Gorgeous beachfront property with lush gardens, waterfall-fed swimming pools, tennis courts and two award-winning 18-hole golf courses
Full-service spa with hydrotherapy rooms, massage suites, steam and sauna rooms, a boutique beauty salon and a fitness center
Exquisite alfresco dining options including tapas, Italian, Mexican and international cuisine, as well as a chocolate café and several bars
What To Know
Members of the Fairmont President’s Club receive free WiFi access; otherwise rate is around $11 per day
Pearl, an exclusive luxury beach enclave within the property, sparkles from a $30 million remodeling
Self-parking is available, but it’s a bit of a walk, so valet parking ($9 per day) is well worth it
Parking on site
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Posh, time-honored hotel with eight restaurants and bars, private beaches, a full-service spa and award-winning golf
The award-winning Fairmont Acapulco Princess has been an icon in Acapulco since 1971, located on 480 verdant acres with beachfront. The hotel’s unique design is a 15-story Aztec pyramid–shaped building, with 1,011 luxurious guestrooms and suites offering a minimum of 485 square feet of space. The accommodations have pops of sky-blue, lime-green and magenta, and they feature marble floors as well as floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors that open onto private terraces with views of the Pacific Ocean, the golf course or the hotel gardens. Suites also include rain showers, iPod clocks, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, separate dining areas and wrap-around balconies. The hotel has four bars and light dining destinations in addition to four main restaurants, such as Tavola, an Italian trattoria with an organic herb garden that lines the entranceway. There’s also Chula Vista, an open-air venue beside the saltwater lagoon that serves Mexican fusion dishes such as corn tortillas stuffed with turkey and molé sauce. For relaxation, retreat to the full-service spa, kick back on the private beach or go for a round of golf at one of the two premier courses.
In the Area
The hotel is about 20 minutes from downtown Acapulco, where visitors can find dining, nightlife and shopping opportunities, including the Zócalo, a plaza that comes to life in the evening with musical entertainment. For dining try Restaurante Zolache, a European fusion venue with live outdoor music, before heading to Mandara, a trendy new nightclub. During the day watch the cliff diving show at La Quebrada (a favorite tradition in Acapulco) and stay for the incredible sunset on the water. For a bit of history, head to El Fuerte de San Diego — it’s a fascinating 18th-century Spanish fortress that has been turned into a museum.