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Anchorage, Alaska
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were told this was the first resort hotel in Baja California, built in 1948. It is located in the middle of nowhere, one hour by car from the nearest city, La Paz, at the end of a barely driveable one-lane dirt road. Expect no phone service, no room numbers, no room safes, and no room keys! They told us... More 

Thank jdbalaska
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place is unique. The property itself is just amazing, an oasis in the middle of the desert. The whole experience is one of a kind. No TV or phone in the room, but an outstanding service. In the middle of nowhere, yet, the staff makes you feel at home at all times. The meals are included and unexpectedly amazing.... More 

Thank lavivis
Padua, Italy
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67 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I had the chance to spend 3 nights at Rancho Las Cruces in July and the experince was absolutely very nice! We had wonderful rooms in one cabagna in front of the sea. Everythings in the rooms were perfect. Bathrooms very big and clean. The confortable of the beds very high with beautiful linen. Staff very professional and at the... More 

Thank Bobosand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

There is no way to sum up Las Cruces in less than a 500-page book. The sunrises are absolutely unreal. Rich golds and pinks illuminate the 80+ degree water. The air and water temperatures are always at an equilibrium. Not enough can again be said about the staff at Las Cruces. From the room maids, bartenders, and waitresses no complaints... More 

4 Thank George H
Alameda, California
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135 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

We stayed here for a week, November 12 through 19, four days and five evenings of which were with a Group of Yamuna "Body Rollers" taking a morning class with the indefatigable body magician Yamuna Zeke. With a large house for two of us on the promenade we slept to the sound of the waves which on some nights were... More 

3 Thank lancereyn0
La Paz, Mexico
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59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Las Cruces has an amazing history dating back all the way to Cortez. There are private homes owned by Desi Arnez, Bing Crosby and other families. It is like stepping back in time. The restaurant served our group of 19 an amazing lunch. Everyone was very pleased. There is memberships available.

2 Thank Kimberly R
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Absolutely wonderful. Best sun rises we have ever seen! Magical setting right on the gulf of California, beautiful beaches, we hiked up the arroyo to some fresh water springs was incredible. The facilities are very nice, clean, very polite and friendly staff. We liked being able to be in the mix of things with plenty of activities, or just find... More 

4 Thank AdhiGuevara
Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

James Hilton would have loved this place. Situated on the coast of the Sea of Cortez, Rancho Las Cruces Resort & Villas offers an amazing environment, especially for those who want to get away from it all. There are 10,000 acres of tranquility, including five miles of private coastline.The guest rooms are small, yet elegant. Don't expect to watch your... More 

6 Thank BajaAlberto
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We have visited Rancho Las Cruces twice in the past month for lunch. After our first visit we had to go back with my 85 year old mother, as this place is so "her era". Considering it is 66 years old the Rancho is in fairly good condition. Everything is clean and there is a real effort to keep everything... More 

3 Thank sjrb
La Jolla, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Rancho Las Cruces is a real jewel, and is absolutely wonderful for having a secluded, relaxing vacation. Staffed by people who have been here for multiple generations and know how to be exceptionally hospitable. Great for kids -- shelling, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, horseback riding, tennis and more. Food is fresh and exceptionally good. A throw-back to quieter,... More 

3 Thank Steven M

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Historic Rancho Las Cruces is an exclusive seaside resort located on a natural sanctuary of more than 10,000 acres and 7 miles of private pristine coastline. Its hotel is situated along the white sandy beaches of the Sea of Cortes yet only a short drive from the La Paz, BCS international airport. Gaze across the Sea of Cortez to the enchanted Island of Cerralvo, once known to the Spanish conquistadors as the Island of Pearls. Wake to the morning sun and be filled with awe as it turns the tranquil sea into a masterpiece of color. Enjoy the majestic Santa Cruz Mountains, stunning desert gardens and oasis of stately palms while enjoying attentive and personalized service. If you long for peace and quiet, where time moves at a slower pace; if you love the unspoiled wonders of nature we invite you to go back in time and enjoy and the natural paradise of Rancho Las Cruces. Activities and amenities available: An 800 meter private airstrip, the Santa Cruz Chapel, fishing, snorkeling, tennis, paddle tennis, golf driving range, horseback riding, skeet shooting, promenades and hiking trails. Rates are Full American Plan - finest quality meals included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Las Cruces

Address: 30 miles south east of La Paz, La Paz, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > La Paz
Price Range: $761 - $985 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rancho Las Cruces 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in La Paz
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“ocean front suites or cabanas are good for couples”
  • ocean front suite, bedroom
  • rancho las cruces, malecon at sunrise
 of 5 bubbles jdbalaska, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Cabagnas 16 or 17”
 of 5 bubbles Bobosand, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Any house on the promenade. Rooms adjacent to the dining room and main building may have some human noise.”
 of 5 bubbles lancereyn0, 16 Nov 2015 | Read review
“There are small villas, as well as much larger houses for rent. The larger houses, while more expansive, are not inexpensive.”
 of 5 bubbles BajaAlberto, 1 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Variety of room types: private casitas along the shoreline, poolside rooms and larger casas for families.”
 of 5 bubbles 863stevenm, 1 Dec 2013 | Read review
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