Hotels in Mexico and Central America

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

  1. Pecos Montana

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  2. GotaCohiba

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    TTT for any updates people may have.
    Looking for places to stay along the gulf of mexico, plan on crossing at Matamoros and heading down the coastline to Campeche then cutting across and coming back up the west coast.
    Any help or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
  3. bouldergeek

    bouldergeek Filthy, poor KLR dweeb

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    Any suggestions for (Mexico) Durango, Zacatecas or Leon?

    Here in Mazatlan, the cheapest I have found is 400 pesos a night. Granted, that is on the Malecon.

    Hotels in Mexico have been more expensive than I expected, even in liily rarely-visited villages. I bargain every time, and am ready to leave for a cheaper place. 400 seems to be the basement to share a room and 360 alone.
  4. GTOROCKS RACING TEAM

    GTOROCKS RACING TEAM RACING IN COLONIAL MEXICO

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    Fellas,

    I am new to the forum and would like to invite and welcome all of you down to your home. I race WRC MEXICO, and Rock Racing in mexico, norway, usa, and venezuela. I always dreamed of a place you could call home when traveling, especially one with air tools and on site mechanic , fully stocked bar, racing videos, old school adventure travel stories around a fogata fire, gardens for your family and kids to play, countryside style villa setting, bbq by the swimming pool, and safe parking. Maybe even an interview from the local media while passing thru...

    For those wanting to see the real mexico click here...
    http://angelranch.tripod.com/id11.html

    Racer Rate and Rider Discounts available, all you have to do is ask :D My girlfriend from Norway and I along with a pro staff run the whole show...

    Saludos
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    TEL 276-565-RACE

    “Don't always walk on the smooth roads, walk ways that no one has travelled before, so as to leave behind traces and not only dust…”

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  5. bouldergeek

    bouldergeek Filthy, poor KLR dweeb

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    mierda, guey,, yo asi sali de GTO despues un mes en escuela de idiomas. sorry for my terrible Spanish, it was only one month.

    I loved living in Guanajuato. I did some fun todo-terraneo circa de Santa Rosa y El Christo Rey. Estoy barracho a Bar Ocho, frequentemente. I wish I gad known there was another inmate in town.
  6. GTOROCKS RACING TEAM

    GTOROCKS RACING TEAM RACING IN COLONIAL MEXICO

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    hei hei bouldergeek,

    Tranquilo compadre...

    No pues que mala onda que no nos conocimos durante tu visita en guanajuato, donde no vale nada la vida :D

    Sorry we did not get to meet while your visit in colonial guanajuato, maybe next time. I can show you some really sweet trails and then you will undersstand why we call it PLANET GTOROCKS. Do a google or yahoo search for extreme rock racing or wrc in guanajuato or simply GTOROCKS. :D

    Next time your in town, email or call us beforehand. WRC Mexico is returning March 5-7, you should try and make it, that way you can see us zoom by those Santa Rosa, Ortega, and Cubilete Trails.

    Bar 8, we used to park our rigs right in front of the bar, even crawled the wall there back in the day...:freaky

    Click here to see this cool video of Travis Pastrana in Guanajuato
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pq6xqHAJVo

    Saludos
    Ponce
  7. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    State: Coahuila
    City: Cuatro Ciénegas
    Name of Hotel: La Quinta Santa Cecilia
    Address/directions/coordinates: Juárez No. 300 (one block west of the central plaza)
    Rating: I like it and I am picky.
    Comments on Location: Good location easy access to tourist sites.
    Rate: About $45/night.
    Secure Parking? Yes.
    Hot water? Yes.
    AC? Yes, and swimming pool.
    Fans: Yes.
    Service/Language Spoken: Spanish, some English.
    Overall impression: I liked it. Clean rooms. No phones or internet in rooms. Popular with Mexican tourists.
    Date of Visit: October 2008
    Website of Hotel: http://www.hotelquintasantacecilia.com/quienesing.htm
    URL for your trip report: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=412593


    You can see more details in my trip report. Get a room on the second floor where you can get a view of El Muerto. Clean rooms, secure parking, very responsive staff.

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  8. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    State: Coahuila
    City: Saltillo
    Name of Hotel: Rancho El Morillo
    Address/directions/coordinates: See their website below and print off the map.
    Rating: I liked it. Nice grounds with yard and patio for relaxing. Bring your cigars!
    Comments on Location: Outside of town. Ride or taxi to various points of interest.
    Rate: About $60/night.
    Secure Parking? Yes. Private street, and guarded.
    Hot water? Yes.
    AC? Yes, and swimming pool.
    Fans: Yes.
    Service/Language Spoken: Spanish, some English.
    Overall impression: I liked it. Clean rooms. No phones or internet in rooms. Popular with Mexican tourists.
    Date of Visit: February 2009
    Website of Hotel: http://www.hotelsaltillo.com/index.php
    URL for your trip report: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=435982

    You can read more details in my trip report. The owners are an old family from Saltillo. They also own the restaurant El Tapanco which is popular in Saltillo. This is a good hotel to stay in if you want to tour Saltillo and have a good place to relax. Good breakfast, and dinner only by appointment. No lunch. I stayed there two nights.

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  9. DiabloBlanco

    DiabloBlanco Intl' Hops Inspector

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    Just a random note, I'm sure it's been put out here before..

    I was originally very preoccupied with knowing about hotels before embarking on my South America to Minnesota trip, but the truth is, I never once had to "know" where a good hotel was, I just rolled into town, sometimes checked the guide book (I used Lonely Planet), and stopped somewhere. I never once had trouble finding a hotel. They're everywhere. Many don't have secure parking lots, but even those that don't will allow you to pull right into the front door and park in the lobby. Also never paid more than 30 south of the border (and no more than 20 south of Mexico) except for once in Costa Rica (but the place was amazing for 40).

    That said, it is nice to know a nice place, just don't be overly worried about it if you're planning your first trip, you can find a hotel anywhere.
  10. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    DiabloBlanco,

    That has been pointed out all over ADVrider. Anyone posting data on this thread has also done the "just roll into town and find a place" thing also. We are just building a database to leverage off of each others knowledge.
  11. DiabloBlanco

    DiabloBlanco Intl' Hops Inspector

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    Like I said, I'm quite sure it's been said all over adv (I haven't been all over the site to make sure), and I'm not trying to insult anyone or especially the purpose for this thread, I think it is a valuable tool, I only aimed to alleviate any worries that a "first-timer" might have as I know I was a little worried when I first started off. That said once I finish easing back into "real world" I'll have a few hotels of my own to throw on this.
  12. Pedro Navaja

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    Agreed. And I for one would like to see some more hotels listed. I think one of the benefits of databases like this is specifically for the first-timer. It just might make them more amenable to take that first plunge. Of course, once they do their first crossing, and their first lodging, they realize it's not such a big deal after all. It's interesting to see some of the angst build on ADVrider when a noob does his first crossing, and then see how the angst releases afterward and when they make their subsequent trips.

    A secondary reason for databases like this is just for the convenience sake of it for us regulars. As in, "hey I'm going to that town, I think I'll try that hotel that DiabloBlanco stayed at since he gave it a good review" :thumb
  13. oldgringo

    oldgringo Jacked it all

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    Hotel Villa Esmeralda, on the main road into Xela. Very clean, wifi, armed security and locked gate, inexpensive. Fernando, the owner rides a BMW and has toured the USA and Canada.

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  14. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    I'm not sure what a ADVrider would be doing in the likes of Escazu. Maybe the Ducati would look good parked next to the Ferrari :rofl

  15. NicaRider

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    1. State 15 minutes northwest of Managua, Nicaragua
    2. City Los Cedros
    3. Hotel Name La Quinta Beth-El
    4. Address/directions/coordinates KM. 28.5 Carreterra Vieja Leon
    5. Rating excellent
    6. Comments on Location Just two hours south of Somotillo border
    great first or last stop in Nicaragua depending on which way you are heading
    7. Rate $12 for bed, $5 per homemade all you can eat meal
    8. Secure Parking? yes
    9. Hot water yes
    10. AC no
    11. Fans yes
    12. Service/Language Spoken motorcycle enthusiast/ English, Spanish
    13. Overall impression very clean, friendly, excellent food, safe, laundry available, internet, phone to the states.....
    14. website themustardseedmission.org
    This is Michael and Lisa's place and they run it with their family. They have been in the country for 4 years and are very helpful. Michael has riden down KLR 650's with his pals and now rides all over Nicaragua.:clap Great wealth of information and good support base. Stop and see them. It's a great place to land coming South into Nicaragua from the Somotillo border cross out of Honduras. Get caught up on laundry, internet a cold beer and some good food.
  16. bouldergeek

    bouldergeek Filthy, poor KLR dweeb

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    Sweet, our group of three will probably be there in four day's time! Assuming a smooth Honduras crossing, that is.


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  17. Pedro Navaja

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    THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE REPLIED IN THAT THREAD, NOT HERE. Your own website advertises your hotel as being in the "Beverly Hills of Costa Rica", hence my quip on the Ducati/Ferarri. The issue is you are recommending your own hotel, for which you receive financial gain. Here we call that "spamming". We rely more on personal testimony from actual riders who have stayed in these hotels, not the testimony of the people who own those hotels. It's what we call here a 'conflict of interests' in making recommendations. If ADVriders have stayed at your hotel, then they can post their recommendations here at ADVrider, that way we can view independent and unbiased recommendations. You might want to discuss with the mods about getting yourself listed in the vendor section and the etiquette for doing so.

    Listing your hotel is fine, but making competing statements about it versus another hotel is not appropriate when you are the owner of one of the hotels.

    In the case of Grano de Oro, I have stayed there, and I have no financial interests in the hotel. It is also close to a good motorcycle rental place that has been recommended by others. For someone arriving to Costa Rica in the evening, Grano de Oro is a good recommendation as it is very close to the that shop so that the rental can be picked up the next morning. Here is a personal testimony from another ADVrider (AUSFletch) who is respected in the riding community here in Texas. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11036165&postcount=7

    Your hotel looks nice, and $50/night is good price for a stay in Escazu. However, your posts thus far at ADVrider, for the most part, only discuss your hotel. Your mini ride report was never finished as you indicated it would be, and it's been a couple of weeks.

    I'll end this discussion here and turn it over to the mods.

    Saludos,

    Mike
  18. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    This is too funny. The video clip on your website has the attractive lady (I assume she is your American wife) describing Escazu as "the Beverly Hills of Costa Rica". Now if you want you can go edit out your video clip so it doesn't appear anymore, or leave it there so everyone else can see it that visits your website. LMAO! :D
  19. Matnic13

    Matnic13 n00b

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    fighting is not good for a forum where people want info.....took all info posts of mine off that's it.
    later see you soon! :wink:
  20. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Accidental Tourista Supporter

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    I thought I would have been notified when new entries were made in this thread but must have had my notification turned off. Anyway, I wasn't aware of the recent activity.

    Just want to thank all of you for the new info. I'll get the 1st page updated real soon. :deal I'm at work right now and am not supposed to be on the net so can't do it right now.