A mosaic sign (crafted by co-owner Ricardo Rode) near the entrance hints at the beauty inside this small stylish inn offering a relaxed atmosphere and boutique feel without the heavy cost. Brilliant purple bougainvillea and orange lipstick vines line the patio, which showcases more of Rode's works by the fountain and small pool. Bóveda-style (arched brick) roofs top the rooms, which have terra-cotta tile floors and handmade Mexican furniture. Five of the rooms have kichenettes, three have double beds, and a sundeck on the second floor is great for catching rays. Co-owner Sandra Scandiber dispenses budget travel tips while visiting with guests in the courtyard, and is always ready to lend books from her huge library. Brides on a budget might consider this hotel for a destination wedding, especially since a huge garden area was recently added for weddings and events.