We stayed for several days in February. The hotel is charming and right on the beach. This hotel is very much a Mexican hacienda-style hotel with typical decor and terrazzo tile and gorgeous native plants There is a sparkling swimming pool and the staff is very helpful and pleasant. The restaurant is very good and we had all our meals there. The bar is open all day and even serves on the beach. We took a short bus-ride to the mall and came back in an open-air modified VW - very convenient. The hotel provides a 5-gallon bottle of clean water for drinking. The kitchen is fully-functioning and there is a convenience store across the street.
There are no elevators or long hallways and it is not a modern, Las Vegas-style high-rise so if that is what you want, look elsewhere. If you want a relaxing, charming vacation with old-world charm, go to Villas El Rancho. We will go back!