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San Nicolas Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   First Street and Guadalupe, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
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Ranked #26 of 36 hotels in Ensenada
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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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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pool was nice and the hotel was clean but very "janky" by this I mean nothing really worked properly including showers and elevators, the staff was not very friendly and for the price, the location was NOT good. I would not stay here again, though I did really like the pool and the breakfast buffet on Sunday was good... More

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Surprise, Arizona
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Hotel/casino is easy to get to from bulevar lazaro cardenas (the main road from mx1 south that passes the cruise ship terminal and the big flag). you can see the cruise ship when its in port from the front of the hotel.Area is good. Its safe other hotels and a few restaurants across the street/near by.The hotel has has a... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 hotel reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I previously gave this hotel a good review when we visited a year ago. This time, however, things could not have been more different. The main reason we stay at this hotel is the nice pool area and hot tub. We showed up this year only to discover that the entire area was closed and under construction. No warning at... More

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Orange, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

My wife and I tried this hotel after reading a lot of mixed reviews. For the money it's an okay place but then you are in Mexico and not paying 4 or 5 star hotel price either. It's pretty close to the action, a 3 or 4 dollar taxi ride. We preferred walkin and felt pretty safe. The breakfast brunch... More

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Tarzana, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

What a dump.... Seriously, how anyone can rate this place above 2 stars is a joke. Stay away and spend your money elsewhere. It is very old, outdated and a rip off. the pool, their highlight, is Drained and closed! Carpeting is 50 years old and filthy, mold on the ceilings in the bathroom, we had to figure out that... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 hotel reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is an older famlly-owned hotel on the south tip of the tourist strip of Ensenada. I've been here many times over the years and stayed most recently in May 2012. This is not fancy or deluxe but I enjoy its atmosphere. There's a nice pool with ample deck chairs and a little mini-waterfall. Also a hot tub. A small... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

What a great place. My friend set this up and I checked it out on line and was a little worried. When we got there, I was even more concerned. It didnt look the best but..... This was one of the best places I've stayed. Mainly because of how real it was. It was a little run down but in... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We always stop at San Nicolas when travelling to Ensenada due to the ease of making reservations, the location, and the secure parking. The hotel is just a couple blocks south of the tourist strip, so it's much quieter than other hotels. The staff is always friendly and professional and the rooms spacious and clean. This is a great place... More

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La Mesa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

I spent two nights here last weekend. Good rooms,older hotel, nice facilities - bar, pool, hot tub, restaurant . The staff is great and I often use this hotel as a launching spot for my trips to Baja. A key feature is the secure parking with a 24 hour guard. While Baja is relatively safe these days I like not... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Although the hotel has good location and good service I had a terrible experience there. Unfortunately my husband and I came back full of bites from bedbugs!!!The rooms are quite old too. I do not recommend this hotel...

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Also Known As:
San Nicolas Hotel Ensenada
San Nicolas Hotel
San Nicolas Ensenada
Address: First Street and Guadalupe, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Ensenada
Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Ensenada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — San Nicolas Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boasting over 40 years of experience the San Nicolas Hotel & Casino in the downtown cultural center of Ensenada, Baja California gathers a convenient location and comfortable services by giving you a memorable experience where your comfort is our main goal. Discover the fun in every moment of your stay by enjoying our amenities. ... more   less 
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