My husband and I just returned from our 5 day trip. We purchased a living social deal to this resort (5 nights for 1,000). We also used mileage for our airfare - we were purposely trying to make this a very inexpensive trip. So, for the money, it was fine overall.
Front desk staff was very nice, almost zero pressure from the time share staff, wait staff in the restaurant were great, pool service - average. Maid service was fine. They upgraded us to a deluxe suite and it was very large with a big kitchen, big living room, two bathrooms, two balconies. The bed was quite comfortable... I slept very well! The bathtub was a trip... it was HUGE... like 8 people could fit in there... it was vast and a bit bizarre, but the water pressure was great, so whatever :)
The food was totally mediocre. One of my "beefs" with the place was the beef. :) The flank steak tasted kind of processed and chewy. AND they tried to pass off flank steak as filet. They also tried to pass off rib eye as filet at the Puerto San Lucas restaurant. Very disappointing. You get to utilize the Puerto San Lucas restaurant one time during the trip (it's a restaurant over by the sister property Playa Grande) but really it was horrible. Ambience was not like a fine dining establishment - did not feel comfortable and I did NOT care for the food at all. Back to Tejeban. Breakfast was the best meal - pretty consistent and yummy. It's too bad the food took so long though... personally I don't want to sit around for a 45 minute breakfast and you're forced to if you want to eat. The service really was great at the restaurant though.
The pool was ok. It was dead the whole time, even while spring break was going on, the pool was never full. Very quiet music - random styles, just not a fun pool. There was a swim up bar... sometimes the service was great, sometimes horrible. Sometimes the drinks were great, sometimes very watered down, pretty random. Seats were plentiful, which is a plus. The adult pool was even quieter,, like silent.
The only other all-inclusive we have gone to was the ME cancun (with the level experience) which is like way hipper, more interesting, just a much higher level of amenities, etc. BUT, that cost more than twice as much.
You get what you pay for to a degree. Also included in our package was a two for one to a cabo adventures excursion. We booked a luxury sailing adventure which was AWESOME! Great guides, saw whales, snorkeled, paddleboarded, great food and drinks. Exceptional excursion.
It was Easter so we went to church (there's an English speaking church downtown) - wasn't our cup of tea particularly, but they were friendly.
We also went to Cabo Wabo, Mango Deck, my husband went jet skiing, we walked around a bit, but we spent at least half our time at the hotel.
Oh, one more thing that I thought was very lame was that they were so intent upon selling time shares at the new property next door, Grand Solmar, you couldn't even walk on the property unless you agreed to a time share presentation. The restaurant on that property, La Roca, looked like it might be better than the food we'd had so far, so I asked if we could go there and pay full price and they said NO! We couldn't even have the pleasure of dining there!? Really? I think that's ridiculous. They just lost business... don't get that.
The guacamole was very good - and they put about a ton of cheese on everything.
We lucked out on the construction - being Easter weekend, they weren't working Thursday - Sunday, so the construction began Monday and Tuesday we left. It really wasn't super noisy. Worse up top, and barely could be heard down by the pool.
What else? it's just gorgeous there.. beautiful views - comfortable, long walk from the top hotel portion down to the pool/restaurant,,, but you need to walk a lot on vacation if you don't want to put on 5 lbs right? :)) The property is on the end of the little penninsula - by the arches - so it's more secluded in location. I liked that.. 10-15 walk to the marina... easy to get around. Oh, the RIDGE property is GORGEOUS! We sort of snuck in and looked around and it was beautiful... I would consider staying there.
I guess that's about it. For the money, it was a nice, relaxing, middle of the road getaway. Compared to our previous all-inclusive, it was lacking in several ways, but the service was excellent, basic needs were met, and we had fun overall :)
- 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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