We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“stuck in baja mexico”
Review of Hotel California

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Todos Santos
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“stuck in baja mexico”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

after having minor car problems ..decided to spend the nite in todos santos baja mexico bc..checked in for ah good nite rest before heading back to scorpion bay could have stayed wit friends in their beachfront home just a few km outside of town but was close to auto repair..had great nites sleep ,people very kind & treated all guest very well...as i said in the heart of town everything close by ..highly suggest !!!

Room Tip: small hotel ..all rooms great
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank surfmichael
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

614 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    290
    216
    74
    24
    10
See reviews for
119
290
19
12
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (88)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Manahawkin, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Traveled from Cabo San Lucas to Loreto and back to Cabo to fly home. Stopped inTodos Santos, Hotel California on the way back. This was a destination. We stayed 2 nights at this fun and funky hotel. Spent all of our time just here. Room service on patio for breakfast was wonderful, dinner at rest. was very good. Staff was friendly enough. Ordered a margarita in our room as we checked in, had heard they were good. Cocktail before dinner served pool side. They seemed willing to accommodate whatever you wanted to do. Our room was so charming, we sat on garden patio and read, talked, looked at setting and read some more. I am rehabbing from a broken ankle and this was just great. Only 11 rooms and this was just FUN. Parked right in front of hotel on the street.

Room Tip: With only 11 rooms I don't know if there is a bad room. We had room 14 and we loved it.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank NancyB702013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Bernardino, California
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Hotel California is beautifully decorated, and even contains a small room near the lobby that contains several pieces of artwork created with paint and sand. There are only about 14 rooms at the hotel, but each section offers a unique view. I believe we stayed in Room 12, the middle of 3 rooms containing individual patios that face the direction of the sunset. The bed was comfortable, allowing us to get a solid night of rest. Food at the adjoining restaurant is exceptionally good in flavor, and average in price. The staff is extremely friendly, and I almost felt as if I were a guest in someone's home. The owner of the hotel is a very nice Canadian woman; she was more than happy to talk about some of the history of the hotel. The only gripe I can think of was the slight sewage smell coming up from the shower drain. Overall, I had an excellent experience at the Hotel California, and I will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Petzl76
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Ok the drive from cabo to Todos Santos is very remote and it will take you about one hour from Cabo to get there. There are no stores, gast stations or rest stops. At one point you will lose cell phone service only to regain it when yo get closer to town. On the left side of the road as you are driving you will see dirt roads. Those dirt roads lead to Cerritos beach which is a surfing beach. The road to the hotels down there is all dirt. If you have the extra time check it out. Hotel California is made famous by the Eagles song. The hotel is easy to find and there is street parking. The hotel looks just like the photos online. It is decorated with local art and you can walk through the lobby. They do not allow people who are not staying there to see the rest of the grounds (pool, rooms, restaurant etc.) There is also a very large gift shop attached to the hotel. The hotel is in a town with many stores, shops, and restaurants to wander around. We went earlier in the day saw the hotel walked around some shops had lunch then went over to the beach.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank Marli0209
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rio Rico, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The hotel is like an oasis in the middle of the dessert.... beautiful décor, you feel like in an old Mexican Hacienda... beautiful and full of character.
The rooms are very comfortable, very Mexican.... very clean... the colors are awesome, very bold but it works!!!
Bed very comfortable. We did not eat there, but we had some drinks at the bar... very nice!!! decoration is awesome.... we had margaritas, I asked "papaya" margarita... sooo yummy... the hallways, terrace, swimming pool, everything is just picture perfect..
My husband was crazy about going there because the song.... anyway it doesn't matter for him this hotel has nothing to do with the song.... we spent an awesome time there....
You have to go and see that town "Todos Santos"!!!!!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with street view.....
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank movingtoaz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Donner Summit, CA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I was not looking for nor did I find a connection to the song. Hotel California was recommended by a friend who described it as one of the sexiest hotels she's ever been to. I thought the decor was perfect; a mix of rustic heavy furniture with great art, gorgeous colors on the walls, tons of flowers, beautiful rugs, uneven brick floors. Intensely charming. Our room was a corner suite with old french doors that when opened, swept the dark curtains in the breeze. I have been to Baja many times and had never been to Todos Santos before. Loved walking around the town.

I am only rating the decor and vibe. The bar had a great feel too. I had heard good things about the food, but our food was mediocre at best. No where near the price. We would have done a lot better with street tacos. The fish was way over seasoned, as were the veggies and the ginger mango salsa on the fish was like bad chutney. I fed half my meal to the starving wailing cat who appeared at my feet. Even so, I kind of fell in love with the hotel. We stayed for one night.

Room Tip: Spring for a suite, corner suites have more light, as the place tends to show dark inside.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank mT_Lincoln_GiRL
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie S, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Thank you so much for your great comments about the hotel. We also always appreciate feed-back about our restaurant and I am sorry that your meal was not to your liking. I have spoken to our Chef who will review your comments and see how we can improve. I hope that you will return and give our restaurant La Coronela another try. Muchas gracias!!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
1 review
Reviewed 11 May 2014

This place is a little gem in the middle of the desert. The ambiance can't be beat. It's just beautiful and full of character. It makes you feel like you are in Mexican heaven! The rooms were unique, clean, and very comfortable! The outside terraces and pool were picture perfect.

Room Tip: Any room will do! But if you can, get the penthouse!
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank natalie w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Todos Santos hotels
0.2 mi away
Todos Santos Inn
Todos Santos Inn
#3 of 8 in Todos Santos
269 reviews
1.0 mi away
Posada La Poza
Posada La Poza
#1 of 8 in Todos Santos
354 reviews
0.2 mi away
Guaycura Boutique Hotel Beach Club & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Hacienda Todos Los Santos
Hacienda Todos Los Santos
#5 of 8 in Todos Santos
70 reviews
1.8 mi away
Hotel San Cristobal
Hotel San Cristobal
#6 of 8 in Todos Santos
11 reviews
0.6 mi away
Hotel Miramar
Hotel Miramar
#7 of 8 in Todos Santos
23 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel California? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel California

Property: Hotel California
Address: Benito Juarez e/ Morelos y Marquez de Leon | Col. Centro, Todos Santos 23305, Mexico
Phone Number:
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 (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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Odigeo and Evoline ltd so you can book your Hotel California reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
California Hotel Todos Santos
California Todos Santos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing