Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort

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Our Opinion
The Fontan Beach is a very basic resort that delivers exactly what you pay for. Basic but clean rooms, average food and pretty good service considering it is only rated 2.5 stars. The Fontan Beach is a good choice for those on a budget who are looking for a low cost vacation and are not expecting anything fancy, but still want a clean and comfortable resort.

In the hotel zone with an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Course virtually across the street. Deep sea fishing for marlin and sailfish may be arranged at the Fontan. Restaurants, nightclubs and shopping are a few minutes walk away.
Location: Right on El Palmar beach in Ixtapa, 15 minutes drive from Zihuatanejo and 20 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • blainev2013 : Flin Flon, Canada
Good Place If You Know What You Are Getting

My wife and I spent two weeks in late March, early April 2017 at the Fontan and enjoyed our stay. But this hotel wouldn't be for everyone.We enjoyed:The Staff - very accommodating, good service and nice people. We had booked a king bed and were disappointed when we were placed in a double bed room. But we were quickly changed to an updated room when we checked. The Location - perfect location in Ixtapa. Close to restaurants and shopping, and very easy to get around to see the area.Activities - if you want to get involved with beach volleyball, or any of the entertainment activities there is a pretty good opportunity. It seemed there was lots for kids to do. Ixtapa - great weather the whole time, great walking beach (not too good for swimming), and we always felt very safe throughout the vacation.The Price - we got a good deal, so it was hard to complain too much! Average:The Food - we found the food to be okay and at times very good... other times only so-soThe Rooms - if you get an updated room then they are pretty good, but if you are unlucky, the older rooms are in need of an updating for sure. One of the reasons we booked into the Fontan was for the balcony with ocean views, but found them to be fairly small and didn't end up spending much time there.Pools - there are several pools and the adult only had a swim up bar.Know that:This is a busy hotel that has many local tourists; families with children. We enjoyed the cultural experiences but were limited due to our lack of Spanish. The people are friendly and out to enjoy a holiday just like we were. The main issue is the number of people - the place gets very full, especially through the weekends and on Easter holidays.Overall:We would definitely go back to Ixtapa, and would consider the Fontan (especially at a good price). Don't expect a five star and get too worked up about little things, I think you will have a good time. We meet several people that stay at the Fontan for months a time each winter. So that speaks to the place being okay. They were very helpful in sharing some of the tricks they had learned that helped improve our experience.

  • Gary S :

We stayed at this hotel in mid summer !!and it was so busy you couldn't walk around the hotel grounds or sit around the pool or beach as it was so busy!!we did have a nice time tho!!! but for the room it smelt Damp as soon as you walked in every time and in the shower there was mold on the walls and the shower head came away from the wall!! we was in room 319!!and the window didn't open!!! And the food was nice but you basically had the same sort of food everyday and we got bored after 2 days there so you will definitely get bored if your staying for 1 or 2 weeks but all in all the staff were nice and did have a nice time And!!!Have a good time fellow TripAdvisors where ever you go in the world

  • Adonis U :
Great location,friendly staff, but that's it.

Hotel needs to be improved / upgraded. When we got in the room we found an old pair of shoes in the bathroom, made me think about their housekeeping. And the food was terrible, if I go back to Ixtapa I will spend a little more money and stay in a better place.

  • Carole C :
Well we were back to Fontan Hotel in Ixtapa and yes from December 10 2016 to April 7 2017 yes 17 weeks love this place

Ok stay at the Fontan Hotel rooms painted new TV small refrigerator new mattresses . The staff is just great . The food is very good . This year the theme of each restaurant were different and that was very good so you had a choice of 4 restaurants to eat each night . Weather wise well it's always sunny in Ixtapa . We were there for 119 days and it rained for 15 minutes one night that s all . The beach is just great to walk on and a good distance if you love to walk . The staff well THEY ARE THE BEST BEST OF STAFF . Will be returning for sure this year . Just waiting to see the flight when they leave here from Canada. Love love this place . Yes the pool area was redone . There is a pool now for adult only and two pools for children and a slide for the kiddies . We are looking to go back for about 21 weeks this time . This is our winter home .

  • Jaime M : Oxnard, California
Nice location, nothing great

We arrived at noon. Check in was at 2:30pm, so they provided us with temporary bracelets and allowed us to walk around the property until we got our rooms. The bracelets gave you access to the grounds, but you couldn't go to the buffet of order any drinks. That was a bummer, since it was a hot day. We hung out at the beach until 3:00pm. We returned to the lobby to check-in and were told that our rooms weren't ready yet and we would have to wait 30 minutes. An hour passed and we went to the check-in desk once again to ask about our rooms. We were told it would be another 45 minutes until they were ready. I wasn't too happy with this, but sat down in the lobby to wait once again. Another hour passed and I once again went to the reception desk to check-in. No surprise when I was told it would be another half hour until the rooms were ready. At this point I was just flat out pissed off. To make a long story short, we didn't get our rooms until 7:30pm. By that time we were tired and hungry and just wanted to get to our rooms and rest. We were on the 7th floor. The further up you stay, the better the views are. The Buffets were nothing special. Not much food to choose from. Food was bland and the meat choices were only 3-4. The pools were over crowded with people. You had teenagers and adults in the small kids pool and the adult pool was full of drunk guests. You can't really blame the hotel for the guests, but there was no control in the pool areas. People were going up to the bars with cups they brought from home to get drinks. So instead of getting a 8-12oz drink, they were getting a 32oz cup filled with alcohol. Not bad, if you want to get drunk, but not what I expected of the hotel. I guess you get what you pay for. This hotel isn't a high end place to stay, so it made it easier for the riff-raft to book it. I guess I expected it to be nicer because of the location and the nice photo's the management posted on their web site. The hotel was supposedly updated. Totally misleading. I wouldn't recommend this hotel. I would much rather spend a few extra bucks and have the experience be worth the trip. I'll be back to Ixtapa in the next 6 months, just not back to this hotel.

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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
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  • Unlimited Domestic drinks & House wine
  • Use of gym
  • Use of bicycles 
  • Volleyball
  • Kids club
  • Daily activities program
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 472 rooms in three 8-storey buildings
  • 2 buffet restaurants
  • 1 Mexican a la carte restaurant, dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • 2 bars
  • 2 pools
  • 1 children's pool
  • Gym
  • Gift shop
  • Car rental
  • Laundromat (fee)
  • Safety deposit boxes at reception (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Golf nearby
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or two 3/4 beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Bathroom w/shower only
  • Balcony or terrace (subject to availability)
  • Max occupancy 3 persons
Kids Deals - Kids under 12 stay & eat free when sharing room with 2 paying adults. Max 2 kids.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' Club. Babysitting available (fee).

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Hotel Fontan Ixtapa
Blvd Ixtapa S/N Zona Hotelera, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880 Mexico

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