Is this the best place I've ever stayed at? No, of course not, but for the price it's hard to beat.
It could be cleaner, there's only a few hangers and no night-stands, and rooms are basic (though there's a mini-fridge!!) but if you can tolerate those downsides you'll find Hotel del Rio tries its' best to exceed expectations:
They have a water cooler for you to refill your bottles, a basket full of anything you could have forgotten to bring (like aloe or bug spray), they offer beach towels upon request, complimentary basic breakfast (bread, peanut butter, jam, fruit, coffee--be aware, they don't refill anything 30 minutes from closing), the hammocks under the palapa are lovely and they have lounge chairs too, all with a view of the ocean.
They have two room options--palapas with no AC and regular rooms with AC. For us AC was not a question.
They also rent golf carts, for the same price as anywhere else, so may as well rent with them.
Location-wise, it's at the edge of town, so expect little noise (woohoo), and a 15ish minute walk into town, depending on where you're headed.
Would definitely stay here again and would recommend for people who are not overly picky or for those looking for a bargain. More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking