Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea

77% love it
The epicenter of the gay beach
People refer to the gay beach by saying "walk until you see the blue chairs." While there are many places to stay, this is the heart of it all.


    • Ebaygaytraveler
      Ebaygaytraveler Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Worst hotel experience of my life!
      This place is horrible. Housekeeping came one out of three days (at 6 pm on the day they bothered to show up). They ran out of clean towels (couldn't get any twice). Killed a huge cockroach 10 minutes after arriving. Garbage left in the halls. Paper thin walls, so you can hear everything. Save your money and live in the streets for your vacation instead of staying at this dump.

    • jorge_icaro
      jorge_icaro Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Finales de octubre 2013!!!

    • mikael
      mikael Over a year ago
      Loves it

      great time
      This place was quite fun and the staffand guest were all friendly and there for the same reason, to chill, drink and have fun. I can't wait to return.

    • superstar
      superstar Over a year ago
      Hates it

      They charge $20 a person who comes in your room! Really?
      Now if this is not the biggest rip-off of all time. First off I should have listed to the earlier reviews that said they had this charge of 200 pesos and even make you sign a form for each guest you bring in. I did call before my trip and they told me they just check their ID to make sure they are not on a banned list and would not charge me any fees for having friends or guests over. Even after arguing with the Supervisor they still charged me per person which is higher than a club to get into my hotel room and I even had a JR Suite that had a nice balcony view I wanted my friends to see. So I can say I am not too happy with this place! I do have a fuller review of my PV trip if anyone wants to read here

    • jmusmc85
      jmusmc85 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good not great
      If you want to be in the center of all the action in PV this is the place, but be careful what you wish for. Me and my bf were the lucky ones to get a room on the top floor near the rooftop bar. BIG MISTAKE. Like clock work at 5pm every night came a loud gay 'thumpa, thumpa' music. We seriously could not catch a break from the music. And we are not two grumpy old men. We like to dance to some good loud music. But this was just too much. The hotel itself is in good condition. The water pressure is low and the elevator took forever, but those didn't ruin our experience. Just make sure if you want to catch a nap or break before heading out not to get a room on the upper floors. The hotel is right on the gay beach where much of the gay community and tourists end up on the weekends. The rooftop bar is also popular most nights with their drag show and male strippers. The strippers can get very, very personal if you catch my drift but a simple and polite 'No thanks' and they will leave you alone. You are within walking distance of most gay bars in town and I never felt unsafe drunk walking back to the hotel late at night. Overall good experience.

    • mddobb
      mddobb Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A Perfect Get Away
      You can't beat the location and the beautiful bodies. Blue Chairs is the epicenter for gay PV. The hotel is very clean and the people that work their are very helpful. Breakfast is right on the beach too, so do not have to go very far. The rooms are very large with simple furnishings, and the ocean front rooms have an amazing view of the bay and for people watching. I highly recommend it, whether for a long weekend or a week. I can't wait to come back.

    • flashgordon
      flashgordon Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I didn't stay here, but...
      We spent two of the 5 days in PVR just hanging out on the beach here. The crowd is fun and laid back and the service was great! We had Luis for our server and he got us everything we needed and did it with a smile and a laugh. Nothing in PVR is cheap, but it's not outrageously expensive either. Tip well and you will be handsomely rewarded. Decent food and good cocktails. The roof top is the place to get started for the fun night ahead.

    • londonlad
      londonlad Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Everything You Could Want!
      I stayed here for a 5 day break and loved it - sure its no Four Seasons Hotel, but the guests & staff were friendly, its right on the beach with its own private loungers area & has a great bar.

    • SakeDad
      SakeDad Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Glad we ignored the negative reviews
      We were in Puerto Vallarta for a week back in 2003 and loved it. But we stayed at a private house in the Conchas Chinas hills. While we loved staying there this time we were just going for a 3 night quickie vacation and decided to book Blue Chairs as we had been there several times during our last visit to enjoy their rooftop bar at sunsets and their beach during the day. We got a great rate on an oceanview room. I started getting a bit worried after reading all the negative reviews here about no hot water, construction, credit card scams, etc But we decided it was only 3 nights so how bad could it be? After all, we are very experienced travelers both professionally and personally so we knew we were going to have fun, not looking for a 5 star spa experience. We got to the hotel and I offered my credit card. He didnt have any paper to copy it to and said we could do it upon checkout. I was happy with that. (we had checked before leaving home and knew the card had not been charged for the room yet). We were given our wristbands and the very friendly security guard carried our bags up to room 104 and showed us everything in the roomTV, coffee pot, A/C etcit was a nice touch of service. Turns out he also barbacks and helps all the beach waiters throughout the day. A very busy man. The room has been recently renovated (I am attaching several pictures for you to see) and was quite comfortable. We were 1 level above the street but as it was a dead end there was no noise to speak of. We had a large patio with 2 chairs and a small table and a nice view of the bay. We never saw any other rooms but I did see in the door next door and it was a much smaller room. There are some rooms on the very front of the hotel but they may be the suites/kitchenettes as they had large balconies with bigger windows. All of the balconies above ours were MUCH smaller so if you want a large balcony be careful which room you get. There was a deluge shower head and nice shower big enough for 2 but the water pressure was VERY low. Not so bad that couldnt shower but it was not going to massage you. Also, while they put a nice marble seat in the shower its under the faucet so your back hits it. Would have been better in the other side of the shower, but no biggie. #104 has 2 double beds, we prefer kings, and the one we used was comfortable. It had a 3 foam pad that made it a bit soft. Also, these beds are on marble slabs so NO WAY to move them together. As it was only 3 nights and we knew several rooms were being renovated still we didnt ask for another room. There was a very nice sized closet with several hangers (no iron). There was a small 4 cup coffee pot (but no coffee so if you want to use it, bring your own), a nice wall mounted flat screen 32 TV with LOTS of cable channels including CNN/HLN and TCM, so yes, there ARE English channels. There was also a bottle of red wine, but its $25USD if you drink it. There is no refrigerator but we didnt miss it. All in all the room was extremely comfortable, the a/c worked like a dream (ceiling fan, too), the sliding glass door was new so the lock was very secure. None of the things we were worried about from all the previous reviews ever became an issue for us. We headed up to the rooftop bar and they had 3 very hot go-go boys dancing on the stage that is over what USED TO BE the pool. Here is where I can deliver some VERY GOOD NEWS to those that are going soon. Part of the renovations is an entirely new floor above the rooftop bar that has a new pool, bar, seating areas, loungers and still one of the best views of Puerto Vallarta around! We didnt use the pool as there were no chairs yet, although we could have as it was open and felt quite nice to the touch. The drinks are still cheap and strong and the servers are still nice and quick with a smile. We also attended gay bingo (a hoot) and the Dirty Bitches show (the crowd LOVED them!). The go-go- boys are some of the nicest boys in the world and we had a great time getting to know them over the few days we were there. Also, there is a new strip club in town called Casanova's that several of the boys do entirely different (and sexier!) shows starting at 11pm. We ate at the caf on the beach for breakfast and enjoyed everything we ate. One day we also got the cerviche tostadas served to us while on the beach and they were great as well. We laid on the beach everyday and the waiters were attentive and fast. One tip: If you have a good pair of binoculars TAKE THEM!! Not only for the obvious reasons that you would think of but also for the beach waiters who took great pleasure in using them for their own purposes. It was a great ice breaker. They have a concierge, Jeff, who can book any tours or give any info you want. There are several masseurs walking the beach offering service but I would recommend Victor who is a part of Blue Chairs. 450 pesos for 80 minutesand hes a doll. We ate at La Palapa, Marantina (used to be Kit Kat) and Red Cabbage Caf (our favorite!) One nice surprise when we got home, they charged the room but due to the exchange rate it turned out LOWER than what we had been quoted. One final note, if you want to bring local visitors back you may, but at a 200 peso charge. We would stay there again. However, we would probably stay for 3 days again. A week's stay may be a bit much on anyone that isn't a hard core party boy.

    • AdamSandel
      AdamSandel Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Go for the rooftop parties but skip the hotel
      While it's at the epicenter of gay Vallarta, the hotel itself is over-priced and not well-maintained. The nightly sunset rooftop parties and drag shows are fun, but you get more room for your money elsewhere.

    • ccaall
      ccaall Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Be REAL
      LETS just say you get what you pay for. You guys that are expecting a 5 star hotel stay somewhere else.. The staff was VERY helpful. I had booked a partial ocen view and when it wasnt ready they were more than gracious to upgrade me to a full ocean view. Ever heard the saying you reap what you sew???? when you are an ass to people you will probably get the same back!! the waiters at the resturant on the beach couldnt have been better.. Jacquline was the best desk person and an incredible entertainer at the roof top bar!! So you princess's that want and need your special" attention" stay somewhere else but if you want real people stay at the blue chairs!!! :)

    • sfscubaman
      sfscubaman Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I had the exact same experience with Blue Chair. I will never stay there again and tell everyone to stay away from this place. The rooms were dirty and very outdated and the bathroom was terrible. The staffs weren't particularly friendly. STAY AWAY!!!

    • encbears
      encbears Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Hot men in the sand...
      What more could a man want then to be surrounded by hot, sexy, sunning men! The restaurant there is good too!

    • ekgreene
      ekgreene Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Run down and need some TCL . I know that they have done the pay twice thing to several people... stay far away....