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San Marino Hotel

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Our Opinion

San Marino is extremely basic, with one buffet restaurant and small pools. The rooms are simple, but beautiful and clean. The staff is lively and upbeat, as are the activities and the music at the pool however the hotel can get full on weekends causing the service to suffer a bit. The beach and pool at this property are so-so but there is an impressive pier just in front of the hotel. The best thing about this hotel is the location. It's located right downtown, just minutes from restaurants, shopping and nightlife. No taxi needed! This hotel is gay-friendly, and offers both all-inclusive and European plan (no meals) packages.


This hotel offers wonderful atmosphere and tradition, and is surrounded by many lovely restaurants, shops, nightclubs & discos.

Locations: On the beach set in downtown Puerto Vallarta, 20 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Alex L : Duluth
Fun Place to be

We stayed for three weeks on an all inclusive deal. Great value, very good crew, great location. Food was most of the time good; breakfast-excellent, Lunch and Dinner O.K. drinks at restaurant good, by the pool great !!! Try a dirty monkey :) Room was O.K. issues with A/C that the personnel eventually fixed (3 days OFF and ON, trying to fix leaking condensation). The facilities are getting "old" but the great cleaning crew keeps it up to comfort.Again, ALL of the people working at the place are 5 star crew !!! Thank you !!!

  • sabre652016 : Regina, Canada
7th Wonderful stay

This was our 7th stay at this wonderful hotel. What can I say the Staff is Awesone, From the Owner , right to the cleaning lady. they go out of their way to make your stay the best. Walking in the Hotel you are greeted by Luis and he says Welcome Home. and it is just like we have returned home. Pedro Brings you a drink while you are checking in and then takes you to your room. The Servers in the dining area and the Bar tenders are so wonderful. The Hotel is Very Clean, The 3 pools are kept clean, The food is really good. We have a Chinese food night , Rib night, very, very good variety . The location is good and the Beach is great , brown sugar sand. This year they put in a lot more papalas and there was no shortage , so you didn't have to reserve a papala. I walk every morning on the beach and I'm safe , We see a lot of guests who return every year as well and have some great friendships, lots of visiting and laughs. The locals are so friendly. My Husband And I can't say enough how much we love this hotel and the staff.

  • jones4664 : Seattle, Washington
Budget but good!!

I hesitated booking here because of some of the reviews but the San Marino is not a bad place to stay. The food was very good, typical buffet, but you could always find something. Breakfast had made to order eggs & omelets, plus fresh fruit, pancakes etc. Just remember it is buffet...and gets tiresome after a few days. The advantage is you don't have to hunt down breakfast so for that reason it was great!Room was fine but not a new hotel so don't expect the Hilton.Only issue we had were some of the other guests who thought they owned certain palapas by hanging a shirt or "Canadian" towel in the palapa. We were down by 9 to sit, stayed until 2 or 3, but "they" told us these were their needs to address this issue because this will keep me from booking again.Drinks were okay but we supplemented it with our own top shelf.Another nice vacation in Vallarta :)

  • David C :
Friendly and helpful service the entire visit.

This older style hotel was nice, clean and friendly. The only real let down was dinner was hit and miss. Sometimes quite good and others only okay. But the way we were treated by everybody made up for that. We wanted to try out local establishments too, so those were the days we did. I do wish the WIFI worked in the rooms for those power down times.

  • Andrea H :
Nice location

The hotel has very close access to the beach as well as many restaurants convenience stores shopping and the boardwalk. The room was clean and when I opened the door I could see the beach just beyond the pools. The pools were clean and the area very tidy. The best part was a wonderful massage the can be accessed via the hotel. I would recommend San Marino for a reasonably priced nice place close to the beach

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

Air & Hotel or Almost All-Inclusive Option available

All-Inclusive Option includes:

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks Noon-6pm
  • Domestic drinks 11am-10pm
  • Non-motorized watersports including kayaks, snorkeling & boogie boards
  • Daily activities

  • 163 rooms
  • Buffet restaurant
  • Main Cafe breakfast restaurant (7am-1pm)
  • 2 bars
  • 3 pools - 1 main pool, 1 adults only, 1 kid's pool
  • Towel service and lounge chairs (pool/beach)
  • Laundry service (fee)

Standard Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Pool view
  • Max occupancy 4 persons

Superior Rooms: Same as above with balcony.

Oceanview Junior Suites: Same as above but larger unit with balcony, oceanfront.

Kids Deals - Kids under 13 Stay, Play & Eat Free! Pay a special rate including airfare & transfers when sharing a room with an adult. Maximum 2 children.

Free Breakfast - For Air & Hotel only packages, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily.

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (subject to availability), a bottle of wine & fruit. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage certificate required at check-in.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer 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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  • San Marino Hotel
    Puerto Vallarta,Mexico

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San Marino Hotel
Rodolfo Gomez 111 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 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.