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“Cockroaches in the rooms/ owner's son has an after party til dawn yelling and loud music”
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El Capitan
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El Capitan
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in San Felipe
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cockroaches in the rooms/ owner's son has an after party til dawn yelling and loud music”
Reviewed 22 October 2012

This hotel is the most horrible hotel in the whole world.
My in laws and my family went there to have some relaxing time, but besides fighting with cockroaches at night in our bedrooms, we finally go to sleep and at 2am the owner's son brought about 25-30 friends and had the parking lot full of trucks with LOUD Mexican music and made so much noise while drinking alcohol by the pool, we told the manager but the son didn't listen until it was 6am we had to call the police for them to stop. We will never go back there ever again.

Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2012

dirty room owner son had party on pool area & until 5;30 AM loud music finally i called police . most drity hotel in the world. dont spend not even 1cent for that hotel . rooms was full of roaches .blanket was ripped . there is no service at all . pool water was yellow

Room Tip: just dont go to el capitan
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Travellers are raving about these San Felipe hotels

Southern California / San Pedro
Level 4 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2011

An affordable, well maintained older motel with a good location on Mar de Cortez ( Sea of Cortez St ). The room we stayed in this time was a King, last year a Queen. Both rooms where clean and basic with TV and AC. Nothing fancy. Maids always give me extra towels when I ask. Remember maids are paid poorly and a tip goes a long way for them. We tip them a few dollars and everyone is happy. A tip will sometimes get you swans made from towels in your room. A little out of place here! Located a block off of the beach and Malecon with all the stores, bars and restaurants along the sea wall. You can party on the Malecon and walk home!
A great Coffee place BAJA JAVA, one block north on Mar de Cortez St. A decent restaurant with WIFI on site upstairs over the hotel office that local ex-pats patronize. We have eaten breakfast and dinner there several times with friends. Never disappointed. They serve only Omaha beef steaks on dinner menu. Very tasty. Another great place called FAT BOYS PIZZA ( reviewed separately ) 3 blocks north. Both are clean restaurants with good food and service. El Capitan hotel has a decent pool area. Tables, Umbrella's and Lounge chairs. Staff cleans the pool & pool deck every morning. Good WIFI connection on pool deck. Get the access code at the restaurant upstairs if you patronize them. Go to the office end of pool deck if you need a really good connection. We start our days with coffee from Baja Java one block north, By 9:00 AM I go buy a San Diego newspaper ( $2.00 ) from the guy on crutch's selling newspapers and magazines off the back of his pickup at the PEMEX gas station. Then to the pool area with my laptop to check emails and send photo's to family while enjoying the early morning peace and quiet poolside as my wife calls our kids on the Magic Jack and has her coffee. For Mexico and Baja we consider this an above average property.
NOTE: To buy a newspaper. Go south / right when leaving El Capitan parking lot on Mar de Cortez street in front of motel to stop sign, turn right up hill past the Riviera Hotel on the left and the policia station on the right, then through first one stop sign. (I think), then to stop sign at intersection on main north south highway with a PEMEX gas station on far side of intersection. He usually sets up to the north of the PEMEX gas station on the side of the road. He is usually there by 8:00 AM but sometimes 9:00 if delivery from U.S. is late.

Room Tip: Request a King size bed room. Weekdays are best.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2010

I've been to dozens of economical hotels in Mexico, and didn't mind this one's lumpy matresses, or even the wild Ranchero Fiesta in our parking lot between 2:00 and 4:00 in the morning, but i did take exception to the food floating in the pool and on the pool lounge chairs, and the maid going into my room and helping herself to my camera just before I came back from breakfast my last day there. She maid sure to leave the case, so I didn't notice the theft until I got to Ensenada. And, yes, she die it. she was leaving the room as I returned from the meal, and I'd used the camera an hour before, and put it in it's case then in my duffle.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Tijuana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2008

Its a safe place, excellent service from the restaurant, and check in.

On the other hand they do inforce a bracellet on some of the guests and not all.. why? i never got a straight answer....

They are pet friendly... and will allow dogs in to the pool... i am sorry but with small children this is a big no-no...

Would i recomend? no, mostly due to their discriminating practices and the pet issues... i understand they are strugling for guests but, please don't alienate the loyal ones specially the nationals just to acomodate afew ill mannered pet owners...

  • Liked — only the restaurant service
  • Disliked — hard beds, dogs in the pool, bracelet for certain guests
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
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3 Thank beachladyTijuana
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SAN DIEGO CA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2008

It was kind a small for 3 adults & 1 child, but great price, & great food @ the restaurant,it was clean, the children played all day @ the pool & no problems, it was not laud @ night,joust perfect to relax.... looking forward to go this year @ spring break....

  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
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1 Thank DRMIKE69
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Whittier, California
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2007

This could be two reviews, one compared to what your used to, and one compared to what you'll find in san felipe. The outside grounds are kept clean and it has an appearance like any economy motel you've seen in the middle of nowhere on some long road trip, the rooms are small, the beds....well again, mabe not what your used to, but better than sleeping on the floor. There was a big gap from the floor to the bottom of the door, which made me think all kinds of critters would be crawling into the room, but I didn't see one bug or anything the two days I was there. The bathroom very was very basic and everything worked. If you require luxury or above average accomodations, your going to the wrong place, if I go back to san felipe, which is entirely possible, I'll get a condo. Overall this place provides a bed, bathroom, and a/c in an overall clean enviroment, just don't expect much!

  • Liked — The price and the a/c worked
  • Disliked — very basic vanilla motel
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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1 Thank travlinmav
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Property: El Capitan
Address: Mar De Cortez 298, San Felipe, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > San Felipe
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in San Felipe
Number of rooms: 41
Also Known As:
El Capitan San Felipe

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