Hotel Rio Malecon

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Hotel Rio Malecon

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

8.4/10 Very good

999 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
The price is AU$79
Price available on 1/10/2022
Morelos 170, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, JAL, 48300
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • In-room childcare
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Cruise ship terminal shuttle
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Puerto Vallarta
  • Malecon - 9 min walk
  • Playa de los Muertos - 1 min drive
  • Cruise Ship Terminal - 20 min drive
  • Bay of Banderas - 32 min drive
  • Playa Mismaloya - 29 min drive
  • Nayar Vidanta Golf - 40 min drive
  • Nuevo Vallarta Beach - 42 min drive
  • Playa Bucerias - 49 min drive

Getting around

  • Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl. Airport (PVR) - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Rio Malecon

3-star family-friendly hotel in the heart of Downtown Puerto Vallarta
Hotel Rio Malecon is located close to Malecon, and provides a roundtrip airport shuttle, a poolside bar, and a terrace. Enjoy international cuisine, a poolside location, and garden views at the two onsite restaurants. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a coffee shop/cafe and a garden.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), limo/town car service, and an area shuttle
  • Wedding services, a front desk safe, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage, a 24-hour front desk, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the overall value, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Hotel Rio Malecon include perks such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch Smart TVs with streaming services and digital channels
  • Balconies or patios, childcare services, and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 46 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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 (10 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


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


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
  • Offsite parking within 66 ft (MXN 550 per day)


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (503 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1958
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • Streaming services

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • 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.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: MXN 500 per stay

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between MXN 130 and MXN 170 for adults, and MXN 130 and MXN 170 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MXN 700 per person
  • Cruise ship terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of MXN 850 (subject to availability)
  • Kitchen/kitchenette use costs MXN 350 per night

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from August 29 2022 to September 14 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Breakfast
  • Dining venue(s)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 18 costs MXN 700 (one way)


  • Pet deposit: MXN 500 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of MXN 375 per pet, per night


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

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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).


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

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.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Rio Malecon offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Rio Malecon does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Rio Malecon?
As of 30 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Rio Malecon on 1 Oct 2022 start from AU$79, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Rio Malecon?
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.
Is there a pool at Hotel Rio Malecon?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Rio Malecon?
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 375 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of MXN 500 per stay.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Rio Malecon?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hotel Rio Malecon.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Rio Malecon?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MXN 700 per person.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Rio Malecon?
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).
Is there an onsite casino at Hotel Rio Malecon?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Vallarta Casino (22-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Rio Malecon and nearby?
Hotel Rio Malecon has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Rio Malecon?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views. The dining venue will be unavailable from August 29 2022 to September 14 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include River Cafe (3-min walk), La Fuente Del Puente (3-min walk), and El Campanario (3-min walk).
Does Hotel Rio Malecon have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Hotel Rio Malecon like?
Hotel Rio Malecon is located near Camarones Beach in Downtown Puerto Vallarta, a short 9-minute walk from Malecon and 8 minutes' walk from Playa de los Muertos. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Chris, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Raquel, 3-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Ray, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Location + clean + good service = Yes please
This is the third time I’ve stayed here. I will say I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to hotels—just give me a clean room in a great location with a comfortable bed. That is why this place is so great for me. Very good for the budget traveler that just wants to be in the PERFECT location and have a nice bed to lay their head down at night. I highly recommend for those travelers that will be spending most of their time exploring the beauty and charms of PV!
Peter, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kevin, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Good Pros/Bad Cons
Location, cost, restaurant and service were excellent. Unfortunately the hotel it's self was run down. Lots of mold and rust everywhere. The bed is a thin mattress on a concrete slab (no really). The A/C sounds like a jet engine. And the TV is just YouTube and local programing. So would I stay there again? Probably not. But it does have it's pros. As mentioned in my first sentence. So take it all in consideration when making your choice.
Irvin, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Not happy
I booked this room for my family with a king size bed but it turns out to be a queen size which was kind of in April create and not very comfortable for my wife and my son My Wife even went ahead and had a word with reception and they say oh it’s on first come first serve basis then why do you charge why do you write on the advertisement that this room includes a king size bed.
vivek, 3-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Don’t go there!
Not-so-good Photos not corresponding to reality Looks like 1.5-2 stars motel Noise A/C , noise environment, cracks in the walls, shower leaking all night, swimming pool only 9-21 and very small, bar is using foam or plastic cups to serve you Margaritas, upper terrace unusable, dusty microwave and coffee machine in the room
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Benjamin, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

This is a decent hotel but don’t expect a lot. Staff is very nice but don’t expect an elevator. Also the bathroom did not have an extractor or any ventilation for that matter. The room had nice amenities but the microwave button got stuck when pressed to open the door. We told reception all these things since day one buy they did not do nothing. BTW, the pool is more like a fountain or a kids pool - no dept. It’s a decent place if you just need a place to sleep.
Cesar, 3-night romance trip
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