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Been there many times and the staff is alwys helpful and friendly.

Poorly trained staff. Have been to other resorts like this but not happy

Curtains don’t work in all rooms. Elevator is working again currently. Front desk is not timely with room issues. Pool is clean. No safes in room. Room type not always provided as requested under reservation or in person. Other hotels in the area have friendlier front desk staff. Hotel doesn’t allow early check in even if room available like other hotels in the area. Meets the needs for budget travel with patience.

Shower door was broken and not promptly fixed. I was unable to shower and had to wast over an hour to get a resolution, in my swim trunks. Many of the curtains in this hotel do not work properly.

Bed was soft and did not offer support for my trunk when I slept. There’s a smell in the room either from sewage or the stale river behind the hotel . Staff and workers were helpful though . Great location .

The location is very good, close to many things. The rooms are very clean. I liked it. Just a few things. There are no lockboxes in the rooms. The staff talk and make noise loudly early in the mornings.

No elevator for entire length of stay. Staff person said no elevator for month. Maid service is superior. This hotel does not offer king bed. Great location. Front desk needs to be friendlier. Do not touch metal under air conditioning or you will receive an electrical shock. Beware, especially if you have a pacemaker.

pretty design close to beach. but if you need the elevator it doesn't work and you might end up with a room at the top. no ground floor rooms.. its 2 flights to each floor. elevator is why I chose this one. another patron said he had been there 3 months and it had not worked the entire time.. still good for the price.

I found this hotel just to be ok. Disappointed with security of the room due to a window in the room that was not very secure. and bed sizes are too small and hard.

The staff at checkout or even check in should thank customers for their business “Thanks for staying with us.”. The hotel staff (gentleman) at the front desk doesn’t seem friendly to customers. Customers should feel at home on check in and check out and appreciated for selecting your hotel. Works needs to be done at check in and check out to be more friendly for each customer. Allow check in before 3:00 if room is available. Allow twin bed or double bed selection when room is reserved. The maid service staff is very good. Thank you. I hope the hotel continues to work with the front check in and check out staff for a friendly welcome and check out! I think the wristbands are a nuisance for customers and dislike them around town or outside of the hotel. Thank you for my stay.

the bed..was..squickiki...meaning..noise..when..I would move..on..the bed.

Hotel rejects verified reviews. No river view with balcony as described, cold water in shower, hard beds, room wifi doesn't work, and room not ready at check in (waited 40 minutes), and unfriendly male at check in. King rooms never provided. 1.5 star to 2 star at best.

Hotel rejects verified reviews. Room not provided as described with balcony. Had to waste extended time and be ignored by front desk until issue resolved. Early check in not allowed even when rooms available. Front desk (male) was rude to customers checking in. Ants in room, had to ask for room to be sprayed. Beds are hard. No safe in rooms. No luggage Assistance. Only 1 key provided. Remote provided with deposit.

Hotel rejects verified reviews. No king beds, only double bed and twin bed at this hotel. Twin bed request not available at time of check in, nor was the riverview balcony. Front desk told me pool would close for 19 days, which did close during my stay. Hotel makes you wear brackets now unlike other local and authentic hotels. I do not like bracelets. Hotel should provide and guarantee choice of bed selection at time of booking. Bracelets should not be required. Beds are very hard. They should update travel sites regarding pool closures, which is s major amenity and reduce rates during this period.

Hotel rejects negative verified reviews. There were Ants in room, no choice of bed type during reservation or at check in. Room with river view and balcony not provided as reserved or described. They do not have king beds (double or twin beds only and based on availability at check in).

Hotel removes verified reviews. There were ants nesting in the bathroom. Room details described balcony, but then no balcony was given until I asked about the issue. We had to wait until 4 pm until we could get into our room. No safes in rooms, they need to install these to protect guest belongings instead of just at the front desk. Maids need to supply Extra toilet paper each day in room for guest. Filters need to be changed in all air conditioners to ensure there is no mold, otherwise, could cause respiratory issues.

Hotel rejects verified reviews. The regular check in person (male) during the day is rude and unfriendly. I wasn't able to obtain more than 1 key from the front desk. Cash Deposit of 200 pesos was taken at the front desk for the key (obtain a receipt). Rooms only have one pillow per bed.

Staff was excellent and comfortable for budget hotel.

Good location downtown but air conditioning was noisy. Room was clean and staff friendly

Hotel is cheap but has everything one needs. It is in the middle of everything in old Vallarta (downtown). Staff is friendly and very helpful.

Ave Juarez 122 Puerto Vallarta JAL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Playa de los Muertos and Malecon
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Downtown Puerto Vallarta, Hotel Encino is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Playa de los Muertos and Olas Altas Street. This 75-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and an outdoor pool. Centrally located in Puerto Vallarta, the hotel is connected to a shopping center, and a short walk from Malecon and Cuale Island.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 75 rooms are air-conditioned and have safes and phones. Guests can expect to find 21-inch TVs with cable channels. Select Comfort beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Encino enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and a terrace.

Room options

Quadruple Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Triple Room

1 Double Bed | 3 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Double Room

1 Double Bed | 1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Double Room Single Use

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Hotel Encino

Everyone (21) Couples (2) Family (2) Other (4) Friends (1)
5
Everyone

Been there many times and the staff is alwys helpful and friendly.

By on Dec 6, 2019

2
Family

Poorly trained staff. Have been to other resorts like this but not happy

By on Nov 10, 2019

1
Partner Couples

Curtains don’t work in all rooms. Elevator is working again currently. Front desk is not timely with room issues. Pool is clean. No safes in room. Room type not always provided as requested under reservation or in person. Other hotels in the area have friendlier front desk staff. Hotel doesn’t allow early check in even if room available like other hotels in the area. Meets the needs for budget travel with patience.

By on May 28, 2019

1
Partner Couples

Shower door was broken and not promptly fixed. I was unable to shower and had to wast over an hour to get a resolution, in my swim trunks. Many of the curtains in this hotel do not work properly.

By on May 22, 2019

3
Everyone

Bed was soft and did not offer support for my trunk when I slept. There’s a smell in the room either from sewage or the stale river behind the hotel . Staff and workers were helpful though . Great location .

By on Apr 23, 2019

4
Friends

The location is very good, close to many things. The rooms are very clean. I liked it. Just a few things. There are no lockboxes in the rooms. The staff talk and make noise loudly early in the mornings.

By , from vancouver, bc, ca on Feb 8, 2019

3
Everyone

No elevator for entire length of stay. Staff person said no elevator for month. Maid service is superior. This hotel does not offer king bed. Great location. Front desk needs to be friendlier. Do not touch metal under air conditioning or you will receive an electrical shock. Beware, especially if you have a pacemaker.

By on Feb 5, 2019

2
Everyone

pretty design close to beach. but if you need the elevator it doesn't work and you might end up with a room at the top. no ground floor rooms.. its 2 flights to each floor. elevator is why I chose this one. another patron said he had been there 3 months and it had not worked the entire time.. still good for the price.

By on Jan 30, 2019

3
Everyone

I found this hotel just to be ok. Disappointed with security of the room due to a window in the room that was not very secure. and bed sizes are too small and hard.

By on Dec 26, 2018

3
Everyone

The staff at checkout or even check in should thank customers for their business “Thanks for staying with us.”. The hotel staff (gentleman) at the front desk doesn’t seem friendly to customers. Customers should feel at home on check in and check out and appreciated for selecting your hotel. Works needs to be done at check in and check out to be more friendly for each customer. Allow check in before 3:00 if room is available. Allow twin bed or double bed selection when room is reserved. The maid service staff is very good. Thank you. I hope the hotel continues to work with the front check in and check out staff for a friendly welcome and check out! I think the wristbands are a nuisance for customers and dislike them around town or outside of the hotel. Thank you for my stay.

By on Oct 30, 2018

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