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
We spend five nights at Mundo Imperial. In general everything was great however there are some things that could improve the stay: rooms are very big but there is no minibar. There is not allowed to bring food or beverages from outside. Buffet by the beach is good however Italian restaurant is quite expensive. Sea is great for surfers but not for tourists with average swimming skills because big waves and strong current. An option is swimming pool. In general I will come back here expecting to have some of my recommendations
My stay was amazing, all the services were of a great quality.
I love all the pools and the buffet was delicious,
My room was always neat and I love how easy is go from one place to another.
The view of the room is stunning.
And hotel security it's great.
I' ve been at the Princess many times in the past and it was sad to see that no investment in refurbishment has taken place...and it needs it urgently. Maybe the absence of foreign tourists, due to the lack of security in Acapulco, is one of the reasons. Still, the personnel works hard to please you. They are heroes.