Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta Review

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Paseo de Los Cocoteros 19, Riviera Nayarit 63732, Mexico
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Editor’s Review of Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

If you have a budding musician in your family or anyone with a fascination for the great rock musicians of the world, the Hard Rock Vallarta will be a vacation destination to enhance their love of all things related to the rock culture. A standard of the Hard Rock brand, the hotel is saturated with authentic costumes, instruments and other accoutrements of the superstar music world.

Built in 2012, the Hard Rock Vallarta has more than 300 yards of sand beach, the longest beachfront of any hotel on the Bay of Banderas. Of the 348 rooms, more than 250 are oceanfront. With six restaurants, three pools and the entire Pacific Ocean just steps away, the Hard Rock is one of the more popular all-inclusive resorts on Mexico's Pacific
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The Kid's Club offers a number of engaging, educational and downright fun activities for kids ages 4 to 12. Plans are underway for expanding the kids program, so ask for details to see if it will be open when your family visits.
The same is true for the Rock Spa -- an expansion is planned for 2016. The spa is currently a lovely destination with two outdoor cabanas for treatments, plus a killer view.

Lyrics from our favorite songs and quotes from our most popular musicians fill in spaces on the wall that's not already adorned with drums, guitars, costumes and awards. A daily tour of the memorabilia is a highlight for everyone from the Woodstock era to anyone who likes the latest chart-topping trends. Remember the lollipop dress that Katie Perry wore when she jumped into the big birthday cake at the MTV Video Music Awards? Yep, it's here, icing and cake long since removed.

Like all Hard Rock Hotels, it's now possible to check out a Fender guitar and take it to your room for private jam sessions. less
Our Editor Loves
  • All-inclusive rates
  • 300 yards of beach front
  • Chocolate clowns at check-in
Family Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool
Our Member Reviews 1632 Reviews
Puerto Vallarta Perfection!
Reviewed on 12/16/2010
Perhaps our family's favorite Mexican vacation of all time! We stayed a week at the Vallarta Palace and loved every minute. The food was excellent at all of the restuarants but our favorite was to have dinner at the Japanese ...
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The mini-bars, often off limits for kids because of the cost, are an all-inclusive treat in all Hard Rock rooms. In addition to soft drinks and beer, the mini-bars are stocked with orange and grape juice for the kids. Mom and dad will love the in-room liquor dispenser offering a perfect shot of rum, tequila, vodka or whiskey, according to your tastes.

A limited number of connecting rooms are available, so if this is important for your family's enjoyment and peace of mind, book early. Cribs are available upon request, and Wi-Fi is complimentary.

Deluxe Rooms
These all have double beds and the headboards are usually an image of some famous concert or musician. All rooms have either a private balcony or a Juliette balcony, or a terrace if you're on the ground floor. There's plenty of extra space for a crib, but the only tub for bathing little ones is the massive two-person Jacuzzi. Otherwise, big screen TVs, spacious bathrooms and other services should cover your needs. Check it out -- the in-room safe is also a charging station for your electronics.

Deluxe Family Rooms
There are 18 of these rooms that come with two bedrooms and two baths. An X-Box 360, beach toys and children's shampoo are among the extra amenities that make this a good choice for your family.

Rock Royalty Level (Third Floor)
The third floor is an adults-only floor with the exception of the Rock Star Suite, an over-the-top, two-bedroom suite that includes its own movie theater, surround-sound and multiple balconies.


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