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Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa
Ranked #26 of 123 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Berkeley, California
2 reviews
“great place to visit”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

always great to return to this property. it is well maintained & the staff is noteworthy under the supervision of hotel manager miguel v. who is always helpful & welcoming. the uvc office headed by santiago m. goes out of their way to make your stay smooth. we recommend this property to our friends & family, who now often come down while we are there.
michael schwartz

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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lafayette, co
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

I want to compliment Miguel Velasco on providing us with a wonderful vacation. His caring, friendly style has made a difference every time we have been to Villa del Palmar. He truly is a good friend to visitors. His knowledge about hotel services is the best. His knowledge of Vallarta is excellent. Ask him for a restaurant recommendation.

Miguel has always gone out of his way to make our trip trouble-free.

I highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Miguel Velasco can help you to get a good room with a view.
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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Placentia, California
2 reviews
Reviewed November 20, 2011

Miquel has been a real asset to Villa del Palmar in PV. We have been vacationing at the resort for over twenty years (five weeks per year) and thoroughly enjoy it! Miquel has assisted us with special requests when we take our grandchildren and when they are working on our fixed villa (1309). Recently, he provided our grandson Bradley an interview and tour of your great resort for a school project. It involved research on future careers for high school students. Bradley, and Lora & I, were greatly impressed with Miquel's professional presentation and support. We have been very pleased with his direction and management of his responsibilities at the resort and hope he continues in the future, at least until he is promoted to an even more responsible position.

Room Tip: End units have great views of the Bay of Banderas!
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

I stayed here as a guest of owners from Nov 12-19, 2011. The level of service and attention you get will depend on a few factors: How much money you spend, whether or not you speak Spanish, and which staff person you deal with (Grace is amazing! Yanin is a moron!). The resort is older so don't expect the Ritz. It's more like staying at a friends apartment (if your friend happens to live in the less-than-choice parts of the San Fernando Valley.) The resort is reasonably well maintained. The food ranges from so-so to pretty god-awful (my mouth is still raw from that horribly over-salted prime rib). My brother and I ended up buying groceries at the supermarket across the street and eating at restaurants. All the rooms have refrigerators and cooktops, some have full ovens but not all.

Bottom line is this: A good place for older travelers and families with children who don't want to leave the resort and explore Vallarta, or those on a honeymoon who only care that the beds are sturdy (they are!). If your desire is 5 star service and gold plated towels, go to Nuevo Vallarta. If you want to party all night, sightsee, and buy more cheap chotchkes than you can at Olvera Street; find a hotel in the Zona Romantica.

Room Tip: You may be promised a room that you do not receive. We were promised an upgrade to a 2 brdm suite b...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Lakewood, Colorado
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Reviewed November 19, 2011

We love the Villa del Palmar. Beautiful rooms, friendly people and a super work out area. Miguel Velasco, the manager, is part of why we keep going back, and a big part of the reason we recommend this property to our friends. He makes sure everyone's accommodations are what they want and is wonderful to work with. This is SO important at a resort like this one!! Miguel makes us feel like his casa is our casa!
Sally O.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed November 19, 2011

We have been staying at the Villa Del Palmar for 7 years and still counting! Everything about this hotel is fabulous & meets our travel needs - Location is perfect! ...10 mins by bus to downtown Vallarta, 15 mins to the airport. Easy to catch a bus to go North or South & no shortage of cabs to get to where you are going.
The staff at the Villa Del Palmar are fantastic - many have been working there for years and upon our return each February, they remember us immediately no matter what part of the hotel they work in ~ front desk, office/management, cleaning, & serving staff. This is a huge part of why we return to the Villa Del Palmar - we are not just greeted by Miguel (hotel manager) & his staff, we are treated like family! Everyone is so very helpful and will assist in any way possible to make your stay very relaxed and enjoyable. I love being greeted with a "buenos dias" in the morning, a "hola" during the day, and a "buenos tardes" in the evening by all the staff ~ everyday!
Rooms are very neat, tidy & clean - with all the amenities needed for a great stay away from home.
The gym on premises is equipped current cardio & weight equipment and a space for stretching & stability ball work ~ again, very clean and maintained very well with staff available to address any workout questions you may have.
The servers in the restaurant, bar & pool areas (by day) are always on the run serving guests, never leaving you empty handed, hungry or thirsty!
If you enjoy travel where you want a "home away from home" experinece, the Villa Del Palmar is where you want to stay!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Port Ludlow, wa
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

My husband and I have been visiting the Villa Del Palmar, PV for about 15 years. And we always look forward to our annual visit. It's like "home" to us. The management and hotel staff are the best! Always very friendly and willing to help. If their are any questions or concerns all you have to do is see Miguel Velasco, the room manager, and he will make sure that everything is taken care of - and with a genuine smile on his face. Apparently, those other "reviewers" didn't work with Miguel. He's one fantastic person! Can't wait till we're at our second home soon - Mollie

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa
Address: Blvd. Francisco Medina Asencio Km 2.5 | Zona Hotelera Norte, Puerto Vallarta 48335, Mexico
Phone Number:
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#16 Spa Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#23 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#29 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 562
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the soft sands of Banderas Bay is Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta, an enchanting family resort that combines charming Mexican tradition with upscale sophistication and modernity. The magical resort, situated close to the center of downtown Puerto Vallarta, offers a unique vacation experience that will have you falling in love with the stunning beachfront destination. Boasting two freeform pools, three delicious culinary options and a state-of-the-art spa, Villa del Palmar is everything you need for a fun-filled vacation and more! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Villa Del Palmar Beach Hotel Puerto Vallarta
Villa Del Palmar Beach Resort And Spa
Hotel Del Palmar Beach
Villa Del Palmar Puerto Vallarta
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Puerto Vallarta Villa Del Palmar

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