I will definitely return to this hotel. The Pro's are the location, the helpful and friendly staff, and the price. The view from my window was of a wonderful city scape, with the welcoming noises of Mexico starting around 9 and continuing through about 11. Easily could cross one of the 3 bridges into the Romantic District for restaurants and shops, and access to the beach. After I made my reservations, they upgraded me to a room with a kitchenette and sent a car to the airport to pick me up since I was staying more than 5 nights. A nice touch. Also, I think I was there the tail end of busy season.
The downside were the mattresses - I had a horrible time on the one of two queen beds my first night. My entire body hurt and I was up half the night. So, the second night (and for the remainder of my visit) I slept in the second queen bed, and it was a bit better. I laid out all the pillows and ended up sleeping on top of those for a few nights. So, check the mattresses before accepting a room. It may be that other rooms have softer ones.
Otherwise, staff was so wonderful and helpful. They offer complementary coffee/tea and cookies in the morning, which I never partook. I will return here, but will check the mattresses before accepting the room.
- 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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