Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
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Worth the distance from town
We had a wonderfully relaxing time here. Went in June when the prices were lower and thought we got very good value for our money. The hotel is right on the beach with an infinity pool and big rooms all with ocean views. The restaurants were overpriced and not that good but if you have a car, you can choose to go into San Jose Del Cabo instead.
The lobby bar was right out of a movie with live music and comfortable chairs overlooking the sea. Have fun!
Nice pool, but no Palmilla
We just returned from a 4 night stay at Casa Dorada, the time-share part of the Hilton. Overall, the hotel is beautiful and enjoys a terrific location on a bluff overlooking the beach. Check-in was quick and smooth, as was check out. We were not overly pressured with the time share sales, as we were staying as an exchange, although we were acosted once in the short walk to the hotel next door. The rooms were nice, very clean, but not very spacious. They also seemed to be a bit loud, i.e. hearing the toilet flush in the unit above. Housekeeping service was responsive and terrific. The Casa Dorada pool is adequate, but the main Hilton pool is amazing, with a vanishing edge looking down on the beach. As in the other reviews, poolside seating is a problem, with people throwing their stuff down early in the morning to hold a chair. Forget about getting a spot by the pool or an umbrella if you arrive after 10 am. The beach is nice, still seemed a little rough even with the breakwater. Unfortunately their is no shortage of vendors plowing the sand. Should have brought t-shirts that said "No gracias senores" on it. The breakwater does have some fish if you go snorkeling, but beware that there are some jellyfish which I was lucky to encounter. The food at the Hilton is Hilton food. Portions are adequate, but quality is average, and the menu seems limited. The food is also extremely overpriced, as are the drinks. Service in the restaurants and bars is sub-par at best ... we had three major screwups in one meal... and a tip is expected regardless. The restaurant next door, La Concha, has a great location on the beach but food there is not much better or cheaper. Fortunately if staying at Casa Dorada there is a complimentary shuttle into town, and the drivers are reliable, punctual, and polite. I recommend taking the shuttle in for dinner, groceries, supplies, etc. There was a large convention when we were there which made things crowded, especially the nice but obviously too small workout room (whir). Overall, the hotel is beautiful, with a terrific location/views, the pool is wonderful, the beach is relatively safe swimming, but the food, service, and charm probably make this hotel best for a convention visitor where somebody else is paying the bill or at least there's a tax write-off. Doubt we would return.
We just spent six days at the Los Cobos Hilton last week. We were so pleasantly surprised at what a great experience it was. The hotel is beautiful with the open air lobby and hallways to the spacious rooms with views of the ocean and pool! The service was excellent, friendly and responsive from the minute we checked in. They also have a very nice work out room with great equipment. Even though there were not any large groups at the hotel, prime seats at the pool were still a challenge. We did have to go out early morning and stake out our chairs. There are so many wonderful places to eat in San Jose and Cobo that we didn't eat any dinners at the hotel. Breakfast was very good in the Hacienda. The pool side restaurant is okay, but has a limited menu. You can order sushi from the other pool bar at the hotel.Other suggestions on dinner would be Mi Cucina at the Hotel Natalia in downtown San Jose (trendy atmosphere and excellent food) or Mi Casa in Cabo (great traditional mexican food). We also had a wonderful dinner next door at Las Ventanas (expensive but a great experience).
We got married at the Hilton Los Cabos last week and spent our honeymoon there. It was absolutely fantastic! Excellent service, pool and rooms! The rooms all have ocean view and oversized bathtubs and showers. Great turndown service with chocolate included. The food was mixed. Lunch food was not as great as you would expect for the price. Pool bar and poolside service makes up for that. But the breakfast buffet was excellent and the signature restaurant Fenencia was outstanding.We loved the staff most of all - very attentive, friendly and helpful!
We stayed at the Hilton for the first 5 days of a 9 day trip. The pool was beautiful, and the junior suite was spacious and comfortable. However, there was a huge corporate group there the same time and would work at the pool side chairs- not the conversation I want to listen to on my vacation. The "up-scale" restaurant on premise ended up being two plates of pasta and a bottle of wine for $200.00. The kicker was on the last day when my shoes were "missing" from my room. It was so close to being a great place! If you can spare the money, stay at Palmilla. A real treat.
Just returned from a fantastic 4 night stay. Even though we were with a big group of nearly 100 people, and another group of over 300 arrived the 2nd day, the service was "always" terrfic, no matter how crowded the place was at times. The swin up bar, was one of our favorites, things were really hopping at happy hour, and we had a blast visiting with folks from all over the world. Our room was beautiful, and we especially liked the huge bathroom and shower. The grounds are quiet in the mornings and you can sit on your private balcony and watch the whales playing right off the beach. The staff actually picked up our room and refreshed towels etc., at least 4 times a day. The bed was very comfortable, we slept great, though that might of had a little to do with how good their drinks were. Our only complaint was that the spa didn't work very well some nights, and we could of really used it after a day of jetskiing! And as far as the other reviews go, yes there was a problem with the poolside lounge chair saving, but as far as we were concerned that was not as much a staff issue as it was a "inconsiderate guest" issue. But overall this Hilton resort definately made our vacation one of the best we have ever had - if not the best! One tip I'd like to share - if you can head to San Jose for dinner (about 15 minutes away)- try Fandango's. No doudt, the best meal I have ever had !!
Best hotel and service I've ever had!
The pressure was on because I was trying to plan the perfect 50th birthday for my husband and my best friend. I scoured the internet, read the reviews, emailed, planned and ultimately found perfection. The attention we received and not just friendly, but fun-loving attitude of this resort made it a truly relaxing and enjoyable trip. The views of the sea, the peaceful azure blue of the pool and the breathtaking elegance of every open-air corridor all contributed to a sense of incredible visual pleasure that would be hard to match anywhere in the world.
Every Hilton manager should come here for training.
Pretty good but...
In the Cabo Real section of the Tourist Corridor, this is one of the newer hotels. Although rooms are sparsely decorated, they are nice, especially the bathrooms. Oversized showers are a plus. I especially liked the lobby area with its impressive fountain as well as the infinity pool. The problem? There does not seem to be any pool seating policy. Some people literally go out to the pool at 7:30 AM, save seats, and not show up until 2 in the afternoon, not leaving any seats for other people. This happened every day and took away from the enjoyment of our vacation. Staff at the pool, by the way, are clueless.
We just got back from our honeymoon there and can't say enough good things! The place was phenomenal! You can tell it's a classy place by all the upgrades: Marble Floors, Granite counter tops, marble showers, infinity pools, etc. We stayed in the Junior Suites directly above the Hacienda restaurant and I think it has the best view all around. The restaurant food was 'ok' (not really getting the quality for the prices). The staff was very attentive, extremely pleasant and courteous. We stayed for 7 days and it was relatively quiet since no one was really staying there, which was great for us! I would HIGHLY recommend!
The Hilton is not an all inclusive resort so if that's what you want, stay here. Prices for food are very reasonable compared to the Westin which is $$$. When I visited, November 2002, no kids because they are all in school at this time. The infinity pool and views of the ocean are superb. Go for an ocean front junior suite. Food good but in the Hacienda, where the menu is in spanish, not one waiter could translate for us??? Take the public bus to town-$1.00 each way compared to a cab for $25 each way. Hotel just opened so everything was extremely clean and fresh. Helpful concierge desk. Nice staff overall.
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... pure silence apart from us wading in the still, clear sea. The sand of the beach was softer than the beaches of Tulum/Cancun, I didn’t think that that was even possible?! It really was idyllic and the views surrounding us were so beautiful, as if they had been taken straight from a professional, photoshopped picture in the travel magazines I drool over… Paradise, with the mountains enclosing the bay as ...
... and towels ready, and was ready to go before we ever stopped the boat near Cabo. It didn’t feel extremely hot in Cabo this morning and the boat literally stopped in front of the famous arch at Land’s End so we could take fabulous pictures from our balcony!
Cabo is a tender port i.e. you have to take small boats (called tenders) to get to the port. I got the underwater camera ready and we were on the first boat to hit the shore and see a bit of ...
... the night away. Everything seemed so glamorous and they had poles so that people could dance on them, something quite comical and familiar to the clubs back in England. Although I was surprised to see some exceptional talented women who could pole dance amazingly! After a long night and fun night, we decided to go back to our hotel. 30 minutes away from San Jose del Cabo.
The next day we woke up and decided to wonder about in more beaches, some of which I ...
Celina's parents took an opportunity the first week of March to fly over to the mainland and do a railway tour of the Copper Canyon. The Copper Canyon or Barranca de Cobre in Spanish, is a canyon that is actually larger and deeper than the Grand Canyon.
Bev and Doug enjoyed a week of travel by train, gondola and accommodations right on the cliff of the canyon. They relate that this is a "Must Do" on ...
... bottles and beer in the fridge, sugar, cereal, condiments ... pretty much what we needed other than milk and fruit.
I sent an email home to say we arrived safely, while Roger had a beer on the balcony. We saw horses on the beach, and there was lots of happy hour revelry at the pool/bbq area. Mostly retired-looking people in this complex, which suits us just fine.