Rosarito Beach Hotel
Baja’s largest and most legendary oceanside resort is an attraction in itself. For 85 years, its been the choice place to stay in Rosarito. Originally a 12 room hunting lodge – now a 500 room hotel offering ownership as well as luxurious lodging. Fame came during the 1940s/50s when Hollywood’s royalty adopted it as their romantic retreat.Victor Mature, Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Mickey Rooney, Gregory Peck, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, Joan Bennett, Lana Turner, and Orson Welles stayed here. In 1955, international playboy Ali Khan and actress Gene Tierney, with an entourage of 24, took over the entire hotel for several weeks. Kim Novak and Dominican Republic President Trujillo trysted here during the same era. Britney Spears also spent the day here several years ago.

The service and amenities enjoyed over the decades by generations of guests supported the growth of the hotel. Still owned by descendants of the founding family, present owner, nephew Hugo Torres, has continued to expand the facilities adding the Playas tower in 1984, the Coronado tower in 1994, the 500-meter sportfishing pier in 2000, and the 18 story Pacifico tower in 2008.

The magnificent beach front, 7 pools, toddler care, planned children’s activities, tour services, on site restaurants, bars, cafe and shops have made the hotel a favorite family destination. Adults enjoy the ocean views, sunsets and beauty of infinity pool on the roof of the Pacifico, the full service Casa Playa Spa, the elegant Chabert’s gourmet restaurant, and nearby – horseback riding, paragliding, dance clubs, shopping, and day tours to nearby attractions such as Guadalupe Valley Wine Country.

As a thank you to the generations of guests who have stayed at the Rosarito Beach Hotel over the decades and to celebrate their 85th year in business, the hotel has planned many special events to take place throughout their anniversary year – concerts, fireworks, wine & cheese events, early check- in on Friday, specially priced room/dinner combinations – and a free night if you were born in 1925 or before!

Valle de Guadalupe
An extra added attraction is the nearness to the Guadalupe Valley — a must see wine producing area, similar to Napa Valley, but with unique Mexican charms. Most of the wines produced in Mexico are consumed in Mexico with the remainder exported to Europe and Canada. A visit to this northern wine growing region will give you a chance to discover these perhaps unfamiliar wines of Mexico. More about Guadalupe Valley wine country here

Safety and security
For maximum convenience and safety getting to/from the hotel, a hotel van can be arranged to pick you up in San Diego or at the Mexican border. If more adventurous, walk across the border and take a cab or bus to the hotel.