If you’re looking for hotels in Acapulco then you’ve come to the right place. Once a bona fide tourist destination for celebrities such as John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and Rita Hayworth, the city has experienced an uptick in crime rate. Like with many international destinations, however, resort areas are regarded generally to be safe. Take care not to wonder too far off the beaten path. Tourism being the way to bring back peace to the area, we are pleased with the hotels in Acapulco found below, as they offer reputable access to the area’s best assets. Before we get to hotels in Acapulco let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help us gain a better understanding.
Acapulco, a port of call for shipping and cruise lines between Panama and San Francisco, has a population of around 700,000 people. One of Mexico’s oldest beach resort destinations, it has been for decades a go-to place for celebrities and international tourists. During the reign of Ahuizotl in the late 1400s, Acapulco became part of the Aztec Empire, though it remained in control of the Yopes, who defended the area until Spanish arrival in the 1520s. One of the most famous explorers throughout history, Hernán Cortés had set up Acapulco as a major port by the early 1530s, constructing a road between the area and Mexico City by 1531. Spanish trade contributed significantly to the rise of Acapulco, with local commodities consisting of cocoa, cotton and corn. In reality the area, like others found throughout the world, has always been a volatile place, having been destroyed by a Dutch fleet in 1615 resulting in the building of the Fort of San Diego, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1776 and rebuilt by 1783. José María Morelos y Pavón, a Mexican Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary, attacked and burned down the city circa 1810. During the Mexican Revolution in 1910, revolutionary forces took over Acapulco’s main plaza. Important, beneficial events occurred as resulting from the mid-19th centuries’ California Gold Rush, and the building of Old Acapulco’s hotel and trading infrastructure in the 1920s by the Texas businessman Albert B. Pullen.
Defined by a tropical wet and dry climate, Acapulco experiences consistent temperatures ranging in the low 70s to high 80s degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. Wet season occurs from June through September, when average monthly rainfall is over 10 inches. The city is known for its beaches, cliff divers, city square, luxury facilities and high-energy nightlife, with major points of interest including Acapulco Bay, La Quebrada, La Roqueta Island, Acapulco Diamante, Bay of Puerto Marqués, Our Lady of Solitude Cathedral, Chapel of Peace, Fort of San Diego, Caleta Beach, Papagayo Park and Miguel Alemán Coastal Avenue. Popular food items include pozole, a soup or stew made from hominy with meat, cabbage, chile peppers, onion, garlic and salsa, caviche, which is fish or shellfish marinated in lime and mixed with tomatoes, cilantro, onions and green chiles, enchilades and chalupas. As spicy and sizzling as its foods, Acapulco’s nightlife destinations include the likes of Baby’O, Palladium and Mojito Acapulco. Now that we have a little background information on the area, it’s time for hotels in Acapulco that have upheld reputability.
Banyan Tree Cabo Marques offers a full-service spa, 3 restaurants, private pools, floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views, a private sun deck, plasma TVs, bathrobes and minibars. It can be found near Peninsula Restaurantes, Playa Majahua (public beach), Playa Hermosa (public beach), Restaurante Amparito, Sukha & Sal (restaurant), Playas De Acapulco Diamante (public beach), Revolcadero (public beach), Enramada Martha (seafood restaurant), Restaurant Tonita, Parota Familiar Campestre (seafood restaurant) and more.
Chapel of Peace is 2 miles, House of Culture is 3.7 miles, Acapulco Navy Historic Museum is 3.9 miles, Roqueta Island is 4 miles, San Diego Fort is 4.9 miles, La Quebrada is 5.1 miles, Palma Sola Archaeological Zone is 6.8 miles and General Juan N Alvarez Airport is 7.1 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night: $585
House of Culture
Encanto Acapulco features a swimming pool, iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs, terraces, private pools, a gym, a business center, massage facilities, an on-site cinema, multiple restaurants and a bar. You can find Capilla del Atardecer (chapel), Punta Sirena (wedding venue), Punta Bruja (landmark), Playa Privada Las Brisas (public beach), Xtasea (adventure sports), Hannah Sun Club, Capilla de la Paz (chapel), Zibu (restaurant), Sirocco (Spanish restaurant), Mirador Puerto Marques (lookout point), Mirador Puerto Marques (lookout point) and more close to this hotel.
From here Chapel of Peace is 0.7 miles, House of Culture is 2.4 miles, Acapulco Navy Historic Museum is 2.6 miles, Roqueta Island is 3.2 miles, San Diego Fort is 3.6 miles, Acapulco Cathedral and La Quebrada are 4 miles, Las Isla Acapulco Shopping Village is 6.5 miles and General Juan N Alvarez Airport is 8 miles.
Approximate cost per night (pool villa): $343
Playa Bonfil Acapulco
Offering an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi, free private parking, family rooms, terraces, a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, flat-screen TVs and air conditioning, Monyoli Hotel & Boutique is close to Playa Bonfil Acapulco (public beach), Playa La Gloria (public beach), Scala Sea Club (restaurant), Acapulco Playa Bonfil (seafood restaurant), Bonfil Surf School and Shop, la Orquidea (seafood restaurant), Playa Bruja (seafood restaurant), Elcano Diamond (Spanish restaurant) and more.
This hotel is 2 miles from Forum De Mundo Imperial, 2.1 miles from La Isla Acapulco Shopping Village, 8.5 miles from Chapel of Peace, 9.5 miles from Acapulco Navy Historic Museum and House of Culture, 11.3 miles from Roqueta Island, 12 miles from San Diego Fort, 12.3 miles from Acapulco Cathedral and 1.2 miles from General Juan N Alvarez Airport.
Approximate cost per night (quadruple room): $92
Cost per person (four people): $22
Banyan Tree Cabo Marques
With a pool, an on-site jewelry shop and children’s activities daily, Quinta Real Acapulco is set near Xtasea Tirolesa (adventure sports), Club de Golf (golf course), Aca Fit (gym), La Casa de la Pasta (Italian restaurant), Oxxo (grocery store), TOKS (restaurant), Vinoteca (wine bar), Starbucks, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Mall Las Olas Diamond (shopping mall) and more. This hotel is not far from Banyan Tree Cabo Marques.
Approximate cost per night: $182
La Isla Shopping Village
Holiday Inn Acapulco La Isla provides disabled access, hairdryers, coffee makers, ironing appliances, safes, high-speed WiFi, a business center, a gym, an exclusive pool surrounded by gardens, meeting and banquet rooms and free shuttle transportation. Nearby you may encounter Paititi del Mar (seafood restaurant), La Petiti (seafood restaurant), Burger Barrio (restaurant), Iglesia Parroquia de San José (Catholic church), Celeiro Brazza (Brazilian restaurant), La Palapa Diamante (seafood restaurant), 100% Natural (health food restaurant) and more.
From this hotel La Isla Acapulco Shopping Village is 1.6 miles, Forum De Mundo Imperial is 1.7 miles, Roqueta Island is 8 miles, San Diego Fort is 8.5 miles, Acapulco Cathedral is 8.8 miles, La Quebrada is 9 miles, Palma Sola Archaeological Zone is 9.6 miles and General Juan N Alvarez International Airport is 3.1 miles.
Approximate cost per night (king suite): $130
Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour front desk, a garden, grill facilities, free WiFi, free private parking, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, a patio with pool views and a terrace, Villas Joyas Diamante Uno is located near Nutri Sabor (breakfast restaurant), Mariscos El Sirenito (seafood restaurant), Sharon’s Cafe & Bakery, Salads&Wings (bar & grill), Santana’s Sports & Snack Bar and more.
Mayan Lakes is 1.6 miles, Xtasea Tirolesa Acapulco ski lift is 2.9 miles, La Isla Acapulco Shopping Village is 3.2 miles, Forum De Mundo Imperial is 3.3 miles, Chapel of Peace is 3.4 miles, House of Culture and Acapulco Navy Historic Museum are 4.2 miles, Río Papagayo is 18.6 miles and General Juan N Alvarez International Airport is 4.6 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night: $95
Cost per person (eight people): $12
San Diego Fort Acapulco
With 2 bedrooms, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, a garden, free private parking, room service, free WiFi, air conditioning, a seating area, a kitchen, a terrace, a water park and an outdoor pool, Villas Mayan Palace is close to Vidanta Golf Course at Vidanta Acapulco (golf course), Palacio Maya (restaurant), Si Snack at Vidanta Acapulco (restaurant), Café del Lago (seafood restaurant) and more.
This location is within feet of Revolcadero Beach, 2 miles from La Isla Acapulco Shopping Village, 2.2 miles from Forum De Mundo Imperial, 4.5 miles from Chapel of Peace, 5.5 miles from House of Culture and Acapulco Navy Historic Museum, 7.6 miles from Roqueta Island, 8 miles from San Diego Fort and 3.5 miles from General Juan N Alvarez International Airport.
Approximate cost per night: $195
Cost per person (six people): $32
Las Playas Acapulco
Penthouse Villas Luna Marina has an outdoor swimming pool with ocean views, free WiFi, air conditioning, a balcony, a terrace, a garden, barbecue facilities, free parking, massage service and boat rentals. Antojitos Polette (down home cooking restaurant), OXXO (convenience store), Bar Lounge Molokini, Banquetes Aida’s (wedding venue), Pozoleria Los Flamingos (restaurant) and more are all located near this penthouse.
La Quebrada is 0.3 miles, Acapulco Cathedral is 1 mile, Roqueta Island and San Diego Fort are 1.2 miles, Palma Sola Archaeological Zone is 3.5 miles, Chapel of Peace is 4.1 miles, House of Culture is 4.3 miles, Forum De Mundo Imperial is 10.5 miles and General Juan N Alvarez Airport is 11.9 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night: $108
Cost per person (eight people): $14
La Quebrada Acapulco
This boutique hotel offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, a terrace, sea views, a restaurant, a bar, free WiFi, free private parking and a 24-hour front desk. Nearby are Jardin De Eventos Casa Mia (restaurant), Enramada Miying (restaurant), Restaurant Las Delicias, Novoa’s Los Chivitos Beach Club, Villa Rubi (seafood restaurant) and more.
From this hotel you may find Palma Sola Archaeological Zone 8.1 miles, La Quebrada and Acapulco Cathedral 8.4 miles, San Diego Fort 8.7 miles, Roqueta Island 9.7 miles, House of Culture and Acapulco Navy Historic Museum 11.8 miles, Chapel of Peace 12.3 miles, La Isla Acapulco Shopping Village 18.8 miles, Forum De Mundo Imperial 18.9 miles and General Juan N Alvarez Airport 20.3 miles.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom chalet): $186
Cost per person (five people): $38
Hotels in Acapulco deserve recognition as they are the key to reviving this once-prominent Mexican resort city. We hope that you have found great value in this information and that you have an amazing and safe trip!