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Eloisa Hotel
Ranked #106 of 124 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Anacortes, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“resting on their location laurels?”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

We've stayed here several times over the past 6 years or so but are unlikely to do so again. We paid 784 pesos ($60 at current exchange rates) for a regular room with fan and no TV. Bed was typical Mexican rock hard with cheap polyester sheets. The hot water wasn't even tepid (and we are very used to Mexico having lived here for two years and Mexican hot water standards but this was barely warm). Service was somewhere between indifferent and sullen.

We ended up checking out every other budget hotel in the Zona Romantica and ended up at the old standby Hotel Azteca, in a better room than at the Eloisa, with wireless in the room (not available at Eloisa) with better restaurants nearby and a more comfortable bed, for 350 pesos ($27) a night. That buys a lot of tacos - and the folks here actually seem to appreciate the business. Unsurprisingly the Eloisa was almost empty at this, the peak of high season. There are at least a dozen better choices at half the price.

Room Tip: Upper floors probably quieter overall as long as you don't mind the pool pump. Suites are quiete...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Only 1/2 block from the beach in the Romantic Zone. Great location to walk along the Malecon over the river towards the center of town and enjoy the art works along the way. We stayed in both outside and inside rooms. We paid only $40-45 per night with no AC but the ceiling fans were fine in April. The continental breakfast served on the roof terrace was very good. Much more than a European continental breakfast. We had juice, coffee, fresh fruit, cereal, bread and sweet rolls. The view from the terrace is lovely. Our room was basic, two double beds, tile floors, plain furniture and only a shower in the bathroom. Good advice from another review to close bathroom door at night as sound does carry through the vent. Staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay here next time.Saw baby turtles on the beach just steps from the hotel. Lots of good restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: The inside rooms open on to the atrium with minimal light. If you are just going to sleep here it is...
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

We are fortunate enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta 2 or 3 times a year, and we always stay at the Hotel Eloisa. The suites are incredibly spacious, and the maids and front desk staff are always attentive. It is centrally located between the beach and countless bars and restaurants nearby. Overlooking a picturesque park, and a partial ocean view, our suite was lavishly appointed, and the maids didi an excellent job of maintaining the rooms. For the money, you will never find a better place to stay in Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romantica. We are already planning our next stay there in February! Don't miss this one!

Room Tip: Ask for a suite or an outside room with a park view. The inside corridor rooms tend to be stuffy.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

We found this hotel by accident years ago and have returned many times. It is not anywhere near a 3 star hotel, however their suites come close. Our friends have stayed twice in a suite and we stay on the same floor in a regular room. I would recommend the suite! The room was a very basic bedroom and bathroom but decently clean by Mexican standards. They served a very simple continental breakfast on the roof which gives you a great view. The hotel is not on the beach, but within a few yards, surrounded by many great restaurants, bars and shopping. The location is perfect, and the people at the desk are friendly. We found a great little coffee shop right next door where we would stop every night on the way home and have the best ever Lattes!

Room Tip: If you stay on the side facing the park, it can be noisy in the mornings as there is a school direct...
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2011

...while certainly clean enough, and close to the beach, the bathroom venting system leaves a lot to be desired. The bathrooms are connected by holes in the walls, (high up, near the ceiling), crudely patched with open brickwork. So sounds,(!) and smells, (!!) are transmitted room to room. Yes, you read that right.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2011

I love the Hotel Eloisa, but have only stayed in the Suites.. The rooms are clean, but tired. The location is excellent. I would stay again, but for the location.
If you want a pampered suit, this is not it.. The Eloisa is very basic .. no frills..

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2011

Don't bother getting a room, go for the suite. I paid an extra $25.00 for the suite at $95.00 tax in and it was well worth it. I found the suite spacious and clean. The view was nice and the location was perfect.
I suppose if you shopped around you may find something better but I was content and don't have any regrets and return again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Eloisa Hotel
Address: Lazaro Cardenas No. 179, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #106 of 124 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Eloisa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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