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Costera M Aleman y Reyes Católicos s/n, Acapulco, Guerrero
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Club del Sol Acapulco began in 1976’s, and was rejuvenated in 1990. After falling on hard times for a couple of years, it was acquired in 2006 by a new management group called NGH (new generation of hotels), which gave the property a thorough renovation and modernization (during most of 2007). As of the summer of 2008, the Club de Sol Acapulco is in full operation and has recaptured, if not exceeded, its former glory. Because of the many changes that have occurred in this property, anyone looking for Internet information on the Club de Sol Acapulco should be careful to ensure that the site is current. The Club Sol de Acapulco is truly a club in the sense that it has sold its occupancy on a fractional basis, and the timeshare owners are considered members. It is not necessary to buy a timeshare in order to stay at the Club Sol de Acapulco.

The facility is located on the Costera Alemán across the street from the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and two blocks from the Diana traffic circle. The airport is a little over half an hour away and the downtown area is just 20 minutes in the other direction. The Club Sol de Acapulco offers its guests 380 spacious accommodations in 5 buildings, supported by 2 main pools and a terrace sundeck complete with a bar and two smaller pools and hot tubs. The hotel has a restaurant and two other bars.

Hotel Information

Services & Amenities: 

Club de Sol Acapulco makes a special effort to provide guests with every imaginable service. Parking is free. A laundry room and a laundry and dry cleaning service is offered. Also provided are the full array of concierge services, childcare services (by prior arrangement), a travel desk, car rentals, on-site shopping (boutique and convenience store), a barber and hair stylist, and a business center that can help with faxes, photocopies and other requirements. The hotel also organizes a “Kids Club” and operates a separate playground for children from 4 to 10 years of age.

Rooms: 

The 380 rooms are each equipped with air conditioning, refrigerator, satellite TV, ceiling fans, in-room safes, smoke alarms and direct dial telephones. Kitchenettes are available upon request. The “standard” room is for up to four adults and includes a double bed, a single bed, a sofabed, and one bath. The “master” room accommodates up to five persons and has a king size bed in a separate bedroom, a double bed, two sofa beds and two baths. The “superior” room (3 adults, 1 child) has two double beds and a sofa bed. There is also a two-bedroom suite (up to 6 adults), in which each bedroom has a double bed, a single bed and a sofa bed and bath.

Dining & Drinks: 

Terraza Lounge & Sun Bar is on the 7th floor of the main tower. In addition to its two small pools and Jacuzzi tubs, it provides lounges for sunbathing, music, towels, and a full bar. A squash court is also available at the Terraza Lounge, as well as pool and ping pong. (Daily, 9a-12a.) No one under 15 is admitted.

The Contempo Lobby Bar has live music on the weekends. (Daily, 9a-1a).

Referee’s Sports Bar is a great place to watch the current soccer matches, and even the important sporting events from the U.S. It opens at 4 pm and continues every night until 2 am. Referee’s is also the hotel’s main restaurant, offering a family-style environment with an international menu. Guests can have anything from American-style snacks, sandwiches and burgers to steaks and seafood, as well as some local Mexican dishes. (Daily, 9a-10:30p.)

The Cafetería Arrecife is the hotel’s coffee shop, which serves coffee and pastries from 8 am until 11 at night.

Activities: 

Guests will find themselves within an easy walk of three large shopping malls, one of which is right across the street. Interspersed are lots of restaurants of different types and cost, as well as many options for enjoying Acapulco’s busy nightlife. The beach is just 200 yards or so on the other side of the Costera Alemán, where sunbathers and swimmers can also find opportunities for more eating, drinking and water sports.

Health & Beauty: 

Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the hotel’s fitness center, which also includes a sauna, steam room and whirlpool tub. Massages are available at the fitness center or in the rooms.

Shopping: 

Plaza Bahía is a shopping mall right across the street from the hotel, and the Galerías Diana are just two blocks away. Three blocks in the other direction lies the Gran Plaza shopping mall. Several “tiaguis” or open air markets are in busy operation right by the hotel and then again farther down past the statue of Diana the Huntress. There a careful shopper can find good bargains on native art and crafts, amid the usual collection of t-shirts and souvenirs.

Meetings & Conventions: 

The Club de Sol Acapulco welcomes business gatherings, family reunions and special events, like weddings and quinceañera celebrations. The facilities for meetings include a board room (up to 12 persons), a large event hall that can handle up to 300, an outdoor garden (Jardin La Cabaña) with a capacity for 380 attendees, and a second outdoor venue (Jardin Oasis), which can accommodate up to 150 guests. Additionally, the Terraza Lounge & Sun Bar can be reserved for private functions, offering room for 400 invitees. The hotel’s events staff will help plan all aspects of the gathering, and then make sure the plan is correctly executed. Audio-visual equipment is available, as well as support from the hotel's business center. Catering and banquet support is provided right on the premises for groups up to several hundred.

Pools: 

Club Sol de Acapulco operates two main pools, in addition to the children's pool and the two smaller pools at the Terraza Lounge & Sun Bar.

Policies: 

• Check-out time is noon. Check-in time is 3p.
• Major credit cards accepted
• Reservations to be guaranteed with credit card.
• Handicapped facilities and a wheelchair are available upon request.
• Connecting rooms available upon request.
• Cribs available upon request.
• No pets are allowed.

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