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 223 Reviews
Run out hotel bad service
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked through booking we arrived to the hotel it was empty we asked for a upgrade with better view to bernardino from the front desk he said no it would cost more the hotel was empty then i noticed the hotel was a stareood preferred guest member i am a platinum level and always receive upgrades i mentioned to him i was platinum and he said as i reserved through booking i was not eligible for a upgrade were in other hotels they do it he literally said it was my problem , the hotel is old and only refurbished wit painting the pool floor with paint breaking dirty towels and poor service in a old location in acapulco for the price much better hotels service and restaurants towards acapulco diamante empty hotel and they cant give you a nice room poorly trained staff

Truly pet friendly and excellent service!
Reviewed 2 months ago

This hotel is a hidden gem in the most classical area near Acapulco beaches. If you want to have the Caletilla experience at least for a moment, you can turn to the beaches side, otherwise there is a peaceful bay sight and pool waiting for you in the other side.
We travelled there with our dog and he was very welcomed and well treated by the entire staff, which is in general amazingly friendly and helpful all the time.
Food is also very good, vegetarian dishes are delicious!

Bad service
Reviewed 6 months ago

The room was not completely clean when we arrived, as you can see in the photo. I had to ask them twice to clean, before they finally did.
The restaurant has very good food but very bad service, it’s extremely slow and they tend to forget and change what you ordered.

Nice oasis in Acapulco
Reviewed 7 months ago

Lovely vintage 50s style hotel. Nice decor, friendly staff. Very clean. The hallways are a bit too dark and the airco makes the noise of an airplane taking off. But overall it was avery enjoyable experience.

A wonderful place , living the vintage dream!
Reviewed 8 months ago

I have stayed @ Boca Chica for a week, in April 2016. I was traveling alone. I immediately felt at home , when in this magical place . The building and the location by the sea OMG ! El grupo habita, that own the hôtel has done an A- mazing work concerning the décor and the way to mix modern and vintage pieces . The staff, when I ve stayed there was so nice, helpful, cheerful and discrete at the same time. The pool is great, very vintage :) the restaurant serve delicious food ( when I was there, the chef was Japanese, the influence was there, so great!) I had a blast during this week. I was lucky enough to enjoy a boat ride and to visit the surroundings. I am so glad I had chosen el hotel Boca Chica . Magic place, forever in my thoughts <3