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[*] posted on 6-1-2017 at 07:50 PM
Colnet Paradise Hotel RIP OFF


We have stayed at the Paradise Hotel north of Colnet twice ~ $40/night. It's the one that is newer and sits alone on the hillside on the east side of the highway. Usually its mostly empty; no one is ever at the restaurant either. Well, we stopped there Monday night ~ tired, after 13 hours on the road north from Loreto) ~ only to be told by the frustrated and embarrased manager that the owner had arbitrarily raised the price of a room to $125 US for the week due to a race and the Memorial Day holiday. We kept driving.
They lost our business then and forever.

Such arbitrary and capricious price-gouging is despicable. We warn all Baja nomaders away from this misnomer of a Paradise.

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[*] posted on 6-1-2017 at 07:58 PM


Well, it happens every where. Where we live now, when Mule Days comes, $40.00 rooms are over $100.00. The hotel where we stay in Reno when we visit, is usually under $60, unless there is an event going on, and then it can be well over $100.

While annoying to the consumer, it is common practice in the USA, so not surprised.


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[*] posted on 6-1-2017 at 08:24 PM


Like DianaT said, happens everywhere, especially when they know an event is in town

PS: That place gives me the creeps
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[*] posted on 6-1-2017 at 08:25 PM


re: gouging. Try to get a room in the path of the total solar eclipse in August. :o



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[*] posted on 6-1-2017 at 08:36 PM


Crikey!
All hotels the world over practice market pricing. Supply and demand! Why should an innkeeper set low prices if the marlket will pay more?
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[*] posted on 6-1-2017 at 09:54 PM


Happens where I live.... supply/demand.
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[*] posted on 6-1-2017 at 11:02 PM


Sorry. Motels set the price, not the customer. I've stayed there. It's fine. No, I wouldn't pay that much for Colonet.



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[*] posted on 6-2-2017 at 12:09 AM


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[*] posted on 6-2-2017 at 04:54 AM


Heard some rooms in Ensenada are $300 this week
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[*] posted on 6-2-2017 at 08:08 AM


It is an okay place to over night. the beds are good. I don't like the drive in over the bumpy rocks and don't like hauling my things up to the room. The best thing is not having to drive thru San Quintin in the morning when people are thick trying to catch a bus. Too bad about the surprise room rates.



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[*] posted on 6-2-2017 at 10:05 AM


I can understand your frustration! Driving and tired and no bueno price hike. It is true that it is common practice - we never know if we will be able to stay at the hotel of choice in Ensenada because the price ranges from $50 (ok for us) to $150 (no way), but I have to say that I think this practice stinks.



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[*] posted on 6-3-2017 at 11:52 AM


In El Rosario the Baja Cactus doesn't price gouge; Tourista Hotel doesn't price gouge. Never had this experience in any hotel in 30+ years of transiting the peninsula!

Phooey on you Colnet Paraiso! We'll be waivin' adios as we cruise past you.
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puzzled.gif posted on 6-3-2017 at 12:08 PM


Every time we drive passed this place is desolate, uninviting, to me it looks more like a "laundromat" and not because they wash clothes.... who knows....



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[*] posted on 6-4-2017 at 08:11 PM


Drove by on Friday, day before the 500 and only one vehicle in front... not that that indicates. I would think they would have tested the price at a previous race in the area to gauge if they sell out. Are not 10 rooms rented at $40 better than 2 rooms at $100, as word of mouth referrals are so valuable, coming from 5 times more clients?



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[*] posted on 6-4-2017 at 10:14 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Drove by on Friday, day before the 500 and only one vehicle in front... not that that indicates. I would think they would have tested the price at a previous race in the area to gauge if they sell out. Are not 10 rooms rented at $40 better than 2 rooms at $100, as word of mouth referrals are so valuable, coming from 5 times more clients?


Perhaps the innkeeper raised prices to drive the race crowd away. You know, those race crowds damage everything by placing their infernal stickers on everything. Probably wise to avoid the sticker vandals trashing the place, eh? :light:
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[*] posted on 6-5-2017 at 04:08 AM


We gotta get the gummint involved! Call some witness's, have some hearings, commission some polls, issue some directives..that kinda chit...Have a meeting..The San Ignacio accords....



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[*] posted on 6-5-2017 at 06:30 AM


"F" those greedy Bastards !!

You did the right thing , walk away........

I can accept an increase in time of high demand BUT when they shoot for the moon, they are simply being greedy. "F" them !

I hope they didn't rent a single room.
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[*] posted on 6-5-2017 at 08:59 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Drove by on Friday, day before the 500 and only one vehicle in front... not that that indicates. I would think they would have tested the price at a previous race in the area to gauge if they sell out. Are not 10 rooms rented at $40 better than 2 rooms at $100, as word of mouth referrals are so valuable, coming from 5 times more clients?


Perhaps the innkeeper raised prices to drive the race crowd away. You know, those race crowds damage everything by placing their infernal stickers on everything. Probably wise to avoid the sticker vandals trashing the place, eh? :light:


Funny, bumper stickers are as bad as graffiti IMO

And re: the Hotel

There is something not right about the place , has a hinky vibe

Won't go there again

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[*] posted on 6-5-2017 at 10:06 AM


YES like in Las Vegas!


Quote: Originally posted by Cliffy  
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[*] posted on 6-5-2017 at 01:41 PM


Hmmmmm???? In the States, we stay in hotel/motels that run from about $50 to $75 a night all the time. How do they do it??? I don't know, but they do.
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