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El Pescador Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is a little old and the wireless is very iffy. The location, the pool, the view, and the staff are all fantastic. There were many families and many locals which is what we wanted.

great time....great staff...food was ok...great location...easy asccess all with in walking distance...

No blowdryer in room..no iron need to call reception to borrow the iron..ac unit not working properly..pool closes at 9pm..phone didnt work..internet didnt work in the room..cold water only..beds hard..totally not recommend

Super location, on a very nice beach, easy to get to the main square downtown and the boardwalk (Malecon). Staff was personable and we had a nice breakfast buffet. Room and bathroom was very small. Typical for an older hotel built in the 1950's.

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Pescador for 5 days while we enjoyed a beach getaway. Our room was great, with a view out over the pool and the ocean beyond. The accommodations are not elegant but clean and comfortable, and a great value for the view and location. We really enjoyed being able to walk just 5 minutes to the Malecón, where are the bars and nightlife is. The staff was friendly and helpful, and I would most definitely stay there again! (I saw in some of the comments that there were issues with the remote and air conditioning--I had no such problems. And, the wifi worked just fine.)

wife and I had an ocean-view room at a very reasonable price. We were just over the beach, and the view was spectacular. We were in the center of a horseshoe-shaped bay, with mountains on each side, the surf rumbling beneath us, and the blue water of the bay before us. Furthermore, the sun set directly in front of us, and the sunsets were brilliant. The staff was pleasant and obliging. They were very nice people to be around, and after three-weeks there I will miss them. The hotel is not luxurious, but it is comfortable. It is in the center of the old part of the city, some of which is slightly run down, sidewalks are irregular, and the streets are cobbled, but I think it is the most interesting part of the city to be in. To sum up, I would go back to El Pescador in a minute if I could. I miss it.

Hotel is kool it's by the water.... It's lovely For a chap price.... To have a good time

I really enjoyed the weekend in this hotel, very close to the "Malecon" and restaurants.

We stayed 9 nights, the staff was very helpful throughout. It it right on the oean with a nice beach for swimming. The pool area is nice but it is hard to find shade. The rooms were basic but clean. Hotel is 3 blocks from the Malecon and close to all the Old Puerto Vallarta area.

The general location of the hotel is excellent, if you want to be near the tourist action of shops, beach, and restaurants. It's a short walk to the lengthy "pedstrain and bicycle only" street that is bordered by stores on one side and the beach on the other. Yet, it's on a side street itself, reasonably quiet, and the rear of the hotel is on its own section of beach. While they advertise wi-fi, that's for the public areas of the hotel- signal strength for me and other hotel guests, was not strong enough in the rooms to be of general use. There was an air conditioner mounted near the ceiling of my room, but when I asked for the remote to regulate it, I was told they didn't have enough for each room, and told to contact the desk, any time I wanted to raise or lower the temperature. But at 3 or 4 a.m., lying in bed, I was not likely to do that. The pool is minimal for someone looking to actually swim, and the ocean, although lovely, can be a bit rough to venture out in, particularly since there was no life guard there.. The hotel restauant was suprisingly good and cheap compared to most restaurants that I've had, but the price included bufet breakfast was extremely, extremely limited- scrambled eggs, bread, juice and coffee, and beans stuff virtually every morning got old fast. I was on the second of three floors, on the three floor hotel, and during my two week stay, at least three times, the elevator was out of order. Staff was plentiful and friendly, so for the price charged, it wasn't a bad experience, generally,.

We got what our money paid for. The room A/C worked great and location was nice. Was a night club next door. A person could hear the music but with the noise from the ocean I didn't think it was that bad. There was a bit of mold in the bathroom but overall the room was clean. The breakfast was just ok for myself but for the price I would stay there again.

The Hotel is an older Mexican property, on the beach and within walking distance of most everything. The room was very clean. If you want the feel of being in Mexico and don't have to have all the bells and whistles give it a try.

If walking around & easy access to downtown is your thing, this your place.

Staff very friendly, room clean(but sometimes my room didn't get cleaned until 1-2 pm , I wish I had a better view, I was on the front of the building not the ocean. Food in the hotel was not very good.

Balcony tiny, no privacy from other balconies, smoke comes into the room if door open onto balcony. Every conversation on surrounding balconies sounded like they were in our room or on our balcony. Not a picture or photo on any wall in room or hallways. No safes in rooms. VERY inconvenient. Clean room, walking distance to malecon - those were the only good things. Friendly staff.

I have usually stayed in more luxurious (well, more expensive) hotels in PV. I decided to try El Pescador and I'll be staying there from now on. Very, very clean. Not a bug in site. Great drinks and food at the resto (except the breakfast, which is only just okay; I wish they had fresh fruit). Really nice staff. I'd say the guests were about 50/50 Mexicans and foreigners. It's true there are no refrigerators or safes in the room, but I got a cooler across the street and saved money that way. I also just kept my valuables in the safe at the desk. It's also true there are not enough chairs by the pool, but deal with it! If you need to be pampered and flattered, this isn't the place. If you just want a great, clean, happy, reasonable hotel, this is it.

The hotel is well situated to the Malecon. It's only a short walk there. The bad things are that the beach which fronts the hotel is very rocky and not really good for bathing. A red flag warning was displayed all week and it doesn't seem to ever come down. The hotel needs maintenance as do the rooms. The air conditioners are old and noisy. The beds are terrible. It's like sleeping on a box spring. This needs to be addressed immediately. For being a hotel that caters to tourists from around the world the hotel needs to enforce it's regulations. People were allowed to swim in the pool in their underwear (this was an adult.) No outside drinks/food were allowed but people had their ice chests full of beer and playing music. The included breakfast was repetitive and only one item on it changed per day. It's an okay hotel to stay at since it is in the center of the city and everything is close by, but there has to be improvements or the big hotels further down the Malecon will eventually take it's business away.

the hotel is in the southern part of the hotel zone a block away from romantic zone were most of the real mexican places are. on the beach. nice pool. safe rooms with security always around. parking was on the street, never had a problem finding a spot. a block or three from grocery store, gas station,taco stands and souvenior shopping. breakfast buffet was edible and enough to get the day started. roads are rough to drive on in this area, and 5-10 minutes to marina, walmart, and airport. we did excursions everday, so didnt spend much time in room during the day, however tv had a few english channels, air conditoner was cold, showers were hot, and internet worked just fine on top floor. if your looking for more comfort like a mini-fridge, hot tub, ice machine, or fully english speaking staff then you should look else where. but beach was clean, water cool, and neighborhood was realtivly safe. we got a cooler from walmart, ice for 1.50 at the grocery, beer from the convience store, and tacos from the stands and had a awesome adventure. mind you we also went in the slow season.

Very nice small hotel. in the center, but on the quite street. right by the sea. the room was really clean, bad sheets and towels were really white and smell nice. i did not like: there is no fridge in the room. and house keeping lady was knocking on my door every morning at 9.30. i still did not get the reason doing that.

Paraguay 1117 Esq. Uruguay Puerto Vallarta JAL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Malecon
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Downtown Puerto Vallarta, El Pescador Hotel is adjacent to Teatro Vallarta and within a 10-minute stroll of Malecon. This 103-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Puerto Vallarta, the hotel is also a short walk from Camarones Beach and Caballito.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

All of El Pescador Hotel's 103 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including balconies, phones, and desks. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries.


Property features

At El Pescador Hotel, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a meeting room, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Ocean View

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for El Pescador Hotel

Couples (10) Family (2) Friends (2) Other (5)
4

good choice

GetawayWithFriends

The hotel is a little old and the wireless is very iffy. The location, the pool, the view, and the staff are all fantastic. There were many families and many locals which is what we wanted.

By on Aug 23, 2015

4

vacation

GetawayWithFriends

great time....great staff...food was ok...great location...easy asccess all with in walking distance...

By on Jul 18, 2015

1

awesome trip but awfull hotel

Families

No blowdryer in room..no iron need to call reception to borrow the iron..ac unit not working properly..pool closes at 9pm..phone didnt work..internet didnt work in the room..cold water only..beds hard..totally not recommend

By on Jul 16, 2015

3

fabulous location and beach. small rooms

Couples

Super location, on a very nice beach, easy to get to the main square downtown and the boardwalk (Malecon). Staff was personable and we had a nice breakfast buffet. Room and bathroom was very small. Typical for an older hotel built in the 1950's.

By on Dec 30, 2014

4

nice week at the beach

Couples

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Pescador for 5 days while we enjoyed a beach getaway. Our room was great, with a view out over the pool and the ocean beyond. The accommodations are not elegant but clean and comfortable, and a great value for the view and location. We really enjoyed being able to walk just 5 minutes to the Malecón, where are the bars and nightlife is. The staff was friendly and helpful, and I would most definitely stay there again! (I saw in some of the comments that there were issues with the remote and air conditioning--I had no such problems. And, the wifi worked just fine.)

By on Jul 25, 2014

4

a delightful place

Couples

wife and I had an ocean-view room at a very reasonable price. We were just over the beach, and the view was spectacular. We were in the center of a horseshoe-shaped bay, with mountains on each side, the surf rumbling beneath us, and the blue water of the bay before us. Furthermore, the sun set directly in front of us, and the sunsets were brilliant. The staff was pleasant and obliging. They were very nice people to be around, and after three-weeks there I will miss them. The hotel is not luxurious, but it is comfortable. It is in the center of the old part of the city, some of which is slightly run down, sidewalks are irregular, and the streets are cobbled, but I think it is the most interesting part of the city to be in. To sum up, I would go back to El Pescador in a minute if I could. I miss it.

By on Mar 13, 2014

3

hotel

Couples

Hotel is kool it's by the water.... It's lovely For a chap price.... To have a good time

By on Jan 19, 2014

3

a weekend

Couples

I really enjoyed the weekend in this hotel, very close to the "Malecon" and restaurants.

By on Dec 10, 2013

4

pescador vacation

Couples

We stayed 9 nights, the staff was very helpful throughout. It it right on the oean with a nice beach for swimming. The pool area is nice but it is hard to find shade. The rooms were basic but clean. Hotel is 3 blocks from the Malecon and close to all the Old Puerto Vallarta area.

By on May 17, 2013

2

there, but not all there.

Singles

The general location of the hotel is excellent, if you want to be near the tourist action of shops, beach, and restaurants. It's a short walk to the lengthy "pedstrain and bicycle only" street that is bordered by stores on one side and the beach on the other. Yet, it's on a side street itself, reasonably quiet, and the rear of the hotel is on its own section of beach. While they advertise wi-fi, that's for the public areas of the hotel- signal strength for me and other hotel guests, was not strong enough in the rooms to be of general use. There was an air conditioner mounted near the ceiling of my room, but when I asked for the remote to regulate it, I was told they didn't have enough for each room, and told to contact the desk, any time I wanted to raise or lower the temperature. But at 3 or 4 a.m., lying in bed, I was not likely to do that. The pool is minimal for someone looking to actually swim, and the ocean, although lovely, can be a bit rough to venture out in, particularly since there was no life guard there.. The hotel restauant was suprisingly good and cheap compared to most restaurants that I've had, but the price included bufet breakfast was extremely, extremely limited- scrambled eggs, bread, juice and coffee, and beans stuff virtually every morning got old fast. I was on the second of three floors, on the three floor hotel, and during my two week stay, at least three times, the elevator was out of order. Staff was plentiful and friendly, so for the price charged, it wasn't a bad experience, generally,.

By on Jan 27, 2013