I found out about this hidden away boutique hotel from my friend Linda, who has been coming to Baja for over 15 years. She knows all the places to go, and I always know what she recommends, I will like.
My first visit to Drift was actually with Linda on a Thursday night. Thursday night in old downtown San Jose is called ArtWalk. All the shops, restaurants and galleries stay open late, and everyone walks from shop to shop while listening to street music over Mezcal and Tequila. We stopped at Drift for a quick drink before heading to check out ArtWalk and grab a bite to eat. I loved how they presented my drink – you can make it as strong as you like….
Drift is actually a small boutique hotel – I believe it has 6 rooms, and is located just steps from all the bars and shops of old town San Jose. The decor is Mexican industrial and has a cool but not overly trendy vibe. Reviews about the staff seem positive “friendly and helpful” and everyone seems to enjoy the daily continental breakfast (especially the coffee). This might not be everyones taste to stay the night, but it’s a fun stop for a drink around the fire-pit. Check out booking.com for the best photos and reviews. Drift also has a website which I found to be very limited with information and photos. “Drift”
They feature a Tequila and Mezcal bar (they do serve wine as well) and a food truck on Thursday night. The courtyard, and nearby pool area is quaint, and seemed to be the gathering spot. I have been on other nights of the week and it was empty.