Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
TravelPod Member ReviewsPueblo Bonito Los Cabos Cabo San Lucas
The staff was very gracious, kind and tentative. The food - well it goes with out saying - try the lobster. Nice drinks and great views.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos Cabo San Lucas
Great Experience at Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos!
My husband and I stayed at the Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos the week of December 8, 2003, and we loved it. The hotel was clean and very well kept. The hotel staff we always friendly and willing to help. Our room, which was their standard junior suite, was the perfect size with a beautiful view of the ocean. We took a walk through some of the other hotels in the area (Melia, Hotel Hacienda, PB Rose, Villa Del Palmar) and we were very happy to be staying at PB Los Cabos. It is much smaller than the Rose, which is our preference. The food at Cilantros, one of their 2 restaurants, is delicious. The only negative aspect about this trip was the time share sales. We were approached about 7 different times after we checked in, asking if we'd like to take advantage of activities/food discounts by going on the Sunset Beach timeshare tour/presentation. By the end of the day, it got a very annoying. However, it stopped happening our second day there. Overall, we had a very positive experience and I would recommend this hotel to our friends/family.
Pick your hotel wisely!
I love Cabo and visit several times a year, but would never recommend Pueblo Bonito Blanco. It was the cheapest hotel with terrible management. They charge you for items you never pay for at other hotels. Coffee in the room, water, and make sure you do not get the henna tattoo on the linens! They charge you to replace those too! If you want a hotel in the heart of it all, stay at the Melia or ANY other one.
It's been a month since we stayed at PB "Blanco" but we still can't get over how fantastic of a vacation we had. We stayed at the resort from 8/4-8/11/03 through an RCI exchange. It was our first time in Cabo and first stay at a PB resort. We couldn't have been happier with the resort or Cabo in general. We intend to go back every year if we can.
We stayed in a Junior Suite and there was PLENTY of room for the two of us. Our balcony overlooked the beautiful pool, beach and ocean as it seems all suites do. Things that we loved about it...well, it's a 10 minute walk to town (or an $8 cab), you're right on the swimming beach and all of its activities and beach restaurants and HAPPY HOURS, its a 5-10 minute boat ride to El Arco (you must do this!), the resort is beautiful and extremely clean, safe and well kept. We ate twice at the on-site restaurant Cilantro's. We caught a mahi-mahi on a fishing expedition and they cooked it for us one night. It was the BEST meal we have ever had...the scenery wasn't bad either as we overlooked the sea with a full moon on a perfect night. One cool thing is that you are able to use and enjoy the amenities at the other PB resorts. We used the pool next door at the Rose. It is the biggest pool I have ever seen in my life. We also spent an afternoon at the pool at Sunset Beach. It is also huge and extremely cool with its multiple levels and aqua bar.
Spend time at all 3 resorts or you are missing out. By the way, we did the tour of Sunset Beach and it was well worth our time. The resort is beautiful as was the drive through the mountains to get there. The salesman was not high-pressure and the breakfast was great. As you can tell, we loved it! Only negative I can think of is there isn't much for kids...except huge pools. The ocean current is too strong for small children and even smaller adults. See ya soon...in Cabo and at a PB Resort!
Mexico Rip Off.....
I recently returned from an 8 day trip to Cabo. This was my third visit, and third visit at Pueblo Bonito as well. We were welcomed to an overbooked hotel, ( mind you I had reservations months in advance) the staff tried to trick us into staying at the less popular Sunset Beach location by offering a free 3 night stay "anytime" after discussing this with them for 20 minutes, making sure it was not a time share thing etc. I said ok I will take the trip, "no strings attached" said the desk manager, a reward for stay with Pueblo Bonito. Before I knew it they had our luggage and were escorting us to a bus. They pretend not to understand English when you question them so my questions were being ignored. Once I realized we were being shipped to Sunset Beach I told the clerk we made reservations at Blanco and we were staying there. Well, we were given the "last" room available. We had paid for a Luxury Suite, we were given room 103, no view of the ocean, the bedroom was facing the back of the hotel basically to the parking lot. When I went back to the desk to complain that I did not pay over $300.00 per night for this, again they did not understand me??? To make a long story short, I threw a fit and by the next day we were given another room on the forth floor with an excellent view. You need to really check the bill before you leave. Most times you are given a $20.00 per day room credit, 2 free massages, and if you take the time share tour $150.00 toward food and drink. They give you the bill the night before and if you don't check it, they will not have given you these perks. Our bill the night before check out was over 600.00 and after I questioned it the next morning, it went down to 298.00. They will not give you your credits unless you ask. Prices are incredible... a People Magazine at their gift shop, $6.00 US money, the brunch 25.00 per person. Beware of the cab drivers. We were charged between $6 and 7.00 to town and on occasion 12.00 for the return fare. I will not be retuning to Mexico. The Pueblo Bonito hotels have always been my favorite, but I have never felt so "ripped off". The staff does not try to speak to you in English, they stare at you when you ask a question they do not want to answer. I saw more than 3 couples upset and at the front desk complaining about bills, rooms, etc. I would also recommend using the pool next door at the Rose, it is cool and refreshing, the pool service for food and drinks is great, they are very attentive. The Blanco's pool is very warm and somewhat dirty. Beware of Bingo at the Blanco, they intice you with great prizes, food and ice cream, then get you to the game and charge you to play. If you are traveling with children beware of the beach vendors, they were openly asking us to buy pot and cocaine. They were usually the guys selling the henna tatoos. If you travel to Cabo, think twice about this hotel.
I've stayed at Blanco half a dozen times. I've stayed several other places in Cabo and this is my favorite. It's beautiful, great location facing the arch, wonderful restaurants, great pool with waterfall and it's impecably kept up. It has an intimate feel and everyone at the hotel is friendly and helpful. It's relaxing and doesn't have the noisy games around the pool, etc. It's close enough to walk to town.
Lots of action on the Beach(Fun)
This was my first time in Cabo & at the Pueblo Bonito Blanco went on 6/9/03-6/16/03. Had a really great time. The water arobecics were great 9:00am at Blanco, 12 at Rose.Fabulous Gym & Spa at Rose Outstanding Spa.Bought a timeshare @ Rose. Going back in Sept. on a bonus week.
Staff was nice an gracious .Blanco has the best sushi from 12-5:00pm everyday.Totally loved that you could walk, water taxi,or taxi to town & around.You can't miss here.
Great Place to Stay!!!
Hello, I just spent 8 days and 7 nights @ the Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos June 30 - July 7. First of all let me start of by saying that no matter where you go in Cabo, airport, hotel, downtown, the Marina, restaurants people are trying to sell you timeshares and trying to get you to go to their presentations by offering you free gifts. When we arrived at the airport and went out to get a taxi we were immediately approached by a person we thought was a taxi cab driver, he asked us to follow him and the next thing we knew we had free transportation from the airport to our hotel in return for going to a presentation the next morning. I can go on and on about all the people that approached us, but this review is about the hotel...so the main thing is if you do not want to be bothered by these people just say " I DONT HAVE A MAJOR CREDIT CARD" and bam whoever is talking to you will say "Ok have a nice time in Cabo" or you can also say "Im LEAVING Tomorrow" that seemed to work just fine too. If you want to take advantage of all the free stuff being offered to you and you know for sure you wont be persuaded to buy a timeshare then hey by all means take advantage, We did and we got $150 dollars to spend on food at any of the Pueblo Bonitos in Cabo. But anyways if you want to know more about these things you can email me and ill answer. Ok so the hotel itself is very nice. The staff is fine, I suppose if you tip them everytime you see them they will be nicer to you. We stayed in a Jr Suite and that was very nice and spacious with all the immenities of an apartment, fridge, microwave, plates, etc.
Another tip I have is to go downtown the first night and stock up on water and drinks etc and just store it in the fridge because prices are waaaay cheaper. We had a great view of the ocean and pool. The restaurants at the hotel (Cilantros and Palomas) and the adjacent restaurant at the Pueblo Bonito Rose are Ok but a little pricey for what they serve you. You can walk about 50 yards down the beach and go to the Sand Bar and get double the portion and at half the price and just as good. You can also walk about 300 yards and visit perhaps the best restaurant/bar on the beach "The Office". While I was there we went horseback riding, we did the 4 hour ATV tour (AWESOME) and of course we rode on wave runners. Over we were very satisfied with our stay here and enjoyed the fact that we could visit and use all facilities at all 3 Pueblo Bonitos. The Melia San Lucas, Peublo Bonito Rose, and Pueblo Bonito Blanco are right next door to each other so the there is no difference in walking distance to downtown. 10 - 15 minutues on a combination of dirt and paved roads or about 20-25 minutes if you walk along the beach and around the Marina. We walked into downtown in the day and took a taxi back at night as the roads back to the hotel are not very well lit and sometimes were actually quite lonely much to our surprise so we felt safer taking a taxi back even though people there say its very safe to walk around at night. One thing that is horrible about staying at any of the hotels along Medano beach is the relentless wave of beach vendors trying to sell you anything from henna tatoos and braids for women to large plates and skirts. If you decided to buy any of what they have to offer whether on the beach or downtown, dont forget to BARGAIN. One person tried to sell me a necklace for $20 while another place was offering 3 of the same type of necklaces for 3 for $10! You can pretty much knock off 30 to 40 pesos (3-4 dollars) off of everything if you bargain. Hope my review is helpful. Dont hesitate to ask me questions.
Loved the Blanco!
Pueblo Bonito (Blanco) was everything we had hoped for: beautiful beach, great view room with balcony, close to town, and impeccable service that truly made you feel special. Pueblo Bonito has 3 resorts in Cabo and Blanco is the oldest and smallest ... and we liked it the best. The Rose is next door and you can use its spa and fitness center (both very nice). We also took the free shuttle to the Pueblo Bonito Sunset, which is still being expanded. Although the view there of the Pacific was great, we could NOT see the sunset as it actually faces more south! We submitted ourselves to the "90-minute tour" (timeshare presentation) in order to get all of the freebies and that wasn't too bad ... but be careful if you're not planning to buy ... they can be very persuasive. We walked away without signing anything and got to enjoy our $150 in free meals, among other things. We would definitinely go back ... and stay at Blanco (1st choice) or Rose (if Blanco was not available). Sunset is too far away from town if you are not happy just staying on the resort.
No Bad Days!
Sixth trip to Cabo, all previous stays at the Villa del Palmar. What a pleasure it was to stay at a resort where the staff are friendly and gracious; the rooms are made up by noon; the restaurants serve excellent food at reasonable prices; most of the noise is coming from the ubiquitous songbirds; and we weren't awakened at 3 a.m. by drunks partying in the hallways! The Pueblo Bonito Blanco (recently renamed to Los Cabos) is a real treat. Since all the suites have been sold, there's no hustle to sell you a time-share, either. We had a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable 2-week stay.
Pueblo Bonito is truly a beautiful place to stay
I have stayed at the Gold Crown Pueblo Bonito Blanco in Cabo at least half a dozen times. Not only is the resort beautiful, but it is well kept, spotlessly clean and the staff have always been very friendly and helpful. The location is great because it is on a beautiful sand beach (with cabanas and roped off from the beach vendors) but within easy walking distance to downtown. The facilities are good with exercise room, beauty salon, two restaurants, a great swimming pool and a spa next door. It is one of my favorite resorts in Mexico.
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