Recommendations - Hotels downtown Zihua inexpensive

by pears, Monday, December 18, 2017, 14:22 (278 days ago)

Hi,

I will be in town for just three nights and am looking for an inexpensive hotel downtown Zihua. The most important thing is that it is CLEAN (bathrooms, linens, etc.), and that the mattresses are at least semi-comfortable. A pool and wifi would be a big plus I have looked over the ones on zihuatanejo.net as well as other sites and the reviews are so mixed I'm not sure what to think. Ones I have viewed:
Hotel Corona, Hotel Plaza Zihua, Hotel Zihuatanejo Centro, Hotel Susy, Hotel Paraiso,
Posada Citlali, Casa Celeste, Hotel Solimar, Raul 3 Marias-Centro.
Any knowledge or comments? Any other suggestions?
Thanks.

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by Wanderer @, Vancouver canada, Monday, December 18, 2017, 16:47 (278 days ago) @ pears

No matter how good the mattress, you will not sleep well in Centro. The bars blast music pretty much all night.
We stay above playa madera, where all we hear are waves crashing on the beach. Try Airbnb.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, December 18, 2017, 18:42 (278 days ago) @ Wanderer

No matter how good the mattress, you will not sleep well in Centro. The bars blast music pretty much all night.
We stay above playa madera, where all we hear are waves crashing on the beach. Try Airbnb.

No, please DON’T try Airbnb. I only list and recommend places that are safe and trustworthy. Airbnb, like most other websites, takes money to advertise anyone. No matter how cute their photos may look, if it isn’t listed here there’s probably a good reason.

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by midalake @, Monday, December 18, 2017, 22:09 (278 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

No matter how good the mattress, you will not sleep well in Centro. The bars blast music pretty much all night.
We stay above playa madera, where all we hear are waves crashing on the beach. Try Airbnb.


No, please DON’T try Airbnb. I only list and recommend places that are safe and trustworthy. Airbnb, like most other websites, takes money to advertise anyone. No matter how cute their photos may look, if it isn’t listed here there’s probably a good reason.

REALLY? That is what reviews are for.

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by Talley Ho @, Monday, December 18, 2017, 22:18 (278 days ago) @ midalake

The home we just left, on a Southern California beach went from tolerable during tourist season to totally insane after Air BNB arrived.
They don't care. We go to great lengths to avoid them and groups like them. Fortunately, there are plenty of legitimate/caring sites out there that actually give a sh-- about the real people that live in the locations they do listings for. It's not all about making a buck if you live in paradise.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, December 18, 2017, 22:44 (278 days ago) @ midalake

REALLY? That is what reviews are for.

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Reviews where? Here where locals will verify comments or on a website where it’s basically the hustlers leading the blind? B-)

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by midalake @, Monday, December 18, 2017, 22:49 (278 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

REALLY? That is what reviews are for.

D


Reviews where? Here where locals will verify comments or on a website where it’s basically the hustlers leading the blind? B-)


Pfffffffffffffft.

Speaking of reviews? I was looking for some on your website. Did not see any.

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Reviews

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 12:06 (277 days ago) @ midalake

REALLY? That is what reviews are for.

D


Reviews where? Here where locals will verify comments or on a website where it’s basically the hustlers leading the blind? B-)

Pfffffffffffffft.

Speaking of reviews? I was looking for some on your website. Did not see any.

Reviews of?????

Reviews

by Canada1 @, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 22:03 (277 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

REALLY? That is what reviews are for.

D


Reviews where? Here where locals will verify comments or on a website where it’s basically the hustlers leading the blind? B-)

Pfffffffffffffft.

Speaking of reviews? I was looking for some on your website. Did not see any.


Reviews of?????

I think he/she was referring to trying to find customer reviews of accommodation that you suggest on this board.

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by Canada1 @, Monday, December 18, 2017, 23:52 (278 days ago) @ ZihuaRob


" Airbnb, like most other websites"

That's a pretty wide paint brush you're using Rob!

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by Wanderer @, Vancouver canada, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 07:52 (278 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We are currently staying in a wonderful Mexican owned bungalow overlooking playa madera. I found it on airnbnb. The family took us to playa Blanca on my birthday, and can’t do enough for us. So not all airnbnbs are bad.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 12:00 (277 days ago) @ Wanderer

We are currently staying in a wonderful Mexican owned bungalow overlooking playa madera. I found it on airnbnb. The family took us to playa Blanca on my birthday, and can’t do enough for us. So not all airnbnbs are bad.

I don't recall saying any service was bad. Just risky for the lack of local knowledge. But there are a lot of things you are leaving out, such as the name of the place and the name of its owners. If it's a place I don't list but should, then let me know. There are very good reasons I don't list a lot of places that tourists think are just wonderful. It helps to have local insight and to know with whom you're doing business, if the owners are shady people or if you're at risk of being ripped off or tossed into the street with no warning because of non-compliance with local laws or if a local lodging has a bad history.

I mean hey, if Airbnb is so wonderful then perhaps I can finally close down this website and move on and leave you fine folks to fend for yourselves. Hallelujah! My job is done!

But I'm pretty sure this is still the only local website that verifies lodgings and services and looks out for things our visitors know little or nothing about in this lawless state where most folks are still afraid to speak the truth.

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by midalake @, Monday, December 18, 2017, 17:26 (278 days ago) @ pears

Hi,

I will be in town for just three nights and am looking for an inexpensive hotel downtown Zihua. The most important thing is that it is CLEAN (bathrooms, linens, etc.), and that the mattresses are at least semi-comfortable. A pool and wifi would be a big plus I have looked over the ones on zihuatanejo.net as well as other sites and the reviews are so mixed I'm not sure what to think. Ones I have viewed:
Hotel Corona, Hotel Plaza Zihua, Hotel Zihuatanejo Centro, Hotel Susy, Hotel Paraiso,
Posada Citlali, Casa Celeste, Hotel Solimar, Raul 3 Marias-Centro.
Any knowledge or comments? Any other suggestions?
Thanks.

Not familiar with Casa Celeste, but every other stay will get you a rock hard mattress.

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by Lalo @, Monday, December 18, 2017, 18:31 (278 days ago) @ midalake

Try Casa Sun and Moon or Zihua Caracol located at Madera beach. The are both owned by the same owner and are good value. Both have pools. Casa Sun and Moon has ocean views and is a bit pricier.

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by Zbulldog @, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 08:30 (277 days ago) @ Lalo

Just curious, how do you get to recommending a pricier hotel on Madera beach when they clearly asked for a inexpensive hotel in downtown Zihua. Gee, Houston is less than 3 hours away, why not send then there?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, December 18, 2017, 18:45 (278 days ago) @ pears

Raúl 3 Marías is probably the quietest of the places you mentioned.

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by Quadra Paul @, Monday, December 18, 2017, 19:02 (278 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

If you are determined to stay in Centro, bring your ear plugs! La Madera is walking distance to downtown and WAY quieter! Check out Hotel Irma.

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South end of La Ropa

by Talley Ho @, Monday, December 18, 2017, 22:09 (278 days ago) @ pears

We have just moved out of the south end of Playa la Ropa.
If you take the alley inland at La Pirata, you'll run into several quite unknown places. Costa Bella, El Arca de Noe and Villas Eclipse. All three are VERY inexpensive, have little kitchens, pools and are quiet unless partiers, who are discouraged, slip in.
You pretty much have to know someone or just arrive and ask to get in. They don't have a phone number, and their facebook presence is pretty much ignored.
We just left them after 12 years.

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 00:54 (278 days ago) @ pears

12/19/2017

"Any knowledge or comments? Any other suggestions?"

@pears

Here are a few that I have seen, and look relatively new.

Where the terminal for the bus line "Las Dos Costas" is, on the same side of the street as the buses leave that terminal heading for Calle Los Cocos, but before that, on the right side, is a tall newish hotel.
I know zero about it, other than it is probably not more than 2 years new.
That zone during the day has its hustle and bustle, mainly due to the commotion caused by the constant streem of busses in an out of the terminal.
Though at night, it becomes pretty much a "ghost town" in that area.

The other one is on the street of La Clínica Maciel, on the other side of the street from the clinic.
It also is a relatively new recently built hotel, and it may be a slightly better area than the one by Las Dos Costas.

On the street where Clínca Morelos is, of the Doctor of the same name, there are some classic "hotels" (to stretch the word) there.

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jaui

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by pears, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 08:57 (277 days ago) @ jaui

Thanks -- I will see if I can find any information on those.

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by KO ⌂ @, Port Orchard, WA, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 06:39 (278 days ago) @ pears

We stay in El Centro across the pedestrian street from Casa Celeste. We have no trouble sleeping at night. If your 3 days are Fri Sat. and Sun.the bars will be active and the music will play all-night until at least 6:00 am. We close the windows and doors have air conditioner on and are quite comfortable. We have been doing this for 10 years. In past years it has been much noisier. Last I was there Raul Tres Marias doesn't have a pool.

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KO

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by pears, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 08:54 (277 days ago) @ KO

Thanks -- what is the name of the place where you stay? Do you know anything about Casa Celeste?

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by Zbulldog @, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 08:58 (277 days ago) @ pears

I've stayed at Casa Cilesta. It's a little hidden gem. You just don't want one of the 4 street side rooms.

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by pears, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 09:37 (277 days ago) @ Zbulldog

Thanks!

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 10:04 (277 days ago) @ Zbulldog

I totally agree. Years ago we would stay in a room with a balcony over looking the pedestrian street below. The noise on Friday and Saturday nights till around 4 am drove us away- tried 1 more time and the same. We went to Hotel Zihuatanejo Centro for a couple of years(old and clean) but noise up the street caused us to find another hotel. Now we stay when possible at Villa Mercedes and love the location being just a short walk to everything- the owner owns Villa Morro that is a good walk to Centro down the stairs to the road to the Yacht Club. Love the view there. We would take a taxi back because the stairs are just to much.

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by pears, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 09:05 (277 days ago) @ pears

I appreciate all of the replies. Given that this is such a short trip (just down to sign some legal papers), I'm trying to keep costs down and also to be close to everything downtown. I love La Madera and La Ropa but I would like to stay in el centro this time. I am not concerned about the noise. Raul 3 Marias is booked. So other than a couple of comments I have received regarding downtown, does anyone know anything about the ones I listed in my initial post? Thanks again.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 12:04 (277 days ago) @ pears

I appreciate all of the replies. Given that this is such a short trip (just down to sign some legal papers), I'm trying to keep costs down and also to be close to everything downtown. I love La Madera and La Ropa but I would like to stay in el centro this time. I am not concerned about the noise. Raul 3 Marias is booked. So other than a couple of comments I have received regarding downtown, does anyone know anything about the ones I listed in my initial post? Thanks again.

Try Posada Citlali or Hotel Suzy. One of the rooms off the street will be quietest. There is a rock'n'roll bar next door that can be a bit noisy at times, but they always stop playing at a decent hour and the music is mostly pretty darn good.

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by pears, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 12:44 (277 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks!

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by Rogerthat, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 15:53 (277 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

el Centro is an impossible place to sleep and not just for a Super Gringo like me. Temptation and the E 60 bar on Nicholis Bravo next to the Fishing Hole gets going about midnight and does not quit until 5am. Proprietors of casa Idalia across the street have also lost most of their low rent Mexican tourists. Rumor is corrupt officials/cartel own the E 60. After dark Zihuatanejo has certainly turned into a nice little drinking village with a fishing problem.

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by pears, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 16:40 (277 days ago) @ pears

Thanks to everyone for their comments. In the end I have decided to try Hotel Plaza Zihua. The private terrace/balcony with the view of the bay (as well as the price) convinced me. They say it has sound proofing and I don't think the bars in that area are too rowdy -- we shall see. It doesn't have a pool but I decided I could do without that for the short stay.
I will post a review after my stay!

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Hotel Plaza Zihua

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 20:41 (277 days ago) @ pears

Thanks to everyone for their comments. In the end I have decided to try Hotel Plaza Zihua. The private terrace/balcony with the view of the bay (as well as the price) convinced me. They say it has sound proofing and I don't think the bars in that area are too rowdy -- we shall see. It doesn't have a pool but I decided I could do without that for the short stay.
I will post a review after my stay!

The owner is a close friend, so I know she’ll look after you well. I’m looking forward to your feedback because I’m very curious about the noise level there. The zócalo sometimes has loud music and noisy events. Someone else told me they slept fine there. I hope you do, too. Saludos.