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Rancho Pescadero
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in El Pescadero
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

It's rare to find a hotel that knocks it out of the park on so many levels, but Rancho Pescadero does exactly that. I'd be hard pressed to find a complaint about this place: impeccable setting and grounds, over-the-top-awesome staff, delicious and affordable restaurant, simple and comfortable rooms, great surf, and so much more.

The laid back attitude is evident from the moment of arrival, "Welcome, please let us take your bags while you enjoy some welcome cocktails." No credit cards, no signatures, no waiting around.

They have also made a point to eliminate the small inconveniences of a hotel stay. Tips? All settled (if you desire) at checkout. Restaurant recs? Not a preprinted list, but a chat with the owner about her favorite taquerias. Surfboard rentals? All included, with your stay.

In my opinion, what's most notable about this place -- and the staff -- is that both exude the values they promote. They are chill, laid back, "tranquillo," friendly, and approachable. There's not a whiff of the snotty-snobby-we're-too-good-for-you vibe found at so many of the Cabo luxury resorts. No attempt to nickel-and-dime for things like food, rentals, and wifi.

That what makes this a special place, and I hope it stays this way, as I intend to be back often.



Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Rancho Pescadero. The room was lovely and clean, and the bed was comfortable. We had a beautiful view of the ocean and could hear the waves crashing onto the beach. The staff were helpful and friendly. The sunsets were amazing! My husband and I spent our last night curled up on clean beach cabana, with a bottle of wine and a small fire as the sun set. We were the only ones on the beach that night...wonderful privacy. It was very relaxing and provided good value.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

I am seven months overdue writing this review but feel no wowed by our visit. This place really is "all that". Relaxing. Lovely. Friendly. Good food. Good drinks. Quiet(!!!!!!!). Easy. Did I mention relaxing?

Every picture posted here is 'true'. Every comment noted here is real. As two gay men, we weren't sure how 'friendly' it would be, the (San Francisco) good folks who own Rancho Pescadero were gracious and lovely. From the minute you arrive...you simply get to exhale...and enjoy all that is Rancho Pescadero.

Bravo! We'll be back...

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We loved our stay at Rancho Pescadero. This is a wonderful property, created with good taste and run with loving care.

Our large 2nd floor room had an oceanfront view with breathtaking sunsets. It was beautifully and comfortably furnished, with a sofa, two chairs, and a desk, in addition to a king size bed and bench. There was a large bathroom, with separate toilet room and separate jacuzzi tub and shower. Our room also featured a large balcony with lounging bed, table and 4 chairs and two padded lounge chairs. Oh, large closet, too.

We were welcomed with a complementary margarita, and a tray with ice, a pitcher of purified water, sliced limes and some snacks were brought to the room on arrival. Each morning, a tray is left outside your door with coffee, fruit, and a small baked good.

The staff is large and provides fabulous and thoughtful service! So kind and no request is too difficult. The front desk and bar staff are terrific.

The property is lovely and beautifully maintained. I understand there are two pools, but I only saw (or needed!) one and a hot tub. Lots of comfortable lounge chairs around the pool. . Many thoughtful touches such as magazines, sunscreen, pool towels + tote bags to carry towels to the beach! A nice bar area is adjacent to the pool but it could use some more shade.

The only thing we could ask for is to pave the 1 mile dirt road to the property from the main road! :) Oh yes, if breakfast were included in the rate, I'd say the value was perfect!

While we were there, the hotel hosted a dinner for the shelter for abandoned and abused children in Todos Santos. They donated (and cooked and served) all the food for the multi-course dinner for a large number of people, so all the proceeds went directly to the shelter -- very generous.

Rancho Pescadero fronts on a nice beach, but the water is too rough for swimming. A short drive takes you to the lovely Cerritos Beach which is perfect for swimming. A rental car is a necessity.

If you want lots of night life or a spring-break type of environment, this place is not for you. Go to Cabo San Lucas. But if you want a friendly, relaxed, very attractive place to chill out (near the sweet town of Todos Santos), you'll love Rancho Pescadero.

Room Tip: We stayed in a delightful Mariposa Suite - 2nd floor, Room #17. Marvelous view.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

We really enjoyed this resort . Everything was first rate. The service ,rooms,and food. We went for a walk down an empty beach,we loved the pool . We watched whales swim by from our balcony. I would recommend this,resort for anybody that wants to relax.

Room Tip: Room 22 had a great view.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Breathtaking, amazing food, October has warm weather, clean and beautifully decorated...love that you can enjoy yoga on premises and feel so at peace with being detached! Fantastic service - love that you don't sign or pay for anything til the very bitter end - it's like you are truly a guest!!! Best massage I have EVER had!!

Room Tip: the extra cost for water view is ABSOLUTELY worth it!!!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Rancho Pescadero is certainly a very special place, rightly deserving it's high rating on Trip Advisor, and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a quieter, more chilled out break on Baja than Cabo!

A couple of small points as to why my stay didn't get an excellent rating: despite arriving at around 1:30pm, our room wasn't ready until 3pm. OK, we were given one complimentary drink each at the bar, but that's standard (& a nice touch) at Rancho Pescadero. Just frustrating waiting until 3pm when the place was very quiet & no-one else was waiting to check in.

Secondly, we were forgotten about for turndown service/chocolates in the room the first night (no big deal) but also forgotten about for breakfast the next day, which was more frustrating waiting for it to arrive/checking outside the door, then finally having to go down to chase this (no phone in the room to call). Again, not a massive deal, but it took the shine off the morning a bit being forgotten about when the place was pretty quiet. In terms of breakfast, it literally is just coffee and a very small amount of fruit (a portion size for one person I'd say) could be a bit more generous.

However, having said that, the above are small things, and I definitely hope to return soon. The food at the bar for lunch, and the restaurant in the evening was superb, and better than the meal we had at a highly rated restaurant in Todos Santos. The bar staff (& actually all the staff) were great, and very friendly/helpful with any requests. The room (Pacific Suite 23) was gorgeous... one of the few rooms on the 3rd floor so it has a fantastic view of the ocean and mountains too; lovely large balcony. The beach is beautiful and very quiet for walking along, and we had the swimming pools to ourself most of the time (mid-week). Also went to the complimentary yoga each morning which was a great way to start the day.

Overall, highly recommended, and I hope to return soon!

Room Tip: Pacific Suite 23 is one of the few rooms on the 3rd floor, so has lovely ocean & mountain views
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rancho Pescadero

Address: Camino a la Playa | San Peditro, El Pescadero 23300, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > El Pescadero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in El Pescadero
Price Range: $185 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rancho Pescadero 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rancho Pescadero, Baja California Sur - An Outrageous Oceanfront Oasis - This private, secluded beach resort sits on 15 acres in Pescadero, five miles south of Todos Santos and 45 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas. Guests enjoy two luxurious swimming pools, multiple lounging areas, and spacious, beautifully appointed rooms, all with outdoor patios. Evening bonfires and world-class surf await you on the beach. Daily complimentary yoga classes and an amazing farm-to-table restaurant that sources organic produce grown onsite. A full-service wedding coordinator makes weddings truly magical. Quiet, luxurious and romantic. Come join the Rancho Pescadero family. ... more   less 
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