Golden Parnassus Resort and Spa

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

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    What to expect (based on 8401 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Love this place!!!!

    Reviewed by Suzann47(Belleville, Illinois) on Sep 20, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    This is the second time that we have been here. The staff are extremely friendly & fun. Gaspar in the buffet restaurant is so nice and helpful. Jesus & Carlos (the short one) at the Tiki Bar & Fonz at the Dolphin Bar are awesome. They are so much fun & attentive & sweet. Love these guys. Martin for the entertainment is a riot!! He is so much fun! The entertainment at night was great!! I almost forgot the bartender at the Lobby Bar (I think it was Jose, not sure). There was also Carmen & Eberzou. I want to thank you all for making our vacation so special. Our room was clean & big. The ocean view from our balcony was breathtaking. The only negative thing I have to say is the chairs on the balcony could be more comfortable. Also, if you are a tall person & have a king size bed it is not very long. It was ok for us. The buffet restaurant does not have air conditioning but there are fans all around. The food is great. We love the Old Barn Steakhouse. It has excellent steaks, ribs, chicken & shrimp. The Pier 12 Seafood restaurant is also great & has ocean views from all the windows & a ocean view terrace. The Breeze Bar by the pool has food during the day and thru the night, great wings. They picked up seaweed on the beach every day. The beach is so big that the small amount of seaweed didn't bother us at all. They had a Mexican show by the pool one night which we really enjoyed. There is a 60's Bar with Pool tables, Ping Pong & Disco. The pool is big & overlooks the ocean. There is a hugh jacuzzi which is right in front of the beach. The Tiki Bar is right in front of the ocean & open till 2 am. All of you worked so hard to make it pleasant for us. There is an older guy who I always saw working so hard on the grounds & around the pool to keep everything nice. Thank you all. We hope to come back soon. I definitely recommend this place.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    We were treated like thieves at check-out!

    Reviewed by rositaeizenshtein(Toronto) on Sep 19, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    The best thing about this hotel is its location, the beach and the staff (other than the front desk!). We had won this trip thru a contest - overall we had a great time until the morning of our check out. This guy, Javier found that we owed them US$10 per day and per person for 7 nights for gratuities, something that the tour operator did not tell us. He also told us that the hotel should have charged this upon check-in, and they did not (have I known this, I would have not left any tips for the staff!!) so he was covering his back by charging us at the end. Because it was very early on that Sunday morning, there was no way we could contact the tour operator in Canada so they contacted their offices in Mexico - I told them that they are holding on to your luggage and they would not let us leave the hotel. The lady told us that unless they call the police they cannot hold us but noooo...the hotel had to have their bellboys hold on to our luggage and the tour operator van driver waiting for us to pay in order to drive us to the airport, which already had picked up the rest of the passengers....he would not move so we paid only to not inconvenience the others in the van. This left us a very bad taste in our mouths. The front desk is NOT professional at all. When we came back home we immediately contacted the tour operator - after several follow ups between them and this hotel management, the HOTEL REFUSED TO REIMBURSE US THE US$140 BUT ON THE SAME BREATH THEY SAID THEY WOULD HAVE TO RE-TRAIN THEIR STAFF BETTER!!! SO THEY ADMIT THEY WERE WRONG BUT STILL DID NOT DO THE RIGHT THING BY REFUNDING US THE MONEY!!! I wonder what the staff is going to do next time this happens to a different guest? Let them go? I doubt it... The tour operator gave us compensation for this incident - this hotel sucks in good management! The other issue we had with the room is the bed: king size alright but it was not on the length!!! LOL....my fiance is 6'6"!! the pillows in the room were horrendous and I would not give them to my guests...maybe to my dogs - they were very old and lumpy..when I called the front desk and described them they said they will send good pillows but to no avail...got 2 more old, lumpy ones! They "nickle and dime" on a lot of things: If you are not in the club, you will have to pay for wi-fi (very expensive while all the other resorts nearby provide it for free) mini fridge and even alarm clock!. Cabanas cost US$80 p/day and are practically empty. They rake the sea weed maybe few times a week. If you lose your room card/beach towels/safe key they will make sure you get charged!. Saving on AC in the lobby area and in the buffet too. The hotel and our room were very clean, people work very hard there - we enjoyed the entertainment at night, the food was so so, the beach and beach service amazing! kudos to Yessica and Carmen and of course Martin for the entertainment -he is a riot! Thanks to Marco from the towel hut and many many more ppl that work here! Of course I won't be back to this hotel - they shot themselves on the foot and it is their loss. To the hotel - please do not reply to my comment with your generic reply - does not work in this instance. You had lost me forever!

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-2

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-2

    HONEYMOON IN PARADISE

    Reviewed by mrsLT6969(San Antonio, Texas) on Sep 19, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Great experience with excellent staff. The food was great, but the entertainment was okay. We loved all of the waitstaff in the restaurants and bars. The sink & shower would not drain but they fixed that problem right away.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Staff is the Best!

    Reviewed by thowell2019(Tulsa, Oklahoma) on Sep 19, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This is our second year here and we love it. Best Staff Ever ! Rooms are clean . Hotel is clean . Guest are friendly . Shangri La was very yummy! Love the Pool Bar ! Bartenders are Awesome. We had 14 couples go this time and it was great!

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Fast three day trip

    Reviewed by Michelle N(Lexington, Nebraska, United States) on Sep 19, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Great staff! and great food at Pier 12 and the Old Barn. Good location with a mini mart across the street for chips, beer and other items you may have forgotten. Rooms are a little dated but very functional.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-4