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Hotel Playa Conchas Chinas

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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!

We went at the low time of year so there was construction going on at the time, so sleeping in was not going to happen. Who would want to when you have snorkeling at your feet. Our balcony overlooked the ocean, the view was stunning! I loved to walk into town from there, right along the beach to Los Muertos and then to breakfast. The bus stop is out front and it is about a 5-10 minute ride into town. If a bus or a walk into town isnt your thing, then cabs are right out front. The restaurant had a great sunday buffet and the food at anytime is great. The staff were friendly and helpful. The beach is also part of the resort next door so using the loungers isnt allowed by the guests here. A little bird hung around the whole time we were there, even hopped in one morning to wake us up. We called him Petey and he would sit and lounge with us on the deck. I would definitely stay again.

Right from the start, the staff was awesome, warm and friendly. The hotel was super clean and quiet. Small place, so not to many people for the size. There are 2 adjoining restaurants not owned by the hotel, there good. We loved catching the bus (80) pesos into town, about a mile, hundreds of restaurants and sites. We have been to PV over 20 times and this hotel is now on the top of our list for a good value and overall experience We met the owners when we checked out, they really care and understand the patrons count.

When we we're shown to our room after our arrival, we were surprised that we we had to walk through a construction site to get there. It was relatively quiet at that moment - maybe lunch time. When I protested that we were not going to stay in a construction zone, the guy who showed us to our room assured us that there would be no noise. But sure enough, the banging, and drilling began in earnest as we were getting settled. (We're still here at this writing, but getting ready to leave.) Alternative truth, I guess. The expansion should be nice when it's finished, but by the looks of it, it's going to be quite a long time. Until then, go anywhere else otherwise it will destroy your vacation.

We have been here twice: once four years ago and another time two weeks ago. This is a family owned and ran boutique hotel. They are making amazing improvements and all the staff is attentive and helpful. It's a well kept property from the Night of the Iguana era with about 18 rooms. The location in the Conchas Chinas neighborhood is close to downtown yet removed from the city noise. Our room was always clean, simple and well maintained, and had a lovely balcony. We slept with the doors open every night with the sounds of the waves and NO BUGS! (Room 302). Soon they will add three new modern rooms to their inventory plus they are working what appears to be a updated dining or tanning patio. Parking is a challenge but we had no car, just used the accessible public buses or taxis. Kenia was accommodating and friendly even though her English skills are not strong. Her husband Ulises picked us up at the airport (for standard taxi fee) and spoke very good English. We would happily stay there again.

Two days after our visit to this hotel, my friend received a call from a man who stated that we had hit his car. We had to park up on the highway as there are only four parking places for this hotel. We did not hit any cars as we had to parallel park on the side of the road and walk to the hotel. . We thought it strange that the hotel would give out our personal information to anyone, and especially someone who was making a false claim. A friend suggested that perhaps it was a scam. So, I decided to call the hotel and ask for the person who called. And sure enough, he works there!

My family and I spent a week at World International Vacation Club, connected to Playa Conchas Chinas Hotel. Our stay was very appreciated because of fine installations and very kind employees. It is not far from the beach, you have pool, gym and play room in the hotel, very good restaurantes near the área; if you like sea food, Rio Grande is highly reccomended

We stayed at Playa Conchas Chinas for a week. The hotel was under renovation at the time which caused some minor disruption. The staff were very pleasant & helpful. The restaurant on the lower level served beautiful food with a view to die for. Mexican architecture is lovely. You need to be reasonably fit as the hotel is built down a hill with many stairs. A magical stay in paradise. We'd love to return. T

The hotel was nice. The rooms are clean and the ocean view is great. You have a small kitchen so you can prepare some food and keep your beverages cold in the refrigerator. The parking zone sucks: it's very small and a little dangerous; you can leave your car over the road so I preferred to park there. The sea is wonderful BUT you can't walk at the beach because it's too small and full of rocks. There are no bathrooms close to the beach (there is a construction with people working on that) so you have to walk to your room if you want to remove the sand and the salt. The restaurant at the beach is nice. The buffet is a little expensive but is delicious. I would definitely come back.

Km. 2.5 Carretera a Barra de Navidad Puerto Vallarta JAL

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Conchas Chinas within a short walk of Conchas Chinas Beach, Hotel Playa Conchas Chinas is within a mile (2 km) of Playa de los Muertos. This 20-room, 3-star hotel has 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Malecon and Los Muertos Pier.


Dining

Enjoy dining at El Set, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

All 20 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, refrigerators, and stovetops. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Minibars, free local calls, and ceiling fans are also available.


Property features

At Hotel Playa Conchas Chinas, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. 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 156 reviews