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“First time in Cabo” 4 of 5 stars
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Hacienda del Mar Vacation Club
Corredor Turistico SJC CSL Km 10 | Lote D, Cabo del Sol, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #9 of 66 hotels in Cabo San Lucas
Alberta
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“First time in Cabo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We loved the Hacienda del Mar. We had traded a week of our Maui timeshare so were on the Vacation Club side of the resort. I do agree with most of the reviews about the resort...eating out is a bit pricey, a bit out of Cabo.a bit older resort..but the beauty of the resort and the amazing staff made up for all of that. We had wanted a quiet relaxing week.
We did take a cab to Walmart to stock up on snacks, water and breakfast foods - next time we would rent a car for a day. We ate all our dinners on site - tried all the restaurants. They were all different and all exceptionally good. There was an issue with my husband's steak at de Cortez - when mentioned we were given a complimentary dessert and glass of wine...and alot of apologies! Our favourite restaurant was Tomatoes. Mexican theme night was great!
We did take part in the time share presentation - free breakfast why not? - had no intention of buying anything and were upfront about it. Was not an issue, we were asked to keep an open mind...ended up seeing 5 different sales people. Not aggressive, a bit persistant though.
The activity staff were awesome - so personable and friendly - loved the aquasize and Mexican bingo daily. Very impressed with Miguel - he was always around to help.
We had a Junior Suite - very comfy beds, very clean. Very glad to have a kitchen to make breakfast and snacks in the afternoon.
We plan on returning!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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ctrujillo, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda del Mar Vacation Club, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear Valued Guest:
Thank you for your kindness in taking the time to make some comments regarding your recent stay. We are truly delighted to hear that that your experience during your stay with us was a pleasant one and that you had a great time!, also I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the aqua size and Mexican Bingo!
For the whole team It was truly our pleasure to serve you!!!
If we can be of any assistance on your next return trip to Los Cabos, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Claudia Trujillo
Guest Relations Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lucinda, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This was perhaps the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. The landscaping is awesome. The staff anticipates your every need. I felt safe there (although I never saw any obvious security except at the gate. ) Very nice accommodations though it will need a "freshining up " soon. Bathroom tub/shower not easy to get into. Liked the frig, microwave, stovetop and dishes/silverware. Great balcony with ocean view.

Restaurants were good especially Girasoles (that "yellow happiness" is great at the breakfast.)

No safe swimming in the ocean, but plenty of pools and fun activites from water aerobics to La
Loteria.

The concierge services help you with anything you want to do in the area.

There is a sales pitch for timeshares, but it is not annoying or "in your face."

This was our first experience in this area, but we will return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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ctrujillo, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda del Mar Vacation Club, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear Valued Guest:
Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful comments on Trip Advisor.
I have shared your wonderful feedback with our entire team who enjoy what they do on a daily basis to ensure that each guest goes home happy!
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to pamper and spoil you, this is what we at Hacienda del Mar, do best!
See you soon in another amazing getaway!!!!
Regards
Claudia Trujillo
Guest Relations Manager
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Nor California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We own a one bedroom Master unit and this year we had an ocean front. It was very nice. Although the unit we bought and our contract guaranteed us a one bedroom with two full baths, the sales people never tell the truth and there are NO units like that ocean front, so we had one bedrm and 1 bath. The front desk manager, Roland Pech llanes was extremely helpful in getting that all sorted out for us. And one of his employees, Carlos came and helped us get our wireless all connected properly and the contracts person Roberto was very helpful and cordial as well.
If I have any negatives it is about the sales people we have to deal with when we go through the owner's update session. I swear I will not do it ever again. They are the rudest, most aggressive pushy people. They lie, then the operations folks like the ones I have mentioned, have to clean up the mess the sales people make by telling us as owners and guests what the REAL truth is.

Anyway, the property is lovely, lots of birds, foliage, flowering plants and about 10 pools. We bought in 2005, exchanged our unit through RCI until 2010 then returned, liked it, and returned again this year 2012. I will book our week for early December 2013 hoping we can get a one bedroom Executive ocean front and be there in time for the turtle eggs to hatch and get to see the babies rush to the sea. Hopefully the whales will be there too, we missed both as we were early this year.

The interiors are in definite need of refurbishment. They owners have focused on expansion and not on maintenance. While everything worked, it is looking very tired, the tile grout is coming out and they do not have washers and dryers in units like many others do, or yes, and no ovens and no grills except over by two new units built last year. We are happy to be owners and will most likely not bother to trade again as HDM does not have very high trading power within RCI.

Still, a very nice resort, restaurants are pricey, we like Grizoles best, did not care for breakfast at Tomatoes.

Lastly, I can't say enough about how helpful the staff all around this resort are. They are what makes coming back feel good. That's it.

Room Tip: try to not get in building 36, 37 it is in the back of the property in the convention center. Higher...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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ctrujillo, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda del Mar Vacation Club, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear rollonbears:
Thank you for your kindness in taking the time to make some comments regarding your recent stay. All the comments that we hear from our dear guests, are very valuable to us, and it keeps us focused. I assure you that your comments will be addressed to our General Manager in order to maintain the high standards of service and excellence for which we strive, it is very important for us to listen to every guest.
Once again, Thank you for having taken the time to write about your experience at Hacienda del Mar Vacation Club.
Looking forward to welcoming you back soon to our little piece of Paradise!
Claudia Trujillo
Guest Relations Manager
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

everything in the hotel was great the only problem if you are traveling with 8 people you going to have 2 people with back problems the sofa bed is so bad that the only way i was able to sleep i got the cushion from the terrace and put them on the sofa bed

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ctrujillo, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda del Mar Vacation Club, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Valued Guest:
We are glad that your experience during your stay with us was a pleasant one and that you had a great time!
All the comments that we hear from our dear guests, are very valuable to us, and it keeps us focused. Once again, thank you for having taken the time to write about your experience at Hacienda del Mar Vacation Club.
Looking forward to welcoming you back soon to our little piece of Paradise!
Claudia Trujillo
Guest Relations Manager
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Sheffield
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Visited this resort in August 2012. I have to say as a resort it is very well organized and gives a feeling of space without being too large.
The outstanding feature are the apartments which provide everything you need to feel like you are in your own home whilst. bedrooms with large screen TV's, on-suites to each room. We were a party of 2 couples and two teenagers and all felt they had their own space. restaurants are available although with a Wal-mart 10 mins drive away you can cater for yourself very easily.
The resort and surrounding area is still being finalised from a landscaping point of view, but this does not detract from the resort. Well worth the visit, but be prepared for the sales pitch for buying into the resort. that said a firm No Thanks usually does the trick.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ctrujillo, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda del Mar Vacation Club, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Mr. Richard Seffield:
Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful comments on Trip Advisor.
It is a true delight for Hacienda del Mar Vacation Club, to be defined as “Luxury Apartments with Great Amenities”
I have shared your wonderful feedback with our entire team who enjoy what they do on a daily basis to ensure that each guest goes home happy!
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to pamper and spoil you, this is what we at Hacienda del Mar, do best!
See you soon in another amazing getaway!!!!
Regards
Claudia Trujillo
Guest Relations Manager
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ny
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

First visit to this place and Cabo San Lucas. We have stayed at many time share places, but never like this. Simple but tastefully decorated unit with oceanview, excellent housekeeping, GREAT WEATHER( coming out of Sandy-striken New York). Wonderfully landscaped, number of pools so that none are crowded,with pool activities that created new friends. Spanish lessons, cooking classes, aquacise, basketball in friendly groups. Beach is good but waters are not for swimmng given the dangers of rip tides and rough waves. For beach swimming, need to go to town beach and taxi fares are $10 each way per person. Car rentals are cherap but one HAS to buy local Liabilty insurance at an exorbitant rate.Great staff. would love to visit again.Restaurants at the resort were so-so.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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ctrujillo, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda del Mar Vacation Club, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Valued Guest:
Thank you very much for your kind comment “Beautiful Place“ and for choosing Hacienda del Mar Vacation Club.
It always thrills us to hear that our guests had an incredible experience during their stay.
For the whole team It was truly our pleasure to serve you.
We look forward to having you back with us again soon and please let us know if we can be of any assistance in planning your next getaway to Hacienda del Mar Vacation Club.
Regards.
Claudia Trujillo
Guest Relations Manager
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Villa Park, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

What could be better. Beautiful beach, 2 for 1 beer (on the beach, ice cold!), great staff, good food and very comfortable suites. Vendors on the beach were fun (if you speak enough Spanish to really bargain with them) and were never intrusive. And NEVER on the pool deck.

We'll return soon.

Room Tip: Ocean view, the only way to stay there. It's an amazing view
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ctrujillo, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda del Mar Vacation Club, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear Bill L:
Thank you for having taken the time to write such a wonderful review. We are truly delighted that we fulfilled your expectations at the Resort and that you were able to relax and enjoy our Magical environment.
I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the restaurants, service and hotel grounds!

The next time you need to get away from the "real world," I hope you'll think of us once again. Thank you.

Wishing you a world of happiness we all send you our best regards from sunny Cabo San Lucas.

Regards.
Claudia Trujillo
Guest Relations Manager
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Also Known As:
Hacienda Del Mar Vacation Club Hotel
Hacienda Del Mar Vacation Club Hotel Cabo San Lucas
Hacienda Del Mar Vacation Hotel
Hacienda Del Mar
Hacienda Del Mar Vacation Resort
Hacienda Del Mar Cabo San Lucas
Hacienda Del Mar Vacation Club Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos
Address: Corredor Turistico SJC CSL Km 10 | Lote D, Cabo del Sol, Cabo San Lucas 23410, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#13 Family Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#13 Romantic Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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