Ratings based on 598 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice Hotel. Excellent central location.

Posted Dec 2, 2017
Cons: Would like to see more lounge chair options poolside. Mattress protectors kept slipping off the corners, could use an upgrade.
Great location close to lots of bars, restaurant, beaches, Malecon, etc. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were very clean and relatively quiet considering we were next to a very busy road. Excellent value for the money.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 3, 2017 by Ulises Arguelles, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, We are so pleased to have welcomed you at Hotel Rio Malecon, thank you for taking a moment to review us. We are taking the note about your suggestions regarding the chair options and the mattress protectors. Thank you again for providing us with these important details, and we sincerely hope to have the pleasure of having you back once again¡
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Earth

Nice hotel close to the ocean.

Posted Nov 29, 2017
Bring your own face cloths. There not provided. Room 203 was very large and spacious.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 1, 2017 by Ulises Arguelles, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, Thank you very much for your review. In fact, we do provide face cloths to all of our rooms. We really apologise for the inconvenience with the towel that was missing from your room, you also can call the front desk to requier it. We hope to have the pleasure of making it up to you the next time you’re in Hotel Rio Malecon. Warm regards
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chicago, Illinois

Location is everything.

Posted Nov 29, 2017
Quaint hotel, close to restaurants, shopping, beach and all types of nightlife. Located in heart of P.V. steps away from the Malecon which is always busy with different types of entertainment.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 30, 2017 by Ulises Arguellees, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, We thank you so much for your words regarding your stay at Hotel Rio Malecon Vallarta. We hope to have the honor of welcoming you back to our paradise soon. Warm regards
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from B.C.

Posted Nov 25, 2017
Pros: Staff was incredible and the bed was very comfortable.
Staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. The location was 50 yards from the center of the Malecon.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 25, 2017 by Ulises Arguelles, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, Thank you for taking a moment to review your stay. We are so glad to know that you enjoyed the location and our staff's friendliness. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Victoria BC

Great location

Posted Nov 20, 2017
This basic, comfortable & clean hotel is in the perfect location for exploring Puerto Vallarta. It’s walking distance to anywhere in Centro & Zona Romantic. Surprisingly quiet for being on a main street, Morelos. The courtyard pool was refreshing & cool on the hot, humid afternoons. We would definitely stay here again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 26, 2017 by Ulises Arguelles, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, Thank you for choosing Hotel Rio Malecon Vallarta for your getaway. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your thoughts, and we look forward to our next chance to serve you again. Warm regards
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Francisco, California

A bargain hotel close to beach

Posted Nov 16, 2017
Pros: Good price, accessibility to Malecon.
Cons: Could use chair in room.
Location: Walks along Malecon, plenty of souvenir stores
Everyone worked hard to make stay pleasant; very helpful staff. Good to have restaurant on site. Easy access to stores and almost on the Malecon, only one block away.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 26, 2017 by Ulises Arguelles, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, Thank you for choosing Hotel Rio Malecon Vallarta for your getaway. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, location, and that our staff provided a helpful service. Thank you for your thoughts, and we look forward to our next chance to serve you. Warm regards
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Salt Lake City, UT

Fantastic hotel that's an incredible deal!

Posted Nov 15, 2017
I had a great time staying at Hotel Rio and would definitely be staying here again on my next visit. The staff was incredible polite and curtious. The location to the Malecòn was perfect and make getting around without the use of taxis. Thank you and see you again!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 15, 2017 by Ulises Arguelles, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, We are so pleased to have welcomed you, thank you so much for your kind words regarding your stay. We are very pleased that we were able to impress you in such a way that you would definitely keep us in mind for a return visit. We look forward to our next chance to serve you. Warm regards
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from sydney Australia

Nice close to beach shops restaurants & clubs

Posted Nov 9, 2017
It was very good would definitely recommend this place.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 14, 2017 by Ulises Arguelles, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, Thank you very much for your rating and recommendation. We look forward to the pleasure of having you as our guest once again Warm regards
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Vancouver

The location is great

Posted Nov 3, 2017
Pros: The location is prime if you are not looking for an all inclusive resort.
Cons: The wifi range and the sink needed repairs.
Location: Malecon is just 1 minute away.
Only a minute walk to the Malecon, and 5 to the beach area and old town. There is a Starbucks near by. The pool area was very clean and the staff all speak English.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 28, 2017 by Ulises Arguelles, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, We appreciate the time you have taken to share your review and thank you for providing us with these important details, we sincerely hope to have the pleasure of having you back at Hotel Rio Malecon Vallarta. Warm regards
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chicago, IL

Excellent hotel and location!

Posted Nov 2, 2017
Pros: The location and cleanliness. Good water pressure, nice size room, kitchenette. The staff so friendly.
Cons: Bottles of water in the room.
Location: River Cuale flea market, many restaurants, convenience stores (2) downstairs. COEXIST restaurant excellent. Walking.
I was hesitant to go from all inclusive but this hotel fit the bill. Balcony overlooking the main strip in el Centro. OXXO across the street. COEXIST restaurant attached to hotel. It was a wonderful place to stay. Loved the hotel staff Dulce and Marielena.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 12, 2017 by Ulises Arguelles, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, Thank you very much for your 5 star comment, we truly appreciate it. Regarding the cons, we are an eco-friendly hotel, that is the reason of why we don't have bottled water, we provided a jar instead that you can always fill it up with purified water We will love to welcome you back soon Warm regards