A coastal city in Mexico, Ensenada is located just south of San Diego in Baja California and is known as “The Cinderella of the Pacific.” It’s a tropical paradise where you can enjoy the ocean and the sunshine. Check out these eight hotels and vacation rentals we’ve found in Ensenada - they’ve received excellent recommendations from travelers based on cleanliness, price, and amenities.
Who doesn’t want to stay in an Adventure Beach Mansion? This beach house is located right on the beach in Ensenada, but is removed from the busy downtown area. It accommodates four, so it’s perfect for small groups who want a private place to stay. Even when you’re inside the beach house, the large windows provide a gorgeous, panoramic view of the ocean.
Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves crashing against the beach just outside the house. This house offers a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, and an outdoor terrace where you can take in all the sights of the ocean. It’s very bright, open, and up close with nature. The owners will be happy to help you with anything you need, including transportation, wine tours, boating, sailing, mountain biking, and horse back riding.
Adventure Beach Mansion
Price: from 155 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Casa Julia is a private apartment close to Ensenada’s downtown area and wine country. For travelers who want to spend a lot of time in the city, this is an ideal location. You’ll have a full size bed, a sofa bed, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom. You’ll also be able to use the yard, patio, and grill. The southwestern decor will make you feel like you’re on an exotic vacation!
Price: from 61 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Hotel La Pinta offers clean, comfortable rooms near Ensenada’s downtown area. It’s a simple hotel, but upgraded rooms offer a sun terrace where you can enjoy breakfast or sip your morning coffee. There’s also a restaurant offering traditional Mexican options, so if you get hungry during your stay you can stop in. Visitors say that the rooms are kept clean and that the staff is very attentive.
Hotel La Pinta
Address: Calle Floresta, Fraccionamiento Playa Ensenada, 22880 Ensenada, Mexico (see map)
Price: from 92 USD
La Casa de Maria is a lovely bed and breakfast in Ensenada. Served daily from 8 to 11 am, you’ll be treated to a wide spread, including American options and local breakfast items, juice, tea, and coffee. Upgraded rooms look out on the ocean, while others have great views of Ensenada. You’ll be able to use a shared kitchen to prepare your own meals, if you wish. Travelers have noted that the beds are extremely comfortable, so plan to sleep well!
La Casa de Maria
Address: Prolongación Azteca 2130, 22820 Ensenada, Mexico (see map)
Price: from 71 USD
If you’d like to play the slots while you vacation, why not stay in the casino’s hotel? From your room, you’ll be guaranteed a great view - some rooms look out on the ocean, others have a great view of the city, and some look out on the pool.
Enjoy traditional Mexican food or drink at the Poolside Restaurant and Bar, or take a relaxing swim. If you’d like to visit the beach, it’s just ten minutes away, and it’s easy to catch public transportation. You can also walk to a variety of shops and restaurants, even though the hotel isn’t located right on the downtown strip. Most guests enjoy checking out the casino, and breakfast is also offered every morning.
San Nicolas Hotel Casino
Address: Avenida Lopez Mateos & Guadalupe, 22880 Ensenada, Mexico (see map)
Price: from 97 USD
Getting away with a group or large family? This getaway sleeps ten, so you’ll have plenty of room. Located in Loma Dorada, it’s within walking distance of grocery stores, restaurants, and a movie theater. The community is protected by 24/7 security and has walkways to the ocean - Estero Beach is fifteen minutes away.
There are three bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms, and you’ll also be able to share a living space with a satellite TV, an equipped kitchen, laundry room, and a backyard patio set up for grilling. From the master bedroom, you’ll be able to see the ocean and enjoy a balcony view. It’s close enough to the beach and town to enjoy all that Ensenada has to offer.
Ensenada Beach Getaway
Price: from 281 USD
Number of Guests: 10
At just 91 USD a night, you can rent this beachfront home for 10 people. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the ocean and soak up the sunshine. It’s a five minute walk to the beach and a ten minute drive to downtown. You’ll have access to three bedrooms, a full kitchen, a living area with a TV, and a patio. It’s a very comfortable place for a group!
Mi Casa e Su Casa Beachfront Home
Price: from 91 USD
Number of Guests: 10
This simple cottage will allow you to soak up sunsets on the beach and hear the ocean from your room at night. It’s a lovely, romantic retreat for couples. The owner lives in the home, but you’ll have a private room and bathroom. Not only is it located right on the beach, but it’s also close to downtown Ensenada and Valle De Guadalupe.
There’s a forty foot (12 meter) deck behind the house overlooking the ocean, as well as a fire pit you may use. The owner is a licensed esthetician and offers discounts on facials and massages for guests. Be sure to ask her for details on things to do in Ensenada and the best places to eat, as she is happy to help. Note that the owner does have a dog, so it’s best for those with no animal allergies.
Oceanfront Beach Cottage
Price: from 52 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Have an adventure in Ensenada
Ensenada is a coastal city, but it has plenty to offer besides the beach. It’s close to wine country, and offers fine dining, nightlife, and other activities. Rent a beach house, a quiet cottage, or stay downtown in the heart of the city. There is room for everyone in Ensenada.
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