4.3 out of 5

"When 7 bus loads of guess arrive that creates a lot of humanity but something one can live with. Have more or less made Friendly Vallarta as a second ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 07 Jun 2018

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property near Bay of Banderas

On the beach

A stay at this Las Glorias 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 12 miles (20 km).

All-inclusive

A full-service spa, 5 restaurants, and 3 outdoor pools are all featured at this all-inclusive property. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and free childcare is an added bonus. 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 phones.

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

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 40 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 (10) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Excellent service and friendly staff...love the friendliness and smile.

Posted by on 17 May 2019

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22 May 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 18 Mar. 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 2 Jan. 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 9 Dec. 2018

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17 Dec. 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.

4 out of 5
Great Too many Canadians! 😜 Nice staff Front desk Bartenders Cleaned rooms Volleyball

Posted by on 3 Dec. 2018

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4 Dec. 2018 by Friendly Vallarta Family

Hello Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your comments with us. see you next time!

4 out of 5

Most friendly staff.

Pros: The welcoming spirit.
Cons: Won't make an adverse criticism as every time visited improvements have been made.
Location: In house tour sales available. If you are a walker some places of interest within walking distance.H
When 7 bus loads of guess arrive that creates a lot of humanity but something one can live with. Have more or less made Friendly Vallarta as a second home as have become friends with so many of the employees.

Posted by , from Retired on 7 Jun. 2018

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7 Jun. 2018 by Friendly Vallarta Family

Dear Guest Treetops, Thank you very much for all your comments. We are so glad to hear that you always welcome back to your second home in PV. As you mentioned, every year we make some improvements and have something new for all our guest. On your next visit you will see the change. Keep calm and stay friendly :)... Have a nice day!

4 out of 5
Great Hotel but do not go during the month of March! The whole hotel is transformed to a spring break for college kids. It was like MTV spring break. They stop all hotel activities for the normal travelers.

Posted by on 21 Mar. 2018

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26 Mar. 2018 by Friendly Vallarta Family

Dear Guest, Thanks for sharing your comments with us. Was the first time that springbreakers came at hotel, and we warning to all our guest reserved much time before arrival about their presence during their stay only from march 10 to march 20, 2018. We sorry that you dont enjoyed your vacations. We hope to see you soon next time.

4 out of 5

Nice hotel with a beautiful ocean front view.

We had a wonderful time at the Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort. The title of the resort fits its name perfectly. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The room was beautiful with an ocean front view. There were many activities going on all day and night. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would go back again.

Posted by , from Madison, WI on 18 Nov. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great views

Pros: Great views and the staff was very helpful. They provide a bus to different locations on special days.
Cons: They need to change the menu and improve the food at the fine dining restaurant.
Loved the balcony and the beautiful view.. The beds were very firm. The pool and beach were very clean, and the pool temperature was prefect, with lots of kids and adults in the water.

Posted by , from michigan on 16 Feb. 2017

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21 Feb. 2017 by Friendly Vallarta Team

Dear Dave, Thanks for sharing with us your feedback, its very important for us. We hope to see you again in Friendly, your second home in PV.

3 out of 5

Great location

We stayed at the friendly resort. The service was excellent and the room was very clean. The food was a bit different and there were few things I liked for the food selection. We had a wonderful trip I just would've preferred quality food.

Posted by , from Boise, ID on 18 Jan. 2017

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21 Feb. 2017 by Friendly Vallarta Team

Dear Kim, Thanks for staying with us and sharing your feedback. We are happy to know that you has a beautiful vacation experience. See you soon next time. Think Friendly!

About the Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort & Convention Center

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

All-inclusive Details

  • 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
  • All food and beverages included
  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • 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. Public spaces have free WiFi. 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 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations 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 and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

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

Spa Services

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 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)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Fees

 

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Late check-out fee: USD 60 (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

  • Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort All Inclusive
  • Friendly Vallarta Beach All Inclusive
  • Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort Spa All Inclusive
  • Friendly Vallarta Inclusive

You should know

  • For stays on 24 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner.