Ratings based on 589 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
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 17, 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 14, 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
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great value for what you pay.

Posted Oct 30, 2017
Perfect location, staff friendly, rooms are clean. It’s ideal if you want to explore Vallarta vieja on your own and not depend on all inclusive accommodations.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 12, 2017 by Ulises Arguelles, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, Thank you very much for your kind review, we work hard everyday for your satisfaction, we are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Rio Malecon Vallarta. We will be more then happy to welcome you back soon. Warm regards
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Unfinished bathroom. Faucets were copper shut off

Posted Oct 7, 2017
Not a 4.1 star . A bit stark to USA and Canadian standards.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 14, 2017 by Ulises Arguelles, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, Thank you very much for your visit. We look forward to having you as our guest again. Warm regards
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Diego

Close to everything

Posted Sep 27, 2017
Im a foodie so was very happy to know that I had all kinds of food near by. The Malecon was half a block away. The Catedral was 2 blocks away so considering that everything was close by it made my vacation much better it was my girlfriends first time in vallarta and she was amazed im glad we stayed at that hotel hopefully we come back next year to see new places
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 12, 2017 by Ulises Arguelles, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, Thank you for your visit and for sharing such kind words about your stay. We look forward to our next chance to serve you. Warm regards
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Oregon

Warning About Hotel Rio Malecon

Posted Sep 14, 2017
Pros: THE BED
Cons: The staff attitude when it cames to welcome the gusts, they are not friendly at all. The hotel is not handicap friendly at all, there not elevators.
Location: The hotel is a block away from the malecon, and two blocks away from the market. is right between two busy intersections.
I was very dissapointed when arrived at the hotel during my checki in, I didn't the usual warm welcome from the staff, instead I informed, which felt like a warning about the items in the room such as: The towels in the bathroom, the empty glas jar and two glasses, the blanket, etc. in the room, I felt forced to sign the the stupid piece of paper agreeing that if something was missing from the room I will be fully responsible for it. I don't recomend this hotel to any one, althoug the room was kept clean, it is not what they show on the youtube videos and pictures. The hotel is a block away from the malecon, which very convinient, and two blcoks from the Artesaias market, where you will be spending a lot of money if you are not carefull, The hotel does not give not even a bottle of water, so be prepared to spend about 200 pesos for breakfast, 200 for lunch and another 250 for dinner, making a total of 650 pesos per day times the number of days you are staying, it is not worth it. I rather buy an all inclusive package at about 800 pesos per day, and have the confort of a huge facility, nice wardens, big pool, food and drinks at your dispossal, and the warm welcome of the staff. I DO NOT recommend THIS HOTEL AT ALL.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great affordable hotel by malecón

Posted Aug 30, 2017
This is the second time I have stayed in this hotel when I have visited Puerto Vallarta. This hotel has a great location and a really good restaurant. It is a bit noisy if your room is over the main avenue but I think this place is a great deal and perfect for a short trip