Hotel Lerma is not only the cheapest hotel in Mazataln, but if you are allergic to tourist nonsense and wish for a simple, clean and friendly place, it is also THE BEST. A large part of this is the attitude of Carlos (the owner/manager) who is very cool indeed and always happy to give advice. I had to go to La PAz and left my luggage with him for 6 weeks - no problem! A real nice guy, a great, authentic place and right in the heart of the Old Town as well. Add to that a bill of only 15USD per night and it is easy to understand why everyone raves about the Lerma. I am the newest fan and I will be returning, SEGURURAMENTE. Muchos Gracias Carlos!