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Lindo Mar Resort
Ranked #46 of 125 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Frisco, Texas
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Only a few minutes from busy downtown tourist area & well worth it. Spectacular views from every room as they all face the ocean, beach, etc. Staff was extremely helpful in getting cabs, shuttles, buses, restaurant locations & anything else we needed. Ran on the beach, over rocks & within 10 min was on the main beach & thoroughly enjoyed the seclusion. Restaurant had good food but watch those happy hour tequila flavored margaritas....strong. Love the large balcony so much I sat for 1-2 hours a day just admiring the view.

Would go back again.

Room Tip: All have great views but would ask for 2nd thru top floor (9th) for more.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank Frisco_Ron
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Lindo Mar Resort, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Thank you for the great review. We’re glad you enjoyed it and may come back.
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Williston, North Dakota
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We exchanged our timeshare to Lindo Mar based on the reviews from Tripadvisor and are so happy we did. This place is amazing. Very rarely do my wife and I just "hang out" at our hotel when traveling, but we truly didn't want to wander from it. The views are spectacular, the restaurant exceeded our expectations, the beach is small but never crowded and what a fun place to snorkel and just lounge about and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere. Our room, 901, needed some minor maintenance issues but overall was great! Just a few vendors on the beach and are very pleasant to deal with and not pushy at all. The concierge Maria is great for pointing you in the right direction for anything Vallarta and was so polite and knowledgeable!

Our room had the complete kitchen, however with such an amazing restaurant on site, we didn't use it for cooking at all. Thanks to Francisco for being such an amazing host all week at La Playita!

My wife and I WILL be back to visit Lindo Mar again. We couldn't have asked for a better time in Vallarta.

Room Tip: Better views from the higher floors.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank B W
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Lindo Mar Resort, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
We are pleased you had such a good time. We look forward to seeing again at Lindo Mar.
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La Palma
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

901 penthouse 3bdr Great view 9th floor. For all reviews pretty much right on. The place is done in old mexico so let it grow on you, the place may need a few upgrades, but its mexico. The beach area small but it works, same with pool. The reviews say small but this place works well, you dont have the crowd here, you dont have to get up early to grab your chairs or your realestate. The staff very friendly not sure who was rude in other reviews. Restaurant has good food, happy hour 12 to 1 pm and 5pm to 6pm they will ring the bell when its happy hour, take advantage of the beer $1.50each when its 2for 1. Security was present and friendly (Joel) the only thing i can say bad is Iam 6ft 2 in and the beds are short, your feet will over hang. We will be back and hope to be back soon

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Ronald M
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Lindo Mar Resort, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
We are grateful for your 5-star rating; Thank You. We don’t try to be anything but what we are. It’s nice to know that you – and others – like it that way. Come back soon.
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Wonderful location, service and accommodations.

Lindo Mar is one of Puerto Vallarta's little gems. Tucked away on a cliff-side, when you pull to the timeshare (PS-it's a timeshare from how I booked, not sure if it can be booked without having a timeshare but worth checking into) one might think it's a ranch style resort. (To be honest, I was wondering where the rooms were from the street view). PLEASANTLY surprised when I walked into the lobby it opens up to a cliff-side resort with one side of the hallways literally the cliffs. So cool!

The rooms/suites are spacious and very well kept. A traditional Mexican decor, with rooms that open to the sea. Service all around was wonderful!

Close to the main plaza.

Would for sure go back in a heartbeat!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Jess P
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Lindo Mar Resort, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Reviews like yours make all our efforts worthwhile. We hope you’ll be back soon. And, you don’t have to be timeshare owner to visit Lindo Mar. Rentals are available through our management company’s web site: www.tradingplaces.com. Click on Vacation Rentals.
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San Francisco
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Stayed here for 3 night just to check it out and see what all the rave was about. Well people are right, this hotel has a certain charm that is hard to find nowadays when I walked in to the hotel I felt like I was in Mexico. Our room was a 2 bedroom suite and when we walked in we were blown away by the beautiful view in front of us it was truly breathtaking. The bedrooms were very disappointing as they are in the back of the room and do not have any view and are very dark but we were ok with this because we don't spend much time in the room and the view from the living room was worth it.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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4 Thank beachnena
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Lindo Mar Resort, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
We appreciate your positive comments about Lindo Mar. Next time you’re here, ask for a two-bedroom deluxe unit. In those, the master bedroom is in the front and has an ocean view.
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Lindo Mar is a small resort that offers a humble, authentic Mexican feeling. The rooms are clean and kept up well. The furniture is a little worn, but I guess that's to be expected with so many guests. The view and sound of the ocean from the balcony was wonderful and very relaxing. I really don't have anything bad to say about the place. Other than the creepy-crawlers on our first night (we purchased spray at the local Oxo to solve that problem), things were pretty good.

Most of the staff was very friendly and helpful. There were a few that didn't speak/acknowledge the guests, but they were few and far between.

The food at the restaurant is average. Not great, but definitely not horrible. We preferred going to the Malecon area for dinner anyway. The staff at the restaurant was great. Very attentive and friendly. They greeted us by name and remembered what we liked to drink during happy hour. It was also great that the restaurant offered 2 happy hours. The drinks were kind of strong but tasty.

We spent most of our time away from the hotel. We enjoyed dinner at Pipi's (our favorite place - we frequented this place on our last trip), Tino's Mariscos, El Andariego and El Palomar de los Gonzales (a little pricey, but very romantic. Great view of the city). We enjoyed the Rhythms of the Night and just general sight seeing.

Although Lindo Mar was very nice, we probably wouldn't stay here for our 3rd visit to Puerto Vallarta. It was a little far from the Malecon and required taking a taxi everywhere we went. It's nothing against Lindo Mar. As I stated earlier, the hotel was very nice - great view and very relaxing. We just prefer being within walking distance of the Malecon.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Rachi07
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Lindo Mar Resort, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for your positive review of Lindo Mar. Of course, we wish you would always stay with us but we understand your desire to be close to the malecon. If you visit us in the future, use the local bus service to get downtown. It costs less than $1.00 and will let you experience another aspect of the local culture. Hope to see you again.
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

The staff is very rude and not helpful, especially Ivan, who is in charge of the outside area (swimming pool and beach beds). Hope the management takes better care of the tourists that visit them in Puerto Vallarta.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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6 Thank Artemisa H
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Lindo Mar Resort, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Needless to say, we are sorry you were disappointed in your stay at Lindo Mar. As you can see by the many positive comments on TripAdvisor, your experience is unique. We find that a comment such as yours is often the result of a problem that was not handled well. If that was the case, we might have left you with a better opinion of us if you had reported it to management. We hope you’ll give us another chance.
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Additional Information about Lindo Mar Resort

Property: Lindo Mar Resort
Address: K 2.5 Carretera a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta 44800, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#18 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#20 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lindo Mar Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled right on Conchas Chinas Beach in the exclusive southern section of Puerto Vallarta, Lindo Mar is the perfect escape. Enjoy ocean views from your one-, two- or three-bedroom condominium suite, complete with a full kitchen, cable television, maid service and air conditioning to cool off after a relaxing day on the beach. ... more   less 
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