Nestled amidst the shops, restaurants and entertainment located in Mazatlán’s Golden Hotel Zone, this charming resort provides the ideal blend of sun, sand and fun for families, groups, active travelers and couples looking to tie the knot. Here, guests are treated to comfortable guestrooms; romantic wedding services; lighted tennis courts, a pampering spa, championship golf and additional dining options at the nearby El Cid Country Club; sparkling swimming pools; daily and nightly entertainment; an appealing selection of restaurants and bars including a Señor Frogs Restaurant and Disco and kid-friendly amenities including babysitting services, kids and teens activities clubs, a video arcade and an archery range. Experience endless ocean views, sun-kissed beaches and the authentic spirit of Mexico during visits to this unforgettable tropical getaway.


Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico - Buelna (MZT) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1982
Last Renovation: 2009
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 17
Total rooms: 500


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The minimum check-in age is now 25. Valid passport will be required.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a Spring Break-free environment. 

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel. College groups are not allowed

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 1676 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Affordable luxury

    From the moment of check in till the sadness of departure, every aspect of my short stay was wonderful. Staff go “above and beyond” to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. You are spoilt for choice with so many eating and culinary options, and the variety of pools guarantees good options.

    May 08, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good Experience

    Clean rooms. Everything was nice. Typical El Cid property, the people make all the difference.Figuring out dining and drink options takes a couple of days. But the staffs attitudes help get over it. The Granada is a nice option for a quieter stay. Thanks el patio staff and the Castillo bar servers.

    Apr 14, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good but need some improvement

    Loved the Argentinian restaurant. Do not waste your time in Italian a la cart restaurant. Some problems with a door knob which was fixed after I got annoyed and asked to change the rooms. Loved the silent share holders pool.

    Apr 02, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    It you really want to work to get your all inclusive stay here

    It is really hard to get service or a spot at the pool. It seems oversold and I really would not go back as it does not bring value. Found the service to be focused on locals and not the people that are visiting from other place. Also hard to book restaurants as even when you call first thing in the morning very few spots left. The regular buffets are just ok and I would prefer to go out somewhere where people would serve you for the price you pay.

    Mar 30, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good vacation and good value for $

    El Cid resorts always a good value for vacations. Staff are excellent, problems solved quickly. All-inclusive is better volume than quality but always something good to find. La Casada restaurant a favorite.

    Mar 24, 2023
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