My husband and I just returned from a lovely weekend in Puerto Penasco. Our usual hotel was closed, so we chose to gamble on the Laos Mar despite some poor reviews. First of all, it isn't the Ritz. You're in Mexico not Beverly Hills! What do you expect?!
Yes, the turn of the economy and HR1070 have affected the entire area not just the Laos Mar. (In fact this was our first time back in over a year and we used to visit several times a year.) We had an ocean view room with a spectacular view and a short walk to the beach. Yes, we received only 2 towels and no washcloths, there was a coffee maker (but no coffee available), some wear and tear was evident, the restaurant was closed but the room was clean, the balcony had 2 good chairs, a fantastic view and the service was friendly and helpful. The jacuzzi was emptied and cleaned daily and the grounds were perpetually being swept and tidied.
Interestingly, we spent our honeymoon at the Playa Bonita resort across the road. Subsequent visits have shown that property to have suffered far more than the Laos Mar. For half the price, the Laos Mar is by far the better find.
We will definitely be returning to the Laos Mar. It was quiet and relaxing. It was a great value for the dollar and we were very happy with our room and reservation. If the lack of a washcloth, coffee or a chair is that big of an issue to you, go elsewhere and leave this little gem to those who don't mind rubbing elbows with the locals, enjoy an unobstructed view of the Sea of Cortez and using the money saved to buy an extra cerveza or two in town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover one of the favorite hotels in Rocky Point, BEST WESTERN Laos Mar Hotel & Suites. It is a great place to stay when looking to take family, business or recreation vacations on the beach. We are not that far from all the attractions and activities you can make, such as fishing, walks on the beach, watch the sunsets on the boat tours, visits on the aquarium and one of the most beautiful nature places on earth, El Pinacate. Also with in no more of 5 minutes you can be on the old port, where you can go shopping, eating while watching the sunset and having fun. Our attentive bilingual staff takes pride in providing personalized service. We are no more than 1 block from the ocean. No elevator, bell boy 24 hrs. ... more less
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