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Las Palmas by the Sea
Ranked #42 of 125 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Aurora, Colorado
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice older hotel ”
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

My friends and I spend one week from October 19th till 26th at Las Palmas .we wanted to be closer to
down Town Puerto Vallarta.
Too bad there was a remodel going on the place was a mess .
We paid for all inclusive but the first drink I ordered on the bar (scotch and soda no special brand) the bartender charged me $11.
The staff was great,food not so good
Probably would not return ::

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Guelph, Canada
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Just came back from a 7 day stay at Las Palmas by the Sea, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Had a great holiday.

The hotel is rated a 3 star but we would rate it a 4 star for friendly staff, good food, drinks and entertainment.

The beach is good and connects to a long stretch of beach for long, leisurely, sunbathing, walks.

What I liked was the availability to walk on the main street and mingle or choose your restaurants shopping, etc., also you can take the local bus for 7.5 pesos (60 cents US Dollar) and travel downtown to the historical main center of Puerto Vallarta.

This is a small hotel with hard beds and small rooms but with wonderful friendly service....not for someone expecting a 5 star hotel.

If you want a relaxing, reasonable priced holiday in the sun by a pool, it's perfect.

I was surprised by how many visitors were repeat travellers from all over the world...

I will be back.....

Room Tip: I don't plan to stay in my room during a holiday so have no preference,,,
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Lacey, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

You will not meet a friendlier more helpful staff. Sanitation, Antonio and Edgar are the best. The take such good care of us, even though the propert isn't the newest, the people keep us coming back. The staff works hard to keep the place very clean.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Great small hotel for families. Not many party kids there while we were, so it made for a quiet and relaxing trip. The kids play place staff were excellent! The food was good, staff was friendly and courteous. Would definitely return again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013

The hotel is in need of some renovation and maintenance work. First room they put us in had a broken shelf and the second room had very weak air conditioning (couldn't get the room cool enough for complete relief from the summer temperatures). But, the room was clean and the view was great.
The "beach" should be more correctly referred to as "water access" as it was but 10 to 15 feet from the retaining wall and the sand was pebbly and uncomfortable for bare feet. As well, once in the water the sand was even more course and dropped off very quickly (forget about having your youngsters frolicking as water wings or a life jacket would be needed for non-swimmers).
The youth pool was fine, but not nearly big enough that the peak hours you were a risk of catching an elbow or foot in the face from a fellow tourist.
I found the staff extremely helpful and accommodating. Drink service in the restaurants was quick and they did well to ensure my two (very shy) sons did not go without. Thank you for that, but overall we will look elsewhere whenever we go to PV.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Arrived at hotel literally stayed 3 hours before getting Air Transat Rep to find us another hotel. OMG this place is so out dated. Food horrible front staff rude. Beach so gross. Thank God we were transferred to Grand Marival it saved PV for us.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Smithers, Canada
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

I have stayed in many resorts throughout Puerto Vallarta and Cancun. Las Palmas is a great place to go if you are tired of the bigger fancier places where you are just another Canadian/American family on vacation. The staff are very friendly and the food was great for not being a 5 Star hotel. The Pacific side is touch and go with beaches and waves being less forgiving than the Caribbean, but this beach was clean and the sand was fine. I spent hours in the ocean with my young children and wasn't worried once about rip tides or dangers. Sofia (entertainment staff) made the holiday extra special for us as she was absolutely amazing with my children and involved them in all the events. We were there 2 weeks during easter when 95% of the fellow tourists were native Mexicans.....and I found that quite enjoyable as opposed to being surrounded by drunken and disrespectful north american tourists. Thank you Sofia....and we will be back.

Room Tip: I recommend a room facing the ocean. We were stuck in a back room with no view and the air condition...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Las Palmas by the Sea

Property: Las Palmas by the Sea
Address: Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio Km 2.5, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#32 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Las Palmas by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the most refreshing way to vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Unwind together in our oceanfront Jacuzzi with panoramic view. Play in our two sparkling pools. Enjoy our beach club, with its wide range of activities. Indulge in a soothing massage. Treat your palate to delicious cuisine and cocktails at our restaurants and bars. Check out our nightly shows. At Las Palmas by the Sea you will enjoy your vacation. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Las Palmas By The Sea Hotel Puerto Vallarta
Las Palmas Puerto Vallarta
Las Palmas Sea Puerto Vallarta
Las Palmas Resort
Las Palmas Beach

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