Golden Crown Paradise
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This hotel is a nicer, adults only version of the family oriented Crown Paradise Club next door. Guests who stay here have access to both facilities, but not vice versa. The beach is shared, so you'll still have to deal with the vendors and maybe some kids from next door. The hotel facilities are a little more toned down compared to their loud and active sister hotel. The disco is shared between the two hotels. The restaurants here are excellent and the spa is quite beautiful. The bar service isn't up to par, but the staff are friendly and kind. The rooms are nicely kept. The hotel is in the marina area, so about a 10 minute cab to downtown.
A unique 'Adults Only' experience of comfort, elegance, tranquility and relaxation, ideal for honeymooners. Located in the fashionable Marina area just minutes north of downtown Puerto Vallarta, the charming Golden Crown Paradise Resort features many stylish touches including all a la carte meals, 24 hour room service, an on-site Spa, no smoking rooms, and thoughtful service we can attest to! And every room features a view of the ocean and wide sandy beach.
Location: On the beach, 10 minute drive from downtown, and 10 minutes from the airport.
Visited late Nov 2016. Found rooms renovated with new soft (blue and white) furnishings. Flat screen tv and bar fridge in room. Bathrooms remain the same with tiled bathtub/shower. Pool area has multiple Bali beds and more Bali beds on beach but fewer loungers and those available are in full sun. New swim up bar and hot tub. Lots of activities from activity staff but area does get nosy with music and microphones. Restaurants no longer serve flaming coffees but will still prepare them away from dining room. New Maitre Ds in most restaurants except for Pauli at Paridise. Renovated lobby and bar are under cover as is the restaurant which now is mainly buffet with a a la carte menu if requested. Found the service ordering from menu so slow had to eat from buffet. Used the facilities at sister resort Crown Paridise for larger buffet, quieter hot tub /pool (adults only) and the a la carte restaurants. Enjoyed our stay ,nice to see some long term staff remain after change of ownership. Would return.
My husband and I went for our anniversary and made the reservations back in January. At the time I told them of our anniversary and asked for decorations in the room. Right before the trip I emailed and asked again for a King bed, Ocean front (which I booked), decorations on our anniversary, and reservations in an al la carte restaurant for the first two nights. Arrived and they wanted to put us in a room with 2 beds.....I made this reservation and request way back in January! We refused and even offered to sit there for hours until they found an ocean front with a king bed. They did come back with the correct room, but of course no decor on our anniversary (the next day) nor had they bothered with reservations for us, but we were able to make it at the time we checked in. First impression, not so good.After we got to the room - hm, what do you know, our key didn't work, but did work in the original room they wanted to put us in. After that was straightened out again, we quickly found our way around the resort to check things out. Room - average room, housekeeping came in every day before 2, the man who refills the frig came every day about 4. Both very good. Beds were not as hard as in other mexico destinations. Oh, did I mention I asked for an unobstructed view both in January and right before our vacation? Well, we were put directly in front of the Breeze beach bar, and no, the room they wanted to put us in originally was right next to this room so either way, obstructed view....We did have a view though looking to the right of the beach bar.No map of the grounds/restaurants was given however it wasn't difficult to find your way or your restaurants once we made a lap around both golden & club resort. If you needed to find some restaurant, I'm sure any of the employees would be happy to help you. Nice that this was adults only, some of the best restaurants were at the club side but we did not mind the kids at all and they were all well behaved in the restaurants. The food was ok to good at the al la carte restaruants, but I would recommend going next door to the Club buffet for breakfast. We could not understand how the Golden breakfast buffet could get it so bad! Seriously, even the made to order omletes had a weird taste, and we are not picky eaters!Pools - nice and warm! You will need to get up before 6 to get a Bed at the adults pool on the farthest side from the marina. I couldn't believe it, so early! I am an early riser but refused to get up any earlier than that to get a bed. We also went to the adult swim up bar pool on the far side of the crown side where they had jets which helped our backs. Usually plenty of chairs there. That was also a good pool and we met a few nice couples there. I wish I could take my grandkids to the crown club resort - looked so fun for the kids!Beach - Again, nice and warm! I was surprised it was warm enough for me to get in. Golden side has beds and lounge chairs to use but no palapas. Club side had palapas and lounge chairs. We did not have a problem getting a bed each morning on the beach, but again, I am an early riser. No swim shoes needed (while we were there anyway). Beach peddlers, well you are in Mexico. They are there and will ask everytime they pass you but they are fun to joke around with and will accept a "no thank you" and continue to walk on. After you are there for awhile they tend to look for new people.Smoking - yes we are smokers and find it a hassle to go to a smoking area every time we wanted to have a cigarette BUT I understand. I also think it helps with careless smokers who just leave butts everywhere so it was pretty clean on the beach etc because of it perhaps. While we were there, there was a smoking section closer to the building 50 feet or so from the Breeze bar. By the time we left, they moved it onto the beach front - in front of the Beach Beds!!!! WHY on earth would you do that? So the non smokers, or anyone laying in the beach beds miss out on the beautiful beach view???? Sometimes there are 15 people there completely blocking the beach! Makes no sense, at least move it to the right more so no ones view is destroyed. (and I am a smoker, but who wants to view people smoking all day long??)The room, beach, pool area, reception etc are all well cleaned daily. The employees are all friendly and helpful. Concierge was very helpful, and the bartender at the adults only pool on the Club side are two that stand out, unfortunately, I can not remember either of their names. Also the lady who puts out the sandwiches and sushi at the Breeze bar, and the lady who does tacos by the Golden pool were very friendly. The entertainment team was nice and encouraged participation, but we were never there too long, only long enough to jump in the hot tub for the jets an hour or so a day.Location - Pretty good for what we were looking for. 10 minute drive from the airport, literally a 5 minute walk to the marina for any boating excursions you might have. There is a grocery store across from the Crown Paradise Club that has everything from OJ to Jack Daniels to Dramamine to Shampoo and Pool Floaties. The taxi is 100 pesos back to the airport. The Malecon was 65pesos I think (but paid 75 back to the resort) and was to walk and see more sites all though there is nothing new for sale there that you can't get on the beach. Also, unlike other Mexico destinations, I would definately walk to a bank (the concierge can point out where) to exchange for pesos, I don't think the locals (except for the banks) are aware of the exchange rate - MUCH better deals on everything from beach peddlers prices, to taxi's in Pesos!Over all, I know this sounds more negative, but with the right price, I would visit again. The buffets definately need work but you will not go hungry at all. And the place is clean, and employees helpful. Name brand drinks are definately a plus, as well as the beach beds.
Just returned from our 9th year of staying at this resort, skipping last year because of the remodel and found the resort to be greatly improved. The changes are really great and much improved over the old layout. Most of the change is the lobby, Pub Bar and restaurant. A new and improved menu with three, separate buffets being served offers a whole new sampling of cuisine. The old Pub Bar is now restaurant seating area and the new bar is situated just off the main lobby. A new swim-up bar/hot pool has been added just off the main pool and is a fantastic spot to enjoy a drink and socialize. The old walk-up bar next to the beach has been replaced with cabanas; a real plus. Seating around the main pool and on the beach has been enhanced with much more seating and cabanas. Our room this time has new amenities (paint, furniture, TV, closet) and a spa tub. All the exterior has been redone with new paint and really cool mosaic tile features. Looks very unique from the beach front view. Breeze Bar is still basically the same (new furniture) and one huge change was Top Shelf alcohol! That has been missing in recent years. One downfall is the bridge that you can use to gain stair access to the main pool. The walk incline is fairly steep and the finish can be very slick. We witnessed two individuals falling, so I recommend going the long way around to use the stairs or enter using the ladders. They are new and much easier then before. And enjoy the new elevator. The old one is still active if you need some nostalgia! As usual, the staff was very accommodating and service was superb!! I firmly recommend taking time to relax at this resort! The improvements have made it much better and more deluxe!
My wife and I spent 4-5 days at the Crown Paradise Golden in late October. We absolutely loved the place, had a great time and will definitely recommend and return. We had a room on the top floor with a glorious view of Banderas Bay. From our understanding the resort was recently renovated, and has a new manager. The room/ suite was spacious, inviting, and clean. Room service was exceptional. The entire staff from the desk managers, to maid service, bartenders, restaurant workers, and everyone in between treated as like royalty and we were impressed with the food choices. The Bellavista Resaurant located on the 2nd floor was fabulous. Tremendous service and beautiful views w plenty to do throughout the resort property. If we had not been in the Jalisco (Tequila!!) State we may have never left the resort. My wife had a wonderful massage in the garden which she raved about. Having stayed at several all inclusive throughout the years, I would rate the Crown Paradise as high as any and very reasonably priced, making it an excellent value for a Mexican Vacation. The Mexican people were wonderful. If Trump tries to build a wall, I think I would prefer to be on the south side of it.
Negatives:Location - it was far from town and the actionWiFi - sucked.....badlyRestaurants - quality of food was poor in the one restaurant we went to.Air conditioner - in the room would burst cold air for a few minutes, then stop, the room would become very warm in a while then it would BURST cold air again. This kept me up some nights because i was constantly covering and uncovering myself due to the hot/cold/hot/cold effect.Guests - late one night i invited a guest back to my room. He was treated like a criminal by the guy at the desk. I was so embarrassed. I thought the overreaction was unnecessary. Other than this young heavy set guy at the counter everyone else was very nice.Positives:Breakfast - continental breakfast, lots of variety. I ate this every day. Was nice.Staff - always friendly and attentive.Pool - although i didn't use it, it looked inviting. Get in early for a sun bed though.Sunbeds - there were plenty and they were cleaned often.Room - the room was ok though it was weird that my friend and i ordered the same rooms and he got an empty kitchen with lots of benches but no cupboards, drawers, sink etc.....just a small fridge which was stocked daily. I got no kitchen nor a fridge.
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- A la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- Buffet breakfast (at the hotel's discretion, based on occupancy)
- Continental breakfasts
- 24 hour room service (fee), (light menu from 11pm-7am)
- Unlimited local and selected International drinks
- Theme dinners
- Boogie boards
- Pool scuba clinic
- Daytime tennis
- Beach volleyball
- Exercise room
- Pool table
- Board games
- Daily activities program
- Nightly entertainment
- Free admission to the Disco with stage show, drinks included
- Guests have access to the facilities of the Crown Paradise Club located next door
- 214 spacious and comfortable rooms and suites
- 3 a la carte restaurants: 2 gourmet International and 1 theme dinner
- Snack bar
- 24 hour room service (fee)
- 3 bars including pool bar
- Gift shop
- Non-smoking rooms
- 3 day tennis courts (night - fee)
- Massage service (fee)
- Beauty salon
- Spa facilities
- Steam room (fee)
- Internet (fee)
- Car rental
- Scuba diving lessons (fee)
Oceanview Rooms include:
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- Cable TV
- In-room safe
- Coffee/tea maker
- Iron & ironing board
- Full bathroom
- Balcony or patio with ocean view
- Max occupancy 3 persons
Deluxe Oceanfront Rooms include:
- Same as above but directly facing the ocean
- No ceiling fan
Oceanfront Honeymoon Rooms include:
- Same as above but with 1 king bed
- Max occupancy 2 persons
Honeymooners - Receive a bottle of sparkling wine. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage at check-in.
Wedding Packages - Available, please inquire for details.
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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Golden Crown ParadisePuerto Vallarta,Mexico
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Paseo de las Garzas No. 3 Zona Hotelera Norte, Puerto Vallarta 48333 Mexico
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