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Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Olas Altas 380 | Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48280, Mexico
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Ranked #56 of 119 hotels in Puerto Vallarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2006
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2006

Just got back from a 6 night stay at playa los arcos with my girlfriend, and must say that we both loved it. Don't listen to the haters on this board, there seems to be a sense of snottiness coming from them. Now, this hotel isn't one of the obnoxious all-inclusive mega resorts in nuevo vallarta. However, that's what the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2006

This was our sixth trip to Puerto Vallarta and we wanted to stay in the old part of town. Based on some of the reviews we read we decided to try Playa Los Arcos. To say our stay started out badly is a bit understated. The check-in was nice and things looked okay until they took us to our room.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2006

Stayed 12/25/05 Holiday vacation: Not only did they run out of beach towels all the time- had to wait an hour sometimes- but the beach staff will kick you out of the beach at 6pm sharp even before sunset- to retrieve the loungers off the beach. I asked them nicely if they can wait/extend it for 30 minutes, at least... More

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Dalton, GA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2006

We went to Puerto Vallarta and stayed at Playa Los Arcos in Dec because of the Hurricane that hit in Cancun. I have been to Cancun several times and absolutely love it. Puerto Vallarta on the other hand "been there done that" and will not go back. You could not walk the beach, or the boardwalk without being stopped every... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2005

This was our second stay at this hotel, we were here for a week: Dec9-16th,2005. Everything was pretty much the same as last year, which is a good thing. We love the location; not having to use cabs and being able to walk everywhere is very convenient. Plus the beach is right there. The water is just OK here, being... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2005

We just returned from a "real" Mexican vacation, largely thanks to the great accomodations. The only other time we had been to Mexico we stayed in a fancy AI resort, and ended up feeling like we were in Disneyland the whole week, as everything was so contrived. This setting, overlooking cobblestone streets and tiny shops, was a perfect springboard for... More

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2005

My husband & I along with 3 friends stayed at Playa Los Arcos from Nov. 4-12, 2005 and it was a wonderful experience. This was our first time to stay at this hotel as we usually rent a condo but we wanted to try something different this year. As long as you keep in mind that you are not staying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2005

I was going blind into Puerto Vallarta. It was a last minute surprise Getaway trip. I had my travel agent book my trip and she recommended this hotel. Its always scary going somewhere without knowing what to expect. Once I got there I was truely surprised. It is a beautiful hotel with nice staff members. Everyone there is very friendly.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2005

The hotel itself is a solid 3-star. If you manage your expectations as a mid-sized hotel with a nice pool and beach frontage, you should be pleased. It is not a mega-resort, nor do these exist in the old city. I prefer that, but for those who want a mega-resort, you may want to choose the Nuevo Vallarta area. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2005

After reading some of the reviews posted, I was concerned when my travel agent booked me at this hotel; however, with a spirit of adventure, I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised by what a delightful place it was! This is definitely NOT a brand new, pristine property, but what it lacks in those areas, it most certainly... More

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Address: Olas Altas 380 | Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48280, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa 3*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#23 Spa Hotel in Puerto Vallarta #33 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
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A charming colonial Boutique Style Hotel designed and tastefully decorated to reflect style, refined hospitality and the unique flavor of the Mexican "Haciendas" of the 19th century. The recent decor is uniform and upgraded to compliment its charm and displaying the handiwork from Mexico. If you want to capture the true essence of Mexico this is the perfect place to stay. ... more   less 
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