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Reviewed 3 May 2017

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.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Ivan R
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We have just returned from our 8th year spending 3 months at the Plaza del Rio suites...and what can I say, another happy amazing stay, it is always like coming home....many of us in the suites return year after year and have become a family....and the staff are amazing and lovely people...Imelda, Maria and Carolina who look after our suites, Rene who does any repairs we may need just whenever we ask, fernando the happiest friendliest receptionist, where nothing is any trouble to him....and Claudia who arranges all our bookings, and deals with any problems and will aim to help in anyway possible....this is what brings us back year after year, the apartments are so clean comfortable and the roof area is a great meeting place for all....we love coming home to PV and these suites are our home away from home....a huge thank you to you all and see you next year god willing. Xxxxx

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank macandmolly
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Not everyone gets the same rules Must book 3 months???? not everyone? --- to be sure
every suite has many ants and most have sewer smell from shower drain --- noise from
tour bus for sure and if you cancel no credit even if your room is used/booked by someone else -- internet is poor and weak --- every thing no problem we fix BULL

Room Tip: they all have ants noise and sewer smell from shower --- luxury price for old suite and owners dog barking --- do they care? NO
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank helenM55PP
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stayed there for the last two weeks in January 2017. The location to the Melacone, beach, shops, etc was very good. The condition of the rooms was good and the room was clean. The suite came equipped with the bare cooking essential, but did not include any kitchen hand towels or soap to wash dishes (better bring paper towels and dish soap). The Internet connection was poor very poor. Told the front desk on two occasions that we could not connect to the Internet, front desk knew but nothing was done, had to go to local restaurant that had Wi-Fi to be able to connect. Overall price was very good with location being a plus. Maid service was every day, shower was good and bed was comfortable once you got over the concrete base the mattress sat on (this is pretty much true for majority of places we have stayed in PV). Rooftop pool is really a wading pool. Lounge chairs are comfortable.

Room Tip: No views to speak of but the rooms are comfortable all location very good
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank DB112948
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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Situated on the Rio Cuale, at night you can her wonderful live music from River Cafe, and it is loud, but only til 10pm. Lack of air conditioning wasnt a problem in January. Maid service is fairly good, and reliable. We tipped her a little each day. I especially liked going to the roof pool to get sun and read (and maybe nap a little). Management was very quick to respond when we had an issue with the restroom. Will definitely check here first on my next trip to Vallarta.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
2  Thank CindyDallas
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