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El Pescador
Ranked #73 of 124 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Edmonton, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Would stay again”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We stayed at the El Pescador for 2 weeks in February. This was our 3rd time staying here. The view and the location are awesome! Make sure you ask for an ocean view room so you're not looking at old buildings across the street! The view on the ocean side is great. We were on the 3rd floor so was perfect. The rooms are not the greatest but beds are ok and everything was clean. Breakfast is included in your stay so we saved a lot of money that way. Within walking distance of the Malecon where all the action is so no need for buses or cabs every night. This is not a 5 star hotel but good value for the money. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Melaque, Mexico
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Great place to stay given the location on the beach and only a short walk to the malecon.The breakfast was fine but would even be better if fresh fruit were available.The room was clean and had a great ocean view.The staff were quite pleasant and eager to please.The cleaning staff always had a smile and are certainly worth a good tip.My only complaint is the shortage of chaise lounge chairs around the pool.There are not enough chairs for the number of guests.It was fun to watch the "greedy grays" drag the lounge chairs to their area of choice at 6a.m. in the morning.Some of these piggies would tie up four loungers at a time but not use them until 2pm or in some cases not at all.The hotel either has to provide more loungers or police those who have no consideration for others.

Room Tip: Ocean front is worth the extra $$.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Prince George
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

This is a basic older Mexican hotel which is well located on the beach and 3 blocks from the Malecon. The rooms are clean, the service is good, the Wifi is fast, and I think it is good value for the price. I would recommend an oceanfront room. The only drawbacks are that the free breakfast is not very good, the coffee in the restauarnt is terrible, and the pool area is quite small.
Definitely a place I would stay again.

Room Tip: Definitely choose an oceanfront room.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Morrison
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

Just spent a few days in PV. If you are looking for a hotel with a beach uncluttered with cabanas, but walking distance to fun...then consider El Pescador. PV stretches for miles around the bay with the Malecon walkway sort of in the middle. El Pescador is 5 min walk to the Malecon. Very quiet, on the beach and you can enjoy a beach that isn't wall to wall cabanas. If you are looking for crowded beach and lots of action...look to the other side of the Malecon in Vallarta VIejo. If you are wanting brand new resorts with water slides, then go to Vallarta Nuevo. If you are looking for a slice of Mexico, responsive service, great value at about $70 a night then El Pescador is great. We did get ocean view room and had great views and quiet. Yes, beds were hard, but put blanket under sheet. We took down collapsable cooler or you could buy at Leys grocery, one block away. Good restaurants, shops and nice neighborhood right out your door. During Spring Break, we were surprised to see mostly Mexican nationals staying here. For us, that made it fun. Front desk staff helpful for non-Spanish speakers

Room Tip: We liked ground floor, overlooking grass, then beach..not over the pool and beach
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Vancouver
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

This is a nice, clean, basic beach hotel.

We had an oceanfront room with a balcony for $70. Fantastic view.

The room was clean, the beds comfortable, and the AC worked. Location was great, just north of the Malecon. We stayed at the sister hotel, the Rosita, years ago and it was super loud. The El Pescador, though practically next door, is on a quiet street and did not have the same noise problem. Near several OXXOs and across the street from Ley's grocery store which is well stocked and well priced.

Room Tip: The $10 extra for oceanfront is worth it.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about El Pescador

Property: El Pescador
Address: Calle Paraguay No. 1117, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#49 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,759 - ₹ 14,310
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Pescador 3.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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