Everyone wants a clean, safe, convenient, well-priced place to stay, and in Puerto Vallarta, the Hotel Hortencia offers all of that. But if you travel a lot, you also search for something else, the quality of hospitality. After all, you are laying your head on somebody else's pillow, no matter how much you paid. That innkeeper either gives you the benediction of welcome or not.
The ancient Greeks knew this. They would like this place.
If that all sounds like nonsense to you, stay at this hotel for the good price and location, the clean sheets and hot water, and the fluent English and good advice about PV.
But, if you are are in search of hospitalitity, know that although we arrived by car and the hotel has no designated parking, Jorge took our keys and parked us within sight of the door. And worked with grumpy me to find a room to my liking [on the street, although I told him I wanted quiet, because it turns out I didn't really], and welcomed us like old friends when we returned two weeks later. All I can say is, we felt like they saw us, and welcomed us, and sheltered us, and we would come back again, with great happiness.
The beds are spotless but hard; there is no elevator. The tamales on the corner are the best in the world. If that sounds good to you, stay here.More
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