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3.8 / 5Good
1,055 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Plaza Rio Commercial Center
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Centro Cultural Tijuana
    17 min walk
  • Popular Location
    San Ysidro Border Crossing
    3 min drive
  • Airport
    Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.)
    6 min drive

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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room Amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room Amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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About this area


In the business district, City Express Tijuana Río is in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Rosarito Beach and Parque Morelos, while Plaza Monumental de Playas and Fronton Jai Alai Palace are cultural highlights. Check out an event or a game at Agua Caliente Racetrack, and consider making time for Aquatica, a top attraction not to be missed.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Plaza Rio Commercial Center - 10 min walk
  • Centro Cultural Tijuana - 17 min walk
  • San Ysidro Border Crossing - 3 min drive
  • Agua Caliente Racetrack - 5 min drive
  • Estadio Caliente - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • San Ysidro Transit Center Station - 11 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 31 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 11 min drive

About this property

City Express Tijuana Río

Tijuana hotel in Rio Tijuana, near Centro Cultural Tijuana
This smoke-free hotel features a fitness center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a business center. Free continental breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free area shuttle. Other amenities include a meeting room, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities. All 131 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, LCD TVs with cable channels, and free bottled water. Other amenities available to guests include safes, showers, and desks.
City Express Tijuana Río offers 131 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. LCD televisions come with cable channels.
Bathrooms include showers. This Tijuana hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Free area shuttle up to 10 km

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available daily
Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

Fitness center

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Free area shuttle
Free cribs/infant beds
Laundry facilities


Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room
Business center


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property
TV in lobby

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains
Free cribs/infant beds


Hair dryer (on request)


Cable channels

Food and drink

Free bottled water


Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 1 PM


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.
    Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Property is also known as

  • City Express Tijuana Río
  • City Express Tijuana Rio Hotel Tijuana
  • City Río Hotel
  • City Río Hotel Tijuana Express
  • City Express Tijuana Río Hotel
  • City Express Río Hotel
  • City Express Río
  • City Express Tijuana Río Hotel
  • City Express Tijuana Río Tijuana
  • City Express Tijuana Río Hotel Tijuana

Frequently asked questions

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Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities
  • Disliked: Cleanliness

Las Camas no las limpian ni los cuartos, llenos de PELOS PUBICOS Y CABELLOS. Nos cambiaron de habitacion y estaba igual. They are not cleaning the beds, They swicthed us to another room, but it was bad too. Punic hair all over the bed.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Staff during the day at the fromt desk very profesional, maid team excellent, security day and night always attentive, night desk staff variate some were very professional other need improvement, but overall was a nice experience staying here.

Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

I did not spend the night here. The rooms all have carpets and they smell a lot to cleaning products that you can not spend the night smelling them. The staff just explained they could not refund my money nor could not replace it to another hotel. So i ended up going to a different hotel and loosing my money. I do not recommed this hotel at all. Sorry, I do like City Express but avoid this one.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities

The bathroom was extremely dirty. There was hair on the floor. Not worth the price.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Horrible service. Hotel was overbooked and couldnt get any help from management. It’s been over a year of calling and calling. I’ve had expedia try to take care of it but all they tell me is that they don’t pick up the phone. Expedia needs to talk to them to ensure I didn’t stay there that night. Horrible hotel and horrible service from expedia for having them on here.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

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