Room very comfy, large and clean. family ori ented environment, nice pool, nice installations. quiet, secluded, safe, private gate, plenty of parking. Only one tv in living room, wi-fi a little weak, no activities at the hotel, no music, no breakfast specials, nothing included but the room. gym too small, hot, air conditioner not too strong. Restaurant in the facility too expensive. drinks at the bar served in plastic cup. No free shuttle to the city, about 2 miles from the main streets for shopping and eating. You need to rent a car, beware no to buy extra insurance or the price will double up. just stick to your budget, we paid $22 per day, unlimited kilometers.
Great location and the restruante food was really good and accommodating. We brought fish we caught and they did a fish fry for our big group of 30+. Excellent customer service at the hotel also.
The location on the marina is great. You are greeted by pushy women that try to get you to listen to a timeshare presentation. They continue to hound you the duration of the stay. Front desk staff speak good English, slow to check in, check out and provide change. Location is great. Upon checkout we were asked to pay for the pillow case that had two drops of blood from my husband's bloody nose. They held up our check out process to bring it down and show us in front of other guests! I would not recommend staying here!
The location was very convenient to the marina, restaurants, and shopping. The staff was great, from the front desk to the housekeeping staff to the servers and bartenders, everyone was great and friendly. Food was decent as we're the drinks.
Their staff was amazing!!!!!! World class service! They treated my girlfriend and I with the up most respect and courtesy. Very friendly and helpful staff, who their first intention was to cater to your every want and need. I will definitely be staying at the marina fiesta again! Loved the location and the varieties of places it had to eat and enjoy a drink. Thank you to the entire staff! Loved everything!
We could not view the nice homes in the surrounding hills and see the marina from the hilltop.
Very friendly service and concierge. In a great location that is walking distance from beaches and the citylife. On the marina, so we had a wonderful view.
Friendliness of staff that helped my husband and I out. The guys at the bar at 5pm telling us that its happy hour. Concierge that confirmed all of our activities as well as rescheduling them so we can worry less about our vacation. One of the best vacation we have taken in a long time. Toilet in our room couldn't stop leaking even though we told them daily. Bees that showed up on the pankakes and fench toast for breakfast. Charging us incorrectly for the mini fridge and didn't stock the big bottles of water in the fridge toward middle of vacation
Location to marina was great Air conditioning in room could be better but that is standard for cabo san lucas
The amenities and facilities Getting violated – the maid went into my suitcase and took out my wallet and took out all my cash while I was at the pool
Location and cost They could not get the room type correct and then upsold us all on rooms that we already booked
Alberto & Gustavo at the pool bar were great and treated us very well. didnt realize it was over Spring Break, lots of shwasted College kids
This is located in the marina right on the water. Huge 2nd floor terrace for lounging and watching the boats come in and out. Breakfast included had good selection and ready to order omelette bar. Taxi drivers still know this as "Wyndham". It's an old building, and you can feel it, but for a budget hotel it hits the mark.
The location is the best part. You're right on the marina and can take a $5 water taxi to the beach. Plenty of places to eat and shop in the Marina area. The property itself is better than I expected in Mexico. Staff was very friendly and the property was clean. The pool was great. Waiter kept our glasses full. It's located 3 blocks from Cabo Wabo which is perfect since we came down for Sammy's Birthday Bash. The food options on site are all average. Everything was good but not great. The concierge was great at helping us plan a sunset sailboat cruise. It was perfect! We plan on staying here again. The food was average.
First day was put into a lower level room than we paid for. Room was up a narrow stairway with now 2nd way out. Big danger during a fire.
Loved the included buffet breakfast. Good value. Love the location on the waterfront. The room was a little small.
Location, location, locstion Smell by outside bar
Location is excellent - you can walk in right off of the marina. Breakfast is ok. Pool area was nice. Staff is friendly and attentive plus they are very helpful in assisting you to make arrangements (for transportation, information, etc). Close to downtown area where there are lots of night clubs as well as bars and strip clubs. Lots of decent bands playing at the restaurants and bars. Also, the hotel is close to activities such as glass bottom boat tours, parasailing, jet skis, etc. You can see beautiful fish and sea lions swimming while walking along the marina. They offer a shuttle service to the airport which is cheaper than calling a cab. No washcloths in bathroom (make sure to bring your own washcloth or a wash poofy). Paid extra for wifi to use on our cell phones and it was incredibly slow. Stay was "uncomfortable" - you pretty much are forced to either hang out in your room or wonder out to the marina where you will spend money and get harassed by solicitors every 5 feet. We visited the pool area in the evening and it was not crowded at all but not sure what it is like during the day. Layout of the hotel is a little confusing - it was difficult to try to find the pool area.
The adult only hotel and the sunsets over the pacific. The 'free' shuttle has to be scheduled a day in advance. My room was dirty, smelled of mildew and the fridge did not work nor did they stock it.
The pools and beach access were fabulous. And for an all inclusive resort, the restaurants were very very good. The staff was very disorganized and not the most pleasant. The morning we were checking out we got called/had the door knocked on 4 different times verifying that we were checking out that morning, even though we checked out 2 hours before check-out time.
Serenity Maids came in a bit late in the afternoon and only one good restaurant for an all inclusive.
Everyone was friendly and attentive!
We had a room by 2 small children that woke up each night crying. Next time I will choose an adults only resort.
Staff, Grounds, etc No
We have stayed here before so we love the location and all the options they provide, good restaurants, nice grounds, friendly staff. This hotel is located just minutes from Cabo so it makes it easy to jump in a cab or take a water taxi to town. Didn't think our room was as nice as it was two years ago. Cleanliness was lacking a bit.
We stayed at Riu Palace Hotel in Cabo San Lucas This was our first experience. It was fantastic and relaxing. Clean, all inclusive feature was best . We wish if they offered true vegiterian dishes for all meals it would be further attractive
I came there for a quick vacation and loved every minute of it. The room, food selections, restaurants, and resort shows were all amazing. The pool and pool activities were also a lot of fun. The rooms were very clean. I would definitely come back.
Staff, variety of food, pools, quiet location and beach Lots of cigarette butts on sand area near steps, extremely loud dj's during wedding, mold in shower caulking,
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Perfect choice for us for the one night we needed a place before checking in to our week-stay resort. Nicer than expected, very convenient location and quite charming in its way. Asked for 2nd floor room and told there were none available, although the place was half empty or more. But this was minor issue since we only stayed one night
the staff were courteous and helpful, the facilities were pretty and suited for relaxtion, or a quick trip to the tourist area.
The website confirmed our Rez but didn't actually have the room. Also charged my card that same day. Restaurant had the worst food I had eaten in cabo and I was there for 9 days.
The hammock on the balcony was the best :) Breakfast was rather bad and otherwise the restaurant was rather expensive. Also, the rate of the room was expensive as a proper breakfast was not included and the location was bad. The water in the pool is freezing cold, which might be nice when it is sunny but not that nice for a late-evening or early-morning-swim. Also, one is not allowed to bring their own drinks/food to the pool, so if you want to drink something while relaxing and sunbathing, you will have to do it in the restaurant... The location is not one of the best (I would prefer having stayed in the center) and there was also not access to the beach. But also, there are buses that go directly on the main road in front of the hotel and the ride to the downtown is like 10 pesos.
The staff was super friendly, the facilities have a lot to offer and the location was great. The shower could have been a little cleaner. The room we stayed in was one of the older not newly renovated. Our friends were in a newer room and it was gorgeous.
The staff were friendly and helpful. The location was walking distance to the Marina. The Cupcake cafe was great for the morning coffee. The rooms needs updating. The food was average.
Nothing They overcharged me and the food was awful. You cant go in the ocean yet its advertised as a beach resort
The people working there were great. Nothing
Great value for the resort. Staff was knowledgeable and attentive, location was excellent. I couldn't swim in the pacific but that's nature, not the resort
Great location. Something was stolen from our room twice. We kept seeing roaches in the room. The beds are too firm. You can hear all conversations in the hallway.
We had not been all that impressed with the Cabo area in the past, but really liked the location of this resort for easy access and views of the Marina, as well as the private ocean beach and proximity to downtown. We generally prefer the Carribean side of of the Yucatan Peninsula for the clear blue waters there, but this vacation definitely had us re-considering the Cabo area for future destinations, and especially liked the very tip for location. A very good value and experience overall! The food and service were good, and the amenities and resort overall were far better than average, but I would not say necessarily upscale.
the location was good. the resort itself is pretty and clean the staff is nice the rooms are very bad design. they look very old. way to expensive for what they offer food wasn't that great either very limited number of restaurant room service is not good
Scenery No ocean access
Loved the tranquility, pool staff was friendly, liked proximity to downtown. Enjoyed many pools and night club. The food was not very good. Some of the bartenders were not very friendly.
Love the people and the hotel amenities Great stay, no complaints at all
This was a last minute girls trip and booking and I have to say I am so happy with our choice. The hotel was very clean and the grounds were beautiful. Beach is gorgeous and kept clean. But is not recommend or swimming. Food was pricey but good. I liked the $12 shuttle to downtown area. I did not use the spa or gym but I did check them out. Very nice and well kept. Most of the staff all speak English and were very friendly. Love the purified water fountains near the ice machine. I wish there was an All-Inclusive option for us. We got a great rate on the room but the food and drinks made up for it. I also wish there was free wifi. However, can't complain we got a great rate on the room.
Loved the great pools and so close to ocean
This is a fantastic resort, probably the most beautiful I've ever been too. My only negative was that they tried to push timeshares on us too much. After dealing with the non stop hassling from locals outside the resort, I was hoping for a break from it once we got to the resort, only to find more schemes being thrown at us.
The beach, pool, lush vegetation and hotel design. The mexican restaurant was terrible.
The staff and service were amazing, this was our second year at the Sheraton and the staff remembered us from last year. The entire stay there was amazing!!! I would recommend it 110% to anyone! It would be nice to have the convenience of Jet Ski Rentals on the beach and Parasailing. The Westin in Maui has an area of the beach for this and it's convenience is great for those that want adventure without leaving the resort!
Location is perfect. It is close to everything. Pool area is very nice. The cost is great! Shower was not that cleaned (there was hair in the tile) and there is no place to place your shampoo, etc) Walls in the room are not nice to the eye (too rustic) I guess room was good for what we paid, but it would be nice to make the room nicer.
Location is ok but a lot of traffic. There is no hot water in the showers which is fine for the run down little hotel it is but they rate themselves as a 3 star and charge $-- a day and when you have expectations of staying somewhere nice this hotel is a massive dissapointment.
Location was great No hot water in shower, paper thin walls, and shower water pressure was not good. We only stayed 1 out of the 4 nights there. We booked another hotel.
The hotel was incredibly amazing for it's price. Staff were helpful (spoke English) Don't expect 5 starts breakfast, they servers you what you paid for (still like it). I recommend the king sized rooms.
They went the extra mile ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS! Location is a few blocks from downtown. Still walkable through. Worth it!
The staff at Riu Sante Fe was amazing and the property was very large with lots of space and swimming pools and restaurants. Overall the buffet food was good with lots of selection but the liquors are pretty standard, low quality with no selection of beer other than dos equis. Lots of bars and places to drink though The food was mediocre, the buffet seemed to have the most selections and the dining restaurants were ok - steakhouse has a great view if you can get in early to see the sunset.
Overall it's a great resort. There was a variety of food and alcohol available all day. Lots of pools. Even though it seemed the resort was full there was always a place to go that was more or so private. Staff is welcoming and works hard to please. It's a large facility and unless you have a good excuse to leave into town you really don't need to. We rented a car and drove all over the place but we were always looking forward to coming home to our safe gated palace by the end of the day. The frat boys and sorority girls running around inebriated adds to the entertainment but can get old. It doesn't last long though seeing as after about 20min of drinking they can't handle their liquor anymore and seem to disappear for the rest of the night.(maybe somewhere into the toilet). Overall no one bothered anyone and was always friendly. I never heard or saw any fights. In Mexico people seem to want a tip just for saying hello to you. So choose wisely don't be afraid to look cheap. Yea they're poor but so are you Wink wink. Blow and Mary J are abundant. Not in the resort itself but surrounding beaches. Up to you if that's good or bad. Tons of pos timeshare cockroaches. Stomp them out and kill them before they get to you. The resort will actually give you a lecture on how to avoid them, so listen closely.. Unless you like throwing your money away for the next 15-30years on something you prob will never use up to you. Overall nothing bad to say about the resort itself. It's guarded and gated and that is for a reason. Enjoy.
Great hotel. Everyone bagged on the buffet food but as far as eating at a buffet for 5 days goes, it was great. Overall can't even tell the hurricane hit. Next time we go to cabo well be stayin here
Middle-aged group that stayed here and would go back. Don't be fooled by the bad reviews! It's in good shape, but beds & clenliness are my only complaint for the money we paid. Good is ok at the buffet. But the restruants are great. Steakhouse is the BEST!
- The view of the city - Breakfast made to order and brought to the room - Very useful tips from Brian (the owner) - Spacious room with kitchen - Semi-private patio - Noisy neighbors - Pretty far from the beach and the city - need to drive or take taxi - No internet in the rooms
The resort is beautiful, clean and has amazing views. Options are abundant with top shelf drinks and quality restaurant options. We thoroughly enjoyed time spent at the beach, and all poil options. No dislikes, but a suggestion for improvementwould be adding more night events with dancing and music throughout the common areas. The staff were very attentive and any minor issues were resolved immediately.
Rooms well appointed and spacious, even studio. Beautiful pools. Walking distance to town, but not in town. Staff very courteous, and put up with my marginal Spanish. Fully stocked w/ pots, dishes, nice coffee maker etc. All rooms face pools & ocean (that we saw). Great gym. Listed in approx. order of importance: Restaurants serve almost all American cuisine - not what we want in Mexico - need to add some good / local / distinctive Mexican cuisine (not just ceviche)!! Has beach front, but surf is too strong to allow swimming, and not quite wide enough to allow laying out on beach. Lighting in room (kitchen area of studio) could be better. The piped in TV is a Canadian system, which is OK, but when you're paying top $$ for place that caters to Americans, an American TV system would be appreciated. Drink prices are a little high (though you don't go here for bargain prices :-)).
Beautiful property,Great lay out & poolsExcellent and friendly staff Clean spacious rooms Proximity to town & expensive shuttle No casual breakfast spot
Hotel was great, service is great, food and drinks were good but very expensive. Expensive
The beach area needed some extra security and reserving cots in the morning was an issue.
Everything was beautiful, the hotel, tha staff, the location, the breakfast and the most beautiful of all was pool bar.
Close to beach and within walking distance to downtown Cabo. Staff was very friendly, great rooms. Will be back. NO Free WIFI; Many restaurants and facilities near Casa Dorado had free WIFI included with their services.
Close to the beach, good pools, nice view and balconies. Shower water fluctuated hot then cold regularly, got haggled by the hotel right as we were checking in for a time share deal, and you could hear near by conflicting music from nearby bars.
Amazing views Many great restaurants within walking distance Large rooms Every person in our group had to switch rooms because the initial ones given were terrible They charge you for everything (without much notice). For example, yoga was $17 and not all that great. We paid over $400/night for a basic room so at that rate felt something should have been included.
Staff were great, very frinendly and helpful. The time share presentations
The rooms were very comfortable. Staff was excellent. Unfortunately, the location of the resort is such that they are a few tacky vendors located just in the front obscuring a good portion of the ocean front view. The associated noise can also be an issue.
Casa Dorada is a beautiful resort. The well-appointed one bedroom suite was very spacious with a fabulous view of the pools and beach. The breakfasts were fresh and delicious and reasonably priced. The hotel staff was friendly and courteous, although not always well organized (ex-only one ping pong ball for the whole resort caused the ping pong table to be off limits several days when the ball got lost). The biggest drawback of Casa Dorada was the close proximity to Mangos Bar. We were unable to sleep with our door open due to how loud and annoying Mangos was, even later in the evening. Even during the day when we took a leisurely stroll along the beach the highly annoying "DJ" at Mangos was often screaming about winning free shots. Despite the fabulous hotel, I would think twice about going back to Casa Dorada with my family due to the location. If you're looking for a spring break feel all year round, the location is perfect for you.
The views are spectacular. The location is excellent. The size of rooms are extremely comfortable. They charge you for absolutly everything. Be prepared to pay six dollars for complimentary Starbucks coffee, use of the qym, and wifi!
It's clean, modern, gorgeous, welcoming, and fun. The location is absolutely perfect: far enough away to be peaceful, but close enough to walk to the party downtown or on the beach. If I could change one thing, it'd be that the people who sell their timeshares would be less assertive. But really, they take "no" for an answer and don't get in your way.
Everything about this property and the team that make each day as relaxed as you desire, is tremendous. Numerous restaurants and a great beach on the property removes any need to ever leave, even though they are perfectly located to even more exceptional dinning like Edith's. Everyone is friendly and courteous... we have come here as a family annually for five years and each year everyone raves how it is always more improved than the year prior.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!