Must-see hotels in Baja California

  • Posada La Poza

    Todos Santos

    Boasting ‘Mexican hospitality combined with Swiss quality,’ (meaning we found colorful surrounds and meticulous, incongruously formal service), this very…

  • Acre

    San José del Cabo

    This boutique treehouse village perches within 25 gorgeous acres of farmland dotted with fruit trees, vegetables and flowers that define the farm-to-table…

  • Ignacio Springs

    Southern Baja

    This Canadian-owned B&B comprises yurts and cabañas (cabins). Idyllically situated fronting a spring-fed river, the decor ranges from conventional US…

  • Gran Sueño

    Southern Baja

    Thirty minutes southeast of La Ventana, this delightful surprise of a resort is perched on a glorious, hidden cove at the end of a dirt road. The…

  • Adele's Ranch Bus

    Northern Baja

    Fussy travelers need not read on about this off-the-grid microranch surrounded by strawberry farms, just a short walk from a near-deserted, prettier-than…

  • Encuentro

    Ruta del Vino & Valle de Guadalupe

    Architecturally beautiful Encuentro features 22 minimalist, glass and steel 'loft' bungalows perched on a dry grassy hill overlooking the valley. This is…

  • El Ángel Azul

    La Paz

    Possibly the loveliest of La Paz’ lodging options, the Blue Angel offers simply furnished, pastel-washed rooms, which surround a beautiful courtyard that…

  • Campo Archelon

    Southern Baja

    On a tranquil patch of sand north of Bahía de los Ángeles, this former turtle research center now serves as an 'ecotourist campground' and is beautifully…

  • Hotel Caesar's

    Tijuana

    If walls could talk! Tijuana’s most famous historic hotel dates from the 1920s Prohibition era when it was popular with movie stars from over the border…

  • Bungalows Hotel

    Cabo San Lucas

    Abundant hammocks, tastefully furnished rooms and an expansive swimming pool set this B&B apart. Breakfasts are delicious, with fresh-fruit smoothies and…

  • Cuatro Cuatros

    Ruta del Vino & Valle de Guadalupe

    There's a lot of buzz in the valley about this swanky wine retreat and its fabulous mountaintop bar. Maximize your experience by staying in one of the…

  • Hotel San Cristóbal

    Todos Santos

    Style is paramount at this sleek boho resort of white walls, wood-bead chandeliers, bright throw pillows and decorative cacti. With a killer location on a…

  • Todos Santos Inn

    Todos Santos

    Fashioned from an exquisitely restored 19th-century brick hacienda, Todos Santos Inn has only eight intimate rooms, each with a four-poster bed and a…

  • Pension Baja Paradise

    La Paz

    Spotless, with comfy modern beds, reliably hot showers and cold air-conditioning plus touches of art and driftwood all around, this Mexican-Japanese-run…

  • La Villa del Valle

    Ruta del Vino & Valle de Guadalupe

    A beautiful B&B overlooking the rolling vineyards and fields in the Ruta del Vino. The owners grow their own lavender, make their own personal-care…

  • El Ganzo

    San José del Cabo

    A departure from the waterfront's cookie-cutter hotels, El Ganzo makes a big to-do about independent art, music and gastronomy, identifying itself as a …

  • Baja Camp

    La Paz

    If you've ever wanted to live like royalty on a faraway desert beach, swimming with sea creatures by day and sleeping under the stars in a giant safari…

  • Pescadero Surf Camp

    Todos Santos

    Located on a side of the highway 13km south of Todos Santos near the Pescadero surf break, this clean and surprisingly stylish place caters to wave riders…

  • Hotel Buenaventura

    Mulegé

    Bahia Concepción's most official hotel is a step up from beach camping, with hot water, flush toilets and a lively beachfront bar and restaurant (mains…

  • Cabo Surf Safari

    Cabo San Lucas

    Wonderful family compound stretched across a rare, quiet block in central Cabo San Lucas. Surrounded by couple of houses, an upstairs studio, a suite, a…

  • Hotel California

    Todos Santos

    You can check out but you may never want to leave the arty-yet-homey, lively-yet-serene Hotel California. The public spaces, in particular, are lovely,…

  • Casa Kootenay

    La Paz

    An upscale B&B run by a dive-master with serious baking skills (proven daily via delicious breakfasts). The four well-kept guest rooms are comfortable…

  • La Damiana Inn

    Loreto

    This historical posada has spacious, individually furnished rooms with decor ranging from brightly colored Baja fabrics, ceramics and artwork to mellow…

  • Drift

    San José del Cabo

    Polished concrete, white walls with brick detail and exposed copper piping bring an austere luxuriousness to the bright, airy rooms here. Head downstairs…

  • Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort

    Cabo Pulmo

    For Cabo Pulmo, these five thatch-roofed villas can be considered fancy. They're set in the local village and like the rest of the community, they run on…

  • Casa Tuscany

    La Paz

    Situated a seagull's swoop from the malecón, this picturesque B&B has homey rooms decorated with brightly colored paintwork, local rugs and traditional…

  • Hotel Las Casitas de Santa Rosalia

    Southern Baja

    Expat-owned Las Casitas has a real five-star holiday-in-the-sun look with large rooms that have balconies, seamless Sea of Cortez views, exquisite…

  • Casa Natalia

    San José del Cabo

    The fabulous Natalia opens onto San José’s plaza and has rooms overlooking a descending series of luxurious swimming pools with hammocks and lounges all…

  • Glamping Ruta de Arte y Vino

    Ruta del Vino & Valle de Guadalupe

    A quirky place in a field with 13 vintage 1960s Airstream camper vans. Lodging is rustic and gets hot when the weather is sweltering, but otherwise expect…

  • Robert's K38 Surf Motel

    Northern Baja

    Walking distance from the famous K28 surf break, 11km south of Rosarito, this super-fun, comfortable bargain of a place is, as you'd guess, popular with…

  • Hotel Malarrimo

    Southern Baja

    Hot, strong showers and a lot more ambience than the other options in town. Whale headboards and a general whale theme make it impossible to forget why…

  • Hotel Real del Río

    Tijuana

    The contemporary building-block-style exterior here sets the tone for a slick, modern hotel with comfortable carpeted rooms, a gym, a rooftop sundeck for…

  • Hístorico Las Casitas

    Mulegé

    Perhaps inspired by its very pretty courtyard, fountains, statues and shady garden of tropical plants, beloved Mexican poet Alán Gorosave once inhabited…

  • Casa Tara

    Southern Baja

    The most upscale digs in La Ventana is a seaside collection of Mediterranean-style villas and the posh restaurant, yoga shala and postcard-pretty beach…

  • Hotel Meson del Vino

    Ruta del Vino & Valle de Guadalupe

    A mustard-yellow exterior with vines up the walls gives this place a hacienda vibe, but the comfortable rooms feel more like grandma's house. There's a…

  • Los Vientos

    Southern Baja

    Easily the most reliable and comfortable hotel in Bahía de los Ángeles, this two-toned orange stay features a nice pool, lovely sea views and a good…

  • Hotel Desert Inn

    Southern Baja

    It looks like a prison from the outside, but past the bleak facade is a modern mission-style hotel with spacious, airy rooms decorated in a soothing…

  • One Bunk

    Tijuana

    A design-forward 'microhotel' recently installed on Tijuana's most happening thoroughfare, with just 14 rooms and a rooftop mezcal bar. Common spaces are…

  • Hotel Santo Tomás

    Ensenada

    Although the furnishing and carpets are a little tired, this vast hotel with its pea-green-and-purple exterior is still a great choice. The quirky lobby…

  • Posada de las Flores

    Loreto

    Sitting majestically on the main plaza in town, the interior has a palatial feel due to its stone columns and arches, trickling fountains and an earthy…