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
  • Geri M : Kamloops, Canada
Great Location--poor Hotel

Stayed here for week Jan. 7th - 14th, 2018. Only reason we stayed at this resort was our friends had already booked there. First room was so loud, could not get a decent nights sleep ( until around 2 am )--our patio was backing onto busy street. Moved into another room with 2 double beds--beds were hard as a rock--asked for foam topper--was given a twin topper for double bed--bathroom sink was plugged, shower spray was pretty much non existent and lots of mold growing in bathroom ( which has no ventilation )--food was ok--staff was very friendly--Wifi ( so-so ), stayed at Adult pool few days--again kids were swimming in pool regardless of sign:( Best part about this resort was Location, location, location:)

  • mj4080 : Bonnyville, Canada

I have stayed ay this hotel before so I knew it had an adult pool, for the whole week we stayed there were children and infants coming into this pool. Some with parents some on their own. Security would ask them to leave but most refused, I went so far as to speak with the manager on several occasions No results. The parents still argued with him. Spoke with our Air Transat Rep. She tried with the manager also to keep children out of the adult pool. NO LUCK. SIGN SAYS ADULTS ONLY. There are no consequences for your actions at this Hotel. Clean rooms, excellent location to all amenities, you can always find something to eat from the buffet.

  • Adrii T :
Amazing view

I only stayed in the hotel for one night but it was great. Quick check in, nice room, great view but bad wifi connection. The front desk clerks were super helpful and they were able to help us out im anything we needed. The hotel is super close to the malecón and has lots of restaurants near by. I would definitely visit again.

  • Paul M : Montreal, Canada
Nice basic hotel but don't expect to have an adults only pool

This is the 4th and probably last time I will stay at this hotel. This used to be a great, basic, hotel that catered to Mexican and other tourists with super nice staff. Food has always been a bit of a crap shoot but you can usually find something that is good for breakfast and lunch. PV has so many cheap and interesting restaurants that we usually did not eat in the evening at the hotelThe hotel has an adults only pool on the beach side of the dining room. On our most recent visit although there were signs up this rule was not enforced. Many of us complained and security would reluctantly come and ask the families to move to the family pool but within 20 minutes they were back and in the end most of us gave up and ended up on the beach or else where.

  • HiramNovelo : Mexico City
You get what you pay gor

The location is perfect, but the hotel is just ok. Not terrible, not great. Even though we were there last week (off season) there were LOTS of families with kids. They tell you one pool is adults only when you arrive, but there were kids in both. So you had the activities and games organized by the hotel on the main pool, and then you had the kids playing and splashing in the "adults" one so forget about just lounging and relaxing at the pools. The food was good, I was actually surprised. I thought it would be terrible but it was actually good. Drinks were ok. Bottom shelf liquors of course but the bartenders did the best they could with them. If you come to the hotel please tip them! Most people would just come and ask for drinks over and over without leaving a dime. Same for the servers at the restaurant, they bring drinks and pick up after you and people just would leave nothing. AC at the room would barely work the first day but later it was acceptable, I guess you just have to leave it on for so long. The bed was ok, not hard like I see in some comments. The shower had great pressure but the toilet had barely any so you had to flush at least twice. The beach is terrible. Full of locals that bring food, coolers and speakers, and they won't clean after themselves. We would always walk further past mantamar for a clean, not crowded beach. I wouldn't rule out this hotel next time I go to PV but I would definitely look at other options as well.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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.