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BajaCactus Motel

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Completely enjoyed my stay here after a long drive in the desert. Beds are ginormous and shower feels like a spa. Room is oversized so it was really a joy to stay here. I will also had the lady clerk was very helpful of the local area and our accomadation. I recommend this for sure. Enjoy the desert.

2Thank Adelepr
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Getting so busy that I would recommend reservations in advance. Thought that July would be easy, but only managed to squeeze in due to a 'no show'. An online reservation ability would be great. Especially since the US phone number doesn't seem to always work very well.

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I found out about this little place from another couple traveling Baja. It is next to the Pemex in El Rosario and it was great deal at 24 bucks a night. The room was nice and clean with good AC and a strong shower head stream. Just be sure to ask for a room in the new section. Their internet...

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Nevada City, ca
Reviewed 23 July 2016

First off, you can drive through this little town and not miss a thing if you don't know more about this beautiful motel. It sits back off the highway in such a way that it is easy to miss. The booking process is nearly impossible unless you speak Spanish. Once you get past these obstacles you will be amazed at...

Thank stockbeary
Monterey, California
Reviewed 22 May 2016

In the many years we've been staying here, the Cactus has always delivered. Someone should replicate this gem in every Baja stop-over town. Just an incredible value, clean, charmingly appointed in traditional Mexican style with tile floors and rough-hewn, king-sized poster beds. Of course there is highway noise, and it affects every room since the property is small, but you'll...

Thank a_v_monterey
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

TIPS: *Ask for a room on the first floor. There is quite a bit of vehicular noise from the street. The building has a wall around it, which would help mitigate the noise on the first floor, but doesn't help at all for the rooms on the second floor. *Bring earplugs! This place is in the middle of nowhere, yet...

1Thank Cherubdeb
Park City, Utah
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough of this quaint hotel. I travel extensively on motorcycle and I was looking for a place to "crash". The hotel, from the outside, does not say much. The driveway is packed dirt, which you would expect to be a prelude to the hotel itself... Wrong! I asked for the more economical room but the attendant suggested...

Thank Orlando R
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 May 2016

My family and I stayed here and loved our visit. The staff were very hospitable and friendly. We stayed for one night on our road trip down to Cabo, and one night on the way back. We also loved the restaurant nearby, called "Mama Espinosa's". So, so good! I would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank danielle_m11111
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We loved this motel for all of the reasons other reviewers have stated. But it is downhill and a dozen meters from a Pemex station and its fuel tanks holding thousands of liters of gasoline on the other side of a retaining wall. After we checked in a tanker pulled up and started pumping fuel just outside the room door....

Thank Eric A
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. A jewel in the dessert. Our return trip plans from Cabo San Lucas were such that we wanted to stay at the Cataviña Hotel. They were full, so we found this place on the Internet. 7 hours North of Mulegé. (Reminder, there is no gas available from the Baja California border at Guerrero Negro to this...

1Thank No S

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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, Ensenada Municipality 22960, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Ensenada Municipality > El Rosario
Price Range: $31 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Bajacactus Hotel El Rosario
Bajacactus Motel El Rosario
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“The bottom floor rooms are quite dark. Go for a second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles JamesM1964, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms towards the back, they have little terrazas”
 of 5 bubbles sheenajungle, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If alone, I like either 101 or 102. Easy to access from parking and walking to dinner.”
 of 5 bubbles JerryM802, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to ask for a room in the new section.”
 of 5 bubbles ot489, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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