La Paz, Mexico

Baja Club Hotel

Price per night from$363.20

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD363.20), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Minimal Mexican

Setting

Palm-studded beach sanctum

Baja Club Hotel is a 1910 villa and modern extension that’s been given a marvellously minimalist twist, set on the palm-lined Malecón in Mexico’s La Paz. The original colonial-style house, together with its four-storey addition, form a border around a spacious patio of pergolas, trees and potted plants. Inside, however, simplicity doesn’t just reign, it rules with an iron fist. The decor takes its cues from a Mad Men-style ultra-minimalism, with dark-wood cabinetry and headboards, white bed linens and dark bathroom tiles. Candy-striped seat covers on balconies and terraces provide rare playful flourishes. That’s not to say Baja Club is in any way dour: tucked away in a charming walled garden is the photo-ready pool, and right outside is a stunning sandy beach and the relaxed town of La Paz itself. It may lack overt embellishment and fanfare, but if this is the simple life, we’ll take it.

 

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

32, including seven suites.

Check–Out

12pm. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £399.94 ($432), including tax at 19 per cent.

More details

Rates include a continental breakfast served in the restaurant from 7am to 12 noon.

At the hotel

Free WiFi, concierge service, boutique selling Mexican-made items. In rooms: WiFi, TV, ceiling fan, air conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, free bottled water, minibar with snacks, Grupo Habita bath products.

Our favourite rooms

We were taken by the grand ceilings in the garden room, complete with its own outdoor seating spot, as well as the elevated ocean view from the more modern, third-floor balcony room. Or if privacy with a view is non-negotiable, we’d plump for a terrace suite: the large private terrace is the ideal setting for a peaceful meal with the ocean laid out before you.

Poolside

The inviting outdoor pool sits in a separate walled garden off the main patio. It has three depths and is open all day for gentle laps in the sun. There’s also a lovely public beach right opposite the hotel entrance.

Spa

The spa is a quiet, dark-tiled haven, open all day for guests, and has a sauna, steam room, massage treatment rooms and a hot tub.

Packing tips

Take a tip from your unfussy environment and gain a little minimalist inspiration for home, with a copy of Fumo Sasaki’s Goodbye Things to leaf through by the pool.

Also

Some of the rooms are wheelchair accessible.

Pet‐friendly

Animal companions can stay for an extra $50 per night. See more pet-friendly hotels in La Paz.

Children

The hotel welcomes children aged six and above.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

At night, dine by candlelight beneath the white-framed pergola, with a glass of natural wine in hand.

Dress Code

Smart-casual separates and a post-beach glow.

Hotel restaurant

Baja Club offers a daily changing menu focusing on Greek dishes crafted from sustainably sourced ingredients, including plenty of local fish. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the unpretentious dining room or outside on the main patio under the pretty, vine-wound pergola. Lunch is served 2–7pm and dinner 7–11pm.

Hotel bar

The Baja Club bar, located next to the restaurant dining room, serves local natural wines, creative cocktails and snacks from 1pm to 11pm. To one side, there’s a glossy, red-tiled bar, to the other, mint-hued banquette seating and low, round-backed chairs, all presided over by wood beams, soft pendant lighting and whirling ceiling fans to keep you cool. You can spill out into the patio area too, but at sunset head on up to the rooftop terrace. Order your drink and look on as sun and water slowly meet.

Last orders

Dinner service for filling Greek dishes ends at 11pm.

Room service

A separate room service menu is available for private terrace or in-room casual dining.

Location

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Address
Baja Club Hotel
Paseo Álvaro Obregón #265, Colonia Centro
La Paz
23000
Mexico

Baja Club Hotel sits on the Malecón, the main seaside avenue of laidback La Paz, Mexico.

Planes

La Paz Airport Manuel Marquez de Leon is a 15-minute drive away. Contact the hotel to arrange a transfer ($20 for a group of four).

Automobiles

There’s a car park on site with valet parking.

Worth getting out of bed for

La Paz’s centre is right on the doorstep and ready to explore, with its inviting cluster of shops and places to eat. The area is popular for cycling and hiking, and there’s a skate park for boarders. The hotel concierge service can help you discover the area any way you want to – cultural excursions, sand surfing, marine life tours, you name it.

 

Local restaurants

Enjoy your fresh fish, octopus, sea snails, and more at the casual and friendly Mariscos El Toro Güero. For something a tad more formal, try Nim, serving dishes from around the world in a historic building that’s had a rather stylish interior revamp. Grab your craft cocktails with fabulous sunsetter views at SeaSide Mediterranean.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this peerless coastal hotel in La Paz and unpacked their Mexican crafts, a full account of their laidback beachside break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Baja Club Hotel in La Paz…


If you like your hotels ornately embellished and gold trimmed, look the other way now. This singular La Paz property exemplifies restrained, minimalist chic; still fancy, but without the fuss. If you demand a little drama, choose a garden room in the old villa, where you have higher ceilings and private garden spaces. For a view of those oh-so-close waves, seek out a third-floor balcony room or suite in the new building, whose occasional Modernist-style curves give it some extra cachet. The pool, tucked away in a walled garden of preserved red brick, with a soft sand and pebble border, is easy on the eye, and the patio pergola is the best spot for feasting on Greek-inspired dishes from the kitchen. The hotel sits in central La Paz, an unspoiled beach town with great restaurants and shops, a world away from the resort energy of Cabo.

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