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Fracisco I. Madero 154, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Gaviota Vallarta
Ranked #96 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Always bargain for the cheaper price, if you sit under a palapa, lots of street vendors will come up to you and double their prices, soooo if the say $50.00 US (e.x) so say $25.00 if the say not, then act not interested and 90% of the time they'll lower their price!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dallas, Tx
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

The Hotel Gaviota Vallarta remains a good bargain and is extremely clean. The location is excellent, just 1/2 block from the Malecon extension and a good beach; 2 blocks south of the Rio Cuale in old town. Older and built in a traditional Mexican style, but well maintained. Furniture is quite dated, but clean and kind of reminds you of... More

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Seattle, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2010

Great location, and good value if you don't mind older furnishings and slightly ratty linens. In Nov 2010, I stayed at Gaviota Vallarta for one night. I walked in and was offered a room with 2 beds and a tiny balcony for $45 (M$550). No A/C, but an effective fan and a nice breeze from the ocean, which is just... More

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

Small pool, but great since you are not at the hotel much really at all. I really enjoyed Puerto-Vallarta very much. Beware of salespeople on the beach... don't take at first price, you can usually haggle for about less than half of the price or more...

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Los Angeles
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2008

If you wanna get ripped off, this is the hotel to stay at...literally. The taxi's and hotel staff seem to have something going because someone was able to sneak into our room and stole not only my money but my passport too! This was after the taxi driver recommended this hotel. I was stuck in Puerto Vallarta because of tehm.... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2008

Reading all of the previous reviews, even though some are older, i have a lot to disagree with. The staff here are awful! Every time I bought a Fanta the same staff person would change how much it would cost, one day 8 pesos, the next 10. i mean 2 pesos isn´t a lot, but it´s the point of it... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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173 reviews 173 reviews
84 hotel reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2007

Stayed here over Xmas 2006. It is a "family" hotel meaning it caters to Mexican families primarily - but of course foreigners. I did notice gay travellers in the hotel - who always recognize a great bargain. Rooms are basic, pillows terrible, beds OK, room size generous by local standards. With the newly completed extension of the Malecon - this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2006

If you want the holiday inn, then stay there. This is as a great place to stay. It feels like Mexico when you are staying there. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The maid service was superb, and she left the towels in a decoration on the bed everyday. I tipped them 20 pesos everyday which is nothing to a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2004

The hotel has a great view of the water, but the service was really bad. Me and my friends were there 7 days and room service only cleaned twice. They also took some of our sandals(since it was 5 girls we had alot) and left the old ones in place of the new ones. Not a friendly place to be,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2004

We arrived in PV with no reservations but I had done my homework and knew we wanted to stay in Old Town at a Mexican Hotel with a pool. We told the cabby and he took us to the Gaviota Vallarta. He said we could check it out and if we wanted to keep looking he would wait. It was... More

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Additional Information about Gaviota Vallarta

Address: Fracisco I. Madero 154, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 80
Also Known As:
Gaviota Vallarta Hotel Puerto Vallarta
Gaviota Vallarta Puerto

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