People all told me not to go to Acapulco, but I have problems listening. New years resolution - take more seriously the advice given by trusted people.
The hotel was not bad when compared to what was outside it. After experiencing it, why anyone would want to go to Acapulco, especially the old part, is beyond me.
We arrive without a reservation on New Years eve and got the last private room available. It contained two twin beds, with ensuite bathroom (minus the toilet seat). The room had a dresser, and a chair, a sink, and a small bar fridge.
Everything considered the room was acceptable. Although I have no idea why so many places in Mexico are lacking toilet seats? How much could a cheap toilet seat cost? $10? And this is a hotel... We improvised by duct taping magazine pages around it, and it actually wasn't bad, but this was a hotel, not an outhouse.
The neighborhood is horrible. There is basically nowhere decent to eat, the beach was overcrowded and there is garbage everywhere. I will never go back to Acapulco, and if I did I certainly wouldn't stay here. It seems like it might have been a cool city 30-50 years ago, but no one has done much to improve it since then. It's basically a filthy huge city with horrible traffic crowded around a beach.
- Also Known As:
- Mision Hotel Acapulco