Avenida de las Garzas s/n, Zona Hotelera, Puerto Vallarta, JAL, Mexico
01 322 226 0700
Hotel star rating:
NileGuide Expert tip:
Good for families on a budget but poor for peace and quiet.
The NH Krystal is a mixed bag. The location is right in the middle of the Hotel Zone, close to the airport and shopping. You can walk to the local grocery store or to Wal-mart and there is some prime beach in this area. NH Krystal is also home to the popular Christine nightclub, which doesn't really start going until midnight.
Like most large resorts, the Krystal is LOUD. Music plays all day and all night (thanks to the disco). Children are abundant around the pools and on the beach. There are older buildings where the rooms need to be updated and the newer rooms, while nicer have still garnered some complaints for cleanliness so check it out before you move in.
There is a lot for children to do on this property with the pools, playgrounds and kids club. There is an all-inclusive option but it's not recommended when you can eat very cheaply at many restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. However, there are not a lot of restaurants nearby so if you plan on sticking close to the resort, perhaps all-inclusive is your best bet.