$95 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 22, 2015 Check-out: Jan 25, 2015

Playa Los Arcos Beach Hotel and Spa

3 stars
Olas Altas 380, Puerto Vallarta, 48380
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
252 reviews
I enjoyed my stay, everything was very nice!!

Very enjoyable stay, nice, clean and beautiful hotel!! Food was very delicious!! I will look... See full review

  • Zytnick
  • Oct 21, 2014
Mexico 2013

Stayed here before & pleased again. Like the convenience of money exchange in the lobby. Walking... See full review

  • SooZee Cue
  • Apr 25, 2014
Highlights
  • 171 renovated Mexican Colonial-inspired rooms
  • Themed dinner shows three nights a week
  • Three freshwater pools
  • Daily activities program and children's club
  • Spa treatments
Tropical resort hosts daily activities, themed dinners and kids' club
Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa enjoys a perfect location: Playa Del Sol, a five-minute walk to Downtown Vallarta. The 171-room resort is steeped in luxury, boasting Mexican Colonial-inspired rooms filled with artisan furniture and tile, and three freshwater pools that fuel the road to bliss. Parents take full advantage of the supervised kids' club and all the other on-site amenities, from scuba diving to spa services. Themed entertainment three nights a week puts guests in the Mexican vacation mood.
Rooms
Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa rooms capture Mexican Colonial style. Filled with hand-carved wood furniture by local artisans and bright Mexican tile, the 171 renovated rooms might feel like guests' own private apartments. Standard amenities include cable TV, air-conditioning, safes, hair-dryers and direct-dial telephones. Master suites have a welcome bonus: a large terrace with an ocean view, living room, dining room and kitchenette.
Features
Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa is rich in recreational activities, starting with three freshwater pools and Jacuzzis that overlook the Bay of Banderas. A daily activities roster caters to fitness buffs of all types, from the scuba diver to the beach volleyball lover. The spa beckons with pampering facials, massages and nail and body treatments. Parents can relax while kids make arts and crafts during the supervised children's program.
Dining
The Bay of Banderas serves as a stunning backdrop for dining outside at Mi Pueblito, whose roomy terrace is prime space for visitors craving international cuisine. At Kaiser Maximilian Cafe, patrons feast on the finest European fare. The hotel also hosts live entertainment three nights a week. While savoring the Mexican buffet, for example, diners might watch the troupes of Mexican dancers twirling on the floor.
Transportation
  • Puerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (5.6 mi/9 km)
Attractions
  • Malecon (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Marina Vallarta (4.4 mi/7.1 km)
  • Downtown Vallarta (5.6 mi/9 km)
  • Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (1.6 mi/2.7 km)
  • Bay of Banderas (0.4 mi/0.6 km)

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Playa Los Arcos Beach Hotel and Spa Rooms

Superior Room
Rooms with one king bed or two double beds, private balcony or patio, marble bath room with shower, hair dryer, air-conditioned, in room safe, cable TV, direct dial telephone, ironing board on request. Superior Ocean View and Superior Ocean front are available at extra charge (based on request)

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Spa
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Dining

Tlaloc Palapa Bar
With live music nightly for your listening and dancing pleasure.
Mi Pueblito
In Mi Pueblito restaurant, you will enjoy our exquisite Mexican and international cousine. Enjoy our food on our terrace at the edge of the ocean with a precious view of the bay and a romantic yet friendly atmosphere that allows you to admire the beautiful "puestas del sol" (sunsets) of Puerto Vallarta.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
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 (252)

Ratings and reviews for Playa Los Arcos Beach Hotel and Spa

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
252 out of 252
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vamos a la Playa
Business
N/A
Dec 19, 2014

long weekend escape

Can't beat the location with walk-out beach access and gentle surf for easy swimming. This is not a typical all-inclusive resort type of hotel catering to Americans and Canadians who never want to leave hotel property. It has more local flavor, older but clean, lots of Mexican nationals vacationing with their families. Great place for people who want to explore the neighborhood and like to enjoy Vallarta's many excellent restaurants. Easy walk to the Malecon and neighborhoods around the Cathedral. Nice spa on site for massages, pedicures, facials, etc.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
trapper mike
Business
birtle, canada
Dec 7, 2014

Our home away from Canada

We have travelled to Puerto Vallarta several times in the last few years and every time we have returned to our home away from home, Playa Los Arcos beach hotel and spa. We come back primarily because of the staff and amenities at Playa Los Arcos. Every employee from maintenance and room personel to dining and lounge servers to front desk and management, treat you with great respect and an "eager to please" attitude. Don't expect 5 Star accommodations. The hotel is getting older but still has a historical uniquness unmatched in our estimation. It's downtown location means you aren't always with other "touritas" and you certainly can experience the true culture in a way that the Hotel Zone cannot offer. Playa Los Arcos' downtown location puts you within easy walking distance of The Malecon as well as hundreds of downtown shops, restaurants and, of course, you are only steps off the beach. Some question the safety of this location but I feel 100% safer here than I do in downtown Canadian cities. Would we go back? You bet we would, and we are already planning our return next November.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Malecon is only 2 blocks from the hotel and provides extensive shopping and dining possibilities. The downtown location of Playa Los Arcos puts you within easy walking distance of hundreds of other shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Of course the ocean front location is one of the best in Puerto Vallarta.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Lindodia
Business
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Dec 3, 2014

Bad vacation place

The hotel room smells bad and dirty, the windows was broken, we asked to get. A new room and was bad too, no Air conditioning, i have 3 month old baby and 3 years old son, the lock from the doorin bad condition, again we asked to get another room, the sent to a big room with view to the beach, but also in bad conditions, they have antz there, i don't know , why they showed a nice pictures frome the hotel, because honestly the rooms are so badly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Navy museum

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Less is More
Business
Loveland, Colorado
Nov 20, 2014

Old Town PV ... the best place to stay

I have been going to Puerto Vallarta (PV) for years. My dad was an airline pilot and I used to fly down on the weekends for free all the time. PV has had a lot of changes. I remember being very sad when McDonald's showed up and I think I actually cried when I came down and Carlos O'Briens was gone. Playa Los Arcos is still keep it traditional though and I LOVE it at this hotel. The hotel and staff seem to be the same that I say way back in the lat 80's. I recommend you try the hotel, but do not recommend the all-inclusive. There are so many good close restaurants and you need to try them all! GO Stay and have a good time.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pancho Tako ... MUST Eat there!!!!!!

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Review of Playa Los Arcos Beach Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Zytnick
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 21, 2014

I enjoyed my stay, everything was very nice!!

Very enjoyable stay, nice, clean and beautiful hotel!! Food was very delicious!! I will look forward to coming back again!!

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

Business

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Review of Playa Los Arcos Beach Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Travel Girl C
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 21, 2014

Great value hotel

The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Gerardo at the front desk. I loved all of the little shops, restaurants, bars and lounges all within walking distance, as well as the fairly high safety factor of the neighborhood. I had no qualms about walking outside, at night, alone. It's also nice that there are two pools. It's a family friendly hotel, but it's always better to have a separate space dedicated just to kids. The rooms are fairly basic (no frills), but the ocean facing rooms have a lovely view of the water. For cost and proximity, this is a good hotel for solo travelers, couples or small families.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Get the best birria from Birreria Robles. Go early, and get ready to stand in line!

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Review of Playa Los Arcos Beach Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SiddharthWahi
Business
India
Aug 29, 2014

Family Hotel

Family Hotel mostly for local tourists in the middle of the romantic zone on the beach with All Inclusive available. Rooms have a good view.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

All Inclusive

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Review of Playa Los Arcos Beach Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
SSDLKjlaskdkkd
Business
San Francisco, CA
Aug 20, 2014

No AC For Two Days

It took two days to get one of our rooms switched because the air conditioner didn't work. Towels were frayed and stained. The location is on the beach. The floors were not cleaned or not cleaned very well every day because sand was always on the floor. To be fair, all the hotels in this area are kind of dumpy. Other hotels I've stayed in nearby were better maintained and cleaned.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Postcard Heart
Business
Boise, Idaho
Jul 30, 2014

Location, Location, Location

The location of this hotel is what makes it so great. It is right in El Centro. It's got the beach, pool, markets, and bus stops nearby. It does have the all-inclusive option, but with so many restaurants nearby, branch out! We had the ocean-view room and it did have a nice view. The rooms are a little below average though. They need some repairing (leaky faucet, no water pressure). But if you want authentic Mexico and a hotel that is a great deal and right in the middle of town, this one is perfect. The staff was wonderful. Like the majority of people we met in Mexico, they are super nice and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

About 5 blocks from the hotel is the best restaurant. El Brujo! Check it out! Check the map a block north of the hotel for a map with all the restaurants listed.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Keeping Calm
Business
Seattle, WA
May 26, 2014

Authentic family Mexican hotel

This was my second stay at this authentic family Mexican hotel having a perfect location. The first thing to note is that this is a "family" hotel so expect a lot of kids. Definitely a worth while experience however if your single or a couple looking to chill out you would probably want to find a quieter place to relax. As a security measure the guests have to wear a wrist band, it's like painting a target on your back for all the cruise excursion vendors.

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

Business

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