My wife and I are going to the CasaMagna in Puerta Vallarta this weekend. Does anyone know what benefits are offered to Platinum guests? Two to three years ago we stayed at the CasaMagna Cancun and received free breakfast, resort credit, free daily coffee in the gift shop and a room upgrade. Would the benefits be similar? , puert
I have only been to Cancun and Puerta Vallarta.
Puerta Vallarta was very beautiful, quiet, and made you feel like you were in Mexico. The Marina with the small shops, restaurants and boats was nice. The town was a 15 minute cab ride to get to the boardwalk next to the ocean. You can stroll all the way down to the old town. It wasn't loud and we completely felt safe the whole time.
Cancun has the downtown area/hotel zone which has nice white sand beaches but is much louder with a lot of loud music blaring and a rowdier crowd in my opinion. You can drive a bit further away to Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen where it is much quieter, beautiful resorts, and good people.
I definitly want to go back to Puerta Vallarta and would do Cancun again. If you are in the states a Mexico trip is very easy and not to expensive. A long weekend is all you need unless you like to be in one spot for much longer.
Having been to both the Puerto Vallarta Hotels | CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta and brand spanking new Cabo Resorts - Hotels | JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa in the last 50 days it would depend on a number of factors for what you're seeking in a resort.
The CasaMagna is an older resort built in 1990 yet with wonderful rooms, beautiful resort and much to do as far as dining, bars and shopping in Marina Vallarta which is a five minute walk. There are three restaurants located in the resort and it is a classy Mexican resort on the west coast, very very safe.
The JW is a gorgeous uniquely designed resort and property with something like 13 pools, three restaurants and an incredible wide beach to enjoy. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable all rooms with ocean views. They have a private area that is like a boutique hotel within in the resort called Griffin Club which for an up-charge is incredible. The resort is about 25 minutes from the airport and mostly secluded from restaurants, bars and shopping. A 10 minute taxi ride to San Jose' Del Cabo a very quaint small fun town if you wish to dine off site is a must. Cabo San Lucas which is the larger touristy destination with clubs and a more energetic area is 50 minutes from the resort. Again, a very very safe area on the Baja California, Mexico west coast.
This will give you an idea of the JW: Re: JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa Review, Part 4 The Last Night and Summary
Check out the reviews and photo's on TripAdvisor. We loved both the resorts for their different feel and look forward to returning as soon as possible.
Sorry I got to this posting a little late. I don't know if you got a chance to meet the Chief Concierge, Simon, but he does great things on making your stay memorable. You will get treated better and better each time you return. We've been there for 7 years in a row, and are truly welcomed and treated like family. We even went through hurricane Patricia on our last stay. Quite a great adventure. Private message me if you go again, and I will give you Simon's direct email and information. He is wonderful to work with!
CasaMagna Cancun has always been on my radar. It's interesting that you mention the free breakfast. I wish some places would be more clear what members get with different levels. Had I known, it might have been more persuaded to stay there, simply because I know the location and it's not easy to get breakfast around there that's not at a resort hotel. Now if it's free, that really improves the value of the stay then. I'm often pleasantly surprised when I get nice free amenities for my status; however, I think I'd like more to clearly know what is or isn't included. Maybe next year I'll be back in Cancun.
Just returned yesterday from Casa Magna PV. We are platinum elite and stayed 8 days. Very good experience. I will concur with all the positives listed in this thread. Simon, the cab ride upon arrival, dinner reccomendations, the marina, safety, cleanliness, very affordable in all respects----we were upgraded to ocean view 4th floor, had wine, cheese and fruit delivered to our room on the house-----thanks to all who take the time to add to our information. Our first time but certainly not our last! clark3
Yes, 7 trips in 7 years and still hooked. We always try to mention Simon in Trip Advisor, when I found employees can get points toward their yearly competition for most customer satisfaction comments (they compete hard for this, because they can win a nice 3-day stay award), by mentioning them on Trip Advisor. It always helps to help the people who go out of their way to make your stay extra nice. They remember you too. Simon has done tons for us, even rushing me to a hospital personally one year and staying to make sure I was well taken care of.