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The Fairmont Acapulco Princess -
A to Z Inspection

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The following is David's professional opinion from a recent hotel inspection.

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Ambiance -This has to be one of the largest and best resorts in all of Acapulco. You have three towers, one of which resembles a Mayan pyramid. The property is well designed and the grounds here are beautiful.

Beach - The beach is very large and even though technically all the beaches in Acapulco are public, you will be hard pressed to find vendors on this beach since it is pretty difficult to get to without entering the resort. Depending on the winds the undertow can be strong more times than not for swimming in the ocean.

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 - Very convenient to the airport, less than 10 minutes. You are about 25-30 minutes from Acapulco Bay.

Entertainment on Property - Music plays in some of the lounges and they have one of the hippest discos in town where they bring in Salsa Bands from Havana Cuba.

Fitness Area - They have an excellent fitness area and two indoor and 9 outdoor tennis courts. They hold the Mexican Tennis Open yearly at this resort.

Food - If you want plenty of dining choices, this resort has them. They have 5 restaurants, serving Italian, Mexican, and international cuisines.

Getting Around - Taxi is the best method though expect to pay a pretty penny to get to town and back. I would not suggest renting a car for driving here will test your skills and nerves.

Internet Access -They have wireless internet access from the business center and common areas. They also have internet access from the rooms.

Jackets and Ties - Keep them at home, but long pants and a collared shirt for the men is highly suggested for dinner .

Kids - They have a kids club called Princesslandia, which has a supervised children's program offering a variety of activities such as miniature golf, basketball, soccer, painting lessons, water polo, water volleyball and more. The kids will also love the water slides in the pools. Babysitting is available with an extra charge. Normally you also have to cover the taxi transportation for the babysitter.

Little Known Fact-This is the home of the very first swim-up bar in the world. They were told they were crazy at the time for putting a bar in the pool. Crazy like a fox I say! They were also the first to have an open air lobby.

Medical Services -On call medical services.

Negatives -Since this is such a large resort, it is the only one in Acapulco that can handle large groups and conventions so be prepared at times to see a lot of people here.

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 - If you have read any of my reviews you know I am a big pool person. I love waterfalls, water slides, and swim-up pool bars. The more pools the better. I am in pool heaven here!

Protection - Electronic safety deposit boxes in each room.

Recreation - Between the tennis and water sports, the Fairmont boasts two championship golf courses right on the property.

Rooms -They have been refurbishing the rooms over the last year and the rooms are tastefully done. The room size is pretty typical for Mexico and you will pay more for the ocean views. It is worth it though!

Shopping -I think they have more shops here than some of the shopping centers in town.

Spa- By far, they have the nicest spa facilities in all of Acapulco. This is definitely a signature of this resort.

Terrain - Put your walking shoes on for this is a large resort. After you get your bearings it is not as bad as it seems but still a large resort.

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 oceanfront rooms have fantastic views and the Junior suites are almost double the size on the corners with a balcony that wraps around.

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-The upscale resort feeling and the service that Fairmont is known for.

X-Y-Z -If you like a larger resort with pretty much everything you need without leaving the resort, this is a perfect choice.

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"Just the Facts"

Hotel Location

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This deluxe resort is set on 480 acres of tropical paradise along Revolcadero Beach, 5 miles (10 minutes) away from the International Airport, and 20 minutes from downtown Acapulco. It is adjacent to its sister property, The Fairmont Pierre Marques.


Local Phone: 011-52-744-469-1000
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-441-1414
Fax: 52-744-469-10-18

Hotel Facilities

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Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (10 miles)
Number of Pools: 5
Outdoor Pools: 5     
The hotel offers four freshwater pools and one saltwater lagoon with a water slide and waterfalls.
The resort golf course was designed by Ted Robinson and features 6,355 yards meandering through tropical forest and around blue lagoons. Guests also have access to the course at the Fairmont Pierre Marques.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $125.00 (approx.)
Cart Fee: Contact hotel.
Club Rental Fees: $40.00 (APPROX.)
Caddy: Contact hotel.
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 11
Outdoor Courts: 9
Indoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 11
Court Fee: $16 Day/$26 Night
Racquet Rental Fees: $4.00 per hour
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Other Sports: Basketball court (free)
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge

Hotel Details

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Famous for its striking architecture, the Fairmont Acapulco Princess features an open air lobby, cascading waterfalls, five free-form swimming pools, swim up bars and 480 acres of manicured grounds.

This luxury resort is situated beachfront with its own golf course, property features include eleven lighted tennis courts, five swimming pools, five restaurants, four bars, nightly entertainment, and the Yuca Live Salsa Club.

Beach: Beyond the hotel lies the Pacific Ocean with its endless beach and white sand.

Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 1:00 pm
Total Rooms: 1017
Year Opened: 1971

Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express


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The Fairmont Acapulco Princess features 1 meal plan options:

No Meals-Optional Meal Plans are available.

There are 5 Restaurants at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess:

Chula Vista - A casual restaurant offering International cuisine with an "Al Fresco" experience.
Café Los Angeles - A casual deli-style café serving lunch and snacks.
Veranda - An informal Italian restaurant.
La Hacienda - Mexican cuisine served in an environment of casual elegance.
Beach Club Restaurant & Bar - Located between the two pools, serving light lunches, snacks and seafood specialties.

Activities & Entertainment

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Daily Activities & Entertainment:

Volleyball, Ping Pong, Table Games, Painting Classes, Aqua Aerobics.

Nightly Activities & Entertainment:

Yuca Live Salsa Club.

Children's Programs

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Kids activities include Volleyball, Ping Pong, Table Games, Clowns, Painting Classes,Turtle Races, Birthday Cakes, Baby Disco (Some activities are only available on Easter, Christmas, and Summer).
Applicable Ages: 4 to 11 years old.
Program Fees: Complimentary.

Children's Facilities
Game Room

Babysitting Fee: $5.00 per hour
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

If the babysitting service is required after 10:00 pm, an additional $12.00 is required.

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