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[*] posted on 6-8-2019 at 09:02 AM


La Perla..... A blast from the past!!

That was the "official hotel" for the 1972 Mexican 1000
We had our trophy presentation celebration there.
And the best part was sitting on the open air plaza looking over the seawall.
Los Arcos was the "new place" in town, and it was really nice as well. Stayed there a few times in the midst of pre-running for subsequent races.
Loved breakfast in the beautiful dining room.

Great memories
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[*] posted on 6-8-2019 at 12:23 PM


Quote: Originally posted by thebajarunner  
La Perla..... A blast from the past!!

That was the "official hotel" for the 1972 Mexican 1000
We had our trophy presentation celebration there.
And the best part was sitting on the open air plaza looking over the seawall.
Los Arcos was the "new place" in town, and it was really nice as well. Stayed there a few times in the midst of pre-running for subsequent races.
Loved breakfast in the beautiful dining room.

Great memories

Oh that’s fantastic. Glad you had a good memory come up.
Poor Los Arcos sits there like a sinking ship. I have friends that remember staying there.
Breakfast or any meal is nice at La Perla, such a great dining room.
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[*] posted on 6-8-2019 at 01:18 PM


"Like a sinking ship" is a great description for the current state of the once elegant Los Arcos
We drove down the Malecon a few months ago, smiled as we passed La Perla and then saw the derelict remains of Los Arcos.
Very sad!
We felt like royalty when we stayed there and enjoyed their hospitality and great food.
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[*] posted on 6-8-2019 at 02:48 PM


quail eggs and fish stories at the los arcos bar was cool but man......what a loud hotel! we would choose the cabana's next door.
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[*] posted on 6-8-2019 at 07:49 PM


"Spartan" comes to mind, when seeing the rooms at La Perla. Never stayed there, but enjoyed the restaurant.

I, too, miss Los Arcos and the Cabanas. I hope the employees got what they wanted. :rolleyes:

[Edited on 6-9-2019 by Hook]
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[*] posted on 6-8-2019 at 08:33 PM


Quote: Originally posted by thebajarunner  
La Perla..... A blast from the past!!

That was the "official hotel" for the 1972 Mexican 1000
We had our trophy presentation celebration ...... beautiful dining room.

Great memories


Was/Am going to ask...is there not a lot of history at that place? Mentioned in books and articles back to the 60's?, 50's? Earlier?

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[*] posted on 6-9-2019 at 08:31 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Fatboy  
Quote: Originally posted by thebajarunner  
La Perla..... A blast from the past!!

That was the "official hotel" for the 1972 Mexican 1000
We had our trophy presentation celebration ...... beautiful dining room.

Great memories


Was/Am going to ask...is there not a lot of history at that place? Mentioned in books and articles back to the 60's?, 50's? Earlier?



It is included in the 1956 edition of the Lower California Guidebook along with several other hotels, in the following order:
Los Cocos, La Paz Courts, Los Arcos, Misión de la Paz, Perla: on the waterfront, all rooms with bath, dining room, bar, banquet room, dances, etc.; rates 60 pesos per day (12.50 pesos per dollar) single with meals). There are several more hotels listed.




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[*] posted on 6-9-2019 at 08:44 AM
Old AAA Guides (1951 & 1959)


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[*] posted on 6-9-2019 at 09:39 AM


I think the La Perla hotel was the official hotel for all the NORRA Mexican 1000 races that they promoted. Mike Pearlman would know for sure.
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[*] posted on 6-9-2019 at 11:27 AM


Stayed at La Perla on my first Baja motorcycle ride in Oct. '74. As I recall it was $12/nt. The rooms were older but ok and at some time after that the hotel was remodeled and that remodel is now starting to show it's age but I still like the place. Even if I don't stay there the plaza restaurant is my favorite breakfast spot, just for the location and atmosphere and perhaps more than a bit of personal nostalgia.
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[*] posted on 6-9-2019 at 12:20 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  

Hotel Lorimar is only a block from the Malecon
cute place - goo rates
good restaurant next door


We liked Hotel Lorimar when we stayed there, kinda funky, but pretty cheap and close to the Malecon ...

No off-street parking, though, I don't think ...

which restaurant are you referring to? I don't remember one right next door, but there were a few close by ...

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Hotel Perla in 1957 (Howard Gulick photo)




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[*] posted on 6-9-2019 at 04:58 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Hook  
"Spartan" comes to mind, when seeing the rooms at La Perla. Never stayed there, but enjoyed the restaurant.

I, too, miss Los Arcos and the Cabanas. I hope the employees got what they wanted. :rolleyes:

[Edited on 6-9-2019 by Hook]


Ya know, it is spartan but I didn’t notice! Lol
I love the old spartan girl :tumble:
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[*] posted on 6-9-2019 at 05:07 PM


I am loving all the memories and nostalgia, thank you!
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[*] posted on 6-9-2019 at 05:25 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by Hook  
"Spartan" comes to mind, when seeing the rooms at La Perla.
"Spartan" is a single room with no bed (hammock hooks in the wall), communal bathroom down the hall.

During travels in Mexico I've stayed in a number of those and don't recall having missed the poolside bar. Usually more interesting clientele in the "spartan" digs. :lol:


The #1 reason I have declined the resort hotel there.
Nothing against it but I enjoy street life now more than resort life. Glad I made the change long ago but hey, a swim up pool bar is a lot of people’s paradise and Spartan is hell, I get it.
To each his own.
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[*] posted on 6-27-2019 at 08:35 AM


Awesome review with pics, Thank you!



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[*] posted on 6-27-2019 at 10:22 AM


i first visited la perla in april of 1969. i recall it was just a dirt/sand road in front.
i had lunch there a couple of years ago, it was the first time i have ever had a chief salad featuring raw hotdogs.
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[*] posted on 6-27-2019 at 11:44 AM


Quote: Originally posted by pacificobob  
i first visited la perla in april of 1969. i recall it was just a dirt/sand road in front.
i had lunch there a couple of years ago, it was the first time i have ever had a chief salad featuring raw hotdogs.



Chief salads always have hot dogs on them:lol:.
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