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Hotel Posada del Hidalgo
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in El Fuerte
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 13, 2010

This famous Inn is located in the charming and pictoresque town of El Fuerte, Mexico. I stayed there with my group for two nights. It was in this former mansion where El Zorro was born and lived for about ten years. The oldest part of the Inn partly as museum with many antiques and some impressive murals.
The rooms were large and certainly adequate and fairly clean. The bed was king size and the linen was very clean. The room was quite quiet.
The Inn's cuisine was varied and quite good. The staff was superb and very accommodating. It's quite a charming place and a restful place to stay.

  • Stayed: February 2010
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Reviewed January 20, 2010

This hotel is lushly landscaped and offers a "retreat" atmoshere within it's walls. We were forutnate to have the Suite (in order to accommodate our family of 5) and very much enjoyed the spacious room. This is not a 5 star property but is definetly a higher class Mexican hotel. The pool area is directly beside the bar and therefore not very inviting (as anyone in it would ruin the atmoshpere at the patio bar.) The restaurant served very good food but we found it to be too pricey. And Happy Hour with Zorro!... Zorro was a no-show on the Sunday that we were there, oh well.
While we were there, my daughter developed a painful ear infection and Miguel at the front desk offered to accompany us to the private clinic as a translator. I felt that he went above and beyond in offering us this service and was very grateful.
I felt confident leaving my vehicle in their secure lot while we were away on our Copper Canyon train trip.
Everything about this hotel was very professional.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 29, 2009

We stayed at Posada del Hidalgo for one nght as part of the Copper Canyon tour. The hotel building was absolutely fantastic. An old colonial mansion that retained most of it's historical components. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable and our room door opened onto a shaded court yard which had comfortable seating in shaded areas.

We had lunch on the day we arrived and it was good quality and plentiful. There was a swimming pool next to the bar although we didn't use it.

The hotel is located on the edge of the town but only 5 minutes walk from shops, bars etc

Our only complaint was that the buffet breakfast was limited and cold which was a shame as otherwise it truly was a fantastic hotel

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2009

My wife and I our our three young children stayed here for one night in early November 2009. It was our first night of four of our Copper Canyon tour. We liked this hotel. The rooms are rustic, with no phone or TV, but that was OK - that's what we were there for: to disconnect. We did the river raft tour and our girls really enjoyed it. The fish we ordered at lunch at the restaurant next to the pool was tasty. Free Internet near the front desk. The pool was cool and inviting, although we ended up using the jacuzzi at night - our daughters liked that. Although the hotel and the area near the square is nice, not much to do in El Fuerte. Nice architecture from the town's silver mining days, but it felt a bit empty of people, not like many other Mexican towns we've visited. One night or two at the most would be enough in El Fuerte. The hotel was great though, and it is a pretty town near the city square and the cathedral. The staff at the hotel were friendly.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 22, 2009

We were pleasantly surprised by this charming hotel. All the rooms open on to one of several courtyards. Our room only had wooden shutters, not windows, and we were concerned that noise or bugs could be a problem, but they were not. The bedroom and bathroom were both dimly lit, which can be a problem finding dark clothing in dark bags, but the AC and ceiling fan worked well after we found out how to use them!
The staff were charming, and it was after using room service that we found out how to set the AC. The food was acceptable but not great, BUT the enormous bowl of vanilla ice cream I got from room service was the best ever. Worth a stay just for the ice cream.
The courtyards were a wonderful, cool place for socializing with comfortable groupings of seats. But beware: those biting insects will get you long before the late afternoons you may have been warned about, and you'll be completely unaware that they got you until it's too late. Cover up or wear bug spray any time you are outside.
The second night of our stay our group was treated to a performance of a Mexican ballet folklorico, which was much better than I expected, with smiling performers in wonderful, colorful costumes.
El Fuerte was hot and sticky in March. I would not recommend a stay in the summer.

  • Stayed: March 2009
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Reviewed March 15, 2009

This hotel was part of a 7 night trip through Copper Canyon. We stayed 2 nights. We loved everything about it. All the rooms surround one of about 4 courtyards. Our room was near the hotel museum and we feared it might be noisy. It was not. The air conditioning worked very well. We had a lovely seating area in the courtyard just outside our room where we sat and enjoyed the company of fellow travelers. The courtyard was shady, cool with lovely tiles and beautiful flowers. All the employees of the hotel we encountered were friendly and helpful. The El Zorro happy hour at the poolside bar was really fun. Although we did not use the pool, it looked extremely clean. The food, although not the best we had on the trip was good. Posada del Hidalgo is definitely a hidden gem.

  • Stayed: March 2009
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Reviewed February 16, 2009

This is a wonderful posada. A historical landmark which is reputed to be the birthplace of Zorro. (He appears regularly during happy hour to dance with the ladies.) Our room was spacious and included a tv although few had tv and some members of our tour reported smaller spaces. Our room had no internet connection. But the real beauty of the hotel is the courtyards and public spaces. The posada includes a small museum of private pieces and a lovely twenty person hot tub is available until 9 PM. The only physical drawback to the hotel is the very steep walkway leading into the hotel. Certainly not wheelchair friendly. Further, there are stairs throughout the facility.

Staff was delightful. They have a masseuse on staff who gives one of the best massages I have every had. Well worth the 500 peso price tag. The breakfast buffet was varied and excellently prepared. Coctails were a tad watery but tasty. Dinner was good.

Walking in the neighborhood seemed safe even on a holiday weekend with the local young people showcasing their autos and motorbikes. It was a bit noisy. But none of this could be heard in our room. Take a walk along the waterfront of the river. While it looks a bit seedy, it was safe.

We also took a float trip down the river. We saw an amazing number of birds. But keep plenty of bug repellent at hand. They have very nasty little black flies that bite. I missed my elbow but they didn't.

  • Stayed: February 2009
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Address: Calle Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla 101, El Fuerte 81820, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > El Fuerte
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in El Fuerte
Price Range: $84 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Posada del Hidalgo 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada del Hidalgo is a beautiful colonial mansion. This attractive structure was built in 1890 by Don Rafael Almada, a wealthy and influential "alcalde" (mayor) who spent five years and 100,000 gold pesos on its construction. The wooden trim was made from 285 Canadian red pine beams. Don Rafael's mansion was the largest and most beautiful in El Fuerte. It was built just below the old fort, and has four layers of brick and adobe construction. The iron work was brought from Mazatlan. ... more   less 
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