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“Hotel Hell” 1 of 5 stars
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Carr. Cul E El Dorado Km. 4.5 Numero 722, Culiacan 80155, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #16 of 28 Hotels in Culiacan
San Ysidro, California
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“Hotel Hell”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

STAY AWAY from this place! I don't know where the previous review slept, but the Paradise Hotel is THE WORST experience I've ever encountered in my travels in Mexico. Like the previous reviewer, we arrived in the evening. But it was only about 7 pm. But that's where I beg to part company with the previous reviewer.

First and most importantly, this place is a fraud. Their sign advertises $350 pesos for double, yet, BECAUSE WE WERE AMERICAN TOURISTS, they charged us twice that amount: $750 or drop dead. I realize that Mexican hotels leave a lot to be desired re truth in advertising, but TWICE the amount advertised?

Second, they put us in room 222 right on Mex Hwy 15. We asked for another room and, again, BECAUSE WE WERE AMERICAN TOURISTS, the receptionist muchachas condescendingly claimed there were no more available vacancies EVEN THOUGH ALL the parking spots toward the rear were empty. The traffic blared all night. Even with earplugs, there was no sleep with the incessant roar.

Third, there was no HVAC unit in the room. Fortunately it was February and it wasn't needed. Furthermore, the toilets didn't work well. But in this instance, we were happy to leave our calling cards.

I am not fussy and can rough it with the best of them. Also, I am at a loss as to what we might have done to receive this type of treatment. But, the Paradise Hotel in Culiacan is NO hidden Mexican gem. This was fraud, discrimination and maliciousness from the get-go. I'm telling you: avoid this place!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2009

My two motorcycle companions and I were exhausted from traveling all day and pulled into culiacan in search of some digs. While we initially headed toward "el centro", where our Latin America experience tells us most of the budget hotels are always located, we spied the Hotel Paradise just off the cuota (toll road) exit. It looked new and modern and a billboard outside advertised rooms for only 300 pesos (about $25) and a family restaurant. It also offered secure parking in the back, which is critical for our motorcycles and our gear. After a quick chat with the front desk "hostess" and a quick inspection of the rooms, it only took a moment to realize we had stumbled into one of mexico's many "no tell motels"---- places that rent rooms for those wishing discreet liasons. Each room has it's own garage-- much like the motels of route 66 in Amerioca's good old days. You drive in, pull the door down and you have al the privacy you want. We laughed uproariously and debated leaving, but we were tired, so we each got a room. We were pleasantly surprised. OK-- sure-- the bed was round and the room was mirrored and the purpose of the room was obvious, but it was absolutely immaculate.There was even a leather "sex harness" hanging there with a kama sutra type diagram with suggestions, although i was alone and exhausted and it was therefore wasted on me, as was the availability of a continuosly running porno channel on the TV.
I enjoyed being able to just get off my bike and crash, without going through the usual ritual of unloading my luggage boxes and hauling them to a room for the night, then reversing the process inthe morning. The restaurant was quite good, and prices moderate. We thought the place to be such a good value we stayed there ---on purpose this time--on our return trip, and even talked the manager into a $5 per sroom discount, based on our new status as "returning customers" (speaking good spanish helps alot).
Believe it or not, this place was a great value and should be considered not just by romantic couples,but any travelers wanting a good bargain in Culiacan.

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Address: Carr. Cul E El Dorado Km. 4.5 Numero 722, Culiacan 80155, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Culiacan
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Ranked #16 of 28 Hotels in Culiacan
Number of rooms: 11
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