Ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Mom of 3 from seattle,wa
A boutique hotelPosted Jan 4, 2013
This a boutique older hotel. The staff was great and very helpfull! The rooms have a look that is pretty oldfashioned but are very clean. If you re looking for a more a mexican experience this is a great hotel. We walked to the zoo through the little village (10 minutes walk) and took the bus into Puerto Vallarta (20 minute drive)!
for Familiesby Ken from New Mexico, USA
Great out family vacationPosted Dec 27, 2012
Pros: Staff and landscaping!!
Cons: Rooms are comfortable but need updating.
Location: Beautiful location away from the big city but still close enough to visit PV. There is plenty to do around the hotel from all family members.
Our family of four stayed at the hotel for 9 days from 12/17-12/25 and we all had a great time. The hotel is quiet and landscaped beautifully. We ate at the hotel restuarant a few times and all meals were excellent. There is a small store at the hotel for bottled water, soft drinks, beer and other items to cook. The prices in the store are very reasonable and we did buy milk, eggs and other food items to prepare in our room. It is a 20-30 minute bus ride into PV for 7 pesos per person. We traveled all over PV by bus and found it very easy. The Zoo is amazing for being so small. You can feed most of the animals. We went horse back riding with the family place right across the steet from the hotel, I believe is was called Manola. The horses were amazing and very gentle. The beach is about a 5 minute walk from the hotel. If you are looking for a quiet, nice place for a vaction............... this is it.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Seattle, WA
Casa Iguana- MismaloyaPosted Apr 3, 2012 on Hotels.com
This is mine and my son's third trip to Mexico and certainly the most memorable. Mismaloya is an amazing, rural little town nestled in a broad and beautiful expanse of mountains. It was a wonderful experience in experiencing the charm and beauty of Mexico and the kind, friendly people. While there, we ate locally at the small hut/kitchen which is across the street from the hotel on the way to the beach. We had filling, delicious meals for about 70 pesos. I took a ride into the mountains with a lead from the ranch ( also across the street) and we swam in a clean, jade-colored river and lay in the sun. All in all wonderful, however, if you are the impeccable, resorty-type of traveler it is unlikely that you will like the accomodations because they are very homey (and what we personally found so charming!) Also, if you want to travel into Vallarta inexpensively, just take the bus in... I think it is about 70 cents and you will enjoy the feel of the dusty, bumpy road! So much to say... it was an all-around wonderful trip.
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler from Vancouver, BC
Casa IguanaPosted Jan 8, 2012 on Hotels.com
The distance is to far from Puerto Vallarta main town which makes tourists anxious about transportation costs and there is not a very good access to the beach from the Hotel and not enough space on the beach since the hotel Barcelo has taken over most of the beach. It is not a very good setting for a tourists to try to find a spot to enjoy the beach and being able to feel comfortable. I do not recommentd this Hotel to anyone in the US or Canada.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Roy, WA.
quiet and away from main cityPosted Apr 1, 2011
A nice small hotel off the beaten track in the village of mismaloya. Rooms are nice with two bedrooms and a kitchen with cooking utensils. Short walk to the beach or take bus to boca and or pt vallarta. The village has a small but wonderfull zoo where you can feed most of the animals. Any restaurant that you eat at in the mismaloya area , will have good food.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Ferndale Washington
Best Non Hotel zone experiencePosted Feb 9, 2011
We arrived at Casa Iguana, and were so very happy we decided to check it out. We were traveling with our two teen's 14 and 13, they both loved it! The hotel is small and quite, we had to pool to ourselves everyday, the beach was a short walk away, with massage on the beach, and good food, everyone on the beach is amazing. The rooms are nice, very traditional mexican style, but good. Small fridge, and stove top, with everything you need. The Iguana's would come out every morning and sun themselves in the tree's behind the hotel, they were amazing. There is a sweet little cat that lives at the hotel, she always comes to visit. Overall one of the most relaxing times. If you are looking for the five star resort this is not it, but it you have been there done that, and want real mexico, this is your place. The villiage is a two mintue walk, with wonderful people, and Please try to chicken BBQ on the side of the road we ate there almost every lunch, a whole chicken split and BBQ with tortillia's, rice, and salsa for 80 pescos, can't beat it.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler from Monterrey, México
Nice StayPosted Nov 24, 2010
Very good experience. If it wasn't for the room price, I'll never had visited the Mismaloya neighborhood, wich is really nice.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Maryland
NO MAS CASA IGUANAPosted Apr 24, 2010
The room was not cleaned very well and had a not too pleasant smell when we entered. Service in the restaurant was TERRIBLE! The staff does not wear uniforms so we didn't know who worked there. Apparently there were several staff relatives/friends vacationing there and they got all the preferential service. The pool was shut down for at least a day but they didn't post any notices. We found out and had to tell people not to go in as they had treatment in the water and the pump was out of order. We're thankful that it was our last day there so it didn't matter to us. My wife and I are both from different Latin American countries and we have had much better experiences than this one. This was definitely a case of you get what you pay for.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from NY
great out of the way placePosted Apr 1, 2010
This quiet hotel (all two bedroom suites) was perfect for us because we wanted to avoid the spring break scene. We took the local bus daily to Puerto Vallarta, water taxis etc and found both the accommodations and the staff to be great. This isn't the place to go if you're looking for swanky. The rooms are well maintained but not fancy. The food is good but basic. The price was great though and we would definitely return.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Minnesota
casa iguana 2010Posted Mar 31, 2010
Very quaint nice clean original Mexico style hotel with a jungle like setting close and walking distance to the Mismaloya beach.