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Puerto Vallarta Hotels

Hotel Gaviota Vallarta

  • Francisco I. Madero 176 Map It
  • El Centro


  • Moderately priced rooms a block from the beach
  • Choice of a/c or not
  • 5% cash discount
  • Salsa club next door


  • Poor pool placement
  • Unattractive furnishings
  • No Internet
  • Very small parking lot not open during high season

Updated 11/06/2014

Fodor's Review

Simple rooms in this six-story low-rise have somewhat battered colonial-style furnishings; some have tiny balconies but only a few on the top floors have a partial ocean view. The small figure-eight pool in the middle of the courtyard is exposed but still refreshes. Choose air-conditioning and cable TV or fan only, without the tele, to save about $25 per night. The two-bedroom apartments are poorly designed and have stiff Mexican furnishings. For the same price you can get two standard rooms, although without the kitchen facilities. JB Golden Age nightclub next door provides Latin and pop music throughout the week (it's live on weekends and canned otherwise) for a small cover charge, usually $4–$8 per person.

Hotel Information


Francisco I. Madero 176, Puerto Vallarta, 48380, Mexico

Map It


322-222–1500; 322-222–5518

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 59 rooms, 25 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 11/06/2014

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