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San Marino

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location is the best. Walking distance from everything and beach front. I will be back

The location of this property is excellent. Proximity to the beach and being right in the heart of the action. The building needs some updating. The customer service was average. I paid for a Deluxe Suite and was given a Jr. Suite. I told them this and they said I received a Deluxe. I came with a group of friends who were in the room adjacent to mine in an identical Jr. Suite....

The location is awesome!! The staff was very helpful and friendly!

Great location Good food choices Friendly staff Good AC in room Plenty of hot water Excellent daily maid service

Close to the beach. Needs a remodel and dirty. Old furnishings.

All inclusive very nice, although ok foods but unlimited drink are nice. Breakfast is superb, afternoon snack is nice too, dinner is ok. Beach is right in the front.

Overall, I really enjoyed my stay. The staff was helpful and friendly. The location is of course perfect, right on the beach and in the heart of the romantic zone. My room was clean, and roomy, while clearly not updated in many years. My only strong complaint is that the mattresses were extremely uncomfortable.

Perfect location. Great staff. Just a bit outdated.

Love the location on beach another plus was all inclusive option for food and drinks ...lots to choose from would highly recommend it

Third or fourth time to stay there! Perfect location! Service was excellent! And Buffett was equal if not better than many more expensive resorts! So much better experience than my last two trips to the Caribbean side of Mexico!

This hotel I would not stay at again when I go back to Pv, first the air conditioner make a loud noise, beds uncomfortable, room smell of mold and last cockroach in bathroom

I booked a last minute stay at the San Marino. I was familiar with the location. The hotel is older and could stand to be renovated but everything from the lobby to the halls to the rooms, the pool area are all very clean and the housekeeping does an excellent job. All the staff was very friendly, check-in was quick and easy. We only ate lunch and breakfasts at the hotel and all the meals we had were very good with a different and varied selection everyday. The hotel sits on a great beach right by the pier and close to all the good eating places that are downtown. The only thing I didn't like were the beds were not comfortable and the mattresses need replaced. Its not a top of the line hotel but for the money it is a nice all inclusive in a great location.

The price and location make for an excellent experience in puerto Vallarta!

We'd stay there again but the beds we had were not good.

Loved this hotel. The staff was very friendly, courteous and helpful. The food was good as well. I do wish there was some live music for entertainment however, since its right off the Malecon, plenty can be heard all around. I would most definitely stay here again!

Simply would like a refund didn't even stay the last night..

Just spent a week there and could not have expected more from the location, staff or cleanliness. Sitting on our balcony, eating supper or an after dinner cocktail on the beach while watching the sunset over the ocean was a big plus for us. We were right in the heart of the romantic zone. Close to all amenities from dance clubs to restaurants. Everyone one of the staff were friendly and accommodating.And always cleaning. I did have some concerns about what had been written in the past. Were the beds hard? Yes, but one conversation and foam mattresses were on their way up. Were the rooms old and damp? Yes, they do need an upgrade. Cockroaches? Yes, killed 3 tiny ones in my room....hey, it's Mexico! Pigeons in the restaurant ? Barely as they have a girl who strolls around the eating establishment with a falcon to keep them at bay. The food was okay, but not enough Mexican fare but plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Would I stay there again? In a heartbeat.

This is a lovely hotel that is right on the beach and located in the heart of Old Peurto Vallarta. The hotel is being updated so there is still some construction going on, but it wasn’t too unpleasant as there wasn’t much noise. I was placed in an updated room and it was really nice. Quite large and spacious with a view of the beach and town. The food for all inclusive is basic and has set times, including the bar. I thought the food was good, but I know others who didn’t like it much. We ate most of our meals at the hotel. The staff is friendly and they try their best to do keep you happy. I think they need to have a couple more servers as some of the dining times were incredibly busy and the staff was just managing to keep up. There are daily activities that are usually at the hotel. When we were there on Wednesday and Thursday, there were no activities. We couldn’t even borrow a kayak. From Friday onwards, the activity person was there so we were able to borrow the kayaks and go for a little tour up and down the beach by boat. You’re on your own for kayaking. The pools are nice and if you can get up early enough, there are a few lounging chairs with cushions that are just below the adult pool. It’s a nice view of the beach and you’re a little more secluded from the people selling their goods on the beach. Overall, it’s a nice hotel and when we were there, a lot of Mexican families were there for their spring break so it got quite busy.

Rodolfo Gomez N 111 Puerto Vallarta JAL

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Playa de los Muertos
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Romantic Zone, San Marino is adjacent to Playa de los Muertos and within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights like Malecon. This 165-room, 3-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 2 restaurants.


Dining

Enjoy dining at the resort's 2 onsite restaurants: Areka offers relaxing pool views; Kenna specializes in international cuisine. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find a TV with cable channels. Other standard amenities include a safe and a phone.


Property features

Guests of San Marino have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Balcony, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for San Marino

Everyone (20) Couples (24) Business (1) Family (8) Friends (13) Other (10)
5
Partner Couples

The location is the best. Walking distance from everything and beach front. I will be back

By on Mar 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 6, 2019

Dear guest, We appreciate the time you took to share with us your review; sorry about the bad experience at your arrival, at San Marino Hotel, we will keep working to offer the best option for your vacation. Warm regards,

2
Friends

The location of this property is excellent. Proximity to the beach and being right in the heart of the action. The building needs some updating. The customer service was average. I paid for a Deluxe Suite and was given a Jr. Suite. I told them this and they said I received a Deluxe. I came with a group of friends who were in the room adjacent to mine in an identical Jr. Suite....

By on Feb 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 19, 2019

Good afternoon: We thank you in advance for the time to share your experience at Hotel San Marino, we are working to improve all the services offered, among these; which include renovations and furniture changes, so that will make your next stay completely pleasant, as we always will wait for you again, this place will always be your second home. Sincerely,

5
Families

The location is awesome!! The staff was very helpful and friendly!

By on Feb 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 19, 2019

Dear Guest; Thank you for your preference and for share this with us, it´s a pleasure to us to served you and give you a wonderful experience, we are always so happy to see you back in San Marino, thank you for being part of this family. See you soon, and you always will be welcome to your second home!

5
Everyone

By on Feb 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2019

Dear guest: We appreciate the time you took to share with us your review regarding to your stay here and we thank you for choosing our hotel for your vacation, we will keep working to offer the best option for your vacation. Warm regards,

5
Families

Great location Good food choices Friendly staff Good AC in room Plenty of hot water Excellent daily maid service

By on Feb 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 16, 2019

Dear Guest; We appreciate the time you took to give us a comment and for sharing with us your experience. We are happy to give you the best experience, it is a pleasure to us to serve you, thank you for your comment. In addition, we will work on the points you have mention. We will wait for you here at your home in Puerto Vallarta! Best regards,

1
Partner Couples

Close to the beach. Needs a remodel and dirty. Old furnishings.

By on Feb 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 16, 2019

Good afternoon: We thank you in advance for the time to share your experience at Hotel San Marino, we are working to improve all the services offered, among these; which include renovations and furniture changes, so that will make your next stay completely pleasant, as we always will wait for you again, this place will always be your second home. Sincerely,

5
Everyone

All inclusive very nice, although ok foods but unlimited drink are nice. Breakfast is superb, afternoon snack is nice too, dinner is ok. Beach is right in the front.

By , from Chicago IL on Jan 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 28, 2019

Dear Allen, We appreciate the time you took to give us your review regarding your stay at San Marino Hotel; we´ll wait for you always, this is your second home in Puerto Vallarta. Warm regards,

4
Everyone

Overall, I really enjoyed my stay. The staff was helpful and friendly. The location is of course perfect, right on the beach and in the heart of the romantic zone. My room was clean, and roomy, while clearly not updated in many years. My only strong complaint is that the mattresses were extremely uncomfortable.

By , from Minneapolis, USA on Jan 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 22, 2019

Dear Eric, We appreciate the time you took to give us your review. Regarding your bad experience, we are working in the opportunity points, sorry for the inconveniences with beds, we are working to improve all the services offered, among these; which include renovations and furniture changes, so that will make your next stay completely pleasant, as we always will wait for you again, this place will always be your second home. Sincerely, Warm regards,

3
Everyone

By on Jan 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 8, 2019

Dear Guest: We thank you in advance for the time to share your experience at Hotel San Marino, we are working to improve all the services offered, among these; which include renovations and furniture changes, so that will make your next stay completely pleasant, as we always will wait for you again, this place will always be your second home. Sincerely,

4

amazing location.

Everyone

Perfect location. Great staff. Just a bit outdated.

By on Mar 22, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 24, 2018

Good morning: We thank you in advance for the time to share your experience at Hotel San Marino, we are working to improve all the services offered, among these; which include renovations and furniture changes, so that will make your next stay completely pleasant, as we always will wait for you again, this place will always be your second home. Sincerely,

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