In our first visit to Puerto Vallarta in March 2012, I chose the Westin after a careful search of Trip Advisor reviews. It was such a positive experience that we decided to repeat it this March, despite pre-arming myself with Marriott credit cards and discount opportunities. The Westin offered a deluxe room with a Jacuzzi on the balcony for a reasonable price. Given last year’s good experience, I decided to go with the Westin again. I am glad I did. Everything worked well, including the Jacuzzi. The “heavenly bed” matched its name. The Starwood discounts on poolside drinks and snacks made a difference. The staff (with the possible exception of whoever was in charge of refilling our coffee supply) was wonderful -- around the pool, cleaning our room, serving our breakfasts, helping us with cabs, and checking us in and out (thank you, Josefina). It’s just a $10 cab ride to all the town center restaurants.