Hotel with Mexican charm and lots of Kids Posted Apr 5, 2015
We enjoyed staying in Playa Los Arcos, but would not recommend it to grown ups traveling without kids. The location is perfect - right next to Muertos beach, Malecon promenade, Basilio Badillo. It is within walking distance to Guadalupe Church and all downtown attractions. We especially enjoyed strolling on Malecon in the evenings, Guadalupe Church and Paris cafe bakery on Basilio Badillo. We did NOT like that this hotel sells day passes, which makes pool area extremely crowded and noisy. Lots of screaming kids of all ages in the pool and most of them are not hotel residents. Rooms facing the pool area on the 1 and 2 floors get so much noise that you will need to close balcony door to be able to hear each other. Street facing rooms have poor view and get traffic noise and late night party noise. There is no room service, no coffee maker and thus no breakfast in bed. We appreciated having bottled water(2 per day) and refrigerator in the room. In general, Zona Romantica is not the peace and quiet kind of place, but it is has real authentic Mexican vibe and a lot of charm. For our next Puerto Vallarta get away, we would still stay in Zona Romantica but, perhaps, in a bit more upscale place.