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Desert Inn at Loreto

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Dublin, Ireland
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...

Thank msstrips
Bellingham, Washington, United States
Reviewed 3 April 2013

I have stayed in this hotel three different times before this time, always, with friends who had dogs. I kept giving it the benefit of the doubt. We heard it had recently sold and was in transition. Well just forget it! Now, they are no longer pet friendly. Upon our arrival they informed us, in a very direct way, that...

Thank Jackie R
Valley Center
Reviewed 29 March 2013

A friend and I stayed here last week. Used to be the La Pinta, just N of the end of the malecon and a block off the beach. Good location but the hotel appeared to have been closed down for at least a year, maybe before reopening as a Desert Inn. So the grounds had been neglected, no wifi, limited...

Thank Tom T
elk river idaho
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Where to begin? No air conditioning no TV, pool like ice, bar tender never there, no coffee until 8 am, no wifi EVER. Ask the manager when anything will work, standard answer "one hour." And really watch the weird step into the bathroom. Just odd.

Thank ruthevansidaho
British Columbia
Reviewed 18 March 2013

I stayed at the hotel with a tour group and was told the hotel was nice five years ago. But now it is worn and not appealing. Neither the rooms nor the grounds are being very well maintained. The bathroom window slats didn't close properly which might explain all the dirt on the toilet which I had to clean before...

Thank HappyTrailsCanada
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Pros: Gorgeous grounds, pool and beach Huge rooms Good value for money if you don't book online Very clean Very helpful receptionist Cons: We booked online through despegar.com and ended up paying twice the room's worth which is unacceptable It is a 20 min walk into town which is not doable for everyone The flourescent lighting in the room is...

1Thank HTH_12
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 September 2012

I stayed at Desert Inn as part of a fishing trip to Loreto in August. The accommodation was basic but clean and adequate. Comfortable beds, clean bathroom. Tired and slightly tatty furniture. A nice balcony overlooking beach and sea, and cool to be picked up on the beach every morning to go fishing. But the lock on the french windows...

Thank TJR300
San Felipe, Mexico
Reviewed 26 August 2012

I have stayed at the Desert Inns formerly La Pinta Hotels for over 8 years. The used to sell the Baja Travel Pass that was a great deal for frequent Baja travelers. They have sold off several of the hotels in Catavina, San Quintin, and Guierro Negro. My stay last week was one of my worst hotel experiences. They have...

Thank John F
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 August 2012

The most important thing to know about the Desert Inn is that it is there and worth finding. While it does not engage the town or the travel routes, it is right on a very pleasant and expansive swimming beach with great bay vistas. Whether you choose to swim in the ocean or the pool, the same views make a...

1Thank justski19
Banning, California
Reviewed 25 July 2012

My fishing Buddy and I just spent five nights here, and had a great time. On the downside, the shower had no hot water, there was no clock, no phone (Of course), no hand towels or wash-cloths, and pillows that should have been thrown away a long, long time ago. The cable was being 'repaired' the entire time we were...

Thank FrequentCowboy

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $120 - $167 (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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“All rooms seem to have an ocean view.”
gladysc370, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one of the 4 plex rooms”
patmandue, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay in hotel in town close to Lorato. Close by towns seemed better.”
zolman, 20 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Avoid this place like the plague !”
hplunkett, 27 May 2013 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else - this place is terrible!”
msstrips, 4 Apr 2013 | Read review
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