Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol
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... We also saw many trailers and caravans and saw a good number of sizeable dwellings with lovely gardens.
Unlike Cabo, we saw lots of vendors selling their wares from makeshift structures on the side of the road. Some reminded me of the road side stops we saw in Vietnam.
All the while while we were travelling through Ensenada and beyond, the man behind Doug talked and talked and talked to his wife the entire time. Then ...
... me and commenting on the girls who go out every night and get wasted and then come back to their cabin loud and yelling. It turned into this whole conversation about how he thinks …"Most girls on ships don’t hold themselves with respect and they just need to be a woman and not some drunk fool…..Because what is that saying to a man? What am I gonna wind up with in the end? Some girl that is just gonna turn around ...
... additional 40 KMs to San Quintin. We'll see.
Mex 1 was lonely at 6:47 AM when we pulled out. No trucks, no cars. The fuchsia sunrise across the bay made the hills pink. Fourteen KMs later we rolled over the topes of MOoo-lay-Hay one last time. The Tango was riding the X sweetly, Ray Charles on the stereo, nicely making way. We hit Santa Rosalito in an hour and a half, a record time, and gassed up with Magna at PEMEX, checked the lines and straps. Read the ...
... the bill, the waiter came over and told us "Your bill has been paid for." We were all really confused. We had earlier seen one of our Pelicans with her family in the same restaurant and waved and talked with them a bit so we thought maybe they had paid for us, but the waiter told us it was the older man from San Diego who had also bought us each the roses! He told us our bill was $73! Holy Kindness! Claire* was shrieking in her ...
... drive big pick ups, some older than others, but almost always with a burbling great V8
(petrol powered) under the bonnet (read hood you guys in the US and Canada). Why they think they need these monsters is beyond me when the likes of Toyota, Isuzu and Ford, all represented here, have some excellent diesel powered and smaller pick ups on the market. Maybe when the steadily increasing price of a litre of petrol gets a bit close to the comfort zone in respect of average ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol Ensenada
This hotel was awesome simply the best
just got back from ensenada last week and the best value inn was very cool. its literally steps off the main street, the motel is in a very safe location and they have a security guard. parking was a big issue and so was safety for me and i did a lot of research via trip advisor and some other websites and 99% was good reviews about this hotel. i traveled with a group of buddies and our wives so safety and location to bars, food and the rest of the party scene was a must. the hotel is 2 seconds from every kind of shops u can imagine, from mom and pop type places, to cigar shops to hundred dollar clothing goods stores. the hotel is surrounded by delicious places to eat, taco venders etc. THE HOT DOGS are a must to eat!! who can complain about a bacon wrapped hot dog with all the fixins? haha certainly not me. ok enough about the perks of the hotel here are a couple of cons, the women seemed to complain about the water pressure of the room to me the shower was like home lol than again i dont have 100 pounds of hair to wash, the room was very clean and the bed very soft with down pillows!!! they didnt complain when i asked for 4 more pillows and gave it to me with in minutes. behind the hotel was a cheesy building with a guy working on his car but hey its mexico what do you expect to see? i joked around about it with my wife who is hispanic and that earned me a punch in the arm. anyways the hotel gives u a voucher for a hour of free yes FREE margaritas at their bar which is located on the premises. the drinks were so so but hey its liquor and its free so sign me up for that any day. one thing to mention ask for a tv remote at the front desk because we didnt have it and upon check out we saw a guy return the remote and we thought UGH man haha. the free breakfast they include with the room blows dont even bother with it, right around there corner about 25 yards from the hotel is a place that has brunch for about 9 bucks a person and im telling u i was stuffed, my eyes was spewing eggs the place was very good and the service was first class. i will stay at el posado again the place rocked and for 100 bucks u cant really complain.
Not a happy time
The hotel itself wasn't too bad. The water pressure was horrible though and very difficult to shower.
We went to the restaurant in the hotel to have a drink. We met the owner, Fernando. He seemed like a very pleasant man. We chatted as he poured me different varieties of tequila. His bartender, Sergio was late to arrive. When he did show, we had been drinking for about 45 minutes. We were the only customers in the bar. I took a photo of Sergio and Fernando on our digital camera. It came out great. I showed the image to Sergio and Fernando. I got distracted and lost sight of the camera and it was never returned. I confronted Fernando and he told me my wife must of picked it up, which she did not. It was not the price of the camera we lost, it was week of photos and memories that was taken away. I was a very naive and trusting person. Please don't make the same mistake I made and do not stay at this hotel
Felt like family!
We just returned from a weekend stay in Ensenada. We flew to Brown Field Airport and rented a car from PALADIN....who drove right up to our plane to deliver it! Then after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, landed at the Posada El Rey Sol. Everyone was SO nice! We asked for the best room they had available, and they put us in 220....about 3 steps from the bar/restaurant. We spent a lot of time there.....Fernando and his wife were EXTREMELY generous and knowledgeable, and we spent hours just learning mexican traditions, etc. from them.
Sergio is one of the bartenders there, and him and his dad were also wonderful.
After spending time at Papa's and Beers, we would rather stay right at the El Rey Sol to have our fun! And the room was very nice and clean too. Comfortable bed!
Fall in Love
We just returned from Ensenada and stayed at the El Rey Sol Hotel. We had flown into San Diego and planned to stay there, but found ourselves driving to Ensenada to check it out. We did not have hotel reservations and were thrilled to find a "cheap" room at this cute hotel. The rooms were comfortable and clean. They provide free breakfast in the morning at one of their two restaurants (one is on the site, the other across the street). The rooms have the built in dispensers in the restrooms for Soap, Lotion, Shaving Cream, Bath Wash, Shampoo, and Conditioner. They provide a free bath sponge wrapped individually, bottle water, and coffee. There is also a sufficient (older model) hair dryer. The pool area was very nice and clean. This is a smaller hotel, but we enjoyed the proximity to the action in the city and the private areas. We went to a few other hotels first and their rates were over $100 for walk-in while this hotel was $60. We felt it was nicer than the others we first saw.
Very Decent Motel
This place wouldn't be my first choice, but it's a fine place to stay if you have to. Above all, it's a motel, rooms are accessed from the outside. However, the rooms are clean and the service is accomodating and friendly. The front desk exchanged pesos for dollars when I needed it at a very reasonable rate, and they discounted some laundry we had done for our son that we thought they were charging way too much for. You would think that this wouldn't be asking much, but in a place where everyone thinks you have money falling out of your pocket and tries to charge you accordingly, it makes a big difference.
We stay here everytime!
This is where we stay everytime we go Ensenada. Edwardo, the head waiter at the catina by the pool, is wonderful. We like the way this hotel is off the main drag, yet still in the thick of things. Great location, good prices, easy to find.
Watch out if you're going during the elections!
Arrived on July 4th to find out that as of midnight, alcoholic beverages of any kind would not be served or sold until the elections were over on Monday evening. A dry law imposed by President Fox. So...imagine how much we drank until midnight. Even getting one of the bars to make us a thermos full of margaritas at quarter to twelve to keep on ice for the rest of the weekend. (All the service people were wonderful, by the way.)The hotel had newly remodeled rooms on the first floor and much shabbier on the third. We had them switch us into two first floor rooms. Very Mexican kitsch funky in terms of decor. Clean. Cool. They provided slippers for the pool and some rooms had a mini bar/fridge.The pool is very nice. The jacuzzi has no heat control that we could find and is either perfect or unbearably hot. There are only 4 places to sit, however, so arrive early.It's great if you want to be downtown, and it's on a side street which helps with the noise level from the main shopping ares of Avenue Cortez.Walking distance to everything.Very nice place to go for a night or two!
Far surpassed my expectations
This is the place to stay. Each room is tastefully decorated in a unique and fashionable style, with interesting Mexican artworks; no two rooms are alike. The rooms are extremely clean and quite comfortable. Towels, linens, pillows and beds are high quality. Bathrooms are beautifully tiled. The rooms have well-stocked minibars, and bottled water is provided daily by room service. While the hotel operates the acclaimed El Rey Sol french restaurant across the street, the hotel also has a nice restaurant/bar and pool area on the premises; its a nice place to unwind with some margaritas (the hotel provides a "free hour" of margaritas for its guests). The hotel is located in the center of town, right off the main boulevard, within walking distance of Ensenada's attractions. Best of all, the price ($68 for a queen, more for larger beds and/or suites) offers excellent value. Highly recommended.
Very very nice
We just stayed at the posada el rey in ensenada for the weekend and the room was wonderful. We got the honeymoon suite it was around $160 but if you go to Asiatravel.com they have a discounted rate. The room was very clean, private, with a jacuzzi, sitting room and king size bed lots of mirrors and private door to bedroom aside from living room. I highly recomend this hotel to anybody i used to be in the hotel business so i know how it should be and i have stayed everywhere in ensenada and rosarito and I have to say I was very happy.
Great place to stay
We just got back from a weekend in Ensenada, where we stayed at the Posada El Rey Sol - Best Value Inn. The room was spacious, very clean and quite comfortable. There is a restaurant and bar on site, which served free welcome margaritas for an hour. The bartender/owner was very helpful and friendly, and poured strong drinks. The hotel is very centrally located, less than half a block off Ave. Lopez y Mateos and right in the center of town. We were in easy walking distance of all the sights and many restaurants. The staff of the hotel are very friendly and attentive, the rooms and bathrooms are very clean, the water is purified, and the parking is secure. For just under $70, this was a great find - I would recommend it!