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Crowne Plaza Acapulco -
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The following is David's professional opinion from a recent hotel inspection.

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Ambiance -In the heart of Acapulco Bay, this resort has a good mix of business travelers attending conferences and leisure travelers wanting to be in a great location. The lobby when you first enter seemed somewhat sterile so I was not expecting much but after seeing the whole property, I felt much better. It still amazes me how we can get an impression the minute we walk into a resort, right or wrong.

Beach - The beach is pretty typical of what you will find in the heart of Acapulco. Lot's of activity and sun seekers. But you don't stay here to get away from it all.

Charges (extra) - Since this is not an all-inclusive resort, all meals and services would be extra much like any resort in the United States.

Distances - You are right in the middle of everything so very convenient to shopping, nightlife, restaurants and the beach.

Entertainment on Property - They were auditioning a band when I was there, the original band had been there like 20 years. Time for a change I say. The Mexican restaurant also has entertainment in the evening.

Fitness Area - They have an adults only health club on the third floor which is nice to escape the crowds. The have their own pools, steam baths, whirlpools and sauna. Unfortunately there is an extra fee.

Food - They have 4 restaurants serving Mexican, International and Italian cuisine. The 4th restaurant is called Nude at the Beach. My rep said she always gets that quizzical look but the dress code is not what you might think. Just a catchy name I guess.

Getting Around - Taxi is the most convenient since you are in the heart of town.

Internet Access -They have internet access from the business center and the rooms.

Jackets and Ties - Keep them at home, but long pants and a collared shirt are always suggested for dinner. People tend to dress up more for dinner in Acapulco.

Kids - You will find children's activities here and babysitting services. I am not sure this would be my first choice for kids.

Little Known Fact-This is the landmark hotel in Acapulco due to its unique design.

Medical Services -On call medical services.

Negatives -A bit dated and worn but was advised they are going through a major renovation.

Nightlife -Acapulco is known for its nightlife. Things don't really get started until midnight and go until 5am. I on the other hand am sleeping by midnight and awake by 5am.

Pool -They have 6 pools, one that looks like a river like lagoon.

Protection - Electronic safety deposit boxes in each room.

Recreation - They have 4 clay tennis courts and the health club. Water sports are available.

Rooms -Modest size rooms that will be going through a refurbishment. The views from the upper floors are fantastic even those facing the city. You should request rooms in the 25 and 26 series for the best views.

Shopping - The were tons of small gift shops in front and within the resort. You also have a lot of shopping opportunities within walking distance of the hotel. You will not go home empty handed if shopping is important.

Spa- They do offer spa and beauty shop services.

Terrain - This is a typical high rise resort so easy to navigate and you do not have to walk far to get from your room to the beach.

Tipping-I would say use the same rules of thumb as you would do staying at a resort in the United States. A dollar goes a long way here.

View-The views from the higher floors are wonderful. You will see some of the best sunsets in Acapulco.

Weather-June through October is rainy season but more of the rain comes overnight. Acapulco boasts over 330 days of sunshine. November through April are the nicest months of the year

WOW Factor-I think convenience is the big draw here. You are so close to everything.

X-Y-Z -A good choice if you are looking for decent pricing, and a great location. I will be very curious to see what they have done to the resort after the refurbishment.

"Just the Facts"

Hotel Location

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The Crowne Plaza is located beachfront facing the entrance to Acapulco Bay, 25 minutes away from airport. Situated in the heart of the Hotel Zone, and ocean front. This beautiful property is surrounded by shopping and wonderful nightlife.


Local Phone: 011-52-744-440-5555
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-712-4156
Fax: 011 52 (744) 440 5503

Hotel Facilities

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Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Valet/Fee Required)
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 6

Features 6 swimming pools
Club de Golf Acapulco
Club de Golf Acapulco is a 9 hole public course located in the heart of Acapulco`s Golden Zone, just one block away from the convention center.
Holes: 9
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Water Sports on Site
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary

Hotel Details

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The Crown Plaza Acapulco consists of a magnificent 26-story Tower rising above a long stretch of pristine Acapulco beachfront. Each room has its own private balcony with ocean views.

Hotel amenities include three restaurants, four pool and beach bars, room service from 7:00 am to 12:00 am, three lighted tennis courts, water sports, an exercise room, beauty salon, daily activities program and Kids Club.

Beach: The Grand Hotel Acapulco is situated beachfront along Acapulco Bay.

Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 1:00 pm
Total Rooms: 427
Year Opened: 0

Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express


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Crown Plaza Acapulco features 2 meal plan options:

Limited All-inclusive Plan
No Meals

There are 5 Restaurants at Crown Plaza Acapulco:

Nude at the Beach - Lounge atmosphere, grill dinner, brunch and specialties on the beach. Not included in the All-Inclusive Plan.
Los Caracoles - Breakfast(7:00 AM to 11:00 AM), Lunch(1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Dinner(7:00pm to 10:00 PM).The main restaurant next to the swimming pool,faces the spectacular view of the Acapulco bay, fully air conditioned.Int'l.dishes,buffet dining.No reservation is required.
IL Pagliacci - Where you will be able to enjoy fine Italian cuisine in a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere, with a unique taste from our recognized Chef. Open from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Must be 16 years old and over. Reservations are required.
Los Arcos - Dinner(6:30 PM - 9:30 PM).With an exquisite "Mexican patio" decoration style fully air conditioned, this restaurant offers you delicious Mexican cuisine with personalized service "a la Carte". Reservation required.
Late Taco Bar - Open 11:00 pm to 1:00 am. For those who wish to finish the night with a last touch, this is the perfect place where you will find great traditional Mexican tacos and many more delicious snacks.

Activities & Entertainment

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Daily Activities & Entertainment:

Daily Activities Program, Water Sports, Exercise Room.

Children's Programs

The Kid`s Club includes activities for children ages 4 thru 10, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 10 years old.

Children's Facilities
Game Room

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