This hotel is quiet and low-key; many of the other guests were Mexican couples, families and business travellers. It is within walking distance or an inexpensive cab ride from attractions and restaurants. The included (hot) breakfast is quite good and the open-air restaurant which has a view of the pool and the beach is a pleasant place to sit. Service is friendly. The restaurant is also good for lunch and dinner, and more reasonable than other places in the hotel zone (except maybe the taco stands!). We had lunch by the pool one day, ordered at the restaurant and brought out on a tray to our lounges, consisting of ceviche, tortilla chips and salsa for $5 each.
Our room, on the second floor overlooking the pool, was spacious and pleasant. The balcony was a wonderful place from which to watch sunsets and hearing the waves lapping at night was a wonderful way to drift off to sleep. As others have said, I would pay the bit extra for an ocean view room. I would also add you may want to ask for a room overlooking the pool as it is quieter: the oceanview rooms directly on the beach neighbour with Mango's nightclub which can get loud at night.
THE BEDS ARE HARD. But there are blankets in each room and we found putting these under the fitted sheet helped pad it enough to be comfortable.
There is a grocery store one block away where you can get all necessities. The hotel has large coolers of water on every floor, and there is a jug and glasses in each room, so no need to buy water.
The tour desk operators are very friendly and helpful: they booked several day trips for us as well as reservations at two restaurants we wanted to try but needed someone to call and make the reservation in Spanish for us.
We would definitely recommend this as a pleasant and reasonable place to stay in PV.
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