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“Living it up at the Hotel California”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel California

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Hotel California
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Todos Santos
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Living it up at the Hotel California”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Had Lunch there .
Didn't stay the night
Beautiful small lobby
A must visit , classic location , if you like the song .
Mexican menu
Great shopping around town but you really need to negotiate
Prices quoted upto 3x market rate
Nice beach if you can find it. Get a local map
Small museum , barely with the effort , but lots of old photographs

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

I stayed two nights here, of which the second was for free - including free dinner - due to a slight bathroom problem in the first room that I'm sure they've already fixed. Very friendly and accommodating staff that made the second day lovely. The town is very pittoresque and the atmosphere relaxing despite numerous souvenir stores. I'm now proudly wearing the T-shirt.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

My husband and I decided last minute that we just needed a few days away to relax. We had been to Todos Santos on previous trips and decided to stay there for three nights. I chose Hotel California based on the reviews and the pictures and it was just perfect for us!

We stayed in Room #5 - the Penthouse. I loved the space and the fact that we had our own HUGE private balcony. Also, you really have several rooms so we were able to spend a lot of time together but also have a quiet area to sit alone. It is the low season so the hotel and town were very sedate - we had pretty much the whole place. The funky decor, the bar and the restaurant were all just perfect.

I would make one note on the penthouse - just as an FYI. The main entrance is on the main hotel floor. To get to the bedroom you have to go upstairs. This was no problem but I can imagine some people might get there and be unhappy about the arrangement. If you don't mind a bit of stair climbing then it was absolutely delightful.

We had planned to try several different restaurants in town and we did get street tacos one day for lunch. To be honest, the food in the hotel restaurant was really good (especially the grilled beef sandwich) and the bar was delighful. We claimed a table and spent many hours there drinking mango margaritas.

If you are looking for a place the will be peaceful and have some character (not like staying in a big mega hotel where it takes you two days to remember which hall your room is on) please give the Hotel California a try!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mexico, Missouri
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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2 Thank penncomm
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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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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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325 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Chris7g
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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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