We had reservations to be staying at the Solmar Beach Resort, but got up-graded to Playa Grande. One of four Solmar resorts in Los Cabos. What a blessing that was. It was the low season and I think the hotel was only fifty percent full so they said they upgraded us because The Solamr Beach Resort did not have a requested ocean view. I personally think they just upgrade you to have a better experience and possibly to encourage you to consider buying a time share. They do ask you to participate in a time-share presentation and apply a small amount of pressure. We declined and beside one phone call the next morning to see if we had changed our minds it was the end of that. You can not swim in the pacific ocean side which is where this resort is. In Cabo you can only swim in parts of the Sea of Cortez because of under tow and rip tides. When we wanted to swim in the ocean we took a taxi to one of the Sea of Cortez swim-able beaches. One day we did a snorkeling trip out to a lovely cove, it left from the main harbor. The company doing the snorkel cruise was called Cabo Escapes.
The resort is very, very nice. A grand lobby with a lovely round ceiling (dome). Beautiful entry with a fountain and cactus plantings. The lobby has a convenience store, little restaurant and a nice bar. The grounds are well kept and have lots and lots of different palm trees. Which we love. Laying out at the pool listening to the palms blow in the light wind, hear the surf pounding onto the beach and just relaxing was so enjoyable. The rooms themselves were very nice. Granite counters in the kitchens, two bathrooms in the one bedroom's. Nice wood had made furniture. Tile floors and two balcony's. My husband spent so much time out on the balcony watching the surf and looking over the pool and grounds. The grounds keepers were always working away on keeping things neat and clean. We did not participate in the organized games and entertainment but it looked like fun and their theme nights were well attended. We could hear the entertainment after the buffet dinner's at the theme nights and the M.C. was soooo funny. Guests were having so much fun and laughing their heads off. The theme night's are Beach Party, Mexican night, Carnival, Asian night, Grill night etc. We were there in the low season so there were no lines for restaurants and it was not hard to get a pool lounge. We did not rent a car and instead just too taxi's to dinner in town or to the big swimming beach. It cost us less to take cab's then to rent a car for a week. The only time I wanted a car was to go to Walmart to buy food to stock the fridge. We did breakfast and lunch our little kitchen and went out for dinner. S The other time was to go spend the day in San Jose. Which we never did. It was about 35.00 or so each way to go by taxi. The hotel would call a taxi for us the minute we stepped out of the lobby and we never had to wait more then five to ten minutes at the most. We liked having the kitchen to make morning coffee and a english muffin. I especially liked keeping a nice big pitcher of lemonade with Mexican limes and ice. So refreshing. Next time I need to bring an insulated glass made of plastic for around the pool. You can buy drinks and food from the waiters who come around at the pool. My husband ordered beer and we had margarita's and nacho's or french fries too. Sandwiches and different salads were available too.
Very good service at the Playa Grande. We absolutely loved it. I just had a hip replacement and also a sprained ankle. I could not walk back and forth to the lobby. All I had to do was dial the lobby and one of the friendly attenders would come in the golf cart to pick me up. We never had to wait for more then five minutes. All friendly and quick. The only thing that was an issue to me was the quality of food at the hotel restaurant's. I love to cook and am a good cook. Plus, we live in the San Francisco Bay Area with lots of good, very good restaurants. I thought the hotel restaurants were not very good.They did try to please us. One night I did not like the sweet sauce on the pork ribs and the waiter took it away and brought me a steak. Which I did like. To be fair we did not go to any buffets or theme nights so I can not comment on the quality of food at those.
I would recommend The Playa Granda in Cabo San Lucas we had one of the best vacations of our lives there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Baja California's most exclusive and private Beach, along the Pacific Ocean side and a few steps from the Land's End and the famous natural arch, this charming, Mexican hacienda style all suite resort sits on eight acres of beach, only a few steps from the sparkling Pacific Ocean and a few minutes’ walking to downtown Cabo. This is a dramatic setting to relax and enjoy your dream vacation under the sun. If it’s shopping, fine dining and nightlife you’re looking for, downtown Cabo San Lucas is just a short stroll away. And if you’d really like to reward yourself, the world class Grand Spa will be waiting with a full range of luxuries that will nurture your body and soul. The Playa Grande Resort features all suites with private balconies, kitchens or kitchenettes, and distinctive touches such as marble floors, granite counter tops and hand crafted furniture and decor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Playa Grande Hotel Cabo San Lucas
- Playa Grande Cabo San Lucas
- Playa Grande Resort Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos