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Tropicana Puerto Vallarta

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This popular standard hotel is directly on the beach within walking distance of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Located directly on Los Muertos beach in Old Puerto Vallarta, walking distance to restaurants, shops and nightclubs.

Location: Beachfront, 25 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • rtb01 : Saskatoon, Canada
Never Again

I checked in to the Tropicana Hotel on January 30th having paid upfront for a three week stay. Due to illness I was required to check out on February 5 and return to Canada. The hotel refused to give any reimbursement for the two weeks I was not there and furthermore rented the room the next day. They made twice the rental. Not fair. Also, they do not allow family to visit. I will not recommend this hotel to anyone nor will I stay there again. Robert Blair

  • Ohaira : Toronto, Canada
Arriving will we be diappointed ??? FEb 20th 2017

We booked are vacation in July 2016 with an Oceanview Superior room we received contamination on that August 30th 2016 Are holiday is for February 20th 2017 arrival, My husband phoned to confirm are room and reservation. To are surprise we where told we down graded to a standard room ?? Have email and hotel ticket for Oceanview Superior room ?? Less than 24 hrs will tell the tale We have been traveling to PV for the last 30 yrs love love the city and everything it has to offer from the amazing restaurants beach and bars etc And on a note we have stayed at the Tropicana a least12 plus times if not more but Note it has always been a hassle on our rooms over the years so we booked early be wise and confirmed with an email and backed it up with a phone call only to be OHHHH NO you booked a Standard Room ??? WE book the Tropicana for Location Location they have a captive audience with a great Hotel Great and Staff But can we please get what we booked Oceanview SUPERIOR ROOM ??? Only time will tell but yes TripAdvisor fans will keep you posted Because if we do not get the results you will be the First to KNOW so stay posted As a note they screwed up last year on are room mind you they gave us a junior suite beside the dumpster in the Back alley North tower with No Oceanview and we did get a Standard Room the next day (Superior Was Booked )Not Superior but it was clean and did have the Oceanview We have always requested a superior rooms and are seasoned travelers could be a divorce for me as I am getting the I told you so this would happen So Tropicana smarten Up we are arriving and it had better be a Superior Room Oceanview shall keep you posted Traveling February 20th to March 2nd Thom and Gregg

  • Mark O : San Francisco, California
Hotel says Mom can't visit my room, she's not a guest. WTF!

Family staying in another place, came to see my room, and told they are not allowed as they are not registered guests?! WTF! Also to my surprise, I have to wear a wristband while on the property. OK is this Disney for kids. I am an adult in my 50s. Also, this is not one of those all inclusive resorts, and why I selected old P.V. Hotel website states breakfast is 80 pesos, got to restaurant...Nope! 120 pesos. Room needs maintenance. Broken tiles, marks on walls, broken & old shower doors, mirror has rusted. I gave it a two because of location.

  • MariscalEve : Denver, Colorado

My family and I stayed in Tropicana in October and had a wonderful experience for our first time. However, our second stay was the deal breaker for us. First off, the AC unit in our room would make a banging noise at night! We then asked to be moved rooms however that didn't happen until 3 days later. The beds in our room were hard and uncomfortable so when we over heard a guest request a memory foam for her bed (which the receptionist gladly said yes) my husband asked about it but didn't really get an answer, all she said was "the beds in your room are better",but they weren't! So due to the change of rooms (because of the loud AC unit) we were told we had available credit (but were denied refunding) for moving from a bigger room into a smaller one. With the credit we were told we were able to purchase drinks and food. When my husband and I went down to the bar and ordered drinks we were told we had to pay for them. We then informed them about the credit, however we stood there waiting for about 15min while they made phone calls just so they could tell us that there was nothing stating that we had credit so we had to pay for them. I really liked the location of this hotel and the beautiful view, but they really gave us the run around which made staying here very stressful!!

  • JesusHernandez1989 : Denver, Colorado
Never again!!!!!

I have been to Hotel Tropicana twice. This last time being my second time visiting with my family. We went out of our way to contact Tropicana via phone to reserve a room because all the online websites states there were no rooms available and luckily we were able to get a room for the time we wanted to stay. Upon arriving Friday the 3rd, the receptionist Ana seemed like doing her job was a burden. Once we received our room keys and went up to our room 138 we realized we were at the corner of the hotel on the street level and already can hear the commotion of the street and people hanging outside by the window yelling and revving there car engines. We immediately returned and asked if there were any other rooms that were cancelled or available to switch. We were advised to wait until Sunday to ask to switch rooms. Once Sunday came we were already over staying in the current room with the air conditioning waking us up in the middle of the night with a banging noise that went on for a little over an hour each night. The noise with the people and cars all night was frustrating. We advised the receptionist that we were told to ask to switch rooms on Sunday and their response to us was that they didn't understand why anyone would tell us that because there were no rooms available. I began to get so frustrated with them that I waited until Monday to talk to the Ana again about the information she gave me. She apologized and stated I can see what I can do for you. I advised her about the banging of the air conditioning and she said,"Did you open it and check it out?" I responded by telling her I'm on vacation and it's not the customers job to check why the A/C is making a loud banging noise. We were then transferred to a room on the floor that was smaller but a lot quieter. We were then told because we changed rooms that we were going to have a 900 peso credit but they weren't going to be able to refund the money. I then asked why the money couldn't be refunded especially if the room we were transferred to was way smaller than the one we were originally put in. She said because she did us a favor and she got chewed out by her boss that she wasn't going to refund the difference. I just wanted to enjoy my vacation so I just let it go. Another thing with the towel attendants. We had asked for some towels for the pool and the lady told us she didn't have any when right behind her there was a stack of folded towels. We had asked what about those and she ignored us. Overall this hotel is a cheap hotel with cheap service. You get an ok deal for being in a nice location but don't expect to be treated decently. The employees here especially the receptionists are miserable. The maids and service attendants are good people usually with a smile on there face. We will not be staying there again and nor will my friends or family because they have had similar experiences. Spread the word and if you don't believe me then go see for yourself.

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

  • 160 rooms in three 9-storey buildings
  • Mexican restaurant, dress code in effect
  • Bar
  • Room service (fee)
  • Pool
  • Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
  • Watersports centre on the beach (fee)
  • Safety deposit boxes at front desk
  • Medical services (fee)

Guest Rooms include:

  • 2 double beds
  • Ceiling fan cooled
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Max occupancy 4 persons

Oceanview Guest Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds or 1 double & 1 single bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Balcony or terrace with ocean view

Kids Deals - Kids 2-9 pay a special price.

Bonus! Full American breakfast.

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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  • Tropicana Puerto Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta,Mexico

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Tropicana Hotel
Calle Amapas 214 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48370 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.