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Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   Av. Blancarte 130, Ensenada 22800, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #4 of 36 Hotels in Ensenada
Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Had an amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Unique property with authentic charm. Close to town and walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Great breakfast, excellent staff, spacious room. Only complaint is walls could be thicker. I can't wait to come back.

Room Tip: Ask for fast track pass if you are traveling to the United States.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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globetrotter60, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
We are glad that you had an amazing experience in Ensenada! and of course we are very happy to know that your stay with us was very pleasant, we hope to have you back very soon!

Thanks a lot for your great review, we really appreciate your time.

Daniela TABUR
Reservations Manager
+52 (646) 178.1601
reservaciones@elreysol.com
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

On the web page of the hotel mention to have a hbo channels, but only have available local channels! The hotel needs an upgraded ungently!! Looks old and careless. The staff does not have control about the visitors, on the midnight some crazy and drunk people were playing on the pool. We called to the front desk and no body answer our call.

Room Tip: Best wester el cid is better of this!!! We stay here becuse el cid was full.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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globetrotter60, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear Anixsan,

We apologize about the problem on our cable system, this is a problem that occur in all Mexico with the integration of digital cable TV, we had to change to another cable company and we no longer have these kind of problems. We will take in mind the situation in the pool and make sure this doesn't happened again, it's very important to us that all of our guest have a great stay.

If you decided to come back, we will do our best so your experience in our hotel would be excellent!

Daniela TABUR
Reservations manager
+52 (646) 178.1601
reservaciones@elreysol.com
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I love the location of this hotel. Located in Ensenada town itself, you are just a stroll away from the marina for boat rides out for sight seeing or fishing trips. There are plenty of restaurants around, duty free perfume shops, liquor stores so be sure to grab some of the best Mexican tequila before leaving. Try Cafe Torino, they have good coffee. Be sure to try their special Torino coffee -yumm. Just around the corner from cafe Torino is a roadside stall where you can get the best ceviche ever! Even Anthony Bourdain and Newsweek think so.

Ok food aside, the hotel has a lot of character, somewhat of a vintage Mediterranean flavour to it. The manager Rodrigo is the best I've ever met on my entire trip. Having stayed in 15 different hotels over the period of a month, trust me when I say he's good. Rodrigo is quick, responsive, and a delightful personality. He was on a 20 hour shift one of the days we were there and he still greeted me with a smile at 11pm. The next morning he was in at 8am again, with tired yet friendly eyes and a smile. I admire such dedication and passion in a person.

The rooms were comfortable. We got a room facing the front road on the 3rd floor and didn't have any noise trouble. Though the water pressure in the shower was a little weak, I believe they are working on an upgrade. Parking is free. They have an extra lot beside the hotel so don't worry if it looks full at night.

With the room comes complimentary breakfast at the oldest French restaurant in Ensenada. You get classy service and good food. They are known to have great pastry as well.

If you intend to visit Valle de Guadalupe and you're staying at this hotel, Rodrigo gives excellent directions (it was the first time I didn't have to look at the map and the GPS doesn't work well in the valley). He will also point out the best vineyards and all the necessary attractions. Ask him about the best apple pie on ruta del vino, it's to die for and like nothing I've ever tried. Unlike the usual chunks of apple in heavily starched filling, this tall pie consists of multiple layers of thinly sliced apples!

Rodrigo, you were key in making our Ensenada trip a unforgettable one

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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globetrotter60, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you a lot for taking the time to write a great review of the hotel, and of course of our lovely Ensenada! We are glad that you had a really good experience in this beautiful city and thanks for sharing it. We hope to see you again very soon, there are a lot of activities left to do!

Daniela TABUR
Reservations manager
+52 (646) 178.1601
reservaciones@elreysol.com
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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were so impressed with this property on our recent visit to Ensenada. The hotel is centrally located - within walking distance of most attractions. The front desk staff is very professional and extremely helpful. And, the room we had was delightful. It is spotless with nice amenities. The bed was especially comfortable. And, we enjoyed the pleasant pool and the friendly lounge/bar. We look forward to our return to Posada El Rey Sol.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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globetrotter60, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Sally,

We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, we are always working on bringing the best service to our guest! Here, you have your home in Ensenada!

Hope to see you soon! and thank you for your review!

Daniela TABUR
Reservations manager
+52 (646) 178.1601
reservaciones@elreysol.com
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San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We have driven the Baja several times, it's been hit and miss when it comes to getting a nice hotel or motel that allows pets. This hotel was great, the staff was friendly and helpful, the room was nice and clean, bed very comfortable and their French restaurant was to die for! Excellent food and service and very reasonably priced. It's an older hotel and could use some updating but it is well maintained and very clean. All in all we were extremely pleased!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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globetrotter60, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear AnneMcKinty,

It's great to know that you had a wonderful stay at our hotel Posada El Rey Sol, we are always trying to pleased our guest! and of course our guest's pets too!

Hope to have you soon in our Hotel and in our Restaurant El Rey Sol, and thanks a lot for sharing your experience!

Daniela TABUR
Reservations manager
+52 (646) 178.1601
reservaciones@elreysol.com
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

For people expecting a grand resort, this is not your place. For others, like me, looking for a place with affordable prices, a great location, and unexpected perks, this is the hotel you are looking for.

Upon arrival, we got a free hour of margaritas. Each morning came with a complementary breakfast discount from one of the best restaurants in Ensenada, just across the street. Last but not least, the concierge gave us a fast pass permit to cross the border back into the US in less than 25min! (would have taken us about two hours in line if not for this)

Besides these cool perks, Posada el Rey Sol is also located at the heart of Ensenada's tourist attractions. The rooms are clean and well equipped. In terms of safety, let's just say that my friends and I had no problems walking to and from nearby stores and bars regardless of the time of the day.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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globetrotter60, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thanks a lot for your great review, we always make and extra effort to have our guest very happy! That is why we offer a breakfast in one of the best restaurants in Ensenada, "El Rey Sol", one-free-hour of Margaritas, all you can drink!! and of course our Fast Pass which is included on your rate and you will be crossing the border in 25 minutes or less, don't forget to ask for it at your check-out! we are one of the few hotels in Ensenada that have this service.

Once again, thanks for your review and hope to have you back soon in Posada El Rey Sol!

Daniela TABUR
Reservations Manager
+52 (646) 178.1601
reservaciones@elreysol.com
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Powell River, Canada
Top Contributor
290 reviews 290 reviews
87 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

We've stayed here several times. The welcome this time was friendly and warm. We like that our pooch is also welcomed. The hotel is clean, comfortable, completely safe and the rooms are attractive. For a mid range choice, located steps from the harbour, shops and restaurants, you can't do better than the El Rey Sol

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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globetrotter60, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thanks a lot for your awesome review!
We are the only pet-friendly hotel in Ensenada and the reason is because we love pets! and we understand that they need our company as much as we need their.

Hope to have you and your pooch back soon!

Daniela TABUR
Reservations Manager
+52 (646) 178.1601
reservaciones@elreysol.com
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Address: Av. Blancarte 130, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Ensenada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ensenada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming colonial boutique hotel is located in the heart of Ensenada. You can walk to more than 20 restaurants and coffee shops along the bazaar like streets lined with art treasures, each one more unique than the next.The intimate and friendly atmosphere will allow you to feel like this is your home away from home. The staff will point you in the right direction for whatever you are seeking.Come and experience our warm & friendly hospitality!Our staff will help make your visit to Ensenada a stay to remember filled with a variety of activities such as wine tours, whale and fishing trips, restaurants. ... more   less 
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