Paul’s birthday is in June and each year we have been taking advantage of low season summer specials for hotel rooms in Mazatlán to have a bit of a getaway. Last year we spent only one night at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, and this year decided to spend two nights at the Inn at Mazatlán. It is great to lounge by the pool and let someone else do the cooking and cleaning!
The Inn at Mazatlán’s staff seems very friendly and competent. They do sell time shares there but once they heard we live here they asked for our room number so they wouldn’t bother us. We had a Junior suite that was nice and clean, and the furnishings were comfortable and modern. The view from our room is at the top of the post.
The hotel doesn’t have free wi-fi – you have to go to their business office during office hours, and (I believe) pay for internet access. We didn’t bother with that, just took our laptop over to Rico’s Coffee across the street for a nice coffee and breakfast. We loved their waffles and french toast!
We changed into swimsuits and headed straight to one of the two pools. Happy Hour starts at 1 pm and of course I received two margaritas at once. We swam, and read, and then swam and read some more. The picture below is where we could be found for most of two days.
We had lackluster food most of the time we were in the Golden Zone – at the hotel’s restaurant, Papagayo, at the Italian restaurant Villa Italia, and at a Spanish tapas restaurant named El Parador. I am wondering if the head chefs around town take the summer off and leave their underlings in charge. A picture of El Parador is below – we love the Miró inspired art and furniture. They did make a mean Spanish coffee and a terrific Roquefort salad, though, that are worth going back for!
Paul is still working part time so it was nice for him to get away from work for a bit. Both of us enjoyed being away from day to day chores and relaxing and reading as much as we wanted. But – we are both homebodies and were ready to head home after a couple of days.
I know Paul had a happy birthday, and next year we’ll try another spot!