$178 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 8, 2015 Check-out: May 10, 2015

Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

3 stars
View map of Km 2.5 Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, KM 2.5 Zona Hotelera, Puerto Vallarta, 48300

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
135 reviews
Single traveler

This was my 5th time to the Friendly resort and each time they have improved something from card... See full review

  • James H.
  • Apr 30, 2015
awesome

great hotel! staff excellent best hotel in puerto vallarta See full review

  • magnificent
  • Apr 27, 2015
Puerto Vallarta hotel sports casual vibe, live shows, outdoor dining
Friendly Vallarta - All Inclusive lives up to its name. The casual resort provides plenty of opportunities for guests to mingle, from the daily buffet to the authentic Mexican bar that hosts live music and dancing. Recreational activities keep visitors on Vallarta time, thanks to a full-service spa, yoga classes, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Rooms evoke tropical flavor -- sporting floral comforters, tile floors and views of Banderas Bay from terraces or balconies.
Highlights
  • Tropical rooms overlooking Banderas Bay
  • Alfresco dining
  • Saturday themed dinners
  • Multiple bars
Rooms
Renovated rooms at Friendly Vallarta - All Inclusive capture traditional tropical style. Two-toned tiled floors coordinate with blond-wood headboards, work desks and floral-patterned bedding and sofas. Guests can relax on a patio or terrace to admire views of Banderas Bay, or unwind at the end of the night in front of the satellite-equipped TV. All rooms are air-conditioned, and all include bathrooms with showers and baths, one king or two double beds and toiletries.
Features
When there's a kink in the neck or skin to exfoliate, leave it to Friendly Vallarta - All Inclusive to tend to beauty needs. The hotel offers more than 30 kinds of massages, facials and body treatments. Yoga classes, a fitness center equipped with cardio and weight machines, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a steam room make for other enticements.
Dining
From casual buffets to upscale dining, Friendly Vallarta - All Inclusive is perfect for all types of occasions. Guests enjoy ocean views and the breakfast buffet at Sunset Grill, open-air dining at La Fiesta and a la carte global fare at Gourmet. An extra treat: the Saturday-night dinner theater, which hosts themed entertainment. Margaritas, at the heart of the resort, sets the scene with tasty cocktails and live music.
Transportation
  • Puerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
Attractions
  • Malecon (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Marina Vallarta (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • Downtown Vallarta (1.8 mi/2.8 km)
  • Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Bay of Banderas (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
Business
  • Event space
  • Catering
  • Audiovisual equipment

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Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive Rooms

Superior Room
Spacious and bright, decorated in a contemporary style with a traditional Mexican flare. The room provides a lovely view with a balcony or terrace. A choice of one king or two double beds, rooms can accommodate up to two adults and two children. Each large, private bathroom is equipped with a bathtub shower combination. Further, the room offers individually controlled air conditioning; ceiling fan, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone; ample sized toiletries, hair dryer, and safe deposit box.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Game room
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Four meeting rooms are available at Friendly Puerto Vallarta with capacity from 80 people in classroom shape to 400 in banqut style

Dining

Sunset Grill
Start your day off with an international breakfast buffet with ocean views. By night, grilled delicacies perfume the air and an elaborate salad bar complements the dining experience. Breakfast 7 - 11 am Dinner 7 - 10 pm
Dinner Theater
On Friday nights guests are treated to live entertainment while enjoying themed dining and internationally inspired menus all in the comfort of the indoor, air-conditioned environment of the Concha Nacar Salon. Dinner and show 9 pm - 1 am.
Margaritas Bar
This authentic Mexican bar is the heart of the resort. This space vibrates to the sound of live music, entices guests to interact, provides a meeting point for all and serves up tasty late-night snacks. Dancing is encouraged and cocktails overflow. This is the perfect place to end another perfect day in paradise. Bar open from 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sweet Corner
A new cafeteria located by the lobby, enjoy your favor desert or ice cream with a selection of coffee, expreso or cappuccino. The perfect setting to relax and unwind. Open daily from 3:00 to 10:00 pm.
Villa Linda
Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet style in this airy restaurant which is located inside and just around the corner from the lobby. Pool and ocean views make this a relaxing space from which to enjoy a wide variety of international specialties. Breakfast 7 - 11 am Snacks and lunch 12 - 6 pm Dinner 7 - 10 pm Late night snacks 10:30 pm to 6 am
Gourmet
A la carte International favorites served in a cozy setting, the dcor and ambience offer a unique dining experience with dining specialties created by the owner, a recognized chef in Mexico. Dinner 6:30 to 10 pm (adults only 18+) Reservations required.
La Fiesta Bar
Located poolside with sweeping views of the ocean this open-air bar is an ideal place to meet and mingle during the day or to join friends and family for a cocktail before dinner. For guests enjoying the pool, swim up bar service is offered. Open 10 am - 6 pm.
Dinner Theatre
This is an ideal place to retreat for a cocktail, cool off and see some exciting performances. Cocktail and beverage service is offered throughout the show. Open from 9pm to 01 am.
La Fiesta
Choose a quick snack or light lunch - or both - at this open-air restaurant, adjacent to the soft sands of the beach. Daytime views are breathtaking and come nightfall La Fiesta hosts theme dinner buffets. Snacks and lunch 11 - 6 pm Dinner 7 - 10 pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
135 out of 135
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
James H.
Business
N/A
Apr 30, 2015

Single traveler

This was my 5th time to the Friendly resort and each time they have improved something from card keys to the room, new elevators, new furniture and again new furniture in other areas. Personnel are very attentive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Eugene K.
Business
N/A
Apr 27, 2015

If there is worse place - we did not see it yet

Positive sides - you can control weight easily as the food is always the same and not very good your liver will feel good if you do not enjoy badly mixed cheapest possible drinks, and you can read a lot of books at night as entertainment does not worth it.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
magnificent
Business
N/A
Apr 27, 2015

awesome

great hotel! staff excellent best hotel in puerto vallarta

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
harry
Business
N/A
Apr 24, 2015

Top Notch Hotel

We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at Friendly. Everyone here works so hard to please....they always seem to be singing and smiling and they really look happy to do whatever they can to make your stay a good one.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cindy4Indy
Business
N/A
Apr 8, 2015

Friendly

My two sons (ages 20 & 22) and I stayed at the Friendly Vallarta for 5 days at the end of March. The name of the hotel truly represents the attitudes of the employees. Everyone we met was friendly and never seemed to mind to help no matter what the issue. There was always someone around if you wanted to ask a question or needed anything. Rooms: Although a little outdated, the rooms were perfectly fine with us, very clean and had a fantastic view. I had read complaints about how uncomfortable the beds were, but they quickly remedied this by having housekeeping put mattress pads on the beds. Food: We travel extensively and almost always stay at all inclusive style hotels and thought though limited, the food was good. We didn't tire of it, but may have felt differently if we were there longer. We prefer the non-buffet style restaurants most nights, so since they only have one option for that, we went to Malecon one evening for dinner. The resort could use an additional bar, however they do have servers that bring drinks to the pool and beach. Location: Depending on what you like to do, the opinion on the location may differ. We like the option to see the places we visit, so we really like where the hotel was situated. We walked off the resort where there are restaurants and shops close by. Safety: We felt very safe in the resort and walking on the streets. There was always someone at the entrance to the hotel. Beach: This was probably our least favorite part of the resort. The beaches are not easy to walk on. They are sloped and are sectioned off by large rock barriers that you either have to stop at or walk up and around. The sand has small shells in it, so if you are looking for the soft sand, this portion of PV is not the place. The view while on the beach is wonderful and although it isn't the Caribbean, we thought the water was very beautiful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Guy with the hat
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Perfect place for couples.

My girlfriend and I stayed here for four nights during our spring break. At first, I was skeptical since I noticed a few of the comments were negative and didn't say anything good about the staff. However, I was wrong for jumping into this conclusion. The staff was very friendly, the rooms were clean and smelled really good, and most important of all, the food and drinks were AMAZING! I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone that's thinking about visiting Puerto Vallarta. The location is perfect, it'll probably take you around 10 minutes to get to El Malecon from the hotel if you take the bus. Anyways, I just wanna say I had a great time and I will definitely stay here next time I visit Puerto Vallarta. Thank you so much!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eduardo T.
Business
Huntington park
Apr 6, 2015

Best time ever

This is great place to take kids, everyone was so nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Alexander TG
Business
Santa Clara
Apr 6, 2015

Nice staff, decent food, but dated hotel

We had a decent 10th floor room with a good view. It was new years, so a lot of families and kids. so busy pool and beach. everything was fine, nothing special though. Staff was excellent and friendly, lived up to the name. Just not a hotel I would go go again.

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

Business

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Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eduardo T.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Great geataway

This was a fast very nice relaxing short flight for is getaway. We enjoyed it and would come back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jessica
Business
BRAINERD
Mar 19, 2015

Average.

Staff was very friendly. Facility was outdated. Beach was crowded with people and venders. Pool and facility were clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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