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Golden Crown Paradise -
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The following is David's professional opinion from a recent hotel inspection.

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Ambiance -I was very pleased when I stayed here recently. This is a smaller adults only resort in what is known as the hotel zone. This is a good moderate property and the staff makes their guests feel very welcome. One of the nice things they do for couples like honeymooners is they put a nice sign outside the door with their names on it for example, John and Jane Smith's Casa. They really want you to feel at home here.

Beach - The beach is pretty typical for this area, not quite as nice as up north in Nuevo Vallarta. It is a public beach so be prepared for the vendors.

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 - More subdued than the sister property next door the Crown Paradise Club that caters to families. They have pool 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 3 restaurants 1 of which is their specialty restaurant. You also have access to the 4 restaurants at their sister property next door The Crown Paradise Club, 2 of which are a-la-carte serving Asian and an international cuisine. You may eat at the Specialty restaurant at the Golden Crown as many times as you wish. If you are staying 4 nights, you get 1 dinner coupon to experience a Specialty restaurant at the Crown Paradise Club. If staying 5-7 nights you get 2 dinner coupons for the Crown Paradise Club. They also have 24 hour room service which not all the resorts have. They only have local beer but both local and imported spirits.

Getting Around - Taxi is the most convenient since you are so close to town. This is very conveniently located, close to the airport, downtown and you can even walk over to the marina if you wanted to.

Internet Access -They have wireless internet access from the rooms but be prepared to pay about $30 for the day.

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 - Leave the kids at home since this ia an adults only resort. Their sister property next door, the Crown Paradise Club is fantastic for families with children.

Little Known Fact-They are one of the few all-inclusive resorts that has a hospitality room for people who have late flights or are checking in early.

Medical Services -On call medical services.

Negatives - The Golden Crown Paradise Club is not a new fancy resort. What they lack in physical surroundings they make up for 10 times in how they treat their guests.

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

Pool - They have a nice pool next to the beach making it very convenient.

Protection - In room safe at no additional charge .

Recreation - They have the typical non motorized water sports and access to the motorized water sports. They also have two clay tennis courts which brings me back to my tennis days growing up in Ft Lauderdale.

Rooms -I felt their rooms were very nice size and very well decorated. When you check in they usually will have a nice flower arrangement on the bed spelling out welcome, or happy honeymoon. A little thing is they have coffee makers in the room. This might not seem like a big deal but I have been in fancier all-inclusive's that do not. All the rooms are at least ocean view.

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-Try to avoid August and September, monsoon season. But I have had families stay in this region during these months and they had great weather. I was there in September and it was nice everyday and only rained in the evening. Who knows anymore! December through April is just perfect.

WOW Factor-They really make you feel at home here. Also being adults only more quiet than some of the other resorts. You also can't beat the location for convenience to everything.

X-Y-Z -For couples who want a good moderate adults only resort, they will be very pleased with the Golden Crown Paradise.

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"Just the Facts"

Hotel Location

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Caressed by the sparkling waters of Banderas Bay, this romantic, adults-only resort was designed for travelers wishing to spoil themselves with comfort, style, and personalized service. Enjoy oceanview guestrooms, a variety of dining options, a gym, clay tennis courts, a full-service spa, and a wide selection of daily activities programs. Create unforgettable vacation memories during stays at this dynamic Mexican retreat.

Hotel Facilities

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Number of Floors-8
Number of Rooms-214
Year Built-1997
Last Renovation-2002
Renovations/Important Information:
No one under 18 permitted at hotel.
The Golden Crown Paradise Resort is an adults only property however, they do share some common areas with the sister family oriented hotel which would be the theater, tennis courts and sports area.

As an option we are offering our clients to make reservations at the "Sans Soucis" Restaurant located at Crown Paradise Club (next door) or they can enjoy dinner at any of the other 3 Restaurants at the Golden Crown Paradise that offer dinner service ("Paradise" themed Restaurant, "Los Gallos" Mexican cuisine, or "Bellavista" Terrace., plus our "The Breeze" Beach & Sushi Bar? or take advantage of the exchange privileges the Golden guest have, to use the services & facilities of our sister property Crown Paradise Club.
Check-in Time-3:00pm
Check-out Time-12:00pm
Check-in Minimum Age-18
Adults Only-Yes
Atmosphere-Both Active and Relaxed
Hotel Appeals To-All Groups


Non-Smoking Rooms Available-Some Rooms
Handicap Accessible Hotel-Yes
On-Site Shopping-Gift Shop
Room Service Available-Yes
Room Service Hours-24 Hours
24-Hour Front Desk-Yes
Wake Up Calls-All Rooms
Porter/Bellhop Available-Yes
Baggage Check Available-Yes, Complimentary
Courtesy Room-Yes, Complimentary
Safety Deposit Box Available-Yes, Complimentary
Internet Access Terminal-Yes, Fees May Apply
Laundry Service-Yes, Fees May Apply
Laundry Service Type-Valet
Self Parking-Yes, Complimentary
Primary Airport Name-PVR
Distance to Primary Airport-Within 5 miles (8km)

Hotel Details

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Standard Rooms Ocean View

Room types are fully equipped, spacious rooms with a balcony.

All rooms feature:
King size bed or two double bed
Cable color T.V. with remote control
Iron & ironing board
Coffee maker
Safety-deposit box
Telephone with direct dialing
Radio-alarm clock
Full bathroom with shower & bathtub
Make-up mirror
Ceiling fan

Standard Rooms Ocean Front

These beautiful rooms are fully equipped and spacious with a balcony, overlooking the ocean.

All rooms feature:
King size bed or two double bed
Cable color T.V. with remote control
Iron & ironing board
Coffee maker
Safety-deposit box
Telephone with direct dialing
Radio-alarm clock
Full bathroom with shower & bathtub
Make-up mirror

Honeymoon Rooms with Jacuzzi

6 Units with the Jacuzzi on the balcony & 4 units with the Jacuzzi inside the room are located in the ocean front tower.

King size bed
Air conditioning
Cable color T.V. with remote control
Iron & ironing board
Coffee maker
Safety-deposit box
Telephone with direct dialing
Radio-alarm clock
Full bathroom with shower & bathtub
Make-up mirror

Special Amenities:
Mini bar with soft drinks, beer & water (re-stocked daily)
Fruit basket on arrival day
Bottle of sparkling wine
His & Hers bathrobes & slippers

Honeymoon Suites

Spectacular ocean front suites, with large Jacuzzi on the wrap-around balcony, overlooking the bay.

King size bed
Air conditioning
Cable color T.V. with remote control
Iron & ironing board
Coffee maker
Safety-deposit box
Telephone with direct dialing
Radio-alarm clock
Full bathroom with shower & bathtub
Make-up mirror

Special Amenities:
Mini bar with soft drinks, beer & water (re-stocked daily)
Fruit basket on arrival day
Bottle of sparkling wine
His & Hers bathrobes & slippers
Flower arrangement



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Number of Restaurants On Site: 3

"Paradise": Specialties Restaurant a la Carte, dinner only, dress code in effect, reservation is required.
Los Gallos" offering the best of the Mexican Cuisine, (used to be the Bellavista in-door) it is now operating and offering breakfast lunch and dinner.

Number of Lounges/Bars On Site: 3

"The Pub" Main bar offering assorted domestic and a selection of imported premium brands from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight.
"The Pool Bar": Offering a wide variety of cocktail , wine & beer from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
"The Breeze": Full service bar plus snack on the beach.
Continental Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Deli-Style Lunch: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sushi Bar evening: 6:00p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Activities & Entertainment

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Recreation & Activities

Activities/Tour Desk-Yes
Beach Type-Public
Beach Access-Direct
Description of Pools:
Semi-Olympic size swimming pool with Jacuzzi, infinity style., with heated water.
Number of Swimming Pools-1
Number of Wading Pools-0
Adult Outdoor Pools Are Heated-All Pools
Swim-up Pool Bars-No
Non-Motorized Water Sports Available-Yes, Complimentary
Kayaking, Windsurfing,laser sailing, Snorkeling, and Boogie boards.
Motorized Water Sports Available-Yes, Fees May Apply
Parasailing, Water Ski, Banana, This is a third party company located on the beach.
Game room/Arcade On Site-No
Children's Activity Program-No
Children's Play Area-No
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, Complimentary


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 On Site-Yes
Weddings are celebrated on the beach or any other area at the hotel. For Packages pricing or more information contact Public Relations at the Hotel.


Golf Course On Site-No
Distance to Off Site Golf Course-Within 5 miles

Off Site Golf Shuttle-No


Entertainment On Site-Yes

Musical & dance Shows, Contests & Games

First Attraction Served-Puerto Vallarta downtown
Distance to First Attraction-Within 5 miles
Second Attraction Served-Jungle Tours
Second Attraction Shuttle Service-No
Distance to Second Attraction-Within 15 miles
Third Attraction Served-Swim with Dolphins
Third Attraction Shuttle Service-No
Distance to Third Attraction-Within 15 miles
Children's Programs

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This is an adults only resort.

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