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Get an overview of this hotelPuerto Vallarta hotel in Romantic Zone, near Malecon


Located in Romantic Zone, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum Rio Cuale and Malecon. Uno is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.

Hotel Features

A rooftop terrace, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a front-desk safe.

Room Amenities

All 58 rooms offer TVs with cable channels, plus free bottled water and ceiling fans. Guests will also find showers and free toiletries.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Tradicional Villa Del Mar features a rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

  • Year Built 1985 
  • Total number of rooms - 58 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Concierge services 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free parking nearby 


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Television 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower only 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 11 PM


Check-out time is 1 PM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No pets or service animals allowed

Hotel Name

  • Tradicional Villa Mar
  • Tradicional Villa Mar Hotel
  • Tradicional Villa Mar Hotel Puerto Vallarta
  • Tradicional Villa Mar Puerto Vallarta

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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3.3 out of 5
70% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
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Not bad for the price

3 out of 5
by from Chicago, IL
Posted Feb 23, 2017
Pros: The staff was very friendly, morning coffee was provided in the lobby, the mattresses were very firm, the hotel provides bottled water in your room
Cons: It could be a bit cleaner (see above).
Location: Great location, near restaurants and bars, massage spas. Also near bus routes, including to and from the airport. A 10-minute walk to the beach
This hotel certainly isn't the Four Seasons, but it isn't bad for the price. It's a few blocks from the beach but it's near many good "off the beaten path" restaurants and bars. It has no elevator, so if that is an issue, be sure to request a room on the ground floor. It has a very nice rooftop deck (5 flights up), with a great view overlooking the old town area. My room could have been a little cleaner--it had some black mold on the bathroom ceiling and LOTS of dirt on the ceiling fan blades. There is no hot water in the bathroom basin and you have to let the shower run a minute or two before the water heats up. It isn't very soundproof and there is a lot of early morning chatter in the hallway, so if you're a light sleeper, bring some earplugs.
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Great stay

4 out of 5
by from Ft St John BC
Posted Feb 2, 2017
Pros: Cleanliness, location, Mexican decor and friendly staff. Reasonable rates
Cons: Mattress was on the hard side
Location: Great location if you like old town as we do, good food and drink close by. A bit of a walk to the Malacon but taxis and buses are close
We stayed 2 weeks and enjoyed our time there. Our room was cleaned daily by very nice ladies and the hotel is traditional Mexican and very budget friendly. Location was great, lots of good restaurants within walking range. The front desk staff were friendly, helpful and communicated well in English
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3 out of 5
by from denver, colorado
Posted Jan 24, 2017
Small hotel on the western edge of zona romantica Beds were too hard to sleep and I'm not picky Room was dirty too
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2 star at best!

2 out of 5
by from So. Cal.
Posted Jan 19, 2017
No towel racks or shelf in bath. No hot water when needed. No inside door-latch. No chairs in room. Did not get room with balcony as promised. Very hard mattress. Poor TV reception. Wi-fi signal weak. Please return my money for the 9 days I did not use. Thanks, Joseph S. Cotruvo
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Save your money, dont stay here

2 out of 5
by from los angeles
Posted Jul 18, 2016
No ac at all, only a old fan that was ready to break, considering the hot humid weather it was horrible, no bathroom amenities, you have to bring your own, your not near the beach as claimed you have to walk a good 15 min to get there, you are staying in the ghetto mixed with residents that live there,its an old building converted to a hotel and dont mind the cochroaches. , not your typical hotel, the tv was from the 90's and had to leave a deposit for the remote, you only got one towel, using the bathroom was a challenge because of the way it was designed with a wall literally in front of you, so if your skinny and not to tall you may have a chance, bed, pillow stains, worst hotel i ever stayed in,
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 28, 2016 by RESERVACIONES
We are very sorry that you experience in this Hotel was not to good. This is a Hotel own to a mexican family and has 35 years old. We are 5 blocks from the beach thats not a 15 minutes walking. When you reserve you can see the location. This is not a guetto neighborhood. If you can in January you will have a perfect weather not humid at all and will see how much tourist walk to this area.
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Good for the price

3 out of 5
by from Texas
Posted Jun 22, 2016
Pros: The staff
Cons: Thermostat in A/C room, more frequent pest control, better maintenance on roof balcony,.
Location: Location is old downtown Vallarat, 4 blocks from beach, rustic and safe to walk.
Pleasant staff, extra money for A/C, no elevators, some bugs
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 28, 2016 by Reservations
Thank you very much for your time and comments. Hope you come back soon.
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A local's place, no frills, good, clean place.

3 out of 5
by from Simi Valley, CA
Posted Apr 20, 2016
Pros: It was very accessible & walking distance to mostly everything. Local's place & safe even late at night as mostly everyone knows their neighbors.
Cons: Fix the toilet seats, have the light switches cleaned & door knobs replaced, too dingy & worn. Warn guests about noise levels & make wifi stronger.
Location: Location is great, close to all & a lot of good places to eat where local's go. Explore & take the road less traveled to get a better perspective.
Check-in was a breeze, staff was nice & understood my fair amount of Spanish. I arrived 3pm just in time for check-in, the front staff gave me my key, no elevator, got up short stairs to 3rd floor to look for my room which unfortunately was not ready yet Still being cleaned. No biggie, I went up to the rooftop to survey the property & explore the hotel a bit. Went down a different flight of stairs & the front staff saw me & gasped thinking I got lost, told them no, but the room was not ready. After about 10mins it was so I went up & got unpacked & noticed, no towels, went down to ask for towel & front was surprised & didn't seem to believe me but gave me towel & everything was good. It was a really quaint & decent place to stay where all around were local's, I had a balcony room, no A/C but the weather was good enough for a celieng fan, if you're not used to humidity, go for the A/C room but I went on a decent month (April 14-18, 2016) day was warm & night got cool. If noise is a problem for you, don't get a balcony but some ear plugs & sleep aid, I was fine. Noise levels are loud at rush hours, after 11pm everything starts to mellow down but it's on a street route so some cars & bus sometimes pass by. No screens on the Windows but didn't have any issues w/ bugs or mosquitoes, used a light bug & mosquito repellant just to be safe. TV no remote but hardly even used it cause so many things to explore & do around. Good local food stalls around & very safe even late night.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 8, 2016 by Reservations
Thank you so much for your comments.Hope you come back and visit us soon. Regards,
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Our hotel was noisy and smokey.

2 out of 5
by from Peedmont
Posted Apr 7, 2016
Pros: It was simple and adequate but not too comfortable.
Cons: everything.
Location: It was not too far from good areas but we didn't like it.
Our room was above a smokey sports bar where expat gringos congregated.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 24, 2016 by Reservations
We really appreciatd your time for your comments that help us to improve in our weaknesses.
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centrally located within walking distance to beach

3 out of 5
by from Idaho, US
Posted Mar 14, 2016
Pros: location, and more important the staff
Cons: for the price, not much
Location: location = centro easy walk to beach, mercados, lots of food, transportation of all types at your finger tips
were here for short stay as part of our own tour de mexico. this is close to beach, mercados, and lots of eating places. you name it and it is close by. the price is reasonable and the rooms comfortable. the staff however made the stay for us as they are all very genuinely pleasant and friendly, some I believe are ex-esafatas (stewardesses) for some major airline. Very helpful to guide you towards what you are looking for.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 7, 2016 by Reservations
Thank you for your comments. Hope you come and visit us again.
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A Lesser Known But Great Hotel

5 out of 5
by from Canada
Posted Mar 12, 2016
The Staff really make your stay. Rosa is very helpful and is fluent in English but patient with attempts to speak Spanish. Luce Marie is also very helpful and offered to book us for Peurta Vallarta tours. They greet customers as friends.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 14, 2016 by Reservations
Thamk you for your comments. Will let them know about your opinion. Hope you come back soon.
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