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Best Western El Cid

3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near First Street

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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8.4.Very good.
  • We had a comfortable 3 night stay. I love that the hotel is in the downtown area and…

    Apr 5, 2021

  • Everything was great, clean, safe and friendly staff. One of the mattresses needs to be…

    Mar 30, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to We Care Clean (Best Western) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 72 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 51 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour health club
  • Business center

For families

  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Zona Centro
  • First Street - 4 min walk
  • Avenida Adolfo Lopez Mateos - 1 min walk
  • Ventana al Mar - 4 min walk
  • Civica Plaza - 5 min walk
  • Ensanada History Museum - 5 min walk
Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Refrigerator
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator
  • Standard Room, Multiple Beds, Refrigerator


  • In Zona Centro
  • First Street - 4 min walk
  • Avenida Adolfo Lopez Mateos - 1 min walk

What’s around


  • In Zona Centro
  • First Street - 4 min walk
  • Avenida Adolfo Lopez Mateos - 1 min walk
  • Ventana al Mar - 4 min walk
  • Civica Plaza - 5 min walk
  • Ensanada History Museum - 5 min walk
  • Riviera Cultural Center - 6 min walk
  • Caracol Museum - 7 min walk
  • State Center for the Arts - 8 min walk
  • Ensenada Regional History Museum - 8 min walk
  • Avenida Ruiz - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 83 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 51 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • 1 per room (up to 44 lbs)
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Working away

  • Business center
  • One meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Things to enjoy

  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Kitchenette


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

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Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of MXN 420 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: MXN 1050 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Best Western El Cid does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 44 lbs per pet. There's a charge of MXN 420 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of MXN 1050 per stay. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Starbucks (5-min walk), Birrieria La Guadalajara (5-min walk), and Geppettos Pizzeria & Bistro (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Best Western El Cid has an outdoor pool and a 24-hour health club, as well as a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 4.0.Fair

    not handicapped acessible and no window on room

    no window or view on my room, since it was all booked up, i had no choise. this place is not handicapped accessible and it has 5 floors. My friend is parltly handicapped and we both stay in the fifth floor and it was difficult for him to walk all the way to the 5th floor. I guess best western forgot about having a handicapped accessible hotel when they decided to have a hotel in Mexico

    German, 2 night trip with friends, Mar 18, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Cozy Stay

    Premises are clean and staff is very friendly. Totally recommended.

    Jonathan, 1 night trip, Mar 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location, Comfort, Value!! El CID, a great choice

    My second stay at El CID, and will likely return and certainly recommend. Great location, well equipped rooms with a mini fridge. Nice little balconies, or a nice terrace to enjoy. Central to great shops and restaurants, including their own, which is very good. Staff is fantastic! And coffee all day is particularly great for me. For all this, a very fair rate, at least in the winter months.

    Randy, 2 night trip, Mar 11, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Not happy with the view

    The hotel was nice, location superb, staff friendly and helpful, my only complaint is that the room had no view. I felt a little trapped. but from looking at other rooms, most had a view of the street or a balcony to the pool. So I had to rate this a little lower because of the type of room I was given.

    Ernest, 2 night trip, Feb 13, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Building was bad but the people were great

    I have stayed at this place in the past and at that it was a wonderful stay, this time was different, first the hot water was not hot more like Luke warm at best and when the manger came to check it out he said it felt fine, not sure how he likes his water but I want it hot. The bed was made of bricks not a comfortable spot in the entire bed so the night sleep was non existent. I wanted to use the pool area even in winter I’m from Alaska so cold water does not bother me, I asked and yes the pool area was open, well that word was used loosely, it was filthy the pool looked liked it had not been cleaned in awhile the outdoor shower was broken and there was so much debris everywhere that I returned to my room quickly. The one night we stayed was not the best but I have to say that the people were great, friendly, always smiling. In the end the building and facilities did not make the mark for a return visit but the people made it not a horrible stay. Thank you to the staff for trying I understand you do not own the property so it was not your fault.

    Danny, 1 night trip, Feb 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I was very pleased with the room and the staff.

    Jaime, 2 night trip, Jan 15, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Friendly Staff

    Nice room and nice peaceful premises. The room was huge and bathroom was tiny. The bed was very comfortable. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The carpet needed a good shampoo, and I’m still waiting for hot water in the shower.

    Patricia, 1 night family trip, Jan 12, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Old style look but wasent pleased with other issue

    I Booked a one Queen bed room but they changed it to two normal size beds wich was a lower price and the guy said they ran out of the Queen when I was booked already and said the other is the same price when I saw it was less online. Tv is very anoying wouldnt turn on and when it was working it will turn off. Parking is very tight. They do keep it clean

    1 night trip, Jan 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Worth the stay

    The room and view was amazing on the Master room I reserved. On the bathroom there was a moving face mirror, I moved it and the round mirror itself got loose and dropped on the floor obviously braking in many pieces so I immediately went downstairs and talked to front desk because I didn’t want to be charge for a broken mirror that apparently wasn’t well screwed on. 2 guys heard me and told me I shouldn’t worry for any charge and they would send someone to clean up the mess. At check-in time I also received 2 cards for a free drink at their coffee shop (prior to mirror accident). I would definitely stay there again if I feel I want to spend over $100 a night.

    Carlos, 1 night trip, Jan 1, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    I've stayed here many times before and have always had a good experience. I'll stay again on my next stay - only recommendation I have is for the restaurant. Food is ok but could be better. Not so good for take out- we didn't get utensils or syrup for the french toast

    Angelica, 1 night family trip, Dec 26, 2020

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