Misiones Hotel & Beach Resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews Misiones Hotel & Beach Resort Cabo San Lucas
Don't Stay Here
False advertisement. There is no free shuttle, door handle came off, difficulty opening the front door from the inside out, lack of water, sliding doors kept coming off track screen and slider, and the air conditioner sounded like a truck. A true disappointment.
Excellent View - Very nice room
My husband and I honeymooned in Cabos last week (Sept 28-Oct 3, 2003) and stayed at Misiones Del Cabo. The first room we got was nice with a great view, but had an ant problem. The next day we were moved to another room in a different building and this room was VERY nice. No problems at all - clean, excellent maid service everyday - hot water. The view was EXCELLENT. Had a clear view of the arch (el arco). Cab ride was $15 USD (each way)to town but we were able to negotiate the cab ride cost back to the property one night. Also, both pools were very clean and we swam in both of them. My favorite was the one next to the on-site restaurant because of the granite bottom and sides versus those small tiles in the other pool. The staff helped us make calls back to the U.S. and we never had a problem with that. Only downside was that there was no spa or gym on the property - had to go elsewhere for those services.
We just returned from 6 days at Misiones del Cabo. We do not agree with the negative reviews. The room was immaculate and there was daily maid service. We had plenty of hot water no matter when we needed it, morning or midnight. The entire staff was friendly. We had a problem with the air conditioning on the second day and it was taken care of in 10 minutes. We did not eat at the restaurant, so we can't comment on that - we preferred going into town. We used bottled water when brushing out teeth and it was no big deal. We used the pool several times and it was always fine.The view from Misiones del Cabo is MAGNIFICENT! We had a full view of the arch and enjoyed sitting on the terrace and just looking out on the bay. There was also a surfing beach within our view and we enjoyed watching the surfers.The biggest drawback is the distance from town. You definitely need a car if you stay there. We usually rent a car wherever we go, so this was no problem for us.We would stay at Misiones again.
Misiones del Cabo Bad Experience
Stayed there this past weekend, the hotel lacks potable water, you need to buy your own. The air conditioning system was not working, the room was hot. The room we originally got, the shower did not work, and the furniture looked tired. When they try to fix it, the plummer made matters worst. So we had to shower on another room, and sleep on another for an air conditioning that worked. The pool next to the restaurant was dirty, and the water murky. The drinks at the bars around the pool suck, watered down, and had no taste. Pina Colada made with carnation how awful.Then a Hurricane hit, the elevators were shut for the rest of our stay. The hotel staff was not helpful when trying to get information about the status of the weather conditions. Had to pay a taxi 60.00 USD to get to the airport. Overall rating SUCKS!
This hotel was nothing what it appears to be when advertised. The suite we reserved was on the fifth floor without an elevator, poor plumbing and poor air conditioning and not very clean. The tile floors appeared to have not been cleaned for quite some time. If you have any emergency, trying to call out is alomst impossible. I had to walk quite a ways at 7:00 in the morning to awake the front desk to make an emergency call to the states. The front desk attendant was not pleased that I awoke him at 7:00 in the morning and told me this repeately.
Needless to say, we checked out of our room and enjoyed the remainder of the trip at another hotel.
Beautiful and Highly recommended
My entire wedding party stayed at the Misiones last April. We absolutely loved it. The rooms were gorgeous and the staff was great! We had a bad experience at the Calinda hotel next door and the Misones did everything in their power to make it up to us. The view is Great, the rooms are emmaculately clean, the staff was attentive and very good with us. The pool was beautiful the restaurant had great food. You couldnt ask for a nicer place, and they upgraded all of our rooms for no extra cahrge. I highly recommend them, they won't rip you off. Be prepared to either rent a car or you will have to pay a taxi 15.00 one way to go into town. !
Misiones Del Cabo
I have been to Cabo about 15 times and would not stay anywhere else but Misiones Del Cabo. From day 1 it was like I was a regular. The staff were all so friendly, from the guys at the pool bar to the maid, and I can't say enough about the front desk staff. Do yourself a favor, go to Cabo, stay at Misiones del Cabo and ENJOY!
Grows On Ya
Just returned from the Misiones. I was leary going in due to comments here, however, the place grew on me over the course of the week. We stayed on the fourth floor the six story unit overlooking the main pool. Here are my thoughts:Positives:1) View - we looked out over the Sea of Cortez. It was beautiful looking out and watching the waves crash. The view from the restaurant of the arc is also very nice. I also recommend you walk out to DiGiorgio's for a sunset drink one night. Get there about 45 minutes before sunset.2) Accomodations were nice - we have two kids and the one bedroom worked out great for us. I cringe at the thought of trying to live in a hotel room for a week with the two. This was great.3) Patio - extra large patio for lounging and hanging out on after the kids went to bed. Very nice.4) Pool - Great pool except on some days the water was a little to hot. 5) Maid staff was nice and thorough.6) Peace & Quiet - No high school kids screaming in the pool at 9, 10, or whenever. This place got quiet at night - except for the roll of the ocean. Negatives 1) Continental Breakfast - Don't count on this being your breakfast! Three pieces of toast, juice and coffee. I always thought a Danish was included! Went to the Hilton and had a real continental breakfast one day.2) Palapa Pool Bar - I had heard from a guest that the guy working the bar at the pool which overlooks the Arc was jovial and did a great job. Can't say that about the main pool guy. Crabby! He scowled at my wife one day for forgetting to turn in our beach towels the prior evening.3) The Beaches - These are two truely nice beaches. Almost exclusive. The problem: When you walk onto the beach, the first thing you encounter are dead pelicans (probably got into some messes with the local fishermen) and garbage. Seems to me that - even though these beaches are public, they could pay someone to walk it once a day and get rid of anything bad. The upside of these beaches - NO kids selling you chicklets, overpricthe place grows on you. Would I stay there again? Probably not. Too many other places in the world to see and this wasn't one of those resorts where I completely fell in love. It was a good buy for the money.
Pros and Cons
I don't care what anyone tells you... there IS NO free shuttle. A cab will cost you $15 one way. We took the bus ($0.50) several times but you have to hike about 3/4 of a mile to the freeway and back. The rooms were nice and our maid service was excellent. We were in a 2 BR. Our bathroom had plenty of BOILING hot water, our friends had none. The front desk service was very helpful, the restaurant staff was not. Apparently the hotel does not own the on site restaraunt/bar and the bar was very rude about us bringing our own beer and water to the pool area. The hotel manager had to tell the rest. mgr to back off. The bar drinks sucked! Very watered down which we heard from several other people who stayed there. There is a nice little restaurant just up the road on the way to San Jose called Villa Serena that we ate at twice (it's in the trailer park). Never made it to DaGiorge's except to see the view. By the way, the water at this place is NOT purified. Glad we asked on the first day.
2 weeks summer 2002
We had a great studio condo right on the water, so I can't complain about that! A lack of restaurants at a property this big was somewhat disappointing, though. The pool area and bar was fantastic, and the lunches at the pool bar were awesome. (Makes me hungry just thinking about their tacos.) Don't waste your money on DaGiorgios restaurant, overpriced and underquality food. Housekeeping was a little inattentive, but adequate. We were told at the time we booked that there was a free shuttle to downtown, (about 3 miles), but when we checked in were told that due to a dispute with the taxi union the shuttle was no longer available? Used a taxi one time to go to downtown for $30 us rt!!!! Decided it woud be cheaper to rent a car and did so for the remainder of stay, then saw people using the shuttle a few days later, go figure??
Over all, decent accomodations, but the problems are there.
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