Ratings based on 798 Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5
78% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jun 2, 2018
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from broken arrow

Posted Apr 17, 2018
The hotel is small, which is nice because it wasn’t crowded. The buffet was pretty typical for all inclusive places. The sit down dinners are good but you need to make reservations early in the morning. The most disappointing thing to me was the beach. It is not a pretty blue turquoise. It was yellow and brown. We learned it’s because it was in the bay sonif you want a pretty beach, don’t stay in that area. It was clean though and the sand was soft. The staff was nice, especially Salvador. The circus act for a nighttime show was good. If you’re looking for luxury, this is not it, but for a cheap getaway it was fine.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 19, 2018 by Front Desk Manager , Hotel Management
Dear: I would like to thank you for sharing such a detailed review about your stay at Samba Vallarta. We are happy it has been a pleasant one. Your compliments towards our facilities services, food and our friendly staff are very appreciated as it is motivating for all our associates to continue offering the best. Samba Family is always glad to help and be at your service. We strive to continually improve our service and your input help us to provide the best possible experience. It will be our pleasure to have you back soon as our guest. Best Regards
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from L.A

Spring vacation

Posted Apr 5, 2018
We stay in this small resort for a week we’re very happy comfortable were very pleased it was nice and quiet,not So crowded food was good staff very nice specially restaurant staff,&bar tenders overall good thank you for your service.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 8, 2018 by Front Desk Manager , Hotel Management
Dear:We thank you for taking the time to share your opinion and we are pleased to know that your stay with us was pleasant. Comments like yours motivates us to continue working day by day to serve you in the best way, It will be an honor for us to welcome you again in this your home Samba Vallarta. Best regards Front Desk Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Pleasant stay

Posted Mar 17, 2018
Good beach, pleasant staff. Nice size rooms. Got upgraded room with balcony which we used a lot.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 21, 2018 by Front Desk Manager , Hotel Management
Dear: We are so glad for such kindly compliment from Samba Vallarta Hotel, we are so happy you have spent a great time in this hotel. It will be a pleasure wait for your next visit too once again. Best Regards
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 17, 2018 on CheapTickets
Pros: great beach and staff
Great staff and very clean. T he rooms are very dated and the bathrooms have no exsaust fan so the room are very damp.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 21, 2018 by Front Desk Manager , Hotel Management
Dear: We are so glad for such kindly compliment from Samba Vallarta Hotel, we are so happy you have spent a great time in this hotel. It will be a pleasure wait for your next visit too once again. Best Regards
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from BC Canada

MILES of beach to walk, amazing friendly staff!

Posted Mar 5, 2018
Pros: The staff are so friendly.
Cons: The hotel is in a hot humid climate; the exterior, in some places could use some maintenance, particularly the roof (more appearance than anything).
Location: There is miles of sandy beach to walk if that's your thing (and it is ours).
What a lovely vacation! The staff at the Samba are the best; everybody wants you to have a good time and they go out of their way to make sure you do! Even the other guests are good! We hope to go back one day.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2018 by Front Desk Manager , Hotel Management
DEAR>Thank you very much for your comments about your stay at Samba Vallarta. We are so glad it was a pleasant one, we also thanks any comment and suggestion that help us to identify our critical and opportunity areas to improve our services. Your satisfaction is our greatest goal. Receive our gratitude for being one of our most valued guests. It will be a pleasure to have you back soon at this your home Samba Vallarta. Best Regards.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Washington

Nice hotel on the beach, the best staff around,

Posted Mar 2, 2018 on CheapTickets
Pros: Small hotel right on a sandy beach, nice clean rooms, and good food and drinks. Internet works great too
Cons: The food in the buffet is good, but needs more variety
Location: Lots of things to do, go shopping, swim with the dolphins, whale watch, fish, golf
Had a wonderful time, saw whales and dolphins playing in the bay. Even a turtle came up on the beach. This hotel has the best staff, so friendly and helpful, they make you feel like family.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2018 by Front Desk Manager , Hotel Management
DEAR>Thank you very much for your comments about your stay at Samba Vallarta. We are so glad it was a pleasant one, we also thanks any comment and suggestion that help us to identify our critical and opportunity areas to improve our services. Your satisfaction is our greatest goal. Receive our gratitude for being one of our most valued guests. It will be a pleasure to have you back soon at this your home Samba Vallarta. Best Regards.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Langley, BC

5th stay at Samba Vallarta

Posted Mar 1, 2018
The Samba is our home away from home. The staff are fantastic and always ensure your vacation is enjoyable. We were at the Samba in November (our usual time to visit) and did notice that the hotel as well as Puerto Vallarta in general, was a lot busier on this trip from Feb. 10-24th.. We did enjoy sitting on the beach and watching the humpback whales breach and slap their tales. The food is alway good in the buffet as well as the Italian and Mexican ala carte restaurants. You cannot go wrong staying at The Samba Vallarta.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2018 by Front Desk Manager , Hotel Management
DEAR>Thank you very much for your comments about your stay at Samba Vallarta. We are so glad it was a pleasant one, we also thanks any comment and suggestion that help us to identify our critical and opportunity areas to improve our services. Your satisfaction is our greatest goal. Receive our gratitude for being one of our most valued guests. It will be a pleasure to have you back soon at this your home Samba Vallarta. Best Regards.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from ottawa

excellent service and comfort

Posted Feb 28, 2018
Pros: cleanliness
Cons: renovations
Location: far from outside activities but shuttles and taxies readily available.
all the people that assisted us where very informative.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2018 by Front Desk Manager , Hotel Management
Thank you very much for your comments about your stay at Samba Vallarta. We are so glad it was a pleasant one, we also thanks any comment and suggestion that help us to identify our critical and opportunity areas to improve our services. Your satisfaction is our greatest goal. Receive our gratitude for being one of our most valued guests. It will be a pleasure to have you back soon at this your home Samba Vallarta. Best Regards.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from perry oklahoma

Posted Feb 26, 2018 on Orbitz
This is a nice older resort. It is right on the beach. The pool is spacious and the drinks are great. I wasn't crazy about the food on the buffet. Please know that to get into the a la carte restaurants you need to get on a list at 7 am the day of. That was very frustrating. But ovetall staff friendly and I was upgraded to a suite with a balcony for no extra charge during my stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2018 by Front Desk Manager , Hotel Management
DEAR>Thank you very much for your comments about your stay at Samba Vallarta. We are so glad it was a pleasant one, we also thanks any comment and suggestion that help us to identify our critical and opportunity areas to improve our services. Your satisfaction is our greatest goal. Receive our gratitude for being one of our most valued guests. It will be a pleasure to have you back soon at this your home Samba Vallarta. Best Regards.