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It’s not difficult to see why people keep coming back to the sparkling coastal town of Puerto Vallarta, and the best way to complement your time here is by staying in one of the many gorgeous boutique hotels in Puerto Vallarta.

Curving gracefully around the Bay of Banderas, palm-backed beaches offer the perfect place to relax in the sun. 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 top Puerto Vallarta boutique hotels to make your choice a little easier.

Best Boutique Hotels Puerto Vallarta Zona Romantica

Let’s start with the top Puerto Vallarta boutique hotels in Zona Romantica, one of the most desired neighborhoods due to its fun atmosphere and endless shops, restaurants, and nightlife.

Hotel Boutique Rivera Del Rio

best boutique hotels in puerto vallarta

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 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. 

Plus, the location of this hotel can’t be beaten. It’s located right downtown in the heart of Zona Romantica, so the city’s top restaurants, nightlife, and things to do will be right outside your doorstep.

Casa Maria Puerto Vallarta

casa maria boutique hotel puerto vallarta

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!

I loved staying here before my long-term apartment was ready in Puerto Vallarta. I felt very safe even as a solo traveler, and it was so convenient being right off the Malecon.

ZonaZ Boutique Hotel

ZonaZ Boutique Hotel

ZoneZ is an affordable boutique hotel in the heart of Zona Romantica, just five minutes (800m) from Los Muertos, one of the most popular beaches in Puerto Vallarta.

This hotel features eight unique guest suites and one bi-level townhouse suite tastefully furnished with modern Mexican decor.

Features include private keyless entrances, modern bathrooms, and in-Suite kitchenettes. But why even bother cooking when there are so many great dining options steps from your door?

ZonaZ Boutique Hotel pool

With an on-site spa, wellness facility, rock wall swimming pool, and private balcony to watch the breathtaking sunsets, you can’t help but relax here.

As a bonus, they are part of’s Travel Sustainability Program, which means the hotel is adding extra efforts to make your stay eco-friendly.

Casa Nicole Puerto Vallarta

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Casa Nicole is an excellent choice for a boutique hotel, with a prime location in Zona Romantica and all the amenities you need on-site.

One perk of staying here is that it comes with a concierge service that can assist you with any Puerto Vallarta tips you need to ensure your stay is unforgettable.

There’s also an on-site pool perfect for enjoying the non-stop sunshine or catching up on your favorite book on the lounge chairs. This hotel also features a well-equipped gym and meeting room!

casa nicole bedroom

No need to go far to get something to eat here as the hotel has an on-site restaurant called Nicole’s kitchen, which features traditional American fare with a Mexican twist.

Retreat to your room after a delicious meal and enjoy a relaxing evening in the soaking tub and private balcony.

Puerto Vallarta Boutique Hotels

Casa Velas Boutique Hotel 

casa velas boutique hotel puerto vallarta

Fancy floating in a huge, circular pool without the risk of getting splashed by squealing children? This upscale, 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 center of town in Marina Vallarta, you can escape from it all and unwind here after a big day of sightseeing.

Villa Premiere Puerto Vallarta

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When it comes to the top hotels in Puerto Vallarta, it’s almost impossible to find a list that doesn’t include the Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel.

This hotel is luxury at its finest. You’ll be greeted with a glass of champagne and a massage on arrival and a butler to show you to your suite with unbelievable oceanfront views.

villa premiere

Each room is customizable, starting with a pillow and scent menu based on aromatherapy.

You’ll love the on-site amenities, including a spa, a hot tub, a sauna, an oxygen bar, daily yoga classes, and a swim-up outdoor pool.

Located in the 5 di Diciembre neighborhood, it’s a prime location right in the middle of the city. You’ll be steps away from Playa Camarones and incredible restaurants.

Capital O Hotel 522

capital o hotel bedroom

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. 

It’s conveniently located in El Centro, steps away from everything you need.

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 who go above and beyond to ensure 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 top Puerto Vallarta boutique hotels.

Hotel Porto Allegro Puerto Vallarta

hotel porto allegro

Only two blocks from the enticing Malecón (boardwalk) in El Centro, Hotel Porto Allegro has a lovely 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 fantastic cafes and restaurants within walking distance to choose from, too. A 24-hour fitness center is available if you feel like you’ve indulged just a little too much.  

Casa Cupula Luxury LGBT Boutique Hotel

casa cupalo puerto vallarta

Casa Cupula is a gay-friendly hotel boasting many awards for its style and friendly hospitality.

Set a bit further back from the beach in Amapas; this hotel is nestled amongst lush tropical forests up on the mountainside.

This remote location provides you with some breathtaking views from the rooms and the two pools, hot tub, spa, and terrace.

pool in casa cupalo puerto vallarta

The on-site Taste restaurant doesn’t miss out on the views while serving 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 babies, though – this place is for adults only.

Bellview Boutique Hotel

bellview boutique hotel view

With only four suites, Bellview offers an intimate setting perfect for a romantic getaway.

Each suite is furnished with elegant and antique style, king-sized beds, and unbeatable views of the city and ocean right from your bed.

Enjoy a quiet evening here dining at their on-site restaurant La Capella or head out for a night to one of the many bars, nightclubs, and restaurants nearby.

bellview boutique hotel view

Bellview Boutique Hotel is located in El Centro, so this is the perfect base if you want to be in the heart of the action.

You’ll be just behind the stunning Guadalupe cathedral, which you can see from the many hotel terraces and some rooms.

Villa LaLa

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Villa Lala

If you want to stay a bit further away from the city, check out Villa LaLa in Boca de Tomatlan.

This hidden gem is one of the most romantic hotels in Puerto Vallarta, with its awe-inspiring natural setting and luxury infinity pool.

Inside the suites, you’ll find 1800 thread Egyptian cotton sheets, king-sized beds, tantra sofas, and incredible ocean and sea views.

villa lala pool

The location is ideal for exploring some of the best day trips PV offers. You’ll be able to quickly grab a boat from the pier at Boca to one of many beautiful beaches along the Bay of Banderas like Quimixto or Yelapa, where you can enjoy a relaxing day in the sun or go hiking to waterfalls.

Still, you’re just a 25-minute drive from downtown PV, which only costs a few dollars on Uber or a 50-cent bus ride.

That’s it, 12 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</a or any channels below.

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