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La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat

Avenida Las Cabanas 13, San Patricio 48980 Mexico
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In the picturesque seaside town of Melaque, the beauty and serenity of old Mexico lives on. Here at La Paloma, an intimate resort, culture and traditional hospitality combine with modern technology and the singular artistic vision of its owners. Conveniently located a couple of blocks from the town square and shopping, yet when you step through the gate, you're miles away from the world outside in a safe, secure, garden paradise. Each of the 14 different rooms have their own uniqueness with wonderful views and amenities designed for your comfort. We are not your average hotel... We are your Home away from Home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Couples massage
BBQ facilities
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Seating area
Bath / shower
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 64 out of 100
40Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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sharon wrote a review Apr 2020
Woodstock, New Hampshire168 contributions41 helpful votes
We were at La Paloma 3 weeks and stayed at 3 different casas. Each was decorated differently. The one that was on the third floor was 40 stairs up (and down :) a bit much for us, very small shower and toilet room. The other two were on ground floors and quite large with full kitchens. Housekeeping very good. Continental breakfast, fresh squeeze o.j. three kinds of fresh fruit, great coffee and toast with jams and pnut butter. For little money you could order fresh eggs cooked a variety of ways. Pool very clean, as well as the area. Great views of the ocean, a bit difficult to swim in due to surf, but a 20 minute walk would bring you to a swim-able place. Enjoyed watching young men (one gal) boogie boarding every evening. Next door is a beach bar with music until ten p.m. Only one night was it loud and ran overtime. The plantings and flowers were well cared for, I believe the original owner (still lives there) is an artist, so much art work in the casas and beautiful murals on the outside walls.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Nomayo325 wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
The good stuff: Cleanliness: great! Rooms are spotless, grounds are well-maintained. Staff: great! Kyla and her staff are all wonderful. Very helpful and pleasant. Location: great! Right on the beach-easy access to everything. The not-so-good stuff: Rooms: Some of the rooms are quite nice, some are barely habitable. The first room (#12) we had an all glass facade that faced south and had no screens on the windows. It was basically a solar oven unless we kept the doors closed and the curtains drawn and the bedspread over the curtains. This kept it ok if we used three A/C in the hottest part of the day. The second room (#1) faced the ocean, had a nice breeze and was very comfortable. Personality: There was a large group of guests there who return every year, know each other well, and seem to want to spend a lot of time together enjoy each other's company. They start early in the morning and end late in the evening (with breaks). They are nice folks but we found ourselves wishing that there was an "off" switch that we could push to end the party. If you don't mind noisy socializing, then it won't be a problem for you. But, if you want a quiet romantic setting or are interested in sitting by the pool and working on your thesis, this isn't the place.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from kyla poirier, General Manager at La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat
Responded Nov 24, 2020
Thank you for your comments. Yes some rooms (such as room 12) do face the rising sun and most do enjoy that they are not in a cold location :) Please do let us know if that may be an issue for your stay. With regards to other guests, the hotel can not reject people just because they make friends with other guests over the years. We do not control who is friends with who. We do ask that all guests respect everyone and because this is such a small place, you will find guests that tend to make friends with each other. That is what we hope for. Making friends and creating great memories. Maybe a hotel might not be the concept for everyone (especially in the middle of the busiest tourist season) as they are shared spaces such as the pool and lounge area. Maybe in this case a house rental would have be more ideal especially if a guest is wanting a romantic location for only 2. We are a shared space. We only hope everyone leaves happy and we do our best to provide that. If other guests bothered you during your stay, we do apologise. kind regards.
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Paradox98 wrote a review Mar 2019
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada254 contributions121 helpful votes
We just returned from 2 weeks at La Paloma and it more than lived up to our expectations. The hotel itself is beautiful - from the garden you see when you first open the entrance door, to the colours of the walls, the murals by the pool, the pool itself, and the beach and bay you walk down to from the pool area. Our room, #11, was spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The owner, Nancy (and her wonderful dogs), the Managing Director Kyla for whom nothing was too much trouble, Rolando the Assistant Manager who was equally helpful; and all the staff, including: Isobel, who set up the complementary continental breakfast in the morning and cooked great (and very reasonably priced) items from the breakfast menu; Paco the barman, who made great margaritas; and our housekeeper who kept our room immaculately clean were all great and made us feel like family. La Paloma is a truly fantastical place!
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
margoandthecats wrote a review Dec 2018
Ajijic, Mexico97 contributions98 helpful votes
We just stayed last week at La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat and had a wonderful time. Our room (Oceanview #9) was terrific with a beautiful terrace, nice little kitchen, comfortable beds with mattress toppers, good WIFI and lots of hot water. Everything was spotlessly clean and the whole resort, from the lovely gardens out back to the pool and ocean access out front was wonderful. Best of all, Kyla and her staff were just great - helpful, friendly and always cheerful. We had a manicure, pedicure and massage on the grounds which was really nice. There was secure parking at the resort and nice restaurants all around so we hardly moved the car. A very relaxing and fun week. Thanks, Kyla for the room upgrade! It was just perfect.
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Date of stay: November 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: I would recommend the rooms on the ground or first floors because the stairs are steep.
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Shelita L wrote a review Nov 2018
Mountain View, California26 contributions19 helpful votes
Our room was HUGE and had gorgeous view of the ocean. The property is well maintained with beautiful gardens to admire. It's a small hotel, so you don't have to worry about overcrowding at the pool. It's a great value for those seeking a place on the beach.
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Date of stay: October 2018
$54 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Melaque (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Taza Negra, Vainilla Pimienta Bistrodeli, and The Frog Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.