Hotel Portonovo PlazaSouth Hotel Zone, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- Not directly on the beach
- Guest rooms are on the small side and lack views
- Noisy street can be bothersome
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- 9 Amenities
- 34 Pool
- 12 Restaurants and Bars
- 17 Standard King Room
- 23 Standard Red Room
- 20 Standard Twin Room
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A reasonably priced, small urban paradise
Downtown Puerto Vallarta is a place most people visit on short day trips from their out-of-the-way megaresorts. But more of PV's charm is revealed to those who stay in town in the way of great restaurants, art galleries, shops, and live entertainment.
Portonovo Plaza is a draw for the budget travelers looking to fully experience that charm. Located off a fairly noisy street, Portonovo Plaza features a chic little lobby with a small bar, a hip rooftop pool with sundeck and city views, a decent restaurant, a couple computers in the lobby with free Internet, and a tiny fitness center -- all the basics needed to enjoy a stay that's designed around enjoying what's outside the hotel doors rather than in.
Excellent downtown location one minute from a public beach and a short drive from more secluded beachfront
The Portonovo Plaza occupies the block formed by Mexico, Uruguay, Chile, and Paraguay streets, with the front door on Mexico. Thanks to its heart-of-the-city location you can walk everywhere except a secluded beach. For that you’ll have to take a short taxi ride and head north or south. Conchas Chinas, for example, is 10 to 15 minutes by cab -- this is an exquisitely beautiful rock-and-sand beach just south of town with public access to perfectly clear snorkeling waters.
- 15-minute drive to Puerto Vallarta Airport
- 1-minute walk to the beach
- 2-minute walk to the Malecon
- 10-minute walk to Rio Cuale
- 15-minute walk to Old Town
- 15-minute walk to Playa Los Muertos
- 10-minute drive to Marina Vallarta
- 10-minute drive to Playa Conchas Chinas
Fairly monochromatic palette with streamlined furnishings and basic amenities
All the rooms are priced the same, based on one-person occupancy, with each additional person raising the rate. Some are larger, have slightly more space, better views, or bigger bathrooms -- but they all share the same streamlined black-and-white palette with either brown or red accent blankets and drapes. The beds are a bit on the firm side, and the views are uninspiring -- ranging from none to blank walls to territorial street views.
Rooftop pool with stunning city views but tiny fitness center
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AddressAv. Mexico #1125, Colonia 5 de Diciembre, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 48350, Mexico
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