Marcy Fitzpatrick

HOTEL CASA TOTA

Todos Santos, Mex

by: Marcy Fitzpatrick

  • Why

    Nearby wedding.

  • When

    May 2016

  • Who

    Me + @el_squid

Highs + Lows

  • Views from the rooftop terrace make you appreciate the simple beauty of the ultimate Baja beach town.

  • Pitchers of water are provided in the rooms daily. No need for lugging around plastic water bottles.

  • Currency exchange offered at the hotel.

  • “Proudly modest” is the hotel’s motto. Not many additional amenities here within the rooms or space to write home about.

    : 45/50
    • Design

    • Website

    • Life Changing

    • Environmental Consciousness

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

    • Refer a Friend

    Important Bits

    • Type

      Bohemian, boutique hotel.

    • Vibe

      Todos Santos, “All Saints,” has a true bohemian yet historic feel. Hotel Casa Tota embodies the town’s old flavor with their restored brick front façade while offering simplistic design and modern concrete interiors. White linens, soft lighting and wooden balcony doors open out into the street.

    • Location

      In the heart of downtown Todos Santos, the property is walking distance to many art galleries and restaurants and only a 10- minute drive to nearby beaches and surf spots.

    • Rooms

      15 rooms. It could have been the 16 hours of travel talking, but I’m betting this is the most comfortable bed in Todos Santos.

    • Music

      Consistent Mexican music is the vibe. Makes you wonder when the mariachi band is arriving.

    • Year Opened

      2011

    • Designed By

      Miguel Ochoa of Baja Builders. Hotel Casa Tota was formerly the Salgado Family Compound for over 70 years and the cantina housed Doña Tota’s general store for more than 50 years. Many of the original building features were preserved in the thoughtful renovation.

    • Pool/Gym

      Pool in the center courtyard. Wooden chaise lounges line the deck. The bar is conveniently located nearby for poolside cocktails. No gym. Take a run down desert trails to the beach or find a local yoga class instead.

    • Restaurant

      La Santena offers breakfast (included with your stay.) Delicious huevos rancheros and fresh fruit platters with homemade granola and yogurt. Dinner served nightly of traditional Mexican fare with locally sourced ingredients thanks to the market across the street. Lots of vegetarian options.

    • Bar

      House margaritas are a must.

    • Minibar

      No.

    • Wifi

      Yes. Works best in the lobby, not so well in the rooms.

    • Children

      Welcome.

    • Price

      A steal in the off-season. $100 USD/night with breakfast included.

    In the Area

    While it may be most known for the famous Hotel California, downtown Todos Santos has much more to offer than this tourist photo op. View galleries, one-of-a-kind stores and sip street-side cocktails.

    Walk Downtown Todos Santos

    Todos Santos, Mexico

    While it may be most known for the famous Hotel California, downtown Todos Santos has much more to offer than this tourist photo op. View galleries, one-of-a-kind stores and sip street-side cocktails.

    Some of the most beautiful blankets and rugs made in house. The wooden loom out front is proof.

    Blanket Factory

    Cerritos, Mexico

    Some of the most beautiful blankets and rugs made in house. The wooden loom out front is proof.

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    HOTEL CASA TOTA

    Calle Alvaro Obregon, Todos Santos, Mexico

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