Our only complaint was people reserving lounge chairs with towels and then not sitting in them! The... See full review
Jan 14, 2015
8th visit and still as good!!
As the title say this is our 8th visit to Villa Mexicana in as many years, standard stays the same... See full review
Mar 20, 2014
Oceanfront hotel with home-style cooking, beach bar and rustic charm
The gentle waves at Playa la Ropa set the stage for a relaxing, restorative stay at the oceanfront Hotel Villa Mexicana. This popular Zihuatanejo hotel on Mexico’s Pacific coast offers charming guest rooms and family suites, most with private terraces and ocean views. While away an afternoon under a breezy palapa or stop in the beach bar for a cerveza or margarita. The staff at the Hotel Villa Mexicana arranges activities such as horseback riding and deep sea fishing, or excursions to nearby Ixtapa or Isla Ixtapa.
Villa Pandilla kids' program
Family suites available
On-site Doña Prudencia restaurant
Most of the 64 guest rooms at Hotel Villa Mexicana include a private terrace with ocean views. All accommodations feature air conditioning, in-room safes, cable TV and telephones. Choose from one king or two double beds, or select a family suite that boasts two double beds and a king. In guest rooms and throughout the hotel, bright purple and terracotta colors accentuate the tropical setting.
For delicious Mexican and international cuisine, look no further than the Doña Prudencia restaurant at Hotel Villa Mexicana. Home-style specialties include chicken with mushrooms and seafood-stuffed potatoes. Room service is available.
For a relaxing retreat, enjoy the resort's two pools, a beach club with individual palapas, chaise lounges and a beach bar. Guests seeking more adventure easily find fishing, golfing, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving and hiking throughout Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Hotel Villa Mexicana staff help plan any outing.
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (5.7 mi/9.3 km)
Zihuatanejo bus station (Central de Autobuses Estrella Blanca) (1.3 mi/2 km)
Mexican Federal Highway 200 (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
Mexican Federal Highway 134 (7.8 mi/12.5 km)
Playa la Gatas (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
La Costa Grande Archaeological Museum (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
Campo de Golf Ixtapa (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
Magic World water park (4.3 mi/6.9 km)
Delfiniti Ixtapa dolphinarium (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
Marina Ixtapa Golf Club (5.4 mi/8.6 km)
Isla Ixtapa (7.9 mi/12.7 km)
Internet access (fees apply)
Meeting and event space available
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The bedding option for this room includes 2 double beds with cable TV, telephone, safety deposit box, and air conditioning.
The famous restaurant Dona Prudencia serves the most splendid Mexican cuisine dishes in town, a must for those claiming for the best.
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.
The only Mexican hotel where guests are treated badly
I've traveled throughout the world and often in Mexico, which I've found has the warmest and most hospitable people in the world. Zihua's a favorite place and I've stayed at several hotels. I chose Villa Mexican b/c it's on the beach and the price
was reasonable. I'm easygoing and don't require much to make me happy.
However, I'd NEVER stay there again. I've never been at a hotel in Mexico where guests were treated like inconveniences, and where it seemed like they were pinching pennies at every turn. Examples: 1) There are only a fraction of the number of lounge chairs available as there are guests. Unless you're there in off season, or you get up at 7 & put down a towel, you won't have one, as people leave their towels for the day even if they're gone for hours. 2) My niece called the hotel and asked to speak to me. She knew I was on the hotel patio and asked for someone to tell me she was calling (routine at even the most modest hotels). She was told to call back in 5 minutes. When she did, no one answered the phone, although she rang for more than 7 minutes. When she finally reached someone after several calls, she was told they couldn't help her. 3) She then came to the hotel to look for me, but was told she couldn't go out on the patio because it was for guests only. My niece is an absolutely lovely and well-dressed 20 year-old, so they couldn't have been worried about crime. Besides, they need only have come out to the patio to let me know she was there, which they said they couldn't do. 4) The maids are given far more rooms to clean than there is time for, and so things are left undone. This is NOT the maids' fault -- I saw them cleaning and they work very hard and try to do a good job, but they have to rush because they have to finish a certain number of rooms in a given amount of time. 5) As an earlier reviewer said, you get just 1 small bottle of water a day. That alone wouldn't bother me -- I just buy a large bottle at a store for my use. But that, combined with all the other problems, was indicative of the way the hotel was run. 6) My bath mat had a huge hole in it. Again, I'm not fussy, but this wasn't a little tear, it was a very large hole.
There are other examples, but why go on. This hotel is used by a lot of the American and Mexican airlines and travel companies as part of modestly-priced package tours, and the way the hotel is run reflects it. There are many lovely, reasonably-priced hotels in Zihua, so there's no reason to stay at Villa Mexican.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
If you're looking for a very enjoyable evening, check the local hotels, restaurants and bars to see if the band RTR is playing. The T is for Tracy, a superb singer from Canada, and the "Rs" are for Ralph and Roberto, the terrific guitarist & bass player. They have a broad range of music, good for listening and dancing, depending on the place and your mood, attract a nice mix of Mexicans, Americans, Canadians and Europeans, and make for a very enjoyable evening. Don't miss them!
This hotel is directly on the beach, so the location can't be beat. The restaurant and bar are also on the beach and have a great view. Plus, their Fish Tacos al Pastor are amazing. Not to mention the 2 for 1 drinks at Happy Hour. Very friendly
staff and like I said, location, location, location!