Hotel staff was great and would go out of the way for our large group. There were a couple bad seeds that treated us okay. The hotel was alright, not the nicest place I've stayed in and not the worst. Vamar is good if your traveling on a budget and want the all inclusive experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel seems to be a bit older. For example, the elevator was often messed up. You can tell the railings on the balconies were old. The tiles seemed older. However, our room was clean. The kitchen appeared very old (and smelled old), but we didn't need to use it so we didn't mind much. The bathroom was okay. The beds were clean and comfortable. […] I wish the room was carpeted or at least had rugs. The room service (cleaning) often did not leave enough toilet paper and towels, which would be kind of annoying. The food was good. It tasted good and there was a decent amount of variety. It got annoying when flies or other bugs would get near the food, but it wasn't overwhelming. The view of the marina was beautiful. The staff were AMAZING and welcoming. Overall, I would recommend the hotel. I am hoping that they continue renovations, though. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel has both access to the marina and to the ocean with pools, bars, and restaurants. The staff was extremely nice and took very good care of us. For the price it's by far one of the best places I've ever been and would recommend it to anyone. My company has had their vacation here the past 3 years and we couldn't be happier with the hotel and […] service. Great job and can't wait to go back! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The food would make a dog gag. There is NO entertainment at night,Our door opened facing the stage and there wasn't any while we were there.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Vamar, or Embarcedero"
This is a nice hotel in the Marina, if you want to be on the beach, do not stay here, if you want to be near shops, excellent restuarants that are very reasonably priced, this is a great place to stay. There we so many restuarants, El Colequita is a must place to have lunch or dinner, for around $20 U S, Two can dine & the quality is excellent. The […] Fuita Banana also had excellent Fuita's on friday nights. We ended up spliting meals as the portions were large About Mexico, everyone wants you to go to a time share presentation, if you are inclinded you gan get $4,000.00 pesos for a 4 or 5 hour talk, that converts to about $325.00 U S, so it might be worth your time if you want extra spending cash for souveniors. From the Marina you can take a bus for 6.5 pecos (50 cents U S) to Walmart or all the way downdown, greats shops & resturants galore there. You can also take a bus to Bucerious which is about 20 minutes north and has excellent sandy beaches there. You are stil in the bay. You can take a bus also to Saliouto which is on the ocean and only 40 minutes away, lots of surfers there. Both bus rides are less than a couple dollars apice (US) As far as this hotel, Ruben behind thr front desk was EXCELLENT, He made sure our room was set up the way we wanted, that the refrigerator worked. He was always there it seemed and spoke perfect English as my spanish is not the best. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"There must be better places"
The hotel is situated perfectley on the marina which has great bars and restaurants, the rooms are pretty good and have great views, however for some reason a third of the room is taken up by a kitchen which might be nice if your were not in an all inclusive facility and in anycase there is not so much as a teaspoon or cup supplied. There are three […] bars two by pools which close at 5pm and one in the main lobby which opens at 6pm and seems to close at about 11.30 if they can get away with it, this bar has no real seating (2 bar stools and 4 double chairs on a higher platform) so not much room for a hotel that possibly holds in excess of a 1000 people. The lobby is open to both sides so it can get breezy and there are no non smoking areas in restaurants or bars, which probably explains why most of the all inclusive guests including myself spend most of thier time (and money) in and around the marina. The main restaurant is on the marina and for the most part is out in the open which is ok if the weather is good, the food at best is average and the y are never ready at the times of opening, it is also plagued with wasps around the serving areas. There is an italian restaurant for which you have to book which is quite nice, but you would not want to eat there every night. ther is also a lack of imformation to be had about aspects and itineries of the hotel and none whatsoever in english, I would not bother again, there are no other facilities that I saw or are worth mentioning Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Vamar Vallarta; Few disappointments"
With reasonable expectations, you'll find the Vamar Vallarta (formerly the Embarcadaro# a good choice for Puerto Vallarta. Clean facilities and grounds; easy access to the marina shops & restaurants; tollerable and very affordable bus ride #Mexican Massage) to downtown; very nice primary pool area and just a short walk to access beach and beachside […] pool option; reasonable "inclusive" food & meal options; entertaining views of all types of private vessels entering or leaving the marina; pleasant and accommodating staff; limited language barriers; some "Spring Breakers" in mid February keep things a little lively but, various age groups in overall clientel and everyone was pleasant and for the most part respectfull and any celebratory noise never lasted to late into the evening; good location as a starting point to any other adventures you choose to book. Stayed there the three times we've visited Puerto Vallart. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This resort was clearly going through a transition. The front staff was helpful but could not overcome the limitations of the infrastructure. The rooms were in need of complete upgrades, not the partial upgrades that had been done. We exchanged rooms three times. Once because we wanted to upgrade to a room with a balcony. This was a mistake. Our next […] room smelled of mildew and had no refrigerator where it should have been. We then requested a third room which leaked water from the recessed light in the restroom and there was a tube tv with poor reception in the room. The meals were ok. We opted for the breakfast only and purchased lunch one afternoon. Please avoid this place if you do not want to be harassed by the sales representatives seated in the lobby daily. Enjoy PTO it is a wonderful place to visit. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best of Two worlds"
Grounds and pools were great!!!! It has the Marina side with beautiful $$$$$ yachts in basin and the beach side with ocean-front ameneties. The service and the people were outstanding,over the top(Robert at the desk at check-in;Mariano in guest services; Manuel and Jose in dining area;Ricardo in beach bar.The food was just ok,too much of same or similar. […] I did get sick on some of it(I narrowed to eggs-they don't refrigerate raw eggs and when over-easy?????) The drinks in the AI package were great!!!! No watered down liquor here, entertainers try hard to get things going but is mainly dependent on the guests.Overall, for the price,it was a great value. I have been to PV area 3 previos times at All- Inclusives, by far best value. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful Property and a great location."
Claudia at the checkin was quick professional efficient and informative. Very helpful. Mariano has a great personality. Very funny and will be remembered for the rest of our lives everytime we talk about this trip. The views are beautiful. Every member of the staff goes out of their way to help us. I have stayed at many all inclusive resorts but this […] by far exceeded my expectations. Location is great. Only a three minute walk to the marina where there are plenty of cool bars and restaurants and shopping. I go to mexico about 6 times a year and will definately go back to this hotel on my next trip. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Stay in PV"
The hotel staff and lobby area is both inviting and clean. The restaurant for supper was excellent. Breakfast which was included in our package was awesome. Would not hesitate to stay here again. The location is great and PV was awesome to go visit.Genuine Expedia guest review
Vamar was over booked and could not accommodate us in main complex where we booked. Taken to the Villa complex and placed in a second floor large unit.No elevators. The only useable area was a nice bathroom and bedroom. The rest of the space was very much under furnished. To enjoy the main complex and to eat we were required to walk 2 blocks there and […] back. Oncein the complex the staff were excellent aswere our meals. Staff always stopped at the table to enquire if we were satisfied and could they provide more service. The restaurant setting on the marina waterway afforded many delights. Overall we would stay again but in the hotel,in the room we book. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Flamingo is in Mexico, and is a Mexican style Hotel. Enjoy it for what it is. It is a great value for this high rent location. You will enjoy it most if you don't compare it to high end, 5 stars hotels. It is ideally located on the marina seawall where there is lots to do, great restaurants, fun pubs and live music. But before you head out on the […] Malacon take advantage of the great food, wonderful drinks, set beneath a huge palapa at the pools edge. The staff is very accommodating and will make your staff comfortable. I have stayed here 4 times but also want to add I have stayed at most of the Marina District hotels and this one remains the greatest value. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beds no good"
Beds and pillows are awful. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. The pool is frequently in the shade and there really isn't a beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"CHECK IN AND OUT BE PREPARED TO WAIT"
CHECK IN WAS 30 MINUTES, CHECKOUT 1.5 HOURS IN LINE!! NO COFFEE MAKER, NO CHAIRS TO SIT ON, JUST SHEER DRAPES, WHEN THE SUN IS UP YOU KNOW IT!! NO MATTER WHERE YOUR ROOM IS, YOU HAVE A VIEW, BUT YOU ARE A LONG WAY FROM THE 1 ELEVATORGenuine Expedia guest review
"OK for a cheap trip"
If you are used to staying at standard US hotel, this might disappoint. There was no wifi in the rooms so I had to trek down to the chilly, open-air lobby each morning to load my emails - not fun at all. We did ask for an iron and a coffee maker, which they brought to our room (we had to buy our own coffee). The beach area is nice as it is on a walled […] platform with a good view. Don't come here though if you want to lay in the sand. They also won't serve snacks to your beach lounge chairs - only drinks. We went to OXXO and brought our own Pringles to snack on in the afternoon. This area is not so great if you are interested in night life but is it good if you want to relax completely. The crowd here is much older. The breakfast buffet was really good but we were not as thrilled with the dinner. However, there was a really nice little place just outside of the front entrance (if you are facing the spa, go to the left for one minute). There are a lot of other spas and restaurants nearby on the marina plaza. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location to Marina District in PV"
Hotel is located next to an outdoor rooftop concert stage.There was a live concert on Sat night that kept us awake until past 1pm. We would never stay at this hotel agian for that reason.Genuine Expedia guest review
Clean, pretty good food and close to all the action. What else could u want?Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to the Marina's great restaurants & shops"
The hotel is gorgeous, they have done a wonderful job with the infinity pool and surrounding patios as well as the beach. We were on the European plan (breakfast only) as we wanted to take advantage of the great restaurants close by for our other meals. Breakfast buffet had a wonderful variety as well as custom made omelettes etc. all in a beautiful […] outdoor setting by the water. Our only complaint would be that we would have liked a refrigerator in our room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"What a gem"
Fantastic hotel, inexpensive and included an amazing breakfast with extensive Mexican food choices. Kid friendly, great pool. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout the stay. A definite recommend. Easy to get to from the airport.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location with awesome staff."
From housekeeping to breakfast attendants to desk staff we found everyone to be cheerful, interactive and accommodating. Rooms feature tile and bright traditional color palettes. While it appears they have been updating rooms to some extent the furnishings and cabinetry are dated. We found both the room and the common areas to be very clean. Regular […] attention to the pool, dining, and lobby area were evident. We have been told that beds in Mexico tend to be firm but the beds are like sleeping on a board with a thin mat covering it. Towels and facecloths left by the room attendants were often skimpy. Twice we even had to request items brought up as they had not left one facecloth or hand towel in the room. Breakfast was included with our room as we were on the European Plan. When the hotel was busy on the weekends the breakfast selection was varied and fresh but it was not as good during the week. We often questioned if it was just left-overs from the weekend as the pastries would be stale and selection very limited. The fresh fruit was always good and plentiful. The location was one of our favorite features as it is right on the marina with access to 30-40 little restaurants and many stores and services. The bus stops right outside the hotel and cabs to downtown Puerto Vallarta or Walmart were cheap. One specific note is that they have outside walkways with low walls to access rooms and my husband who has height issues was often uncomfortable as we were on the 6th floor. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great view and convenient shopping and dining out"
Enjoyable stay with good service and great value. Breakfast had good variety and nice ambience. Beach was so-so, but pools were clean and adequate. Bathroom needs to be upgraded. Kitchens need to be fully servicable or eliminated.Genuine Expedia guest review
"really great location with the marina and beach"
nice location and friendly staff. not organized well, it is a guessing game as to the location of each meal, each day. The food is marginal at best. The place is not busy at all, and maybe that is why the food seems to be reheated each day. They have a Italian rest. but it is rarely open.Genuine Expedia guest review
"From bad first impression to Great Experience"
Everything started a bit rough because they overbooked the hotel. I must say they made up for it, they ended up giving us a nice room after the first night in a noisy room. The staff is very friendly and the maids will go the extra mile to try and help make your room more comfortable. Breakfast inclusive is the way to go, great buffet. The reception […] needs a bit more attention to detail , although nice manners they're a bit slower that one would like. Love 'La marina' area, is really great, feels secure and also very close to a convenience store and delicious tacos around the corner. Very close to the airport and has a bus stop right by the hotel entrance (couple min walk) to go into town. I'd stay there again because they have all the amenities (small scale) for a reasonable price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was in a nice location in the harbor area with many choices for food and shopping. Very friendly and helpful staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't expect perfection. Just Good Location"
Pros: Very nice location with beach and marina access. Friendly staff. Cons: below average food. Clean but Old Hotel. Small beach. Crowded place. Must get to the restaurant before other guests or they will take your foodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't believe the other reviews!!"
I enjoyed my stay @ Vamar Vallarta. The staff were all great and for the most part spoke good english. The food was delicious, especially the oriental night (they called it Caribean night). The only thing I did not like was the 'timeshare' people in the lobby...like everywhere else in Puerto Vallarta they were too pushy. i read the reviews before I […] left and was worried but it was quiet and an overall nice place to stay. Ramon @ the bar was GREAT!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great food,location and safe..."
The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are big, the staff at the front counter are very pleasant specially Juan the tour salesman is the best if you need a good quality tour, he gets out of his way to help you... The only down side is that they do not have a internet room for the clients to use and do the early boarding. They have the WiFi in the whole […] hotel, but you need a printer to print your boarding passes. The 2 restaurants in the hotel are great food and the waiters fantastic, the only one that need a bit of improvement is the one that is in the beach side. Otherwise the hotel is fantastic and I am 100% sure we will go back to this place, the location is safe and the environment great.... We have a great Time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great fo the short stay. Had to travel."
Excellent service. Tha accommodation was great . A little noise from the large fans at the other building, but hey not a big deal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Poor quality hotel but good location Hotel needs lot of renovationGenuine Expedia guest review
"new management makes a difference - Vamar Villarta"
I know the area in which this hotel is located but had never heard of it -- no wonder it has a new name and a new management!! Great location, great rooms, wonderful amenities and terrific staff. I opted out of the all inclusive - and even then got breakfast with my room. Restaurants are nearby, cheap and have terrific food. This is really important […] if you are going to stay for longer periods (I stayed for a month) - and are not a huge drinker. Will definitely go again next year and already am recommending it to others. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
An older hotel with amenities (pool, tennis, basketball, free lobby wifi) and steps away from beach, marina and marina plaza. Location is excellent and ease of access to older Puerto Vallarta, ATMs, convenience stores and restaurants. Rooms are clean and comfortable-with superior rooms having large decks. Upper floor rooms have great view of marina. […] Mexican, American, and Canadian tourists are treated well by friendly professional staff whose command of English is much better than my Spanish. Would go there again. Great value. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel promedio, servicio normal"
Inicialmente nos dieron unas habitaciones muy viejas y descuidadas justo al lado de la zona de recreacion, al siguiente dia pedimos cambio y nos dieron una habitacion en las villas mucho mejor. El primer dia nos persiguieron para vendernos creo que un tiempo compartido. En los dias siguientes todo fue normal con las nuevas habitaciones. El hotel no […] es malo pero tampoco es el mejor, paseando por el hotel pareciera que tienen mejores habitaciones y remodeladas en otra torre del mismo hotel. En general el personal es amable, la persona que atiende en la noche es un poco frio, pero igual es muy servicial, los licores del bar son de muy buena calidad. Nos pareció raro que lo primero que nos hicieran firmar era una exención de responsabilidad si le pasaba algo a nuestros efectos personales o a nuestro automóvil, eso nos hizo sentirnos un poco desprotegidos, aunque al final el hotel es muy tranquilo. Por el precio pagado creo que no se puede pedir más. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Muy buen hotel"
Muy buen hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel com ótimo custo-benefício"
O Hotel tem ótimo custo-benefício, recomendo para casais já que as atividades para crianças são limitadas. A alimentação é boa, especialmente os restaurantes de frutos do mar e italiano. A internet é gratuita, porém muito lenta. Muitas vezes ficamos sem conexão.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Buena relación precio servicioGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Buen hotel, el servicio fue bueno y con gusto regresaría. El servicio de club de niños estuvo de maravilla, la niña estuvo muy entretenida y muy bien cuidada. Sólo les pediría que no sean tan insistentes en ofrecer la membresía y en tener mayor variedad en los bufetes.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
todo estubo bien nada mas quede con duda sobre el monto quepague segun vi en la pagina estaba un poco mas baratoGenuine Expedia guest review
"Falta más información de actividades"
Falta muuuuca calidad en los alimentos. Muy pobres. Me cargaron dos veces la estadía en la tarjetaGenuine Expedia guest review
"esta muy comodo falta un restauran en la playa"
confortableGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Una estancia muy placentera"
A pesar de que el hotel estaba lleno no se sentía pues la distribución de sus albercas permitía que todo estuviera agusto, la comida rica, el servicio súper bien las personas muy atentas agradables y cordiales. Las habitaciones sencillas, limpias y cómodas.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Los alimentos y el personal del hotel agradables."
En general mi estancia fue bastante agradable, ya que el servicio de todo incluido esta bastante completo y la atención del personal es bastante buena. Al hotel le falta algo de mantenimiento y la habitación que nos toco era muy pequeña y nos resulto cómoda pero a pesar de eso si lo recomiendo ya que el precio es bastante accesible.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Iba a descansar y descansé"
Iba a descansar y hasta me quedé una noche extra. El hotel cumple con lo necesario para disfrutar el All inclusive. El servicio de bebidas es rapidísimo y rico, tiene montón de albercas y el personal es cálido. Sí tiene playa pero no para sentarse en la arena pues las olas rompen en la orilla del hotel. Lo malo, el acoso con llamadas tempraneras y preguntas […] en pasillo que te hacen unos promotores de atracciones turísticas a cambio de una hora de tu tiempo y un desayuno "gratis". Con ellos recomiendo sólo ser claros si te interesa darles una mañana y un día completo de tus vacaciones. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"No tiene playa, no lo recomiendo"
Lo unico bueno del hotel es la amabilidad del personal. Las instalaciones no son las mejores, aceptan a muchoa grupos de estdiantes que no respetan las normas del hotel. La calidad de los alimentos y bebidas es mala. La playa esta muy fea. No lo recomiendoGenuine Expedia guest review
"lugar Diversión familiar"
Bonito lugar, albercas lindas, desayuno rico y playa muy agradable. tranquilo y bien ubicado.Genuine Expedia guest review
Muy recomendable para llevar niños, instalaciones muy limpias, personal muy atento.Genuine Expedia guest review
"MUY CARO PARA LO QUE OFRECEN"
MANDARON CAMIONES CON PROMOCIONES DE 2,500 PESOS POR 4 DIAS Y TRES NOCHES TRANSPORTACION INCLUIDA EN EL PROGRAMA ALL INCLUSIVE Y A MI ME SALIO EL TRIPLE Y YA SABRAN LA GENTE QUE OCUPO LAS INSTALACIONES, SE DESAPARECIERON SANDALIAS,BOLSAS.LENTES,BRONCEADORES,IPADS ETC ADEMAS DE QUE LA GENTE MUY SUCIA ENJUAGANDOSE LAS MANOS EN LA ALBERCA SUCIAS DE COMIDA, […] DE HABER SABIDO PAGO ESO Y ME AHORRO DINERO Y LOS COMENTARIOS Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel le long de la marina avec piscine sur la mer"
La nourriture était très bonne, l'endroit féerique et paisible le jour. Le soir disont que c'est la fête pour les jeunes Mexicain en congé. On a réussit à dormir à peine 2-3 heures car la fête à duré jusqu'à 5:00 du matin!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel con agradables vistas naturales"
Fue muy agradable y divertida gratos momentos inolvidables llenos de emoción y descansoGenuine Expedia guest review
Muy bonito el hotel; limpio y el personal muy atentoGenuine Expedia guest review
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