Hotel Corona Plaza Rosarito
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Corona Plaza Rosarito
When you just want to have fun...
I read all the reviews before making my reservations. We were in Mexico to go to the clubs and celebrate, so the quality of the room was not important, since we only slept while we were there. The rooms were pretty clean, but very shabby, broken table, etc. The security was very good, I felt safe in the hotel. It is a $5.00 cab ride to the strip, I was told it was only 1 block, but it was about 10 (short) blocks. It was a good price, but too far from bars, and they do not allow any alcohol in the hotel (unless you buy it at their bar), and absolutely NO visitors in the hotel. It was very close to the beach and the Pelicanos next door was very nice (but they do not serve Champagne!). Not bad, but next time I will book closer to the strip.
What a JOKE!!!
Just about everything went Wrong. First off its like 6 longs blocks from strip of clubs. Next it was expensive and the package deal was not worth it at all. The places you have no cover don't charge a cover and aren't even crackin. We got there, pool was ice cold, spa was broken, didn't work till the last day we were there. The hotel lost all water pressure while my one of my boys was in the shower. The water didn't come on till that night and then only the hot side worked, all the toilets over flowed. Second floor flooded. One side of the elevator didn't work. We paid about 200 each and the rooms were hella small, no balconies no good views. Beach wasn't crackin next to the hotel.
Basically it was a disaster. Fo real don't do it, stay at the festival, its right in the middle of everything. Believe me, its a joke...
Chill for College Crew
This hotel was awesome for spring break. Me and my friends stayed there for 2 nights with a spring break package. the pool was a little dirty.
but besides that it was about 5 blocks from the clubs, and a half a block from the beach. the security was really tight inside so if you didnt have a wristband they wouldnt let you in. Definitly meant for a college crowd. Lots of noise and partyin.
i thought it was absalutely horrible. I slepped on the ground the night we stayed there. Why? The sheets were so dirty,tons of stains, and had a stench. We asked them to change the sheets and they didnt. we actually called the front desk and told them and they didnt care!!!!6 times by the way
Overpriced, bad parking
We stayed late July 2003. Arrived on a Monday afternoon for 2 nights.
Bearing in mind that we were in Mexico, my expectations weren't that high and I wasn't wrong. Check in was 3:PM but we arrived about 12:30 PM after about a 6 hour trip and they let us check in early. The place says 170 rooms available, maybe 10 were in uses,it was empty. The parking is hazardous to your car, a real steep ramp to the underground parking, no matter how slow you go be prepared to scrape the crap out of the underside of your car. This happens both entering and exiting.
They have a ramp out the other side of the building and a couple times we found it open and it is almost flat. They should close the steep ramp and use the other one. The flat one is only open for them to move trash out I guess, the biggest thrill in this hotel was getting lucky and catching that door open. We has a room with 2 queen beds, it was so cramped that you could not look out the window without standing on the bed, the bed is about 1 foot form the wall. You couldn.t see out anyway, the windows weren't dirty, they were muddy. After showering we used one of their towels and leaned out the 5th floor window and clenaed it ourself. We had a decent view of the ocean and beach. We came back to our room late at night the first night and our 12 year old said his bed was wet. We pulled the sheets back and the mattress was damp and it soaked thru all the sheets. It was late so the next morning I complained and they moved us to another of their 160 empty rooms.
Both of the mattresses were damp, but we pulled the bedding off and left the window open all day and they dried out. It seems as if they sprayed the mattresses with Febreeze or something but throw sheets and blankets on right away so they don't dry. They smell good, but the dampness is not good. The pool was clean, but not heated and was cold.
The spa was murky and just as cold as the pool. The second day a guy was cleaning outside and turned the spa on. 3 hours later is was still cold. Hot and cold water worked and the toilet flushed so that part was fine. A nice girl named Esther worked the front desk, spoke good English, and she was the one who let us change rooms. They has a dining area with a waiter standing there all day, but I never saw anyone eating there, so we didn't either. There is a hotel directly behind the Corona calles Los Pelicanos, they had a nice restaurant, we had breakfast there and a nice steak dinner one night. The food was good and staff efficient, prices reasonable. They have rooms there, and they are cheaper by alot and seem to be kept up better. We will probably stay there next time. The Corona is about 200 yards from the beach, and maybe 3/4 of a mile from Festival Plaza where most of the Clubs are, parking around the Plaza is bad, so if you are into the bar scene, you are better off staying down that way so you won't have to drive. All in all the Corona was overpriced,clean but fot the wet beds, it wasn't a disaster, but for the money you should get more.
I stayed at the Corona Plaza in June 2003. I was NOT impressed. We paid 80 dollars a night and it wasn't even a finished hotel. The parking was terrible. The ramp was strait down! Nobody was there, and I mean NOBODY. Our car was the only one there. You had to walk down a scary alley to get to the beach and it was very dirty. The hotel elevators didn't work half the time, which doesn't seem like too big of a deal except the stairs going up were cement with no railings. Try getting your luggage up that! We ordered margaritas and I swear there was no alcohol in it. And it is about a half mile from the shops and restaurants. DO NOT STAY HERE. STAY AT THE ROSARITO BEACH HOTEL OR THE LOS PELICONOS. OR RESEARCH VERY WELL. It is worth paying a little more for a better hotel.
Over Priced and bullet holes!
The lobby and pool of this hotel is beautiful and deceiving. Their so-called underground parking was always full, so we had to park in the dirt lot right in front. It's a good thing we were only there for one night, because it accomodated us for only that amount of time. It's a good thing I thought ahead because there was no shampoo, conditoner, or soap. We called to see if we could get an iron and they didnt have any.
The telephone did not dial out. There was no clock in the room. And, even though I was told they had it when I booked the room, there was no air conditioning. We paid $150.00 for the night and I feel this was very over-priced. Though it was within close proximity to the club area. In the morning when we checked out, the people parked next to our car in the parking lot had a bullet hole through their door which entered the passenger side, and exited the drivers side. Our car wasnt touched, but the bullet could not have come from the street. I did feel safe though because when you check in you are given a wristband which you're required to wear the entire time for entry into the hotel. There was a good presence of Security though. The walls are very thin; and there was a biker band playing around the pool. We were on the 5th floor, but even with the windows closed, we had to yell at each other while in the room to be heard.
Don't waste your money at the Corona
We stayed at this hotel August of 2002. When my husband and I arrived, we were very disapointed at the location of the hotel. It was far from town, and not at all close to the beach. Our room faced the ugly parking lot and it had no air conditioning. The bell boy told us to open the window if we wanted air. Also, we had absolutely no hot water. We checked out at 7:00am the next morning and will never return. The pool was pretty pathetic too.
A terrible hotel- don't waste your money
I stayed at the Corona Plaza Hotel in the summer of 2002. i was not impressed at all. Firstly the hotel was not even finished. The staff were not at all helpful, we arrived an hour before check-in but they made us wait even though the hotel was obviously pretty empty. It was not nice inside or out. The room was tiny- barely big enough for the 2 double beds, with absolutely no more than the bare minimum. The pool looked murky and was tiny. The drinks were bad and overpriced and the waiter very rude. And the underground parking structure was scary (very steep ramp). Is is a bit of a walk to the main clubs of Rosarito and the sidewalk is really messed up- huge holes and foot high drops (not so good in high heels!). I paid $120 a night for what I thought was going to be a nice resort hotel but most $50 a night motels i've stayed in in the States have been better than this. Don't waste your money. On the plus side there was a really nice little hotel with a great bar and restaurant next to it by the beach called Los Pelicanos. I will stay there next time I go to Rosarito.
The Best in Rosarito Beach!
Very nice accomodations, good food at the restaurant, and all the staff spoke English. The staff were all very congenial. Highly recommended for the price!