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Sea Garden Mazatlan
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Reviewed September 24, 2009

We have stayed here the past four years and have always enjoyed our time here. The staff is friendly and helpful but the hotel is really starting to show a lot of wear and tear and is in need of a major remodel. Overall we had a great time but I don't think we will be back unless they renovate. There are plenty of new hotels to choose from in Mazatlan.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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3  Thank PIMEE
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Reviewed September 17, 2009

We have owned 3 other timeshares and unfortunately now own at the Grand Mayan with friends. Almost everything they have ever told us has been either untrue or unfulfilled. We should have known better (our fault) after years of exploring Mexico and being accosted by the Mayan Representatives on the street when we were in resort towns. As obnoxious as they were we were promised so much and they delivered so little, but we bought 2 years ago. We decided to just grin and bear it. However, we got to Mazatlan and the rooms at the Sea Garden you would check out of if it were a Hotel. Small, dingy, dirty furniture. More untruths and unfulfilled promises at the owners update. Saving grace was that the staff were very friendly. Also, since we drove from Florida, visiting Copalla, Concordia, Rosario and Teacapan were treasures. One last thing is that I am writing from an internet cafe near the property, because they have the audacity in this era and especially at that property to charge $8/hour. Hotels we have stayed in everywhere including Durango and Satillo have high speed wireless internet in all rooms. Shame on the Mayan. We are putting our Grand Mayan up for sale A.S.A.P.

We have traveled extensively our whole lives and believe it or not, we are very easy to please. We lived and cruised on a sailboat for years as well.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank reidttj
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Reviewed June 30, 2009

I am a mayan owner we recently stayed at the sea garden the room I had smelt of mold .I found most of the staff snobby and felt un welcome. All the tourist were mexican did not have many american guest at all.I can recall about 4 Iwont go back again.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank MADMAN_9
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Reviewed May 12, 2009

We stayed at the Mayan Palace Regency Mazatlan for March Break and had an awesome time! This hotel is part of the Mayan Sea Garden grounds but it is Mayan Palace accommodations. There is a definite difference between staying in a Mayan Sea Garden unit and a Mayan Palace unit (although both kinds of units share the same pool, grounds, restaurant, and beach area).

We were part of a group of 6 travellers (2 couples and 2 friends) and we stayed in a 2 bedroom unit. The unit was beautifully appointed and very spacious. It can accommodate up to 8 people and we found it very spacious for 6. The kitchen had everything you would need for full meals although we chose to eat in mainly for breakfast and lunch only. The beds were very comfortable and the whole place was kept immaculately clean.

The pool area was great! There were always lots of chairs available (although to get your preferred spot you needed to get there about 9-10am). Like the room, the pool area and grounds were always immaculate. We had lunch by the pool 2 days and found that the hamburgers were great and so were the nachos (we also had the breakfast buffet one morning and it was awesome - lots of choice and yummy!).

The beach area was also very nice. Lots of chairs available at the beach. The sea was pretty rough so it wasn't all that great for swimming but we went for at least one beach walk every day and generally enjoyed either a sunrise or sunset each day as well. There are vendors but not that many and they don't tend to be a bother (a simple 'no, gracias' will do).

The location of the hotel is a bit out of the way but this does not diminish the vacation or the hotel at all. It is about a 10-15minute bus/car ride into town and there are lots of ways to get there. You can have the hotel staff call you in a cab to take you to the Golden Zone for about 15 dollars or you can walk to the front of the hotel and negotiate a cab for about 8-10 dollars or you can take a bus (there's a bus stop right in front of the hotel) into the Golden Zone for about 1 dollar. As there were 6 of us splitting the cost most of the time we usually went to the front of the hotel and caught a cab.

There are lots of amazing restaurants in the Golden Zone. We particularly enjoyed some of the smaller places we walked into at random and were somewhat disappointed by El Shrimp Bucket. The shrimp in Mazatlan is the best I've ever had (and I eat shrimp whenever I get the chance)! The lobster is also quite good (especially for the price). I would definitely recommend taking advantage of the lobster/shrimp combos that most restaurants seem to offer. I would also recommend trying the mango margaritas that are made with fresh mangos (at least they were made that way while we were there but it was also mango season so this may not always be available).
Heading away from the Golden Zone (about 5 minutes on the other side of the Mayan Palace) is a place called Las Brujas which we would all highly recommend. Awesome food, awesome service, right on the beach, and complete with Mexican dance entertainment. We ate there our first and last nights.

For those of you interested in self catering there are many supermarkets nearby (again about a 10min cab ride from the Mayan) and your fridge is roomy enough to hold enough food for a couple of days. There is also a woman who sells fresh shrimp (of varying sizes and prices) on the beach everyday. If my husband and I had been travelling alone we probably would have taken advantage of that opportunity.

One note of caution - we wouldn't recommend taking the time share tour. They offer great rewards for listening to the pitch but we found that the pitch was very pushy and became underhanded at the end so not really worth the bonuses.

All in all we had an awesome time and are considering returning next year with our same group!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Jennifer O
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Reviewed April 26, 2009

Spent a week at Sea Garden and found all adequate. The main bedroom is cramped and the second "bedroom" is truly SMALL. However, all is clean and the beach is wonderfull. I went to town each day and evening to eat and walk around. The bus system is efficient and inexpensive.
I have stayed in dozens of RCI, II and Fairfield resorts. This one rates a little below the middle of the pack overall. I would recommend wih the caveat that it is an average but sufficient facility.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled solo
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1  Thank rlb624
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