After reading reviews about La Siesta,I decided that I had a reasonable amount of information to make a decision about travelling to Mazatlan as single female.
I was on a budget and wanted to stay away from congested tourist areas. I decided on the old town. I have never been so comfortable in a budget hotel in my life! I loved it from my first smooth check in with Mario and Oscar at the front desk.
These guys have been a fixture for years and they have a easy way of answering questions, making contacts, finding phone numbers,directing to buses,resturants,... you name it they have the answer.Every member of that staff is pleasant and helpful. The waiters at El Shrimp Bucket (Resurant attached to the hotel) are an awesome bunch of guys, food is good, and reasonably priced. The Marlin dip is wonderful!
I asked for and got a corner room on the 3 rd floor(Ocean View) Brought along some ear plugs because the reviews all seemed to think noise was a bother. No problem at all.The crashing waves was what I wanted to hear and that more than made up for the car and walking traffic.
The room is really no frills. If you are expecting anything short of basics you are coming to the wrong place. The room is clean, spacious and has an awesome view. couldn't have asked for more.
There is a great coffee shop just a block down, and the El Shrimp Bucket brews fresh beans. I never even missed a coffee pot.
It is an easy safe,walk to the market, cathedral,art district, resturants, buses all go to the city center market. It is lively and busy.
I never felt unsafe or hassled once.
Unlike the Zona Dorado( The hotel zone) there are no time share hawkers on the beach.
No pan handlers on the side walks near the hotel, No over priced basics(A gallion of water at the store in the hotel is about 20 pesos)
Comments about dingy dark corridors are a bit strange in my opinion. This is a very old hotel with remarkable history. The courtyard interior has character that is to be expected. It is not art deco, I found myself wishing that old tree in the centre could talk. What stories it would tell.
Personal saftey was not an issue. Practice smart tourism and you are guaranteed to have a great time in old Mexico. There is a safe at the front desk for your use.
Back to the court yard for a moment. I highly suggest you spend the 5 or 6 extra dollars a night for an ocean view as you may find courtyard rooms a bit dark because of that big beautiful tree.I can't wait to get back.
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- Also Known As:
- La Siesta Hotel
- La Siesta Mazatlan