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“Weekend in Ensenada”
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Motel California
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Motel California
Ranked #13 of 38 Hotels in Ensenada
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Great stay, we booked through a hotels website and paid in advance. The room was clean and comfy. Staff was nice. It is about a ten minute drive north of Ensenada so we really only slept and showered here. We had a garden view room which was a little small, but not an issue. We are a family of four with an adult sized 14 year old. They also have an RV area which looked nice. It was a short walk across the parking lot to get to a nice overlook of the ocean.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you are looking for a bare bones place to stay near Ensenada, this is a good spot. Clean safe and the people at the front desk are nice. There are beachfront rooms available at a higher cost. I stayed in non beachfront room. An uber ride to town costs about $3.

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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Everything was great. It seems to me one of the major issues with hotels in Ensenada or Baja in general is the water. We were able to take warm actually hot hot showers and our beds were very comfortable.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

Do not stay here!! Our party paid for 3 rooms for 3 nights but after the first night the clerk, Javier, tried to scam us for more money. Said the owners "demanded" that he collect more $ for one of the nights. Then he said one of the rooms would not be available and folks in that room would have to move to another hotel. After a few minutes, it was a different room that was unavailable. He was cryptic and evasive and his story changed minute by minute. These folks were NOT busy, he could have easily moved us to a different room if he wanted to. We're convinced he was simply trying to scam us for more money. After an hour's worth of wrangling, we eventually demanded a refund. We threatened to call the police if he didn't come up with a refund. To his credit, he came up with the refund and when it was available we left immediately. WE WILL NEVER RETURN. STAY AWAY!!!

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

It was hard to find at night in the dark, but we eventually located it on the right (ocean) side about 3 or 4 km south of the toll booth on the Tijuana-Ensenada toll road. Though it's at km 103, there are no road km markings, so the address didn't help us to find it. As you head south, it's just after the Calimax supermarket and Pemex gas station.

We stayed in a cabin room close to the office and were well satisfied with the room. Newly-renovated and with new towels, linens, bedspread, chair and ottoman. Thick plaster walls make the bathroom private. A good TV and the WIFI signal was decent. There are security gates with a desk clerk 24 hours.

The property is oceanfront, and there are some ocean-view rooms down by the water for around $100. The property has it's own private stairway going down to the beach, and you can take some nice pictures of Ensenada Bay, looking south.

Listed on Priceline and BookIt.com as California Trailer Park & Hotel. There are RV pads and a nice shower building for the campers.

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Stayed April 2015, traveled with family

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Motel California

Address: Calle Ensenada Km. 103-700, Ensenada 22840, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Ensenada Municipality > Ensenada
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette
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Ranked #13 of 38 Hotels in Ensenada
Price Range: €53 - €101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Motel California 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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