If you keep track of global luxury hotel brands then you recognize the InterContinental name as one of the finest. In most of the world you’d have to pay at least $300 per night for just a room in one of these fine hotels, but right now you can book a room at their Ixtapa location for only US$198 on an all-inclusive basis, which is an amazing deal.
The InterContinental Presidente Ixtapa All Inclusive Resort is a 4-star hotel directly on the beach in the heart of the Ixtapa action, and as long as you book at least 6 weeks in advance, you get an extra 25% off, bringing it down to this rate. And yes, that rate is valid for high season too, as long as you book early.
A Garden Room at the InterContinental Presidente Ixtapa All Inclusive Resort for US$198 per night for two people. A Pool View room is US$235 per night, and an Ocean View room is US$240 per night, and both are tempting upgrades considering all that’s included.
This rate is available on a promotion through Expedia, and it includes free cancellation. A 25% discount comes from booking early, but there is no minimum stay required to get the discount so you can even do it for a long weekend.
International luxury at a 2-star price
Again, I can’t stress enough that InterContinental is a huge international chain with high standards and a great reputation. With this in mind, you can book at any of its hotels knowing they are putting their stamp on the place. If they cut corners to save a bit of money at one of their resorts, it will become public and it will tarnish the entire brand. For this reason, you can have faith in the InterContinental Presidente Ixtapa All Inclusive Resort more than you could booking into Bob’s All-Inclusive Beach Resort next door. At Bob’s, they can cut corners because no one has heard of them.
This resort has 9 restaurants as well as 24-hour room service, and only 420 rooms. There are two buffet restaurants serving three meals a day, so you can choose the one with more items that you prefer, an option usually only available at much larger hotels.
Large and modern rooms
Even the Garden View rooms come with one king bed or two double beds, so they are great for couples or even small families staying together. The rooms have air conditioning, an LCD TV with cable channels, and a room safe. But there are so many included activities that you’ll want to spend little time in your room, including tennis, aqua aerobics, games during the day, and entertainment at night.
Of course there is also the lovely beach out front and the huge pool area, so you might instead just want to relax and catch up with your reading between naps and meals. With the tropical breeze keeping you warm all day and night, it will be hard to leave.