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“Bar food does not match the atmosphere”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel California

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Hotel California
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Todos Santos
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
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67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Bar food does not match the atmosphere”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

This is a review of the bar at the hotel. It is beautifully decorated and you did feel cool sitting in the courtyard (irrespective of whether or not the song was actually written about this place). But that's about where the positives end. We had decent margaritas, and mediocre guacamole, but the fajitas were terrible.... Have you ever had broccoli in a fajita? And no, it wasn't some avantgarde preparation, it was bad. The tortilla soup had zucchini and no tomatoe and was bland. I appreciate most foods from authentic to fusion and this got lost in between.

Visit to see the place, then wander down the street to el ziguans or something for your food.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Went here for dinner one our days in Todos Santos. We had a great meal and experienced great service. The atmosphere is very nice as well.

You can tell though the place is a little to 'corporate' rather than having a local owner feel. You can tell by their HUGE, too big, menu. Pricing is a litte too high for being in this little quaint town.

If you have multiple dinner nights in Todos Santos definitely go here. If you only have 1 night for dinner in Todos Santos go to La Casita Tapas & Wine Bar. Much better local mexican feel, service, food and drinks!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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La Grange, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

After making the yearly day pilgrimage to Totos Santos we decided to make reservations for two nights at Hotel California . And what a great decision for us. We had two second floor rooms side by side that had large private outside balconies that we could connect together. Lovely!
The rooms in accordance with the hotel detour supplied unique, nostalgic atmosphere, but provides the expected creature comforts. A great restaurant and bar set within the hotel allows you the choice to stay close or wonder around the quaint little village of Totos Santos! With the wonderful restaurants and bars around you can choose to party hardy and return to your welcoming hotel room...or enjoy one more from the Hotel California Bar listening to the music from the Eagles.. Or just extend those two days into more for remembering or making new ones!!!

Room Tip: We loved the two rooms on second floor with connecting patios!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Pineville, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to go and sit in the barand listen to The Eagles music. They have a restaraunt that is quite good. Tosos Santos is about an hour drive north of Cabo. A new highway makes the drive easy. There are small shops in town to enjoy. If yiu go at theright time there are turtles hatching on the beaches. If you need the bathroom while at Hotel California you will know which is which.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

Somewhat out of the way. It is located about 50 miles north of Cabo San Lucas. This was our second trip and we were pleased to find that the highway from Cabo is about 90% complete and almost freeway quality.
Not a lot to do in town but the experience and peacefulness are second to none.
This is the Hotel that the Eagles refer to in their hit song.
I know, I thought it was near LA too.

Room Tip: Pick a room away from the street. All rooms are good.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

We had dinner here one night on our trip to Todos Santos and it was a delight to visit the authentic Hotel California of Eagles song fame. They have a great little shop next door, too, with many different things - better quality than most souvenirs from places like this. Recommended!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Galveston Island, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

We took a beautiful drive from Cabo through the mountains and up to Todos Santos. What a lovely little town! We didn't stay at HC but we did have lunch there. The wait staff were wonderful, I have a tomato allergy and they were very attentive to this, even offered to make my guacamole without the tomato. The food was very good, and we loved the atmosphere on the patio.
There is a really nice shop at the HC and many little shops along the road. Def worth a drive to visit.
There is also a really huge beach along the way on the Pacific, still trying to find the name of it. There is a resort there and a bar called the Whale bar.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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