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“Do not stay in this hotel, the night watchman is a thief!”
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Azteca Hotel
Ranked #93 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Reviewed October 9, 2011

I stayed at hotel aztecas on recommendation of the lonely planet. I was out one night late and in the morning I noticed my watch and some jewelry missing. I know it was the night guard, when I approached him about it he said to me "how do you know it was me and not the guys working either side of my shift". I know it was him. That watch was given to me by someone very dear to me and can never be replaced.

Stayed: January 2011, traveled solo
8  Thank Kim S
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Reviewed June 20, 2010

We loved this place and found it to be very clean and comfortable. The staff was exceptional, very friendly and helpful. The price was very reasonable and we were close to everything,even the beach.The bus or taxi was right at the door.The local people were very nice and we enjoyed mixing in with them in this area.

Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2009

My husband and I stayed in a room on the 2nd floor. There are no elevators, the rooms center around a lovely little courtyard with tall plants. The shower water pressure was great, the room was well-used, but very clean. It's no-frills, providing towels and soap, and there's cable tv with a majority of English-language programs.

The good thing is it's very quiet and lights in the hallways are turned off in the evening.

There's a ceiling fan and window that opens to the courtyard, so there is a little bit of light. You can go up to the roof for a view.

Overall, I recommend it for the low price (about 350 pesos per night for double), quiet, and cleanliness.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank KaraWitham
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Reviewed August 14, 2007

Great staff, acceptable location, firm beds. wonderful water pressure in the shower. Rooms kept clean, very low price. One might want to bring a pillow & a towel. Their pillows & some of their towels have seen better days (there's a laundry next door & right across the street). But overall a very good deal. I stayed there 6 days.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled solo
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4  Thank SenorElote
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Reviewed April 15, 2006

It was Holy Week and PV was filled with vacationers from the interior of Mexico. The streets were packed with people, not all of them orderly. The Azteca was a perfect place to stay. Situated in the “Romantic Zone,” it is a suspension bridge away from the serene Isla Rio Cuale and 6 1/2 blocks from the bay and about the same to the Malecon. The rooms are good sized, kept very clean and the hotel is quiet. The roof is open and is a great place to view the bay and city. There is always hot water. Because of the week we were there, the rate was 400 Pesos per night (about US$36) for two beds. The staff is very nice and helpful. The Gil Mar restaurant, across the street, has a special menu for hotel patrons, but you have to ask for it. It’s good, but not cheap. Parking is available on the street. There are some great taco stands down Madero toward the bay. Two women have a stand at Ignacio L Vallarta and Madero that is wonderful. Meticulously clean and good food (Tacos 7 pesos with beef, pork or tripe). One block further on is a great place with gyros style pork tacos (also 7 pesos).

If you fall for a time share demonstration in order to get some deal, (free boat ride, horseback riding adventure, liquor etc.) be sure you don’t ask any questions. NO questions. Questions indicate you are interested and they WILL peruse you. A news article while we were there indicated that a time share adventure had been sold to a number of different owners and each new one respected the individual’s rights to ownership, until the last buyer. They said they would not honor the contract, and had lots of lawyers to keep it that way. The people went to the government who said they were right, but would have to hire (expensive) lawyers if they were to protect their rights. I have no idea to the validity of this article. All I do know is that time shares are more about investments than they are about vacations. Buyer beware.

A great trip out of town is to San Francisco, about an hour north of town, just outside the bay. It has a nice fairly uncrowded beach and some nice beach side restaurants. A lot of the closer beaches are dirty, crowded, and unpleasant.

If you need a quick way to get to the Romantic Zone, Take the tunnel route from the Salida A Tepic. When you get through the second tunnel, take an immediate right on Naranjo, go two blocks, take a left and you are right in front of the Azteca.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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Reviewed July 29, 2004

I stayed the first time in 1998. After that time, I have stayed several other times. The family athmosphere and the politeness of the people working there is a plus.
The kitchennette is very helpful, specially if you are planning to prepare breakfast to save a little bit.
Every year I have stayed there with my wife and my little daughter. The only thing that we would appreciate is to have access to the swimming pool which is next door.
Although it does not have air conditioning, the price is right. Close to locations.
At the end, I became friend with the family that owns and work at the place.

12  Thank luisSR36
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Reviewed July 2, 2004

i have always stayed at the azteca hotel when im in pvr-it is a family run hotel with great service and a great friendly atmosphere-it is clean, safe and close to all-do not miss it in your travels

  • Stayed: January 2004
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13  Thank memo
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Address: Calle Francisco i. Madero 473, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
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Ranked #93 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range: $26 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Azteca Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 47
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