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By a verified traveler on Sat 01 Aug 2020

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront hotel near Playa de los Muertos

On the beach

A stay at this Downtown Puerto Vallarta hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Malecon and 2 miles (3 km) of Playa de los Muertos. Olas Altas Street and Cruise Ship Terminal are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Dining, outdoor pool

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. There's a bar/lounge on site, and a 24-hour front desk and free newspapers are also provided.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The 103 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes.

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$42* Per night/room Sep 1 - Sep 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

El Pescador Hotel ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for El Pescador Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (2) Family (1)
3 out of 5
Great location and price point. Very disappointed in the poor wifi service which was basically non-existent. Room had a large mini fridge but to microwave. Staff could have been more prompt in attending to room needs. I would stay here again (as I have previously) but just wouldn’t plan on spending any time in the room except to sleep.

Posted by , from Wichita on Aug 1, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 11, 2020 by Dear: Mr. James

¡Hello! Mr. James Thank you for choosing El Pescador Hotel for vacations! We greatly appreciate your good and bad comments, this will help us improve our services to all our guests. We hope to continue having your valuable stay with us and be able to vindicate you. Regards

3 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 2, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 8, 2020 by To whom it May concern:

¡Hello! Thank you for choosing Hotel El Pescador for vacation! We greatly appreciate your comments, help us continue to provide a better service full of comfort and rest! Regards

5 out of 5
Great location. Helpful staff. Low key but high quality.

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 6, 2019 by *

Hello! Thank you very much for your comments! We take them into account to provide a better service to our guests! See you soon ... Regards

3 out of 5
We paid for our room 2 months in advance, only to arrive in Mexico to a room that was inside the hotel without any windows. It was extremely depressing. So we went back to the desk and she found us an ocean view room, with a balcony but we had to pay an extra $160.00 for it. I was very upset and I felt that we were scammed. No one would stay in the depressing room!!!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 25, 2019 by El Pescador Hotel

Dear guest, we are sorry you were unhappy.

1 out of 5

Miscommunication between Travelocity and Hotel!

Pros: The pool was clean.It was a safe environment. Restaurant servers were great!
Cons: To immediately communicate with Travelocity agents when confusion arrives before to give a hard time to burned out tourism that is checking in..
Location: Supermarket, transportation, pharmacies,restaurants, malecon,shops.....
I paid extra money at the time I made a reservation to get a two king size bedroom assuming that it will be for 2 adults.I also called a Travelocity agent and confirmed that it will be in an agreement with the hotel fees.At the time my sister came in first to check in, she was forced to pay a day charge plus tax even thought it was already paid off for her and me to stay for a week.The hotel front desk lady didn't let check in to enter the room.She forced her to paid double saying that a double room was for one adult? When I arrived I recalled Travelocity agent Eve. She clarified and renegotiated once again that a double bedroom is for 2 adults and even for four.After being on the phone FOR 4 HOURS on our first-day vacation, the Hotel Pescador manager gave my sister her money back and stopped charging us for her staying in same room.

Posted by , from California on Jul 1, 2017

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3 out of 5

Back to Puerto Vallarta after many yrs

Pros: Location and staff were friendly and helpful
Cons: Updating some rooms
Location: Great location for walking and catching the buses. Good, quiet restaurants near by.
My location at El Pescador was great for both day trips and walking the Malecon. The staff were friendly and helpful. Get a room ocean/pool side for a great night breeze. Looking forward to staying there again.

Posted by , from Portland, Oregon on Mar 23, 2015

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5 out of 5

We were very impressed with the overall resort, its location, cleanliness and all the friendly staff!!

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, right on the beach, very clean
Cons: my first earthquake
This trip was a sisters vacation. We spent about half our time at the resort sunning by the pool, visiting with other vacationers and the other half out on tour. The staff was very helpful with tours and what was happening in the surrounding areas so that we could decide as what to do and where to go . Thank you for a most memorable week.

Posted by , from Montana on Feb 7, 2011

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4 out of 5

Very nice and non-tourist-y, great location, relaxing.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
I was a little hesitant to book here because of the 2 star AAA rating, but all other customer reviews were good, so I did. And I wasn't disappointed. The hotel was pleasant and clean with a wonderful "Hacienda-style" decor (to this northeasterner), very well located, and, best of all, not stuffed with tourists. It attracts a nice mix of local and foreign visitors. It's location right on the beach was wonderful (we could hear the waves breaking all night long) and, because it isn't located near the resort-type places, the beach was never crowded. Yet, in just a 5 minute walk, you're on the Malecon, which is tourist-y yet fun. The hotel has a service desk where you can sign up for tours (if you're into that), but you can also rent a car in the lobby (Enterprise) and they'll bring the car to you. But I''d only rent to drive out of Vallarta; the city is easy to maneuver on foot. I very much enjoyed this hotel and will probably book there again.

Posted by , from Rhode Island on Feb 7, 2011

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3 out of 5

Great value for price and location

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
Cons: bring a watch no clocks in the room, beds are little better than sleeping on plywood, beach/pool towel not provided bring/buy your own
The El Pescador is not fancy like many of the all inclusive or more "touristy" hotels, but is clean (to Mexico's standards), simple, and has an awesome location. It has a decent pool, is right on the beach and the ocean view balconies are cheap to upgrade to. The biggest advantage to staying there is the location. You are in the heart of downtown PV. You can walk to all the great restaurants and clubs, and don't have to waste a lot of money on cab fares like you do if you stay in Nuevo Vallarta and are trapped by all mega resorts and other tourists. If you plan on spending a lot of time at your hotel, you probably want to upgrade to a fancier place. But if you just want a clean place to sleep, an ocean view in the evening, a pool to hop in when you need it, and walking distance to just about everything, the Pescador has everything you need.

Posted by , from Oregon on Feb 4, 2011

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5 out of 5

Exactly What We Were Hoping For!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
We wanted an inexpensive place to stay that was on the beach and close to the Malecon. We got exactly that and we are very happy with our experience! This was our first time visiting Puerto Vallarta and since we were only able to stay one night we wanted the best of everything there was to offer. We enjoyed our stay in El Pescador and will definitely recommend to anyone wanting to be close to everything. The breakfast could have been hotter but who cares! We still loved it! I should have brushed up on my Spanish but the front desk personnel helped me out and it wasn't an issue. There were many things to see and do within a nice walking distance from El Pescador. Thanks!

Posted by , from Mesa, AZ on Feb 4, 2011

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Property Features

El Pescador Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly El Pescador Hotel. This 3.5-star Puerto Vallarta hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 103 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1985
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl. Airport (PVR) (10.1 km / 6.3 mi)

Room Amenities

El Pescador Hotel offers 103 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in December 2014.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy local cuisine breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to noon.

Coral Restaurant and Bar - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at El Pescador Hotel


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: MXN 120 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • El Pescador Hotel
  • El Pescador Hotel Puerto Vallarta
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You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.