This hotel was average. I thought it was closer to the golden zone but it is a long walk to the golden zone. The front desk attendants were friendly and helpful and greeted me each time they saw me. My favorite part about this hotel were the great meals. My waiter knew I was alone so he bent over backwards getting me anything I wanted. Also across the street is a restaraunt called 3 amigos which served shrimp for a great price. If you are here in July, you will find many nationals on vacation. The kids are in the pool and ocean from morning to late evening. Great little swimmers but the pool water looked very dirty, I couldnt force myself to swim in it. I didnt see the pool cleaned while I was there and the water was a greenish color. Very disappointing as I was looking forward to swimming.
Due to the travellers warning, Mazatlan tourism is suffering, therefore those that rely on tourism for thier pay are making les and less. Very sad!
I negotiated a fare from my hotel to downtown market area and my driver followed me around all day. I told him several times that I would get another cab for the way back but he continued to follow me. I offered to pay him for the ride to the market but he wouldnt take it and followed me anyway. He drove me back to the hotel and demanded that I owe him 100.00 dollars. I told him no way was I paying him $100.00 when I had already negotiated 200 pesos to get to the market. I ended up paying him 450 pesos and left the cab and went into the hotel. I learned that this driver was charging me for a city tour as he pointed out certain focal points along the way. I did not ask for a tour and the driver knew it. The security staff was at the entrance of the hotel and did nothing to help me out. Im sure they see this quite often as the economy is failing because of the drug problems. Overall, I wasnt impressed with security at the hotel. Love Mazatlan and will be back for my 15th trip, but, wont stay here again, I would drop in for a meal or thier wonderful salsa and chips.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- More than 260 recently renovated rooms, studios and suites, most with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the Mazatlan Islands Nature Reserve, Isla de Pajaros, Isla de Venados, Isla de Chivos. The rooms with street view, overlook Camaron Sabalo Avenue. All Inclusive and European Plans available. Location: Golden Zone 30 minutes away from airport, 15 minutes from downtown, 10 minutes from aquarium, and 10 minutes from golf courses. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oceano Palace Hotel Mazatlan
- Oceano Palace Mazatlan