by Courtney Elko
Everything is nearby at this compact all-inclusive resort located on Mexico’s Pacific coast and 15 minutes away from the local town of Zihuatanejo. Families do not have to walk far to get anywhere within this resort. Most of the guestrooms overlook the pool area and the pool is only steps away from the white sandy beach and ocean. Kids will love hanging at the kids’ club and adults will enjoy the nightlife at the disco. The buffet restaurants offer great options all day and the specialty restaurant is a nice option, as well. This beach resort is ideal for the family who wants everything that an all inclusive resort has to offer without the long walks to get there.
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- All-inclusive rates
- Fantastic kids' club
- Beachfront location
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
- Onsite Dining
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The 288 spacious rooms feature one king or two double beds, tile floors, a laptop safe, small table and chairs, a flat-screen television and USB outlets for charging. The bathroom features a stand up shower, and complimentary bottled water is refreshed daily. A balcony or terrace offers families a garden or ocean view. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the rooms and cribs or connecting rooms are available upon request.
We stayed at the Park Royal Resort and had a wonderful time. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. The size of the Resort was perfect for us, not to big there fore you got to know everyone. Food was good. I'm in Mexico and expect their specialties. Resort was centrally located and we could walk to restaurants, town, flea market and more. Would definetly recommend Park Royal Beach Resort Ixtapa if you want more a personal mexican experience.
Lunch food is really good, otherwise food is mediocre. Beds were not great. Staff is friendly but not much English. Activities didn’t run as planned. Overall it was ok. Plan to go out for dinners. Buffet is nothing impressive.
The main pool is surrounded by lounge chairs. Pool towels are provided with your room's pool card. There is a swim up bar in the pool and an underwater platform that is a nice spot for kids to stand in the center of the pool. However, there are only a few palapas by the pool for those seeking shade. A new kids-only pool opened recently complete with slides, splash pads and waterfalls. The kiddie pool is situated near the main pool and in front of the Pescador restaurant.
The white-sand beach and ocean are only steps away from the pool. There are even more lounge chairs and palapas for shade situated on the sand. Showers to rinse the sand off are situated between the pool and beach area.
The Kids' Club, for 5 to 11 year olds, is located not too far away from the pool. Parents are welcome to leave their children with the supervised staff, but parents with younger children are also welcome to visit the kids' club with their children. The kids will love painting, making arts and crafts and playing games and activities by the pool. The kids' club is open from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and again from 3 to 5 p.m.
Ping Pong tables can be found outside by the pool. Pool and beach volleyball is available. Daily games and activities are always happening at the pool area on a rotating schedule. Check the activity board by the pool towel desk to see what is happening each day.
Live music can be found in the open lobby bar area, which features a bar and several couches and tables to relax in. Bingo, karaoke and other nightly activities for both families and adults can be found each evening, as well.
There are three main restaurants to choose from at this all-inclusive resort. The all-inclusive rate includes unlimited food and drink.
A snack hut, located near the pool, offers light lunch, tacos and snacks from about noon to 6 p.m.
This restaurant situated near the pool offers both a buffet and a la carte menu for lunch and dinner respectively. There is both an open-air and air conditioning option for seating, as well.
This casual buffet restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner and offers both indoor and outdoor seating.
This semi-formal or resort casual Italian restaurant is situated next door to the Veranda and serves a delicious dinner in an intimate setting. Reservations are required for the select seating times and children over 12 years old are welcome to dine with parents here.
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Complimentary Wi-Fi access can be found throughout the hotel. Premium Wi-Fi for streaming is an upgrade at an additional cost.
A sundries shop can be found near the pool area.
The gym features cardio and weight machines and water and gym towels are provided.
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Winter is the busiest season at this tropical hotel, but truly it is always busy here. Most people (both local and international) are visiting from the end of October through the end of April. January, February and March are busiest with travelers from the United States and Canada, and the Easter Holy Week is busiest for Mexican travelers.
The Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Internaitonal Airport is about 25 minutes away from this hotel.
Park Royal is a compact resort so everything is a short walk away. A rental car agency is available at the resort if you would like to explore Zihuatanejo, which is about a 15 minutes away. Taxi services are also readily available.
For Mom and Dad
When the sun goes down, the adults will love to hang out at the casual open air disco or Chill Out Lounge. There is a DJ each night and both an air conditioned area with a billards table and an open-air area, where the ocean breeze keeps everything cool. This adults-only bar is open from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Adults will love the massage, facial and nail treatments available at the spa.