Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Rio

Morelos 170, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Located in downtown Puerto Vallarta and just a block from the beach, Hotel Rio offers quaint traditional accommodations as well as some modern rooms (income from high season allows for renovations each year). This is the second hotel ever built in Puerto Vallarta, shortly after Hotel Rosita. The small but chemical free pool is nicely decorated at night and the hotel has two excellent restaurants. Rates may not be as affordable as one would expect from such a simple hotel (check website for deals), but the more expensive rooms come with kitchenettes. Rooms above the main street seem to be quiet enough, unless you're a very light sleeper. One pet per room is welcome.

PROS

  • a block from the boardwalk
  • free Wi-Fi everywhere
  • on-site restaurants
  • close to shops, restaurants, and entertainment

CONS

  • some rooms need an upgrade
  • traffic noise may be a problem for some guests

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Near the beach
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 322-222–0366

HOTEL DETAILS

42 rooms, 5 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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