Not sure what we were thinking but for our 8th trip to Mazatlan we decided to do a trade and stay somewhere other than the El Cid Marina. After two nights we went to the Marina and fortunately, they were able to move us in to a one bedroom suite for the next twelve nights. We were on the ground floor and we were not sure how we would like it, but we were just so happy to get out of the other place and get back to our beloved home away from home. The ground floor turned out to be amazing. Whenwe walked out the door we could turn right and go to the heated pool or turn left and go to the deep water pool. The service was great, but we do not do the all inclusive. We have breakfast in the suite, lunch around the pool and then go out for dinner. The people who work at thr El Cid always make us feel at home. The bellman are awesome, especially Avisia and Jorge the VIP co-ordination is truly amazing. We love the location. Lots of places nearby to walk and have dinner. There is a laundry within a ten minute walk and they do a great job. In addition the shuttle service puts you right in the Golden Zone. We know one thing for sure, when we go back to Mazatlan next winter we will not stay anywhere other than the El Cid Marina.