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Friendly Vallarta

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Our Opinion

A nice beach front hotel very close to downtown Puerto Vallarta. While the rooms are nice and clean, the rest of the hotel could use a bit of remodeling. They do have a kids club but families would probably be better off at the Crown Paradise Club or Royal Decameron. It is hard to recommend this hotel as there are nicer ones available for around the same price point. Terrific, friendly staff but the hotel is only a good choice if you want to be right in downtown Puerto Vallarta.


One of the few all-inclusive resorts just minutes from downtown, the beach front Friendly Vallarta is right across the street from a shopping centre. This newly renovated hotel is known for its spa facilities - the most complete in all of Puerto Vallarta. Indulge yourself with a visit to the eucalyptus inhalation room or pressure showers, join a step or yoga class or try one of the over 30 treatments, including seaweed wraps, acupuncture and cellular recovery treatment. Return relaxed and refreshed from your Friendly Puerto Vallarta holiday.

Location: On the beach in the hotel zone, steps from restaurants, nightclubs and shopping, 10 minutes from downtown, and 15 minute drive from airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Phil M :
Friendly but not all that for 4 star!

First nothing is consistent, store is open till 11 but closes early! Beds are uncomfortable, maids don't bring u fresh wash cloths and Sunday night DJ just sucked bad and put us to sleep! Double double is only person who is consistent! Puerto Vallarta is nice but highly recommend different resort unless you are 60 and up and want to go to bet at 9

  • mhTammy : Medicine Hat, Canada
Small resort made a relaxing vacation

This small very family friendly resort had everything you could ask for: pools, good food, entertainment and excellent service. The workers reflect the name of the resort - everyone is friendly. A few of our favorites were Christian, Hugo & Double Double.Renovations are ongoing in this 70's property, but progress is being made. The areas that need work almost give it a more authentic feel.There are 3 pools. The kids pool is amazing. It is within the main pool but has a bar to really remind the little ones to go no further. A new adult pool opened the day we left We had to wait for towels on 2 occasions. Beach frontage is small but play time in the ocean is still very fun.It was not uncommon to need to wait for a table at peak meal times. When they had dinner theatre night there was no where else to eat during that time. Food is generally available 24 hours though.

  • Devin L :
Well suited name

Staying at the friendly was a great experience. The whole staff were great and very helpful, not to mention friendly! The food was good and so we're the drinks. A gentleman named Cristian helped us while we were there and his service was above and beyond exceptional. Would highly recommend friendly for anyone visiting PV.

  • Clair H : Winnipeg, Canada

It was a great trip, staff was great ! Extra thanks to DOUBLE DOUBLE AND CAPTAIN RAVI . Also my man Moses and the other guy that wasn't Moses, you know who u are! All staff was superb awesome and outstanding! BIG THANKS TO OUR MAID ALSO .We will see u guys by fall time . Bring my whole family this time . Watch out friendly HOLLYWOOD IS COMING BACK .

  • ACG0731 : Regina, Canada
Outstanding Staff!

This was our first trip to Puerto Vallarta. The Friendly was recommended to us by a friend. The staff at the Friendly truly go above and beyond. There is free wifi and the safe in the room is free. - The rooms are dated, the beds were a bit hard, but they were decent. The Air conditioner was a bit loud but it worked well! The maid made cute animals out of towels each day and the room was always cleaned early in the day. There is no fridge or coffee maker in the room which would be nice. We stayed in a room in the 2000 building on the 3rd floor. The view was a bit constricted but it was quiet! - Every morning, Rene on the beach would set up our chairs/umbrellas. He had outstanding service and made sure we had chairs, an umbrella, and a table. - In the lobby there is a coffee shop. They have Caramel Macchiatos and they were so awesome to have in the mornings! - There is plenty of food to eat, you will not go hungry here! For lunch, head up to the beach restaurant and enjoy a Clubhouse sandwich! So good! Also they make burgers, wings, nachos in the restaurant too, you have to go to the counter and ask for it. The a la carte restaurant was really good! You go to the lobby in the morning and make a reservation. The buffet menus were always the same each day, but we always found something to eat. - The servers on the beach were fantastic and our drinks were always full!- They were almost finished the new pool when we left, can't wait to go back next year to enjoy it!- They had two meals / entertainment on the beach in the evening while we were there. One for New Years and one on the following Wednesday. The food and entertainment was exceptional!We will definitely be going back to the Friendly Vallarta next year, such a great vacation!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
  • 1 a la carte dinner per week
  • Unlimited domestic drinks from 10am-midnight
  • 24 food and beverage service
  • Snack bar and grill
  • New Year's Eve dinner
  • Pools
  • Children's pool
  • Games room
  • Non-motorized watersports
  • Jacuzzi
  • Scuba clinic
  • Library
  • Games room
  • Gym until 10pm
  • Daytime tennis
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 220 rooms in three 14 & 5-storey buildings
  • Restaurants including 4 a la carte (Mexican, Italian, Grill and Gourmet)
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • 18-hole golf course 15 minutes away
  • Meeting facilities
  • Internet (fee)
  • WiFi in lobby
  • 1 lit tennis court on-site (fee)
  • Sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Library
  • Games room
  • Scuba diving nearby (fee)
  • A range of watersports available
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Spa (fee)

Superior Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Tables and chairs
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Iron (on request)
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Balcony
  • Full bathroom
  • Partial ocean view
  • Max occ 4 up to 3 adults

Kids Deals - 2 children stay and eat free, 6 years and under. Special pricing for children 7-12 years. Limited availability and select dates apply.

For the Kids - Kids 4-11 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club, Babysitting service (fee), Playground, Games room

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a bottle of domestic wine in room on arrival. Marriage certificate required upon check in.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Friendly Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta,Mexico

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Friendly Vallarta Resort
Km 2.5 Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.