$64 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 18, 2014 Check-out: Sep 21, 2014

Hotel Mercurio - A Gay-Friendly Hotel

2 stars
C. Francisca Rodriguez #168 Colonia Emiliano Zapata, ., Puerto Vallarta, 48380
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
75 reviews
Puerto Vallarta's Little Secret

I really enjoyed my stay at the Mercurio Hotel. The rooms are clean with a fridge. The bed is... See full review

  • San Francisco Juacho
  • Sep 3, 2014
Perfect hotel for quick getaway

I've been here many times now. It's perfect location to walk to beaches and bars, the pool and bar... See full review

  • Cody Haven
  • May 29, 2014
Gay-friendly Puerto Vallarta hotel open to guests 18 and older
Hotel Mercurio - a Gay-Friendly Hotel, a 28-room property in the heart of the Romantic Zone, attends to the needs of its gay and lesbian travelers. The haven boasts rustic wood furniture, tasteful artwork and welcome conveniences such as free safe-sex products at bedside tables. An outdoor pool and bar keep the fun going all day long.
Highlights
  • Gay-friendly Puerto Vallarta hotel open to guests 18 and older
  • 28 air-conditioned rooms with refrigerators and cable TV
  • In the heart of the Romantic Zone, a center for nightlife and restaurants for the gay community
  • Free safe-sex products at guests' bedside
  • Outdoor pool and bar
Location
Hotel Mercurio – A  Gay-Friendly Hotel calls the Romantic Zone, the gay neighborhood in Puerto Vallarta home. There, visitors are struck by the fishing-village ambiance and the variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.
Rooms
Rooms at Hotel Mercurio - a Gay-Friendly Hotel charm with rustic wood furniture, floral comforters and coordinating landscape artwork. All 28 rooms come with air-conditioning, refrigerators, cable TV, private bathrooms and full, queen or king-size beds. One amenity keeps the guests' health in mind: free safe-sex products at their bedside. Tile floors keep feet cool after a day at the beach or pool.
Features
Thanks to free towel service, patrons have a reason to linger at the beach or pool, which is open 24 hours. When downtime turns to exploration time, they can try the local pastimes, whether it's whale-watching or water sports.
Dining
Hotel Mercurio - a Gay-Friendly Hotel invites visitors to a breakfast buffet, which is served poolside every morning. Later, small groups visit the poolside bar for fresh cocktails.
Transportation
  • Puerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (5.6 mi/9.1km)
Attractions
  • Malecon (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Marina Vallarta (4.5 mi/7.2 km)
  • Downtown Vallarta (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Bay of Banderas (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business center

Hotel Map

20.6009 -105.237
Area served
Puerto Vallarta
Nearby airports
(PVR) Puerto Vallarta/Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport
Area description
Located on a quiet street, yet just around the corner from the clubs, bars, galleries shopping and restaurants to be found in the Gay-popular Zona Romantica neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta

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Reviewer score 4.0 out of 5

Hotel Mercurio - A Gay-Friendly Hotel Rooms

Double Room includes Breakfast
Double Room includes refrigerator, air conditioning, cable TV, ceiling fan, secure safe for valuables. Price includes Breakfast Buffet at poolside each morning.
King Room includes Breakfast
King Room includes refrigerator, air conditioning, cable TV, ceiling fan, secure safe for valuables. Price includes Breakfast Buffet at poolside each morning.
Single Room includes Breakfast
Single Room includes refrigerator, air conditioning, cable TV, ceiling fan, secure safe for valuables. Price includes Breakfast Buffet at poolside each morning.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Dining
Free breakfast
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi

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 (75)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Mercurio - A Gay-Friendly Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 75
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.6

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
May 11, 2007

We could not have asked ...

We could not have asked for a better location. The hotel was in walking distance to everything. Restaurants,downtown and only one block from beach. the rooms were large and clean. The staff could not have been more helpful especially the front desk, always steering us in the right direction (in english) to all our questions. We would definitelly recommend The Hotel Mercurio to all our family and friends.

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

5
5.01.0
Tucson two
Tucson, AZ
Mar 28, 2010

Second stay and it just gets better

It's more of a bed and breakfast than a hotel, though the rooms are hotel-type. You get to know everyone staying there over the great breakfast (included in the room charge) by the pool. Then you can congregate in the evenings over happy hour, again by the pool. The staff is very accomodating and will recommend or steer clear from restaurants, etc. HVAC in the rooms is unbeatable even in the hottest weather. Rooms are quiet and while the hotel is older, the staff is constantly keeping it clean. This trip a fresh coat of paint was being applied (with no interruptions to guests) and it looks even better. A great place to stay in gay PV!

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

Across the street to the left on the corner is a second-story restaurant with great food and great entertainment plus a good place to sit and watch PV go by.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Angeles
Nov 12, 2008

The perfect small hotel

I travel all over the world for business and stay in many upscale hotels, but this is perhaps one of my favorite hotels in general. It is small and extremely pleasant....the staff can not do enough for you....towels for the beach...restaurant and bar recommendations, etc. Each year that we go back there are improvements to the property. This year flat screen TVs. It is in the old section of town and very quaint and scenic. Only a couple of blocks from the beach and many restaurants and bars. A true pleasure for a relaxing vacation.

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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
san diego
May 24, 2009

hotel mercurio

We stay here every year, great service, nice complimentery breakfaat, not super fancy but in the heart of gay life and very clean with a very friendly staff. great towels, bedding and all you should expect!!!!!

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

4
5.01.0
Nachito
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 17, 2010

Great Staff, Great Location, Good Rooms!

We are a young gay couple(31&32)who love Puerto Vallarta, This hotel was the best we have stayed at, great value, great staff, the rooms are great, AC and fridge included. The staff even let us check in super early and check outsuper late, they were very accomadating. This is old style, REAL Mexico, but who wants to be in the room when you have a great city like Vallarta to explore. The hotel is practically around the corner from some of our favroite bars, clubs and restaraunts, and just a short walk to the Malecon where you can have crepes, fruit, aguas frescas, corn on the cob and also eskeetes. You have to go to Pacos Ranch, Manana, Cafe de Olla has great empanadas, Barcelona Tapas at the north end of the Malecon(boardwalk)is delicious, a great deal and very romantic. If you are there around 9, you also get to see fireworks on the bay from the pirate ship. The beach was great too, wonderfully warm water and great tanning!! We also took the half day gay cruise called Wet&Wild. it was fun, open bar and plenty of food, the staff was fun and very helpful, we got to see the entire bay and snorkeled near a small, private beach were we spent some time. I really mean private beach. it was beautiful!!! Can't wait to visit Vallarta again, and will definetly stay at the Mercurio again. This is truely a hidden jem!!!

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

Barcelona Tapas and Cafe De Olla are delicious and wonderful. Also, on the same street as Cafe De Olla across the street from Fajita Republic, (also very delicious) is a great place that serves Delicious Molcajetes, and they a salsa and guacamole right at your table that are to DIE for, I swear!!!!!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tucson two
Tucson, AZ
Sep 29, 2009

Great staff & location, clean

The place is not brand new or luxurious, but clean, well-located to the gay area and beach, good breakfast, great staff, good value. Excellent air conditioning, unlike other places we have stayed in PV.

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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Omaha, NE
Oct 5, 2009

Excellent week in PV

Great location- in the center of restaurants, very close to the beach and many bars nearby. Breakfast is filling and a great way to save some pesos. The hotel bar is a great place to relax while in the pool or just hanging out plus the prices are a bargain! [...] does a great job entertaining at the bar. Nothing bad to say- the hotel is a great value with a helpful and friendly staff. The room itself is plain but comfortable with just enough space.

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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Salem, OR
Oct 22, 2010

The Mercurio is a great place to stay.

My partner and I have stayed at the Mercurio about 6 times. The location of the Mercurio is perfect. You can walk to the Malecon, the Church all of the Old Town and Romantic Zone. The Beach and the Blue Chairs are just a short walk away. Taxi's are easy to get and cheap. Just make sure you agree on a price before you get in the cab. The Mercurio is a very easy walk to all the bars and night clubs. While it's time that the Mercurio gets some updating the staff make up for what the rooms lack. [...] is a doll, the kindess man in Mexico. [...] and [...] are a couple who work at the Mercurio front desk and bar. They are the cutest. Love them! At night the Mercurio has a secured gate with a grumpy old man [...] I think that's his name. Who will open the gate and give you your key to your room. Just remember he's grumpy and acts like your putting him out. And please be quit at night while in the pool. [...] yelled at one guest who was in the pool at 1:30 AM by himself, apparantly he splashed the water to loud. The Mercurio is just a blaock or so away from some of the best resturants in PV.

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

There are Taxi's outside every bar waiting to take you to your hotel. The Taxi ride should cost about 50 Pesos or $4 to $5 USD. If your not completely waisted you can always walk back to the Mercurio. We have been visiting PV for about 15 years. We have never felt unsafe walking back to our hotel at 4:00 AM waisted with all our jewlery on. But remember use some common sense. There are PV police and tourist police walking and driving around the area. They are there to protect you. If at any ponit you don't feel safe contact one of them. One last piece of advice, relax and have a great time.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Houston travelers
Houston, TX
May 17, 2011

Enjoyable stay

Plenty of hot water. A/C good. Bed OK, but not great. Clean, for a beach type hotel. Nice pool, courtyard and bar area. Room furnishings just OK. Room size good (for King room); some other rooms were smaller. Staff good. Location convenient for restaurants and bars. About 10 minute walk to Blue Chairs beach.

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

4
5.01.0
Peadhur
Toronto, Canada
Jan 6, 2011

Looking forward to our next trip.

Rooms were adequate, staff were superb. Bartender Jorge will take care of all your needs.

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