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#1 Boutique Hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico

Photo Essay: From Ruins to Boutique Hotel

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Photo Essay: From Ruins to Boutique Hotel

Sophia Boccard

Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique began as an abandoned property that was once a mansion for a wealthy German family, built in 1823. While it started as a home to immigrants, the building experienced several incarnations and went through a handful of owners. Probably the most notable of identities, the building was once O'Brien's Seafood Restaurant, a Jazz-Age restaurant and club that was frequented by classic old-Hollywood celebrities like John Wayne, who owned a fishing boat nearby, actor Robert Mitchum, and author Ernest Hemingway.

While originally a stunning structure, after many years of abandonment the building had much to restore. See below some photos of the formally dilapidated structure that is home to Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique.

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