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Presidente InterContinental Ixtapa

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Our Opinion
Like the Tesoro Ixtapa, the Presidente 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 pool has a swim up bar with lots of activities going on. A combination of low rise and a high rise building, the Presidente is a good choice for singles and couples who want to be in the hotel zone.
This popular holiday resort is an All Inclusive pleasure mecca for sun and fun seekers, where one price covers all the comfort of this tropical sanctuary.
Location: Right on El Palmar beach, 15 minute drive to Zihuatanejo, 25 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Mike W :
It was ok........

Just finished a week long stay. As most reviews have indicated, the food could be better. Not terrible, just repetitive and blah. We supplemented our meals by heading across the street to the various restaurants within walking distance. Location is great, beach is great and the employees are awesome. My biggest gripe is that we use IHG points each year for our getaways. We have stayed in Cabo and Montego Bay Jamaica at all inclusives, and those are 35k / night for a room. Ixtapa charges 50k. Although we were pleased overall with our stay, it is in no way a 50k points per nite hotel. 50k points gets you a beachside villa in Tahiti or Bali, not here.

  • pjkrizsr : Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Another year in Ixtapa

Another year back in Ixtapa. We have stayed here at the Holiday Inn for many years now formerly know as the El Presidente. I would personally thank the staff there from Jorge at the front desk who took the time to accommodate us for our room,housekeeper Angolina,porter Teodra,bar tender's Lucus,Umberto,Ernessto,Orlando,Iisabel,Victor to name a few,groundskeepers ,security and,the wait staff,Tomas,Adrian,Yovani and my very special amigo Carlos (El-Chapo) ,plus all the rest who I can't remember all the names at this time.These people are one of the reasons why we return every year because of the personal touch they give.(Holiday Inn please take notice!)We also have enjoyed the many friends we have meet over the years from Utah,Michigan,Minnesota,Iowa,Wisconsin and Canada. One thing I have noticed over the years is that children have been allowed in the swim up bar area more and that seems to be one of the main complaints of others. I would have to agree as it seems to be a problem at times. Perhaps a simple fix would be a rope line with floats across 1/2 of the adult pool enforced by security. Muchas Gracias PEDRO

  • John K :
Good not great

We stayed here for 7 days over spring break and overall we had a great time. We knew when we booked that this was not a 5 star resort and I think that is the reason for some of the lower reviews, this is a 3 to 3.5 star resort so you get what you pay for. The staff at the resort were great always nice and helpful. The location was fantastic as well, you have the small town of Ixtapa right across the street that has lots of shops, restaurants, and bars. We were even able to take in a couple hockey games at the sports bar which was lots of fun. The best part of Ixtapa is the people. The prices at the shops and the vendors are all very reasonable and you never feel like they are trying to rip you off like in other places in Mexico. One of the things about the resort I didn't like was the food. It wasn't it terrible but it wasn't great and there wasn't a lot of variety. Another area they could improve on is there entertainment and kids activities. They had the same events pretty much every day and there wasn't a lot of them. Our kids loved going to the kids club but we found that most days it was only open for an hour or two. Another bit of a problem was the drinks, they have a limited selection of drinks available and the cups are very small, I highly recommend you bring a large travel mug as the cups they supply only hold about 250ml. Overall we were happy with our trip. We knew when we booked what we were getting into and I would say the resort delivered about what I expected. Ixtapa and Zihuantenjo are great Mexican towns to visit lots of stuff to do and the people were really nice.

  • Karol F :
Good time!

We've been coming here for 20 years. The staff is wonderful! Thank you Jorge, Carlos, Orlando, Humberto just to mention a few!! The only real problems we encounter are the kids around the pool bar. Have complained about this for years but nothing seems to get done. This may be a deal breaker in our decision to return sadly. On a good note, the food seems to be improving. Loved stir fry night!

  • FortWorthJeffie : fort worth
birthday time off

Flew in on Thursday of last week (03/17/17) and stayed a week at the hotel.Knew what to expect (after reading the reviews) so i was not to disappointed except for the hotel on Friday.To many children in the quiet area pool. Where were their parents one begs the question.Stayed pool side 2nd floor (room 2214). The room while not glamorous certainly met expectations. Their were flaws- chipped paint, no mini fridge, etc. but knew all that before I reserved the room.Breakfast was great (even though it should be opened at 6:00 AM).Other meals (lunch & dinner leaves something to be desired).Alcohol not served until 11:00 AM. What a disappointment.And having to put your towel out was no joy. Guests would put their towels on the back of chairs and never show up. Another peeve is having to have a card for beach towels. What's up with that management. The towels are not that great where I would want to take one home for a souvenir- plain white cotton.Maybe they have had problems with people taking towels. I don't know but the process is so outdated. And the paperwork the towel man must fill out. Felt sorry for the man.Would I go back? Probably not.Location is very convenient close to OXXA where you can purchase beer and go to eat outside of the resort.Never felt ill at ease walking.This resort can be so much more but I believe that with time (hear this management) it could come around if they would invest the money.

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)
  • Internet access (fee)
Gardenview Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • 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.

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