Pros

  • Located directly on Playa Icacos
  • Clean guest rooms feature private balconies and sitting areas
  • Downtown location within a five-minute walk of diverse shopping and dining options
  • Two pretty pools with plenty of lounge chairs
  • Eight on-site restaurants and bars offering a mix of buffet and a la carte options
  • Some room categories include kitchenettes with stoves and refrigerators
  • Two jetted tubs overlook the coast
  • Modern fitness center
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Colorful indoor kids' club
  • Gift shop sells beach gear
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Cons

  • Dull decor and bland restaurant food
  • Spotty Wi-Fi
  • Slow elevators
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Bottom Line

Copacabana Beach Hotel is a three-pearl hotel located in Acapulco’s tourist-friendly Golden Zone. Countless bars, restaurants, and shops stretch in both directions along Avenida Costera Miguel Alemán out front, and the sands of curved Santa Lucia Bay are accessible out back. The hotel’s 430 guest rooms are basic but inviting with flat-screen TVs and some ocean views from private balconies. There’s no wow factor here, but there are a large pool, eight restaurants and bars, and a fitness center. It’s worth comparing rates with the Crowne Plaza Acapulco and Emporio Acapulco Hotel nearby, both of which offer similar value. 

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pool

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Copacabana Beach Hotel

Scene

Generic beachfront hotel with a laid-back scene

With its prime beachfront location and affordable rates, the Copacabana Beach Hotel attracts a broad range of guests. The hotel seems to pander towards this diverse group, with facilities that are nondescript but crowd-pleasing overall. A row of white hammocks provides a shady spot to rest overlooking the pool area. From the dark marble-covered lobby to the featureless restaurants serving up uninspiring food, everything is satisfactory, safe, and unmemorable. Barry Manilow’s song, “Copabacana” playing on loop in the elevators is unsurprising, but tacky nonetheless.

Like the other hotels along the Costera, the beach is covered with closely-packed lounge chairs, although the ambience here and around the pool is more easy going than many of the neighboring hotels. The jetted tubs on the first-floor terrace are an unexpected extra, as is the large, modern fitness center. 

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Location

Central location on pleasant Playa Icacos

The Copacabana Beach Hotel is set in the heart of Acapulco’s Golden Zone, with bars, restaurants, and shops jam packed along Avenida Costera Miguel Alemán directly out front. The hotel is located on popular Playa Icacos, a busy but picturesque beach in the middle of moon-shaped Santa Lucia Bay. When it comes to lively beaches and bustling nightlife, the hotel is truly at the heart of the action. 

The CICI Water Park and Club de Golf Acapulco can be reached in a 10-minute walk. Zocalo and La Quebrada (for cliff diving) are about four miles away, and the Acapulco International Airport can be reached in a 30-minute drive. 

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Rooms

Pleasant guest rooms include balconies with views over Santa Lucia Bay

Guest rooms at Copacabana Beach Hotel are clean and bright. The artwork is lackluster and the furniture looks dated, but the bold coral-and-blue color scheme keeps the look cheerful overall. Tile floors and white walls are straightforward. All room categories include small sitting areas with sofas and armchairs, as well as flat-screen TVs and personal safes. Narrow balconies furnished with two simple chairs offer lovely vistas over curved Santa Lucia Bay.

Bathrooms feature glass-doored showers and sleek, square-shaped sinks. Long countertops are stocked with hotel-branded toiletries. Junior Suites include coffeemakers, bathrobes, and slippers. Some room categories also feature kitchenettes with microwaves, toasters, stove tops, and cooking utensils. 

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Features

Relaxed pool area, fitness center, and eight dining venues, many of which feature scenic views of Santa Lucia Bay

The hotel’s restaurants are unexciting both in terms of boring decor and forgettable food. The main restaurants are Acuario and Tabachines, both of which are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Acuario is air-conditioned and offers beautiful views over the bay, while open-air Tabachines is located by the pool. There are also a number of tiny bars dotted around the pool and beach areas. All-inclusive rates are available.

The hotel offers two medium-sized pools and a jetted tub facing towards the beach. The pools are surrounded by blue lounge chairs and a few beach umbrellas. Like the other beaches along the Costera, Copacabana’s stretch of sand is quite coarse and plagued by vendors offering cheap sunglasses and massages.

Two small jetted tubs are found on the hotel’s first floor terrace, along with shaded hammocks, lounge chairs, and a giant chess set. The terrace also includes a colorful indoor kids’ club with supervised play equipment and video games, as well as an impressive (for the area) fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights.

The hotel offers a range of meeting and banquet rooms, which can accommodate groups of up to 800 people. Like the hotel’s other facilities, these rooms are tidy and functional but fairly plain. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, but many guests report that the connection is spotty.

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Amenities

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beach

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Children's Pool

  • Concierge

  • Fitness Center

  • Gameroom / Arcade

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Swim-Up Bar

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