The 10 best hotels in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

August 5, 2022 Brandee Mangan

In Nuevo Vallarta, you can lounge on the golden-sand beaches of Banderas Bay… or take an ATV tour through the nearby Sierra Madre jungle. A local water park has great twisting slides and sea lion shows… or you could treat the kids to a memorable swim with dolphins. (It'll make for a great "What I did over summer vacation" report.)
Restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta

1. Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

19 Paseo de los Cocoteros,, Nuevo Vallarta 63732 Mexico 1 (855) 537-4580
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8427 reviews

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta is a gorgeous, 362-room beachfront property ideally situated between mountains and the Pacific Ocean, featuring unmatched, all-inclusive luxury accommodations including in-room double hydro spa tubs, fine dining, top-shelf drinks, 24-hour room service, live entertainment and more. This stylish property boasts six restaurants offering tantalizing specialty cuisines, five bars and lounges with top-shelf drinks, two large outdoor swimming pools, children's pool, beach volleyball court, Body Rock Fitness Center, unmatched music memorabilia, signature Rock Spa(R), a Rock Shop and much more. The property additionally features 24,132 square feet of meeting facilities.

Construction site right next to our room! Lots of noise and a view of a fence net!

Reviewed By MakeItHappen2000

We arrived last night and were put in a ground floor room right next to a construction site. We only discovered this in the morning when we opened the doors to find a huge net in front of our balcony with a construction site to the right. If you want to sit outside all you can hear is the sound of construction, not very relaxing all!!! At no time were we advised that a construction site was going on before we were allocated our room by Hardrock Hotel. I spoke to Gabriel in guest services who did not offer an apology and had zero interest in sorting the situation out. After stressing the situation he said come back in 30mins and he will see what he can do! After returning back to see Gabriel he advised that he can get us the same room on the otherside of the hotel but it won't be ready until after 3pm! As we are a family and had fully unpacked the night we arrived we just thought its not worth waisting any more of out time on holiday repacking all of our things, waiting for the room to be ready and then unpacking everything again! The Hotel is nice but the experience we have had is so disappointing, I've made a video of the view and all the noise so I can make people aware of what the will experience in this section of thd hotel they they don't tell you about!

2. Villa Del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort And Spa

Paseo Cocoteros 750 Sur, Flamingos, Nuevo Vallarta 63732 Mexico
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4824 reviews

Villa Del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort And Spa

Villa del Palmar Flamingos is located in Riviera Nayarit, the charming beachside destination just north of Puerto Vallarta. Here, amidst world-class beaches and luxurious Mediterranean-style architecture, you'll find the scenic backdrop of tropical mountains and sparkling Banderas Bay. Everything you need for an exhilarating vacation is here

Good service

Reviewed By 588ivanaf

Very good service and activities. Miguel, Victoria, and Jorge were very helpful and supportive. The hotel is very nice and clean. The waiters are always there to help. The activities were well organized.

3. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Av Cocoteros, 98 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta 63735 Mexico
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3970 reviews

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is the first Five Diamond resort along the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Having revolutionized the All-Inclusive concept, it offers exquisite gastronomy at 6 restaurants, a bar, and an Aqua Bar; 267 luxury suites overlooking the infinite pool and the Banderas bay waters; and personalized service. Every season, fun activities can be enjoyed at the resort, with a selection of moments for families, adults-only, and couples. The little ones enjoy the modern Kids’ Club and Teens’ Club. Our Luxury All-Inclusive concept: Personal Concierge • 24-hour suite service • Private terrace with sitting area • Indoor jacuzzi • Daily-stocked in-suite minibar • Welcome bottle of mezcal • Nespresso coffee maker • Pillow menu

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Reviewed By Heather M

We just returned from the most wonderful and relaxing vacation at the Grand Velas Rivera Nayarit. Our concierge, Luis, was AMAZING! From the moment we arrived Luis was so helpful and accommodating. When our plans changed unexpectedly, he was able to come through for us as we were scrambling to find a notary nearby. Luis assisted us with all of our reservations, excursions, transportation needs, as well as scheduling our COVID testing -which made it very easy to return to the U.S. Thank YOU Luis! The Grand Velas hotel is private, exclusive, and beautifully appointed throughout the entire facility. The exterior grounds are impeccably clean, and the 3 BDR Family suite is absolutely stunning. The patio with hot tub and view is perfect for evening relaxation as the sun is setting. The infinity pool and beach cabanas are a must do! The beach was our go-to every day for swimming in the warm ocean, and relaxing at the cabana. We enjoyed the flexibility of the Azul buffet for breakfast and lunch, and had some excellent dinners at the specialty restaurant, Sen Lin. The Italian restaurant, Lucca, was our 2nd favorite, but all 4 restaurants are great! Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful tranquility of this beautiful resort. The Grand Velas is worth every penny!

4. Marival Emotions Resort & Suites

Blvd. Paseo Cocoteros S/N, Nuevo Vallarta 63732 Mexico
Excellent
59%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7833 reviews

Marival Emotions Resort & Suites

A 5-star All Inclusive family resort, located on the Nuevo Vallarta beachfront, 10 minutes from the International Airport of Puerto Vallarta. We are like an extended family that pampers you and makes you feel like you’re in your second home. You will witness the most privileged views and sunsets of the bay and, as we provide unique experiences for friends and family, this resort will become your favorite one to come back to time and time again. Delight your senses with our international cuisine from our 6 different restaurants. Also enjoy spacious rooms with ocean views, water activities, spa and incredible night shows. We have activities that will make this an unforgettable vacation for the family. If you are looking for much more than a vacation, personalize your stay with the amenities and benefits of the Family Emotion program. Enjoy an unforgettable family experience! Come live the experience and find out why everybody is talking about the “home feeling” that distinguishes us!

Bar waitress

Reviewed By Fernando-ChristineA

We stayed at the resort for 7 days and we got the bar (adult) waitress Alejandra several times. She was always very polite and provided us a lot of info on the area and the hotel. She is a real asset to the hotel.

5. Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

19 Paseo de los Cocoteros,, Nuevo Vallarta 63732 Mexico 1 (855) 537-4580
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8427 reviews

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta is a gorgeous, 362-room beachfront property ideally situated between mountains and the Pacific Ocean, featuring unmatched, all-inclusive luxury accommodations including in-room double hydro spa tubs, fine dining, top-shelf drinks, 24-hour room service, live entertainment and more. This stylish property boasts six restaurants offering tantalizing specialty cuisines, five bars and lounges with top-shelf drinks, two large outdoor swimming pools, children's pool, beach volleyball court, Body Rock Fitness Center, unmatched music memorabilia, signature Rock Spa(R), a Rock Shop and much more. The property additionally features 24,132 square feet of meeting facilities.

Construction site right next to our room! Lots of noise and a view of a fence net!

Reviewed By MakeItHappen2000

We arrived last night and were put in a ground floor room right next to a construction site. We only discovered this in the morning when we opened the doors to find a huge net in front of our balcony with a construction site to the right. If you want to sit outside all you can hear is the sound of construction, not very relaxing all!!! At no time were we advised that a construction site was going on before we were allocated our room by Hardrock Hotel. I spoke to Gabriel in guest services who did not offer an apology and had zero interest in sorting the situation out. After stressing the situation he said come back in 30mins and he will see what he can do! After returning back to see Gabriel he advised that he can get us the same room on the otherside of the hotel but it won't be ready until after 3pm! As we are a family and had fully unpacked the night we arrived we just thought its not worth waisting any more of out time on holiday repacking all of our things, waiting for the room to be ready and then unpacking everything again! The Hotel is nice but the experience we have had is so disappointing, I've made a video of the view and all the noise so I can make people aware of what the will experience in this section of thd hotel they they don't tell you about!

6. Marival Distinct Luxury Residences

Avenida Paseo Cocoteros Lote 53 Villa 8 11, Nuevo Vallarta 63732 Mexico
Excellent
84%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4196 reviews

Marival Distinct Luxury Residences

Our fusion of luxury and comfort makes you feel at home in a family atmosphere, with the addition of Four Diamond recognition. There is a gourmet meal plan and premium international drinks are All Included. We have 1 to 4-bedroom fully equipped spacious residences and we have many more options for all different needs and requirements: choose between Residences with outside demi-pool, or Penthouses and Villas with private pool. All this makes us the place where everyone wants to return with the quality of our service and 30 years of experience that provides you with the "home feeling" that distinguishes us. Enjoy a quiet atmosphere, full of luxury and details that make a difference. Make your wedding dream come true at Mozzamare or simply enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon with the best views and sunsets in an environment of luxury and sophistication. If you are looking for more, customize your experience with the amenities and benefits that our Family Emotion program offers you.

Family vacation

Reviewed By MargaritaF278

Second time visiting and can't wait to come back.. It's awesome when you come to a place where they treat you like family. The service we received was exceptional. From dining at the restaurants to pool side service. A few to mention are Lamberto, Jorge, Antonio, Wenceslao, Orlando, and Alexis from Lemmon Grass and can't forget my quesadilla lady Angeles.

7. Occidental Nuevo Vallarta

Paseo de Los Cocoteros 18 Villa 8 Fracc. Náutico Turístico Fracc. Nautico Turistico, Nuevo Vallarta 63732 Mexico
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7379 reviews

Occidental Nuevo Vallarta

Set on Bahía de Banderas, this upscale all-inclusive beach resort is 6 km from Aquaventuras Park and 9 km from Flamingos Golf. Sleek rooms feature modern decor, and include minibars, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add ocean views; suites offer separate living areas. Club rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, as well as access to a private restaurant and lounge. Room service is available. There are 4 restaurants, including an Italian eatery and a sushi bar, plus 4 bars, 3 pools and tennis courts. Other amenities include an adults-only hot tub, along with a gym and a kids' club.

Great staff, great drinks, decent property. Would stay again.

Reviewed By 418jessicar

We booked the Occidental based on its proximity to a wedding 1 of us were attending next door & a budget restraint. The front desk staff was great at check in. All the normal things— provide your passport, get your wrist band, etc… The rooms were decent. They could use some updating but certainly wasn’t the worst place I’ve stayed. The beds were moderately comfortable, the thermostat in the 2 rooms we had were a bit hit or miss. We had to have maintenance come once to restart/fix the air as it wouldn’t cool and the fan wouldn’t run. It got fixed promptly, so no issue. There is 1 main buffet, and 3 a la carte restaurants that require reservations to eat. The concierge doesn’t open in the lobby until 9:30 and you can only make a reservation for the day of- which is different than other resorts I’ve stayed at. This is 1 thing I wish they’d change…. If you go on an excursion or something for the day, you typically leave before the concierge opens so you’re out of luck for reservations for that day because you’re missing the concierge. The buffet food was meh, I’d give it 2.5/5. The omelet station in the AM was great! Of course alllll the fresh fruit which was my fav. They need a pool snack bar type spot like other resorts. The 1 consistent thing at this resort was the staff. Sergio was the main entertainment guy, and he was awesome, so so good at his job. The servers were very accommodating, and always happy to assist or answer questions. Julio at the pool bar ran his ass off all day and remembered everyone’s drinks. They all deserve awesome tips! There are only 2 pools on site- and 1 is for the privilege guests only, including the only hot tub which kind of sucks. There were plenty of activities all day- Zumba, Yoga, Water Aerobics, Water and/or beach volleyball, and of course a show every night. There was a Michael Jackson night, an international show 1 night. These were usually outside but 1 night it was inside. After the show they turned the room into a dance club which was SUPER FUN!! There are plenty of chairs on the beach if you don’t want to be at the pool. All in all, not my fav resort but definitely wouldn’t be deterred to come back if someone picked it!

8. Sea Garden at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta

Av Paseo de las Moras s/n Fracc Nautico Turistico, Nuevo Vallarta 63735 Mexico
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2117 reviews

Sea Garden at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta

Welcome to Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta, your Nuevo Vallarta “home away from home.” Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Rooms at Mayan Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette. During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service and a concierge. Guests of Mayan Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a pool and a poolside bar, located on site. While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the steakhouses, including Sonora Al Sur, La Campiña Restaurante Bar, and Costa Arena, all of which are a short distance from Mayan Sea Garden. If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Marina Nuevo Vallarta (0.2 mi) or Estudio-Cafe (0.2 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance. Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta puts the best of Nuevo Vallarta at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

Very clean rooms maria Silva very polite lady

Reviewed By lauraavalos2

Very clean rooms maria Silva very polite lady The front desk very nice people The swimming pool very secure the food, restaurant very good, clean The waitress the waiters very polite people, The personal when we arrival very nice very helpful, taxis very fast

9. Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta

Paseo de lo Cocoteros, Lotes 32 y 33, Nuevo Vallarta 63735 Mexico
Excellent
63%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7315 reviews

Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta

From beautiful views to family fun and non-stop excitement and entertainment, Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta will leave you and your loved ones astounded. Nestled amid the sandy Pacific coastline and lush tropical jungles at the foot of the soaring Sierra Madres, this all-inclusive Nuevo Vallarta resort beckons you to enter a world of luxury. Whether you’re planning your dream wedding, treating your spouse to a romantic anniversary, or taking your family on a vacation they’ll never forget, you’ll discover something extraordinary at Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta. With close proximity to Puerto Vallarta, local attractions include premier golfing, whale watching, shopping and nightlife. Go far beyond the all-inclusive experience with Unlimited-Luxury®, where nearly everything is included. We’re committed to redefining your travel journey with our best-in-class CleanComplete Verification™ practices. While health and safety have always been our top priorities, these new protocols further elevate our standards of quality and cleanliness, enabling you to vacation at any AMResorts® property with the ultimate peace of mind. Our 360-degree quality, safety and hygiene system takes into account every aspect of resort operations, backed by the highest-level third-party certification. We will be evolving and innovating our procedures continuously and will share the newest developments as they are implemented. Our protocols begin the moment you start planning a vacation to the time you return home! To learn more about our quality, safety and hygiene practices, please search for AMResorts CleanComplete Verification™ in your favorite browser.

Wouldn't recommend it.

Reviewed By rupyrihal

I wish i hadn't stayed here based on the reviews. I will start with some of the pros: - The waitstaff is very nice at the restaurant and at the bar by the pool. - Lots of pools, so it was not crowded. - Room is nice and clean. - Food was ok. One meal had good veggie options. Cons - Staff that checked us in was rude and not helpful. Asked her what activities are available today and where we can eat since we were hungry after flight. She pointed me to the QR code i could scan to figure it out. Only place we could find was the snack bar, had to ask three people before we were pointed to the right direction. - Our room as close to where the weddings are held. Nothing against parting but being able to hear the music in our room made for a challenge. - Room was super cold and i asked to get fixed. They said they did it but room as super cold still. - The water for the shower was cold, pool water was warmer. They didn't fix it. - Asked to be moved to a different room and they didn't. - Only one place to get towels and after 1700 you have to go the bellboy makes for a long walk if you end by the beach and have to come back to get towels. Asked for 4 towels this was around 6pm, the bellboy said that is to many since the pool will be closing. - The time share people on the premises were not nice, very pushy, and rude. We decided to move after two days because of all the cons and the front desk aid nothing, no apologizes or anything to accommodate us. You can imagine being on vacation and having to find another resort to move two days into a 5 day vacation. No easy and not cheap.

10. Samba Vallarta All Inclusive

Avenida Costera y Playa S/N, Flamingos, Nuevo Vallarta 63732 Mexico
Excellent
60%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4307 reviews

Samba Vallarta All Inclusive

4/5

Reviewed By vanessacP7385BH

Staff was great throughout. You have to meet Bernardo. He was amazing with helping us out through the whole week. He made our trip 100% better. Beaches are beautiful, pool and view are beautiful. Older resort but kept very clean. I would suggest this place to anyone.

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