Marina Fiesta Resort and Spa
Location, Location, Location
I was a little anxious about staying here, after reading all the reviews. We enjoyed our stay and met some very nice people. The resort is located very near town and close to all the action. The beach is within walking distance. They have a very nice pool when the filter is working properly. The place is 17 years old and they don't sell anymore timeshares. The biggest complaint I have is the constant attack by everyone who works at the hotel to go on the timeshare presentation on their new property. It took a lot of fun out of the vacation. The airport was the worst, because the Hotel was suppose to provide transportation and I had to wade thru all the vultures trying to get me to go on a timeshare presentation.
Unique Quality: Restaurants are close by and the prices reasonable. They did have towel service poolside. "Happy Hour" was from 4 to 5 pm was nice. You could get breakfast, lunch and dinner poolside. They have a major shopping center right next door to the hotel.
Directions: Located right on the marina about 25 miles from San Lucas Airport
Most Horrifying Experience of my Life
When we first walked into the Marina Fiesta "resort" it looked inviting. The staff could have been more attentive, but they did help us with our luggage. After we check in, the harassment began. Every time we stepped into the lobby we were asked to see one of their timeshare properties. It was extremely annoying.
The pool area was nice and the staff there were good at what they do. I would avoid the buffet as they leave the serving spoons for each dish out and I saw birds standing on them and picking at them and then reused by patrons.
Then the nightmare began. We went out for dinner one night and while we were gone, a hotel employee entered our room and stole a blackberry and went through our belongings, leaving them all over the floor. We asked security to come up (we found out later there is no real security, all the young employees just switch jobs as needed) and then came up and told us we probably lost it and started to go through our things. They dug through our drawers and purses and then accused us of trashing the room. We had them run off the entry log to our room and found sometime entered using a keycard while we are at dinner. At that point the "security" guy told us he was going to call the police on us because the room was trashed. This went on and on until we finally kicked him out of our room.
The next day we decided to leave as they wouldn't help us, wouldn't change the keycards to others didn't have access to our rooms and continued to turn off our room phones so we couldn't call out. We ended up feeling violated and unsafe in this place. STEER CLEAR!!
Best Condo Location in Cabo San Lucas
We went to Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa during Christmas 2008. It was not crowded there or in town due to the recession. The resort was great, as it has been for years, and is still the best location close to town. We discovered the Puerto Paraiso Mall had added some high end shops (Gucci, Rolex, etc) called Luxury Avenue which is located right next to Marina Fiesta. You can walk to everything in town and go to the beach, shopping, fishing, bars, restaurants, etc. You can take a water taxi right in front of the condo to go to Land's End and Lover's Beach. It only cost $10US for a round trip (they pick you up at a time you pick).
We like to stock up on supplies at the start of our vacation and now there are several choices. They now have a Wal-Mart/Sam's Club in addition to Costco and Mexico's version of Costco called City Club. You can walk to City Club, but would need a taxi to get to Wal-Mart or Costco. We didn't need a rental car, but if you do, I recommend reserving one in town before you leave home. We found that rental cars are hard to find during Christmas.
Unique Quality: The location of Marina Fiesta is it's greatest feature. But the resort itself is still nicely maintained and very attractive. The staff is very helpful and don't hassle you to take a timeshare tour if you tell them you are not interested. The ownership company is building a new condo called Hacienda Encantada but it is located many miles away so I don't recommend buying there. And most of the other new condos are also located many miles away. I don't recommend buying in Mexico because you will only get a right to use and won't own it like in the States. But if you want to own, consider buying from a current owner at Marina Fiesta as they are really cheap compared to a new condo.
I definitely recommend Marina Fiesta if you are going to Cabo.
Directions: On the marina and right next door to Puerto Paraiso Mall.
Cabo's Best Kept Secret!
I've been staying at this hotel off and on for 10 years and has to be one of the most convenient locations and decently priced! Not extravagant, but clean, comfy, and cozy!
Services include: ~ full service spa
~choice of 6 different suites
~pool/jacuzzi w/ swim up bar
~all rooms feature kitchenettes
~direct dial phones
~car rental desk
Recommended for convience, price, and consistency!
Unique Quality: ~full service spa
~great location on the harbor and walking distance to downtown
~large pool with swim up bar
~lovely view of the marina and yatchs
Get to the pool with no problems
You will find yourself being asked to buy a timeshare every time you walk through the lobby to the pool; so we found a way around. Walk down the stairs into the lobby and take a quick left turn and walk AROUND the lobby. Save yourself the time and energy.
It helps to walk with your head down or talking to someone when in the lobby as well. Avoid eye contact at all costs!!
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Marina Fiesta Resort and Spa
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Marina Fiesta Hotel Cabo San Lucas
Address: Lote 37 y 38 Marina Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, 23410, Mexico
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Amenities at Marina Fiesta Resort and Spa
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Fitness Center
- Free Parking
- Business Services
- Continental Breakfast
- Bar / Lounge
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