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Vallarta Sun Suites & Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Francisca Rodriguez 169 | Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #42 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Lynnwood, Wa.
2 reviews
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“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

We have stayed at Vallarta Sun Hotel and also the Suites many times. BEST kept secret in old town Puerto Vallarta. Clean, safe, pool, TV, air conditioned, refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave, toaster, WiFi, etc. close to everything. Only 2 blocks from Los Muertos beach, and close to some of the best restaurants in PV. The owners, Ricardo and Kathy are the best. (They also did very well in the Latino Amazing Race) This hotel is much better than the big all inclusive plastic hotels. This is real Mexico friendly experience. We very highly recomend this small hotel.
Mike and Nancy

Room Tip: Top floor has city and a little ocean view. Lower rooms are pool side.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012 via mobile

Great hostel right in the perfect location (downtown). 2 minutes from the beach. Rooms were fine, clean etc. air con and fans in the rooms.
Nice hang out areas, table tennis, hammock chairs, chill out pillow corner with tv, chairs and tables, kitchen etc.
Owner, racquel, was so friendly and helpful with info etc.
Cheap awesome hostel, would recommend.
Ps if you are in this area I would highly recommend a short side trip (can be a day trip but overnight is better!) to a little cosy beach town called yelapa. No cars just donkeys and walking! Need to get a water taxi there from Vallarta or boca.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, Montana, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

Last March my wife and I spent several wonderful days at the Vallarta Sun. The hotel is great: clean rooms, quiet, nice courtyard, pool, and located in the heart of historic Puerto Vallarta. No need for a taxi to reach the board walk, great restaurants nearby, and fun shops. But what really makes a stay at the Vallarta Sun such a treat is the manager, Ricardo. He held our hands as we worked through a mini financial crisis (don't even ask!). When we asked inane question, Ricardo answered with a smile, as though he had never been asked a question like that before. We highly recommend this place. And Ricardo was the bonus.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

I was only needing a place to sleep since I would be out on business all day and didn't want to pay for bells and whistles I wouldn't use. Vallarta Sun was perfect! They do have all the amenities one expects to find in a nice upscale hostel as well as a very nice pool and sun deck. What I liked best: spotlessly clean, very friendly and helpful staff, and great location (one block from the beach and many good restaurants within a one block area) Oh yes, and all-night air conditioning which is badly needed in PV this time of year! My only negative is that the bed was too hard (for me) to be perfectly comfortable. Would I go there again, Yes!

Room Tip: I took the large suite on the top (2nd) floor, room 201. It has a partial view of the Bay and was re...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

A nice and clean hostel, only 1 1/2 blocks from the beach and 4 blocks from the party area. The owners Ricardo and his wife were very friendly and hospitable. I would describe them as delightful, helpful and having knowledge about interesting sights and how to get there. The rooms in the basement have no windows, but if you’ll leave the door open you can have some fresh air while sleeping. The rooms have their own badrooms, which is not common for hostels. There is also a comfortable kitchen and a ping-pong table. I definitely will stay there again!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

Ok, so the air conditioner was a bit lame. But, as the rooms all come with a balcony and the breeze in March is cool enough, I can't complain. For an amazing price you are staying right in the heart of Old Town -and the friendliness is not to be outdone. The pool right in the courtyard is clean and well maintained with recliners all around. Ricardo the manager and his staff are informative and very friendly. Where in the US can you find a good,ice cold beer poolside for a buck? At the price charged for the room, it is anunbelievable find! Most guest that I talked to have been coming for years and rave just like me-about the location, price and all things considered. Only a few steps from a ton of good restaurants and a block or so from the ocean.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

We felt great about our hotel stay. The pool wasn't heated but was great for cooling off during the day. I have to say I enjoyed the fact that the place was adults only. It was quiet and clean and friendly. The owner or manager was totally laid back but also very helpful. He gave us great suggestions for food. The location was excellent although the beach is terrible. We didn't go swimming even once. The city is revamping the Los Muertos Pier and they were jack hammering all day long. You couldn't hear a thing from the hotel; it was very peaceful. The room has fridge, coffee maker, microwave, sat tv etc. Everything you need. We were pool side and I was worried about noise but everything was quite. Our room at travertine tiles (spelling?) ceiling which was vaulted. I would come back here in a heart beat. Loved PV for a short stay. Restaurants are over priced but the local places rock. We ate delicious tacos (cows tongue and pork cheeks) roadside.

Our room was huge and comfortable. It's not luxurious by some standards but we found it luxurious compared to many of the backpacker places we've stayed at around the world.

I was worried that the hostel next door would be noisy but again the place was a little oasis!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Francisca Rodriguez 169 | Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vallarta Sun Suites & Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the romantic zone of Puerto Vallarta just a few steps away from one of the most attractive sandy beaches - Playa de los Muertos - and surrounded by great cafes and restaurants, our location allows you to walk to the most beautiful places in town. Enjoy the quietude while staying in the heart of Old Puerto Vallarta. ... more   less 
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