I stayed there and really enjoyed it. The best part is that they offer (or at least did, you may want to confirm with them) a free shuttle to their sister property in town. To take a cab down can cost around $50 US. Yikes! But with the free shuttle, it was a blast. You may check out the other hotel and pool, and lounge about. Or take a walk into the town and be a tourist. I met wonderful people at the Cabo Real and together we went down to the 'city.' We had a great time. I really wanted the r&r of the resort and got it, but it was fun to kick my heels up a bit.
Also, all drinks are pretty pricey at resorts, maybe bring an allowable amount from home. Or while at the airport pick up something or ask to stop at a market before getting to the resort. From my experience, the drivers will not bring you to a local price place, (and they probably get a commission) but it is still better than $6 per beer. And buy your drinking water for the room. I think their tap was okay (for brushing and such), but I still drink bottled. And you'll want it after a day of sun. The Real has a nice pool, but be smarter than I was my first day out. Wear sunscreen. :) Buono viaggio!
Royal Solaris Hotel. First let me start off by saying I have never stayed in a hotel or resort like this before so I have nothing to compare this place to. This is an all inclusive resort meaning, your hotel bill pays for food and drinks. The only problem with that is you get what they give you.. good or bad. I noticed that throughout the day there, I would be drinking non-stop yet I could barely catch a buzz. My theory is that they water down the drinks a lot.. The beer on the other hand wasn't as bad but beer wasn't always available either.
Water is also another issue. They tell you not to drink the water and for good reason but, they dont have much water available for you when they serve meals in the resturants. Sometimes you'd have to scrounge around and ask multiple staff members just to get a bottle of water.
And then there's the food..
The breakfast was actually very good. They make you omletes and waffles right there in front of you. The breakfast was definitely great. Many salsas to choose from and all you can eat!
The lunch was so so.. usually you can go to the pool bar and eat some ala carte menus.. burgers, nachos.. etc.. or you can sit down and eat a nice meal in a resturant but the food was never that great. Sometimes it would be dry, flavorless, but again, a lot to choose from.
Dinner is about the same as lunch although some nights the food was very good others not so great. They have themes based on the day. You can even reserve a table at a nice resturant and yes it is free included in the hotel bill, but you have to sign up and the lines are long. I never tried any of these nice resturants because I travel alone but they seem to be decent.
Overall I was quite disapointed with the food. I did eat at other places outside the hotel and was more happy with the food but I really expected more from the food served at the hotels.. just didn't seem that mexican to me.
The hotel is right on the beach. THe beach however isn't the nicest beach in the area.. in fact you can't swim in this beach either. The water isn't as clear and the waves and under current are too strong.
I did however enjoy sitting back in a lawn chair on the beach at night looking at the stars. It was very peacful and private so that is always a plus.
Also the pool was ok but kind of crowded. They have games and things like that at the pool which is fun if you have a lot of friends there.
The staff was for the most part very nice. Some more than other. Most expect some sort of a tip. A small tip goes a long way there as many say and it is true. Tip the bar tender and go back to him everynight and you'll be sure to get better treatment.
Walking into this hotel after a rough day at the airport was like dyin and going to heaven. Everything in the open-air lobby is in shades of white, beige, and yellow with the sweeping view of the blue ocean providing a stark contrast. The ultra-helpful staff provides a brief introduction of the property (pools, restaurants, bars, spa services, etc) on the way to your room. The walk to the room is an experience itself through wide hallways, framed with little "zen rock gardens" and lighted by toches on the walls. With enough imagination, one can pretend he or she is in a Mediaeval castle (in Mexico?). Our bedroom faced the ocean and had a gorgeous view. the inside of the room was near perfect except for the fact that there were doors next to the jacuzzi in the bathroom that open into the room- even after we closed them (there was no lock or latch to prevent them from opening).
Perfect views, three pools that are kept at a constant temperature of 85 degrees fahrenheit, helpful staff, softs beds that you sink into,
We stayed at the Marquis Los Cabos. We stayed in a suite, after upgrading from a standard room. The standard rooms are great, but we wanted to splurge. The price was good, although not all-inclusive. Cabo is more expensive than other parts of Mexico. The food was wonderful. Try a Ceviche and some nachos w/ fresh Guacamole, while lounging by the pool. This hotel was very service oriented, and quiet.
The Westin is a great hotel for an expensive sort of trip -- the sound of beach and the look of the beach is really amazing. Rooms all face the ocean -- pool is great -- food pricey, but big giant buffets -- I rented a car and the drive into town isn't bad. I could stay at the hotel for a couple of days before my ability to simply lie on the beach expired. Town is -- well not much, but under construction and very touris focused -- there's a mall, so that's all I have to stay about town. There are several good restuarants on the beach and they're fun even for the jaded.
The Westin Regina is a gorgeous resort. I typically am not the resort type, but it was quite the luxury to stay here while in Cabo. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, it is about 20 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas. It lies along the long stretch of resorts along the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) between the two cities.
Far enough away from the chaos and parties of the city, the Westin is a great place to enjoy the private beaches and simply relax.
The architecture of the main hotel has an rectangular opening so that the beautiful ocean can be viewed easily. I can't think of a better view than this.
shuttle to/from Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo,
restaurants and bars,
massages on the beach
Although it is not the fanciest hotel on the Los Cabos / Cabo San Lucas beach area, it is definitely one the best budget hotels on the Baja strip. Most of the guests are local tourists who are here for family vacations.
The service is friendly and above average and the hotel is right on the beach. Ask for a room facing the ocean and you will get the most beautiful view.
The downtown tourism area of San Jose del Cabo is only 5 minutes away on the local bus or 15 minutes on foot. Most of the shopping and restaurants are in the downtown area.
Friendly service, great views, pool side restaurant.
This is a great resort to stay. It's located in the Corridor but a lot closer to San Jose than CSL.
It has multiple pools, a margarita pool (highly recommended), spa/gym and a recently introduced mini-putt course. The beach is private and doesn't have any peddlers so it's a nice time to sit, relax and enjoy the sun.
The restaurants are decent but pricey which is expected since they're resort restaurants. There is not much in terms of shopping so be prepared to hit the cities for stores.
There is a time share located at Westin called Club Regina so if you want a discount on hotel room, shuttles, etc., sign up for their 90 minute presentation.
A few complaints about the place. You don't always get a king size bed if it's just 2 people! That's annoying because the hotel doesn't guarantee room type, just there will be enough bed(s) for as many people.
Second, the younger wait staff have a chip on their shoulder and do NOT offer good customer service. If you have the option, deal with some of the older staff to avoid headaches.
Third, Avoid the mini-putt course. First, no one uses it and they still insist on charging like $12+ per person. It's a waste of time as there's nothing special about it. Save your cash!
Some of the buffets are pretty cool. For instance, they have a seafood buffet that offers lobster. Plus, an Oriental buffet that includes sushi!
The rooms are great, they're the Westin Heavenly rooms with heavenly beds and showers.
If your looking for an extremely relaxing place to stay I strongly recomend staying at the Westin. A great place to go to totally relax and get away from it all.
Don't go if your looking for a younger party crowd.
Ocean View Rooms Available
The Heavenly Bed
Individual Climate Control
In-Room Electronic Safe
Golf Courses Nearby
Fitness and Spa Facilities/Services
La Cantina Sports and Fun Bar
On The Rocks Bar
This is a beautiful resort with a unique architecture. The lobby is at the peak of the hill and there is a huge opening in the structure of the hotel down below the lobby that allows you to see the ocean. It is too hard to decscribe.
The resort has a series of pools, some warmer that others. The swim up bar is very accomodating. They have two nice restaurants overlooking the water. The El Set restaurant prepared our Dorado fish we caught for our dinner.
I stayed at the Melia San Lucas. Nice place, but had to convince the desk to give us the ocean front room we'd paid extra to get.
Walking distance to downtown.
the gardens are manicured by a team of very friendly workers. take any number of paths and enjoy a beautiful stroll to the beach or the pool.
a nice thing about the Hacienda hotel is that it is a traditional mexican hotel. if you want a large, sterile, huge, modern hotel stay at the Westin.
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