Friendly Vallarta

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 4742 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Wonderful vacation at a bargain price.

    Reviewed by Cynthia S(Kelowna) on Feb 19, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    I have travelled all over the world and I would have to say, hands down Friendly Vallarta had the kindest, sweet, and dare I say "the friendliest staff"! The room was clean, well appointed, and very large. I loved the soft sand beach, the pools, the adult only hot tub, activity staff, and the proximity to the water. The public bathrooms were kept clean and stocked. I enjoyed spending evenings in the lobby as the was always something entertaining going on. Check in and out was quick and efficient. The food could at dinner could have been better but I could always find something decent to eat. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks were always good and plentiful. With the beautiful beach and amazing staff, combined with the cheap price Friendly Vallarta all inclusive resort was a great value. I would definitely come again.

    Great place bad room policies

    Reviewed by Gerd H() on Feb 19, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    We booked a standard room. We were shown two rooms we at the lowest end of standard rating. We were told we had to pay an upgrade price of 9800 pesos for two, the system gave no other choice (the desk people said) Do not accept as we did, some of the other people were upgraded at no charge. SO, if you can get the desk to co-operate it is a great place with staff that live up to the name Friendly

    Family Reunion

    Reviewed by Jamie8228(Winnipeg, Canada) on Feb 19, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    4th trip to the Friendly, family reunion group of 12. the staff are amazing. Double Double,Hugo,Eliza, Israel,Jairio and many more treat you like family amazing how they remember you year after year. new restaurant Azul is really good.Great location close to Malacon,Marina and Airport. Nice clean beach, warm pools and lots of cold drinks. room was clean and nice views of the ocean and pool(tower floor 3). lots of activities to keep you busy during the day or just sit and enjoy the weather

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Disappointed

    Reviewed by diner12342016(Victoria, Canada) on Feb 18, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    Good things first: the staff were helpful and friendly, we liked the pools and the beach was great. Terrible things second: it is unbelievably noisy here. Competing music by the pools starting early in the morning, really loud DJ music until late at night, and the sound from the lobby can be heard in the lower level rooms until 2 in the morning. My partner got food poisoning. The food was overcooked and burned on the night of the BBQ. We ate in downtown PV 4 nights out of 7 because the dinner food in particular was not good. Maintenance decided to fix a problem in a bathroom a couple of rooms down the hall. they used an incredibly strong smelling chemical compound that wafted into the air conditioning and halls so you couldn't get away from it. If you want a quiet experience, don't stay here. Try the Fiesta Americana right next door, it's a much nicer place.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-3

    Rooms

    Rooms-2

    Service

    Service-3

    the true friendly

    Reviewed by Paulamarie683() on Feb 17, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    the friendly is just that ,we have meet people that have been returning there for 17 years plus that says alot about a place the location is central close the marina and now walking distance to a new mall and a very short cab or bus ride to the malecon we love it the rooms are very clean the food is very well done the entertainment and activities for all ages always something to enjoy we highly recommend this place especially if you are new to pvr try it you will be hooked

    Individual ratings:

    Service

    Service-5