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Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Paseo de la Marina Sur No. 205 | Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48354, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #35 of 121 hotels in Puerto Vallarta
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“Well worth a return visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I've stayed at some of the other 4-star resorts in Puerto Vallarta, but keep coming back to the Westin. The rooms, public areas, staff, and service are a cut above the others, in my estimation. The proximity to the restaurants of the Marina is a real plus; there are lots of good dining options there, as well as a Starbucks, and probably the best wine shop in Vallarta: La Europea. And for breakfast on the cheap, there's a modest taco bar at the Oxxo store (think 7-Eleven) across the street from the hotel. All in all, a delightful sojourn--once again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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cristina_castillo, Director General at Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel and especially for your loyalty, we love to read your comments and we are proud to make your vacation well worth a return.

We truly hope to see you again soon at The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta

Kind Regards

Eduardo Ballesteros
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Just spent a 7 day wonderful vacation at The Westin Spa and Resort in Puerto Vallarta Jan. 26-Feb.2. We absolutely enjoyed the location in the Marina District. Easy to walk to the Marina and check out the yachts, fishing boats, etc. Several unique shops and lots of restaurants. Since we did the All-Inclusive at The Westin we did not eat at any restaurants at the Marina but other folks at our hotel did and they seemed to enjoy the Sports Bar.
We recommend the All-Inclusive option-the food is exquisite, nothing like eating at buffets at other resorts. Even though there are only a few restaurants to choose from, the menu is so varied that you always have many options to choose from. Don't let the name "Snack Bar" fool you-they have wonderful dining choices and we loved everything we tried.
Sunsets are the best! Nothing like watching the sun drop gracefully into the Pacific.
The staff at The Westin were top-notch. Very friendly and helpful from check-in to check-out it was a wonderful experience. The Wait Staff at the restaurants and the bars were great. We would especially like to acknowledge: Daniel at Check-in who got everything started on the right foot; Jesus, Antonio, Hector, and Yusar at the Beach/Pool Bar; Juan at Breakfast, Roberto and Carlos for our wonderful, romantic dinner at the Outside Restaurant; and Ishmel (sp?) the Manager who checked on us daily to make sure everything was up to par.
Strongly encourage a Whale Watching trip if you are there Dec.-April. We were there at the end of Jan. and took a trip with Vallarta Adventures. Our guides were Pablo and Francisco and they were wonderful. We saw 9 Humpback whales and a baby. We followed the pod throughout the trip. Pablo was very informative and also entertaining! Also had a hydrophone which allowed us to "hear" other whales in the area that we could not see.
We can't wait to go back and explore some more. The downtown Malecon is lots of fun. We went at night and had a great time. We would like to go back during the day and get better pictures of the sculptures along the boardwalk (including the "live" ones). We felt safe everywhere we went.

Room Tip: We were on the 5th floor but recommend staying on a higher floor for better visibility.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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cristina_castillo, Director General at Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest

It makes us so happy to receive these kind of comments, thank you so much for choosing the Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta for your vacation and for taking the time to write such a detailed feedback.

Thank you again for your beautiful words and review, we will definitely acknowledge all the staff members you mention, and tell them how pleased you were with them, we are very proud of them.

Also the whale excursion is a wonderful experience to see such fascinating animals in their natural habitat. We hope this experience with us is just one of many you will have for many years to come. Hope to see you soon in your new home, The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta

Kind Regards

Eduardo Ballesteros
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The Westin is one of several hotels we have stayed in during numerous visits to Puerto Vallarta. Located on the beach and close to the airport, it is a well maintained beautiful property with pools, beach access and nice restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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cristina_castillo, Director General at Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your comment, we are glad to see that you liked our facilities and the area in which the hotel is situated.

We are updating at a steady pace our facilities to be able to maintain the hotel to its best.

Kind regards

Eduardo Ballesteros
General Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

After reading lots of reviews on Tripadvisor, I was a little nervous to see what our actual experience would be like at this hotel. I've stayed Westins for work and they are always really nice so figured this had to be a pretty nice hotel... and it was. It met all my expectations and more. The front desk staff is so helpful and gave us a really nice hotel room for no extra charge. Our room was on the 5th floor, had a balcony that overlooked the beautiful pools and ocean. The room was very nice, the shower was heavenly and so was the king size bed. There was an ice machine down the hall from our room so we were able to buy some beers from the Oxxo across the street and chill them in our sink. The pools and pool-side service were AMAZING. The beach is really nice too. Just get down there early enough to get a chair or two. You can swim in the beach and the water is usually pretty warm. The view of the mountains and PV is so pretty. The gym is also nice and machines were always available. We never ate at the hotel, just had a few drinks at the pool bar, but would take the bus for 50 cents to town every night for dinner. It comes right in front of the hotel and takes about 20 minutes to get to PV. For breakfast/coffee/lunch we would walk to the Marina, which is only a few blocks from the hotel.

After visiting the Marina and seeing the other hotels in downtown PV - off the boardwalk, I'd prefer to stay at the Marina. It's a tropical Oasis, removed from all the busyness, but still close enough to get to town when you want to go.

The one complaint was the expensive wifi, but I'm on vacation so why do I need to be on my phone/ipad anyway? It was nice to be removed from all of that and just relax.

I'll be returning to this Westin!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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cristina_castillo, Director General at Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest
On Behalf of the entire staff of Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, we thank you for writing your comments about your recent stay with us; Your loyalty is very valuable to us and we are glad to hear that our hotel met all your expectations and more.

We are also glad to see that you enjoyed our heavenly shower, heavenly bed and especially our wonderful pools.

I would like to share with you that now we offer free Wi-Fi service in our lobby area.
We would love to host you again soon.

Kind Regards

Eduardo Ballesteros
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We have gone to Puerto Vallarta for many years and stayed many places. This was terrific!
Location: by the Marina. Best of both worlds in PV. Marina is very close and downtown is only 20 minutes on the bus.
Room: Superior. King Heavenly bed-very very comfortable. I have back problems and I had no problem. Not your rock hard Mexican bed. Many pillows. Nice duvet. Big balcony.
Hint: take the ottoman from the main room and use on balcony for your feet. The chairs are much better this way as you need a place for your feet if you are 5'9 or shorter. Larger than most. Nicely appointed. Had been repainted so was very fresh looking. Bathroom is big and nice. Shower is huge with nice big head. Hint: ask for a room where you can see the town and the ocean. We did and it was nice. Otherwise you might get your town view blocked by the hotel next door. All rooms above the trees have ocean view.
Lobby: Has been repainted and has nicer colors now. Check in was great, no hassle. No time share hassle either. We had a Starwood number so were upgraded to the 11th floor with a fantastic view. Make sure you give them your number.
Staff: Extremely helpful and pleasant! Could not have asked for more.
Swimming pools: very clean and lovely. Extensive. Smaller but very nice beach area.
We just got back, February 1st, and there were fewer Americans than ever before. The hotel was way down and the tourists were mostly Canadians. The weather was wonderful.
Overall if you want a non all-inclusive hotel, I would highly recommend the Weston.

Room Tip: Make sure you get above the trees so 6th floor or above. Starwood members get the best floors so ma...
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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cristina_castillo, Director General at Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest
We are very pleased to know you had a great time at Westin resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta. Thank you for choosing our resort for your vacation and for giving such a detailed feedback about what we offer at our hotel.

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our pools and facilities over all. We are updating at a steady pace our facilities that’s why you saw the new colors of the lovely lobby area that gives it a typical Mexican touch.

We look forward to welcome you near future.

Kind Regards

Eduardo Ballesteros
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We have stayed a week at the Westin for the past 4 years and the hotel gets better every time. The grounds continue to be immaculate. Everything was spotless. The staff are always welcoming and truely eager to please. Patricia at the pool, Daniel at the Spa, Ismal who was everywhere, and Angel at the Royal Beach Club all work very hard and do everything they can to make your trip more enjoyable. The hotel is in the process of renovating the rooms, but they are still very nice. The maid service was exceptional. When we left for the day we called the front desk and asked for our room to be made up and returned for siesta to a clean and tidy room.

The location is perfect. It is in easy walking distance to the marina and 20+ restaurants. Downtown is only 15 minutes by taxi (80pesos/$6.50US).

Room Tip: The royal beach club with breakfast and evening coctails is worth the additional charge. PV has over...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cristina_castillo, Director General at Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest
It was a pleasure to welcome you to your home away from home.

Thank you for your beautiful words, your loyalty towards us and the lovely review; our team is wiling to go beyond the limits of service for our valuable guests such as you.

We are very proud of Patricia, Ismael, Daniel and Angel, they provide personalized services to our guests.

Please come back soon to your home The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta, we will be waiting for you.

Kind Regards

Eduardo Ballesteros
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

It was our 1st time in PV. We like this Westin hotel which is at the great location, you will be disappointed if you compare it with other countries Westin. This Westin is in Mexico which is very close to the airport.
All staff are very attentive, friendly. Beautiful grounds with well maintenance....and very nice pools. Lot of palm trees in this property which made you feel comfortable, relaxing at the pool.
Paid little more to have a Royal Beach Club room, it's worth it. Rooms are at higher floor with beautiful ocean view, basically all rooms are facing to the ocean. Room & washroom are big, heavenly bed but not pillows...wish they can provide with comfortable pillows. Shower is very comfortable, we don't use the bathtub. Buffet breakfast & late afternoon snacks are included with royal beach club room.... it's more than snacks, a light dinner for us. We enjoyed very much for the buffet breakfast. Good foods & nice staff. Hotel provides "ginger & lemon" cold drinks at the lobby. Hotel gym is o.k. too. This hotel is walking distance to marina, lots of restaurants. We loved to have morning walk to marina & starbucks with free wi fi. A convenient store OXXO is right across the hotel. Staff at the front entrance are very helpful, he lets you know how much to get a taxi to downtown, airport or maritime.
Angel is a very good server at the Royal Beach Club, he serves very well for the guests. Friendly & helpful.
Downsides: no free internet or wi fi, very quiet hotel, wish they have live music entertainment at the lounge. Lobby is very open & clean, but with no nice sofa or furnitures.

I'll be back next time, get away from the cold when find a great promotion price.

Room Tip: Book a Royal Beach Club Room
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cristina_castillo, Director General at Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest

We would like to thank you for posting this nice review about your recent experience here with us and for choosing our resort the Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta.

In fact our hotel counts with 600 palm trees, the designer respected the ecology of our area when they build the hotel. Next time take a closer look and you will see every palm tree has a number to identify how many there are.

We are glad to see that you were able to use and enjoy all our facilities, from the pool, to the restaurants of the hotel.

Thank you once again for your tips regarding the lobby bar. We will share your comment to Angel, he provides memorable experiences and we are very proud of him.

We hope to see you soon.

Kind Regards

Eduardo Ballesteros
General Manager
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Address: Paseo de la Marina Sur No. 205 | Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48354, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#14 Spa Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#17 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#26 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#35 Business Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
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Hotel Class:4 star — Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta 4*
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