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Where to stay in Rosarito

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Rosarito Beach offers everything in terms of accommodations, from the four-star Rosarito Beach Hotel to the rustic Alamo Hostel. You have your choice of renting a beautiful full-service condominium on the beach that offers snapshot sunsets; or, you can choose a condo in a secluded, private area. When visiting this rather expansive part of Baja, you should first decide if you want to be in the center of the action or in a more quiet locale.  Here are a few questions you might ask that can help you determine what type and location of lodging would best meet your needs.

  • Will you have children with you who would love to have ocean and a swimming pool handy?
  • Is it a romantic get-away that would be enhanced by privacy and a more out-of-the way location on the beach?
  • Are fairways and putting greens, with ocean views, what you are looking for?
  • Is a full-service condo where you can cook your own fresh seafood appealing?

The following types of lodging are all available…and each has its advantages.  Think about these as you peruse the vast array of lodging choices in the Rosarito area.

Hotels

Rosarito has many, and they range widely is style and cost. Some of the most spectacular of these are on the ocean, like the Rosarito Beach Hotel that exudes history, and Las Rocas hotel,  while there are others immediately in the downtown area.  Hotels typically accept credit cards.

Vacation rentals

Talk about diversity!  From high-rise luxury to beach cottages, there is a space for every vacation rental taste.  Most high-rise rentals are in oceanfront edifices, some of which boast spas and views, some of which are extremely quiet and simply boast that.  Cottages and villas abound, mostly to the south of the actual town of Rosarito.  Condo rentals are also popular – the La Paloma complex is a favorite with families.  The options fit all budgets, and are perfect for those who want to spend a bit more time in the area, using their rental as home base.

Resorts

Resorts are more common in southern Baja California, it’s true, but Rosarito boasts the Real del Mar golf resort with lovely condo-type rooms and all the services you need on site, as well as several other resort hotels, such as the La Paloma near town or the Grand Baja Hotel & Villas south, at the lobster village of Puerto Nuevo…a good choice for family vacations. The luxurious Las Olas, north of town, is not exactly a hotel or resort, and is expensive and a bit out of the way, but a get-away treat.

Small hotels and funky lodgings

These kinds of accommodations range vastly in quality, atmosphere and cost.  They will almost always be a bit quirky but ‘quirk’ isn’t all bad.  From the Alamo Hostel (on the budget side) to the little but pleasant Posada Don Luis, there are many choices.

Camping

Most camping takes place south of Rosarito, but there are some RV hook-up areas in the vicinity.  Popotla (the region’s artist colony and home to the former Fox movie studios) features a trailer camp. There is also a campground in San Antonio del Mar, north of town, and the Oasis RV park in the Rosarito area.