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“THE place in La Crucecita”

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Mision de los Arcos
Ranked #1 of 47 Hotels in Huatulco
Certificate of Excellence
Syracuse, New York
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“THE place in La Crucecita”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Mision de los Arcos was a dream come true. Our suite was spacious, very clean, cool [A/C] and welcoming. The bed accommodated my 6'2" frame and was uber comfortable. The huge bath was great with its oversized tub, separate large shower with rain showerhead and other modern features. There was a cute balcony with table and chairs that afforded a nice extension to the room.
The staff was courteous and available at all hours. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. Even though we had dined at the attached restaurant many times over the last 5 years we hadn't met hosts Sherry and Sam until this trip. They are very personable, helpful, warm and friendly.
We plan to return as often as possible. We couldn't have picked a better place for our anniversary trip.

Room Tip: Our 3rd floor suite was perfect. We didn't visit other rooms after we saw this one.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, ON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed at the Mision de los Arcos hotel April 9-16th, 2013 and I have already told all my friends about this hotel...against my better judgement, because it is truly a gem. Sam and Sherry have made this a real home away from home, with attentive front desk staff, ice refills every day in a cooler in your room, and fantastic service. The hotel is clean, attractively decorated, understated and elegant, with touches of traditional mexican art and architecture.

We stayed in a Junior suite and LOVED our two balconies and the views on the city. Each night we would look out onto the street and people watch while drinking a cold drink. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was well equipped with a rain-shower showerhead, good water pressure and lots of hot water if you want it. The hotel also has a few resident cats and we fell in love with Skunky, who can be found doing anything from security duty, manning the front desk, welcoming visitors or even purring on your bed if you want a home visit.

While Skunky was charming, it was really Sam and Sherry's personable touches that made the stay worthwhile. They recommended a fantastic jetski tour, helped us figure out reasonable pricing for hotels, and even mailed a postcard for us at the last minute when we had to grab our flight. Their prices are so reasonable compared to the value we feel we derived from staying there.

I wish there were six stars. They'd get them from me.

Room Tip: Go for a Junior Suite. You won't regret it.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 17, 2013

This was our first visit to the Mision de los Arcos and we were pleasantly surprised by the comfort level in this small hotel. I usually have trouble sleeping in hotels but found that I had no problem here. We were on the north side facing the mountains and the plaza in front of the school. The view is spectacular and I found it interesting to watch the children and their parents come and go at the school. It gives a picture of the life of the local community that otherwise might be missed.
The rooms were clean, the air conditioning quiet and effective (and not moldy), and the staff were friendly, courteous and efficient. The prices also are very reasonable - great value for the money.
We were in one of the smaller rooms, and I think next time I would prefer one a bit larger as we were a bit challenged for counter space.
The location is also great for access to the park in the middle of town and the many stores and restaurants in the vicinity.
There is an abundance of taxis right on the street with very reasonable fares - you can go down to Santa Cruz for 25 pesos - less than $2.50 Canadian, where there is a wonderful Beach Club with a pool and restaurant that charges 100 pesos per person - about $9.00. The fare to Entrega Beach and it's great snorkeling is 55 pesos - about $5 Canadian. Cabbies will stop along the way to show you the scenic spots for photographs.

All in all a restful place to stay and a great value.

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side have nice views. The smaller rooms have limited counter or table space.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed for 2 weeks in April in a standard room facing north towards the mountains -- our second visit at the hotel. We can't say enough about the service. All our needs were anticipated/attended to. For example, when we asked for some ice for our small cooler, we were offered a larger one for our room and the ice was replaced daily by the maid. When I was disturbed by the street noise the first night, the front desk attendant offered to move us in the wee hours of the night to a quieter room away from the main street and nearby square.

Our room had a queen bed -- very comfortably made up with a light duvet. The sink was in the living area with a separate WC and shower. The room was also tastefully decorated with original art and provided ample lighting. WiFi and a TV were also available in our room. A/C and a ceiling fan are standard issue, and it was welcome not to have the fan directly above the bed, yet it provided ample circulation. Windows also had screens -- not always the case in hotels. We also left our $$ and bank cards in our room without incident.

No matter who was working the front desk, a consistent professional level of service was provided. Often Sherry and Sam, the owners, were manning things and adding their personal touches which set the unparalled tone for the hotel and adjacent restaurant.

After 3 trips to the Huatulco area and experimenting with other accommodation, there isn't a better choice than Mision de los Arcos given its central location, quality, service, and price.

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side are cooler and are suitable for guests who like to retire early and get up a...
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Newcastle Ontario Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013

This hotel just continues to exceed our expectations on every visit (our 3rd stay); we spent the better part of the week of March 16-23 at the Mision de los Arcos, staying for a few days in the Junior Suite and the last 3 days in the Master Suite. Both rooms were great, the Master Suite is very luxurious, with everything you could ask for in accommodations, very clean, great air conditioner, the bathroom has a large soaker tub and a large shower with lots of hot water, the beds are fantastic and ensure a wonderful night’s sleep, the linens and towels always smell extremely fresh, this room is a must try and very affordable. Each room has its own appeal as we have stayed in a few different ones to date and all are very good, they are cleaned perfectly each day by the pleasant and warm staff. The location is fantastic with everything nearby and many options for your meals in La Crucecita, but the attached Terra Cotta restaurant is a great choice. All the staff including the front desk is always willing to help and make sure your vacation is perfect. Sherry and Sam are wonderful host and are always on hand to help with anything you may need our will assist you in making any arrangements, they both speak excellent English. If you are looking for something different then the all-inclusive with a great location in town, clean, comfortable and with very reasonable pricing give the Mision de los Arcos a try I know you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Master Suite is just wonderful, give it try!!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We based our stay at Mision de los Arcos from all of the reviews on Trip Advisor. They weren't wrong! We popped into the Flamboyant next door, the prices are higher, and frankly it does not look as good in or out as Mision.

Our 3 week trip started with 1 night in Huatulco, then the rest in Puerto Escondido. We changed plans so that we could return to Mision for the last 2 nights of our stay as we had such a great time in Huatulco, and really enjoyed our location as well as the charming Mision de los Arcos.

P.S. The internet service was fantastic during our stay, Sherry informed me that they are upgrading their Internet service with the best technology available and it is working!

Room Tip: Try the Master Suite, very good value for your money!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Last week we were fortunate to stay at the lovely Mision de los Arcos. Our room was tastefully decorated, clean, had a comfortable bed (a first after sleeping on rock hard mattresses in other hotels) and a great bathroom with hot water. The staff was friendly, courteous and very helpful. The owners were very approachable and helpful - connected us with a good doctor when we got sick, as well as making many recommendations regarding beaches and tours. Both the hotel and the restaurant have air conditioning. The restaurant was great and reasonably priced. The french toast with cream cheese is highly recommended as are the numerous flavours of smoothies. The hotel is close to the zocalo in La Crucecita where you will find plenty of stores selling Oaxacan crafts and numerous restaurants. Taxis to beaches or coffee plantations are readily available, making this a convenient location for your site seeing trip.
Excellent value for your money.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mision de los Arcos
Address: Gardenia 902, Huatulco 70989, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Huatulco
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Huatulco
#1 Best Value Hotel in Huatulco
#1 Family Hotel in Huatulco
#3 Business Hotel in Huatulco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Mision De Los Arcos Hotel Huatulco
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