Villa del Mar
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OverviewFor years, budget travellers to Puerto Vallarta have given the Villa del Mar top marks for value. This dollar-stretching 'little sister' to the adjacent Villa del Palmar Resort is comfortable, intimate, and a popular choice for families and couples. Guests have access to all facilities at the Villa del Palmar, and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, convenient kitchenettes and proximity to the beach and downtown activities.
Location: Steps to the beach, 15 minutes to Bucerias, 10 minutes from downtown, 10 minutes from the airport.
Staff and check in were efficient. Room was dated was not able to get hot water for the shower, it had large fridge, and cook top andMicrowave as well as stuff to make coffee or tea. The patio area was nice, as was the pool area. There was a nice sports bar up front. One is able to use the facilities and pool at the slightly up market sister hotel situated on the same property.
The hotel was clean and fairly well maintained--but it was older and had a unique style in which the room's windows faced inward to the central open landings on each floor (see photo). A nice roof-top lounge area sits at the top of the stairs, and I found it a quiet place to read. The area is safe and the surrounding streets have a variety of restaurants - from upscale to street vendors selling some pretty outstanding tacos. Escondida Sports Bar is right next door, and is a great place to hang out, watch a game and meet local folks. My room had A/C and a TV, but no remote. Wi-Fi was available in the lobby, but did not work in the room. There is no designated parking per se, but I found street parking directly outside. Lastly, the hotel is within walking distance to all of the beach activities, stores, bars and shops. This place will be a quieter and more affordable option than places closer to the beach.
Our assigned room was on the second floor (no elevator) but was furnished with two matrimonial beds (doubles). The mattresses were firm but comfortable (we've stayed in Mexican hotels where the mattresses were firm and uncomfortable). Although there were a few idiosyncrasies (no hot water faucet in the basin; the hot water was in the shower, but required many turns of the faucet to access it), the beds were comfortable, the rooms had individually controlled A/C and ceiling fans, and the two closets had a shelf unit in addition to the hanging space. Not far from the beach, lots of restaurants nearby, and transportation handy. Free wifi in the hotel lobby with plenty of seating. The local reputation is many visitors who are on longer vacations stay there.Altogether a pleasant experience!
The staff waa great and very accomdating. The cleaning ladies in particular were lovely and very thorough. This hotel is cheap and basic but close to absolutely everything. The views from the roof are nice! I would absolutely go back. I was very glad to have a window though, as many of the rooms did not! Next time I might even spring for a balcony. :P
Friendly staff, room clean and don't expect 5 star hotel, this isn't one but between a three and a cheaper 4 star. Plenty good Mexican restaurants and bar close by as well as Banks, UPS Store and gringo Gulch entrance from South.
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
- 131 rooms in four 4-storey buildings
- 1 a la carte restaurant
- 1 pool
- 2 tennis courts (fee)
- Fitness centre
- Beauty salon
- Shopping on site
- Scuba on site (fee)
- Babysitting service (fee)
- Ceiling fan
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Living area
- Sitting area
- Coffee/tea maker
- In-room safe
- Iron & ironing board
- Balcony or patio
- 2 double beds
- Bathroom with shower
- Max occupancy 4 up to 2 adults
- Same as above but with 1 king bed, sofa bed and full bathroom. Max occupancy 4 persons.
Resort Location Map
Villa del MarPuerto Vallarta,Mexico
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Calle Francisco i. Madero # 440, 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.
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