“Ultra-romantic historic inn in the heart of laid-back Todos Santos, known for its art galleries, stylish restaurants and surf beaches”
There are just 8 rooms. If you're in the mood for romance, ask for one of the 4 Garden Suites, hidden in the lush tropical foliage of the garden courtyard. All have a spacious sitting room, a kingsize four-poster bed draped with mosquito netting and an intimate garden terrace. Arched windows, tapestry curtains and plush oriental rugs in rich gold, lavender and sage create the feel of old-world elegance. Crisp white bed linens, down comforters and decoratively tiled bathrooms with colourful Mexican ceramic sinks layer on luxury. A private pathway led from the pool area to our door; huge palms obscured the front windows, and French doors opened from our bedroom to a porch supported by Roman columns, overlooking a walled garden. Cocooned by palms under vaulted dark wood-beamed ceilings, we were reluctant to venture out!
The 2 Junior Suites are similar in style but come with a queensize bed, a pullout sofa and a shared terrace. All Garden and Junior suites have ceiling fans and wall-mounted air-conditioning units, but don't expect a TV, phone or minibar.
The 2 standard Terrace Rooms with queensize beds open onto the flagstone terrace of the original 1872 hacienda. Arched windows face the quiet street. The colonial style - plaster walls, high brick ceilings with rounded beams, carved furniture and terracotta tile floors - is charmingly spare. Room 2 opens to a furnished veranda with a delightful view of tiled rooftops and a fountain encircled by a cushioned flagstone bench, with the tropical garden a level below. Although these rooms don't have air conditioning, they're kept naturally cool by ceiling fans and breezes through screened windows, even on hot days.
Downstairs from the La Copa bar is a restaurant, Landi's, which is open everyday except Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It prepares traditional Mexican recipes including pozole, paella, chile relleno and local fish wrapped in banana leaves. Guests dine al fresco by the fire, with live guitar music twice weekly.
Complimentary coffee and gourmet teas are available in the bar from 8am to 11am. In the evenings from Tuesday to Sunday the bar offers a wide range of hand-selected wines from Mexico, Chile, the US, France and Australia. The friendly bartenders also serve Mexican beers, cocktails and after-dinner drinks; champagne is available by the bottle for special occasions.
There are an abundance of places nearby for eating out, ranging from sophisticated Italian restaurants to Mexican taco stands. Café Santa Fe and Los Adobes are undisputed favorites, and Caffe Todos Santos across the street from the Inn offers delicious breakfasts (fluffy pancakes, French toast made from freshly baked bread, and Mexican specialities). On request, the Inn will serve meals from local restaurants in your room or on the veranda.