The Journal of San Diego History
Spring 1983, Volume 29, Number 2
Thomas L. Scharf, Managing Editor

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Hotel Playa of Ensenada

Page iv. A group of señoritas and caballeros at the entrance to the casino of the Hotel Playa of Ensenada – later renamed the Hotel Riviera del Pacifico.

Hotel Riviera

Page 80. A view of the hotel just before its opening in 1930. The architect was Gordon F. Mayer.

Hotel's arabesque ceiling

Page 82. The Hotel’s arabesque ceiling was painted by Alfredo Ramos Martínez in 1930. It is intact today.

casino dominated by a large Spanish

Page 82. The casino is dominated by a large Spanish chandelier.

Actress Dolores del Río

Page 84. Actress Dolores del Río and a group of gentlemen friends pose in front of the Hotel.


THE PHOTOGRAPHS on page 82 are by Sergio Novelo. All others are courtesy of the author.