Las Brisas Acapulco
What We Love
- Rate includes daily continental breakfast, a welcome bottle of wine and in-suite hors d'oeuvres for some room types (see details tab for more info)
- Private pools of varying sizes with most rooms
- Pink and white Jeeps available for rent for tooling around Acapulco
What To Know
- Guests staying in Semi-Private Pool Casitas share a pool with their neighbors; to book a private pool, reserve a Private Pool Casita (which are located high up the hill above the lobby have the best views)
- Though it's not an adults-only property, children are only suited for the pool casitas
- Transportation is available between casitas, lobby and beach club
- WiFi is available for $15 per day
- A $20 per night resort fee will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
John F. and Jackie Kennedy honeymooned here. John Travolta and Denzel Washington have both escaped to this idyllic retreat (no, not together). But it’s no surprise this idyllic escape has a famous following — Las Brisas is stacked like a grand wedding cake in the hills above Acapulco Bay. The suites and casitas are tucked amid blooming hibiscus bushes and offer simple luxury: big cushy beds, marble baths and shuttered doors that open onto private pools. The views of the bay are best from the Sunset Bar, high above the hotel and dinner at the on-site BellaVista restaurant includes a full panorama of twinkling lights around the bay, making for an especially romantic end to the day. Private shuttles ferry guests to the La Concha Beach Club’s, where guests play in freshwater pools or snorkel along the rocky coastline. Grilled fresh fish, ceviche and guacamole accompany chilled cervezas at the club’s restaurant.
In the Area
Acapulco was once the playground of Hollywood stars and moguls, and although those golden days are long gone, there’s a certain renaissance under way in this rakish resort town. Get into the retro spirit with a water skiing session courtesy of Gordon Rathbun at Ski Paradise, then visit the legendary Hotel Los Flamingos, a 1930s-era hotspot that has hosted celebrities like John Wayne and Cary Grant, before heading to see the famous cliff divers at La Quebrada.
How to Get There
We decided to return to Las Brisas where we honeymooned 50 yrs. ago. Found the spectacular views & lovely casita with private pool very similar, with friendly and attentive housekeeping. Although the Beach Club has changed, we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at La Concha. We were disappointed that the resort doesn't have more options for dining or an airport shuttle but were happy with the transport that we reserved ahead of time through acapulcoforall.com. Without a car, location was an issue for us during this visit, so we were also pleased to have booked a private tour with Sebastian at Acapulco for All.
The hotel consists of clusters of rooms with private swimming pools nestled on the side of a mountain overlooking the bay. Instead of elevators, drivers in pink jeeps bring you to your room! The breakfast buffet (not included) was a gastronomical delight with everything you would expect to eat for breakfast and lunch, too.
My mother owned a house in Acapulco for many years, this was my first stay in several years and the first time I had to pay in many years so I was afraid I might be overly picky. I was very pleased with Las Brisas. First the incredible views, go for one of the rooms on a higher level facing the bay. The views are mesmerizing. I was also really impressed by the staff. As hotels get bigger the staff and service often becomes more impersonal but this was not the case here, friendly and attentive. I ate one night at Bellavista and one lunch at La Concha, both good. La Concha has gone through some upgrades and is now one of the best beach clubs anywhere. Finally the location is great, close to my favorite restaurants and things to do in Acapulco. I felt at home.
I really liked this hotel. The views are awesome and the private pool casitas are best. The only thing I didn't like was that no one told me at check-in everything the hotel had to offer. I didn't have time to research before or during and after I left I found out they have a swimming area and bar by the beach. The person who checked me in could have spent less than 3 minutes telling me that.
The staff and service are excellent! The amenities in the room are adequate. There is a small fridge but no microwave. Make sure to leave the doors closed or bring insect repellent because you are in the tropical mountain.