Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

3 stars
Km 2.5 Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, KM 2.5 Zona Hotelera, Puerto Vallarta, 48300
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
116 reviews
awesone family vacation

We stayed at this hotel with our 2 kids ages 4 and 6. I can't say enough good things about this... See full review

  • LD.709
  • Jan 15, 2015
best vacation in years

this was one of the best family vacations we've taken in several years. With young adult children... See full review

  • Kent S.
  • Jan 12, 2015
Puerto Vallarta hotel sports casual vibe, live shows, outdoor dining
Friendly Hola Vallarta - All Inclusive lives up to its name. The casual resort provides plenty of opportunities for guests to mingle, from the daily buffet to the authentic Mexican bar that hosts live music and dancing. Recreational activities keep visitors on Vallarta time, thanks to a full-service spa, yoga classes, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Rooms evoke tropical flavor -- sporting floral comforters, tile floors and views of Banderas Bay from terraces or balconies.
Highlights
  • Tropical rooms overlooking Banderas Bay
  • Alfresco dining
  • Saturday themed dinners
  • Multiple bars
Rooms
Renovated rooms at Friendly Hola Vallarta - All Inclusive capture traditional tropical style. Two-toned tiled floors coordinate with blond-wood headboards, work desks and floral-patterned bedding and sofas. Guests can relax on a patio or terrace to admire views of Banderas Bay, or unwind at the end of the night in front of the satellite-equipped TV. All rooms are air-conditioned, and all include bathrooms with showers and baths, one king or two double beds and toiletries.
Features
When there's a kink in the neck or skin to exfoliate, leave it to Friendly Hola Vallarta - All Inclusive to tend to beauty needs. The hotel offers more than 30 kinds of massages, facials and body treatments. Yoga classes, a fitness center equipped with cardio and weight machines, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a steam room make for other enticements.
Dining
From casual buffets to upscale dining, Friendly Hola Vallarta - All Inclusive is perfect for all types of occasions. Guests enjoy ocean views and the breakfast buffet at Sunset Grill, open-air dining at La Fiesta and a la carte global fare at Gourmet. An extra treat: the Saturday-night dinner theater, which hosts themed entertainment. Margaritas, at the heart of the resort, sets the scene with tasty cocktails and live music.
Transportation
  • Puerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
Attractions
  • Malecon (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Marina Vallarta (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • Downtown Vallarta (1.8 mi/2.8 km)
  • Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Bay of Banderas (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
Business
  • Event space
  • Catering
  • Audiovisual equipment

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
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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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.

Meeting facilities

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

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (116)

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

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
116 out of 116
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Paco from Vancouver
Business
Vancouver, Canada
Mar 18, 2014

Great

Everything about this resort is really good. Highyl recommended.

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

Business

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
love mexica
Business
Philadelphia
Mar 12, 2014

very good family getaway

Resort very nice and clean, stuff friendly and helpful. Just a one complains – mattresses. They very hard, but you can ask mattress toper. Beach clean.

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

Business

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cavemanmike
Business
Salem, OR
Mar 10, 2014

They live up to their name

"Friendly" doesn't do it justice. All the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, almost to a fault. Almost. The building is older, but older in an authentic sort of way. Beautiful open, comfortable lobby and clean, efficient rooms. Ask for a room above the 4th floor though, nightly entertainment in the lobby goes on past 11PM and can be heard in the lower rooms

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chet72
Business
Chicago, IL, USA
Mar 3, 2014

Perfect for simple people

The staff is wonderful!! The location is great because there is a shopping center across the street where you can buy anything from water, sunblock, food or anything else you may need.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Internet, food or anything else you may have forgotten can be purchased here.

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bob and Patti
Business
California
Feb 27, 2014

Amazing place!

Staff is so friendly and go out of their way to make your stay fantastic! Great entertainment and fun things to do. Surprise us each day with something new, such as, making donuts, shrimp cocktails, cooking a fish on the beach for lunch. The guests were great also because this place is so fun!, Rooms were very clean, volleyball, yoga, water aerobics, kayaking, swimming, spa, cooking class, bracelet making, etc....

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

Business

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
magnificent
Business
puerto vallarta, mexico
Feb 20, 2014

friendly vallarta

this was our 12th time at this hotel and it can't get any better. Plus we had perfect weather 88to 94 everyday without a cloud in the sky for 2 weeks.

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

Business

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CC Hunter
Business
Canada
Feb 19, 2014

Good Stay

Hotel is older and rooms need some updating, elevator was being repaired our entire stay. Staff are good front desk stay as usual put hotel needs first. Entertainment most nights however music noise until about 11.00PM. Food good and location good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Machine
Business
Iowa
Feb 17, 2014

Paradise in Puerta Vallarta

Great Time!! The Staff is Wonderful. Met many people who have been there multiple times. My Husband and I have been on Vacations the past 9 years and this is one of the best resorts we have stayed at. Rooms might not be the fanciest, but you use them to sleep and get ready. Loved that everything is very close beach, pool, eating places. 50 Steps and you're there. No walking 5 or 10 min to get where you need to go. Beds are hard that would be my husbands only complaint, but I slept well. My husband was sick one day and They fixed him soup for me to take to the room for him!! Thanks for the wonderful paradise!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rhoe
Business
Northwest Territories, Canada
Feb 9, 2014

Great vacation

We have stayed at nicer hotels, however the rooms are clean and maintained, the true value here is the staff, the way they take care of you and make you truly feel part of a larger family, "their's"

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

La Piazetta, old town, Olas Atlas Drive Great pizza, amazing calamari

Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AaronAaron
Business
Portland, OR
Feb 9, 2014

Great Staff, Great Location

The hotel staff was very friendly, as the name suggests. Lots of activities throughout the day. The Hotel is right on the beach and has a private area where vendors will not bother you. They will bring you drinks on the beach. It is a nice walk along the beach to the main downtown boardwalk or a quick bus ride or taxi. The food was decent, not that authentic, but it is tasty and free. This was a great value. We were pleasantly surprised with how great our stay was for the price we paid. It was more than we hoped for and would recommend it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Walk on the beach during the day to the main boardwalk, and take the City bus home at night. Also, you can catch the bus to Sayulita across the street from the hotel, it costs about $6/person round trip and it is a beautiful beach town about an hour away.

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