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“Good, convenient location, nice, quiet”
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Hotel Santo Tomas
Ranked #28 of 38 Hotels in Ensenada
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Nice place next to the main shopping drag and across the boulevard from the malecon and fish market.

Nice, convenient place to stay for the money.

Best place to stay in Ensenada if you want to see all tourist attractions.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

Let me first say that I wanted to take a towel home so bad. They have these old school towels with their logo on them which are very cool looking and nostalgic of the glory days of Baja. This hotel was probably top dawg during its day and its still super nice. Has a great tile lobby with a spiral stair case and aquariams. The rooms have all been redone. The best part is the location, literally a five minute stumble home from the bar plus the hotel fully wraps around its own parking so it is totally secure.

No pool, but great location, restaurant for breakfast, comfy beds, parking, cable, tons of hot water, for 40 bucks you won't find something better, trust me I looked.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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6  Thank malloygodfrey
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

This hotel was just summed up in the one sentence description. I like this hotel because it is a great value for a clean safe, comfortable room. All rooms have balconies. There are two things that I don't like about this hotel. 1 No Pool & 2 No website to reserve rooms. All reservations are by email only. This hotel is mostly for the locals, there are very few Americans that stay here.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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1  Thank seahunters2000
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Reviewed June 21, 2010

We stayed over a Saturday night. The hotel has a decent appearance, not new, but not too worn either. Rooms were very "American", typical of what you'd see in most budget motels in the States. The beds were a bit on the firm side, but it didn't bother me at all(my wife is a little more picky). There was some noise, but we had our balcony door open all night, and it wasn't enough to keep us up. So fairly quite for the location.

The only weird thing is two people, even couples, have to rent a room with two beds(5 pesos more). And the beds are all queen size. For the location and price though it's a good deal.

Also, they seem to have free internet setup in the hallways, but we didn't use it, so can't confirm.

Front desk and parking attendants were very helpful. I had a migrane and we needed medicine at like 2am, front desk directed us to a pharmacy that was supposed to be open all night(was closed, apparently because there are still not enough tourists to justify long hours), but there was an Oxxo nearby with what we needed. When we got back, our parking was taken, but the attendent said to double park and leave keys at desk. They moved the car in the morning, and we picked up keys at checkout, no problems.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2010

Stayed here for one night after moving from the backpackers. Walked in off the street and got a good price of 415p for a double room. Room was huge with massive shower. Free internet everywhere and also free wifi in the room. Location very good in the centre of town. Would def recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 14, 2010

Fresh into Mexico with broken spanish the fact that the hotel staff was speaking perfect english was very useful to get us into the swing of things. The hotel is perfectly located between the main drag for bars and restaurants on the one side and the harbour with the fishmarket and the fish taco places on the other. We had a room to the courtyard and it was very quiet - surprisingly so considering how close we were to the hopping night life. We left a cellphone in the room after we checked out and staff kept it safe until we returned to pick it up. I would recommend this hotel wholeheartedly for the first few nights of a Baja trip. We paid $33 for two people during weeknights and $38 on weekend

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2008

Welcome to Hotel Santo Tomas in " La Bella Cenicienta".

" The Beautiful Cinderella " This is actually the Nickname for Ensenada. I was born and raised here until I was about 20 years old.

So this is my story.

We were a small group of members from Super Sonic Samba School from San Diego,Ca. We go to Ensenada every year to Perform at the Parade on Sunday and at night on the main street of the whole Carnaval area. Sometimes we go there on Friday night to party/perform the whole weekend.
We were so tired, some went to different places. Our small group of 6 people end up at a hotel from Hell in the worse area of Ensenada. ( Prostitution, bad smell and other stuff you really do not want to mention here). I suggested some of the friends to go and find anoter place to stay. This was way!!! after midnight. We were tired and stressed out about the situation. We walked only few block and end up at Hotel Santo Tomas. We were 4 in our group. We got a room with 2 full beds, a balcony to the main Boulevard Costero, Very nice and clean bathroom, with lots of towels. We were so pleased with the room.The only thing is that you can hear people from the room next to you. Well it turned out that it was a soccer team next to us continuing parting until about 4 in the morning. We were so tired that we just showered and went to bed.. The lobby is very clean and nice atmosphere. You have a secure parking lot. I will totally recomend this one to eveyone I know. Really.

Stayed: February 2006
4  Thank Selenia
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Additional Information about Hotel Santo Tomas

Address: Avenida Miramar 609, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Ensenada Municipality > Ensenada
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 38 Hotels in Ensenada
Price Range: $51 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santo Tomas 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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