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Casa Anita & Corona del Mar

3.0 out of 5.0
  • Walking distance to Pla...
  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Free parking
  • 2 outdoor pools

Recent guest reviews

This hotel was an amazing gem for the price you pay. Very clean family owned hotel. Only downside was the stairs but after eating all that good food 2 blocks away in the romantic district the stairs helped keep me fit. They have a large cold water spa that has bar stools next to the bar in the water over looking the ocean in the shade. Around the corner the Taxi's stage to wait to be called into town so getting a ride was never a problem. The rooms have a full kitchen with dishes, toaster, coffee, pot, blender, refrigerator and all the utensils you need to cook your own meal. And the views really made for some great pictures.

For a week I stayed in room A2, which has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, a large living room and a large terrace with table and chairs. Four of us stayed there comfortably. The view of the bay from the terrace was very nice and it wasn't loud even though the hotel is on a major road. There are positives and negatives to staying at this hotel. The positives are the low prices, large rooms, full kitchen and views of the bay. The negatives are that the walk to the beach and Zone Romantica can be hard because Casa Anita is up in the hills. There is also a slight hot water issue, so on one or maybe two days one of my companions complained that there was not enough hot water in the showers. For anyone accustomed to the strong water pressure in US showers, the shower pressure at Casa Anita will seem slightly weak. There are safes in the rooms, but you need to bring your own padlock or rent one from the front desk.

Rented a 1 bedroom unit on the top floor of the quaint, clean hotel. Lots of hills and many steps to your unit (no elevator) but we really enjoyed the typical Spanish flair of this unit with a wonderful terrace with a view of the ocean and mountains and the city below us. Maid service was great. Wonderful experience and a great way to keep in shape close to the zone romantic.

Casa Anita y Corona del mar is a more traditional Mexican casita style. From its beautiful stone work to its classic architecture and styling. Furnishings are not the latest and greatest but your not at the Hilton either. Could it use some updating, sure but it has a quaintness and style all its own. All Staff is amazing, friendly and very accommodating. Any issues we had were handled promptly and they always ensured we were satsfied. They have 2 pools the main pool is large enough but lacks the space around it to accommodate anymore than 4 loungers (and that’s side by side on one end) It’s also way too warm. Btwn 86-90 deg. Not refreshing at all. The other pool on the Anita side is small about 10’ diameter. But definitely refreshing. Maybe too cool for some. However much larger lounging area (approx 10) We stayed in 3 different units Casa Anita #17,#18 and Corona #3. #17 was quite nice, smaller with a small balcony. #18 was very nice , large and roomy and bigger balcony. The one big drawback is it shared balconies with #19 and #21s balcony looked right in our living rm. (keep drapes closed) The shared balcony with #19 is huge and it would be easy to put some kind of divider between them. Also knowing it’s a shared balcony is good to know prior to booking. Anita #19 is a gorgeous 3 bedroom ,2 level unit. I’d be POed to find out after the fact that I had no privacy on my balcony. Corona #3 is very cute with a sunken bedroom and 2 outside sitting areas. Not nearly the view the other 2 had and it also lacked a/c but we’d book #3 again. The only other thing to mention that you have to consider is the stairs. If you are restricted the stairs can be daunting especially the upper units on the Anita side. 131 steps to unit #18. We are pretty fit but after a day of walking downtown and then walking back to the Casa...the stairs were a workout. All that being said we would not hesitate to rent here again. Beautiful place, stunning views and short walk to olas altas. Even shorter if you take the tram at the Pinnacle bldg across the street. And again the staff were great.

We had asked for a recommendation for a place to stay for this trip. A friend suggested Casa Anita. We booked after reading all the other comments and reviews. Pleasantly surprised by how close we are to the South end of the Malecon. We had heard it was all up hill and then stairs.... but so worth the effort. Our room has great ambience, lots of room, nice shower, and... the bedroom seems almost sound proof. The stairs are a bit of a challenge at the end of a long day... but we were warned. I like my coffee in the morning and 1 pot worth or coffee grounds in provided... but there is an Oxxo litteraly 1 minute away where you can get more. All in all... no problem recommending this facility to anyone.

Room was spotlessly clean - traditional mexican furnishings, all necessary utensils, dishes etc. A lovely view of the bay, despite the behomath hotels springing up nearby. Checkin was pleasant, 50 pesos made the bellman very happy to carry my heavy luggage up 5 flights of stairs! I got used to the stairs and its good exercise! Very quiet room A6. Take a cab back to the hotel after a day of indulging in tacos and margaritas and the stairs are much easier. Short walk to Los Meurtos beach and restaurants etc. Would definitely come back!

Two of us stayed over the Christmas holidays. The entire Anita side of the hotel ran out of propane not once and not twice but three times within 3 days, one of those days was Christmas day. This meant no hot showers in the morning, no doing dishes and no cooking on the gas stove. We were moved over to the Corona del Mar side. One of the two bedrooms had a closet full of old musty moldy cardboard boxes. The room smelled so moldy we could not stay in it. The temporary room on the Corona del Mar side was also so unbelievably noisy from the highway traffic I had to wear earplugs to try to sleep but only got about 2 hours. The blender in this room did not work, and the kitchen sink had no hot water no matter how long you ran the tap. I resorted to boiling a pot of water in the morning to do the dishes. When I asked for some bottled water to be brought to the new temporary room the staff asked me to pay for the new water so I had to go and retrieve the half full bottle of water from the Anita side myself up and down hundreds of stairs. The building has no elevators and is extremely poorly laid out with stairs everywhere. Once the gas was restored to the Anita side we were moved back to our old room where we attempted to resume our vacation and just enjoy the quaint charm of the old building until the checkout day. The staff had the nerve to ask us to pay a dirty dish cleaning fee for the dishes that were left behind in the first room with no gas or hot water. Then they wanted to charge 100pesos for the replacement water that was brought to our room after the water dispensing unit sprung a leak and flooded the kitchen while we were not home and ruined several pairs of shoes we had sitting on the kitchen floor that was now a small lake. The icing on the cake was we were cajoled by the owner as being cheap for not tipping what she considered appropriate. I explained that during all the room changes and not showering and no cooking and appliances not working and not sleeping and no heated pool and and and.... we simply lost track of tipping and did not feel overly obliged under these circumstances to tip. The owner listed many excuses why none of this was the fault of the hotel and never once opted for a conciliatory tone, she even went so far as to suggest we were being ungrateful. I have been going to Mexico for over 25 years and know very well how the system works down there but this was by far the worst experience I have ever had. I can not recommend Casa Anita and Corona del Mar. During all the room changes etc, my partner and I looked around at alternate places to stay and we were pleasantly surprised to find a plethora of Awesome places to stay that were better equipped and same rate or cheaper AND you don't have to risk life and limb trying to cross the Barre De Navidad, 200 to get to and from the hotel every day. Good bye Casa Anita!

We were looking for an clean, affordable place in Vallarta for a last minute getaway, and this Casa Anita fit the bill perfectly. We had walked past Casa Anita y Corona del Mar on prior visits to the area, and have always liked how it looked from the highway. So after reading many positive online reviews, we decided to book a 7 night stay here. We are happy with our choice! When called the toll-free number to book directly and spoke with Diego. The customer service provided by Diego was supurb to say the least. We chose Anita Room 20 - at the top of the building, despite the rumored mass of stairs (more about that in a minute). We were astounded by the view that this room provided!. Clear view of the bay, and clear view of the city. We spent many evenings, just sitting with drinks on patio, lost in the scenery and the rumblings of the city and highway below. Couldn't have asked for a better way to relax. The suite itself was more than adequate. Well equipped kitchen, large sofa, a nice flat screen tv (only used once in the 7 days we were there), and a king size bed that was very comfortable. The bathroom was large and the shower had ample hot water. We had daily cleaning service, so the room was perfectly clean. The hotel itself is large, with the common areas and hallways, clean and secure. There are at least two common area patio's with lounge chairs for tanning, should you find yourself in a room with a smaller balcony that may not have space for a lounge chair. We did not use any of the pools on this trip, as we walked to the beach daily instead. Now about the stairs - they were not an issue for us. Approx 145 stairs from street to Anita Room 20. My partner took them without rest. I just simply climbed, rested as needed, and climbed some more. After the 4th day, they just got easier. So if you are able to climb stairs, this hotel is worth it. Clean hotel, friendly staff, and a decent location, and very well priced. If we were able to get a higher floor room here again with these views, we would definitely be repeat guests! Douglas y Jim - Winnipeg, Canada

The hotel is nice, clean but it’s right beside a busy road so you’ll hear traffic all day and night. No elevators so you’ll have to climb stairs. The living space and kitchen are spacious but i find the room very tight and dark. Bed is very squeaky and the fan is very noisy. I also found a small dead roach on my pillow. Pool is nice and hardly anyone using it. They don’t provide beach towels and you have to purchase one from them. Wifi is good and i can get a signal all the way to the nearest oxxo. Staff are friendly. It is minutes away from the beach, restaurants and bars.

I have stayed here before and am always dazzled by the beauty and design of the rooms at Casa Anita and Corona Del Mar. They are private and secure and extremely comfortable. It is a little home away from home and extremely affordable. Next time we are in Vallarta we will be staying there again. There are beautiful views and the pool is nice too. We highly recommend staying there. Alona

Carretera Barra de Navidad # 601 Puerto Vallarta JAL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Playa de los Muertos
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 2 outdoor pools

Located in Romantic Zone within a short walk of Playa de los Muertos, Casa Anita & Corona del Mar is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Malecon. This 28-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Stretch out in the soaking tub. Other standard amenities include a kitchen, a balcony, and a refrigerator.

Property features

Guests of Casa Anita & Corona del Mar enjoy features like 2 outdoor pools, free WiFi in public areas, and spa services. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for MXN 275 per person. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours/tickets and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Deluxe Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

King 2 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 511 reviews

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.