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Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa

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Like the Tesoro Ixtapa, this is an older building and probably more along the lines of a 3.5 star rather than a 4 star. The location is good, right in the hotel zone and the pool has a swim up bar with lots of activities going on. A combination of low-rise and a high rise building, the Holiday Inn Resort is a good choice for those who want to be in the hotel zone.

On Mexico's gold coast, this resort offers a beachfront location and a backdrop of the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains. There is also plenty to fill your itinerary, but if you want to venture out, you'll find snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, a crocodile habitat and shopping nearby.

Location: Right on El Palmar beach, 15 minute drive to Zihuatanejo, 25 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Brian S : Toronto, Ontario
Location A1

I booked this holiday for my wife's 40th as a surprise, and being my third time to Ixtapa and second to the Holiday Inn ( formerly the Presidente ) I was still impressed with the resort. It is very clean and the staff is absolutely amazing!!! I recommend booking the beachfront rooms, they are a little more but well worth it!!! the food however was lacking a little bit it, the selection was not what I remembered it to be but the beach makes up for it. It is stunning one of my favorite places to travel, it always feels like home. With the shops and restaurants directly across the street when you're travelling with an 11 and 4 year old it is the perfect location without having to get in a taxi to go anywhere, perfect location right in the middle of the beach and the hotel strip.....

  • TravelNomad423 : Columbus, Ohio
Mediocre, but good for budget conscious travelers

My fiance' and I stayed here 5/31-6/4. The weather was perfect and the hotel has really nice beach area. The hotel is average. The rooms could use some updating, but they are clean and the ocean view was amazing. We had a balcony room which was nice but the balcony was full of bugs because of the plants. As a result we did not spend much time on the balcony which actually had amazing views. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and the pools are some of the cleanest I've ever seen. We had some highs and lows with the food. But all in all, we didn't starve. I'd return for a quick 2-3 day getaway.

  • phoenixtravelling : Vancouver, Canada
Middle of the road

We we given a dungeon room in the basement. The food is mediocre and boring. The surf is very strong. Kids packed the pools with their float toys. No interesting entertainment at night. Keys often demagnetized.

  • CSW44 : Kelowna, Canada
Pros and cons but I wouldn't return

A friend and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Resort in Ixtapa the first week of March - great weather in Ixtapa. The resort is old yet clean which is a huge plus. The beach is nice but the water is too rough for swimming (I hoped to swim). The reason I would not return is the food, the food was terrible! I was given raw hotdogs, hard potatoes, pasty pasta ...there was a general theme of under cooked or overcooked bland food. They served fresh guacamole once the entire week and fresh salsa twice. I go to Mexico for the guacamole and salsa ... And, it appears the bacon is rationed (only receive if requested). If you wanted a non-alcohol soda/pop, you had to ask for it ...couldn't self serve any beverages, including milk. Again it was like they were rationing food. We paid about 1,300.00 each for the week, I would have readily spent more elsewhere for edible food. Thankfully there are several good restaurants across the street. A lot of people from this resort ate elsewhere from observation. The alcohol drinks were OK, nothing special. I LOVE Margaritas but not so much here ...Pina Colada was better. In conclusion, several staff were nice but I wouldn't return to this resort.

  • Lisa F : Joliet, Illinois
Vacation to Mexico

Room were great. Food was amazing. Employee were very nice and helpful. Differently will be back and stay at the holiday inn. The sunset are amazing on beach. The only down fall the elevator were so hot and I have breathing problems I almost pass out.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • 3 a la carte dinners
  • 24 hr room service
  • House wine w/lunch & dinner, Domestic beer & select International brand drinks from 10am-Midnight
  • Bicycle tour
  • Tennis (reservations required)
  • Volleyball
  • Gym
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Disco, drinks included until 11:30pm
  • 420 rooms in one 11-storey building & several villas
  • Restaurants including 4 a la carte (Italian, Steakhouse, French and Sushi), dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • Grill
  • 2 bars including swim-up bar
  • 2 pools
  • Children's pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Gym
  • Sauna & steam bath
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage service (fee)
  • Wi-Fi in lobby

Gardenview Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Full bathroom
  • Some rooms w/balcony or terrace

Oceanview Tower Rooms include:

  • Same as above but with 2 double beds and ocean view
  • Max occupancy 4 persons, no more than 3 adults

Kids Deals - Two kids 12 and under stay & eat free when sharing a room with 2 paying adults.

For the Kids - Kids 4-11 can enjoy supervised activities at Kids' Club, Tue-Sun. Babysitting service 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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Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa
Boulevard Ixtapa S/N Lote 2, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.