I stayed at monalisa the weekend of 8/17/13. The website looks very good, but this place is really AWFUL! We rented a beachfront house that is really expensive 200 dlls for a house that looks neglected! Elisa the owner was very RUDE, and she doesnt know how to be nice with clients.
We just stayed one night there (we didn't want to lose 100 dlls deposit, that obviously was a pain to recover our deposit, we'd gave 100 dlls cash for deposit and she wanted to give us a check!)
The next days we moved to the very next camp that is called Nueva Espana, veeeryyy different! very nice houses, clean, the owner very friendly and cheaper!! we rented a house for $125 per night and she said next time if we rent for 3 days the price is $100 per night!
Nice view, but houses, public restrooms, campground in general is neglected. And Elisa the owner very rude!
The Mona Lisa is quaint Mexican style resort which has RV parking, campgrounds, motel rooms and beach houses for rent. And it is pet-friendly which is the primary reason I chose this place.
The accommodations are reasonably priced and great deals esp. during the week. The charming owner, Elisa, has been here for many years. The Mona Lisa has direct beach access and a great place to take a morning or evening beach stroll with your pets.
Our first trip was not planned but we'd heard this was a dog friendly hotel and that was a requirement.
The facility is relatively old and the rooms well used but clean. The beds were comfortable and clean so all the "Must Haves" are taken care of.
The hotel/motel is in a U shape with the cantina/bar in the back and center of the U. This is good and bad. It's easily accessible but, at least during our Friday night stay, local bands were playing. They played very loud and most were not that good which doens't make for a comfortable early evening if you're tired.
Dog friendly hotel. There is a slight surcharge for animals (just in case for cleaning) but at least they allow animals. Interior courtyard parking. Normally your car is right outside your room with easy access and visibility.
:Located less than two blocks from the Port, there is lots of restaurants and shopping in the area around the facility.
This place exceeded my expectations in so many ways. The staff was kind, courteous and always ready to assist whether you needed help with travel plans for the day or just wanted to stop and chat for a moment. The facility was clean and you really felt safe here, as I said, my expectations were exceeded 10 fold by this place. The beach was closeby and the neighborhood where the hotel was located, Estero Beach, was far enough away from the touristy areas of downtown Ensenada that you were really able to get a good feel for what Baja is all about. The rooms were spacious and clean - the showers were HUGE! I would most definitely recommend this resort to my best friends, family - anyone!
The second floor of the hotel had great views of the coastline and I really appreciated the quaint atmosphere of the area surrounding the hotel. The pool was an extra bonus and they also have a little deli area if you are in the mood for snacking. The restaurant at the hotel, I think was called Mario's and had excellent food. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner here numerous times throughout our stay and never had a meal that was not excellent. Their chilaquiles are awesome, and the enchiladas rojas were some of the best I have ever had - living in San Diego this is quite a feat.
Another budget accomodation in the Ensenada tourist zone is Hotel Foxis. This hotel is on Av Miramar and just up the street from Hotel Rio. The room rate was 200 pesos but they did not have vacancy for a room with 2 beds so we walked down the street to Hotel Rio where we got what we wanted.
Hotel Rio on Av Miramar is near the main drag (Lopez Mateos) in the Tourist Zone. The hotel staff at the reception is friendly and helpful, and speak some English. We paid 250 pesos for a double room with bath and two beds.
It's easy to flag down the bus on Av Macheros just behind Hotel Rio. The area is a liitle shabby compared to Mateos Lopez, but then you're only paying about half what you would normally pay in a tourist zone.
The room itself was fine - it was only $30 for the night, clean, firm bed, theTV worked. It had a shower and mini kitchen as well.
The reception staff speak English too.
SHort walk from the main tourist area. The views are not that great, see the 3rd pic if you want to see the view from my room ;-)
But if you want a room with a view then you don't stay in budget motels :)
Here's my single room on the ship. I was pleasantly surprised at the size of it. It was a single bed complete with closet space; some small drawers; in room safe; tv; and vanity area (no hairdryer). The bathroom was small, but sufficient. The shower was most impressive with plenty of hot water, and strong water pressure.
Carnival is known for their party type atmosphere. It was a little noisy at night with the partyers coming home in the wee hours.
A 3 day cruise is a good introduction of what to expect on longer cruises. It wouldn't be my first choice in travel, but some people love the ease of it all.
Turn down service each night with a towel animal, the next day's activities, and a mint!
A safe place for tent or RV camping on the beach is Playa Saldamando, which is located just 8 miles north of ensenada and has over one mile of coastal property, all fenced and gated to enhance your security.
They also have Boogie-Board rentals, kerosene lantern rentals, and sell firewood for campfires.
This hotel looked very nice in the tourist brochures we saw, and it is fairly impressive from the outside, but frankly we thought the interior, including our room, did not live up to the hotel's potential. Furnishings were worn and sparce, and we got the feeling that business there was slow. There is a swimming pool and also a coffee shop off the lobby, where we had breakfast one morning during our stay.
We saw other hotels in Ensenada that appeared better kept, and we will try one of them on our next visit.
The best thing about Hotel Villa Marina is the fabulous views from the 12th story rooftop bar. It was not a lively place, almost empty when we were there on an Easter week-end.
Rent a cottage for $1000 a week - good up to 8 adults... These are houses for rent - owners may live in the US and have everything set up here. Just bring your own meats and other stuff - kitchen utensils and pans are provided along with beddings... Like living in a house..
private beach front properties...
A safe and friendly place to stay in Ensenada, Mexico.
Free Shuttle from town or bus station, Satellite TV/Movies, Ocean view, Laundry,
Free Breakfast Buffet, Internet DSL/WiFi,
Tourist Information, Luggage/bicycle storage, Happy hour, Game room, Exercise equipment.
Located two or three blocks behind the main highway, Hotel Cortez is located on a street which leads you to a plenty of bars, restaurants, and small nightspots.
A swimming pool's located between the lobby and the first guest building and it's lit until 9 p.m. for your convenience if you feel like swimming after dinner.
A restaurant on site offers standard Mexican fair with decent margaritas.
Frontdesk staff sometimes have some difficulty communicating in English, but be patient, they will understand you eventually if you slow down.
Not so good of a view but can't complain due to its price and location. Nothing special.
Estero Beach Hotel has recently been remodeled from a nice hotel in a great location into a resort. The grounds and new seaside Malecon are well maintained, and the La Terrazas Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to drink under the warm Baja sun.
Estero Beach also hosts Baja's annual Volleyball tournament every June.
On the beach / nice pool / swim-up bar / 2 jacuzzis / restaurant / recreation room / tennis courts / gift shops / volleyball / basketball / putting green / water sports / launch ramp / boat rentals / convention facilities / private parking / security.
This place is on a scale of its own. We booked our room the night before and got a junior suite for about $120. Kinda over the budget but no regrets. When we walked in, it was like an apartment. Big living room, gigantic bathroom w/ a bath tub, and a nice cozy bedroom w/ a TV of its own. The sofa in the living room even has a pull-out bed. The service at the front desk is okay as they can serve even as tour guides if you need help planning your itinerary.
massive rooms, nice full bathroom, helpful staff, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, pool tables, jacuzzi, ping pong table, gym, spa, tennis courts.
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