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Flamingo Vallarta Hotel & Marina
Ranked #71 of 126 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Salida, Colorado
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4 reviews
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“Good location, not so impressed with hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

The hotel is a little hard to find, but once it's found, very convenient to the airport. There are many restaurants within walking distance but the food at the hotel's water-front restaurant is as good as any. There is a small fridge in the room, no coffee pot and guests have to pay for a bucket of ice obtained at the bar. The pool is refreshing, good for families. I feel the front desk personnel was above average and helpful, but the hotel building itself was only so-so. It is certainly adequate for a short stay before or after your flight but would be disappointed to spend an entire vacation at this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Mackenzie, B. C.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

It is everything that previous reviewers have said. The bed was great, the sofa may have had Pancho Villas sweat stains. The cultured marble sink was cracked, the shower was great. Balcony large, room large. Smaller hotel, maybe 80 to 100 rooms, felt homey. Not expensive and restaurant very good. Staff fine, view of marina great. Great dining around marina only steps away. Hall ways are airy and cool, even around siesta. Not far from airport and walking distance to Liverpool Mall. Old and tired, certainly, like a comfortable pair of slippers.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms give quick access to pool area and restaurant.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Draper, Utah, United States
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

The good thing about this hotel is that it was cheap to stay, cheap enough to check out early and not worry about the lack of a refund. The place was probably a decent place to stay 25 years ago. That is what I would guess to be the age of the furniture and mattresses in my room. The sofa is stained and nasty. The bed and the floor are similar in firmness. All in all everything about the place is well worn and showing a lot of wear. The restaurant is was decent and is the highlight of the amenities. It was picked for the proximity to the marina, and then came the realization of how empty the marina has become over the past year. When addressing issues with the management, I found them to be offensive, uncaring and rude. You can find much nicer places for similar budgets. You'll be happier as I was somewhere else.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

The Flamingo Vallarta Resort and Marina is the best place to stay! You are on the Marina, the staff are the nicest people you will meet. The rooms are very clean and the food is exceptional. Isaac in the restaurant is the best!!! This is the only place we will stay at.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 3rd floor that overlooks the marina.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

Quite a nice hotel with easy access to the airport. The rooms are very nice, clean, and quiet. They show a bit of wear and shabbiness, but nothing offensive. The hotel is very nice in every way. To get to the beach, you have to take one of the morning shuttles. However, the pool looks absolutely stunning. The marina is right there, but nothing else is easily accessible.

I stayed on the third floor, but the room itself was another floor up on the fourth level. If you have trouble with stairs, be sure to ask about them if you're assigned a room in the 300s.

As an aside, I had booked months before through booking,com and was quoted a rate that was about half of what the hotel was charging by the time I arrived in January 2014. The hotel front desk staff didn't even question my bargain rate. Very classy, I thought.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Puerto Vallarta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Check in went well, had a chance to look at rooms prior to checking in. Front desk staff excellent. Lunch and pool side breakfast great, food excellent. a bit out of the way and hard to find though, more signs would be great when you have your own car and not a taxi driver to find it for you??

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We checked out after the first night. This place is noisy, dark rooms, and the bathroom was not maintained since 20 years it looked filthy. Please see my photos. Electric cables came out of the walls, no safe and only one key for the room. No safety concept. Matresses were very uncomfortable. The TV was about 20 years old. Internet connection wass the poorest I ever had in a hotel. I would only recomment this hotel if you are on a very tight budget and a run down very noisy place that reminds of a hostel doesn´t bother you. The reception was solely run by a boy that looked like he just turned 18 and he was completely overwhelmed with this job. I wouldn´t blame him, but the management to let him be there alone when there were 30 people checking in ( 2 groups)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Flamingo Vallarta Hotel & Marina

Property: Flamingo Vallarta Hotel & Marina
Address: Carretera Al Aeropuerto KM 6 S/N | Colonia Puerto Iguanas, Puerto Vallarta 48314, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 126 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Flamingo Vallarta Hotel & Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Flamingo Vallarta Hotel & Marina Explore a place filled with life in the heart of the popular Marina Vallarta, minutes away from the best attractions and with the family and business friendly atmosphere that you're looking for. Flamingo Vallarta Hotel & Marina is one great hotel in Puerto Vallarta, with brick roofs and a lovely cupola that is a reminiscence of the mexican essence that characterizes this romantic destination. By staying with us you'll have the chance of admiring and enjoying the luxury yachts in the Marina for the best price! Flamingo Vallarta Hotel features 96 Standard rooms with balconies to appreciate the stunning Marina Vallarta. Each room is equipped with Internet access, safe box ($), room service ($) and a lot more. Our Vallarta hotel facilities also include: •Restaurant buffet •Gym services •Wi-Fi in rooms and hotel areas •Business center and multifunctional room for events We have to be honest: what really distinguishes Flamingo Vallarta Hotel from other Marina Vallarta hotels is its quietness, personalized services, attention to detail and an exquisite combination of exclusiveness and affordability. Book today your room in Flamingo Vallarta and get our lowest Internet rates, guaranteed. ... more   less 
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