very big in the hotel area, but there is a restaurant on-site. Most of the rooms
have wonderful ocean views. Rates are about $80-$120 U.S. for a double.
Telephone them at 913-2222.
Costa de Oro Beach Hotel: Located next to the Inn at Mazatlán in the
Golden Zone. The large, quaint complex is divided into three separate areas.
The original beach building has 120 standard rooms, some with ocean view.
The all-suite tower features spacious suites with a separate bedroom area and
a kitchenette. They all have an ocean view and balcony. There are about 60
standard rooms in the three tennis court area, just as comfortable, but more
economical because of their location. Several shops, a mini market and phar-
macy, a beachfront restaurant and the best Sports Bar in town are part of the
complex. A large pool overlooks the ocean. Double occupancy rate ranges
from about $80 U.S. to $165 U.S. depending on time of year, size, and location
of room. The telephone number is 913-5344.
Royal Villas Resort: Deluxe 12-story high rise on the beach in the Golden
Zone. The resort has 130 deluxe suites and studios all with an ocean view and
balcony. Suites are available with one or two bedrooms and studios are like-
wise spacious. There is a large open-air lobby complete with fishponds and
waterfalls. The swimming pool overlooks the ocean. There is a health club
and game room available. There are two restaurants and a poolside bar. Air
conditioning, shower and bath, fully equipped kitchenette, phones, and satel-
lite TV. Double occupancy rates range from $145 U.S. to $225 U.S. depending
on time of year, and number of bedrooms. Call 916-6161 or visit their web-
site at www.royalvillas.com.mx.
Fiesta Inn: A new high-rise nine-story building with over 117 rooms is
located in the Golden Zone. Each room has a balcony and the majority have
an ocean view. And for you non-smokers, the hotel offers two floors reserved
for non-smokers. The pool faces the beach and has a wading pool attached.
There is a restaurant, lobby bar, travel agency, business center, and snack bar
on site. Air conditioning (and a ceiling fan), shower and tub, phones, and satel-
lite TV are available. Single and triple rates are available. Double occupancy
rates are from $70 U.S. to $120 U.S. depending on size, time of year and loca-
tion. Children under 12 can stay free, and the hotel has many rate "specials."
The number is 989-0100.
Hotel Quijote Inn: This is a five-story complex located on the beach in the
Golden Zone near the Fiesta Inn. There are 67 studio and suites in beautiful
Mexican décor. Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen. There is a swimming
pool and restaurant on site. Rack rates for double occupancy run from $95-
$180 U.S., depending on time of year. The telephone number is 914-1134.
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