You stay for the location right on the beach and also part of the town. The gay town but not totally. Don't eat anything here except maybe breakfast (saved by a little lady who will fry you eggs and/or omelets)
Otherwise the food is swill.
But don't worry, Puerto Vallarta is full of first class restaurants and eateries, best ever and not expensive. Every other building is a restaurant.
Rooms are dated but clean. They advertise safe but you have to pay for the lock and no refund.
Fortunately I had a choice of a bed soft and hard. Got back problems from the soft bed
So changed to the hard mattress.
Bathroom was OK, mine was quite large but you do have to ask the maid for a hand cloth.
The lighting is always dull I think that they have a lower voltage system and use florescent bulbs.
I asked for a sea view, just got it as my room was on the inside looking out over the kids pool and out to sea.
The rooms with an outside view generally have a private balcony.
Try to book well in advance to get a room in the west side overlooking the sea with balcony. My friend did this and we would meet for drinks on his balcony to watch the sun set.
Staff was very nice; don’t try to make a phone call from your room because they forget you. go down to the desk.
Best spot to be is on the deck of the adult pool; turn your chairs to look out over the boardwalk and sea. (except if the wind is blowing your way from the barbeque pits located on the sands.
Security is good; you can’t get friends past the guards if they are not staying at the Hotel.
A bit intimidating to see soldiers each morning walking the boardwalk, rifles coked, but they are reassuring.
Location the best, glad to here that they are updating the rooms. Now if only they could do something about the food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Puerto Vallarta, one of the most beautiful and romantic cities on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The hotel is nestled on the beautiful beach of Playa los Muertos, with a wonderful atmosphere and tradition surrounded by hand craft shops, discotheques, and just a short walk from town. San Marino Hotel features 165 light and airy guestrooms including 25 spacious Junior Suites with all the amenities you need to relax and enjoy in a peaceful ambience.Come to San Marino Hotel where you will be greeted by our friendly staff and enjoy sunshine days and a vacation experience to treasure forever! ... more less
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