This exquisite hotel offers the most exclusive accommodations in Acapulco, with just 74 suites perched on a small cliff with uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean and Diamante Beach. Part of Mexico's top hotel line, the Quinta Real is defined by understated elegance and attention to detail, designed for relaxing and getting away from it all. (This is not the right place for those looking for entertainment or family-friendly services; for that, I suggest the Fairmont Acapulco Princess.) The suites come in different sizes, with California-style furnishings, still-life paintings, extensive use of marble, and light neutral colors. The larger Governor suites have high ceilings, separate living and dining rooms, and terraces with private plunge pools. All rooms are scheduled to be remodeled in 2009. The inviting hotel pool lies just steps from the beach, where there's also a casual seafood restaurant and beach club. Next to the lobby, the hotel's gourmet restaurant serves delectable Mexican and international cuisine. Service throughout the Quinta Real is impeccable.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010