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It’s not difficult to see why people keep coming back to the sparkling coastal town of Puerto Vallarta. Curving gracefully around the Bay of Banderas, palm-backed beaches offer the perfect place to relax in the sun. The best way to complement your time here? Staying in one of the many boutique hotels in Puerto Vallarta.

Quirky shops and tasty restaurants have grown on the back of rich cultures and traditions, with historical influences from the Azatlans, Huicols, and Spaniards. After dark, bustling clubs come alive to create a pumping nightlife scene. 

With so many unique hotels to choose from, it can be hard to pick the best one! We’ve rounded up the 8 best boutique hotels in Puerto Vallarta to make your choice a little easier.

The Best Boutique Hotels in Puerto Vallarta

Hotel Boutique Rivera Del Rio

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Located in the heart of the romantic old town, this boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta is dripping with over-the-top decadence. Previously the home of local art legend “Silver” Maria Cortez, each of the eight rooms is completely unique in its eclectic design.

There’s a rooftop jacuzzi rimmed with hanging vines for you to watch sunsets over the horizon while sipping on a fruity cocktail from the pool bar. The whole place is so beautiful, it’s been chosen for the backdrop of several Vogue and Elle photoshoots. 

Hacienda Alemana Hotel Boutique

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This boutique hotel Puerto Vallarta claims to encompass Mexican culture with a “twist of German excellence.” This is evident in the Bavarian-style buffet and German draft beer available.

The bright, airy rooms have an “oasis” kind of feel, with natural wood tones set against bright tropical foliage. All of them feature a patio or balcony with your own sun lounger, or you can laze by the beautiful courtyard pool under the shade of swaying palm trees. 

Casa Velas 

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Fancy floating in a huge, circular pool without the risk of getting splashed by squealing children? This up-scale, adults-only resort might be for you. With a swim-up bar, golf course, and access to the Táu Beach Club, the goal here is to create an environment of complete relaxation and indulgence.

The spacious rooms ooze elegant glamour and are decorated with traditional Mexican art. Set a little further away from the hubbub of town, you can really escape from it all and unwind here after a big day of sightseeing.

Capital O Hotel 522

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Will you get the bright purple room, the red wall, or the yellow room? Each room at Capital O Hotel 522 has a distinctly bold theme to set it apart from the rest.

Guests say the beds here are amazingly comfortable, and they love the rooftop terrace views and comfy common rooms. A shared kitchen means you can cook for yourself if you can resist the array of restaurants within walking distance of this centrally located hotel. 

Casa Kimberly Boutique Hotel

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Casa Kimberly Boutique Hotel is a real showstopper. The former homes of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are joined by the Puente Del Amor (Bridge of Love), combining nine stunningly luxurious suites. This place has spared no expense to decorate every square inch artfully.

There’s a beautiful courtyard pool, spa, open-air restaurant, and tequila bar, all attended by professional staff that go above and beyond to make sure you’re always happy. Even with so many great restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, you won’t want to stop eating here! As the outstanding reviews attest, there are so many reasons why this is one of the best boutique hotels in Puerto Vallarta.

Hotel Porto Allegro Puerto Vallarta

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Only two blocks from the enticing malecón (boardwalk), Hotel Porto Allegro has an adorable rooftop garden terrace with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and city streets. Plus a mini outdoor pool if you need to cool off from the Puerto Vallarta heat! The understated rooms are classic and comfortable, furnished in clean neutral colors.

A fabulous buffet breakfast is included in the reasonable price, although there are oodles of amazing cafes and restaurants within walking distance to choose from, too. A 24-hour fitness center is available in case you feel like you’ve indulged just a little too much.  

Casa Cupula Luxury LGBT Boutique Hotel

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Casa Cupula is a gay-friendly retreat boasting a winning array of awards for its style and friendly hospitality. Set a bit further back from the beach,this hotel is nestled amongst lush tropical forests up on the mountainside. This provides you with some breath-taking views not only the rooms but the two pools, hot tub, spa, and terrace.

The onsite Taste restaurant doesn’t miss out on the views either while serving up Mexican and American style cuisines. They invite everyone to come in and “play hard, relax hard,” even allowing your fur-babies to stay with you! Not human babies, though – this place is adults only.

Boutique Hotels Puerto Vallarta:Casa Maria Hotel Boutique & Gallery 

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Brighten up your stay with dazzling splashes of color in this boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta. Casa Maria has a rustic Mexican style that brings energy and quirkiness to this adults-only hotel, featuring traditional architecture fitting for the romantic sector location. It’s the perfect place to take an Insta-worthy snap!

Terraces look over the year-round outdoor pool, where you can enjoy a complimentary coffee to add to the buzzing vibe. Only a short walk to the beach, bars, and clubs, Casa Maria a perfect choice for an adventurous and exciting stay in Puerto Vallarta. It’s easily one of the best Puerto Vallarta hotels on the beach!

That’s it, 8 of the best boutique hotels in Puerto Vallarta! Did I miss any amazing boutique hotels in PV? Let me know in the comments below so I can add them to the list!

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 Lora Pope is a travel content creator who’s been wandering solo for over a decade. She lives a nomadic lifestyle and is on a quest to visit every country in the world - always on the lookout for new adventures, hidden gems, and dogs to pet. You can follow her adventures on Explore with Lora and Instagram

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