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The Inn at Manzanillo Bay
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Troncones
Certificate of Excellence
Bolinas, California
1 review
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“Perfecto”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Belam, the manager could not have been more wonderful! And the inn, location, waves were perfect. Loved the ceiling fan with it's great speed and the staff's impeccable service. Bed was the most comfortable I've had on any surf trip, both near and far. The restaurant had great food and the beach chairs located in the sweet shade offered a perfect view of the break making checking the surf such a pleasant treat, but be careful, you may just be lulled to sleep by the peace and quiet and soothing sound of the surf.

I'm already planning my return. Thanks Belham! The inn is lucky to have you!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2014

This was our third year visiting Troncones and our third year of having a delicious dinner at The Garden Restaurant at The Inn at Manzanillo Bay. It was no accident we found this place as it was recommended to us on our first visit by friends who have been coming for years to the area. They actually make the trip from Zihuatanejo each year just to have dinner at The Garden. This year had some nice surprises for us. We are four people and love to order different items and share. We started with appetizers of Shrimp Quesadillas and Thai Shrimp Tacos. The quesadillas have mushrooms, cheese and of course plenty of shrimp. The shrimp tacos are rolled tacos done with a flour tortilla, fried and served with a fantastic spicy soy dipping sauce. One of the things that makes this place stand out is the variety of the menu. They have their takes on some great Mexican foods, but also offer a nice variety of other things. My favorite has been the Barbeque Ribs and this year they certainly didn’t disappoint me. Fall off the bone tender with a sauce to die for. I always substitute French fries for the rice and vegetables and get a little sauce on the side to dip my fries. My spouse had the daily special. That was the “Nice Surprise”. They now have specials almost every day. Our server explained that sometimes it was the fish of the day but today it was Coconut Shrimp. If you have ever visited this part of Mexico you know Coconut Shrimp is a staple on almost every menu, and there is an equally large number of ways it is prepared. The Garden does it superbly. Not to sweet, plenty of coconut, HUGE shrimp and a dipping sauce of some kind of citrus, a welcome change from the overly sweet coconut cream some places have. It came with rice and a mix of vegetables, mostly peppers and zucchini. Our youngest son, the least adventurous of the group, had a burger and fries. The burger was cooked perfect. We find that down here many places grill their burgers beyond recognition. Topped with cheese and bacon and a pile of crispy fries, he was right in his element. Our older son had the Chile Relleno. Again, another of those menu staples around here. The one they make is just the right spicy, stuffed with a mix of cheese and potato topped with sour cream and a red sauce. Just different enough to be special. I would be leaving out two of the best parts if I didn’t mention the Margaritas (best I have had) and dessert. Coconut Ice Cream served in a half of a coconut shell. A great end to a great evening. We found ourselves already making plans for our visit next year. If only we had more than a week to spend here…

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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4 Thank elisa r
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Lake Wales, Florida
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

The Inn at Manzanillo Bay is a charming, small, resort that is beautifully appointed and landscaped. The staff is friendly and helpful. We also met the owner, who isn't there every day, and found him engaging and very interested in our experience. The food is delicious! The view from our room overlooked the pool, landscaping, and on out to the ocean. The sitting area outside of our room area was perfect for playing cards and having drinks with our friends. There is also a hammock in which I immediately took a nap.
When we told the manager we were leaving the next day she said I wish you could stay longer. They were full so she wasn't trying to drum up business, but was sincerely pleasant and interested.
Overall, it was the charming experience we were looking for!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Woodside, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014

We have just made reservations for our third annual week long stay at The Inn for November, 2014. For us, it is the ultimate Mexican beach vacation, because of the quiet location, excellent staff, good accommodations, wonderful food and spectacular setting.
Although The Inn is located along side a dusty road, its situation far down a well maintained path leads you to an oasis of beauty, quiet and calm .Bungalows situated around a beautiful pool,but facing the ocean offer guests the opportunity to choose either a pool or ocean for swimming.
All guests are welcomed by, Belem, and her staff upon arrival at The Inn, and weary travelers are offered a complimentary Margarita. Many of the employees have remained constant in the three years we have vacationed at The Inn, which gives returning guests a feeling of familiarity. Belem, oversees all of the maintenance of the grounds, the needs of the guests and the food prepared in the kitchen.
The kitchen staff prepares meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each evening specials are offered depending on the catch of the day. Regular menu items like the green tortilla soup and coconut shrimp are not to be missed.
The grounds are a sanctuary for native wild life: iguanas, butterflies, geckos, and turtles. Since The Inn overlooks the ocean, sunsets are enjoyed in the evening, along with the possibility of helping to release some of the turtle population, that is protected by the community of residents living in Los Troncones.
Michael and Winn, who are the owners of the Inn At Manzanillo Bay, have provided us with the best vacation retreat that combines all of the best of a Mexican beach vacation.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

From the beginning of our stay to the unfortunate end, my husband and I couldn't have been more spoiled with our surroundings. The grounds are gorgeous and every bungalow welcomes it's guests with a private (ocean front) patio, hammock, and sitting area. Perfect for sipping one of their signature margaritas made with their very own house-made Big Boy tequila! Of course we took a couple bottles home as precious souvenirs!

All meals were spectacular. Waffles and traditional egg dishes for breakfast. The best guacamole (ever) for lunch with fish tacos that can't be beat. Don't miss the lobster for dinner and coconut ice cream (served in a coconut shell) for dessert! Oh and it's impossible to miss their sunsets - which truly are breathtaking.

You won't want to leave. The owners and staff are so friendly. They went far out of our way to make sure we were happy with our stay.

Plus they recently added a yoga platform that completed our ultimate quest for rest and relaxation! Can't wait to come back soon! I

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely little beach get-away in already laid back Troncones. We took some friends with us for an overnight stay and we were all delighted with the views from each and every room, the tidy cabanas with a hammock and private porch which were perfect for drinks and card playing. The Bay itself is beautiful for strolling and shell hunting. The restaurant is excellent (wonderful Sierra tacos) and the English speaking managers are helpful and fun!

Stayed January 2014
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3 Thank MaryHoover
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Alstead, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

The pool and landscaping are truly beautiful and the bungalows have their charms - but the overall experience was so unwelcoming that we left early and moved to another hotel. The owners, whom we barely saw, felt removed and indifferent, as if what they most want is to avoid guests. The Mexican staff was hard-working and friendly (some more so, some less), but feel as if they are under the strain of running the place and making the gringos pay. We live in Mexico and the prices in Troncones are higher in general, but they are especially high at this hotel. You begin to feel like little more than a dollar sign.

The owners' indifference to guests is apparent in innumerable small but telling ways: the walkway around the grounds is worn and very rough on the feet, so its unpleasant to go barefoot; the sloping path to the ocean is an inconsistent jumble of rocks and sand, so every trip to the beach feels precarious (not a difficult fix, if there was any interest in doing so); the heavy, sliding bungalow doors have no handle on the outside so to close them you have to pull on the screen framing (which is beginning to fall apart); the sink spigot is hard to operate and sprays water everywhere; there are no drawers for clothes, just a bit of shelving and some hangers; there is no wastebasket in either bedroom or bath; the thatched roof, while charming, lets in lizards and bugs and several guests were covered with dozens of red, swollen bug bites (to which the owners and staff appeared indifferent when asked if there was any remedy); and although the bungalows are visually pleasing, they are dark and have poor air circulation; the fan has only one, extremely fast setting and is both noisy and a bit threatening given that its placed directly over the bed.

The restaurant fare ranged from very good to okay. The prices are the highest I've seen in Mexico. Perhaps what surprised us most was ordering papaya and orange juice - fresh juice being one of the everyday pleasures of Mexico - and paying $5 for something poured out of an aseptic box.

Although not the fault of the hotel, there is also the drawback of its location. Manzanillo Bay is gorgeous and any spot is relatively beautiful - but this hotel is situated in a corner of the bay, with rocks in front and an orientation to the northwest, away from sunsets which occur behind a point to the south (in contrast to Hacienda Eden's western orientation and direct view of spectacular sunsets). Its location also precludes beach chairs right on the beach; instead they are placed above, on the hotel grounds. Some people may prefer this but we like to be closer to the water.

While all the above may seem trivial if someone is lucky enough to be vacationing in the tropics, it adds up to a cold and unpleasant environment. It was so off putting that we left half way through our vacation (the staff seemingly didn't care enough to ask why we left early, how was our stay, or offer a refund). We moved to Hacienda Eden just down the beach - a world of difference. Every aspect of Hacienca Eden feels designed to care for their guests. Both the owners and staff could not have been more friendly, helpful, and committed. We strongly recommend avoiding the Inn at Manzanillo Bay and a stay at Hacienda Eden instead.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Inn at Manzanillo Bay
Address: Playa Troncones, Troncones 40880, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Troncones
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Troncones
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Troncones
#4 Family Hotel in Troncones
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Manzanillo Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the most pristine beach area of Troncones, 20 minutes to the tourist centers of Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo. Excellent swimming, snorkeling, fishing, surfing and the region's finest food. ... more   less 
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