a traveler from Travelocity.com
on February 7, 2011
I was a little hesitant to book here because of the 2 star AAA rating, but all other customer reviews were good, so I did. And I wasn't disappointed. The hotel was pleasant and clean with a wonderful "Hacienda-style" decor (to this northeasterner), very well located, and, best of all, not stuffed with tourists. It attracts a nice mix of local and foreign visitors. It's location right on the beach was wonderful (we could hear the waves breaking all night long) and, because it isn't located near the resort-type places, the beach was never crowded. Yet, in just a 5 minute walk, you're on the Malecon, which is tourist-y yet fun. The hotel has a service desk where you can sign up for tours (if you're into that), but you can also rent a car in the lobby (Enterprise) and they'll bring the car to you. But I''d only rent to drive out of Vallarta; the city is easy to maneuver on foot. I very much enjoyed this hotel and will probably book there again.
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