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“THE BLUE CHAIRS ARE FADING”

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Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea
Ranked #117 of 124 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Dallas, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“THE BLUE CHAIRS ARE FADING”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This was a return trip to this "resort" as it is advertised. Originally traveling to this spot in 2000, we were excited to return and experience the fun we experienced during our first trip. The roof top club was busy and full of fun. The beach was well manicured, the thatched roof huts new and the staff very accommodating. That was then, and sadly the only part that stayed consistent was the friendly staff.

The hotel is in very poor repair. Our room was an upgraded "junior suite" which faced the ocean. Two of the windows had missing curtains, the patio door would not latch, and the place had a musty old odor that started the minute you step onto the elevator. Our towels had stains on them and the bed was like sleeping on a piece of old foam. Way over priced for the accommodations.

The beach was ok, as the service staff was very attentive. The area was crawling with beach vendors and the staff did nothing to keep them away from the "roped off area". While I am all about free enterprise, being asked to buy a blanket, jewelry, carved wooden owls, hats and any number of other trinkets proved taxing on our patients as it was constant from the minute we sat in our blue chair.

As others have enjoyed this property, I would not recommend unless you get an incredibly cheap rate and drink a lot of Tequila.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

I loved the location, the staff, and the rooftop bar at Blue Chairs. The only reason I am not rating it as "5" is because it was a hassle to set up a credit account to order drinks on the beach, but that also may be because it is located outside of the United States

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stay at Bluechairs each year for the last 4 years. Special thanks to Erica for all the help and event planning. Thank you Andres, Migel, and Ricardo for taking such good care if us on the beach. Can't wait to see you all next year!!
James and Joey

  • Stayed September 2011
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Aside from a great location, this hotel has nothing going for it. Nothing.

Service didn't exist before I had to yell at the attendant behind the front desk demanding fresh towels in my room that was just cleaned and reminding him that I'm paying really good money to stay in this "dump." Yes, I did lose my temper a couple of times in response to the staff's nonchalant ineptitude.

My room didn't have a dresser so I put my cloths on the other bed. The sheets were worn out and just didn't feel clean. The mattress was one of those super cheap ones and was very uncomfortable. The TV didn't work half the time and when it did, it had no English channels. Not a single one.

My bathroom had really weak water pressure that I dreaded taking a shower in it. If you look closely, you could see the lousy construction job they did. Let's just say that quality was an afterthought.

The Internet didn't work until I yelled again.

Stay away from this hotel. If you can't, then I highly recommend lowering your expectations dramatically. Even then, you won't help but be disappointed.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Our second holiday at the Blue Chairs and, once again, we had a great trip and a wonderful experience. Of course the location and the environment is perfect; right on the gay beach, walking distance to all the clubs and amenities ,amazing views, sunsets and, most importantly, a sense of safety and security everywhere. The convenience of fine and reasonable food and drinks served handsomely on the beach must also be mentioned. The staff, Jorge ,Erica and Boris at the front desk ,Andres and his staff on the beach, Gabriel in security and even our maid Andrea did their usual fine jobs to make our stay as perfect as possible.
Make sure to catch the shows and the dancers at the rooftop bar. There is something going on every night.
We visited all the cafes, clubs and restaurants and never needed even a cab due to the hotels perfect location.
We look forward to our next visit ASAP!

Room Tip: Get the room with the amazing ocean view!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Just returned from a 7 night stay at blue chairs. I highly recommend staying here if u want a clean room....beach front...very gay area...tons of great restaurants within walking distance. Most rooms have been updated with new bedding and sheets. Our room was clean and had plenty of hot water. The gogo boy dancers were a treat too. Dont expect the Ritz Carlton but look at the price u pay for a clean room on the gay beach. We will be back next year.
Forget the negative replies- it is Mexico people, it's a clean room, clean bedding, hot water, great view and perfect location and PRICED RIGHT!

Room Tip: Opt for an Ocean Front room in lieu of an Ocean View room
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 12, 2012

I just came back from a trip to PV and wanted to stay at the beach, there are many gay options, but the location of this hotel is so relaxing. They have really become so much cleaner and the staff is awesome, so friendly. I will stay many more times. (go often)

Room Tip: Erica the concierge can help you with advice on anything in town!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea
Address: Calle Malecon y Almendro # 4, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#35 Spa Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#58 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Chairs Resort is located on the beachfront in the "Romantic Zone" of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, just a few short blocks from the center of town and entertainment.This beachfront resort is a few steps from restaurants, bars, shops and some of the most popular night clubs of Vallarta. When you stay at Blue Chairs, you will be in the heart of the gay zone in a luxuriously renovated resort in an elegant Mexican style. The Blue Chairs Resort, known throughout the world, is incomparable to any other local gay hotel and is the only such lodging in Puerto Vallarta with direct beachfront access and with deluxe services at a reasonable cost. ... more   less 
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Blue Chairs Resort By The Sea Hotel Puerto Vallarta
Hotel Blue Chairs Beach
Blue Chairs Beach Puerto Vallarta

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