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“Great Hotel in Old Mazatlan” 5 of 5 stars
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The Jonathon
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Carnaval 1205 Colonia Centro, Mazatlan 82000, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #47 of 74 hotels in Mazatlan
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Hotel in Old Mazatlan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

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

Room Tip: Consider upgrading to one of the suites. They're MUCH larger and have actual furnature (other th...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I planned my wife birthday at the Jonathon. The manger Raymond and his staff were outstanding in every way. The Cheif Sam made her day very special with a great dinner and birthday cake. We stayed in there master suite and they way they did the room with rose peddles and candles was just some of the small details they did . Thank you to all
at the Jonathon hotel.
Great time and a great sleep.
Randy & Fernanda

  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Jonathon

Address: Carnaval 1205 Colonia Centro, Mazatlan 82000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Mazatlan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 74 hotels in Mazatlan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Jonathon 3.5*
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