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Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel, Puerto Vallarta

4-star inn with outdoor pool, near Playa de los Muertos

  • Free WiFi and free parking
$81 CAD

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104 Rivera del Rio, Puerto Vallarta, 48380, JAL, Mexico
  • Great place to stay, quiet, comfortable with excellent staff. Would definitely recommend…

    Oct. 8, 2021

  • My credit card was frauded in Mexico few days after we checked out. I guarantee that the…

    Dec. 21, 2019

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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
  • gap period enforced between guest stays24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

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Dining options

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
    • Free parking
    • Pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Pet-friendly
    • Airport transfer
    • Non-smoking

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 8 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Near the beach
    • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
    • Breakfast available
    • Pool bar

    What’s around

    • In Romantic Zone
    • Playa de los Muertos - 12 min walk
    • Malecon - 15 min walk
    • Los Muertos Pier - 15 min walk
    • Cuale Island - 2 min walk
    • Manuel Lepe House Museum - 6 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Candelaria Suite
    • Cortez Room
    • Maria Room
    • Mariposa Room (116 steps)
    • The Green Room
    • Carlotta Suite
    • The Alejandro Suite
    • Scarlet Room
    • Room, 1 King Bed

    What’s around


    • In Romantic Zone
    • Playa de los Muertos - 12 min walk
    • Malecon - 15 min walk
    • Los Muertos Pier - 15 min walk
    • Cuale Island - 2 min walk
    • Manuel Lepe House Museum - 6 min walk
    • Galeria Olinala - 7 min walk
    • Act ll Entertainment Stages - 7 min walk
    • La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe - 8 min walk
    • Plaza de las Armas - 9 min walk
    • Plaza Principal - 9 min walk

    Getting around

    • Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl. Airport (PVR) - 12 min drive
    • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
    Profile: Romantic Zone

    Profile: Romantic Zone

    The Romantic Zone, aka Old Town or Viejo Vallarta, is located on Puerto Vallarta’s south side, where blue-green Los Muertos Beach offers vendors, swimming, other activities such as parasailing, and the Pier at Playa Los Muertos, which sits close to shops and lights up at night for Instagram-worthy photo ops.

    Browse Basilio Badillo for art, jewelry, clothing, and wine, or you could even get a tattoo to memorialize your trip. The street, known as Restaurant Row, boasts taquerías that specialize in tacos, diners, cafés, and juice bars. Visit the weekend farmers market for fresh bread, pastries, and empanadas.

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    104 Rivera del Rio, Puerto Vallarta, 48380, JAL, Mexico

    At a glance


    • 8 rooms
    • Arranged over 4 floors


    • Check-in time 3 PM-7 PM
    • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

    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


    • No cribs (infant beds)
    • Babysitting/childcare*


    • Pets allowed*


    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms


    • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


    • Free uncovered onsite self parking
    • Onsite parking limited

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

    At the property

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Bar/lounge
    • Poolside bar
    • Room service (during limited hours)
    • Microwave in a common area
    • Refrigerator in a common area

    Things to do

    • Indoor pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Spa services on site
    • Spa tub
    • Bicycle rentals nearby
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby
    • Children's pool


    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Concierge services
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services
    • Multilingual staff


    • Number of buildings/towers - 2
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace


    • Accessible bathroom

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Italian
    • Spanish

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Air conditioning
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board

    Sleep well

    • Down comforter
    • Premium bedding
    • Pillowtop mattress

    Things to enjoy

    • In-room massage available
    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished
    • Patio

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • Flat-screen TV
    • Cable TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Desk
    • Free WiFi
    • Free long-distance calls

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator


    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe

    Special features


    Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.

    Fees & policies

    Optional extras

    • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MXN 120 for adults and MXN 120 for children (approximately)
    • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MXN 800 per vehicle (one way)
    • Late check-in between 7:00 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge of MXN 600
    • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

    Children and extra bedsPay at property

    • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

    PetsPay at property

    • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of MXN 400 per pet, per night

    Hygiene and 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; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


    Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

    This property does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

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

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

    Please note that this property has many stairs and is not wheelchair accessible.

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    *See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


    • Yes, Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel 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.
    • 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.
    • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
    • Yes, there's an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool.
    • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of MXN 400 per pet, per night.
    • You can check in from 3 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
    • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Tony's Please (3-min walk), La Ronda (3-min walk), and El brujo Vallarta (3-min walk).
    • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MXN 800 per vehicle one way.
    • No, this inn doesn't have a casino, but Vallarta Casino (8-min drive) is nearby.
    • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, horseback riding, and mountain climbing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Relax in the spa tub and take invigorating swims in the indoor and outdoor pools. Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel also has spa services and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Hidden treasure

      Amazing eclectic art and so much character. Unique one of a kind B&B. Kind and informative staff also

      Nina, 1 night trip, Nov. 5, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      This hotel was gorgeous, quirky, old hollywood - I LOVED everything about this hotel and wish we had been able to stay longer. The staff were so lovely, breakfast delicious, the balconies everywhere delightful. I could not say enough good things about this place. I really do love all the colour, artistic touches etc. When you travel a lot sometimes places can start feeling the same but this hotel was very unique and will be one that stands out in my mind as a result.

      JHough, 1 night trip, May 15, 2019

      Verified Orbitz guest review

    • 10.0.Exceptional

      It’s a beautiful, unique stay, full of character! Lovely little oasis and absolutely wonderful experience!

      1 night romance trip, Feb. 19, 2019

      Verified Expedia guest review

    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Marina plus the other staff of Rivera del Rio Hotel are so welcoming. The atmosphere is amazing with colourful art and Antiques throughout. They have everything you can ask for including a stocked Bar on an honour system. I loved the different levels of this unique historic Mexican building. There are a variety of stairs including spiral metal. If you aren't able to climb, there are also rooms off of the main level. I was impressed with the selection on their menu for Breakfast. Really delicious. We got to sit each morning with a different view of their Grand room or river. We enjoyed walking to the Old Downtown and beaches every day. I am not a B&B person but would definitely come back here in a heart beat. You have to experience Rivera del Rio Boutique on your next trip to Puerto Vallarta.

      4 night romance trip, Feb. 17, 2019

      Verified Expedia guest review

    • 8.0.Very Good

      The staff was excellent- personable & helpful! The breakfasts were very good. It was a nice walk along the river to the hanging bridge over to the island and to the downtown square & Malecon. Some of the residential area in the vicinity wasn’t the greatest.

      Karen, 11 night trip, Feb. 11, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      This is a hidden gem! It has a great location, walking distance to everything you need. Safe residential area. Utterly charming boutique style rooms. The service is outstanding each staff member was wonderful, helpful and super friendly. Rooms are completely unique with funky decor. Clean and with all amenities you require. Pool, hot tub and outside deck areas are also laid out in a unusual way with access to honour bar, towels etc. If you are physically challenged not a good choice due to winding stairs throughout property. Pool and hot tub could use a little work and were a tad cool. Overall tho this is the spot for travelers seeking a warm welcome into an unusual little bohemian hotel. Cannot beat the staff, value (delish breakfast included) and accommodations.

      3 night romance trip, Feb. 7, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Unique and charming boutique hotel

      We loved everything about this small hotel from the wildly interesting decor to the delicious breakfast to the roof top pool and jacuzzi to the super friendly and helpful staff. Location was great, so quiet yet close to everything you need. This will be our first choice for PV hotels from now on!

      Flora, 1 night romance trip, Jan. 19, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      This is a lovely, slightly funky hotel. It's situated in a very interesting, non-touristy area of town, but within easy walking distance of many things that tourists would want, and overlooking beautiful greenery along the small river Cuale. The staff that we dealt with were super, especially Grant and Melina, who really go out of their way to make sure you have all the information you could need and couldn't be more helpful. Our room, the Carlotta Suite, was quite comfortable and somewhat intriguing, with steps up and down when you least expected them, some unusual pieces of furniture and art, and a tiny patio with an unexpected hidden fountain (I could hear water running but it was several days before I discovered the fountain). The kitchen was new, clean and had good appliances. The upkeep of the rooms could have been better: there were chips of paint missing from the white-painted floor in the bedroom that made it look dirty, the sheets were quite worn (one of the sheets had an inch-long hole in it that should have been picked up by the staff as it was in the part that was turned back over the blanket), and when we arrived we noticed debris on the floor that should have been cleaned. There were two options to get to the room - one (the easy way) involved going outside the hotel, around the corner, down the street and around another corner; the other involved going up and down a variety of staircases some of which were quite challenging. Part of the adventure.

      7 night trip, Jan. 2, 2019

      Verified Expedia guest review

    • 8.0.Very Good

      A fun funky little hotel with tons of character. We stayed in the Green room which had access directly to the pool area which was so handy. The hotel is in need of a reno but despite that it is kept very clean. The breakfasts were delicious and the staff was amazing.

      Tim, 8 night trip, Nov. 2, 2018

      Verified Expedia guest review

    • 2.0.Poor

      Terrible, Noisy, Disruptive Construction

      I saw the reviews of Rivera del Rio and was beyond excited to stay at this hotel! I arrived and was immediately mortified. The hotel is undergoing EXTENSIVE construction. I'm talking a complete new build DIRECTLY ADJACENT to the existing hotel. From 8 a.m. until 6-7 p.m. every weekday there were workers: Drilling, using jackhammers, breaking up concrete, shouting, hammering, all right next to my room and in all areas of the hotel, not to mention men peeking through my windows (even with curtains closed). I had zero privacy, the noise was deafening and I could not relax a single moment. While the manager was incredibly kind, nothing could prevent the disruption from the massive construction that was occurring. I ended my stay four days early because it was not a healthy or safe place for me to be. I was also attempting to work remotely, which was impossible. Nowhere on their website or on partner booking websites was construction mentioned. This was a deliberate deception and for that, I am completely disappointed to say the least. Also, if you book with a, expedia, etc. they will not honor a refund even though this property is completely misrepresented. COMPLETELY MISREPRESENTED. Do not book. This isn't coming from a place of vengeance. It's coming from a place of genuine care. No one should stay here. Not while there is massive undisclosed construction.

      14 night trip, Aug. 7, 2021

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