Joint PV Hotel Review – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Joint PV Hotel review

Traveling to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with your laptop? Want to meet people but don’t want to stay at a hostel? Want to be within walking distance to the best food AND the beach? Stay at Joint PV Coworking Hotel in the Romantic Zone.

When I visit Puerto Vallarta, I typically stay in a totally different neighborhood (because it’s next to my hair salon) but I needed to get some work done so I moved to this boutique hotel on the river…and now this is my go-to spot. Let me show you why…

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Walking to the best food in Puerto Vallarta, then coming back to work. It’s a great spot for digital nomads and remote workers traveling Mexico. After work, you can walk to the beach in just 10 minutes.


Walking into a gorgeous air-conditioned lobby with a boho feel gives such “Mexico Beach with the heat” vibes. Check in was smooth as butter. Alexis, the concierge, gave me a tour, showed me where the coffee was and walked me to my room.


How is this place cheaper and better than the other places I usually stay at? It’s a better budget option…but with free coffee and a coworking space. This is amazing bang for your buck. Such a good value! 


Riverfront in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood (near Romantica). The best location in Puerto Vallarta for foodies and shoppers. Next to Tacos mi Esperanza, Incanto on the river and there is an El Pechugon! You’re just across the bridge to the market and a few blocks from the Malecon on the beach.

Want to go Puerto Vallarta beach hopping? Follow this guide.

Room and Bed

I recommend the river-view room! I booked the river room and was lucky enough to be there during a rain storm. So I’m laying in bed overlooking water and listening to the sound of the rain and the rushing river.

My room if bright with natural light but there are black out curtains for a good night sleep. The bed has light blankets but there is an extra heavy blanket in the room in case you want to get extra cozy.

The room has a desk, a TV with Netflix, a lockbox and aircon. And the bathroom has a rain shower! To be honest, I only left my room a few times in three days to eat, to co-work and to get in the hot tub. I had everything I needed to some solo time in bed.

How to spend your day

A great coworking space at Joint PV Hotel

First, grab a coffee and check your emails in the coworking area upstairs.

The Hot Tub opens at 10am and looks out onto the river.

And then, I know this might sound weird, but I actually found myself drawn to hang out in the lobby because there is a big soft couch overlooking the river. I’m sure that for guests waiting for their room but it just looked so inviting I couldn’t resist.

Hot tub at Joint PV Hotel
Loving the lobby at Joint PV Hotel!

After you’ve worked and eased into the day, it’s time to grab another coffee and get something to eat!

Food and Drink

Free coffee every morning until mid-day! I was drinking coffee like water! While there is no food on site, there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance.

Incanto – Literally across the street is Incanto, a music bar! Go check out what events they have posted outside, and then sit on the patio and grab breakfast overlooking the river.

El Brujo – My favorite local sit-down restaurant in all of Puerto Vallarta. (crab enchiladas)

El Pechugon – Get a quarter chicken with potatoes and eat it in bed.

Tacos Mi Esperanza – My favorite female-owned taco truck. Get the quesadillas.

Tacos el Moreno – Right around the corner from Esperanza. Get a quesadilla to eat there or the super burrito to take home.

....this is a quesadilla!

Noise & Smell

I can hear the hallway noise particularly when the cleaners come by as they’re playing music and chatting with each other. Other than that, I had a pretty quiet stay with no weird smells!

Are They Eco-Friendly?

They do use plastic water bottles in the room, which is a bummer. I’d like to see this hotel use refillable glass jugs but honestly, this is a battle that many hotels are trying to find a solution for. I cannot fault them for this.

Overall - 9.5/10

The value of this place is fabulous…even just for the free coffee alone! The location is incredible, the staff are always present and most importantly, the wifi was fast! I’ll be back!

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