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Marbella Suites en la Playa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Transpeninsular Highway Km 17 | Colonia Cabo Real, Cabo San Lucas 23400, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #9 of 66 hotels in Cabo San Lucas
Idaho
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Honeymoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We stayed from January 15-19th. The room was very clean and had a nice view of the ocean and the pool. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food and service in the restaurant were excellent. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Believe the reviews! This place is a gem! Don't forget to ask for Edgar! He brings the most amazing food and "edgaritas"! He even cooked up our tuna we (ok HE) caught on a fishing excursion! What's not to love? Quiet, great food, affordable price, right on the most amazing beach! Great place to fall in love!

Room Tip: If you have trouble with stairs book close to the beach. If you need a little exercise, it doesn'...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This was my second trip to the Marbella Suites. Any five star review below will be accurate in describing the rooms, location, beach and staff. On the first trip we arrived in a group of 40 and this trip we had about 25, It is the perfect place for meet up with friends and family. We were three generations and everyone from the toddlers to the grandparents had a great time. We had a banquet table for 20 on the beach for dinner one evening. The staff went all out with luminaries lighting our way to the table, hanging lanterns and a fire on the beach. They could have gotten away with serving the kids ice cream in bowls but instead served them fancy decorated plates with mint garnish.
We saw whales everyday and lounged by the pool. There is a breakfast special every morning but don't overlook ordering the french toast. Highly recommend the steak sandwich and vegetarian enchiladas from the lunch menu. Pick up the Gringo News in the lobby and go to the BBQ across the street. It is held in some guys front yard. He smokes the chicken, ribs and pulled pork and offers freshly made pizza's
Be sure if you bring kids to stop at the Mega store and buy sand buckets, the kids will be entertained for hours playing in the giant "sand box". We also brought a couple of blow up pool toys.
Initially we rented a car and planned to explore but we couldn't tear ourselves away from the pool and the view other than a trip into Cabo for a water taxi ride and breakfast.If you go into Cabo have breakfast at Mama's.
The same rooms on Expedia are cheaper than on the hotel site. If you book thru the hotel you will also pay 14.5% tax and a $3 service fee per night.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Comox, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Just got back from a wonderful trip to Cabo! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Marbella Suites en la Playa the past week. We were looking for a small more traditional Mexican style hotel, (have done the mega resort all inclusive thing and once was enough) where we could take long walks on the beach, enjoy some great meals and relieve some stress in a quiet laid back atmosphere! The Marbella was perfect for this. The location couldn't be better, a sandy beach stretching for miles in one direction, a mix of sand and undulating rock formations in the other. We walked on the beach every morning and never got tired of the waves, birds (pelicans, sandpipers, seagulls and even saw some turkey vultures one day) and attempts to find patterns in the rock formations! Saw Humpback whales on several days. The staff were great, very helpful and always courteous. I would especially like to thank Lilian for all her assistance and suggestions. Enrique and Edgar provided professional and efficient service in the restaurant. The food was always top notch. Make sure to book dinner on the beach. We did this on our last day. The 'volcano fire' was a nice touch. Our rooms were always kept very clean. Speaking of cleanliness, the whole resort is spotless...no sign of any garbage. We had originally booked a garden view room. We thought it was a bit dark when we had a look at and we really wanted a view of the ocean. We managed to upgrade to a wonderful spacious room (separate bedroom) with an awesome ocean view! We took the bus into Cabo San Lucas and San Jose a few times (20 pesos) and had no trouble finding our way around after receiving helpful hints from reception staff. The only negative, and really it didn't bother us that much is all the stairs. This is not the hotel for disabled or people with limited mobility. I would like thank the managment and staff for our best holiday ever in Mexico and we will definitely be back again to stay at the Marbella!

Room Tip: Try to get an ocean view room...it is really worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Silverton, Oregon
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Pros: Amazing location - watched whales jump while laying on the beach! Really nice staff. Great value for Tourist Corridor. Very clean and well kept. Beautiful views when you have them. Good quality TP (you might be using it a lot in Mexico). Dinner on the beach was delicious and very romantic. Spacious and attractive rooms. Pool clean, beach raked with sun umbrellas, beach bonfire every night.
Cons: "Garden view" room more like a dark, cold, cave (too cold and dark to hang out in) - never got direct sun, looked out on a tile stairwell, bedroom windows screwed shut, tried to open bathroom window to hear the ocean, but only heard sound of air conditioners of other units. Hot tubs barely lukewarm with jets on the floor of the tub (no jets for massaging back). Smaller facility so when a large noisy group is there they intrude on the entire place. Food very inconsistent: Ceasar Salad and Sea Bass for beach dinner was awesome. Ordered same items at separate times for lunch - much differently prepared (even the salad) and was actually pretty bad. Low flow showerhead. Didn't automatically get clean sheets everyday (hopped into a nicely made bed with yesterday's sand in it).
For this very expensive part of the world, Marbella Suites is a really great value with an amazing location and I would consider staying there again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Denver CO
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The Marbella Suites en la Playa was absolutely amazing! From the time we walked into the lobby until we left it was wonderful. The food was outstanding! The service top notch! The beach was private and quiet! We found ourselves not wanting to adventure out. Thank you for the great hospitality!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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El Pescadero, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

First off, let me qualify this by saying I live most of the year in Southern Baja. I stayed here once before but it was only a bedroom for us since most of our activities took us away during our stay. This time, though, we just wanted to get away for a day and a night and not break the bank. (High season in Cabo can be rough on the budget) Checked in and had a beautiful room with an ocean view. I would describe the rooms as homey, clean, and possess a certain charm. This is by no means the newest place on the corridor, but they keep it up very well. You feel like you are walking in among a small village with the sounds of water fountains bubbling away. It's a short walk down to the pool and bar and restaurant that has a patio with great views of the ocean and palms. For our dinner they put a table out on the sand close to a bonfire that was on top of a mound of sand that made it look like a volcano. Very romantic. The staff was very attentive and knew when to check on you and when to leave you alone. Food was delicious and plentiful. Breakfast was also very good with a great view of the ocean and the whales migrating. Did I mention free WIFI? While everyone else is charging for it nowadays it's refreshing to have it included. They have a movie projected on a screen over the pool every night, if you want to hang out there and have a snack or drink. There's a 3rd story lookout with hammocks and comfy chairs and tons of books that look out over the water. It's a great snuggle nook! This place has it dialed in and does what it does very well. Every one of the staff I talked to was very helpful and kind. We will be back.

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  • Stayed February 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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Address: Transpeninsular Highway Km 17 | Colonia Cabo Real, Cabo San Lucas 23400, Mexico
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#6 Spa Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#11 Family Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Marbella Suites en la Playa 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This quaint Beachfront hotel embodies an authentic Mexican experience, while remaining distinctly different. Its traditional Mexican architecture and spacious accommodations ensure relaxation and comfort for all of our guests. ... more   less 
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Marbella Suites En La Playa Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos

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