Catalina Beach Resort

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Overview of Catalina Beach Resort

Catalina Beach Resort

3.0 star property
3-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Zihuatanejo Bay

7.8/10 Good

244 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
Playa De La Ropa S/N, Apartado Postal # 23, Zihuatanejo, GRO, 40895
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach bar
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Playa La Ropa
  • La Ropa Beach - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo Intl. Airport (ZIH) - 13 min drive

About this property

Catalina Beach Resort

3-star family-friendly hotel in the heart of Playa La Ropa
You can look forward to a beach bar, a terrace, and a garden at Catalina Beach Resort. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a private beach. For some rest and relaxation, visit the outdoor treatment areas, and indulge in a Swedish massage, a body scrub, or a detox wrap. The onsite international cuisine restaurant, Linda Vista, features ocean views and happy hour. In addition to a library and laundry facilities, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Swimming pool with pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking and extended parking
  • An outdoor pool, a TV in the lobby, and concierge services
  • Express check-out, massage treatment rooms, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the bar, beach locale, and helpful staff
Room features
All 45 rooms boast comforts such as laptop-compatible safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers
  • 21-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Private yards, refrigerators, and free infant beds


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 45 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 1 PM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your government-issued photo ID after booking

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room, up to 44 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas (5-device limit)


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free uncovered onsite extended parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Beach bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1953
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 21-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Yard

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Local maps

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services, featuring outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and reflexology.


Linda Vista - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet deposit: MXN 3000 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of MXN 600 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December
  • Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Catalina Beach Resort
Catalina Beach Resort Zihuatanejo
Catalina Beach Zihuatanejo
Catalina Resort
Catalina Beach Hotel Zihuatanejo
Catalina Beach Zihuatanejo
Catalina Beach Resort Hotel
Catalina Beach Resort Zihuatanejo
Catalina Beach Resort Hotel Zihuatanejo

Frequently asked questions

Does Catalina Beach Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Catalina Beach Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Catalina Beach Resort?
As of 7 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Catalina Beach Resort on 9 Oct 2022 start from AU$237, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Catalina Beach Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Catalina Beach Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM.
Are pets allowed at Catalina Beach Resort?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 44 lbs per pet. There's a charge of MXN 600 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of MXN 3000 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Catalina Beach Resort?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Catalina Beach Resort?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 1 PM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Catalina Beach Resort and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, rafting, and sailing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a private beach. Catalina Beach Resort also has a seasonal outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Catalina Beach Resort?
Yes, Linda Vista offers international cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Il Mare (6-min walk), Trattoria da Gianni (7-min walk), and Jungle Pizza (10-min walk).
Does Catalina Beach Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony and a yard.
What's the area around Catalina Beach Resort like?
Catalina Beach Resort is located on the waterfront in Playa La Ropa, a short 1-minute walk from Zihuatanejo Bay and 3 minutes' walk from La Ropa Beach.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

3-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The hotel is older and built on the mountain, So there is a lot of steps going to & from the beach. Also because of the rain there was a mosquito problem. The staff was very responsive and always made sure we were comfortable. The on site restaurant food was good and price was very reasonable. Overall really enjoyed our stay.
Scott, 6-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Fine view, Clever housekeeping, and Classic style
A classic old hotel which tries hard and it needs rejuvenation. The room was clean and functional. Most interesting was the daily designs on the bed by the housekeeper---Fanny. She's a real artist. Lots of stairs, each day we walked up and down eight floors for breakfast and going to the street or to the beach. No need for a gym here. Breakfast food was splendid. Management failed to prepare the room for our first night. They made it right the next day. The main negatives are a lack of bottled water in the room necessitating the above mentioned stair climb daily, like walking to a river for daily water. Also, need coffee in the room since the restaurant is open at 8 am and two floors up. Friendly and agreeable staff all around.
Randall, 6-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Guadalupe, 7-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Paradise on Playa Ropa
Catalina Beach Resort has been my secret heart spot for nearly 20's not fancy, but it's delightful! Location on Playa Ropa is ideal and the beach bar anchors it. What makes the Catalina special is the people--some have grown up here and their pride of place is palpable. The hotel cascades down a hill so if you don't like stairs think long and hard--makes one earn those margies in the sand!
lisa, 10-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The service is amazing I just keep coming back!
Kristina, 6-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place on a great beach
Great views. Not crowded. Plenty of lounge chairs at pool and on beach. Very friendly staff. Rooms could use a little TLC but looked to be the nicest place on this stretch of beach in this price range. Would definitely stay again. We stayed in LindaVista room and had great view and plenty of room. We were going to switch to a beachside suite mid- way thru our stay to be closer to beach and pool but decided to stay in LindaVista. Yes there are stairs but nothing to worry about unless you have mobility issues. You'll be a little winded once or twice a day when you walk up. This place is worth it!
Peter, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great bang for the buck! On the beach, sunset view.
David, 21-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Stephanie, 7-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

David, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review