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 232 Reviews
Great Boutique Hotel
Reviewed 4 days 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 2 weeks 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 4 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!!!!!!!

Back to the golden age of Acapulco plus pet friendly
Reviewed 5 months ago

Very nice hotel situated in the old Acapulco. It has retro vibes and although it is not a super luxury hotel its is in pretty good shape, food and service was good. I went with my dogs which love to jump to the sea from the platform. Great for a weekend trip.

Nice design, rooms in terrible condition and the worst staff!
Reviewed 5 months ago

We stayed for one night. Got there late at night exhausted and the Air conditioning was not working after 45 minutes of waiting. We were at 29 degrees inside the room, melting. We tried to call the reception asking for help but the phone wasn’t working either. The blinds were in terrible conditions as well. The night manager treated ud SO BADLY, instead of apologizing for the delay in changing us to another room (it was midnight by than) he refuted that the phone worked and even though we asked him to put us in a better category room for all the inconveniences, he simply put us into another room, same terrible category and defended his unprofessional attitude till the end. We spoke to the manager next morning hoping to get a big apology for this guy’s behavior and instead of this, she (Anne Echeverría) defended him to and gave no courtesy for all the inconveniences. We got a ‘free continental breakfast’ and couldn’t even order from the menu. Not to forget AL THE NOISE coming from the beach right next to the hotel (caleta). Speaking to the manager was completely useless, they don’t know a thing about hospitality. I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL, not even for one night. Shame for the Habita group. Don’t go there!