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Lots of friendly guests.Staffwas overall friendly even though not many spoke English. Front desk staff can be more friendly and cheerful

The pool area was beautiful. The rooms were spotless and the staff was friendly, yet professional. The outdoor shower for the pool and the zacuzzi area needed sweeping/cleaning. The hotel was quiet and convenient. The restaurant food was good, as well as inexpensive. It was a short walk to the beach and to the zoo. I will certainly return to Casa Iguana,

Very roomy ,clean,a.c. Worked good, buffet also good, pool was cleaned every morning , turtle pond was clean, staff friendly,hotel is very family oriented. Nothing negative to say overall. Great value.

Nice hotel very close to the beach. With a good complimentary breakfast

Close (10 minute walk) to beach and zoo. Breakfast pretty good. Stove did not work (and was not repaired after notice given) and no microwave, so it was not possible to cook. Both of us cut our toes on exposed sharp corners of room's interior post bases.

It is a great small budget hotel with some hidden amenities like the close beach and zoo, bus route to town, and local flair. Pools are especially great for families. Friendly atmosphere.

My wife and I enjoyed 5 nights at Casa Iguana Hotel. The grounds were beautifully kept, the rooms were spacious and clean, and we had a very nice breakfast each morning. The staff was friendly and helpful. Most spoke very good English. Its we’ll situated about 2 blocks off the main beach in Mismaloya. Easy walk to the beach as well as a number of nearby restaurants. Looking forward to our next trip!

The hotel is about 20 mins outside of town, but still pretty accessible by bus/taxi. We ended up canceling our rental car. The price also wasn't bad for a last minute booking. Our only issue was how loud the hotel guests were late into the night.

good clean rooms, great food, kind helpful attentive staff

Loved the nature part of it and the surrounding area.

Very nice I wish I would of stayed longer!!! Next time!!!!

this place asked for more money than I had already payed!!! this place is a scam. I ended paying 200more pesos. and the windows did not have a lock at all!!!

There are good things about this hotel, but they were negated by a theft from my room. I suspected housekeeping, but the maid denied involvement (of course). Also, service in the restaurant was not good -- one morning we were ignored by wait staff for 30+ minutes while they attended to a party in another area. We wouldn't have waited, but the breakfast was included in my room package price.

I have to admit when we checked in we were a little worried. We had chosen CI for the kitchenette & real beds for each of the 3 of us. Once we settled in everything was just fine. We went to Mexico to explore, walk, read, relax and get a tan in a safe environment--CI delivered. -Think small older boutique hotel, maybe 30 rooms & appear to be renovating them 1 by 1. -The same caring, friendly people worked every day & took care of us like family. -Our room, though not renovated, was spotlessly clean & had great air conditioning, shower pressure & very comfy beds. A little dark, but we weren't in Mexico to sit inside. -The location is quite far away from DT PV so was blessedly quiet except for the birds--it IS in a jungle!20 minutes and 75 cents by bus to town, 1 minute to the bus stop. -The bar/cafe opens early and closes early evening as well. If you need beer/cocktails late stock up at the the hotel's convenience store or town supermarkets--that's why you have a kitchen! -The pool is small, but plenty of room and lounge options for sun lovers. -Note: no room safe, small deposit boxes are available in the office -If you require an elevator or room service or plan to spend your vacation online or on the phone, this is NOT your hotel. Our stay was very relaxing and I would do it again for the price. Say hi to the hotel mascot cats for us!

Great place to visit the zoo (better than expected-go early), botanical gardens, mismaloya area. Loved the 2 room suite with the kids, gave us privacy compared to hotel rooms. walk to beach ( get the $20 massage). restaurant was good, breakfast especially. Pool was too cold to use. Quiet and peaceful probably because hardly any guests that week. Very clean. Got bitten by bugs a bit, bring spray.

I have two complaints. One is out of management's control. The Internet was not working the whole two weeks I was there. It was an antenna issue rather than the service itself. This is a problem throughout the Bay. I stayed at another hotel in another area that had the same problem. The second one is the jacuzzi. Some of the old-timers like myself remember the previous management and how the jacuzzi worked then. It was always hot, always full, always bubbling. When It overflowed due to water displacement due to many people, a gorgeous waterfall fell down the rocks. There was also a policy of no children in the jacuzzi. Current management still has the sign saying no children in the jacuzzi. However, they are allowed. Also, for some reason, management does not want to restore it to its original, gorgeous condition. Seeing this decline, this hotel, while a jungle paradise, has kind of a Motel 6 feeling about it. If you don't use jacuzzis and can work around bad Internet connections, then go for it. I plan to return next year.

A very good hub to explore the area South of PUerto Vallarta

I experienced serious decline of an exquisite jungle oasis. This is due to management. All the staff are the best I have seen anywhere, coping valiantly with a variety of difficult situations, which this program will now allow me to describe here.

I happened to go during the rainiest time, but the hotel was cute and roomy. There weren't a lot of people there at the time, but I was looked after well. There is very good security there and I never worried about anything. It's on a quiet street in Mismaloya that is really nice. The hotel has a little store which is very handy, and a pool and a nice restaurant. [...]in the restaurant is very nice and welcoming. And he makes fabulous Margaritas, and the food is good too.The room had two bedrooms, one queen and one with two doubles, perfect for a family. There was a kitchen and living room and bathroom - just a cute place. It was nice to sit out on the deck on rainy nights and just watch the rain falling. The hotel is close to the Vallarta Zoo, which is interesting, because you can get right up close to the animals, pet the giraffe, and touch a lot of them. They sell food in the store at the beginning so you can feed the animals and birds along the way. El Eden and the Ziplines are right up the hill too. I hear that the ziplines are great - very fast. El Eden was a nice little waterfall that you could slide down or swing on a rope into the pool. There was food and drinks there. It was a nice little place too.The beach is just a quick walk away, and although it's small, you can sit under a palapa and eat or drink there. There are lots of interesting Mexican people working and hanging out there - they're a lot of fun. The guys with boats will take you snorkeling or fishing or to Yelapa or wherever you like. You can always find something to do there. Everyone there is wonderful and a lot of fun. I love the beach vendors there, they are a lot of fun to talk with. If you need to catch a cab, just walk up toward the Barcelo and you can catch a cab or the bus into town. There is an ATM there as well. Mismaloya has some interesting places down the street, such as the Tequileria, a grocery store and places to eat.

Avenue 5 De Mayo 455 Puerto Vallarta JAL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Playa Mismaloya
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in South Shore Hotel Area within a 5-minute walk of Playa Mismaloya, Hotel Casa Iguana Mismaloya is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights like Los Arcos. This 47-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with an outdoor pool.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

All 47 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchenettes and space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect to find 25-inch TVs with cable channels. Rooms also include ceiling fans.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Casa Iguana Mismaloya enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. You can take advantage of free offsite parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, securing valuables, and luggage storage. This hotel also has a garden.

Room options

Honeymoon Suite

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Family Quadruple Room, 3 Bedrooms

2 Twin Beds, 1 Queen Bed and 1 King Bed | Sleeps 6

Two Bedroom Suite Pool View

1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Casa Iguana Mismaloya

Everyone (10) Couples (12) Family (7) Friends (2) Other (4)
4
Partner Couples

Lots of friendly guests.Staffwas overall friendly even though not many spoke English. Front desk staff can be more friendly and cheerful

By on Feb 23, 2022

5
Everyone

The pool area was beautiful. The rooms were spotless and the staff was friendly, yet professional. The outdoor shower for the pool and the zacuzzi area needed sweeping/cleaning. The hotel was quiet and convenient. The restaurant food was good, as well as inexpensive. It was a short walk to the beach and to the zoo. I will certainly return to Casa Iguana,

By on Nov 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 1, 2019

DEAR CUSTOMER GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS WE WAIT FOR YOUR RETURN AGAIN. || GREETINGS ||

4
Family Family with small children

By on Jul 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 1, 2019

BUENOS DÍAS muchas gracias por sus comentarios

5
Everyone

Very roomy ,clean,a.c. Worked good, buffet also good, pool was cleaned every morning , turtle pond was clean, staff friendly,hotel is very family oriented. Nothing negative to say overall. Great value.

By , from Norcal on Nov 13, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 14, 2018

Dear Rudy:Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback; hope to see you back very soon Sincerely

5

very close to the beach. walking distance

Everyone

Nice hotel very close to the beach. With a good complimentary breakfast

By on Aug 12, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 13, 2018

Dear guest: Thank for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback Sincerely

3
Everyone

Close (10 minute walk) to beach and zoo. Breakfast pretty good. Stove did not work (and was not repaired after notice given) and no microwave, so it was not possible to cook. Both of us cut our toes on exposed sharp corners of room's interior post bases.

By , from Texas on Jun 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 25, 2018

Dear David: Thank you very much for sharing your opinion. Your feedback is highly important to us, and it helps us know were are in terms of service. We are going to share your remark with team Sincerely

3
Everyone

It is a great small budget hotel with some hidden amenities like the close beach and zoo, bus route to town, and local flair. Pools are especially great for families. Friendly atmosphere.

By , from Brampton, On, Canada on Apr 9, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2018

Dear Johnston:Thank you very much for sharing your opinion. Your feedback is highly important to us, and we appreciate this opinion. Sincerely

5

small botique hotel

Everyone

My wife and I enjoyed 5 nights at Casa Iguana Hotel. The grounds were beautifully kept, the rooms were spacious and clean, and we had a very nice breakfast each morning. The staff was friendly and helpful. Most spoke very good English. Its we’ll situated about 2 blocks off the main beach in Mismaloya. Easy walk to the beach as well as a number of nearby restaurants. Looking forward to our next trip!

By , from Newport Beach, Ca on Jan 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 9, 2018

Dear Jim:Thank you so much for your kind review from your experience at Casa Iguana Mismaloya Hotel, We are so thankful to read such kind words describing our facilities, amenities, and staff. Hope to see you back very soon Sincerely,

4

off the beaten path

Everyone

The hotel is about 20 mins outside of town, but still pretty accessible by bus/taxi. We ended up canceling our rental car. The price also wasn't bad for a last minute booking. Our only issue was how loud the hotel guests were late into the night.

By on Jul 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 8, 2017

Dear guest: Thank for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback in terms of service, and we are going to share your remark with team Sincerely

4

nice quiet mexican hotel

Family

good clean rooms, great food, kind helpful attentive staff

By , from B.C. on Mar 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 31, 2017

Dear guest thank you for staying with us. Your feedback is highly important en terms of service. We are working to provide you the best service Sincerely

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