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Hotel Sands Arenas

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Well I have returned to this hotel along the Malacon and the sea of Cortez very much enjoy sitting by the pool at sunset bar service at the polls if so desired as well as food service oh by the way the food is exceptional and very reasonable the breakfast buffet is awesome and very reasonable

Just an awesome visit and an amazing view from the balcony was on third floor so it was great room very comfortable bed nice king size the Internet should be improved upon tho most of the time bad to go to deck to use there is awesome restaurant attached to the hotel very good breakfast buffet and dinner was very Goodd and reasonable

It's not five-star, but who wants that? Here you'll find friendly staff, very clean, comfortable rooms, a great pool, and lovely owners. We stayed in two different rooms. You will see that the variety of views and possible noise levels are many, and it's likely that you'll get your quietest sleep on the third floor. We were at ground level but soon learned to sleep through almost anything. The Sands is right on the malecon where any visitor would be foolish to not take advantage of one of the world's best beaches. If you come to enjoy Mexican culture as we do, expect to see hordes of good Mexican families on weekends who arrive at this hotel to enjoy the pool. They're all respectful and friendly, but don't be upset when there are a dozen kids (and parents) in the pool at any time. Weekdays are generally much more quiet. Some things are starting to age at the Sands Arenas. Including patrons who have been coming every year for decades. We met gringos who occupy their own corner and seem to attract other good-natured Mexico lovers who just like to shoot the breeze. Besides the (excellent) Del Pacifico restaurant attached to the Sands Arenas, there are countless other great eateries everywhere close to the Sands, laundry facilities, and even a supermarket. Most of the suites in this hotel have mini kitchens, so it was handy for us to slip over to Ley's, just a few blocks away, for supplies during our extended stay. This is NOT a high-energy hotel with chrome, mirrors, and rock 'n roll, so if you're looking for the Golden Zone experience, please go somewhere else. The Sands is really a much more down-to-earth experience for those of us who are here to recharge our batteries and get away from our over-regulated lives in North America.

loved this place really nice and worth the price and u are super close to the beach and there is a nice little tiki bar on the beach right there and cheap too I will defeotnaly be coming back here again love mazatlan

my wife and I stayed at this hotel in march 2013 for 4 nights and it was perfect. We stayed at this hotel before and always like the service, I'll recomend this hotel for a budget traveler couples or singles., the hotel is located right across the street from the ocean.and the old mazatlan.just beware that on the weekend can be noicy .

I have been staying in this Hotel for the past 35 years..and have always had a warm, wonderful experience. I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. The rooms are very, very clean, the staff are most accomodating. We have TV, some English speaking channels, telephones, and for a nominal fee, a micro wave, same as for a fridge. A beautiful pool, that's HEATED, plus a hot tub! What more could a person ask for......And I travel alone, but here I never feel alone.I usually stay about 3 months.

My family and I have been visiting mazatlan almost ever year since 1999 and we have always stayed at this hotel. the staff is so warm and welcoming and we have become friends with many of them as well as the other guests there. We have made friends with so many wonder people from all over the world. We could stay at other places but we would truly miss the friendships you make there. The hotel is locateded in a perfect location between old town and the gold zone but is a bit closer to the gold zone. The beach is located right across the road and because it is not right in the gold zone you don't have as many venders bothering you. My uncle and my fathers ashes were both spread in the ocean here and the hotel was so supportive and helped us so much as well as many of the staff members came with us on the boat to spread my fathers ashes as well as helped us by booking the boat for us. You can view the video at and click the link Dave Freemantle in Mazatlan forever. It was a wonderful day thanks to the love and support from our wonderful friends

My family and I stayed at this hotel for 5 days as we were having a sort of family reunion vacation. We had 3 rooms total and the staff were very friendly. The rooms were very clean and the pool was great, I couldn't keep the kids out of it. Nice patio area by the pool to just relax. Right across the street from the Ocean and not noisy like at the golden zone. I would highly recommed this place to anyone traveling on a budget.

Comfortable hotel along the main drag. Good sized pool which the million kids used at all times. The decent A/C sure was a relief from the horrible sun, heat, and humidity during my stay. My room had a balcony--like most that have a view of the ocean. 800 pesos per night was a little steeper than other hotels in the near vicinity. Green Sabalo bus goes to the area where the night action takes place & also where I went parasailing (at my own risk) and later borrowed the life jacket to go into the strong currents of the ocean. The restaurant connected to the hotel's lobby had good breakfasts, "OK" lunches & dinners. Next time I go to Mazatlan (which WON'T be in or near July), I'll look for a cheaper alternative to this pricey but comfortable hotel.

my family ie my brother and i love the sands and wontstay anywhere else my brother passed away a few years ago and wanted his ashes spread there. the hotel was great to my family then and till present.welove it there.

Av. del Mar 1910 Col Telleria Mazatlan SIN

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools

Hotel Sands Arenas places you within a short walk of Mazatlan Aquarium and within a mile (2 km) of Hector Guillermo Pena Tamayo Park. This 97-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Fisherman's Monument and Playa Norte.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Del Pacifico, the hotel's onsite restaurant. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to noon.


The 97 rooms are air-conditioned and have free bottled water and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Sands Arenas enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. This hotel also has a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 39 reviews