May Kwok

Hotel San Cristobal

www.maykwok.com
  • Where:Todos Santos, Mexico
  • Why:Quick NYC escape
  • When:May 2017
  • Who:Me + blonde ambition sister Christina Perez...I quickly realized we are destined to be travel soulmates.
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View from my room!

My quaint room.

Mescal waiting for me in my room.

The view of the pool & hotel during sunset.

The beautiful cacti landscape.

Discovering Todos Santos.

Cozy up in the communal room with this fireplace, record players, and candles.

Hanging poolside.

Last breakfast.

Highs & Lows

  • Details details details! Very impressed with the design and styling of the hotel, upon walking into the space you can tell how much thought was put into designing every detail!

  • Lots of communal spaces to get cozy and hide out in.

  • The pool is a DREAM come true.

  • Stunning views of the mountain & ocean. This hotel is on pacific side so the sunset is magical.

  • All rooms are peaceful, most of them with its own balcony/private hang out space, with a very comfortable bed.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Boutique Hotel

  • Vibe

    Luxurious desert beach town oasis.

  • Location

    Hotel San Cristóbal sits on the beach on the southwestern edge of the Baja peninsula in Todos Santos, Mexico.

  • Rooms

    32

  • Music

    An eclectic mix of indie rock – Washed Out, Dirty Projectors, etc.

  • Year Opened

    2017

  • Designed By

    Austin-based hospitality design and management company Bunkhouse, led by visionary hotelier Liz Lambert of Hotel San José, Hotel Saint Cecilia etc).

  • Pool/Gym

    No gym but has the most gorgeous teal blue pool with 2 hot tubs built in the center of the pool (steps away to the pool bar! So smart!).

  • Restaurant

    Benno, the hotel’s restaurant and bar, offers a mix of classic Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine. The menu focuses on variations on regional Mexican staples. Also, the fish is freshly caught daily by the local Todos Santos fishermen that is brought in daily! I recommend starting your day off with the homemade granola + yogurt. Superb.

  • Bar

    Yes, two bars on property. A cozier bar with a fireplace at Benno or the poolside bar. The cocktail menu highlights small-batch mescals, tequilas and delicious fresh cocktails, of course Mexican beers!!

  • Minibar

    No mini bar but I was welcomed with a small bottle of mescal and delicious sliced oranges.

  • Children

    This is definitely a hotel you’d want to come with your significant other or a close friend(s), so maybe leave the kids with the nanny!

  • Price

    Affordable luxury.

Hit up Mario’s Surf School. The dudes are super nice.  Point break surf break, a very forgiving wave to ride.

Surf at Playa Cerritos

Playa Cerritos - Public Beach, La Paz, Mexico

Hit up Mario’s Surf School. The dudes are super nice. Point break surf break, a very forgiving wave to ride.

Try their delicious pastries sit and relax at the outdoor café.  During high season there is a bazaar market that sets up shop every Sunday!

Grab your coffee at Baja Beans post surf

Baja Beans Cafe Pescadero, El Pescadero, Mexico

Try their delicious pastries sit and relax at the outdoor café. During high season there is a bazaar market that sets up shop every Sunday!

Hotel San Cristobal

Hotel San Cristóbal, La Paz, Mexico

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