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Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol
Ranked #5 of 38 Hotels in Ensenada
Reviewed January 7, 2008

We drove into Ensenada without a reservation and found this hotel with a festive singing Santa in the lobby. After my sister and I got a good laugh from this, the attentive and friendly clerk found us a room with a 15% discout for AAA members! We also got 50 pesos per person (3 of us) to use in their restaurant across the street plus coupons for one free cocktail each in their bar. The hotel is right near the main shopping street and is within walking distance (10 mins.) to Hussong's Cantina. They have free parking and our room had a balcony. Would highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with family
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4  Thank elliejeen
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Reviewed January 3, 2008

I booked here based on all of the great reviews I found and was excited about the stay. We arrived at the El Posada Rey and were pleased with what we saw - a cute little motel in a good location with fun, authentic Mexican decor in the rooms. We were relieved and surprised to see how clean and nice it seemed... until a few hours later when we turned down the bed to find blood spots and streaks on the sheets!

We stripped the sheet to find that the blood (located in the midsection of the bed) had seeped through to the mattress cover underneath in the same place... meaning that this was fresh blood on an unchanged bed, rather than an old (but also gross) stain. Upon closer inspection, the sheets also had hair all over them. This disgusting bed had not been changed before we took occupancy. Rather, it was simply straightened up in hopes that we would never know.

We asked the front desk for fresh sheets. They didn't have any. He offered to give us a dirty old blanket to sleep on instead. Um, no thanks. They finally agreed to wash some sheets for us but we would have to change the bed ourselves since the housekeeping staff had gone home already. We returned to put our fresh sheets on the bed but they were the wrong size. Of course, none in the right size were available. I then insisted that they give us a new room with a clean bed and they begrudgingly agreed. Gave us keys to a new room and then 5 minutes later ran after us, frantically asking for the keys back because there was "something wrong with that room" (an excuse I can only interpret as that room wasn't properly cleaned either). We finally got keys for a third room and, thankfully, it was clean and without problem.

The rest of our stay was uneventful (other than our complimentary breakfast at the on-premises restaurant, El Osito, which was scary-dirty). Overall, we enjoyed the rest of the stay... until I got home and realized that they sneakily charged us an extra $20 for our second night without telling us! Our advertised rate of $86 per night somehow became $110 for the second night. After giving us a criminally dirty bed with fresh blood and being forced to change rooms, they had the nerve to charge us extra!

I would never, ever stay at this place again.

  • Stayed: January 2008
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7  Thank jetsetLA
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Reviewed November 30, 2007

I recently spent two days at the hotel and was surprised to see the hotel actively engaged in environmental practices. There was literature in the room indicating that the rooms were what were called "EcoRooms". Apparently the room had been retrofitted with energy efficient lighting, water efficient showerheads and sinks, they use soap dispensers to reduce waste, use non-toxic cleaning supplies and much more. They even had a recycling receptacle in the room. What a shock! Rarely do you see things of this sort in the US, but to see it in Mexico really pays tribute to the hotel's environmental awareness. Kudos to them. Personally, any hotel that is that active in helping environment deserves my business and that of anyone I know. You can bet that I'll be staying at the Posada El Rey Sol every visit to Ensenada.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Cole_Wilcox
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Reviewed November 28, 2007

At first I was skeptical about this place- especially because it had the words Best, Value and Inn in the Hotel name.
However, upon our arrival to this hotel, we were pleasantly surprised by the quaintness and charm of the hotel.
There is a dedicated parking spot for the hotel that is located off the busy street and is paved with red tiles.
The hotel office was clean and elegant and had friendly staff.
Most impressive was the junior suites we stayed in.
The feeling of the room was more of a luxury lodge with its high exposed beam ceiling, stainglass windows and wooden everything.
The location of the Hotel is right in the center of downtown- with the bars, restaurants and taco stands being only yards away.
I would definitely stay here every time I go to Ensenada.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank pattyhewes01
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Reviewed November 11, 2007

Read a articule in South Coast Magazine, and tray the hotel afther that is the hotel that I stay in any visit to Ensenada, is located in the center of Ensenada, nice to walk and enjoy Ensenada.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled with family
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2  Thank SanDiegoReysol
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Reviewed November 5, 2007

I like to stay at Posada Rey Sol they make me feal welcome each time that I stay, good service, and whorm actitud from front desk personal, recomend to stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled on business
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3  Thank mexicoensenada
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Reviewed October 18, 2007

We took advantage of the many good reviews at Trip Advisor and the Inn met our expectations. Clean rooms and very freindly staff. Would recommend to others to stay here. Great location! We stayed here prior to our cruise on September 17, 2007.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Karen C
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Address: Avenida Blancarte 130 | Zona Centro, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Ensenada Municipality > 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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Ensenada
Price Range: $71 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol 3.5*
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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