Best Value Hotels in Puerto Vallarta

Oyster knows what travelers look for in hotels. When we review properties in person around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you're planning a getaway and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our expert top picks for value in Puerto Vallarta and get inspired!

Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta

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Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Categories: Beach, Luxury, Romantic, Value

Rates at Fiesta Americana are extremely fair -- though the resort does nickel-and-dime guests by charging extra fees for the fitness center, in-room coffee, and Wi-Fi. A big plus here is that every room has at least a partial ocean view (full-view rooms cost a bit more) -- so you really can't book a bad room. A good selection of restaurants, a decent pool with swim-up bar, and a big stretch of private beach are all positives.

Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center

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Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center Rating: 4.0 Pearls

With 475 guest rooms distributed across 15 stories on a beachfront near downtown, the Sheraton Buganvilias is a big, busy operation -- yet it's invitingly tranquil in places as well. There is ample lounge seating dotting the lush grounds, and a nice spa offers a relaxing reprieve. With an attractive free-form pool, multiple restaurants, expansive meeting space, and easy access to the charms of Vallarta, this is a great spot for those who like the action close at hand, but also feel the need to escape the hustle. Just don't expect to escape the hustle with a serene beachfront -- the beach here is rocky, public, and teeming with vendors. Rates, at least, are very fair for what you get.

Villa Del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa

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Villa Del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Rating: 3.5 Pearls

This is a typical upper-middle-range beach resort with multiple pools, a few dining options, tennis courts, a spa and fitness center. And even though some of the rooms are outdated, and guests say the food could be better, the location -- right by a bus stop that takes you downtown in minutes and close to the airport -- is prime. All rooms have kitchenettes or full kitchens, which help guests save money on food, and great freebies such as one-hour use of waters ports gear and free parking certainly add to the value.

Hacienda Hotel & Spa

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Hacienda Hotel & Spa Rating: 2.5 Pearls

Categories: Beach, Value

By most megaresort standards this all-inclusive is small, with just 155 rooms, and is short on amenities and facilities. But it's a comfy, budget-friendly place near downtown Puerto Vallarta and two blocks from the beach. The resort feels authentic, with terracotta tiling, and Mexican-style decor surrounded by lush landscaping and palm trees. For the price it's an excellent option -- the rooms are clean and comfortable, the on-site dining options are plentiful, and the hotel-run beach club offers free non-motorized water sports for guests.

Hotel Portonovo Plaza

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Hotel Portonovo Plaza Rating: 3.0 Pearls

This 45-room budget-friendly boutique hotel comes sharply dressed with some attitude and style. There's a decent rooftop restaurant with outdoor seating and city views, a nice-size rooftop pool looking out toward the ocean, and a basic fitness center. Rooms are small and their views could certainly be more inspiring -- but it's what lies outside the hotel doors that counts. The beach, the Malecon, and the area's most popular dining, nightlife, and shopping are all within a short walk.

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