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Playa Bonita Hotel
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Puerto Penasco
El Centro, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Good Value”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Hotel is right on the beach. There is a nice restaurant adjacent to the hotel with live music in the late afternoon. The hotel staff if friendly and helpful. We liked our stay and will probably return again.

Room Tip: The standard room with an ocean view was very nice. The room had 2 queen size beds and an A/C that...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Cons:
My room had only A/C and a small TV Daewoo; no frig or cooler, no drink water, no coffee machine or microwave, - nothing.
Also, my room was too small, like a closet. The price for this room should be $20-30 (not $90).
The beach is not clean (playa, but not bonita).
My family spent only one night there and run away, we lost $560 (no refund).
Pros: Hot spa

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Yuma, Arizona
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38 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2012

Have stayed many times at the Playa Bonita RV resort and also at their hotel. Wonderful beach to play on, awesome play to look for shells as the tide swings are awesome to watch. The "paving" on the RV resort are shells, Our dogs love to run on the beach which they usually can't do here on the US beaches. When we stayed at the hotel we had a beach front room, Service was wonderful and rooms were nice and clean. Hotel is close to town and we took our bikes and biked all over Puerto Penasco.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

We have been coming to Playa Bonita since the early 90's when they opened. We come twice a year with my father also. The staff is always great, the security walking around the park at night is nice. They keep the park very clean, the bathrooms sometimes get a bit messy, but that is because people are messy. We have always felt very safe. The music can get loud from the hotel but we just request a space on the other end of the park. We make our reservations for beach front a year in advance and even have some made for October 2012 and 2013. I can't wait to be there in a week for 10 days of glorious sun, beach and food.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Maui, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2012

I read the other reviews and was surprised. We really like this place. It is clean, right on the beach and has great views. We were upgraded to a Junior Suite which was nice. This is Mexico and not a splashy resort so, yes the towels are thin and the toiletries poor quality. Bring your own and enjoy the garden, and views, views, views. My husband and I will return with friends and family.
After a day on the beach, we love being able to go for a swim in the pool and enjoy a cocktail at the adjacent restaurant. There usually is live music there. The beach vendors do not bother you on hotel property.

Room Tip: We like to be higher up so the pool noise is entertaining, not annoying.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Holyoke, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2012

We booked two nights at Playa Bonita after the Inn we booked in town turned out to be totally unsatisfactory. We had our choice of rooms and decided to pay the extra for the front room overlooking the ocean with a fridge and microwave. We ate in the restaurant next door and for two days never left the beach - it was wonderful. The rooms were ok - the comments on the towels and amenities are dead on. We paid $110 US, which for being on the beach was ok to me, but pretty steep for what you got beyond that. It was too cold for swimming when we were there - the pools looked great, but we did not use them. The comfy beach chaise lounges over looking the ocean became our "home" though and it was wonderful. For me you are paying for the beach at this hotel - otherwise there is nothing they offer that would make you come back. We heard from multiple guests that it has gone downhill every year they stay there, which is a shame. Looks like it was a really nice place at one time, and perhaps they just can't keep it up. Lots and lots of competition being built all along the rest of the beach and in this economy, that makes it really hard.

Room Tip: For us, a trip to the grocery store so we could have breakfast and lunch in our room, meant having t...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

Playa Bonita lacks alot of amenities and they kept any belongings left behind. There towels are very old make sure you bring your own. There toilets are old and rusty from the inside. My daughter forgot her camera in the room. She was distracted and placed her camera on one of the beds. When i called the hotel I was told that they didn't find anything. But we are possitive it was left there because just before we left the hotel she had taken a picture of the ocean from our room.. It's very upsetting for them not to put something away on a lost and found and at leaset waited a couple days to see if they get a call or something. I don't think we'll be caoming back to this place.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Playa Bonita Hotel
Address: Paseo Balboa 100, Puerto Penasco 83550, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Northern Mexico > Sonora > Puerto Penasco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Penasco
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Penasco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Playa Bonita Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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Playa Bonita Hotel Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico

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