The Grand Hotel in Tijuana is an great choice for a dental vacation. Many of the patients at Samaritan Dental come for a week or so to get major dental work done. Usually, after the initial work, there are several days that the patients have to wait while that lab creates their new crowns or other dental work. It is nice to have a nice place to stay and relax. The Grand Hotel fives our patients a discounted price. A room that lists for $120 per night, patients from Samaritan Dental can get for $69 a night, for up to two people, It is located right on the golf course of the Tijuana Country Club. You you want to play golf, this is the place! There are other amenities like 3 different restaurants, an exercise room, a very nice outdoor swimming pool, and a tennis court. Across the street is a great Argentine restaurant. The hotel will also shuttle our patients from the hotel to Samaritan Dental. we will take you back. See the pictures below to get a better feel for the Grand Hotel, and what your dental vacation can be like. for more information, go to the Grand Hotel Website
Reviews for the Grand Hotel Tijuana
Jan 30, 2010
These 28-story mirrored twin towers are visible from all over the city. Modern and sleek, the hotel opened in 1982 and is popular with business travelers, visiting celebrities, and for society events. Grand Hotel Tijuana is located near the business district of Tijuana and approximately 10 miles from General Abelardo L Rodriguez International Airport and San Ysidro Border Crossing. Hotel amenities include the three restaurants, lobby bar with live music, outdoor swimming pool, exercise room, and tennis courts.
By GIATA mbh – Sep 16, 2008
This hotel is located on Agua Caliente Boulevard, one of the main avenues in the city, near the heart of the business district of Tijuana and just a 10-minute drive from the San Ysidro border crossing.
What made this hotel special, though, was the staff. All spoke excellent English and were friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable especially – if you generally take an interest in local culture. Staff dropping by the rooms late afternoons with chocolate was a nice touch, too. Worth mentioning also is the Grand Bistro serving fantastic Mexican and fusion food at great prices, with wonderful staff who made us feel at home.
We needed a place to stay in Tijuana prior to flying out from the Tijuana airport the next day. We arrived on the day the fires started and they turned off the AC in the San Diego trolley about 2 stops from the border. When we crossed the border, ash was landing on us. It was about a $10, 5 minute cab ride to this hotel and about a $15, 15 minute cab ride from this hotel to the Tijuana airport. There were plenty of cabs waiting at a cab stand at the hotel and there was a list of prices for various destinations near the front door.
We selected this hotel based on the reviews and were not disappointed. It is a building with two tall towers. It was a nice clean, large room, full toiletries in the bathroom, clock radio, TV with lots of channels, and a small golf course in the back. It seemed fairly quiet when we arrived on a Sunday. There was some event in the meeting room area in the lobby but it ended fairly early at night. The front desk staff all spoke English and both check-in and check-out were quick.
We paid a few dollars extra to be on one of the executive floors and it was worth it. You get access to a very nice lounge on the top floor which is sort of like an airline lounge. There is a reception desk/concierge, an area of tables and chairs, excellent views, a flat screen TV, a couple of computers, and a bathroom. There was a reception at 6-9PM where you get one free glass of house wine and cake or some seafood items (not worth waiting around for). But you also get a free breakfast of cereal, coffee, fruit, and rolls and you can just hang out up there and watch TV or enjoy the views. There were also a couple of computers there. This lounge was fairly empty both times we visited it.
In the lobby, there was a restaurant and a small bar, as well as a separate room with a bunch of TVs and a race book.
The room and hallways could use new carpeting, but that isn’t a big deal. I was afraid in the morning that there wasn’t any hot water but it was just a matter of waiting a minute or two.
It is not an area of tourists and not a place to stay if you are looking for nightlife or souvenirs. It is more of a quiet area with a Carl’s Jr., sub shop, and OXO convenience store nearby (good place to get sodas or snacks, and it was open late). That has its advantages–no vendors calling out to you, no noise, and we felt safe. We were on a high floor and it was perfectly quiet. I’m sure that a cab to Avenida Revolucion would be quick and inexpensive.
There is an EXCELLENT Argentinian restaurant immediately across the street from the front door. If you like steak or meat, you will like this place. It was jam packed when we arrived, always a good sign, but service was quick and food was very tasty. We had the best meal of our vacation at this restaurant. It is worth staying at this hotel just to be able to eat at this restaurant but you will not enjoy it if you avoid red meat.