Ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.3 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
3.5 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Indio California

Our Annual Ensenada Vacation

Posted Nov 12, 2014
Pros: The friendly staff, that remembers us and makes us feel at home.
Cons: Nothing
Location: The location is on the main street, within walking distance of everything.
We have stayed at La Villa Fontana many times. There location is on the main street. The hotel has private gated parking and is well kept. The staff is exceptional. They are friendly and go out of their way to be pleasant. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The pool area is very nice. I would recommend this hotel highly. It is not one of the huge expensive hotels, but quaint and comfortable. We don't stay anywhere else, because we love it so. It is the perfect spot, within walking distance of the fish market, restaurants, shopping, and the movie theatre.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good location, with some positives & some issues.

Posted Sep 15, 2014
Pros: Able to make reservation on Expedia. Park behind a gate they always close then you have to walk in & out of the lobby, seems secured. Moderate price
Cons: Room cleanliness while not terrible could be better. Some of the rooms suffer from noisy air-conditioning or noisy street exposure.
Location: Good fishing, shopping, bars, restaurants are all within walking distance.
The Good: 1. On main tourist street, in easy walking distance to restaurants, bars, shopping and the bay. 2. Moderately priced, more than the real dive hotels, but less than the Best Western across the street. 3. Gated and secured parking. 4. Staff was nice to me. The Bad: 1. Older hotel is showing signs of it's age. 2. Noise from other rooms air conditioners and swimming pool pumps were bothersome. 3. Room was just so-so on cleanliness. Not horrible, clean sheets and sink but some mold in shower, some crud in corners and behind things that should be cleaned better. So, Expedia asks if I would recommend to a friend? Which friend? No, not to an uptight snob who is expecting the Marriott hotel. Maybe yes to somebody who is looking for a value in this location and will keep their expectations properly in line with price.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom San Diego, CA

Good value

Posted Sep 8, 2014
Pros: Location and good price
Cons: Wi-Fi signal strength, I stayed at the second floor and the signal was poor
Location: Within walking distance to main bars and restaurantes
Good value and excellent location, the staff was friendly during the check-in and check-out process and knowledgeable with directions and recommendations. Main parking can get crowded but there's additional parking space like 1 block away.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Walking distance from Papas&Beer

Posted Aug 4, 2014
Pros: Location
Cons: Bathroom
Location: everything is near
Safe area, located between a coffee shop and liquor store. El Meson de Don Fernando next to the liquor store good place for breakfast, world famous Tostadas La Guerrerense half block from the hotel. Rooms OK, clean, not fancy, no iron, dryer or phone at the room, neet to ask in front desk. Really tight parking lot at the hotel but they have an additional parking place around the block. If you are relly picky you won't like the room.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom A

Excellent for the price!

Posted Aug 2, 2014
Decent hotel for the price, close to everything. Wish they had mini fridge and microwave in hotel room. Staff was extremely friendly, we would definitely stay again.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 2, 2014
No light in the bathroom. Was too late and tired to have someone fix it. Shower walls have mold.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by LISSAfrom LOS ANGELES

PLEASE FIX A.C.

Posted May 12, 2014
Pros: SMALL BUT COZY FEELS HOME LIKE.
Cons: PLEASE FIX A.C.
Location: LOCATION WIZE WAS GOOD NOT TO FAR FROM PAPAS N BEER.
EVERYTHING WAS OKAY BUT THE A.C. FELT MORE LIKE A HEATER FAN. OVERALL WAS OKAY.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great spot on "La Calle Primera"

Posted Apr 29, 2014
Pros: Nice staff. Building in good repair. Towels/sheets brilliantly white and fresh. King bed extra firm. Nice pool/hot tub in patio with seating.
Cons: Request a ground floor room to avoid stairs if mobility issues.
Location: The hotel is perfectly placed toward the quieter part of the street, so great walkability/without too much noise. Easy to find, and off street parking
Adolfo Lopez Mateos is also called "La Calle Primera" ("1st Street"). It's a tourism spot in Ensenada due to its many "Curios" shops, restaurants, hotels, bars, and popular clubs such as the Hussong's Cantina, Mini Bar, Shots Factory, Lutzenkirch The Nightclub and Papas & Beer. La Primera is a very busy street, filled with visitors and locals, it has spots of tourist traps mixed with new cosmopolitan businesses. La Primera is just one block away from Ventana al Mar ("Window to the Sea"), a boardwalk/seawall avenue where an enormous Mexican flag is located. It is also close to the Museum, and access to the port. Ensenada hosts many special events throughout the year, like surf championships and the Baja 500, we happened to be there during an annual yacht race.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Marciafrom San Diego

The location is excellent!!

Posted Apr 28, 2014
Pros: The location and the staff.
Cons: The temperature of the Jacuzzi was a bit cool.
Location: You could walk to all the stores, the wharf, the restaurants and the clubs.
We enjoyed our experience. The staff was wonderful...very warm and welcoming. They gave us a Fastpass to make our return easier. You can walk to everything.
2 out of 5
by Lilifrom Mexicali

Villa fontana

Posted Apr 14, 2014
The room smelled bad and the bead sheets were all dusty.