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Hotel Marina

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Friendly staff, surprising great spa treatments available. Easy walking distance to town. Nice views of town and the ocean! The room really could've used a good deep cleaning.

After checking into my room, i realized that there is no light bulbs in the bed-side lights. I asked for house-keeping , they told me that they ran out of light bulbs. So I switched to another room. And when I tried to adjust my air-conditioning, the cover plate of the control panel fell out. I called house keeping again. I think you get the idea... And when the air conditioning finally works, it was a bit noisy, so I slept with my ear plugs. The shower tends to be a bit weak ,and water is only warm (thankfully its 100 degrees out so no big deal). The best part of the room is the firm bed(s). The staff is basically friendly, but speak limited English. The pool is OK, but avoid weekends when lots of kids are around. Taxi to town is 50 Pesos, so I prefer a stroll along the water. In short, book it if there is a super-deal, otherwise stay elsewhere. EZ

The people at the hotel where out to please. The restaurant was fair; the fish and chips where great. The beef is not up to U.S standards. The views are great and 80 deg. fahrenheit in February isn't bad.

This is the second time I have stayed in this hotel. The location is on one end of the malecon and is approximately a 15 - 20 minute walk to the center of the malecon. There is always a taxi in waiting out front if you prefer not to walk. It's a very safe and beautiful walk. As for the hotel, it is basic but a good hotel for mexico. The rooms are clean and the view of the marina below is beautiful. The free wireless service is definitely a bonus and comes in very handy. The front desk receptionist was very friendly and courtesy. I did not eat at the hotel as I would eat at different restaurants in town but the food I saw looked good. I was here for mostly business but also enjoyed the daily walk along the malecon and of course the excellent seafood. La Paz is a very friendly and slow paced city and I will be coming back.

I enjoyed the hotel very much. The room and bathroom were very clean and the view of the water was outstanding. The only negative was that when I checked in the agent told me that breakfast was included but after I ate I found out that she made a mistake and they would not pay for the breakfast. They did offer a 20% discount for the breakfast because of their mistake. If one does not have a car the hotel is a long walk from town.

I was suppose to have a relaxing experience during my vacation there: scuba diving, some treatment at the SPA and of course, some days at the pool. But it was not that way at all, the problem starts at the front desk, where things seem to be chaotic and the staff do not follow up on the requests you made. Despite the pool is equiped with heating, it is kept always cold, as well as the jacuzzi, by the way if you want a drink at the pool, you will need to chase the bar tender, since nobody are offering anything there. Breakfast in the morning is really good, but with no changes during the week; and, if you do not want to take the long walk to downtown, the variety for lunch or dinner is really limited. On the other hand, the internet connection is really fast and available in every area of the hotel, also the room service works really fast with the same food of the restaurant. The views from the uper floors are fantastic. The tenis court is nice but a fee is charged per hour; and even though they ad themselves as a beach hotel, they do not have direct access since the Marina has control over the entire area, and there is no beach at all there, some other sports like kayaking are out of the question, since you need to arrange for that on your own outside of the hotel facilities. Maybe convenient for business travelers.

This is an older hotel with a lot of atmosphere and ambiance. The grounds around the pool and restaurant are lushly landscaped, and there is definitely a relaxed feeling to the common areas of the property. The rooms are smallish, but adequate, and are arranged so that each room has a sliding glass door with a view. Ours was of the marina, and was very picturesque. The hotel is at the edge of town, but within a short driving distance of the Malecon. We ate some of the best tacos of Arrachera at a place right on the Malecon called "Rancho Viejo". We later heard from a variety of different sources that "Rancho Viejo" is the best taqueria in La Paz. Around the corner we found an italian gelato place and had a delicious banana split.

It is a really nice hotel, walking distance from a beach and the main malecon

My boyfriend and I were staying at the hotel as a base for our trip to Santo Espiritu Island; the island was incredible, while the hotel was nothing but average. The overall look of the hotel is decent. There is a nice pool in the center, but it isn't very clean. The rooms are quite large and fairly clean. The shower pressure is weak. Front desk service is very poor. The staff is slow and disorganized, and gave us the feeling that serving us was an inconvenience. The location is nice, right on the water and at the start of a 3-mile boardwalk that leads through the main tourist area of La Paz. However, for most people, the 1-2 mile walk to the main center would probably be too much.

Very nice hotel, and location. Staff not very friendly but overall useful.

If your are doing any business on the internet, service was only available at the pool where none of the pool lounges worked or had cushions. The location is convenient to boat harbor.

Carretera A Pichilingue Km 2.5 La Paz BCS

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina

Hotel Marina places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Malecon Kiosk and Biblioteca de la Historia de las Californias. This 89-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a marina, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. In central La Paz, the hotel is also close to Constitution Square and Esperanza Rodriguez Cultural Center.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

The 89 rooms are air-conditioned and have free bottled water. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Marina enjoy a marina, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a health club, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Junior Suite

Full 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Master Suite

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Marina

Couples (6) Business (2) Other (3)
3

convenient marina la paz location

Couples

Friendly staff, surprising great spa treatments available. Easy walking distance to town. Nice views of town and the ocean! The room really could've used a good deep cleaning.

By on Dec 13, 2011

3

simple no thrill choice

Singles

After checking into my room, i realized that there is no light bulbs in the bed-side lights. I asked for house-keeping , they told me that they ran out of light bulbs. So I switched to another room. And when I tried to adjust my air-conditioning, the cover plate of the control panel fell out. I called house keeping again. I think you get the idea... And when the air conditioning finally works, it was a bit noisy, so I slept with my ear plugs. The shower tends to be a bit weak ,and water is only warm (thankfully its 100 degrees out so no big deal). The best part of the room is the firm bed(s). The staff is basically friendly, but speak limited English. The pool is OK, but avoid weekends when lots of kids are around. Taxi to town is 50 Pesos, so I prefer a stroll along the water. In short, book it if there is a super-deal, otherwise stay elsewhere. EZ

By on Sep 22, 2011

3

nice place friendly service

Couples

The people at the hotel where out to please. The restaurant was fair; the fish and chips where great. The beef is not up to U.S standards. The views are great and 80 deg. fahrenheit in February isn't bad.

By on Feb 28, 2011

3

beautiful view of the marina

BusinessTravelers

This is the second time I have stayed in this hotel. The location is on one end of the malecon and is approximately a 15 - 20 minute walk to the center of the malecon. There is always a taxi in waiting out front if you prefer not to walk. It's a very safe and beautiful walk. As for the hotel, it is basic but a good hotel for mexico. The rooms are clean and the view of the marina below is beautiful. The free wireless service is definitely a bonus and comes in very handy. The front desk receptionist was very friendly and courtesy. I did not eat at the hotel as I would eat at different restaurants in town but the food I saw looked good. I was here for mostly business but also enjoyed the daily walk along the malecon and of course the excellent seafood. La Paz is a very friendly and slow paced city and I will be coming back.

By on Feb 16, 2011

4

great water view

Singles

I enjoyed the hotel very much. The room and bathroom were very clean and the view of the water was outstanding. The only negative was that when I checked in the agent told me that breakfast was included but after I ate I found out that she made a mistake and they would not pay for the breakfast. They did offer a 20% discount for the breakfast because of their mistake. If one does not have a car the hotel is a long walk from town.

By on Jan 8, 2011

3

not a spa at all

Couples

I was suppose to have a relaxing experience during my vacation there: scuba diving, some treatment at the SPA and of course, some days at the pool. But it was not that way at all, the problem starts at the front desk, where things seem to be chaotic and the staff do not follow up on the requests you made. Despite the pool is equiped with heating, it is kept always cold, as well as the jacuzzi, by the way if you want a drink at the pool, you will need to chase the bar tender, since nobody are offering anything there. Breakfast in the morning is really good, but with no changes during the week; and, if you do not want to take the long walk to downtown, the variety for lunch or dinner is really limited. On the other hand, the internet connection is really fast and available in every area of the hotel, also the room service works really fast with the same food of the restaurant. The views from the uper floors are fantastic. The tenis court is nice but a fee is charged per hour; and even though they ad themselves as a beach hotel, they do not have direct access since the Marina has control over the entire area, and there is no beach at all there, some other sports like kayaking are out of the question, since you need to arrange for that on your own outside of the hotel facilities. Maybe convenient for business travelers.

By on Dec 24, 2010

3

cozy comfort

Couples

This is an older hotel with a lot of atmosphere and ambiance. The grounds around the pool and restaurant are lushly landscaped, and there is definitely a relaxed feeling to the common areas of the property. The rooms are smallish, but adequate, and are arranged so that each room has a sliding glass door with a view. Ours was of the marina, and was very picturesque. The hotel is at the edge of town, but within a short driving distance of the Malecon. We ate some of the best tacos of Arrachera at a place right on the Malecon called "Rancho Viejo". We later heard from a variety of different sources that "Rancho Viejo" is the best taqueria in La Paz. Around the corner we found an italian gelato place and had a delicious banana split.

By on Dec 15, 2010

4

great view, helpful staff

Couples

It is a really nice hotel, walking distance from a beach and the main malecon

By on Nov 6, 2010

3

nothing extraordinary

Couples

My boyfriend and I were staying at the hotel as a base for our trip to Santo Espiritu Island; the island was incredible, while the hotel was nothing but average. The overall look of the hotel is decent. There is a nice pool in the center, but it isn't very clean. The rooms are quite large and fairly clean. The shower pressure is weak. Front desk service is very poor. The staff is slow and disorganized, and gave us the feeling that serving us was an inconvenience. The location is nice, right on the water and at the start of a 3-mile boardwalk that leads through the main tourist area of La Paz. However, for most people, the 1-2 mile walk to the main center would probably be too much.

By on Oct 26, 2010

4

very good

BusinessTravelers

Very nice hotel, and location. Staff not very friendly but overall useful.

By on Jul 15, 2010