Our first impression was good at the reception area. The owner greeted us like an old friend. We even talked a bit as he showed us the room. Our second impression was just as good. The room was huge and clean. Also, the room was bright without being too hot due to merciless overheating from the sun. We stayed in Mazatlan a few months back just around the corner from the Lerma and the room was 10 pesos more and about 3 times smaller, so this is a great deal for 190 pesos. Our room, 32, had one double bed, a bench area for bags, a desk and chair, a bedside table, and a private bath with hot water and great water pressure. Two windows provided a cross draft. The front window faced a quiet residential street. Quiet streets can be like gold dust in Mexico, so this made us happy. A previous tip said that in-room wi fi is best above the office. 32 was above, and wi fi worked very well in the room. There is a book exchange down the hall. 5 blocks from the center, 2 blocks from the ocean and oxxo. No tv. The ceiling fan was quiet. Maids wisked away dirty towels daily and restocked the soap and toilet paper. Our stay was quiet for 3 days, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Lerma is an old gem of a place. Almost everything is original circa 1940. It is charming in a very well maintained fashion. Hotel Lerma is run by a kind family with simple expertise. It is a great hotel.