Encuentro Guadalupe

Carretera Tecate–Ensenada, Km 75, San Antonio de las Minas, Baja California Norte, Mexico

With freestanding steel box-cabins perched on a boulder-strewn hill, this property has architect Jorge Gracia to thank for its success. Dirt trails lead to 20 rooms (called “lofts”), each reminiscent of a shipping container from a distance, but inside you’ll find plush white bedding, concrete floors, rain-showerheads, and lamps made from steel pipes with vintage bulbs. In an effort to connect with nature, guests are given access to hiking trails and private decks with chimeneas that can be lit upon request. The property’s branding boasts an “anti-resort” mind-set, which translates to no TVs, no phones (walkie-talkies provided), no coffee machines, no room service, and very few room amenities. Despite these cutbacks, this still happens to be the most expensive property in wine country. Breakfast is served by the infinity pool bar, and the main restaurant is located at the foot of the mountain. Beyond this point, only guests of the hotel can enter. Visit the property sooner than later, as plans are underway to add 40 more lofts.

PROS

  • pet-friendly
  • unique design
  • rate includes Continental breakfast and welcome cocktail
  • 50% discounts available in November

CONS

  • no kids under 13
  • must sign liability waivers at check in
  • room rates don’t match quality of service

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Pet Friendly
Sceney
Countryside
Design

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 646-155–2775

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms, 2 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

BACK TO TOP