I will be very upfront regarding my feelings about the Las Brisas Ixtapa: It is not the nicest placest you'll ever stay at, and not even the nicest place in the Ixtapa/Zihuatenejo area (try La Casa Que Canta or Villa del Sol on the Playa la Ropa). The rooms are small and almost tepid. The staff is courteous and prompt, but if you are used to posh 4- or 5-star American hotels, you'll be less than impressed. The grounds are extremely spacious and it can be a little difficult to get from place to place; if you are elderly or struggle with mobility, this may be a concern.
However, the reason I give the Las Brisas five stars is because of the value. Seven days at this hotel will cost roughly $1100 for a deluxe room and only a couple hundred more for the "Beach Club." I have stayed here twice, once in a Beach Club room and once in a standard deluxe room; I really couldn't care less about the upgrade. I love to travel and I can attest that there really is no place on Earth that is a better overall value for the money.
The beach and the views are impeccable. There are plenty of restaurants on site and even a cigar store. If you want to save money, take the short cab ride to Zihua and you'll be able to eat better for less. In fact, what ever you can do away from the hotel will save you money.
The rooms, as stated earlier, are small. They compensate for their small by providing a balcony that is nearly the size of the room itself. On both of my stays, my wife and I spent more time on the balcony anyway.
I highly recommend the Las Brisas. Ixtapa/Zihua is my favorite resort area in Mexico. It is not "in your face" like Cancun or Los Cabos; it is beautiful, laid back, and relaxing. It is kind of like Maui in relation to Waikiki. If you want intense nightlife and a wild party scene, you may spend a lot of your vacation searching in vain. However, if you want to chill, enjoy your time off, or spend a romantic getaway, then Ixtapa/Zihua is for you and no place will serve that need better than the Las Brisas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled into the side of a mountain and surrounded by tropical vegetation on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mexican Pacific Riviera is where you will find this secluded tropical paradise that offers the perfect balance between recreation and relaxation. A private hilltop entrance leads into a stone courtyard with dramatic fountain, where porters escort new arrivals to the open-air reception area. Bright colors, high ceilings, and keyhole views of the Pacific Ocean highlight hotel's striking architecture. Las Brisas Ixtapa is a particular favorite of honeymooners for its romantic setting and rooms with private terraces, all with ocean views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Brisas Resort Ixtapa Hotel Ixtapa
- Brisas Resort
- Las Brisas Hotel Ixtapa
- Brisas Ixtapa
- Las Brisas Ixtapa Mexico