Husband and I chose this resort to celebrate our 20th anniversary and first visit to Cabo for its location…quiet beach (no vendors), access to Lands End, and walkability to marina and downtown. It did not disappoint on all counts!
We had a room location issue when we arrived on a Sunday that was resolved the following morning when management honored our request to be moved closer to the beach. Our reservation was made about one month prior by calling the 800 # on Solmar’s website and after much discussion with the reservationist about rooms with best locations/views, it was mutually decided that the one bedroom unit would have the closest location and best views of the ocean/beach, but alas this is not the case. The first one bedroom we were given upon arrival was in the furthest building back and although it had a sliver view of the ocean, was not worth, in our opinion, the price we paid. The second one bedroom was definitely closer to the beach and the pool/restaurant and had a better ocean view. Both one bedrooms had a junior suite attached to it with an adjoining door. Another couple we met while at Solmar had a junior suite in the building next to ours that also overlooked the pool and ocean, so unless you need a large one bedroom (with two bathrooms) that could easily be shared with another couple or a couple of kids, a junior suite would most likely work for location/views as well. However, not all units have direct views of the ocean with most buildings only being 2-3 stories high.
We have stayed at all-inclusive resorts before and taken cruises (which we consider all-inclusive) and Solmar’s food was top notch! We ate at the Tejaban restaurant for breakfast each morning, dinner two of our five nights in Cabo, had sushi several times during the week while sitting on the beach or by the pool, and all the food was delicious, flavorful, and plentiful! A wonderful surprise was the option to eat at neighboring Playa Grande’s restaurant Puerto San Lucas as part of our all-inclusive. DO NOT MISS THIS! Atmosphere is upscale, yet casual attire is welcome, and the food is superb! The menu is a bit more limited (and the steak/lobster is not included but offered at a 40% discount). We so enjoyed our meal of sea bass and parrotfish (catch of the day) one night that we went back the following evening to have Italian…the homemade cannelloni filled with spinach ricotta was divine while the vodka-sauce penne was flavorful. We ordered the Cesar salad that is prepared fresh tableside…wonderful! The quick walk (or a shuttle is available) is worth the treat!
We did take advantage of using Grand Solmar’s beautiful infinity pools one afternoon and enjoyed the unobscured ocean views and relaxing atmosphere. Although bar drinks are not included, there is a “Happy Hour” in the afternoon and soaking in an infinity pool while overlooking the Pacific Ocean (and whales) is worth buying a $10 pina colada and getting one free that are freshly prepared, not poured from a Slurpee machine. However, there was no easy access to Grand Solmar unless we went up to the top of the resort and walked over, or walked down to the beach and walked over/back up. And it appears by the construction that access is only going to get more difficult.
Speaking of construction, yes, they are erecting a new building at Grand Solmar right next to Solmar so there is construction noise. Is it disruptive? Depends on your room location, the day, and one’s tolerance. Construction usually started around 7 am with light noise and sometimes was just hammering and pounding or the large crane moving around rebar or sand, but one day, the pile driving could even be heard down on the beach. Was this a deal breaker for us? Probably not, but I heard one “owner” complaining at the front desk that if she had known about the construction she would not have visited. There are some rooms that are right next to the construction so I could see this would be a concern if staying in one of those. Most days construction ended by dinner time. Overall, the property is very quiet in the evening (we stayed Sun-Friday).
The property is older (was told 30 years old by an owner I met) but well maintained. We had a finicky screen door but the linens are fresh, beds comfortable, coffee and amenities provided just fine. Would we stay here again? Very likely, although there are a few resorts down the beach that looked enticing…and pricier! LOL We’re sold on Solmar All Inclusive's easy access to the marina/town (10-15 minute walk) and beautiful beach that features great waves, plenty of whale sightings in winter (will bring binoculars next time), lots of stress-free walking or sunning, and beautiful sunsets!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking for a warm, welcoming hotel in Cabo San Lucas with a spectacular view, central location and attentive service? Look no further than The Solmar All Inclusive Resort and Beach Club. This cozy Mexican property is nestled on the exclusive Playa Solmar at the southernmost tip of the Baja peninsula where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. Featuring one of the most enchanting and romantic locations in Baja California, The Solmar is just steps from the shopping, dining, and nightlife of downtown Cabo San Lucas and the bustling Cabo Marina.On top of all the sun and fun, The Solmar Resort is All Inclusive. You can enjoy a la carte meals, drinks and snacks at all the resort restaurants, plus theme nights, social activities and much more. There are no buffet lines. Just fresh food, delicious dining and plenty of recreation when ever you’re ready. The All Inclusive Plan includes a welcome cocktail in the Trebol Restaurant Bar, a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner, theme night dinners, a sushi bar, and a wide range of beverages and snacks. But that’s not all. There are social activities, buy one get one free massages, laundry service, the use of fitness facilities, tennis courts and mini-golf at sister resort Playa Grande and even a 10% discount at the nearby Galeon, Romeo & Juliet and Hacienda Coyote restaurants. The Solmar Resort décor mirrors the unique desert-by-the-sea terrain characteristic of Los Cabos. Stone walls with arched doorways, tile floors and wood accents create a warm, authentic ambiance. Guests can choose from junior suites, studios and deluxe one-bedrooms. Every room features a patio or balcony overlooking Playa Solmar and the Pacific Ocean. The Sea of Cortez serves as a stunning backdrop at El Trebol sports bar and restaurant. Tejaban, the poolside bar, invites visitors to dine in shorts and swimsuits. And theme dinners are available at Tejaban restaurant. The Solmar is a dream come true for every member of the family. The three-section pool features a large children's area and swim-up cantina, while the adults-only pool provides wave-resistance lap swimming. The list of things to see and do in Los Cabos is almost endless. The concierge can arrange sport fishing, golf, sunset cruises, snorkeling, whale-watching and much, much more. And remember, when the sun goes down in Cabo, the nightlife heats up. ... more less
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