Having been to Huatulco before we really wanted to stay elsewhere other than the "hotel zone". WE booked the Marina Hotel , Resort would be a little over the top .
We are a family with young kids now and have travelled extensivly in mexico staying at AI 's to Condo"s . I am a firm believer in staying at your comfort zone Vs your wallet when choosing a hotel . Marina Hotel fit the bill perfectly !!! I have to agree with Gringo in Seattle that this Hotel has faded a bit from Its Heyday , but with a little work it would be a SUPER PLACE to stay . I had emailed before to try and get a lower room as we have kids and stuff in tow . FREIDA the great reservation clerk confirmed our request !! We arrived at the end of XMAS vacation and upon arriving , we where put in a room at the HIGHEST elevation 71 steps said the" WIFE" No problem we went down and explained the situation and the next day where in a room lower ,With FANTASTIC Marina veiws !!!
The Hotel was only about 60% full with mostly Mexican Guests , we knew this and enjoy this fact!! The thing with Mexican people is they love the beach and most days we had the Three pools to our selves !! We upgraded to a Jr suite on the lower level facing the Marina . Great room with seperate king bed Flat panel TV and the main room had a small kitchen with a fridge and table and chairs for eating . We had a balcony with chairs and would sit out after the kids where in bed and drink a few beers and take in the veiws . The room included a buffet breakfast for the adults and our daughter we paid 40 pesos . The food was GREAT . I can"t believe for a hotel how good the food was . The staff was over the top from our Maid , bellguy , frontdesk , maintanence guys and food servers . we speak a little spanish and this goes a long way in communication , WAY to many travellers expect ENGLISH and should try and speak the language of the country . WE tipped very well and made sure everybodys efforts were appreciated !!
The hotel Is in SANTACRUZ and is a very busy little place lots to see and do .It offers Great eating places and has a great little beach for kids within walking distance .The Little market next door offered great shopping bargins and I found a store that sold cold corona's for 10 peso's !!!!
The Marina Hotel fit our needs to a tee !!
If you have Kids they offer three pools and two of them are for kids only , we sat around these most times .
The Marina is not without some difficulties !!
Because the hotel is sort of hillside there are lots of stairs , if you have mobility issues !!!
They could Spruce up the rooms a little (VERY CLEAN ) , but some items are showing there age !!!
I want to Thank FREIDA JOHANNA at the front desk , MIGAUL the Bellhop and Yessina and Romy from the resteraunt for making our trip GREAT .
WE would go back to the Marina Great price !! for what you get
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Marina Resort, an excellent choice of lodging in Huatulco. 4 * Hotel in the main bay of Huatulco (Santa Cruz), opposite the pier and cruise ship dock with a private beach club, 3 pools, restaurant with terrace overlooking the marina. Our strengths are the warm service, the beauty of our facilities overlooking the inner harbor and an excellent location. ... more less
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