W Punta de Mita
What We Love
- The pops of bright color in the guest rooms and public areas that manage to seem chic and traditional at the same time
- The full-service, 4,000-square-foot spa, with rooms that overlook the lake
- Every room has a private patio or balcony
- The sunbed-like lounges in the “Living Room,” a cocktail bar that encourages serious relaxation
What To Know
- It can be hard to escape from the ubiquitous DJs in the public areas
- Families traveling with kids might feel that the hotel is more oriented towards couples and groups
- “Ocean View” rooms are a good bit further from the ocean than the “Ocean Front” rooms
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
This W is the latest resort in an area that’s becoming trendier by the day—and not just for surf bums and typical hippie set, but for the rich and famous who love the gorgeous beaches and isolated feel of Punta de Mita. This pad has plenty that appeals, especially the infusion of sexed-up Mexican colors and images, plus a soupçon of surfer chic that creates a gorgeous and modern aesthetic. The rooms follow the W pattern with comfy, oversized beds, a minimal amount of furniture, and smooth surfaces and clean lines. By the pool, there are full-sized, canopied daybeds ideal for lazing the day away, although some guests might find the DJs that spin all day long on Saturdays slightly less than relaxing. Though the vibe here is predominantly young and hip, the stunning beach and oceanfront infinity pool will appeal to all.
In the Area
Although the hotel offers transport to nearby landmarks, guests may need to hire a car if they want to do any exploring outside the resort. It’s a 50-minute drive to Puerto Vallarta, which will probably be on top of most guests’ destination lists: the colonial streets, lined with shops and restaurants, are lively and worth visiting. More active pastimes—sailing, snorkeling, hiking, jungle tours—are also popular nearby attractions, or you can stroll around the local seaside villages and shop for the brightly colored crafts produced by the Huihcol people, one of Mexico’s indigenous groups. Check out San Sebastián, a former mining enclave up a mountain near Puerto Vallarta, for a fabulous example of a ghost town, or head to the northern part of Banderas Bay to take an excursion to the Marietas Islands, where you can scout for exotic birds and fish.
How to Get There
Weather was too hot and humid too really appreciate our stay here
We were upgraded to an oasis suite top floor ocean front with a private plunge pool Room was large and very comfortable with a huge television and great amenities There also was a private jacuzzi outdoors and secluded Bed and bedding was excellent
Service was good but nowhere at the level one would find at the nearby St Regis or Four Seasons
Great sandy beach with no rocks
Food was very good and the breakfast buffet was typical but good My biggest problem was that I am too old for the W experience meaning the music at poolside was too loud and I did not like having a DJ at the pool although others including my wife enjoyed the music and it’s volume
I would stay here again but think I prefer the St Regis
I have just returned from a five night stay at the W in Punta de Mita and can say the hotel is on breathtaking grounds.
We booked via Expedia for a couple and three year old child. Upon check in we were disappointed to learn that no sleeping arrangements for our child had been made in the booking and therefore the W would charge us $90 per night for a roll away bed. We were offered a room with two double beds however the two double beds were two small to accommodate two adults. We were offered a discount on the roll away bed but still had to pay $60 plus taxes per night which was rather displeasing. The lady who checked us in was fantastic went above and beyond to show us the different room options but was unable to negotiate on the charge to no fault of her own.
Recommendation to the W offering guests a free drink on arrival should be a standard welcome.
We stayed in the superior king with ocean view. The view is amazing the room is on the small side with very limited clothes storage space however we were comfortable for our stay.
The restaurants onsite were tasty we enjoyed all our meals but I will say it can get boring so we decided to go offsite to the nearest town Punta de Mita for dinner (there are fantastic five star restaurants in the vicinity).
There are no Uber’s in the area so you have no other option than to get a taxi via the hotel. Whilst the cars provided are of excellent standard and the drivers all professional for a 14mile round trip journey were were charged $80 and if we couldn’t pay in cash the W charged a further 16%.
The pool is great you can always get a sun lounger and same goes for the beach. The staff by the pool are attentive but the cocktails by the pool are mediocre. Cocktails served on The Living Room and restaurants were better but when spending most of your time by the pool you would expect this standard throughout the property as the price is the same.
On check in we were given the schedule however both times we went to visit it was closed.
We didn’t have any treatments which we regretted as the spa are looked amazing!
We had a late flight on our last day and requested a late check out we were told we could have our room until 1pm and then could use the spa facilities to shower. When we were living and requested a golf caddy or directions to the spa were were treated rather unfavourably by the staff whom called to check if we could indeed use these facilities and seemed disgruntled.
Due to our check our experience, the roll away bed charge and exorbitant taxi fees this had us leaving our stay with a three star review. Which is rather disappointing as we were so looking forward to this trip.
Beautiful hotel but the upcharges not worth it especially to be ill treated by staff on check out.
We spent 9 nights in August 2019. We enjoyed the stay very much. in that period is low season so the staff is not alway enough, but the put all the effort to mantain the standards. location of the hotel is the best in that area. much more better the four season.
FOOD: high quality. variety can be improved. the sushi restaurant is wonderful. Javier, the chef, is TOP!
DRINKS: everything is very good and the bar tender are very friendly.Special mention for my dear friend LOUIS!
POOL AND BEACH: the staff is superb, always looking after customers and taking care of them. friendly and polite. Alan is a very good manager of the team and I am sure will achive his goals. All the guys are super. a Special mention to my dear friends JAVI and DANIEL.
FRONT DESK: W standards. I want to thank Sebastian for the help he gave me.
W is W! and you cannot be in any other place.a visit is a MUST!