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Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Todos Santos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 March 2013

We like this place. We have not stayed it the hotel but we often visit the bar and restaurant when it Todos Santas. Not even sure this is the true hotel from the Eagles song of the same name but it will certainly do. The drinks are good, particularly the margaritas on a hot day and the food is good. And it certainly looks the part but then you go and decide. Either way it is an interesting place and well worth a stop.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

You are welcomed to The Hotel California by Hugo at the front door. He will make you feel immediately welcome and show you to a chic and comfy room. As you walk from the lobby through the hotel to your room, you will feel like you have been transported to a different space and time. Unique and artistic touches are around every corner. Secluded seating areas extend throughout the labyrinthine darkness with candles lighting corners with every seductive turn.

The bar emits a intoxicatigly different vibe. With a live band playing in the outdoor courtyard, the music invites you to dance a little. The drinks allow you to linger longer, and the food will nourish your body as well as soothe your soul. If you came to Todos Santos to unwind, your mission has been accomplished in short and and joyful moments.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

We stayed in room 14 (junior suite) in late February and loved it. The folk art throughout the hotel is spectacular, the room was lovely, the patio was huge and everything was well appointed. I note that this forum is sprinkled with a few negative reviews regarding customer service, but we had nothing but great and friendly service from everyone we encountered. Our rate was established many months ago at $125 but is now $205. In our opinion, $125 is a bargain, but $205 seems a bit much. Somewhere in the middle seems fair, but the laws of supply and demand will undoubtedly reveal the right price going forward. Todos Santos is a fabulous little destination and it feels like the Hotel California is the heart of this beautiful town. Thanks to everyone at the Hotel California!

Room Tip: Room 14 is lovely and has an amazing patio
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank FunkyGrowlers
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

Dont get me wrong, really nice hotel but its not the real Hotel California. Its a fake tourist trap to capitalize on fans. Theres a letter that I ran into when doing my research written by Don Henley addressing this myth. Just Google (images) Don Henley Fax or Hotel California Fax.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank porkchop_on_the_go
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

Nice shops and boutiques but I just didn't get the whole area. Hotel was nice for the food, average quality and price. Looking around we didn't see much else in options after parking the car. Was told this was the place to be from a friend.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Cadex980c
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

stopped in todos santos on the way back to cabo from la paz. saw the hotel, walked through it and took some pictures. it was nice and updated, and now i can say i've been to the eagles' hotel california! town was oh-so touristy, but there were some nice shops and art galleries along the main drag (mostly run by americans) plus an internet cafe on one of the side streets. sat down at an outside table at the bar directly across from the hotel california, and was ignored for 4 or 5 minutes. went into the bar and asked the barkeep for some service, and within 30 seconds, a waiter came and took our order. as we were enjoying our drinks, the barkeep came out to talk with us. turns out he was the owner! good strong drinks, but a little pricey!

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

We stopped at the Hotel California during a tour of Todos Santos with Land's End Tours. The town of Todos Santos was a fun place to visit with many unique boutique hotels, art galleries, and shops, and an old mission church built by the Catholics. Although we didn't stay at the Hotel California, we did stop in for appetizers and margaritas. The taco platter was delicious with freshly prepared shrimp, chicken and beef tacos. The margaritas were also good. I wish we'd had time for a dinner because the food was excellent. If I had the opportunity I would like to stay here sometime because it seemed like a very cool place and again the restaurant served great food.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 #2 of 8 Hotels in Todos Santos
Price Range: £122 - £208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
California Hotel Todos Santos
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