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.
We returned from the Crown a couple of days before Christmas and had another relaxing stay. We don't often venture out of the resort but find Old Town and The Malecon great choices for lunch, dinner or just walking. A cab ride costs between70-80 pesos.The resort itself has a number of lovely restaurants. Our favourites include Paradise, Paulie the Captain is a delight. We are hoping the Sexy coffees will return as it is quite an experience. The French and Italian on the children's side are also fabulous. Being from the West Coast we haven't tried the sushi place.The hotel isn't new but is kept very clean and well maintained. The staff are all very helpful and welcoming. Maricruz Montes, the Chief Concierge, is amazing. The new General Manager Salvador Sanchez is very approachable and is doing a great job running the hotel.The beach is long, wide and never crowded. The vendors work extremely hard walking up and down in the heat. We enjoy conversing and bartering. A great way to learn some Spanish. We have been buying T-shirts for years from Omar. We have also been fortunate over the years to watch and take part in the release of baby turtles. Ask when you arrive what nights this occurs.One of the loveliest parts of our day is to take a long walk at sunset. The colours are magnificent and the sunsets just seem to linger.
A great 2 week stay. What can we say? This was our 7th trip as returning guests to the adult side of this resort (Crown Paradise Club is the family side) we were there at the end of April in 2016. We come back spring and fall. We've seen the wonderful transformation this hotel has undergone over the past 2 years. While this is a great place to begin with, the renovations and improvements overall make this a go to destination!Here are the highlights, and with all due respect to the others who post, dismiss the negative reviews you see about this place:The hotel owner, Salvador(e), takes a personal and interactive interest in each of his guests, especially returning guests, and his staff.Mari-Cruz, chief concierge, a pretty (pretty she is) diligent and effective manager ensuring excellent service is rendered to all guests and is always cordial even when reminding guests to behave.Danny Chavez, the hotel's front and point man. If you need anything while at the Golden Crown, out in Puerto Vallarta, he'll point you in the right direction! Hey, what bellman do you know who will lend you cash (if you don't have pesos and the taxi driver has no change for US cash) for a taxi??? Danny does!!!Jose, Bellman - genuine concern for guests and always a friendly smile! When I had a potential medical emergency our second last morning, he showed me some genuine concern and attention!Thank you!Javier, Concierge Desk Clerk - friendly and polite, he made sure we received our returning guest plaque for our room: "Casa Markin". Thanks Javier!Alejandra and Emmanuel, Front Desk Clerks. Alejandra always had a friendly smile, always helpful. What a way to come down first thing in the morning and be greeted with a friendly and pretty smile! Emmanuel, hope your French is fluent! I was glad to be of assistance with helping you with your greetings for French speaking guests! It was my pleasure to be of assistance. Here's a guy that will do his best to meet your accommodation requirements. When we couldn't get our original request upon check-in, he stepped up to the plate and acquired a room with oceanfront and jacuzzi on the 7th floor on the timeshare side! What a room! What a view!Jose, Luis, Pollo, Arturo, Anabelle, Porforio, Antonia, Augustin (pool bartenders and waiters, Carmello (Bella Vista Captain). All of you and the other waiters and staff, all of you are wonderful people and a pleasure to see you each time we return to visit and stay. Your service excellence is what draws us returning guests to come back to the Crown Paradise Golden. There is no need to go anywhere else but this resort! I am confident, our fellow returning guests would agree.We only dined at the Salvadore's and Paradise Restaraunts. Both Nicholas and Pauli are wonderful maitre d's. Service par excellence! Ask for the fresh salmon, they'll let you know which day they'll have it. Ask for the lobster ala carte along with your dinner selection at the Paradise. We've known Pauli the longest of the two. The first day we were there, I'm in the pool visiting with another returning guest I met 5 years earlier, and there's Pauli looking out the window and our eyes met, he waves to me like a long lost friend and it was evident he remembered me and gestured to come and visit him at the Paradise. When we went the next available evening, we got such a warm and fuzzy hug from this gentleman! It was like reuniting with a long lost brother! Thanks Pauli!!!Hotel Security - Naty - the most friendly security guard I've ever met!Activities Personnel - Cabuto, Jair, Memo, the 3 Amigos. Made everyday a lot of fun and hilarious. Thanks guys, I haven't forgotten about the stick I promised I'd send you. Keep an eye out for it in the near future!As you can discern, our review is about the people who own and work at this resort. There is always a number of returning guests that re-connect over the years and the atmosphere between these genres of individuals is what makes this place special and appealing.As I mentioned earlier, when taking a taxi, make sure you negotiate with your driver, make sure he has change either in pesos and in US currency, stay on top of your daily exchange rates, the street exchange rate will be a bit lower, likely to take into account their tip. For the most part all of the yellow taxi drivers are honest, friendly and cordial. I got scammed the first day when I just took it for granted based on previous trips. The driver pretended not to have change and I ended up paying $5 USD for a very short taxi ride to Walmart! Don't let that happen to you!Something worth noting about this place. From the ownership right down to the maids and menial workers (cleaners, kitchen staff, grounds keeping) who largely go unnoticed, they always have a smile and are always happy in their work. Each morning while in the business center, there was this chick who sang while cleaning the washroom. I don't know about you but I don't sing when cleaning the washroom. I believe it says quite a bit about the hotel and the wonderful people who work there. I regret not tipping this chick or the other menial workers this trip, but I definitely will next time and I invite you to do the same to these kind, friendly, and humble people!Until next time Crown Paradise Golden! Hola! Hasta Lugeo! !Aye Carumba!!Jimmy James
We are at this resort right now, checked in early this morning. Check in went well, at 2:30 am it's pretty slow so that was good. Room service was good, not outstanding good quality at all like other 4-5 Stars we have been to but ok. Room is basic but nice. Floor was dirty, room service mopped it this morning at our request. Breakfast buffet was basic but ok. Lunch right now is either a sandwich bar or a tortilla bar or menu items. We have currently been waiting 40 minutes for a fish taco & monte cristo sandwich, after waiting 20 minutes for a waiter to take our order. During this time we have had the cringeworthy pleasure of listening to a guy non-stop talking Mexican into a very horribly distorted sound system! We have now come to the conclusion that our order has been forgotten, just like our drink order was over an hour ago, but I fixed that problem with a short walk ;)Well, that's our first 12 hours at this 3 Star (being generous there) Resort. Hope things get drastically better. Ah! Lunch just showed up :)
This was our 5th Trip to Puerto Vallarta, our favorite Mexican vacation city. We had a great time at this nice three star resort that could be a 4 star with some improvements. The good. The usual crowd of Americans and Canadians with Mexicans well represented. Registration was easy and bellboys took good care of the bags while we waited for the room to become ready. The bartenders were competent and friendly, kudos to Pofino. Top shelf booze. Beer was Dos Equis and Indeo dark. The beach and pool waiters were efficient without being pushy. The buffet was good, considering it’s small size and selection. The buffet waiters poured coffee and brought wine, otherwise they were just busboys, spending their time clearing plates immediately upon finishing. Plenty of Bali beds and sun loungers on the beach and by the pool (more on that in the not so good section). It is located only a couple of hundred yards from the marina, and we enjoyed watching the cruise ships arrive and depart. But it is too far to walk to the Malicon. Housekeeping was excellent, thank you, Gladas. Always plenty of towels, TP, soap, and bottled water. The rooms were kept clean and have modern in-room safes where you set your own code. Our “Deluxe Ocean Front” room had a good balcony and view. The WiFi is free with good coverage, and by Mexican standards fast. The beach is great, and if you want to swim in the ocean, it is better here than in front of most resorts in the hotel zone.The not so good. While the Bail beds and sun loungers were plentiful, only 9 were in the shade, for the entire resort. The Bali beds appear in the photos to be well curtained, but the light sheet-like curtains provided little shade and obnoxiously bat loungers in the face. There were plenty of beach towels; unfortunately guests need to play the card/beach towel game. The buffet did well for breakfast, and we particularly liked the omelet lady, and self-serve mimosas. If you asked she also made huevos rancheros (muy bein). Unfortunately, at dinner the buffet was too small and the selection was too limited (it didn’t even have an ice cream cooler). It just needs to be expanded. They have a couple of “specialty” restaurants. However, I never tried them because they required men to wear long pants. I’m sorry; I’m on vacation and have no intention of wearing long pants. If I wanted to play dress-up we would have gone on a cruise. There is only one pool and it is good size, but they can’t figure out whether they want a loud activities pool, or a relaxing adult pool. It can’t be both. Although hotel employees prefer tips in Pesos, the hotel does not exchange US$ for Pesos.If they provide more shade, and expand the buffet, and eliminate long pants for the specialty restaurants then the three star resort becomes a 4 star. The resort’s hands-on manager, Salvador, seems capable and if given the resources should be able to upgrade the property
There are many good things about this hotel and some not so good. The best part is the employees. They can not do enough for you. I have found that most of the Mexican's in any hotel are like that, as they want to please. The food is good with a good morning buffet, a lunch either from the menu or a buffet and five choices for dinner. The dinner menus are limited with most places having the same menu everyday. The hotel went through a complete updating in 2015. new beds, furniture and a combination safe. They also added a small refrigerator in all rooms stocked with water and a few other drinks. You can not turn on the bathtubs however, without getting into the tubs because of a plastic patrician right where the controls are. The bad is the poor elevators which continue to breakdown and move from side to side when you are riding in them. My biggest disappointment is noise at night. The hotel holds a lot of Marriages on the beach and they do not mind blasting the music to 1 AM. The marriages are held right at the end of the property and the ocean front rooms get it loudest. They also have people who have drunk a lot during the day and do not mind yelling outside until 3 o'clock in the morning. If one goes to sleep late it would not be a problem
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Items not included:
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 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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