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Hotel Mocali
Ranked #74 of 124 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Level 6 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Clean Property-Good Value”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

I stayed here in Dec. 2011 for a couple of nights and I paid approx. $35 U.S. per night and I felt that it was a very good value. The room was newly remodled with marble floors and a new shower. The downsides were that the room was probably the smallest hotel room that I have ever stayed in, and the mattress was very hard, but for the price who could complain. It is three blocks from the beach and just outside the door was a cabeza taco stand that was cheap and delicious. Taxi from the airport was about $10 U.S. and they stopped on the way from the airport to let me exchange U.S. into pesos. I would probably stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Canada
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

I have passed 14 days in the Hotel Mocali, PV (Mx). This is small Mexican hotel with 40 units. Clients are mainly Mexican people which is good for cultural discoveries and immersion. The hotel is well located, just few blocks north from the Malecon and 3 blocks from the bay. The hotel is clean and safe. Bus stops are very close for North or South bound directions. Hotel staffs are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is very basic, coffee, toast and fruit (papayas or water melon). There is not that much variation in the menus. There is some questions about safety from some front hotel rooms, balconies are very close to high voltage electric lines, especially at level 1 (second floor).

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Santa Maria, California
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

First, If you like fancy this place is not for you.

I enjoyed my stay, rooms are clean, good closet and luggage space and free wifi and breakfast. Ema and the girls where very nice and helpful. This is the place if you plan on exploring all day and just go to sleep at night. Very close to the beach and Oxxo's near by which is great for drinks and snacks on your way to the beach.

If you are in a budget restaurants close to the hotel are way cheaper than the ones closer to the Malencon.......and tastier.

Walking is the best way of exploring Puerto Vallarta, now if you need to go to shopping mall or Wallmart take a taxi (its faster and it only costs around 4 bucks)

Note: they are doing remodeling but they start late ( 12pmish) which is not bad. So the Lobby picture shown above is before the transformation. The lobby now looks amazing!

Yup, this is a little gem and I enjoyed my stay here.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2011

This is not the kind of place for you if you are one of those rich people who like to stay behind the walls of your all-inclusive resort. It's a moderately-priced hotel downtown. There is lots of street traffic, and lots of noise. This was compounded by the fact that they were doing construction on the hotel and didn't observe siesta time with quiet. Major bad.

That said, the room was clean, the people friendly, and the breakfast free. The beds were hard, but the staff gave us some mattress pads and that made it kinda OK.

Location-wise, it's convenient to "local" restaurants and there's a taco stand on nearly every corner nearby. The closest end of the Malecon is about 7 blocks away, and the furthest end of old-town is about an additional 9 blocks or so. Cab fare to the middle of the Malecon is 40-50 Pesos (3-4 bucks). A cab to the airport is about 120 Pesos (9-10 bucks).

After a day of fishing, the staff let us freeze the fish in the lobby freezer for transport back home. (You can take frozen fish on the airline as checked baggage, but they make you dump the ice.)

Overall, I might stay there again. But there are other hotels priced about the same in the Romantic Zone that are much more convenient to all the things we wanted to see and do.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

This hotel is great value for money! The rooms are clean and well maintained. The staff are super friendly and the location is walking distance to most places, and only a block away from the bus stop. Not to mention that the 24 hr supermarket and beach are very close by. There is free wifi and luggage storage, with complimentary breakfast. I would gladly stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Mocali
Address: Calle Nicaragua 286, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #74 of 124 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mocali 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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