El Cid Marina Beach

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Our Opinion
This hotel is quite far from the Golden Zone. It's a big complex with a beach that you have to take a boat to, so it's not very convenient, but the pools are fantastic.

Located in the marina area of Mazatlan, this full-service, all-suites hotel with convenient kitchenettes, boasts two pools and a fabulous restaurant. A shuttle will take you across the marina to the beach two minutes away, and guests can also enjoy a complimentary shuttle to its sister property, El Cid Castilla Beach, and use of the facilities there.

Location: Oceanfront, 35 minutes from Rafael Buelna International Airport and 10 kilometers to downtown Mazatlan.

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  • DEBORA H :

Beautiful resort! There were three different properties we had access to.Huge one bedroom unit.Very friendly staff. Very nice upscale restaurant. They sang "Happy Anniversary" to us and sent over complimentary dessert. Had great time!!!

  • Roland B : Lexington, Kentucky, United States
"Sharks in the lobby!"

My wife and I stayed at the El Cid Marina Beach Hotel for a week. We've stayed at a number of nice, high-end resorts, including timeshare resorts. So, it goes without saying that we are familiar with the whole selling promotional routine. Having said that, El Cid is the absolute WORST in terms of sales pressure!!!The sales people camp out in the middle of the hotel lobby from early morning until evening. Guests pretty much have to go through the lobby every day to get to the concierge, to go to breakfast at La Terraza, leave the premises, etc.. They are like SHARKS seeking whom they may devour!If you can avoid the sharks (and that will take some doing), El Cid Marina Beach Hotel can be a nice place to stay.The hotel rooms are adequate, although I wouldn't rate them any higher than mid-range in terms of quality. In fact, we changed rooms because the first room was unacceptable in terms of upkeep and cleanliness... that took two days!The beach is not worth the short boat ride. Lots of trash (plastics, cigarette butts, napkins) and the water was infested with jellyfish... we were warned by our waiter not to go into the water.There are two pools and they are nice. The El Calypso and Iguanas snack bars are excellent in terms of poolside food and the wait staff work extremely hard to ensure everyone gets first-rate service. In fact, so many stood out, that it would be unfair to note any particular waiter over the others!We did purchase the all-inclusive meal plan at a very reasonable rate. We were pleased with both the food selections and quality.WiFi is NOT included and must be purchased separately... it is a rip-off.Mazatlan itself was a fun city, but undergoing a lot of construction in the downtown area. We signed up for the City Tour and we also took the bus out on our own. We never felt safer. The bottom line... we'd rather spend our time and money staying at other resorts!

  • Indira R : Oxnard, California
Our excursion to Mazatlan on our Carnival Cruise the Miracle.

This excursion was amazing! A full day of sun, swimming, food and drinks. Even though we couldn't swim in the ocean because of rough seas, the pool was awesome and made up for it! The pool was designed for "simulated" cliff diving. It had an area for non-swimmers, i.e., shallow pool, and a pool for the more adventurous with 9 feet of water and caves. The beach is one one side of the resort and the pool is a short water taxi to the pool. I only wished that the buffet was also available on the pool side...it's only available on the beach side of the resort. But I do have to add...my son was starving after a day at the pool, and when we were back on the beach side and all the food was being put away, the servers came through and made him an amazing plate of food! Way to go El Cid! Definitely a gem of a resort in an area that has been hit really hard in the years past.

  • andrhold :
El Cid Marina

Everything was great from the service to the people. The only complaint I have was the food needs improvement, particularly the steaks. Room service was twice a day. The pools were awesome. Overall we had a great time.

  • jenniferaN5016HU :
My time at El Cid

Upon arrival we had a little trouble checking inn for Expedia claimed we would have a few amenities included but that wasn't the case. Everyone is so professional and not to mention our server by the pool diego! He was amazing and treated us with the up most respect and as family. Everyone is always trying to lend you a hand with either a door or luggage. The buffet was awesome as well. No complaints here. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed the big pool and jacuzzi! We will most definitely come back!! Thank you all for a great stay.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • 210 rooms in one 7-storey & ten 4-storey buildings
  • 1 a la carte restaurant (International)
  • 2 bars including Lobby bar, Swim up bar
  • Room service (fee)
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 27-hole golf course on-site
  • Meeting facilities (fee)
  • Shopping on-site (Sundry shop)
  • Sauna (fee)
  • Jacuzzi

All accommodations include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette

Junior Suites include:

  • 2 double beds
  • Max occ 4

One Bedroom Suites include:

  • 1 king bed and 2 day beds
  • Max occ 5 up to 4 adults
  • Additional room categories available

Kids Deal - All Inclusive Plan: Kids 2-14 stay and eat free when sharing room and existing beds with 2 adults, Max 2 kids. Air & Hotel Plan: Kids 2-14 stay free when sharing room and existing beds with 2 adults; Max 2 kids.

For the Kids - Babysitting service (fee), Playground, Kids' section of main pool.

Bonus - All Inclusive guests receive complimentary upgrade to a One Bedroom Suite (if available at check-in) and use the features at the El Cid Castilla including: restaurants, bars, disco, lobby bar, theme dinner show, activities Kids Club and gym. Free shuttle service also available.

Honeymooners - Receive room upgrade (if available at check-in) and bottle of sparkling wine. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.

Golf - All Inclusive Golf Package includes unlimited green fees. Mandatory caddy, optional cart and gratuties are extra. Subject to tee-time availability. Additional rounds for same-day play are accepted after finishing first round. All guests sharing room must pay the All Inclusive with Golf rate, even if they are not using the golf portion. Package is non-refundable and non-transferable. ID may be required upon check-in at golf course.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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El Cid Marina Beach Hotel
Av. Camaron Sabalo s/n, Mazatlan 82110 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

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