Ratings based on 117 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Guanajuato

Un hotel con todos los detalles de un gran hotel

Posted Mar 25, 2015
Cuenta con todos los servicios que ofrece gran hotel, pero gracias a que no tiene laa dimensiones de un gran hotel, tienea todo mas a la mano
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom patel

Nice safe location for family

Posted Mar 21, 2015
Service excellent but food choice pretty much same need little bit changes on that Zen great food
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 24, 2015 by Luis Entrala Fabregas, Hotel Management
Hello Rockey, Thank you for your fantastic feedback and for sharing your awesome insights. Best regards,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Blackie, Alberta, Canada

Best Vacation Ever!

Posted Mar 12, 2015
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 24, 2015 by Luis Entrala Fabregas, Hotel Management
Hello P&T Andersen, Thank you so much for your rockin' five star review, I am so glad to hear that your stay at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta was in true rock star fashion. Best regards,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Chicago, IL

Great beach and staff.

Posted Feb 19, 2015
Service was excellent! Food was average for all inclusive it could use more healthy options. Rooms are noisy. One easy fix would be to turn off the elevator bell. We were 2 rooms away and heard the bell around the clock. Great location and nice beach. They need to purchase more boogie boards. They only have 5 and they were always in demand. Another easy fix.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by L Entrala, Hotel Management
Hello, Thank you so much for sharing your latest experience at Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta; your remarks help us improve our opportunity areas in order to keep a high level of satisfaction among our valued guests. I hope to see you back soon and have the chance to create more wonderful memories with your family. Best Regards. Luis Entrala Fábregas General Manager Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom los angeles, ca

Posted Feb 9, 2015
Nice hotel with a nice beach. Good food. The Mexican dinner place, Frida is good. About 40 mins from town and puerto vallarta itself but in a nice quiet location. Taxi from airport is 150 pesos. There is a small casino across the street. Nice hotel but it is not cheap.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2015 by Luis Entrala Fabregas, Hotel Management
Hello mary, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, indeed your perception will help many future travelers to take an informed decision, thus enjoying better vacation and expectancies fulfilled. Hope we have the honor to host you again at Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. Best regards, Luis Entrala Fábregas General Manager Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Canada

Resort digne de la classe 5 étoiles

Posted Jan 23, 2015
Pros: Location (direct sur plage,...). Propreté des lieux.
Cons: En général, la nourriture mérite d'etre amélioré, elle ne peut pas etre classée dans les 5 étoiles (3,5 ou au mieux 4 a présent !).
Location: Il n'y a pas grande chose dans cette zone des hotels et resorts.
La formule all inclusive de Hard Rock est beaucoup mieux que les autres all inclusive standard des autres resorts. A Hard Rock le mot All inclusive signifie vraiment Tout est propre et bien entretenu. Un petit bémol :la nourriture de certains restos reste a améliorer.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 29, 2015 by Luis Entrala Fabregas, Hotel Management
Cher Donald, Nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de nous écrire afin de partager vos commentaires. Nous sommes heureux de savoir que vous avez passé un séjour extraordinaire parmi nous et restez assuré que nous travaillons constamment afin de renouveler nos menus. Cordialement vôtre, Luis Entrala Fábregas Directeur Général Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom MN

Posted Jan 7, 2015
Nice resort, great beach access, clean pools, and plenty of choices for food!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 10, 2015 by Luis Entrala Fabregas, Hotel Management
Hello TEE, Thank you for your fantastic feedback and for sharing your awesome insights with the Expedia community, I am sure that your review will help other fellow travelers to make a better and more informed decision regarding their next Rockin' travel destination. Hope to have the honor to host you very soon again. Best regards, Luis Entrala Fábregas General Manager Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta.
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Houston and D.F.

mediocre, old hotel in new expensive format

Posted Jan 5, 2015
Pros: Happy to find only a couple of false charges on bill, which were reversed. Mediocre music cut off at 9 or 10 pm. Construction noise only in daytime.
Cons: Seriously? How about delivering a better product for the money?
Location: Beach was a bit muddy, poor surf. Little plastic belly boards were worn out, only 3 available. Long ride in back of open truck to get to cable slide.
Food was mediocre in buffet, except for a few breakfast items. Way over-priced for the quality of spread and menu offerings. Drinks were tasted watered down, even the draft beer was so-so. Soft drinks were all Pepsi branded, lower shelf stuff. Could have stayed at Four Seasons or Hyatt for this kind of money, and enjoyed way better rooms and food. Entertainment was almost embarassing. Enthusiastic, but on par with high school review. Half of shaded lounge chairs were reserved for VIP guests, which meant time-share members not Hard Rock VIP paid members. Free calls to the States. Big deal. My cell does the same. Free wifi - too bad the internet connection was so poor. Did better sharing 3G from my cell phone. About the same level as Riu all included, at double the price. Built 20 years ago, changed to Hard Rock Hotel two years ago. So-called credits offered required 20% payment in cash, still overpriced. Jacuzzi tub in room was almost 10 inches deep at the water line. One let-down after another.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 6, 2015 by Luis Entrala Fabregas, Hotel Management
Hello John, Thank you so much for sharing your experience; it is our best resource to improve our services, facilites and variety of food and beverage; I will follow up personally with food and beverage in order to reinforce our procedures. We are sorry to read that our allinclusive experience many perks were not to your liking. Thank you for choosing Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, we hope to see you back very soon. Best regards, Luis Entrala Fábregas General Manager Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Wonderful hotel and amazing staff

Posted Jan 4, 2015
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 6, 2015 by Luis Entrala Fabregas, Hotel Management
Hello J and J, Thank you so much for choosing Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, indeed your perception will help many future travelers to take an informed decision, thus enjoying better vacation and expectancies fulfilled. Hope we have the honor to host you again at Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. Best regards, Luis Entrala Fábregas General Manager Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Colorado

Serial Truth Stretchers if not Outright Liars

Posted Jan 2, 2015
Pros: Beach, music vibe, location
Cons: Service, rooms (why use up all of that space for a 2 person Jacuzzi tub), figure out another economic model than the scammy and slimy "resort dollars"
Location: Good location near other hotels, a little mall, a casino and easy in and out. Maybe 15 minutes from the airport.
Watch our for the "hostesses" - ours was Lucy. Though she claimed to be a concierge, she's really a representative of the hotel trying to sell timeshares and upsell you on activities. She also introduced us to our "resort credits", which seem useful but actually they are a vehicle to buy very very overpriced stuff with "funny money" and then pay a 20% fee on top ot that with real green money. Also FYI the credits you earn if you sit through the timeshare presentation also have a 20% fee on top of them. An example of the absurdity: House wine is undrinkable; mediocre cabernet in the restaurant is $240 in "resort dollars" plus $48 in real money. In a liquor store it is a $20 bottle of wine. Making things worse, when you try to book things, they are full or overbooked, and the coup de grace - Lucy blames the people in the hotel who really do the work - those who really book the fishing, zip lines, jet skiing, surf lessons, golf, scuba, etc. I would also add that the front desk staff - other than "Ardain" and a manager named "J Carlos" had a high propensity to overpromise and under deliver on many, many things. Here's the bottom line - this is a pretty good property, the food is ok, the beach nice, the vibe fun - but the service is absolutely atrocious and could be raised from an F to a C with so very little effort that it's frustrating. You're better than this Hard Rock Puerto Vallarta staff and management!! Make even a minimal effort and you'll kick butt!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 6, 2015 by Luis Entrala Fabregas, Hotel Management
Dear Jake, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Your comments are much appreciated. This office is aware of your dissatisfaction, I am personally concerned about your experience at our resort. On behalf of Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, I would like to extend my sincere apologies for the inconveniences you encountered during your visit. Please allow me to have the opportunity to change your perspective about our resort. At this point I would like to highlight that all our official information is not only truthful, but based on facts that are in no term, nor meaning misleading and also available for everyone on various channels. Best regards, Luis Entrala Fábregas General Manager Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta.