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“Great time at Estrella del Mar” 5 of 5 stars
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Estrella Del Mar Resort Mazatlan
Ranked #24 of 80 Hotels in Mazatlan
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Although I only enjoyed a few attractions in Mazatlan, I think I enjoyed this hotel the most. Intimate, excellent service and beauty to behold no matter where I found myself on the property. If I had to return to Mazatlan again, I would stay here without hesitation.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Lompoc, California
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133 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I was so impressed with this resort, it's hard to decide where to start this review. Location seems like a good starting point - the hotel is just a few minutes from the airport, about 40 minutes south of the main tourist area of Mazatlan. It is isolated from the tourist chaos, but that also means there are no non-property restaurants or entertainment nearby. That was perfect for me, but could be stifling if unexpected.

I give an unqualified thumbs-up to every other aspect of the facility. The staff was outstanding. For example, when Carlos checked me in, he offered to have a Wi-Fi access point relocated nearer to my room in case the signal wasn't strong enough. It wasn't necessary, as wireless coverage throughout the property was strong and easy to access, but I was impressed that he would even offer. And the rest of the staff was equally as attentive to my every request.

The food was delicious, the drinks top-shelf, the room well-appointed, and the view incomparable.

The resort is on a long stretch of sandy beach, with an impressive-looking golf course, and includes condominiums, private residences, and the hotel. The hotel has a couple of sections - a recently-built main hotel, where everything is modern and first class, and an older area with quaint villas that have been there for many years.

I stayed in one of the villas last year, and not knowing that they belonged to the original development, was a little disappointed with their older style of layout and design. In response to my comments in the customer-satisfaction survey the chain sent out (which apparently they actually read!), the manager invited me back to experience the new part of the hotel, and I'm pleased to report that his confidence in the property is not misplaced. The 'new' hotel is as elegant and inviting as any tropical resort in Mexico.

While floating in the infinity-edge pool, watching the sunset paint the sky pink and red and orange, sipping a cocktail served poolside, I decided this was one of my very favorite resorts in Mexico, and definitely in Mazatlan. I am already looking forward to my next visit!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank TravelinFool93436
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San Diego, CA
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185 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We wanted a relaxing experience, and we got it. The resort is well-removed from the craziness of the Malecon in Mazatlan. It's located south of the city in an area that is very remote and very beautiful. Once inside the grounds, you'll find a huge property which includes a golf course, condos, private residences, and the hotel. The beaches are clean and without any crowds- the strong rip currents keep people out of the water, and the remoteness of the property keeps it isolated.

The plusses are that the rooms are large and well appointed, with large bathrooms, flat screen TVs, etc. The restaurants have very good food, and the service everywhere is excellent. The pool areas are clean and picturesque. There are several small pools and a large one to choose from. The spa is very nice and the prices are excellent. If you want a deep tissue massage, ask for Maria and she'll work you over.

The minuses are that the property is very isolated, and you are at the mercy of the resort's restaurant's hours. If you want snacks or a bottle of water, bring them with you. Also, there isn't a lot to do if you're not a golfer. We thought that our young adult children would have been bored had they gone with us. There are the swimming pools, a beach volley ball net, and horses can be hired for beach rides. Other than that, there isn't much else.

Depending on who we travel with, we will stay at the resort again, We appreciated the excellent staff, who were attentive and friendly. But be aware that it is truly a getaway experience.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Estrella Del Mar Resort Mazatlan

Property: Estrella Del Mar Resort Mazatlan
Address: Camino Isla de la Piedra Km 10, Mazatlan 82267, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Mazatlan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Mazatlan
#9 Spa Hotel in Mazatlan
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Mazatlan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Estrella Del Mar Resort Mazatlan 4*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
68-room oceanfront hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico within the gated community of Estrella Del Mar, just 10 minutes from Mazatlan airport. Activities and amenities include a spa, salon & workout facility, conference & wedding facilities, pool & hot-tubs, restaurant & bar, tennis courts and horseback riding, 18-hole championship golf course and 3½ miles of beachfront. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Wyndham Las Villas Hotel Mazatlan

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