Puerto Vallarta Hotels


Hacienda San Angel

At a Glance


  • the most elegant lodging in downtown Puerto Vallarta
  • concierge service
  • excellent bay views
  • reasonably priced airport transfers


  • short but steep walk from the malecón
  • 5% service fee (in addition to taxes) plus 10% fee for using a credit card
  • three-night minimum
  • fewer amenities than hotels of comparable price point

Fodorite Reviews

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Hacienda San Angel Review

Each room is unique and elegant at this pricey boutique hotel in the hills five blocks above the malecón. Public spaces also exude wealth and privilege: 16th- through 19th-century antiques are placed throughout, water pours from fonts into Talavera-tile-lined basins, mammoth tables grace open dining areas. The Celestial Room has a wondrous view of Bahía de Banderas and the cathedral's tower from its open-air, thatch-roof living room. You can call Canada or the United States for free and enjoy live music with complimentary cocktails in the early evening. There are fabulous views of the bay from the new second-floor restaurant, Hacienda San Angel Gourmet, which serves international food beginning at 6 pm. Non-guests are welcome by previous reservation.

    Hotel Details

  • 21 rooms
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.

Fodorite Reviews

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    Wonderful urban oasis

    Truly remarkable hotel. Beautiful spaces. Three separate pools. Unique and exquisite rooms. No complaints.

    by wiestq, 9/13/07

    To Be Avoided At This Price Point; Beware of Owner

    We booked a four night stay at the Hacienda San Angel based upon the terrific press and reviews of the boutique hotel. We were told that the Hacienda San Angel was the "Four Seasons" of southern Puerto Vallarta for discriminating travelers. The hotel was indeed unique and charming and the hotel staff were incredible. However, the accommodations are NOT equivalent to a Four Seasons-level experience and not worth the steep price. We were also gravely offended by the manner in which the owner of the hotel treated us when we innocently asked for local advice and assistance that is routine at five and even four and three star hotels. We were actually personally insulted by the owner, something that should never happen anywhere, but particularly at this level of hotel and price point! We were disappointed at the treatment and our experience and, unfortunately, will not return and will strongly advise friends and family to research other options when staying in this area. If the owner was not involved and/or avoided direct interaction with the guests perhaps our candid review of this hotel would have not been quite as scathing. Until then, however, this hotel should be avoided.

    by LA_Travelor30, 7/18/08

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