Need to know
19, all suites.
11am; check-in 3pm, but both are flexible, depending on availability.
Double rooms from $295.00, excluding tax at 16 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional room tax of 3% per room per night on check-out and an additional service charge of 5% per room per night on check-out.
Rates include a Continental breakfast (freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee or tea, pastry basket and the choice of a fresh fruit plate or assorted yogurts), plus free long-distance and local phone calls.
At the hotel
Three swimming pools, laundry, air-conditioning, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, hair dryer, unlimited DVDs to borrow, drinking water, Bulgari toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
If you hope to feast your eyes on the Pacific first thing each morning, book a Master Suite – all six have ocean views. Honeymooners, anniversary celebrants and anyone who appreciates a stunning sunset soak should splurge on the presidential San Miguel Suite. It has a private Jacuzzi in an open-walled structure that overlooks Old Town, plus panoramic views of Banderas Bay from the king-size bed.
There are three pools – two inside intimate courtyards and the third on a rooftop, overlooking Puerto Vallarta. Have your breakfast or lunch delivered lido-side and eat on cushioned white loungers under the shade of bougainvillea plants. For a little sand, venture six blocks to the nearest swimming beach.
Visiting between December and March? Toss a pair of binoculars in your bag. This is whale-watching season and it’s possible to catch a glimpse from certain rooms, especially the Master Suites.
Setting off on an afternoon walking tour? Just remember to save some juice for the trip back – the hotel sits on top of a steep hill.
Give Fido a vacation, too. Pets are welcome at no charge. In fact, you may see the owner’s pups around the hotel. See more pet-friendly hotels in Puerto Vallarta.
Kids 15 years and older are welcome to stay, but Hacienda San Angel is more of a haven for adults.