I stayed at the HoJO Mazatlan the first week of February 2010. We booked via Priceline and got a great package deal. Took a cab for about $25 from the airport. Arrived at the HoJo about 10a.m., check in is at 3p.m.. They let us check in early, even asked us what floor we wanted. We took 5th floor as we wanted a good view of the ocean. They upgraded us to a Junior Suite just because we asked. Room was great. Two beds, large bathroom with shower, large TV, sitting area with table/chairs, couch, refrigerator, coffee maker, sink, and stovetop. Large balcony overlooking the ocean, street, and Malecon. Our room didn't have a micro, but we asked and they brought one up within a half hour. You need to put a small deposit down on the remote control for the TV and for the safety deposit box . Safety deposit box is at the front desk, but there is always someone there to help so no problem. We brought our own coffee ( they only supply 1 packet), and own breakfast so every morning we'd sit on the balcony and drink coffee, eat breakfast, and look out at the ocean. Rooms very clean, maids prompts every day. Again, no problems. Some websites state that there is free breakfast at this hotel, this is not true. They do serve breakfast for a fee. There is a pool, but we never used it. There is a bar with pool tables, TV's, etc, but we never went there. Bar was fairly quiet except for some mexican men at happy hour. Showers were always hot. We really liked the location too. Mornings we would walk the Malecon, or the beach below the Malecon which was great. If you walk about a mile down the beach , there are some nice restaurants right on the beach. We walked the malecon all the way down to the water tax to Stone Island (about 3-4 miles, then pay only 20 peso's, equivalent of about $1.60 , for a round trip water taxi to Stone Island). Also walked to the Catedral in El Centro on sunday. HoJO is also very close to the hotel zone as well, about a 2 block walk. Easy to take taxi's and Pulmonia's as well, but we usually walked which was great. Overall this was a fabulous trip. HoJo treated us really well and we had no problems. Prices are still very low in Mazatlan, the food is great, and the nightlife is great- live music everywhere at night. Bring earplugs as the street noise below can be loud when you sleep (especially on weekends).
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