hotel, on the advice of a couple people. First of this is a very small boutique hotel, 14 rooms total. It is situated in the heart of Todos Santos. Todos Santos itself is a very small town, very basic one road in one road out. We could only see the lobby of the hotel, due to not being guests, and were not impressed at all. The gift shop and bar next door were larger than the hotel lobby, and the employees were more friendly as well. Over all the price of the rental car and drive north from Cabo was not worth it, for just this town and hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We took a day trip up to Totos Santos from Cabo San Lucas. It was an easy ride via a 4 lane highway in a rental car. The town is quaint and colorful. The highlight was the Hotel California.
A very colorful, interesting artistic decor. Worth the trip just to look around. We did not stay overnight or see any of the rooms, so we can't really rate this hotel as far as comfort.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank junebaby52
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hotelcalif, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Thank You so much for your support with a this nice review from you, if you like what you saw outside you will love how we decor the rooms and swimming pool area. Next time please contact us and we will love to take care you @ Hotel California.

Muchas Gracias !!!

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

The atmosphere is nice and the reggae band that played in the bar was great. The decore is interesting, however, you can see where corners are cut. The rooms are nice but have no fridge or TV and the windows dont have screens and yes there were mosquitos. I think overall it is a nice hotel, but too expensive. If they want to charge those kind of prices they need to add the amenities that go with them.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
3  Thank AnilemA
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is an unusual, very tastefully decorated hotel. Don't come here if you expect a beach resort, it is far away from any beach and actually on the main road of Todos Santos (Mexico 19; I hasten to add that traffic is not a problem at all). There is a very nice pool and rooms have A/C, pillows are aplenty etc, but what you should come for is the ambiance. Sitting on the roof under the stars while a distant band plays local music is something that you won't find in Cabo San Lucas. Truly, an excellent hotel!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Ate in the resturant, and it was loud, brask and the waiters just didnt care!!!

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
4  Thank Jane S
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Management response:Responded July 3, 2012

Dear Orangetraveller6:
Please accept our apologies, we would really appreciate it if you could give us another chance to serve you and hopefully change your opinion about our restaurant.
If it's not too much trouble, we would love to email with you so please write us at info@hotelcaliforniabaja.com
saludos,

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

What a wonderful suprise. We went for a 50th birthday celebration of a friend. We were a group of about 25 people. An absolutely beautiful hotel, the food and service was amazing. We only stayed one night and I am not sure what you would do there if you were to stay longer so one night was perfect. Todos Santos was a place that I would like to return to and explore some more, off the beaten path it is a refreshing bread from the commercialization of Cabo.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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hotelcalif, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2012

Dear Kelly:
Thank you for staying with us!
We remember that 50th B-day, you had a taco buffet one night!
So glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you back soon!
There are plenty of things to do in Todos Santos depending on the season. You can fish, surf, realese baby turtles, attend the different festivities like the music fest, art fest, film fest. You can also just sit and relax by the pool or beach, visit the art galleries and shops, incredible fine dining...possibilities are endless.
Next time you're in town let us know and we'll plan out a bunch of cool activities for you!
Saludos from Magical Todos Santos!

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Address: Benito Juarez e/ Morelos y Marquez de Leon | Col. Centro, Todos Santos 23305, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Todos Santos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Todos Santos
Price Range: $105 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the original Hotel California.... We invite you to experience the mystique of this world-renowned hotel located in the charming colonial town of Todos Santos. Just a 45 minute drive from Cabo San Lucas along the newly paved coastal Highway 19, the hotel is now easily accessible...Rated #7 emerging destination in the world - Tripadvisor 2010. Hotel California is a HOTEL not a B&B... ... more   less 
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