Whoever wins the battle for the name, Hotel California has undeniably helped put the beautiful  sleepy little town of Todos Santos on the tourist map!

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Eagles battle with the Hotel California

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Eagles sue Hotel California in Todos Santos for misuse of name of their most famous song.

Everybody knows the song.

And everybody reading this probably, probably also knows  of the famous “Hotel California” in Todos Santos, in Baja California. 

Visitors flock to this immensely popular, iconic hotel. Many believing it was the inspiration for the famous Eagles song. And apparently, the owners who bought the place in 2001, have actively encouraged this belief. By constantly playing the song, and selling t-shirts and other merchandise.   

Funnily enough The Eagles are not happy about this. The hotel was not the inspiration for their song. And they have never actually been there. Not surprisingly they have decided to sue for damages. And for infringement of intellectual property rights. Because the hotel owners have also filed an application with the Patent and Trademark Office to register the name “Hotel California”. So things could get very interesting. 

The hotel has been in operation since 1950. It was originally called the Hotel California. But it has gone through a series of name changes over the years. And it was the 2001 owners who actively started cashing in on the name.

However, the hotel has just changed hands. Which may also complicate things. And it is not clear if it was the previous or new owner who has filed the patent.

Whatever, the outcome - Todos Santos is a fabulous place to visit

You may choose to stay in the  legendary Hotel California. Or you may decide to go elsewhere. There are some great places to stay. (The quirky Hotelito is our favourite). Plus fabulous restaurants, beautiful beaches, and wonderful views.

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