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Hotel Playa Conchas Chinas

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Boutique hotel on older section of PV, overlooking rocky beach with two different places to eat on site. We spent 3 days here in January, pool too cold to swim in and no hot water first night, despite paying extra for balcony Jacuzzi. Pool area in the shade most of day. Hot water was an ongoing issue during our stay. Toilet area has a clear glass door, why? (No privacy, not needed) No info in room on TV or AC operation or local attractions. Have to go to lobby for wi fi, none in the room. Front desk did not deliver ice or other services promised. Property very broken up with lots of stairs, no elevator.Our room recently renovated, but protective plastic not taken off mini-fridge or other fixtures. Patio chairs plastic and uncomfortable. No easy chair in room, just a big foot stool. Did see breaching whales from patio.

We really enjoyed our stay here. It is a small authentic Mexican hotel. The rooms were neat and clean and the service was very good. So nice to wake up to beautiful ocean views every morning from my patio. Please be advised that if you have mobility issues this hotel does NOT have an elevator. There are LOTS of steps.

Located a quick taxi or bus ride south of the romantic zone, this hotel retains the old world Mexican charm of yesteryear. Clean, friendly and well maintained, the hotel has several beaches to choose from, as well as a good restaurant, La Playita (great for breakfast or lunch on the beach) with seating right on the water. A second more upscale restaurant El Set, serves a great traditional Mexican menu. The staff is very accommodating and the beds are truly comfortable. The hotels close proximity to the Romantic Zone and downtown make it easy to escape the action of downtown, for the peace and sound of pounding waves back in your room. Would definitely book again on our next visit to Puerto Vallarta,

Personally, I am a huge fan of supporting independent boutique hotels and Playa Conchas Chinas Hotel did not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and the view from my superior studio room was very nice. The restaurant on the beach has delicious food and service. The beach is rather small (in other words, not a long, sandy stretch that goes for miles or anything like that), but beautiful enough to enjoy spectacular rock formations and a healthy dose of nature therapy. During my late November to early December visit, the weather was absolutely perfect. I would love to return! My quick 40th birthday escape was way too short. Also, the hospitality shown by front desk staff was superb. I was treated like family. Thank you for the experience. Viva Mexico!

As a returning guests who have enjoyed "Old Mexico" charm for at least 10+ years, we were pleased to return this year and find many new improvements, construction finished, and to stay in one of four brand new rooms.The new owner, Angie, has done a excellent job renovating while retaining the old charm. at this ocean front, small hotel. This small hotel is situated about 1 mile south from the Romantic Zone. Built on a hillside, 6 floors terraced floors that step down to the beach. (No elevator) The lowest level, connects to La Playita resturant, (seperately owned), from there you step onto the beach. That makes eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner very convenient, with very good food and service, not to mention Happy Hour at Noon & 5:00. They offer beach service, but it's not a requirement. It is a public beach, frequented by local families and hotel guests both. The natural rocky clifts create a protective cove which is good for dipping in, snorkeling, but not surfing. Water activities can be arranged. The hotel has an expansive new terrace that connects the pool , (2 new bathrooms), and new 5th floor rooms. They are contemplating a terrace snack/bar on the future, but for now, we just enjoyed the panoramic view and cool breeze, especially at sunset or after dinner. All the rooms have full front Ocean View balconies, some with a jacuzzi and mini kitchen. We have stayed in "Old Charm" deluxe studio #401, but this trip decided on "New Charm" room #509. There is air condition and ceiling fans that work well. We happen to enjoy leaving the doors open all night, hearing the sound of the water at night and birds chirping in the morning. The 4 new rooms all have contemporary decor, Jacuzzi on balcony, large bathrooms with step- in tiled shower, mini refrigerators, but not kitchens. We asked for a coffee maker. No problem Some older rooms are in the process of being repainted and updated, worker at daytime. However it was not noisy, at least it never bothered us who are late sleepers. The staff still includes favorite old faces, working along side the new owner, Angie, and her sister, Kenia at front desk. Kenia arranged airport pick up, in private car, by her husband Ulises. ($20 US). Being greeted, we feel like old friends Miguel, at front desk, and all the behind-the-scenes workings, speaks very fluent English, and is very helpful with any concerns, questions or needs. Franco, the night manager, greeting you when you return from a night out, and our daily help from The Beach Boy, Elijio, who helps with lounges & chairs on the beach any other needs, a with a smile. We left with a smile too!

This is the fourth time to stay at Lindo Mar. The location is what makes this place so special, perched on the hill with a beach front. Small and intimate, a wonderful staff who are very friendly and helpful to make your visit even better. Always clean and well maintained. Open air restaurant right above the beach.

Nestled in the rain forest, on a hill and across the street from the ocean. World International Conchas Chinas (timeshare) has an ocean view with lots of windows, a beautiful pool, lots of trees, a cobble stone driveway, clean, well maintained, and even includes an iguana who will eat from your hand. It is separate from the Hotel which is on the beach side of the main road. The staff were wonderful, so warm and friendly. They would smile and welcome you back after the day's adventures. I felt like they really cared that we had a good time while we were there, and were great about sharing local information. Facilities were terrific, everything worked!

The Playa Conchas Chinas Hotel maintains a fine reputation as one of the original beachfront places in Puerto Vallarta. My first visit was in 1982. I've returned numerous times over the years. Changes and remodeling have all been for the better. Truly BEACHFRONT! The available restaurant service is enjoyed beachfront too. The most popular beach breakfast in PV - especially on any Sunday. Bus service is right across the road, and taxis too. Long a favorite with veteran PV visitors, it is a choice spot, and you'll return often. It is hard to avoid doing that!

Lovely place - we'll be back. At less than $75 a night, this was an incredible bargain! The beach immediately at the bottom of the hotel was small and rocky, but beautiful and fun for my family. Tons of shells and rocks for my preschooler to play with. Also convenient to have a restaurant right there at the beach. The rooms were clean and full of character, plus had an amble beach view balcony and fridge.

What makes this hotel over the top for me is the people and the ocean. This still quaint hotel is run in a lovely, hospitable manner. Even though there has been construction going on, it is mostly only during the day light hours. They are gradually adding more rooms and up dating the decor. The location is a bit south of Puerto Vallarta, but above a rugged, rocky beach at high tide but calm and rolling enough to swim when the tide goes out. Delightful beach location! The restaurant below is very good, as well, and they will bring food and drink to you on the beach! I love this hotel!

Km. 2.5 Carretera a Barra de Navidad Puerto Vallarta JAL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Conchas Chinas, Hotel Playa Conchas Chinas is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Los Muertos Pier and Playa de los Muertos. This 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 20 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Malecon and Galleria Dante.


This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 20 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, refrigerators, and stovetops. 40-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Minibars, free local calls, and ceiling fans are also available.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Playa Conchas Chinas enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and an arcade/game room. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include express check-out and laundry facilities.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub, Beach View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Bedrooms, Bay View

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Panoramic Room, Balcony, Bay View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 168 reviews