We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Right in thee middle of it all!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Mazatlan Inn

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added Old Mazatlan Inn to your Saves list
Old Mazatlan Inn
Pedregoso 18, Mazatlan 82000, Mexico   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #12 of 76 Hotels in Mazatlan
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Right in thee middle of it all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This little jewel sits on a hill overlooking the Cathedral and the historic center of Mazatlan. It features a lovely courtyard with grills and a pool and great views from the roof top. O'neil is very friendly and the staff check on your regularly to ensure you have everything you need. I was traveling on my own, and the staff, other guests and the owners that were on site, we're all very kind. When you leave the condo you're 3 blocks from the Cathedral and 2 blocks from the beach at Olasaltas, which also features many restaurants with views of the water. Be sure to spend some time walking the malecon (walkway) along the waterfront. The main hotel zone is at the opposite side of town, which was just fine with me. I wanted to experience the local culture and people. I especially enjoyed seeing the neighbors sitting out visiting each time I came and went from the condos. I always felt very safe, day or night and my room was simple but clean and the little kitchen was well appointed.

Room Tip: The higher the better. The upper rooms have a great view of downtowm.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

29 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    20
    8
    1
    0
    0
See reviews for
3
19
2
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Denbigh, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

My wife and I planned to visit Mazatlan for two nights in mid January 2014 but we had not booked a place to stay. We had read several positive comments about the Old Mazatlan Inn and duely contacted the owner by telephone to enquire about the availability of a studio apartment for our proposed stay. What a positive and professional response we received from O'Neil Patrick McGean (owner). He advised that YES a studio was available at US$69 per night, he would hold it for us, no deposit was required and we need only send an email to advise of our arrival time. By return of emails O'Neil confirmed the reservation and he was there to greet us on our arrival the following afternoon. O'Neil showed us the Inn and our delightful, colourful studio, which was high up ovelooking the lovely Historic Centre of Mazatlan - which was just a 5 minute walk from the Inn (now renamed Old Mazatan Condominiums). We could NOT have been more pleased with our studio accommodation, the ideal location of the condominium, the peace and quiet and the efficient and friendly service provided by O'Neil and staff. Rather than describe the accommodation and services provided I suggest that readers look at the www.oldmazatlancondos.com website and the three most recent TripAdvisor reviews. We were delighted with our simple and very adequate 'jewel of an inn' in Mazatlan, its convenient and safe location and the professional efficiency and charm of O'Neil. What a great value in Mazatlan!

Dr Craig Kensler, Denbigh, Wales

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I am rarely to never inspired to write reviews of anything but we had such a lovely stay at the Old Mazatlán Inn that I feel compelled to recommend it to other travelers.

Old Mazatlán Inn is located near the historic Centro of Mazatlán, it is a couple of blocks from one of the nicest beaches in the city and close to a variety of restaurants. It's nowhere near the majority of most of the hotels, meaning it's a much quieter, more genuine part of Mazatlán.

The rooms are actually condos so in each unit there is everything you could possibly need - a small kitchen, a television, desk, chairs, etc. The inn is charming. A lot of attention has been paid to the decor and design of the units and the outside spaces. The terraces are one very nice feature - you can see the ocean as well as the city.

As nice as all this was, the best part of our stay (and why I felt like I should write this review) is because the hosts at the Old Mazatlán Inn made us feel so comfortable and welcome. We were traveling in Mazatlán during the off season so there weren't many people staying at the Inn. I feel like it would be easy to kind of forget about us but they didn't. In fact, they went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. During our stay a tropical storm/hurricane hit Sinaloa to the north of Mazatlán so as one could imagine there was quite a bit of rain. Some of which made it's way into our room under the door (we were not surprised or upset, that's the kind of thing that happens when rain and wind are battering a condo). We were pleasantly surprised to come back from lunch and find that our room had been mopped and the water taken care of (unasked!) our hosts decided to move us into a larger unit for the issue (also, unasked). Our hosts were able to answer questions about things to do in Mazatlán and ensured that we had everything we needed during our stay. O'Neil and Jorge made our stay very pleasant and should we find ourselves in Mazatlán again, we know where we will be staying.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Been going to Mazatlan for 14 year. Oneil does a great job here. Wonderful friendly very clean great stall and better guests. Will be back in January. Close to old town and beaches. The staff will recommend local sites to visit

Room Tip: A little hill to walk up but once you get there it's great
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Red Deer, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Hey O'neil - THANKS for a WONDERFUL WEEK in Mazatlan -
We so totally enjoyed ourselves - and Old Mazatlan Inn played a HUGE part in our first ever trip to Mazatlan

We re back in Edmonton Canada - looking at the blowing snow outside the airport -

Take good care - we will be in touch

GH

We flew into Mazatlan - stayed at the Old Mazatlan Inn - The place had a charm that ADDED to everything we saw and tasted in Old Mazatlan Centro - the HISTORIC Mazatlan -


O'Neil is an awesome host - helpful to every detail - even losing my cell phone did not put a damper on the week - that is how enjoyable our stay was!!!!

We have never felt safer anyplace as we have in Mazatlan - and will certainly return

Old Mazatlan Inn is our place in Mexico - when we return!!!


Based on our experience - I can only say that O'Neil will do his utmost to make your visit to Mazatlan most memorable !!!


Thanks So Much to O'Neil and the great staff he has (Jorge & Jose - you know who you are!!!)

d;o)

Room Tip: Decide if you prefer the Terrace (3 floors up) or the pool and patio - - we preferred to be near th...
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Spent a week at the Old Mazatlan Inn in February. Love the Olas Altas area of Mazatlan and have stayed at a good number of hotels and B & B's in the neighbourhood. Old Mazatlan Inn was a different experience. The building is all on offer as model Condo suites for sale. But still many are being rented out by the manager O'Neil as short and long-term rentals. The units vary in size and design. Common facilities are very nice and not overcrowded. Atmosphere is very welcoming because this is a relatively small operation. The staff are very accommodating. Will definitely consider it again in future years.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying one month at the OMI this year. The OMI is conveniently located in El Centro perched against the Ice Box Hill. Fact…it’s a climb to the building but you are rewarded with outstanding views from their roof top patio. The unit we rented had a balcony facing the street which also gave us views of the city. The units are well equipped with kitchens or kitchettes and the units are well maintained and very clean. Our unit had a beautiful tropical flower arrangement from their extensive greenery around the complex. These plants attract a number of birds and butterfly’s which are nice to watch while lounging by the pool. The pool is not heated and only gets sun to around 2pm (Dec). The OMI also has an outdoor kitchen for grilling or group dinners with new friends.

From the OMI the market is an easy 5 min walk, the machado the same, a HSBC bank is located just off the Plazuela des los Leones along with the local tienda, and the Olas Altas beach/malecon is 3 min walk in the opposite direction. The manager O’Neil is incredibly helpful, efficiently answers emails, arranging taxi’s, sending out the laundry etc. The staff that work here are long term and care about the people who stay here, always friendly and gentle. Pool towels are available and hair dryers are provided upon request. The OMI may not be for everyone, being that you must have some mobility to stay here and it’s not a modern or a luxurious property, but it’s unique and attracts like minded individuals.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Old Mazatlan Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Old Mazatlan Inn

Address: Pedregoso 18, Mazatlan 82000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Mazatlan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 76 Hotels in Mazatlan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Historical Mazatlan and a block to the pacific. Mazatlan's most truly Mexican Rustico & private oasis hotel, offers two bedroom, one bedroom and studio suites. All with complete kitchenettes. Wireless internet throughout the property. Free calls to the States and Canada. English speaking staff. Enjoy drinks by the pool or relax on the roof top terrace and take in the spectacular views of the ocean and city. Walking distance to everything. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Otel so you can book your Old Mazatlan Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Old Mazatlan Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.