$76 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 5, 2015

Hotel Playa Mazatlan

3 stars
Playa Gaviotas Ave. 202, Mazatlan, 82110
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
119 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 (119)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Playa Mazatlan

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 119
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Oceanic14
Business
Tucson
Oct 18, 2014

Great location away from tourist traps

Perfect location for enjoying the beach and checking out the town. The staff is wonderful and the rooms are comfortable and clean.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Topolo restaurant is what finding great food is all about. Don't miss it!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wayner the Wanderer
Business
Ocala, Florida
Oct 1, 2014

Very Nice

The hotel is about a 15 minute drive from the airport and is right on the beach. The view of the ocean is terrific. I had a room with a balcony and view of the ocean. The room I was given was very roomy and always clean. The staff were terrific and tried their best to accommodate whatever was asked of them. There are three or four swimming pools and other amenities for just about anything one would want. Compared to some of the rooms I have had in Europe I found my room at this hotel much bigger in every respect.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

I shopped at the Central Market. Get a local friend to take you there. The prices are much better than many of the shops in and around the hotel. I took the bus (Centrol) for 10 pesos each way.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
'49er Fan
Business
Green Valley, AZ 85614
Mar 19, 2014

Wonderful visit tom Mazatlan

I already describe it once on your survey page what happened to that review? Anyway, as I stated before, it was a really fun visit to Mazatlan & the Playa Mazatlan hotel was a first class operation, as were the accommodations & amenities, & I very much appreciated the quite affordable discount room rate. If I ever travel again to Mazatlen, I would definitely consider staying again at the Playa Mazatlan Hotel!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

A weekly information magazine/brochure listing the various Mazatlan attractions, restaurants, nightlife, things to do,.etc. should be in every room at the hotel.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LV Love
Business
Seattle
Dec 6, 2013

Mazatlan A Place To Live

I stayed in a garden view hotel which means from your room you see the pools. It was clean and descent. Purified water through an installed tap was provided. Secured beach front. Very safe & convenient about a block ½ front the main street & business, banks, eateries, and etc. Would have been great to have a frig. & an toaster oven,

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel is in the Golden Zone

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Review of Hotel Playa Mazatlan

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Spiritwalker
Business
Seattle, Wa
Dec 1, 2013

Peace on the Beach

This is the only hotel in town, with a human scale that places the people experience as a priority. With direct access to the beach framed by a building averaging four stories in height, there is no better place to stay while in Mazatlan than the Playa at Mazatlan. Customer service is a highly valued item. Give it a try!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pura Vida affords a healthy choice for vegetarians and others.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TKSF
Business
San Francisco
Jan 19, 2013

So good

Room is clean,Staffs are so kind,and good value. First my wifi didn't work but they change the room pretty soon.

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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Review of Hotel Playa Mazatlan

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Judith Sola Gal
Business
San Ramon, Ca.
Nov 5, 2012

enjoyed my 65th birthday. Had a great time. Service was outstanding.

Would like to return in april if weather is good.Also, enjoy this hotel because it's dead center the 7 mile beach.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Read the newspaper in the lobby, it's in english and has all the imformation that you'll need for the duration of your holiday.

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Review of Hotel Playa Mazatlan

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
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
madeinusa
Business
Da Lang, China
Jan 14, 2011

a nice stay

great time at this hotel. Excellent location, nice staff, good room. Just suggest you upgrade to ocean view if you can afford it. The beach view is fantastic day & night.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

jungle juice is a short walk away, great food, great staff & very reasonable prices

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