$60 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 17, 2015 Check-out: Apr 19, 2015

San Nicolas Hotel and Casino

3 stars
View map of First Street, Ensenada, 22800

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
27 reviews
very good trip

hotel is nice ,staff very helpfull very good experience !!! See full review

  • JAIME L.
  • Feb 18, 2015
Great

very good, luxury Big room, very good service. Swiming pool, hot spar See full review

  • SHIJUN Q.
  • Jan 6, 2015
The San Nicolas Resort Hotel is located just two blocks from Todos Santos Bay, and is within walking distance of shopping, dining and the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center.

Enjoy a meal at the Bambu Poolside Restaurant and Bar or any one of the great amenities you have come to expect from a resort hotel. Room service, in-room coffee, beauty salon, in-house tour booking service, wedding planning and more!

If you are in the mood for gaming, place a bet at the Caliente Race & Sports Book before going out for a night on the town.

The San Nicolas Resort Hotel is the perfect spot for fun and excitement in the heart of Ensenada. Experience the true meaning of hospitality. Relax and enjoy yourself in our full size hotel with an Olympic style swimming pool and large jacuzzi surrounded by a collection of beautiful palm trees in a tropical atmosphere. The interior of the hotel shares a unique design motif of ancient Mexico featuring replications of Aztec and Maya art with beautiful paintings decorating the halls and stairways.

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San Nicolas Hotel and Casino Rooms

STANDARD - ROOM
Standard King room offers 1 king bed with Aztec and Maya original handcrafted paintings that depict the history and culture of Mexico's early civilization. Includes: One King Bed, Color Cable Television, In-Room Telephone, free wireless internet, Air Conditioning, & Coffee Maker.
STANDARD - ROOM
Standard queen room offers Aztec and Maya original handcrafted paintings that depict the history and culture of Mexico's early civilization. Includes: Two Queen Beds, Color Cable Television, In-Room Telephone, free wireless internet, Air Conditioning, & Coffee Maker.
STANDARD - JR_SUITE
Junior suites are also nicely decorated like the master suites with king sized bed, Aztec and Maya original handcrafted paintings that depict the history and culture of Mexico's early civilization, television, free wireless internet, spacious showers and a sofa bed as part of the living room and have connecting doors to the Master suite.
STANDARD - SUITE
Master Suites are beautifully decorated honeymoon suites with the amenities of a large living room, Free wireless internet, two televisions, a bar, refrigerator and a relaxing 450 gal. Jacuzzi. Room decorated 150 rooms are decorated in a Mexican modern colonial style with Aztec and Maya original handcrafted paintings that depict the history and culture of Mexico's early civilization.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Casino
Spa
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Caliente Casino, Race and Sports Book
Sit back and enjoy a drink while watching a variety of sports and race tracks on the TV monitors. The Sports Book is located down the hall next to our lobby. The San Nicolas Hotel is the only hotel in Ensenada with in-house sports betting and 250 Las Vegas style latest gaming machines. The Casino is open every day from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Bambu Poolside Lounge and Bar
The Bambu Restaurant Bar is a social indoor/outdoor tropical venue overlooking the Olympic style swimming pool and offering a unique experience for all ages. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, awaiting your arrival. Restaurant is open every day at 7:00 a.m. Satisfy your taste buds by trying a variety of outstanding Mexican/Californian cuisine. Our restaurant is known for the outstanding Puerto Nuevo Lobster, and our delicious Cilantro Salad as an appetizer before the main course, the Carne Asada, Filet Mignon or delicious unique Mexican combination plate.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for San Nicolas Hotel and Casino

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 27
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.7

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of San Nicolas Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Orange County, CA
Jul 10, 2011

Great Experience

This hotel feels like it is from a different age. Remember how you used to go places because they were all you could afford? This place has that feel. You would go to this hotel to remember to good old days (even if they weren't so good). The decor is old and a bit run down. The walls are thin. The pool with the water fall really need to be cleaned up. The hot water in the shower is only warm. They give you casino credit of 100 pesos, but you can only cash out at $1500 pesos. The room AC is new, and it really pumps out the cold air. It is strange, give the place a chance and it will grow on you. It is a bargain compared to anything in the US. It has a prime location. I think it is the only Hotel/Casino combo in the whole city. It is not crowded, so the thin walls don't matter. And the rooms and hallways have a weird 70s vibe to them. Like I said, it just has that "remember the good old days" feel about it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel is just outside of the edge of the shopping/tourist district. It is a pleasant walk over a bridge to get there.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mlwebste
Business
Paso Robles
Feb 20, 2015

Love Baja

I come to Ensenada several times a year for work and pleasure. The San Nicolas is my favorite pool in Ensenada at any of the hotels in the downtown area. Walking distance to town and private guarded parking is always nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JAIME L.
Business
Bakersfield
Feb 18, 2015

very good trip

hotel is nice ,staff very helpfull very good experience !!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of San Nicolas Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SHIJUN Q.
Business
SAN PABLO
Jan 6, 2015

Great

very good, luxury Big room, very good service. Swiming pool, hot spar

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of San Nicolas Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr.Tony
Business
San Diego
Oct 20, 2014

nice trip

The facilities were great, love the swimming pool. The casino experience was great and the hotel is very close to down town and the famous black market. The buffet at the hotel is very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Restaurant is excellent.

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Review of San Nicolas Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marcuna
Business
Sacramento, CA
Oct 6, 2014

Great value!

The room was large, clean, and comfortable, but the best was the giant swimming pool. This hotel location was pretty good, just 3 blocks from the center, therefore wasn't noisy. Staff very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Street cart wagons.

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Review of San Nicolas Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traveler LA
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 30, 2014

Nice

Hotel is locate in downtown. The hotel rooms are a bit dated, beds are ok. The parking lot is secured and across the street. Swimming pool one of the best in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Soccer mom of OC
Business
Orange County California
Sep 7, 2014

Overnight Stay

The hotel rooms are old and filthy dirty. Was afraid to walk on carpet without sandals. Bathroom shower covered in mold. Bedding and towels old with holes and dirty. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone. Way over priced .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of San Nicolas Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
justanothergringo
Business
San Diego
Jul 8, 2014

Not bad in a pinch

Pretty decent overall. More or less clean, helpful staff, etc. Food at the restaurant was surprisingly good; we had a fantastic breakfast that was reasonably priced. 3 jacuzzis, but none of them heated. Security guarded parking lot. Overall, I'd stay there again as a decent last minute option.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of San Nicolas Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Fbyrd95
Business
San Diego, CA
Jul 7, 2014

Quick Trip to Ensenada

The hotel could definitely use some updating but served it's purpose for a quick trip to Ensenada. The rooms were definitely no frills but were clean and adequate. The staff was very nice and helpful. The parking was across the street in a gated lot lot which felt secure enough to leave our surfboards in the car. The hotel's location was great but was within walking distance to downtown Ensenada. For the price, the hotel was definitely worth it. Oh, seemed like a family place because there were kids all over the place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of San Nicolas Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Sheeraz
Business
San Diego, California
Jun 23, 2014

Nice enough location, all else needs improvement

Important: google map told us that the hotel is far up north, this was wrong. The hotel is somewhat south on the main street (First street), and just about a 5 min walk from points of interest like Riviera Culture Center, or a 10-15 min walk from famous bars like Hussong's or Papas and Beer. Besides the fair location, we were not at all impressed with the hotel. Here are the issues: - Inefficient staff, except for one person who was quite helpful. We had to wait a long time for anything that required talking to a staff member like check-in, *getting a towel*, getting a safety box, etc. - Musty smell all around. - NO wi-fi in the room. When we complained and asked to switch rooms, we were told it's bad everywhere except for the lobby and pool area, which itself was barely working, and disconnected often. - You need to deposit $10 as security to get a towel for the pool. Really? They return the money, but it's such a hassle to wait to get a towel. You are not allowed to take room towels out to the pool either. - Safety boxes are tiny (can only hold watches, jewellery, etc.), and when we told them we wanted to leave our tablets, they were puzzled, and in the end we just decided to risk leaving them in the room. - They gave us these paper bracelets that we were supposed to wear all weekend as a proof that we are the customers. Again, really? It's not fun to shower or meet people with a hotel bracelet around your wrist. In essence, if we go to Ensenada again, we will choose a different hotel, that's even closer to the heart of the city, and knows how to take care of the customers better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

If you want to go to La Bufadora, you don't have to shell out $60 as the hotel staff might tell you. We walked around Plaza Marina and got a round trip for $15 per person, so look around before settling on an alternative.

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