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Hotel California
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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Hotel California is the landmark Todos Santos hotel. For years, day-trippers coming from Los Cabos have flocked to the Hotel California, hoping to see "mirrors on the ceilings and pink champagne on ice." Don Henley burst that bubble a while back when he denied any connection between the Eagles and the hotel. That’s too bad. He should stop by next time he’s down here. Once he tours the grounds and samples the gourmet fare served in La Coronela Restaurant, he just might change his tune. John and Debbie Stewart, the new owners (note: John Stewart passed away on August 31, 2006) of the Hotel California have recreated this former eyesore into an architectural, artistic and culinary masterpiece.

Hotel California Todos Santos Baja California Sur Mexico
Hotel California - February 2005
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Swimming pool and garden area

For John Stewart, whose previous career was designing restaurants and office buildings, this project was the dream of a lifetime. He indulged his passion for brilliant, bold colors, colonial Mexican architecture and furniture, metal and glass sculptures, exotic plants and art. Truly a celebration of the senses, the Hotel California explodes with purples, reds, hot pinks, oranges, periwinkles, pulsating shades of green and golden yellows. The old blends gracefully with the new, as original tile floors and 100-year-old beams merge with the best modern Mexico can offer.

The patios, pool and terraces are private and lushly landscaped. Hotel guests have a choice of 11 luxuriously appointed, wildly imaginative rooms and suites. They can sit on a balcony overlooking the town and watch the sun set in the Pacific as the choir sings in the church across the street. This is a perfect place for weddings, honeymoons or just to get away and wander along cobble stone streets, exploring Todos Santos’ art galleries, restaurants and historical buildings. Venture out of town and enjoy some of the most spectacular surfing beaches on the west coast.

When you visit the hotel, make time for a leisurely lunch under the pagoda-style palapa at La Coronela Restaurant and Bar. Breathe in the fragrance of tropical flowers; listen to live Mexican music with a backdrop of softly tinkling fountains.

Afterward check out the Emporio—an upscale gallery and shop next door which features jewelry, art, glass, clothing and original paintings by local artists. You may come to Todos Santos as a day-tripper first. Next time, you will likely extend your Los Cabos vacation by a few days and spend some time at the Hotel California in downtown Todos Santos.

Photo on right: Hotel California Bar and Restaurant
Hotel California text by Ann Hazard - photographs by Terry Hauswirth
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hotel california todos santos baja california sur mexico
hotel california todos santos baja california sur mexico
hotel california todos santos baja california sur mexico
hotel california todos santos baja california sur mexico

This world famous historical hotel is the best known landmark in Todos Santos. The classic old hotel went through an extensive renovation and remodeling. It has been completely redone and is a credit to the owners John and Debbie Stewart. (a note: John Stewart passed away on August 31, 2006) John's previous experience was in designing restaurants and office buildings and he accomplished his life dream with the Hotel California. His vision gracefully combines the 100 year old beams and historic structure with his vision and passion for bold colors, colonial Mexican architecture and furnishings, art, glass and metal sculptures and exotic plants. They created livable art that can be enjoyed by all the visitors to this beautiful hotel.
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From the time that you arrive in the colorful reception and lounge area until you depart with great memories of your stay here you will be well attended beginning to end.

The eleven rooms are relatively small but sumptuously appointed with wildly imaginative decorations and furnishings, everything very comfortable with charming bathrooms. There is a small pool and beautiful garden area for guests to relax and enjoy. When you are ready to dine you are in for another well designed and decorated treat in the La Coronela Restaurant and Bar. See the review in the restaurant section for more information over the excellent menus. Great food breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also excellent cocktails and wine. The old coach room has been turned into a very nice eclectic boutique store and art gallery. They always have an excellent and interesting selection of art, handicrafts, clothing and more available.

You are guaranteed to enjoy your stay in the Hotel California. Stop in grab a cocktail and live a bit of history. The Hotel California also has a new cookbook out and a great tequila with their label. Room service and pool service are offered. The restaurant and bar are open from 7:30am until 11pm everyday. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. High season rates from November 16 until May 01 are $140 usd to $275 usd including all taxes. The low season rates from April 30 until November 15 are $105 usd to $195 usd. Wireless internet service is provided for guests. Hotel California is located in the very center of Todos Santos on Calle Juarez. You can't miss it nor do you want to.

- Hotel Review
by Ron Keist - 13 June 2008 -

Try their Hotel California Tequila - A hand crafted premium reposado tequila with time honored traditions.

Hotel California
Calle Juarez (downtown) Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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