Let me just start by saying that this was our first time in Mazatlan and we weren't quite sure what... See full review
The Explorer Type
Jan 2, 2013
Set in the heart of the historic center of Mazatlan, The Jonathon Boutique Hotel is the perfect place for total relaxation. The friendly staff is available 24 hours. On The Jonathon, everything is designed to make you feel at home. Enjoy the unique concept in tranquility, sophistication and comfort of the rooms in leisure travel or business. Start the day with a delicious breakfast and still enjoying the taste of the international cuisine and spirits in the evening night. You'll have everything you want at your fingertips at an affordable price. Fun, flavorful Mazatlan. You'll find a lively taste of Mazatlan right here at The Jonathon Hotel.
The Jonathon Boutique Hotel Rooms
Standard Room offers 1 Queen bed along with air conditioning, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, room service and telephone. The other amenities include oversized bathroom with granite counters, marble flooring, glass enclosed rain shower, mini-bar, a flat-screen led TV, iron and ironing board, a personal in-room safe and wireless internet access.
Deluxe Suite offers 1 King bed along with air conditioning, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, room service and telephone. The other amenities include a kitchenette, living room, Jacuzzi, a private balcony and travertine floors throughout. The custom decor is fresh and refined including an oversized marble and granite bathroom with luxury tub and glass enclosed rain shower. Microwave, mini-bar, a flat-screen led TV, iron and ironing board, a personal in-room safe, table area and wireless internet access.
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The Jonathon Boutique Hotel is set in the heart of the historic center of Mazatlan. By visiting surrounding The Jonathon, guests are at the center of one of the most charming and friendly people of Mexico, with colorful and authentic squares and an eclectic mix of local and tourist trade, jewelry stores, clothing, handicrafts regional and national furniture stores, art galleries and fresh food market. Experience Mazatlan's vibrant nightlife mingling with visitor and locals at the many charming restaurants and lively bars.
The Boutique hotel
The Boutique hotel is home to Social, a dining and cocktailing hotspot just across from Angela Peralta Theatre. It is at the forefront of the Mazatlan dining scene, dishing out well-schooled and crafted cocktails and creative new American comfort food. You can also test your wine knowledge at the evening Hosted Wine Hour.
The Lauren's restaurant/bar
The Lauren's restaurant/bar features, is ideal for meeting friends for an after-work cocktail, grabbing a quick bite before a game or concert at the Angela Peralta Theatre, or indulging in hotel's in-room dining options. Or satisfy your steak or hotel's fine international cuisine...
International Cuisine and Steak House (Menu)
Sunday to Saturday Breakfast: from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
Let me just start by saying that this was our first time in Mazatlan and we weren't quite sure what to expect. I've traveled somewhat in Mexico, but mostly on the Yacutan. Mazatlan was vastly different from those experiences.
First, we told the
cab driver the name of the hotel and he hadn't heard of it. If you do stay at the Jonathan tell the driver to just take you to Machado Square in Old Town (on Carnival Street) and from there it's 30 meters. If you're like me and love being submursed in culture, then stay in Old Town. The food is better (Topolo is a MUST and it's one block away), the shopping is better (boutiques and small shops with pieces created by local artists, not that mass produced stuff for tourists), and the beach is close. This area is rich in history and walking aroud reminded me a little of Venice (without the canals).
I loved the Jonathan, but must warn you about a few things. The rooms are small. They are exactly as pictured, but there isn't much for furnature-only a bed really. That said, the bed is VERY comfortable, and the bathroom is nice, especially the shower. There is a safe in the room, bathrobes, free wifi, and cable televison (5 or 6 channels in english). But there's two things you should know: on weekends the hotel is LOUD, so bring ear plugs; and (2) there aren't the amenities that resorts have. For example, the pool isn't a pool. It honestly looks more like a fountain and I expected to see change on the bottom! There's no exercise room or hot tub, no computer or office to use, nothing like that. It's just a nice hotel in a great location. If you want those things, or a more social environment, than by all means stay somewhere else. However, if you're like me and only utilize hotels for down time and sleeping, then this is the place for you! Also, there is no parking here. If you're going to have a rental, which is absurd in Mazatlan, than make other arrangements for parking. Oh, and about the noise, it isn't the hotel so much as it is the whole area in general. I'm not a drinker and like to rise early to run and explore. The mexican people, or at least my experience with them, has taught me that they are night owls and let me just tell you that on New Years Eve the party didn't stop until 6am! The good news: ear plugs are readily available in neighborhood pharmacies.
The staff was great. We ate in the hotel's restaurant for breakfast and were treated very well. And the food is fantastic! I really liked this place and it is close to everything, museums, shops, the theatre, and a multitude or great restaurants.
Some Tips: (1) Go to Central Market downtown north of the Cathedral. It's a terrific opportunity to mingle with locals. (2) Go to Stone Island and rent 4 wheelers to ride on the beach. A blast! (3) Have one of those taxi drivers take you up the hill just north of Old Town's beach (where all of the antenas are). Great Views! (4) Eat at a little local "dive" called Pauline's. It's 2 blocks from the Jonathan. The food is AMAZING and CHEAP! And (5) Get a massage at the Athina Spa (3 blocks from the Jonathan). ! hour of bliss for $20.. You can't even imagine!
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Pauline's Restaurant. REAL local food at great prices. Go for lunch..