hotels in loreto mexico

10 Best Hotels in Loreto, Mexico [2024]

As you plan your getaway to Loreto, one of Baja California Sur‘s coolest, most laidback beach towns, you’ll find an impressive array of places to stay. Much more than basic, beachy guesthouses and oversized resorts, Loreto offers something for every traveler.

During our time in Loreto we were blown away by the variety of hotels in Loreto to choose from. Read on for our reviews of the most impressive Loreto, Mexico hotels and resorts, plus tips on choosing when and why it makes sense to stay a little further outside of Loreto than you might expect.

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Courtesy of Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

Best Loreto Hotels and Resorts

Hotels in downtown Loreto are mostly small, simple boutique properties, and that’s by design. Amidst expanding development up and down the Baja California peninsula, Loreto, Mexico maintains the same chilled-out beach town feel it’s always had, making it a treasure of a destination.

These are the best hotels and resorts in Loreto to choose from:

While most places to stay in Loreto are clustered near the oceanfront in the heart of town, a few stand-out properties a bit further away from town are worth traveling for. Read on for our full review of all the best places to stay in Loreto.

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Courtesy of Hotel Oasis

Hotels and Resorts in Loreto, Mexico

1. Hotel Oasis

Best Affordable Hotel in Loreto

$ – $$ | Downtown Loreto

Long one of the most beloved hotels in Loreto, the beachfront Hotel Oasis is the best affordable place to stay in town – hands down! Simple yet comfortable, clean rooms face a covered terrace with hammocks and sweeping ocean vistas at this Loreto institution, complete with a pool, on-site restaurant, and family-friendly service that keeps guests coming back year after year.

Even if you don’t end up staying at Hotel Oasis, you’ll certainly want to stop by. The hotel sits along a wide stretch of beach at the southern end of Loreto’s Malecón oceanfront promenade and has a giant terrace perfect for sunset drinks. Chowing down on fresh seafood at the hotel’s weekly Saturday evening beach barbeque is one of the best things to do in Loreto.

Reviews and Bookings: Hotel Oasis

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2. Hotel Posada de las Flores

Best Boutique Hotel in Loreto

$$ | Downtown Loreto

Facing Loreto’s main town square, the colonial-style Hotel Posada de las Flores is easily the most appealing place to stay in Loreto for Mexican charm. Rooms, though small, are bursting with local touches and thoughtful details.

It also has more to offer than will instantly meet the eye: a rooftop pool and lounge offer plenty of space to enjoy morning coffee and sunset drinks, and the plaza-facing restaurant located on the hotel’s ground floor is one of the best in town.

Hotel Posada de las Flores couldn’t ask for a better and more convenient location for enjoying everything Loreto has to offer. However, keep in mind that its central location means you’ll probably experience some street noise in the evenings and mornings, so bring along earplugs and a white noise machine if you’re a light sleeper.

Reviews and Bookings: Hotel Posada de las Flores

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Courtesy of Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto by Danzante Bay

3. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

Best Resort in Loreto

$$ – $$$ | Playa Ensenada Blanca

Loreto is a beach town at heart and is filled with small boutique hotels by design, but for those looking for a more amenity-rich experience, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is the ultimate place to stay. For travelers looking for more adventure than a traditional resort stay, its incredible spot on the dramatic Baja California Sur coastline is perfect, making it among one of the best resorts in Mexico.

Activities range from sailing excursions at nearby islands with hidden beaches to hikes through red rock canyons and world-class sport fishing charters. The resort is about 45 minutes south of town, true, but it’s close to all the best things to do in Loreto.

Despite the myriad of adventurous ways to enjoy a stay at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, there’s plenty of rest and relaxation to be had, too. A championship golf course, an award-winning spa, and numerous dining options across the beachfront property mean you never have to leave the resort to enjoy the best of a Baja beach getaway.

Reviews and Bookings: Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

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Courtesy of Hotel Cordelia Resort & Spa

4. Hotel Cordelia Resort & Spa

$$ | Nopoló – Loreto Bay

The brand-new boutique Hotel Cordelia Resort & Spa offers another exciting option worth considering among the best hotels in Loreto. Sleek rooms, if a bit sterile, include kitchenettes and plenty of space, making them perfect for guests who want to enjoy a longer stay in Loreto.

Hotel Cordelia Resort & Spa is located within the Loreto Bay community just 15 minutes south of the heart of Loreto, meaning it is walkable to the restaurants, cafes, and other amenities of this gated community, which include swimming pools, beachfront, and a golf course. However, you’ll need to catch a taxi or use a rental car to get into town.

Reviews and Bookings: Hotel Cordelia Resort & Spa

posada del cortes
Courtesy of Posada del Cortes

5. Posada del Cortes

$$ | Downtown Loreto

Located just one block away from both the Malecón oceanfront promenade and central plaza in Loreto, Posada del Cortes is a close contender for our favorite mid-range hotel in the heart of the city. Colorful and comfortable yet simple decor gives the colonial-style property a real Mexican charm in this quiet yet central location.

The beautiful rooftop terrace with an ocean view is an indisputable highlight of Posada del Cortes, though it’s the warm, welcoming hospitality that has earned it an unending stream of return visitors over the years.

Reviews and Bookings: Posada del Cortes

Hotel Santa Fe Loreto
Courtesy of Hotel Santa Fe Loreto

6. Hotel Santa Fe Loreto

$$ | Downtown Loreto

Hotel Santa Fe Loreto is one of the larger hotels in Loreto, though it doesn’t necessarily feel like it. With 116 rooms and suites surrounding a lush central courtyard with a pool, it feels like a boutique resort within the heart of the city, making it a perfect choice for those looking for a little more from their accommodations while staying within walking distance of the conveniences of downtown Loreto.

Even the standard studio rooms at Hotel Santa Fe Loreto feature a kitchenette, which makes this one of the best hotels in Loreto for a longer stay.

Reviews and Bookings: Hotel Santa Fe Loreto

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Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa
Courtesy of Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa

7. Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa

$$ | Nopoló – Loreto Bay

For those looking for a place to stay in Loreto with all the amenities of a resort, Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa is a great choice. Rooms are comfortable and spacious, and many offer great views of the oceanfront and golf course that have made the area so popular with short-term visitors and long-term expat residents.

Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa is located within the gated Loreto Bay community, just 15 minutes south of downtown Loreto. The area has plenty of amenities including shops and markets, restaurants (we recommend Ocotillo and Gastroteca AZUL!), multiple pools, beach access, and an 18-hole golf course, and is easily reachable from town by taxi.

Reviews and Bookings: Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa

Hotel La Misión Loreto
Hotel La Misión Loreto

8. Hotel La Misión Loreto

$$ | Downtown Loreto

Oceanfront Hotel La Misión Loreto really does have it all: spacious rooms, an incredible location in the heart of Loreto on the Malecón oceanfront promenade, and attentive service that earns it countless rave reviews. If the design feels a bit dated, it’s totally comfortable, immaculately clean, and well-kept, with rooms that offer tremendous views towards the islands of Loreto.

Hotel La Misión Loreto also has two popular on-site restaurants that even locals stop in for; Los Olivos offers a great Sunday brunch spread, including both international favorites and Mexican classics.

Reviews and Bookings: Hotel La Misión Loreto

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Courtesy of El Tiburón Casitas

9. El Tiburón Casitas

$ – $$ | Downtown Loreto

For travelers looking for an affordable and convenient place to stay that exudes unbothered beach town cool, El Tiburón Casitas is one of the best hotels in Loreto. Each colorful casita at El Tiburón offers a kitchenette, air-conditioning, strong wifi, and everything you’d need to settle into your home away from home in the heart of Loreto.

Amenities like a swimming pool and free parking on site make it popular with guests returning year after year as an escape from colder climates. This lends a family-friendly feel to El Tiburón Casitas that you’ll sense the second you step on the property.

Reviews and Bookings: El Tiburón Casitas

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Courtesy of Coco Cabañas

10. Coco Cabañas Loreto

$ – $$ | Downtown Loreto

Much like El Tiburón Casitas, Coco Cabañas Loreto is just what you’re picturing if you’re looking for a laid-back, affordable beach getaway in Loreto. Simple but comfortable rooms and two different pool spaces make it a welcoming spot that both families and couples will love.

Coco Cabañas Loreto offers kitchenettes in every room, wifi, parking, and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy, whether for just a day or two or an entire season. The convenient location – close enough to feel ocean breezes and within walking distance of all the best restaurants, shops, and stores in the heart of Loreto – is yet another plus.

Reviews and Bookings: Coco Cabañas Loreto

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Carley Rojas Avila is a bilingual New York-based travel writer, editor, content marketer, and the founder of the digital travel publications Explorers Away and Home to Havana. Carley is an expert on all things Latin America, the Caribbean, and Cuba, having lived and worked in four different countries in the region. Her writing has appeared on the Associated Press wires and in Travel + Leisure, Yahoo, MSN, Euronews, The Weather Channel, and more. When she's not writing about her travels, find her front row at a Bad Bunny concert, befriending street cats, and taste-testing every pizza in Havana.