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“Basically a Gift Shop”
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Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Todos Santos
Certificate of Excellence
Mexico, Missouri
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Basically a Gift Shop”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

During our stay in Cabo, we drove up the coast to checkout the Hotel California. We did not stay in the hotel, so this review does not reflect the actual "hotel" part. But, basically, it is a big gift shop. Nothing to get excited about. We spent a few minutes looking around wondering "is this all?" and then walked around the neighborhood. There are some nice gift shops and art galleries around the area. We enjoyed the drive and had a good time exploring the neighborhood.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Debbie S, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Since our store is a small part of the Hotel California, I hope that you will come and stay with us sometime. We are far from the crowds of Los Cabos where you can enjoy the quiet and relaxation of our Hotel. We have 11 beautifully renovated (and air-conditioned rooms), two great restaurants and a fun staff to tell you all about the local history of the area. It is a very different kind of vacation in our Pueblo Magico (Magic Town) and once discovered, we are confident that you will want to come back again and again...
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

When traveling to the southern Baja do take the time to take the hour drive up the west coast on highway 19 to the small town of Todos Santos. The highway used to go through town but with the new by-pass you will need to exit and drive the old highway to the center of town. There in the north side of the street right on the old downtown is the Hotel California. Go in and enjoy the ambiance and have a cool Mojito at the bar. This is a great place as offers a fun few hours or overnight is a town that have a bunch of small shops, outstanding places to eat and all kinds of art.

Stayed August 2014
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347 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Went on a city tour. Stopped at "The Hotel California" . It was cool & full of history. Was excited to go there. The style and authentic was great. Resturant and bar was nice. Staff was warn & friendly. Great place & town. Lots to see & shop......

Stayed August 2014
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Though surrounded by vendors and tourist shops, this iconic hotel stands up well. Was visually beautiful and the staff were very helpful and fun. It's worth going to if in Todos Santos area. How could you not go, everyone humming about pink champagne on ice.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

A must visit stay and location, beach is far from hotel but is definitely worth it, history surrounds the hotel, great for family and friends. It's a very nice experience for everyone looking for a good time.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Midland, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Hotel California had the best green chili chicken enchiladas I have ever eaten. In fact they had the best Hibiscus margaritas and chocolate mousse pie too. The owner even gave me her Wi-Fi so I could check in from Hotel California. Just beautiful grounds all together. Will definitely go back again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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sydney
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121 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Great place to stay.Clean & comfortable.At every turn there are wonderful pieces of art,colourful walls & amazing furniture!I had read mixed reviews about the restaurant.However,we found the food & drinks to be great.Would not hesitate to recommend dining there! The pool area is secluded & quiet.Would stay again!

  • Stayed July 2014
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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 #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 
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California Hotel Todos Santos
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