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“Beautiful room!” 4 of 5 stars
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Rocky Point, Puerto Penasco, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #4 of 19 hotels in Puerto Penasco
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“Beautiful room!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We had a great time at this resort! I think the key is to know you are renting a condo, not a hotel, but my family is very low maintenance. I enjoyed not having to worry about someone in the room as we went back and forth to the beach just steps away. We had a laundry to wash out our towels and suits without having to leave the room. If we wanted to step out on the beach for a few minutes, we just did. No hauling everything down to the beach because we were steps away if we wanted a drink or a towel, we just went. A hotel on the shore in San Diego as beautiful would be well over $1000 a night for a two bedroom suite with ocean balcony and kitchen and two bathrooms. The restaurant had very limited hours and choices so be prepared to bring food or go into town to eat. Take cash to the beach to buy souvenirs. We left on Saturday morning as the partying was getting a little rowdy, the noise does carry on the beach. Don't forget it is primarily a party town. We were on the second floor, I am a light sleeper, but everyone else slept though the noise. But we didn't go to sleep, we wanted the beach and it was perfect. The staff and locals were lovely and welcoming, our fellow Americans could be slightly obnoxious at times when drunk.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We went down with a few friends on a recommendation last year, and have made it a tradition! This year's trip was even better. The resort is outstanding, and the price is pretty fair. The pools are great, especially the swim up bar with happy hour 3 times a day! Amazing views of the beach in every room.

My only recommendation is that you don't book with Group Mexico. This is not the fault of the hotel, Group Mexico books all over Rocky Point. They are incredibly rude, unhelpful, and disorganized. Luckily, the front desk at the hotel was flexible and ready to help us with changes to our reservation once we got there.

I know everyone is worried about safety traveling to Mexico, but I can say I never once felt unsafe both times I've come down. For extra security, you are required to have a wristband and a parking hanger to even get in the property. Security is at the hotel 24/7.

Seriously, this place is great.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We have been visiting Rocky Point for 10 years. We have stayed at many resorts on Sandy Beach and actually got married at the Sun. We love this resort. You can rent a one, two, or three bedroom condo. All are completely furnished and face the water. The view is amazing... the beach reminds me of Florida beaches.
We drive from Phoenix and take all of our own food and beverages so we can just make ourselves at home. Our idea is to relax and chill. Rocky Point is a pretty mellow place to visit. You can do many things, but we like to settle into our condo and enjoy the beach and pool. The beach is so close. You simply cannot find a balcony like this in California! We spend very little time actually in the condo since we are on the balcony, at the pool, or on the beach. We always rent the same unit, west 603 since we love it and feel so at home in it.
The front desk is so helpful... very sweet people who make you feel at home.
We rarely eat out when we are there since we just want to be at the beach all the time. Be sure to stop in town to grab some fresh seafood if you want to stay in and cook.
We LOVE Rocky Point and the Sun!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We stayed here two nights during an off weekend in May. The resort is located at the end of the resort area, which is nice and a little quieter I imagine. The best part about Rocky Point is the cost. It's so cheap compared to ocean front places in other areas. The Sonoran Sun was clean and well maintained. The ocean is warmer than the Pacific coast.
We had a 3 bedroom 3 bath condo that we booked through a private individual. It was clean, spacious and had a great view of the ocean. The pool was nice and the water was relatively warm.
We didn't experience any problems with the resort service, except at the resort restaurant. We were the only customers in the entire restaurant, and the service was terrible. It was extremely slow and inadequate. The food was average.
Overall, we would love to stay here again and plan to do so at least a few times per year.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We have been to Rocky Point several times, but we have never stayed at the Sonoran Sun. It was beautiful. We had a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom on the 6th floor. Everything, but the fan light on the patio was working. It was kept up nice, it was clean. It had a washer and dryer in our rental. Just remember to switch on the hot water if you want any and don't take a shower when someone else is. The pool and beach were awesome!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Crivitz, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

We rented a two bedroom condo for a couple of days. We had a beautiful view of the beach and the pool. Watched the dolphins each day. Walked the beach to several different bars and restaurants. All in all, it was wonderful. Go into town and visit some of the local bars and restaurants or stay and eat at Emiliano's right at the hotel. Miguel will answer any questions you have. This is a fishing village so you won't go wrong eating seafood. The Boobar was a lot of fun and Jerry will take care of you there. Or walk to "Wrecked on the Reef" for a couple of beers and some great guacamole. It was too bad for us we only had 2 days to spend there. Will definitely go back.

Room Tip: All rooms have balconies facing the water. You can't go wrong. Just decide how high up you wan...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

The "hotel" isn't a hotel. It is a large building full of privately owned condominiums. The owners can choose to rent through an agency - where you'll pay the agency, go through a check in process and have maid service....or they'll rent privately, arrange payment, keys, cleaning, etc.

Either way, most of the rooms are genuinely nice. Granite counters and showers, tile throughout, washers, dryers and most of the comforts of home.

Grounds are well cared for, pools conscientiously maintained, music plays during the day and the bar staff will treat you well if you treat them well.

I wouldn't bother with the restaurant...and I don't bother with the onsite store. Super Ley is close enough and it's as reasonably American as you can expect a Mexican supermarket to be.

Anyone who goes to Rocky Point goes because the beach is lovely, the water is warm and the natives are friendly. Calling this lovely hotel a resort is stretching it. No spa, no golf...just a pool bar without food. The beach is nice and the staff are friendly. ---and *thank heaven* mobile service is spotty. Wifi always works in the computer rooms, but you don't have to tell your office that.

Room Tip: Rooms are bigger toward the ends. NEVER, EVER, EVER leave your front door side windows open at nigh...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rocky Point, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Northern Mexico > Sonora > Puerto Penasco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 19 hotels in Puerto Penasco
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Sonoran Sun Hotel Puerto Penasco
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