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Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Morelos No. 170 | Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #21 of 120 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Owatonna, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Your reviews were right on! Excellent Hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We brought my husband's parents and sister here. His parents are in their 80's and staff really made them feel comfortable. Service fantastic and the rooms were superb! This is where will be staying when coming into PV everytime. Great location, easy walking to all our haunts on the Malecon, great parking right across the street. One of our rooms was on the main road but with the patio door shut, everyone slept well.

Room Tip: We got one of the updated King rooms on 2nd floor and the shower, sink, was all upgraded and beautif...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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zvictor, Owner at Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
your comments makes me feel very proud of all my staff and all the investments I make to offer you better facilities. It has been a huge amount of work, but when I read your comments it reassures me that it is worth it.

thank you very much for sharing your experience,

Sincerely

Victor Zamorano
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  • Location
    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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Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This hotel is located in the perfect location. Across the street from the Malecon and water and across the street from the Public Market. Everything is accessible from here. The beds here have extremely comfortable mattresses and the service is extremely personal and friendly. The menu as you can see on line if fabulous and offers a great variety. The atmosphere of Co-exist you will experience everywhere. Book online for the best deal. Great price overall. Stay here and you will come back.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with soft mattresses. You can call the hotel direct. Staff understand and speak Engl...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

Excellent hotel with beautiful beach.
Staff really friendly and so helpful. Not as commercial as places like cancun. Puerto Vallarta is more rustic and charming.
Would definitely go back!
The staff work extremely hard and are still always polite and friendly.
Rooms are spacious and good sized balcony very clean. Love the various animals and flowers folded and made from the towels.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

While vacationing in Yelapa we made a last minute decision to stay a couple nights in PV before flying home. We found this hotel online while sitting on the beach in Yelapa and we were not disappointed. The price was very reasonable, location is great, the staff is super helpful, and the room was clean and well-appointed. Some reviewers found it noisy but we did not (not sure if it was the time of year we were there). The pool area is beautiful and when you're sitting by the pool enjoying a drink it feels a bit like an oasis with the high walls, birds, and cafe tables. After a long day of shopping and enjoying the Malecon, a dip in the pool was absolutely wonderful. The cafe is called Coexist and is worth checking out (doesn't appear owned by the Hotel). It was great food and very convenient to have it right there. We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a King-sized bed. They are the ones that have most recently been remodeled.
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  • Stayed May 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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Union City, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

The trip to Vallarta was nice the staying in this Hotel was excellent, I could not ask for better location , convenience at all time easy for shopping for eating for walking ,employees very friendly, and very alert to our needs , thanks for good service .

Room Tip: I liked the rooms by the street, they where bigger.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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denver
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We stayed here for two night prior to a week stay in Sayulita. We picked this hotel for price and location and it did not disappoint. You can walk anywhere from the Hotel Rio. The cafe on site was a great hangout spot too. The pool really wasn't a place to swim as the restaurant tables surround it so it would be awkward and you definitely wouldn't want your kids splashing around in the pool. Also there aren't and lounge chairs anywhere so you can't really relax in the sun. The room was small with two double beds and they were hard like most in Mexico but my husband likes that. Also they are in plastic so they crinkly when you roll over. The bathroom was clean though and there was plenty of hot water. Our bed had some nasty food caked on the side so that was a little gross but otherwise the room was pretty clean. We felt safe here and didn't expect much for the price so overall we were very satisfied.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kamloops, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

After an absence of 20 years, I returned to Puerto Vallarta. I stayed at the Hotel Rio on a recommendation of a family member. The staff at the hotel was excellent ! I had a housekeeping room which was basic but very clean and well kept. I walked everywhere during the day and spent some evenings on the Malecon. The hotel is located across the street from the Malecon and very close to buses. There are many restaurants and shops within walking distance. All of the staff at the hotel are very friendly. It is like visiting with family. I met lots of people and made some good friends. I was there for 2 months and will definately return.

Room Tip: My room faced the side street where the taxis line up. It was great for sunshine and people watching...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta

Address: Morelos No. 170 | Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#28 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An affordable boutique style hotel located in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Only 5 miles away from the international airport and walking distance from the main attractions in the area, such as the traditional and recently restored Malecon, Los Muertos Beach, the Flea Market, the Romantic Zone, Restaurant Row, as well as Puerto Vallarta’s exciting night life. Our facilities include 47 comfortable rooms (featuring plasma TV with cable, private bathroom with shower, double glass windows, balcony and some with kitchenette), COEXISTbistro and International Bar (open daily 8am – 2am), outdoor chlorine-free swimming pool, complementary Wi-Fi, private club room for special events, and 24 hour in-house concierge. ... more   less 
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