$76 Avg/night
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Hotel Playa Mazatlan

3 stars
Playa Gaviotas Ave. 202, Mazatlan, 82110
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
120 reviews
Great location away from tourist traps

Perfect location for enjoying the beach and checking out the town. The staff is wonderful and the... See full review

  • Oceanic14
  • Oct 18, 2014
Amazing hotel

Ive been staying at this hotel for like 10 years now and I have to tell you that it never... See full review

  • David Almeida
  • May 1, 2014
Beachfront hotel with great views and a long history in the Zona Dorada
Ideally located in the heart of Mazatlan's lively Golden Zone (Zona Dorada), the Hotel Playa Mazatlan provides premier service, accommodations and amenities to its guests, many of whom return year after year. A proud pioneer of the Mazatlan tourist scene, the hotel first opened its doors five decades ago and has hosted film stars including John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. Then a quiet, low-key hotel in a virtually unknown area, the Hotel Playa Mazatlan is now a full-service resort stretching more than a quarter-mile of golden beach.
Highlights
  • Temazcal purifying steam bath experience 
  • Live music and dancing during peak seasons
  • "La Original Fiesta Mexicana" dinner show
  • Open-air dining overlooking the three islands
  • Three swimming pools and two Jacuzzis
Rooms
Hotel Playa Mazatlan guests choose from garden view, ocean view and family rooms, as well as junior suites. All include a balcony or terrace, Internet access and satellite TV. Superior family rooms and junior suites also include coffee makers, microwaves and refrigerators. For a one-of-a-kind experience, the Hotel Playa Mazatlan offers boutique rooms and penthouses, some with kitchens and dining areas.
Features
The Hotel Playa Mazatlan features Colonial-style architecture with rustic Mexican decor, surrounded by lush gardens, pools and waterfalls. Relax under a beachfront palapa or take a dip in one of three pools or two Jacuzzis. Adventure-seeking guests enjoy the hotel's rock climbing walls and zip line.
 
In addition to traditional spa massage therapies, the Hotel Playa Mazatlan offers a Temazcal experience -- a traditional pre-Hispanic natural steam bath and cave pool used to purify the body, mind and soul.
Transportation
  • General Rafael Buelna International Airport (12.5 mi/20.1 km)
  • Central de Autobuses (2.2 mi/3.6 km)
  • Mexican Federal Highway 15 (2.8 mi/4.4 km)
Attractions
  • Bullring (Plaza de Toros) (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Mazatlan Aquarium (1.7 mi/2.7 km)  
  • City and State Tourism Office (3.2 mi/5.2 km)
  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (3.3 mi/5.4 km) 
  • Plazuela Machado (3.4 mi/5.5 km) 
  • Teatro Angela Peralta (3.5 mi/5.6 km) 
  • Museo Arqueologico de Mazatlan (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • Lighthouse (El Faro) (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Estrella del Mar golf course (12.6 mi/20.4 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • 23,000 square feet of function space includes event rooms, courtyards and terraces
  • Catering services available

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Hotel Playa Mazatlan Rooms

Ocean View Room
In the standard Ocean View guest room, you can sit out on your own private balcony or patio and enjoy the wonderful view of the sparkling waters and fiery sunsets. All rooms are furnished with one king or two double beds, terracotta floors and Mexican decor.
Garden View Room
Garden View rooms are situated amongst the lush and tropical gardens of the Playa Mazatlan, and each room las its own private balcony or patio. There are all furnished with one king or two double beds, terracotta floors and Mexican decor.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Dining

La Original Fiesta Mexicana
Discover the colorful traditions of he distant corners of Mexico in a dinner-show that has been hosted for over 40 years. From the southern state of Veracruz to the northern state of Sinaloa, the show will guide you through the fascinating diversity of Mexico's colorful folk dancing, enchanting performances and an extravagant buffet featuring some of Mexico's most representative cuisine.
La Terraza Restaurant
Indulge. A casual, yet utterly romantic experience. Dine under the stars on a panoramic ocean terrace overlooking Las Tres Islas and the sparkling bay of Mazatlan. Live music and dancing every night of the week, plus a spectacular fireworks show over the beach on Sundays. Savor mouth-watering Mexican specialties like tangy fajitas, spicy carne asada steak, and jumbo shrimp served on a flaming skewer, plus delicious international dishes and the freshest local seafood in town. Serving breakfast (with morning buffet), lunch and dinner.
The Bar
Have a beer at sunset with us - stay for live music and dancing afterwards...Frosty tropical cocktails, domestic beer and an extensive wine list. Say no more.
La Playita Snack Bar
Don't leave your spot in the sun; order from La Playita Snack Bar. Quick, freshly-prepared snacks and luncheon meals, such as hamburgers, nachos, made-to-order pizza, and shrimp cocktail. Icy "buckets of beer," refreshing juices, sodas, ice cream and tropical cocktails. Beach side service beneath the palapas.
Los Tejabanes Caf and Bar
Los Tejabanes Caf and Bar offers home-style breakfasts (like stuffed omelets and hot cakes), appetizers and lunch, as well as beer, tropical drinks, and over 20 varieties of freshly-squeezed juice. Servicing the main pool area, with shaded dining. This lovely eatery is run by one of Mazatlan[s most well-known local families and is acclaimed for their outstanding service.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1300

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (120)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Playa Mazatlan

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
120 out of 120
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.2

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mazatleca
Business
New Hudson, MI
Jul 23, 2011

Excellent Service

The hotel room was always very clean, great atmosphere and the pool was great. I have to admit that the food was only okay and after 5 days the same music you hear while having breakfast gets old. Otherwise it was a very pleasant stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try Osteoneria del Puerto, it is the best seafood and the band is playing so you get a true feel of Mazatlan.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Relaxed and tanned Josh
Business
Seattle, WA
Jul 2, 2011

Great hotel on a beautiful beach

La Playa is a great place, it has everything. You really get a feel of Mexico with the old school brick and tile work, and the thick tropical gardens. The restaurant itself is a destination, with fiestas and an open air dance floor. I really felt like the staff cared about me and were all very friendly. The whole place is kept really clean. I couldn't believe how much cleaning I saw going on all the time. I was there for three weeks and spent most of that time staring at the view and listening to the waves, just incredible. I will recommend La Playa to anyone going to Mazatlan or considering Mexico in general.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Go on a weekend for dinner. The Mexican fiesta is fun and the food is great.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CharlieBaby
Business
Los Angeles
May 10, 2011

Best Romantic Getaway

The hotel is beautiful and is kept sparkling clean. The service was wonderful. I highly recommend purchasing the Stone Island tour through the hotel. We had a wonderful spring getway and will be coming back for years to come.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fargo, ND
Apr 25, 2011

Wonderful as Always

This is my thirtysomething stay at the Playa and won't be my last.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Playa restaurant is wonderful. However, we like to go to several restaurants. Angelo's at the Pueblo Bonito is always super but does require a reservation. LaCasa Country is also very good and lots of fun. Both are just a 50 peso ride away from the hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
International man of leisure
Business
Iowa
Apr 21, 2011

muy bien

a small fridge would have been nice. Pools open later than ten but that didn't stop me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

This hotel gives you one of the best exchange rates in the golden zone..the stands would give you 10.8 and the hotel was giving me 11.5 ...also gottalove the fresh squeezed orange juice.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel Is Me
Business
Nelson BC CANADA
Mar 30, 2011

Best stay yet

We have stayed a few times at Playa and have always enjoyed it. This time it was even better as it was quiter than usual. The trainer in the gym was great, service on the beach was excellent, room was cleaned each day as if we had just arrived. No complaints at all and we will be going back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Find the Mega store and check out the resturant across the street. You can bring your own wine or beer. Great food.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
utah
Mar 30, 2011

Hotel Playa

wonderful place to stay. clean, beautiful and great food. loved the awesome cabanas on the beach! we felt safe and had a wonderful experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Manny and friends
Business
Tujunga, CA
Mar 7, 2011

UNBEATABLE LOCATION FOR THE PRICE

Perfect during carnival time in Mazatlan, close to all events, located in excellent safe area of Mazatlan.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Panama restaurant and bakery within two blocks of hotel. Excellent dining for breakfast and delious freshly baked bread and desserts. Also a perfect spot for a quick coffe break!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Repeat Guest
Business
San Francisco, CA
Mar 3, 2011

It Doesn't Get Any Better!-repeat guest

I always go back to the same property.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The food at all of the local restaurants was incredible!

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Review of Hotel Playa Mazatlan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Weiner
Business
Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 23, 2011

Nice

The hotel was beautiful and located right on the beach. It was clean and the hotel staff was very nice and accomodating. The only thing I didn't like was the super hard beds and the rock hard pillows. I think they spend so much on the outkeep of the hotel that they don't invest much on the inside of the rooms. While we were there, we ate, drank, sat on the beach and shopped. I was so excited to go hang out on the beach and relax but all of the vendors made it so stressful!! That was the worse part of the whole vacation. I came to relax but went back just as stressed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The sunset cruise was the best part of my vacation.

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