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
Had a wonderful dinner! Great food. Walking into the restaurant with no expectations allowed for quite an experience. The place was beautiful and the restaurant had an amazing view of PV. A truly authentic Mexican experience. The mariachi band put it over the top! Definitely a must in Puerto Vallarta!
We had a perfect evening, the view was exceptional from the rooftop, the mariachis were one of the best in PV, and the food was very good. A special thanks to Sergio who took care of us, the service was very professional and courteous, we had a perfect moment and he contributed to this amazing experience. A great dining experience that I would recommend to anyone!
Absolutely beautiful boutique hotel. The pictures do not do it justice! The staff at HSA are top notch, detail oriented and anything you need, just ask! The made to order omelets were the best I’ve ever had and served in the perfect setting of the kitchen/living room/lobby! Denise and the entire staff are five stars all the way!
What a delightful surprise to dine at the Hacienda San Angel with friends. The picture perfect friday night in this unasuming from the streat, but treasure inside, unfurled delight after delight. The meal and service were impeccable and the entertainment terrific. A truly memorable evening.
From the moment we entered Hacienda we were impressed. Beautiful surroundings and wow, what a view. We were a group of 15 from USA and Australia dining at the restaurant and the service was second to none. Very friendly, professional staff that had an extensive knowledge of the menu. What impressed us the most was that all 15 meals were brought to the table at the same time, we had all ordered different meals and they were all fresh, hot and straight from the kitchen. The mariachi band were an added bonus, so professional and entertaining.