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Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Camaron Sabalo 2121 | Sinola, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #12 of 75 hotels in Mazatlan
New Castle, DE
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Maz or Bust...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We really enjoyed this property. The pools are great and the beach is so close. Loved Cilantros restaurant for shrimp. Our only issue is that the mattress needed replacing badly and the rooms smelled musty.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lynnwood, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stayed for 8 nights in December/January and had a wonderful time. The Room, is standard, ocean views are just wonderful. We had an issue at check-in that had me pretty nervous. We made paid for and made our reservations through Bookit.com, but when we tried to check in, they didn't have any record of us... ya... gulp! But after about a half hour, they got us a room and worked out the issue with Bookit... whew! Our main issue with the rooms is that they only come with two double beds, no options for 1 King size bed (but I knew that going in)... The beach is wonderful! I love bartering with vendors, so it's all good for me! When I want a break, just stay at the pool! We had the All-inclusive package, and I must say, it is absolutely the ONLY WAY TO GO when in Mexico. Wonderful service (especially at the small pool) Our main waiter was Mateo, and I've got to say, that I made a friend that vacation (I'd probably go back to PB, just to see him). Mateo is most deserving of extra special tips!!! In addition to our orders, he brought us fresh water in ice buckets without even having to ask! He was amazing! We ate at Cilantros a few nights, and breakfast buffets every morning usually ate poolside or on the beach under a palapa. Cilantros breakfast wasn't as comprehensive as the larger restaurant, but man... the view is more than worth it. Plus, not as crowded! All in all, I would absolutely stay there again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PuebloBonitoResorts, General Manager at Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Dear Reviewer,

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our wonderful beach, swimming pools and the delicious breakfasts at the Palomas restaurant. As well as the incredible ocean view that you could appreciate from your room. We'll make sure to pass your recognition and positive comments to Mateo. Regarding your reservation, I will personally talk to the team to be more careful with all these details.
We truly value your comments and hope to welcome you anytime soon to your home away from home.

Sincerely,
David Tussi, General Manager
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

First off, this was the best beach we have stayed at to date. The sand is unbelievably soft and clean and perfect for the kids. The waves further out were excellent, and you could wake board or even take surfing lessons right at the resort. As well, with the all-inclusive package, you could order any drink or food to your spot on the beach without any charge. The only annoying part is that local vendors are allowed on the beach and continuously try to sell their products. They are very friendly though and do not harass, especially if you are polite to them. The pool and pool bar stay open until 8 or 9 pm as well, which is a welcome change from most resorts that close the pool at 5.

The food quality and service was fantastic all around. Enrique especially was an outstanding waiter; extremely patient with the kids and our large demanding family. Cilantros has excellent food and a view of the ocean that cannot be beat! As for restaurant selection, if you get bored of the options, you could always take the free shuttle (15min) to the sister hotel at Emerald Bay, and have a lot more selection there (at no cost with the all-inclusive). As well, just across the street to the hotel are endless options of restaurants and shops. Michael's gallery is a good place to get quality vanilla for a reasonable price. Lastly, we highly recommend going to the Emerald bay for Sunday morning champagne brunch. The food was unreal!

The rooms and decor at PB Mazatlan are somewhat dated but spacious and kept extremely clean. Beds are a little small and hard, but a minor complaint in the big picture. The wi-fi is an issue. Intermittent slow signal and costs $14/ day. If you attend the timeshare presentation, you can at least get the wi-fi for free.

While there are no bars open late at night in this resort, you can venture across the street and there are many options. Being integrated within the city was a nice change from being sequestered inside a remote resort. Many amenities within walking distance, including a highly recommended massage therapy spa. Lots to choose from and the further from the resort you get, the less expensive. We went to "Spa Marina" (3 min. away) every day for a massage for a fraction of the price as the hotel spa.

We took a nearby day trip with an eco-tourism company called "Onca" for whale watching and snorkeling with dolphins. This was truly an amazing experience!

Overall, we would highly recommend Pueblo Bonito. If you want a fantastic beach and excellent location, go with PB Mazatlan. If you want luxury and exquisite pools, go with PB Emerald Bay. Either way, you can take the free shuttle and enjoy both resorts!

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the pools/ ocean (vs. the front of the hotel which is a busy street).
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Duluth, MN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We have been going to Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan for several years now and it is absolutely wonderful to be welcomed by Manuel when we arrive!! He always makes us feel so welcomed and makes our stay top notch by helping in any way....dinner suggestions, coupons, fast service and always with a great smile!!! I don't know what we'd do without him or Patty at the front desk, Elizabeth and Gabby in customer relations...and not to leave out Xuan and ALL of the outstanding waiters in the pool and beach area! They work like crazy and still keep on smiling and making you feel so special! This is our absolute favorite place to go and it's not only because of the quaint resort but because of the wonderful people that work there! Thank you once again for another great 3 weeks....see you next March!! Darrell & Sherri

Room Tip: All of the rooms have views of the ocean! We tend to stay on the "activity pool" side...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Langley City, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Thank you Pueblo Bonito for a great week. I love the ocean view from my room. Most of all I appreciated all your staff. They made me feel welcome. Pueblo Bonito, Mazatlan has a great location on Camaron Sabalo close to small businesses and the bus stop.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 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

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Polson, Montana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We have been owners at Pueblo Bonito for 25 years. We look forwards to our visit every year. We were teachers and came every spring break. Now that we are retired we continue to visit to see the friendly faces and big smiles on the familiar employees. A beautiful resort with excellent restaurants and incredible pools. Stay here when you visit.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hubbard, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

very nice place very friendly workers great atmosphere and love the activities directors, Samuel & Cindy and Fermin. Been coming here every year since 1993 and will keep coming as long as able. The food at all the restaurants is terriffic and the view from Cilantros is the very best sunset I have ever seen.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan

Address: Avenida Camaron Sabalo 2121 | Sinola, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Mazatlan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Mazatlan
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Mazatlan
#11 Family Hotel in Mazatlan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape for an unforgettable getaway to Mazatlán's exciting Golden Zone, where new discoveries abound in this idyllic 400-year-old city. Authentic Mexican style unites with modern amenities at this Mazatlan resort. Each suite at the Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán comes with an ocean view and amenities to meet your every expectation. Availably activities include sport fishing, golf, tennis, or any number of nearby beach and water activities. ... more   less 
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