What We Love

The beach here is large and is very active, so you'll find lots of things to do at the resort and near the resort.

Things to Know

Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa All Inclusive is a great family resort offering something for every member of the family.

Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa All Inclusive: Visit Mexico's Gold Coast

Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa is an all-inclusive pleasure mecca for sun and fun seekers, where one single price covers all the comforts of this tropical sanctuary. Here, you can work on your serve on the tennis courts, sign up for Spanish language, cooking and bar lessons or play bingo. You can get fit in the aerobics classes or compete in the games and contests that run all day long. Make the most of the innumerable daily activities the hotel has to offer.

Perched on the golden sand along the Pacific Ocean, the resort represents the ideal tropical vacation destination for families in search of activities for all ages, outstanding value and a genuinely friendly welcome.

The hotel offers four formal meeting rooms that can accommodate large groups, equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment, as well as outdoor space for cocktail receptions and private meal functions. No matter what you have planned, the professional staff is always on hand to provide seamless service.

From non-stop fun for kids at the Chiqui club to theme parties, nearby deep-sea fishing and nearby golf for the adults, this resort provides total relaxation and excitement for everyone in a memorable tropical beach setting.
This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:
  • Room accommodations as selected
  • All Meals. Dinner at some of the specialty restaurants (some special dishes and wine bottles are available at a surcharge).
  • 24 hour room service ($2.50 USD surcharge per service)
  • Tips


Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico - International (ZIH) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1978
Last Renovation: 2010
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 11
Total rooms: 420


Resort Details


You don’t have to go far for delicious food and drinks, these options have you covered.
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Treat yourself to everything that this resort has to offer and more.
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Whether a land lover or a water sports fanatic, you’ll always have something fun to do.
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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 2502 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great place still

    Little longer flight than PV. The place is very clean we had a garden view which was nice room 3177 nice and quiet at night to sit outside if you want. The food was very good. The snack bar was very good. The lacart is a little different only offer a few things on the menu and want you to pay for anything off if that's not the two choices . THE shopping is fun right across the street . Go to Frank's the food is awesome not a bad price have the pizza it's awesome. PEOPLE were very freindly in the shops as flee markets there not to pushy . The Beach is awesome nice walk of one end to the other in the morning sand get crazy hot by mid afternoon watch your feet. Entertainment was OK at night . The pool entertainment was fun during g the day. It stays a lot warmer during the night there than PV or Cacun . There wasn't many kids there during are stay which was nice . THey put on a huge party in the front on the Saturday night was a blast.

    Mar 29, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Used to be a top hotel, now it feels below average

    I know this hotel from many years ago, it was called Presidente Intercontinental, now it's owned by holiday inn, and it shows. The food quality is not really good, the fish tastes like its been frozen for so long, the variety and taste is average, every saturday they make a mexican fiesta and it's a big deal where food is not as good as the ambiance and the show. As for activities, they used to have more and better shows, there's an activity room for teenagers with only a foosball and a pool table work properly, , they dont even have a ping pong ball for its table to be useful. same with the poll lounge chairs, they don¿t have enough, so people rush in the morning and reserve them with towels or clothes. it's an awful situation to deal with that. It seems like a good hotel but there are so man details to say otherwise such as having ants in the bathroom, elevators with no A/C, humid smell in the bathrooms, we even spoted blood stains in the hall of our floor and it took them some days to wash that off. Ths staff are mostly nice and quick to attend with a smile, but it's uncomfotable to listen to their suggestions to tip them, from the lady in the parking lot as we arrived, to the fellow fixing the broken safe in the room and some waiters who only appear as you finish every meal. I saw old people working there and they were the most respectful in that sense. Bravo for them. I would definitly go back to this hotel cause it has good things li ke the beach, the view, the drinks and the location, but i'd like to see it as good as it used to be.

    Mar 23, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good stay

    Typical , busy resort with good & varied enough food for a week's stay. Fast check-in and easy check-out (12pm sharp). Pros: awesome beach & friendly service. Cons: Pools are definetely too small, entertainment below par. Room tip: the #2000s block was very quiet. Airport tip: no food to buy after the security. You can only get water, potato chips/nuts and ice cream (actually good) there. The departures area in not air-conditioned.

    Mar 16, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Above and beyond

    We have visited Ixtapa 3 times. This was our first time at the Holiday Inn. Clean rooms. Excellent staff, as well as variety of theme nights for entertainment and food.We were in Zihuatanejo and couldn't find any public washrooms. One of the employees from the Holiday Inn resort recognized us and found one for us. His name was Donociano {Cano} .He had already done a days work at the hotel and still came to our aid. He was waiting for the bus and he still helped us out. He was a good representative for Holiday Inn and Mexico. As well want to give a shout out to Air Canada representive Victor, for booking our excursions. He remembered us from previous Air Canada vacations and treated us like family .Was an excellent vacation . We look forward to going back.

    Mar 14, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Average Mexican resort ...

    We recently returned from a 15 day stay at the Holiday Inn, Ixtapa. My impressions of this resort are mixed between good, average, and frustrating. The location on the beach is perfect. The beach is ideal for walking; from the resort to the marina at the north end will take about an hour of steady walking. Every member of the resort staff that we encountered was friendly, courteous and helpful. The servers at the bars remembered our drink choices and were very attentive. Our ‘’favorite’’ was Marilu in the Terrace Sports Bar, she invariably went out of her way to greet us and make us feel welcome. The resort itself is dated in its design, construction, and maintenance. Rooms are spread between a number of three level walk-up buildings and a high rise tower. On our arrival, we were shown to room #4141. Opening the drapes revealed a view of the landscaper’s storage and composting area. After a visit to the front desk, we were reassigned to #3121, the garden view that we had originally requested. The furnishings are dated and worn, but the beds were comfortable and the A/C worked well. Food in the three restaurants was reasonable, but nothing fancy. Breakfasts were very repetitive, with omelettes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and some baked goods. Fried bananas, chicken stew, and beef appeared as daily breakfast items. The main buffet, ‘’Frutas y Flores’’, had a better selection of dishes, but was still repetitive. The open restaurant next to the beach is an a la carte style. It has a small menu for lunch with great tacos, ceviche, and various fish dishes. In the evening, it becomes the best dining option in the resort. A selection of starters, soups, entrees, and desserts is offered. This is the nearest thing to a specialty restaurant. The food and service is very good and the menu changes every day. Every Saturday, a Mexican Fiesta takes place in the forecourt. This is then the only place to eat, the food is excellent, with traditional local dishes. There are three bars. Alcohol is served from 11:00AM at the two bars close to the pools. Strangely, the Terrace Bar/Sports Bar does not open until 6:00PM. Drinks are quite good, but served in reusable plastic cups, unless you specifically ask for a glass. Wine out of a plastic cup is not the same as a glass. There are only two pools. The shallow pool is adjacent to the children’s play area and is also the games pool. Ironically, the swim up bar is right next to the kid’s pool. The deeper pool is supposedly the quiet pool. This is surrounded by loungers and umbrellas. The La Isla bar and restaurant are poolside. In theory, this sounds fine, but most days the ‘’quiet’’ pool was full of children and plastic inflatable toys with little room for adults. It seems that the Holiday Inn caters heavily to local guests and nationals. Both weekends during our stay, the resort was full of local families and children. One weekend coincided with a school holiday, the other was Dia de La Banderas, a Mexican National holiday. The facilities of the resort were overloaded; no chairs by the pools, no palapas on the beach, and no room in the pools. Walking along the beach did not show the same situation at any of the other resorts. The Holiday Inn obviously has a special deal for locals who arrive by the busload and unfortunately seem to have little consideration for other guests. The bottom line … ‘’Would I go back to Holiday Inn Ixtapa?”. Very unlikely! This is not a resort for a quiet relaxing break. There are numerous other resorts, possibly a few hundred dollars more expensive, but from my perspective, they would be worth the extra cost.

    Mar 10, 2020