We discovered this jewel three years ago while speaking with a couple during the annual art walk. They shared that they were staying upstairs and asked if we would like to see their room. We were blown away!.As we walked up the gorgeous pink-hued marble staircase it seemed as though we were in a private home (which it was at one time) Reaching the top we entered a large open area that was the common room. It contained hundreds of DVDs, books, a TV, comfortable seating and a small balconey which offered a view of the street below and the ocean a few minutes walk away. There are six rooms-all have colorful Mexican furnishings and french doors that open onto a balcony from which one looks down onto the courtyard with its center fountain (hummingbirds come for a drink!) and tables with colorful cushions that beckon one to come down for early coffee and stay for breakfast (included) There is a small pool and pots of flowers and greenery everywhere. The cheerful kitchen staff prepares delicious dishes-both american and mexican. There is a small restaurant-Macaws-attached to the B&B which is a gathering place for the locals and tourists alike. Cesar-the bartender- and Annabelle-the server-are most friendly. The menu offers a nice variety of choices(try the beef sliders made with THE most delicious beef served with creamy horseradish sauce!). The hosts-Glenn and Sharon Sorrie-are , in a word, wonderful!!! They have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable, enjoyable and memorable. And should you miss the pets you may have left at home there are two friendly and well-behaved dogs for you to play with!!! Restaurants abound just a short walk down the Malacon. Should you be there during the Carnaval (as we were, twice) you will have a front row seat for the festivities as the grandstand is just up at the corner and the band performs well into the wee hours (you didnt REALLY come to mexico to sleep did you?) From the third floor open terrace we enjoyed the passing parade with its myriad of floats and experienced the most lavish fireworks display we have ever seen anywhere!!!.Across the street from the Casa is a narrow boulevard with shady trees and benches, an art gallery, a library, a small gift boutique with unique gifts . The Casa is located in the old historic part of town just a refreshing walk down quiet streets to the Machado where everyone goes to dine, attend the Peralto theater (we enjoyed a Mozart and Vivaldi concert there!) or to just sit and people watch. During Carnaval it is loud and noisy and FUN!! Not to be missed!!!. As you can guess.....we ended up staying at the Casa for a week the year after meeting the nice couple who offered to show us their room and we stayed again this year. Although we have a timeshare in the Golden Zone at one of the finest resorts we have discovered that staying at the Casa before we leave to go home is a wonderful way to unwind and enjoy the hospitality of two of the nicest people in Mazatlan!!. It will be a much anticipated ending to our yearly stay from now on!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa de Leyendas is a totally refurbished 8,000 square foot hacienda bed & breakfast with over 2,000 square feet of additional outside terrazzo space. Located in the heart of the central historic district and only 200 feet from the ocean, this casa feels like home away from home. Experience the past and enjoy the present. History, culture, arts and music surround this magnificent bed & breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa De Leyendas Hotel Mazatlan