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#1 lesley_mexico_bride

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    Posted 18 July 2010 - 11:06 AM

    I am having a lot of trouble deciding which hotel we with our guests should stay at since I have not seen them in person. Our wedding is at Las Caletas so we will not be getting married at the hotel. We want to be close in town and Dreams is more than we want our guests to pay. A lot of our people have said they do not want an all inclusive. Fiance and I want a Dreams like resort for our honeymoon out of town, but in town for the wedding. I have looked throughout the forum and all over the internet but it's hard to tell. I trust you guys more than some of the reviews on trip advisor! :) If any one stayed at one of these please let me know!!

    Marina area: Marriot vs Westin:

    What are the beaches like here? Rocky? Do they have the timeshare people bugging you?

    How far are you really from downtown?

    Rooms: look beautiful and modern on their websites but other pictures seem outdated.

    Hotel Zone:

    Fiesta Americana:

    Is it nice?
    What's the beach like in front of it? rocky? timeshare people? etc.
    location and proximity to downtown?
    rooms/hotel nice? looks okay from online pictures
    if all inclusive how is the food?
    they do not allow outside food or drink?

    Buenaventura:

    how is the pool and general hotel rooms/niceness etc?
    if all inclusive, how is the food?
    how is the beach in front?
    I hear it's close to the malecon, is this true?

    If you have anything else that might help with our decision, I would appreciate it sooooo much!! Time is ticking and I am so indecisive :)! I did try on wedding dresses yesterday though and that was fun!!!

    #2 lesley_mexico_bride

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      Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:04 AM

      okay well I guess no one had anything to say but we decided on the Westin! :)



      #3 choeft201

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        Posted 30 July 2010 - 03:39 AM

        I'm heading there August 14th and staying at the Westin for a planning trip. I was going to check out a few other properties in the area. I will let you know what I find


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        #4 punnypunda

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          Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:39 AM

          We stayed and had our wedding at the Westin. The rooms are nice and the pool is great! There are no timeshare people which is really nice.

           

          We also walked down the Marriot (it was the only place to watch the Laker game :) and that hotel is very nice also. I think the rooms at the Marriott look newer, but both hotel's seem pretty comparable. Both hotels are a 20 minute bus ride or 10-15 minute taxi ride from town. Not too far at all. 



          #5 lesley_mexico_bride

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            Posted 20 August 2010 - 01:45 PM

            Thanks! choeft201  let us know how your trip was!



            #6 choeft201

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              Posted 22 August 2010 - 04:20 AM

              Loved the Westin..staff was great, rooms were updated, great view from all rooms. Gabriel is the sales manager there and he was wonderful to work with. If you need his contact info just let me know. We are going with the Westin for sure. I also have tons of hotel pictures if you want to see them send me your email address and I'll email them to you. Let me know if you want any other info


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              #7 lesley_mexico_bride

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                Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:05 PM

                Thanks so much I appreciate it! When are you getting married? I will pm you my email addy for the pictures, thanks!



                #8 choeft201

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                  Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:23 AM

                  June 18th, 2011. I sent you an email of hotel pics..let me know when you get them


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                  #9 adevnturelovers

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                    Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:58 PM

                    Hi lesley & all LC brides, I am looking towards booking at Dreams Puerto Vallarta but am wondering is the marina near Dreams the one that the catamaran picks up my guests or will it be closer to the marina where the Westin is? I am confused. I truly want to me & my guests to stay at Dreams but I don't want a far cab ride to a marina. How far away is Dreams from the marina we will be picked up and taken to LC?

                     



                    #10 choeft201

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                      Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:57 AM



                      I was having the same issues as you so I went to check them out. I also have pictures if you want me to sent them. I decided on the Westin. The rooms are very modern and updated. The price was great. The group rate was not great but most people booked thru orbitz with flight and hotel packages and they just added those reservations to my room block. The cab ride is about $5 to downtown and the beaches are nice. NO one bugs you on the beach at the hotel..not even vendors. They have some on the beach but are on contract to the westin and are not allowed to approach you. I have a great contact over there and can send you his info if you want.

                       

                      I also went to two all inclusive places..Melia and the one that is on the vallarta-adventures website. If you have anyone with kids coming the MELIA is great and the cost is pretty low. I had a friend stay there last week and she said the place was great. Best thing is it is walking distance from the Westin.

                       

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                      Originally Posted by lesley_mexico_bride 

                      I am having a lot of trouble deciding which hotel we with our guests should stay at since I have not seen them in person. Our wedding is at Las Caletas so we will not be getting married at the hotel. We want to be close in town and Dreams is more than we want our guests to pay. A lot of our people have said they do not want an all inclusive. Fiance and I want a Dreams like resort for our honeymoon out of town, but in town for the wedding. I have looked throughout the forum and all over the internet but it's hard to tell. I trust you guys more than some of the reviews on trip advisor! :) If any one stayed at one of these please let me know!!

                      Marina area: Marriot vs Westin:

                      What are the beaches like here? Rocky? Do they have the timeshare people bugging you?

                      How far are you really from downtown?

                      Rooms: look beautiful and modern on their websites but other pictures seem outdated.

                      Hotel Zone:

                      Fiesta Americana:

                      Is it nice?
                      What's the beach like in front of it? rocky? timeshare people? etc.
                      location and proximity to downtown?
                      rooms/hotel nice? looks okay from online pictures
                      if all inclusive how is the food?
                      they do not allow outside food or drink?

                      Buenaventura:

                      how is the pool and general hotel rooms/niceness etc?
                      if all inclusive, how is the food?
                      how is the beach in front?
                      I hear it's close to the malecon, is this true?

                      If you have anything else that might help with our decision, I would appreciate it sooooo much!! Time is ticking and I am so indecisive :)! I did try on wedding dresses yesterday though and that was fun!!!



                      Puerto Vallarta...June 18th, 2011




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