After much searching, we finally discovered that the Club Casa Dorada Spa and Golf Resort IS the Hilton Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort! Unfortunately, Interval International does not provide that information. In an attempt to find pictures of this resort (timeshares), we finally discovered that they are one and the same and NOT Dreams (which kept coming up when we searched for Club Casa. Confusing.
Hotel: The Hilton at Cabo San Lucas/Club Casa Dorada is gorgeous. It is, actually, in San Jose de Cabos - north of Cabo. And, it is definitely worth the stay. We stayed in a timeshare via an II exchange. The hotel rooms are very nice but are the same size as rooms in most hotels which might be confining for a week. The timeshares are much larger though not as nicely decorated as the hotel rooms. The hotel has all of the amenities of a five-star hotel. The service is wonderful and the wait staff is most accommodating. They are "at your beck and call" and make it their job to take good care of you.
Rooms: The timeshare rooms are fine - large but in need of some decorating touches. Some reviews said they were "tired-looking;" however, we found them to be fine. With just a little bit of decorating - just a little bit - they would be improved quite a bit. Despite that, the floors and bathrooms were all marble, and the counters were granite. We had two full bathrooms with all of the amenities, and the master bath had a jacuzzi tub. There was a kitchen with a refrigerator and stove - no oven. The rooms were comfortable and very clean. The maids cleaned the room three times a day - always replentishing the towels. There was turn-down service at night and really clever towel "art." The bed was very comfortable. No complaints at all except that the room could have stood some decorating. We had a gorgeous view of the smaller pool area and the ocean. All timeshares have a balcony with chairs and small tables. And, all timeshares are exactly alike.
Golf: The golf course here and the courses elsewhere are beautiful; however they are expensive. Plan on at least $120 for 18 holes unless you can find some kind of special.
Food: We found the food to be very good. There is a wonderful sushi bar down by the smaller pool. (There is, also, a larger infinity pool.) The breakfast buffet is delicious, and the staff was more than willing to charge a smaller fee for a continental breakfast if you didn't take hot foods. The staff was very accommodating and made an effort to know what your likes and habits were such as coffee and a newspaper first thing in the morning. We did venture into Cabo one evening for dinner. That was fun, but plan on spending at least $25 each way when you take a cab from the Hilton (or any locations in San Jose) down to Cabo. Try to time that with a tour that you might be taking so that you can be dropped off downtown; then you only have to pay for a cab back.
Bars: Very nice bars with great drinks. There is Happy Hour every afternoon, and there are two swim-up bars, one at each pool. Very nice touch.
Swimming: Swimming in the ocean isn't recommended there. The water is very rough and there is a serious undertow. Walking on the beach and venturing in just a bit is okay. One young person had to be rescued from the ocean while we were there. It's rocky and rough; use the pools. There are at least three.
Spa: Great spa with extras included in the prices. You won't find Mexico prices for the spa treatments but there are extra touches that come with the treatments that aren't mentioned in the descriptions, making them a bit more reasonable.
Overall, this was a wonderful place. It is first class with service to match. Our only criticism, and it really wasn't so much a criticism as a suggestion to the Hilton, was that the timeshare rooms needed just a little bit of decorating to make them much more attractive. This is a quieter hotel, and it's away from the college crowd or younger crowd that hangs out down at Cabo.
- Also Known As:
- Club Casa Dorada Spa & Golf Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
- Club Casa Dorada Spa & Golf Hotel
- Club Casa Dorada Spa And Golf Resort
- Club Casa Dorada Spa & Golf Resort Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo