Krystal Ixtapa

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Ixtapa is a small fishing village on the Mexican Pacific, where life is casual and relaxed and retains the quiet charm and tranquility of years gone by. With an abundance of sunny days, this is the perfect spot to truly get away from it all and indulge in life's simple pleasures. Krystal Ixtapa is located on one of the best beaches in Ixtapa's hotel zone. It features a glorious combination of modern architecture, deluxe hotel accommodations, and delicious cuisine. Krystal Ixtapa is all you want in an Ixtapa vacation and more!

The main pool area is the centerpiece of Krystal Ixtapa and is considered to be one of the most unique and beautiful pools in all of Ixtapa. The pool area features a rock waterfall, areas for watersports, and the ultimate in fun no matter how old you are: a waterslide! Take a water aerobics class, try your hand at a game of tennis or lounge on beach under a Palapa. If you're a sports fan, you can relax in the sports bar and play a game of pool or catch a game on the many flat screen TV's. Children will find their own little piece of paradise at Krystal Kamp Kids' Club featuring a wide variety of entertainment and children's pool. The options are endless!

Located on a stretch of golden sand beach, Krystal Ixtapa offers convenient access to nightlife and restaurants. Explore the wide variety of dining choices, including the Casablanca-style ambience of the famous Bogart's Restaurant or dance the night away at Christine Nightclub.
The property is located on the main beach on Ixtapa Bay, within convenient access of nightlife and restaurants. The airport is 25 minutes away.

Local Phone: 011-52-755-55-30
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-231-9860
Fax: 011-52-755-30336
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (3 minutes)
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
There are two panoramic swimming pools with a diving area, cascading waterfall and slide.
Marina Ixtapa
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
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Krystal Ixtapa is an eleven-story beachfront resort with 255 air-conditioned rooms housed within a V-shaped tower. Every ocean view room has a terrace or patio, and two doubles or one king bed. The Krystal features three a la carte restaurants including Bogart's, two bars, 24-hour room service, Christine Disco ($) Beach: The hotel is situated on a sandy strip of the main beach. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 1:00 pm
Total Rooms: 255
Year Opened: 1980 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
Spring Break Policy: Must be 18 years of age, $100.00 per person deposit required and must have one parent or chaperon.
369 sq. ft., King or two double beds, Private balcony, Pacific ocean-view, Marble floors, 27" TV, Room safe, Radio, Mini-bar, Coffee maker, Phone, Hairdryer.
Other Amenities -
Other Amenities -
369 sq. ft., King bed or two doubles, Private balcony with view of the Pacific Ocean, Located on the 11th floor, Sitting area, Marble floors, 27" TV, WiFi, Private check-in/out, Complimentary continental breakfast & afternoon cocktails/appetizers.
Other Amenities -
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
369 sq. ft., King bed or two doubles, Private balcony with view of the Pacific Ocean,Located on the 11th floor, Sitting area, Marble floors, 27" TV, WiFi, Private check-in/out, Complimentary continental breakfast & afternoon cocktails/appetizers.
Other Amenities -
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
369 sq. ft., King or two double beds, Private balcony, Pacific ocean-view, Marble floors, 27" TV, Room safe, Radio, Mini-bar, Coffee maker, Phone, Hairdryer.
Other Amenities -
Krystal Ixtapa features 2 meal plan options:
Limited All-inclusive Plan-Optional Inclusive Plan
No Meals
There are 3 Restaurants at Krystal Ixtapa:
Bogart`s - A specialty restaurant with a Casablanca-style ambience, "the Best In Town" Closed on Sundays.
Las Velas - A Seafood restaurant.
Aquamarina - Cafeteria.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Pool and beach activities.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Disco on site.

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 1108reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
First time at Krystal and Ixtapa
Apr 18 2018
Service at Krystal was excellent. Food was excellent if you like Mexican food. Only complain was few varieties on desserts and no ice cream to cool off. Loved the long sandy beach. We had to get up early to reserve the palapas on the beach; however, the morning walks were wonderful. Not many vendors on beach-pro&con. We stayed during Mexico's spring break and the pools were very busy-lots of kids. The hotel is located in a very nice area very safe to walk at night. Food outside hotel was abundant. Lots of restaurants. We ate at Reuben's-best charbroiled burgers. Also food at Chili Beans was great both for breakfast and dinner. We also took bus to town(20 min ride) and we felt safe. Only disappointment is that buses don't stop close to the town's main pier-we walked 15-20 mins. This was our first time to Ixtapa and we want to go back again.
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Not what we were looking forward to....
Jan 20 2018
Staff was very friendly, facilities were fair, the food was horrible. Buffet looked like recreations of the previous nights leftovers.
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Few amenities, poor service for non-inclusive guests
Mar 09 2017
We like the Krystal because it's one of the few Ixtapa hotels that offer a non-inclusive option. There have been many changes, though, that cater to inclusive customers and affect the enjoyment of everyone else -- no pool bar, no waiters on the beach, poor service at the poolside grill and bar, lower quality of food and drinks. The hotel and its staff have no incentive to offer good food or good service because so many guests aren't paying separately for it.
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Updating needed
Mar 13 2014
The hotel is very clean but needs some updating. While sitting with Elias, your rep on Sunday morning in the lounge area near the elevators, a shower of pebble sized pieces of plaster fell on my head. It did not hurt me in any way, just a weird surprise. But why was it falling?? The tile top of a table in our room was all stained and should have something to clean the "marble" or possibly replace it. You had to ask constantly to obtain a face cloth. Jose, one of the servers for the bar area, was outstanding. He is outgoing, friendly, good English and a very hard worker. He deserves an A+ for service. Overall, it was a great stay. Thank you so much.
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Krystal slipping
Jan 28 2014
We have stayed at the Ixpapa Krystal many times over the past 30 years. The pool and beach are wonderful. Furniture in the palapa area is old and not enough of it . Management has reduced the number of English channels to save money. No ESPN in the rooms, only in the bar. They do take advantage of the great ambience. of being able to dine along the beach. This is now available only some night and is a buffet. We go for the pool and beach and it is first class.
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Loved my Week
Mar 21 2013
This is the third time I have stayed at the Krystal. The employees were very accommodating, friendly, and helpful! The rooms are very nice and the view from the rooms are all wonderful! I can't wait to come back next year!
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Mar 08 2013
We have been going to Ixtapa for 30 years. We go because of the spectacular beach. What Ixtapa is lacking is a luxury hotel on the beach. The Krystal has fallen into disrepair over the years.
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lack of bar service for non all-inclusive guests
Feb 19 2013
bar service for non-all-inclusive guests needs to improve.
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Jan 30 2012
We were dissappointed that dinner was never served in the hotel beach front restaurant. Otherwise we very much liked the hotel.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great assistance
valeriafragac, Queretaro City, Mexico
Mon Oct 08 11:39:51 EDT 2018
Front desk was very helpful and kind. They gave us a great assistance in a great room as we expected. The hotel is very nice and the pool is very friendly! They helped us to have such a great time during all our vacation! Just the best hotel in ixtapa !

Fun place for a day pass
roguetraveling, Portland, Oregon
Mon Aug 27 12:00:55 EDT 2018
We spent two days here hanging out at the pool, having free cocktails and food (included in day pass). the pool is HUGE, the slide is fun. They play music rather loudly, which might be a problem for some, but I liked it. 5 minute walk to beach with palapas if you want to be there instead. Food was so-so, but for the price, good. We had hit and miss service from the staff. One day it was amazing and the next lousy.

Good place to not stay at
makeitso4u, Chicago, Illinois
Tue Jul 31 08:15:16 EDT 2018
This is a nice hotel and right on the beach. It big and a lot of people including kids stay here. The service was good but you get lost in the shuffle. the pool area can really get busy and noisy with loud music... The restaurants are ok but not super. But here's the good news. Safe beautiful beach. Nice nightlife close by. Great Surfing (watch out for sharks... I surfed here and at the river mouth and it was great. I saw a lot of little hammerheads. Zihuatanejo is a small fishing village just a few miles south and you couldn't ask for a more romantic, quiet place with great food. So for the price the Krystal is a good place to sleep and store your stuff but many great place to escape and explore.

Great value!
Mon Jun 18 04:20:37 EDT 2018
For what I paid I could not ask for anything more. The rooms were spotless, staff was more than accommodating, perfect location, beautiful beach, very happy guests, breakfasts were great! If I was going for the food I would have spent literally ten times more and stayed at the Barcelo. My mother is in a wheelchair and two of the staff literally carried her IN her wheelchair down to the beach! Will definitely be going back!

Great hotel staff made a near perfect getaway even better. More than I expected!
aliceloves2travel, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mon Apr 02 21:45:11 EDT 2018
First time for me at the Krystal, though my companion stays there every year. Loved the location in Ixtapa-short walk to town for restaurants and shopping. Close to a bike/running path that was safe (though I would prefer to go with someone as it is secluded, even with workers and maintenance around.) Public transportation (bus stop) right in front of the hotel. (Love taking local public transportation when I travel to catch a real flavor of the city.) Our room was lovely-not uber luxury, but clean, nice, good bed and pillows. Ocean and beach view from our room and balcony were spectacular. The Krystal food truck outside was outstanding-great shrimp tacos and inexpensive. What really cinched it however, was the staff. We changed rooms after two days (minor snafu with the usual room we reserve) and I left three pieces of jewelry in the original room. I wasn't wearing it every day (swimming in the ocean, running and all), so I didn't notice for two days. Figured it was lost since guests were now in the first room. I spoke with PABLO at the front desk, explained the situation, figuring it was a long shot, but worth a try. He worked on it and the head of security delivered it to my room the following evening. Hoped for but never expected that outcome and am grateful for the extra effort from PABLO and his staff. ARMANDO handled our reservation and some other details (we don't do the all-inclusive) and he is great-professional, personable. Everyone else was helpful, friendly, always remembering us. ALEX at the airline rez desk was great. We got help changing money as well. Used the palapas on the beach (get there early in the morning to snag your seat) and sat oceanside. Didn't participate in any pool activities, though there were a lot to choose from (Pool exercises, volleyball, beach yoga etc...)The music by the pool was too loud for my tastes. There was evening entertainment in the courtyard, but it was quiet at exactly 10 PM. Elevators were quick. Not sure what to make of some other poor reviews as our stay was easy and without issue. Relaxed, got out and about a lot, enjoyed my stay and I can't wait to return next year. PS There is a nice movie house in Ixtapa and late one afternoon, we caught "The Shape of Water" in English subs. Cheap, great seats and a nice break from the sun and surf!

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