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“Nice place to stay, but not really a four star resort.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Playa Mazatlan
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Playa Gaviotas 202 | Zona Dorada, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #7 of 76 Hotels in Mazatlan
Danville, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay, but not really a four star resort.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stayed one night at Hotel Playa Mazatlan at the end of a week long visit to the city. We enjoyed the place, but it was mostly motel-level on a grand scale. Beds weren't so great - platforms built into the walls with an okay full size mattress. Room needed to be aired out when we got there, but quickly was fine. The little ants making their way through cracks in the walls and out the louvered and un-screened window in front were a little annoying.

The beachfront was nice, with a semi-private section with palapas and chairs, but not enough space, palapas or chairs for the number of people using them. Some ants were colonizing in the sand around the chairs that we used, making that less than perfect. The pool was decent, but I think it could use some maintenance and spiffing up. It has a nice bar area nearby, but we didn't patronize that so can't comment on price or quality.

The buffet breakfast was elaborate and well done, but needs more stations and serving space for the large numbers of people using it.

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms are nice, with pretty scenery that varies as the day goes by.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Playa_Mazatlan, Gerente at Hotel Playa Mazatlan, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear valued guest,
We appreciate you taking the time to write your comments, and we feel concerned about your overall rating of the property, we hope that you give us a chance to show you some of the variety of rooms that we have to offer, as well as a chance to visit during a different time of the year when it is perhaps less crowded and closer to the overall feel you are looking for. Please note that I will take your comments to heart and work on finding solutions that can make your next stay a better one. Please feel free to contact me direct if I can be of service.

Best wishes,
LT VIENT
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Overton, England
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We spent two nights here for a rest during our motorcycle tour. Our rooms 351 and 355 overlooked the beach, Pacific Ocean, islands and town. Pretty good! Big, spacious, clean rooms, good shower, good breakfasts, free parking, great beach, lovely warm ocean (certainly not the English Channel in October!), shoals of sardines, pelicans and frigate birds skimming and soaring by. Apparently the hotel used to be full of foreigners from north of the border, but now has a much more relaxed feel to it, with lots of Mexican families. Poolside is a bit noisy for grumpy old men, but easily avoided.

Room Tip: room 355 is lovely, but the open roofed disco is below, which finished around midnight.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Playa_Mazatlan, Gerente at Hotel Playa Mazatlan, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear valued guest,

We appreciate you taking the time to give such a poetic description of your visit to our hotel and coastline, I hope that the memories we significant enough to gain your repeat business. Perhaps if you come during a different time of the year you will be able to see some of the variety of travelers that we receive. Please feel free to contact me direct if I can be of service in planning your future visits.

Best wishes and safe travels,
LT VIENT
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Tempe, Arizona
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

To the extraordinary staff at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan-- from the beach service to the multitude of restaurants and clubs; the staff is well-spoken, tactful, and always smiling!
You are all first class, five star service- beyond a shadow of a doubt! There was not a detail that was overlooked or missed and you made my stay one of the most pleasurable and memorable vacations I've had in years! Thank you all very much and I’ll see you soon!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Playa_Mazatlan, Gerente at Hotel Playa Mazatlan, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear valued guest,

We deeply appreciate your insight and comments on our property, it was a pleasure having you and your friends visit, we will look forward to having another opportunity to build on your happy memories of both our resort and Mazatlan as a city. Please do not hesitate to contact me direct if I can be of service to you.

Best wishes and safe travels,
LT VIENT
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1 review
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

No Ice Makers, No Fridge In The ROom. Had To Ask For Wash Clothes Every Day. No English Channels On Tv, Even Though The Tv GuiDe Said They Did. Pay A Little More And Go Some Place Nicer. Everything Was Old And Not Cheap Either..

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Playa_Mazatlan, Gerente at Hotel Playa Mazatlan, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear valued guest,

I am writing in response to your comments about our property in the hopes of correcting what seems to be a miss-perception.

- No ice makers – We do not have ice makes in the room, yet there are many icemakers in and around our kitchen, that we are happy to make readily available to our guests.
- No Fridge in room – as you will note on our site we have multiple categories of rooms, some do and some don’t have refrigerators, but the option to have one put in for an added costs does exist in any of our room categories.
- Wash clothes every day – by this comment I am assuming towels, these are changed daily if the guest wishes by the maid service, yet we do invite all of our guests to join us in the conservation of water efforts. You will find a tent card displaying this information in your wash room.
- No English channels – I can assure that we do offer this option as I regularly stay in the hotel, the channels listed on your tent card notate the ones that are English only, Spanish only or shared language based on programming. In some cases the “SAP” button on the control is needed.
- Pricing – We find that we are not only competitively priced, but actually relatively in-expensive for the amenities received, please feel free to do a price check on similar or lesser properties.
- Everything was old – The property is 60 yrs old, yet we have a 10% remodeling policy yearly, a fact that you can find mentioned in most of the posting from our repeat clients.

I hope this re-directs some of your concerns and comments, please feel free to contact me direct if I can be if further service or provide further clarification. We hope that we have the opportunity to change your mind in the near future.

Best Wishes and safe travels,
LT VIENT
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Atchison, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel. It is clean and comfortable.
We had a view of the ocean from our room/balcony and it was postcard perfect.
We feel safe here and the staff was more than accomodating. Most spoke English and if not they found someone who could communicate with me.
The beach is very nice and has many cabanas to use and service is right at your seat!
We are planning another visit in December and will definitely make a reservation here.
And this time I am going to find out what the spa is all about!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Playa_Mazatlan, Gerente at Hotel Playa Mazatlan, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear valued guest,

We look forward to your up and coming visit, and I am sure that you will find that the SPA services is a treat you don’t want to miss. Thank you for taking the time to comment on our property and rate us in a positive matter, it is always a pleasure to hear from our returning (and new) guests. Please feel free to contact me direct if I can be of service to you.

Best wishes and safe travels,
LT VIENT
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Sterling Heights
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

My wife and I have stayed here twice. Once for one night and the last time for a week. Both times we were happy with our room and the view. First view was a small pool and the last time we had a scenic view of the ocean and beach. We were there in the summer and it is plenty warm, but beware because each day around 4 PM the weather becomes cooler and breezy. The beach is great and there are many places to eat in the Gold Coast area. The snack bar by the pool has some great tacos ,etc,etc at reasonable prices. I have been through the other hotels in the area and I believe we got the best.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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Hotel_Playa_Mazatlan, Gerente at Hotel Playa Mazatlan, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear valued guest,

We are excited to hear that we have had the opportunity to be of service to you and yours on more than one occasion now, we hope that we can continue to be of service to you, and that we may count on you as one more of our loyal and returning guest. Please feel free to contact me direct if I can be of service in planning your next stay.

Best wishes and safe travels,
LT VIENT
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Crockett, TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Our choice of Hotel Playa Maztalan for years has been the favorite of customers- It is located on the water, make our Copper Canyon Trip exceptional. So relax, shop, eat and be entertained with some of the most magnificent views on the Pacific.

Room Tip: Ocean front is worth the cost (west side) East side is quiet
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
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Hotel_Playa_Mazatlan, Gerente at Hotel Playa Mazatlan, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear valued guest,

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post your comments about our property, it is always a pleasure to be of service. We will look forward to receiving you again in the near future.

Regards,
LT VIENT
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Address: Avenida Playa Gaviotas 202 | Zona Dorada, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Mazatlan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Mazatlan
#3 Romantic Hotel in Mazatlan
#4 Family Hotel in Mazatlan
#4 Spa Hotel in Mazatlan
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Mazatlan
#6 Best Value Hotel in Mazatlan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Playa Mazatlan 3*
Number of rooms: 404
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Also Known As:
Playa Hotel Mazatlan
Mazatlan Playa Hotel
Hotel Mazatlan Mexico Playa
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