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Las Palmas by the Sea

Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Km 2.5, Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast, 48300, Mexico
(3.5 star hotel)
#28 of 301 hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Beware of false all inclusive resorts

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 11, 2006

What can I say!!! In our opinion this hotel does not meet the criteria of anything more than a 2 star cheap, filthy, insect and bug infested compound. The place was incredibly small, that you wake up nauseated to the smell of the less than appealing buffet, that was feeding more than the hotel guests (wasps,flies,bees,ants...) and a very malnourished cat.

We arrived in Mexico on August 21, 2005 Mona and Seth were supposed to get married but to our shock (not really) the wedding was cancelled. But as considerate sisters we went with Mona's arrangment and of course she got to pick the resort!!! It was definitely a trip that should never have taken place in August at the least.The weather was stormy at night and hot and humid at day. We did enjoy the amazing lightning storms over the pacific. Unfortunately, we spent more time on the toilet than the beach!!!

Unique Quality: Great staff and the entertainment was cheesy but we didn't miss a show as Tony the entertainment manager was worth sticking around for. He was the only one that gave us something to look forward to in our misery. We needed to stay close to our room as the nature calls were more frequent then we had anticipated. Unfortunately, that meant our nightlife in Mexico ended at 1100pm which totally sucked. The music in the resort was turned off precisely at 1100pm and partying on the beach was impossible as it was real bad weather and the red flags were up. To add salt to the wound, our all inclusive free drinks also ended at 11pm, forcing you to pay for any drinks until 1am when the bar closed.

Our first night in Mexico, the weather was good and we went to the beach to watch the lightening, we were then joined with a group of locals, they played the quitar and sang spanish songs and danced, we were having fun until the hotel security came and told us to break it up. We were not loud and who can hear our voices over the noisy crashing waves anyways. That's how the name compound came about, first you are led to the front desk, numbered and a bracelet is secured on your wrist, lined up at the buffet to eat, given 2 tiny pools to play in, a beach that is off limits and tainted Ice cubes that keeps you close to the compound.

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Excellent place to stay

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 8, 2005

I stayed at Las Palmas for March 26-April 2, 2005. I had a room on the first floor. (room 122 to be exact). I had a oceanview but really it was more of a poolview. I could hear the ocean and check out the pool at the same time...Bonus!!!!The best part of the hotel was the friendly and helpful. Even though this is my fouth time in Mexico I am still amazed at how wonderful the people working at the resorts are. The waiters, maids and bellboys are just sooo fantastic....
The hotel has two pools which allows for a quiet relaxing time or a noisy busy time depending on what you want. There were many activities like bingo,aerobics,spanish lessons and many more. There was also a volleyball net on the beach for the active tourist. The room I stayed in had 2 queen size beds which were hard... They are the same as other resorts I have stayed at in Mazatlan and Acapulco...I went the all inclusive route this time and there was a buffet and a snack bar and an a la carte restaurant. They had entertainment in the evenings and it was usually good. The fiesta night was the best it had lots of food and dancers etc...

Unique Quality: -Hot tub was good haven't really seen one on Mexico before. I thought it was an interesting touch.
-Security was good...They watched out for everything.

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Low budget, good acomodation.

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 3, 2004

I go to Puerto Vallarta with friends. Certanly i don't feel any enthusiasm to stay in a all-inclusive hotel, called "Las Palmas by the sea".

We stayed on high season, arrived at 9:00, AM, and the firs impression was that the room will be ready at 13:00 PM.

However after the check in the hotel was good. It's not a luxury collection or a boutique hotel, but it's good for the price, may be very good.

The rooms are old but clean. The hotel got 20 years, but you feel the staff experience. I stayed in very luxurye resorts, but new, wherte the staff was out!!!!!. In las Palmas you feel good.

Got 2 pools: 1 for childrens and 1 adult relaxation pool and 1 jacuzzi. There are no big, but you got a place for relaxation. You can watch it, when you go out to the comun areas, and see the hotel full!.

In Puerto Vallarata there are hotel's more expensive and got not the relaxation pool.

The food was better that i expect. In reality i think that all inclusive food are always a garbage, inlcusively on luxur hotel. For me the concept "all inclusive deluxe" is a contradiction!!!! But the hotel's buffete was good. Not gourmet, but good, and i don't be sick with it.

The beach, like all the Puerto Vallarta's beach is not great.... There are so much erosion, however Puerto Vallarta is magic, and the sunset are spectacular,. It's the Pacific's beaches privilegy.

And the animation team is enthusiast.

The conclusion, good price, good acomodation.

Unique Quality: Relaxation Pool

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Awsome Fun

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 3, 2004

I loved this hotel. The entertainment crew was awsome and they were so nice. The only thing I didn't like was that there was no iron or ironing boards, but other than that it was a great place for two 18 year old girls to go.

Unique Quality: All the rooms have a beach front view and views of the pool. The hotel is right on the beach, so you can go into the pool and then to the ocean. The water was really nice. The only thing that all the hotels on the beach have a problem with is all of the locals trying to sell you stuff, but if you are a *** and just tell them no firmly then they will leave you alone. One other thing is the activities center is right next to the hotel, so if you want to rent skii doos or go pairasailing, then you are just a 1 minute walk away from all of that.

Directions: This hotel is right in the hotel zone and all of that is between downtown and the airport and marina.

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Address: Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Km 2.5, Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast, 48300, Mexico

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Amenities at Las Palmas by the Sea

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Bar / Lounge

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