Looking for a boutique hotel in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo, Mexico that welcomes families traveling with children? Me too ! For weeks I have been combing websites looking for the perfect family friendly small hotel. It’s not an easy task since so many lovely luxury boutique hotels in this area focus on ‘romance’ and seem to shudder at the mere mention of a baby, toddler or small child. It brought back memories of being hustled out of the stunning Casa Que Canta lobby years ago when we popped in to ask a few questions with our newborn son in arms. While we still had a great trip, we were convinced that there must be a few boutique properties that would welcome wee travelers. Although it has taken me many years to get around to this post, I have recently found 3 lovely family-friendly boutique hotels in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo that welcome kids of all ages. Here they are.
1. The Viceroy Zihuatanejo
details for the Viceroy Zihuatanejo:
price range: $$$
hotel class: 4.5 star
notable features : 3 pools, fantastic beachfront location, 2 restaurants, spa, fitness center, business center, free wifi, welcome cocktail, and DVD players for loan.
rooms to book: Two bedroom suites are very popular with families.
reviews: 89% of family reviewers rate as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ on Tripadvisor.
more information: For rates and availability please see the Viceroy Zihuatanejo website.
2. Capella Ixtapa
details for the Capella Ixtapa:
price range: $$$$
hotel class: 5 star
notable features : 2 pools, cooking and cocktail classes (fee), several restaurants and room service, full service spa, library, nightly turndown service, and free wifi.
rooms to book: Deluxe ocean front junior suites are most suitable for families.
good to know: Although the hotel is on the water, it does not have much of a beach (but there is a nice one a short cab ride away).
reviews: 100% of family reviewers rate as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ on Tripadvisor
more information: for rates and availability please see Capella Ixtapa website
3. Aura del Mar
details for the Aura del Mar:
price range: $$
hotel class: 3.5 star
notable family features : Pool with water slide, twice daily maid service, complimentary water, ping pong and pool table, resident parrot, handy grocery store across street, and beautiful La Ropa beach location within walking distance of Zihuatanejo.
rooms to book: The family suites are spacious and can accommodate two additional twin beds.
good to know: Like many hotels in this area it is built into the cliffside and has many stairs.
reviews: 99% of family reviewers rate as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ on Tripadvisor.
more information: For rates and availability please see the Aura del Mar website.