Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa All Inclusive

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2018 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Guaranteed room upgrade, fruit basket & bottle of wine.
Family: Two kids 12 and under Stay and Eat Free when sharing a room with adults.

A beauty on Mexico's Gold Coast, Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa All Inclusive presents one of Mexico's most enjoyable all-inclusive vacation experiences. Located just across the street from Ixtapa's shopping center, this deluxe resort offers well-appointed rooms with Mexican flair, from the red tile floors to the hammock on the balcony. Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa's contemporary Mexican architecture lends an atmosphere of early Mexican colonialism and features Mexican colonial gardens and fountains throughout the resort.

Chiqui-Club offers non-stop fun for the youngest members of the family with age-appropriate games and educational activities, many with a Mexican theme. For the adults there are two lively theme parties every week. Or take an excursion to try your hand at deep-sea fishing. Enjoy the fitness center and work up a sweat in the steam room or sauna. Take in the live nightly entertainment and music right on the resort. Of course, if you're feeling adventurous, the best nightlife that Ixtapa has to offer is within walking distance.

Exquisite dining is available at the four restaurants. Enjoy a gourmet experience or dig in to some authentic Italian cuisine. If you just can't decide, there is always the buffet with an array of delicious choices to tempt your taste buds. It's all here and it's all included!
The Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa All Inclusive is located directly on the beach in the heart of the hotel zone, 20 minutes away from the airport. There is a shopping center across the street and the best Ixtapan nightlife is within walking distance.

Local Phone: 011-52-755-55...
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-327-0200
Fax: 011-52-755-30156
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (Walking distance)
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Swim-up Bar
This resort offers one swimming pool divided into 3 sections: children, activities and relaxation pools. Swim-up bar in the main pool.
Marina Ixtapa - 5 minutes
The Marina Ixtapa is an 18-hole, Par 72 golf course designed by Robert Von Hagge. The 6,807 yard "Dunes Style"" course features three kilometers of canals that snake their way though the course, creating a challenge for even the best of golfers.
Holes: 18
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Hobie Cats: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Motorboats: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Raquetball: Additional Charge
Bicycles: Complimentary
Other Sports: Bicycle tour, volley ball
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Additional Charge
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Complimentary
Steam Room: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa`s contemporary Mexican architecture lends an atmosphere of early Mexican colonialism. This Inclusive property features Mexican colonial gardens and fountains, and children under 6 are free when staying w/ their parents This resort offers four restaurants, three bars, unlimited domestic and imported drinks, nightly entertainment, nightly music, two tennis courts, and a fitness center with a steam room, sauna and aerobics. Beach: This property borders the best beach in the area, it is centrally located and 10 meters long. Due tostrong ocean currents, non-motorized water sports are not offered. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 2:00 pm
Total Rooms: 420
Year Opened: 1976 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
No pets allowed, and no outside guests. Anyone who is not booked to stay at the hotel, but still wishes to visit its grounds, may purchase a day pass for $32. Room service is available for a fee. No Spring Breakers. 1 gourmet dinner per stay.
Located in an eleven story building with amazing views of the bay, these rooms include two double beds, a full bathroom, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Room Safe
Suite includes one king bed or two double beds, a living area with a sofa bed, two bathrooms, a Jacuzzi, and beautiful ocean views. Suite also features an exclusive area on the beach with complimentary drinks.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Room Safe
Located in a three story building, these rooms include one king bed or two double beds, a full bathroom, and pool views. Some rooms have a balcony or terrace.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Room Safe
Located in a three story building, these rooms include one king bed or two double beds, a full bathroom, and garden views. Some rooms have a balcony or terrace.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Room Safe
Located by a pool near the beach, these rooms include one king bed or two double beds, a full bathroom, a minibar, and a balcony or terrace with a hammock and beautiful oceanfront views.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Room Safe

Room service available from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (for an additional fee). Complimentary wireless internet access.
Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa All Inclusive features 1 meal plan options:
There are 4 Restaurants at Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa All Inclusive:
Frutas & Flores - Buffet and a la carte, national and international menus. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Indoor and outdoor seating.
La Terraza - A la carte restuarant serving a different menu each night. Different menus include Mexican, Italian, Oriental, Mediterranean, and Spanish cuisine. Open for dinner only. Reservations required.
Cana Brava - Oceanfront snack area open from noon to 6:00 p.m.
La Isla Buffet - Buffet open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Ocean views.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily activities are available.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
There are two weekly theme parties, nightly entertainment, live music.
Chiqui Club offers both fun and educational activities,many with Mexican theme. Kid'sare taught basic Spanish and authentic Mexican songs and dances in addition to playing Mexican games.
Applicable Ages: 4-11 years old

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: Fee required.
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Great Family Vacation
Mar 28 2017
We take a big family vacation about once every 5 years and came back to Ixtapa after not having been here for 15 years. To our delight, it has not changed much. We decided to go all-inclusive this time since our kids were older and of drinking age. It worked out very well for our family. The food, which seems to be the issue with most reviewers, was fine. You have to remember that Ixtapa is a vacation destination for mostly vacationing Mexicans and the food selections caters to that. We found it refreshing to be eating authentic Mexican food for breakfast and lunch (dinners we always ate at a local restaurant outside the resort). The only suggestion I would give is to have fresh fruit available ALWAYS. That should be a staple on every buffet every day, breakfast and lunch. The drinks were also good but would prefer larger cups than what they offered (good idea to bring an insulated mug so you can consolidate a few into one). Bartenders were friendly, except for one in the sports bar...wish I remembered his name. One night there was a Mexican Fiesta dinner in the courtyard, and what a presentation that was! It took them literally two days to set up and we were not disappointed. Again, authentic Mexican fare for dinner with different food stations scattered throughout the courtyard. Very impressive. The pools were nice but was not a big fan of the "shallow" pool. We spent most of our time at the "quiet" pool and it worked well for us. Didn't appreciate that they allowed smoking poolside but they did a pretty good job of policing that and other unwanted activity. Pools looked like they could use a little cleaning around the inside rims....kind of a slimy ring around it. Rooms were nice and cleaned well. Nice soaps and hair products. Can't say enough about Jorge at the front desk. He was very accommodating with my family and went out of his way to provide my wife with tips for running and swimming during her stay. When we told him mid week that we were eating dinner off site, he offered to have the chef prepare a special dinner for us. We did not take him up on the offer but the gesture was very kind. The hotel location is perfect. Outside the hotel we found many restaurants and sports bars. Our favorite was Casa Morelos. Also close to the market where my wife and kids spent some time shopping for souvenirs. The only excursion we took was to Ixtapa Island. Unfortunately, it was the weekend of a Mexican holiday and it was packed. We had fun snorkeling but it would be best to avoid the weekend there. The best part of the vacation was the beaches and waves. We spent a lot of time in the water but were smart enough to stay out when the waves got over 20' high. The beach is great for walking and it took my wife and I about 75 minutes to walk it from end to end. Overall, a very nice vacation. Not a place to go if you want all the comforts of home (US), but that's exactly what we liked about it and why we plan to come back in the next 5 years again. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g153445-d155708-r470828457-Holiday_Inn_Resort_Ixtapa-Ixtapa_Zihuatanejo_Pacific_Coast.html#
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Where were some of the amenities?
Mar 21 2017
I am sure the description said steamroom sauna and min-golf. Sauna out of order. Steamroom could not be found. Mini-golf found but it looked like it was about year since it was last used. Parts of the resort does need updating. Entertainment was bad but that was expected. Food, , , , unlike other reviews, was not bad for buffets. Lots of selections, but some very odd selections. Chicken and beef dishes for breakfast? Cereal out for dinner? Drinks were fine. Snack foods not the best. Room had ants. Room in winter about 85 degrees with AC set at 68.
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A place to return to
Mar 01 2017
We have been to the area and hotel 15+ times and it is our favorite spot. Great for families and those seeking a low key beach vacation.
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Holiday Inn Resort & Ixtapa
Feb 15 2017
No gloves worn by any food workers. 25% of our party became ill.
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Like Family Far From Home
Jan 19 2017
We have been vacationing in Ixtapa for many years. We always stay at the Holiday Inn because we know the staff there. Many of them have worked there for over 20 years and we always enjoy catching up with them when we return. Hugo and the activities department make it a lot of fun to play volleyball on the beach and to do water aerobics. We also enjoy taking the morning bike ride. The wait staff is always very friendly and we look forward to connecting with Manuel, Carlos, Lourdes, Zorayda, Thomas, Cesar, Alfredo, Samuel, Adan, and others. Cleofus the towel guy is also a love. They all go the extra mile and make our stay absolutely wonderful.
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Review: Ixtapa Holiday Inn
Mar 31 2016
We were disappointed, and we know that we are not the only guests that felt so. We were quite dismayed when we arrived at hotel @ 12pm or so 3.20.16. Check in was extremely crowded, confusing and time consuming, > 1 hour. Our room and general quality of hotel and grounds was disappointing. The food was mediocre and seemed to be re-served in different combinations at subsequent meals. Worst of all was the feeling we had that many daytrippers/families arrived as the week progressed, making the dining areas, pool and beach extremely crowded and staff spread thin. We would have a appreciated more adult exercise options - we participated in one water aerobics class and the instructor (a young woman) was delightful. Nighttime entertainment was clearly directed at a much younger crowd (we are in our 50s). The lobbies and hallways at night were very noisy with revelers returning to their rooms. We would have a appreciated a small refrigerator in our room, or at the very least a hall way ice machine. The sun was lovely, but otherwise it's very unlikely that we'll be returning.
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Hotel service not as good as two years ago.
Feb 24 2016
Pool service and beach service was not provided as it was in the past. The bar service was good when it was open however the bars were often closed. The air conditioner in our room did not work properly
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Just relax!!
Jan 21 2016
We have stayed a number of times at the Presidente (now Holiday Inn) and have tremendously enjoyed every minute of it. From year to year we're able to reconnect with the staff because many of them have worked there for many years. They have become like family to us. Hugo and Stephanie and now Alberto are great activity hosts and we LOVE playing beach volleyball twice a day with them. Our room is always clean and the towel/floral arrangements are always a treat. The servers like Carlos, Rosario, Manuel, Samuel, Guierrmo, and Alfredo are always welcoming and go out of their way to make sure we have bacon and toast with our breakfasts and kahlua and ice cream for dessert after supper. The location of the hotel is perfect for walking the beach and for going to the shops and cafes and for catching the bus to go to Ixtapa Island. If you go into this place knowing it's not a brand new luxury resort, you'll have the vacation of a lifetime. Just RELAX!! and enjoy!!
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Nice Hotel
Apr 16 2014
Presidente Intercontinental is rated 4 apples which is about right. Older property but very well maintained. The staff is outstanding. Dining choices are limited. Only a buffet or one sit down choice each night. Lunch was buffet or burgers/hot dogs by the pool. Only one bar open at night so it was sometimes a trek to get a drink. Again, it isn't 5 or 6 apples so it met my expectations. Very good value for what we paid.
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Apr 09 2014
Too many local Nationals with a MILLION kids overtook the place on both weekends we were there, very disappointed. Could not have a peaceful day at the pool or beach. Bed too hard, air conditioning not great, food just ok. Staff was good but all did not speak English. Flight (Aeromexico) eexcellent & Piccante Sunset cruise great!
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Great Vacation
Feb 26 2014
We enjoyed all of our vacation, including the pool, the ocean, the service and the motel
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Holiday Inn Resort
Cwm_2013, Victoria, Canada
Wed Jan 10 07:49:35 EST 2018
We stayed at this resort from the end of November and to mid December. Our room quite nice, a decent size with a coffee maker but no fridge only an ice bucket. It was quite clean - Cleaning was carried out every day, very occasionally the amount of hot water was poor and the number of towels was variable sometimes not all were replaced and sometimes there were extra. The towel sculptures were quite elaborate as mentioned by others. Regardless, in general the cleaning was very good both in our room and about the resort in general. The balcony large, faced the main activity pool and was shared with the adjoining room but we used it every day. This pool was also the children’s pool so during the day there was considerable noise. The food was good, quite a lot of Mexican fair but the the quality and variety were with a lot of local ingredients. It was rare to find the food was dried out or sitting too long. The resort had 3 options for restaurants, there were bars at the pools and a sports bar. There were scheduled entertainments or activities in the evenings but if one is staying for more than 1 week they are the same or very similar shows. The service from all the staff was very good. The location was great, very near restaurants, bars and shopping. Swimming was adventurous and not for the faint of hearted due to strong wave action. The beach was generally clean but there were cigarette butts and glasses in places. There are a large number loungers with pretty adequate shade - no drinks were served on the beach.

Excellent location Great staff.
scrapy1967, Kelowna, Canada
Thu Jan 04 16:54:09 EST 2018
Stayed here for 10 nights during Christmas / New Years. We were provided a room directly over the beach with a perfect ocean view. Room was recently renovated and was very modern. Bed was great, and A/C worked perfectly. The resort puts a lot of the lounge chairs on the beach and not so many around the pools, so it was tough at times to get a pool chair. The ones on the beach are great though and many have shade options, and are only steps to the bar. Food was good but not great, and the bar closes at midnight which was a bit of a let down. Directly across the street there are dozens of local food options (Franks, and General's are great) and tons of authentic shopping options. The ocean was warm and great for swimming, the beach is very clean. Went parasailing and rented a jet ski. Had a great time. Staff at hotel was very good.

Beach getaway
Esveibi S, Sw Grand Mound,
Wed Jan 03 12:37:59 EST 2018
The resort is nice, rooms were clean and beds were comfy. There are no mini fridge in the rooms. The food was ok. One night was very good but the other night was plain food. Was not too pleased. The snack restaurant offers good options but u have to order from the manu.

Comfortable, great location in Ixtapa
Suzanne H, DF
Mon Jan 01 10:31:44 EST 2018
Spent Christmas weekend in the "pool view" rooms which were recently (summer) remodeled. Beds are comfortable, shower pressure can be adjusted to your personal preference, and there is a coffee maker. There are also bottles a couple of bottles of water; however, no mini bar. We stayed in the "all inclusive" plan and if you want room service there is a small (yet extra!) charge each time you order. Interesting to point out that the air conditioning is "regulated" - lowest you can set it at is 20ºC (68ºF) and the fact that it cannot be turned off !!! Sure it's nice to walk in to a cool room after being outside in the heat but, this is not an ecology- oriented hotel !!! and in the 21st C ! And, just remodeled ! The restaurants are clean, and the food is ok, nothing great yet tasty. Mexican Night on Saturday is a MUST - the folklore dancing show and great set-up of food stands is something to experience, especially if you are a foreigner. Staff amicable and helpful in all areas. Pool activities personnel are quite funny too ! Location is a major plus. It is across the street from shops, bars (famous Señor Frogs!), and the local market. Delphinarium is a 10 min walk and the marina 15 -20 mins. Facilities are clean, yet some places clearly need remodeling. There is a spa, and there are two pools which have wonderful cool water temperature. One thing to consider, though, is the fact that they are quite shallow - the deepest section is only 1.30 cm (4'2") which can be a shortcoming for taller guests. There is also a small kid's pool. Also, loved the fact that there were always chaise longues available at the beach, and most of the time a palala, as well. Too bad there is no waiter service neither at the pool nor at the beach and one must get up, and go over to the pool bar to get a drink. All in all, if you are not a foodie, enjoy walking, browsing about and shpooing, if you do not mind getting up from your rest to get a drink, and / or are on a budget, it is the place to stay.

Great Holiday
Fri Dec 15 08:12:33 EST 2017
My husband and I will give it 3.5 stars. We stayed for two weeks. The price is right and what we excepted since we planned to go right across the street and go to different restaurants instead of being stuck in the resort the whole time. The buffet was good some nights and they changed it up my favourite was the Asian night and the fiesta night on Saturdays is good. You could always find something to eat. The snack bar was fine except I wish they would just get bottles for condiments instead of little packages which weren’t easy to open. The rooms are great with comfortable beds which is very important. Maid service was great The staff were the best! Thanks to Alfredo at the snack bar who was very pleasant and efficient Carlos at breakfast was very attentive and Francis at the swim up bar was very friendly And helpful!! We loved the firm sandy beach to walk on everyday!!! For the right price we will be back!!

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