This was our first trip to Mexico. We live in San Diego and travel a lot all over the world for business and like to stay in places with some history and authentic old charm. The Rosarito Hotel looked like that kind of place from the internet.
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We got off the first exit and drove through the town of Rosarito and saw a lot of modern buildings mixed with small store front shops. You travel along the main street a bit and find the Rosarito Hotel is the last hotel on the beach. This hotel is simply beautiful. The architecture is amazing. Everyone working there was happy and wanted to be sure you have a great time. We felt like we were taken back in time to old Mexico.
We stayed in the one bedroom suite where the view is all beach. The room was very clean. It had a big flat screen TV that even gets some US TV channels. A full mini kitchen with everything to cook with including a frig, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, electric can opener and even a margarita blender.
My wife spent about 7 hours in the two days at the Spa. I relaxed on the beach and pool. The food is great and everyone was very nice. The best part is that it is so inexpensive.
Although there are very nice shops with good value right within the hotel grounds we decided to take a walk to the post office in town. Now the town is not a very pretty place but people were friendly enough and there are some interesting food places. However I would avoid the small merchandise shops unless you don’t mind dealing with a hard core sell tactic. Once you go in it will be hard to get out without either buying something you probably don’t need or making them feel bad. They play on your sympathy. I didn’t see anything worth buying in town unless you want produce for cooking your own meals.
All in all the Rosarito Beach Hotel is a fine place to stay and we plan on many return visits.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rosarito Beach Hotel is located right on the beach and features a SPA center and Wi-Fi in all areas for a fee. Ensenada's vineyard zone is a 1-hour drive from this modern hotel.The Rosarito Beach Hotel has a sitting area and cable TV in each of its rooms. They feature wood furniture and some rooms may have a balcony with ocean views.There is one restaurant available at the hotel, serves typical Mexican food. There is also a Karaoke-Bar.Some activities available in Rosarito Beach are whale-watching (when in season)and surfing. Tijuana International Airport is 18 miles from Rosarito Beach Hotel, and Tijuana can be reached in a 30-mintute drive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Rosarito