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“It's all true” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa De Leyendas
Venustiano Carranza #4 | Centro Historico, Mazatlan 82000, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #2 of 36 Mazatlan B&B and Inns
Eugene, OR
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“It's all true”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Everything you read in the other reviews sounds too good to be true, but isn't: Beautiful restored historic home, great rooms, most comfortable beds, excellent hosts, fine variety of breakfasts, friendly staff, affordable rates, balconies with views of sunrises and sunsets. In two previous visit to Mazatlan, we've stayed in the Golden Zone. No more! The Casa puts you right on the edge of the lovely historic zone with winding streets that (safely) lead to museums, artist studios, craft shops, bakeries and the Plaza Machado, which surrounded by a dozen restaurants, most of them open air. The Olas Altas beach and Malecon are a block away in the other direction. Two minor caveats: The small in-house pool is unheated, and the waves on the beach appeal more to surfers than paddlers. But we'd return here in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the start-of-the day street noises and evening jazz at McCaw's in our window; if you...
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  • Stayed March 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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Hamburg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Lovingly individually decorated rooms. Feels like a small private house with very attentive service. If you take over all seven rooms as a group, even small children are welcome. Otherwise, the rooms are not suitable for small children.
The hotel and the rooms are always clean and well maintained. Breakfast is included, plentiful and freshly cooked.
The location is in the beautiful historic center.
The hosts are friendly and helpful. They have always helped us organize our activities (surfing, restaurants, rollerblading ...).
We can recommend the Casa de Leyendas to anyone who wants to spend a relaxing time in Mazatlan.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Calgary, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Sharon and Glenn are amazing hosts within wonderful Old Mazatlan. We were looking for a change from the 'all inclusive' experience and got the mexican culture, local fare, and community feel we were seeking. The breakfast and weekend brunch was amazing! We had a gorgeous sunset cruise and a super-fun shrimp/Pacifico lunch at one of the neighborhood BBQ joints. Don't forget to ask about the music!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

On a previous trip to Mazatlan we happened topass by the Casa de Leyendas and met with Sharon and Glenn, who were then working hard to get the Macaw Cafe up and running. They were very friendly and helpful so we decided that the next time we visited Mazatlan we would stay at the Casa. The opportunity arose in February and so we booked and even though Carnivale was in full swing we were n ot disappointed. The old town is a fascinating area to visit and as the Casa is right in the middle of it we immediately felt at home. Sharon and Glenn are wonderful hosts and their staff are equally accomodating. Our room was spotless and the meals were also excellent and we were always made to feel that we were special. The only drawback was the bedlam coming from the festivities. It made it very hard to sleep the first night but after that we felt we could sleep through anything, and we did. On the final night of Carnivale everthing wrapped up at about 3:00 a,m, and at about 4:00 a.m. I woke up with a start wondering What was wrong: Everything was so quiet! Seriously Carnivale is great fun and staying there while it was on was truly a wonderful experience.
I absolutely recommend the Casa de Leyendas as a great place to stay. We will dfefinitely return.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

My husband and I just returned from Mazatlan, where we spent half our time in the historic center at the Casa de Leyendas and half our time on the beach in the Golden Zone. We couldn't have been happier with our selection of hotels on either count. Glenn and Sharon were wonderful hosts! The day we arrived they hosted a party for guests and friends to watch the Carnaval fireworks from the roof of the B&B. This was SPECTACULAR!! Probably the most dramatic fireworks display I've ever witnessed, particularly because on the roof we were right in the middle of the action!

The room was marvelous. We stayed in #4, the Peralta Room, and I would definitely recommend it. It is bigger than most rooms (and costs a touch more), but you get an extra sitting room (which we loved) and a giant bathroom with double sinks. Plus, you get a partial ocean view from the sitting room window! The bed was extremely comfy, the decor was lovely, and the room had nice little touches like a sound machine to block out noise (which we put to good use since the hotel is right in the middle of the Carnaval action, which meant live music until the wee hours!) and an in-room safe.

The shared spaces are excellent, too. There's a giant TV with cable, so when we were taking a break from the live music of Carnaval, we got to catch up on a few NBA games. The rooftop deck is a great place to watch the ocean or, during Carnaval, watch the parade and live music.

If you are traveling to Mazatlan, and staying in the historic center, you should absolutely stay here. You will not be disappointed!

The breakfasts were a delight -- lots of different items to choose from, and all delicious

Room Tip: Room #4 (Peralta Room) is amazing!
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  • Stayed February 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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Spokane, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Before we booked our reservations, I checked out all the reviews and thought it sounded too good to be true. I mean, it's impossible to please everyone, yet it sounded like they do. We needed a place to stay for the last 4 days of our trip so we booked a room and were NOT disappointed. This place is great and Glenn and Sharon are the perfect hosts. They recommended several restaurants and things to do, provided maps and directions to places we wanted to go, booked on-site massages and were able to arrange a private sunset cruise for us at a discounted price. Our room was adorable and cozy and the beds were very comfortable. We were there during Carnival and loved watching the fireworks and parade from the roof. If our travels ever lead us back to Mazatlan, we'll definitely stay at Casa de Leyendas again.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

After a fifteen day stay four years ago at Casa De Leyendas, we bought our own little piece of heaven in Mazatlan. Sharon and Glen helped us see the magic in this city and they continue to do so with their high quality Bar and Cafe, Macaws. While visiting in December we drove down to Old Town numerous times and our first stop was always Macaws. If you want to find out what is going on in the city, this is the place to ask.

One evening it struck me how special this little Cafe is! A wonderful jazz trio was playing, the food was excellent (as usual), the service impeccable, and the place filled with very happy people. It just felt great to be there and then I realized it was because of the special talents of the owners and their staffs that are always on hand to make sure things are right! Well, they are right and I want to thank you for continuing to be the cultural ambassadors for these Canadians every time we arrive "home". Looking forward to seeing you all again to enjoy the art, food, company, and great times!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa De Leyendas

Address: Venustiano Carranza #4 | Centro Historico, Mazatlan 82000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Mazatlan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Mazatlan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de Leyendas is a totally refurbished 8,000 square foot hacienda bed & breakfast with over 2,000 square feet of additional outside terrazzo space. Located in the heart of the central historic district and only 200 feet from the ocean, this casa feels like home away from home. Experience the past and enjoy the present. History, culture, arts and music surround this magnificent bed & breakfast. ... more   less 
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Casa De Leyendas Hotel Mazatlan

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