Where to Stay in Loreto, Mexico?

Searching online for where to stay in Loreto will provide results noticeable absent of major hotel brand names. No, a Mexican Travel holiday to this part of Baja California Sur will not be the place to use your hotel rewards points. The places to stay in Loreto offers a different type of holiday and that is part of this charm found on holiday in Loreto. This quaint coastal town on the Baja Peninsula offers visitors a chance to discover a different side of Mexico, and different side of Baja, and perhaps a different side of ourselves too.

So where does one stay in Loreto Mexico?

I outline five choices for you to consider for a trip to Loreto. Each place I visited personally, and each felt part of the fabric of the pueblo magico, and part of the very lure of Loreto. I’ll list them in price order, from least expensive to highest cost.

Hotel 1697

Hotel 1697 Loreto BCS, Mexico

Walking to the room in the back

Taking the name from the founding of the city of Loreto in 1697, this boutique hotel is just off the main plaza. From here guests have walking access to all the local Loreto historic attractions, shops, cafes, and also its just five minutes from the swimming beach. Complete with a small pool, simplistic yet stylish rooms and an included breakfast, Hotel 1697 is where I spent my first night in town.

The hotel restaurant is the El Zopilote Brewing Company and provides for a great place to take dinner and of course sample the fresh local craft beers. A must whether you stay at Hotel 1697 or not.

Posada de Las Flores

Posada de Las Flories, the boutique hotel in Loreto, BCS, Mexico

the impressive lobby

Searching for a four star boutique hotel and a reasonable price than look no further than Posada de las Flores. This rose colored romantic Mexican hacienda offers just 15 rooms with classic Mexican design, art all with a modern touch. Guest love the robes, and often put them on to head up to the roof top for drinks or a dip in the pool.

The rooftop pool can be seen from the impressive hotel lobby. Even if this not where you are staying in town, with its central location it is worth stopping in to view the design and also for a photo.

Villa Santo Niño – Datil II

Villa Santo Nino located in Loreto, BCS, Mexico

It’s always happy hour here

This 5 star rated AirBnB provides a social, yet tranquil Villa experience. With villas, suites, and studios, set among flowering gardens located on a peaceful pedestrian cobblestone street in historic Loreto, visitors can appreciate views of the Sierra Gigante Mountains, the local Church dome, and even a touch of the sea with the malecon just steps away from the upper floor.

The well-furnished Villa Santo Nino offers a massive common area complete too complete with outside space that include social activities such as darts, a full service kitchen and grill, and a self-service bar. The $1 drinks are on an honor system are not just for happy hour.

La Mison Loreto Hotel

La Mison Loreto Hotel, located in Loreto, BCS, Mexico

the morning view from my balcony

Located along the malecon, La Mison Loreto Hotel, one of the largest properties in town, is a European contemporary hotel offering an “Old Mission” décor and style.  Designed to bring the history of Loreto to its guests, the full service hotel offers  multiple floors with rooms all facing out for views of the walkable seaside promenade.

My travel tip here is to ask for a higher floor to fully appreciate the augmented views. Whether it is the morning sunrise over Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto, or the views of the afternoon festive pool scene, the balcony is what makes this hotel special. So plan for a coffee or cocktail outside and take in Loreto from the comforts of your room.

Villa del Palmar

Villa del Palmar, a luxury resort in Loreto, BCS, Mexico

the TPC Golf Course

Ok, so there is one resort in Loreto, the Villa de Palmar comes complete               with its own beach, hiking trails, watersports, multiple pools, and multiple restaurants with multiple cuisines. It provides guests with the all-inclusive option and a multitude of packages. Located out of town, it is an oasis on to itself and visitors here can stay inside the resort for an entire holiday if they want (although they will miss the most of the charm of Loreto).

The main draw is the award winning golf course. Winners of the best golf course in Mexico in 2020, the TPC Golf Course, Dazante Bay, provides an incredible golf experience in the mountains desert terrain complete with stunning views of Loreto Bay and the Sierras. The 17th hole, already known as one of the premier holes in golf, even provides a chance to view Blue Whales in the winter months on the horizon. For golfers, this place and course is a must and truly one of the luxury travel lures of Loreto.

There is plenty of magic to be found in this part of Mexico, and the pueblo magico of Loreto provides access to much of this region of Baja California Sur.  From the smaller boutique style of properties, to contemporary hotels, to a complete resort, there are also plenty of places to stay in Loreto without the hotel brands we all know.

Yes, Loreto offers many unique options for its guests, having had the opportunity to stay in two of these properties and visiting all five, I already know where I want to stay on my next trip to Loreto. But I’ll ask you, which place would be first on your list?

Stay adventurous, Craig

Special thanks to ATMEX and Loreto BCS Tourism for the invite and hosting my travels in this region of Baja California Sur


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