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“nice staff inexpensive price but some problems...” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mar de Cortez
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   #140 Lazaro Cardenas, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico   |  
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Free breakfast with your stay
Ranked #36 of 66 Hotels in Cabo San Lucas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“nice staff inexpensive price but some problems...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2006

This hotel is overall very nice. Staff are very nice and helpful. Location is perfect for exploring downtown. Hotel fee itself is very competitive in this area. This hotel is especially recommended for people who want to enjoy nightlife and need long and inexpensive stay. However, there are some minus points to be pointed out. For example,

Web photos: Photos on the web are not as nice as reality. We had expected much newer rooms, but turned out very different. The hotel should update the photos so anyone can predict beforehand what the rooms will be like.
Cancellation policy: Even with the misleading photos, they charge us two nights fee as cancellation after within 15 days before stay. Before coming to the hotel, it is very hard to decide whether to stay in the potentially disappointing room for the fixed number of nights or leave earlier. Although for some reason they cost us only one night fee, they should change the policy formally.
Security: As some others pointed out, security is loose because door lock is old and anyone can enter the hotel during midnight. They should tighten it.

Without the problems above, the hotel would have been much better!

  • Stayed December 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2005

Stayed at the Mar de Cortez for the 5th time Dec 13-17. It's only 2 blocks from the marina, one block to the main drag. I have been coming here since 1994. Priced at $68 a night for 2 excellent beds with A/C, but no phones or TV. It has a great pool, small bar with cable TV, and the simple restaurant will cook your catch for $5. We had dorado done 3 ways, and I think it's the best I ever had! They have a website: (-). Highly recommend it if you are looking for authentic Mexican lodging!

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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2005

if you want a nice clean tranquil plase to stay this is it...just a hop and a skip from all the night life and good reataurants. it is not fancy, but it has good beds,AC and a nice pool with the bar right there. and a great restaurant!!(super good huevos rancheros and fresh papaya juce..great for the hangover in the morning:))all at a nice price.we will be back!!!

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2005

What a great place for meeting friendly travellers, very economical and clean and nice people run the Mar De Cortez
I will return again and again

  • Stayed February 2004
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2005

Enjoyed my short stay at Mar de Cortez. Very simple, no TV or telephone but clean. Air conditioner works good and that was important. Would have liked a little more security on room door ie. deadbolt or safety chain although front desk could monitor whoever came into hotel area. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Liked downtown location but long walk to main beach.

Not fancy but can't beat price. Would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2005

If you stay at this hotel DO NOT LEAVE EVEN A SHIRT IN YOUR ROOM!! My father had his wet swimsuit and all of his toiletries stolen!! The deadbolts do not work on the rooms. The window was jimmied open and the thief took whatever he could grab within reach. Don't think that hiding your cell in your suitcase will work either. Everyone in my group had a couple of stolen items from their suitcases. They stole a bottle of cologne, a pair of jeans from Express, and a baseball cap from me.

Anyone can come in during the day when you are fishing, but at night you can't bring a guest back into the hotel with you! We met some really nice girls at El Squid Roe but we refused to bribe the night "watchman" to let them in. Instead, my friends went back to where the girls were staying, Melian San Lucas I think.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2005

In 2004, we stayed at Hotel Mar de Cortez for two weeks from 10 days before Christmas until a few days after the New Year. We had never been to Los Cabos before, and were apprehensive about booking a room at such a cheap hotel. (After all, "You get what you pay for.") However, favorable reviews at TripAdvisor.com gave us the courage to take a chance -- and we were NOT disappointed. Our room was spotlessly clean, the beds were very comfortable, and the staff were friendly and helpful. We were more than satisfied, we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends.
-Hal, Seattle

  • Stayed December 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: #140 Lazaro Cardenas, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > Cabo San Lucas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mar de Cortez 3*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Popular Historical Landmark Hotel, best value in Cabo San Lucas. 88 Air conditioned rooms, swimming pool, Spencer's Restaurant, bar. Free parking, wireless internet, safe deposit boxes, beach towels. Centrally located in Cabo close to marina, beach, shopping, restaurants, clubs, sport fishing, activities. Activities and Car Rental reservations & 24/7 front desk. Fitness Center nearby. Ask about your TripAdvisor Special. ... more   less 
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Hotel Mar De Cortez Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos

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