U.S. News & World Report
That identifies the best hotels using a comprehensive methodology centered on three components: reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings.
Gold Platter Award
This award is given by readers of Meetings & Conventions (M&C) as one of the best of the best in providing F&B services to the meetings customers. Specifically, in the international region. Relying on their extensive industry experience in both corporate and association markets, M&C’s readers based their selections on seven important criteria: enthusiasm and professionalism of catering staff; quality of food presentation; creativity of menu; originality of theme-party concepts; overall helpfulness and budgeting considerations; excellence of staff service, and ambiance of dining rooms.
It is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking certification and advisory group for the travel and tourism industry. The group works with governments, businesses and destinations to deliver clean, safe and prosperous destinations through strategic consulting services, technology solutions, as well as certification and capacity building programs.
A Certificate from TripAdvisor® is given only to establishments that consistently achieve exceptional traveler reviews on TripAdvisor®, the largest travel community in the world. This outstanding achievement reflects an ongoing commitment to providing guests superior service and amenities throughout Mexico.
AAA Four Diamond Award
AAA Four Diamond properties are recognized for being refined, stylish with upscale physical attributes, having extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.
We were the first hotel in the State of Nayarit to obtain this certification. The Mexican Federal Government created the "Distinctive S" (S for sustainability) with the aim of promoting the use of sustainable criteria aligned to global standards endorsed by the World Tourism Organization (OMT). Distintivo S recognizes the good practices of sustainable tourism service providers.
Condé Nast Traveler's Annual Readers’ Choice
For more than 25 years, Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards have recognized the world's best hotels, cruise ships, and airlines through this survey. Readers are asked to name the world's best establishments taking location, rooms, and service, ambience/design, food and leisure facilities into consideration.
The "H" Program is a strategic element of the Ministry of Tourism that directly affects the tourist promotion of Mexico to the world. The quality of services is also taken into consideration, as well as the quality and safety of the food.
Certified Angus Beef
A certificate that ensures beef with the highest quality and superior taste. Its obtained by working with cattleman and ranchers who care for their cattle and licensed partners who maintain similar standards of quality and safety. Taste the difference.
Family Vacation Critic Favorite Award
Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has awarded Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta the honor of “Favorite Hotel”. Winners of this award represent hotels that truly excel as family-friendly properties and have been personally vetted and visited by a member of Family Vacation Critic’s team of hotel experts. These properties must also receive a four or five-star editorial rating. Family-tested, family-approved.
Launched in 1997 to help accommodations effectively reach and sensitively serve the LGBT community. This means that Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta meets the TAG Approved acceptance standards.