“Beautiful rose pink hacienda-style hotel with a rooftop pool overlooking the sleepy fishing town of Loreto”
All 15 rooms are decorated in traditional Mexican style with hand-carved wooden furniture, Talavera ceramics and wrought iron lights. Each is named after a flower boldly depicted in a mural above the bed. The 10 Standard Rooms, which overlook the central lobby, are spotless and well furnished, with bright yellow tiled bathrooms, showers, a wide selection of toiletries, TVs, air conditioning, minibars and ice buckets for indulgent midnight champagne. However, they're rather dark and sometimes you can't help but hear guests talking outside... but they're still infinitely preferable to your usual vacuum-sealed hotel room.
The 5 Junior Suites, which overlook the plaza, are much brighter and larger - all have a sofa, coffee table and French windows. Other touches, such as kingsize beds and towelling robes, make these rooms feel a tad more lavish. If you're going to lounge about indoors, it’s nice to know that films for the VCR are available from the lobby and are included in the room price.
The hotel restaurant, The Roof Garden is located on the rooftop, with a great view of Loreto, the mountains and the Sea of Cortez. It only serves breakfast - a complimentary and plentiful continental spread available from 8am to 9.30am. Expect a wide selection of cereals, fresh fruit juices, delicious homemade breads, fresh coffee and eggs done any way you want them.
There are lots of small restaurants nearby for lunch and dinner. Bear in mind that eating out can be tricky on Sundays through, when Loreto seems to hibernate, so make sure you fill up at breakfast. For cheap eats a tasty fried fish taco from nearby McLulu's stand is a must; there's also a delicious ice-cream shop near the Posada.
Surrounded by high mountains and the sparkling Sea of Cortez, Loreto is a good base for kayak, diving and fishing fans.