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The hotel is clean. But very old. The pool and street noise is loud. The malecon was under construction, so there is no direct access to the beach. We would recommend to staying near old Mazatlan. We couldn’t find any of the restaurants open within a few blocks that trip advisor recommended.

This is a low cost hotel but we had a great stay. The rooms were clean with air conditioning. The staff was friendly and helpful. Enjoyed eating at the on site restaurant. Pool was clean. A little crowded on the weekend. Would recommend.

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.

Av. del Mar 1910 Col Telleria Mazatlan SIN

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Playa Norte and Mazatlan Aquarium
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Sands Arenas places you next to Playa Norte and within a 10-minute stroll of other popular attractions like Mazatlan Aquarium. This 101-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to noon.


Guests can enjoy a flat-screen TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include free bottled water and a safe.

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. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with securing valuables, dry cleaning/laundry, and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a microwave in a common area, a refrigerator in a common area, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 44 reviews

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