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Sunset Plaza Beach Resort & Spa
Ranked #8 of 126 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Sunset Plaza was very nice! The atmosphere was calm and relaxing. The rooms were very clean and high quality. There was some noise during the afternoon at the hotel next door, but we liked the music since Sunset Plaza didn't have much music during the day; at night the noise calmed down and it was easy to sleep. The hotel is not a partying, club-type hotel. It is peaceful with fewer guests, very relaxing.
One suggestion is that the resort could have some more entertainment options like dance lessons, scheduled time for dancing, and post the schedules somewhere noticeable. We found out there was kayaking everyday at noon, but only by accident. A schedule of daily events would be helpful.

Javier, the resort manager, was extremely nice and helpful. I was sick a little during the time we were there, and he was sincerely concerned for me. Of the three restaurants, my wife and I ate mostly at Mirador. We liked most of the food. We were there for 9 days, and the vegetables at dinner got boring because they never changed, but the main dishes did change every day. The fish was the only disappointment at Mirador. It was dry and not very tasty.
We ate lunch every day at the swim-up bar. The food was typical snack-like lunch food, nachos, hamburgers, fish and chips, etc. It was perfect for us.
The nice restaurant, Luciano, was more classy. We ate there once, and it was worth it.
One disappointment was the beach. The sand was fine, but the beach in front of the hotel is very short and the water gets deep very fast, not relaxingly easy to swim in, so we just stayed by the pool most days where you can still see the ocean.
The only regret that I have is that since we did the all-inclusive plan, we felt like we couldn't eat anywhere but the hotel. If we did it again, my wife and I agree that we would stay a shorter period so we could budget in eating out more and doing a few more activities. We did, however, kayak with the hotel and we went parasailing and rode a jet ski on our own.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

The staff was wonderful! Very friendly and willing to please. Food was excellent, beach area was smaller but not crowded, and the rooms were clean and modern. Short walk to shopping, short ride to marina for excursions

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Kiama, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here. We had a very warm welcome from the manager and staff when we arrived. The room was fine with a view of the ocean. House keeping made up the room every day and turned down our bed in the evening. We had the all inclusive package and found it to be great. Particularly liked the menu. If you wanted another course it wasn't a problem. The drinks were also plentiful and yummy. There was a deli here as well where you could get gourmet sandwiches, salads and coffee. The Italian restaurant required a reservation the previous day but we did get in without it. The food was also very good with a nice selection. The staff at the resort were all very professional and attentive and we didn't have any complaints about any of them. The resort is located fairly close to the old town and it's only about $5US in a taxi. There is also a shopping mall not far away with a Walmart and Sams club. The only down side is the ocean! it isn't as clear as the Caribbean side so our Snorkeling trip was not enjoyable. The resort is on the small side just how I like it, there is an adult only area with cabanas and a nice pool. I would thoroughly recommend this resort to anyone wanting a getaway to Puerto Vallarta.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Huntington Beach, Ca
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Second year in a row and it's still amazing. Food and service are perfection. No complaints here. Every room is ocean view. They serve you champagne when you arrive.
Spent 7 days here. Only a little rain at night and every day was gorgeous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautiful landscaping....Palm trees were incredible. The ocean and beach view, amazing! Stayed at Marriot one night...it was ok. Then on to Sunset Beach Resort and Spa....couldn't be happier. Very friendly staff. We were offered champagne upon arrival. Very clean. Excellent food too! You'll love it!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was the first time my family and I traveled to Vallarta, and I'm happy I booked at Sunset Plaza. After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor I choose the 1 bedroom suite all inclusive. My wife and my two boys where super impressed by my selection of hotels. The hotel in general was very clean and modern. The room was on the 10th floor was large and had great views. We were excited from the minute that we arrived and quickly became impressed by the service and attention from the staff. Everyone that worked at Sunset Plaza where extremely nice and helpful especially Juan, Nestor, and Javier. I was always greeted by name when walking through the lobby.

The food selections where very good. We did go out to eat outside the hotel looking for tacos or when we booked an outing, but for the most part we ate at the hotel. My 15 year old liked all the restaurants but really enjoyed the Deli (American and Mexican panini's where very good). My wife and I really enjoyed the quality of the food at the hotel. There is not a traditional Mexican only restaurant at the hotel so you may have to travel if you really want tacos. My wife and I are not drinkers but we did order a few mixed drinks. The pool bar closes fairly early but you will not have trouble getting drinks. I suggest trying a Mayan Sacrifice and a Tamarindo Daiquiri.

We just got back from our vacation but we are already telling all our friends and family about the Sunset Plaza. We will be booking another trip to come back here. I really don't know what more they could have done to make the trip more enjoyable.

A few tips:
When leaving out of the airport there is a room of people that will try to get you to sign up for a vacation club presentation. If you are not interested keep walking past and you will find taxi drivers outside. If you are interested act like you are not and they will comp you to show up for 2 hours and listen to a sales pitch. We went on a Cruise and rented ATV's for going.

If you plan on bringing back bottles of booze check the prices at the corner near the hotel. Avoid buying stuff near downtown as things get marked up.

If you want to travel a few minutes and go outside of the tourist zones have the taxi take you to Pitillal. We went there and picked up a Messi jersey for my 7 year old and ate tacos.


Thanks for the stay and see you again Sunset Plaza,
Kenny (Senior Ken)

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have been visiting PV every year for the past 20+ years and just discovered Sunset Plaza - it is now hard to imagine staying anywhere else! The resort is well located, has a wonderful staff and our suite was beautiful.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Sunset Plaza Beach Resort & Spa

Property: Sunset Plaza Beach Resort & Spa
Address: Diego Rivera 121, Puerto Vallarta 48330, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#5 Spa Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#6 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#12 Business Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunset Plaza Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Find the master key to Paradise at Sunset Plaza Beach Resort All Inclusive & Spa. Our suites and rooms are designed with technology and comfort inspirited décor. Each one of these units features an amazing ocean view. Seduce your senses with our exclusive all inclusive plan, Haute cuisine, Premium Drinks, 24-Hour Butler and the most beautiful Puerto Vallarta Sunsets, all in one place. ... more   less 
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