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Hotel San Cristóbal

N° Km 54+ 23300 800, México 19, 23300 Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
| +52 612 175 1530
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Hotel San Cristóbal

Why we love it: A stylish but mellow alternative to the glitz of Los Cabos

The Highlights:
- Chic rooms, some with soaking tubs, outdoor lounges, or ocean views
- On-site restaurant Benno and its creative Mexican-Mediterranean fare
- Proximity to Todos Santos and the chance to connect with the local community

The Review:
Liz Lambert has made a name for herself converting quirky motels into cool-kid haunts in Texas and beyond. With Hotel San Cristóbal, she brings her magic to a transcendent Pueblo Mágico in the Baja Peninsula. Now she’s bringing her magic to a transcendent Pueblo Mágico in the Baja Peninsula. Just outside of Todos Santos proper, on the small fishing beach of Punta Lobos, the whitewashed, cubist property houses 32 serenely chic rooms, complete with crisp Sferra linens and serape-inspired duvets, vibrant ceramic-tiled bathrooms, and windows that overlook sunny Pacific waves (keep your eyes peeled for migrating gray and humpback whales).  

Resist the urge to confine yourself to your Coco-Mat mattress, however. Adventure awaits in the form of surfing off nearby Playa Cerritos, learning to make pottery in an off-site class, or accompanying chef Edgar Palau on a trip to source fresh fish from local anglers. There’s also a beautiful central pool and lounge, a library, a seaside mirador, and a small retail shop on property. When hunger strikes, head to Benno, where biodynamic meals that fuse Mexican and Mediterranean flavors pair perfectly with small-batch mezcals and sustainably harvested regional wines.

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AFAR Staff
almost 5 years ago

Hotel San Cristóbal

Situated on Punta Lobos, a quiet coastal area an hour’s drive north from Cabo, the Hotel San Cristóbal is a 32-room beachfront retreat designed by Austin-based hotelier Liz Lambert. Rooms feature carefully selected Guatemalan furnishings and fabrics. And while there’s plenty of time to work on your tan by the 2,200-square-foot swimming pool, the hotel also arranges surfing lessons, forays to harvest medicinal wild herbs, and sea turtle volunteering projects.
AFAR Staff
over 4 years ago

Hotel San Cristobal

This new Liz Lambert hotel in Todos Santos is thoughtfully designed with many modern touches. There are lots of nooks to hang out in with details like beautiful tile and comfortable cushions and throw pillows. They don't allow kids to stay under 12 years of age, so it's not for young families. If you're looking for a place with a lot of energy (in what is typically a sleepy town), this is it.
AFAR Staff
over 4 years ago

Benno Restaurant in the Hotel San Cristobal

Benno is arguably one of the best restaurants in the area. A mix of Mexican and Mediterranean, the menu has a variety of dishes to please anyone. We started with the baked farmers cheese with a tomatillo sauce. It was one of our favorite things. And the braised short-ribs with harissa and horseradish did not disappoint. You can choose to sit inside the beautifully designed restaurant or out on the terrace overlooking the pool and beach.
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