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“Pricey, but worth a one day stay for the views” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Posada Barrancas Mirador
Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Copper Canyon
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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pricey, but worth a one day stay for the views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2011

Great views from the rooms, each with a balcony.
We enjoyed seeing a thunderstorm in the distance, complete with lighting.
Outstanding meals!!
The staff made one of the best vegan dishes for dinner that we have ever tasted anywhere.
Great views from the dining room as well.
No televisions in the rooms, which is OK if you are there to enjoy the views.
Postcards and souvenirs in the hotel are also expensive.

If you don't want to splurge for the great views, then stay in Creel, and take a tour of Divisadero from Creel. You will save a lot of money and you will get a taste of the great views, but you will probably not get to enjoy the remarkable sunrises and sunsets.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Aesch, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

As most guests at this hotel we arrived on the Chepe from Los Mochis.
The staff is very friendly, always asked if we needed something etc.
The rate included all meals, and although there is only one menu and no a la carte it is very nice, beverages are extra.
Our room was on the second floor, nice and clean. It seems that all rooms have terraces, there is only two floors and as the building is right at the rim, there is probably no room that wouldn't have the view.
The hotel is part of a local chain of and they also have an affiliated hotel in El Fuerte.
There is happy hour before dinner, and most guests enjoy a drink while watching the sunset and the hummingbirds - there is lots of them coming to the terrace and we got great pictures.
The hotel also offers guided tours (at a charge and some without charge), but we just went out exploring on our own (don't if you are not fit or afraid of heights!).

We only stayed one night there, would recommend doing a second night, as the main attractions in the area, the ziplines and the cablecar, mostly run morning tours, that due to the afternoon arrival of the train aren't possible to do the day you arrive.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2011

Spectacular views. Good Service. Nice rooms with views to die for. The balcony view and verandah views impossible to beat. Was served a piña colada with bad milk and was I'll for several days though. Still I would go back.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Antonio, Texas
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2011

From the moment we arrived on the train at this magical place, we were swept away by the beauty of this canyon. The hotel representative was waiting for us as the train arrived, and we hopped on a bus which took us straight to the hotel. Our bags followed a few minutes later.

This hotel is lovely, perched on the edge of the canyon rim. Check-in was a bit disorganized, but we were ushered into our room, and invited by the hotel manager to take a hike over to see some indian homes, which were located on a canyon ledge.

Back at the hotel we were treated to a complimentary margarita, and evening entertainment, which was quite good. We particularly liked sitting around the fire, listening to music, nibbling on popcorn and sipping on margaritas. Now this is the way to travel!

If there was one disappointment, guess I would have to say the food was good, but not great. You go there for the canyon, not the food. So while the food was good, just don't expect gourmet fare.

At night, the stars are brilliant, there are so many, it almost looked like snow. And no one told us that the wind makes the most amazing moaning noise when it is quiet at night. It is positively ghostly and mournful in tone, and it is louder than you would think. Still, I had to sleep with the door open, so I could smell the clean air, and listen to the night sounds in the canyon. (I'd go back in a minutes.)

Breakfast was also a bit haphazard. We had to leave early, a fact that was communicated to the hotel, but guess they forgot, as the kitchen wasn't open as we were preparing to leave. Thankfully, our guide was patient, and agreed to wait as the kitchen, who had just arrived, prepared a breakfast for us.

As Americans, we don't consider 8 a.m. to be that early, but it must be different in Mexico, because when we tried to check out no one was available. We were literally driving out of the property when the manager came driving up and made us turn around to complete a "formal" check out procedure -- which could have easily been charged to our credit card . . .

Oh well, those were small incidents that were quickly forgetten on a spectacular trip. The scenery was breathtaking and the hotel was quite clean and nice.

I would definitely recommend.

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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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SMA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2011

We spent one night here and on arrival were greeted warmly by the front reception manager who explained they could accommodate our need for a king bed, quickly took our bags to our room and showed us the various amenities. We also were given a welcome margerita. The room was clean and neat and spacious and the view, amazing despite local spot fires in the area. We found the bar and waiting staff very friendly - they just needed to be coaxed to help us with our Spanish and we were then on a very friendly basis. We were there at a pretty quiet time. Food is very good for this style of place and is included.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tortola
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2011

This hotel is well worth a visit . We stayed one night on our trip through the canyon . We arrived and lunch was served it was really nice . A walk is set up for 4.30 which was very interesting and well worth it . Dinner was dreadful and we decided to eat some of the snacks we brought . We had asked for the fire i our room to be lit a couple of times and it was never done . We arranged a trip through the hotel the following day which was well organized and very good . We were dropped back to the train station and our bags all brought on the platform for us . The only extreamy rude person at the hotel is on the front desk - avoid at all costs . Ms Maricruz Mancinas . We also spoke to others who thought it was a shame she was aloud to work there because all the staff tries their best and she is the first person you meet when you arrive .

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Antonio, Texas
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71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2011

Perched on the edge of the canyon, this hotel offers is a relatively new facility, with bright spacious. There are no phones or TV in the rooms, but you won't miss them. The scenery is breathtaking.

Upon arrival in DIvisidero, the hotel is waiting to pick you up at the train station. Despite ten people checking in, the process went smoothly. This hotel looks like it could accommodate for 300+ people. However, with all the travel warnings, which I found to be totally unwarranted on all phases of my recent Copper Canyon trip -- that said, I did avoid entering Mexico through any border towns -- the hotel only had ten guests the night I was there. Nice. We were treated well.

Management gave hotel guests a free tour of the nearby indian cave dwellings, and pointed out the new cable car -- which stops running at 4 p.m.

The Mirador is a full-service hotel, and you can book other tours/activities through the hotel.

The evening standard, "one free margarita" was a nice touch, as was the fire and the evening enterainment. The hotel had an excellent local musician come in to play the guitar and sing to entertain the guests. Everyone enjoyed their drinks, free popcorn and entertainment, untill it was time for dinner.

The food was good, and included in the price of the hotel.

Unlike the Grand Canyon, which is so wide, the there is complete silence as one approaches the edge of the canyon. Not so with the Copper Canyon. The indians have lived here for centuries. And the Copper Canyon is alive with sound -- even at night.

The canyon is so rugged and beautify, that I elected to sleep with the door open. (Thankfully, the bedroom was warm, and had plenty of nice thick blankets, as the canyon gets quite chilly at night.) As each balcony is private, and the floor of the canyon is quite a distance below, it was safe to do so. No one mentioned the moaning sound that the wind makes as it blows through the canyon walls. Never heard anything like it, but, you could hear it all night. Also, many indians live in the canyon, so you can here their dogs barking and roosters crowing at morning light. The smell of the wood fire, the wood and the sound of the birds were other sensual delights that those of us from urban environments don't often have the opportunity to experience.

However, nothing prepared me for the stars. The night I spent on the edge of the canyon was clear and crisp -- with no clouds. Unless you get far enough outside the lights of a big city, you don't realize how many stars there are in they sky, and how much light the moon and stars generate. There were do many stars, and they were so bright, that it almost looked like it was snowing as a gazed blearily into the cold nigiht air.

The next morning, coffee and a hearty breakfast were enjoyed, while watching the birds on the deck of the hotel.

Here is the Mirador Web site: http://hotelmirador.hotelesbalderrama.com/index.html

As this was part of a package, I'm not sure what price was paid for this room, but can say, I really, really enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Posada Barrancas Mirador
Address: Est Chepe Km 622 | Estacion Posada Barrancas, 33421, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Northern Mexico > Chihuahua > Copper Canyon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Copper Canyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Posada Barrancas Mirador 3*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mirador Hotel is located at the canyon’s edge, near the highest point of the canyon. The Mirador is the premier hotel on the canyon rim and is the only hotel where each guest room has a spectacular view overlooking the canyon. From the hotel you may walk to see the Tarahumara Indians who live in the canyon caves below. You can also shop for native crafts from the Tarahumara artisan vendors who gather in front of the hotel. ... more   less 
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