Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.8 out of 5
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
2.8 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
1 out of 5
for Couples
by Monika from Melbourne

Don't bother unless u plan not to sleep....

Posted Mar 30, 2015 on Hotels
Room was bigger than we needed, but it was apparently a long eeekend so not many options. Was more expensive than other places we stayed at in puerto valarta. But it was above 2 night clubs, it was noisy, the curtains didn't block out the light and when u check in u actually have to go to another sister hotel (which is about 5-6 blocks away) to check in where the staff are rude and don't help u at all. The pillows were rubbish - all bumpy... We had to pay a bond for the room, credit card would have actually taken it off the credit card rather than most places that just do a hold or cash where we would have to come and pick it up on check out at the original chek in place. Thankfully the hotel maid was very reasonable and gave it back to us on the spot. Don't forget to do it kitchen check of all items on check in... There was a smell coming from the drain in the bathroom. Don't rate it, very average.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Seattle, WA

Good economic room close to nightlife

Posted Jan 7, 2015
It is a great little space that has all you need if you're like me and spend minimal time in your room when vacationing. It has a small, equipped kitchen if you like to cook (why on vacation though?) it has a bed and a decent bathroom. The little sitting area is nice and has a tv but again, why? It is an easy 3 block walk to the Malecon/beach and right in the heart of all the nightlife. The price is especially right! Rooftop pool is nothing to write home about but is perfect for those days when you can't venture too far from your bed in the morning. Stanzas downstairs is awesome! My only complaint is the wifi didn't work while I was there but once again, I'm not trying to sit in my room and play on my phone.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Alberta, Canada

Don't stay here if you are claustrophobic.

Posted Dec 19, 2014
Nowhere on my itinerary did it mention you cannot get into this place without registering at an other hotel. Imagine my surprise when the cab driver pulled up to this address only to find a wall with a black door and a number above it. When Hotel Encino FINALLY answered the phone, they had a lady let me in. Not a great start to my holiday. After getting into my room I realized that it really had no windows! A small window in the bedroom looked out onto brick walls. Only after meeting someone with a room at the front with a balcony did I realize they actually gave me one of the better rooms. The ones with the balcony are on a very busy bus route. The noise and pollution are horrible. I also found out from the lady in the other room that they do not supply toilet paper. This is a first for me. You get one roll when you get there then you are on your own. Needless to say I asked to be moved to the other hotel and ended up in a beautiful suite overlooking the river. Much better option. I would highly recommend the suites owned by Encino.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Ideal para gays

Posted Jan 24, 2013
Pros: Centrico
Cons: Ruido en la calle
Location: Muy buena para recorrer la zona romantica a pie. Muy segura.
En realidad este no es un hotel, sino un edificio de apartamentos, es decir no hay recepcion y hay qued ir a otro hotel cercano a a registrarse, la salida en con Lupita, la encargada. Esta situado muy centrico en la zona romantica de Vallarta con diversion nocturna abundante y variada, sobre todo gay. La cocineta puede ser util para preparar algunos alimentos y tiene vajilla y cubiertos suficientes. Lupita se encarga de limpiar el departamento, incluso lava la vajilla y sartenes. La calle es ruidosa por el transito de autobuses todo el dia, pero se compensa con los balcones con vista a la calle. No pudimos conseguir un segundo juego de llaves asi que tuvimos que sacarlo nosotros en la cerrajeria.