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Hotel California
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Todos Santos
Certificate of Excellence
La Paz
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Sisters treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

I had reached the point of sheer exhaustion from the 24/7 daily chore of caring for an elderly mom. When my sister emailed and said she was coming for a visit and was going to treat me to a mini vacation from mom I was elated.. I tried locating a place with two double beds in one room and could find none, until I found Hotel California. They were great, and not only did they go out of their way to find us a woman masseuse but the clerk on his day off helped me find a property I had purchased 20 years ago and I was trying to relocate it and couldn`t find. I would say that is above and beyond the call of duty! The beds by the way were great. The service extraordinaire. I wish my sis would treat me again!

Room Tip: By asking you will find the road to Rome, is a Mexican saying. The staff is accommodating and will f...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ramoncha
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Twin Cities
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

I’ve been lucky to stay at the Hotel California during the Todos Santos Music Festival in both 2012 and 2013. Todos Santos is a charming town where you can enjoy beautiful scenery, visit art galleries, and eat at a nice variety of restaurants and street food places.

The hotel really is beautiful, with bold colors and unique art and furniture. The pool area, balconies, and cozy common areas are lit with candles at night. The staff are all so kind, fun, and helpful; they go out of the way to make you feel at home.

Room Tip: Every room is different, so reading the descriptions on the hotel's website is a good idea.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

We did not stay at the hotel but looked at rooms and if not in cabo we would have stay in this town. todos is quaint and worth the stay. We visited the art galleries which were very unique. I would put these artists up there with the best.

Stay at the hotel and visit all the area that inspired the local artists. We visit one beach off hwy 1 mile marker 57, as soon as the road turns to four lanes heading south. It is a dirt road best if you have high clearance, we had a compact. Drive as far as you can then walk to paradise. Private beach with plenty of palm trees. Plan to spend the day. No facilities.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
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101 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

My mom and I stayed here for a night this Christmas, and loved it. The room was adorable, the bed was extremely comfortable, and well decorated. There is no TV, which was great, because the atmosphere outside is so inviting.
Front desk staff was great, and very helpful. Food at the restaurant was VERY good, we shared a ceasar salad and the tostadas. Perfect amount of food.

Only complaint was the noise from the main street.

Other than that, it is definitely worth staying a night or two if in the area. Only an hour from La Paz, and an hour and a half from San Jose del Cabo.

The sunset at Playa Punta Lobos is beautiful, and the surfing at Playa Los Cerritos (Cerritos Beach) is great for all ages.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Erex90
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

Beautiful hotel, great food, friendly service in Todos Santos. This is our second time staying in this hotel and it won't be our last. The location is central, and the town is much more authentic then Cabos San Lucas. The hotel rooms are clean and comfortable, and the patio was breathtaking!
My brother in law was getting married on the beach near the hotel and needed help with arrangements. Marianna (hotel manager) was great in setting everything up. With minimal time to prepare she was able to get flowers, chairs ( with covers), candles etc... to the secluded beach. Her efficiency, and enthusiasm was unbelievable! Really, just can't thank her enough! The ceremony was beautiful and the bride and groom were ecstatic. Danny, the chief cooked a fantastic meal, and the service was professional and elegant. We had a blast. Thank you for a great time at Hotel California. Such a lovely place!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mila T
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Anchorage, Alaska
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

Once you get in the hotel, it is really nice. The decore is amazing. The bed/ room is really comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant has wonderful food and the gift shop is really interesting. Even if you don't stay in the hotel the restaurant and gift shop are worth a visit. Our only complaint was this weirdo hanging around outside the hotel. He scammed us out of money for "parking" the first day we arrived, wouldn't keep his hands off our car, and cussed us out in front of our 2 year old on the last day. He threw down some trash at our feet and accused us of littering and then hissed every swear word in the book at us in English and Spanish. This happened two steps outside of the main enterance. We dreaded coming and going because of this guy but inside the hotel was awesome! Todos Santos is a lovely little town, truly a magical place.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great from what we've seen.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tucson, Arizona
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588 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

When in Todos Santos, one must stop by the Hotel California. The decor is beautiful and the gift shop is worth a look but very pricey. To most people coming to Todos Santos, the Hotel California is a tourist attraction and can be a good place to visit the back patio for a drink. It's just so charming inside.

Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel California

Property: Hotel California
Address: Benito Juarez e/ Morelos y Marquez de Leon | Col. Centro, Todos Santos 23305, Mexico
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Region: 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 #3 of 9 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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