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Property LocationHotel Velario is in the heart of Tijuana, within a 5-minute walk of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Cathedral and El Popo Market. This luxury hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Pasaje Gomez and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Tijuana Wax Museum. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.
- Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Cathedral - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
- El Popo Market - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
- Old City Hall - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
- Tijuana Wax Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
- Pasaje Gomez - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
- The Emporium - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
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Check-out ends at: 11:00
Gross, but serves a purpose
Reviewed 9 january, 2022
This is the kind of place you stay to get a few hours of sleep after getting drunk in one of TJ's many drinking establishments. The hotel is right in the middle of the red light district. It is convenient to many of the establishments that people come to TJ for. If you don't care about anything other than having a bed in a convenient location, this place is a good value and may work for you. It's not a place you'll want to spend any extra time at. That being said, let me explain more about this hotel. It looks nice from the outside, and is set back from the main road by a private parking lot which is guarded. The security of this place is good, which is much appreciated considering the seediness of the area. The staff here are good too, very efficient and friendly. Check in and check out are a breeze and the staff will help whenever they can. The public areas of the hotel have been recently spruced up and look nice. The price of the rooms are reasonable. Those are the only positives, though. The rooms are just nasty - smelly, noisy, dirty. There is almost no natural light - one window faces the interior hotel atrium, and two tiny windows located in the shower room open to an alleyway. There is no fresh air in the rooms and no ventilation, other than noisy wall unit A/C which is only recirculating the same stale air. This is probably why the rooms have a smell. The walls are thin so you'll be hearing a lot of noise (though just from the inside of the hotel - the hotel is set back enough from the street that you don't hear street noise). The rooms were not clean, with little stains here and there, paint peeling off, mold in the bathroom area etc. There are also almost no amenities - no fridge, hair dryer, tissue box. There is a small safe, however. My towels were damp, probably from not being dried enough in the laundry. This hotel can serve a purpose but just know what you are getting if you make a reservation.
Lots of Parking and New Restaurant Added
Reviewed 29 november, 2019
Velario Hotel bought two adjoining lots it's using for parking. A new female front desk clerk, Alexandra, speaks little English. Housekeeping has improved. The hotel is quieter at night for whatever reason. The restaurant area has been taken over by Master Chef Erick Saenz. He speaks fluent English and is a master of self-promotion. However, he should be nowhere near food. I never see anybody in there wash their hands. The employees are all brain dead. It's frustrating trying to communicate with them. They use hand written paper receipts and the guy writes very slow. I ate their a few times. The guy doesn't season his food. He spends all day on the presentation. He should spend more time seasoning the food. The last time I ate there beside flavorless food I got diarrhea. The hotel added a gym and sauna in the back. I didn't go there and I doubt anybody else does either. I think the sauna is open Monday to Friday and the girl who works there is pretty and wears a blue uniform like a nurse.
NICE AND CLEAN HOTEL IN WALKING DISTANCE TO THE REVOLUCION STREET, THE MAIN TOURIST DRAG
Reviewed 19 september, 2018
Sure, it is not a 4 star hotel and the location is a little "off" , but the rooms are nice and clean. For a few bucks more get the suite. It is roomy with a fridge and a big HD TV. The hotel is a little noisy and the receptionist is always in a bad mood, but the lady coming in the afternoon is really nice and helpful. There is a big secure parking lot in front and if you don't have a car, take a taxi at night to go home. No problem to walk at daytime. Even so it is only 3 short blocks from the tourist attraction, the area is not the best. There are many beautiful "professional" females all along the street. But just one block around the corner and everything looks different. The place is secure and there is no problem at all.
In a very rough neighborhood but close to the red light district
Reviewed 31 july, 2018
The interior of the Valerio is quite nice. It was recently redone. The desk staff is friendly. The big problem is the neighborhood. It may say it's in Centro but really it is located in Zona Norte, one of the rougher neighborhoods. It is two blocks or so from the redlight district but I do not recommend walking there in the evening, even though it is such a short distance. Take a cab for 50 pesos. If you are in to transvestites, they hang out across the street and down a few feet from the Velario at a hotel called Motel el Deseo.
Reviewed 14 july, 2018
There was a housekeeping supervisor and 3 housekeepers on duty that I saw. I talked to the supervisor twice and the front desk twice and they never cleaned my room. They need to fire some people. What kind of hotel is this?