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
- 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
I had seen the ads and heard lots of stories and so deeply wanted to stay. When we finally did I was not disappointed. The grounds ,the rooms and restaurants are the bes! No surprises here. Great place.
This hotel dominated the international travel world as one of the top beach resorts in the late 70's and 80's. The hotel has changed ownership several times since then and until a few years back had the Fairmont flag/brand. Now in the hands of a Mexican investor, I was pleasantly surprised a few weekends ago when my wife and I stayed there with my two youngest kinds (5 and 2) to see that it has maintained a good level of service and hotel quality. My kids had a fabulous time and the price/benefit trade off was awesome. Only 4 hours and 15 minutes by car from my home, we chose the package that included breakfast. This turned out to be a good decision because the buffet was excellent. Did not have time to enjoy the two golf courses, but will try to accommodate next time. Will definitely return. Safety/Security in the area not a concern, since we remained at the hotel through the 4 day-stay.
My family and I have been vacationing to Acapulco for the past several years. We are based in the United States, but look forward to coming to Acapulco, and specifically, the Princess Mundo Imperial property. Now that we have a daughter, we want her to have the same experiences my husband did growing up.
This vacation exceeded our expectations. The hotel offered the same enjoyable amenities with the various selection of restaurants and several pools, as well as the gorgeous beach. Our room was quite pleasant as well. Part of what made the experience even better was meeting people such as Francisca Laureano, who consistently checked in with us to see if there was ever anything we needed. She went above and beyond her duties, even so far as to create a darling and comfortable crib experience for our daughter and bring her sweet dolls. Francisca made us feel right at home and we appreciated her attention to detail.
Along with Francisca, Susana Lorenzo also ensured our stay was exactly how we intended. She made herself available if ever we had a question and even went so far as to assist us with creating a reservation for next year.
The staff at the delicious beach side restaurant - especially Guadalupe and Yanet were very attentive to us.
Finally, Humberto with security was very helpful and polite.
Thank you Princess and especially those listed above who are a big reason we have decided to return next year.
The hotel is perfect for me! The staff were very polite and helpful. The pool was big and clean. There are like 4 different pools to enjoy so you can swim and relax. The beach is just in front of the hotel, comfortable chairs and shade all day! The buffet breakfast was delicious, differenf meals every day. The rooms were so clean and big. I recommend the room with the view to the sea!!! So beautiful !! My parents enjoyed the stay, we wish to stay longer but we had to continue travelling.
The Resort is magnificent, I truly recommend you stay at the Pyramid Tower, the hotel had been renovating the rooms and the principal elevators. But the view is amazing, please choose ocean view you will not regret it; also choose the all included breakfast you will have a variety of food to choose and don’t forget to visit the eggs and omelette, smoothies and quesadillas stations