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Villas Vallarta By Canto del Sol

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My wife and I stayed at the Villas Vallarta by Canto del Sol in February, 2017. The entrance is impressive with a beautiful flight of stairs up to the lobby. The pool was nothing impressive but adequate - we didn't mind as we were there to see the sights and the beach, not sit by the pool. The room was also adequate - fairly spacious with a sitting area and a big, comfortable bed but the bathroom was a little rundown. The drain in the bathroom began to stink pretty badly our first morning there but we just poured some water down the drain and it took care of it. However, we were most impressed by the people. All the staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. Breakfast each morning was excellent and varied. If you're expecting 4 or 5 star room quality, this isn't it. What it is is a comfortable hotel at discount prices with 5 star people staffing it. We would absolutely stay here again and would recommend it to friends and family!

Great place to stay, quiet across a small driveway from main Hotel canto del. sol. Breakfast was our hotel or across the way main hotel,all other meals were at main hotel no problem have walked farther a the large to hotel to get to services. Be careful of late check in after 11pm no one at desk go to main hotel help. Rooms on 500 level off lobby can be dark and no view, parking ramp and busy hallway off lobby. we were in 608 great room and location. staff great and very helpful esp the day desk clerks (towels ,room changes and info) even had a room to use for late departures to change and shower

If you're a "resort person," and you want everything provided for you, you may not like this hotel. I thought it was great. Relaxing, private pool (with a hotel bar with $1 margaritas - tip another $1 per drink, and you may get a drink twice as big!). The staff was so nice - housekeeping thanked me for tips repeatedly every day, and left fresh flowers as a thank-you gift. Plus, the beach at Canto Del Sol was perfect for a brief private beach getaway. Beware - unlike others, I was not offered the opportunity to upgrade to all-inclusive at Canto del Sol. I had to pay $50 USD/day (or so) at Canto del Sol to upgrade and use their facilities. Beach was included, but pool/etc. was not. Just be aware - I think it depends on how you booked!

We booked into a 'Studio' room at Villas Vallarta 11-15 April that included a kitchenette with fridge, coffee maker, king bed, balcony, safe, A/C and free daily breakfast. Check in was pretty quick, but they give you a card and send you to another desk for your beach towels, but really it's to ask you to attend a Time Share presentation. I said yes but never showed up and they never asked again (no I refused to give a deposit, so no loss). We enjoyed our assigned room, on the same level as the front desk, and since this is a huge place, we were happy with a short walk. One flight of stairs up was the pool and breakfast restaurant. We asked for a pool view room but they said 'not available'. Our balcony did not have furniture on it and looked out onto other balconies, but it did the job. We never did receive any patio furniture from our two requests and just put a couple of our dinner chairs outside. The buffet restaurant is lovely and colourful; all made up with table clothes and real napkins, and the food variety and quality was very acceptable to both Colleen and me. Although this area of town is more north than we prefer, it balances out nicely as the actual Villas Vallarta Shopping Plaza on the main level has everything you could ask for: liquor store, pharmacy, restaurants, coffee shops, souvenir stores, massage, banks, and more. We walked, or took the bus for about 8 pesos, or grabbed a cab for about 50 pesos. The pool was clean, and always empty until about 11am, so do enjoy it early. The pool bar opens at noon. Beach access is out the front door and down a short path, but limited loungers are available. We stayed at many hotels during our time in PV, and even though Villas Vallarta was the most expensive at 1730 pesos per day, we still found it to be a good value (especially considering it was Easter Week) and we'd recommend staying here. Cheers! Paul

My husband and I stayed at the Villas with an all - inclusive option at Canto del Sol the end of March for a week. After reading all the on line reviews I was a little skeptical, but it turned out to be a fabulous week. Staying at the Villas gave us the best of both resorts, if we did not want the activity of Canto del Sol during the day, the pool area at the Villas was a wonderful option. When we did decided to hang at the Villas pool, it was like it was our private pool as we were the only ones there. The breakfast option at the Villas is pretty basic, but very good. The housekeeping staff were awesome, the room was kept very clean, a little weird that the king bed was on wheels but we did get use to it. We had no issue with the water in the bathroom, was always hot. The bath towels could use a little upgrading, and the bar could open a little earlier, but all in all it was a great experience, we stayed in a Studio Room on the 3rd floor facing the pool, and even had a slight ocean view. If you are looking for an affordable option when staying in PV, I would recommend staying at the Villas with the all-inclusive option at Canto. The staff at both resorts were amazing! The Italian restaurant at Canto was our favorite of the Ala-cartes.

Once called The Continental this resort is full of daily acitivities. The resort caters to all and everyone and is all-inclusive. The food is good and there is plenty but not on the higher end. One restaurant for reservations only with more fine dining. The beach area not so big but activities still a plenty. Typical hotel rooms, but comfortable. Proximity to downtown can walk or short walk to catch bus or cab outside lobby. All staff more than willing to assist with all or anything one may require or need. Resort caters to vacation packages alongside longtime Time Share Members.

Was going to P v and was looking for a place not to far from Centro enjoyed my stay nice little kitchen on the patio plus a nice Pool the romantic was clean and very comfortable I walked the malecon but it was a good walk and there are a few good places to eat and drink very close by

Pros: Staff were always very attentive and made sure to ask if there was anything MORE they could do for you. Christian was fabulous and deserves a raise - he worked tirelessly from morning til night! Mexican style - not overly modern and stuffy. Cons: Do not have shows in lobby - too noisy. A nicer lounge area there would be much more inviting! Location: Close to airport and Marina. Reception was noisy when we arrived so hard to hear the receptionist. Easy check in and they gave us an upgrade! In the room we were not given explanation on how to use the A/C, but we could not complain about anything else because the suite was fabulous! It was like living in someone's home. Beautifully decorated in authentic Mexican style, dining area, full kitchen (minus the oven), 2bed/2bath, great ocean view.

We have stayed at this property many times over the years. It is consistent: clean, pleasant staff, good food choices, good drink brands and variety. We prefer the Villas side as Canto can be noisy. It is also priced better as you have to walk a few feet farther.

If you stay here be prepared to walk a long way to your room. There is only one entrance/exit so you don't have any shortcuts. The room was dated and basic but clean. The bathroom area was small and the water never got hot, warm enough to enjoy a shower/bath, but not hot. The breakfast area in the Villa was nice, but you could not get eggs made to order, just buffet. That being said, the fruit was fabulous and the granola delicious! The hotel is clean and quiet but as I said early dated. You have access to the Canto del Sol for meals, the pool and beach. The food is really good, one of the best experiences we have had with all inclusive. The surf and turf is fabulous! The beach could use more chairs, it is pretty rocky too so water shoes would be helpful. The pool area is very nice, clean and lots of chairs. We really enjoyed the Mexican night, good food and good entertainment.

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Hotel highlights

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

Located in Las Glorias within a mile (2 km) of La Isla, Villas Vallarta By Canto del Sol is within 2 miles (3 km) of Malecon. This 152-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also nearby are Bay of Banderas and Teatro Vallarta.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at Restaurant Las Brisas, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


The 152 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including free bottled water, safes, and phones. 37-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include ironing boards.

Property features

Villas Vallarta By Canto del Sol features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Offsite parking is available for a fee. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a porter/bellhop, and wedding services.

Room options

Studio, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 312 reviews