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“Private getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lagunita
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Barcina 3 la Playa, Yelapa, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Yelapa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Private getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I found Yelapa and Hotel Lagunita in a travel magazine as a place to escape it all. And Yelapa was perfect for that. Luke and his staff are wonderful and provide a beautiful natural setting. I was planning on being there 6 days and if I did nothing but sit on the beach with a beer and a book I would have been very happy. I was lucky to share my time with some other great people I met there. Had a blast exploring the town and playing soccer on the beach and swimming and fishing with my new friends.
It's the best deal you'll ever find for beachfront rooms. I went in August which can be very hot and humid, but afternoon rain cooled off everything. As everyone else says it's not the Ritz but Hotel Lagunita has ten times more charm! Say hi to Charlie and the Pie Lady! I have since recommended it to 2 friends of mine and they both fell in love with the hotel and the people of Yelapa.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Always a nice treat to get away for the weekend. Hotel Lagunita and Yelapa sure fit the bill.

Living in Vallarta, while paradise most of the time, its always nice to break up your routine and leave town. Yepala and Hotel Lagunita are a perfect blend of tranquility and relaxation.

The cabanas are very rustic, and provide only the basics. But then you do not need much to enjoy the pueblo. Service is very friendly. Hotel food, acceptable.

Go enjoy.

Room Tip: All the cabanas are great. Most with views.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

Had a great time service was great and food was better. The greatest thing about yelps is that you are away from civilization. Expect a relaxing getaway with a lot of options to do each day. Only bad thing was no AC. I would choose a different time to return if I do decide to return. I normally never choose to hit the same place twice as my motto is "how can you have a favorite place when you have not seen them all." however I may plan another trip here in December for the migration of the whales. Great value and some rooms do have AC so request one of those if you stay.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

The service was great, the food was awesome, but the rooms were barely average. As a few of the reviews have said, it's a step above camping and I happen to agree. Very little to no water pressure for a shower, electricity went off a few times while we were there, no a/c, and the fans in the room are very weak! However, the food was very good and the service was as well. Very peaceful and quiet. If I went back I would find a place with a/c, but I would go to Hotel Lagunita to eat!

Room Tip: Room #4 and #7 have a/c. Make sure you get one of these rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I have sent numerous emails to this hotel regarding a birthday surprise for my wife and even contacted them directly through Facebook without receiving an answer. They did answer on Facebook and asked me to resend my email because of a "technical glitch" but that was the last I heard from them. I now feel that they are deliberatly ignoring me. They must be doing really well if they can afford to be this rude to potential customers. If this typifies the service at this hotel them beware!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

Let me tell you, i love Yelapa, such a beautiful place with spectacular lagoon, clear water and peaceful environment! Not for everyone! Wild life is all around you, and at nighttime it gets really creepy at times...well, Lagunita is in a perfect spot, steps to the ocean, to the pier..room although was a disappointment. As people said before, it misses love and care. Needs a facelift..and there is no door between the bathroom and the room, my bf had to wait outside all the time i needed to use a toilet. No privacy, and very little security, i mean open window space, so everybody can get in.. Dusty bug net, fallen apart furniture..
We liked it in the way, it was an adventure, like nothing we ever experienced, but i want to feel safe when i sleep, and may be won't do open air palapa again. Not afraid of crabs, iguanas or geicos, but little bugs at night were annoying, and i was worried about that no window situation ..people were nice though and as i menyioned the place looks like a paradise...from outside!)))lol
No shampoo, just a bar of soap , ladies.
Pool looked clean, but there is rocks inside, so be carefull, and its small..
Overall, great idea, but misses attention and love!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Arcata, California
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stayed for a week in a palapa on the beach at the Hotel Lagunita. It was great. This isn't your spa experience -- think simple. No TV, no telephone, no Internet in the room. Just a thatched roof, bed with mosquito canopy, and the sound of the surf at night. If you used to be a backpacker and want to relax on a remote beach away from traffic, noise, and the &*%# telephone and email, then this might be the place for you.

Room Tip: Its hard to go wrong.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Lagunita

Address: Barcina 3 la Playa, Yelapa, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Costalegre > Yelapa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Yelapa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lagunita 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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