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“Best Ocean Views.”
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Hotel Buena Vista
Ranked #18 of 47 Hotels in Puerto Escondido
Ojai, California
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Best Ocean Views.”
Reviewed 4 August 2011

I've stayed here several times and have mastered the 73-step stairway leading from Zicatela Beach to this simple, clean and affordable hotel's mid-level rooms. Hot showers, mini fridge, wide patios, and cold Pacificos at Merlin's right next door. Sometimes my room costs $35, other times it's $55. What matters most are the Buena Vista's cool vibe, fantastic location and super-fast ceiling fans.

Room Tip: Load up on cervezas at Merlin's.
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  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2010

I have never met a women so rude as the lady who runs this hotel. She was extremely unfriendly when we arrived, basically throwing our keys at us and pointing us in the direction of our rooms.

After spending three relative quiet nights at the hotel, we needed to leave our bags there until 7pm so we could go on a trip before getting the bus. The lady who runs the place refused to let us leave our bags any later than 5pm. A bit unreasonable I thought but not a problem as I had a friend staying in a different room who was stay an extra night. We could just leave our bags in the friend’s room for a couple of hours til we got back. Well it turns out you can not even leave one bag in a friends room for 2 hours. Said friend got thrown out of the hotel too. The owner went completely crazy at us because there were two extra bags in a friends room for 2 hours….i still have no idea why, but to be honest it was quite a frightening experience, I would never stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 June 2010

This place is awesome - super cheap and absolutely no frills but great location and views! This would definitely be the best budget place on Zicatela.

Just a flight of steps away from a shop for groceries, plenty of restaurants (Los Tios is the best!), bars and taxis come by all the time to take you to other areas of the town.

Definitely get a room with air conditioning - while loud, it's so hot there that you'd struggle to sleep without it + it's so nice after hiking up those stairs.

We almost didn't stay here because we couldn't book online and we don't speak Spanish but after some searching I found a website for them and they got back to me really quickly.

http://www.hotel-buenavista.com.mx

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2010

Good rooms opposite the Zicatela beach. The rooms were very clean and well equipped with a basic kithenette, and the hot water showers in the en suite bathrooms had good water pressure. All the rooms are facing the beach and have balconies with outside seating which was nice. There was free wifi but only available closer to the main office- not in the rooms.

Overall, good value and a great budget place to stay and chill out.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, WA
2 reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2008

Buena Vista was a great place for me and my fiance to stay on our honeymoon (luna de Miel). It had a beautiful view as the name suggests, and the staff and owners were very pleasant. I loved seeing the iguana's in the trees off our deck everyday. They were fun to watch. We had a room that was $40/ night, with a/c and a kitchenette. This helped us to save money and experience cooking with the local foods. We stayed pretty close to the beach most of the time, since it was hard to want to go traveling knowing that a heavenly place was right out your door. It wasn't a far walk to go to a great restaurant. Every day we ate at Mango's at least once, either for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The staff was very nice and the food was always delicious and reasonably priced. TWO 4 1 Happy Hour was our daily treat. The local musicians would play outside, and a torch juggler would perform almost every night. It was pretty entertaining.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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nickysquared
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2008

Great place to stay. Just a walk across the street to Zicatela. Friendly staff and great view. The only thing that sucks is walking up the stairs when you have to go to the bathroom real bad.

Stayed November 2006
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Property: Hotel Buena Vista
Address: Calle de Morro | Zicatela Beach, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Puerto Escondido
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #18 of 47 Hotels in Puerto Escondido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
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