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Inn at San Pancho, Home of the GataGorda
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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“A wonderful escape!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

It was amazing to come back to the simplicity and beauty of the Inn. I could breathe again. The lush garden with all the flowers and the hummingbirds, the pool, the comfortable villas. You cannot help but getting completely relaxed. And yet there is enough of restaurants, cafe's and stores to keep me entertained. Plus Eileen always have perfect ideas for outings. A boat trip to the Marieta Islands, markets, beaches and other points of interest. I will be back thats for sure.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ridgewood, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

Recently returned from my third stay at the Inn. Delightfully decorated, exquisitely landscaped and overseen beautifully by Eileen, who met our every need and request. Truly an oasis. Absolutely stunning views, comfortable accommodations, refreshing pool and a simple walk to downtown San Pancho and its wonderful shops and restaurants. A jewel!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

3rd annual girls trip to the Inn. Love the spacious Inn with great views, short walk to quaint village and beach with so many great restaurants.. Salt water pool ~ towels for beach ~ love the large cozy verandas where the chicas and I would meet and have our coffee in the morning. Miss it already ~ going back next year.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

My husband and I have visited Eileen's beautiful inn with our family twice in the last two years. We have had an amazing stay each time! The inn is beautiful - gorgeous rooms, verandas overlooking the ocean, beautiful pool with plenty of sun and shade. The inn is a quick walk to the beach and to the shops and restaurants of the town. It is a great place to stay. But what truly makes this place exceptional is the service Eileen provides. She is incredibly helpful with everything (she even lent us a slow cooker from her own kitchen) and has wonderful suggestions of things to do in the area. My husband fell ill on our last trip and without even blinking an eye, Eileen spent the whole day with us at the local hospital, translating and helping us figure out how to navigate the rather complicated system. She is amazing, and her inn is a wonderful place to stay. I would go back in a second!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Queretaro City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

We had the opportunity to meet the Owner, she was very nice with us. the place is awesome, very quiet and looks like new.
The pool has a great size.
We really like the fact that this place is pet-friendly.
Totally recommended if you don't mind to walk a couple of block to reach the beach.

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Room Tip: If you take your bikes or rent a couple of them, then it's perfect.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

My family and I traveled down to San Pancho last week. It was our first journey abroad with out 17 month old daughter.
Our stay at GataGordo was superb. We were initially booked in Nopal, which did not work for us since we need a separate room for our toddler; it is a lovely space, though. Eileen was very helpful and open to the idea of our moving to Villa Victoria, which turned out to be a perfect space for us. Airy and comfortable, Villa V boasts a covered porch with a spectacular view of the ocean; this outdoor space is perfect for dining.
Eileen was a perfect hostess. She was helpful and willing to offer advice concerning local restaurants and activities. Her advice turned out to be excellent. We particularly enjoyed our beach front dinner at La Playa and our time birding with Luis from Birding San Pancho.
All in all, our stay with Eileen was great. We loved the Inn and San Pancho, which is far quieter than Sayulita, just to the south.
Thank you so much, Eileen. We hope to see you again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

This was our second visit to the inn where we stayed in Villa Victoria (V). This time we shared it with our son and his wife. It's spacious, clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated and has lovely views. We wish we had brought binoculars to better identify the birds we saw from it's veranda. We took Eileen's suggestion however and went on a fabulous bird watching adventure with Luis from "Birding San Pancho."
Eileen, the owner, was very kind and helpful. When our adult son became ill, she took him to the doctor as we didn't have a car. She knew how to navigate through the medical clinic and obtain a prescription. Eileen gave us good suggestions on restaurants, up to date cultural activities in town, where to shop for food, etc.
The inn is in a neighborhood and not part of a resort complex. We enjoyed seeing the children walk to school as we walked to the nearby tortilleria every morning for warm tortillas. This is just one of many lasting memories.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Inn at San Pancho, Home of the GataGorda
Address: Camboya, San Francisco 63732, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > San Francisco
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set like a moonstone in the abundant palm forests which frame the idyllic village of San Pancho, the Inn at San Pancho offers abundant gardens, charming casitas, and a cascade pool. Embraced by the colors of Mexico, with jaunty peacock blue skies each morning, and the gaudy sprawl of sunset ushering in each star-filled night, this enchanting Inn with its spectacular vistas weaves days that unfold like magic, and spins memories that will cling forever. ... more   less 

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