I found out about Captain Moe’s in Mazatlan from its owners, Moe and Dorothy, when they contacted me through my Add A Listing Form to tell me that they were pet friendly. I’m glad they did. While we’ve found few places that are pet friendly in Mazatlan, this simple B&B looks charming and welcoming. It’s located in the Golden Zone, within a few blocks of the beaches, restaurants, shops and transportation. It’s a smoke-free property situated around a lush tropical courtyard. Rooms include a refrigerator, wi-fi, a separate kitchen in the courtyard for guest use and breakfast.
There are no TV’s or telephones in the rooms, which is just as well. I’ve spent time reading the huge volume of reviews online, and it’s obvious that Moe and Doe (and the official greeter, Zoe, the house Jack Russell Terrier) go all out to make your stay absolutely wonderful. Look at this: Out of 92 TripAdvisor reviews, 100% of the travelers said they would recommend Captain Moe’s, and the property has a perfect 5-star rating on that site. That’s a remarkable record.
Here’s just one example that I found on TripAdvisor.com:
What a find! We’ve stayed here twice and have enjoyed each stay immensely. The breakfasts are wonderful, not only because of the food, but also because of the company: Dorothy and Moe are fun, have many interesting stories and tips to share, and really make you feel comfortable and at home. We travel with a small dog and their generosity and welcome attitude extended to our little pup. They are very “laid back” and accommodating; I honestly don’t know how they do it. The rooms surround a small courtyard and “common” area, yet you get a distinct feel of privacy. Our room during our second stay even had an outside table and chairs that overlooked the courtyard, but if that room is not available, don’t despair—all of the rooms are nice. The parking is on-street, but we were able to park our van right outside our window for each visit so no worries there.
Centrally located in the Gaviotas area, Captain Moe’s is three short blocks from the Gold Zone and main road that heads either north to the marina area or south to the historic district, Plaza Machado, and beyond. Buses run about every 5 to 10 minutes, but if you prefer, you can also hail a Pulmonia or taxi on the same main street. On those nights you feel like staying close to home, simply walk throughout the Gold Zone for shopping, eating, and beaches. So convenient!
So, let’s recap: you wake in the morning to the sounds of songbirds and the smell of fresh coffee. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are clean, each room has a small refrigerator, WiFi throughout, and there’s plenty of hot water. The biggest decisions you’ll have are how you’d like your eggs, what type of bread or pastries you’d prefer, and whether you’d like juice, fruit, yogurt, or all three with your breakfast. What’s not to like? Oh, a word to the wise: watch out for the rum cake. It’s incredibly wonderful says my husband.
Moe was nice enough to send me a few photos, which you can see above, but his website has additional photos. I’ll tell you this much: Next time we’re driving down Route 15 in Mexico, we’re staying at Moe’s.