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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a very nice hotel the atmospheri was great very modern. Rooms were nice & comfy. Beds were big a little to hard for my taste great location next to bars & restaurants. Overall good spot to stay in very safe

Thank 907isaacv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed our stay in this facility this is my second time here since our first time was so great we decided to returned again. The staff here are very proffesional and friendly the place is very clean we were impressed! Thank you for all you do for your guests! :)

Thank domingaa511
Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The welcome was very good. The staff is good however,the room was extremely stuffy and small. The level of cleanliness left a lot to be desired. I liked the fact that they served breakfast though it was the same everyday. After my 3 week stay I was not impressed at all

Thank muodzit
San Diego, California
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great stay as always. Great breakfast and clean rooms!! Great prices and I will continue to stay there if we need the room for the night. I will recommend this and other city express locations to all my friends and family. Excellent service at the front desk. Very professional!

Thank Mario M
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The hotel it self it's average clean nothing bad to say about it. The only issue I have is that the parking lot is not that big so you need to check in early if your driving your personal vehicle because if you don't secure a parking spot in the front your going to have to park outside on the...

Reviewed 24 August 2016

The staff was very friendly and accomodating. We had not planned on staying in Tijuana overnight. Going in and out of hotels to ask availability, this was the only one with a great price and zone area!!!

Thank adrianad192
Temecula, California
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Checked in around 10pm. Front desk lady spoke no English whatsoever. I'm sorry, but even though your hotel is in Mexico, it's kind of essential that at least your front desk person speak English. Especially since this is a border town, and your hotel's name is in English! Plus she was incredibly slow and snarky. The room itself is okay...

Thank Karina M
Puebla, Mexico
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Close to the airport and borderline, the hotel is a good option for staying in Tijuana. Staff is super kind and facilities are clean yet at a low rate, no luxuries may be expected. Breakfast is fairly good and theres a free shuttle to go to the airport. I will definitively stay here again!

Thank CarlosLey
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Overall the hotel is great, great breakfast and clean rooms. But this last time I stayed I found a used soap in the shower, the toilet was clogged had to have one their porters come to the room twice to unclog. I also think that it's time for them to change the mattresses.

Thank 704luis
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed there over one quiet Sunday-Monday night. The room appeared to be relatively small, but with almost all necessaties (no shampoo and face towels though) and very clean. Next to the lobby a machine with a hot water and coffee is available 24 hours per day, the working microwave oven is helpful too. The breakfasts are allright (please, try...

Thank _MexicAnna_Mex

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Located in the Rio Zone and the main shopping and financial centers of the city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about City Express Tijuana Rio

Address: Dr. Atl 6, Zona Rio, Tijuana 22010, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Tijuana
Price Range: $92 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — City Express Tijuana Rio 2.5*
Number of rooms: 131
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“Ask for room that does not have a gap between the air conditioner/heater and its wall housing.”
 of 5 bubbles SanDiegoGuy1, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Any other hotel would do.”
 of 5 bubbles Zorzidad, 9 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Zona Río is noisy, request upper floor levels if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles RobMacSoFL, 19 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room on the highest floor to avoid hearing footsteps in the early morning, as this hotel is mainly used by business travelers.”
 of 5 bubbles Laralalaaa, 19 May 2014 | Read review
“Read the reviews before you book. For longer-term stays, call the hotel directly and see if you can work a price reduction.”
 of 5 bubbles LeighK431, 26 Mar 2012 | Read review
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