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BajaCactus Motel

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So-So Cal
Reviewed 15 February 2016

There aren't many accommodations to choose from in El Rosario, but fortunately, the Cactus Motel is one of them. In fact, it's so nice (at least the new part of the motel where we stayed), it left us wondering (a) who would invest this much in a nice hotel in this dusty, wind-blasted burg of Baja and (b) how they...

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

We stayed here for one night on our way to La Paz. The room was large and the beds were comfortable. The shower was strong and hot. We had made an advance reservation and they told us on the phone if we weren't there before 7 pm they would not guarantee to hold the room. We decided to pay in...

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St. Albert, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight on our way to Cabo. Wonderful hotel! Great bed,huge shower with lots of hot water, beautiful furniture/design and friendly staff! Would stay again! Right next to the Pemex. $450 pesos per night. Also next to Mama Espinozas restaurant. Cool place but very over priced

1Thank MacsMom11
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

The motel is super clean and decorated lovely with mission style furniture. The room and bathroom are quaint! Unexpected in a small little mountain community. The motel belongs in the alps. There is a great restaurant next door with a gas station next door. PERFECT place to stop driving down to Baja south or driving back up north to the...

2Thank m d
Coachella, California
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I think like most people we stopped here to sleep/rest here on our way to/from Cabo. The staff is super nice. I would STRONGLY recommend calling the hotel directly to reserve. I learned during our road trip to Baja that most hotels will show "booked" or no vacancy online, but if you call them directly they will tell you if...

Thank mendez99
Yakima, Washington
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Doesn't look like much from the road...... Much nicer than it appears. Big nice quiet rooms. High end furniture, beds, and bath. Dog friendly. Great stop over. Here it fills up so would recommend a reservation.

2Thank carolynschut
Weiser, Idaho
Reviewed 3 December 2015

This motel came highly rated by the Moon handbook for Baja. It hit the mark! This is the best hotel on this trip by far. If I could rate it a 10, I would. The room is great Mexican style with tile floors, bathroom, and vanity area. Great four poster bed which is comfortable. TV, free wi-fi. Great friendly and...

1Thank anna7044
San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 18 November 2015

What a great hotel in such an unlikely place. The owner also runs the Pemex station next door and is very helpful to the road weary traveler. The rooms are large and surprisingly posh with hand carved furniture and spacious, clean bathrooms. On our return trip, all the hotels were full because of the Baja 500 race crowd and the...

1Thank John H
Vancouver Canada
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Ask for the Colonial rooms, there are all remodeled to the period and are very nice. The economy rooms are about $10 cheaper, well worth the upgrade. 10 of us stayed there on the way down and tried to book on the way back but they were full because of the Baja 1,000

1Thank MCtrainer
Bonita Springs, Florida
Reviewed 8 August 2015

This small hotel is right on along Hwy 1 and prefect for a place to stop. The rooms are nice, The beds comfortable and large, The bathroom was modern and clean. Just the great little place. The cost for a king size room was $29 for the night. Amazing deal.

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All our rooms have king size beds, AC, heating, Satellite Color TV (HBO, Cinemax, Hallmark, etc.), free Internet Access, WiFi HotSpot, in-room phone service, amenities including coffee machine and bottled water, laundry services, 24 hour front desk and security services with video surveillance cameras, secure parking lot, 24 hours hot water showers and many more services. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BajaCactus Motel

Address: Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 55 | Tramo San Quintin-Punta Prieta, El Rosario 22960, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Ensenada Municipality > El Rosario
Price Range: $32 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Bajacactus Hotel El Rosario
BajaCactus Motel El Rosario, Mexico
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“I have never had a bad room and I have stayed in almost all rooms in the hotel!”
DrTCom, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The bottom floor rooms are quite dark. Go for a second floor.”
1157lfs, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room on first floor, in the back (new) section to avoid hearing the loud trucks that go right through El Rosario all day.”
JamesM1964, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms towards the back, they have little terrazas”
sheenajungle, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If alone, I like either 101 or 102. Easy to access from parking and walking to dinner.”
JerryM802, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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