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Calle Juarez Centro 122, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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#90 of 147 hotels in Puerto Vallarta

See why so many travellers make Encino Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Puerto Vallarta. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a quaint setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Los Muertos Pier (0.1 km) and El Centro (0.3 km), guests of Encino Hotel can easily experience some of Puerto Vallarta's most well known attractions.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to a rooftop terrace while staying at Encino Hotel. In addition, Encino Hotel offers a rooftop pool and a rooftop bar, which will help make your Puerto Vallarta trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is parking available to guests.

While visiting Puerto Vallarta, you may want to try some oyster at one of the nearby restaurants, such as La Leche, Barrio Bistro, or La Langosta Feliz.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk (0.7 km), Zona Romantica (0.5 km), and Old Vallarta (0.4 km), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

At Encino Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Puerto Vallarta.

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Marybart wrote a review Oct. 2020
San Francisco, California206 contributions103 helpful votes
This hotel is a gem! I've been here for 10 days and love it. Why? The location by the river is peaceful and calm. I wake up and sit on my private balcony drinking my morning coffee (provided in the lobby for free) overlooking gigantic Bougainvillea with the trees and river beyond it. The bed is comfortable, the rooms are pristine clean, and the rooftop terrace is an incredible spot to see the sunset. It's a great hotel for families, couples, and solo travelers. The staff goes out of their way to make your stay memorable and all the recommendations I've received from them have made my stay. When you know where to go to get the best shrimp ceviche and where to buy anything you need it makes it easy and joyful to be here. And the location is superb! You're a 5 minute walk from all the bars, restaurants, and Los Muertos Beach so you have it all at your fingertips. It's very romantic to walk across the pedestrian only bridge over the river contemplating where you'll eat and what yummy food you'll find next. Just ask the staff they will recommend authentic Mexican food and beaches to explore. If you like you can take the bus or taxi (Uber) to Mismaloya Beach and the Botanical Garden and anywhere else you would like to discover. If you're reading this review now, you've found your place just book it. Maybe I'll still be here!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: I like the rooms on the river side best.
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Doug C wrote a review Mar. 2020
Portland, Oregon93 contributions39 helpful votes
The hotel is in the southern end of El Centro, convenient to the Malecon and the restaurants and stores of the Zona Romantica. We did a lot of walking around and people watching. Very good location for getting a good feel for true Mexican culture (rather than tourist culture). It's also very reasonably priced, as are the restaurants close by. We stayed a total of 12 nights. We checked out 2 days early due to panic about Covid-19 and getting home, only to find out we couldn't get a flight then. We checked back in to the same room with no penalty for having checked out, which I found impressively courteous. The maid had thoroughly cleaned the room while we were at the airport, and the room was almost ready when we got back. The service people were kind and helpful and very courteous. The hotel courtyard was being renovated (in the center of the hotel), but the workers stayed out of the way as they could. It was interesting to watch them work on the various things. Room 209 overlooks busy I. L. Vallarta street, which can be incredibly noisy traffic-wise at night, only quieting down between 3 and 6 a.m. I learned to keep the air conditioner fan on all night and wear earplugs in order to sleep. Our friends checked in for the last two nights into room 225, which overlooks the Rio Cuale and some riverside trees with tropical birds and an iguana. We thought their room would be quieter than room 209, but on the second night someone's car alarm went off for about ten seconds almost every hour all day and night long and this disturbed their sleep a little. I also found the mattress in room 209 was very hard. There appear to be no box springs under it and if you like firm mattresses, this one might please you. I don't think the hotel had laundry service, but there are full-service laundries almost every block in the Zona Romantica. Prices for laundry there are 13 - 20 pesos per kilogram, which is really cheap compared to typical hotel laundry charges.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Rooms facing the Rio Cuale (such as 225) are generally a little less noisy. Get far up off the...
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bikerbabe22 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Milton, Canada726 contributions214 helpful votes
Thé Encino is centrally located, with easy access to many bars and restaurants. The rooms are big, and filtered water is offered in the corridor the addition of small fridges in each room would make this an ideal spot to stay!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
FrequentFlier564749 wrote a review Mar. 2020
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This was a budget hotel. It had very basic amenities. Make sure to bring your own toiletries, as there was only bar soap, shampoo and lotion in the bathroom. Also, just two bath towels. No hand towels. Loved the luggage storage option and the rooftop. Location was excellent. ***Very important*** If you book a double room and you’re a couple, make sure to call the front desk before you arrive to confirm that you will have one bed. My partner and I were shown to our room and realized that we had two small, twin-sized beds. Obviously we wanted to sleep in one bed, so we tried the first night, but it was uncomfortable. I mentioned this to the front desk receptionist and he said we should try the next day. The next day I asked again if we could be moved to a room with one bed and he said there weren’t any available. I was pretty frustrated because if I had known I would’ve called ahead to make sure. We ended up sleeping in separate beds the second night so that we could sleep comfortably. This hotel was good for two night, but I wouldn’t want to stay any longer.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
mlclark86@msn.com wrote a review Mar. 2020
Stillwater, Minnesota2 contributions1 helpful vote
they put us in a room with no windows , our friends we traveled with were sent to a differ property . they were able to let us move to the other hotel for 3 times the price. when at other property Encino tried to charge me for the remaining time of my stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
US$18 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Encino Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Encino Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Act2PV (0.5 km), Lucy's CuCu Cabana (0.5 km), and Cassandra Shaw Jewelry (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Encino Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Encino Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Encino Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Poblanos Cocina Mexicana, Azul Bistro, and Bravos Restaurant Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Encino Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Encino Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Encino Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel Church (5.4 km).
Does Encino Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.