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“So eclectic!”
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Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Todos Santos
Certificate of Excellence
La Mirada, California
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“So eclectic!”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

The Hotel California, come to find out, is not the one the Eagles sang about, but it doesn't matter! This hotel is darling! Eclectic, colorful, fun! We only stayed overnight on our way to La Paz from Cabo so didn't see the small city; however, we did have dinner at their restaurant, which was one of the best meals we've had. I had arrachera and tortilla soup and my husband had chile relleno and black bean soup, the best he's ever had. The ambiance was great, and we took our time dining. When we finished, we took more pics of the hotel (everywhere you turn there is something colorful and interesting to shoot). Everything on the walls are done by local artists and are for sale. The manager and hotel employees are very warm and friendly and take time to tell the interesting history of the Hotel California. Definitely a place to see! Oh! And the room we had was adorable...small but very cozy and warm. The mattress was VERY comfortable! We slept like babies!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I know anyone driving through the beautiful town of Todos Santos cannot miss the iconic - HOTEL California - its rusty red building - You cant miss it, well it is a wonderful a place to stay and enjoy this delightful city with its artisan shops - gorgeous food, fab rooms and just a lovely place to spend a few days - the restaurant offers totaly fabuous food, the waiters and servers, most or all speak English for us "un pequitto espaniol people" - the food is delightful, the drinks wonderful, and please -- the rooms are fab,please note we did not have a TV but we pretty soon realized - its better without! WIFI is simple and easy, airconditioining - the pool is lovely,very quiet, perfect for a nice romantic weekend or honeymoon but also if you want fun - its all in walking distance - no driving required -
We have bee through Todos Santos 2 times before and always had to stop and check out the boutique to buy something pretty, well the third time is a charm - we drove down in our own car - and decided to stay - we are thrilled, the pool is lovely - it is a little small oassis - lovely and very private, the rooms are large and spacious - we had our own balcony which overlooked the hills - very nice. The food os wonderful, the bathrooms are lovely with a large tiled shower clean and very nice - - cant say enough thank you! Sorry no fitness or spa that I know of - so thats what trip advisor wants to know in grading - no need for these - lots of spas in town and walking is wonderful - no need for fitness center! Loved Hotel California - delightful! Well stay again for sure.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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Tigard, Oregon
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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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Rochester, Michigan
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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
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hotelcalif, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review, 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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15 reviews
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Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

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
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
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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Property: Hotel California
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
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Todos Santos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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