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“MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS IS THE HOLIDAY INN 100%” 3 of 5 stars
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Bellamar Ocean Front Suites
Ranked #97 of 126 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Chicago, Illinois
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“MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS IS THE HOLIDAY INN 100%”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you want to stay at the holiday Inn then just book that for cheaper rates. I booked the Bellamar Ocean Suites after seeing the "grand opening special" only to find out that the name is a front for more expensive rooms in the Holiday Inn. The rooms are older with minimal amenities. I had a deluxe suite with zero fridge, zero iron & board, and minimal wall decor. Not very nice if you would like to keep some food/drink cold. The maid service was excellent on the 18th floor. Wonderful woman who was always eager to clean my room. Front desk staff was a little disappointing as I was put in a lower grade room right from the start of my check in which delayed my first day hours from switching rooms and arguing with desk staff. Thanks to the male desk manager, he was able to clean up their mistake but it still cost me day 1. Timeshare people are pushy and it's gets annoying after day 3 but I get used to that with travels to mexico. I will say that the food was above average for hotel restaurant food. Cynthia is simply the best waitress at the hotel!!! She made our meals great and such a nice woman to be around. Thanks Cynthia!! Overall I will try a different hotel next time. I feel there is a lot better value for the price I paid.

Room Tip: Thank god I was booked for the 18th floor. This hotel seems noisier than most and being high up help...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I recently stayed at this hotel while in Puerto Vallarta for the first time. The location is great, the perfect spot between the marina and the downtown/Malecon area. To get to the Marina or the Malecon it was 65 pesos and to get to the airport was 100 pesos. There is a bus stop right outside the hotel and it costs 7.5 pesos to get to the Malecon. The buses come frequently and are very easy to navigate. The food in the buffet is nothing to write home about, I did not particularly care for it (and I have low standards when it comes to food) but the two restaurants that you have to make reservations for (Mariaches and Piaceres) are very good!! The rooms are nothing special, the beds are on the hard side!!, the air conditioner does a poor job of keeping the room cool, but they are clean, and the views are amazing. I was on the top floor and the terrace is gigantic, which was so nice because people would start claiming the poolside chairs right away in the morning and there are some reclining chairs on the terrace. The pool is nice and has a swim up bar. They have a limited selection of drinks that you can choose from as part of the all inclusive plan but you can pay for drinks not on this list. They do a good job with daily activities for guests, and every second night they have nightly entertainment, they had an international dance group one night and then traditional singers and dancers another night. The staff are great here, there was a mixup with my room the first night but they got it taken care of the next day, offering to refund the cost of the room. This hotel is actually part of the Holiday Inn resort and share all the facilities with them, so if you are looking for more information please read reviews of that hotel. I would consider staying at this hotel again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Bellamar Ocean Front Suites
Address: Blvd. Francisco M. Ascencio Km 3.5, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #97 of 126 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bellamar Ocean Front Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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