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Review of The Inn at Manzanillo Bay

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The Inn at Manzanillo Bay
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Troncones
Certificate of Excellence
Sacramento, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The perfect relaxing escape...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2010

When we head to Mexico, we have only a few things on our mind: relaxation, sun, surf, anything involving the ocean and tasty food. This resort certainly delivers on all fronts. When you're not surfing (some of the best breaks in Mex) or snorkeling in the ocean that is RIGHT there, you can sit back and enjoy the infinity pool or relax in your private bungalow. We heard there was horseback riding and bunch of other stuff to do as well. Basically, you can do it all – or nothing at all. Gotta love Mexico! The staff (and the owner) are genuinely friendly and are obviously there to ensure things are going well. And to round it all out, the food is very tasty. (Baja fish tacos, fresh ceviche, chile rellenos, quesadillas, etc.)

I've been to quite a few places in Mexico and the Inn At Manzanillo Bay has been one of the few places that were that great balance of it all. I look forward to getting back again someday soon!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank kst1974
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Zapopan
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2010

Actually we took a look around and went back to the bus depot to extend our stay Another three days. We Were There to celebrate Our anniversary , so if There Were Amiss anything , we would tell you . But It Was absolutely perfect. The food is fabulous , the peace and quiet , the ambiance, the charm , the friendly staff With their great service - all Combined to make it one of the best experiences we've ever had.

Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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7 Thank ChukZapopan
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guanjuato, mx
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2010

This inn was my idea of beach perfection. The garden was lovely, pool beautiful, the separate palapas faced the ocean that was lined with palm trees. The beach was not too wide and one could walk for quite a distance along its length. Parts of the beach are rocky but not all. It is very quite - that is what I was looking for. The staff is very professional. If you don't have a car, expect to eat most your meals at the hotel - the restaurant is very good. Note - we went in Sept and the room rates were very low so the value was incredible - rates double in November - it would still be a lovely place to stay but I would lower the "value" rating.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank daisysma
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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2010

We were at the Inn for one week. From the start the staff there was extremely friendly; offering snacks, surfboard rentals, and tips on the areas surf spots.

We settled right into to our OWN bungalow. With the bungalow doors open you could actually look out onto the private beach area of the inn as well as the beautiful pool. Even with the doors open, there was a sense of privacy without the cooped in feeling of most hotels. The weather was warm, but each bungalow had huge (gorgeous) ceiling fans that kept the rooms feeling cool. It definitely cooled down at night, so the openness felt great and led to sound sleeping. The rooms were also kept very clean with the staff cleaning the rooms daily, making the beds and offering clean towels and toiletries (the same as most hotels.)

I think beyond the gorgeous views of the ocean, the well kept hotel grounds (plants everywhere), the food really made this place amazing. Each meal we ate there was enjoyable and much looked forward too. The food tastes, looks and feels top class. I still crave the Mexican breakfast with this delicious potato pancake side... mmmm. The owner even makes his own tequila, so with dinners we enjoyed some of this!

If you are looking for an authentic Mexican adventure and some surf!, this Inn is perfect too. Troncones is this small town a short walk from the Inn. It has a few shops and eateries that are very inexpensive and provide the traditional/local feel. In addition to Troncones, there are a few other smaller towns (more of a drive away -which the hotel connects you with a local cab) where there are AMAZING breakfast on the beach in between surfing sets.

Overall, my week at the Inn was perfect.... I hope to go back, again and again!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank chloeclavue
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CA
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

We just returned from another great Mexican Holiday and chose The Inn at Manzanillo Bay for it's location on a safe Swimming beach and it's reputation for great food. They delivered on all counts and the staff could not have been friendlier. We read where the Inn was just renovated and opted for one of the Terrace Suites with A/C - The weather was cooler than expected and would also recommend a poolside Bungalow ( They were just remodeled this year ) as the night breezes and fans were reported to do the job and you can save a few bucks as well.
One amenity we were great full for was the generator. It runs the entire resort during power outages which are common in Troncones. We met more than one restaurant guest visiting from surrounding B and B's for Cold beer, Blended Margaritas and fans. We also felt safer dining knowing the refrigerators were keeping the food safe.
The Sea Turtle release on the Bay was a real treat as well. We were told that nearly 10,000 babys were hatched and released this year. It’s an annual event not to be missed and can be observed right in front of The Inn!
FYI: we noticed some old photos on TA and see some new ones up that reflect the recent upgrades to the rooms and entrance. The renovation came out great!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank IworktotravelCa
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Ajijic, Mexico
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80 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2010

My husband and I have spent several vacations traveling down the Pacific coast of Mexico from San Blas through to Ixtapa by car exploring most of the beaches. We have stayed at large all-inclusive resorts, small hotels and B & B's. We lucked out when we found Troncones. We really liked the Inn at Manzanillo Bay. The beach is not the nicest we have found - more of a surfer's beach than a swimmer's beach but that is typical of this part of the coast. There are some rocks at each end but that is fun for exploring tidal pools. There are lots of small shells for beach combing. One of the pleasures of the resort is sitting on the lounge chairs or under the umbrellas watching the surfers in the bay. The pool is lovely and we spent lots of time swimming there. It is the low season on this coast right now so we almost had the place to ourselves. Nevertheless, the staff were tremendous and the food was really good. Esmeranda is a great cook. Her shrimp tacos were the best I have ever tasted. The menu has a nice selection of food and we had lots of great salads and fresh fruit. The lobster and ahi tuna melt in your mouth. Our bungalow was very comfortable and we loved the veranda with the hammock. The prices were very good for a resort on the coast. We will certainly go back there next time we are in that area. Thanks to all the folks who write reviews on tripadvisor.com because it is a great resource.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank margoandthecats
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San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2010

The rooms are comfortable but small. We decided on an air-conditioned room which was a good choice as it gets muggy out there. The bed was really comfortable but very short which was fine for me but not my 6'4" partner. The pool here was the longest I found in town and I was actually able to do laps!!! it was great! beautiful grounds, great beach access, possibly the only good spot for any swimming in the area because of rocks, but watch the UNDERTOW!
The only thing about this place that was disappointing was the restaurant. The food was really bad. Most things are deep fried and I had to be very forceful to get them to not deep fry a chicken breast for me. Even then the piece of chicken was breaded and dripping with oil... I think they pre-bread all the fish and meat and when we asked for a piece of grilled fish, they said it was already breaded...which means not fresh...in a fishing village??? The was no way to just buy a piece of fresh fruit, we had to run out the town...the hotel would really benefit from having a little shop where the guests can buy snacks so you dont have to go all the way into town just to get an apple or something healthier than a quesadilla or tortilla chips! Other than the food, we loved this place... would we stay here again? Only if the food gets better...they need to go to Present Moments and copy the chefs there.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank niloo_1
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ManzanilloBay, Owner at The Inn at Manzanillo Bay, responded to this review, 30 June 2010
Our beds are standard Sealy Hotel Grade Kings - I'm not sure what could be done to enhance them but we are open to suggestions.

Our menu includes fresh Ceviche, Sashimi, Grilled Yellowfin Sandwiches and Seared Citrus Glazed Ahi - None are breaded. Additionally we offer Pastas, BBQ Ribs, Brandy Flamed Prawns, Pastas, Salads, Seafood Soups and a host of other items that are not Fried.

The items that are fried ( Coconut Shrimp, Thai Style Shrimp Tacos, Chile Rellenos, Etc.... ) are quite popular so we will continue to offer them. We also make special menus for those with special dietary needs - this usually takes some advance notice to procure ingredients but we are happy to do so.
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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, 30 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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