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“Great location; really nice people running the place” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chapala Hotel

Chapala Hotel
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Chapala Hotel
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in San Felipe
Rosarito, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great location; really nice people running the place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2010

We moved from the El Cortez just to be closer to "the action." Can't beat the location (one block back from the boardwalk). A bit noisy on weekends but you just need to take earplugs unless you're planning to join the ATVs and party goers on the street below. The managers always have coffee available by 7 a.m. Nice people. This is the second time we stayed there.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Malibu, CA
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2007

I appreciate all the thoughtful reviews that were here before mine -- we made a decision to stay at Chapala Hotel based on them and they were accurate. The room was simple -- but it was clean and we felt safe there. The staff are sincere and helpful. The owner or manager (not sure) was making dinner for his family and invited us to share some.

Do not kid yourself that $48 buys you a Park Avenue hotel -- we went there in an unusual cold snap and the room was cool -- but we were right in the middle of town and the management looked after us. They completely rewashed all the linen every day and kept the place tidy. More than pleased with the stay there.

  • Liked — They are genuinely interested in helping the guests
  • Disliked — It is not a five star hotel -- but it is $48 and you do rough it in San Filipe
  • Tips/Secrets — Let it warm up a little - January was blustery
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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13 Thank MalibuWestEnd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2006

Doug from montana 01-20-2006 I had a very good stay at the chapala motel it was down town in the middle with in crawling distance and a good rate and very nice people.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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13 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2006

i have stayed at this hotel for several times throughout the years. Every thing is clean and the clerks working there are very nice and helpful. They don't have a bar or restaurant available, but they are close to everything, and they will have coffee ready for the guests at the office. The only bad thing is that they don't have enough parking space. Either you have to be there early(before 5 or 6 pm) or you end up parking outside on the main st. I recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2006, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Carson City, Nv.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2005

Just spent 3 days in S.F. for business at El Dorado Ranch. We stayed at the Chapala Hotel on Mar de Cortez,one street off the main beach drive. Upon arriving we noticed the buildings had a recent paint job and the grounds were clean and swept. The people were very friendly and the service was prompt. Language can be a problem as only Pepe speaks some english. No resturant or bar but close to many others at the beach front. The rooms were clean and no bad smells or crawley things. Sometimes noise was excessive but it was the weekend 4/07/05. Price at that time was $57.00 a night and a good value compared to other so called better hotels. I know i've stayed in them. Good luck and enjoy

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Additional Information about Chapala Hotel

Property: Chapala Hotel
Address: Avenida Mar de Cortez, San Felipe, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > San Felipe
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Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in San Felipe
Number of rooms: 33
Also Known As:
Chapala Hotel San Felipe

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