Holiday Inn Resort Acapulco
Travel Blogs from Acapulco
... been dubbed the most violent city in the world. That title has been shrugged off recently, and the tourist rush is back on.
There are really 2 sides to Acapulco - Antiguo and Nuevo. Antiguo is the old city, where it used to be the hot international destination. But as it started to get overcrowded with the riff-raff (backpackers and tourists like me), the elites moved elsewhere. They moved down the bay and built it up to a degree that you ...
Today we spent the day sailing down the coast of Mexico. From our map, we are off the coast of Acapulco. No port stops today as we are heading to Guatamala, which takes two nights and two days sailing to arrive. The waters are very calm and the sailing very smooth. We are both very relaxed and Johnny is enjoying the variety of foods on board.
I was expecting Acapulco to be overrun by Americans but apparently the resort had bad press a few years ago so the Americans and Canadians now head to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. It seemed quite a safe place to me. This is probably helped by the fact that the Mexican Presidents two daughters are currently in the town. Armed police are very ...
... Quebrada which is a GIANT rock, where some Olympic Divers throw themselves off… just for giggles yknow.
As it was Friday, the place was pretty packed out and had some (awful) music concert going on, along with people drinking from the streets, and generally having a good time. I inadvertedly walked across a TV set where some Mexican presenter was doing a live broadcast, but didn’t make it on screen as about 5 people rushed round to intercept me – would have ...
We had a 5 hr wait in Acapulco for our overnight bus to Puerto Escondido. Both keen to see the famous cliff divers and not too sure how it would happen. But a lovely little mexican taxi driver Orlando took us under his wing and chauffeured us around for 4 hrs all for $20. Tourism in Acapulco has really suffered following the floods and people bombard you everywhere you go with 2 for 1 deals with accommodation and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Resort Acapulco
All monetary amounts mentioned will be US dollars, not pesos.
My partner and I (lesbian couple) stayed here for a few days and we were very impressed. The room was spacious, bright, and had a balcony and a great view of the ocean and the mountains. The rooms are tiled throughout and very clean. The hallways were not airconditioned, which seemed odd considering the heat and the prices the hotel charges for rooms, but the rest of the hotel was nice and cool. We ate the overpriced buffet once and were not impressed and did not go back, but there is plenty of other food nearby. The pool, overlooking the ocean is a great part of the hotel. And it's next to a nice stretch of beach.
My girlfriend and I stayed at the FIesta Inn for two weeks (end of April beginning of May). The Hotel actually exceeded our expectations and we got a great deal on www.hotelweb.com ($55/night incl. taxes) for the price we were not expecting too much, but once we got there it was pleasant surprise. Me being from Acapulco have never heard about this hotel. apparently is sort of new and I knew approximately where it was located. The location is great, close to the "strip" not in the middle of it, which is nice because it makes it really quiet.
We found this hotel to be a great value for what you get out of it. Although it might not be one of the fanciest in Acapulco, it turned out to be a good value. Make sure you stay on the east side of the hotel. That way, you have a beautiful view overlooking the bay. This hotel is located in the heart of the Costera which is the central location of the tourist section of the city. There are plenty of restraunts and/or clubs within walking distance or just a short cab ride away. The hotel was pretty clean, and the maid service was always prompt. We had a few problems getting extra towels, but other than that, I can't complain. The pool is pretty small and poorly located on the west side right next to the hotel. Sometimes, sunlight can be hard to come by near the pool as a result. They are building a new pool which is supposed to be done by August 2004 but I think it will take a little longer than they say. Access to the "private beach" is a bit overrated too. It's not private, it's about a 50 foot stretch located between some large rocks. Vendors will sometimes walk over the rocks to get to the other side so you might still be approached by them. The food is decently priced in the restaurant located at the pool level. The sliding glass gives a great ambiance to the open air effect and view of the bay. The morning buffet is the only buffet worth going to, however, although it is a little overpriced (140 pesos but a big buffet so fill up!) All in all, this room was a terrific value for the price. The room is no fancier than any "Whatever" Inn in another city, but the view from the balcony, location in the heart of city, and access to the beach and pool make this hotel a winner for the price. I would definitely stay here again.
Super deal, super hotel
great place to stay..affordable...cleanest hotel i've ever stayed at...the entire place smelled like chorine bleach-a wecoming sanitary scent...service was great...food at hotel was great, especially the breakfast buffet and their salsa...only problem was the consierge...they are paid by tour companies and only give you info on the tours...kinda lame but they're friendly enough....go to the fiesta americana 2 blocks down the street and speak to a real consierge if you want the straight dope on places....and for god's sake, check out the munciple market, a farmers market in old acapulco..awesome foodie heaven..
I chose the Fiesta Inn Acapulco based on reviews on tripadvisor´s very useful site. We also managed to get a deal within our budget - $414 US for 7 nights - and for that kind of money we were keeping our expectations fairly low.
Very nice Hotel
We just finished our vacation at the Fiesta Inn. Other than Hawaii, this is the first non-AI resort I've stayed at. The Fiesta Inn is a beautiful hotel. We were on the 14th floor with a corner room, our view was fantastic. The people at the hotel were very friendly, we didn't eat at the hotel, there are many eating establishments within walking distance. The surf was high and strong this time of year, made swimming tricky. Overall, we had a great time, but I plan on staying with AI's in the future.
I went to the Fiesta Inn Acapulco with my girlfriend at the beginning of february. The rooms were kept clean, and even if some work could be done in decoration, overall it was nice. The view of the bay was awesome from it. The pool is kinda small, but there's a small beach that can only be reached by the hotel residents. There's also an access to the main Acapulco Bay beach. The food was great and cheap. The staff was very friendly and very quick to answer our demands.
The hotel location is very good, a few blocks from downtown Acapulco. I would definitely recommend it.
Well, my boyfriend and I wanted to take a nice and inexpensive trip to Acapulco (we are both 20). Fiesta Inn was perfect. I found some great online rates and was worried at first about the quality of the hotel would be, based on such low prices. We both loved the hotel. It was perfect for us. The rooms are all new, clean, and pretty with great view of the beach and the main street of Acapulco (from our room). We even stayed in a smoking room (both my boyfriend and I are non-smokers) and I couldn't find a trace of cigarette smoke anywhere. The pictures depict the hotel very accurately. The maids were wonderful, as were the bellboys, travel agents (how friendly and helpful they were!), and the front desk - they were all very accommodating. The location is perfect... Carlos n Charlies right across the street, great restaurants, shopping, and many clubs all within walking distance. The beach near Fiesta Inn, just walk down a staircase to get to it, was Playa Condesa, a really nice long stretch of beach with awesome waves.
Just Returned from Acupulco and had a nice week-long stay at the Fiesta Inn. It was well located. On the edge of the Condessa Area. The hotel would be VERY hard to critisize. There are bay views from I assume every room, based on the way the rooms appeared to be laid out. The balcony was nice, two chairs and a table. Unfortunately for the Hotel, every picture I saw made the bayside portion of the property look like ROCKS only. Actually, there was a cute little VERY QUIET beach on the property. Not very large, and a few rocks out a ways. But, nice and very tranquil. The rooms were in VERY good condition and VERY CLEAN. I had two double beds ( I think my room was considered a single). The maid service was great. The staff at the front desk, restuarant, and poolside were very accomodating and nice. I only had lunch a couple of times at the resturant, and ordered tortilla soup off of the menu, instead of having the luncheon buffet. But, my soup was GREAT. That's why I had it the second time.