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Hotel Mercurio

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An intimate, friendly mid-priced hotel with 5-star service serving the Mexican national and international LGBT travel market. 28 Rooms (up to 4 persons in some rooms), Pool with poolside bar. Popular Happy Hour
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Property amenities
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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What a great place! Had an overnight stay in Puerto Vallarta on a cruise and we decided to look at hotels in the "Zona Romantica." Absolutely no regrets! Hotel Mercurio delivered right from the time we arrived. Check-in was quick and easy, we received two free drink vouchers,
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I was somewhat apprehensive about staying at a gay hotel. A previous experience elsewhere was not felicitous. The property itself was fine. The lively center is the pool/bar. The hotel makes and "L" around it. I would opt for rooms facing the street, if some noise is a
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Response from cristpd, Owner at Hotel Mercurio
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your thoughtful comments! You know, I think you're right about the American/Canadian guests... they see "Latino" and make assumptions... about language barriers. Not all of course and we should not generalize... but many don't seem friendly because they don't speak Spanish and there's more of a fear factor surrounding communication rather than any sort of racial issue. It helps to be fluent in both languages, of course. I try to be proactive and approach others if they seem reticent to speak to me... what's the worst that can happen? The can ignore or brush me off. If that happens I move on. Being forward is not comfortable at first... as a naturally reserved person, I had to learn the skill and just do it. So on your next visit... try it! I bet it will lead to an even better vacation experience. It's great to meet people from different places and learn new things from them! Glad you enjoyed the breakfast and the caring attention of our staff! We really look forward to seeing you again! And next visit, ask to meet me! If I didn't have the pleasure on this visit of meeting you, I definitely want to meet you the next time! Paul Crist, Owner
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I have never stayed at this hotel but I am here almost every afternoon. It's always a friendly crowd and they have a lovely pool. The bartender, Jorge, is the best. Margaritas and beer is always 2 for 1 from 3-5 every day.
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Response from Gabriel B, Manager at Hotel Mercurio
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review! In fact, our happy hour is from 3 to 8 every day, and all drinks with house liquors are 2 for 1. Beers are not 2 for 1, the promo of beer during happy hour is a bucket of 6 beers (corona and pacifico) for $100 pesos. Warm Regards!
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I come to PV all different seasons, with Hotel Mercurio being my favorite getaway every time. Every trip is a little different, depending on my mood. This was a few weeks before Christmas, before high season really started. Mercurio is the perfect relaxing retreat! I never
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The Mercurio is an excellent choice for gay and gay-friendly folks who want to be in the middle of all the action of Zona Romántica without breaking the bank. STAFF: You'll have a hard time finding a more friendly and caring bunch of guys and gals. I recognized most from my
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Response from cristpd, Owner at Hotel Mercurio
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Wow! Thank you for such a wonderful, detailed, and complimentary comment/analysis of our hotel and your stay with us! You cannot imagine how this just MADE MY DAY! It's what we strive to do every single day! You say, WE ACCOMPLISHED IT!. Have you thought of being a travel writer? You write so well! Paul Crist Owner
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The Mercurio allows guests to have guests, but your guests need to show and leave their ID at the front desk if going to your room. This is strictest for after bar happy hours or when the bar isn't open, but even then the front desk may ask for ID so always make sure your guests and beach friends know this. The front desk is staffed 24 hours. They have posted about this on their website.
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We do not have laundry facilities available for guest use. But we do your laundry FREE OF CHARGE, only asking that you tip the housekeeping staff member who does your laundry. We know of no other hotel anywhere that offers free laundry service. But that is part of our commitment to making your stay the very best it can be.
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Yes, of course! At no charge.
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I have not heard that this hotel pureifies their tap water further. I wash and brush my teeth with tap water, and have never had trouble with almost a dozen visits. The hotel provides bottled water in your room daily, plus every room has a fridge with a small freezer. Ice (hielo), along with drinks and snacks, is available very cheaply at every Oxxo, which is almost two per block. Plus there is an onsite bar, water and soda at the front desk, and food service onsite. you will be fine.
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Music is off at 10:30 PM... the bar closes between 10:30 and 11 PM so that it is quiet... and Alfonso, the night receptionist/security guard is pretty strict about loud talking in the pool area (which is open 24 hours) late at night... he's polite but firm because the guests right to quiet is respected.
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"Quieter rooms face the street."
"Street-facing rooms are the quietest. Our 3rd floor room had vaulted ceilings."
"It is a bit loud during the day so you may want to request a room on the street side if this bothers you. Very quiet at night."
"By the street if you don't like bar music, but that is off by 11 (except coming from neighborhood establishments)"
"ask for quiet room"
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PRICE RANGE
US$98 - US$176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
mercurio hotel puerto vallartamercurio puerto vallarta
LOCATION
MexicoJaliscoPuerto Vallarta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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