Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

3 stars
View map of Km 2.5 Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, KM 2.5 Zona Hotelera, Puerto Vallarta, 48300

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
53 reviews
7 th stay

We keep going back because we're treated like family great food great service ! See full review

  • Barbie
  • Dec 7, 2015
Great vacation

Can't say enough good things about the Friendly Vallarta. Great location, food was good and the... See full review

  • Doug C
  • Nov 30, 2015
Perfectly located in one of the most beautiful bays of the Mexican Pacific, Friendly Puerto Vallarta Club & Spa is an all inclusive resort , with a unique beachfront location in the heart of hotel area, only 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes away from downtown Puerto Vallarta.

The only waterfront "Mexican Pueblito". Great facilites including a Spa and a friendly staff are ready to welcome you in this beautiful resort.

Amenities:

Swimming pool, 24 hrs front desk, health club, day and night activities program and spa services.

Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive Rooms

Superior Room
Spacious and bright, decorated in a contemporary style with a traditional Mexican flare. The room provides a lovely view with a balcony or terrace. A choice of one king or two double beds, rooms can accommodate up to two adults and two children. Each large, private bathroom is equipped with a bathtub shower combination. Further, the room offers individually controlled air conditioning; ceiling fan, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone; ample sized toiletries, hair dryer, and safe deposit box.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Game room
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Hotel Map

20.6417 -105.2369
Area served
Puerto Vallarta.
Nearby airports
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport and Puerto Vallarta Airport.
Area description
El Malecon downtown with restaurants, night club and shopping area, marina puerto vallarta, day and sunset tours to the differents bays around the area.

Dining

Sunset Grill
Start your day off with an international breakfast buffet with ocean views. By night, grilled delicacies perfume the air and an elaborate salad bar complements the dining experience. Breakfast 7 - 11 am Dinner 7 - 10 pm
Dinner Theater
On Friday nights guests are treated to live entertainment while enjoying themed dining and internationally inspired menus all in the comfort of the indoor, air-conditioned environment of the Concha Nacar Salon. Dinner and show 9 pm - 1 am.
Margaritas Bar
This authentic Mexican bar is the heart of the resort. This space vibrates to the sound of live music, entices guests to interact, provides a meeting point for all and serves up tasty late-night snacks. Dancing is encouraged and cocktails overflow. This is the perfect place to end another perfect day in paradise. Bar open from 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sweet Corner
A new cafeteria located by the lobby, enjoy your favor desert or ice cream with a selection of coffee, expreso or cappuccino. The perfect setting to relax and unwind. Open daily from 3:00 to 10:00 pm.
Villa Linda
Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet style in this airy restaurant which is located inside and just around the corner from the lobby. Pool and ocean views make this a relaxing space from which to enjoy a wide variety of international specialties. Breakfast 7 - 11 am Snacks and lunch 12 - 6 pm Dinner 7 - 10 pm Late night snacks 10:30 pm to 6 am
Gourmet
A la carte International favorites served in a cozy setting, the dcor and ambience offer a unique dining experience with dining specialties created by the owner, a recognized chef in Mexico. Dinner 6:30 to 10 pm (adults only 18+) Reservations required.
La Fiesta Bar
Located poolside with sweeping views of the ocean this open-air bar is an ideal place to meet and mingle during the day or to join friends and family for a cocktail before dinner. For guests enjoying the pool, swim up bar service is offered. Open 10 am - 6 pm.
Dinner Theatre
This is an ideal place to retreat for a cocktail, cool off and see some exciting performances. Cocktail and beverage service is offered throughout the show. Open from 9pm to 01 am.
La Fiesta
Choose a quick snack or light lunch - or both - at this open-air restaurant, adjacent to the soft sands of the beach. Daytime views are breathtaking and come nightfall La Fiesta hosts theme dinner buffets. Snacks and lunch 11 - 6 pm Dinner 7 - 10 pm

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Four meeting rooms are available at Friendly Puerto Vallarta with capacity from 80 people in classroom shape to 400 in banqut style

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (53)

Ratings and reviews for Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
53 out of 53
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.4

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
James H.
Single
N/A
Dec 18, 2015

Forth trip in 2015

Every visit an improvement has been accomplished. Staff is outstanding being friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Barbie
Family
N/A
Dec 7, 2015

7 th stay

We keep going back because we're treated like family great food great service !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Doug C
Family
N/A
Nov 30, 2015

Great vacation

Can't say enough good things about the Friendly Vallarta. Great location, food was good and the staff always have a smile on their faces and go out of their way to make you feel like one of the family. Great value for your dollars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
carla C.
Single
N/A
Nov 18, 2015

Great trip for families

Many locals are coming to this resort which changes the dynamic of the resort when the locals were there it was much noisier during the day and well into the evening.. for 4 days of the week each week of my two week vacation.......

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gloria O.
Family
Shreveport
Nov 10, 2015

Staff makes this resort

The staff at this resort is amazing. Always smiling and there whenever you need or want anything. The whole activities staff was awesome. Some of the staff that went out of their way besides the activities staff were, Capt. Francisco, Zaim, Edgar, Julio, Antonio Banderas, Chiquis, Sergio (Double-Double) and the concierge, Cristian. We will be going back in February and are always excited to see the same people. It feels like coming home.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JoAnn M.
Family
N/A
Nov 9, 2015

Amazing!

This was our 5th stay at The Friendly. As always everything was perfect. Who cares if they're tearing things up and remodeling, better for when we go back in February. The staff are all amazing people and I love and miss so many of them. The food is redundant and not much variety other than Breakfast, it's always fantastic. We requested certain accommodations prior to arrival and we got exactly what we wanted and more. They really do go out of their way to please. We met the Concierge, Christian this time and he assured us the Hotel's best interest was the Guests and they would assist in anything they could. I love this place!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jessy D.
Family
N/A
Jun 4, 2015

Family Trip

I needed to make an unexpected trip to Puerto Vallarta and honestly did not have a lot of money to spend. I was not expecting to get much for the money that I spent on this resort (you get what you pay for, I thought), but boy was I pleasantly surprised with the outcome! This trip ended up being a lot better than I had anticipated and I ended up feeling like I received a bargain for what the resort provided. From the moment we arrived the 'friendly' Vallarta lived up to its name. We were greeted with refreshments and everyone who we encountered was polite, friendly and went out of their way to assist us. This time I traveled with my six year old son, and it was entirely family friendly. I used them blindly but would definitely recommend the locale to friends and do plan on returning again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
James H.
Single
N/A
Apr 30, 2015

Single traveler

This was my 5th time to the Friendly resort and each time they have improved something from card keys to the room, new elevators, new furniture and again new furniture in other areas. Personnel are very attentive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
magnificent
Couples
N/A
Apr 27, 2015

awesome

great hotel! staff excellent best hotel in puerto vallarta

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
harry
Couples
N/A
Apr 24, 2015

Top Notch Hotel

We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at Friendly. Everyone here works so hard to please....they always seem to be singing and smiling and they really look happy to do whatever they can to make your stay a good one.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

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