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Las Rosas Hotel & Spa: Just North of Ensenada

The standards for construction in Mexico are not as strict as in other countries. This, to say that one might be disappointed in most of the hotels built along the route from Tijuana to Ensenada. High expectations may lead to disappointment, however, a wonderful view and the relaxed atmostphere may make up for it.

Coming to Ensenada as a day trip, you might not need a hotel, but as Las Rosas is just a few miles before arrival, it's also a great place to stop for a drink poolside or a meal at sunset before the drive back.

The hotel is nice to look at and everytime I've been there it has been quiet and relaxing.

In the photo, the left side is the dining room and the right side is the piano lounge. The service has always been very accommodating and the views are spectacular.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Beaches, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Food and Dining
  • Written October 4, 2002
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Playa Saldamando: Camping on the Beach



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.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Beaches, Camping
  • Written June 25, 2005
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There's lots...: Ensenada

I’ve stayed randomly at couple different motels around Ensenada. Rule of thumb - the more center to the main area, the higher the prices. I usually stay one or two streets/blocks off of the main touristy area and pay around $20 to $25 a night, sometimes with a full kitchen attached! In the center part of Ensenada you will probably pay around $40 to $60 a night. The main trade off is if you have a (nice) car or not. The central places usually have locked gates for the cars, but since I never have one there, I never care about that.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Road Trip, School Holidays
  • Written February 27, 2003
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Hotel Villa Marina: Tallest Hotel in Ensenada

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.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written June 24, 2005
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Ensenada Hostel: Inexpensive Stay on the Beach

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.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written November 11, 2004
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Estero Beach Hotel and Resort: Ensenada Beach Resort

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.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written July 10, 2004
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Estero Beach Hotel & Resort


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I stayed at a resort that was...

I stayed at a resort that was going to be developed into time-share units by some friends of mine. This is a view of the ocean from the back side of the property.

They had plans for two Palapa bars, a pools, tennis courts but the deal fell thru. But I got to stay there for free.

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  • Written October 4, 2002
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Hacienda Don Juan: Hacienda Don Juan

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Although it's located in a somewhat dangerous neighborhood (don't go out after dark), the inn's property is kept safe by the owners. It doesn't offer any extras; you can expect a nice bed, a TV set that doesn't work, a sink with water you can't drink, a nice shower and a small swimming pool that you have to pay extra to use. However, it's quite charming in it's own right, is very inexpensive and isn't too touristy. Plus the management speaks English!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written October 4, 2002

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Royal Caribbean Cruise ship: Royal Caribbean Cruise ship



Great view on deck or from you statesroom, lots of entertainments and fun activities on board plus great food, mid-night buffet, as many meals as you can eat a day, even though it's kind of free but you'll pay big by gaining several pounds by the end of your cruise.

Excellent service everywhere, you need to pay big time tips too at end of the trip.

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  • Written October 5, 2002
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Empress Deck: Carnival Paradise Single Room

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!

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  • Related to: Cruise
  • Written October 15, 2006
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Hotel America: Good value Motel

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 :)

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written November 15, 2006
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Days Inn in Ensenada is...

Days Inn in Ensenada is absolutely the best deal in town and it is in the heart of Everything. The number is toll free and it's 1-800-4BAJA04( or in Mexico 011-526-178-3434). They have a nice little pool and an interior courtyard to place your car
$60 US in off season

Good service, cheap and in the heart of everything. I thik it was a little less than $60 for a room. Pretty good when you have four people

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written August 26, 2002
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Ensenada Beach House Hotel: Ensenada's Best Kept Resort Secret

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.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Seniors, Travel with Pets
  • Written March 27, 2008
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Hotel Rio: Budget accomodation in Ensenada

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.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written November 27, 2006
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Hotel Foxis: Budget accomodation in Ensenada

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.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written November 27, 2006

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