Hotel Fontan Ixtapa

2 stars
Boulevard Paseo De Ixtapa, S/N, Ixtapa, 40880
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
18 reviews
good deal

we stayed there 2 weeks its not a 5 star but rooms where clean they had no probem to give us a... See full review

  • tazz67
  • Mar 11, 2014
Slow and Easy

Had the old and the new feeling, if that makes sense. Felt comfortable. Staff was helpful, and saw... See full review

  • J. Ron
  • Feb 11, 2012
On-site restaurants, pool and beach activities for an Ixtapa getaway
The Hotel Fontan Ixtapa is comprised of three towers, each rising eight stories above the beach and showcasing both the Pacific and the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains. Located in the center of Playa del Palmar, the hotel is minutes from the traditional fishing village of Zihuatanejo and 10 miles from the airport. Hotel Fontan Ixtapa guests choose between all-inclusive or room-only plans. On-site and nearby recreation includes a fitness center, water sports and shopping -- though doing nothing but lying on the beach remains a popular option.

 

Highlights
  • Kids' club play area
  • Massage treatments available (fees apply)
  • Oceanfront dining
  • Guest rooms feature balconies
  • Fitness center

 

Rooms
Guest rooms at the Hotel Fontan Ixtapa feature one king or two double beds, balconies, air conditioning, satellite TV, workdesk and telephone. Daily housekeeping is included.

 

Features
All-inclusive amenities at the Hotel Fontan Ixtapa include breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, drinks from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., snacks, beach and pool activities, evening entertainment, taxes and tips.
 
Work out in the fitness center or join a bike tour, water aerobics class or beach volleyball game. The three on-site restaurants at Hotel Fontan Ixtapa -- Miramar, Real Palapa and La Hacienda -- showcase the area's fresh seafood specialties such as garlic shrimp and traditional favorites such as veal chops with fresh vegetables. Room service is available. Savor stunning sunsets with a drink from one of five on-site bars. For a late-night snack, the resort's convenience shop is always open.

 

Transportation
  • Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (9.8 mi/15.8 km)
  • Mexican Federal Highway 200 (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Zihuatanejo bus station (Central de Autobuses Estrella Blanca) (3.9 mi/6.3 km)
  • Mexican Federal Highway 134 (4.8 mi/7.7 km)

 

Attractions
  • Plaza las Fuentes (across the street)
  • Magic World water park (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • Delfiniti Ixtapa dolphinarium (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Campo de Golf Ixtapa (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Marina Ixtapa Golf Club (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • La Costa Grande Archaeological Museum (3.2 mi/5.2 km)
  • Isla Ixtapa (3.8 mi/6.2 km)

 

Business
  • Meeting and event space available

Hotel Map

17.6588 -101.6005
Area served
Ixtapa.
Nearby airports
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo's International Airport - 20 minutes away from the hotel.
Area description
Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are two beautiful cities, known as Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo twice as beautiful, twice as fun. It wasn't long ago that the adventurers arrived by airplane to this natural paradise. Today the communication links have transformed Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo into an accesible beauty spot for both national and international travelers arriving by plane or highway in search of nature, tranquility and fun; synonyms of Ixtapa-Zinuatanejo. Along with Acapulco and Taxco, Ixtapa forms the so-called Sun Triangle. There are various paces of interest around the area; Art and Crafts Market: In Ixtapa, Playa La Ropa, downtown Zihutanejo you will find market places specializing in regional handicrafts; silver jewelry, hand-painted pottery, beachwear, and other souvenirs; Ixtapa Mall, Christine and Alebrige Night Clubs, Crocodile Farm, Golf Club, Ixtapa Marina, Ixtapa Island - A gorgeous island, just a small boat ride away, with 3 charming beaches each with its own distinctive style.

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Hotel Fontan Ixtapa Rooms

Standard All Inclusive
Spacious and comfortable room with two double beds or one king size bed includes air-conditioning, cable television, hot and cold water showers, closet, desk and telephone. The rooms are tastefully decorated in soft pastel tones perfect for rest and relaxation.
Standard Room
Spacious and comfortable room with two double beds or one king size bed includes air-conditioning, cable television, hot and cold water showers, closet, desk and telephone. The rooms are tastefully decorated in soft pastel tones perfect for rest and relaxation.

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Parking
Free parking

Dining

Miramar
Open from 13:00 to 17:00 for breakfast, lunch and a la carte dinner. Seats 130 people.
Real Palapa
Open from 7:00 to 22:30 for breakfast, lunch and buffet dinner. Seats 440 people.
La Hacienda
Open from 18:00 to 22:00 for dinner. Seats 146 People. Open during high season only.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The hotel has 5 function rooms, holding between 50 and 1200 people, ideal for all kinds of social events, conventions, lectures, business meetings etc.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1300

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (18)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Fontan Ixtapa

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

72% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tazz67
Business
ixtapa
Mar 11, 2014

good deal

we stayed there 2 weeks its not a 5 star but rooms where clean they had no probem to give us a water side room staff was nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
stvandmav
Business
st paul, mn
Mar 17, 2012

wonderful trip

Overall we were pleased once we changed rooms for a panoramic view of the ocean. The food was good, the staff was pleasant and it had a great location. Our only suggestion for the hotel is get new beds and pillows.,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

You must go to Ziwa when you are there. It is just great. The shopping is less expensive there too.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Loveey
Business
Houston, TX, USA
Mar 8, 2012

Great Family Vacation

Two years ago my family and I stayed in the Fontan for two weeks, and I must say it was one of the best experiences I've had. They have many good shows playing at night for everyone to watch. They always have music playing near the poolside which is very entertaining especially if you have young children. The bathroom was pretty small and so were the beds. But I'm definitely coming back this year. (:

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

The shows they play at night are always really entertaining, and are amazing to watch.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SW619
Business
British Columbia
Feb 28, 2012

Good Value

For the price we paid I can't complain too much about the Fontan. The staff is really friendly and hard working. Housekeeping was excellent as were the waiters and bartenders. The hotel itself is old and somewhat broken down. Yes, there are stains on ceiling and walls, some of the tiles are broken and the wood work has seen better days but it's clean and the AC works great. The buffet is limited and there's not much fresh fruit but there's a good enough selection of other dishes that you always find something. Their chicken is fantastic and so are the soups. The location is great. Ixtapa village is right behind the hotel as is the bus stop.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

El Faro in the Pacfico Resort is a wonderful place for that special dinner. The view is fantastic!

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Review of Hotel Fontan Ixtapa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J. Ron
Business
Edmond, Oklahoma
Feb 11, 2012

Slow and Easy

Had the old and the new feeling, if that makes sense. Felt comfortable. Staff was helpful, and saw to my needs. Great access to the beach area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Fontan Ixtapa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Springfield, Il.
Feb 21, 2011

Ixtapa

Good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Fontan Ixtapa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
atlanta, ga.
Feb 16, 2011

hotel fontan Ixtapa

hotel was fine with a great view and friendly people. the maid, [...], was extra special at making my roomfeel comfortable with animals made from linens and extra flowers on her shifts. somestimes the noise level was a bit high and too much.didn't use the resturant, but front desk was nice at answering questions and very good at using english.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

across the street

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Review of Hotel Fontan Ixtapa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Lewiston, Idaho
Feb 9, 2011

Hotel Fontan Ixtapa

Hotel is clean and staff friendly and English spoken here. Do not do all inclusive but eat at local places. Family hotel on weekends but not too crowded

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Franks is fun and friendly. Debra's Mamma Norma' has good food.

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Review of Hotel Fontan Ixtapa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, California
May 20, 2010

simply not the best

The staff continuously interrupted in the mornings even when we put the sign on the door to not disturb and we came back to the room and the sign was turned around and someone had gone into our room and moved things around. definately do not leave anything in the room you dont want messed with or stolen.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

go to El Faro... most romantic dining experience in Ixatpa/ Zihuat

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Review of Hotel Fontan Ixtapa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gringo Jack
Business
LA, Ca.
May 13, 2010

Fontan Ixtapa is a good deal

What was promised was delivered- an excellent overall experience at a huge discount.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Across the Blvd. are many restaurants that offer packages for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at cheap prices for delicious food.

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