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Hotel La Posada
Ranked #11 of 53 Hotels in Manzanillo
vancouver island
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“heaven on earth”
Reviewed September 29, 2010

At the time, I had just retired, and my wife and I were looking for a small,quiet, place to spend a week or two in Mexico, as we were planning to meet our relations in Mexico for the first time. We could have not found a better oasis in all of the world than the week that we spent at this posada. If you are the "party hardy" type, do not come. If you are semi-retired, a young family. a couple in love-then please come. The Posada has much to offer, as they are very friendly and helpfull. Yes, we have read the reviews, and we offer the following advice: The rooms are of good value, accept the fact that you are in Mexico. as far as dampness and humidity go. The "American Style breakfest " is excellent, as they offer you a menu in Spanish/English, eat what you want. Lunch can be arrange for a minimal cost. Yes, There is a small problem for dinner, but that can be readily handled by taking a five/ten- sorry I'm old, walk to the north, or failing that, a ten minute taxi ride further up the road for some of the finest food in all of Mexico. Safety in this area is excellent, as the posada is across the street from one of the entrances to the Naval base. Inside the base is an ATM at the PX, or for the rest of us Canucks, the Canex. Most of the guards speak English better than we do, but you have to practise your Spanish, at least to the point of giving them a laugh. Now on to transportation in the area. The local, 6 peso bus, is very good, safe, and obviously inexpensive. Just stand by the curb in the direction that you plan to travel, and they will pick you up. My wife, as one of those , that makes friends with everyone, enjoyed these trips, especially with the young children, but she learned a lesson, "donot sit at the back of the bus'. much to the delight of the young passengers when they passed over a big bump in the road. Next, are Taxis, and they can be rented for the hour, or the day, much cheaper than any price offered by a tour company. The food, the water, we have never had a problem with; just use "common sense". If you really want to have a grand tour of Jalisco/Colima, then we would suggest landing in Puerto Vallarta, spend a couple of Days, take the "Primero Autobus" to Manazanillo and spend at least a week there. Then with the ETN autobus to Guadalajara after passing by the Volcano near Colima. But your two weeks, should have been expanded to four. I am sorry, but there is so much to see, and most of Mexico is safe, the rooms are good, the food is great, and the people are very friendly. My Wife says "fair warning" stay away from the local bakeries, between the breads, the rolls, the chocolates, the flans,beware!!!! Go to Mexico with an open mind, and enjoy. P.S. we have been to Japan, Indonesia, Cuba, and Europe. If you are cut out of our cloth, then you will really enjoy la posada rosa and their staff.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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PinkPosada, Owner at Hotel La Posada, responded to this review, October 6, 2010
Thank you for writing such a warm, heartfelt review! Taking the time to share such detail w/other potential travelers is very much appreciated! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.

Warm regards, Juan & Lisa Martinez
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Eugene, Or
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27 reviews
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Reviewed August 19, 2010

A clean and friendly hotel located conveniently near the old town and on the beach.

The hotel owner and staff are very friendly and helpful. Lounging area is perfect for reading, drinking a beer, and just pensivel passing the time. Rooms are unique, with film posters, and local nic-nacs.

Highly Recommendable

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 2, 2010

La Posada had some good features. The breakfasts and cheeseburgers were excellent. The young staff members were very accomodating and helpful. However, the hotel is far from most restaurants, markets and the nicest beaches. The bus system in Manzanillo is excellent, but who wants to take a bus everywhere? The pool is also small and it could use some work. The water in the taps and showers is not purified and common areas are not air conditioned.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Chapala, Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

First visit to this hotel but not the last. Excellent staff. Wonderful breakfast included in the price. Rooms were very clean & AC worked very well.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank FCS62
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Ajijic, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2010

We are here for a week, end of May and first part of June. The weather is quite nice, low 80's with a nice breeze off the ocean. A fairly large group of French scientists were here when we arrived who soon departed. Then we were the only ones here and slowly people are coming in. We are in Room #1, the studio, with a full kitchen and great view of the ocean. The grounds are spotless, rooms very clean and the breakfast is quite nice. Beds are comfortable and the a/c is nice at night.
This is the low season, rooms go for $58/night. The town seems quiet. It is nice.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed March 26, 2010

I have traveled to Mexico on a number of occasions but had not been to the Manzanillo area. I was ready for a relaxed and tranquil time. The vista is beautiful with mountains and ocean holding hands before your eyes. My experience at La Posada was great. The hotel is small, about 23 rooms, clean, cute, comfortable with friendly staff. Pleasing to the eye and to the budget. Having breakfast included is a plus and although they have a fixed selection of breakfast options they were willing to accomodate my vegan requests in a friendly and hospitable fashion. The area is very safe and friendly. As I wandered around, or took the bus I routinely encountered sociable people who went out of their way to be helpful. The hotel is on the end of the Las Brisas beach and closest to the city of Manzanillo in the older hotel section. I prefer quaint and authentic but if you want more of a high life, all inclusive stay this will not be your first choice,

  • Stayed March 2010
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GDL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2010

The hotel is small and nice. The breakfast was good. The staff was great. It is cool in a bohemian kind of way, and it will certainly attract guests who don't want the glitz and pressures of a resort. It is removed from most of the busy tourism "noise".

What you may not like:
-Fewer eating options close by.
-The beach is VERY close to the huge Manzanillo port and navy base: you've got to wonder how much contamination you're swimming in.
-There was a huge smoke stack a couple of km's away that managed to blow our direction several times (generating a few migraines).

So, if you are into Eco-Turism, this is not going to be your idyllic spot. If you want "slightly off the beaten path", some sun, to quietly read your book, or even to meet a different kind of tourist, then you will enjoy this place.

While it has been nearly 2 years since our visit, I think that the info is fairly relevant.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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3 Thank livefromGDL
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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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