We just returned from the Penasco Del Sol Hotel in Rocky Point, Mexico. I traveled with my husband and two children ages 6 and 18 months. After reading rave reviews about this hotel, we threw caution to the wind and decided to book 5 nights.
We arrived late on Friday night and found a very active nighttime scene at both the pool and the lobby bar. Had I been alone with my husband, it would have been a good time.
We assumed that there would be things for our kids to do, but this hotel was definitely for the younger, single age group. The rooms
were very nice, but almost dangerous for small children. My 18 month old slipped on the marble floor and fell into a chest of drawers. She was fine, but had quite a gash on her forehead.
We had a nice breakfast buffet in the restaurant, but we were very disappointed in the beach. After quite a hike to get past the rock wall, we were barraged by local people camped out trying to sell us their wares. At first it didn't bother me, but after a couple of hours at the beach, the tide started to roll in and there was no available space left on the beach to even sit down. Very annoying. When you looked down you could not miss huge pieces of broken glass everywhere. I was very worried that my kids were going to cut their feet.
Later that night, after the tide rolled out, we were able to look for hermit crabs in the tide pools, the kids enjoyed it.
The pool was constantly crowded and we didn't feel comfortable bringing our kids into that environment. Also, the hotel starts blasting music by the pool starting at 9:00am and it lasts until very very late. I found it very annoying and WAY too loud.
We decided to leave on Sunday instead of staying until Wednesday. I don't think I would come back to this hotel. In fact, if I ever come back to Rocky Point I will try to find either a house or a condo that is far away from the hotels..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to the Hotel Peñasco Del Sol a lush, tropical playground surrounded by gorgeous beaches and spectacular ocean vistas. Located in sun-splashed Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Mexico, we're the only beachfront hotel within walking distance of downtown attractions, restaurants, and nightlife. Select from 203 guest rooms and suites each spacious, handsomely furnished, and blessed with sweeping beach views and delightful amenities. Discover for yourself why we're the preferred choice of Sonora Mexico hotels. A new definition of paradise awaits you at our luxurious Rocky Point Mexico hotel resort, which combines warm hospitality with a landmark setting: * Located in Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Mexico. * Within walking distance of downtown attractions and businesses. * Surrounded by unique shopping, dining, and nightlife. * Just 60 miles southwest of the United States-Mexico border. * 3.5 hours from Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Hotel Puerto Peñasco
- Sol Hotel Penasco Del
- Penasco Del Sol Hotel Puerto Penasco, Mexico - Sonora
- Sol Hotel Puerto Penasco
- Plaza Las Glorias
- Puerto Peñasco Sol Hotel