Review: Best Marriott Bonvoy Hotels In Puerto Vallarta

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We review the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Puerto Vallarta to earn and spend your loyalty points. The Marriott brand includes Luxury Collection, EDITION, St Regis, W Hotels, and JW Marriott, as well as mid-range brands like Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Design Hotels, and Westin.

If you are a Marriott Bonvoy Platinum or Titanium elite member, you will get free club lounge access at most Marriott and Sheraton hotels, with the exception of some JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels. This means that if you are a high-tier member, you can often access some of the best executive club lounges for free.

Wherever you decide to stay, in Puerto Vallarta, or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including the Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental, and more.

Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels include:

  • Room upgrade to next category
  • Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
  • Complimentary Welcome Gift
  • $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
  • Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

1. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is 21.7 miles from Puerto Vallarta, so it should be considered for your trip even if it isn’t in Puerto Vallarta itself. In fact, this Rewards Category 8 Marriott hotel is the very best Marriott in the area.

For a little taste of paradise and being totally spoilt while you’re there, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort on Riviera Nayarit is tucked away on one of the world’s most alluring beaches. This five-star luxury resort is surrounded by stunning tropical landscaped grounds that also house two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses and tennis courts.

There is a luxe Remède Spa and a choice of restaurants. There are three pools. All are infinity pools and offer something unique; be it a beach-side location, a family-friendly approach, or the exact opposite, the adults-only pool; take your pick. There’s a variety of beaches too; A quiet adults-only area offers some peace and quiet, or for an adrenaline overload, why not try the main beach and take part in some water-sports.

There are 120 rooms, suites, and villas to choose from at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. All offer either ocean or garden views, a private terrace with an outdoor shower, and all the usual amenities, including a spacious bathroom, a flat-screen TV, WI-FI, minibar, robe, and slippers, etc. The Luxury One and Two-Bedroom Villas get our vote as they are directly on the beach and include a private pool and jacuzzi as well as a kitchen. Not only is the beach location enviable, but the private pool has to be the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day.

2. W Punta de Mita

The W De Punta de Mita is a Rewards Category 7 Marriott Bonvoy hotel and is perched on the ocean in the heart of one of Mexico’s most gorgeous beaches on Riviera Nayarit. W Punta de Mita is 14.9 miles from Puerto Vallarta, so it should be considered for your trip even if it isn’t in Puerto Vallarta itself.

Of course, W hotels can be like marmite. Some guests may not find the music and volume of millennials ideal. On the other hand, this hotel is vibrant and fun and may well be just what you are looking for!

W Punta de Mita brings a playfully stylish addition to this Mexican hot spot. 119 stylishly designed guest villas include one 4,460ft2 Extreme Wow Suite, inspired by the Mexican flag. All villas and suites feature artisanal Mexican tiled floors and headboards fashioned from either surfboards or punctured tin, replicating the design found in local churches.

A cluster of casitas called Ocean Escape Villas resembles a pre-Hispanic fishing village of the past. Meanwhile, Jungle Escape Villas feature private balconies allowing for intimate views of the surrounding natural beauty, including the bright red trunks of the papelillo trees and the forest’s hanging vines.

3. The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta

The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta is ideally situated in Puerto Vallarta. This Rewards Category 5 Marriott Bonvoy resort hotel has 14 tranquil acres dotted with swaying palm trees and fronted by 410 feet of private Pacific Ocean beach.

The nice thing about this hotel is the vibrant modern Mexican architecture, which beats the look of the Sheraton, hands down. This Westin showcases concrete and vivid Mexican colors mixed with Mexican wood carvings.

This hotel is just minutes from the international airport and the charming downtown. Beachfront pergolas and sparkling pools invite relaxation, while the serene spa offers head-to-toe pampering. Reenergize at the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, tennis courts, or nearby golf courses, or explore upscale shops and dining at the marina district across the road.

Bright tropical colors and elegant, modern Mexican decor grace 280 ocean-view rooms, each with a private balcony, plush Heavenly® Bed, and rejuvenating Heavenly® Bath.

The club lounge here is the Royal Beach Club, and benefits include daily newspapers, delicious breakfasts, and evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in an exclusive ocean-view lounge. It is worth paying to upgrade to this executive club lounge as it offers a substantial breakfast, free alcoholic drinks in the evening, and a filling array of hot food, enough for a dinner substitute.

4. Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center

Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center is a Rewards Category 4 Marriott Bonvoy resort hotel in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, less than a quarter-mile from downtown shops and restaurants at the Malecon Boardwalk and just 4.1 miles away from Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport Puerto Vallarta.

Retreat to upscale, oceanfront rooms and suites with luxury bedding, marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and room service. Request a room near the top of the building as these have the best views, particularly at sunset.

The beach here isn’t great, but the pools are lovely, heated, and have swim-up bars. Explore the variety of renovated restaurants, stay fit at the 24-hour fitness center, play tennis on one of four courts, or pamper yourself with a blissful spa treatment.

The Sheraton is thought of as worse than the Westin, which we have reviewed above. The rooms have glorious ocean views, and the club lounge here is excellent, offering free breakfast and evening cocktails, including free alcoholic cocktails and drinks, as well as soft drinks and snacks throughout the day.

The Sheraton is significantly closer to downtown, where all the good restaurants and fun is. Getting downtown is a walk or a short bus or cab ride away. The Westin, by contrast, is far out in the Marina area, so you can’t walk into town, and bus and taxi journeys can be lengthy and expensive.

That said, this is a bog-standard Sheraton, and the architecture at the Westin is more exciting. Plus, the beach isn’t great here. The Sheraton’s beach is fine for lounging and tanning but is small and very rocky, so pretty poor if you want a swim.

5. Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa has no executive club lounge and is a decent Marriott property in Puerto Vallarta. If you are a top-tier Marriott Bonvoy member, you get a continental breakfast rather than free lounge access at this hotel and then get charged another $10 USD per person if you want the full breakfast.

This is a Rewards Category 5 Marriott Bonvoy hotel with a renovated infinity pool and on-site restaurants. The hotel is near downtown Puerto Vallarta, as well as Malecon Puerto Vallarta and Galeria Vallarta mall.

All rooms and suites come with a balcony or terrace, so you’ll never be far from an incredible view. You’ll also have a cozy pillowtop mattress to lie on, Netflix availability through your flat-panel TV, and complimentary robes to lounge in.

The ocean here can be very rough, and the sand is dark rather than golden, so the beach can look unappealing, but the pool is large with plenty of loungers and umbrellas, so this is where most guests spend their days.

Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.

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