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Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta
Ranked #39 of 123 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 1, 2012

This hotel is located right at the Malecon in the centre of town, only a block from the Rio Cuale. The staff was friendly and helpful. The basic room are showing their age, but are kept very clean and tidy. The hotel is located on a very busy street and if you are used to complete silence when you sleep it may be wise to bring along earplugs, or ask for a room away from the main street. I recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a clean and conveniently located budget hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

We stayed one week there. We had a kitchen to cook. Very clean and linen changed daily.
Altough situated in a noisy area, windows were good enough to shut out all the noises. Kitchenette does not have enough itmes but you can ask for more from the staff. Better to make the reservation directly using the hotel web-site.

Room Tip: We liked the room no:123.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

Victor and staff did a great job at making me feel welcome during my 16 day stay at the Hotel Rio. The room was very clean, and the fine hotel cleaning staff kept it looking great day after day. Everybody always offered a smile as I was coming and going, and made sure that I always had everything that I needed.

The restaurant menu was available in English, and provided plenty of variety at a reasonable price.

I own an 1800 square foot beach condo in Nuevo Vallarta, but could not stay there as it was leased for five months. So I searched the internet for a place to stay while I was in Vallarta renewing my FM3 status. Taking a chance on Hotel Rio, I prepaid for only one day. It was an easy decision to extend my stay for another two weeks.

Hotel Rio's location is great; you need only to cross the street to be on the Malecon ...the walkway next to the beach. There are plenty of English speakers to give you directions and answer your questions.

Even when I am staying in my own place in Nuevo (www.NittaCondo.com), when my wife and I want to spend a night or two in downtown Puerto Vallarta, I'll stay overnight at the Hotel Rio.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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zvictor, Propietario at Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2012

Thank you very much for your review NittaCondo, we're happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Rio Malecon and that you're planning to come back in the future. Our goal is to provide our guests with all the necesary tools to spend a perfect vacation and to put a smile upon their faces every single day!

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Reviewed February 3, 2012

Just returned from a week stay at the Rio. The room was clean and comfortable. The a/c worked great and the bed was fine. The staff was friendly. Great location very close to the Malecon, Central PV and Zona Romantica. Never used the pool because it is in an interior courtyard and gets little sun - It's surrounded by tables from the restaraunt Co-Exist. There is noise from the street, but the balcony door seemed to keep it to a minimum. Overall, very pleased with our stay and would recommend it to others. Good value for the money.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

We've stayed in a lot of places in PV (resorts and hotels) and have found the usual things everyone whines About (hard beds, crappy a/c etc) This hotel surprised us with an awesome location, cleanliness, excellent a/c, attentive staff. Rooms are quiet with triple pane glass so you can sit outside and enjoy the street noise (quite comical at times) and when you need a break close the noise out. Oh ya the beds are hard lol... Go buy a matress pad for 15 bucks..stop whining! We left everyday and when the doors open thought how cool is this, all of PV is our resort!! The Malecon is across the street, restaurants everywhere, shopping galore. You can go to a resort and pay 4 times as much, or enjoy the freedom of being in the heart of PV. We felt very safe there, and will return.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

After a disappointing stay at another hotel, we booked into the Rio Malecon for the last couple of dyas of our trip, based on the recommendation of our friend. For a very good price, we received a good room.

It appears they are renovating, as our friends' room included a pillow-top bed (ours was "Mexican firm", but passable) and a more modern look. However, everything worked in our room (wifi signal was a little weak in our room, however) and it was clean and very quiet. The doors and windows are all new, sealing out most outside noise. It's just steps from the Malecon, and the staff is generally friendly and helpful.

There is no elevator, but it is not a tall hotel, so this was not a major issue for us.

Room Tip: Ask for a renovated room with a new bed, or ask to see your room before you book (if possible).
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

Pros: ideal location, COLD pool is very refreshing, friendly staff, great food in the cafe downstairs, rooms are nice (some better than others), reasonably priced.
Cons: no place to sunbathe, beds are small, noisy at night, kitchenettes are poorly equipped, no elevator.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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zvictor, Propietario at Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2012

Hola Libsea74, thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Rio Malecon. I'd like to take this opportunity to let you know that we are currently working on 2 of our Cons. 1.- The construction of a second swimming pool on the top roof of the building, to provide our guests with a comfortable open area sunbath and relax! 2.- Brand new equipment for all of our kitchenettes. The intention of this, is to improve the experience of our guests and overpass their expectation. We hope to see you again soon!

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Additional Information about Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta

Address: Morelos No. 170 | Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#11 Business Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#24 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#31 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range: $35 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An affordable boutique style hotel located in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Only 5 miles away from the international airport and walking distance from the main attractions in the area, such as the traditional and recently restored Malecon, Los Muertos Beach, the Flea Market, the Romantic Zone, Restaurant Row, as well as Puerto Vallarta’s exciting night life. Our facilities include 47 comfortable rooms (featuring plasma TV with cable, private bathroom with shower, double glass windows, balcony and some with kitchenette), COEXISTbistro and International Bar (open daily 8am – 2am), outdoor chlorine-free swimming pool, complementary Wi-Fi, private club room for special events, and 24 hour in-house concierge. ... more   less 
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