$210 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 17, 2015 Check-out: Apr 19, 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
126 reviews
A+ experience

Delightful! Staff is so friendly and fun. Clean, great food options. Lots of activities and... See full review

  • Renee S.
  • Mar 10, 2015
Love the Friendly

Although the Hotel property is dated, they are improving and updating every year. The wonderful... See full review

  • JoAnn M.
  • Feb 22, 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

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

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

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
126 out of 126
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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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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Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lori Fish
Business
N/A
Mar 12, 2015

First Time At Friendly!

We weren't able to stay at Friendly on the first night because they told us there wasn't an ocean view room available, so they took us to the hotel next door and we weren't very happy about that. It made us a little apprehensive at first. But overall, our trip was great. Our balcony view at Friendly was spectacular and the staff were all very friendly and hard working. The pool was wonderful and their daily water aerobics class was awesome!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Renee S.
Business
N/A
Mar 10, 2015

A+ experience

Delightful! Staff is so friendly and fun. Clean, great food options. Lots of activities and entertainment. Mostly loved that it was kid friendly but not a lot of kids around. Great adult atmosphere. Loved it. A+

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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Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lori Fish
Business
N/A
Mar 4, 2015

Winter Getaway

Hotel has a great view of the ocean. There are only 2 bars here, The inside bar does not open until 5pm everyday,the other is open all day by the two pools. Rooms are clean, but dated. During our stay they were fixing things most days. There are events everyday such as water volleyball, water aerobics, cooking classes and more. Staff is very friendly as stated. I will stay there again !

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

Business

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Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stephen A.
Business
N/A
Mar 2, 2015

Nice Three Week Stay

A very pleasant stay, clean, good food. But the staff makes the hotel, they do their best to keep the guests happy. The drawbacks are, it's a little noisy and smoking is allowed in the lobby.

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

4
5.01.0
barrybob
Business
Blythe
Mar 2, 2015

Great Getaway

We really enjoyed our stay. The food was better than average, and the staff was very accommodating. There was always something going on. If we have one complaint, it is the smoking. You can smoke anywhere in this resort, even the non-smoking designated areas, as the staff was reluctant to tell anyone that they could not smoke in theses designated areas. We did bring this up to several staff members, and they didn't do much. As much as we liked this resort, we would be unlikely to return due to this issue.

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

Business

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Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JoAnn M.
Business
Billings
Feb 22, 2015

Love the Friendly

Although the Hotel property is dated, they are improving and updating every year. The wonderful happy employees makes up for any shortcomings I may have noticed. I will return next year.

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

Business

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Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Holly L.
Business
Olympia
Feb 21, 2015

Family Vacation

We love Friendly! Our experience with our entire family (22 of us) was absolutely great. The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Wonderful food, atmosphere and amenities. The view from our hotel room was exceptional. I would highly recommend this property for anyone visiting 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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Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Keeter Don
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

Great get away

This hotel was awesome! From the front desk help to the maids, the bartenders, waiters they were top notch!! Everyone was very helpful and friendly!! Would recommend this hotel to anyone!!!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

The entertainment was great! Had some type of entertainment every evening- also cooked on the beach and made food around the pool!! Was fun to see them make homemade donuts!!!

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Review of Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Milkman
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

The Friendly Experience

I had an awesome time being my first stay at The Friendly Vallarta. The hotel lives up to it's name! The rooms were clean, the bed was a little hard for my liking so they rectified that with a foam topper, good food and best of all the service, your beverage was always full, dishes removed instantly and all with a smile to go with it.all in all I certainly would return but only longer next time.

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

Business

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