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“Very nice small resort on the beach”
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Lindo Mar Resort
Ranked #46 of 125 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Mesa, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very nice small resort on the beach”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Stayed at Lindo Mar with my wife after purchasing a groupon for a 7 night stay at a selection of resorts and after reading the reviews of the Lindo Mar we decided to stay here. Glad we did. The place is very old Mexico style as the other reviews noted but it really makes you feel like you are in Mexico instead of modern hotel somewhere in the US. The rooms all face the ocean and have a great view, we had an upper floor room with a great view and there are planters right off your balcony with nice flowering plants growing out. The beds were pretty comfortable and the couches were ok but they are definitely older and the type where the cushions always slide around but was never really a problem.

The restaurant here is AWESOME. The Sunday brunch is incredible with all kinds of native dishes and even an omelet and quesadilla station where the lady was MAKING tortillas on the griddle as people ordered their food. We ate there numerous times and it was always excellent, we have been all over Mexico and this was some of the best food I have had. The view from the tables is looking right over the beach and at sunset it is very romantic and a great picture spot. The service was always good and the servers attentive and friendly. Same thing goes for the bar that is part of the restaurant, they were always happy to see us and had great drinks ready to go.

During the day if you go down to the beach they will let you order food and drinks from the restaurant and bring it down to you at the beach where they have a few palapas where you could have some shade if you wanted. The beach was small and a bit rocky but had some nice areas where you could easily swim out away from the rocks. Beware here they do have sea urchins which they have signs about and I came within a few feet of one before I saw it so keep your eyes open near the rocks! During the day here a guy would go out and fish just off the beach and catch clams and mussels and other stuff and bring them up on the beach and sell them. The pelicans were his best friends! The pool area is very small but nice and there were mostly kids using it any time we went to the beach which we preferred anyway.

As others mentioned Maria the concierge was very friendly and helpful when we wanted to book some excursions. We took a sailboat tour of the bay and it was very nice. Only a handful of people and we were taken to a hidden waterfall off the bay that was only accessible by boat. The water was nice and cold and came from a spring up the mountain, it was incredible! Then we did some snorkeling over near the small islands where all the birds hang out which was really good too, saw all kinds of stuff hiding under the edge of the small mountains! We also did the Rhythm of the Nights tour which was really fun too if you want to see a cool show and have a nice dinner on the private beach there. Very romantic too for you couples.

Overall I would definitely recommend this resort to a friend if you are looking for something small and intimate without that huge resort feel. All the rooms have a nice view that simply can't be beat and a nice balcony to enjoy it on. Next time we are in Puerto Vallarta we will probably be back.

Room Tip: Higher floors will of course have the best view of the ocean and sunset.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Lindo Mar Resort, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you for the glowing review. Receiving such nice comments always makes us feel good and want to do whatever it takes to keep getting them. We hope you come back soon.
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

If your a smoker be aware that not only can you not smoke inside your unit (which I never would do anyway) but you cannot smoke on your balcony even though there are doors to separate it from the unit, the only choice you have is to either walk down to the beach or go up to the lobby and go outside of the building.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Lindo Mar Resort, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Lindo Mar’s board of directors hesitated to impose a smoking ban on the balconies for a
long time. However, because the prevailing wind comes in from the ocean and blows
smoke into random rooms adjacent to the balcony where someone is smoking, the board
felt the majority of our guests would be served by allowing smoking only in the designated
area at the north end of the restaurant starting October 5, 2013. We are sorry for the
inconvenience.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

We loved it here! Great location, amazing view from the room, beach access, awesome restaurant and happy hour and very friendly service! Not one single complaint! A little out from the busy PV downtown but close enough to take a stroll during the day and a quick and cheap taxi! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2013
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Lindo Mar Resort, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
You have absolutely made our day. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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San Clemente, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2013

This Hotel is my absolute favorite in Puerto Vallarta!
We have been to PV many times, stayed at the "mega resorts", condos, ect.
Lindo Mar is the best.
The rooms are very Mexican, with all having an oceanfront view.
The bedrooms are in the back, so they stay cool with the A/C and fan on....the front room is facing the ocean, with the whole front wall open to the sea.
Small tv, one elevator, small beach.....all add to the charm.
The La Playita restaurant is very good, and literally on the beach.
Stay to the left of the Hotel, so the restaurant rooftop is not in your view. Don't like your room?
Ask...they will move you!
A small gym, pool with hot tub, and Coronas at dusk during happy hour....the best!
........Planning a week as I write this!

Room Tip: 3rd floor or above....to the left of center as you look at the ocuan.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank fleeteric06
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Lindo Mar Resort, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
This is the kind of review that makes it all worthwhile. We’ll keep doing our best to make sure you always feel the same way about Lindo Mar.
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Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2013

If you are interested in the feel of Mexico, this is the hotel to go to. There is no bling at this hotel, it is true Mexican decor. Yes, it is feeling it's age, with cracked tiles here and there, but only adding to the feel. The hotel has recently been upgrading beds, and TVs, and have full kitchens. Lindo Mar is kept very clean, and I have found staff very friendly. Maria the concierge is a doll, she will go out of her way to assist you in anything. This hotel is small and quaint. It is right on the beach, with each suite facing the ocean. The higher floors have spectacular views, middle floors you look through a few palms, and the bottom floor you won't have the views. The restaurant is one of the best in PV, which is right on the ocean, which gives you wonderful sunsets during your evening. If you want big shiny modern hotel, don't go to Lindo Mar. If you want small quaint Mexican, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Kelsea44
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Lindo Mar Resort, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
We are so glad you like Lindo Mar. As you pointed out, the "tired" look is being addressed. But, have no worries, the ambiance will be retained even after any upgrades. Thank you for taking the time to compliment us.
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Bullhead City, Arizona
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Lindo Mar is one of those places that you want to return to, time and time again. I know, I've been coming there for over twenty years. The staff is like family and the property, while older, is well maintained and kept clean.

The on site restaurant serves excellent food and the Sunday Brunch is frequented by many locals. The property is not all inclusive, so you are free to sample the many wonderful eating choices that Puerto Vallarta has to offer.

Relaxing by the pool, watching the sunset from the hot tub or from the balcony of any of the rooms, (all have ocean view,) are but two of the many ways to enjoy this quiet restful place.

Room Tip: All rooms face the ocean, try to get between the fourth to sixth floor for the best views and quiete...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank DF B
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Lindo Mar Resort, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Twenty years of Lindo Mar vacations! What can we say except that we hope to see you for another twenty years.
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Carmichael, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

A great place for a vacation! Very clean, and close to the beach! Actually, it is at the beach! A beautiful setting, great sunsets, attentive staff, great food at the restaurant! We are looking forward to our next trip!

Room Tip: All rooms face the beach. Try to get a room below street level (floors 1-6) to avoid hearing the noi...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cuub55
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Lindo Mar Resort, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Lindo Mar and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Property: Lindo Mar Resort
Address: K 2.5 Carretera a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta 44800, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#18 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#20 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lindo Mar Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled right on Conchas Chinas Beach in the exclusive southern section of Puerto Vallarta, Lindo Mar is the perfect escape. Enjoy ocean views from your one-, two- or three-bedroom condominium suite, complete with a full kitchen, cable television, maid service and air conditioning to cool off after a relaxing day on the beach. ... more   less 
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