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Playa Maria Beach Club
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Reviewed 2 May 2007

We recently returned from Mazatlan and have stayed at this hotel many times - always quite enjoyable.

This time we stayed nearby as we purched a condo. However, our frinds were staying at Playa Maria. Every time we went to visit them we were harrassed not only to purchase a time share but for tresspassing! The pool bartender would snear at my wife and I and than call security - our friends are 70 years old and we are in our forties, not exactly young and crazy. Apparently you aren't supposed to visit your friends their!

Avoid this dump!

  • Stayed: May 2007
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1  Thank totpkg
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Reviewed 22 April 2007

This place is the definition of a Mexican dump - it appears to have started out with good intention but is now clearly struggling to keep the doors open.

We booked a two bedroom through HSI and arrived to find our room musty, with a strong odour of sewage and dead cock roaches in the halls. There are condo's right next door under construction with Mexican workers buzzing around 24-7. The pool was not usable as it was filthy and dangerous from overhead construction.

There is no amenitites available - i.e. bottled water, or snacks and the resteraunt was horrible to say the least. The staff were very unfriendly, or shall I say scary and we barricaded our doors at night before going to sleep.

Our only saving grace was the El Cid hotel across the marina where we spent our days and evenings.

Do yourself a favour and skip this place, vacation is too precious to waste it here.

Lori and Tom

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lorieann
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Reviewed 13 February 2007

I have owned this property since it was built. It has alway been great till this year. The new owner has let this place go down hill. We checked in, We were told when we had a ocean view, we were next to the street . No microwave in the room and they could not find one. No TV remote control. We did not have water 3 different times. They lost their cable TV. they had not paid for it.The tile on the pool is falling off. The restaurant is closing at 3:30 and the bar is not stocked. One day they ran out of beer and no one had money to buy more. This place went from one of the best small resorts to the worst. They say they are trying to correct their problems, I hope the new owner will.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled with friends
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1  Thank ChuckDenver
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Reviewed 31 December 2006

We own a timeshare at this hotel and this was our first chance to use it. We stayed for 2 weeks. The pool was fantastic, very quiet hotel. Be wary of your credit card, our card was swiped and unathourized expenses placed on it.

Stayed: December 2006
3  Thank holly1Gander
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Reviewed 2 November 2006

Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Playa Maria Beach Club. It is a small "resort" which was what we wanted. The pool was nice and not overcrowded. However, our peaceful relaxation was often interrupted by construction noise from the adjacent property under construction as well as renovation at the Playa Maria itself.

However, our biggest complaint is with the credit card fraud we experienced. We are certain that at least one, if not more than one, employee at the Playa Maria orchestrated the fraud. There was a group of six of us (renting 3 rooms) via a timeshare exchange. The three of us who used credit cards at the Playa Maria had fraudulent credit card charges when we returned home. These charges were not over-billings from the Playa Maria, these were charges amounting to nearly $5,000 US in purchases from grocery stores, Wal-Mart, gasoline, and a tire store. According to the credit card company, this fraud is committed by swiping the credit card, generating a copy of the magnetic strip on back of the credit card, and then affixing the copy to another fake credit card. We know the source of the fraud happened at the Playa Maria because it was the only place one of the credit cards was ever used (it was given to the front desk for incidental room charges). However, beware of the restaurant at Playa Maria as well, that is where the other two cards were used.

The staff was hit and miss. Mario the bartender was excellent as was Alfonso the maintenance man. I found the hotel’s housekeeping not only to be excellent, but honest and trustworthy. On the negative side, we did get daily pressure to buy a tour or sign up for a timeshare presentation, but I guess you just have to accept that this comes with the territory. Additionally, someone in the states called the Playa Maria during our stay asking for the person to whom all three rooms were rented. The receptionist at the Playa Maria stated there was no such person at the resort. Another case of the Playa Maria either not being competent or truthful.

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Wanderlust66
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