4.0
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What We Love

  • An oceanfront sushi restaurant led by chef Keisuke Harada
  • Spacious 10,000-square-foot spa with open-air sea-facing terraces
  • Free use of the hotel’s sporting equipment, for trolling around Acapulco Bay

What To Know

  • Hotel Boca Chica is about a 45-minute drive from the airport
  • If you’re traveling during high season (December to April), be sure to book rooms well in advance

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Overview

Luxury 1950s retro beach resort in the heart of old Acapulco with an oceanfront pool and restaurant

The Look

The Boca Chica’s design cues come from preeminent Mexican architect Antonio Pelaez, who in the 1950s built one of the finest examples of midcentury Mexican design. Today the 36-room hotel retains the clean and chic aesthetic it had when it was first built: Geometric forms throughout are softened by a palette of green and original terrazzo floors. The region also has a rich history of art, including the mosaics of Diego Rivera and his pupils, one of which, made by Francisco Eppens, adorns one of the façades of the Boca Chica.

Bed and Bath

The guestrooms and suites are all about effortless elegance and functionality — think Beverly Hills bungalow meets laid-back beachside living. The Boca Chica’s Sunset Suites have walls that fold open to reveal striking views of the bay and the spirited poolside lounge, and the terraces are strung with net hammocks for chilling and watching the sun pass over the bay. Like the rooms themselves, the bathrooms are minimalist in their clean, white color scheme, and some are integrated into the open-plan rooms.

Beyond

Historically, Acapulco has been one of Mexico’s premier tourist destinations. Its sunny climate and luxury hotels and condos, not to mention rollicking nightlife, are the things that keep people coming back. But there are plenty of diversions on-site to keep guests occupied. The bar, pool area and restaurant lend the hotel a sense of cohesion, so guests feel more inclined to mingle and use the spaces as if they were part of a large, luxurious living room.

In the Area

The Boca Chica is in the old section of Acapulco, which is a repository of exquisite midcentury modernist houses built in the hills overlooking the bay. Beyond the architecture, there are clusters of small bars near the hotel that serve excellent examples of the staples in Acapulco’s culinary spectrum: guacamole, ceviche, chips and margaritas. But the biggest draw here is Acapulco Bay, and the Boca Chica has canoes that guests can borrow. The property can also assist with renting jet skis and other water toys for trolling around the bay. One of the most striking attractions here is the La Quebrada cliff divers, a group of professional daredevils who perform daily shows, both in the daytime and evening, on the vertiginous, rocky cliffsides of old Acapulco.

How to Get There

Boca Chica
Playa Caletilla, Fracc. Las Playas
Acapulco, 00000 Mexico

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 238 Reviews
1950s style with modern amenities!!!
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a perfect escape . We loved the architecture and feel of the property.. fretted with such a great staff and loved our room with amazing views. The private swimming cove was a delight.. and the restaurant is a cut above with lots of fresh and Japanese influenced options.
This hotel celebrates the past but is completely kept up in style!
Memorable!!! Will be back for sure... just perfection.

It could have been paradise, but...
Reviewed 1 month ago

The worse was that we had reserved 4 rooms in september. When we came 1. of january , there was no rooms. The hotell had send a warning den 23. desember to my daughter, at the roms wew cancelled, because they were not prepaid. We had never been told that, and I have in my hole life never experienced that. The personal at reception was not very helpfull. We tok one rom which was available, the rest of the family and friends had to find an other place. We had to move after the first night. The second room smell old tobacco. So, it was the restaurant... Waiting an hour to get food, First he coffee, so the orange juice 1/2 hour later, bread after one more 1/2 hour. The waiter comes with to breadpieces. When he sets the first one on the table, he throws the second one in the air... A practical joke, we began to laugh. We waited an other 1/2 hour at an other waiter came with more bread. The diner was allright the first evening. But the second evening, the chief was not on duty, and we got only hamburgers.
The hotell situation is really fine, the pool is warm and we could lay down on the terrasse. The Pacific ocean was warm, it could have been the best time in Mexico. But I cannot recommend this hotell. Find en other place to enjoy it in calm.

Great Boutique Hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

Right on the waterfront; great views; superb helpful staff.
We had a corner balcony room which gave a feeling of being outdoors overlooking the bay. The restaurant was great and very willing to make vegetarian dishes for us.

Down to Acapulco Bay...
Reviewed 3 months ago

This place is a dream come true! It’s perfect for the retro traveler who loves properties that recall an era gone by! I felt like I was transported back to the 1950s Acapulco where Hollywood’s elite used to saunter about and that’s exactly what was done here! Grupo Habita has done a fine job of remodeling and capturing the essence of this postmodern hotel. The location is in what is known as “Classic Acapulco”. You’re in a part of town that has real neighborhood people, a modest market with down home, low priced food, families coming in to escape the noise of Mexico City to visit the nearby public beach. I loved leaving the comfort and ease of Boca Chica to immerse myself with the people in the neighborhood nearby. I like to keep it real! It was perfectly safe!

Bernardino, at reception was as kind and knowledgeable as can be and Manuel and the rest of the restaurant/cabanna staff were also fabulous!

If you like the Ace Hotel chain then you are surely to love Hotel Boca Chica! I can’t wait to go back!
P.S. Order Carajillos and Aperol Spritz’s from the bar! Don’t forget to mix the local soda, Yoli, with the Ancho Reyes’s licor from your mini-bar! Yum!!!

JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR AND BETTER!
Reviewed 7 months ago

The best experience ever!
The hotel is really beautiful,
Is a gem hidden in the old acapulco.
You don't need to go at big hotel this one have everything,
The crew on the front desk is very professional and very kind.
They always find a way to make your vacations unforgettable.
My favorite person is Paola, since the first day she handle my account and she accomplish my expectations.
If you are looking for a place with a nice view and far away from all distractions this is the place. Just rest and see the beautiful views.
The restaurant is very good, the pool and the sea view is amazing. A lot of green views also had the island views to the Roqueta island.
If you are not driving and you want to go somewhere I do recommend to take a taxi or bus one block from the hotel...(If you order a taxy from hotel it can cost you much more.
Trust me, will be a very nice experience.
Near the hotel will be tours for snorkeling, parachute, club in a boat, banana etc etc
I also recommend you to go to Xtasea tirolesa.
All this adventures near hotel boca chica.
YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!!!!