Hotel Coral & Marina
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... was delivered!
After work, we all met in the crew bar for our last night together and said some goodbyes. I went to our cabin to grab my uniform but my key card didn't work so I had to go to the pursers desk and have it fixed with Greta* so that we could both be let in. I returned my uniform and packed all my things. Can't believe we go home TOMORROW!
... night, we will be in Banning, CA then we will spend 4 days with more friends, Donna & Gene, in Tucson, AZ beginning afternoon Monday!
I only have a few more "free" wifi minutes so I'll close for now and continue later when we reach Tucson. Hope you all have kept warm and safe in the awful weather we heard you had last week.
M & R
Woke up to a call from the crew office asking us where we were. I totally forgot about the typical sign off process--you have to go to the crew office and pay your tab and get your luggage tags and sign a form the day before you disembark. We were never told about when to go and I didn't think anything of it! We rushed down there to sort everything out and then went back to our room to nap a bit longer until I was ready to get dressed and meet up with Pearl* to explore Ensenada, ...
... we have no need of “hook ups” and prefer being entirely self sufficient. Having a capable 4x4 vehicle too lets us sometimes drive onto
one of these coastal “primitive” sites, go right past all the RVs parked there on the hard sand, and continue on often through soft beach sand to find a little secluded spot behind the dunes or a clump of bush to give us some privacy and wind protection.
Just 16 kms further up the MEX1 we found our next bush camp - ...
... us back a few hours. We eventually arrived in San Diego late in the afternoon and checked in to our accommodation at the Holiday Inn on the Bay. We had an enjoyable meal at the English Pub style restaurant downstairs called the Elephant and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Coral & Marina Ensenada
We travelled to Ensenada with 3 children in December 03, and had researched extensively where to stay! We were very pleasantly surprised with the Corona Hotel - the staff were more than helpful, the pool was heated, and the hairdresser is sensational (and cheap!). It's a short walk to the main street, but well-lit and no problem whatsoever. Felt safer here than in parts of LA. Would highly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting a comfortable, secure hotel in Ensenada.
It's a nice hotel to spark up that romance with your spouse!
Me and my husband had a very nice time in this hotel. It was like our second honeymoon. It was great! We sparked up our romance. We felt in love all over again. I recommend a weekend getaway for those young married couple and for anyone that wants to spark up their love. Inside the room they have a hot bath. The hotel has everything, swimming pool, jacuzzi, soccer tables, air hockey tables, a private gym, massages, even nail shop for the ladies. A bar to go kick it at. It's nice and quiet. And the view if breath taking...
Davis Boats Fish-o-Rama
We have fished every Davis Boats Tournament since 1997 out of this hotel / marina. It is absolutely first class.
Drove down with my girlfriend in June 2003 for a much needed weekend get away. Hotel is set a few miles north of Ensenada proper, but the city is easily accessible with a 10 minute cab ride. The interior is well done, and everyone from the desk staff to the bartenders and bell hops are unbelievably accommodating and friendly. We stayed in one of the smaller suites. The bedroom was smaller but comfortable. The living room, balcony and bathroom were huge for the price. The balcony especially had a wonderful view of the hotels own marina. There was a fishing tournament that weekend, and I just sat there watching the boats come in and out for a couple of hours with margarita in hand- very relaxing. Restaurant was good. Only complaint is lack of trowels at the pool, and area could use more lounge chairs. Overall a great weekend- can't wait to go back.
We love this hotel and have been loyal customers for many years. It is always a pleasant experience. This trip we started our 2-day stay on a Thursday because it was my birthday. Unfortunately, we found that the hotel only offers a week day or a weekend package - no combination.
They refused to be flexible. So...we spent our money in other wonderful restaurants and bars such as the Punta Morro.
We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Coral and Marina and plan on returning later this year. The suite was wonderful, with a great view of the marina and bay. The bedroom could have been larger, but the bathroom was great and the livng area was huge. We ate twice in the restaurant and enjoyed the food and sevice both times. And, pleasantly, the prices were much lower than comparable hotels in the States. The only criticism was the lack of service at the pool. We had to get our own drinks and snacks at the pool side bar. Overall, it was great and the hotel staff were friendly and helpful.
We took advantage of "The Sunset Package" at the Hotel Coral & Marina Resort that we found posted on their website. We stayed in a Jr. suite the weekend of April 11, 2003. The suite was awesome with 2 TV's that had HBO, Cinemax, CNBC, etc. as well as a nice cold refrigerator. The hotel was very clean, well run, and had a very courteous staff. The restaurant had very good food and service. The resort atmosphere at the 2 outside pools and jacuzzi as well as a large indoor pool and 2 indoor jacuzzis made for a great time for families as well as single people. Plenty to do with 2 ping pong and foosball tables, a pool table which were all indoors as well as a nice big outdoor sand volleyball court. All rooms have big outdoor balconies facing the ocean. A full service spa is on the premises which books up fast so make reservations for massages, manicures, etc. early. There's a city bus/collectivo that stops in front of the hotel on the highway that takes guests into Ensenada for a few pesos and will drop you off in front of The McDonalds in town. Very convenient/cheap for people who don't want to drink and drive while bar hopping in town. The hotel also always has taxis waiting out front as well.
Stayed there on a spur of the moment trip. Had a problem with my credit card it was marked for fraud while I was traveling in Mexico. The Staff worked with me for 2hr trying to resolve the problem.. The hotel rooms were very nice and comfortable. Junior Sutie was awsome, I highly recommend it. Food was delicious at the restaurant, the Staff was courtious and professional. You are a 5 dollar cab ride from downtown Ensanada. Overall I would give the experience a 8 or 9. Would highly recommend it to anybody going to ensanada for the weekend
Big Corporate Meeting
I held a very large (125 people) corporate 3 day meeting at this hotel. Beautifully done; meeting planning, food, facilities, service.
If you want to do an inexpensive, easy corporate meeting this is a great option. Fly your people to San Diego, the hotel provided the buses, and an hour and a half later you are there.
Best in Ensenada
This is by far the best hotel in ensenada. The Hotel is imaculent and the service is first class.