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[*] posted on 1-7-2019 at 10:01 AM


Those rooms on the north end have been there for years. Were reserved for the truck drivers or those who knew to ask when the main hotel was full. Not advertised to the general public as you had to listen to the generator run all night. When they moved the generator across the road they converted the garage to three new rooms and opened up the other existing rooms to the GP.

You may not like them since they don't open to the pool / courtyard but I'd rather sleep there than at the mini-hotel (which I've done).

You're certainly free to sleep elsewhere. It's not the cheapest place in Baja but certainly not the most expensive either.

BTW, last time I was there (Nov), no European bikers but two groups of Mexican bikers from the mainland. Along with some off-roaders, some families and my group. All travelers looking for a clean bed and a decent meal in the middle of a very picturesque dessert. I don't think any of us were disappointed. YMMV.
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[*] posted on 1-7-2019 at 11:12 AM


They did more than just remodel the garage. And they butchered the remod. It's the worst of new world Mexico. A wort on the bum of the Mona Lisa. Exploitation, spawned by the chance of location. The should be ashamed. Go ahead and stay there. If we support them they will add another story where the patio is.



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[*] posted on 1-7-2019 at 10:49 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by Skipjack Joe  
Quote: Originally posted by norte  
Why do some people say the Catavina Hotel Mision is overpriced? Given where they are, they have to run everything by generator, haul all their supplies in, and still provide nice rooms, swimming pool, and an excellent restaurant...Some would think it is a bargain.


The restaurant charges you for the usage of their wifi. I've never experienced that in any other restaurant in Baja. That was a turn off for me.


Their internet is satellite service. They have to do something to throttle usage. Fee/data cap is their way to offer you internet at off-grid location.


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[*] posted on 1-9-2019 at 08:07 AM


Suspicions confirmed. Friends were recently forced to stay in the "new" wing at hotel mission due to an abundance of French bikers. Their report was that when an architect was called for they sent a butcher. When albanil's were called for they sent car washers armed with rusty screwdrivers. May their cervezas always taste like warm pond scum.



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[*] posted on 1-13-2019 at 10:05 AM


Hi,

Does anyone know if they accept dogs at the Hotel Mission Catavina?
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[*] posted on 1-13-2019 at 10:41 AM


Quote: Originally posted by El Cabrito  
Hi,

Does anyone know if they accept dogs at the Hotel Mission Catavina?


We have stayed there several times with our (~25kg) dog. I think they charge a bit extra for a pet fee, but no problem with her staying.

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[*] posted on 1-13-2019 at 12:34 PM


Quote: Originally posted by jedge42  
Quote: Originally posted by El Cabrito  
Hi,

Does anyone know if they accept dogs at the Hotel Mission Catavina?


We have stayed there several times with our (~25kg) dog. I think they charge a bit extra for a pet fee, but no problem with her staying.

jake


Thanks a lot Jake!

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[*] posted on 1-13-2019 at 05:29 PM


Quote: Originally posted by El Cabrito  
Quote: Originally posted by jedge42  
Quote: Originally posted by El Cabrito  
Hi,

Does anyone know if they accept dogs at the Hotel Mission Catavina?


We have stayed there several times with our (~25kg) dog. I think they charge a bit extra for a pet fee, but no problem with her staying.

jake


Thanks a lot Jake!



They do charge a BIT more for your dog, it is treated as if it were another person. I don't have my notes handy but I think it was 225 pesos. Point is, it was not "a bit".




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[*] posted on 1-14-2019 at 07:42 AM


Quote: Originally posted by weebray  
Quote: Originally posted by El Cabrito  
Quote: Originally posted by jedge42  
Quote: Originally posted by El Cabrito  
Hi,

Does anyone know if they accept dogs at the Hotel Mission Catavina?


We have stayed there several times with our (~25kg) dog. I think they charge a bit extra for a pet fee, but no problem with her staying.

jake


Thanks a lot Jake!



They do charge a BIT more for your dog, it is treated as if it were another person. I don't have my notes handy but I think it was 225 pesos. Point is, it was not "a bit".


Ten bucks sounds about right; I don't remember for sure. We love the hotel, grounds, restaurant, and such, so it wasn't a big deal for us. Cataviña is a magical place ...

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[*] posted on 1-14-2019 at 08:42 AM


You are right, it's all about perspective. I will continue to ignore the place. Peace



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[*] posted on 1-26-2019 at 04:51 PM


Is this the place in discussion ? https://www.misionsantamariahoteles.com/catavina.html
Was this La Pinta 20+/- years ago ?
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[*] posted on 1-26-2019 at 04:55 PM


The Hotel Cabaña Linda (that this thread is about) is the little motel on the east side of the highway.

The Hotel Misión Cataviña is the former Desert Inn/ La Pinta/ El Presidente (original Cataviña hotel).




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[*] posted on 1-26-2019 at 05:59 PM


Quote: Originally posted by weebray  
Catavina Hotel Mission. And who among us is going to stand up and defend the useless appurtenance they recently attached to their north end? A slap in the face to the artisans that created the original masterpiece. It tells a lot about the mindset of the current owners. No class or respect. Avoid the dump, they only cater to money. (Rich European bikers) This kind of crass commercialism should not be encouraged.

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[*] posted on 1-27-2019 at 09:47 AM


Is anyone operating the bunk rooms at Rancho Santa Ynez (2 kms south of the hotel)? Are Oscar and Matilda still there?
It was pretty deserted looking when I checked it out in 2017. We used to enjoy lunch at Santa Ynez over the years, 1980s-2000s.




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[*] posted on 1-27-2019 at 11:05 AM


You can throw up all the "...and when did you stop beating your wife?" nonsense arguments you like. I'll stand by my assessment of the dump - alternatives?? You figure it out, others have gone before you.



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[*] posted on 1-27-2019 at 11:19 AM


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[*] posted on 1-27-2019 at 11:29 AM


???? sounds like an overdose of CDB.
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[*] posted on 1-27-2019 at 11:41 AM


Quote: Originally posted by norte  
???? sounds like an overdose of CDB.


gotta be the same guy......
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[*] posted on 1-27-2019 at 06:04 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Is anyone operating the bunk rooms at Rancho Santa Ynez (2 kms south of the hotel)? Are Oscar and Matilda still there?
It was pretty deserted looking when I checked it out in 2017. We used to enjoy lunch at Santa Ynez over the years, 1980s-2000s.


Camped in our RV and had a pleasant breakfast at the ranch house there a year ago. An older couple were there with a younger woman helping. Not sure about the bunk rooms, but there’s always been someone around when we’ve stopped over the years. Will send an update in a few weeks as we head north.




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[*] posted on 1-27-2019 at 06:17 PM


Thanks windgrrl.
That sounds like Oscar and Matilda.




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