El Cid Marina Beach Hotel is a family-friendly resort that is located at the northern tip of the prime hotel area in Mazatlan, Mexico. It is about a mile from the center of the Golden Zone, which is the prime hotel and restaurant area in the city. Located on a beach-front marina, this resort offers All-Inclusive and Room-Only plans for its guests.
People who wish to travel to Mazatlan and stay in this resort may fly into the General Rafael Buelna International Airport.
The El Cid Marina Beach Hotel’s amenities include an on-site marina, 24-hour help desk, outdoor swimming pool, children’s swimming pool, spa tub, bellhop, poolside bar, swim-up bar, concierge desk, gift shops, bar/lounge, shopping, tour assistance, room service, medical assistance, valet parking, currency exchange, free parking, laundry facilities, dry cleaning, laundry, banquet facilities, grocery, event catering, air-conditioned public areas, multiple small meeting rooms, elevator, supervised childcare, wedding services and multilingual staff.
As for the rooms, they feature climate control, ceiling fan, satellite television service, iron, ironing board, in-room safe, blackout drapes, daily housekeeping, dial-up internet access, kitchenette (with two-burner cooktops, microwaves, toasters, coffeemakers and blenders), sofa beds and wake-up calls. The bathrooms have showers but no bathtubs; there are hair dryers and complimentary toiletries.
Cribs are also available upon request. Smoking is allowed in the rooms.
Guests who pay for the All-Inclusive Plan at the El Cid Marina Beach Hotel can eat on site meals at the La Marina restaurant, as well as 7 neighboring restaurants and 3 partner properties. They can also drink alcoholic and soft drinks at the restaurants, snack bars and lounges. As for entertainment, people can go to the nightly live dinner theater. Boogie boards and kayaks may be rented for one hour daily.
Those with children 4-12 years old can send them to the children’s club on the All-Inclusive Plan, where they provide sports activities, lessons in Spanish and cooking classes. Guests with children 13-17 can send them to the Teen Club for activities and an arcade.
Guests can take advantage of the complimentary shuttle from El Cid’s Golf & Country Club. There, they can use its fitness center, steam room and sauna.
What’s not included
Some options that are not covered in the All-Inclusive option are room service, airport transfers, fitness center classes, outside tours, motorized water sports, sailing, sport fishing, scuba lessons, scuba/snorkel trips, hair braiding, henna tattoos, ceramics painting, incidental purchases, medical assistance, babysitting services, telephone, fax, internet charges, business services, laundry or dry cleaning.
Some meals are not included in the plan, such as lobster, shrimp and chateaubriand at La Marina restaurant. Wine by the bottle and premium brand drinks are also excluded. Breakfast requires a surcharge as well.
For transportation, guests can consult the staff about paying for shuttle vans and private cars of various prices.