Still-fascinating, clean hotel; amazing history
Posted Jan 25, 2016
I stayed Jan. 13-20, 2016, in Room 203.
Though the hotel is no longer new and a few sections have been closed off, it is still overall very comfortable and clean, with a responsive staff.
The hotel consists of groups of spacious rooms built into the cliffs at the top of La Quebrada, where the famous Acapulco cliff divers perform. Many rooms have small balconies overlooking the ocoan.
It has an amazing history; you can find a wall famous guests from the past have signed -- ex. Clint Eastwood, Mel Ferrer, etc. The first famous guest an Acapulco taxi driver mentioned was former US President Lyndon B. Johnson.
The sections still open have been reasonably maintained, and despite their age kept very clean.
But demanding guests should remember that being clean is not the same as being brand new.
The combination tub/shower (many Acapulco hotels have only a shower) was well worn, but there was always lots of hot water, both there and at the sink, and lots of towels -- large and white and fluffy.
The quiet air conditioning worked perfectly, with air aimed against a far wall so there was no draft on the bed.
The hotel, with few guests, was exceptionally peaceful and quiet.
A few things did not work upon check-in -- the sink's drain had to be unclogged (quickly fixed), and one remote was missing for the old tube-style TV.
If things like that would ruin your vacation, this hotel is not for you.
But if staying in a clean, quiet place with amazing history is, then I recommend it highly