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Dana Point, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Our 2nd night of our trip we spent in Catavina. I've read other reviews and I must agree that it's an oasis in the middle of land covered with dinasaur size egg shaped rocks. I'm sure off road terrain must have been beautiful but since I was crew on this trip I was on the highway heading south into town.... More 

Thank wendinlucky
San Diego, California
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62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

With not other choices in the area luckily this is a great place to spend a night or longer. Very clean rooms, great surrounding grounds very well kept, and quiet. There is a nice central patio area to gather and sip your beverage under the stars but the bar and restaurant are also a nice place to kick back. Don't... More 

Thank 2happybeachbums
Ensenada, Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2016

After a long hot dusty motorbike ride, this hotel looked amazing. An oasis in the middle of nowhere. First shock was the price! More than double what we'd been paying. Second disappointment...no wifi until 7pm. We're a long way from home & need to stay in touch with family. Would've understood if location was too remote etc. & would've expected... More 

Thank Lynn A
Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times but was government owned last time I came. Great hotel in the middle of what can be described as beautiful nothing. Amazing scenery all around. Cycled here on both occasions and was always a great relief to arrive somewhere descent after a long ride. restaurant was really good rooms spacious and always clean. Staff friendly... More 

Thank James_denni
san diego california
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We have stayed at this property for years and were happy to know the new owners were also the owners of a very large produce company. They now have great food in their dining room! The rooms are OK, and could use a makeover, but are comfortable for the one night stay most people go there.

Thank Carol B
La Jolla, California
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398 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This was once one of the La Pinta Inns built by the Mexican government along the trans-peninsular highway from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas. It is situated in a 'bowl' in an astoundingly beautiful section of Baja California. There is a running stream (very rare) and native Washingtonia filifera palm trees. It is remote, it is 150 miles north to... More 

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Oceanside, California, United States
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Not only is this a beautiful property with endless pristine beaches, the hotel took in 26 of us at the last minute when there was a problem on the highway! They were able to have our rooms ready in 30 minutes and plenty of food for all :)

3 Thank Anna H
Ladysmith, BC
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76 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

After navigating past the potholes near Catavina and several hours of driving we pulled into the Desert Inn. The woman at the front desk had limited English (as is our Spanish) but we managed to book a room with two queen-sized beds. We had a quiet room around the pool. The prices for a single or double room were the... More 

3 Thank ezkayaker
Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Desert Inn is truly an oasis after a long day of driving on Hwy 1. My friend and I were on a Motorcycle trip and were spending our nights in Budget ($25-$35) motels. He had planned on staying in Guerrero Negro, but after a late start, decided we would call it a night in Catavina. It cost much more... More 

3 Thank Ben H
San Diego, CA
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22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I stayed at this hotel a couple of times - March 2013 and March 2011. Given there aren't a lot of choices in the area, I had low expectations the first time I stayed here. I was pleasantly surprised that, in March 2011, hotel management had JUST replaced all the mattresses and bedding a day or so before I arrived.... More 

3 Thank AudreySD

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Additional Information about Desert Inn Catavina

Address: San Quintin Punta Prieta portion of Highway 1, Km. 178, Catavina, Ensenada Municipality, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Ensenada Municipality > Catavina
Price Range: ₹ 5,130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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“any room towards the rear of the building facing the large cacti, away from the man road.”
 of 5 bubbles Papafish92037, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Rooms in the back are more silent”
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 of 5 bubbles gallettgirl, 2 May 2011 | Read review
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