First time to Mazatlan and it was incredible!
We had a Junior suite that was in the building closest to the beach. The view was fantastic! There were a few things that weren't perfect .. the toaster only browned on one side and the coffeemaker pot was a replacement that didn't fit the unit and so the first pot went all over the floor...toaster and coffeemaker were both replaced within the day of letting the office know. Some trouble with TV reception but hey..we weren't there to sit on our bums and watch tv..lol !
Restaurant seemed to be out of staple items (cheese..so no nachos) and the first week there the pool bar had decent hours and happy hour but the second week they started closing early. First week they were out of triple sec so they weren't making margaritas : (
My Father had the master suite next to us and they showered in our unit several times because they had little or no hot water most of the time.
To us these things were really small in big scheme of life so it didn't bother us.
Housekeeping staff was great! And we enjoyed all the other staff there as well.One small exception was the gal at the front desk... when I asked several days before we were going to leave how much a TAXI would be to the airport she told me $35.00 (it had been $29.00 for TAXI from the airport) Long story short..day before we were to leave I observed another guest dickering in the lobby with a taxi driver about fare to airport... it came down to the guest saying he would call another taxi and it would be cheaper! Taxi driver and desk gal had a short conversation and the driver agreed to the fare of $25.00. I jumped in at that time and told the driver "GOOD! You can pick us up tomorrow and take us to the airport for $25.00 as well!" That followed with the desk clerk and the taxi driver having another conversation and the driver finally said ok, the desk clerk said ok but we weren't to tell anyone else (I don't think so!). Desk clerk will NOT be getting her little kick back! The driver was there on time to pick us up and we had a very enjoyable trip to the airport..he was quite friendly! We gave him a $5.00 tip at the airport but we told him "NO TIP FOR DESK CLERK! IT IS ALL YOURS!" I guess it was just the principle of the matter that angered us.
Loved Mazatlan and we are now planning to go next year for a month... will be staying in an apartment though but if we were going for a short time we would consider the Playa Maria again.
- Also Known As:
- Playa Maria Beach Hotel
- Playa Maria Beach Mazatlan