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Hotel Rio Malecon

Family-friendly hotel with 2 restaurants, near Playa de los Muertos

  • Free WiFi
ZAR 739

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Morelos 170, Centro, Puerto Vallarta (and vicinity), 48300, JAL, Mexico
8,4.Very good.
  • Great experience, great location. Beds were not too comfortable but service was great.

    Jul 9, 2021

  • El servicio en la recepción fue malo por que me cobraron dinero demas, siendo q yo ya…

    Jun 11, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 46 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • In Downtown Puerto Vallarta
  • Playa de los Muertos - 8 min walk
  • Malecon - 9 min walk
  • Cruise Ship Terminal - 3.8 mi / 6.1 km
  • Garza Blanca Beach - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Playa Gemelas - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Room, Kitchenette
  • Standard Studio, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Kitchenette


Morelos 170, Centro, Puerto Vallarta (and vicinity), 48300, JAL, Mexico
  • In Downtown Puerto Vallarta
  • Playa de los Muertos - 8 min walk
  • Malecon - 9 min walk

What’s around


  • In Downtown Puerto Vallarta
  • Playa de los Muertos - 8 min walk
  • Malecon - 9 min walk
  • Cruise Ship Terminal - 3.8 mi / 6.1 km
  • Garza Blanca Beach - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Playa Gemelas - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Bay of Banderas - 5.9 mi / 9.4 km
  • Playa Mismaloya - 7.3 mi / 11.8 km
  • Nuevo Vallarta Beach - 12.1 mi / 19.5 km
  • Playa Las Animas - 24 mi / 38.7 km

Getting around

  • Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl. Airport (PVR) - 27 min drive
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 46 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Restrictions apply*
  • 1 per room (up to 33 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport drop off (available 24 hours)*
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*


  • No onsite parking
  • Offsite parking within 66 ft (MXN 550 per day)
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 503
  • Conference space size (meters) - 47
  • One meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1958
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • 32-inch Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


COEXISTbistro - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Rio Malecon
  • Hotel Rio Malecon Hotel
  • Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta
  • Hotel Rio Malecon Hotel Puerto Vallarta
  • Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta
  • Malecon Rio
  • Rio Malecon
  • Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta
  • Hotel Rio Puerto Vallarta

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of MXN 850 (subject to availability)

Parking is available nearby and costs MXN 550 per day (66 ft away)

Kitchen/kitchenette use costs MXN 350 per night

Breakfast costs between MXN 130 and MXN 170 for adults, and MXN 130 and MXN 170 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of MXN 350 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MXN 700 per person

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 18 costs MXN 700 (one way)

Cruise ship terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: MXN 500 per stay

Pet deposit: MXN 500 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Hotel Rio Malecon does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hotel Rio Malecon.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 33 lbs per pet. There's a charge of MXN 350 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of MXN 500 per stay.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of MXN 850 (subject to availability).
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include River Cafe (3-min walk), El Campanario (3-min walk), and La Posta (3-min walk).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is MXN 700 per person.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Vallarta Casino (7-min drive) is nearby.
  • Hotel Rio Malecon has an outdoor pool and a garden.
8,4.Very good.
  • 6,0.Good

    Well I was not told about good drinking water where I could fill water bottle it was a guest that told me. No ice when restaurant closed. Wi Di was out daily amd had to have someone come into room to fix. Upgraded to partial view and was told there was no partial view and then went to see top floor as visit was ending and saw room I was to have with partial view. Was told to wear mask to get ice when man at front desk not wearing one. So the place was clean bit things could have been better. Also one guy at front desk not nice at all and not helpful.

    Meg, 3 night trip, Jun 4, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    play time

    comfortable bed, friendly staff, had to play with the water in the shower to get it right. there is a good chance that i would stay there again

    timothy, 7 night trip, Apr 14, 2021

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  • 6,0.Good

    Great location but poor WIFI coverage

    Location is great. Street noise is an issue as loads of buses pass this busy avenue. The room was remodeled but there was no WIFI service in the room & therefor the smart TV was also unusable. They offered me an old room on the 2nd floor with WIFI service but I declined as I liked the nice room. Instead I used the internet in the hot lobby or in their cafe which is excellent for drinks & food. A mini fridge would be great. AC is week which seems that way everywhere. Staff were all very nice & very helpful. I was on the third floor and there is no elevator which may be an issue for some.

    Louis, 7 night trip, Apr 13, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Super quaint - clean & you can’t beat the location!

    3 night trip with friends, Apr 10, 2021

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  • 6,0.Good

    We got a really small room but it was clean. Tv did not work, WiFi was ok. No elevator so you have to carry your bags up and no assistance was offered. Staff was pleasant. You will be right in town so lots of things to see. Noise was minimal but noticeable considering location. Bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper. This hotel is great for just the bare basics and want lots of night life. If you are looking for a Sheraton or Marriott relaxation experience you should move on.

    1 night romance trip, Apr 10, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The staff was very polite. The hotel was very clean at all times. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. It in very close to the center of Puerto Vallarta.

    3 night trip, Mar 19, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Location is great, property and staff are very nice. Carlos made us feel very welcome the instant we arrived, very professional. The maids clean daily, they do a very good job. We will definitely be looking to book with RIO again.

    10 night romance trip, Mar 18, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Pros and cons

    Location in historic district near the Malecon was very good, with nice strolling and lots of restaurants. Lobby/restaurant/pool area was attractive, room was clean, with a balcony with a view of the Malecon a block away. Noisy in the evening. No elevator. We were two flights up. Main complaint: listing on says "Airport Return Service" which was one reason we booked this hotel. I asked about it at check-in and the clerk said that they have no services like that. When I said the site listed that, he said I could talk to the manager at 11:00pm. We were leaving at 3:30 am so we were already sleeping. The clerk hailed a cab for us out front and it cost 200 pesos (about $10)

    Moira, 1 night trip, Mar 13, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The hotel lobby and rooms where very nice and have a unique design. The only thing that I did not like is that the balcony is connected to all the rooms. So, if you do not lock your balcony door anyone can get in. Also, quick note, the shower glass door is connected to the room. So, you won’t have much privacy. This is not a good room to share with others, other then your spouse or very close friends.

    1 night family trip, Mar 12, 2021

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  • 6,0.Good

    Think twice before staying here.

    The hotel has too many rules, no guest were aloud in my room, there was no refrigerator or microwave in the room. No tissues, rough toilet paper. Stained sheets some of which had holes in them. The a/c didn't work correctly. The charge for my pet was way too much. The staff was very friendly. I ate in the restaurant and was served food that was cold. Lastly the pool doesn't get any sun.

    jonathan, 12 night business trip, Jan 24, 2021

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