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Where To Stay In Ensenada, Mexico: 8 Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2020

where to stay in ensenada mexico

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.

1. Adventure Beach Mansion (from USD 141)

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.

Finca Agara|beach ranch|chill&wellness: CasaCuarzo
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
153 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ocean front view is unbeatable and the cozy rustic feel of the cottage was perfect for us
a huge king bed a mini fridge ocean view and a table to eat outside
the wave sound and large comfy bed made for great sleeping
the beach house was amazing very clean comfortable and with a view that is second to none
cozy and relaxing place to get away and enjoy nature
very clean and friendly homely touches
beautiful space clean
could be slightly more clean in the bathroom and kitchen area
the house was clean and organized and felt like staying in a friend’s home
the bedrooms were clean and the bathroom was shared between the two rooms
maurice and abigail great hosts
mauricio was a fantastic host
they were extremely welcoming and friendly
everything was amazing the hosts are great
abby was super helpful and made herself available at all times
very close to everything perfect location
the house was in the best location
great beach location next door to the brewery
location is perfect in between valle de guadalupe and downtown ensenada
this place is a must when staying in ensenada the location is perfect
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2. Hotel La Pinta (from USD 67)

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.

La Pinta Hotel

Address: Calle Floresta, Fraccionamiento Playa Ensenada
Price: from 67 USD

Laundry Ironing service Free WiFi WiFi Lift Mini-market on site Facilities for disabled guests Outdoor pool (all year)

3. La Casa de Maria (from 71 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

4. San Nicolas Hotel Casino (from USD 93)

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
Price: from 93 USD

Vending machine (snacks) All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Fire extinguishers Process in place to check health of guests Outdoor pool Parking Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Daily housekeeping

5. Ensenada Beach Getaway (from USD 205)

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
7 reviews
House 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
house is very clean inside and out
it was very spacious and super clean
as for the house it was very clean and a perfect location when going to ensenada
they were very responsive to any questions i had
hosts were absolutely available as well as knowledgeable with the area
it was a perfect location
i would re commend this place for all types of occasions
lots of places nearby that american's "need" like starbucks and walmart
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6. Mi Casa e Su Casa Beachfront Home (from 91 USD)

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

7. Casa Julia (from USD 59)

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!

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
327 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved having breakfast at flor de calabaza
cozy place with a beautiful view and a feel of being at home
it was a beautiful room & perfect getaway
alberto's place was just as described comfortable beautiful warm and welcoming
dora’s apartment (casa julia) was beautiful and clean
very beautiful and clean airbnb
a welcoming clean cozy comfortable studio
the place is clean and very charming
beautiful studio and impeccably clean
the guesthouse is very clean and comfy
lovely garden courteous hosts
great hosts and lovely space
lovely hosts and very cosy
very gracious and kind hosts
hosts dora and julio are very sweet
cute place great location
super cute and close to downtown ensenada
perfect location for day trips around baja
good relaxing and safe location with everything you need
probably a better location for couples with one child at most
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8. Ocean Front Beach Cottage

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.

Ocean Front Beach Cottage
63 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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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