Hotel California isn’t just the name of a famous Eagles song; it’s also a beloved hotel in Todos Santos, a town near Los Cabos, Mexico. Hotel California was first opened by a Chinese immigrant who further helped to put Hotel California on the map by introducing ice to the town and serving the first cold beer. It’s not entirely known why and when the hotel switched hands, but in the 60s and 70s the Hotel California was in a state of flux after changing ownership and became quite rundown until 2001, when a couple from Canada purchased the hotel and gave it an award-winning renovation.
Today, the Hotel California is a boutique hotel with 11 luxurious suites that caters to visitors looking to escape into the countryside of Baja Mexico. Each suite is decorated differently with furnishings from around the world while the overall aesthetic of the hotel keeps a colonial Mexican style. Visitors not staying at the hotel can still visit it and savor its peaceful ambiance by making a reservation at its onsite restaurant, La Coronela, which puts a focus on local ingredients and Mexican cuisine with international twists. Guests and visitors to the hotel can also take advantage of the nearby ocean that is famous for its surf, go hiking in the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range or shopping in the hotel’s eclectic onsite store.
Hotel California is located on Calle Benito Juarez in Todos Santos. To get to the Hotel California, it’s easiest to fly into the Cabo International Airport and rent a car or shuttle to take you the hour drive down to Todos Santos.