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$100+ Very simple, inn-like, pretty quiet. At the part of the island where most of the big bars, etc. have moved out, so it's very nice & quiet. Accommodations are nice but not extravagant. Lobby & pool are beautiful! Price is good - low $100s. We usually go for the big chains like Hyatt, but this was a nice break.
Fiesta Americana Was The Better Than The Rest!
I went to Los Cabos early on in September and the Fiesta Americana was one of the most incredible resorts I have stayed at! I am shocked to see people give this resort a bad rating. The pools are amazing (although the water is a little hot)...we had fantastic views of the sea and our room was beautiful. It was cleaned twice a day and housekeeping was very nice and kept things beyond tidy...when we decided to go to los cabos we did a lot of research as to where we should stay and when we reached there we were so happy we chose this hotel! We listened to the other reviews and rented a car(which I highly recommend) and we actually drove to several of the other resorts on the corridor...The Westin Regina, Melia Sol, nothing compared to our hotel. We even went to Las Ventanas and saw the property (can only get in if you have a reservation) and Fiesta was the perfect fit for our needs...There is a new Hilton that opened up in Fiesta's development, but if I had to go back Fiesta would be my top choice! I cant remember any of the names of the restaurants we went to, but we bought a guide on where to eat in cabo, and it didnt fail us..MI CASA, crazy lobster, and there is a breakfast place that has something to do with mama... The food was fantastic! I am still a crazy Cabo fan, even though we were in a tropical depression when we were there. ..another random note, if you want to avoid all the "time share" spiels, do not get your welcome package...and yes guys the water is rough there so you cannot swim in the tourist corridor, but the pools definitely make up for it...FIESTA AMERICANA ALL THE WAY.
RCI Vacation Club exchanged my 1 bedroom at Villa Del Palmar for a studio at Fiesta Americana Vacation Club claiming this was all they had. After 2 days of complaining to them a 1 bedroom miraculously became available. The VC is away from the hotel & requires a golf cart ride. The studio apartment is small with no usable terrace. The walls are paper thin. The photo in the RCI book and on their website is of the hotel, which was lovely, not the VC. The beach cannot be used for swimming. Food is overpriced. Be forewarned.
We stayed at the Fiesta Americana in early August for about seven days and have nothing but the highest praise. The location is beautiful and the property is amazing. The pools are gorgeous and there are plenty to choose from. The food at the restaurants is pretty good - but for some real flavor, head into town! Another great idea - stock up on bottled water and pop to keep in a cooler in your room - the drinks can get pretty pricey when you're out in the sun all day. Anyone who stays in the hotel MUST go to the Mexican Party thrown by the hotel. A great price for an all-you-can eat buffet and all-you-can drink - with a lot of ambience. The staff at the hotel is great - nothing but pleasant service. A wonderful place to stay.
Quiet, beautiful, but remember to tip.
Spent a week at the Fiesta Americana Grand in the timeshare suites (we're HGVC members) over Thanksgiving 2003. The resort is very beautiful and well maintained, and the pools are wonderful. After dark they begin heating the pools and it's terrific. We sat for the timeshare presentation the first day, got a free breakfast from it, and got a $60 US credit at the Rosato restaurant, which was FABULOUS. Fantastic food. A previous reviewer mentioned the noise from the air conditioning units if you stay in the upper building - they were fairly loud, but if you kept the balcony doors closed they weren't bad. The management is obviously aware of this problem, as they were in the middle of constructing what looks like covers or shields over the units while we were there. So, this problem may go away very soon. We rented a car for the week and definitely made good use of it. I think the trip to and from the airport probably paid for the car, then we made numerous trips into town for shopping, groceries, and a late evening dinner, so I highly suggest a rental car. We had a great relaxing time here, and found it to be very uncrowded and not too many kids around. This could be due to the week we chose. If you want to make sure to have super-good maid service and quick responses from the valets, you must tip at this resort. We learned this about halfway through the week. Once we started leaving decent tips ($1 or $2 US), our maid service got quick and thorough and the valets retrieved our car much faster. We've traveled to other destinations where tipping made no difference - but it was notably different here. All in all, a very nice place to stay. We will go back.
Fantastic Hotel, Fantastic Area, Unreal Golf
My wife and I traveled to Fiesta Americana Oct. 25-Nov. 1. Doing a fair amount of research before the trip paid off - big time. Knowing what to expect before you get somewhere really makes your trip that much more enjoyable. So for all you people that give this resort a bad review - do your research.Onto the hotel itself. Beautiful grounds, inconsistent but mostly very attentive staff, wonderful pools - always clean but slightly too warm. The most dramatic views (especially from the lobby) of any hotel I've stayed in. Clean rooms, not huge - not small. Restaurants were so-so. I would recommend eating in Cabo. The golf is fantastic - expensive but some of the better golf I've played around the world. The resort is somewhat expansive - so bring your walking shoes, (especially if you are in the timeshare buildings).A few recommendations that held this resort back from a five star rating. Even though we are used to it - travelling extensively in the Caribbean, our room had a musty smell. Not a big deal to us. The resort could use a few more dining options. A later shuttle would have been nice. The air conditioner was slightly loud and annoying.A few tips. Pay as you go - do not charge stuff to your room. Believe me I saw more couples arguing their bills at checkout than I have ever seen. If you pay as you go there is no questions and no sticker shock at the end. Although it is slightly more expensive than the US, I did not feel Cabo was as bad as everyone makes it out to be. It is easier to swallow a $40 bar/lunch bill than it is to fork over $1,500 at the end of the trip for all your meals.Bring plenty of snacks and beverages and keep it in a cooler in your room. Keeps the bar tab light.If your someone who complains about costs - go into town and eat/drink at the Baja Cantina. Good margaritas and Pacificos for $1.40 all day every day. Great friendly owner named George. I know you can't get those costs in the states.Also a big thanks to Saul and Mi Mole Mio - great food and Saul is the man. Tell him hi from his Viking friends.Have fun, know what to expect and you'll have a great stay. We're already planning a return visit for spring.
What an incredible week...
Spent an amazing week at The Fiesta Americana based mainly on the reviews here. We both play golf, so the proximity and free shuttle to both Cabo del Sol courses was a bonus. We also played El Dorado and had to take a taxi. The hotel offers shuttle service into town for $10 round trip per person, but it returns last at 9 pm, so if you stay late in town, a slightly more expensive taxi ride is in your future. As for the resort-it was first class all the way. We stayed in the Grand Club portion which includes a private pool, complimentary continental breakfast, free bottled water throughout the day and free soft drinks, beer and liquor (mas tequila) from 6-8 pm. The pools are immaculate and the views are certainly breathtaking. The beach is quite beautiful, but swimming is difficult given the rocky terrain. The rooms are all marble tile and well apportioned. The Rosato restaurant is an upscale (food, not dress) Italian place that offers exquisite dishes and a great view from high above the hotel grounds. The Vina del Mar is a buffet style restaurant that hosted a Mexican night with a wonderful and tasty selection of native dishes on Tuesday night. Of course the golf was first rate. The shuttle into Cabo leaves you off in town near the marina and it is very easy to get a water taxi to Lover's Beach and El Arco. Must visits include Cabo Wabo (Sammy Hagar's spot) and El Squid Roe (if you want to get a little rowdy). Be sure to head a little north and east of where the shuttle drops you off as that is the "upscale" shopping and dining area. They have a Lorenzillo's which we had dined at in Cancun and this one did not disappoint-wonderful seafood. Our best meal was at Esperenza which is part of another resort just about 4 km west of the Fiesta. The restaurant is muy romantic overlooking the surf and huge rocky outcroppings in the sea. The food was first rate. We did not partake in the first morning time share speech, but we heard if you did, you got some gift certificates and if you were firm with your disinterest, you weren't pestered. We had nothing but wonderful service at every turn. Very considerate and professional. We'll certainly be back.
I loved Cabo san Lucas. The Locals tell me that it doesn't rain but for 2 days all year. We stayed outside of town in Cabo del Sol. The resort we stayed at was Fiesta Americana. The resort itself was wonderful. Ocean view rooms, golf course next door, restaurants were great, and the 3 swimming pools. The only problem that we had was that it was pricey to take a taxi to and from town. We rented a car there and traveled north to Todos Santos. The site of the famous Eagles song
Hotel California. The people in Todos Santos were very friendly and the local restaurants were great. We did the ATV tour and the snorkeling and we had a great time. If you're into fishing, Cabo is for you. The night life consisted of 3 major bars. The gigglin Marlin, Cabo Wabo, and El squid roe. Their are plenty of restaurants in town. My favorite is the Trailer Park. Great Steak and Lobster specials.
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Would you recommend it for a seven day New Year destination? I,m tempted but for such a short time it would have to be worth the 15 hour flight each way. How does a six star hotel compare to european star rating? Thanks in advance.