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Desert Inn Catavina
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

An excellent place to stay. Clean rooms, air conditioning, and pleasant staff. The swimming pool was a real treat after travelling in the heat. A real gem. Full menu available. 3 miles to the north, there are rock paintings worth a visit.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank eileen h
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

This hotel is a standard for those traveling down Baja. A safe clean place to stop for the night. They have dog-friendly rooms, a good restaurant, and a fun bar with a pool table. It's a bit expensive for what it is, but there are no other real options in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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2  Thank Lydia L
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

Stayed there twice recently; once while driving to Loreto, and again on the return trip. It is a natural half-way point.
Fortunately, this place is, for lack of a better word, 'charming'. The owners seem to take great pride in their hotel, and it shows. It has really improved in recent years. The rooms are large, and clean. The beds were even soft!
If you plan to stay here, though, book your room in advance! If you just 'show-up', they will have rooms, but you will pay a premium for them. Also, don't plan on eating here unless you are independently wealthy.
You can forget about any of the other hotels or restaurants in Catavina. From what I could tell, they are all belly-up. Also, remember to fuel up before Catavina, as the Pemex station is long gone.
One interesting feature of Catavina is that it looks like God took all the boulders in Baja, and swept them into Catavina. Really impressive.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

After a long day of driving and you're out in the middle of nowhere, the Desert Inn surrounded by the enchanting Boojum Tree forest is the perfect refuge. The rooms are very clean and arched corridors leading to the pool, restaurant, and lobby invites you to relax from a busy day of navigating the winding roads of the Baja. I didn't try the food but the bar had enough tequila and cold beer to quell my thirst. I was impressed by how well maintained the hotel was considering it's location. The price was moderate for the quality and location of this property. At sunset I suggest taking a stroll in the quiet desert to enjoy the long shadows of the cactus and the colors reflecting off the immense boulders from the brilliant sunset. The next morning I found it curiously quaint getting fuel for the vehicle. You must drive across the road and purchase one or more of the jugs of gas lined up along the roadside. All your needs and necessities are satisfied at this little oasis.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank tcanyoncurt
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

We stopped at this hotel with two other couples on March 31, 2012. We found it nicer than we had ever seen it before. Rooms-spotless, and power all of the time. The grounds and landscaping were is top shape throughout. The food was good overall, depending on what you ordered. A bit pricey, but all of Baja has become more expensive over the past 30 years! Service was good, and staff very nice. We would definitely recommend this as a stop.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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