Okay, okay, okay. I know, I gave this property a 5 star rating. I have a different standard. I rate hotels I stay by affordability vs. location vs. rooms. I have other criteria for judging a property, but in this case the Suites Plaza del RIo met all my expectations.
The Suites Plaza is a sister property to the EL Encino Hotel. The room was older but clean, just like the Encino. The suite had two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It also had a living room and a kitchen with a fridge It was a little apartment type room. I could see myself living in a space like this very comfortably
The Suites Plaza, like the Encino, is centrally located in the heart of the malecon. Everything was within walking distance. At least within walking distance of what I like to do in and around Vallarta.
The hotel isn't a resort style property. It doesn't have the ameneties a resort has. Think of it as place you can stash your things while you are out and about. The price for my 5 night stay was a total of $370! They always have deals on all the travel sites.
The place is family friendly. Meaning,there's a lot kids running around making noise. Not to worry, you are not gonna be spending a lot of time in the room except to sleep. It's within walking distance of the beach. There's no need to take a cab because everything is within reach.
I did not spend anytime in the pool, I didn't even go up to the rooftop to see the pool. I don't go Puerto Vallarta for that. I go to eat, smoke cigars, and drink. Yeah, sometimes not in that order, lol.
All in all, the property is well maintained but don't expect luxury. As I've said before, I rather spend the money I would spend on a luxury hotel on my food and drinks. I recommend a stay, but only if you are an experienced traveler who see's the value of place like this. Not people who are looking for infinity pools and beach front rooms.
I went to puerto vallarta on 04/20 thru 04/25.
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