4.5 out of 5

"Stayed from 12/10/11-12/17/11 and was very happy with all aspects of the El Cid Marina. We had a one bedroom suite and room was nice and clean with a ... " More

By Buzz2405, from Tacoma, WA, USA on Sun 18 Dec 2011

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beach resort near Cerritos Beach

Seaside stay

Your stay at this Zona Dorada resort places you within 3 miles (5 km) of Golden Zone and Mazatlan International Center. El Cid Country Club Golf Course and Galerias Mazatlan are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

This resort features a full-service spa, a marina, and 2 restaurants. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. Bring the family and enjoy the free kid's club, children's pool, and kid-friendly dining.

Kitchenettes, WiFi

The 210 guestrooms feature well-equipped kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves, as well as flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Furnished balconies, pillowtop beds, and WiFi are also available.

One Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite Elite Golf Experience

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One Bedroom Elite Golf Experience

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

One Bedroom Elite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite Elite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

El Cid Marina Beach Hotel ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for El Cid Marina Beach Hotel

Everyone (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Apr. 2019 by Isaías Gomez/ Gerente General

Estimado Huésped, Muchas gracias por haberse tomado unos minutos para calificarnos por medio de Expedia. Estamos felices de saber que sus expectativas fueron cumplidas. Esperamos su pronto regreso a las instalaciones, para darle una cálida bienvenida. Saludos Cordiales,

4 out of 5

Satisfied Customer

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, great marina view
Stayed from 12/10/11-12/17/11 and was very happy with all aspects of the El Cid Marina. We had a one bedroom suite and room was nice and clean with a kitchen and a King bed. Bed was a little hard for my liking but I have a Tempur Pedic at home so I am a little bias. View from balcony was great and hotel grounds were very clean and well kept. The pool was nice and the drinks were weak but tasty. We did not get all inclusive because I feel it is never a good deal and there are so many great places to eat in Mazatlan that you shouldn't feel obligated to stay and eat there. We did eat two meals at the El Cid Marina and both were very good. We did eat one meal at the El Cid Moro (La Cascada)and it was $50 and it was easily the worst meal we ate the whole time in Mexico. Mazatlan is kinda falling apart but the El Cid Marina is still very nice.

Posted by , from Tacoma, WA, USA on 18 Dec. 2011

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5 out of 5

great feeling coming back

my wife and i have stay twice and we love it,great service and awesome admostfhire

Posted by on 10 Oct. 2011

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3 out of 5

Okay hotel for a few nights. Good for children.

Pros: Close restaurants
This hotel was nothing to write home about. My 8 year old liked it because it has one pool with a cave you can swim into. Also, it was nice to see the boats and there is a shuttle boat that takes you quickly to a nice beach. The furnishings and buildings are somewhat run-down, however and the food quality in the restaurant is mediocre. A better choice for about the same price would be the Mayan Sea Garden. The room is much nice and very quiet. The pools there are beautiful.

Posted by , from Colorado on 7 Feb. 2011

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5 out of 5

Peaceful. Beautiful. Incredible

I stayed here for the first half of my honeymoon with my wife and this was by far the best hotel. The hotel is close enough to town to walk, but far enough away that you avoid all the major traffic. Views are incredible from the hotel balconies. Staff was incredible friendly and helpful. When you stay at any El Cid hotel, you have access to all other El Cid's in the area so we went to the El Cid country Club for massages and facials via the free shuttle that takes you between the resorts. Everything about this hotel was top notch and I will definitely stay here again. The only negative thing I have to say is that the mattresses were a tad hard, and to use the gym you have to go to El Cid Castilla, but who goes to the gym on vacation anyways? ;-) Other than that, I would highly recommend Marina El Cid!!!

Posted by on 19 Jul. 2010

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5 out of 5

p long

Friendliness of staff. Exceed epectations. They arrange everythinig we need and/ or want from Lobster Dinners poolside private dining, fishihg and tours. All ammenities are in process of being upgraded- new linens, bath,furniture, appliances, showers-kitchens ,baths.Upgraded rooms are quality you would expect. We have stayed here every year for over 12 years. Accomodations & staff make it seem like a second home. We stay other locartions, but staff here are truly what makes this place a jem. Smaller to be personal and yet first class. Can't recommend this resort enough.

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2010

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5 out of 5

Will always come back!

This was our second time at El Cid Marina & we were not disapointed again! Compared to the other El Cids it is more slow pace which leaves more space to enjoy the pools,dining areas & more attention from hotel staff.. The staff truly tend to you & there is always good customer service. We missed our flight so we got to El Cid a day later, but hotel front desk gave us a magnificent 5th floor room with the entire ocean view. That really helped us enjoy our stay even more! Miguel, the hotel concierge was a gem!!! he made our excursions memorable & always made sure we were taken care of & knew every detail of what each sight seeing tour entailed. The grounds are kept up very nicely & having our own beach area made it much calmer & enjoyable. We are definitely going back soon & will continue to stay at El Cid Marina. Pat M.- Los Angeles, Ca

Posted by on 15 Feb. 2010

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4 out of 5

Nice for boat lovers

This was a very nice resort ... especially if you're a fan of the dock life. Pools & access to the beach was great with the added bonus of being able to watch boats coming and going from the Marina. Mazatlan itself was not my favorite place but the resort was very nice.

Posted by on 28 Nov. 2009

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4 out of 5

A simple hotel, but great for a peaceful getaway

We stayed four nights, using the basic all inclusive package. We had a one bedroom suite, with a nice view of the marina. It included a small kitchenette, counter for dining, living room area, separate bedroom, two vanities/sinks and big walk in shower. Very nice and clean, but the air conditioning in the living room area seemed to run much cooler than in the bedroom, which got a little warm while we were sleeping. I've stayed at all inclusives that feature a lot more options (multiple restaurants and bars), but we had a great time. The breakfast buffet each morning is nice - they will make omelets and smoothies to order, there is fresh fruit, pastries, and Mexican and American breakfast foods. At lunch, you can go to the same restaurant, or dine pool side. There are two nice pools - we only stayed at the smaller one (without the kids area). The service really put our experience over the top. The resort was mostly empty our first 2 nights, but even when it was busier, the service was great. The waiters come around pool side to bring drinks and food constantly. For more restaurant/bar options, we could also go to the El Cid Castilla, which seems a lot larger. The provided a lock for the in-room safe for free, so we used it, but I felt the facility was very safe. Good location, took about 20-25 minutes to get there from the airport, about 10-15 minutes to get to the Golden Zone or old downtown.

Posted by on 15 Oct. 2009

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5 out of 5

Spring Break 2009- A Beautiful and Exclusive Experience

The minute we drove up to the hotel you are greeted with such genuine hospitality. The open lobby is georgeous. The rooms were impecable. I loved that they have beautiful views from the balcony. I travel with my husband, daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. We are in our middle 40's and my daughter and son in law are 19, our grandson is 1. With that in mind, our stay at El Cid Marina exceeded our expectations. The location was remote so that we were secure from any spring break wild parties. The location was perfect for a family and luxurious atmosphere. There were excursions for all of us and our teenagers were having the time of their life. They were scared about all the violence in Mexico, but all we experience at Mazatlan was peace and quiet. We had all inclusive and we loved the restaurant and its menue. We arrived on a Sunday and the brunch was to die for! We loved the staff and management, they made us feel comfortable and they were very friendly. You felt like a super star in an exclusive 5 star hotel. We look foward to coming in December of 2009. Thank you all for such a wonderful experience, we will never forget it.

Posted by on 14 Aug. 2009

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All-inclusive Details

  • Kayaking included
  • Surfing/boogie boarding included
  • Taxes included
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Premium/non-domestic beverages not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Premium food items not included
  • Wireless Internet access not included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Surcharge for room service
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Room service not included
  • Local beverages and soft drinks only
  • Gratuities included
  • Surcharge for premium food items
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Meals and drinks at companion properties included
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Onsite live performances included

Property Features

Unwind on the resort's private sand beach. For a free ride to the surf and sand, catch the resort's complimentary beach shuttle. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. At El Cid Marina Beach Hotel you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is available daily. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar, a swim-up bar, and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. This beach resort also offers a complimentary children's club, a children's pool, and an outdoor tennis court. You'll have access to the outdoor pool and health club at a partner property. Free self parking and valet parking are available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Mazatlan resort.

  • 210 guestrooms or units
  • 10 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 4306 sq ft of conference space
  • 400 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1996
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Children's club (free)
  • Kitchenette
  • Free area shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking , Free valet parking


  • Airport: Mazatlan, Sinaloa (MZT-General Rafael Buelna Intl.) (28 km / 17.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 30 meters and beach shuttle; airport drop-off, theme park shuttle, and shopping center shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

El Cid Marina Beach Hotel offers 210 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters. A pillow menu is available. Accommodations at this 3.5-star resort have kitchenettes with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Additionally, buffet breakfast is available daily for a fee.

La Marina - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

La Marina Sports Bar - This sports bar serves light fare only.

Las Iguanas Snack Bar - Onsite bar.

El Calypso - This bar is located by the pool.

Marina Beach Club - This beachfront restaurant serves lunch and light fare.

Spa Services

  • Sauna in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 5
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for MXN 100.00 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: MXN 250 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: MXN 200 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: MXN 200 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: MXN 320 per vehicle
  • Late check-out fee: MXN 1250 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: MXN 100.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • El Cid Marina Beach Hotel Mazatlan
  • El Cid Marina Beach Mazatlan
  • El Cid Marina Beach
  • El Cid Marina Mazatlan
  • Marina El Cid Hotel
  • El Cid Marina Beach Resort
  • Hotel El Cid Marina Beach
  • El Cid Mazatlan Mexico

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.