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“Old favourite looking a bit tired, but still good value” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel la Siesta
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Blvd Olas Altas 11 Centro (Downtown), Mazatlan 82000, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #18 of 79 Hotels in Mazatlan
Brisbane Region, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“Old favourite looking a bit tired, but still good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Mazatln can be put in two catagories... those visiting for sun, booze and nightlife.. and those looking for the real Mexico. La Siesta is right on the waterfront in the old town, only 400 metres from Centro Historico and it is where we like to stay. The bus outside the door can take you to the Zona Dorada every 10 minutes for US80cents. Most visitors tend to forget that Mazatlan was here for a long time before the development of the Golden Zone , and the is a lot of Historic places to visit. Also, the staff here are great.

Room Tip: Rooms # 214 and 314 are by a long way, the best, right on the corner with two large balconies overlo...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Comox,B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We loved staying at the La Siesta..the rooms were sparse but clean,the staff were amazing and the location was the best..while in Mazatlan,venture into centro Mazatlan to find Cafe Maya for the best burritos and coffee.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Vinton,Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We stayed March 15-25th 2012. Third year in a row,great basic hotel. Great maid service,rooms were clean. The front desk staff are wonderful and helpful. You are in walking distance of the central market,great places to eat, and alot of cultural events. We always get an oceanview room expect traffic noise , it's part of Mexico. By the way, we take the public bus alot and walk to many places, at no times did we ever feel unsafe. Go to Mazatlan and stay at
the La Siesta and enjoy Mexco.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Fantastic location right on the seafront. Good restaurant attached. Ocean view rooms are terrific but if you can't get one of these...the rooms on the side on both floors have an ocean view as well and you can still see the sunsets. The pool is quiet and a sun trap. It's basic...but it didn't bother us. The rooms are clean, the showers are hot and the beds comfortable. Free internet for guests at reception, lots of knowledge about trips..(use ONCA whalewatching as he's a marine biologist and really knows his stuff). No lift...not a problem unless you are disabled.Really quirky middle section too with trees growing in the central courtyard over and above the building.

Room Tip: Ask for 213,313,228,328 if you can't afford an official ocean view room. Look around on hotel we...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

We stayed here Jan/Feb 2012 for 11 nights, it is great. A very clean and friendly place with amazing views if you get a beach view room. The restaurant below is wicked for breakfast and all meals, really nice staff and a good bar. The reception staff are really helpful. It is in the old town which is so different to the Zona Dorada, much more relaxed. We booked a whale watching tour through Onca explorations which I would also recommend.
Jane & Marc UK

Room Tip: Rooms inside are quiter but no view :)
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sechelt, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

I was pleased to arrive at this hotel - right across from the ocean & malecon, very friendly welcome, clean room with incredible view of ocean and surrounding streets.

The day of check in was a celebration and they had a jazz band playing from 6 pm. Not bad. The Shrimp Bucket restaurant is in the centre of the hotel, open ceiling with lots of greenery - charming. Was so crowded last nite, I ate at the bar, which opens onto restaurant. Had coconut shrimp - YUM!!!

Great rate, great location, a bit tired looking, but very charming, with friendly & helpful staff!

Room Tip: for views, oceanside; otherwise ask for inner courtyard room which would be quiet if no band playing...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank luvtravl
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

We just returned from a couple of days in Mazatlan. We stayed at the Hotel La Siesta on Olas Altas in the old section of Mazatlan. The Hotel is rather tired and worn, but the beds & room were clean and we had an ocean front balcony. It was convenient for walking around the old section of Mazatlan and the Malecon.

Room Tip: Street side is a little noisy; but that is where you have the ocean front balconies----and the noise...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank mackeinmexico
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Property: Hotel la Siesta
Address: Blvd Olas Altas 11 Centro (Downtown), Mazatlan 82000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Mazatlan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Mazatlan
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Mazatlan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel la Siesta 2*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Siesta Hotel is located right in the Historic Centre of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, in front of the beach and the boardwalk. Our location is truly privileged, since we are near the Plaza Machado, restaurants and bars and some other icons like the Angela Peralta Theater, the Cathedral and the Pino Suarez Market. No pets allowed ... more   less 
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