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“If you can afford it, stay at the Corona Hotel instead.”
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Desert Inn
Ranked #34 of 38 Hotels in Ensenada
Reviewed October 23, 2007

This is a cheap and very basic accomodation. The staff is friendly and the rooms are clean, but you can sleep at the Corona Hotel, which is only 150 m. away for just 10 USD more, and it is a more suitable option.

The hotel is better than the ones that the Desert Inn chain has in Loreto or Guerrero Negro, but in ensenada you have other options.

  • Stayed: September 2007
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Reviewed June 11, 2007

9 friends of mine and I stayed here for my bachelor party. We got four rooms with adjoining balconies. Staying at this place was fun. it is a little bit of a walk from most of the action in Ensenada, but still fun. We bought insurance and parked three cars out front and did not have any problems with burglary. Better safe than sorry!

Obviously this place is not flawless and is probably comparable to a US Days Inn or Motel 6. It is priced well and provides a good place to party. The beds are not heavenly soft, but again, this is a cheap hotel even for mexico. If you are not afraid of this sort of thing and are looking for a party, this is the place to go.

Ensenada was great of course. Amazing fish tacos, good beer, and fun times. It sounds like the families did not enjoy their stay and romantic getaways def should stay away! But if you are going to party, check it out!

  • Stayed: June 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 1, 2007

This is certainly not a place to take children - the walls were stained, the heat didn't work, towels were dirty, the carpet was dirty and the toilet was broken. Although the service was fine for the most part, there is no lobby and the pool was dirty. It is not a place I would recommend.

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 1, 2006

We've stayed here before and we know not to expect much by way of amenities or quality but we were really disappointed with this most recent experience.
The floors were filthy. They had not swept or mopped the floors before our arrival nor during our stay (just two nights). There was only 1 bath towel per person, no hand towel or wash cloth. The shower drained very slowly. The bedding was very worn - which is not a surprise but given how filthy the room was, I of course imagined that the bedding was also not up to the basic cleaning standard. I tried not to think about it.
The rooms were extremely noisy. We could hear our neighbors and we could hear all the activity outside in the patio area. Plus, the hotel San Nicolas, which is across the street, has a very loud band that plays until 2:00 a.m. and there is no buffer between the hotels. Even with earplugs, I could hear the band.
The rooms were very hot, no AC. There was a nice breeze if you kept your balcony door open and your room door open - but you can't exactly do that all night. Plus to keep the noise down, you couldn't keep either door open. And, at night, there was an overwhelming sewage smell emitting from somewhere downstairs. Ugh! Needless to say, we will not stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 15, 2006

very run down, said there was a free breakfast per paid guest/there was not,cig burns in towels(towels dirty and falling apart, comforters old with holes, old beds with springs poking up, flat pillows, broken toliet and tv, very few employees, would only give one towel per person, pool was dirty and unheated, charged for water, made to pay in full before arrival, staff was not friendly and barley anyone knew any english. I couldn't sleep at all, made for a bad birthday. I ened up after multiple complaints/ requests calling corperate and demanding my money back in tears, then I stayed at a 4 star hotel nearby for 2 dollars less a night

  • Stayed: June 2006
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Reviewed January 26, 2006

Recently stayed at this hotel for a weekend. The beds were incredibly hard and the shower did not drain. It is within walking distance to downtown but preferred to take cabs home after dark for safety reason. I would stay closer to downtown. I wouldn't stay here if I were to visit again.

  • Stayed: January 2006
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Reviewed May 26, 2005

Myself and some friends stayed there for Memorial Day weekend. We had a blast . The hotel was ok, nothing spectacular. I would suggest to stay somewhere closer to the main strip though. I would recommend Ensenada to an older/family crowd. Have fun and be safe!

  • Stayed: May 2004
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Additional Information about Desert Inn

Address: Floresta, Ensenada, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Ensenada Municipality > Ensenada
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #34 of 38 Hotels in Ensenada
Price Range: $55 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 51
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