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San Marino Hotel

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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
  • Andrew L : Denver, Colorado
Perfect location; older hotel

The location right on the beach in the Zona Romantica cannot be beat. The pools are nice. Didn't participate in the all inclusive option, however the food and drink options didn't look to be amazing. They hosted a surprise NYE party with great food, drinks and entertainment. It was a definite surprise and made for the start of a great night. The bathrooms leave something to be desired...definitely old and out of date. For a few night, however, when you spend most of your time at the beach, the price is right.

  • streff_ronnie : Washington DC, District of Columbia
Worst hotel experience in PV in 10 years.

No WiFi in rooms (advertised as free). Mattress was worse than an old sofa bed. No outside guests allowed anywhere in hotel.Air conditioning was intermittent, room was stifling.Molding ceiling tile in bathroom was falling down.

  • Cherry P :
Good value for money

I went to Puerto vallarta for Xmas vacations and i stayed in san marino hotelMy stay in the hotel was quite nice ,i stayed on 7th floor which is much better if you dont want to hear kids screaming in the morning,actually its a good value for money and is next to beach and is at walking distance from centro(downtown).few tips if you are planning to choose this hotel.1. IF you are couple,or friends without kids then it is very important to take a room on the higher floors as kids start screaming early in the morning in the pool and god will save you if you are staying next to the swimming pool.2. WiFi only works in the lobby,its not available in the rooms.3.I didn't take all inclusive but had i look on their food and didn't like it its cheaper to eat outside,i ate their street food which is amazing and cheep

  • Traci S :
RUN! And run fast!!

This place is no more than a 2 star. I give it that bcs it's prime location. However if you are looking for anything that you want to feel clean and secure in, this is not the place. It's old, and very run down. It clearly needs a lot of work and maintenance that is not being done. We tried to stay out as late as possible and got up as early as possible so we can move to a different place. They only show certain pictures, which lead me to believe it's quite nice. I've attatched the "real" pictures.

  • Mark H : Lake Tahoe, NV

In 20+ years of traveling and staying in hotels I have never stayed at a worse hotel. The only people that could be marginally pleased with this hotel must not have of had much travel experience or are on an extreme budget. If you are on a budget, there must be better values. The rooms were dirty, the beds were horrible, the plumbing was bad, the AC was bad, the rooms are noisy. If you are driving here, there is virtually no place to park anywhere. I read that the service is great from another could that be? NO WAY. There is no service really. The people at the front desk are very nice and kind, but that is the extent of it. I read that the security is good....the security is standard in PV. What is really bad is that if you stay here you have to have a bracelet to be let in. I was doing some business there and I brought a person I was doing business with on to the property so we could have a meeting and they would not let him on. I could literally not bring a guest onto the grounds or my hotel room. I had to have a confrontation with the manager and finally got them to agree that no where in the agreement to stay there does it say that and they finally let it go. I have never stayed in a worse hotel and hope you do not have to.

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.