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My first question was "Is Mexico safe?" I determined.... probably not. But of course neither is Los Angeles and I choose to live there. Anyway, I only had a day to hang out in the land of Spanish speaking people so what could go wrong?
Getting into Mexico was quite a definitive part of the trip. The signs said "Mexico Only" and "No USA …
... and outdoor patios (with wifi), lots of sun (with a sunburn on the first day - I've been mindful of my sunscreen since), good food, cooking nights, red wine, and most importantly good company. I've been catching up with the likes of KT and CP and, of course, Peppers - who seems to be, quite amusingly, more dog than kitty. I checked out the San Diego Zoo today, haven't been since I was a little lass... it ...
... joke!) who has been travelling for around the world for the past 20 months, and was in SA for all the Danish fun and games.
* Matt & Helen from Burnley, England who were in the final month of their 1.5 year jaunt around the world.
* Emily, from Michigan, who arrived early for ComicCon and educated us about this international event that now a lot more about pop culture than just comic books!
* Joanna & Thais, students ...
... Edna Moffatt, extended her hand to him, to join her in Eternity.
He will be deeply missed by his children, Barbara (Herb) Elgie, Gordon (Gwen) Moffatt, Margaret (Kevin) Sandst, brother Alex (Beryle) Moffatt; grandchildren Jim (Tamara) Elgie, Steve (Inez) Elgie, Krista (Jeff) Watts, Lindsay (Wes) Moldowan, Scott Moffatt, Laura (Doug) Cameron, Michael Sandst; great grandchildren, Connor, Bella and Emily Elgie and several nieces and nephews.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRosarito Beach Hotel
LOVED this hotel!! My boyfriend has been here before so it was his idea to come here when we ventured into Mexico. I was a little nervous about being in Mexico anyway, since I read all the crap about violence on the news, but this beautiful hotel blew me away. It was safe, fun, relaxing, on the beach, and there were plenty of people around. (The drinks needed a bit more alcohol for my taste, but at least they were cheap!) They were even setting up for an art show while I was there, and the paintings were amazing. They sell anything and everything you can imagine on the beach, so feel free to indulge there as well. I definitely recommend this hotel and I'll be back for sure!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rosarito Beach Hotel
Best of Mexico
By chance, I read all the nasty things said about this hotel. I have stayed at this hotel at least 20 times. Each stay has been wonderful!!! The rooms are CLEAN, have a Great Ocean View, staff is very Helpful and Nice. Food is OK but you can do better in town or Lobster Village. Each stay at the hotel has been a great experience and I fail to see what all the other reviewers are whining about. Don't let them turn you off to this hotel or city...it is one of the greatest spots around!!! I rate this place a 10+++. Be prepared for the relaxed Mexican culture and avoid spring break unless you are 18 years old. Go and have some FUN at this place!!! You would not want to stay with the whiners that reviewed it anyway. Everyone I have met at the hotel loves both the hotel and the town so grab a Pacifico beer, a few carne asda taco's and forget about the people that complain!!! HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!
Not all it's cracked up to be....
Mexico is our favorite place to vacation but this place was full of mixed feelings. Our room was decent, and the location can't be beat. The activities for the kids were as promised. But I have to say that for the first time in 12 years, I experienced RUDE mexican people. The front desk could care less, and the bartenders were extremely cocky and disgustingly rude. The noise was ridiculous and the hotel guests were left to scream and throw up all night long at the expense of the rest of us. The MC's at the restaurant deserve an A+, my kids had a blast. Luckily my kids can sleep through a hurricane so it was great for them. This hotel REALLY needs to clean up its act though. There's no excuse to treat hotel guests the way they do. The whole charm of Mexico is exactly that - hospitality.
Stay away from this dump
DUMP, DUMP, DUMP!!!!! This is the reason Mexico has such a bad repution for fooling gringos. It claims that the hollwood elite once hung out there but that must have been decades ago. The place was over run from hoods and gang bangers from L.A.. We had no hot water for two days. The food was awful and the place was a constant barrage of noise and anarchy.
The first time was good but the next was horrible
We went to Rosarito Beach in February 2003 intending to only check out the hotels for a future long weekend in March. We ended up staying at the Rosarito Beach Hotel since it was too late to drive home. This hotel is supposed to be the "best" around.We payed about $240 a night for an apartment in the older building-- 1 bedroom suite with a loft and 1 bathroom, a kitchenette/sitting/dining room. The room set-up was excellent, but it was very old and smelled like smoke and the furniture had a sticky feel. However, there was a lot of renovation going on. We figured the new tower would be much better. We went again in March 7-9 just before spring break. We booked 2 separate 2 br/2 ba suites. $270 per night per suite. We were very disappointed with both of them. The rooms looked old and worn. The bathrooms were yucky. There is a dinette set stuffed into the second bedroom, but no sofa. Suite 401 had 3 balconies and good views but suite 221 had 2 balconies with only one good view (one view was of of the hotel's side or something and it was gross).The worst thing of all was the MOUSE in suite 401!!!! My mom stopped by our suite and saw it while she was in the bathroom that first night. We told the front desk about the mouse the next morning and we were told that there is a river nearby and they sometimes get in. Okay, since we didn't see it ourselves we didn't think it was a big deal. Maybe it was just passing thru!!!The next night my husband and kids actually saw the MOUSE run from the curtains to the back of the mini-fridge. We complained to the front desk by phone. They sent 2 maintenance men to deal with the MOUSE. We watched the floor near the fridge and that entire floor area to make sure the MOUSE did not run out. The maint. guys could not find the MOUSE a it probably squeezed thru the walls. My husband called the front desk again and was put on hold for 10 minutes but could hear the guy talking to someone. He hung up and went downstairs. There, he told them to put us in one of the renovated apartments or if we had to, we would put up with the same room for free. The guy at the front desk had the gall to suggest that we were making a big fuss over a little MOUSE!!!! Can you imagine??? I was walking around that room on tippy-toes, terrified I would see the little MOUSE. Anyhow, we ended up in a renovated apartment. That room was great, except for the the lights in the loft did not work and the smoke detector kept beeping because it need a new battery. After the lights and battery were fixed, my husband needed lots of drinks to calm down. The only thing that saved our hotel stay from being a complete nightmare was the good hotel food and the lobster at Puerto Nuevo. I would never stay there again unless I had no other option. I can recommend going to Puerto Nuevo for the lobster, but don't stay overnight!
Don't be fooled
The Rosarito Beach Hotel claims to be the priemer hotel in Rosarito but don't be fooled by those claims. don't stay here, the rooms are very, very old and its way overpriced. The only good thing about the hotel is its location and spa services. Needs renovation urgently!!!!
My wife & I got married there a few years back. The location is excellent, the service impeccable, and the facilities great. I truly enjoyed my massage at the hotel's spa and my wife swears by their facials. Make sure you try the Ceasar's salad at Chabert's.
Rude Rude Rude
Front Desk rude, rooms terrible, offered a special which was the internet published rate, food okay, only one heated jacuzzi, pools freezing. Accidently left personal item in room ( no value). Never recovered. Room service prices outrageous.
My wife was disappointed by the plaster falling off the wall in our bathroom, and she felt misled by the hotel's brochure. The gym contains 1970s-style workout equipment so she was turned off. We did enjoy the dance troupe at the Mexican fiesta in the hotel's restaurant, but the buffet is clearly meant as an affordable option for families with kids. I expected this hotel to be the highlight of our vacation, and I did get a good massage there for $35. But if we ever return to Rosarito, we'll try our luck elsewhere.
My wife and I, our 9 year old child, and 29 year old daughter and her boyfriend just returned from a three night stay in the Rosarito Beach Hotel. This was our first - and LAST visit to Rosarito Beach. We are all experienced Baja travelers having spent over thirty years exploring both coasts of the penninsula and staying at every resort including the Hotel Cabo San Lucas, Serenidad, Playa Loreto, Hacienda, Sol Mar, and Punta Pescadero during Easter vacations. I thought it would be refreshing to explore a resort nearer our home in Las Vegas so I booked two suites, unfortunately the reservationist did NOT inform us that we would be mixed with the most unruly bunch of teenage idiots on the face of the earth. We went sleepless while the other "guests" broke bottles, set off firecrackers, screamed, puked, and generally disturbed every decent guest who had the misfortune of choosing Rosarito Beach on March 28 - 30. We even suffered the indignity of having to wear the stupid wrist bracelets the hooligans were forced to wear in order to enter our rooms! Other than for the dedicated workers at the resort and their useless attempts to assist us, this was the most disasterous vacation I have ever had! Decent people should avoid Rosarito Beach over "Spring Break." The hotels there are only looking to make a quick buck. This does not happen at other resorts in Baja during Easter Vacation.
Rosarito Beach Hotel
Went there with my wife looking for some R&R in the off-season and stayed in one of the older room in the bungalow near the beach. Of the 5-6 rooms there I don't think there were any guests other than us -- it was nice and quiet. Having been to Cabo, and hearing that the Rosarito Beach Hotel was THE place to stay in Rosarito I was a little disappointed by how old and worn the room was. It was clean and comfortable, but I was curious whether the tower rooms were better, until I ran into an older couple who had a room in the tower. They saw me come out of the bungalow room and immediately asked whether OUR room was nice. They were dissatisfied with the tower room because the bathroom was run down. I felt better about my room after hearing that. The bar closed down early, probably because it was off-season. You can still get beer and cigars and enjoy them on the deck outside the bungalow rooms. The wife loved shopping at the stores immediately in front of the hotel and the food in the hotel restaurant was tasty. Beware that their "package" deals for hotels and meals is not all that it's cracked up to be. The meals are not free, just discounted. In town, hit the Rock and Roll Taco for a nice bucket of Coronitas, or head to Puerto Nuevo. There really is not much of a town there but I had to see it for myself. Rosarito will not give you a Cabo experience, but it is still worth the trip and you can ride a horse on the beach for five bucks.