$92 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 4, 2014 Check-out: Nov 5, 2014

Blue Chairs Resort by The Sea Gay and Lesbian

2 stars
Malecon y Almendro # 4, Puerto Vallarta, 48380
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
191 reviews
THE PERFECT GETAWAY

Awesome place to stay in Mexico for a gay resort, very friendly staff and great bar/food service on... See full review

  • Drew and Jim
  • Jul 1, 2014
Extremely pleased!

I had read some prior reviews about Blue chairs and I of course agree the place's location is its... See full review

  • travelstud
  • Mar 28, 2014
Gay-friendly Puerto Vallarta hotel in the heart of the Romantic Zone
Blue Chairs Resort by The Sea Gay & Lesbian beckons with ocean-view patios from every room and a casual ambiance suited for couples and singles. The 43-room property also holds the distinction as the only gay hotel in Puerto Vallarta with direct beach access. Contemporary style keeps spaces fresh and up-to-date, while a spa offering facials, massages and wraps, a rooftop bar and a beachside restaurant round out the vacation experience.
Highlights
  • The only gay hotel in Puerto Vallarta with direct beachfront access
  • All rooms have patios and partial or full ocean views
  • Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner by the beach
  • Spa offering facials, massages and wraps
  • Rooftop pool
Rooms
Blue Chairs Resort by The Sea Gay & Lesbian evokes modern Mexican style in 43 rooms. Sticking to a palette of turquoise and camel, spaces feel open and airy thanks to arched windows and balconies that look out to the ocean. Accents such as mod table lamps, dotted pillows and white Baroque mirrors throw just the right amount of style into the rooms. Master suites have the added luxuries of a separate living room and kitchenette. In each layout, guests enjoy an LCD cable-equipped TV, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and private balcony.
Features
When guests at Blue Chairs Resort by The Sea Gay & Lesbian seek down time, they book appointments at Blue Chairs Spa. Unwind with signature treatments such as the four chairs massage, reiki and the sea salt scrub. The spa also pampers with unique services that utilize chocolate, clay and seaweed to detoxify and cleanse the body.
Dining
Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea Gay & Lesbian serves regional fare bursting with fresh seafood, meat and vegetables all day. The chef also incorporates local spices for extra excitement. A stunning beachside setting creates the perfect scene for outdoor dining. A rooftop pool with lounge chairs invites visitors to soak up the sun and Bay of Banderas vistas.
Transportation
  • Puerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (5.9 mi/9.4 km)
Attractions
  • Marina Vallarta (walking distance)
  • Bay of Banderas (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Malecon (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Downtown Vallarta (5.9 mi/9.4 km)

Hotel Map

20.5976 -105.2391
Area served
Puerto Vallarta.
Nearby airports
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz international airport 20 minutes.
Area description
Located on the south side Vallarta in the area known as Zona Romantica where all the gay bars, restaurants and business are we are in the front of the ocean and the hotel beach in the famous blue chairs gay beach.

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Blue Chairs Resort by The Sea Gay and Lesbian Rooms

Partial Ocean View
Room with king or 2 double beds include private bath, color TV, air conditioning, telephone and private balcony. Decorated Mexican rustic style.
Partial Ocean View w/Kitchenette
Room with king or 2 double beds include private bath, color TV, air conditioning, telephone and private balcony. Decorated Mexican rustic style.
Junior Suite
Room with king or 2 double beds include private bath, color TV, air conditioning, telephone and private balcony. Decorated Mexican rustic style.
Master Suite
Room with king or 2 double beds include private bath, color TV, air conditioning, telephone and private balcony. Decorated Mexican rustic style.
Ocean View
Room with king or 2 double beds include private bath, color TV, air conditioning, telephone and private balcony. Decorated Mexican rustic style.
Ocean Front
Room with king or 2 double beds include private bath, color TV, air conditioning, telephone and private balcony. Decorated Mexican rustic style.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

Dining

Beach Restaurant
The beach restaurant opens from 8:00AM to 6:00 PM offering Mexican breakfast and delicious lunch, you can also order anything to your room.
Sunset Restaurant
The sunset restaurant opens from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM you can enjoy snacks and meals watching the sunset or also having dinner while you watch the nightly shows.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (191)

Ratings and reviews for Blue Chairs Resort by The Sea Gay and Lesbian

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
191 out of 191
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.5

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
PVRBoys
Business
Portland, OR
Mar 16, 2010

You get what you pay for

The hotel is right on the gay beach. So if your main goal is to be on the beach without much walking, this is a good place to start. There is a rooftop bar with loud music playing until 11 every night. The bar has events every night too. Our room didn't have internet access (as was advertised). We asked, and every day they said they were "working on it." We were there for 8 days and it didn't ever work. The water pressure in the shower was a trickle on the 1st floor. The elevator trapped two sets of guests that we were aware of. But the room was clean, remodeled, and the view was great. However, I wouldn't want to stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Best Breakfast in the area is at Coco's Kitchen on the same street as Cocoa Banana.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
NY2PV
Business
New York
Mar 3, 2010

No Hot Water, Services are lacking....

When we first arrived, the room was not ready. The next morning room service never came to the room until the management was informed. The property is very noisy with road noise and construction. The restaurant did not have coffee in the morning and the wait staff had difficulty bringing the correct order to the tables.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The location has several very nice restaurants close by. Everything is within walking distance to old town Puerta Vallarta.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cincinnati, Ohio
Dec 16, 2010

Blue Chairs

The location is pretty good for the beach, a little bit of a trek for the bars or downtown. The rooms were clean, but a bit aged. There really was no hot water.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Not a Princess, I swear...
Business
San Francisco, CA
Apr 16, 2010

Constant Remodeling to Something Better?

Blue Chairs is the best of what's around in PVR for the gays. Not sketchy, beach side, ocean view rooms are the best - even partial views. (Note: rare to find lesbian couples here) That said it's improving each time we stay there, nicer rooms, rainfall overhead marble showers, flat-screen tvs, but this time while dirt cheap you can tell it's a work in process. We lost WiFi for 3 days of 7; lost power for 5 hours one day and water another. Now the jack-hammering is not only in the hotel but nearby too, but would mercifully start around 12 p.m. Pluses: The "Blue Chairs Resort" is on the beach with decent service and moderately priced menu (super cheap to U.S. prices, Coronas 40 pesos, Margs 50-70 pesos, grilled sandwiches 140 pesos). It's literally 25 feet away. Word to the wise, you are on a beach so unless you eat fast get your salsas on the side. Also, there's a range of beach goers. Mostly gay, some young, some old, but all pretty fun and in various states of Speedo. Also, the higher floors will be closer to the roof top bar, which is great for sunsets and their raucous 3x/week drag show. Booming music stops around 12 am.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

After dinner, the clubby places to hit (in order starting after 9:00 p.m. or 10:00 p.m.): Le Noces, Manana, taco lady. Other options: Paco Paco, Los Amigos. And, unless you like tourist traps, you can skip the straight parts of PV.

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Review of Blue Chairs Resort by The Sea Gay and Lesbian

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
US
Jul 28, 2011

Busted

We paid the higher price for a ocean view king size bed room [...]. We got 2 double beds on the first floor behind the 2 story restaurant without a view. After complaining we were told we had to pay a daily upgrade charge to get a ocean view room with a king bed, so we reluctantly did it when arguing did no good. Elevator broke down on a daily basis, once with us in it for 30 minutes in pitch darkness until they pried the doors open. Toilets stopped up, beds were uncomfortable. The only positive was the location across from the beach and walking distance to restaurants and bars. Hotel is run down and busted in general.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
sfboy94103
Business
San Francisco
Jul 9, 2009

Not great, but cheap

The hotel is located within steps of the gay beach. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the downtown bars/clubs. They were remodeling the hotel so it can be noisy at times and the music from the roofdeck bar can also be noisy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel is just steps from the "gay beach. It has a somewhat lively roofdeck overlooking the Pacific. Great for happy hour.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Michigan
Mar 18, 2010

Great location, but it could be better

Right at the gay beach, they have a rooftop bar with shows every night. All the nightclubs and bars are within walking distance, which makes it a very convenient location overall. Now the thing about it is the fact not all rooms are updated, they are more on the shabby side. And the service is uneven, towels may be missing from the room, specials may be quotes in different print materials differently. No safe boxes in the room, but they do have some wooden lockers by the front desk, not the safest place for your passports, but we didn't have a problem. Staff is very friendly and try their best to serve the guests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Fish Shack. A great place for fish tacos, super friendly staff and mojitos are 2x1 noon-5. Tapas Barcelona is a long walk, or a cab ride but it's well worth it.

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Review of Blue Chairs Resort by The Sea Gay and Lesbian

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Over the Hard Part
Business
Houston, Tx
Mar 5, 2009

Located Nicely - Poorly equiped

This hotel is not for you if you're looking for any pampering at all. The service staff is nice/accomodating, but this place is rough around the edges. The beach is terribly small, the pool is not really a pool, and the rooms are very badly out-dated. The scene is right for lgbt, but I would have rather visted this place once and stayed at a much finer hotel. I'm used to Mexico and have traveled here often, but this hotel will not be part of any future plans. Although you will be proximate to the "GLBT area" of PV, you will no doubt miss having a pool. I would have rather stayed at straight accomodations with a bigger beach, a tiki bar, a swim-up bar, and a large refreshing pool. You will not find this at the Blue Chairs. You will find a very nice staff who are willing to help you get what you need. You will find a great neighborhood full of fun bars and clubs, but you will not find creature comforts for the more experienced traveler. Be careful and be ready when booking at the Blue Chairs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Love Puerto Vallarta
Business
Minneapolis
May 27, 2010

Puerto Vallarta great place great people

WE MESSED UP......... We stayed at the Blue Chairs in Dec 2009. At that time there was loud construction going on early morning til evening. We also had a problem with the shower and air conditioner. We did end up having to change rooms. We decided to try it again when we went back in May 2010 ......big mistake. Still had remodeling going on (not quite as bad) But the worst was yet to come. The drain in the shower was messed up and the only way to keep the smell from coming into the room was to place a wet towel over the drain. It also took at least 30 minutes for the toilet to refill so it could be flushed again. Theres more..........three times during the week we were without water. I mean NO water in our room for several hours a couple times. If not for the location this place wouldn't have much

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are a lot of great eating places make sure you try a lot of different places........Freddy Tucans for breakfast( excellent service) Nacho Daddies for burritos and Margaretta Grill for the food drinks and very friendly staff.....tell [...] we said HI

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Review of Blue Chairs Resort by The Sea Gay and Lesbian

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Virgo68
Business
San Diego, CA
Feb 2, 2010

BeefDip 2010

This was not worth $120.00 per night. They had no iron for my going out clothes. The restaurant nickel and dimes you for food and drinks, the chairs on the hotel beach go to the ones who pay for them, not for the guest of the hotel! I'll be staying at the Tropicana next year.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Don't do the para-sailing ride with the white boat, choose the brown boat!

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