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"Great location and very clean and nice staff and the pool is very nice love the porch area " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 17 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

3.5-star Colonial hotel near Riviera Cultural Center

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Playa Ensenada hotel, you'll find Riviera Cultural Center and Riviera del Pacifico Cultural and Convention Center. First Street and Ensenada Regional History Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

A casino and an outdoor pool are featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 3 conference rooms, as well as the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 120 guestrooms boast modern comforts like flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and free bottled water are also available.

Classic Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$82* Per night/room Feb 3 - Feb 4

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Master Suite California King , only adults

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

San Nicolas Hotel and Casino ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for San Nicolas Hotel and Casino

Everyone (4) Family (2) Other (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 14, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 14, 2020 by Isaac Flores, Concierge.

Hola buen dia, Muchas gracias por su calificación, nos da gusto que haya tenido una experiencia positiva con nosotros y esperamos tenerlo de vuelta muy pronto. Saludos.

5 out of 5
Great location and very clean and nice staff and the pool is very nice love the porch area

Posted by , from Santa Ana on Feb 17, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 17, 2020 by Isaac Flores, Concierge.

Thank you for choosing our Hotel and for taking the time to share your comment and experience with us. We are continuously improving our facilities for your comfort. We are proud that our staff has served you as you expected We hope to see you back again. Best regards.

5 out of 5
We had a great time. The staff at the hotel and restaurant were very accommodating

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 9, 2019 by Isaac Flores, Concierge.

Greetings, Thank you for choosing our Hotel and for taking the time to share your comment with us. We are continuously improving our facilities for your comfort. We are proud that our staff has served you as you expected We hope to see you back again. Best regards.

2 out of 5
Room not Clean the bed make a lot noise and the carpet is nasty

Posted by on Sep 29, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 30, 2019 by Isaac Flores, Concierge.

Greetings, Thank you for choosing our Hotel and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are working very hard to improve our services for you. We are now in the process of remodeling. Be sure we are following up on the specific situation you mention. We hope you will choose to visit us again and give us a chance to demonstrate the improvements for our guests. Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you back again. Best regards.

5 out of 5
The people very nice the staff excelente the restaurante the pool very nice end clean too

Posted by , from Sylmar ca on Apr 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 9, 2019 by Isaac Flores, Concierge.

Hello Jesus, Thank you for choosing our Hotel and for taking the time to share your comment and experience with us. We are continuously improving our facilities for you comfort. We hope to see you back again. Best regards.

2 out of 5
They gave us a room with 2 compressors running all day/night outside our balcony window. We could not open the window for fresh night air because the compressors were making this very loud noise.

Posted by , from CALIFORNIA on Jul 9, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 14, 2018 by Isaac Flores, Concierge.

Greetings Mrs. Pareyon, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your recent stay at San Nicolas Hotel & Casino. I would also like to extend a sincere apology for the inconvenience experienced during your visit. Certainly, this is not the image we hope to convey. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed where necessary, improve upon the service that we provide to our valued guest. Be sure we are following up on the specific situation you mention. We hope you'll give us a chance to show our improvements and decide to stay with us in the future. Best regards.

5 out of 5

Great hotel

Pros: Price, quiet, friendly staff
Cons: Info about amenities could be provided in the rooms, like the restaurant schedule, locations of things, etc.
Location: Less than a mile from what I think is the main tourist area near the cruise ship port. Plenty of restaurants and stuff.
The staff was friendly and helpful, and the room was clean and had a balcony with a decent view. Parking was fenced in and guarded. The restaurant in the hotel was nice and had a bar. Big pool, although it wasn't really pool weather when I stayed.

Posted by , from CA on Dec 27, 2015

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1 out of 5

Very bad they were remodeling & under construction

Pros: Nothing what so ever.
Cons: Burn it down and rebuild it from the ground up including staff.
Location: There was nothing with walking distance.
The hotel was far from a lot of what Ensenada has to offer. When we first arrived we parked our car in there "secured" parking lot only to return and notice parts were taken off our car. We were only away from our car for about an hour too! Then first thing in the morning 8am we woke up to construction sounds like jack hammers and nail guns. This was not a good place to stay. The pool however was nice but dirty and it was being used by a local Ensenada swimming team for practice so we just kept being asked to stay at one end by the swim coaches and staff. I wish I'd stayed somewhere else. To top it off our credit card numbers were stolen by the staff there and used several times to purchase goods online and elsewhere. I know this for a fact that someone there stole our credit information because it was the only place we used my card.

Posted by , from Orange County, CA on Aug 22, 2014

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About the San Nicolas Hotel and Casino

Location Primera & Guadalupe s/n, Ensenada, BC 22800

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from December 1 2021 to March 31 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Select guestrooms

Guests will have access to the following alternate facilities during the renovation:

  • Outdoor pool

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. You'll find a business center on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 950 square feet (88 square meters) and includes a conference center. A casino, an outdoor pool, and a terrace are also featured at the business-friendly San Nicolas Hotel and Casino. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of San Nicolas Hotel and Casino was completed in September 2019. This 3.5-star Ensenada hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 120 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 950 sq ft of conference space
  • 88 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1968
  • Casino
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar by the pool

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Beach shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking; RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

San Nicolas Hotel and Casino offers 120 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Ensenada hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

POOLSIDE - This bar specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

RESTAURANT - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Casino Bars - This sports bar serves light fare only. Open 24 hours. Open daily.

Pool Event Garden Area - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at noon
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after 11:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old

This property accepts credit cards and cash

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and cash. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 100 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • San Nicolas Casino Ensenada
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  • San Nicolas Hotel & Casino
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You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.