Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites

2 stars
Amapas #114 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, 48380
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
78 reviews
Great place

They always greet you very friendly greeting - extra towels blankets if needed no charge - clean... See full review

  • Ken on vacation
  • Aug 31, 2014
Fourth Stay a at Emperador

The location is A+ to get a real taste of PV. It's on the beach and walking distance to many local... See full review

  • ajm1217
  • Jan 8, 2014
Hotel in Old Puerto Vallarta charms with tropical rooms
Emperador Hotel & Suites enjoys a base in the heart of Old Puerto Vallarta just a few minutes away from downtown and the airport. And with Playa Los Muertos directly outside one of its towers, the hotel offers instant appeal for travelers who want to stroll to El Malecon. Inside, rooms, suites and some spaces have kitchenettes. A coastal contemporary restaurant send visitors into paradise.
Highlights
  • A tower offering a choice of room layouts
  • Si Senor Restaurant and Beach Club for Vallartense fare
  • Some rooms with kitchenettes and beach views
  • Free Wi-Fi
Rooms
For a modestly sized hotel, Emperador Hotel & Suites presents ample choices. The property caters to short-term or extended-stay visitors with clean, Mexican-inspired spaces stocked with various necessities. Standard hotel rooms, which come with a shower, TV, telephone and one king bed or two twin beds, accommodate two people. Larger groups find comfort in suites and junior suites. The larger spaces enable guests to save on dining expenses by cooking in the kitchenettes. Mexican Colonial-style dining tables and views of the Romantic Zone add to the coastal bliss.
Features
Emperador Hotel & Suites guests revel in the ocean setting -- especially from its lounge chairs. Palm trees, cabana-style patio tables and a brick patio add to the atmosphere. For a change of scenery, patrons can also take advantage of the private beach or palapas (open-sided, thatched-roof huts).
Dining
The romance of Banderas Bay plays out every night at Si Senor Restaurant and Beach Club. The all-day restaurant sets up front-row tables on the sizzling Playa Los Muertos, where the ocean views are as delicious as the frosty Michelada brews.
Transportation
  • Puerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (6.4 mi/10.4 km)
Attractions
  • Malecon (5.7 mi/9.2 km)
  • Marina Vallarta (4.5 mi/7.3 km)
  • Downtown Vallarta (5.7 mi/9.2 km)
  • Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (4.2 mi/6.7 km)
  • Bay of Banderas 4.2 mi/6.7 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free use of lobby computers

Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites Rooms

Junior Suite Ocean View
Bedding option- 1 King size bed and One double . Room includes kitchenette, 32 inch plasma TV, air conditioning, telephone and Ocean view balcony.
Standard Suite
Bedding option- 1 King Size Bed. Room includes kitchenette, cable TV, air conditioning, telephone and Ocean view balcony (subject to availability).
Junior Suite Ocean View Quadruple
Bedding option- 1 King size bed and two sofa beds , Room includes kitchenette, 32 inch plasma TV, air conditioning, telephone and Ocean view balcony.
Standard Room
Bedding option- 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. Room includes cable TV, air conditioning, telephone.

Amenities

  • WiFi
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Internet
WiFi

Hotel Map

20.5999 -105.2384
Area served
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the real mexican destination.
Nearby airports
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Airport
Area description
3 minutes from downtown and 20 minutes from the International Airport.

Dining

Si Senor Restaurant & Beach Club
A completely different concept in Puerto Vallarta, where it merge the Sea, Contemporary Cuisine, Sun and Sand, happening in one of the most beautiful and famous Banderas Bay's Beach: Playa de los Muertos. Just few steps away from the pier, you will see our delicious Beach Club, ready with comfortable chairs and red umbrellas.
This three-level Restaurant just into the Romantic Zone because is the only one featuring Beach Club, Restaurant and Terraza Bar. Join us and enjoy Vallarta as you've never experienced before... We open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, under an atmosphere truly Vallartense. Also we have beach side tables, special to celebrate your anniversary dinner, birthday dinner, engagement dinner or honeymoon dinner.
BEACH CLUB
With the following services: Showers, Umbrellas, Beach Cots, towels and table games without additional cost
TERRAZA SUNSET
The beautiful sunsets of Puerto Vallarta, invite you to enjoy a martini, a glass of wine, delicious coffee and a menu designed especially for your drink. In our Sunset Terrace reacquaint yourself with music from the 70's, 80's and more

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 (78)

Ratings and reviews for Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
78 out of 78
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Red Coupe
Los Angeles
Sep 10, 2014

Good for me.

This hotel is perfect it you want to save a little money, be among the locals, be right on the beach and don't mind not having the amenities. Standard rooms are small so reserve a standard suite you won't be disappointed with the view.

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

5
5.01.0
Ken on vacation
Long beach
Aug 31, 2014

Great place

They always greet you very friendly greeting - extra towels blankets if needed no charge - clean and neat place

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Joee the run away
Montreal Canada
Jul 7, 2014

Get away

Excellent until I had my cell phone cash and hat stolen outside the hotel on the beach late at night, do not walk beach alone at night lesson learn

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Nice

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ana O
San Francisco, CA
May 20, 2014

Perfect Beach Location

Great location and value for the budget traveler. The balcony kitchenette was fabulous. The only drawback was having to go to lobby for wifi as it was not available in the rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Always ask cab fare before getting In cab and hAve exact price for trip to airport from hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Will C
South Bay
Apr 16, 2014

Something keeps me coming back again and again..

Undoubtedly there are better places, but I really feel comfortable here. It is clean, along Los Muertos Beach and near the new pier. The staff is helpful and it is a good value for the money. I don't like resorts and enjoy the feel of being able to step out on to a narrow cobble stone street and feel like I am in Mexico. Granted, Zona Romantica is a tourist area, but the buildings and streets tell you where it resides, and if you look closely beyond the store fronts along the main streets, you see the toil of people living and trying to earn their living "hidden" in plain sight.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Malecon make for an interesting distraction, particularly in the evenings. It also make for a good morning walk or run for those trying to burn off their excesses from the night before or just trying to maintain their pre-trip shape. The early morning is the best time to run or walk, before it warms and the walkways start to fill with those strolling. There's always a mix of tourist and locals, both strolling (and running). Include a walk or trot along the River Cuale to include the stairway at the end near the Cultural Center.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
a single gay man
Eugene, OR
Mar 30, 2014

a perfect location

Hotel with a fantastic view on the beach and the bay. Room large, simple, good bed, white decoration simple,even elegant(furniture in wood) and not pretentious. Large balcony. An extra kitchen on the balcony that will be perfect for a family. I was by myself but 4 people could stay in a so large room with a table on the balcony. It was exactly what I wanted, a good location and a beautiful view. The bathroom was a little small with a large shower, but it's better to have a very large room and a small bathroom than the opposite... Some little aunts in the bathroom but it's not dramatic. Staff helpful. Do not expect a 4 * hotel room , it's not, but expect a 100* fantastic view and location. Price reasonable. Great for people(gay people or also family) who want to enjoy the zone romantic and the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Johnnycakes1
holland, mi
Mar 26, 2014

Vacation

I have been staying at this hotel for the last 3 times that I have been down to PV and I just love this hotel. The maids are great to get along with and also the desk clerk. A great feeling that the staff remember me from the prior years. I have recommendated this hotel to all my friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

there are alot of small inexpensive resurantes that serve great food. Don't be afraid to try them, they are safe.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Uncle Boris
Long Beach, CA
Jan 20, 2014

Sleeping at the Emperador

Upon arrival for check-in I was given a room that had only one bed over looking the beach. I had booked a room that had two beds. The front desk explained the hotel was booked to capacity. I wondered why I had reservations. I complained about the rate difference. Two days later I was changed to the room with two beds. Refund will have to be dealt throug the travel agency. This is a good hotel on the beach within walking distance to the many local bus stops. The encroaching new wave of money, art, and memorable restaurants will probably make the hotel expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ajm1217
Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
Jan 8, 2014

Fourth Stay a at Emperador

The location is A+ to get a real taste of PV. It's on the beach and walking distance to many local treats. The hotel is clean and comfortable. It's all very basic, but the price is excellent for a nice stay. The staff is very accommodating. I'll go back in February,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

You are there because you can afford a vacation. Be generous to locals who work so hard for what they have and it will not dent your Starbucks budget!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Casey
Dallas, TX
Oct 30, 2013

Another stay at Emperador

This was my third stay at the Emperador in three years, and it hasn't changed at all. The rooms are clean and large. I had a standard suite which had a huge king bed, love seat and tables with a kitchenette and table with four chair out on the balcony overlooking the beach. This hotel remains the best value for a hotel right on the beach and in the middle of Old Town. Staff is great, and Ian at the desk is always ready to help with a friendly smile and greeting. I will continue to use this hotel as my home in Vallarta.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Apaches Cocktail Bar... famous gay bar for two for one cocktail hour with Endra, Freddy and the gang. You won't be a stanger in this bar.

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