Hacienda San Angel
What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The rooftop restaurant is closed for dinner July-September
- An upscale hacienda in Old Vallarta with views across Banderas Bay
- The indoor and outdoor living spaces
- Within walking distance of excellent restaurants and watering holes
- Comfortable and classy rooms that aren’t stuffy or overfurnished
- Private and public spaces decorated with 16th- to 19th-century antiques
- Stunning chapel accommodates 100 wedding guests
What To Know
- Children 12 and under are not permitted
- Located five short but steep blocks up from the sea walk
- Multiple small dogs have the run of the main property
- Taxes plus service charges add up to 24 percent
- No parking lot; there’s parking only on the narrow and hilly surrounding streets
- Nearby church bells chime the hour
- The property opened in 2004
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In a series of contiguous, totally renovated houses, Hacienda San Angel is the most gracious lodging in the heart of Old Vallarta. About five short but steep blocks from the bay and its sea walk (the malecón), the property has impressive downtown views and is close to the best restaurants, galleries and shops of the original tourist zone. Popular with honeymooners and couples, the property has a romantic atmosphere that’s simultaneously traditional (there’s a wealth of religious art from Mexico’s colonial and republican eras) and modern (a few of the suites have terraces with private hot tubs overlooking the deep blue Banderas Bay). Each room is unique in design and decoration, but the combination of beautiful architectural details, high-quality artifacts, and the stunning views from the private balconies, is pretty much ubiquitous. Your suite might have a French crystal wall sconce, a cozy window seat or restored 18th-century paintings, while in the public spaces, sounds of bamboo wind chimes and trickling fountains keep the feng shui in check. Make time for a meal at the rooftop restaurant, where dishes include calamari, salmon carpacci, and a medley of grilled vegetables, and a mariachi ensemble serenades guests.
In the Area
Admire outdoor sculptures on a sunset promenade along the malecón (sea walk) before heading into town. A few suggestions: indulge your sweet tooth with designer dark chocolates made with local ingredients at Xocodiva in the aptly-named Zona Romantica. Wellness junkie? Head to the hills for a therapeutic massage or traditional Temazcal ceremony at Terra Noble—a spa and eco-reserve at the highest point in Puerto Vallarta. Adventurous types should experience the tropical rainforest from above on a zip-line tour with Los Veranos Canopy Tour, Puerto Vallarta’s original zip-line company.
How to Get There
Highly recommend Hacienda San Angel for a sunset dinner. We go there every time we are in Puerto Vallarta. Have never been disappointed with the high quality food and service. If you go on Friday and Saturday they have a professional mariachi group. Great for a birthday or special occasion. This is a boutique hotel with beautiful accommodations as well. Also suggest you have dessert at Casa Kimberly around the corner.
Besides the amazing views, the ambience of the dining room and surroundings is first class. The service and food was a five star evening. To top it off the Mariachi band was great. The band sang both traditional and americano music. They sung Happy Birthday to my wife and the restaurant gave her a nice cream brûlée. We’d go back in a minute.
The ambiance of Hacienda San Angel is legendary...from the antique filled lobby to the vistas from the dining terrace to the professional Mariachis...and the food...took advantage of the 3 course $27.00 usd Restaurant Week menu...what a value..best sea bass ever..great scallops apitizer and sorbet trio. World class food presentation and superbe service...be there around sunset for the best views of the changing light...this experience should be on everyone's bucket list.
The food is good, although nothing extraordinary. The staff is attentive, but the place is stuffy; definitely high-end and pricey. Although at the top of a hill, the view to the Bay of Banderas is obstructed from the dining area.
We stayed at Hacienda San Angel twice on our way to and from nine nights in Yelapa. Both rooms held a fantastic collection of antiques and curios, in keeping with the entire hotel. We would prefer to walk up the (very) steep hill to stay at this location rather than on the Malecon with the throng of US tourists in PV. If you have the opportunity to treat yourself, it is almost worth the trip to PV just to stay at Hacienda San Angel. Beautiful, private venue with excellent views, clean rooms and facilities. It's not cheap, but as a treat it is worth every cent.