Awards & Recognitions Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

We rocked our way to the top so we’re letting the fame go to our heads. And with such a long list of industry and consumer awards to our name, why wouldn’t we? At Hard Rock Vallarta we strive to give you the chart-topping, world-class kind of paradise you’ve come to expect, and from the looks of it… you’ve noticed. But don’t worry, we’re not just here for the participation prize, so we’ll keep the hits on coming.

U.S News and World Report Award  2022


Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta has been recognized by the U.S News & World Report Award 2022 that identifies the best hotels using a comprehensive methodology centered on three components: reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings.

Earthcheck 2022

Earthcheck Gold Award 2022

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta received the Gold Earthcheck 2022 certificate after successfully passing the necessary sustainable processes that accredit it for its environmental responsibility.

Loved By Guests Award

Loved By Guests Award

Our guests expressed their preference for Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta and gave the property a Loved by Guests Award.

Loved by Guests awards are given to the best properties, which means that our guests value it highly and don't want to stay anywhere else!

2019 Stella Award

2019 Stella Award

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta has been recognized in the 3rd Annual Stella Awards from Northstar Meetings Group! The Stella Awards honor excellence in the meetings industry and distinguishes suppliers from around the globe that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.

J.D. Power and Associates Award 2019


Hard Rock Hotels were honored by the prestigious J.D. Power Awards, placing No.1 in their 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among the Upper Upscale Hotel Chains.

Travelers' Choice 2018

TripAdvisor®Traveller's Choice

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.

Best Hotels
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
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. 

EarthCheck 2017

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.

Four Diamond Award
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.

Distinctive Sustainability
Distinctive S 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.

Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards
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.

H Distinctive Program
"H" Distinctive 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
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.             


This award is given to hotels from a specific region. The criteria for receiving this award are: a recommendation rate of at least 90%, an overall rating of at least 5.0 soles, at least 50 comments from last year travelers and no violation of the HolidayCheck Code of Conduct during the period under review.

Family Award Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
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. 

Travel Advocacy Group Award
TAG 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. 

Apple Vacations
Golden Apple Award

The Golden Apple Awards are presented by Apple Vacations, the #1 tour operator in the United States. This award is given to hotels that have earned exceptional ratings from guests on the Apple Vacations Satisfaction Questionnaire.