We stayed here for a couple weeks over the holidays and were quite happy with the stay. For starters, it's super clean and you can't beat the price.
The inexpensive interior rooms were tiny but relatively well-equipped (TV, soap; no shampoo or hair dryer) and there was a great wifi connection. The only real rub we experienced is that our bathroom door was one of those slotted wood contraptions rather than a solid door, and there was no way to close your bathroom window to the interior of the building, so your noises weren't exactly private. We thought it was hilarious but I probably wouldn't recommend the lowest priced rooms to those couples traveling together for the first time.
On the afternoon of Christmas Eve, we stumbled back into the lobby to find the hotel's owner sharing a nice holiday punch with some guests and the hotel staff. We had a couple drinks and she gave us the rundown of how Jaliscienses spend the holidays. We saw her around town a couple times after that; she was always incredibly friendly and invested in making our experience a positive one.
Aside from the price and the great attitude, the biggest plus for this place is the the location, which is incredibly convenient. You're a short walk to the beach or pretty much anywhere in the Zona Romantica or Centro. There's a great shawarma/falafel place just outside the front door, a bus stop a few steps away, and an Oxxo and a Farmacia Guadalajara within a couple blocks for all of your health and grocery needs.
At the end of the day, this place isn't the Four Seasons, but if you're looking for a good value in a great location, I'd highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique small budget hotel located downtown Puerto Vallarta with a great collection of art. Close to the beach, main plaza, the Malecon, the church, Olas altas. Within walking distance to restaurantes, galleries, boutiques, bars, discos, where all the action takes place, Hotel Belmar Friendly staff, attended personally by the owner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belmar Hotel Puerto Vallarta