The Fairmont Acapulco Princess
What We Love
- 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
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
Great weather, great food. And if you need any help Beatriz of The Shops is an amazing person. Really enjoyed my staying, and Beco Al Mare is a good option in the city for a fine dining. Acapulco really topped my expectations.
Hadn’t returned to Acapulco in 30 years because of security concerns. I’ve decided to take my family to Acapulco for a couple of days remembering the luxury of the old Princess. Today is a convention hotel that caters to any market that provides some revenue. It was booked for high school championship so it felt like being in a summer camp without a supervision. When I booked I was never told since it was booked by the high schoolers that had the restaurants will be closed, no full staff was available and the noise was terrible.
Although the beach was beautiful and clean and the rooms, although outdated, where big and clean.... the new owners are making their best effort to destroy a premium image that the Princess has...... I would return again to Acapulco but definitively to a newer hotel..
The Princess hotel is a legendary hotel in Acapulco but although old, it looks classy and renovated. We stayed there with two toddlers which enjoyed the pools and the playground. They had lots of fun! We tried the food, and especially the breakfast was really good, with lots of options. We initially booked for “la piramide” but were given a room at “la perla” which apparently had a better view if the ocean and it was amazing. Our room had a nespresso machine with capsels, which were also absolutely appreciated! It was an overall a great experience!