We were in Mazatlan for 16 days and our only regret was not staying at the El Cid Marina for the whole visit. We spent the first two weeks in other resorts and the final 2 days at Marina. If we ever return to Mazatlan, we'd stay only at the Marina. It was beautiful, quiet, very clean and the staff were very prompt, friendly and helpful. We found the other resorts to be much too loud and the rooms tired and dated. Our Marina room was only a junior suite but it was very bright with plenty of room and a great balcony overlooking the ocean and harbour. The heated pool was wonderful!
Robyn from Canada
Flanking a marina on the north end of Mazatlan's principal resort zone, the recently renovated El Cid Marina Beach Hotel is 1 …More
My husband and I were in desperate need of a relaxing, poolside vacation with no worries and El Cid was everything we wanted that we didn't even know we wanted. The minute we dropped our bags, we roamed around to see what was available and Martin at the Lobby Bar kept the ice cold Pacifcos coming. We did the all-inclusive, so we spent a little time finding the ala carte dinner restaurants and booking our reservations for the week. Not all of the restaurants operate daily so we were happy we did this early on. If buffet is more your style, that's offered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the dinner themes change nightly and include a show.
This resort is DEFINITELY family friendly, and there were a lot of children around. The pools are both adult and child friendly- there are waterslides, rocks to jump off, lifeguards, and swim up bars for the adults. We spent a lot of time reading by the pool and the staff (especially Carlos!) were super friendly and attentive and treated us like old friends. The activities staff were very involved, with poolside activities going from about 10-4 and included things like bingo, zumba, water aerobics, and my favorite- the Crazy Game, which one day involved a pool full of water balloons. There are also a couple of quieter pools if that is more your scene but you have to work a little harder to find them.
The bottom line is, if you want to relax and have fun, there is something for everyone here.
Staci from Portland OR
This Mexican resort is 2 blocks from the shops and restaurants of Mazatlan's Golden Zone, and 1 mile from Marina El Cid.More
We stay at EL MORRO hotel from 1st - 9th March. The hotel is not that great, the rooms are an older version of Mexico, but clean and the hotel personal are very friendly and pleasant, especially Jose from the front desk and the activity people Hans, Angelika and Ruben. The restaurant are good, especially La Concha and the shows from La Pergola are really nice to watch. They play every night something different, my daughter( 21 months) really enjoyed the Disney show.
If you don't have to many expectations from the hotel and you go to have fun you really enjoy staying at El Morro. If I have to go again to Mazatlán I will definitely choose this hotel.
Thanks for the great time EL MORRO!
Estera from Seattle, Wa.
In a Golden Zone resort complex that includes a country club, 27-hole golf course, and tennis club, this Mazatlan resort is …More
I've stayed at this hotel before, and prefer the quieter atmosphere to that of the other El Cid hotels across the street on the beach, though it's an easy walk over the sky bridge to the noisier, more public hotels. The pool area here is lovely! This one is on the golf course and the beach vendors don't come here. Bus or taxi service is readily available whenever it's needed, and the lobby opens into a very nice Italian restaurant. The staff is friendly and helpful.
Patricia from Seattle, WA
This resort is located in Mazatlan (Zona Dorada), close to the beach, Punta Camaron Beach, El Cid Country Club Golf Course …More