Hotel La Posada
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... Ugly King) contest which was a comedy act with members of the audience being asked to the stage to endure the taunts of the comedians. Not understanding all of the Spanish but enough to gist it was quite funny. The crowd was wild with laughter at this act and finally in the end there was a winner who was crowned by Miss Cuyutlan who wore a tiara that was a mile high! She also was accompanied ...
... time is code for 1 1/2 hrs later. And yes, at 8:00 the dancers arrived.
We ordered dinner and as always, no ice tea so I asked for water. Unfortunately I must have been off gawking at something when he said "con gas" because I always as for it without. Here they'll serve you a nasty salty carbonated water unless you say "sin gas, por favor." So the waiter brings me my water, I open it (gawking off at the sunset no doubt) and it bubbles all over. Oh no, ...
... were below us. A lovely and tranquil place with well-kept gardens right on the ocean. The ex-restaurant was on a point with great views.
One day, we took the car and decided to check out the city of Manzanillo. It is a mega port city so it is quite busy and has an industrial feel to it. The historic centre is right on the bay, with its giant sailfish statue on the malecon. Personally, I loved being in little Santiago where we stayed. Lots of ...
... a little humid, but not too bad. Ocean breezes seem to cool things off. And so far, we have seen rain only once since November.
Now we are on the Christmas season and the town is booming with tourists and shoppers. Christmas lights decorate many building and streets. Although we have seen some of the bigger cities exploit the holidays early in October, this little town of Melaque just started a couple of weeks ago, and not to the same capacity. A ...
... buy before we ever left for this trip and I made sure it was Coumadin-free. As a side note, for a long time the vanilla in Mexico was sold with Coumadin in it – and some of the cheaper stuff is still sold that way – and if you know anything about the medical field than you know Coumadin is a blood thinner that can be quite dangerous – especially if you are an older person and/or on any prescription medications. Sometimes people go to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel La Posada Manzanillo
All to Ourselves
We just finished a driving tour of Mexico and stayed at this hotel on the reviews of others in trip advisor. It was a great little place for the price. It is at the end of the hotel strip- so it is quiet. We went during low season- so there were only 2 other couples there. It was great- our room was overlooking the pool and ocean. the owners are very friendly. And the breakfasts are very yummy. I think the hotel needs a bit of sprucing up, some extra security on the doors to the rooms and some improvements in the rooms (bathroom doors, little eating table and chairs. Also- although they say you can't bring your own drinks to the common area- there was never anyone around near the bar to prepare any drinks or order afternoon food- so we had to go out. Overall it was a very nice place to spend our days in Manzanillo- make sure to go to Barra de Navidad- great bargain shopping, and the coco and banana plantations, and don't bother going on the 7km bumpy road to Playa Oro- go straight to Barra de Navidad.
Manzanillo, short vacation.
We stayed at La Posada on the ocean front at the enterance of the comercial ship channel. For the money it is the best value in Manzanillo. The food and drinks are great and very reasonably priced. All rooms face the ocean. Some units are on the 2nd. floor and have a wider few. There is a large pool and a shower to rinse off the sand from the clean sand beach. The Mexican Armada (Navy) basic training vasility is located accross the street from the Hotel. There are 2 Mx. Navy ships ankered in front of the Hotel next to the entrance to the harbor which has container ships, oil tankers and other comercial and pleasure ships comming and going on a Dayly bases from all over the world. We highly recommend this family oriented Hotel and we will stay there again .
Quiet & relaxing
This is indeed a charming little inn with a great location. The breakfasts are good, the lunches (fish sandwiches) are terrific. Staff are attentive and accomodating. Rooms are clean. Location of our room was perfect. Our mattress was not hotel quality. Guests were friendly. Owners Juan & Lisa could have been more accomodating. They were polite when approached, but did not go out of their way to greet us nor to supply us with information.
A beautifully charming little hotel, on the beach. Extremely clean, well kept and a nice little cat to boot. The sunsets are incredible, and it is situated in a very quiet area, hardly anyone on the beach. A nice pool, and very accomadating staff.
From the first contact to make reservations until you, regretfully, have to check out and return home, the La Posada is very relaxing. The owners, Juan & Lisa, have mastered the art of innkeeping. Their staff are very quiet as they go about their jobs with one eye to see if there is something that a guest might need. Our room was very nice - looking right out onto the water and within a very short distance to the beautiful sala. The sala offered games, books, refreshing drinks and a wonderful breakfast. We spent quite a bit of time there and by the pool becoming acquainted with other guests and "absorbing" the relaxing atmosphere. The hotel is located at the end of the road so that there are no traffic noises. Lisa & Juan are very knowledgeable about local restaurants, shops and water sports (and instructors and guides.) My husband & I have traveled in Hawaii and have experienced the meaning of Aloha - Juan & Lisa are instilling that same wonderful, warm feeling into the La Posada. We will definitely be returning.
My friends and I stayed at La Posada en las Brisas a couple of years ago. I am going back this spring. The former owners made us feel completely at home. However, I think that the new owners are doing even better - it that is possible.
I have spent a lot of time in Mexico, but in my opinion, La Posada is
Hotel La Posada - Manzanillo
My boyfriend and I recently returned from a fabulous 3-day trip to Manzanillo. We were fortunate enough to stay at a wonderful small inn called "Hotel La Posada." The hotel itself made our stay absolutely perfect. The rooms are very nice with an excellent view of the ocean. The hotel is ideally located feet from the ocean which also seems to be the best beach on Manzanillo. The "innkeepers" Juan and Lisa are great people who interact with their guests regularly to ensure that their stay is of excellent satisfaction as well as their staff. While in Manzanillo, we had a rental car so we were able to view other beaches and hotel locations. Hotel La Posada, above all, would be the best recommendation we would offer if staying in the city of Mazanillo. In regards to the nightlife...after reading many reviews claiming that there was very little nightlife, my boyfriend and I would partially disagree. Each night we were there, there was a place that would have have dancing and music and populated with many people. Colima Bay Cafe would be a recommendation and if you would like to have a romantic evening...the place to go would be a restuarant called La Toscana. This city is a great place to visit...although a "tourist" town, this place still seems to be undiscovered and you will continue to feel that you are vacationing in Mexico.~Chris and Pam
Great Place to Relax
I agree with everything said so far, although for breakfast, I particularly liked the French Toast, bacon and fresh OJ.
The pool is really excellent, but the ocean, at 80+ degrees had perfect-sized waves for enjoyable swimming. We enjoyed helping local fisherman bring in their net at the jetty, picked our own 15 fish and had them grilled for lunch... right on the beach.
Local restaurants are excellent. We went Italian, Spanish and Mexican... excellent service and no disappointments at all.
Our side trip to Colima was fun... and I HIGHLY recommend a visit to the small town of Comala, 6 km north of Colima. After 2 p.m. the food and music in the plaza are free as long as you partake in the local favorite drinks... pomegranite or tamarind juice with mescal.... Make sure to visit the Nogales Museum just outside of town... ask directions, it's not well marked. This is a MUST see. This museo is small, at the old Hacienda of Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo. He was a local who painted in a unique style of folk art and turned his home into a school for locals, teaching furniture making andother arts. There is also an excellent display of pre-Columbian ceramics... It's now part of the Univ. of Colima.
Sorry to go on so long... to finish up... our stay at LaPosada made all of this possible... Tours to Colima happen everyday.
My wife and I just might become two of the Hotel's regular visitors!
The Right Combination
I recently stayed at Hotel La Posada during the low season. I decided on La Posada based on their website and other online reviews. I am pleased to say I had a very pleasant experience there.The new owners, Juan & Lisa Martinez, are making a concerted effort to make every guest feel at home and to make it the kind of place you'd return to year after year (if you're that kind of traveler).Although many of the rooms need some upkeep (mine included; paint showing weather & wear) the rooms are clean, comfortable, easily accesible and perfectly adequate.
(Believe me, for $38 per night I had nothing to complain about). Not all rooms have A/C and in Manzanillo's climate that upgrade proved to be a worthwhile upgrade. The in-room ceiling fans aren't really adequate on super hot days but you can always overcome that by staying in the lovely pool.The open layout of the main sala is inviting, with overhead fans, comfortable tables & chairs and a selection of books that appear to have been largely donated by past guests. They stock some boardgames & cards to help you pass the leisurely hours there.I enjoyed the open bar set up (beer, sodas & bottled water). It lent itself nicely to my overall feeling of being "at home". All the food I had was tasty and the staff made every effort to be accomodating (i.e.
Huevos Rancheros not on the printed menu but having it made instead of bacon & eggs or french toast, etc, was a non-issue). Later in the day they have a nice "snack bar" menu served until 3:00pm ( - Approximately. I found that MANY things in town varied due to the low season). The sandwiches they serve (especially their fabulous Club Sandwich, Mexican style) were very hearty, the homemade coleslaw yummy and the "pot of beans" delicious with bacon bits throughout. As touted, their Margaritas are first rate and I found it hard to stick to just two. They mentioned a push towards serving dinner as the high season approaches so this may be a new feature during your stay. They are also well versed as to outlying restaurants and truly, Manzanillo does have something for everyone's taste. My overall feeling is you can't go wrong here.Lisa & Juan are already well-connected with local tour guides and are ready with recommendations & referrals whenever you need one. In just a few months I know they will have spruced up the few superficial things that need attention (they are certainly more concerned about this than any guest would have cause to be).La Posada & staff let you relax, see Manzanillo at your own pace and, if the mood strikes you, do nothing a lounge around their pool all day.If I return to Manzanillo La Posada will certainly be my first choice of accomodations.
Nice place out of the way at end of road in brisas area. Older crowd but all are friendly. If you have to be entertained night and day then this is not the place for you. If you enjoy time on the beach and can figue your own way to a resteraunt or to other entertainment stay here. The breakfast is great. The rooms are fair, but you'll not spend much time in the rooms.