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El Encanto Inn & Suites Boutique Hotel
Ranked #28 of 43 Hotels in San Jose del Cabo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 4, 2014

The Inn is located downtown in the art district. If you want beaches, you will need to walk a ways or use a cab or car. However the downtown is charming and the hotel is too. Our main floor pool view room was large, comfortable and attractive. However it was dark because blinds and curtains had to be kept closed for privacy from other guests inside and street traffic outside. A room on the second floor would be more private. The garden and pool area are lovely. There is a pretty little chapel - assume for weddings. Looks like a charming place for a wedding! San Jose del Cabo is ridiculously overpriced - the El Encanto is considered one of the better budget options. We were on a road trip so arrived without a reservation and were able to get a substantial discount off the rack rate. Still, nearly $160 US a night including dog fee isn't cheap. El Encanto is dog friendly - one of the few places that is. Travelling with a service dog in Mexico can be challenging. While there are laws similar to USA and Canada, there seems to have been no education and enforcement involves the police, who, sadly, haven't been educated either; so be prepared to pay "dog" fees. The El Encanto wanted $30 a night for fees, but to their credit, reduced it to $40 for our 3 day stay. A small fee is more acceptable than being turned away. Overall, a clean, attractive and pleasant little hotel. The staff are all very nice and helpful. We needed cross breezes because it was hot so slept with window and door open and felt and were completely safe.

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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn & Suites Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2014

When ever we receive a review, they go to our staff meeting for positive responses
and any corrections that need to occur. Your thoughtful and constructive review
is much appreciated and we than you for taking the time to write, it is very helpful
in our trying to provide the best service possible.
Safe Travels from all of us at the El Encanto and give that dog a thank you pat for being a great canine guest.

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

. We spent one night here on the final day of a 9 day trip to the Baja. We chose the hotel on a referral from a friend and were pleasantly relieved when we arrived. The pool side room was charming, with a comfortable bed, a seating area and french doors looking out onto the pool and garden. The concierge was very polite and accomodating.A comfortable spot within walking distance of all the great restaurants and galleries to enjoy in old San Jose. We will definitely return for a night or 2 on our next Baja trip.

Room Tip: The pool side suite on the ground floor was great. Looked out over the pool and gardens thru french...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn & Suites Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2014

Sounds like you had a great 9 days, It was a climate perfect time
and you got to enjoy the famous cool evenings and warm afternoons.
One of our favorite times of the year.
Thanks for the time to Review
Safe Travels from all of us at the El Encanto

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Nice small hotel right in the "old" part of town, within walking distance of restaurants, art galleries... Rooms in the annex across the street are adequate. Only complaint was a noisy air conditioning unit.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn & Suites Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2014

The spring starts the beach music events and street art festivals.
It is a great time to enjoy SanJose del Cabo.
Thank you for your time to review.
Safe travels from all of us at the El Encanto

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

It was nice to find an affordable hotel in the Art District of San Jose Del Cabo. What wonderful setting both outside and inside the rooms, the garden around the pool also very charming. Service was excellent & reception staff very helpful. It was too bad that San Jose music scene overpowered the serenity of the hotel. It was quite hard to sleep without ear plugs.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
Thank EevaAK
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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn & Suites Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2014

Thank you for your time to review, we are working with the municipality on the music
curfew and apologize for your disturbance. We are all glad you got to see and enjoy
the central historical art district.
Safe Travels from all of us at the El Encanto

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

On our way to a dive trip in the Socorros, we spent a night at this hotel. The property is a little difficult to find (our taxi driver got lost) but it is right on the edge of the art district and very convenient to the shops and the central square. It is divided into two parts, one of which is comprised of suites, which are gorgeous. The other is across the street and is accessed by a small gate in a wall. You walk into a walled garden that has very much the feel of a private residence. The rooms were good-sized and well-appointed and very quiet. We had a lot of fun doing the art walk in the square that night, and the restaurant across the street from the hotel had great margaritas and a fascinating menu. I would try it if I came back.

Room Tip: The garden suits are gorgeous, but the less expensive rooms are also very nice.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn & Suites Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2014

Its great you took the time to enjoy the area and a Margarita!
Great ambience, food and galleries, the Art District has been a great experience for
a lot of our visitors.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

As others have noted, El Encanto is perfectly situated in the art district of San José and within easy walking distance of the plaza and restaurants. The desk and housekeeping staffs are efficient, friendly and professional. The grounds and pool are meticulously maintained. We took one of the poolside suites and were very pleased. We highly recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: Take a poolside suite! They are well worth the few additional dollars.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn & Suites Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2014

Our owner has just completed a seasonal landscaping adding new local
plants and trees. The downtown art district has been enjoying the new walkways
and remodel of the area. We are glad you were able to enjoy.
Safe Travels from all of us at the El Encanto.

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Reviewed March 9, 2014

...if looking for quiet and intimate room in the heart of the arts district in San Jose del Cabo. Staff polite and helpful. Room was clean and quiet. Excellent location to galleries and restaurants. Free and convenient parking.

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Cliff U, Guest Relations Manager at El Encanto Inn & Suites Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2014

Thank you for you kind review.
Our staff sends a grateful Thanks!
Safe Travels from all of us at the El Encanto.

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Address: Calle Jose Maria Morelos 133 | Colonia Centro, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > San Jose del Cabo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#14 Romantic Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#23 Spa Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
Price Range: $139 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Encanto Inn & Suites Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Encanto Inn & Suites Boutique Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of the historic downtown and art district of San Jose del Cabo, on Thursdays you can enjoy the Art Walk, just a few steps from the mission of San Jose, surrounded by craft shops, galleries, restaurants and bars. Located to less than 500 meters from the transpeninsular highway and just 5 minutes from the beach by car. On Saturdays you can enjoy the organic market located to 5 minutes by walking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel El Encanto
El Encanto Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
El Encanto Inn & Suites Boutique Hotel Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo

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