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Don Pelayo Pacific Beach Hotel Mazatlan

Avenue del Mar 1111, Mazatlan 1088, Mexico (Formerly Howard Johnson Don Pelayo Mazatlan)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2004

We had a bad experience here that ruined our vacation. Theives entered our room and stole all our cash. We had just arrived and didn't have a chance to convert our money into pesos. The front desk people seemed to not be able to communicate in English very well either. Heads up travelers. avoid this Howard Johnson hotel.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2002

My friend and I both had reservations to stay at the Don Playo and they were lost when we got their. Also DO NOT EXCHANGE YOUR MONEY HERE!! They work on a 9 to 1 ratio. Small shacks across the golden zone have a much better ratio. The best we found was a 9.90 ratio. Also do not stay on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2002

Man, the Howard Johnson Don Pelayo Mazatlan is the best hotel ever. I think that anyone considering staying there should just shut up and sign. Don't be nervous, everyone knows that thieves in Mazatlan are afraid of roaches and possums. They also have great accomodations for lovers of the new "Handsy-Handsy" craze.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2002

The first night we arrived at the Howard Johnson Don Pelayo in Mazatlan our room was burgarized... while we were in the room sleeping!! We lost $480 cash American, 2 pair of tennis shoes, a watch, sun glasses and an electric razor. The hotel's 2nd floor looks out over a shed roof that the thieves use to just walk right... More 

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