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“Authentic mini apartments, friendly staff”

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Hotel Suites la Siesta
Ranked #86 of 123 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Cartagena, Colombia
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64 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Authentic mini apartments, friendly staff”
Reviewed 13 August 2011

If you are looking for an "authentic" Mexican getaway, this place is great! Simple decor, beautiful views, cozy studio-apartment like rooms and friendly staff.

I arrived to find no one in the shaded, tile lobby and the pool wide open. Walked around, waited... waited... finally a man came and signed me in, no ID or credit card check, just my name. Took the tiny elevator to the 4th floor with friendly staff, who opened the windows upon my arrival. What a view! Then to discover... there is no air conditioning. Nada. In Mexico. In JULY. I panicked and called hotels.com to move to a different hotel but then decided to wait headed to the Malecon. After tacos and cervezas, I returned to call La Siesta Suites my HOME for the next 10 days in Puerto Vallarta, and now I miss it like crazy. :-/

QUE BUENO:
- Beautiful views of all of Puerto Vallarta - la playa, hotels, rooftops, Malecon
- friendly helpful staff and good housekeepers. If you need anything, just ask.*
*it helps to know espanol, and they appreciate it in coversation
- cute decor, very authentic, not fancy. If you want carpet, A/C and expensive room service, stay at a time share. If you want tile, fresh air and a cocina poqueno, stay here!
- close to everything, I walked everywhere even up the hills and stairs to La Siesta
- cute pool! open 9 am to 9 pm; fine to have lunch, drinks etc in the pool area
- the staff will call you a taxi from the desk to anywhere when you need one, any time
- water service. I drank a lot and cooked with my bottled agua. They bring you more
- huge cama - comfort level fine, cozy, fresh linens. many TV stations

NO BUENO:
- no A/C - muy calor and humid. But a rockin' ceiling fan to keep the big cama cool
- staff called me a cab to Mandala (visible from my room). The driver charged me 500 pesos for a few blocks! I learned quickly and started paying only 300 pesos
- odd hours and no front door key. If you return late, you wake up someone sleeping in the lobby. If you bring friends back for "one last round," they appear to disapprove, however, they do welcome you and make sure everyone is safe.
- drained the pool without notice. It was dry and unusable for several days :-/
- phone service unavailable. you can call from the front desk for... 200 pesos? Get a calling card and use the pay phone outside the hotel
- noisy day and night. At the top of a hill, sound travels. if you are not accustom to or enjoy city sounds - traffic, nightclubs, etc. bring earplugs to sleep!

Room Tip: Bring dish soap, groceries, a few tchochkes and you'll feel right at home!
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Provo, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2011

This is a great older hotel in town. Up on the hill, great views and nice pool. Barry and his wife are the owners, they were great any help I needed they were there. There is a restaurant on the top floors that is awesome. The food was great and the service top rated. The only thing is to remember this is an older but updated hotel. Clean and the people that work there are very good most have been there years. When you go downtown it is pretty close to all the main things to do. But when you come back remember it is a hike. But it lets you work off all the good food you ate that day and nite. While I was there the Malacon was closed for redoing. That was the only bad thing about this trip.But it will be reopened In Oct. So if you get a chance and want a real feeling of Vallarta stay at this hotel and tell them Doug sent you. Thanks Barry it was great. Doug

Room Tip: ask it can't hurt
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Grimes, Iowa
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Reviewed 16 February 2011

This hotel looked very nice in the pictures online, but it was disappointing. When we got there they were out of towels for the day. There was a gecko in our room which was...ok.... The bed was very hard and small and so were the pillows. It was VERY loud at night, had to take Benedryl to sleep cause of all the loud noises that floated up from the clubs on the Malecon and the crazy pirate ships that had shows till late. The pool was alright, but the sun didn't hit it till about noon. Hope ya don't mind pigeons cause they're all over The showers sucked. It is conveniently located blocks up from the Malecon which has many restaurant options and shops if you're willing to climb the 120 plus stairs. We didn't mind that part. The people were very nice though!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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new york
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

We were confirmed in suite 42 - room with view and balcony, but upon arrival we were told that room was not available, this after numerous email confirming before arrival. The response by the hotel was basically that we were out of luck. Barri Page who I assume is the owner, ignored my emails. So we were given a room on the sixth floor, elevator broken the entire week of our stay. Lastly, the mattress was shockingly hard. We both awoke after first night with terrible backaches, so we ended up sleeping on the 4 inch styro foam cushion from the "couch".

The one thing this hotel offers is a view. I wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2010

On the plus side, the location of the hotel was pretty good and the view from the room was great. The room was also very large and included a kitchen with filtered water.

On the negative side, the room was dirty and just before going to sleep we discovered a number of bed bugs residing in the bed. The person on duty at night appeared intoxicated and claimed that no other rooms were available (even though it was low season and the hotel appeared to be mainly empty like most of the others in Puerto Vallarta at that time of year). Not wanting to get bitten while we slept or risk taking the critters home with us, we decided to switch to another hotel. Our new hotel, Hotel Portonovo Plaza, was very clean and excellent, and not much more expensive than Hotel Suites la Siesta.

I will be following up with Hotels.ca and Hotel Suites la Siesta directly to push for a refund as the reservation was paid in advance for five nights.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Suites la Siesta

Property: Hotel Suites la Siesta
Address: Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez y Miramar, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #86 of 123 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,682 - ₹ 7,816
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Suites la Siesta 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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