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“Cheap digs, nothing special” 2 of 5 stars
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El Quijote Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Camaron Sabalo s/n | esq. con Tiburon, Mazatlan 82100, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #65 of 76 Hotels in Mazatlan
Minneapolis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Cheap digs, nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2006

Traveled to this hotel late January/early February '06 for quick 1 week vacation. I have been to Mayan Coast (caribbean), Acapulco, Puerto Viarta, and this Hotel/area is nothing exceptional. We did not have a suite, room only. Room is old, light switches falling off, no purified water, ceiling fan not working, clogged drains, hard beds (as most Mexican hotels), pool not heated (worthless, freezing cold). Maid missed us for cleaning x1 day, found roach on floor one day (I left it on night stand for the maid) and had note about fumigation the next day. Many older US and Canadians have 1-2 week timeshares at this hotel(cheap?). Although it was very inexpensive vacation, (total for two people $900.00usd for air and hotel from Minneapolis [I booked the air thru Trans-Global for $99.00/person and the hotel thru expedia])I should have paid a couple hundred more for hotel that more closly met American standards (check out Casa del Oro). Mazatlan in general is an old town, with many retired/snowbirds from US/Canada. Ocean was cold, many beggers in town, rip off return cab ride from hotel to airport, kind of depressing all and all. I won't be going back.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2005

We just came back from Mazatlan, and we stayed at the "Quijote Inn" for 3 nights. Well after reading the reviews here we expected nice things. But well, now we are more wise...

In the hotel guide of our travel agency this hotel was rated with 5*... Well we would give it 3*....

Even in the description of the hotel it sais, that all rooms are equiped with a kitchenette. Well, all we got was a lousy fridge, that was not even working right!

Next, the A/C was so loud and noisy that we had to turn it of in the night - in order to get some sleep! But even with ours turned off, you were perfectly able to hear the neighbours loud and clear.

At the pool there was not enough beds, and there was no space to stay in the shade! The jacuzzi was so hot, that you couldn´t go in there...

A big + goes to the cleaning staff. Our maid was really nice and friendly. The room was very clean and any special request, such as extra pillows, she brought within 5 Minutes...

Well all together: We just stayed in the Hotel to sleep and spend the days with friends who stayed in the "Pueblo bonito - Emerald Bay" that was a great hotel, great rooms, great staff and every cent worth it.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2005

What a nice place. Beautiful view, spacious, charming Mexican style accomodations. Friendly atmosphere. Nice pool. Even better than the El Cid. A beautiful place to stay in Mazatlan- you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BRIGHTON SOUTHERN ENGLAND
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2004

This hotel was rated Mobil 4 start I think this may be a little high. I would say it should be rated 3 stars the accomadation is a very rustic style not the most moden but the maid does a great job Good points The staff are great and very friendly.and helpfull. only 5 floors and 67 rooms which means unlike some of the bigger hotels, you get a nice uncrowded beach spot .lovely pool and drinks served to you on the beech if required . property in the middle of the golden zone. 70 usd per night for 2 people great value . NOT SO GOOD POINTS if you want the best decor ( i.e plush lift etc then this is not the place) if you want to do a lot of cooking you only have 2 x ring hobs) Would i book / stay here again yes i would. why would i not book here agian if i wanted to do a lot of cooking or wanted 5 star treatment and did not mind paying 2 or 3 times more money. p.s great food just couple yard away casa country great evening meals

  • Stayed November 2004
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2003

Nice hotel. Not scary. Very friendly staff. Pool was cold. Staff watched out for guests, gave good advice, didn't let them get ripped off. Close to everything we wanted to do. It's a very quiet resort, so young people and singles need to leave hotel to have fun - but it's not far to go. Good for people who want to have a quiet vacation. Very clean.

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Address: Av. Camaron Sabalo s/n | esq. con Tiburon, Mazatlan 82100, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Mazatlan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #65 of 76 Hotels in Mazatlan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Quijote Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently remodeled, Quijote Inn is located in one of Mazatlan best beaches. ... more   less 
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