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LOUNGE REVIEW: VIP Lounge Puerto Vallarta International (PVR)

VIP Lounge Puerto Vallarta

LOUNGE REVIEW: VIP Lounge Puerto Vallarta International (PVR)

My husband and I went to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for our honeymoon in November.  We stayed at the all-inclusive Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort for six nights.  You can read all about that experience in my review of the Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort (hint: you’ll want to read this before staying there).

We have Priority Pass through the Hilton Aspire Card, and we used it to enter the VIP Lounge Puerto Vallarta in the international terminal at Puerto Vallarta International (PVR) before our flight to Dallas.  There are three VIP lounges at PVR, including an arrivals lounge.  We went to the lounge in the international section of the airport.

The lounge is open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  The lounge is not that large, so during peak times it may be very crowded.  Shortly after we got the lounge, many of the seats filled up and it seemed to almost be filled to capacity.  The lounge is located airside on the upper level between gates 8 and 10.

Food and Drinks

VIP Lounge Puerto Vallarta

The expansive bar area in the club, which quickly started to fill up upon our arrival

We were only there for about 20 minutes before we had to head to our gate for boarding.  The airport was packed and we just wanted to cut out some time waiting by the gate.  We both ordered a margarita.  What else would you order in Mexico?  The margarita was good, and they definitely didn’t skimp on the tequila.

VIP Lounge Puerto Vallarta

A delicious margarita in Mexico served as soon as we arrived at the lounge

The lounge also offered various snacks.  They has salads, crackers, pasta salads, and soup.  I was not really hungry at the time we got to the lounge so I didn’t eat anything.

VIP Lounge Puerto Vallarta International

A closeup of the plates available at the lounge

VIP Lounge Puerto Vallarta International

Salads available at the lounge

VIP Lounge Puerto Vallarta

A picture of the food available at the club, which included various assortments of sandwiches and other snack foods

Service

I have to really take the time to complement the service at this lounge. From the time we arrived at our table, there was a server there ready to take our drink order.  He took it as soon as we got to the table and arrived with our margaritas just a minute or two after we gave him the order.  He was incredibly friendly and made sure there was nothing we needed.  The service was top-notch, which I don’t always expect when at a lounge at an airport.

Amenities

The lounge had Wifi available.  It also has showers (cost money), newspapers and magazines, and televisions.  It is hard to find an outlet because many of the seats are tables away from the wall.  By the time we arrived at the lounge, there were no seats available along the wall where we would have access to a charger so we were at a table in the middle of the room with no charger.

VIP Lounge Puerto Vallarta

A view of the tables in the lounge. The lounge is small and much of it is made up of tables and chairs or the bar seating in a prior picture

Bottom Line

If you happen to be in PVR and have access to the VIP Lounge, it’s a good spot.  As noted above, it is very small and can be very crowded.  There was also a lot of children in the lounge, so be prepared for that if you are used to a more quiet lounge environment.  The service is great at this lounge, and the drinks were very good.  It doesn’t have any frills that go above and beyond what you’d expect at a club, but it was certainly more quiet and less busy than the terminal where our gate was located.

 

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