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“A Wonderful Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Serenidad

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Hotel Serenidad
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Mulege
Waterloo, Ontario
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46 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Hotel Serenidad is a slice of old Mexico - calm and gracious.

Traveling Mex 1 down the Baja peninsula is an other-worldly adventure for first timers. The hotels along the road range from exceedingly humble to pleasant surprises. Hotel Serenidad is one such pleasant surprise. It is clean, comfortable, and reasonable. We enjoyed a spacious room with generous lighting and an inviting king bed. The comedor (dining area) evokes the wonderful atmosphere of a Mexico of days gone by.

Most of the staff were warm and friendly, although one of the waiters needed to be reminded that customers like to be coddled just a little. The cuisine is Mexican and International and the portions are generous and good.

Hotel Serenidad is a family business, and Don Johnson, the patriarch, personally and graciously greeted the guests during our stay.

Nothing is perfect, and if you look for things to fault, you'll find some, but in general Serenidad is a great and relaxing place.

Free internet access is available in the lobby area and in the comedor.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

I did not know it went away! This is Baja and Hotel Serenidad has it all! Bed, bar, food, hot showers and Mulege. You can fly,drive, or walk in. Friendly gringos and helpful service. Wifi.
Great variety of accommodations. If you made it this far you will welcome the refuge. I do not understand the historical criticism of this place. You are not in Orange County any more. Free parking.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

This old resort is down a dust road just about 2KM outside of Mulege. It is a fly-In location and by its size and ancient amenities it must have once been very popular. My room was large and pretty clean. The shower functioned properly which is a bit of a novelty in some parts of Baja. There is an attractive swimming pool but it was freezing cold. I like the expansive bar and the barman made great margaritas. Because it was Friday they had a traditional roasted pig. I never saw the pig and suspect that it was just roasted pork but was nonetheless tasty and very inexpensive. there were only about 3 rooms rented out of about 75 units. I think I paid about 700 pesos which I don't think was a particularly great value. I slept great here. The bed was an old king size with a softer mattress than most in Mexico. The bedding was old and worn but clean and fresh. The WIFI only works in the restaurant and bar area but is free and fast.The were working on some units while I was there and were either repairing or installing fireplaces. I suspect there are much nicer hotels in Mulege but the atmosphere here was unique and rather evocative.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2011

I stayed in this hotel in 1979 when my family and I drove down to Cabo, I was amazed to find that this dump has not changed in over 30 years. Its worse now than it was in 1979. Its sad to find out that Mulege has some of the worst hotels in all of Baja, considering it has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The Motel is located next to the Mulege lagoon, the moment you walk in you notice this place is beyond repair and needs to be torn down and rebuilt. The rooms are dirty and smell like a funeral parlor, the place look something you will find in a Tarrantino movie. If you are looking for cleanliness and comfort stay away. The only positive is the staff is friendly and the food is not bad.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Rosamond, CA
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70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

Essentially, almost all of the reviews here are accurate if you read between the lines. "Nothing like the Marriot in San Diego"...true. "No TV in the room"....true. "Friendly, funky, comfortable"....also true.

Stop in and immerse yourself in Old Baja, except with 24 hour utilities & Wi-Fi in the lobby! Hotel Serenidad is a true Baja tradition, a place where you can kick back, enjoy the Margaritas, chat with both fellow travelers & local denizens, go fishing, walk around town, eat good if not spectacular cooking (fish &/or shrimp recommended) and just generally enjoy a relatively inexpensive stay in a small Baja town.

As several other reviewers have pointed out, the economy and “the troubles” have hit the Mexican travel business hard, and mid-week you could well find yourselves the only guests. Because of this, without doubt the Serenidad could use some significant capital investment. However, although the tiled courtyard (for example) may have exceeded its projected life expectancy, the whole place is still cleaned daily, the plumbing works, the staff is friendly & accommodating, and food & drink is always available.

For us pilots, it is one of the few remaining places you can park your plane at the door, and this alone is reason enough to stop. For those driving, it is a few hundred yards off the main road about a mile south of town proper, you have to watch for the sign.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Serenidad

Property: Hotel Serenidad
Address: Frente De La Playa, El Cachano, Mulege 23900, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Mulege
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Mulege
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,818 - ₹ 10,343
Number of rooms: 53
Also Known As:
Serenidad Hotel Mulegé

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