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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 #38 of 120 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Hotel was great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

My friend and I shared a room for a week and it was great. We had to ask about the fridge, microwave and coffee maker that the webpage said was in the room. It was installed immediately.
Richardo was a gem. What a great guy. So was Jorge, who I nicknamed Smiley, as he was always smiling. The room was comfortable and clean. The only downside was the people using the hostel were allowed to use the pool and deck area. Some nights they would stay out very late, eating and talking. No one ever seemed to say anything to them, but when my friend and I would just sit on the edge of the pool with just our feet in the water ( to help relieve some swelling as the humidity was very high) we were told the pool closed at 9 and to get out. Did not seem fair seeing we were paying full price for the hotel and they were paying just the hostel rate.

Also the room walls are very thin and we could hear the people beside us talking and playing the TV very loud.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VallartaSunSuites, Owner at Vallarta Sun Suites & Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write a thorough review and for the helpful feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay despite the difficulties you experienced. Most likely we were in the process of upgrading the appliances and needed to put the new items in your room, so thank you for your patience. It's good to know that you had read something on our website and you kept us true to our word! We apologize for the inconvenience of the pool situation. We will make sure to review with our staff the appropriate procedures to handle the evening guests for both the hostel and the hotel in and around the pool area. We want to share the special perks of our property with our hostel guests if the hotel occupancy is low but only if the hotel guests are accommodated first. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope you'll stay with us again and give us the opportunity to provide you the best hotel experience possible.
Sincerely,
Vallarta Sun
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Rating summary
  • 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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London, England
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Note: There is a hostel and a suites building, but you check in at the hostel. This review is for the suites.

I was a little apprehensive of staying here before I arrived, not sure why, but that was unfounded. The suite we stayed in was comfortable, a little basic, but had a charm to it. The kitchen had everything we needed and as the other review state, Ricardo was helpful and friendly. The room had a big double bed and a sofa-bed which the cleaner made up for us as I was travelling with a friend, so its fine for sharing, but a tad on the small side. Lots of cupboard space too, so you can hang your outfits, frocks and chaps with ease. There is no restaurant in the suites as you have your own kitchen, so don't expect breakfast (if you are awake for that anyway). The shower was brilliant with enough water pressure to rip your skin off... perfect for washing off anything that may get on your skin from the nightlife on offer around the hotel... if you know what I mean.... The outdoor patio and pool is bathed in sun and great for relaxing in in the morning (in fact, we only woke up in the afternoon, so I can't talk about mornings) but a great place to get rid of a hangover. Also, in the early hours it was a place to spend time with "new friends" if you did not want to return to the room, or if the room was, erm... 'busy'.

The beach is only 2 blocks away and the 'main drag' (not drag queen) is at the end of the street. This has all the restaurants you could need as well as convenience stores and a market a short walk away. Head up the hill and get views of the city, down the hill to the beach for all together more interesting views of the wildlife ;-) Its close enough to places like CC's (where everyone ends up) and La Noche for you to just stroll there in a couple of minutes, which has an added bonus of it not being a long way back should you find yourself in a position where you have a little (or big) something to take home.

Overall the place is secure, well located, clean and comfortable, a great spot to enjoy the many fun activities on offer in PV, both the ones you will find in the guide books and the ones you may not... You'll have a blast!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VallartaSunSuites, Owner at Vallarta Sun Suites & Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for such a great, extensive review! We really appreciate you taking the time to write about all the positive details you encountered while staying as our guest. We are happy to know that the water pressure was so impressive and to your liking! Our location is unbeatable and for all the reasons you mentioned. There is something for everyone and it sounds like you made the most of your trip and the area. Come visit us again soon and you'll be considered one of the locals before you know it!
Sincerely,
Vallarta Sun
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Have really enjoyed my stay at this Hostel.
Owner really takes an interest in his business as well as with his guests.
Excellent PR skills. Even participates with guests at times for outings.
Excellent situation. Nice and quiet even if you're a few hundred meters from the main drag.
Lots of hot water.
It was the last Hostel that I've visited in Mexico on my 3 week stay and by far the most enjoyable of them all.
Thanks again Ricardo!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VallartaSunSuites, Owner at Vallarta Sun Suites & Hotel, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank you for the great review! We love living in Puerto Vallarta so we enjoy showing our guests the paradise we call home. It's great to know the things that matter most like hot water, great location and active staff made a difference in your stay with us. We hope you'll come back soon!
Sincerely,
Vallarta Sun
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Saskatoon, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Stayed for three weeks in the hotel, very happy with everything. Ricardo is great, and the staff very friendly and efficient. The room was clean, quiet, and as nice as the pictures show, with a good view from the balcony. The bed is firm but comfortable, and my back felt better on it than at home - going to get one like it for the house. And the location is great.

Definitely would stay again, or recommend it to others.

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms on the floors above the pool, with separate balconies.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VallartaSunSuites, Owner at Vallarta Sun Suites & Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thanks for staying with us for three weeks, we loved having you! We really appreciate you posting such a nice review and for posting pictures! You are a part of the Vallarta Sun team and we hope to see you back again soon!

Sincerely,
Vallarta Sun
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Minneapolis
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

I picked the Vallarta Sun because of reviews on this site. I was not disappointed. It is important to note, however, that there are actually 3 separate places - the suites, the hotel and the hostel. I stayed in the hotel where there was a mix of people staying for a week or two and some staying a month or two. With less than 20 rooms, and a pool in the middle, if you want to mix with the other vacationers it is easy. I met some great folks there. All 3 places are a 3 minute walk to the beach, shopping and lots of restaurants. I definitely would stay here again!

Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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VallartaSunSuites, Owner at Vallarta Sun Suites & Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the fantastic review and for enjoying your stay with us! We appreciate you taking the time to post a review because you understand the value of sharing information with fellow travelers. We're glad you took advantage of our great location and amenities. Having a swimming pool to cool off in after a long day in the sun is our favorite place to socialize with our guests. Our 3 different accommodations provide every traveler an opportunity to experience Puerto Vallarta, whatever their budget is. And our location is perfect for anyone who wants to be near the action or to slow down and take a siesta in paradise. We look forward to you staying with us again, come back soon!
Sincerely,
Vallarta Sun
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Really nice and quiet hotel. even tho me and my friends booked a 6 mixed room for 3 they make us an upgrade to the hotel because we were 3. the rooms are very clean and have microwave a coffee machine, a/c and fridge. if more towels are need you just have to ask. we also can access the hostal area in case we want to use the facilities. the guy in the front door was very nice and show us different activities to do in the area. excellent location, 2 blocks away from the beach and 10 min walking to the bars.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VallartaSunSuites, Owner at Vallarta Sun Suites & Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Thanks for posting a nice review of our hostel and hotel, we're happy you enjoyed your stay! We do our best to make sure you're comfortable and have everything you need to relax and experience our paradise. We love our location and are glad you took advantage of having the beach, restaurants and bars all in walking distance. Come back soon, there's always something new in Puerto Vallarta and we'd love to help you discover your next adventure!
Saludos,
Vallarta Sun
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We spent 2 weeks at the Vallarta Sun Suites to attend the wedding of our son to a local PV girl. The room was very comfortable, clean and spacious and was serviced daily. The pool was beautiful and we certainly made good use of it! Free wifi was appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and when we return we will definitely be contacting Ricardo again. The surrounding area was very safe and we had many terrific meals and margueritas!!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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VallartaSunSuites, Owner at Vallarta Sun Suites & Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear Guests,
Thank you for choosing Vallarta Sun as your place to stay during the festivities of the marriage of your son! We appreciate you posting such a lovely review of our hotel. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our location, and of course our swimming pool. We hope you'll return to Puerto Vallarta and stay with us again. There's so many new great restaurants to try and more delicious margaritas to sip on while watching the sunset! Cheers and best wishes to you and your family!
Sincerely,
Vallarta Sun
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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 ) Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 120 Hotels 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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