Hotel Overview

Nestled amidst the shops, restaurants and entertainment located in Mazatlán’s Golden Hotel Zone, this charming resort provides the ideal blend of sun, sand and fun for families, groups, active travelers and couples looking to tie the knot. Here, guests are treated to comfortable guestrooms; romantic wedding services; lighted tennis courts, a pampering spa, championship golf and additional dining options at the nearby El Cid Country Club; sparkling swimming pools; daily and nightly entertainment; an appealing selection of restaurants and bars including a Señor Frogs Restaurant and Disco and kid-friendly amenities including babysitting services, kids and teens activities clubs, a video arcade and an archery range. Experience endless ocean views, sun-kissed beaches and the authentic spirit of Mexico during visits to this unforgettable tropical getaway.


Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico - Buelna (MZT) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1982
Last Renovation: 2009
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 17
Total rooms: 500


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The minimum check-in age is now 25. Valid passport will be required.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

College groups are not allowed

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Stay Requirements

Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.

Applies: Sunday - Saturday(3/19/2013 - 12/31/2050)
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating 1113 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A nice hotel with great amenities

    This was good value for the dollar! I enjoyed my stay there. It was a short walk to get to the beach -- the hotel is not right on the beach but very close. Mazatlan is not my favourite destination in Mexico, however (I prefer Puerto Vallarta because of the old town and the more Mexican feel). Mazatlan is a good size city, so outside the hotel zone it feels like a city.

    Aug 26, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    El Cid is not the newest hotel aber confortable, safe with nice and profesional Service. Like a mother from 3 Kids was for me and all my Family a nice experience at El Cid. There are activities for kids and adults. We has fun at this hotel.

    Aug 04, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Terrific staff and room

    I stayed at the Granada for the month of February. I was all-inclusive, but requested and received a room with kitchenette. The room was comfortable with enough drawers and closet space. The kitchen was fully stocked including toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, 2 burner stove top, pots, utensils, dish soap and towels. The bath had ample towels and toiletries. The staff was superb. Kudos to Daniel, Mark, the front counter staff, the bell staff and housekeeping.. The pool is heated, the pool bar stocked. Breakfast and lunch are ala carte, although lunch was primarily fast food. A salad or two would have been appreciated. You need reservations for dinner there, a day ahead, but the wait is certainly worth it. II is not open every day, though. Restaurants and the pools and beach at the Castilla across the street, through a covered walk way, are open to those staying at the Granada. I do not enjoy sauces on my food nor do I take a bit of everything offered, but the buffets at the Castilla were enjoyable and I never tired of the food. The entertainment was so-so. As a solo traveller for this trip, I felt safe and comfortable in the hotels and in the neighborhood. The Granada is in a great location with cabs and buses right out the door. There are convenience stores, restaurants, bars, drug stores, gift shops all close by. It is a lot quieter than the large El Cid Castilla across the street, but if you enjoy sitting in a lounger, dodging the crowds, you should enjoy The Granada.

    Jul 16, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fabulous value!

    If you value comfort, quiet, and accomodating staff more than fancy furniture and expensive decor, then the Grenada is an outstanding vacation resort. Every day we were wonderfully treated by the staff and received help whenever needed. We plan to return soon!

    Jun 29, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    EL Cid Granada is wonderful

    The Granada is set away from the busier resorts of El Moro and Castilla which are across the street via a foot bridge, easy to access the plethera of restaurants, pools, snacks, bars (2 swim up) and the beach. The Granada has its own restaurant and bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All of the staff was excellent, but a special shout-out to Leo (who gave us spanish lessons) and Daniel at the Granada resort , Darrio, waiter at EL Patio, Cesar at Cascadia, Francisco at Las Conchas and Roberto at La Alhambra, exceptional staff and the food was excellent for the reservation dinners and we discovered a new blue drink.

    May 24, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519