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San Marino Hotel

Rodolfo Gomez 111 | Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was here for 4 nights at the end of January as a solo traveller, having moved from another hotel because of the hard beds there. San Marino enjoys beach front location, on a part of the beach that you can swim at right by the small pier. There are lots of activities for the family and kids. The staff... More 

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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not a gay hotel but because of the proximity to the gay area, this hotel is very popular with the gay community. In any case, families, straight, gay, kids, all are welcome. If you don't like gay people, you shouldn't go to downtown Puerto Vallarta at all. Consider staying in Nuevo Vallarta (close to the airport) or Bucerias... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is quite by night but a hub of activity by day when the beach is full. When I travel I like a more local experience and this hotel in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta delivers that. The San Marino has a location you cannot beat, the beach on one side and great shops and restaurants on the... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my 4th time to stay here at this hotel: 1999,2008,2013,2016 Needless to say--it is a great hotel & at a great location...& it gets better every visit!! The male staff at the front desk staff are very helpful & courteous & the front door guy--Francisco --he was sooo kind & helpful also & the lady who works sooo... More 

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Montreal, Quebec
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My stay: 7 nights all inclusive package for 3 people from Air Transat in early January 2016. The hotel's location is excellent. The pools are OK and clean. The all-inclusive bar has little choice (2 local beers, cheap vodka and rum). however the bar staff are friendly. The room we had was very dated. The beds are hard, the TV... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the San Marino Hotlel for the second time and I was not dissapointed. The food Has improved greatly from last year. The Staff were just terrific. The Hotel was very clean. We booked a junior suite which was on the 8th floor which is also the top floor. The View was incredible. To wake up every morning with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing I did not see in other reviews the WiFi in only in the main floor. No Internet in rooms. In general was ok. Nothing bothering. It is located close to downtown. I would not get the inclusive meal at hotel. There are plenty cheap choices out there.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, I might come back if I had to. Arriving was really nothing special at all. I knew immediately that this was going to be a below average stay. The room was adequate but without a refrigerator. We ended up purchasing a styrofoam cooler and ice so we could at least keep cold water in our room which we purchased... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

My partner and I always go back to San Marino every year for the last 10, we love the staff, food, cleanliness, and always nice to see the returning guests from last year. The location is perfect, right on the beach and in front of the tourist attraction. We love to walk everywhere. The staff work hard. The rooms are... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This hotel presents itself on its promotional video as upscale with glossy images of fine dining, relaxed surroundings, cocktails and tranquility, let me tell you this is as far away as possible from the truth as there ever was. This hotel meets a basic 1 star, fine dining is replaced by undercooked food served in rations, you have to guess... More 

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