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.