The Brisas Del Mar is two distinct properties (they really should make this information more clear somehow). There is the 'hotel' portion (at the top, on level with and above the pool/deck area). And there are the 'condo' portions (below the pool/deck area).
I've not stayed in the hotel, so I cannot attest to how those rooms are maintained. But I have stayed in the condo portion of the building on more than one occasion and while they are each individually owned and decorated/remodeled, from what I've seen they are meticulous and well maintained.
The pool/deck area in my opinion has been well maintained and is clean. It seems they did some remodel/clean/new chairs within the last two years. The 'bar' has never once been open while I've stayed there, so I cannot review that (and I've stayed in the busy season). Also, for as many times as I've been there's never really been much action on the deck, but that's to be expected in my opinion, as the beach is 1.5 blocks away.
All my contact was done directly with condo owners and I've never had to use the hotel for anything. So again, I cannot make reviews or comments about the hotel directly. But keep in mind, they are separate properties that only share the common pool/deck area.
The one thing I can confirm as others have mentioned, is that I did have a couple of questions once and I went to the hotel desk to ask for help and on two different times no one there spoke a lick of english, which I found really odd for being a hotel. But the lounge/check-in area was clean and open.
Also to note, the stairs below (yes, there are many, about 3-4 zig zags to get to the units) seem mainly designed to get into the condo portion of the building. There are two secure gates (have been for years so that's not a new thing) at the bottom and top of the stairs that lead directly to the lower condo levels. The main entrance to the hotel is on Privada Abedul which is a side street off of Highway 200. To get to the hotel entrance, you'll really need to take a cab to enter from this direction, as it's quite a hike from town/beach.
- Also Known As:
- Brisas Del Mar Hotel Puerto Vallarta
- Brisas Del Mar Puerto Vallarta