Hotel Tropicana Vallarta

3 stars
View map of Amapas 214, Col Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, 48380

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
36 reviews
COOL VACATION

PEOPLE VERY FRIENDLY. CLOSE TO THE BEACH AND A LOT OF FUN. See full review

  • esmeralda z.
  • Feb 4, 2015
Great location in old town puerta Vallerta

Great ocean view room. Comfortable firm king bed, shower with great water pressure and lots of hot... See full review

  • RCM415
  • Apr 28, 2014

Whether in Puerto Vallarta for a corporate visit or leisure holiday, travelers find suitable base at the well-equipped accommodations and close-to-the-beach location of Hotel Tropicana Puerto Vallarta. The comfortable hotel is within easy access to Los Muertos Beach, favorable for holidaymakers who love the beach! Patrons can also unwind by having a dip in the in-house outdoor pool.

Guests can buffet breakfast and traditional Mexican and seafood cuisines at Tropicana Restaurant & Bar. Visitors can also chill out with refreshments and beverages at the bar on site. Doctor on call and currency exchange services are on offer for convenience. Gift and flower arrangements are also available for a charge.

Rooms

All 166 Standard and Superior rooms and Suites are fitted with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay at Hotel Tropicana Puerto Vallarta. The units are fitted with air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, telephone, private balcony, and en suite bathroom with shower and hot water service. Some rooms have kitchenette while some are with seafront views. Room service is also on offer.

Highlights

  • Near to both Los Muertos Beach and Isla Cuale
  • Outdoor pool for recreation
  • Room service

Nearby attractions

  • Los Muertos Beach (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Isla Cuale (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • Genius of Paco Gallery and Museum (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Malecon (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Plaza de las Armas (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Vista Vallarta Golf Club (6.8 mi/11 km)

Hotel Tropicana Vallarta Rooms

Standard Room
Standard Room offers Two doubles or one double and one single beds, or one king size bed with air conditioning, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, color TV, ensuite / private bathroom, room service, safe in room and telephone. Hotel also offers ceiling fan, bathroom with shower, balcony, ocean view, street view or garden view.
Superior Room
Superior Room offers Two doubles or one king size bed with air conditioning, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, color TV, ensuite / private bathroom, room service, safe in room and telephone. Hotel also offers ceiling fan, bathroom with shower, balcony, ocean view, street view or garden view.
Junior Suite
Junior Suite offers Two doubles with air conditioning, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, color TV, ensuite / private bathroom, room service, safe in room and telephone. Hotel also offers ceiling fan, bathroom with shower, balcony, ocean view, street view or garden view.

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Parking
Parking

Hotel Map

20.5984 -105.2387
Area served
Puerto Vallarta.
Nearby airports
Puerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).
Area description
Located in Los Muertos Beach, Hotel Tropicana overlooks on one of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Vallarta. Inside the old town bohemian district; Walking distance to the major shopping areas as well as its diverse restaurants and nightlife.

Dining

Restaurant
Seafood and Mexican cuisine. Enjoy with your family and friends an unforgettable moment in restaurant with a very Mexican ambiance. Try your favorite dish with the beverage of your choice in a comfortable and warm atmosphere that will make you feel like home.

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.

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Guest Reviews (36)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Tropicana Vallarta

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Tropicana Vallarta

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jeffrey R.
Business
long Beach
Feb 17, 2015

great location

great location, clean hotel, great view from room, extremely hard mattress, rooms could use some updating and balcony could use some outdoor furniture.

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

Business

Review of Hotel Tropicana Vallarta

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mark W.
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

Great Location

Fantastic location and a very comfortable hotel - made only slightly less so by the female manager who was a little obsessed with paperwork.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Print out and bring your confirmation email, even if it doesn't say you have to.

Review of Hotel Tropicana Vallarta

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
esmeralda z.
Business
arlington
Feb 4, 2015

COOL VACATION

PEOPLE VERY FRIENDLY. CLOSE TO THE BEACH AND A LOT OF FUN.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

HAVE VERY COOL VACATION

Review of Hotel Tropicana Vallarta

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
MikeyK VA
Business
Falls Church, VA
Dec 1, 2014

No frills, felt like prison

This hotel is cheap and in a good location, but they make you wear a wrist band to get in and out of the hotel, which is annoying when you have friends travelling with you. There is no wifi in the rooms. The wifi I the lobby is not strong. The maid staff comes into your room at 8-9am everyday without announcing themself regardless of whether you have the do not disturb sign up or not. I would never stay here again.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

La noche is the bar that most foreigners go to. Packs ranch is where the locals go. Mole de jovita is not to be missed. Margarita grill had the best margs.

Review of Hotel Tropicana Vallarta

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sutraman
Business
Los Angeles
Nov 23, 2014

Transitional

This place is under construction 11/30/14, and so the place is loud in the morning with construction noise. There is scaffolding etc. The wifi only works in the lobby which is very limiting. Hotel guests are forced to sit in lobby too get internet access. The beds are kind of hard and well I guess you get what you pay for. The location on the beach is superb. The staff is adequate, polite but no great service.

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

Business

Review of Hotel Tropicana Vallarta

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ELT1
Business
Redwood City
Nov 23, 2014

convenient location, nice hotel

We've been there many times. They are working on improving the rooms and upgrading the hotel

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

Business

Review of Hotel Tropicana Vallarta

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JuanitoSF
Business
San Francisco
Nov 20, 2014

Tropicana Vallarta

Overall stay was great and hotel was a good value. The room, while sparse, is functional and very clean. The room was oceanfront with a balcony and had a great view. Rooms do not have wifi...adding this would be a huge improvement. The location is excellent; right on the playa de los muertos and minutes from everything in the romantic zone. The staff was friendly and helpful. My only problem was that I was asked to provide my confirmation number in the form of a printed copy. I indeed had it on my phone but the hotel insisted on a printed copy which I did not have. After a few minutes of back and forth they agreed to have me forward my confirmation email to them. Not a great experience on that front but I guess I know for next time.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

When taking a cab to the airport, ask the staff how much it should cost, then ask the cab driver in earshot of the hotel staff. Otherwise the price might go up way past average market rate.

Review of Hotel Tropicana Vallarta

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr. Danito
Business
NY, NY
Aug 21, 2014

Great deal for the money

Hotel ideally situated right on the water. Walking distance to town and local restaurants. Hotel was very comfortable. Great deal for the price. Would recommend highly.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

One could bargain with vendors.

Review of Hotel Tropicana Vallarta

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SuperBeach lover
Business
Orange county, California
Aug 12, 2014

Good experience

Nice location. Nice room. Staff should be more friendly. Not many smiling faces.

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

Business

Review of Hotel Tropicana Vallarta

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jeff and Jeff
Business
Seattle, WA
May 10, 2014

Great place

First off lets all agree that this place is a little old and it shows, chipped tiles, scuff marks, etc, but it is obviously clean, the cleaning service is out and about all day mopping, scrubbing, sweeping and wiping surfaces down. The staff is just friendly enough, they smile and great you but keep to them selves for the most part (we like that) the view is FANTASTIC, it really does not get any better, the grounds are beautiful and the location is perfect, the many restaurants in the area are fantastic, in fact the little bistro across the street on the corner is one of our favorite places for breakfast and an after dinner drink. This is the 2nd time my partner and I have stayed and we will be back next year, hopefully for 10 days this time.......

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

If you like to drink, the Super Deli Mart across the street has a good selection of hard alcohol, buy a bottle on your first night and enjoy a few cocktails in your room before going out, or take a plastic cup with straws and take it down to the pool or beach, you can save a ton of money by not buying mixed drinks at the bar......

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