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Hotel Catalina Beach Resort

3 stars
Playa la Ropa 23350, Zihuatanejo, 40880
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
23 reviews
loved it

We were in an older room that was just the basics. There were other options that were more upscale.... See full review

  • Katie14
  • Apr 13, 2013
Great Hotel On Playa La Ropa

Great Hotel on the beach. Excellent staff and service. Restaurant is the unsung hero of... See full review

  • w9pkb
  • Dec 11, 2013
Charming private hotel with a proud history on Mexico’s Gold Coast
A proud pioneer of tourism in Zihuatanejo -- and, over the years, host to guests from Italy's King Umberto II to Mick Jagger -- the Catalina Beach Resort hasn't lost its touch in providing guests with a comfortable, personal stay. The hotel is situated among lush tropical gardens on a hill overlooking the white sand beaches and Pacific waters of Zihuatanejo Bay at Playa la Ropa. Catalina Beach Resort suites and bungalows benefit from sea breezes and the gentle sound of waves touching the shore.
Highlights
  • Childcare available
  • Pet-friendly hotel
  • Freshwater infinity pool with swim-up bar
  • On-site Linda Vista Restaurant


Rooms
Room options at the Catalina Beach Resort range from small casitas to the honeymoon suite bungalow. All accommodations include terraces with two chaise lounges, hammock and sitting area overlooking the bay. Charming casitas are close to the beach and pool, include a refrigerator and are cooled by ocean breezes and ceiling fans. Larger suites and bungalows include air conditioning, refrigerators, cable TV and, like all rooms at Catalina Beach Resort, highlight the fantastic Pacific views that keep guests coming back to this region year after year.

 


Features
The Catalina Beach Resort concierge arranges outings and activities such as kayaking, surfing, sailing and massage therapies, though many guests find that lounging under a beach palapa with a drink is the best way to spend a Zihua afternoon. The freshwater infinity pool sits on the bottom of the hill, overlooking the sandy white beach and the picturesque Bay of Zihuatanejo. Swim up to the Palapa Pool Bar for a refreshing cocktail.
 
To recharge after a day of napping and watching the waves roll in, visit the Catalina Beach Resort Linda Vista restaurant, where the aroma of Huele de Noche bushes wafts through the al fresco dining area. Selections include Mexican chilaquiles for breakfast, and steaks and fresh seafood for dinner. Room service is available. The hotel's Panoramic Sunset Bar is popular with both guests and locals.


Transportation
  • Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (5.8 mi/9.4 km)
  • Mexican Federal Highway 200 (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Zihuatanejo bus station (Central de Autobuses Estrella Blanca) (1.2 mi/1.9 km)


Attractions
  • Playa las Gatas (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • La Costa Grande Archaeological Museum (0.8 mi/1.4 km)
  • Campo de Golf Ixtapa (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
  • Delfiniti Ixtapa dolphinarium (4.5 mi/7.3 km)
  • Marina Ixtapa Golf Club (5.3 mi/8.5 km) 
  • Isla Ixtapa (7.8 mi/12.6 km)


Business
  • Meeting and event space available

Hotel Catalina Beach Resort Rooms

Small Casita
A slightly smaller room than the Standard Casita, The room is located close to the beach and swimming pool. The room has 1 single and 1 double size bed , ocean breeze-and fan cooled (Not Air-Conditioned),small fridge, a porch with a hammock, and two chaise-lounges.
Standard Casita
Room with one singel and one double zie bed or two double size beds or one king-size bed, breeze-and fan cooled (not Air-Conditioned, No T.V ), telephone, refrigerator. Closest room to the beach with a private terrace and great ocean view.
Deluxe Bungalow
Rooms with Mexican style decoration, large terrace with the best ocean view, partly roofed and partly for sunbathing, two queen-size bed or one king-size bed, one or two sofas,(wich can be used as beds) telephone, Air-Condiitoned, regrigerator,T.V..
Linda Vista Suite
Recently built the rooms are new and have elegant Mexican style furniture, very private cozy terraces with a small living room and spectacular view, telephone,Private Safe, Air-Condiitoned, refrigerator, T.V., .

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

17.6269 -101.5471
Area served
Zihuatanejo
Nearby airports
International Airport: 8 Miles North of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Airport (ZIH)
Domestic Airport: 8 Miles North of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Aiport (ZIH)
Area description
Zihuatanejo is the dream "getaway" talked about in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption". This is an old World Mexican fishing village nestled around a small bay dotted with beautiful protected beaches and no high rises

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Catalina Beach Resort offers 3 unequaled areas for Weddings. The Linda Vista Restaurant, Panoramic Sunset Bar, Private Beach Area can be used for either the Wedding Ceremony or Reception Dinner. For more details please contatc us directly .

Dining

Linda Vista Restaurante
Our Restaurant is situated on the opposite side of the bay's entrance, providing it with a refreshing breeze and beautiful view of the bay and Las Gatas Beach. Nearby "Huele de Noche" bushes with tiny white flowers give a lovely fragrance to the whole area.
Our menu includes a great selection of local dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients as well as more contemporary Western fare. Below are just a few examples:
Continental Breakfast: freshly squeezed juice of oranges, grapefruits or papayas, a plate of fresh tropical fruits of the season, rolls, marmalade, butter, coffee, tea, milk or hot chocolate.
American Breakfast: freshly pressed juice, a plate of tropical fruits of the season, 2 eggs any style with ham, bacon or sausages, chilaquiles, French toast, hotcakes with honey, hot or cold cereals, rolls marmalade, butter, coffee, tea, milk Breakfast a la carte: ...
Lunch a la carte: diversity of delicious dishes.
Dinner a la carte: fine soups, hearty salads, New Yo
Panoramic Sunset Bar
Named for its breathtaking view over the Zihuatanejo bay and gorgeous sunsets. Also well known for its delicious tropical drinks, this bar is visited by both guests and locals who fill the bar during the happy hour.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
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 (23)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Catalina Beach Resort

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
23 out of 23
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Catalina Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Nov 21, 2010

Beautiful location

When we arrived at Catalina Beach Resort we were given a complimentary upgrade to a Bungalow from a Standard room. It was spotlessly cleaned every day. The staff was helpful in planning tours, trips to town, logistics of taxis, etc. The breakfast was delicious and selected from a menu. Purified water and ice were plentiful. The views were stunning from our private porch and terrace. The beach was the best on La Ropa with large palapas, beach towels, safe surf for wading and swimming. Wifi was available in the dining room at no extra charge. Catalina would be a perfect place for a family --a relaxed, cozy atmosphere. There are lots of steps to navigate in the resort. Can't wait to go again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Catalina Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Nov 21, 2010

Beautiful location

When we arrived at Catalina Beach Resort we were given a complimentary upgrade to a Bungalow from a Standard room. It was spotlessly cleaned every day. The staff was helpful in planning tours, trips to town, logistics of taxis, etc. The breakfast was delicious and selected from a menu. Purified water and ice were plentiful. The views were stunning from our private porch and terrace. The beach was the best on La Ropa with large palapas, beach towels, safe surf for wading and swimming. Wifi was available in the dining room at no extra charge. Catalina would be a perfect place for a family --a relaxed, cozy atmosphere. There are lots of steps to navigate in the resort. Can't wait to go again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Catalina Beach Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Nov 3, 2010

Mehhhhhhhh

The overall stay was not too bad. There were many areas where improvement was necessary. The hotel was also under construction and was in need of come general clean up outside. The beach was very nice not too crowded & had very few people selling stuff on the beach. But the AC didn't work well and made the nights hot & uncomfortable.

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

there are many activities everyone can enjoy on the beach like boating, kayaking, snorkeling for very cheap.

Review of Hotel Catalina Beach Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Nov 3, 2010

Mehhhhhhhh

The overall stay was not too bad. There were many areas where improvement was necessary. The hotel was also under construction and was in need of come general clean up outside. The beach was very nice not too crowded & had very few people selling stuff on the beach. But the AC didn't work well and made the nights hot & uncomfortable.

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

there are many activities everyone can enjoy on the beach like boating, kayaking, snorkeling for very cheap.

Review of Hotel Catalina Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Hayward,Ca.
Sep 15, 2010

"Fantastic family getaway""Unbeatable "

The personel, very friendly and helfull and special GRACIAS to [...]They provied a good information for the area like Barra de Potosi,Playa Linda and El Centro.Catalina Resort is a nice place to stay,keep you in shape and rest.Thanks to [...] and her personel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We are Mercado costumers but this resort have a exelet food.

Review of Hotel Catalina Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Hayward,Ca.
Sep 15, 2010

"Fantastic family getaway""Unbeatable "

The personel, very friendly and helfull and special GRACIAS to [...]They provied a good information for the area like Barra de Potosi,Playa Linda and El Centro.Catalina Resort is a nice place to stay,keep you in shape and rest.Thanks to [...] and her personel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We are Mercado costumers but this resort have a exelet food.

Review of Hotel Catalina Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Geo Love
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 1, 2010

Good Location, Great Price

The hotel staff was great, the room was clean with a great ocean and pool view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Snorkeling at Isla Ixtap was great.

Review of Hotel Catalina Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Geo Love
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 1, 2010

Good Location, Great Price

The hotel staff was great, the room was clean with a great ocean and pool view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Snorkeling at Isla Ixtap was great.

Review of Hotel Catalina Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
san francisco
May 31, 2010

[...] is the ultimate host

roger, the ultimate host, is the hotels heart and soul. he's a world class traveler who knows what makes a great time. i would recommend catalina beach hotel to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

el mangar has a crocodile and a very fine chef.

Review of Hotel Catalina Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
san francisco
May 31, 2010

[...] is the ultimate host

roger, the ultimate host, is the hotels heart and soul. he's a world class traveler who knows what makes a great time. i would recommend catalina beach hotel to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

el mangar has a crocodile and a very fine chef.

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