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“Nice, spacious room and excellent breakfast buffet”
Review of Araiza Mexicali

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Araiza Mexicali
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Mexicali
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 October 2013

I had a great stay at Araiza while in Mexicali on business. My room was very large, comfortable, and clean. The hotel has two restaurants - both were very good. Customer service during check-in and in the restaurants was above par. The breakfast buffet was included in the price of my stay. I have never had orange juice that tasted so good! I will definitely stay here the next time I return for work. The

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

I wanted to take the time to write a review for this hotel as I have been staying here for almost 6 months due to my company's assignment of myself and several other co-workers to Mexicali. The staff here at the hotel is always friendly, polite, and extremely helpful. But today I had an experience which shows their dedication to their guests that, in my book, goes above and beyond the call of their duties. I came down with horrible food poisoning last night (NOT from their restaurant!) This morning they called the doctor for me who then said I needed to go to the hospital. Dahlia and Abel, two incredible staff, accompanied me to the hospital, stayed with me to make sure I had translation and wasn't alone during my ordeal, and then saw to my transportation to the pharmacia and back to the hotel. They helped me answer the questions from the doctors, kept me pre-occupied when I was at my worst, and helped get all the paperwork and receipts I would need to submit to my insurance when I get home. THIS is the kind of five star service you can expect to receive from this hotel.

The rooms are lovely, and while yes, it can be a bit noisy on the suite side of the hotel due to some of the long term residents and the pool (which is not a reflection on the hotel itself), everything here has truly made the hotel my home away from home. The beds are comfortable, the food at the restaurants excellent, and the pools lovely. But the service really cannot be beat. If you find yourself in Mexicali and looking for a place to stay, look no further.

Room Tip: If you want quiet, stay in the excutive wing away from the pools. They also have the nicest showers!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Excellent quality/price ratio. Rooms are large, clean and very tastefully decorated. There are two restaurants on the premises, both very good and safe. One offers mostly Mexican food and is also open for breakfast, when they offer a nice selection buffet and made-to-order omelets and breakfast tacos. The other one is Japanese and has a more eclectic menu. Parking is included. The property is on a large boulevard, with tons of shopping and restaurants, and only a 10-minute drive from Lazaro Cardenas, the city's main artery, where most industrial facilities are located. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We chose the Araiza Mexicali after spending a few days at the Araiza Hermosillo. The Araiza Mexicali is by far a better hotel.

There was a plaque near the pool that indicated the hotel started its life as a Holiday Inn in 1973. You would never know that this hotel was 40 years old as it has been modernized and kept up impeccably.

Rooms are quiet and extremely comfortable. There was an International Volleyball tournament in town and several teams were staying in the hotel and one would have never known as rooms are quiet to the outside noise. WiFi is offered throughout the hotel and we always connected quickly. If you don't have a computer or mobile device, there are several computers for guest use in the Business Center.

The breakfast buffet didn't disappoint. The tamales looked devine and there was a cook to prepare omlettes for you. Kobu Japanese Restaurant serves excellent sushi.

The Araiza is listed as a 3 star hotel,...however, should be 5 stars based upon the excellent service we received during our stay !

Room Tip: Be wary of internet rates. We booked through AARP Expedia and while we saved $2.50 over the Araiza...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

I was told Luis Miguel stayed in the Presidential Suite here while on tour in Mexicali.
The hotel offers two pools, a tennis court, gym and one of the best breakfast buffets in the city. The breakfast comes with your room. I expecially liked the "jugo verde" made from scratch, but the tamales, chili verde, omelettes, quesadillas, fruit, deserts etc etc were all very good.
The hotel was filled the weekend we were there with tourists and the junior olympics with kids from all over Mexico competing. Although crowded at breakfast we couldn't really tell that the hotel was filled. Any wait time was very short and the hotel employees were very courteous. It is a large property. We had a room in the remodeled section of the hotel.
The hotel books traditioanlly tourists on the weekends and business people during the week.
The hotel isn't perfect:
* I noticed a slight odor of moisture walking into our room. Nothing alarming or that stuck with us, but not the most pleasant way to enter a room.
* The hot tub just seemed a bit icky to me to go in and the pool the second day seemed like in needed a better filtering system.
* The tennis court was a bit uneven. For a serious player, I would imagine you would have to adjust to some funny bounces.
* The traditional Mexican restaurant is not as good for dinner as for breakfast. We did not eat at the sushi restaurant.

Overall, Mexicali has a high standard of living for Mexico. The city seems pretty safe and the police are very visible. I don't think there is a heck of a lot to do there, but there are fine restaurants, shopping and casinos with blackjack and craps. It is probably the best border city in Mexico.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Stayed here one night in January. The hotel is located on a busy road, but I never heard any of the traffic from my room. I was in the newer section, and the room was spacious. The bed was very comfortable, and the TV had a good selection of channels. The buffet in the morning was very good and had a large selection.

Room Tip: Newer building rooms are very nice, spacious and quiet.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

This is a great option in Mexicali. One of my main requirements was for WIFI in the Hotel and I chose this hotel over others due to this. Very pleased with the connectivity and speed both at reception and in the room. Breakfast buffet is a good standard but most importantly the staff were very helpful and attentive throughout my stay and the price was so fair.
I will come back!

Room Tip: Best low floors
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Araiza Mexicali

Address: Blvd. Benito Juarez #2220 Fracc, Jardines del Valle, Mexicali 21270, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Mexicali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Mexicali
Price Range: £69 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Araiza Mexicali 4*
Number of rooms: 270
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