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4.0 out of 5

"Small and clean hotel. The staff is nice and friendly. Nice pool and wait room at the entrance. The air conditioner was too noisy for me and bathroom ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 12 Apr 2017

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Playa de los Muertos in Puerto Vallarta

Seaside stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Downtown Puerto Vallarta hotel, you'll find Playa de los Muertos and Olas Altas Street. Malecon and Cuale Island are also within half a mile (1 km).

Dining, outdoor pool

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free WiFi. A coffee shop, a terrace, and a snack bar/deli are also on offer.

Cable TV

The individually decorated guestrooms offer free local calls and free bottled water. TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include showers and free toiletries. Change of towels is available on request.

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
C$37* Per night/room 16 Aug. - 17 Aug.

Family Room, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Quadruple Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Superior Double Room, Balcony, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Economy Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Hotel Encino ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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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 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Encino

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3 out of 5

Friendly staff

Small and clean hotel. The staff is nice and friendly. Nice pool and wait room at the entrance. The air conditioner was too noisy for me and bathroom door was to hard to closed and open from the inside of the bathroom.

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

The best possible location in Puerto Vallarta.

Pros: Personable staff, clean room, free wifi.
Cons: There was a nasty smell that would come out of the drain in our bathroom at night.
Location: It's right between the Zona Romantica and old town by the river. Everything is near-by. The ocean is a short walk away. Located on a quiet street.
Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Cleaning service came by everyday to change sheets, clean bathroom and bring fresh towels. Restaurant and bar on roof has amazing view of ocean and sunset. Rooftop pool was great too.

Posted by , from Eugene, OR on 4 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5

Annual Sojourn

Pros: Location (x3)
I love PVR and this hotel is right in the middle of everything. Right on the river and on the border of Centro and Zona Romantica. Rooftop pool is never crowded and a great place for iguana spotting. Leave your homophobia at home if you go to Zona Romantica, though. Seriously. It is way Gay.

Posted by , from Wrigleyville on 30 Jan. 2016

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3 out of 5

Close to beach, colourful shops, cheap but okay

Pros: Everything - beautiful grounds, nice swimming pool, nice open restaurant, friendly workers, surrounded by colourful shops, cafes, walk to safe beach.
Cons: Management needs written Rules of Conduct requiring signature of tenants. If noise/conduct rules are broken after warning, residents to be evicted.
Location: Walking distance to beach; lots of shops incl. handmade goods; lots of eating places; lots of beaut. architecture; taxi drivers excellent tour guides.
Hotel surrounded by colourful shops and cafes, walking distance to beach with cafes. Hotel accommodation basic, ok, cheap, and has open swimming pool and restaurant top floor with ocean views. Staff nice, friendly. Poor management of noise levels and bad behaviour of young people causing havoc through the night running through the place. Management lacked control of that. I will not stay there again - only because of poor noise control. Lots of Americans return regularly, but I won't.

Posted by , from Brisbane, Australia on 24 Mar. 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Hotel Encino. This Puerto Vallarta hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 73 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1980
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl. Airport (PVR) (11.5 km / 7.1 mi)

Room Amenities

Hotel Encino offers 73 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottled water and complimentary toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include showers. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Food & Drink

Hotel Encino has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Hotel Encino


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 may be 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 onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property does not follow regional sanitization guidelines
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 18 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Encino Hotel
  • Encino Puerto Vallarta
  • Hotel Encino
  • Hotel Encino Puerto Vallarta
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  • Hotel Encino Puerto Vallarta
  • Hotel Encino Hotel Puerto Vallarta

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.