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“Amazing Staff and Location” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Vamar Vallarta All Inclusive Marina and Beach Resort

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Vamar Vallarta All Inclusive Marina and Beach Resort
Ranked #34 of 126 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Staff and Location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Great location! This was our 12 year wedding anniversary trip and they put us in a room with to very small beds. So for the first 2 nights we slept apart. I finally said something the 3rd day and they moved us to a room with a king bed. The rooms were very clean and large. The beds are very old and hard. Like sleeping on a camping mat. The point of having the "kitchen" does not make any sense to me. There is a stove top and a sink. No fridge,oven, microwave, pans, or dishes. Can't use the kitchen for much. THe AC works really well! The only area that was open while we were there was the lobby, buffet, and italian. The beach area, snack bar, and regualr bar was closed for remodel. That was very disappointing! The pool was nice and clean every day. The Pool and Lobby bar was awesome! The sales pressure from the people trying to push time share stuff SUCKED - but that comes with the territory(Mexico). We went Zip lining and it was fun and only $30 pp but it is alot of jungle hiking so do not go if you are not in good shape!
The buffet was the only food that was offered and I give it a 5 out of 10. THe drinks were good but not much variety. Only 2 vodkas, 2 beers, coke soda and a couple juices for mixers. We got this as a groupon deal for $582 for 5 nights for 2 people and that is the max I would ever pay for this deal.

Room Tip: The bottom floor rooms face the pool and have direct access to the pool. No stairs or elevator use...
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Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shelby Township, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Just returned from Puerto Vallarta and have great respect for the staff at Vamar. We were expecting a different level of amenities and this hotel did not work for us. It is a very local -type place and we were the only Americans there. However, OCTAVIO and CAROLINA went above and beyond. Allowed full refund from Orbitz and even helped me find a new hotel. Octatvio made several calls for me in Spanish and even recommended a hotel of us to stay. It was Easter weekend and most places were full. But we found a great one thanks to him.

We had a great view of the marina and enjoyed the area. The room was partially updated. Not sure about the older kitchen attached. No fridge, no utensils.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Jill C
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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Great stay, the food was not quite up to par, however the room was kept very clean, and m.o.p. was awesome! the beach was great as well as the boat bay. The service was fantastic! Everything we could of wanted other than the bar being open later, oh well!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 Thank 210MariaS
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REGINA
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Vamar for two weeks in January 2013. This was our third stay at this hotel. As always, we were very pleased with the hotel facilities, wonderful staff and food.

The Superior rooms are very big, clean and well appointed. They come with a kitchen and a big balcony that faces the pool and Marina, with the the mountains in the background. A wonderful sight to wake up to every morning!

The staff was more than willing to go out of their way to accommodate us. We enjoyed the meals served at the Buffet. There was always a varied menu. We personally, enjoyed having the choice to eat authentic Mexican food. The breakfast is outstanding.

The Vamar is in a great location with access to all the Marina restaurants and shops. The city bus stops right in front of the hotel with allows cheap, easy access to the downtown area including the Malecon. Walmart is a short bus ride away.

You can relax at the hotel pool, have a drink and watch the boats go by in the Marina or wander over to the ocean side of the complex where there are other pools and the ocean view. There is snack food available and a poolside bar.

Thank you to the awesome Varmar staff for another wonderful stay. We will be back!

Room Tip: Make sure you spend a little more money and get a superior room.The east side of the hotel on floors...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank DALTON C
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seattle
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36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Location great- but the whole hotel is full of spring break college students. It was so rowdy that we asked to move from the marina side to the beach side.. The staff took care of us- matthew, carlos, Manuel, Samuel and Ramon etc.. Beach side room ok- clean and efficient 3 star ish amenities... Food at the Italian reservation only restaurant on site was fairly consistent as was breakfast in the buffet- the rest of the food mediocre ...avoid times when spring break is happening....

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank leesh
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

My boyfriend and I (early 30s) traveled here on a last minute vacation. We caught an AWESOME deal on Groupon 3nights $400 all-inclusive, so of course our expectations were low. But on arrival, the place is beautiful. The is completely open and you can see straight back to the pool and off into the marina, it was VERY nice. The room was bigger than I expected, it even had a full kitchen which we didn't use at all. The TV was a flat screen, the bathroom was nice, (no tub), and the balcony was a good size with a view of the pool and the marina. Overall the room was big enough and pleasantly decorated. What more would I ask for? Maybe a tub? I was overall satisfied with the room.

During our visit, the buffet on the marina was under repairs, so we ate at the sister/other property across the street which was right on the beach and was an awesome view of the ocean and the rest of the city. The food was pretty good to ok. I am very particular about having my food piping, burn-my-mouth hot when I get it and that was only the case about 40% fo the time at the buffet. But there were plenty of options and everything tasted good. The restaurant that you usually have to make reservations for had awesome food, so so good! No complaints on that side. What more would I ask for? Garaunteed hot food on the buffet all the time :) The other large complaint I would have is the drinks. My boyfriend and I declared a "tequila only" vacation and drank only shots of tequila while at the resort, and yet I never even got tipsy. On the other hand, every street you walk down will have a tequila store with free samples and within 3-5 minutes I was almost drunk. Something wasn't right about that :(

The location was pretty convenient. We were able to catch the bus downtown for $6 pesos (practically nothing) and there were always taxis outside the building. Walking on the Marina was really nice. Walmart is actually not that far up the street. It's actually in a "ritzy" part of the city so I always felt safe, even when walking around at night. The beach left a lot to be desired. It was on a level above the water (small cliff).

My tip if you read down this for is TIMESHARE. When we landed, there was a timeshare company offering free roundtrip airport transportation, city/island tour, and Rhythm of the Night (an awesome, awesome show - must see), for $80, in exchange for viewing the resort. We took it, went on the tour, the place was awesome and we had the best parts of our vacation for $40/each. Later, after arriving at the hotel, the same deals were offered, but MUCH MUCH sweeter. We met a man who travels to the hotel frequently and learned that for the same deal, they should have PAID US $5000 pesos - basically enough to fund our WHOLE VACATION!! So hold out and find the best Timeshare offer, and feel free to negotiate and pit all the sellers against each other! Definitely get transportation paid for and see Rhythm of the Nights!

Room Tip: Timeshare. Spend 1/2 day and get vacation paid for :)
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Terre Haute, Indiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Stayed 1/24/2013 thru 1/31/2013. Activity Directors, Bartenders & Servers etc. all most accomodating. Beautiful pool & marina at the Vamar property plus access to the pools & beachfront property a quick walk across the street. Marina access right next door with shops, bars & restaurants. Cabs & buses readily available. Felt very safe walking the marina area & going into old town (a fasinating local bus ride) to visit the market area & beachfront walk. Room was basic hotel room, clean with reliable maid service. Three buffet style meals served daily at different locations around the properties. Food was ok but the server & waiters made up for it. The front desk could use a little public relations, offer maps of the resort, room locations, dining areas, bar & meal times etc. Resort was maybe half full so no long waits for food & drinks. They are renovating also. The Vamar is just a really fun place for a relaxing vacation. We made new friends of staff & guests.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Vamar Vallarta All Inclusive Marina and Beach Resort

Property: Vamar Vallarta All Inclusive Marina and Beach Resort
Address: Av. Paseo de la Marina Sur S/N esquina Vela | Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48335, Mexico (Formerly Embarcadero Pacifico Hotel & Villas)
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#28 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vamar Vallarta All Inclusive Marina and Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vamar VallartaThe perfect place to enjoy a well deserved break with your family, a romantic getaway or that special occasion… Relax and enjoy our beautiful gardens and experience the unique combination of excellent service, a spectacular natural environment and the characteristic beauty of the sea and beach of Puerto Vallarta.The best location in the exclusive Marina Vallarta area, our exceptional all-inclusive concept, wonderful views of one of the largest Marinas in Mexico and the spectacular Banderas Bay, the largest in our country are the ideal setting for enjoy a stress less experience. Your kids will enjoy the special area we have prepared for them, while you renew in the quiet of our special section for adults. ... more   less 
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Vamar Vallarta All Inclusive Marina And Beach Hotel Puerto Vallarta
Embarcadero Pacifico Club
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