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Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California, Mexico is buzzing with energy, creativity, and talent. It’s a wine and food lover’s destination on the rise. And there’s an endless array of options for accommodations. As someone who lives just over the border in San Diego, I’m fortunate that I can visit so easily. Here’s my accommodation guide on the best Valle de Guadalupe hotels:
I can highly recommend Casa Mayoral from personal experience (see below). However, I’ve also curated a detailed list of other accommodation options for easy one-stop shopping.
These are the best of the best, based on a thorough review of visitor ratings and reviews, value for the price, and type of hotel. If I’ve missed a hotel you loved—or you have feedback on a featured hotel—please leave a comment and let me know.
Please note: Wifi is spotty throughout Valle de Guadalupe. While these properties typically include free wifi, just be aware that you may still struggle a bit, no matter whre you stay.
- Where to Stay in Valle de Guadalupe: Guadalupe Valley Hotels
- Valle de Guadalupe Luxury Hotels
- Valle de Guadalupe Boutique Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts
- Mid-Range Hotels
- Budget Hotels in Valle de Guadalupe
- Vacation Rentals in Valle de Guadalupe
- Best Hotels in Ensenada
- Travel Tips and FAQ for Valle de Guadalupe
Where to Stay in Valle de Guadalupe: Guadalupe Valley Hotels
Valle de Guadalupe Luxury Hotels
El Cielo Winery and Resort
Located conveniently in the heart of Guadalupe Valley, this five-star hotel is far and away a guest favorite. The hotel is surrounded by the mountains and nestled in between olive groves and vineyards, with two lakes on the property.
Furnished in warm earth tones, guest rooms include private baths and a private sitting area. Some rooms also include a terrace for sweeping views of Valle de Guadalupe. An onsite bar and outdoor pool are popular amenities here.
El Cielo’s on-site restaurant, Latitud 32, is renowned for its Baja-Yucatan fusion cuisine and beef dishes. Free parking is included at the hotel.
Best Parts: Outdoor swimming pool and valley views
Best for: Couples and families who appreciate luxury. (Two bedroom suites are available.)
Be Aware: Due to its popularity, this hotel stays booked. Book early!
La Villa del Valle
Guests enjoy panoramic views of vineyards, olive groves, and mountains. Three rooms offer balconies with Mexican “chimineas” (wood burning fireplaces).
A full breakfast is included here. Plus, you’ll find Mexican cookies and fresh fruit waiting for you when you check in.
Best Parts: The lovely library and being treated like a VIP
Best for: A romantic getaway
Be Aware: There is a strict cancellation policy here. (Cancel 21 days in advance or forfeit payment.)
Valle de Guadalupe Boutique Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts
This is where we stayed on our most recent visit to Valle de Guadalupe. You just won’t find a more welcoming hostess than Adriana, whose family has owned this land for more than thirty years. With views of young vineyards, the property feels both sprawling and intimate.
Modern, elegant casitas for two are designed around a commitment to eco-friendly practices and minimizing the impact on the land, without a single compromise for the guest experience. Also, you’re welcome to bring your friendly pet for your stay!
A hearty Mexican breakfast is included in your stay and is served outside on the terrace on warm sunny days. I’d head back here without a second thought!
Best Parts: Romantic rooms and feeling like family during your stay
Best for: A romantic weekend away
Be Aware: Adriana’s two friendly dogs and a cat roam the property here. If you’re not comfortable with animals, book elsewhere.
Terra del Valle Bed and Breakfast
Walls are stuffed with straw to cool rooms in the summer and provide warmth in the winter.
In following with its emphasis on eco-friendly principles, this B&B is also landscaped with native plants and volcanic rocks to require little water. Terra del Valle gets high marks from guests for both service and value.
Best Parts: Delicious breakfast and onsite jacuzzi
Best for: Couples and groups of friends
Be Aware: There’s no television. Less centrally located in the valley.
(1)The Villages (great for groups), (2) Tesela (intimate casita-like structures of metal and wood) and (3) The Encinal (rooms with a coffeemaker, mini-fridge and more).
In addition to on-site parking, a large patio, air conditioning, and a swimming pool, the resort offers two on-site restaurants: Ha’ache (fresh Mediterranean country cuisine) and Quarry (sophisticated French-Asian fusion).
Best Parts: Two excellent restaurants on site
Best for: Weddings, groups
Be Aware: This hotel is a best seller! Book early (or stay midweek) to avoid disappointment.
Vinophiliac Bed and Breakfast
There are three comfortable suites here that include locally made Mexican furniture and comfy sitting areas. Each suite includes a kitchenette, sitting area, and private bathroom. Guests who stay at Vinophiliac Bed and Breakfast say it reminds them of a visit to grandma’s house.
Your stay here includes a complimentary glass of wine and continental breakfast. An honor bar is also stocked with local wines, beers, olives, and sodas.
Best Parts: Fresh fruit from the orchard
Best for: Groups and families
Be Aware: Rooms have a “homey” feel more than a high end “luxury” feel.
Hacienda Guadalupe Hotel
Guest rooms offer high thread count sheets, balconies, air conditioning, and room service, and a Keurig coffee maker among other amenities.
The restaurant focuses on regional and Mexican flavors. A pool completes the experience.
Best Parts: Homemade beer!
Best for: Weddings and groups
Be Aware: This hotel stays booked during prime tourist season. Book early.
While the villas are designed for two, with a single bedroom, two additional people can be accommodated in the living room.
Villas are kept sparkling clean and furnishings have a warm, simple “Ikea-like” vibe. A/C is included.
Best Parts: Kitchen access and well-maintained property
Best for: Small families and guests who prefer a kitchen
Be Aware: These villas are newly constructed so there isn’t a lot of landscaping around them just yet.
Quinta Maria en la Ruta del Vino
Quinta Maria feels secluded, but guests enjoy easy access to area wineries and tranquil views, with only the sound of birds breaking the silence.
Terraces provide a lovely spot to enjoy the view with friendly dogs. Or sit in the flower-filled garden.
Best Parts: Friendly hosts with insider recommendations on wineries and where to eat.
Best for: Couples
Be Aware: Friendly dogs roam the property here.
Budget Hotels in Valle de Guadalupe
Rancho El Campanario en La Ruta del Vino
Rancho El Companario en La Ruta del Vino is a no-frills hotel that is very clean and comes with friendly hosts. Each room comes with a seating area, television, and desk.
Also included: a breakfast of coffee, bread, and fruit. Coffee and cookies are offered in the mornings as well.
Be sure to bring cash to pay for the room.
Best Parts: Attentive staff and convenient location
Best for: Budget travelers
Be Aware: The location can be a bit hard to find based on directions from the hotel.
Vacation Rentals in Valle de Guadalupe
Centrally located, Casa Marieta gets top marks from guests for being sparkling clean and quiet.
While it’s not as fancy as some other accommodation options in Valle de Guadalupe, it’s comfortable and provides great value for the price.
Best Parts: Quiet location and homey feeling
Best for: Small families or a girls’ getaway
Be Aware: Wifi doesn’t work great here
This recently renovated home includes two bedrooms, 12-foot ceilings, and a well-appointed kitchen.
The property has a spacious, modern and sophisticated feeling with lots of natural light.
Amenities include air conditioning and pets are welcome. Visitors give Lesley, the owner here, top marks for being welcoming and sharing insider tips on the best of Valle de Guadalupe.
Best Parts: The beautiful terrace for outside dining.
Best for: Families and groups
Be Aware: You’ll likely meet Bacon the pig and the owners’ friendly rescue dog on-site.
Best Hotels in Ensenada
It’s only an hour drive between coastal Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe so if you’re inclined to go wine tasting during the day and listen to the waves at night, you can easily do it. Here’s one of the most popular hotels that delivers good value:
Punta Morro Hotel
Punta Morro enjoys a fantastic location on a private beach, just three miles from Ensenada. Guests here love the private ocean view terraces and gardens.
It’s a 25-minute drive from here to Valle de Guadalupe and a 45-minute drive to see La Bufadora Blowhole.
Rooms are clean and staff is friendly and efficient. Punta Morro offers a warm, modern, luxury ascetic. There’s also a restaurant on-site.
Best Parts: The oceanside pool and sun terrace are guest favorites.
Best for: Couples who love the beach.
Be Aware: Minor construction nearby may make terraces a bit noisy.
Travel Tips and FAQ for Valle de Guadalupe
1. When is the best time to visit Valle de Guadalupe?
For fewer crowds and better prices, visit the valley in the spring or fall. The weather is perfect. The most popular time to visit Valle de Guadalupe is in August during wine picking and crushing season. Expect hot, dry weather then.
The summer is particularly active with wine and food festivals. You can review the 2019 calendar of events here.
2. What are road conditions like in Valle de Guadalupe?
Freeways are clean and in good repair. However, many visitors appreciate having an SUV to navigate the bumpy dirt roads that crisscross the valley and lead to many wineries and world-class restaurants. If it’s raining, expect mud!
3. What are the best wineries in the valley?
You can read my picks for the best wineries in Valle de Guadalupe here.
4. How much wine can you bring back to the U.S?
If you’re heading back to the U.S., you can only legally bring one bottle of wine per person into the country. Otherwise, remember to declare the wines you buy and anticipate paying taxes. Otherwise, if you’re caught, expect to be labeled a smuggler! Don’t do it!
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