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Hotel Posada del Hidalgo
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in El Fuerte
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I was traveling with a friend, we stayed a night to take el Chepe in the morning. We arrived at 8pm, reception was fast, the room was spacious but air conditioning was insufficient. It was HOT, and it never reached a good temperature. Beds are comfortable. The bar closes at 10! And there was nothing open to get a drink or water in the town except for a small convenience store 4 blocks away.

They offer transportation to the train station and charge you 100 pesos per person, they take your luggage from your room and take you in a bus. If you get a cab, the cab will charge you 60 pesos.

Suggestions. Arrive early, buy water and snacks before everything closes and if you're in the mood for a night cap, buy your wine early.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

If you stay at all of the Balderrama hotels whilst taking el Chepe, you may begin to feel like you are on a bit of a conveyor belt.

We had high hopes for Posada del Hidalgo after the excellent hotel Misión at Cerocahui. Sadly, whilst this is a beautiful hotel, the desk staff were disorganised for our welcome and not experienced enough to deal with issues. Our first room had ants and the replacement room had beetles. We gave up and decided beetles were better than ants. Besides we were then able to share our breakfast with the ants.

There was a noisy municipal sports area behind our room with an exuberant late night soccer match and an even noisier early morning Zumba class.

On the bright side the bar and restaurant staff were friendly and attentive.

I'm not sure this is the product that the hotel is trying to provide, especially not at the price point. I would develop some quality tours from the hotel, kill the ants and train the front desk staff.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Stayed here the first night of our El Chepe trip. Very friendly service , spacious rooms with air conditioned. Zorro even comes to visit while eating at the outdoor restaurant. Watch for the sand fleas in the morning as you exit the property. Our legs were covered in them, leaving terrible swollen, itchy sores.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This is the place to stay when visiting El Fuerte on your Chepe journey.
Very friendly service , spacious rooms with air conditioned. Small pool and good restaurant. Walking distance to all attractions. A lot of history in the property.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a lovely quaint hotel in El Fuerte and I would recommend staying here. The property is absolutely beautiful, with so much garden space, terraces and a good location. It is close to the main sights in the city and the river.

The room was large, bed was comfortable. Bathroom was good. The TV even had Netflix (to use with your own password).

Staff is courteous and helpful. Even though barely anyone speaks English, they still try to help as far as possible. Dinner was good and the server was also very good. Breakfast was delicious too (but service was a bit slow and inattentive). For breakfast you have to select any one item from a fixed menu. The place where breakfast is served has the nicest ambiance.

I arrived late at night and left early in the morning - I wish I could have stayed at this hotel longer. As soon as I walked in, it had the most cheerful and happy vibe. Would recommend this hotel in El Fuerte.

Room Tip: A room facing the garden
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Posada del Hidalgo

Address: Calle Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla 101, El Fuerte 81820, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > El Fuerte
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in El Fuerte
Price Range: €69 - €116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Posada del Hidalgo 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada del Hidalgo is a beautiful colonial mansion. This attractive structure was built in 1890 by Don Rafael Almada, a wealthy and influential "alcalde" (mayor) who spent five years and 100,000 gold pesos on its construction. The wooden trim was made from 285 Canadian red pine beams. Don Rafael's mansion was the largest and most beautiful in El Fuerte. It was built just below the old fort, and has four layers of brick and adobe construction. The iron work was brought from Mazatlan. ... more   less 
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