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“Charming”
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Hotel La Posada
Ranked #11 of 53 Hotels in Manzanillo
Columbia, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Charming”
Reviewed March 13, 2009

La Posada means... The Inn
Guess what, my dear seasoned intl travs, this is, in fact, actually an inn. Not a resort. Run by... you'll never guess... an innkeeper and his wife (or an innkeeper & her husband, depending on your point of view) who are both nice but maybe kinda nosy for those of midwestern (USA) sensibilities. Not by a faceless international conglomerate.
So maybe armed with this background info, you, the reader, will be able to interpret some of the reviews posted here.
I've stayed here a few times, because my profession occasionally requires me to catch ships sailing out of Port of Manz, and it's always been nice. Usually, the plumbing is just fine. The staff always seemed friendly enough to me, and the innkeeper is professional but can't accomodate every request. Pool is nice, the beach isn't really raked or sifted regularly like at the fancy resorts, but it's OK, and the hotel is about midway between downtown and the resorts out on Las Hadas.
La Posada is small and quiet and relaxing. It is a small hotel. There are plenty of mega-resorts nearby if that's what floats your boat.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled on business
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Chase BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 12, 2009

My Esposa & I spent a wonderful 11 nights at Hotel La Posada. Juan, Monica, Clara, & of course Rosa, our Chambermaid made our stay very comfortable. the Cooking Staff prepared a delicious breakfast which is included in the room. Bus service is available right at the Hotel, with access to all parts of Manzanillo.We met many interesting people in the great room! It was so great returning to the quiet and quaint hotel after our daily adventures. The Sunsets here, are spectacular! Though an older Hotel, it is very clean and room was great.Would wwe return? Absolutely! However, for those that want to be in the heart of the action, this is not for you.
Hasta Luego, Hotel La Posada! Brian & Trish-Chase BC Canada

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank ChaseBCPumpkin
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Los Angeles, CA
2 reviews
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Reviewed March 4, 2009

One more time we came back to Manzanillo looking for these quite times at La Posada. Like always we made new friends and enjoyed the great sunsets and the margaritas by the pool. Thanks to Clara and Monica for the great job and all the crew for being so nice to us.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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sunshine coast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2009

plumbing that didn't work, old straw beds that were alive, a dirty beach, a 30 year old pool that is falling apart, a view of the smoke stacks from the thermal plant across the water, no restaraunts within walikng distance, no outside alcohol allowed, 17 % gratuity tax, no thanks never again, hotel Cecelia $20 a night cheaper, cleaner newer closer to all a much better deal

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank bindarednedat
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phx
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 29, 2008

This is a small hotel right on the beach. Fifty cent bus rides down town. I enjoyed visiting with the friendy Canadian guests and Monica the night Mgr. The best breakfast with fruit plate and very good pancakes. The fish sandwitch for lunch with home made tartar sause is excellent. The Hotel is not far from the best steak house by the turn-a-round, and the Sea Horse restaurant a bit further straight on which has the best coconut shrimp. The $65 tour bus to Colima was canceled so a first class bus from the bus depot for $6.50 worked very nicely. The fisherman emptying their catch on the beach by the jetty was interesting.I will return in November next trip as I expect the hills will be much greener from the summer rains.

  • Liked — staff and friendly guests
  • Disliked — no internet connection
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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1 Thank l0upy
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cape cod, MA/naples, FL
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2008

My husband and I can't begin to say enough wonderful things about our two week stay at the Hotel LaPosada. From the moment we checked in we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and warm ambience of a truly charming small hotel.

We rented a small car at the Manzanillo airport, and although having a car is certainly not a necessity, it was convenient for running errands, etc. The cost was so unbelievably low (approximately $75 for 13 days!), it paid for itself just in airport transfers. We were advised not to drive at night (which we heeded) and only ventured out to a few restaurants that were close to the hotel. Interestingly, we used the car to take a few side trips during our first week (Colima, Comala, turtle sanctuary, Barra de Navidad, and some other beaches), but by the beginning of our second week, we stayed around the hotel, vegging out around the lovely pool and beach, venturing out only for an occasional dinner. Probably if the hotel offered an evening meal we wouldn't have left at all!

Our first encounter with a staff member was during check-in when we met Clara. She immediately made us feel welcome and suggested lunch even though it was close to closing time in the kitchen. The fish sandwiches (mahi mahi) were amazing and we were immediately "hooked." The sala/dining room is a inviting place to eat, relax, and socialize with other guests. The honor system is quite impressive and we managed to fill our pottery jug with numerous bottle caps!

Next we met Juan, the owner, who spent some time orienting us to the hotel and providing lots of local suggestions and advice. Juan continued to visit with us at least once a day - inquiring about our stay and anything he could do to help make our visit more enjoyable. We were some of the "first timers" at LaPosada, but Juan and his staff made us feel like valued guests and old friends.

Monica came on duty at 3PM until 10PM each day and made some of the tastiest margaritas we've had. She is such a lovely young woman - full of lots of local information which she readily shared. Other staff members (even those who spoke limited English) went out of their way to accommodate us and please us.
Everyone always wears a smile!

Our "room" was actually a studio with a king bed and a fully equipped kitchenette. Although we intended to do more of our own cooking, we often opted for the delicious lunches at the hotel and visits to the local taco stands. Dinners were a cross between fine dining at incredibly low prices and more modest meals at local Mexican restaurants.

The view from our balcony was incredible and we missed few sunsets. Our king bed was so comfortable we never had a problem falling asleep and staying asleep with the ocean waves as our background music.

We met some interesting people (many return year after year) from all over the world. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year as we too return to Hotel LaPosada.

Thank you Juan and staff for the best and most relaxing vacation ever!

Mary and Kris
Cape Cod, MA/Naples, FL

  • Liked — Location and warmth and helpfulness of owner and staff
  • Disliked — limited internet access - not the owner's fault but due to outside connection problems
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2008

My husband and I were originally booked for five days at La Posada, but ended up extending our stay to a full week. What a gem this place is! The owner, Juan, was ready to take care of whatever we needed, and his manager, Monica, wore many hats making sure we were comfortable and happy. The entire staff is very helpful and friendly. By the end of our stay, we felt like family, and could barely stand to leave.

We had room #6, the closest one to the beach. Although it is right near the pool as well, this is a very laid back place and guests are quiet and courteous. We never experience any noise. Speaking of the pool, it's a lovely place to soak and chat with other guests, if you aren't visiting the amazing beach, just a few short steps from the pool area.

The sala is a common area, where drinks are served until 10 p.m. and breakfast and lunch are available. It's a charming room, open to a magnificent view of the beach.

We could not have been happier with our stay. La Posada is charming, friendly, clean, safe and altogether delightful. We would recommend La Posada to anyone looking for accomodations in Manzanillo. We will be back.

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — internet not always working, not owners fault, but the server
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank midlifeSharilee
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Property: Hotel La Posada
Address: Calle Lazaro Cardenas # 201, Manzanillo 28200, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Colima > Manzanillo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Manzanillo
#5 Romantic Hotel in Manzanillo
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Manzanillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel La Posada 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique seaside inn located directly on the best swimming and snorkeling beach in Manzanillo. American owners since 1960. Great fresh-water pool, cocktail & snack bar, rustic atmosphere. Complete breakfasts included in rates. 23 rooms and all with a view of the ocean. Diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding and tours to other attractions in the area arranged at the inn. ... more   less 
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