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Calle Rivera Del Rio 104, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Vallarta
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Luxurious old world Villa/B&B in the heart of historic Puerto Vallarta
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Hidden Gem
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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Special Deal:Free breakfast with your stay
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Johnny B wrote a review Nov 2021
3 contributions
The Rivera del Rio is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Puerto Vallarta in my opinon .It's In walking distance of amazing restaurants, beaches , bars and parks. The Hotel it self is situated next to the river Cuale with beautiful views of the rolling jungle hill side. I love relaxing pool side just admiring the views and with the new roof top pool I was blown away with the view of the whole town. I got to stay in one of the new rooms this time and it was super nice.Very well decorated like the rest of the hotel giving you the feel like your staying in a luxury loft with every thing you could need amenity wise with the convenience of a desk, great lighting, USB plugs , fast internet/WIFI and a beautiful balcony with a view of the jungle and river it makes it very easy to work from your room. I always get a much more private intimate vibe i've grown to love here.the breakfasts are amazing, the coffee is always local and super on point . One of the best parts of Rivera is the staff there always there when you need them and very helpful in every occasion , but never breathing down your back like you get at a resort. I very much appreciate the privacy and service I receive here, makes me feel at home. I recommend this place to all my friends and family and anyone looking for a more privet and intimate luxury vibe in the heart of Puerto Vallarta .
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Date of stay: September 2021
YelapaGypsy wrote a review Feb 2021
Playa del Carmen, Mexico2 contributions
Property's Favorite Review
What a lovely Staycation we had at Rivera Del Rio. This boutique hotel is truly a hidden gem of Puerto Vallarta. We have been living in Yelapa for the past 8 years and just now stumbbled acoss this place. It is truly a very unique, swanky, one of a kind place. Our stay was truly Magical!! Grant who gretted us upon arrival was wonderful. He made us feel like we were at home and part of the family there. The location was ideal. Walking distance to stores, beaches and dining. We can not wait to return!!! Thanks Grant and Staff for making it a beautiful stay. See you soon ~Chazie & Bret of Yelapa!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: Carlotta a 2 bedroom suite with cozy fireplace that can be viewed from the kitchen and living room!!
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Response from Rivera del Rio Hotel, Owner at Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel
Responded Feb 17, 2021
Thank you so much to take the time to review our fine hotel. We really appreciate your stay with us as well as your 5 star review. So nice to know that you are so close and finially discovered us. We will see you again soon!
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Kati wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
We stood at Rivera del Rio for a long weekend, and the experience could not have been better. Conveniently located at the town center, it is within walking distance of the beach, restaurants, and bars. Despite being so centric, it is also an oasis of beauty, peace, and joy. Rivera del Rio's unique rooms and open spaces have a distinctive charming vibe that makes you feel transported back to the glamorous days when Puerto Vallarta was the Hollywood jet-set holiday destination. The staff was attentive and friendly; they gave us all sorts of tips on what to do in town. Thank you for a memorable stay.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Brooke W wrote a review Nov 2021
Houston, Texas12 contributions1 helpful vote
I just want to preface this by saying that we came back to Puerto Vallarta because we loved Rivera del Rio so much and this is where we came to celebrate my birthday (again). This trip however was filled with disappointment rather than joy and charm. Check in was done in a demolition zone. Construction was going on and we didn’t realize this until I received a text 30 minutes before check in (I did email days prior to verify with no reply). Our room was just OK, the new river rooms were lacking the ‘charm’ that the rest of the building has. The river view was obstructed by all the construction that was going on (photo). We did try to have breakfast one day but had nowhere to actually enjoy breakfast because a large party was occupying the majority of the functioning living/pool space- this was probably our main issue. We were not informed about the large party prior to our arrival. Once we checked in, we were told about a very disruptive (their words) large party that assumed the entire hotel was theirs. My concern is WHY BOOK US?!? We were no longer allowed to use the amenities that we had appreciated in the past - no pool, no breakfast area, no patio access. The staff at the hotel had texted me to inform me that we were NOT allowed to use these amenities during certain hours but yet, we still had to pay full price. I wish we had been compensated our money rather than pay full price to stay at a place that you are considered ‘beneath’ someone else. Super huge disappointment all around. We actually tried to avoid the hotel at all hours so we didn’t interfere with the large party. We did express our issues to Grant and Carolina and neither of them seemed too concerned with our neglected stay. Wish something would have been done to resolve some of our concerns but literally nothing…
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: Select a room in the original building - much more charm
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mark m wrote a review Nov 2021
Houston, Texas12 contributions2 helpful votes
Let me first start by saying that we have stayed here before and returned based off our last experience. We loved it the first time. We travel extensively and have stayed at plenty of hotels around the world. When we were here in 2020 the hotel was expanding and there was construction going on and we were still happy with our stay and returned in Nov 2021. This stay was completely different. As soon as we arrived we were told that there was a big group there and they were a difficult group to deal with, all fine and no big deal. Then we were told that certain parts of the hotel were off limits to us. Now, why are our amenities blocked off for other guests??? We paid full price for our rooms and when we asked about a discount (since the breakfast area was closed to us and pool was closed to us on last day) we were told they can’t do that. I just wish they would have told us before we arrived that the amenities would be closed to us, and we would’ve made other plans. Our room was in the new addition to hotel and we had to walk through construction zone, which was fine. However when we were not allowed in the rest of the original hotel we expressed our concern but they were too busy accommodating the other group.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$64 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MexicoJaliscoPuerto Vallarta
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Act2PV (0.3 miles), Mirador de La Cruz (0.3 miles), and Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa Tradicional Cocina Mexicana, La Fina Cocina de Barrio, and Chenandos Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Puerto Vallarta.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel Church (3.3 miles).