La Fonda Hotel, Restaurant and Spa
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Where to begin? The past week has been a complete rollercoaster. Had my last day of work, found out the girl I had been seeing for 7 months moved on to someone else (right in front of my eyes), and once again uprooted myself from everything. Although my life fell apart on me all in two days, the fact I was about to be …
... family. Today Yolanda's son, his wife and her adopted son and his wife came for lunch. We were invited as well, great time, home cooked Mexican food - so yummy. they spoke very little English but we had so much fun translating. Gary had them in hysterics, trying to speak Spanish using his Spanish book but they said he sounded Japanese.
We are heading south tomorrow but sad to be leaving these beautiful people, we will miss ...
... splashing good times. Tim and the kids rode the waterslides, floated down the lazy river while collecting blocks and adding them to our tubes and rode down one waterslide that was large enough to hold all three of us in a large round raft. It was grand to have a splash and play and since the lines were short, we all had more than enough rides in a short period of time.
Then it was time to head out and explore the Eastern half of the park. Eli was so driven that he ...
We stopped for dinner in Coronado Bay, at a local mexican restaurant to celebrate Klay's birthday. The food and beer were pretty good!
We had a late evening treat and headed into the Boutique Candy Store in the main street of Coronado Bay before heading back to the hotel for Birthday Cake and bed!
All in all, it was a fantastic day all round!!!
Now off to bed to revitalise for our jam packed day at Legoland tomorrow!!!!
... finally made it back after a day of
non-stop walking only to find our American friend from NZ (Heather)
standing waiting with our other friend Rachel ready to go out. After a
very quick outfit change, slick of the hair and brush of the teeth, we
were zipping along in her car heading for Oceanside to meet her friends
for snacks and drinks watching the Californian sunset!! After a couple
of high strength cocktails mixed by her friend and a view that was ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews La Fonda Hotel, Restaurant and Spa Rosarito
First of all let me make my bias known...i'm not a fan of sterile, anonymous spaces...so for our family of four (2 adults, 2 teenagers) la fonda was a kind of paradise. It is beautifully situated above a lovely beach with swimming, boogie boarding and surfing. surrounded by banana trees and flowers, the sound of the ocean, delicious food, a family of chickens running around the gorgeous patio restaurant...the rooms are rustic and lovely and yes the balcony and stairs felt abit rickety ( I wouldn't want to be there with a toddler )..but every night I watched the full moon on the ocean and every morning early I walked the beach from side to side.
Unique cliffside hotel - but overpriced food
This place really impressed me for its proximitely to the shady "border towns" of Northern Baja as being really nice and charming. The hotel is really unique... no two rooms are alike! Make sure you check out a couple available rooms when you arrive because some are really run down and some are new and gorgeous. All have wonderful private balconies though. I would highly recommend rooms 20 and 21. Stay away from the "second building" as it is really run down.
The down side is the extremely overpriced food. I mean $20 for an okay meal in Baja?
My friend from San Diego spoke of this roadside paradise not even an hour south of the border. Coming from New England I had no idea what to expect but it turned out to be the highlight of my vacation out West! We made our way down an ancient staircase to our room which was large, breezy and had an SPECTACULAR view of the Pacific. The patio was private, comfy and wonderful. We spent time on the beach, lounged around the room and after taking a few photos (which have become screen savers on some friends computers), we went up to the restaurant for an incredible dining experience! Being with the most beautiful blonde girl on Baja, I was able to overlook the instant potatoes that the last writer mentioned! Listening to the lovely Spanish guitar, we enjoyed our meal and made friends with one of the local cats who was "working" the dining room floor. Fell asleep, slightly drunk, incredibly satisfied, and woke to the sounds of pounding surf...then enjoyed the pancakes with the coconut syrup and a bloody Mary for breakfast! Can't wait to go back sometime!!! 5 Stars!
We came down and looked around for a place for our anniversary vacation and from the outside the rooms all looked quaint and all original. We chose the room closest to the beach on a secluded steep (dangerous paved) path, thinking it would be nice. The decor was strange; the fireplace is located in a pit about 5 feet deep with seating around, built in; this could be dangerous if inebriated...
I always describe La Fonda Hotel as charmingly
rustic. I enjoy opening the windows to our room
and listening to the ocean waves. Very peaceful,
interesting rooms and great food. Love the banana
pancakes with the coconut maple syrup.
Great Beach side Hotel
We just got back from a great weekend at La Fonda and as always had a great time. We went down with 5 couples for my 37th birthday and it was perfect. Had a small problem with the water in the showers but that was the first time that has happened to us in over 20 stays. I would highly reccomend this place if you are looking for a great romantic get away for you and the wife it is very rustic but clean and the restaurant is by far the best on the Baja coast!!!!! We love going back to La Fonda because it is simple and very low key. We always bring a few extra Blankets and pillows to add to our comfort but it is still our favorite place to stay. If you are open minded and do not mind Rustic accomadations then La Fonda is for you.
We love La Fonda
La Fonda is an amazing getaway from SoCal. . .great for traveler's who want amazing service and a unique atmosphere. Inexpensive in American terms, although pricey compared to many parts of Mex, the specialness of the experience makes it so worthwhile. It is a great adults only trip due to the great bartenders and strong drinks, and fun to bring the kids as well due to the beach and friendly atmosphere.
Even though we own a home in Bajamar ( 10 mins away) we call LaFonda our home away from home.. Service is excellent, the food is beyond compare. Music is wonderful and I miss it already!!!
Oh my what a neat place
neat rooms, very different, dont expect the ritz but these rooms have beach front views. old round clay fire places to warm the room. will bring wood to room and start for you. dinners are awesome and very reasonable. nice deck to eat on as well as bar area fun place all very nice, roosters running around deck during breakfast, which by the way sunday brunch had so much food and free bloody mary's... gotta love that..
Great beach acess
la fonda is a nice beach front hotel with reasonable prices and a good food. also nearby resturants are good great quick get away.