Todos Santos, Baja California Sur
The New York Times, April 2010
"The dusty little downtown of Todos Santos boasts a clutch of sophisticated galleries against a backdrop of brick colonial buildings. A wisp of a town near the south end of the Baja peninsula, Todos Santos may not be quite sure whether it’s more surf hideaway or art haven. But the hundreds of expatriates who have moved in over the past couple of decades know what they don’t want it to be. That would be Cabo San Lucas, 50 miles farther south at Baja’s tip, with a harbor full of cruise ships, a beach full of monster resorts and souvenir shops. The charming colonial Todos Santos Inn smack in the center of town has a cozy bar for post-dinner drinks."
Travel + Leisure, March 2008
"From the outside, it doesn't look like much: a weathered brick-and-adobe hacienda hidden down a dusty unpaved side street in Todos Santos, a little beach town 90 minutes north of Los Cabos. But past the heavy iron gates of the eight-room Todos Santos Inn, you'll find a fairy-tale setting in a 19th-century sugar baron's former estate, with frescoes, adobe walls, and beamed ceilings. Netting hangs romantically over antique canopy beds in all the rooms, several of which open onto a fountain-bedecked terrace. Palm trees shade a small pool in the courtyard. Artists from the 16 neighboring galleries gather at night around the inn's candlelit wine bar, which sources bottles from around the globe."
"Fashioned from a restored 19th-century brick building, US-owned Todos Santos Inn has only eight intimate rooms, each with a four-poster bed and a divinely luxurious atmosphere. A tiny swimming pool sits within a verdant tropical courtyard adding to the hotel's irresistibility. One of the cape's finest."
Karen Brown’s Guides - Mexico Charming Inns & Itineraries
"When you arrive at the Todos Santos Inn, you will be warmly greeted by your gracious hosts, John Stoltzfus and Craig Sinel. During a weekend trip to southern Baja, John and Craig were introduced to Todos Santos, a tiny, low-key village in Mexico with old-world character, lovely weather, art galleries, great restaurants, colorful boutiques, low-cost real estate, and a beach nearby. They left the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, purchased the Todos Santos Inn and moved in just four months later... All of the spacious rooms exude great taste with terracotta floors, beamed ceilings, hand-carved furniture, heavy French doors, Oriental rugs, antique prints on the walls, great bathrooms accented with Talavera tiles, and very comfortable beds..."
"An elegant place to stay, it is in a historic house that has served as a general store, cantina, school, and private residence. Now under new ownership, it retains its air of casual elegance, with luxurious white bed linens, netting draped romantically over the beds, Talavera tile bathrooms, antique furniture, and high, wood-beamed ceilings. A new wine bar, open to the public... has possibly the town's best margaritas, in addition to an excellent selection of Californian and other imported wines."
Reviews are only from people who have stayed there and booked through i-escape.
“The Todos Santos Inn is an icon in Todos Santos and on the Baja and we were delighted to be staying there. Unfortunately, our first night happened on the final night of a festival with late night festivities (really loud music) raging until at least 3 in the morning. Located on what has unfortunately become a busy road, the noise of cars tends to invade the peaceful quietude of this lovely inn. The staff and service at the Inn were wonderful. I believe there is little they can do about the increased level of noise, traffic, etc in present day Todos Santos. Cafe Todos Santos remains as first class as ever!!! The old take-at-your-own risk road from Cabo is now a modern 4 lane highway - in some ways a blessing but reflective of the many changes in this little town.”
Alannah, Canada (11.02.14)