Secrets Marquis Los Cabos
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Outdoor pool
- Reduced mobility rooms
Historical Traveler Reviews Secrets Marquis Los Cabos San Jose Del Cabo
Very Quiet, Very Slow
We just returned from our spring break trip to Cabo. We stayed at The Marquis for the first two days and checked out to stay at the Hilton just down the way. The rooms at The Marquis were beautiful, but that was truely the only thing we enjoyed. Granted, we had our two children with us, 7 and 3. This is definately not a hotel for any kids (even though they advertise a "Kids Club"). And, even if we didn't have the kids, we would have left. There's just not anyone there. The service is slow to none. We had to request several times to room service or house keeping before it arrived. The restaurants were few and not very good.
The beach is not even safe to go in the water at all (at the Hilton they have a wonderful and safe beach). We were expecting so much more.
It just didn't seem like a "resort", it seemed more like a desolate spa if you will. My husband and I enjoy the Four Seasons, Ritz and nicer Marriots, and I suppose our expectations were too high (although the room rate sure did fool us - $425.00). However, we highly recommend the Hilton Los Cabos for families. The service, rooms, food, beach and pools were phenominal! Ask for a ground floor room that opens up onto your own private "Beach"
Loved Cabos San Lucas
We just got home from our first trip to Cabos and we loved the area. The Marquis was beautiful and our Casista was very nice, there were a few problems. The suite smelled like mildew and the mosquitos got in the room and we got lots of bites. They had problems with bringing the morning cream for our coffee this was everyday except the last day we were there. I was not impressed with the restaurant's food. We enjoyed the food more in Cabos San Lucas. The staff was easy to communicate with but for the amount of money we paid I felt we should have gotten better service. The taxis were very expensive so if you go plan on spending alot of money for the taxis. we do plan on going back probably will not stay at the Marquis.
Great Resort...but Private Pools only 'semi-private'
Just returned from a stay at Marquis Los Cabos (Feb. 23-29,2004). The hotel is beautiful, service impeccable, staff friendly, public pools fantastic & not crowded, concierge staff extremely helpful. Agree with other posts here that a car is essential. Would definitely recommend it --except for one thing: We rented a Private Pool Casita. The Casita is huge, 1675 sq. feet with 2 bathrooms, microwave, fridge. However, if we returned we would not bother with the expense for the 'private' pool, as it was most definitely NOT private. Our casita was near the ocean, so more private than some we passed by. However, there is no kind of privacy fence or anything blocking you from other guests or hotel staff walking by. The pools in the suites (not casitas) were even more PUBLIC, located right next to major walkways. Luckily ours (#703) was partially blocked from the public pool by a building, but there was little to no real privacy about the pool. Guests in casita above ours had full view down onto our pool. Their pool (on the roof) was in full view of all the rooms in main hotel. We've stayed at private pool rooms in several places in Mexico and around the world. This one was definitely the least private. La Casa Que Canta in Zihuatanejo had a much better PRIVATE pool. If it's pool privacy you want -- it's not here. But, the public pools had loads of chairs & were very pleasant.
Other than the disappointment of expecting a true "private" pool -- we loved everything else.
Great hotel - very reasonable prices!
We stayed here only because Las Ventanas and Palmilla were booked - and we were very happy they were. The room was very reasonable for what we got - a private pool casita. We had a huge living room with a wet bar, fridge and microwave, an enourmous bedroom, amazing bathroom, 2 decks and a rooftop veranda with a sand patio and a private pool. I would recommend rooms 801 or 802 - I believe they are right on the water. Ask when you reserve to make sure. Breakfast was a little chinchy - 4 small rolls and a piece of fruit -- for all the fuss they make about it in their adds. Service by the pool was a bit lacking - but I really think this is a problem that is caused by one server and not a big deal. The food was fabulous in all of the restaurants (with the exception of the seafood soup which gave me food poisoining) the staff was always friendly and helpful. The food was fabulous in the fine dining restaurant - but the atmosphere is poor and it is not very romantic. We will go back and we will stay here again. We will rent a car - even though we found Cabo San Lucas dirty and someplace we wouldn't want to be - it would have been cheaper in the long run for going into town for tours and the like.
Loved the Marquis, excellent hotel/service
We stayed at the Marquis Los Cabos at the end of January 2004. It's a brand new hotel! It's a 12 minute drive to Downtown Cabo (clocked it). It's right between the Westin and Hilton. Rent a car nom matter where you stay. Cabo is spread out. Take room 408 or 508 for the best views. The rooms are beautifully decorated, roomy, and every one has a view of the ocean. Every morning coffee, danish, and a paper was delivered to our door at 7am at no charge. I read some other reviews about expensive drinks and expensive food. If you're going to stay at a nice (5-star) resort anywhere in the world get ready to drink expensive drinks and eat expensive food! I thought the prices were very fair! They did not overcharge me for anything. The food at the Marquis was some of the best I had while in Cabo. Room service never took longer than 20 minutes. While near the pool, I always had a drink in hand. Pools are gorgeous, quiet, and very relaxing. There weren't kids running wild around the pool. The only thing missing was a bar. YOu had to order drinks through a server throughout the entire hotel. It wasn't a problem but would have been nicer with one somewhere in the hotel.
Loved the hotel but.....
The hotel was absolutely gorgeous and we especialy liked the early morning coffe, fruit and cakes left in the private niche outside the room. Yu could access it from your room. However, I thought that the poolside service was terrible. I kept asking for tea, then coffe, and no one ever brought it over. Otherwise, please don't hesitate to stay at this property.
This Hotel is beautiful, the room was one of the best rooms we have stayed in, so was the view from the room, But the service was terrible.
It took us up to 2 hrs to get out food at times and this is by the pool. Thier diaqures were $10.00 on top of that they tasted terrible.
The pool area is nice but service is poor. Their were even days that our rooms didn't get cleaned, no fresh towels.be sure to look at your bill carefully, we constantly got charged for things that we didn't have. The management is poor. instead try the Hilton.
Yes- try Marquis Los Cabos- you will not be disappointed.
We also just returned from a stay at Marquis Los Cabos and were extremly pleased. Since the entire resort is not yet complete they are offering incredible specials and we had the pleasure of staying in a very private casita with our own little dipping pool about 3 feet from the beach. Their turn-down service was exquisite- they made our casita so beautifully lit and romantic. The food at the restaurant that is open was excellent and a very good value compared to some of the more expensive resorts. I look forward to good things from this fine new facility...especially during their introductory special rate season!
Marquis Los Cabos is a gem
My husband & I just came back from a fabulous stay at the Marquis Los Cabos. Beautiful place, friendly and attentive staff, first rate food and service, not cheap but a bargain if you compare them to the other 2 high-end resorts in Cabo. This is a brand new resort with incredible ocean views from every room. From the moment you enter the open air lobby with its multi-level waterfall cascading down into the pool, you know you have arrived at a special place. I would describe the architecture as comtemporary Mexican with lots of natural stone and wood everywhere, it feels tranquil and peaceful, almost zen-like. The resort really fits into its environment because native plants are used so it does not feel overly tropical. We were mesmerized by the incredible infinity pool, with lots of comfy lounge chairs and umbrellas. No need to stake out your place here! I was disappointed that the spa was not yet open as well as their upscale restaurant. Our suite was spacious and luxurious, I love the private alcove where they deliver the daily breakfast of coffee, fruit & pastries so they never disturb you if you decide to sleep in. Forget the mint on your pillow routine, here they deliver a different and elaborately made sweet to your room every night. I had chocolate-covered strawberries one night and an incredible brownie on another, I stopped ordering dessert when we went out to dinner because the dessert waiting for us in our room was far better than anything we order at the local restaurants. One evening I was pleasantly surprised by a bubble bath in the tub when I return to my room, nice touch and definitely appreciated. It was not at all crowded, so go before the word gets out. If you are looking for a relaxing and pampering vacation, this is the place for you.
Just returned from the Marquis- Although the hotel is in it's "soft" opening, you would never know if from it's wonderfully trained staff and beautiful accomodations. A world class hotel that is NOT CHEAP....the $25.00 per day per person gratuity is probably my only complaint. Also, the spa opens in October, but other than that. GO THERE~~~~~
TripAdvisor Reviews Secrets Marquis Los Cabos San Jose Del Cabo
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