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“Great Value for the Money” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Villa de Zaragoza

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La Villa de Zaragoza
Ranked #23 of 46 Hotels in Tijuana
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34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great Value for the Money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2010

recently stayed 4 nights at Hotel Zaragoza while in Tijuana having surgery at Angeles Hospital. I'm a 50-something female traveling solo and felt safe at this hotel. It was in a quieter area near the Jai Alai stadium and close to the major attractions.
I was very satisfied with the hotel and room for the internet price of $45 nightly. I
Check various websites for good deals; I found the best deal on the hotel website This place is designed for the cost-conscious traveler who spends more $ on experiencing an area rather than sitting in the hotel room. All necessary amenities such as room service, cable TV, hot tap water, A/C and wireless internet connection. English speaking personnel were available and everyone at the hotel was very accommodating.
The La Villa Restaurant serves delicious reasonably priced Mexican cuisine as well as an onsite bar. Secure parking.
I highly recommend this place to those who seek value and a safe location rather than expensive glitz .

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
San Diego, CA
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2009

I recently had to go to Tijuana Mexico for dental work. This hotel was just a couple of blocks frpm my dentists office. I was worried about being in Tijuana at night, but I felt very secure in this hotel. They had a night watchman, and the truth is, things were much quieter in TJ at night, than I thought it would be. There is a nice restaurant on site, plus, Ricardo's is next door. The rooms were clean and had new furnishings. The folks at the desk spoke English.
http://www.advantagemexico.com/tijuana/restaurants.html
http://www.goodsamdental.org

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mexicotraveler54
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NYC
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2009

I just came back from an enjoyable two weeks stay in tijuana. I was a little concerned about commiting so long to one place but it worked out to my advantage. Everything you can possibly think of is close by to the hotel.

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I will stay there agin when I return.

My only compliants are the carpets and the lack of rubber door stoppers to keep the air out. Otherwise a decent bang for the buck if your aren't overly fussy.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank C55NYC
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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2009

My car radiator went wacky on my on the 1 Highway and I made it to BMW Tijuana and needed a place close by and cheap. The place was $38 and has free wireless internet. The room is spacious, simple and the area quiet despite that it is in downtown TJ [not the perfect part]. The location is much better than the other hotels and not as much foot traffic. Ave Revolution is about 50 paces so you can go shopping. I got to my car dealership in less than 5 minutes to pick up my car and I am now on my way home.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank elcafoster
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Worlwide
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2008

I travel often to Tijuana. I have stayed at Hotels ranging in prce from 20 USD to 110USD, so I have kind of seen it all. I stay at the villa hotel primarily for the following reasons:

Location. This hotel is off Madero Street which runs one block paralel to Revolucion. The best thing is that it is away from the noise and routiness experienced on revolucion on late nights during weekends. Villa is behind the Jai Alai hall now refered to as "el foro" the forum, where lots of spectacles [mostly concerts] are presented. For those of you who like to follow celebrities, I have spoted rock band members from Lucybell, Cultura Profetica, and Fabulosos Cadillacs to name a few staying at the hotel... pretty cool experience for us fans. The other advantage to location is that Villa de zaragoza is located downtown, which in terms of transportation is great a great majority of tijuanas public transportation runs through the downtown area, particullarly on constitution street between 3rd and 5th streets. Note constitution runs paralel to Revolucion and Madero Street. This hotel is not located from other points of interest of the city, Zona Rio is blocks away, and if you want to go to Playas de Tijuana or Rosarito transportation is accessible and easily to coordinate in less than two buses with travel of up to 45 minutes tops, with buses running 15 minutes on average.

Price. Villa de Zaragoza is not highly priced, it is reasonable at 55-65 USD per night for a quiet secluded hotel in downtown tijuana. Plus for the price the staff are good at keeping the place decent, with no prostitution activity and provide security who seem to watch the place good, for I have seen them respectfully question visitors in order to ensure that the people are tenants of the hotels.

Staff. Although they might seem stiff and serious, they are very professional and helpfull. It takes for one to talk to them a few times and they they confortably treat you and conversate with you. One occassion when I went there for the second or third time, I left my credit card on the counter and imediatelly the gentleman came running behind me to give me my card. When I have requested to extend my departure an hour or so, they have been nice enough to allow me to go beyond the check out time. On occassions I have had to leave my belongings there after I have checked out and the staff have offered to hold them in their reception in a small locked office for several hours if needed.

I would recommend this for anyone who needs a safe, clean, comfortable place to stay. It is not luxurious like a sheraton pasadena or marriott atlanta, but it is not grimy like a motel six or an Hotel San Nicholas in Tijuana. I recommend paying in pesos and not dollars because their exchange rate is about .50 Mexican Pesos lower than the actual exchange rate. Lately [November 08] i have found the best currency trade places in Zona Otay offering the exchange for dollar to peso about 10-18 cents Mexican pso higher than those places in downtown. Sometimes Banco Azteca Offers high exchanges rates as well, if you are downtown you can find one on Constitucion street between 5th and 6th streets.

If you need a taxi, there is a taxi driver who parks outside of Villa de Zaragoza, his name is ruben and operates a Taxi Libre [ White Taxis with red accents, the cheapest taxi sindicate in all Tijuana]. this man is reliable and honest.

Enjoy your stay in Tijuana! need info, a tour guide or advice shoot me and email defmex@sbcglobal.net.

  • Liked — location, price, staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TJallDayWithJK
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San Diego
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2008

I found Villa Zaragosa Hotel to be average at best. Front desk person does not have a perosnality and is a bit rude. Rooms are ok. Have not stayed at this hotel more than 1 day at a time. Location is ok and not far from Revolucion.

I booked a room through their website requesting 1 room with two beds. I received a confirmation via e mail. So all is good, right? WRONG! Upon arriving the man at the front dest informs me that he doesn't have any rooms available per my request. All he has NOW are suites. Of course this will cost more money. Luckily I printed out the confirmation. I pull out the confirmation and show him what I requested and the hotel confirmed. He gives me a dirty look and reluctantly gives me the suit for 56 dollars. I believe the regular price of a suite was 76 dollars.

As i'm checking out the following morning the man at the front desk tells me his security guard informed him I had girls to my room the previous night. Which is complete BS! I told him that is not possible. Your security guard is mistaken. He then gives me a dirty look and reluctantly gives me back my deposit. It was obvious to me he was trying to make up the money he lost renting me the suite at a two bed room cost. Other friends of mine have experienced the same problem.

I recommend Hotel España on Revolucion. Clean, front desk personel is very friendly, AND right on the main drag.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Front Desk Staff
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank HspncElvis
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Stayed February 2008
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Property: La Villa de Zaragoza
Address: Avenida Francisco i. Madero 1120 | (between 7th & 8th), Tijuana 22000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Tijuana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 46 Hotels in Tijuana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Villa de Zaragoza 2.5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Villa de Zaragoza is one of the most highly rated hotels in Tijuana. It is ideal for business travelers because of its central location and for having the fastest internet of all hotels. It is also a favorite of tourists because of its value, its appointments, and its friendliness toward pets. ... more   less 
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