We stayed at Vista del Mar for three nights August 29-31st. If you stay here, you want to get the ocean view room for sure. The hotel is right downtown which is fun, but it's a long way from any beach. The good things are: the staff was friendly, they bring breakfast to your door in the morning including coffee, the rooms are large, the air works well, we had a refrigerator that worked well, and the ocean view is great. We sat out on the balcony and watched the people pass below on the street, traffic, the ocean and ships. Loved it. The downside are: the beds are very hard, you can't flush paper down the toilets, no safe (at least in our room), and the breakfast is really nothing more than a few dry rolls with butter and jelly. The other thing that bothered us is the hotel isn't really very secure. There are two ways to enter the hotel, neither are gated or controlled at all, although from morning until mid evening there is someone in the second floor where they have their reception area. We never used the tiny roof-top pool. Looked okay, very small. We stayed the next two nights next door at the Casa Mexicana. Much nicer in every way, except the view isn't as good unless you get ocean front room and the cost is higher.
Note: We usually stay at a resort hotel on the beach, but wanted to try some of the less expensive options this time around. The good thing about doing this is we could move about and were free to eat/play where ever we wanted. The bad part is we probably spent as much doing it this way than if we stayed in a higher-end beach front resort due to cab rides, etc. At times moving around was a bit of a bother too - not as relaxing as it could have been. Next time in Cozumel I think we will stay at a beach front hotel just for the ease and convenience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the waterfront overlooking the magnificent Bay of San Miguel in the mere heart of down town. Surrounded by the commercial district, restaurants, bars, entertainment and the most prestigious dive shops.Extraordinary location for all tastes! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Vista Del Mar Boutique