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Best Western Posada Freeman
Ranked #27 of 78 Hotels in Mazatlan
Perth, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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Reviewed 28 January 2008

We stayed here for 4 nights in early Jan 08, room on level 8 was ok (on city side), clean and comfortable. Rooftop pool area is ok but windy & poolside furniture in need of replacement (rusty broken & has seen MANY coats of paint. Breakfast was so so. Reasonable rather than pleasing overall.

  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
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Georgetown, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2007

This hotel is by far one of the best hotels in Centro, although not the cheapest. It has oceanviews, with views to the town also available. The rooms are clean, the bathrooms are large and you have a sense of safety. The rooms are decorated with Mexican colors and comes with all the neccesities of a good hotel (TV, phone, Cable, Internet (wireless), buffet breakfast, maid service)

The buffet breakfast is well worth trying. The lobby area has seating with tables and chairs overlooking the ocean. Breakfast is included for guests, but anyone can come and try the breakfast for $70 Pesos.

The top floor has a banquet room, a bar and a pool. One of the best views of Mazatlan, not to be missed! Beers arent cheap there, but as a guest, you can use the pool freely. If you are not a guest of the hotel, you can still use the pool (which I would advise because I live here and use their pool!! hehehe) but you are expected to buy a beer or two (not hard to do in weather like Mazaltan's)
The staff there are friendly, all speak english and are very helpful. They can answer all your questions and suggest places to eat, walk around, or the local attractions ( of which there are MANY!)
Mazatlan is a great place to visit. I would strongly reccomend this hotel, as it will make your stay in Mazatlan a much more comftable one.

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5 Thank MsPamela
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travelbugmex
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2007

We enjoyed staying at the Pasada Freeman Hotel, it was clean and the staff were friendly. We had a room over looking the ocean, really nice! The pool is located on the roof top, a great place for a drink at sunset.
note: If booking online make sure you bring your receipt, they had a problem finding ours.

The hotel is in a great location, very close to the Historic District, this is a fun area, great restaurants and lots of music. Zona Dorada is about 20 mins. by taxi and it's just to american even the prices all in US$ mexican souveniers were so over priced. It's better to shop on the back streets you can find all kinds of hidden shops, easier to bargain.

Stayed November 2007
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2 Thank travelbugmex
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montclair
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2007

Hotel was recommended by a friend. Rooms were nice, staff was cordial; breakfast was included and enjoyable..

The second time I stayed there w/o my Mexican contact, it seemed as if I was treated a bit differently; more like a tourist. Rooms were still clean and nice. Good view. Even though two breakfasts were included in the reservation, an additional charge was added for the second person. Didn't seem fair to pay twice. No consideration was given

Overall a good place.

Stayed February 2006
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2 Thank hairsy
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Texas
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2007

Just returned from Mazatlan where we stayed at the Posada Freeman in the Historic District. This hotel was reopened in 2002 and is a jewel of a place. It is close to downtown and away from the time share vendors usually found in the Zona Dorada. It is a quite and very private hotel with excellent staff service. The Sky Bar and the pool provide an incredible view of the Pacific.

Look forward to a return stay at this hotel.

  • Liked — staff service and location
  • Disliked — lack of potable water in bathroom
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank TexasGuapo
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Denver, Co
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2006

We were not guests at the hotel but I had read about the roof top. We were staying in a time share in the golden zone. We went down town to check out the Freeman for the sunset The hotel and the resturant is very nice and clean. The people that work at the bar were great, we had drinks and watched the cruise ships leave port and the sunset. It has a spectacular view of Old Town the port and the ocean. I would recommend that every one go there for a drink, even if you don't stay there. I wish they would put a happy hour and serve dinner or lunch there in the afternoon and I would go there every night.

Stayed January 2006
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5 Thank ChuckDenver
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S. F. Bay Area
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2005

We stayed at the Posada Freeman for 5 nights, November 28 - December 3, 2005. We had originally planned to stay in the Golden Zone, Solamar Inn, on Sabalo, timeshare certificate for which we paid exchange fee $229, for one week. But, as soon as we arrived, Sunday, November 27, we were very disappointed - clean, but rundown kitchen/bathroom facilities, no drawers for clothing, one small closet, mini-ants. Nice pool and lobby area, though. The Minnesota Cafe was good for the meals we had there. Staff was very nice. Beach is not really visible except in hallways to rooms.
First night we walked to various hotels in the area and inquired about prices, ranging from (US)$70 to 140 a night. We were accosted by several timeshare vendors along the way (almost frightening).
The next day we took a pulmonia (open air taxi) and asked for a tour by driver (1.5 hours for $300 pesos) about $30 US (exchange about 10 pesos per dollar). (My husband and I both speak Spanish fluently). Jorge, took us all over the main spots to see and pointed out landmarks and told us about the Posada Freeman, and the better deals on this side of town. He dropped us off in the historical district, center of town - our original destination and we walked about, going down to the beach (Olas Altas) ending up at the Freeman.
We asked about availability and room rates and to see a room. As there appeared to be many vacant rooms at the time, I asked for a deal since we were staying 5 nights. Staff made a call and the rate went from $850 pesos to $700 pesos per night, including a full breakfast and light evening meal. Also cable tv and safe in every room. We moved to the Freeman on Tuesday morning. The facility was impeccable, lobby was lovely, staff members were efficient and kind, and always ready to help. We were within walking distance of the Plaza Machado, Angela Peralta theater, where we took in a concert. We walked to the town several times a day and night - the buildings are old and charming, many have been restored to their original majestic beauty. The art museum is directly behind the Freeman, and the museum of anthropology one block over. The cathedral and centro mercado are all within walking distance, and there are wonderful restaurants everywhere. Not one timeshare vendor in the area!
Every evening we sat on our balcony listening to the waves, watching the sea birds, seeing the fishing boats going out, and we were awarded awesome sunsets. Then we would walk into town for a meal in the plaza or to listen to the music at any one of the open air cafe restaurants. The hotel breakfasts were excellent, full-meals, variety of foods, and the coffee was very good! (Not always the case in Mexico.)
By the way, Panama Bakery, between Freeman and Machado is excellent!
So, we started out at loss with our timeshare certificate experience with $200 plus US down the drain. But, overall, because of the Freeman, our trip to Mazatlan was excellent and we are looking forward to returning in the not too distant future. Note: When we receive good service, we never tip less than 15 percent, usually 20 percent. We are remembered when we return and we usually get wonderful service everywhere. I saw people actually tip a few pesos when they should have tipped converting to dollars. (Tip rates are equal to those in US.) It was embarrassing to see - as they had been given very good service. Fellow travelers be generous or at least fair - you will be awarded!
By the way, the pictures used in the Best Western Freeman Posada site are real - you actually get what you see!

  • Stayed November 2005
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19 Thank CV Robert
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Property: Best Western Posada Freeman
Address: Olas Altas #79 Sur, Mazatlan 82000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Mazatlan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Mazatlan
#13 Family Hotel in Mazatlan
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Mazatlan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Posada Freeman 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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