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San Nicolas Hotel and Casino

First Street and Guadalupe, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and me stayed in this hotel, and we were expecting the same quality shown in photos, but reality is far from the photos. The hotel is very old, clean, but old carpets, old fashioned, old furniture. Expected more for the price. In weekends they rent the pool area, so it was very crowded and we could not get... More 

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Spring Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in Room 303. This was an older hotel and the rooms make you feel like you just stepped back into the 1980's. It has a nice pool and two large jacuzzis. There is a nice breakfast buffet in the morning. The bar service by the pool is average. They have waitresses that take orders but they took a... More 

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Cypress, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed here a few days ago on a surf trip to Baja. We were just looking for a decent place to crash in town near the action. San Nicolas was a very nice hotel. The staff was friendly and they spoke english which was convenient for me since I only speak spanish when I'm drunk (and... More 

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Ventura, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stayed here based on TA review. We were very disappointed. Our room smelled old and musty with chipped tiles and peeling paint. We paid for two nights but left after one night. No refund. The front desk staff were not friendly. We will never stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The first time here but just for a day visit.Casino requires u to exchange US dollars for pesos before gambling but when u cash out make sure u are asking to cash u out in US dollars othervise u will end up having all money in pesos (unless u dont mind).Very friendly servers but the food did not impress much.The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This hotel looks great , the pool is spectacular and the staff is awesome. The casino is busy without seeming too crowded and has recently expanded, it's alice with the sights, sounds and energy of gambling, but walk outside to the pool and it is quiet and serene. This is a great place for a weekend away from any part... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went to Ensenada for Valentine's Day, didn't know it was the weekend of the carnival. San Nicolas was the only hotel with rooms available, booked one, got there early on Saturday 2/14. The people at the front desk were VERY nice, and hospitable. Checkin time usually at three, we got to our room at 1pm, which was great. The room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We normally stay at Estero Beach but wanted something close to town. We checked the reviews on San Nicolas and decided to stay there. The staff was friendly but the rooms need a lot of remodeling, the bed was hard, we woke up with back pain. The hotel smells like cigarettes .. Due to casino. Do not get room 212... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

On our recent Baja trip, this hotel was the only one we booked in advance, we are glad we did. Location is a bit out of the way, but it is only one block from one of the best steakhouse I have been to, there are pharmacies, and boutiques nearby also. The pool, bar, and dining areas are attractive and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Located at the quiet end of first street therefore was a 10 minute walk from the main tourist area . There are few street lights around therefore I would advise to bring a flash light if walking at night. We arrived at the check-in time however were told that it would be another hour wait for an available room which... More 

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