I was initially concerned about staying at the Jonathan because there weren't any reviews when I booked the trip, but I decided to take a chance because the rates were good. I am so glad that I did! First, the neighborhood was ideal; right in the heart of Old Town and away from the tourist traps and neon lights I despise. The Jonathan is right across from the theatre and maybe 30 meters from Machado Square. The rooms are small and the furnature sparse, but the beds were extremely comfortable and the bathroom, especially the shower, was delightful. The pictures are an accurate reflection of the layout though. I do have a couple of issues with the Jonathan however. First, the "pool" isn't a pool as much as it is a fountain without shooting water :) I expected honestly to see coins in the bottom! Next, there are no amenities to speak of (i.e. hot tub, fitness equip, business center, etc), but I didn't come to Mazatlan for that and if you're like me and use a hotel for sleep and down time, then this place is perfect! The marina to Stone Island is close, museums and great restaurants are easily within walking distance, the shopping is epic (real boutiques with local artist's work, and 3 blocks from the beach! The hotel's restaurant, The Lauren, was fabulous. We had breakfast there most mornings, and their staff, too, was wonderful. A couple of things to mention: Old Town in the evenings is noisy, so bring some earplugs if you like to crash early, and (2) there's no parking. Overall, I loved the hotel!
Some tips: (1) Eat at Topolo and Pauline's. They are each very close. (2) Have a taxi take you to the top of that hill next to the old town beach. The views are incredible. (3) Go to Stone Island and rent 4 wheelers. (5) Go to the Central Market
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