I chose to leave the hotel two hours after arriving because of surprisingly inadequate security.
I have stayed at many hotels, hostels, posadas, what have you throughout Mexico, and lived for more than a year in Mexico City and have never come across a hotel that is three stars (or others much less elegant for that matter) that have no form of common security for guests.
I have stayed at $10/night hostels in Mérida that lock their doors after a certain time, three-star posadas in Oaxaca that give guests a code to enter when the hotel is unattended, and basic forest inns in Chiapas that have an entry guard (or at least a camera) 24 hours.
It is completely unacceptable in 2014 Mexico to have an unattended block of rooms with no external access barrier, even if it's just a locked gate that guests can use their key to access after hours or a passcode. When walking around San José one notices many iron grills on locals' first floor properties, don't guests deserve the same?
I know SJ is sleepier than most towns, but I found this to be really unacceptable. I left and ended up staying at another nearby property offering an adequate level of overnight coverage.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Encanto Inn & Suites Boutique Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of the historic downtown and art district of San Jose del Cabo, on Thursdays you can enjoy the Art Walk, just a few steps from the mission of San Jose, surrounded by craft shops, galleries, restaurants and bars. Located to less than 500 meters from the transpeninsular highway and just 5 minutes from the beach by car. On Saturdays you can enjoy the organic market located to 5 minutes by walking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Encanto
- El Encanto Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
- El Encanto Inn & Suites Boutique Hotel Los Cabos, Mexico - San Jose Del Cabo