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Reviewed 2 December 2016

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

Room Tip: If at all possible try and book the second or third floors the sunsets are amazing
  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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Thank 275MichaelG
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

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

Stayed: March 2016
Thank 275MichaelG
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

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.

Room Tip: It's likely that the upper floors are quieter.
  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Denis T
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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

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

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank damien r
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Management response:Responded 18 January 2016

Thank you for your comments Damien! Hope you come back soon!

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Reviewed 6 March 2013

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 .

Room Tip: the second floor is less noicer than the first foor.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank mariner20010
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