All hotels in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
1 room, 2 adults
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4.7 / 5Outstanding

Score breakdown (from 33 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.8
  • Service
    4.9
  • Comfort
    4.6
  • Condition
    4.8
  • Neighborhood
    3.9
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely Boutique Hotel with a Local Flair"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
We didn't want to be in a typical resort and wanted something with a more local flavor, and El Nido was perfect for us. We booked the room with the partial palapa and enjoyed star gazing every night. Our private Jacuzzi was a bonus and gave us the relaxation we were looking for. The location is a few minutes walk to the Marina and very convenient. Gary and Sochi are wonderful hosts who made our stay very comfortable. We would stay with them again.
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5 night romance trip Feb 20, 2015
Rakesh
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Laid back, romantic, and beautiful."
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Everything about our stay was excellent. Beautiful palapaya room with private hot tub, great staff, delicious breakfast. We will definetly be back!
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Other trip Jan 21, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful, authentic Mexican B & B."
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
We loved our time at El Nido. Our one and only negative, if you can call it that is that at night, after traveling 12 hours, it's not initially easy to find. Once you get your bearings, it's located close to just about Everything. We walked often. The room, staff, decor, owners are all superb. Wonderful breakfast. Beautiful communal deck with jacuzzi and lounge area. We would readily stay at El Nido again. Gary and Sochi are friendly, warm and make you feel like you've landed in a little piece of American heaven.
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Other trip Jan 7, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Sunshine and Starlight"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Palapa room open to the flowers and tree tops and the stars at night. Gentle breezes and comfortable surroundings. Excellent care from the staff and owners. A great place to experience a true Mexican/Cabo experience.
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Other trip Jan 5, 2015
Kim
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A private paradise in Cabo San Lucas"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
This place is truly amazing. We wanted to stay at a place that felt like Mexico, not Las Vegas, but we still wanted comfort, service and cleanliness. Behind the walls at El Nido at Hacienda Escondida is a private paradise The high ratings I have given to El Nido at Hacienda Escondida are based on how well it satisfied our expectations and is not meant to be a comparison to a big, fancy resort hotel. It exceeded our expectations in so many ways. The facilities are somewhat rough, and there are only 6 rooms, but that's exactly what we wanted. We stayed in an open air room, but there were no bugs (we slept on a very comfortable king sized bed under a mosquito net), lizards, or other critters to contend with. The breakfast was outstanding, and the owners who live in an adjacent home were always around and very friendly and responsive to our needs. Honestly, I could have stayed there forever.
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5 night romance trip Dec 23, 2014
Donna
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Like family away from home"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
I stayed for a week over Christmas. The decor was awesome-- breakfasts were perfect-- fresh squeezed orange juice-coffee- fresh fruit and your choice of 5 great Mexican breakfast dishes. Owners were helpful with ideas to enjoy the Cabo experience and they became my personal friends. With the fun had with other guests I couldn't have had a better Cabo experience!
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Other trip Dec 29, 2014
Glen
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great people, good price, quiet and restful."
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
If you are staying in Cabo and want to be able to walk to the bar section and marina, but still want a nice quiet place. This is it. Nice sized room downstairs. No openable windows but AC and fan. Sit outside and have breakfast which is excellent. Upstairs rooms are actually open to the breeze, palapa style, so if the weather is decent they are wonderful. Really liked the place. Owner is an expat American and his wife. They called the day before to confirm my arrival and make sure the local taxi services didn't skin me alive. Greatly appreciated after having experienced a Cabo taxi ride sky high fare once in the past.
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2 night trip Nov 13, 2014
Charles
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Cozy Bed and Breakfast"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
El Nido was beautiful and cozy! It is a bit off the main tourist drag but it is an oasis once you get inside. The owners were very accommodating and breakfast was delicious!
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Other trip May 27, 2014
First Time Cabo
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Unexpected delightful experience"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
It was wonderful. Owners Xochitl and Gary were very accommodating. Grounds were spotless. Food was delicious! I hidden gem in Cabo.
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1 night romance trip May 16, 2014
Ginny and Robert
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful setting!"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
My husband and I spent a week at El Nido, we enjoyed our time time there immmensely! The owners couldn't have been nicer! Tasty, authentic breakfast were prepared and served each day... We were lucky to get the palapa with the private hottub...unfortunately four out of the six nights the tub was under repair, but the the two days we were able to use it...were heavenly! The beauty and up keep of the grounds were remarkable! Would highly reccommend this hotel- a little nest up high!
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Other trip Apr 19, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"great place, great people, great food"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    2.0
Had a good time. Owners were great and food was wonderful.
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3 night trip Mar 26, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Cabo Spring 2014"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
This is a charming B&B. I stayed in an open air room with a beautiful flower canopy. With in walking distance to the marina and downtown. A great place to relax. Wonderful breakfasts each day.
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4 night trip Mar 28, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Authentic and Quiet"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
If you are looking for something away from the club scene of Cabo but still be walking distance to everything, this is your place. Gary and his wife are the best and the breakfast, complete with fresh sliced fruit, is the best in town. I ate with the locals a couple times and it wasn't as good as the breakfast served at this B&B.
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Other trip Mar 30, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"True Mexico Experience"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Fantastic Hotel - makes you feel like you are in a traditional Mexican mini village. Excellent breakfast and superb service.
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2 night trip Mar 21, 2014
Johan
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"we liked the gardens and the feel but not the room"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
the reason we did not like the room is there was no windows and I like to see the morning light. I guess the palapa rooms would be best but we did not want to spend the extra money. breakfast was very nice.
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Other trip Mar 9, 2014
kippy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fun and friendly"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
We had the room with the private jacuzzi. The room was unique, and beautiful. We loved the whole experience.
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Other trip Feb 12, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Absolutely amazing in every way"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
El Nido was amazing. Although a bit difficult for our taxi to find, once there, we were greeted by the owners who were incredibly friendly and helpful. They clearly take great pride in their space. They showed us around the property, even showing off some of the other vacant rooms just to point out cool architectural aspects. We stayed in one of the open-air rooms, and words cannot express our satisfaction. Our room was very private and surprisingly quiet. We were staying in January so the temperatures were mild, and we weren't bothered much by bugs. While in El Nido, we mainly stayed to our room since we had a private hot tub. However, the whole space is amazing, boasting a cool common area downstairs with a bar as well as an upstairs patio with seating, a hammock, and a large hot tub that had we been traveling with friends, we definitely would have made use of. The breakfast, as other reviews have mentioned, is not to be missed. Very walkable to town. We will definitely be coming back. We were so pleased with our brief stay that we have already recommended El Nido to friends.
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2 night romance trip Jan 11, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect and beautiful"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
The hosts are amazing. The place is peaceful and gorgeous and the breakfasts are delicious and homemade. If I ever make it back to Cabo, I would only stay there. I loved every minute I spent in this little paradise.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 8, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"El Nido Charmer"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Great out of the way location, easy walking distance to boutique restaurants and the harbor. Hosts were there at all times to take care of any and all questions. Parking in front so if renting a car no problems. Breakfast fresh cooked everyday and delicious. Stayed 5 nights and would stay there again and again!
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5 night trip Dec 25, 2013
Joel
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Wonderful hotel Close to Everything"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
We started our stay in the downstairs rooms, but didn't like how closed-off they were, so we were able to easily move upstairs to the palapa rooms. It was just magical! We really enjoyed the light, the open air, and the breakfast was delicious.
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Other trip Jan 2, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Gorgeous getaway!"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
If you're looking for a bed and breakfast a little off the beaten path, this is it. Spend the night under the stars (and under a mosquito net) and have an amazing breakfast spread the next morning. Only a 5 minute walk from all the action, this hotel is a gem!
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1 night trip Oct 3, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great for couples"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
El Nido is a beautiful place. The innkeepers went out of their way to help make our stay pleasant. Breakfast was yummy and made to order every day.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 24, 2013
Ellen
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A relaxing get a way...."
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
We were very happy with our choice to go away from the all inclusives and give a try to the little gem El Nido. Our time there was very restfull and the 20 minute walk to downtown and to the beaches was just close enough. Everything was very nice and our hosts were awesome. Thank you for a wonderful visit and when we go back to Cabo, we will go to El Nido.
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Other trip Apr 6, 2013
Gary & Samantha
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Awsome Stay at the El Nido"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
We travel to Cabo at least twice a year and normally stay at five star resorts. The El Nido is probably the coolest place we have ever stayed at. The Palapa rooms are beautiful and very relaxing. Gary and Sochi could not have been more accommodating. My wife and I highly recommend the El Nido.
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Other trip Feb 20, 2013
Bren
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Mexican charm"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
This is the perfect place to stay if you don't care about a swimming pool and are searching for Mexican ambiance. Our room was large with a comfortable bed. The courtyard, which we spent time in couldn't have been cuter. Very colorful with many places to sit and enjoy the sun and birds chirping. Breakfast was delicious with a varied menu to choose from. Our hosts made us feel so welcomed and helped us with some special requests. I'd definitely recommend friends to stay here.
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3 night trip Feb 11, 2013
Lou
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"a unique hotel. reccomended!"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
With timeshares and condos abounding in cabo, el nido was an unexpected treat. Tucked away from the crazy downtown area but close enough to walk, it provided a tranquil, authentically mexican escape. We stayed in the palapa with the Jacuzzi tub and loved it. The room's ceiling was open (except for the palapa over your bed and bathroom) so you could see the stars and night. Breakfast was delicious (full meal not continental). Wifi included. Would reccomend for those travelers that like to travel a little off the beaten path and experience an environment that one cannot find in their home country.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Romance trip Jan 4, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A Beautiful Place"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Gary and Sochie are wonderful and helpfull hosts. The grounds and rooms are a beautiful thing to experience. If you are looking for something better than just another hotel then El Nido may be for you.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 23, 2012
Ed and Cristina
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Oasis in Cabo San Lucas"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
A magical oasis within walking distance of all the action of downtown Cabo. If your looking for something more authentically Mexican, open air bedrooms, thatched roofs, wonderfully cooked breakfasts, this may be the place for you.
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Other trip Oct 23, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful hideaway getaway"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
We were blown away by El Nido. What a little piece of paradise tucked into Cabo San Lucas. must for those who wish to be a bit off the beaten path of Cabo, but still close enough to the action if you want to partake. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. It's a secret garden there.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 6, 2012
Ellen
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Wonderful hosts - off the beaten path location"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Very thoughtful fun hosts, wonderful breakfast in the colorful court yard. Comfortable eclectic rooms. Draw backs: a bit noisy
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1 night trip Feb 23, 2014
A Traveler
CA

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Inmejorable Estadia"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
en mis 62 anos y habiendo estado en un sin numero de hoteles en muchas ciudades del mundo (sin sonar presumido), el Nido es el lugar mas especial en el que he estado, la privacidad de las habitaciones que dan al aire libre es unica, puedo escribir por muy largo tiempo y solo deseo comentar que quien visite el nido y experimente una estadia alli va a tener una experiencia fantastica, exotica, agradable, armoniosa, de gran calidad de reposo y de mucho calor humano. todo todo todo es excelente!! jamas podre olvidar esta estadia y mi esposa y yo lo recomendamos como una de las cosas que mejor nos ha sucedido
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 15, 2013
Reinaldo Ugarte
MX
5.0 / 5Outstanding
""Ideal para quien quiera vacaciones diferentes""
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Ampliamente recomendable!!! seguro regresarè pronto!!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 8, 2013
Jhonie
MX
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 10, 2015
kirill
US

TripAdvisor reviews for El Nido at Hacienda Escondida

Overall rating:Based on 57 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"A truly sublime experience!"
04/06/15 PJammys
We travel a lot and have been lucky enough to stay at some of the most luxurious hotels around the world - from The Westin Excelsior in Rome to The Udai Palace in Udaipur. Naturally, we were skeptical of putting up at a tiny B&B for our first trip to Cabo, but I was aching to try something small, authentic, with a personal touch. This charming little place put all our worries to rest the second we stepped in through that palatial gate. I travel with a lot of electronics and safety is always a concern. No such issues here. The front yard is huge, very tastefully done with hand picked art pieces, a burst of colors, mango trees and dozens of caged birds. The owners - Sochi and Gary, are the nicest, most accommodating hosts you'll ever meet. The place had a laid back pace to it. We booked the palapa room which is something I'd never experienced - a room with one missing wall! I went in April and it did get a wee bit chilly deep into the night and if you have a sweet tooth, those blood sucking mosquitoes might come looking for you :) Also, if you rent a palapa room, you'll have to deal with a bit of noise as the main road is nearby and the locals love to drive around with their music blasting through their speakers. The breakfast is handmade by Sochi and is quite a spread. Delicious to say the least. Overall, I would totally recommend this for at least a night or two if not the entire duration of your stay since it is slightly far from the beach activities. I stay in Medano Beach for the first few nights, had my fill of water fun and then ended up trip with this gorgeous hotel. Couldn't have been better.
Overall Rating
"Sanity in the chaos"
03/22/15 Christine P Portland, Oregon, United States
Compared to the rest of downtown Cabo, this place is an amazing oasis. The pictures provided accurately show what it's like, so there's not much to talk about... it's within easy walking distance of the main attractions downtown. The bed was more comfortable here than the one at the resort we stayed at for the other half of our trip (which was twice the price of this). I wish I had gotten the open-air room with a mosquito net in retrospect. If I returned to Cabo I would not stay downtown - having a pool and beach-front access is important enough that I'd probably spring for a resort... but this place is still really fabulous and absolutely delivers what it advertises. FYI, I couldn't get any of the phone numbers provided to work for me, but they did respond to email.
Overall Rating
"Would Return In a Heartbeat!"
02/15/15 JohnMarlaS Ohio
Just a little piece of paradise tucked away in Cabo San Lucas! Xochitl and Gary were wonderfully accommodating and my husband and I very much enjoyed our conversations with them. Our room was wonderful, and upon our next visit I would love to book one of the open air rooms-we were just unsure what the temperature would be like in the evenings, but found that if we stayed during this month for a future visit that this would not be an issue. The pictures posted of the grounds, while lovely, are nothing compared to viewing this luscious paradise in person! My only regret was that we only booked for one night...would love to stay for a longer visit in the future. Xochitl is an amazing cook by the way!!! This location is a MUST when choosing a room in/near Cabo! Thank you again!!!
Overall Rating
"Best place to stay in cabo !"
01/22/15 Marie P
This hacienda is lovely. The rooms are unique and beautiful. The entrance door is a great old Mexican church door. Our hosts were very helpful and available. The breakfast is homemade and fresh ! Great way to start the day. If they had served lunch and dinner I probably would have had my three meals at the hotel because it's such a nice and relaxing place. Perfect stay !
Overall Rating
"Perfect place to stay"
12/29/14 ddavis950 Los Angeles, California
My husband and I stayed in one of the open air room for five nights over Christmas and loved every minute of it. We did not want to stay at a big Las Vegas type resort hotel. At El Nido at Hacienda Escondida we really felt like we were in Mexico. My sister and her family rented a large luxury home about five minutes away and we much preferred El Nido at Hacienda Escondida. Don't be fooled by the modest exterior of the property- behind the walls is an amazing private sanctuary. We were afraid it would be too cold at night but it was perfect and the mosquito net kept us bug-free. It would probably be uncomfortably warm in the summer. They also have an on-site beauty salon and Xochil is a hairdresser. She gave me a great wash, trim and blow dry. I wish I could have stayed for another week. This is the ONLY place to stay in Cabo San Lucas.
Overall Rating
"Lovely stay!"
01/27/14 Tony S Fountain Valley, California
My girlfriend and I stayed here and absolutely loved it! So peaceful and unique! Xotchil and Gary were very accommodating and friendly! We enjoyed beautiful breakfast both days we stayed! Included breakfast, may I add! Only advice I'd share is make sure you use the included mosquito spray! The jacuzzi in the room was a godsend. We chose the palapa (outdoor) room, and it was just as described. Thanks a lot Gary and Xotchil!
Overall Rating
"The ONLY place to stay in Cabo San Lucas for a warm friendly & authentic experience"
04/06/13 Memphismum
We love love love this place. Xochil, Gary & Jose have created the most perfect place to stay in Cabo. This is our second trip and we love it so much we will most definitely be back. Xochil goes out of her way to open her home and make it yours. She is truly one of the most welcoming and generous hosts you will ever meet. The property is beautiful, from the cobblestone paving, the flowers, the mangoes dripping off the trees and the light and airy rooms The only regret is that we ever have to leave!
Overall Rating
"The only place I'll stay in Cabo"
03/04/13 Karen H San Francisco, California, United States
My boyfriend and I have been going to this uniquely awesome B&B for years. Xochitl, Gary and Jose make you feel like family with the best service, food and accommodations. But there – that made it seem all formal, didn’t it? Which is exactly what they don’t do. They make it all seem easy and personal, like you’re visiting a friend’s home. A friend who knows when you need your privacy and when you want to chit-chat. You know, the best kind of friends. When you first walk through the courtyard door, it’s like you’re walking through to your perfect imagined Mexican paradise – like the movie set that never really exists. Only here it really does. Every inch is unforced perfection, which could be the tagline for the whole place. Now let’s talk about the food. I’m not a huge fan of American B&Bs with their lace and overwrought waffles and dainty coffee cups. But this is entirely different – chorizo scrambles, mushroom quesadillas, Mexican omelets and – this is addicting – homemade guac and salsa fresca every day. Yes, every day. Plus, fresh squeezed juice and fresh fruit. Hot coffee. I think I even saw some cinnamon buns put out last time. Xochitl will basically go to any lengths to make you happy, so if you want some eggs cooked to your liking, just ask. And, hang on, can’t believe I forgot to mention the potatoes: sliced, golden brown and studded with red peppers. They put hash browns to shame. The rooms are cozy and pretty. The palapa rooms make you feel like you’re sleeping outdoors with the birds, but protected from the mosquitoes and varmints. The big room even has its own Jacuzzi right under the stars. How nice is that? There’s also another outdoor Jacuzzi if you don’t score that particular room. We took my boyfriend’s parents this time and they totally fell in love as well. We all agreed it’s a complete waste to go somewhere as beautiful as Cabo and stay at some anonymous, douchey, all-inclusive high-rise. El Nido is special. Treat yourself.
Overall Rating
"Beautiful premise, but avoid noisy rooms."
01/10/13 Tabibito_13 Boulder, Colorado
All the pics are no exaggeration, it's a beautiful, tastefully decorated place. However, we had to move to another hotel after few hours we checked in. The palapa rooms, 2nd Fl, facing the neighborhood rooftops below - though they have enough privacy with an open wall, soon we realized there are constant and loud traffic noise from nearby main road and all the life noises (shouting, kids, dogs, etc.) directly coming into the room. We were really tired from traveling and tried to take a nap, it was impossible. It was as if laying down next to a highway. There were earplugs in the room, but when the noise is so constant, it's not only a sleeping time issue. We can't have normal conversation wearing earplugs all the time. It's just not peaceful enough. I had a chance to visit other rooms - I believe downstairs rooms (no palapas) and upstairs room w/private hot tub should be quieter. We couldn't switch to these rooms since they were all taken. The owner couple was very kind and friendly. They told us the neighborhood is changing (busier). Very unfortunate.
Overall Rating
"Treated like family"
12/15/12 1Reba Tijeras, New Mexico
This was our third stay at El Nido and we LOVE it!!!! I consider them like family and will continue to stay here every time we come to Cabo. Jose, Xochitl and Gary are amazing people and they treat you like gold! It feels like you are right at home! They deserve one million stars!!!! We'll be back again next December!
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