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"Staff was kind, friendly, and helpful. Shower, bed and AC were all good! Pool was great! Lots of shade, umbrellas, and chairs at pool and beach. The h ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 11 Jun 2022

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Hotel Description

All-inclusive beachfront property with 3 restaurants

On the beach

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Nuevo Vallarta Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of Playa Bucerias with a stay here. Flamingos Golf Club and Los Arroyos Verdes are also within 3 miles (5 km).

All-inclusive

This all-inclusive property includes 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a gym. A bar/lounge, a 24-hour front desk, and a poolside bar are also provided.

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$246* Per night/room Feb 12 - Feb 13

Standard Room, with Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Romance Todo Incluido

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite Ocean Front

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive

Everyone (3) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Staff was kind, friendly, and helpful. Shower, bed and AC were all good! Pool was great! Lots of shade, umbrellas, and chairs at pool and beach. The hotel could use some updating but it was fine! Not 5star, but good!

Posted by on Jun 11, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 13, 2022 by Esmeralda Luna

Dear Patricia: Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to share your comments regarding your experience during your last stay at Samba Vallarta. It gives us great pleasure that it has been pleasant. We appreciate your feedback on the friendliness of our staff, our facilities and our service. With great pleasure we place ourselves at your service for your future visits, being already one of our most valuable clients.

5 out of 5
This is our seventeenth year at the Samba and are treated like family for the most part. Our group was 18 strong with about half repeat and half first timers

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 29, 2019 by Esmeralda Luna

Dear Guest: On behalf of Samba Vallarta Hotel, thank you for your kindly comments about your stay at Samba Vallarta, we are so glad it has been a pleasant one, this kind of comments are very motivating for all of us to continue offering the best. We hope you continue being one of our most valued guests at this your home “Samba Vallarta Hotel”.

3 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 1, 2019 by Front Desk Manager

Thank you for your preference towards our Resort. Your comments are very valuable to us and they help us improve each day. We hope to see you again and deliver the service that you deserve.

5 out of 5
Great location to the beach! The staff were amazing! A big thank you to Salvador, Alfonso, Carlos, Bruno, Genero and Diana ! We would definitely stay at this hotel again. We had a great time!

Posted by , from Twin Falls, Idaho on Nov 12, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 17, 2018 by Front Desk Manager

Dear Erma: Thank you so much for sharing your kind comments about your last stay at Samba Vallarta, we are so glad it has been a pleasant one. Receive our gratitude, It will be a pleasure to have you back soon at this your home Samba Vallarta.

2 out of 5

Disappointing

Pros: It has a heated pool, volleyball court and out door family games.
Cons: The food and drinks as well as the building needs a lot of maintenance.
Location: Horse back riding on the beach was nice and beach massages are inexpensive.
We have stayed at 7 different all inclusive hotels over the last 10 years none of which were super high end. We booked this vacation very last minute so there were few choice left. Let's start with the positives: They had an amazing heated pool and the hotel was on a beautiful beach. Upon arrival: Things looked OK The rooms: Very disappointing. They were damp, lacked decor, the bathrooms were falling apart, and most rooms had no balcony. They left a bottle of wine in the room, with no bottle opener. They never fully stocked the bathroom with towels, we had 2 adults and 2 children and only received 2/3 clean towels and 1 wash cloth. The minibar was dismal, they would only stock 1 time a day with 2 waters, 2 beers and 2 soda's, if you wanted more water you had to pay. Every other resort we have been to has pushed bottle water. The food: Very disappointing and we are not picky about food. We ended up having lunch and dinner at restaurants on the beach for cheap and it was awesome. This is a family resort with 2 sit down restaurants 1 is adult only. Really?? You had to book reservations from the breakfast hostess, the one day we tried, we asked the hostess, she said she would be right back then disappeared. The drinks were not very good either, I usually love margaritas but they were flavorless :-( Overall, they were understaffed, no swim-up bar, poor food and crumbling resort. Much better choices on this beautiful beach.

Posted by , from Charlotte, NC on Jan 1, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 5, 2018 by Front Desk Manager

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for sharing such a detailed review about your stay at Samba Vallarta. We deeply apologize for not been able to meet your standards. We strive to continually improve our service and your input help us to provide the best possible experience. I would like to share with you that the hotel has been investing by upgrading the facility. On food, following our customer`s comments and suggestions, we have been constantly improving the variety and quality, Im personally following up on the food issue that you mention, since we are really proud to provide an excellent quality of food . The best?, our friendly and courteous staff the best on the area which is one of the reasons that people from differents countries come over and over, year after year. We do appreciate your comments that will allow us to improve. Samba Vallarta is always glad to help and be at your service, please feel free to contact us, I´m sure we can do something to recover your confidence.

4 out of 5

Wonderful, relaxing, affordable family resort

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy
My three daughters and I stated at Samba Vallarta and had a blast! Great staff, great entertainment and lots of stuff to do. The beach was beautiful and so was the resort. We'd go back every year

Posted by , from Chestermere, AB, Canada on May 30, 2012

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4 out of 5

Very good option for your vacation.

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
This is a good option for an all inclusive hotel in Nuevo Vallarta. It is not a luxury hotel but it has all what you need to enjoy your vacation. The room is large enough to accommodate two adults and two children. Hotel staff is very friendly, from the bellmen to the activities team they are helpful. The gardens and pool are spacious so you do not feel crowded, restaurants also have enough space so no waiting for lunchtime. The food in the restaurants is not the best I have try in an all inclusive hotel but is good. In general a very good option for your vacation.

Posted by , from Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico on Apr 26, 2012

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1 out of 5

summer experienc

Cons: Poor breakfast
We travel this summer and stay was not its best, hotel is supper crowed and was undergoing repairs, the buffet has not variety. I never found the 3 pools it just seemed like one large one. Rooms were clean and staff friendly, yet I have stayed at better places for the same amount of money spend.

Posted by on Aug 28, 2011

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2 out of 5

Just OK

Pros: Free breakfast
Clean, comfortable, nice resort. However we went over Easter break and It was really crowded and filled with what seemed liked a mexican family reunion with tons of little kids.... Not much activity during the day like other resorts we have stayed at. It was just OK....I probably would not return to this resort unless the price was cheap.....

Posted by , from Salt Lake City on Apr 18, 2011

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4 out of 5

Samba Vallarta

This was a small hotel. It had everything we needed but it was not fancy. The staff made the experience wonderful. Everyone knew our name, our favorite foods and drinks. They made us feel at home. Service was quick and friendly.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2010

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About the Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive

Location Av. Costera y Playa S/N, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY 63732

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

Activities and facilities/equipment
All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Surfing/body boarding

Land activities
  • Bicycling
  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Childcare
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours

  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Surfing/bodyboarding included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • A la carte dining included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Fitness facilities included
  • All meals included
  • Volleyball included
  • Soccer (football) included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • Bicycling included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • All onsite activities, and facilities and equipment included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Onsite live performances included

Property Features

Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive 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. Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive offers its guests a children's pool, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Event space at this property measures 237 square feet (22 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star Nuevo Vallarta property is smoke free.

  • 183 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 237 sq ft of conference space
  • 22 sq m of conference space
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wireless internet access

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive offers 183 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Beds feature premium bedding. Plasma televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

La Hacienda - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

El Mexicano - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves lunch only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Venezian - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Cristal - Onsite lobby lounge. Open daily.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

All guests, including children, are required to present a valid government-issued ID card at check-in.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be 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

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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 or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Temperature checks are available to guests and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert), COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO), and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Property follows sanitization practices of CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)
  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Cash or credit card deposit required
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Security system
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows regional sanitization guidelines National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico)
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: MXN 150 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: MXN 200 per day

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

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.