My plan was to stay at The Lerma for a week and then move to a different Hotel, My travel agent wanted me to check out different Hotel for her while I was there. I loved the Lerma and stayed for two weeks.
Perfect location, around the corner from the main market, which by the way is a great place to eat. Very close to the Plaza Machado, plaza revolution, old mazatlan is beautiful, a perfect place to wander around at night and take in the sights, smells and to meet the ever so helpful locals, always street vendors with wonderful food as well.
5 seconds after you exit the Lerma you can see the ocean, a short two block walk towards it.
It is very clean and secure, a night watchman on all night. The maid came everyday and changed my sheets each time, left a jug of drinkable water everyday. Room was a nice size, bed, big dresser, with drawers and hangers, nice writing table and chair, night table beside the bed. Plenty of hot water in the shower. Window with shudders over looking the residential street, window on the other side, a nice cross breeze came through, no need for air condition (there is none) My room had a ceiling fan, but I never needed it.
Nice open court yard as well if you want to laze around and read a book. (I perfered to walk to plaza machado to read)
The owner (Carlos) speaks English and was most helpful in helping me find my way anywhere I wanted to go in Maz.
No TV...I did not travel all the way to Mexico to watch TV...I did'nt need it. Also no phone in the room...I also did not need a phone.
One thing that might annoy the sleepy heads...the Gaspa guy comes around at 7 am, honking his horn waking up the whole street. I am an early riser so it was not a problem for me.
The best part...the price was right 100 pesos a night/110 on high season. I believe he has rooms for less without your own bathroom. (not sure of price)
I would highly recommend this Hotel, I will stay here again. Great staff, great location, perfect cute clean rooms, great price.
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