by Stephen Jermanok
Close to Velas Vallarta in the Marina section of Puerto Vallarta, this Marriott rewards guests with exceptional views of the mountains across the bay. The kids’ club provides interesting local activities like releasing baby turtles into the ocean during the nesting season in summer. Parents will appreciate the spa, the largest in the region.
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Our Editor Loves
- Exceptional views of the mountains
- Kids' club with interesting local activities
- The largest spa in the region
We just returned from a four-night stay at this oceanfront property, located a few minutes from the airport. We had an impeccably maintained fifth-floor room in the main guest room building, directly facing the ocean, with beautiful views. We enjoyed the hotel's many dining options, and twice had the absolutely delicious ceviche at the Ceviche and Tequila Bar, which was a food standout of our visit to Puerto Vallarta. A highlight of our stay was the staff and the exemplary service they provided. Ramon helped us with our luggage, got taxis for us and -- going above and beyond -- was especially kind to and encouraging of our 14-year-old son who is just beginning to learn to speak Spanish. He made a very positive impression on our son which we appreciated! We also appreciated Richard who provided excellent service to us on the beach throughout our stay, at one point even asking the staff at the Coco Bar to break down the coconut from our son's drink, and bringing it back in peeled slices so our son could try it. This was a unique and memorable treat. We will recommend this property highly to anyone visiting Puerto Vallarta!!
I booked this trip for myself and my 9-year-old son. We had a magical time. It is a perfect blend of activities, privacy, safety and luxury. Also, the staff were incredibly sweet and accommodating. Ramon at the front was especially warm and friendly. He definitely made us feel welcome and at home! Ernersto at reception was incredibly kind in helping me with my bags. Because I was just traveling alone with my son, I always appreciated every kind gesture and all the help I could get. Raul is the guy to get at the pool! His service was incredible.
As far as the property is concerned, the place is beautiful and perfect if you are traveling with children. Due to my status, I was upgraded to an oceanfront room. The rooms are perfectly clean and upgraded. I would say they are simple as far as Marriott properties are concerned, however, we were never in our room anyway! The view of the ocean was stunning and the room was very quiet. We only heard a little thumping around in the room above us.
The breakfast in the main dining room was the best buffet I have experienced. I loved it. I highly recommend this property especially if you are traveling with kids. My son ADORED the stay.