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Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

Mexico - Puerto Vallarta

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1-833-221-2140
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Imagine this view: stunning sapphire waters complimented by golden sands and rolling mountains. This wonder-view is beco ... More

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"WE loved our stay at the Now Amber Hotel. The room was fabulous and the girls tried out the jacuzzi on the balcony. I loved the large tub. We ate well and enjoyed the shows. The Bob Marley drinks were ..." – 256578
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4.4 out of 5
"WE loved our stay at the Now Amber Hotel. The room was fabulous and the girls tried out the jacuzzi on the balcony. I loved the large tub. We ate well and enjoyed the shows. The Bob Marley drinks were ..." – 256578
180 out of 201 (90%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Room 3rd floor lobby area Lobby Room service breakfast! Lobby view Roach in room Heat rash from lack of air conditioning Sunset at Now Amber Beautiful! Like non stop selling? Moments Bar Lounge Fast food sign on the street delicious Now Amber Lobby morning at the beach near hotel Just one of many Beautiful Sunsets from our Room!! Loved it!! Now Amber Luxury Room Beach area Standing in front of hotel First view from our room when we arrived! Fabulous!! Sunset Beach Olympics
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November 2, 2018
not kid friendly. overall would not return here

I am very disappointed with this resort. This is unfortunate as the staff was awesome. We normally stay at Excellence Resorts but they don't have any on the west coast, especially a kid friendly one so we took a chance with Amber. Big mistake. This has been the least relaxing vacation that we have ever had. Do not expect to have any peace and quiet or any downtime at this resort. I have never been to a more excessively noisy place under the guise of a "resort". They advertise this as a family place but it could not be further than the truth. First of all they have a concert in the lobby every single night until 11-1130PM. This is in addition to whatever wedding they might have or whatever Secrets may have going on too (Now is linked w/ adults only Secrets). So you have to accept your fate that you will not rest or sleep until about at least 1130. After 1130PM, you will have to listen to all the drunks or partiers scattered around the property. They will scream, sing, make all kind of noise until the wee hours of the night. I think I called reception about 5 or 6 times total during my stay and even went down there in my pajamas one time at 2AM. It doesn't matter. They will not do anything or manage this issue. I think I have seen more spine in a jellyfish. Anyway, after not sleeping at all at night, you might want a nap during the day right? Nope... you will not even be able to nap or have any downtime during the day either. The pool noise is always there, all hours of the day, also music and just people being loud having fun. You can't blame the other guests, but I am just letting you know that you will not be able to have ANY refuge from the constant noise. If you have a baby or a kid and they are on a nap time still, forget it. If they go to bed at 7 or 8 forget it. No one will sleep. You have to just accept your fate that you will go home more tired and miserable. The happiest day was the day we left. All the rooms will hear noise as the hotel is shaped like an amphitheater. Imagine taking a concert hall and putting a hotel room in the middle of it. That is Now Amber. We know this just from talking with other guests and parents. Second of all, there are 5 restaurants here but you can only eat at 4 if you have kids. They have an adult only restaurant on this property. Why? Secrets is literally 100 ft away...Also, kids under 12 can't eat at the hibachi. This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard as everyone knows that kids LOVE hibachi. Family friendly? Definitely not! Also, kids are not allowed in the hot tub and we were asked to leave the hot tub. Why? Again, Secrets is literally 100 ft away. Guests want to cheap out at Amber because they don't want to pay a premium for adult only Secrets but then they complain about kids on the property. So one night we left our kid at kids club to go to the adult only restaurant. "No because you don't have long pants". LOL ! Unless you are in a wedding why would anyone bring long pants (that are not jeans by the way) to 100 degree Mexico? It was just one thing after another with this place. Anyway, very bad time here, I got the impression that if this resort could keep kids in a 10x10 enclosure all day and night they would. We will never return here. In addition, we were upgraded to the preferred club but there was not one thing special about it to make it worth the price.


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From: atlanta
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

October 15, 2018
Disappointed - Not top shelf any longer

This is the 5th time I've been to this resort. It's been a couple years and things have really changed. All the food in all the restaurants taste exactly the same. Doesn't matter what specialty it should be. Food came out from specialty restaurants cold, and not at the same time. The liquor which used to be top shelf at the bars is no long there. If you didn't tip (which was supposed to be included) the next time you saw a waiter you had to fight for service. The rooms were ok, but we had a passive aggressive housekeeper. Everyday was a question on what she would leave out in her cleaning. One day it was towels, another day left full trash cans. She refused to bring us hair conditioner.Other rooms on our level had the small liquor bottles replaced and the fridge restocked. We did not. We complained to the front desk but still had the same housekeeper. The towels and robes were frayed and scratchy. Not fluffy and soft. Sheets were clean but very rough. And on the last day, they emptied the pool with the bar for resurfacing. Needless to say, not going back which is disappointing.


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From: Los Angeles
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

October 14, 2018

Service in the pool areas was terrible. We ordered a couple of drinks around 4 p.m. Unfortunately, 45 minutes later we had nott received the drinks and the waiter was nowhere to be found.. Due to my physical limitations, my wife had to go to the pool bar to get them. Other than this, Now Amber is an excellent resort which we have visited several times.


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From: Florida
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

October 7, 2018
Wonderful stay

We were a group of 10 ladies from Los Angeles. We all loved the facility and wonderful customer service Food was amazing and view, cleanliness and attendant was of staff was unparalleled Looking forward for our next stay


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From: Los Angeles
Age: 45-54

Room Information

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta features 327 suites with stunning ocean views, lush gardens and a sleek, contemporary decor that are sure to make you feel like royalty.

Every suite offers one king or two double beds, nightly turn down service, air-conditioning, mini bar (refreshed daily), 24 hour room service, Satellite cable TV, DVD player, iPod Dock, work table with phone extension, vanity mirror and a bathroom equipped with a shower and Jacuzzi.

Room Details

Junior Suite Ocean View
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Preferred Club Junior Suite Garden View
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Junior Suite Swimout
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Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View
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Preferred Club Junior Suite Swimout
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Preferred Master Suite Ocean Front
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What's to Love

As of June 2018 you can bring your furry friend along!

Stunning Banderas Bay with sapphire waters that will soothe your weary soul.

All suites with ocean views. Some ground floor suites include direct swim-out pools. (Sweet.)

Cocktail service at beach and pool - another drink, please.

Watching the whales December-March, a mind-blowing (& blowhole-blowing) experience.

Los Arcos National Park - a diver's dream - is only eight miles from the resort.

Water trampoline, euro-bungee, family water slide, inflatable iceberg - all for you.

Kids, tweens and teens have their own places to see and be seen.

Bonus: babysitters for date night. They're all CPR and First Aid certified.

 

What We'd Change

Three of the a la carte restaurants never open for lunch. With the views and breezes at Barefoot Grill on the beach, though, you might not even notice!

 

Why You Should Go

It's a 15-minute jaunt from the airport. Your refreshing welcome drink is waiting.

You can walk to PVs boardwalk "El Malecon" - shopping, dining, nightlife await you.

Hanging out in the open-air lobby with dreamy views of the ocean and mountains is epic. Aahh-some sunset perch.

The adjacent Secrets Spa is available to Now Amber guests with soothing, stress-ousting treatments.

Tennis clinics are available for those wanting to sharpen their skills.

You'll enjoy complimentary green fees at Marina Vallarta and Vista Vallarta Golf Club.

They've Gone Green - recycling is a way of life at the resort. Major points for this.

Available Amenities

  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Windsurfing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Badminton
  • Soccer
  • Jet Skis ($)
  • Water Polo
  • Ping Pong
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 7 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Theater
  • Elevators
  • Teen Club
  • Spa ($)
  • Yoga
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Hammocks
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Euro-bungee
  • Cribs Available on Request ($)
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Business Center
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Dining
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Whale-Watching

Map of Local Area

Puerto Vallarta is one of the friendliest and most diverse beach destinations in the world. Once but a tiny fishing village, Puerto Vallarta is now a world-class resort area that has retained all of the quaint charms of the original village.

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

David Alfar Siquerios No 164, Col Zona Hotelera Las Gorias

52-322-226-2900

Hotel Description

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta: The Beauty of Bandaras Bay Awaits You

Imagine this view: stunning sapphire waters complimented by golden sands and rolling mountains. This wonder-view is becoming even more breathtaking - the sun is about to dip into the ocean. Get your phone out - this picture snap might just be the one you are hoping for. After this memory moment you are thinking about walking into town to shop, but right now, this Pacific Coast haven is sweeping you off your feet.

Hurry and grab a seat on the deck. The sunset is about to start.

Unlimited-Luxury® means complete and utter relaxation - it's all taken care of for you. You get to Live in the Now™ with inclusive, ahh-some perks like:

  • Unlimited meals, snacks, water, sodas and juices - bring your thirst.
  • Unlimited domestic and imported alcoholic beverages, including house wine. It's a party.
  • 24-hour room-service food and drink - should you have a hankering for something at 2:14 a.m., you can get it.
  • In-room mini bar with beer, bottled water, soft drinks (restocked daily).
  • Rooms with a private balcony or terrace and a hydro-tub.
  • All kinds of activities - climbing wall, dance lessons, a casino and more.
  • Theme nights and lively outdoor entertainment.
  • Theme nights and lively outdoor entertainment.
  • Sip, Savor & See with other nearby resorts - Secrets Vallarta Bay and Dreams Villamagna (you must make your own travel arrangements through the resort concierge by 3 p.m.).
  • Taxes and gratuities - who needs to worry with this on vacay?


DINING

It's a smorgasbord of flavors with anything and everything you'd want: grilled seafood, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean, and plenty of Mexican cuisine. Seven yummy restaurants to sample and devour. Restaurant openings rotate throughout the week so make sure you check the schedule. Bonus: no reservations. Dig in. Bonus: At one stellar restaurant, you can dine 24-hours a day. Check with the front desk to see where you can nosh day and night.

Carnival
Type: Mexican/International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11:30am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-4pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Buffet serving a variety of Mexican and international specialties.
Dress code: Casual

Castaways
Type: Grill
Hours: Lunch - daily, 11:30am-5pm (seasonal); Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving international grilled specialties.
Dress code:
Casual

Tamarindo
Type: Mexican
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving Mexican and local favorites. Adult-only.
Dress code: Casual

Himitsu
Type: Pan-Asian
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Adult-only a la carte restaurant serving a fusion of Pan-Asian delicacies.
Dress code: Casual

Capers
Type: Italian
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: A la carte restaurant specializing in Italian cuisine.
Dress code: Casual elegance

Barefoot Grill
Type:
Grill
Hours: Lunch - daily, noon-6pm
Description: Serves grilled specialties poolside.

Coco Cafe
Type: Deli
Hours: Daily, 6am-10pm
Description: Fresh coffee, pastries and sandwiches.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Top shelf, premium brands and international favorites keep this party going. With five bars, including a swim-up bar (a favorite) and music lounge, you'll be set. The night is yours.

Lobby Bar Moments
Lobby bar serving a variety of premium cocktails amid the ambiance of live music and a great view. Daily, 10am-1am.

Manatees Bar
Swim-up bar serving premium-brand beverages at the infinity pool. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Desires Bar
Sports bar offering a dance floor and DJ in addition to serving a wide variety of refreshing tropical cocktails. Daily, 10pm-1am.

Showtime Theatre
Outdoor theater bar.

Preferred Club Bar
Exclusive lounge for guests with the Preferred program. Enjoy a wide variety of premium liquor brands in your own private space. Daily, 7am-11pm.



BEACHES AND POOLS

The pools will be a hot spot with a water slide that everyone can zip down, where you can also sun yourself by the infinity pool, activity pool or the kids pool (if you dare). All seafaring folk will head straight to the shores on the beautiful Bandaras Bay. No matter what choose, your Happy Quotient will be high.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Aqua aerobics
  • Boogie boarding
  • Water trampoline
  • Inflatable, scalable iceberg
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkeling
  • Water polo
  • Water volleyball

Available for an additional charge

  • Scuba diving
  • Jet skiing

Land

  • Beach soccer
  • Board games
  • Ping-Pong
  • Fitness center
  • Volleyball
  • Driving range
  • Yoga classes

Available for an additional charge

  • Horseback riding

Golf
Now Amber Puerto Vallarta guests can enjoy complimentary greens fees at Vista Vallarta Club de Golf or Marina Vallarta Golf Club. Please see Additional Information below for more details.

Additional courses are located within minutes of Now Amber Puerto Vallarta:

  • La Marina Golf Club: 15 min from the hotel
  • Flamingos Golf Club: in Nuevo Vallarta, approximately 35 min from the hotel
  • El Tigre Golf Club: in Nuevo Vallarta, approximately 35 min from the hotel
  • Vista Vallarta I Golf Club: 20 min from the hotel
  • Vista Vallarta II Golf Club: 20 min from the hotel
  • Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta Golf Club: 35 min from the hotel
  • Four Seasons Golf Club: in Nayarit, approximately 70 min from the hotel


INTERNET

Now Amber features a business center in the lobby with Wi-Fi access for an additional charge. Daily, 8am-8pm. It also offers a free mobile app that allows guests to stay connected to family and friends at the resort and at home, without any cell phone roaming charges. The app offers access to social media, free app-to-app calling, resort info, local info and discounts, and even weather.

SPA SERVICES

For those seeking a sanctuary for the senses, the resort's world-class spa offers a sublime atmosphere of pure indulgence for an additional charge.
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Swiss showers


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Now Amber is the perfect place to say, "I do" in paradise. The resort offers a variety of wedding packages and services that will make your dream wedding come true for an additional charge. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta offers the Explorer's Club for children ages 3-12. Daily, 9am-10pm. Activities include:
  • Spanish lessons
  • Face painting
  • Video games
  • Arts and crafts

For the older kids, the resort offers Core Zone, with activities and amenities designed just for teens.

Babysitting is also available for an additional charge.



SMALL DOGS WELCOME

For a $65 fee at all Now Brand resorts, you can now bring your furry friend who is under 22lbs (10kg.) along for your beach vacation!

Included in the fee: dog bed, food and water bowls, dog toys, waste bags, dog towel and a "dog-in-room" door hanger to let those around you know your furry friend is in tow!

Additional dog amenities available for a fee.

Additional restrictions apply.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
The resort is located 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) and five minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

Dining Program
The Sip, Savor & See package is now available at Now Amber and allows guests a chance to enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment at sister resorts Secrets Vallarta Bay, Dreams Puerto Vallarta and Dreams Villamagna for a total of 16 dining options. Guests must arrange the evening in advance with the resort concierge, including arrival and return times and restaurant selection. Offer includes dinner and entertainment and guests can use facilities of the resort they are visiting from 6pm-1am. Round-trip taxi fare and gratuities not included.

Awards
2014 AAA Four Diamond Award Rainforest Alliance Verified



Deal of the Day Terms and Conditions
By booking the Deal of the Day room you are getting an even bigger discount on your vacation! Please note that by booking this room category we are unable to cancel or modify your hotel stay. Any changes or cancellations to the Deal of the Day room category will be assessed a 100% fee. No refund or credit will be issued for the hotel portion of your reservation.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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