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Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort and Spa - All-Inclusive

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico (PVR)

Room rates from:
$148 $94
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
WAS
Starting from:
$929 $709
Per Guest for 5 Nights
Based on 2635 reviews
One of a Kind Vacation Experience that includes the Friendliest People, 218 rooms, 4 specialty restaurants and a show theater, gym, spa among other ac
Room & Rates
Superior Room - All-Inclusive - Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort and Spa - All-Inclusive - 1

Superior Room - All-Inclusive

Starting from
$148 $94
Per Adult Nightly
All Inclusive Plan features:
  • Accommodations as selected
  • 24 hours food or drinks available
  • All the buffet type meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Snacks throught the day and night
  • Nightly entertainment including Themed nights and shows
  • WiFi in rooms and areas
  • Use of gym and tennis court
  • Full activity program in the swimming pool and beach
  • Non-motorized water sports, kayaks, snorkel and more
  • Taxes and tips
Amenities: Spacious and bright, decorated in a contemporary style with a traditional Mexican flare. Each room provides a lovely view with a balcony or terrace. A choice of one king or two double beds, rooms can accommodate up to two adults and two children. Each large, private bathroom is equipped with a bathtub/shower combination. Every room offers individually controlled air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite television, direct-dial telephone, ample sized toiletries, hair dryer, and a safety deposit box.
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Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort and Spa - All-Inclusive
Km 2.5 Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 48300

Location

Friendly Vallarta is located in one of the most precious bays of the Mexican Pacific, with a unique location in front of the beach, in the heart of the hotel area and just 10 minutes away from the international airport and 5 minutes from the city downtown and boardwalk

Why Stay Here

Is an all inclusive oriented resort in Puerto Vallarta where top selling feature is the frienly and personalized service.
Undoubtedly the best location for a true Puerto Vallarta experience.
Is also ideal Puerto Vallarta resort to host groups and conventions

Resort Details

At Friendly Vallarta you will find:

  • Kids Club at the beach
  • 2 jacuzzis
  • Swimming pool (for adults)
  • Kayaks
  • Aquaerobics
  • Swimming lessons
  • Water and beach volleyball
  • Dancing lessons
  • Yoga lessons
  • Water basquetball in the pool area
  • Gym
  • Massages at the spa

All-Inclusive Details

  • Accommodations as selected
  • 24 hours food or drinks available
  • All the buffet type meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Snacks throught the day and night
  • Nightly entertainment including Themed nights and shows
  • WiFi in rooms and areas
  • Use of gym and tennis court
  • Full activity program in the swimming pool and beach
  • Non-motorized water sports, kayaks, snorkel and more
  • Taxes and tips

Accommodation Details

All rooms are equipped with excellent services, gorgeous ocean views and cozy beds to enjoy your vacations to the fullest. 200 Superior rooms

  • In-room amenities:
  • Air conditioning
  • Sea, pool or garden view (subject to availability)
  • Telephone
  • Cable TV
  • Safe Box
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sofa
  • Coffe table
  • WiFi

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

Friendly Vallarta offers a complete variety of gastronomical options for your delight. From breakfast buffet to sophisticated dinners a la carte, this all inclusive resort has everything to satisfy even the most demanging dinner.

Restaurants

  • Villalinda restaurant - Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Sunset Grill - Open for breakfast and dinner
  • Gourmet restaurant - open for dinner.    

Bars

  • La Fiesta
  • Lobby bar

Weddings

Wedding packages are available at extra charge

AMENITIES:
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Airline Desk
  • All-Inclusive
  • Beachfront
  • Beauty Shop/Salon (+)
  • Business Center (+)
  • Cable
  • Children's Play Area
  • Children's Program
  • Concierge Desk
  • Deck, balcony or terrace
  • Fine Dining
  • Fishing (nearby) (+)
  • Fitness Facility
  • Game Room (+)
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
  • Ocean View
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Shopping (nearby) (+)
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Steam Room
  • Telephone (+)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Theater
  • Water Sports (nearby) (+)
  • Whale Watching (nearby)
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 2635 reviews
from Lindon, Utah
Submitted on 16-05-2016
What a wonderful family resort. Hard to review, day one seemed like typical crowd, day 2 the pools were completely full and not nearly enough chairs to accomodate guests, Day 3 (wed) it seemed as though we were the only guests at the resort, Day 4 it was hopping. Cheerleading competition in the area had what I would imagine as every bed full. Lots of families and VERY busy. The beach area ALWAYS had chairs and was nice except for the vendors. I can appreciate vendors selling their wares... Read more
from Detroit, Michigan
Submitted on 17-05-2016
Until new management decided to run those of us with outstanding oceanfront timeshares out & regardless of number of years remaining on contracts, without notice, were informed we no longer owned timeshare resort was upgraded using ridiculous annual fees by TIMESHARE owners, it is run by an individual that epitomizes dirtbag, scum, lowlife. Even if free, would highly advislee AGAINST even considering staying there. There is a massive selection of quality accomodations available in Puerto Vallart... Read more
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Submitted on 19-05-2016
I went with some friends of mine, and the "4 star resort" was more like a 2-3 star. The room was clean, but the small grounds were extremely busy with a TON of kids everywhere...not exactly relaxing for 3 moms! Very loud techno music blaring from the pool into the beach area all day long. I couldn't even hear the crash of the waves! Beach vendors were accosting us every 3 minutes in this small, roped in beach area about 50 feet from the waterfront. Rough waves at the beach, not a great place to... Read more
from Abbotsford,BC
Submitted on 22-05-2016
My husband & i stayed at the Hola Friendly Vallarta for 5 nights.The location was great with easy access to the Malecon,old Vallarta,the marina & the airport.This resort is much smaller than what we are used to but it was very cozy.We met so many great people and because of the small size,we ran into many of our "new friends" on a daily basis while walking to the pool,beach,restaurant.The staff here are amazing!Great service.We stayed in the tower on the 11th floor.Amazing view of the bay.The fo... Read more
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Submitted on 25-05-2016
The resort was friendly as the hotel name is. Customer service was excellent. Housekeeping was beyond expected. Food was good, fresh and delicious! Friendly employees. Hotel cleanliness was excellent! We were very pleased. And like to go back. It was a great experience! Thank you.
from Regina, Canada
Submitted on 27-05-2016
We stayed at the Friendly Vallarta Resort in March for 10 days. The hotel is not new, but the newly renovated main floor is beautiful. The entire location is very clean! I don't know if we ever left our room or walked around the hotel without seeing someone cleaning somewhere. The disappointing part for us is that the food was mediocre. Some of their special events had some good food items and there would oven pizza off the beach is great. But generally the food was just okay. The staff is fanta... Read more
from Whistler
Submitted on 02-06-2016
My husband and I stayed at the friendly for a week in May. This was our first trip to Mexico. The 2 best things this place has going for it are the location and the staff. We wanted to be in the city and close to everything so the Friendly was perfect for that. The staff are amazing and the resort and rooms are very clean. When we were there the other guests were mostly Mexicans. My hubbie and I liked that we got to meet different people and practice some Spanish. I really felt like I wa... Read more
from British Columbia, Canada
Submitted on 04-06-2016
We traveled with our family and grandmother. It was small enough that we didn't worry about losing grandma or the kids when they went around. It was clean, super friendly and updated. All rooms in the tower have a beautiful view of the ocean. We upgraded with no problems 2 nights into our 14 night stay. Initially we were on 2nd floor and upgraded to the 8th floor. Food was okay, can get a little boring as they served same food weekly, otherwise, it was good enough for what we paid. It was... Read more
from Aurora, Colorado
Submitted on 06-06-2016
So let me start with saying that the staff of this hotel is amazing...very much catered to us and were very friendly, started to know our names after a couple of days and some of the staff even knew our favorite drinks...I had read reviews before booking and was never really made aware of the fact that this hotel pretty much caters to the locals. My husband and I are from the US and I think there were maybe 3 other couples also from the US otherwise they were all local residents. I also was un... Read more
from Montreal, Canada
Submitted on 07-06-2016
My friend and I stayed at the friendly Vallarta for a week in January 2016. The staff was really social and they remember ours names after just 2 days. We met a really nice lady who made delicious cappuccino with cinnamon on it ;) She is really fluent in english, so she helped us to learn a bit of spanish. More over, the food was really good at all hours, the chef made some tacos for us at 2 am. We really like our trip and we will probably come back in 2017
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Submitted on 10-06-2016
We read the reviews from people who stayed in the Friendly Hotel before we booked our trip. We were truly disappointed since the rnce reviews did not match the experience we had when we stayed at the hotel.. The hotel is old and it smelled musty. It definitely needs to be updated. The Wi-FI is very slow.The food is awful and no varieties of food at all. They have 4 restaurants but they serve the same food in all 4 restaurants. The coffee taste awful. The entertainment is mediocre . This hotel a... Read more
from Port Alberni, Canada
Submitted on 15-06-2016
The Friendly is really just that. The staff are amazing. Double Double is awesome!! The resort is close to everything, the food is better than most all inclusives, it is clean and well priced. Good entertainment, but if the majority of guests are Spanish, then the entertainment is generally in Spanish. Will most definitely go back.
from Meaford, Canada
Submitted on 20-06-2016
Sometimes when one goes on vacation, one would like a new experience, but still feel like they have the comforts of home. The Friendly Vallarta is like that; your home while away from home, but in a new land. My wife and I have stayed at the Friendly on three occasions, as well as other locations in PV, but we return to the Friendly, because of the great staff, good food, comfortable hotel and proximity to local attractions. The staff are simply the best of any resort that we have stayed at o... Read more
from Surrey, Canada
Submitted on 27-06-2016
We stayed at the Friendly for our tenth anniversary (May 2016), and it was my first trip to PV. We really enjoyed the people there; the staff really are friendly and helpful! The food was always good, the drinks always flowing, and the staff always great. The room was nothing special but always clean, and the bed was comfy. Thanks to other reviews, we knew a bit about what to expect before we stayed here. What we didn't anticipate was our own style and preferences, as we've travelled very littl... Read more
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 28-06-2016
My girlfriend and I did a quick 5 day get away to the Friendly Vallarta at the beginning of June. We booked through Westjet Vacations. After clearing customs we met with the Westjet rep and were cabbed off to the resort. It took maybe 15 minutes from the airport to arrive. We arrived and booked in. We were given a complimentary drink and then led to our room on the 10th floor. Lots of room. A king size bed. A writing desk. Couch. Small glass coffee table and a bureau for your clothes. Decent siz... Read more
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Submitted on 04-07-2016
I just booked my 5th trip to friendly vallarta, I have never experienced such a welcoming place. I stayed at hotels with bigger pools but never once have I felt so welcome. Uriiel, Brook, Pamela, Cary, and Gustavo are fantastic entertainment staff. Karina holds a special place in my heart, not does she spend her evenings performing and dancing for us, but during the day she runs the child care and truly loves every kid she watches. This hotel is a gem and all because of the staff.
from Ponoka, Alberta
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Really enjoyed our stay at the Friendly though smaller than what we expected it was really clean, the staff really helpful and friendly especially the guys in the upstairs terrace resturant. We loved double double and all the guys who made each day special. We found the food was ok but variety was not always there and with only one √? la cart on the property it got a little repetitive after 10 days. Our room was in the tower and face the ocean and pool so that was great we didn't get the king ... Read more
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Submitted on 14-07-2016
First of all i want to give a shout out to Christian who was a great guy and very helpful with any questions you had. Highly recommend contacting him through out your stay at the Friendly. And second Adrian Noe that guy is a beauty and will make sure you are served well and often. Thank you guys! Aside from the great people the hotel was clean and i was impressed with everything there highly recommend this place!
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Submitted on 16-07-2016
i was staying there working for a company that specializes in student travel, so 200+ high school students were there with me and my team for 9 days. staff was so awesome, and helpful and patient, and i had complete confidence in their abilities. big shout out to victor, gustavo, pearla, paloma, and cristian for everything they did for me while i was there. the resort and rooms are kept extremely clean, and the food is great as long as youre willing to try new things, and save yourself form eati... Read more
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Submitted on 18-07-2016
I was at Friendly for June/July 2016 and I absolutely loved my stay! Running a program for 350 high school students isn't easy, but working with Friendly Vallarta made it the smoothest program I've ever had. They truly live up to their name - some of the most friendly and helpful staff I've ever encountered. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous, newly renovated and always clean. The hotel rooms are large and beautiful, most with a gorgeous view of the ocean. Living on the 12th floor with the view of... Read more
from Kamloops, Canada
Submitted on 22-07-2016
this place is great from the time you get there its like a big family double double is great server plus the elcart staff which I call the 3 amigos now 4 is gives the best service of any place ive ever been
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Submitted on 26-07-2016
Perfect for best griends. Tons of Canadians! Best service on the planet. Shout out to 'double double'! Food is amazing. Pizza oven is a saving grace for the tequila aqua-cize. Small resort. Not great for families. Best time ever!
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 30-07-2016
That hotel staff were friendly throughout the entire stay. The hotel remained clean and the food was great everyday. The staff did a great for the shows and entertainment throughout the day. The pools were clean and "Friendly Vallarta" is a great place for families and couples. The environment was peaceful and refreshing. It was awesome to walk right on to the beach from the hotel.
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Submitted on 30-07-2016
I love this place so much. It was hard to leave, lol. My wife and I had so much fun. The service was amazing. Antonio your amazing. Thanks for treating us so kindly. Everyone was awesome! Sexi Alexi, Wicho, Andres, Doble Doble, Wanda, the whole staff treated us like royalty. Thanks for the great yoga lessons Pamela. I can't believe this place has gotten some negative reviews. This place deserves a 10! If there was any problems the was fix to fix it, kindly and promptly. Our room was gorgeous, wi... Read more
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Submitted on 01-08-2016
this is the first time we stayed at this hotel and let me tell you something... It's amazing, we had a blast, the activity staff were great, they always had a huge smile on their face and had great personalities. Gustavo, the activity manager is a great person, always making sure we were having a good time. I would also love to thank Perla and Liliana from concierge who always made sure we were okay and making sure our stay was enjoyable, I'm going to recommend friendly vallarta to all our ... Read more
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Submitted on 01-08-2016
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks back in February. I've been to a few other hotels in the area and this one would be one of my top choices. For starters the staff was awesome. Always there to take care of your needs and always greeting you with a smile. Liliana and Perla in concierge were very helpful and were always there to answer my questions. There was always something to do at the hotel from water exercise, to bracelet making and our favourite, beach volleyball. The frien... Read more
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 01-08-2016
-The easiest way to get here was by taxi. I think we paid $25 for four people crammed in. Upon arrival it was instant friendly and fun customer service from the bell hop and front desk. Hence the name of the resort. -You have to give a form of ID for a deposit on your room just FYI -Ask for the highest floor possible. Can't go wrong with the amazing view. -There's a family pool, hot tubs, and an adult pool you can take drinks in -Food was above average/good. I recommend keeping an eye out for th... Read more
from Kansas City, Missouri
Submitted on 02-08-2016
We just returned from our stay at the Friendly Vallarta last night, and I can't wait to go back!! I took my fiance on a surprise trip to celebrate his 30th birthday, and I can't say enough good things about the whole experience. In honor of his birthday, they put cake, balloons, and a card in the room to surprise him. The night of his birthday, the waiters in the Gourmet restaurant brought out a special dessert and sang happy birthday (feliz cumpleanos). THE STAFF!! They are fabulous! Always s... Read more
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Submitted on 04-08-2016
Our stay was fabulous . The hotel is beautiful service is great . The staff is amazing (Pamela, Karina, Paco, Gustavo, Valeria, Andrea). They were very helpful with any questions always gave us a great environment with activities and showing us around the city , as well as the night clubs for every night we were there . Friendly Vallarta Resort is definitely a place to return to . Everything was perfect !
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Submitted on 06-08-2016
YES absolutely you can see the sunsets from FV. The food was good. The Italian restaurant inside the hotel was particularly good, but you need to make a reservation, which is easy enough to do in the downstairs restaurant in the morning. The buffet restaurants, the downstairs and restaurant on the deck were good, both with omelette and pancake stations. I liked the restaurant on the beach, more for the atmosphere then anything else. The FV is not a fancy pants hotel, but it's clean, and well ma... Read more
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Submitted on 06-08-2016
We stayed in the hotel a month ago, it was incredible!! I cant wait to go back! Prices are great, clean and very friendly staff. Especial thanks to Cristian for all the help and reservations in the gourmet, you made our stay amazing!! It has been our most incredible vacations so far.
from Winnipeg, Canada
Submitted on 07-08-2016
This is for all of our friends asking us about this resort. We have been to the Friendly for the last 5 years and cannot say enough good things about the resort and it's staff! We have stayed at 3 other resorts in PV and none of them can compare! First of all the staff! As soon as you arrive, you are treated like family no matter if you've been there before or not. Each and everyone of them, will go out of their way to make sure you are well taken care of! There are too many names to list, b... Read more
from Saskatoon, Canada
Submitted on 11-08-2016
In November, we will be at the Friendly for the fourth time!! We love this resort. The friendly staff are fantastic. The service is excellent. The people are so good. It feels like visiting with favorite relatives. This resort is not huge. It is a short walk from your room (any room) to the pools, beach, eating places :o) ... The food is really good. Even pizza on the beach. Or Paella on the beach. Or seafood on the beach. Or hamburgers in the beach.... and that's just daytime eating. Nightime... Read more
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Submitted on 11-08-2016
This Hotel with its past fashion decorations gives the impression of still living on the 90's, there is nothing of a 'Resort' on it, also bad, recycled and fatty food, blue faded towels, very dirty backrests of the beach chairs, noisy air conditioning, spoiled and blackened Mojito's peppermint... There is no care on little details that should make a difference. I tell you about my experience. Me and my boyfriend checked out at 12pm and Hotel receptionist let us be inside the facilities because w... Read more
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 11-08-2016
I literally get home sick if I go longer than 6 months from staying here. I've been 7 times and have had several friends take my recommendation to stay here and we all agree, The Fruendly is our favourite resort in PV. Mucho Gracias mi amigos!
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Submitted on 11-08-2016
Had s great time for my birthday They made me feel special And never waited in line for anything I would totally go back Clean rooms and attentive staff Met some great people that I still keep in contact with
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Submitted on 13-08-2016
My room had the most lovely view of the beach and the pools making the overall vacation feel surreal. Also the room was very clean, had wifi, and was in a good location in the hotel. The very best part of the hotel was that the staff was extremely friendly, and almost all of them I encountered spoke some english. Also, one member named Cristian Rodriguez Candela, was very very nice to myself and my friends, he always made sure that all of our needs were met, he spoke perfect english (which was i... Read more
from Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada
Submitted on 14-08-2016
My husband and I went to the Friendly on February 14th, 2012 and we fell in love with it. A year later we brought 4 other friends with us and they all loved it. They found the staff so very friendly and helpful since that trip my husband passed and I'm looking to going back all by myself. I know I will be safe at the Friendly.
from Edmonton, Canada
Submitted on 03-09-2016
Went to resort with family and daughters boyfriend for a get away. We found this resort met our satisfaction as staff were happy to assist us, food contained everything needed and we were happy with the bar drinks. We have spent time at other resorts and sure you can get better, more modern resorts if you want to pay double the price but holidays are what you make them and at friendly, we didn't starve, had plenty of drinks and also had awesome service. Only issue we had was my daughter reci... Read more
from Salem, Oregon, United States
Submitted on 04-09-2016
We were not that thrilled with the food, or the poor communication (everything is in Spanish), however the staff, facilities, and closeness to the beach were amazing. Our concierge Cristian was so friendly and helpful (he spoke good English lol). He even purchased a souvenir for me AFTER we left the resort and is mailing it to me in which we will reimburse him for. He reminded me very much of my son. An amazing young man! Then there was Double Double, another staff member that made our trip ... Read more
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Submitted on 07-09-2016
My family and I stayed here for a week on a last minute vacation this summer and I am pleased to say that it was a lovely stay! The entire staff was so knowledgeable and kind which made the trip so much more enjoyable! Cristian, in particular, really went out of his way to make us comfortable and happy, always maintaining his kind and upbeat demeanor. The beach was beautiful and clean and overall, we had a great vacation!
from Vista, California
Submitted on 07-09-2016
We wanted a quick getaway for our 30th anniversary, to relax, not too much craziness or noise. We found that at Friendly Vallarta! The staff was very friendly and accommodating, always smiling and the service was great. I will say - we never saw the concierge, but the front desk was able to help us with reservations outside the resort. The entire Activities staff is wonderful! It's really nice they have a separate adult pool and Jacuzzi for those who aren't there with children and want to jus... Read more
from Virginia Beach, Virginia
Submitted on 08-09-2016
I stayed in Friendly this August and Friendly is a small description of how they treat you in this hotel. Everyone always have a big smile and are willing to make you vacations great. Cristian from guest service is always going up and down but will always make sure you are happy. Love this hotel!!
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Submitted on 09-09-2016
I stayed at the hotel sept 02 to sept 05 ...Sept 02 was my birthday after a wondering question when I get my room they upgrade it to an amazing view it make may day even better.I decided to do this trip alone and I can say it was a greatt time everybody in the hotel are like the name so friendly I never feel alone .. food room everything was great.I want to mention some of the names of the staff they were amazing. David nad Karla reception bar Anacleto cleaning sand at the beach Tony Misael L... Read more
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 10-09-2016
My girlfriends Susan, Denise and I stayed at Friendly Hotel the last week of August. We traveled from Austin, Texas. It was an amazing experience at this hotel, the employees made our staying very pleasant; great customer service and the rooms very clean! Thank you Christian Rodriguez for your great service!! we look forward to go back to Friendly next year!
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 11-09-2016
My room was on 10th floor. Great location. I could see forever and far enough from the pool actives to enjoy. Resort looks just like the pictures. I had a great time. Very clean. Sheets changed daily! All the staff was friendly-YES, very helpful and eager to help. Did I mention that I do not speak Spanish? Only a little problem. Most folks can speak some English so I was fine. Special thanks to Gabriel at the front entrance. He helped assure me safety with the taxi and tour drivers. An... Read more
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Submitted on 20-09-2016
The name says it. The ammenities and warm smiles everywhere at the resort made for a relaxing family vacation. The activites staff (Horacio and team) were great. There were plenty of good food choices and the service was always excelent, particularly Antonio and the team at the fine-dining reservation restaurant. Stay up for nightime flaming Spanish coffee in the lobby :)
from East Wenatchee, Washington
Submitted on 11-10-2016
It appears that on weekends this hotel is frequented by and caters mostly to the local Mexican population. Lots of large families and many many small kids. It was awesome to see so many families but, it did become overcrowded by Friday and most pools were very full. We missed dinner because the one opened restaurant was completely full plus a large line had developed. No big deal since we were just looking for a light snack anyway. I don‚??t think you can actually get hungry here. I‚??m not... Read more
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Submitted on 18-10-2016
I had a great time. There were plenty of different food choices. The hotel could not be any closer to the beach. I had the best view of the ocean. A special shout out to one of the employees, Christian Rodriguez! He was so informative about the services the hotel offered, their scheduled events for each day, and interesting things to see around Puerto Vallarta. Mr Rodriguez really made our vacation more enjoyable.
from La Follette
Submitted on 20-10-2016
We stayed here for a little over a week. The staff are extremely friendly (except one front desk lady) and they are always laughing and joking. The hotel is nice but could use a little more scrubbing in the bathrooms inside the rooms.
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Submitted on 24-10-2016
It is our first visit to Mexico. We visited as part of a large group for ten days and have had a lovely stay at hotel friendly. The staff live up to their name of being very friendly and welcoming. The hotel has a really high level of cleanliness. They are constantly cleaning the public spaces and our room was cleaned to a high level every day. There are too many good staff to mention. I cant remember her name but we had a friendly young cleaner and cleans the 5th floor around rooms 2505 to 2510... Read more
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Submitted on 25-10-2016
We were here for over a week for a convention. The staff went above and beyond every single day to ensure everything exceeded our expectations. They had different activities catered specifically to our group, and every staff member was full of energy and excitement. The hotel was clean and well maintained. Double Double and Juan from the server team made our stays so memorable, and Rosario and Fabiola in the kitchen were friendly faces I looked forward to seeing in the morning. Enrique the bellm... Read more
from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Submitted on 27-10-2016
This hotel is maintained and amazingly well kept. The pool was great and impeccably clean, as were all public bathrooms on the premises. The most outstanding feature is the "friendly" hospitality staff, particularly the wait, cook, and pool staff. Norma, hospitality at the pool, would be an outstanding teacher, as she coached our family through rudimentary Spanish. Upon mentioning to Antelmo (waiter) he resembled my great uncle Fritz, his quick witted reply was, "handsome" - typical of the fine ... Read more
from Thousand Oaks, California
Submitted on 28-10-2016
My mother and I just got back to the states after staying at the Hotel Friendly for 8 days. First of all let me just start by saying that the staff is amazing and always accommodating. This hotel is all inclusive and the food is to die for. The chef Misael, and the captian: Francisco, hostess: wanda were all very polite and always went out of their way to provide me with sugar free drinks. There are many restaurants to choose from including the sushi bar and sandwich place. The Italian restauran... Read more
from Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Submitted on 28-10-2016
Great place to spend tome time away from home. The staff is the greatest! Everyone is friendly and always asking what they can do for you. They constantly clean and maintain the property. Bartenders can make anything yoiu want!
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Submitted on 28-10-2016
This staff of this hotel lives up to the name friendly. They go far and beyond to serve and help you. Some examples come to mind is Captain Raul in the Villa Linda restaurant. He made sure my son (only 8 months) and wife always sat where there's a fan so the little one wouldn't be too hot. He always greeted us with a smile and even spoke to us and introduced his wife when we met them outside of the hotel at the grocery market. Valeria in the coffee cafe is another example. Since I miss the ... Read more
from Dubuque, Iowa
Submitted on 28-10-2016
Friendly Vallarta Resort lives up to it's name. The staff is excellent and greets you with a smile everyday. The food is wonderful, the brick oven pizza is always a hit. The resort is very clean and the beach front is beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay!
from Edmonton, Canada
Submitted on 30-10-2016
Our family had an excellent stay at the Friendly. We had requested rooms on the fifth floor or above when we made our reservation. We were told by friends who stayed there last year that the upper rooms were just renovated and had great views. However, we were given rooms on the ground floor when we arrived. I opted not to say anything at the time and I am so glad I didn't. While our rooms were not as modern, the kind ladies in housekeeping kept them sparkling clean, and my kids and I LOVED bein... Read more
from Hobbs, New Mexico
Submitted on 31-10-2016
All of the staff was truly awesome, first class in every regard! The food was abundant! The spa was superb! The facility was lovely! However, recent glowing reviews of this property compel me to advise visitors of our family's experience. We had a total of four rooms for over a week, in at least two of which we found a live roach, and at least three of which had some musty odor. The hotel was completely full, so asking for different rooms did not seem a viable option. The odor in my room was by ... Read more
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Submitted on 01-11-2016
They have an extraordinary attitude of service. 700 people attended during a convention and always we were well looked. Organize fun events like the Mexican night. The rooms are not very modern, but are comfortable
from Victoria, Canada
Submitted on 01-11-2016
The Girlfriend`s family and I just booked our 2nd trip to the Friendly! I must say, as people often do, that the staff are amazing. As someone who doesn`t drink alcohol I have found it hard to commit to the cost of an all-inclusive resort in the past; having stayed in a couple throughout Cyprus and Mexico. The Friendly make the price well worth it. The staff really engage with you, be it morning stretching (yoga), volleyball, Zumba, or just getting to know you; they really make you feel included... Read more
from Tampa, Florida
Submitted on 01-11-2016
The food, the service and the friendliness of the staff was SUPERB!! Our rooms were cleaned daily and everything we requested extra was delivered immediately. Each room has an ocean view with a balcony. There are no laundry facilities at the resort, but a laundromat is doors away. I would enjoy another visit and would book this resort.
from Calgary, Canada
Submitted on 02-11-2016
Visited in March to get out of the winter and this place is absolutely fabulous! Went with a friend and we were treated like queens. The food was the best I have eaten in Mexico. Everyday there was something different. I had a massage in the spa and it was so relaxing and a really good price. I loved the peacocks out front. We met so many great people. I preferred to sit by the beach where the waves were so fun to play in. Everyday there was great activities to take part in and a new drink to tr... Read more
from Lethbridge, Canada
Submitted on 02-11-2016
I stayed in Feb 2016 with a friend--the staff was awesome, by the second day some even remembered my name! Very clean, really good food and truly friendly people which included the staff and the other guests. Made some new friends during our stay. Would definitely go back!!
from Nanaimo, Canada
Submitted on 02-11-2016
Friendly staff! Good food and drinks! Good location and a balcony for every room! Close to the city centre, busses available at the front. Most rooms with a ocean view. We will be back Enjoyed our stay!
from Chicago, IL, USA
Submitted on 03-11-2016
Every single person I encountered at Hotel Friendly was warm and welcoming. Yes, this hotel is older than a lot of the nicer places in PV, but staff makes up for it. Antonio, Braulio, Miseal and Jose were by far the best servers. They hustled like there was tomorrow. Monica was super sweet (hostess). Wichu was the best bartender. Ignacio (in the sandwich shop) was so patient and accommodating when I asked him to specially prepare a gluten free sandwich for my sister. I wish I remembered t... Read more
from Portland, Oregon
Submitted on 04-11-2016
With 700 church members "taking over" the hotel, it was pretty crazy, but the staff excelled! Super helpful, very friendly, and was great working with those of us practicing our Spanish.. *cringe*. Rooms kept very clean, great food options, awesome pools, right next to the beach, and if you want yourself a Double-Double drink, well.. just ask for Double-Double! He is a staff member who became friends with all of us when the week was done. :D It's centrally located, with down town about 10 minut... Read more
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Submitted on 07-11-2016
My daughter, grandson and I stayed here for a week over Dia De Los Muertos. It was my daughter and grandson's first time to Mexico. Friendly showed my family and I exceptional hospitality! The food was wonderful every day, all day. The wait staff was so nice! The Front desk very accommodating and the bell hops were very helpful! The hotel offers lots of fun activities and there's always a party going on in the evenings. We loved this resort! We will be back!
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Submitted on 08-11-2016
Stayed here for a week and it was great. People were so helpful and friendly beyond believe. Thanks to Paloma who was unbelievable helpful, Enrique was awesome to even just chat with. Double Double was hilarious as well as great. Rene and Carlos on the beach were some of the hardest workers I've seen. Many more to list here but you'll have to just go and find out for yourself. Highly recommended
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Submitted on 08-11-2016
First time in Mexico and even though I was staying in this hotel with hundreds of other people that I know, the staff made it feel like home (if home were a collection of perfectly beautiful sunny days on the beach with bottomless drinks). I would be remiss if I were to not write something about the hospitality of Hotel Friendly. Constant scheduled events to peak your interest, great food, great location, and beautiful accommodations. On top of all of this, the I was the best man to my little br... Read more
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Submitted on 09-11-2016
Fantastic resort the staff made this place. There was great food and always somthing going on. Horacio and the rest of the event staff were amazing. It's located in a very central location with easy access to taxis or as I prefer the local busses to get downtown in 10 to 15 min. Will definitely return.
from CALGARY
Submitted on 09-11-2016
We just returned today from a 9 day stay at the Friendly Vallarta. What a wonderful place. The staff is simply amazing, they cater to your every need with a smile. In particular I would like to commend - Enrique, Pamela, Double Double, Paloma and Rene. These people work so hard and do it with joy that is infectious. The hotel is beautiful, the rooms do indeed need renovations, but they are kept very very clean, in fact there is someone always cleaning every where you look. The food in the main... Read more
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Submitted on 10-11-2016
Truly loved every minute... incredible staff, very clean, awesome food, great entertainment, good music, plenty of drinks options, wonderful atmosphere, comfortable beach recliners, refreshing pool water... sincerely a FRIENDLY experience. Can't wait to come back!!
from Markham, Canada
Submitted on 13-11-2016
The best service we have ever experienced on vacation. The staff are incredible, especially Capitan Raul who is in charge of the restaurant staff. We highly recommend to anyone who wants to feel as if they are at their home away from home. Siggy Nicholson and family
from Calgary, Canada
Submitted on 14-11-2016
We visited here 2 years ago and had enjoyed it.However,this time we're not too happy.The a la carte restaurant has changed the menu to Mexican dishes whereas before it was American.There are enough Mexican foods in the buffet. Also,there's music blaring until 11 PM.No chance of getting to bed early. They,also,need some new pillows.The ones they have are like rocks.
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Submitted on 14-11-2016
We stayed nearly 2 weeks and truly enjoyed our stay here! We were blown away by the sheer number of activities (beyond laying by the pool/beach) planned by the hotel and the staff that made them such a success! We have a 5 and 8 year old and there was always something going on that made this trip so much fun and so unique! We released baby sea turtles on the beach, dance floors, mechanical bull and surf boards were set up, water aerobics classes in the morning, zumba, such a variety of live ent... Read more
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Submitted on 15-11-2016
The view and the people were great. Staff was always right around the corner when ever we needed them. Beachfront makes it easy to relax, and a private beach section keeps only the best vibes around . . Will be back!
from Edmonton, Canada
Submitted on 21-11-2016
I had no clue what time it was during my whole time at the Friendly Vallarta Resort. That was due to the tremendous hospitality of the resort workers, the great food, and the clean, warm beaches. I'd like to personally thank Horacio, Andrea, Valeria, Pako, Kary, Dj, Gus, and another gentleman to which I forget his name! Because of you guys, next time I'm planning a trip, I'm coming back to the Friendly! And will also recommend this resort to anyone looking for a great, relaxing, fun time in Mexi... Read more
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Submitted on 21-11-2016
We just returned from Mexico and had a great time at the Friendly Vallarta Resort. This was our second time at this resort and the staff we seen last year remembered us and welcomed us home. The room was on the 11th floor with a excellent view of the resort and ocean. You could hear the evening music real good from the room but they shut it down at 11 pm so it was not a problem. The restaurants there have a good variety of foods. They are always making something down by the beach like ribs ... Read more
from Calgary, Canada
Submitted on 22-11-2016
This review is long overdue, as we stayed at Friendly Vallarta April 22 - 29, 2016. It was such a memorable vacation and our wedding anniversary. We formed the most amazing friendships and the staff were ABOVE and BEYOND! We have to mention our faves: Double Double, Antonio, Wanda (we thought I funny we had the same name), George and so many more. The moment we showed up our drinks were waiting, the staff was very polite and everyone was constantly smiling; asking how our day was and just makin... Read more
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Submitted on 22-11-2016
We just returned from a week long vacation to Puerto Vallarta where we stayed at Friendly Vallarta Resort & Spa Hotel. Sorry this is a LOOOONG review, but very detailed for those wanting specific details. PROS: - The rooms had excellent air conditioning. - There was a safe in each room if you required one to put your important things in like your passport, wallet, license etc etc. - Buffet food was very good quality, although you get sick of the same thing every day there's still enough for you... Read more
from Winnipeg, Canada
Submitted on 22-11-2016
The food wasn't really that good like it was edible sure but compared to some of the amazing food I have had in Mexico before. This place will cut you off hard booze around midnight or 1 I don't recall but they will serve you beer with food in the snack area atleast they do offer snacks sorta late. This resort has nicer rooms and a nice pool beach area but it's a lot of old folks not really a super fun resort for younger people it's sorta just like a retirement home so the food would probably am... Read more
from Edmonton. Alberta
Submitted on 24-11-2016
I just got back from my annual November vacation at the Friendly. (Nov 16-23) I‚??ve been also going every February or March with the exception of last year. This is my 7th or 8th time back over the past few years, I‚??ve lost count. As a single female traveller I feel very safe here. The service crew is still the BEST and in my opinion TOP rated. It's so nice to be remembered & welcomed back from all of them. If you‚??re a new visitor you will not be disappointed in the service they will give... Read more
from Edmonton, Canada
Submitted on 25-11-2016
The food was the highlight for me, fresh off the grill pancakes,omelets etc. Great beach location with plenty of loungers. Be sure and ask for your Friendly bucks when there, not a lot of people know they even exist.
from Guelp
Submitted on 25-11-2016
What a fantastic resort. Food great. Resort great. All staff fantastic. Especially Double Double go there meet him and you will see why Entertainment very good.. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. Plenty of sea food. BBQ on the beach. Endless pool is amazing. Grab a drink, relax in the pool and watch the sun go down. One allicart resturant.. You can go every night if you wish. Our week Nov 16 to Nov 23 each year large soccer tournament held in Puerto Vallarta. 5 teams staying at ... Read more
from Edmonton, Canada
Submitted on 26-11-2016
My wife and I decided on a last minute vacation, we were looking for something inexpensive, yet a decent property. After checking out several hotels and reading Trip Advisor we decided to book through West Jet Vacations and booked into the Friendly! We arrived at the PV airport at approximately 9:00 pm on Sunday December 13, 2016, and by 9:30 pm we were checked into our room. The room was on the first floor, faced the pool and had no real view other than the pool. I returned to the reception des... Read more
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Submitted on 26-11-2016
We were not disappointed. We wouldn't go back but on the other hand have no major complaints. There were many soccer teams of children staying while we were there, I'm guessing aged 8 - 15, but they never really bothered us. Everything shuts down around 10:30 so this isn't a resort for the night owl. If you go for a meal at the wrong time it may be busy, but the cooks keep up and the staff is really good. The room we had was 2 twin beds, near the end of our trip a lady told us she had the same b... Read more
from Sudbury, Canada
Submitted on 28-11-2016
This was the Holiday Inn previously and was a fantastic resort for a 4 star. Rooms were dated but were very clean. The staff there are fabulous and I can see why they have so many repeat travelers. They have a very nice family pool and an adult pool as well. A small resort but the staff make you feel like family especially Brughelio and Double Double!!! They have lots of umbrellas and lots of palapas at the resort and will put an umbrella wherever you wish. We were the only resort that had lots ... Read more
from Central Florida, Florida
Submitted on 29-11-2016
This was our first time visiting Puerto Vallarta and staying at the Friendly Vallarta Resort and I think superior customer service is the first thing that comes to mind when I reminisce on this vacation. Not only were the non-stop buffets packed with delicious food, beds EXTREMELY comfortable, and cleanliness of the hotel absolutely spotless but the staff were so hospitable. If you needed anything, at any time, someone was always around to assist you or make your stay more comfortable. There wa... Read more
from Port Coquitlam
Submitted on 29-11-2016
This was my 5th time at the Friendly and I will be back in January for 2 weeks! There are so many staff/friends that I would like to mention that really make my vacation so wonderful! Double Double, Kalusha, Hugo, Antonio, Erick, Ivan, Sexy Lexi, Antelmo, Braulio, /Raul, Ivan, Tonny, Miguel, and Misuel. Bartenders, David, Noe, and Jorge, Lauro. Monica and Raul... and all the chef's, for the great food! Thank you all for welcoming us home!! You are all the reason we keep coming back. ... Read more
from Waterloo, Iowa
Submitted on 01-12-2016
We just returned from a 7 night stay at the Friendly in Puerto Vallarta. (Mother, with 24 yr old son, 15 yr old daughter) First and foremost, the staff was amazing! (Small tips go a long way here and are appreciated) The beach was gorgeous and very swim-able. We would find the spot we wanted on the beach in the morning and the chairs and umbrella were delivered to "our spot". Drinks also delivered to us on the beach. The pool area (2 pools - 1 adult, 1 family, 2 whirlpools) was spotless and also... Read more
from Calgary, Canada
Submitted on 01-12-2016
Cliche, but friendly has really great service! Pamela, Victor at the front desk. Antonio, Hugo and Raul in the restaurant. Alexi at the bar, so many great people working together to make this average place a wonderful experience. Rooms are dated, but the staff do their best to keep them clean and tidy. Food is bland, low quality. I would visit again, just for the friendly staff.
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