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Catedral Vallarta Boutique Hotel
Ranked #51 of 124 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Claudia at the front desk made all the difference”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

If you want a cute, small, boutique hotel on somewhat of a budget, this is definitely a great choice. It's colorful, yet quiet, atmosphere, gives you a friendly oasis right in the middle of Puerto Vallarta

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Catedral a few weeks ago. Our first impression of the Hotel was that it was very colorful- you walk off the busy street into a quiet courtyard; it was very peaceful and relaxing. The way the rooms are arranged makes you feel very private- especially since we booked the Penthouse Suite (the red room in the photos). The room was exactly as pictured, although what you don't see in the pictures is that it is a bit older: there were dents and cracks in the tiles, one of the window shades didn't work, and the bath tub was very clean but also had some cracked tiles. However, as I said, everything was very clean. I wish they had some carpeting on the floors (the tile is pretty but cold and hard!) and a clock in the room would have been nice. Just note; it is at the top of several flights of stairs and there is no elevator, which wasn't a problem for us but might be an issue for some.

My husband tried to connect to the wireless on several occasions, but wireless service was spotty, as other reviewers had mentioned. Sometimes if you found the right location in the room you could get a full signal; but then sometimes there was no signal at all.


One of the best things about the Hotel Catedral was its location, just a few short blocks from the Malecon.

I have to end my review by mentioning Claudia- who was at the front desk seemingly without sleep one night! She was very pleasant and helpful.

Room Tip: You are in the city and close to the Cathedral. so you will hear city noise and the bells of the cat...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

The room was very clean and comfortable. The view was not nice, but we weren't in the room that much that it mattered. Very friendly and helpful staff. Just a minutes walk to everything! The church bells weren't a problem for us. I would definitely stay at Hotel Catedral again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

It took me time to find a reasonable hotel in PV during week of new year 2012. Cathedral was quite good, the room was of good size, air conditioned, big bathroom, balcony. Staff very friendly and helpful. Only drawback is that they do not offer breakfast just tea/coffee and biscuits.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Amazing staff, thanks! They were very helpful in getting us settled. They were both Genuine and considerate.
Secure building in a great location. Go have some tacos at one of the nearby stands. There are a ton of stores for shopping of all sorts all round. Great restaurants nearby and night clubs too.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wisconsin
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Booked this hotel for a quick, inexpensive night in Old Towne recently. Only had one night and wanted to be in the heart of things. This was a PERFECT choice. Everything was exactly as promised. The service at the front desk was efficient and friendly. Our room was small, but offered everything we needed and the bed was so comfortable. The art work through out this boutique hotel is beautiful. We loved the location -- such a vibrant neighborhood with galleries, little shops, and a great market. The hotel is just steps away from the Malecon (boardwalk), the great restaurants in the Romantic Zone, the cathedral, and all the other great attractions of this area.

What really sets this hotel apart was the amazing service we received from the owner/manager. As we were checking out, Carlos introduced himself and chatted with us for a moment. We needed to purchase a prepaid cell phone and he directed us to a local store. Unfortunately, the girl at the store spoke NO English. My husband walked backed to the hotel, spoke with Carlos again and he came to the store personally to help us through the process. He was so helpful and kind -- even gave us his cell phone # to call if we encountered any problems or needed anything at all while in Mexico!

If you're planning a visit to Puerto Vallarta and want a quaint, clean & comfortable hotel in a great location -- this is it!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed here for one evening prior to checking into a timeshare we had reserved in Nueva Vallarta (the Grand Mayan). We wanted to spend a little time in Old Town Vallarta - and this hotel fit the bill perfectly. At the end of our vacation, our stay at the Mayan was so bad - my kids actually said they wished we had just stayed at Hotel Catedral the entire time we were in Vallarta.

Note: They don't have hotel parking. If you rent a car, you'll be parking on the street.

Room Tip: The AC is from a split unit - very cold, but also kind of loud. If you have trouble sleeping through...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Langley City, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Hotel Catedral is a small, boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta. A great location near El Mercado and a quick walk to the famous catedral make this one of the best located hotels to stay in. The hotel is beautifully decorated and the rooms are wonderful. If you can, get the top room, a wonderful suite. The owner and manager Carlos was terrific, making sure he got to know all his guests, spending time with us and sharing stories. The hotel has free coffee, tea and cookies and has a small gift shop. Prices are terrific, comparable with other older hotels but you get so much more. We'd stay there again without hesitation.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Catedral Vallarta Boutique Hotel
Address: Calle Hidalgo Centro 166 | Between Libertad st. y Agustín Rodríguez st., Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 124 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Catedral Vallarta Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated chicly in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, just two blocks from the main square, the "Our Lady of Guadalupe" Parrish and the "Malecon" beach boardwalk Hotel Catedral Vallarta is surrounded by Restaurants, Bars, Art Galleries and Boutiques. Locally called “the latest jewel among Downtown Boutique properties”, Hotel Catedral Vallarta combines stylish furnishings with Mexican traditional charm and character. Each room is uniquely and individually decorated, exuding a blend of old Mexican elegance, with contemporary touches, with each room named after a classic Mexican song. Forged iron gates, terracotta columns, handcrafted railings, palms, flowers, live contrasting colors and textures create all together a charming, fresh and clean atmosphere. Complimentary Beach Club Access (walking distance), Free Wi-fi, daily Coffee and Tea service 7 am - 11 am, Pillows Menu, Hand made Soaps and eco-friendly amenities.The hotel's twenty-one rooms are sumptuous and evocative hideaways, boasting numerous modern conveniences and upscale amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access, large HD flat screen televisions, seventy-two television channels, in-room safety security box, the latest (and extremely quiet) AC system, cellular phones, business center, library and more. Through its halls and stairs, as in every room, you will always find a detail that evoques Mexico. Hand made flowers, hammered tin handcrafts from Guanajuato, original paintings, sculptures, blown glass lamps from the State of Jalisco, Papier-mâché dolls from Michoacán, textiles from Oaxaca, Religious art from Guerrero, and more. The relaxing intimacy at the property is enhanced by traditional Mexican furniture, softened with hand embroidered cushions from different regions of Mexico, te best of all, Everything is for sale ! you just have to ask your Concierge. ... more   less 
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