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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
  • Toby S : Longmont, Colorado
March 2017 Visit

My stay here was just wonderful. The entire staff was helpful, kind and very courteous. The grounds were very nice as well as the rooms. I stayed in on the 7th and 5th floors and experienced a very clean comfortable room with amazing views. The dining areas were exceptionally clean and the food was very good, especially breakfast (which is my favorite meal of the day). I would definitely stay here again! It is right on the beach and close to everything including shopping and many restaurants. Very walkable, safe area.

  • Butch B :
Recent Visit

So I have been to this hotel a few times A few things to note about this hotel. The location is amazing. Really hard to beat. Spend a bit more money and get a suite. You will have a balcony right on the beach. The rooms are pretty basic but the views are amazing. You would pay a ton for a comparable room in another hotel.We have always found the staff very friendly and will always try to help out.One thing that did seem to change from previous visits is the food seems much better. I did reviews in the past and always advised people to eat dinner out of the hotel. This time I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Sure, it will not win awards but most of the affordable pv restaurants won't eitherJust go to the hotel knowing it is a bargain so don't expect Cadillac features. Enjoy the size, location and nice staff. If ypu don't like the food then eat out a bit and just remember that you would have paid much more in another resort.

  • Connie G :
Great location and staff

This hotel is in a great location, on the beach, near stores and shops and within walking distance of lots of good restaurants. We were not particularly impressed with the food from the hotel's only restaurant and ate at nearby restaurants for most of the meals. The hotel is older but the staff are very friendly and work hard to keep it clean. It would be difficult to find a time when you don't see a staff member wiping the floors. Luis, at reception is awesome. He is so cheerful and helpful and goes out of his way to try and accommodate your requests and needs. Michelle, the concierge is super friendly and helpful with any questions you have. The rooms on the two side buildings are bigger and more sound proof then the central building, but the view from the center building is nicer. If you don't mind the noise from children playing or people visiting until near midnight, the central building is okay as the noise really carries and it can sound like it is right outside your door. We changed rooms after a few nights because of the daytime pool noise and night time courtyard noise. Although our new building's windows faced the street, the a/c drowned out the minimal traffic noise and we had great sleeps. This hotel is one of the few that children stay free and therefore there are LOTS of families and children. Definitely a good hotel for you if you have children.

  • CanadaDriverFemale : Winnipeg, Canada
Location Location Location!!”

Jan 2013-This is my 3rd trip to PV Mexico...2nd time at this hotel.....I love this hotel & the location of it. Just got back from 1 wk on Jan11,2013....what can i say!!!!!! Kicking myself for not booking another week---I love P.V. Mexico & this hotel & the location -right on the beach....WOW-awesome!!! The area is also the best--for coffee shops- drinks- & long walks & just hanging out....everyone is sooooo freindly here --make sure even if u are all try a few of the fabulous restaurants in the area....don't be scared ---never got sick once --the rumours are all just rumours!!!.....we were in room 505 facing Rodolpho Gomez street --& from the balcony u can see the ocean --so nice!!! The hotel staff are great & work so was good....cannot say anything bad. The area is truly for the over 35 crowd...but lots of fun & made a lot of USA & Canadian friends....the area is brightly lit at night so as a woman with her gal pal travelling companion we felt very safe walking the area plus it is a very gay friendly if u have a problem with elsewhere !! Lots of straight people & seniors / much fun!!! Totally recommend this hotel & the location ......ENJOY !!

  • Jana M :
Will not return

Great location and friendly staff BUT it took two days and two requests to replace the broken ceiling light full of dirt and a large dead cockroach. Bathroom needs a major reno. Pillows very lumpy. Would for sure return to Puerto Vallarta but not to this hotel. We had a basic room and did not pay for an upgrade but that is no excuse for lumpy pillows and horrible state of the bathroom.

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.