Everything positive that can be said about Hotel La Siesta has pretty much already been said by other traveler's reviews posted on here. And all the praise and hype is well worth it!
My wife and I spent a week in Mazatlán for her birthday (February 28 - March 6) and we had the opportunity to stay at a variety of hotels. We stayed at Hotel La Siesta first, then Hotel Playa Mazatlán, and finally Hotel Lerma. The price ranged from expensive (Hotel Playa Mazatlán), moderate (Hotel La Siesta), and cheap (Hotel Lerma). All three hotels were great and we liked all three for different reasons. Not all three hotels will appeal to all types of travelers, but since we are not choosy or picky or snooty, it's not hard to please us, it just depends on what we are trying to accomplish by staying at a particular place or hotel.
In the case of La Siesta, we wanted a moderately priced hotel near the malecón, viejo Mazatlán and the historic district and also to be near the beach. Hotel La Siesta & Hotel Belmar were the two hotels that fit that description, and after mulling it over we decided to go with La Siesta, mainly because it had a well designed website that listed the price, showed current photos of the place and above all you could reserve your room ahead of time. While in Mazatlán we saw Hotel Belmar and it also appeared to be a nice, quiet place to stay. Maybe next time we'll give that one a try. Its "old-world" charm was appealing to us.
Hotel La Siesta is a good value and lots of tourist stay there, it's right in front the beach (Playa Olas Altas) and the malecón and right around the corner from the historic zone in old Mazatlán. The Shrimp Bucket restaurant right below Hotel La Siesta was very convenient and came in handy many days for breakfast. We never got a chance to eat dinner there, but their breakfast was good and the service was good. Great ocean and malecón views, people watching, especially watching the sunrise over a cup of coffee! I'm sure watching the sunset at the Shrimp Bucket would be awesome too, but there are so many great spots in Mazatlán from where you can accomplish this. La Siesta has a nice pool and comfy courtyard where you can hang out. Just make sure it's a hot day before you jump in that pool, because it's kind of chilly. Near the pool area they have another nice open courtyard where you can use your laptop, drink coffee or read the paper. Free internet is also provided on a single computer. I used it just about everyday and never had a problem with sharing it with the other guests. We paid $33 for a patio view room. We initially wanted an ocean view room but they were all booked, but this ended up working out fine since we didn't spend much time in our room. We opted instead to spend our time lazing about on the actual beach. Ocean view from your room is alright, but ocean view up close and personal is BETTER!
We only had one complaint with Hotel La Siesta, there was an annoying guy in the lobby constantly trying to sell us time shares and get us to go to some resort in the Golden Zone and the staff didn't seem to mind him being there. I don't know if he was sanctioned by the actual hotel, but he claimed to work for La Siesta and said the resort he was trying to get us to go to was their "sister hotel." He used La Siesta's phone several times so I guess they must have been cool with him.
We met a lot of repeat travelers who always stay at Hotel La Siesta while visiting Mazatlán, so that says something right there. It's a great place to stay and won't cost you an arm and a leg.
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- Also Known As:
- La Siesta Hotel
- La Siesta Mazatlan