Excellent concierge service. Limited ocean view. Would visit again as the price is reasonable. We were traveling with two other families and the other two got upgrades.
This is our second stay this year at Villa La Estancia and our fourth visit to Cabo. I highly recommend this hotel. I have an 18 year old daughter and she loved it as well. Getting the two bedroom allowed her and a friend to have their privacy (as well as us!) Great room great staff, great food. I cannot say enough good things. Kudos to Ramon and Leo at the pool, Jimmy at the front desk and all the staff. We loved it and are already planning our next trip!
We had the best time at La Estancia. The suite was gorgeous and spacious. We loved every minute spent in our room and the pool/beach.
I thought the hotel was beautiful and clean. When we arrived the hotel reservations were ready for us and as we checked in we were given a hand exfoliation and a guided tour of the premises. I couldn't have been more impressed. The restaurant was delicious and the service impeccable. Outstanding spa with massage therapists that are very well trained. The pool side staff were friendly, and top notch. Our towels were laid out on our chairs for us as soon as we arrived each day. My husband and I would tell everyone about this hotel and we plan to go back.
Staying at Villa La Estancia was a great experience. The rooms were neat, clean, spacious, and comfortable! The outdoor grounds and pools were absolutely gorgeous. The staff was very friendly and accomodating! Villa La Estancia is a great place to stay in Los Cabos!
From the moment we arrived we were welcomed. We had a problem with our refridgerator and they gave us a free room upgrade to a suite. Definitely get a suite if you are staying here. The suites are like a home away from home, with a full kithchen, dining room, living room, washer and dryer, two bathrooms, and a master room... they are perfect for a family traveling with children. In the living room is a couch bed and in the master room is a Cali King size bed and it is superior in my opionion (10 sleep number if you know what I mean.) The Pool is amazing, with a bar and dinning at your finger tips. One of three Jacuzzi's over looks the ocean with a bon fire right next to it, which you can enjoy late night. Overall this is a great hotel, you never have to leave because they have shopping and a market on the property. Check it out you wont regret it!!! I am going again in March!
Room was really nice. We had the suite and there was plently of room. This is hotel is a residential type resort. Owners own several weeks here and it is considered a private residence. We were pretty much roped into a timeshare presentation for the hotel next door. Only got a free breakfast, a gold card (saved us about $10 - not a big deal) and we were asked to pay the tip at breakfast. Definitly not worth our time but couldn't seem to get out of it - they were very persistent. The first person Brenda was nice about it, but then she brought in the 'big guns' who I disliked very much. I did not feel he was making true statements. Brenda finally saw I was getting upset about the whole thing and decided to cut us loose. It was hard getting chairs around the pool. I'd recommend getting there early in the morning if you want to sit poolside. All of the people were very nice and helpful. The tour desk gave us about a 20% discount on the activities we booked with the hotel. That was an unexpected but great! Also, we were very happy with the recommendations from the tour desk. We ate at the poolside cafe for lunch most days. The food was very good. They even come out to the chairs on the beach to take orders. I really liked that. The maids came very late each day - around 5pm, which made things very inconvenient when freshening up for the evening. The hotel is about a mile away from town. It is a safe walk and a great way to burn off the margarita calories. The bed was hard - hated it.
It is a really nice place. The personnel are very pleasant. Considering a long flight, with all the time share sales people hounding you at the airport, a long shuttle ride, all we wanted to do was get into our swim suits and start enjoying our vacation. Check in was quite slow, and the room was not ready! The time share purchase presentation at the place is an option. It is worth it to go to it. You will receive a 'gold card'. It does get you 15-20% off food and beverage. Even though we where offered much better deals at the airport and walking around. Be aware, there are time share sales people all over! Food at La Casona is very expesive, and just ok tasting. But convient. There is the supermarket across the street , with a bakery/lucheon. Buy your beer their and bring it up to your place. The beach is nice and clean. The local beach salespeople are a hassel also. Some offer you 'anything you need' , meaning drugs. Becareful walking aroung town, which is about 20 minute walk. Walking into town during the day is safe, but I wouldn't recommend it at night. Taxi is $*, expensive for a 1 mile walk, and the drivers don't have change very often. If you go SCUBA diving, go see Oscar at Deep Blue, and Cabo Adventures for whale watching on the Zodiacs. Don't get me wrong. Villa la Estancia and Cabo is beatiful and fun, you just have to be careful.
Beauiful hotel, amazing food at La Casona, great room, great service, beautiful pool, had a wonderful time. It was just me and my husband and we really enjoyed our stay. It was close to town so we could easily shop and eat in town. The beach was nice and the peddlers weren't quite as aggressive as in Mazatlan.
A gorgeous facility in the perfect location! The pool was gorgeous. The view was spectacular and the location was perfect. We could walk to town on the beach but we weren't in the middle of the spring break crowds. We ate at the poolside restaurant which was great. There weren't many; other options. We traveled with two teenage kids and we booked many activities through the hotel. Our only complaint was we waited three hours for our luggage to be brought up and when I went to get it , it was still on the street.
accomodation are gorgeous, but it is all about money. The all inclusive plan is a joke. You could only choose from 2 resteraunts and there was only 4 items on the menu you could have. The good stuff was extra. Gratuities added at will. Would never go back!
Would I go back? No. Every local every 10 feet hawks timeshares, trinkets, boat rides, etc. Airport lobby guys with official looking badges offer help only to segue into a sales pitch. Beaches are beautiful - when you can see the water between the 2 or 3 cruise ships, dozen yachts, and myriad skiffs, speedboats, and jet skis. Don?t swim off the beach. Scuba diving locally is a lawless meat market of dive boats, glass bottom boats, kayaks, and jet skis. Underwater, life is abundant. It's a paradise overwhelmed with uncontrolled development and tourism. Too bad.
My girlfriend and I took an 8 day vacation in Cabo San Lucas because we had wonderful pricing on hotel and air through trave agent. However, the price gouge came when we fell for the supposedly all-inclusive 'meal plan.' At our first dinner we found out that the meal plan doesn't cover seafood, meat or top-shelf liquor (my Jack Daniels). And, if you want to order these, they are available at airport prices (I will say that the portions, even for appetizers, are huge). As a result of making the mistake of signing up, we ate 3 days worth of meals at the hotel and regretted almost all of them. The food is not that good, and service is slow every time, even at the bar. \n \nThe on-site deli/*10, sleeve of saltine crackers = $*). \n \nThe pool is great, but the promise that no children from the other 2 buildings will be allowed to use the Estancia pool is not true. There is no enforcement of any of the rules they claim to have. \n \nWe, of course, got accosted to sit through the timeshare presentation which can net you a 'gold card' worth 40% off the outrageous food prices and 3 activities. We resisted for 3 days and then participated. The presentation was, thankfully, rather painless, but the gold card had restrictions too - the activites we wanted to do were not covered. \n \nThe other odd thing about check-in is that they asked us to sign a blank credit card invoice in advance, otherwise we couldn't charge anything to the room. We didn't sign out of fear of fraud and this made check-in more painful than it should be. \n \nSecurity is not an issue, but the maids don't always lock balcony doors.
I think it's a good place if you are going with kids and you don't plan on leaving the resort, but you'd probably be better off going to an all inclusive if that were the case. \nThere were a ton of kids and it made it tough to enjoy pool, spa, lounge chairs, etc. and the food/drinks were EXTREMELY expensive ($* for chips and guac) and not amazingly good. \nWe found way better food and drinks down the beach which were closer to the action (The Office Bar area) and much cheaper. The walk to the beach bars was a bit of a jont considering we passed quite a few resorts that were closer and probably more relaxing. The staff was nice, the grounds were clean and the spa was nice but my overall opinion is they need to have more of a taco/beer stand and less formal dining at such high prices and drop the time share pressure/tours.
Beautiful facilities but terrible management. We have stayed 3 times over 4 years and it just gets worse. We were robbed in the gym and in our room last time. Management denied everything and threatened to call the police on us!! We were told that if we mentioned it to anyone, we would be asked to leave the property! We were also the third room to be robbed that week and there was no action. It sounded as if it was a regular occurrence from the other guests who live there permanently. We will never go back! Do not take the chance, it is not worth it!
Overall, it was a great vacation. The beds are hard as a rock, but besides that, everything was wonderful. Never once were we disturbed with timeshare offers. It was very peaceful, clean, the attendants were all so attentive and sweet!! Taxis are a rip if you're heading to downtown cabo, I'd rather walk (it's about a 20 min walk) but heading back to the hotel is always cheaper than getting to downtown cabo. I would highly recommend this hotel to a friend, we're even thinking about buying one of the properties here within the next year =]
Sure it looks pretty in the pictures & it is supposedly a 4 star -- DON'T BE MISLED!! TERRIBLE service, terrible treatment, staff did not care about any of our needs or our SAFETY, 3 hour long check in process, only to be escorted to our room through the parking garage, next to dumpsters; I could go on forever. DO NOT STAY HERE! '
The property is only 5 years old and the on-line pictures were not even closely matched. The wait for a room was beyond 4 p.m and we arrived at 1:00 and were told it would be 3:30. Also happened to others! They tried to switch us to a lower quality property. The amenities were non-existent - no water cups, no coffee and $10.USD to make a 1-800 call. The staff was superbly ignorant and arogant to boot. If you only go to swim you will enjoy it. They accepted my credit card in the dinning room and then charged it to my room - go figure or better yet go somewhere else!