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Desert Inn at Loreto

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Mosier, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Baja style resort just N of the Loreto Malecon meaning it is a bit rough but has all the amenities you would expect(pools, restaurant, bar). If you get lucky as we were, you might meet some Mexican Tele-Novella stars, since during our last stay they were filming at the resort. The Desert Inn has buildings that house... More 

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the woodlands, texas
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I needed a short break from the heat of south Texas and from work. So we headed impromptu to Santa Fe, one of our favorite resting places within driving distance. Although we had utilized the spa at Loretto, we have never stayed there. The other favored places were sold out on the nights we were going to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I liked the hotel. Great pools and grounds. Rooms plain, but large and clean, and hot water. Even fireplace, not sure if ever used. Nice staff, views of the water. A short walk on the beach to the malecon. The beach is little rocky with grey sand, but that is the way beaches in Loreto are. Breakfast was fine, lunch... More 

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Calgary, AB, Canada
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Conveniently located at the end of the malecon in Loreto, the Desert Inn is a nice, back-front property. The beach itself is a bit dirty, rather than sandy, but the view is still beautiful. The rooms are very large, bright, clean, and we've been pleased every time we've stayed here. The hotel's status as "pet-friendly" seems a bit uncertain... On... More 

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Vancouver
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

We rented a house in town and someone in the complex mentioned this location as having a very nice beach. We walked there to check it out and found the location to be very nice. Right on the beach, very nice pool. The manager was nice enough to show us a room and they looked really clean and nice. We... More 

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Pincher Creek, Canada
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

We found this hotel very clean, accommodating, and the staff friendly. Wifi was not accessible in our room but had no problem in the lobby or outside courtyard. Very reasonably priced hotel for one that is on the beach. Lots of seaglass to be found! I would skip the restaurant as I believe there are a lot better places in... More 

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Palm Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 3 March 2015

I`ve always found the government run hotels in Baja to be hit and miss as far as quality. There is little monetary incentive so it all depends on the current manager. Right now the Desert Inn, Loreto is great. The rooms are huge and clean, a very large balcony on the second floor, lots of hot water, nice big clean... More 

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Mt. Vernon, Indiana
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

The check in area and pool were OK, but no bar or food as claimed. The rooms were spartan but clean and tolerable. The beach area was not what I would think a Baja beach should be, large grained sand and rocks. The Desert Inn was not as bad as the other reviews claimed but it also wasn’t the best... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

First room was so bad - had to change rooms. 2nd room wasn't much better but we were tired ! TV was awful, toilet wouldn't turn off, wash cloths - yuck ! Tissues - none, no stopper in sink. No hand towels. Showered in early am - water went everywhere !!! Everything got wet, including floors into bedroom. Breakfast supposed... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

This place is just a nightmare. Nobody cares. There is no hot water, no TV reception, no internet, the AC unit is terribly loud, the bathroom smells... And on top of that when we were there other guests were having a party in the car park, just outside our room. Loud music until 4 am, beer cans everywhere, and they... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Desert Inn (Hotel La Pinta Loreto) has 49 rooms, 29 are haciendas which is the regular standard room, two doubles beds, ocean front, cable tv, air conditioning, the Villas are upgraded rooms, with a fire place and more services, in our facilities we count with a salon spa, restaurant bar, swimming pool and what is more important great service to make your stay a lifetime memory. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Inn at Loreto

Address: Calle Francisco I. Madero, Loreto 23880, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Loreto
Price Range: $58 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert Inn at Loreto 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Desert Inn At Loreto Hotel Loreto
Desert Hotel Loreto
Loreto Desert Hotel
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“Ask for one of the 4 plex rooms”
 of 5 bubbles patmandue, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay in hotel in town close to Lorato. Close by towns seemed better.”
 of 5 bubbles zolman, 20 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Avoid this place like the plague !”
 of 5 bubbles hplunkett, 27 May 2013 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else - this place is terrible!”
 of 5 bubbles msstrips, 4 Apr 2013 | Read review
“While you are in Loreto eat at La Palyapa! fantastic food”
 of 5 bubbles ruthevansidaho, 26 Mar 2013 | Read review
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