This Ultra-Luxe Boutique Hotel Brings New Attention to a Historic Mexico Hotspot

Meet Todos Santos Boutique Hotel, the exclusive and intimate hideaway that has transformed a 19th-century heritage home into Mexico’s newest – and most unique – luxury boutique property.  Just an hour north of Los Cabos, this ten-key hotel is tucked away within the town of Todos Santos, the Baja Peninsula’s first “Pueblo Magico.” It’s bringing a renewed vibrancy to an exciting hotspot with a growing profile among luxury travelers.

Todos Santos Boutique Hotel

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Set in the heart of the historic old town of Todos Santos in Baja California Sur, Todos Santos Boutique Hotel debuted this spring to immediate acclaim. Last month, it was just named to Travel + Leisure’s 2024 It List of Best New Hotels, which features buzzy new hotels around the world recommended by Travel + Leisure’s editorial staff and contributors.

Historic Property

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The boutique hotel occupies a heritage landmark that dates back to 1890, previously owned by a Spanish countess. After a meticulous restoration and renovation, the hotel is now a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Todos Santos, Mexico

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The property blends modern style with traditional elegance, all while celebrating the dramatic natural beauty of Baja California Sur, where desert hillsides meet azure seas. For such a small and intimate property, amenities abound; guests can enjoy a hidden courtyard pool deck, a rooftop terrace, and other serene communal spaces that make it feel like a home away from home.

Luxe and Local

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Deep local roots are the inspiration at Todos Santos Boutique Hotel. Refined yet lavish details are the focus, with a hand-painted mural by celebrated artist Nef Espino depicting Todos Santos’ past in each room, offering a rich sense of local belonging in this storied property.

All in the Details

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The property’s standout accommodations include two spacious suites, the Rosa and the Pilar, featuring their own living rooms, desk and bar setups, and plunge pools. The Lower Level Villa’s suites, the Maria and the Luis, include breakfast nooks; the Luis also features a lush garden space.

Rich Retreat

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The Upper Level Villa overlooks the property and is home to two rooms, the Santiago and the José, each offering personal balconies and views. The final four rooms at Todos Santos Boutique Hotel are hidden along a charming, sunny corridor in the property’s Historic Building.

Baja California Sur Fresh

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Todos Santos Boutique Hotel offers a variety of culinary experiences at the property, helmed by the Director of Culinary Projects, Chef Gaz Hebert.

1890

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The hotel’s signature restaurant is 1890. Combining fresh, farm-to-table ingredients that celebrate the cuisine of Baja California Sur in internationally-inspired dishes, it offers an elevated dining experience in a space that celebrates the property’s historic heritage roots.

La Copa

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The property is also home to the mixology-forward La Copa, an impressive bar that offers Baja-inspired tapas and snacks alongside its menu of imaginative cocktails and drinks. For private events and tastings, guests can head to La Cava, the hotel’s wine cellar with an expertly curated collection of vintages.

Poolside

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Hidden at the heart of Todos Santos Boutique Hotel is a courtyard pool. Striped lounge chairs shaded by lush greenery and fringed umbrellas welcome guests to enjoy poolside dining service throughout the day.

Shady Spaces

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Guests at Todos Santos Boutique Hotel can also enjoy exclusive access to some of Baja California Sur’s most inspiring adventures. The concierge can organize everything from thrilling off-roading experiences through Todos Santos’ sheer desert cliffs with Rock Pirates Back Country Adventures to yacht charters through Ocean Line Yachts.

Enlightening Escape

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Afterward, the pool awaits, welcoming guests to unwind and cool off after a day spent exploring the stunning landscapes and historic landmarks of Baja California Sur.

It-List

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It’s no wonder the hotel debuted to such acclaim. “We are thrilled to be acknowledged by Travel + Leisure for our inclusion in their esteemed ‘It List’,” says Krischa Batarse, a member of the ownership team, of their recent recognition. It’s just the beginning of the next chapter of this historic property’s transformation into a premier luxury travel destination in Baja California Sur.

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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.