We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Bad Rap for the Cortez”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Hotel Fiesta de Cortez
Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in Puerto Penasco
A TripAdvisor Member
Flagstaff, Az
15
Reviewed 9 January 2006

I just returned from my trip to Rocky Point with 10 friends, all college students. I won’t lie after visiting this site I thought about canceling my reservations for two 2-bedroom suites at the Fiesta de Cortez. Upon arriving I was a little disappointed with the aesthetic quality of the Parking Lot and some un finished construction. However the staff was exceptionally accommodating with every request, even allowing me to use a personal cell phone to make an international call when I purchased the wrong kind of phone card from the farmacia. The Jacuzzi wasn’t working when we arrived but they assured us that they would work to make it warm, and sure enough they worked on it all day, and by night it was a perfect temperature. If you can not survive without Egyptian cotton towels or silk sheets than stay some where else, But if you want the best value, an amazing staff and the best bar hopping location anywhere on the bay than give it a shot, all of us had the time of our lives.

  • Stayed: January 2006
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (38)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

17 - 23 of 38 reviews

A TripAdvisor Member
225
Reviewed 20 December 2005

My husband and I moved to Arizona recently and decided to drive into Rocky Point, Mexico for a little Thanksiving getaway. We booked a 2 night stay at the Hotel Fiesta de Cortez -- their website boasted "ocean views" and the price seemed pretty reasonable. When we got into town we couldn't find the hotel as the picture on their website is actually of the building across the street. When we arrived we parked in the sand as there was no real parking lot. Upon check-in we were told that we were entitled to a complimentary breakfast and that our T.V. would be "installed" very soon. The room itself had a deadbolt lock that pulled out of the door when you turned the key. The following morning started off with a shower that contained no hot water and the topper -- when we went to get our free breakfast coupons at the front desk we were told we were not entitled due to having booked our reservation online. No apology was given for the misinformation we received the day before. As for the "ocean views" you got those once you looked out over the other hotels' parking areas and RV camps. Do yourself a favor stay somewhere else.

19  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
Tucson
110
Reviewed 24 October 2005

Its true this is not the best place in Puerto Penasco but you have to compare the cost with the service. If you want luxury units and excellent service you have to afford a $200dlls a night for a hotel room. If you are looking for a nice two bedroom suite for 6 adults with kitchen, dinning and living room set for a great price and good service I dont think you can find a better place than the Fiesta De Cortez in Rocky Point Mexico.

  • Stayed: October 2005
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
10  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 October 2005

This was our first time to the area and since we looked at the 3 star rating and the picture was also nice, we booked into this hotel. We found this hotel is not even a one star rating. It needs much needed repair on most of the hotel. We had to ask even to get our room cleaned at 5pm. Pools freezing, rooms not clean,phone didn't work,doors didn't shut. Furniture is early attic and falling apart.

The location of the property is away from places you would want to go or shop. I sure got taken for the price I paid, hope this doesn't happen to you?

  • Stayed: October 2005
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
4  Thank Dave F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 October 2005

All I have to say is that it's Mexico, you get what you pay for... It may not be the nicest hotel, but for the price and location it is pretty nice for Mexico, especially Rocky Point... If you expect luxury stay near Sandy Beach, but if your young and want to have fun, stay here.

  • Stayed: March 2005
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
9  Thank Jackie327
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
Phoenix, AZ
13
Reviewed 10 October 2005

FALSE ADVERTISING:
This place is NOT as advertised. DIRTY, RUN DOWN. We were given a key to a room with a broken window, no TV (THERE IS NEVER A REMOTE) No phone, 2 towels to the room. We refused to move in and were given another key to another rom, This one had a TV (Yeah!!!) complete with 2 stations. Room was exactly the same as previous room, minus the broken window - This one had an adjoining door to the next hole that had a 1 1/2" GAP AT THE TOP OF THE DOOR. We chose this hotel as a middle of the road price range $73/night and because it looked kind of cute on the Internet - NOT!!!!!!!!!... THIS WE NAMED, "THE DOG POUND", ONLY WE DON'T THINK IT IS EVEN FIT FOR A DOG.
BUYER BEWARE - DO NOT BOOK THIS.........You will come away with a bad taste/experience. The view of the sea was blocked by Junk. Bring your own shampoo etc. You hardly get any soap. AND REMEMBER, 2 THIN TOWELS PER ROOM ONLY.
We will NEVER go back.

Stayed: October 2005
3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 September 2005

First time in Rocky Point, everything was good, except for the hotel

Now we did not pay for a five star hotel and we did not expect one, what we did expect was a three star hotel up to standard as the description and pictures on the internet stated.

But there are some basics that you come to expect from any hotel, much more from a three star hotel.

Basics like clean towels, soap and shampoo, an in room telephone, at least to call the lobby.

We did not get that, much less the luxury of a remote control tv, hot water on the shower or drinking water on the night stand.

I do not know if the room we got was still under construction, (there was some work being done to the building), but it was short of acceptable in any terms.

Most of the other reviews you will see here will confirm my comments.

You are much better off staying in one of the "high end" hotels, because this one is a real dump

  • Stayed: September 2005
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank epiedras
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Puerto Penasco hotels
0.8 mi away
Penasco Del Sol Hotel
Penasco Del Sol Hotel
#3 of 21 in Puerto Penasco
793 reviews
1.4 mi away
Best Western Laos Mar Hotel & Suites
Best Western Laos Mar Hotel & Su...
#13 of 21 in Puerto Penasco
156 reviews
2.0 mi away
Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort
Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort
#1 of 21 in Puerto Penasco
727 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.5 mi away
Hotel Paraiso del Desierto
Hotel Paraiso del Desierto
#11 of 21 in Puerto Penasco
43 reviews
1.4 mi away
Playa Bonita Hotel
Playa Bonita Hotel
#6 of 21 in Puerto Penasco
214 reviews
2.3 mi away
Hotel Senorial
Hotel Senorial
#20 of 21 in Puerto Penasco
11 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Fiesta de Cortez? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Fiesta de Cortez

Address: Baja California y Ramos Arizpe s/n, Puerto Penasco 83550, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Northern Mexico > Sonora > Puerto Penasco
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in Puerto Penasco
Price Range: £38 - £50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fiesta de Cortez 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fiesta de Cortez is ideally located few steps from Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) beach area. Close to all bars and nightly entertainment. Offers STD and Suites with capacity up to 5 pax. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA, Expedia, Ebookers and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Hotel Fiesta de Cortez reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Fiesta De Cortez Hotel
Hotel Fiesta De Cortez Puerto Penasco, Mexico - Sonora

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing