Hotels in Mexico and Central America

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Nata Harli, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Cunning Linguist

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    Great suggestions.:super Take a look at the first page and see if I've done what you suggest. Sometimes my feeble brain doesn't work too well but I think I've incorporated your suggestions. Also, I put the "Date of Visit" and the URL in my spreadsheet.

    Also, thanks for the great info on Margarita's in Creel.
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  2. Lone Rider

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    They also have parking available in the drive/yard at a house about 2 blocks away, behind a tall locked gate.
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    Good point, that I forgot to mention. That is where we intend to store our trucks the next trip down to Creel.
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    It looks great and thank you for taking this to task. I predict it is going to be some work.
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    1. State: Chihuahua
    2. City: Batopilas
    3. Hotel Name: Hotel Mary
    4. Rating: 2 stars
    5. Comments on Location: Just across from the Catholic Church and near the central plaza
    6. Rate: 150 Pesos for one person or 200 Pesos for two people per double/double
    7. Secure Parking: Yes, in the courtyard - see photos below
    8. Hot water: Yes, but we had to ask that it be turned on
    9. AC/Heat: Neither, but plenty of blankets. This likely would not be a good place to stay in warm weather as all windows open into the courtyard.
    10. Service/Language Spoken: Somewhat laid back and only Spanish is spoken.
    11. Overall impression: Good, inexpensive and close ot everything.
    12. Date of Visit: January 2007
    13. Website of Hotel: None known
    14. URL for your trip report: MEXadventure 2007

    Taken from in front of the Catholic Church
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    Parking ... empty
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    Parking ... full
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    Our room
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  6. Lone Rider

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    AC/Heat...also needs 'Fan(s)' added.

    Also...other users should be able to make comments to a posting. Updates, changes, etc.

    For example: I've been jerked around my last 2 visits to Hotel Mary.
    Also has parking behind a locked fence. Across the alley from the largest bar in Batopilas, starts with a 'Z'. :)
    Has on-premise restaurant.
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    Good point ... how about just adding a url link to any further comments made about a particular hotel?

    An example ...

    Chihuahua ----------- Batopilas ---------------- Hotel Batopilas ------------------------------------------ 2.5 ---------- 6 - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...52&postcount=6
    Chihuahua ----------- Batopilas ---------------- Hotel Mary ----------------------------------------------- 2.0 --------- 25 - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...52&postcount=25
    ----------------------------------------------------------- Comments by Lone Rider -------------------------------------- 26 - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...52&postcount=26
    ................................. Creel -------------------- Margarita's ----------------------------------------------- 4 ---------- 20 - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=20

    Also, I would love to hear how your visit went. There clearly wasn't any snap in the fellow manning the place, but all-in-all it was OK. The lady who ran Monse Guest House (if I remember the name correctly) on the plaza, spoke some English, which was helpful in getting back to Creel with the bikes.

    The El Zaguán ?

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    The bar is on the left, Restaurant Cinco Patio is on the left and the blue on the right side is the corner of Hotel Mary.

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  8. Lone Rider

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    That's it. :D Ok, an 'E'.

    Get a pic of the painted map? :1drink

    However y'all want to organize this thing is good with me. It's soooo very needed. Everybody sharing info...

    After it gets up and going, I'm looking forward to dtop1 unloading the equivalent of a Gatling gun.....
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  9. Nata Harli

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    I predict you are correct! :thumb
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  10. Nata Harli

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    I'm trying to add other's comments to the spreadsheet as they come in. I really don't think it would be a good idea for everyone to have write privileges to the spreadsheet, but I'm open to comments and suggestions from everyone on this.

    This is my first attempt at something like this and it is definitely a work in progress and I'm fine tuning it based on suggestions like yours.
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  11. Nata Harli

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    I'll try and add the URL to further comments like you suggest. That's a good idea. I'll also try and add those comments to the spreadsheet.

    And, if I get something wrong or misplaced I certainly want someone to point it out to me.

    Thanks for everyone's input so far. I'll try and keep this updated every other day or so when I can. Good weather is approaching so I might have to hop on my trusty steed and do a little riding. Like next week when I'm heading for Barber's museum for a few days :ricky:super.
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  12. Nata Harli

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    Teeds,

    Is the above for additional comments for the Hotel Mary?

    Everyone,

    More updates to info in 1st post. Let me know if I missed anything you suggested.
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  13. Lone Rider

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    1. State - Chihuahua
    2. City - Creel
    3. Hotel Name - Los Pinos
    4. Address/directions/coordinates - Center of the main drag, a block or 2 south of the train stop and plaza
    5. Rating - 3
    6. Comments on Location - Doesn't get anymore convenient
    7. Rate - $23usd single
    8. Secure Parking? - Secure motel-style courtyard parking by the rooms
    9. Hot water - Y
    10. AC - I forget
    11. Fans - I forget
    12. Service/Language Spoken - Spanglish
    13. Overall impression - Nice people, clean, secure
    14. Date of Visit - 10/05, 10/06
    15. Website of Hotel
    16. URL for your trip report
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    1. State - Cihihuahua
    2. City - Batopilas
    3. Hotel Name - Juanita's
    4. Address/directions/coordinates - White building by the far end of the plaza, riverside, no sign, ask anyone near the plaza
    5. Rating - 4
    6. Comments on Location - Very convenient
    7. Rate - $32usd single
    8. Secure Parking? - very, ride thru front door and park in courtyard
    9. Hot water - Y
    10. AC - Not sure
    11. Fans - I forget
    12. Service/Language Spoken - Very good Spanglish
    13. Overall impression - Nice lady, pretty place by the river, good views from top floor deck area
    14. Date of Visit - 10/06
    15. Website of Hotel
    16. URL for your trip report
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  15. Lone Rider

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    1. State - Baja CA Sur
    2. City - Todos Santos
    3. Hotel Name - Hotel (that's the sign)
    4. Address/directions/coordinates - Main drag, on a corner, kinda across from the fancy Hotel CA and part of a block down the hill
    5. Rating - 3
    6. Comments on Location - Convenient, 1/2 block from super mercado
    7. Rate -$18usd
    8. Secure Parking? - Yes, courtyard by rooms
    9. Hot water - Y
    10. AC - I forget
    11. Fans - I forget
    12. Service/Language Spoken - Spanish
    13. Overall impression - Rooms are kinda beat up, not bad, has a pool, one Mex manager rode a bike, good place for cheap in TS
    14. Date of Visit - 12/02, 12/03 or 04
    15. Website of Hotel
    16. URL for your trip report
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    1. State - Baja CA Sur
    2. City - San Ignacio
    3. Hotel Name - Rice & Beans
    4. Address/directions/coordinates - Just north of the SI intersection on Hwy 1, up a small road, good signage from Hwy 1, supposedly direct Hwy access in the future
    5. Rating - 3
    6. Comments on Location - Not convenient to the plaza, just a good place to stop
    7. Rate - From $25-50usd
    8. Secure Parking? Yes, park in front of rooms
    9. Hot water - Y
    10. AC - I forget
    11. Fans - I forget
    12. Service/Language Spoken - Spanish and english
    13. Overall impression - Ricardo the owner is an off roader, Net connection in the restaurant, restaurant is good, has generator for power outtages, a good place to get advice and help if you breakdown, usually has barrel gas
    14. Date of Visit 12/02, 1/03, 12/03 or 04
    15. Website of Hotel email: riceandbeans@hotmail.com
    16. URL for your trip report
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    1. State - Baja CA Sur
    2. City - Punta Abreojos
    3. Hotel Name - Chelo's
    4. Address/directions/coordinates - Main road into town, on the right, very small sign
    5. Rating - 3
    6. Comments on Location - It's there, one other I know of in PA is a small dive kinda place
    7. Rate - $22 or 25usd single
    8. Secure Parking? Yes, park by room
    9. Hot water - Y
    10. AC - I forget, but think so
    11. Fans - I forget
    12. Service/Language Spoken - Spanish and english
    13. Overall impression - Clean, good pizza in their restaurant, owned by Ray an American and his wife Chelo
    14. Date of Visit - 1/03
    15. Website of Hotel
    16. URL for your trip report
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    1. State - Baja CA
    2. City - Gonzaga Bay
    3. Hotel Name - Alfonsina's
    4. Address/directions/coordinates - Right on the bay, north at the T
    5. Rating - 3
    6. Comments on Location - Very pretty location
    7. Rate - $40usd single
    8. Secure Parking? Kinda, but no worries
    9. Hot water - Y
    10. AC - I forget
    11. Fans - I forget
    12. Service/Language Spoken - Very good Spanglish
    13. Overall impression - It's a nice overnight location, has restaurant
    14. Date of Visit - 12/02
    15. Website of Hotel
    16. URL for your trip report
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    1. State - Baja CA Sur
    2. City - Mulege
    3. Hotel Name - Hotel Hacienda
    4. Address/directions/coordinates - On the plaza in town
    5. Rating - 3
    6. Comments on Location - Excellent
    7. Rate - $20usd single
    8. Secure Parking? - Very, park in interior courtyard
    9. Hot water - Y
    10. AC - I forget
    11. Fans - I forget
    12. Service/Language Spoken - Spanglish
    13. Overall impression - Kinda run down, I like this place a lot, great courtyard for beers
    14. Date of Visit - 12/02, 1/02, 12/03 or 04, 1/03 or 04, and maybe a couple of other times
    15. Website of Hotel
    16. URL for your trip report
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  20. Lone Rider

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    Just a thought regarding hotel info...

    List 'Private Bathroom', as some places have shared baths.
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