I booked this hotel after reviewing it on Tripadvisor, checking the hotel website and then calling the hotel.
I was looking to book a suite with two bedrooms as we were travelling with my parents and our young child. The hotel appeared to have what they described as a large 2 bedroom suite on their website but, to be sure, I called to check that there were 2 separate bedrooms, and was assured that this was the case, but the person I spoke to added that there was no door in between the rooms. When we arrived at our room I was surprised to see our room was essentially a double bedroom, the beds being about 3 metres apart, and not at all "large" as advertised (see photo below). When I went down to reception to express this surprise I was told that another room was available but we would be charged full price of a further $110 on top of the $170 for the "suite".
There was no common area in the room we booked which, for me, is a requirement if you are going to call hotel accommodation "a suite". There was a small shared bathroom and only one closet which was also small. In all we felt conned by the description and the staff reaction was insult to injury.
Just for the record: this place has no connection to the Eagles classic but it does seem to play on this in order to justify overpricing its' rather ordinary rooms. Todos Santos is well worth the visit, but you should stay elsewhere as this is basically a tourist trap.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the original Hotel California.... We invite you to experience the mystique of this world-renowned hotel located in the charming colonial town of Todos Santos. Just a 45 minute drive from Cabo San Lucas along the newly paved coastal Highway 19, the hotel is now easily accessible...Rated #7 emerging destination in the world - Tripadvisor 2010. Hotel California is a HOTEL not a B&B... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- California Hotel Todos Santos
- California Todos Santos