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Riu Vallarta All Inclusive - Nuevo Vallarta Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars
$325

Riu Vallarta All Inclusive

Av. de los Cocoteros s/n, Nuevo Vallarta - Map
 
 
"Excellent service staff"
Awesome staff, very clean well kept property. We were disappointed with the buffet, because everyday, every meal was exactly the same. I stayed at Riu in Cabo and the buffet there was much better. Lack of internet was a big disapointment for me, the price they want to receive internet in the room is ridiculous. Other than that. pretty much happy with the rest of the experience
iluv2rock from Canada
This Nuevo Vallarta hotel sits 9 miles from Puerto Vallarta and 3 miles from Splash, a water park; it is within 3 miles of 2 …More
Hacienda Buenaventura Hotel Spa & Beach Club - Puerto Vallarta Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
$108

Hacienda Buenaventura Hotel Spa & Beach Club

Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio 2699, Puerto Vallarta - Map
 
 
"A great hotel for the price!"
My girlfriend and I just got back from our trip to puerto vallarta and had an amazing time.  We were on a budget and stayed at the hacienda for 6 nights.  Staff was always friendly and very helpful.  The other guests were mainly canadian and we had a great time with them, enjoying the nightly activities and beach front.  We did not opt for the all inclusive since we would rather explore the local eats, and to get downton was about $4 us  in a cab. Possible Negatives:  Mostly an older generation which we liked, Not the fanciest place, Not on the beach,  We knew all these things upfront and would go back in a heart beat!
DreamingOfVaca from Denver, CO, United States
Marival Resort & Suites Nuevo Vallarta All Inclusive - Nuevo Vallarta Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars
$509

Marival Resort & Suites Nuevo Vallarta All Inclusive

Blvd. Nuevo Vallarta y Paseo Cocoteros, Nuevo Vallarta - Map
 
 
Get reservations for the restaurants early. You don't want to eat at the buffet.
A Traveller
This 495-room resort on Banderas Bay's North Shore in Nuevo Vallarta offers a wide variety of recreation from climbing wall …More
Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa - Puerto Vallarta Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
$116

Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa

Olas Altas 380, Puerto Vallarta - Map
 
 
"Great beach hotel in the Romantic Zone"
This was our second visit, and we were happy to see that they had made several improvements in the hotel facilities, the spa in particular. We upgraded to a second-floor beach-front room, which gave us a perfect view of the totally rebuilt Los Muertos pier nearby.
A Traveller
Overlooking the Banderas Bay with direct beach access, this Puerto Vallarta resort is in the Romantic Zone, a 5-minute walk …More
Hotel Posada de Roger - Puerto Vallarta Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
$56

Hotel Posada de Roger

Basilio Badillo 237 COL, Puerto Vallarta - Map
 
 
"Just Okay ..."
I read the previous reviews and thought it would be a great place to stay for the night. I enjoyed the overall location and charm of the hotel.  I had an room on the ground floor in the courtyard. I was fine that the room was small, but the pillows were flat and very bumpy. The lock on the door kind of locked ... not really. And, having a room in the courtyard meant a lot of noise all night long. There was a group of 25 young adults who stayed that same weekend and let's say they thought the courtyard was their personal living room from 8:00pm to 4:00am. I know I didn't  get any sleep. I was wondering the whole night where was the night time manager was!?! Other guests asked them to be quiet, but they got ignored. Overall, if you book this hotel ask for a room not in the courtyard if you like not to be disturbed in the night. It is a good value for what you get.
Kathleene from Tacoma, WA
This family-friendly Puerto Vallarta hotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Galeria Olinala and Malecon. Los …More
Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa - Puerto Vallarta Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars
$149

Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa

Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio Km 2.5, Puerto Vallarta - Map
 
 
"Great location, good service and food, best for kids."
My boyfriend and I visited Villa Del Palmar (VDP) during the week of New Year’s Eve and it was less than desirable to begin with. We arrived on 12/29/2012 that was our first mistake. We were properly prepared for the chaos at the airport, (a much nicer airport than Cabo San Lucas!) and we knew to avoid the men in white shirts (timeshare reps). We walked so fast through the timeshare area that we missed our pre arranged transportation with Olympus tours. When we got outside to where the taxis were, a very nice gentleman was able to find our transportation rep for us. Unfortunately the Olympus tours rep tried to set us up for a timeshare presentation in the disguise of needing to meet with the guy, on day 2 of your trip in order to get your return ticket for your ride to the airport. We did try to meet the Olympus tours rep in the lobby of VDP on day 2 at 1pm, but after waiting 15 minutes, we didn’t see the orange shirt, so we went back to the pool. It turns out the ride from the airport is 80 pesos ($7 US dollars), and like 15 minutes. So I don’t think it was necessary to arrange prior transportation like it is in Cabo San Lucas, where the airport is something like $50 US dollars each way. I don’t think they tell you this anywhere on the travel sites. So if given the option, I say you just take a taxi, they’re everywhere and very easy! So we get to the hotel, we’re greeted by some nice staff who are trying to expedite the check in by taking your luggage and putting it in one place, and they promise you they will watch it for you. Our luggage was fine, but I kept my eye on it anyway. Also, on Saturday mornings only, they have a guy manning a beer stand in the lobby for the folks who have not checked in yet, and a cold beer for $2 US dollars sounds awesome! Unfortunately we came during one of the highest peak times of the year, so it took us over an hour to get through the check in line. I think there were 3 people at the desk. Again, we were weary of timeshare presentations, so as soon as we got our room keys, we declined any “welcome orientations.” It turns out it might have given us some information about when restaurants were open and what was included in our all inclusive meals, drinks, and shows. About the all inclusive package: The food was either very good or very bad. The El Patron “Mexican food” restaurant was hit or miss. We thought the enchiladas with mole sauce was very good, and the shrimp fajitas. I also enjoyed the “shrimp and fish tacos” which were like mini chimichangas, deep fried and served with fresh guacamole. Everything else was too salty, too cheesy, soggy or just plain bad. And we are not picky eaters. The other restaurant (there’s really only 2 even though they say there is 3), the Cuciana Italiana was almost never open for lunch or dinner, but I think they combined it with the Market restaurant which was on the other side of the same restaurant, closer to the beach. They served breakfast buffet every day, which is part of the all inclusive, a huge buffet of fresh sliced melons, pineapple, papaya, and various breakfast items, eggs, sausage, ham, and some Mexican dishes, they also had fresh coffee and fruit juices. We were rarely at the hotel for lunch time, so can’t really comment on that. For dinner, the Market served a dinner buffet some nights, and they had an AMAZING dessert buffet. Like serious 5 star desserts, just beautiful and delicious. I loved the flan and the tiramisu. And there must be a great bread baker on staff as well, they always had fresh rolls and really good table bread. The last night we were there, we had a fantastic seafood meal (for some reason it wasn’t a buffet night). This might have been the only day we actually spent more than $50 each to properly take advantage of the all inclusive $50 per person per day. Be aware of the times the restaurants are open, see your check in card holder, a lot of good info on that insert. The whole food experience was very guess and check. Many of the other hotel guests were not on all inclusive, and they were usually repeat guests. That was a red flag that it is not worth the price. If only we had known the food at the Market restaurant was stellar, but only on Friday nights? We are still unsure, it is not posted anywhere we could find. The drinks were pretty good, Eduardo at the bar was great. We were told by other guests that service is always very slow at the pool, so it’s best to just go get your own drinks at the bar. I generally drink whiskey and coke, however, sometimes when you’re laying out, there’s nothing quite like a pina colada! And we made sure to get a bottle of water with every meal, so we always had plenty of water on hand. The water in the rooms, and in the resort are said to be filtered, so the ice and water on tap should be good to drink. What is NOT included in all inclusive is the deli (good sandwiches!) which is located on the street side of the huge resort, and the market store, where you can buy anything you forgot for twice the price of the Sorianos which is another block South. Or if you prefer Walmart, there’s one about 2 blocks north of the hotel. I think next time we will skip the all inclusive package and just go to the Sorianos and pick up food and drinks. You can just bring a 12 pack of beer to the hot tub or pool, and they will not say anything. Also, it’s more fun to go downtown and eat street tacos or really authentic Mexican food! More about the hotel. Due to the high volume of guests during the first part of our stay, the service was very slow, and it seemed like the food was worst. Once the New Year’s crowd left, the service got MUCH better, the staff was actually smiling, and we didn’t feel ignored. The rooms appeared to be clean... but my 2nd and 3rd night I woke up with multiple bug bites. We were never really in bug infested areas, so there was nowhere else that I could have picked it up. So I’m going to have to assume there were bed bugs. On the 3rd night, I felt the biting, so I woke up and pulled the sheets back and found a little black bug. Ew! So the next day we asked to speak to the manager, Claudia. She was barely apologetic, but she did switch our room rather quickly. We had originally signed up for a pool facing King sized bed, but we had a parking lot facing 2 double beds room – so we were switched to the correct room. The rest of the stay was rather uneventful, once we figured out where to eat, and I obsessively checked the bed for bugs every night, and made my boyfriend shower before climbing into bed from the beach. We also met a lot of fun people in the hot tub, great place to meet people if you’re just 2 people traveling on your own! Anyway, sorry for the novel, but I wished we had known a lot of these things prior to our trip, but now you know! We would only stay at this hotel again unless we had kids and it was not peak season. For now, being late 20’s travelers with no kids, we might seek another hotel close by. And next time, go without the all inclusive package.
TravelingCouple04 from Sunnyvale, CA
This traditional Mexican resort is in the North Hotel Zone of Puerto Vallarta, less than 5 km (3 mi) from the Malecón …More
Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Spa - All Inclusive - Puerto Vallarta Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars
$268

Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Spa - All Inclusive

Avenida Mexico 1301, Puerto Vallarta - Map
 
 
"Happy!"
We booked this trip last minute for our honeymoon. The price was so cheap I was quite a bit nervous on what I would get. The reviews are actually pretty accurate. Lots of locals,lots of kids and the place was full on Friday and Saturday and that was on the off season. I have to say the locals were friendly ..and if you didn't like the kids the same hotel has a adult only hotel next door. I happen to love kids. Rooms were very clean, the staff and servers were just nice people. They made you feel welcome. If you go make sure you go to the Sunset Lounge for dinner. Very romantic and I even saw the hotel set up a table and chairs right by the water with torches for a couple. There are little things I could pick at but, for the price I believe I came out like a bandit. The wife and I were happy with our choice and I hope to be back there real soon.
beingmelo from Merced ,CA
Budget-friendly beachfront hotel in beautiful downtown Puerto Vallarta. The hotel is just 15 minutes from the airport and 5 …More
Costa Sur Resort & Spa - Puerto Vallarta Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars
$162

Costa Sur Resort & Spa

Carretera a Barra de Navidad km 4.5, Puerto Vallarta - Map
 
 
"Winter get away"
We stayed at Costa Sur for 7 days and were very comfertable. Our room was nice and big and the bed was very comfertable. the shower was huge and I loved the old Mexican charm of the painted tiles. As in other reviews our room needed a new fridge, but it worked and it kept things cold and we really didn't store much in it except things to drink. We didn't eat at the hotel much, mostly snacks, and what we did have was ok nothing spectacular. The drinks at the pool are very weak, and I thought they should have more then one waiter for the pool and beach because service was a bit slow. We never had any problems getting a lounge chair by the pool as other reviews had stated. We liked the location of the resort as it was just a little ways from the hussle and bustle of town and only a short bus ride or Taxi. We enjoyed going into town for Dinner and shopping but beware of timeshare sharks as they lurke at restaraunts and the tequila stores. If you are a person who likes night life and a lot of activities, then this hotel is not for you, this is a place to relax and get away not to party. We each got a massage at the hotel and they were amazing, price was good only $30.00 US each. the view from the room was amazing and we got to see whales, other people saw dolphins as well. All in all we had a very nice trip and came home very relaxed and rested.
Traveller from Washington State
Located in Conchas Chinas, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Garza Blanca Beach, Playa de …More
Hotel Portonovo Plaza - Puerto Vallarta Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
$76

Hotel Portonovo Plaza

Av. Mexico # 1125, Puerto Vallarta - Map
 
 
"Convenient location in Centro (Downtown area)"
The general staff was extremely friendly and helpful. There was a swimming pool upstairs that you can take a dip in-- not very deep and is only waist high at most. Breakfast buffet was included in the hotel price but it was run by a couple of weird guys that seemed to be blasting the TV/radio in the room-- giving the room a frantic, nervous feeling. They seemed insistent that they everybody should a tip for them.
Traveller from San Francisco, CA USA
Located in Downtown Puerto Vallarta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Teatro Vallarta and Malecon. Camarones Beach …More
Crown Paradise Golden Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive - Puerto Vallarta Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars
$253

Crown Paradise Golden Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive

Av. de las Garzas #3, Puerto Vallarta - Map
 
 
"Nice Hotel on the beach"
Stayed at this hotel for 5 days. Had a good time, staff was welcoming, drinks were great, food was ok. This is an older hotel, so keep that in mind. The elevator was very old, and made noises, but it worked. Appearances can be deceiving. Overall, I had a great time and enjoyed my stay. I do wish that the staff and been more forthcoming with events and activities. If you didn't ask, you don't know. One night, I found out it was disco night because they were setting up for it, and I asked someone about it. My last day, i wanted to eat before I left, and I sat down at the restaurant to find out they were closed from noon to 1, annoying but not a big deal, I just went to the poolside grill. It was just little things like that, not knowing times and what was going on. The night club and shows were ehh..the first night was a Mexican dance, not bad. But the club was not happening at all. The other nights there activities were karaoke and a trivia..really not to hot. Nothing exciting to rave about, but I was fine spending time at the bar, beach and pool. However it would have been nice to have more options, readily available. There was a free city tour included in my stay, no one said anything or addressed it, I had to ask. Same with the free water sports, nothing was offered verbally you had to ask if you wanted to utilize what was included in your package
Traveller from Chicago
This beachfront resort for ages 18 and older is on Banderas Bay, just 2 blocks from the Marina Pier cruise-ship port with …More

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