I have been going to Mazatlan for years and I can't say enough about the city, the people, the beaches ... everything. I was there for two weeks in November and stayed at the Inn at Mazatlan which is on one of the very best beaches ... in the "Golden Zone" looking out to the Pacific Ocean and the three islands, Wolf, Deer and Bird Island and there is always an abundance of activity. The beach is clean and gentles out so you (and the children) can walk a long distance out, yet still enjoy jumping in or diving under the waves. The sunsets are truly some of the loveliest I have ever seen, they never disappoint. The Inn at Mazatlan is a family-owned resort that has just been handed down to the owner's children to manage and operate. Teresa McFalland is the owner's "right hand person" on site and a lovely, efficient lady she is. I always enjoy a short visit with her and even though she seems to have her hand on anything and everything, she always takes time for a visit and is such a gracious, pleasant lady. The Inn is always upgraded and kept in immaculate condition and this past year the "new managers" added new Serta bedding and 32" LCD TV's. You really feel you are "coming home" as you enter the Inn where the staff are all so pleasant and welcoming. Andrea gave me her usual big hug, expressing how glad she was to see me. The front desk check-in is efficient and convenient. Dago at the Concierge desk was very helpful in arranging a particular tour I was interested in. And what can I say about the camaristas (the maids) ...Norma took care of my room this year. My Spanish is minimal, and some of the housekeeping staff speaking little English, but communication was never a problem. I could look down from my one-bedroom /two bathroom unit (this time on the 8th flr.) and see the lovely landscaped courtyard, two pools and beyond, just steps away, the beach and the ocean. The Inn at Mazatlan has studios, junior suites, one and two bedroom units and they all are very spacious, nicely furnished and all the amenities you could ask for. The 15th running of the Mazatlan Marathon took place while I was there and they ran right in front of the Inn at Mazatlan. Along with many others, I found myself on the street applauding and calling out "Vamos Amigo" "animar" and it was very exciting. The Inn at Mazatlan is so convieniently located that if you want to leave the beach for the day, or a few hours, for 10 pesos you can get the bus that takes you all along the malecon and right down to Old Mazatlan and the revitalized Historic Centre. I could say so much more about Mazatlan, the pleasant, friendly, kind people and also about the Inn at Mazatlan .... but you should go and see for yourself and you too would be writing a glowing review for a beautiful, friendly, welcoming resort that you don't really want to leave. But a good-bye hug from Andrea and I had to head to the airport and begin planning my trip to come back next year!