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Hotel Calafia

Km 35.5 Tijuana -Ensenada Road, Ensenada, Ensenada Municipality 22710 Mexico
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#42 of 45 hotels in Ensenada

Finding an ideal budget friendly hotel in Ensenada does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Hotel Calafia, a nice option for travelers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Rancho La Llave (0.8 mi) and Avenida Lopez Mateos (1.0 mi), guests of Hotel Calafia can easily experience some of Ensenada's most well known attractions.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a 24 hour front desk. Guests are also welcome to enjoy an on-site restaurant. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Sano's Steak House, Mr Pampas Ensenada, and Carnitas Los Ayala, which are some steakhouses that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out First Street (1.0 mi), Rivera del Pacifico (1.0 mi), or El Parque de la Bandera (0.7 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Hotel Calafia looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Ensenada.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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59Somewhat walkable
Grade: 59 out of 100
45Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
59Reviews1Q+A3Room tips
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Legend E wrote a review Apr 2019
Oceanside, California20 contributions5 helpful votes
Cant even imagine anyone coming here for ANY reason . . Except to get tetanus or Cholera. Half of the entire building is falling into the ocean! Metal bars, rusty nails, broken windows decades old .. Looks like its been abandoned for years. Have Medi-Evac insurance if you dare go there.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Omar_Z1 wrote a review Sep 2018
San Diego, California15 contributions2 helpful votes
It started out bad since the reception. Clerk put his hand up to have me wait until he was done with his personal cell phone call... in a rude manner. Our room was far out in the back surrounded by empty rooms with broken doors and windows. It smell like someone had sprayed tons of insect repellent seconds before we walk in. The room was dirty with grainy,sandy floors to the step. This room went far beyond neglect and was not safe to stay. Cough ourselves out of there and did not stay.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Annette B wrote a review Jul 2016
1 contribution3 helpful votes
They cancelled our reservation last minute and without notice. We called to confirm our reservation before heading to Rosarito. We arrived and they said our room was probably given away and they did not have any other rooms available.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
Griselda R wrote a review May 2016
San Diego, California2 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I arrived at calafia on Saturday morning and rented a suit there was no hot water we had to ask them to turn on the boiler. After waiting for one hour my husband went to take a shower and got electrical shocks from the shower nob, he went and complain again about the electrical shocks and they would not believe him until he tried it and got shocked. They give us another suit and there was no electricity. Omg the worst place, we got up next morning and found out our car had been hit, our tail light was cracked by a car behind us when we went to ask who the owner was they said they didn't now. Security is the worst, I wouldn't recommend to anybody to stay at calafia motel.
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Clugo2511 wrote a review Oct 2015
5 contributions8 helpful votes
Let me be straight forward --> It was a HORRIBLE!!! Stayed here for a friends wedding. Driving into the hotel was a bumpy uneven road to start off with. We went to check in to a nice attendant who was on a laptop, not for company use though because everything he did was on paper. Checked us in on paper and gave us a handwritten receipt which we had to pay in cash. He gave us our key to room 120. Walked in to a musty, hot room. It was so crappy, I didn't even unpack. A/C unit in wall but DID NOT WORK. Fought with windows to get them opened. Screens were torn and to lock them was a long metal pipe to wedge in between window and pane. The drapes were so long, I tripped over them several times. The bed did not look nor smelled clean. There was not enough room in the room to walk around the bed. Old 80's tv that only showed 2 channels. Bathroom sink faucet was very loose. Bad lighting. Toilet would not flush properly. Some of our friends in other rooms had no running water! I do have to admit the water pressure of the shower was very nice and it was very warm. Best thing of the room. Ants all over the room. The first night I woke up itching my back like crazy.. something must've been eating me alive. I jumped in shower - next morning woke up with bites on my back. DISGUSTING. Went to complain to Omar and Rocio, Managers, and they said there is nothing they can do. They couldn't even move me to a different room. No beach access. Outside smelled like sewer. A lot of the rooms were not in service. I asked for a discount they said they can give me a 10% discount only because the rooms were already getting a discount for the wedding... $75/night in Mexico is not a discount. Not for this crappy room. Anyhow, wedding happened and they screwed that up too. Note to self - NEVER AGAIN!!!!
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Date of stay: October 2015
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not stay at this hotel!
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$70 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Calafia
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Calafia?
Nearby attractions include El Parque de la Bandera (0.7 miles), Baja California Language College (0.4 miles), and Science Museum (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Calafia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and a 24 hour front desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Calafia?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Calafia?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Calafia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacos Marco Antonio, Tacos Castillo Fish & Shrimp Tacos, and Barra Azul.
Is Hotel Calafia located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Ensenada.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Calafia?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Calafia?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Calafia?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Rivera del Pacifico (1.0 miles), Aduana Maritima (1.1 miles), and Catavina Rock Paintings (Las Pintas) (2.1 miles).