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Crown Paradise Club -
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Ambiance -Their slogan is "Kids Happy, Everyone's Happy and they mean it! Families, families, families is the best way to describe the Crown Paradise Club. When they welcome you to the resort, they welcome you home. They are so focused on the kids that the kids get their own check-in area so they feel important.

Beach - The beach is pretty typical for this area, not quite as nice as up north in Nuevo Vallarta.

Charges (extra) - Spa services, motorized water sports, and business center services would be extra.

Distances - In what is called the hotel zone only a 5-10 minute taxi into town.

Entertainment on Property - The aquapark is their claim to fame with the 9 slides and pirate ship. It looked like so much fun I even wanted to go down the slide. Age appropriate activities during the day and entertainment in the evening.

Fitness Area - A small but adequate fitness center but hey, you are on vacation!

Food - They have 4 restaurants 2 of which are a-la-carte serving Asian and an international cuisine. They also have 24 hour room service which not all the resorts have. They even have a children's menu that the kids can order off of at anytime which the kids love. You may eat at the Specialty restaurants as many times as you wish, there is no limit. They only have local beers but both local and imported spirits.

Getting Around - Taxi is the most convenient since you are so close to town.

Internet Access -They have internet access from the business center.

Jackets and Ties - Keep them at home, but long pants and a collared shirt is required for the men in the a-la-carte restaurants.

Kids - Did I mention, they focus on kids? You bet they do. Not only do they have the aquapark but they also have the Baby Paradise Club for the under 3 crowd, the Kids Paradise Club for the 4-12 crowd and the Teen Paradise Club for the 13 and older going on 30 crowd. They offer babysitting that runs around $15.00 P/hour plus the taxi for the babysitter.

Lighting -The resort is well laid out and well lit at night.

Medical Services -On call medical services.

Negatives - The Crown Paradise Club has been around for a while so don't expect a newer fancy resort. What they lack in physical structure they make up for 10 times in how they treat their guests and the kids.

Nightlife - They have shows in the evening and plenty of nightlife in town.

Pool - Yes, there is another pool for the adults so you do not have to play in the aquapark if you do not want to.

Protection - In room safe at no additional charge .

Recreation - Oh my goodness, they have so much for the families to do during the day you will not be bored. Puerto Vallarta also offers many activities outside of the resort.

Rooms -Their Family rooms are their claim to fame with the kids having their own little room (I say cubby hole is more like it) with a bunk bed and trundle that will sleep 3 kids under 12. They even have their own TV. Kids love it for they think of it as their own little space. Also, for some it is not a big deal but they have coffee makers in the room. I need my coffee in the morning and like having it right there in my room.

Shopping - Small gift shop on property. Plenty of shopping in Puerto Vallarta.

Spa- They offer spa services in a small spa.

Terrain - This is not a large spread out property by any means. You can be on the beach from your room in minutes.

Tipping-A couple of dollars a day for your maid, and a dollar for bar and restaurant servers. Don't feel you have to tip each time other than the maid. They will be so appreciative since most people will not tip at an all-inclusive.

View-I like this area of Puerto Vallarta since the views of the ocean, city and mountains are a great combination.

Weather-Avoid August and September, monsoon season. But I have had families stay in this region during these months and they had great weather. Who knows anymore! December through April is just perfect.

WOW Factor-They treat the kids as good if not better than the adults. Remember the saying, "Kids Happy, Everyone's Happy"

X-Y-Z -This is about as family friendly as you will get in Puerto Vallarta.

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Quietly nestled on one of Puerto Vallarta's most beautiful beaches, this colonial-style hotel provides tasteful accommodations and an exciting, family-friendly environment.

Hotel Facilities


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HOTEL OVERVIEW
Number of Floors 4
Elevators Yes
Number of Rooms 254
Year Built 1965
Last Renovation 2004
 
Check-in Time 3:00 pm
Check-out Time 12:00pm
Check-in Minimum Age 18
Atmosphere Both Active and Relaxed
Hotel Appeals To All Groups
HOTEL AMENITIES
Non-Smoking Rooms Available Some Rooms
Handicap Accessible Hotel Yes
Number of Handicap Equipped Rooms 0
On-Site Shopping Gift Shop
Room Service Available Yes
Room Service Hours 24 Hours
Babysitting Services Available Yes, Fees May Apply
Babysitting Service Types On-Site
Rollaway Beds Yes, Fees May Apply
Cribs Yes, Complimentary
24-Hour Front Desk Yes
Wake Up Calls All Rooms
Concierge Yes
Porter/Bellhop Available Yes
Baggage Check Available Yes, Complimentary
Courtesy Room Yes, Complimentary
Safety Deposit Box Available Yes, Complimentary
Business Services On-Site Yes, Fees May Apply
Description of Business Center:
Internet access with 3 PC?s
Internet Access Terminal Yes, Fees May Apply
Housekeeping Daily
Laundry Service Yes, Fees May Apply
Laundry Service Type Valet
Self Parking Yes, Complimentary
Primary Airport Name PVR
FITNESS & SPA FACILITIES
Fitness Center Yes, Complimentary
Hot Tubs/Jacuzzis - Indoor 0
Hot Tubs/Jacuzzis - Outdoor 1
Sauna Available No
Spa Available Yes, Fees May Apply
Steam Room Available No
WEDDING SERVICES
Wedding Services On Site Yes
Weddings are celebrated at the Gazebo by beach area. Package includes translation of documents, medical certificate, judge fees, bouquet for the bride and groom, one tired cake, domestic champagne.
GOLF AMENITIES
Golf Course On Site No
Distance to Off Site Golf Course Within 10 miles
Off Site Golf Shuttle No

 

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Room Accommodations
Room categories offered for this property are listed on the right. To explore different room amenities, click on the links shown. Please check availability for your preferred travel dates. Room categories may not be available at all times.

Family Room
Bedding options available:
1 king size bed
1 trundle bed (kids)
1 bunk bed (kids)
Air conditioning All rooms
Alarm clock/radio All rooms
Coffee/tea maker All rooms
Telephones All rooms
Tub and/or shower Tub & shower
Hairdryer All rooms
Iron/ironing board All rooms
Television All rooms
Cable/satellite television All rooms
In-room safe All rooms
Room opens to balcony/patio All Rooms
ROOM POLICIES
Occupancy limits: 2 adults, 2 children (max 5ft tall), 4 total

No children over 12 allowed in this room category due to small size of bunk bed.

Maximum of 2 children through the age of 12 stay free in existing bedding with at least 1 adult.
Dining

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Number of Restaurants On Site 4
La Palapa Food Court - Serving breakfast buffet. For lunch and dinner there are 4 different stations, Mexican, Italian, Oriental and International, open daily.

Fujiyama - A Japanese Tepanyaki and Sushi bar, closed 1 day a week and serving dinner, reservation required.

Piazza - A deluxe restaurant offering Mediterranean a la carte dinner, and also offering a wonderful view of the ocean. Reservation required, closed 1 day a week.

Sans Soucis - A la carte dining gourmet restaurant. Admission from 8 years and up.
Number of Lounges/Bars On Site 3
Tiki Bar at the beach-pen from 10am to midnight.
Pool Bar-open from 11am to 6pm
Trafalgar's - Sports bar
Club Caribe-swim up bar, open from
10 am to 8 pm
Lobby bar-open from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Club Nitro Discotheque-open from 9:00 pm to 2:00am
times are subject to change

Activities & Entertainment


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Entertainment On Site Yes
Nightly shows from 9.30pm to 10.30pm at Club Nitro. Children are welcomed. Shows vary from Broadway nights, Mexican, Hollywood, Tropical and karaoke.

RECREATION & ACTIVITIES
Activities/Tour Desk Yes
Beach Type Public
Beach Access Direct
Number of Swimming Pools 2
Number of Wading Pools 1
Adult Outdoor Pools Are Heated All Pools
Swim-up Pool Bars Yes
Non-Motorized Water Sports Available Yes, Complimentary
Windsurfing, kayaks and Boogie boards.
Motorized Water Sports Available Yes, Fees May Apply
Jet skies and parachute.
Gameroom/Arcade On Site No
Children's Activity Program Yes, Complimentary
Painting, beach activities, hand crafts, mini disco, lottery, hunting crabs and aqua park. Babies, kids, and teen programs.
Children's Play Area Yes
Bike Rental On Site No
Moped Rental On Site No
Tennis Courts Available Yes, Complimentary
Number of Tennis Courts On Site 2
Number of Lighted Tennis Courts On Site 0
Tennis Equipment Rental Available Yes, Fees May Apply

 
Children's Programs

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Children get their own vacation experience with supervised activities and an aqua park that features a pirate ship, watersides, a children's club and a fun-filled playground area.

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