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Solmar All Inclusive Resort & Beach Club
3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Av. Solmar #1 | Col. Centro, Cabo San Lucas 23450, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #26 of 66 hotels in Cabo San Lucas
Lynnwood, Washington, United States
1 review
“vacation with my wife”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by Solmar. We weren't sure because we had purchased a Living Social deal to come down all inclusive but the staff from the time we showed up made it clear that our experience was important to them. Vanessa was wonderful and always willing to help out anlong with the entire front office. By the pool Raul was our guy! He was wonderful and always had a smile on his face. We ate in the restaurant most meals and were quite pleased with the food and service there as well. If I had to say anything NOT possitive about Solmar it would just be that it is pretty dated in the rooms (how much time to you spend in your room?) Cabs were easy to come by and town was a short distance away (walking distance). The beach is beautiful and we loved falling asleep to the sound of the waves. Late check-out was not a problem. We also did a time share presentation (not required) and enjoyed talking to Johnny. I golfed and my wife got a massage on the beach right there at Solmar too which she said it was "the best massage she has ever received". We would deffinately like to return to Solmar in the future. (as long as the construction next door is finished :)

Jeff and Sabrina Cross
Seattle, Wa

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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luis a, General Manager at Solmar All Inclusive Resort & Beach Club, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Dear Jeff and Sabrina Cross from Seattle, WA. USA;
We thank you for having chosen our Resort to spend your vacation and for taking the time to share your experience with others. We are pleased to read that we have exceeded your expectations and make your "Living Social" package was worth it. Our entire staff welcomes your kind comments, they are happy to know that they have contributed to make your holiday a memorable one. Please do not take long time to come back and allow us to pamper you as you deserve. Best Regards
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Solmar is getting old,and it only takes a short jaunt next door to the new Grand Solmar to see just how old. Thing is it would not take a lot to make this hotel a great place to stay.
Most things like service, food, comfort of accommodations are good but could be better.
If they want to make them better, you need to renovate the rooms and speed up service.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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luis a, General Manager at Solmar All Inclusive Resort & Beach Club, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Dear customer;
Your invaluable feedback is important to improve in order to meet your expectations which are our priority. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. By the other side we are glad to read you have enjoyed the service from our staff and the amenities from your package. It will be our pleasure to have the opportunity to greet you here and provide an even better experience. Cordially
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

A beautiful location and resort. You can tell it was a 5-start resort when it was built back in the 80s. It's still really nice now, and while it doesn't have the modern resort look and feel, it does have its nice old charm.

The staff is super friendly and the food is really good. I've never had such fresh and delicious chicken salad! It's a secluded beach and resort, so you don't have to worry about people always haggling you to buy stuff.

Although when you first check-in they offer you a timeshare presentation in exchange for freebies. We did it. It was nice to see their sister resorts, right next door, The Grand Solmar [built within the last decade] and Playa Grande [built in the 90s]. Both 5-star resorts, with the Grand being the most modern. Even if you don't do the timeshare you can still check them both out. Because the Grand is literally right next door. And the shuttle will take you to the Playa Grande because certain amenities are included with your all-inclusive package at the Solmar; ie. gym.

The location is perfect because it's right on a secluded beach. Get a room with an ocean view, you'll thank me later! It was nice waking up every morning to the beach and ocean.

The resort is about a 5-10 minute walk from the Marina. Really even less than that if you figure, after you get off the resort premise it's just across the street. But it takes you 5-10 minutes to walk from the hotel lobby to the end of the resort premise. Once you're off the premise stay in groups or go during the day, because you will be hassled every 5 minutes to buy something or another or do a timeshare. Just say, "Hola, Senor. No, Gracias" and most vendors will leave you alone.

Again, the staff were super nice. Didn't even feel pressured for tips.

Halfway through our trip, one of our guest ended up injuring herself on one of the excursions and ended up in the hospital. The hotel staff were super accommodating and remembered us, asking how she was doing everyday. Matter fact the entire Solmar staff provided first class service!

The only complaint is if you buy the Internet, it's crappy service. But I guess it's for light use only, because you're suppose to be enjoying your vacation!

Overall: Great accommodations, great food, great service, and great resort. I can't believe we got it for such a great price!

Shout out to Christina at the Concierges desk, super friendly in helping us plan our activities!

Room Tip: Get a room with an ocean from view. You'll thank me later! Room 2253 had a great balcony view of...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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luis a, General Manager at Solmar All Inclusive Resort & Beach Club, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Dear customer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA;
Thank you very much for your kindly comments; we are delighted to read you have enjoyed your vacation and the customer services from our friendly staff. It is rewarding to know that the value of your package worth it for you. Certainly our secluded location allow our customers to enjoy privacy without be far from down town. We are looking forward to your next visit, it will be a pleasure to greet you here again. Cordially
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My boyfriend and I needed time to relax , because we both work a lot in stressful environments. We definitely wanted to avoid party animals or loud music. We chose to stay at Solmar. We enjoyed it, great choice! The resort is very clean and the staff are very friendly. The food is delicious, it's not a buffet where it's all you can eat, which makes it better. The dinning area is not crowed or loud. Having my cup of coffee while enjoying the beautiful sight of the ocean. Very calming and soothing. Our room was located at 3 minutes walk from the beach, where the waves are spectacular and delightful! We slept with the patio opened every night to the sound of the waves. Very pleasant! During April, it can get very windy, but mild to hot temperatures. So everyday was comfortable end enjoyable. We will definitely come back for a 3rd time!
I would recommend this place to any couple that needs to reconnect on some levels.... :-)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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luis a, General Manager at Solmar All Inclusive Resort & Beach Club, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear customer from Montreal, Canada;
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others! It is a pleasure for us to know you have found the perfect place to relax, definitely the ocean waves, sunsets and all these natural beauties that the Pacific Ocean offer us from this piece of paradise, allow to leave the stress aside. Thank you for your constant visits, it will be a pleasure for us to greet you here once again and provide you an even better experience. Best regards!
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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We purchased the LivingSocial all-inclusive package for our honeymoon. Solmar is kept very clean and the service is nice. We slept like babies in the king size bed, very comfortable. Upon arrival we have chocolate covered strawberries and champagne waiting for us. The hotel is dated but we loved the "true" mexican vibe. With the all inclusive you also get dinner at Puerto San Lucas restaurant and a shuttle there. This restaurant is AWESOME! There was a gentleman playing piano. They made fresh caesar salad right in front of us. I'd recommend you do not pass that up.
The beach at Solmar isn't swimmable but that's because it puts on a gorgeous show. The waves are huge and we stayed at the back of the resort and could hear them crash all night. So wonderful! We walked down the beach and climbed the rocks to Lovers Beach. This was a bit scary as the rocks at the bottom have a little sand on them but once you get over it's easier going down. Lovers beach is so great and swimmable. There are little caves you can explore.
We rented scooters for a day and drove them around town. We really enjoyed that. Everyone drives slow. Locals don't fully mind the "ALTO" (stop) signs and some cross streets have none so you just have to be careful. They're about $15/hr and $50/day but of course you can bargain with anyone there. That's off topic, I know, but when reading reviews I was looking for something about scooters and could barely find anything.
The food was good. We liked the snack bar the best at the top pool. They taste test their margaritas before they hand them out. They were perfect every time! The shrimp quesadillas with fresh guac and pico was DELICIOUS. I think I ordered that 3-4 times. Also, the surf and turf skewers were divine! My husband really liked the Sushi bar.
We really liked the location because it was quiet and you could hear the waves. When we drove our scooters through town at night there were TONS of drunk people and loud music. We were really glad to sleep away from that.
Overall, our experience was absolutely wonderful and we have no bad memories of our honeymoon.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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luis a, General Manager at Solmar All Inclusive Resort & Beach Club, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear customer from Houston, Texas USA;
We thank you for having chosen our resort to spend your honeymoon, congratulations!! It is our pleasure to read you have enjoyed our secluded location as well as the amenities from your "Living Social" promotion. Please comeback soon and allow us to pamper you as you deserve. Best regards!
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Trenton, New Jersey
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is our 3rd of 4th time stayijg at Solmar. The food is good although the portions are small. The resort ran out of bottled water the last day and a half we were there, although it could be purchased at the mini mart. Hmmm.....it's a great location, but will think twice before staying there again.

Room Tip: The older part of the hotel needs to be updated, but the rooms are clean, towels are changed out dur...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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luis a, Manager at Solmar All Inclusive Resort & Beach Club, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear customer from Trenton, New Jersey;
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. I would like to offer you an apology due to the atypical situation you had on the bar, I am working to avoid this happen again. By the other side we are glad you have enjoyed the Resort´s location. We hope to be honored with your visit once again and provide an even better experience. Cordially Luis A. Resident manager.
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san diego
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Fabulous room ! clean , BIG & great ocean view from every angle. Free parking for our rental car in an under ground gaurage. Jose Luis at the upper pool bar was GREAT ! even brought me out a special desert on my birthday after dinner at his pool side bar/cafe. David , with our bag service & rental car retrival. He had the air-conditioner on full blast for maximum confort once we slipped in to our car. Anahi, at the lower pool bar was all over the place . She was always smiling & pulling up the slack when small familys or low key university kids would show up. She would even walk down to the cabanas, in deep sand mind you, for coctail service on the beach ! Thomas , one of the mgr. was always checking on us to see if everything was going perfect. Talking biz venures with him was my favorite. Food , very good; not great but, for what we wanted it was a great fit. The grounds are very clean & tighty. Not super luxury, but a place to call home EVERY TIME YOU COME TO CABO.....

Room Tip: Don't be affraid to get one of the upper floors. Quite & stunning views.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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luis a, General Manager at Solmar All Inclusive Resort & Beach Club, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear customer from San Diego, Ca. USA;
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad to read you have enjoyed your vacations and the facilities from the resort; certainly this is an icon in Cabo with an authentic Mexican charm. Your kindly comments regarding our personnel are gladly appreciated. They will be happy to read that their service has contributed to create good memories on your vacation. It will be our pleasure to welcoming you again as our guest. Best regards!
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Address: Av. Solmar #1 | Col. Centro, Cabo San Lucas 23450, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > Cabo San Lucas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#15 Spa Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#20 Romantic Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#31 Family Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Solmar All Inclusive Resort & Beach Club 3.5*
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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