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Address: Ensenada, Mexico
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Once a casino, this graceful white building is now an architectural...

Once a casino, this graceful white building is now an architectural monument and features tours of its voluptuous interiors.

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Cool 1920s Era Hotel Building

This is perhaps the single coolest building in all of Ensenada. It was built as a hotel about 100 years ago. The place catered to Hollywood stars who wanted to slip across the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kelly B
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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259 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is perhaps the single coolest building in all of Ensenada. It was built as a hotel about 100 years ago. The place catered to Hollywood stars who wanted to slip across the border for relaxation and naughty fun. The building has been beautifully restored and is well worth seeing. It no longer operates as as hotel. It has been... More 

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Mount Hope, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is a really cool place if you are into local history. The building and grounds are beautiful, and it was interesting to look at all the old photos hanging up depicting the glory days. Our tour guide was great and very informative, and the free margarita at the end wasn't bad either!

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Thank lynds_x
Cameron Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We should take in a few trips to the Rivera del Pacifico! It was a wonderful trip! I would go back again, if the time was right! The ocean was smooth! Great!

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Thank Karen R
Rancho Santa Fe, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

One of most beautiful scenery in Baja is Bahia Sal si puedes, located just south of Bajamar north of Ensenada. For me is one of the most beautiful bays in the in Mexico.

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Thank AlbertoMay
Riverside, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The building and grounds are beautiful. We read that you could take a tour and were told a guide would be there in 20 minutes. Meanwhile we were given a brochure with a history of the peace and done pictures. No guide ever showed up. To be fair we were there on a week-day and there were no cruise ships... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful architecture. Absolutely magnificent to be where the stars from the 30s hung out, apparently Al Capone was a regular here. We had a margarita at Bar Andaluz, it was great, we were almost the only ones there.

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Thank Jeanette A
Havre, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a great tour. The inside is beautiful and the history attached to it is awesome. It once sat on the edge of the ocean but now they have build up land in front of it. It was very interesting to learn about the celebs who visited and that the start of the margarita was there.

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1 Thank Ann R
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This site is worth visiting as it has a rich history and a vibrant present. Be sure you hire a guide to show you the hidden secret passageways that celebrities of the Golden Age used when visiting special friends (and keeping it secret). You'll get free samples of margaritas, beer and coke (made with real sugar). The guide will tell... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I don't know why this is not recommended to everyone getting off the cruise ships as one of the best spots to wander during time ashore! In fact, I have seen people ask what there is to see and the Museo and Cultural Center are not even mentioned. Only a 15 minute walk from Mercado Negro, the Museum is small... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Its a shame that this building isn't more well known and frequented. It is a stunning 1930's structure with amazing meeting and banquet rooms, the type that are so rare in a very recent, modern city. The history is fascinating, and the period architecture if beautiful. If you are looking for a way to spend 30 - 60 minutes being... More 

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