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4.3 out of 5

"Excellent service. Friendly staff. Delicious food. Fun and sweet people. The hotel was excellent the service was super excellent. Teo. Linda, monika, ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 29 Jan 2020

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property near Bay of Banderas

On the beach

A stay at this South Hotel Zone property places you within half a mile (1 km) of La Isla and 3 miles (5 km) of Malecon. Bay of Banderas is within 6 miles (10 km) and Los Arcos is within 9 miles (15 km).

All-inclusive

A full-service spa, 5 restaurants, and 3 outdoor pools are all featured at this all-inclusive property. Bring the family and enjoy the free kid's club, children's pool, and playground. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas.

Free WiFi, balconies

The 218 guestrooms have LCD TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and balconies. Other amenities include hair dryers, safes, and showers.

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$172* Per night/room May 11 - May 12

Superior Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort & Convention Center ratings based on 46 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort & Convention Center

Everyone (13) Couples (2) Family (4)
2 out of 5
We were given a room in a very poor location. Near a restaurant exhaust system. The room also had a very bad odor. Very musty, and reminded us of a dirty ashtray. It think it may have been a smoking room. It was nauseating. Nor much help from the front desk. Could not have taken another night in that room. The resort is also very popular with retiree's. 9 out of 10 couples were well over 65. The adults only pool and hot tub, and beach area are nice. Food was acceptable. Dont think i would do a repeat stay there, however. Mainly because of that stinky room and the elderly crowd.

Posted by , from Colorado, U.S. on Feb 17, 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 1, 2020

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Feb 4, 2020 by Friendly Vallarta Family

Thank you dear guest.

5 out of 5
Excellent service. Friendly staff. Delicious food. Fun and sweet people. The hotel was excellent the service was super excellent. Teo. Linda, monika, urie, wanda, wendy, bryam , fatima, betty, tony, noe, jairo, kalusha, double duble, abby, misael, coco, capitan raul, capitan francisco, gustavo, kevin, jesus, javier,, jose juan, franky, name a few their all great and super hard working people....

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020

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Jan 31, 2020 by Friendly Vallarta Family

Dear guest, We are so happy to know that we made a good job. Our main goal is offer the best and friendliest service in all bay, and is gratefull to read that all our efforts worked. Hope to see you soon. Thanks for share!

5 out of 5
Gorgeous ocean view, spotless clean rooms, extremely friendly staff very energetic and helpful, all inclusive food and drinks were the best part of my stay. Currency exchange directly at the front desk without having to risk going to a bank, gift shop very well stocked, clean bathrooms all over the property. Pools were very clean and relaxing, i could go on but i much rather go back again soon!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019

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Nov 14, 2019 by Friendly Vallarta Family

Dear Guest, We are so happy to know that you felt the friendly experience during your vacation. We are working har everyday to be better and give to all our guest aun unforgettable vacational experience. Thank your very much for share your comments to us and be part of our big friendly family.

4 out of 5
Food and Beverages not the best, but staff makes up for everything

Posted by on Nov 5, 2019

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Nov 5, 2019 by Friendly Vallarta Family

Dear guest, Thanks for share your comments with us. Our main goal is provide the friendliest service on PV. We will hope to see you soon again in your second home in this beautiful bay.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 5, 2019 by Friendly Vallarta Family

Thank you very much dear guesst. Hope to see you soon in this resort and beautiful city.

5 out of 5
Excellent service and friendly staff...love the friendliness and smile.

Posted by on May 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 22, 2019 by Friendly Vallarta Family

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your friendly experience with us. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed all your vacations. We will waiting for you nest time, see you soon.

5 out of 5
Real happy with the services great job real clean nices

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019

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5 out of 5
Wonderful staff enhanced our stay...Made the experience even lovelier.

Posted by , from wausau wi on Jan 2, 2019

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5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our 4 night stay at Friendly Vallarta. The entire staff was very very good. We spent a lot of time on the beach. The service at the beach was great. Staff would bring food, if requested, along with beverages. We saw that staff would set up chairs and umbrellas when asked. The adult beverages were top brands. The pools and hot tubs were well maintained. We really enjoyed the heated pool area. The food was good, maybe not a wide variety, but still quite good. We also enjoyed the entertainment. We are in our 60's. This smaller resort was just perfect for us. The location is perfect. It is close to the Malecon and 15 minutes to the airport.

Posted by on Dec 9, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 17, 2018 by Friendly Vallarta Family

Hello Dear Guest, Thanks for sharing your comments with us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you soon in this your second home.

About the Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort & Convention Center

Location Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio #2199, Puerto Vallarta, JAL 48333

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities are included and additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and local beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 5 and 12 years old

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours

  • Kayaking included
  • Surfing/boogie boarding included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Tennis included
  • Wireless Internet access not included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Soccer (football) included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Local beverages and soft drinks only
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All food and beverages included
  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • All land activities, and recreational facilities and equipment included

Property Features

Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort & Convention Center is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort & Convention Center offers its guests a full-service spa, 3 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, and a spa tub. There are 5 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a grocery/convenience store. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. A children's pool, a fitness center, and a sauna are also featured at the family-friendly Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort & Convention Center. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Puerto Vallarta property.

  • 218 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 5 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Convenience store
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Children's club (free)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (PVR-Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl.) (7.1 km / 4.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort & Convention Center offers 218 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort & Convention Center has 5 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the property's full-service spa, Grand Spa. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and sports massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort & Convention Center

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No pets or service animals allowed
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Friendly Beach Inclusive
  • Friendly Beach Resort Inclusive
  • Friendly Resort
  • Friendly Vallarta Beach
  • Friendly Vallarta Beach All Inclusive
  • Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort
  • Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort All Inclusive
  • Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort Spa All Inclusive
  • Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort
  • Friendly All Inclusive Family Resort
  • Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family
  • Friendly All Inclusive Family
  • Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort
  • Friendly All Inclusive Family Resort
  • Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family
  • Friendly All Inclusive Family
  • Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort Spa All Inclusive
  • Friendly All Inclusive Family
  • Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort Spa All Inclusive
  • Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort Convention Center
  • Friendly All Inclusive Family

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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