Hotel la Siesta
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Well it's been nearly a month since my last blog I can't believe how fast the time flies. Last Friday the 11th Tyler and I met up in Mazatlan which is a couple hours north of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific Coast. It's a smaller, less touristy version of Vallarta but still has all the perks. It has a really nice historic center, tons of little …
... his driver and the cherries turn on and the officer signals Brett to Move Over. Being a nice little team player, I stop also. I was wondering what ******** was gonna be made up to get us to fork over some money: having heard all about police corruption in Latin America. Well guess what? The police officer had noticed that Brett's wallet was about to fall out of his jeans rear pocket and stopped him just to warn him!!! WTF!!! And ...
... ate most of our breakfasts. We had also gone to the grocery store the second day we were there and got a few snacks to keep in our kitchen for Maya. She ended up enjoying a bowl of refried beans for most of her dinner meals. Her great-grandma Rosie is Mexican so we joked that she must be embracing her Mexican heritage :)
In addition to the refried beans and swimming in the pool, Maya also enjoyed riding the pulmonias - the open-air taxis ...
... 30 minutes of hell, over. I believe Ginger thinks we turned it off… bless her little pea pod brain. Daisy slept through the whole thing. Deafness has its advantages.
The hurricane season officially begins 10 days from now and we still need to go about a 100 south to our chosen hurricane hole in Puerto Vallarta. We’ll spend a few days renewing here in Maz land and then point theboat towards Paradise.
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They were very nice men, friendly and offering if we needed ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Definitely spring for the ocean view room it's only a little extra but completely worth it. El Shrimp Bucket restaurant right downstairs is really tasty especially for breakfast and the room service is awesome.
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We just spent 7 days in Mazatlan at the Hotel La Siesta. It was a fantastic trip. The Hotel was very inexpensive...$28 US Dollars for ocean view room per night (at Best Day website). Rooms were very clean with nice bathrooms, excellent views, cable tv (english in the a.m. spanish in the p.m.), and free wireless internet. I brought my laptop, downloaded pictures everyday and sent them to friends back in the States. Staff was excellent especially the front desk clerk, Isabel. She answered all of our questions and suggested nice places to visit. Thanks Isabel!! Local busses came by every minute and cost no more than 80 pesos. We rented bikes for the week from Kellys Bike shop located up near the zona dorada. They delivered them to our hotel for the price of $50 US dollars for the week. Fantastic deal as these bikes were fine Trek chromolly framed units. We rode them everywhere...ie, Stone Island, Lighthouse, Antenna hill, Gold Zone, Playa Bruja, Central Market.
We just returned from a wonderful week in Mazatlan, Mexico. We stayed at the La Siesta hotel our first night. It is an old hotel but with charm. The rooms with ocean view are great except for the traffic noise all night. (It is laocated on the main street)
Great Place to Experience the "Real" Mexico
We've stayed at La Siesta several times over the past few years and love the casual ambience and the great view of goings-on in the neighborhood. A much better experience than the Americanized plastic places in La Zona Dorada. You can practice your Espanol with the staff and the waiters downstairs in the restaurant. Walk the Malecon in the early morning and meet lots of interesting people.
At first when I read about the location I was bummed because it wasn't in the Golden Zone. During check in my boyfriend and I were upgraded to an ocean view. The room was very comfortable and the air conditioning worked great, which is important to me because I can't stand humidity. The beds were comfortable and there were two in there so my boyfriend and I got our own beds. That was nice. Another great feature was the shower was always hot and it was spacious. I could even shave my legs in it. The toliet worked great too. There was a restaurant at the hotel which was great. The staff was excellent at the front desk as well as the cleaning service. There was a problem with the air conditioning one day but the problem was fixed so fast I didn't even notice. It was very quiet which was a plus even though it was on a busy street. There were spontaneous fireworks a few nights in the streets and that was so neat. We watched that from our balcony. The balcony was awesome and so were the sunsets. It was easy to travel to the Golden Zone. We caught a bus to the Golden Zone and then we would take a golf cart back. We were there for New Years and we went to Joe's Crab Shack. That was great. We got complimentary drink tickets and since you get two beers when you order one the only drinks that we paid for were the tequila shots and we got two for the price of one as well. This is the kind of hotel you stay at where you want to relax and watch the sunset. The beach was ok but not as nice as the ones in the Golden Zone but it didn't matter to me. They don't have a pool but the ocean is right across the street. There is a beautiful atrium in the middle of the hotel. The front desk offers excursion. We went on the Stone Island booze cruise and had a great time. The front desk guy even upgraded our excursion package to include activities that we didn't pay for. He just called us up and told us to come down and get the activity tickets. We got the maximum amount of tickets and didn't pay for them. That was great. There was also free internet in the lobby and the front desk always knew my boyfriend and I by name. It made us feel at home. This was a great trip. This is the type of hotel you go to when you want to have a nice relaxing vacation. This trip brought my boyfriend and I closer together and I can't wait to go there again!!
I just returned from a two week stay in Mazatlan. Although I have traveled to Mexico for many years, this was my first visit to Mazatlan. I decided to stay at the La Siesta Hotel for five nights until I familiarized myself with the area. Since it was the off-season, there were many vacant hotel rooms. The La Siesta is a well run, clean, comfortable and safe facility. The staff is friendly and efficient in maintaining the property in a smooth operating fashion. The ocean view rooms have a spectacular view of the Pacific and are about seven bucks more than the garden rooms. I enjoy muy tranquillo, so the downtown location was perfect. Although I could have stayed in other hotels for about the same price, some less expensive, I stayed two weeks at La Siesta and enjoyed every minute of it. Bonus, ESPN,CNN and free internet e-mail check.
We paused 1 night in Mazatlan while travelling. The Siesta was great for us. Located right along the ocean in the very attractive "old city" area of the waterfront, the hotel itelf has a kind of funky, almost Art Nouveau decor that we liked. Not lavish by any means (certainly not a resort) but functional and well located for the traveller. And very good value. Friendly helpful staff provided, among other things, a photocopied street map to help us get out of town most easily next morning. We would use it again.
Great Time at La Siesta
Just spent three nights at the La Siesta. What a great location! Our room was clean, the water was hot and the air conditioner cold. We had a beautiful view of the ocean and El Faro. On top of the Shrimp Bucket and close to El Bajia for lunch and dinner. If you want sparkling new, stay in the Gold Zone, but if you ambiance, stay at the La Siesta!
i really enjoyed my trip to mazatlan, mostly because the hotel was so great...quaint, charming, clean. it is worth the extra money to have an ocean view, and it is sooo worth it to take good care of the housekeeping staff. i didn't have one single problem with either cleanliness or bugs. go figure!
it is worth noting,
if you don't give a rat's behind about culture, exploration, or history, please, please please stay at an all-inclusive resort.
This is an inexpensive and comfortable place that will give you the opportunity to experience the historical district of Mazatlan and give you a little taste of life in "real" Mexico. It is not for faint-of-heart North Americans who expect everything to be squeaky-clean and perfectly operational. The rooms rather remind me of any number of inexpensive rural motels I've experienced in the US. You can select either ocean view or garden view rooms. "Garden view" for all practical purposes means "no view," but those rooms are cheaper. The ocean view rooms put you right above a busy street, but the view is very pleasant and you can sit out on the balcony to enhance the enjoyment. It can be a little noisy at night, especially if you leave the window open. The people who run the place are great.
Perfect place to stay
We stayed for 7 days at the Hotel La Siesta. We wanted to be in the Historical area of town and get the full flavor of what that area would be like to live full time. The hotel wa clean, people very curteous, very helpful, internet service available free during certin times of the day. We took an ocean view, and although it faced the busy malecon, it was very quiet. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Mindy