Filled with culture and beauty, Todos Santos is a city that boasts stunning natural landscapes, sunny beaches, and beautiful architecture. The Culture Trip brings you the best hotels in the city.
Posada La Poza
In 1997, Juerg and Libusche Wiesendanger took a trip to Todos Santos, where their lives changed. Libusche fell in love with the city’s cactus deserts, mountain ranges, tropical palm forests and its rich culture. The couple decided to create a place in Todos Santos where they they could relax, which led to the birth of Posada La Poza. The hotel is an intimate retreat combining Mexican and European culture. From Posada La Poza visitors can enjoy a view of the mountains, a fresh water estuary, and the coastal sand dunes. Because the Wiesendangers believe in providing true intimacy and privacy, the hotel can only accommodate eight guests.
Hacienda Todos Los Santos features three guesthouses and four suites. The guesthouses and suites provide upscale comfort featuring king and queen sized beds. Visitors can make use of private terraces, the full kitchens and wet bars. Hacienda Todos Los Santos offers enchanting views, a quiet atmosphere, and a swimming pool. For travelers who wish to venture outside the hotel, they can visit the gorgeous beaches along the Pacific Ocean. From the hotel guests can watch impressive sunsets and marvel at the stars.
During the 1870s, The Todos Santos Inn was a sugar baron’s estate. The historic estate has become a charming village inn – the antiques, beamed ceilings, and courtyard gardens evoke a bygone era. The peaceful inn features an upper patio, a swimming pool, and poolside garden suites. La Copa Bar at The Todos Santos Inn serves the best margaritas in town according to Travel & Leisure. The restaurant, La Copa Cocina, serves some delicious dishes with European and Asian influences. From the bar and the restaurant guests can enjoy amazing views of Todos Santos.
Casa Bentley Boutique Hotel combines three houses inside a Portuguese-style castle surrounded by gardens. The hotel was designed to provide a luxurious experience. While staying in the hotel guests can explore the bougainvillea-lined streets and historic brick buildings nearby. Casa Bentley Boutique Hotel sits atop two acres of a former avocado-mango orchard. Although the orchard no longer exists, the natural surroundings ensure the hotel has a relaxed atmosphere. Casa Bentley is located near the beach, which makes it the perfect place for watching sunsets and going for walks along the coast.
On February 5, 1950, Hotel California opened by Mr. Wong, who lived in the sixteen room hotel with his wife and daughters. With its grand opening, the hotel became a major tourist attraction. Hotel California was the only place that served ice cold beer, due to Mr. Wong bringing ice to the hotel. The hotel’s success led to Todos Santos’ first restaurant and gas station. Hotel California has been a place of confusion since its beginning. There have been rumors of ghosts in the courtyard and hippies using the hotel to grow marijuana. However, the rumors haven’t been confirmed. Currently, the hotel is award-winning, beautifully designed and decorated.
Located near the Pacific Ocean, Hotel Villas La Mar is the perfect location for a serene stay. Guests can enjoy spectacular views of the sea, walk along the beach, watch birds, and even experience some whale watching. Each of the five hillside villas has a comfortable bedroom, a fully equipped bathroom, a kitchen and dining area, a pool, a Jacuzzi, and a terrace with ocean views. Hotel Villas La Mar’s villas were designed in elegant Baja California style. The owner designed and built the hotel with natural materials. This hotel is the ideal setting to enjoy Baja California’s gorgeous landscapes.
At Pescadero Palace guests can enjoy a natural rock waterfall, a heated swimming pool, and an infinity-edged Jacuzzi. The beachfront accommodation can host up to eighteen people in its two Villas with different rooms. The villas are connected with the pool an patio. Pescadero Palace is located near Playa Pescadero, one of Baja California’s best surfing beaches, and visitors can also experience fishing and diving just in front of the Villa. Other activities that can be enjoyed near the resort are yoga, mountain hiking, and biking.
Jenny Armit, owner of The Hotelito, wanted to create a place which paid homage to Mexican architects and where where guests could have space and privacy. This is how The Hotelito began. The bed and breakfast has four stylish and colorful casitasor little houses which are spacious enough for families. The separate houses consist of four bedrooms with comfortable beds and design furniture. The Hotelito’s goal is to provide guests with a home away from home where comfort and style meet. A kitchen was added recently – Fishermen bring the catch of the day for guests to enjoy, and they also serve smoothies alongside other snacks and drinks.
La Bohemia Baja Hotel Pequeno invites travelers to explore Baja California’s culture. Visitors can can take advantage of wine tastings, backyard barbecues, tamale-making classes, and beading workshops. Adventure never stops at this hotel. The cozy atmosphere will help visitors forget about the stresses and worries of life. At La Bohemia Baja Hotel Pequeno guests will also be served a delicious breakfast. At the hotel, La Panga Rosa Bar serves beer, wine, and tasty cocktails with herbs and fruits.
Due to its location near the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Laguna mountains, the family owned and operated Las Palmas Tropicales is the perfect place for a quiet get away. There are six casitasand a three bedroom home with breathtaking views of the ocean. The lodgings are tastefully designed and have a homely feel. The resort allows visitors to experience authentic Mexican culture away from the most touristy areas. This small farming community is surrounded by agricultural fields of chili, tomatoes, green beans, basil, papayas, avocados, pomegranates, mangoes, and strawberries. Without moving too far away from Las Palmas Tropicales guests can go whale watching, visit a natural sanctuary of sea turtles and experience world class surfing.