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“Instant Home” 5 of 5 stars
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Gaviotas, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #4 of 38 Mazatlan B&B and Inns
Portland, Oregon, United States
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“Instant Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed at Moe & Dorothy's with our dogs while driving through Mexico. Between the hosts and the other guests, we felt instantly welcome, like they had been waiting for us to arrive. The property is very comfortable, especially the courtyard, and the bed was extremely comfortable.
The next day we delayed our departure by several hours, just so we could enjoy our new found friends.
This was my first time in Mazatlan, and I didn't have the opportunity to see much, but I when I'm able to go back and explore I know where we'll be staying!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

My husband Brad and I and our dog Buddy stayed at Captain Moe's while driving from Denver to our new home in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico. We got turned around in town and Moe came to give us a personal escort. It was heaven for us to have such wonderful hospitality especially after so many days on the road. The courtyard is lovely and quiet and we felt as though we were staying with old friends the minute we walked in. Moe was quick to offer an icy cold beer while we relaxed after a long day on the road. We will stay again when we make the trip to the States again, but in the meantime, we'll be telling all our friends and family to stay here when they go to Mazatlan. Thank you Moe, Dorothy and Zoe!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Mazatlan, Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

The best beds in Mazatlan! Moe and Dorothy make guests feel as though they are staying with family or close friends. We live not far away, but enjoy a night or two in town on occasion, and Capt. Moe's is a highlight of our mini-vacations. Sitting in the lovely courtyard on a beautiful Mexican evening, visiting with good friends -- doesn't get better.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We live in Mexico and enjoy two homes,one on the nw coast and one in the precise center in Guanajuato. Mazatlan and capt moes is smackin the middle of our two day drive between casas so we elect to stay with the capt and Dorothy and break up the drive, enjoy an excellent, accommodation, southern hospitality south of the border, a great location for walking and dining. We cannot be higher in our praise . Look at that 95% almost perfect rating score, ,it and the capt. Speak for the,selves. We will see yo agin in June. Mil gracias
Pardon the typing still getting use to this iPad.

Room Tip: Number 1 is perfect,quiet, close to bfst and a lovely patio/garden.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Alberta
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

My dad came down to visit in February and stayed, for the second time, at Captain Moe's. Barring a nuclear winter or zombie apocalypse, I think he will be back.

Moe's is more B&B than hotel, more natural than sterile, and more social than anonymous. Wireless internet and laundry were included, and the download speed was pushing 10 Mbps, so that solves a few problems right there. If you're not from around here, you can ask them anything and get a clear and independent answer, something that's hard to find at a hotel of any price.

It's not decorated as a hotel, certainly watering that many plants would drive the maids insane in a full size hotel. It's like a really comfortable terrace/garden in the communal areas, and there's only a handful of rooms so communal often means just yours.

Breakfast and coffee is a big plus, as are the people providing it. Just friendly and intelligent and kind, not a complicated formula nor need it be. If this sounds good to you, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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calgary
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

My wife and I had a great relaxing stay at Captain Moe’s this past February. Superb hospitality, as noted in other postings. We didn’t feel anxious about wandering around Mazatlan at all. We bicycled, walked and bused around all areas of the town and never once felt unsafe. The reports of violence are misleading...as one expert commented, “the Beach is not the Border”.
I recommend a stay at Moe and Dorothy's as a great antidote to the bleak Canadian midwinter blues syndrome.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Sherwood Park, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

I came back for the relaxed, warm and comfortable feeling I get when with Moe and Dorothy. The breakfast is great, with many choices - enough to last all day! The location is excellent - close to the Golden Zone, buses, etc. At the same time, it is quiet, safe, clean and comfortable. Often my breakfast would last for over an hour, talking to other guests, and a variety of others that might drop in for a coffee to visit Moe and Dorothy. Lots of information on what's going on and where to go. If you are looking for something other than an impersonal hotel room, this is the place for you - I highly recommend staying at Capt. Moe's.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Captain Moe's Bed & Breakfast

Address: Gaviotas, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Mazatlan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Mazatlan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the "Golden Zone" of Mazatlan and within walking distance to the beaches, restaurants, shops and transportation, this relaxing Bed & Breakfast offers smoke-free rooms and is situated amongst a tropical courtyard and offers the following amenities: free phone calls to USA and Canada, private entrance, private bathrooms, refrigerators in rooms, separate courtyard, kitchen. ... more   less 

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