Ratings based on 95 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Oregon
We loved our trip!Posted Jan 26, 2015
Pros: We loved the location and amenities. Really appreciated the air conditioning.
Location: This hotel is right on the beach. You can walk to so many wonderful restaurants. Fishing, swimming, snorkeling, zip lining, shopping...it's all there.
The Hotel Aura del Mar was perfect for us. The room was spacious and comfortable. The view was amazing. This property does have stairs down to the pool and beach, but we were aware of this when we booked so we had no surprises. This was our first time in Zihautanejo and we were happy to find no crowds. The pool and beach were never crowded. This hotel is in walking distance to shopping and restaurants. We cannot say enough nice things!
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Washington State
Very welcoming and comfortable.Posted Dec 19, 2014
We really enjoyed our stay. Great helpful staff. Perfect location for beach and town. Spacious rooms with views. Frig and a coffee pot. Comfy beds. Nice grounds. Kayaks and paddle boards to borrow. Good little pool. Nice spa. We loved it and stayed even longer this time. Many repeat visitors.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Palo Alto, CA
Great location, awesome hotel!Posted Nov 29, 2014
This is a really beautiful older hotel. Me and my husband stayed here for 5 days in November. We stayed in a junior suite and the room was pleasantly spacious and functional. There was a flat screen TV, in room wifi (advertised as high speed but it was mostly slow), a small refrigerator, iron & ironing board & basic toiletries. The room had a large balcony with jacuzzi (that we didn't use), sun beds and table & chairs. It was very clean and the service was excellent. We had 2 maintenance issues which were dealt with immediately & professsionally. All the rooms in this hotel are ocean facing with a view. This means that there are quite a few stairs but totally worth the effort. I'm not fit at all but managed to climb to the top without stopping although huffing a little. The pool area was awesome with plenty of sun beds, chairs & hammocks. There is also a spa and my husband had a massage which he said was excellent. The restaurant is on the beach and we ate there the 1st night as we were too tired to go elsewhere. The food was OK but overpriced. There are many excellent restaurants one block away from the hotel at street level. Town, the market and more shops and restaurants are in easy walking distance along the waterfront from the hotel. Overall an outstanding experience and I will definitely stay here again!
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom boston, ma
Charming boutique hotelPosted Nov 24, 2014
Had the great pleasure of a stay at the delightful hotel Aura del Mar in Zihuatanejo. This hotel is very aesthetically pleasing complete with talking parrot. We found the food to be excellent. Would highly recommend this charming hotel.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom Bay Area, California
Zihuatanejo exudes the charm of old MexicoPosted Nov 20, 2014
Pros: Great location for the view and the breeze. Also, close enough to walk to town "el centro", the market, the archeolgical museum. Restaurants abound.
Cons: The hotel is old and needing maintenance. Not to detract from its' charm, but it seems to be crumbling away.
Location: Great as a base for exploring the area. Be sure and visit the archeolgical musuem. Also, for snorkeling and diving, Captain Frederick is the best!
The Hotel Aura del Mar (formerly Brisas del Mar) is perfectly situated to catch the views, the breezes and the sunsets over the bay. The front desk stands in front of an amazing tapestry; it is done by hand, colorful and imaginative. In a simple way it illustrates the cycles of life and the joys we can all appreciate. Hallways and rooms are decorated with original paintings and examples of Mexican folk art can be found throughout the hotel. The restaurant with its' attentive and competent staff also faces the bay. There is a wood fired pizza oven that bakes pizza to order from noon to six. Happy hour is on the terrace daily (except Wednesdays) from 5 to 6. Two drinks for the price of one and they throw in the sunset for free!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 16, 2014
Excellent service, clean, great view, beach, comfortable rooms. Authentic Mexico.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great hotel, Perfect locationPosted Oct 28, 2014
Great hotel right on the beach. close to town and everything. there is a nice small market across the street for everything you need. friendly staff and a beautiful location!!!
Recommendedby Laurie and Johnfrom California
Fantastic HotelPosted Oct 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
The view and location were unbelievable. Close to town and restaurants and right on the beach. Hotel staff were friendly and very accommodating. Hotel facilities were clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
for Familiesby A verified travelerfrom Michoacán
Todas las comodidades de un hotel de lujoPosted Aug 5, 2014
Pros: Servicio, limpieza, amenidades, vista.
Location: Los sábados la gente del pueblo acude a la plaza para disfrutar de diferentes actividades, hay muy buenos restaurantes como La sirena Gorda,etc.
En la habitación: tele, internet, a.c., jacuzzi, hamaca, cocineta, batas de baño, toallas de playa y de baño, plancha, secadora, espejo de aumento, shampoo, jabón de cara, de cuerpo de manos, crema, enjuague... mucho más!! La vista desde mi habitación era sensacional. Impecable, personal amabilísimo, alberca deliciosa, por la noche te iban a dejar un dulcesito y dejar la cama lista para dormir. Solo la playa estaba algo sucia porque había llovido y cerca está la salida de un canal. Cerca del centro del pueblo y de buenos restaurantes. Me gustó. Y buenas tarifas con Expedia!
Recommendedby Michellefrom Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful and quaintPosted Jul 16, 2014 on Hotels.com
Just stayed two nights (July 2014) at the Hotel Aura del Mar and it exceeded expectations. The hotel was charming and authentic and gave a local Mexican feel but also was modern enough to meet American expectations of quality. Location was good and close to markets and restaurants. On the beach and while there are nicer beaches around, it was lovely. Small pool and a decent on-site restaurant. The room was cute and the beds comfortable. Beautiful view from the balcony and a personal hot tub (which we didn't use). Good air conditioning. A nice relatively inexpensive hotel choice - would definitely recommend.