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Westin Resort & Spa Los Cabos
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Carretera Transpeninsular Km 22.5, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #18 of 39 hotels in San Jose del Cabo
Fremont, California
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“Great hotel, wonderful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

It's a wonderful hotel with awesome swimming pools, very nice rooms and a great staff. We chose this hotel because we didn't want to stay in an all inclusive hotel with partying college kids and this hotel worked out great.

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  • Stayed June 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Los Cabos is beautiful, the infinite blue of the Sea of Cortez is one most beautiful settings you can imagine. The setting for the Westin Resort & Spa is spectacular - and the architecture of the property is stunning. We came for the relaxation and Heavenly Bed - it's a quick getaway from San Francisco - and it was well worth the trip. Set your expectations - it's a large Westin property with good staff and nice rooms. The bed... well... if you've spent any time traveling, you know the Heavenly Bed can turn a bad trip into a good one :-)

Because the property is so large, it is a bit overwhelming and impersonal - but in the best way possible. Really the architecture is stunning. Be aware of how it is laid out - ALL of the rooms are in the large, 9-story rounded structure, and all have private balconies. There are three wings - one to the left and right, and one in the center. The center wing is called the Royal Beach Club. From what we can tell, at least one of the side wings is completely closed (it's off-season in November). There is an adjacent time-share property with smaller adobe-style low-rise buildings called Club Regina. If you are booking Westin you WILL NOT get a room in Club Regina. You will, however, likely receive an upgrade to the center section of the 9-story Royal Beach Club.

The view from the 8th floor is breathtaking. Every room has it's own balcony, marble floor, and open bathroom. The Sea of Cortez is like an infinite blue horizon and you can hear the waves from any room in the hotel. The beach is stunning - flanked by rocks with a strong tide in between - dip your feet in the warm water or venture past the wave break to soak in the beautiful water. We saw a school of grey whales blowing and splashing 400 yards off the shore - magical. The gym is well-kept, fresh-filtered water is always available, and we found the lunch menu to be the most tasty and reasonably priced. The ceviche is to die for, and the shrimp tacos with a side of guacamole and pico de gallo... well... why else did you come to mexico? Oh, yeah, the margaritas! Once you make it past the mixed lot they serve on arrival you can expect top-notch margaritas at all the restaurants :-)

The infiniti pools that front the property are brilliant - they're part of the architectural brilliance that makes this such an amazing property. A nice breakfast is included for platinum members - else the buffet is $25/pp. This is where the charm wears a little thin. I'm okay spending $100 for lunch each day for two for great shrimp tacos, teuila, and ceviche, but when you really can't get out of any of the hotel restaurants for less than $200 for two people you expect the food to be a little better. It's not BAD - it's just kind of mass-produced hotel food dressed up to look fancy. It's good, but it's NOT fresh-catch. And when FRESH-CATCH can be had for a $15 cab ride to Nik San or $30 to Mi Casa or $35 to El Farralon - you need to just bite the bullet, remember you're getting a great price on a beachfront front room with a Heavenly Bed, and GET OFF THE RESORT for some of the MOST AMAZING FRESH FISH and flavors you've had in your life. Mind you you'll still pay >$200 for two - but at least the food will be BRILLIANT.

On the whole - if you can get here for a long weekend or short week - AND YOU GET A GOOD DEAL (i.e. we used $$ and points) then this one is worth the trip. SLEEP like a baby, listen to the waves, see the whales, doze on the beach, awe over the natural beauty, and DON'T FEEL TRAPPED - some of the most amazing food and lively atmosphere is awaiting you 10-20 minutes away by cab.

Kudos to Westin for finding the balance. This property is beautiful and well run. It's also affordable provides a welcome jumping off point to experience the FOOD and culture of Los Cabos. Oh and those heavenly beds... really must get one for home... Good night... it's back to reality tomorrow :-)

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Had an amazing stay at the Westin. From check in to check out, we experienced amazing hospitality and friendly service! The entire staff was great, but especially, Daniel, at the front desk!
He even surprised us with a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Needless to say, there's nothing like sipping champagne, eating strawberries and watching the sunset from the balcony of an ocean front room! Thank you for making our 4 days so relaxing, and I am looking forward to coming back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Westin is very reasonably priced and represents a very nice value in Cabo. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am somewhat biased, as I receive an automatic room upgrade because of my Starwood Preferred Guest status. I booked their least expensive room category and received an upgrade to an nice ocean view room on the 6th floor. However, even if I had stayed in my original booked room category, I would recommend this hotel for its value. I enjoyed their large breakfast buffet and the rooms have very comfortable beds and surroundings. It is not my favorite hotel in Cabo, but for the money it is a great value. My only real complaint is the ridiculously long walk to the rooms from the lobby, which is unavoidable because of the design of the resort.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Wow! What a great hotel! We stayed here for 2 nights during a last minute trip to Cabo. I can't say enough nice things about the staff. They were all so friendly and accommodating.

The rooms were clean and comfortable. We ate at the hotel the entire time as well. The food was OK. Not anything to write about. I also thought it was a little pricey.

I would highly recommend this hotel. You won't be dissapointed!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Todos Santos, Mexico
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Every detail of our stay at the Westin was amazing. Such great attention to detail, spectacular setting, and friendly staff. The Westin in Cabo is a top-notch resort. It is an a great location on the corridor between San Jose and Cabo San Lucas. They were really helpful in arranging a parasailing trip for our family.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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san ramon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I give this hotel 4 stars instead of 5 because the service we had was really fantastic, but the food leaves something to be desired. We stayed for a week and found ourselves going out to eat almost every night because we didn't like any of the restaurants.

The service staff is fantastic, especially at the pool where we stayed every day. The guys knew our names and what we liked by the 2nd day. Every day they have a 2 for 1 drink special so be sure to ask what it is. I had a few spa treatments and they were all great. The staff at the spa is really nice and accomodating. The hotel was clean and pretty.

We had the royal beach club junior suite. The best part about it was the view and the tub on the balcony. The rest of the suite was ok . It was super clean and the housekeeping staff was great but its just older. We did go to the beach club for breakfast every day and happy hour at night and they had good snacks and drinks.

Overall this hotel is nice if you like to go out to eat and see the town. If you like to stay close to the resort (like us) then I wouldn't recommend it. We did find one restaurant we liked El Cirelo (loceated in the Grand Regina, the bellhop will get you a golf cart ride up there-no fee) the food, service and everything was great. They also have live music on Sunday and Weds. Make sure to get up there before sunset though as the views are amazing.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Carretera Transpeninsular Km 22.5, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > San Jose del Cabo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#6 Top resorts Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#11 Family Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#11 Luxury Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#13 Spa Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#13 On the Beach Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#16 Romantic Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Westin Resort & Spa Los Cabos 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome at The WESTIN difference.Our Dedicated Staff will do the Utmost to be at your best and Feeling renewal. With the Goal of sending guest home feeling better than when they arrived, Westin has developed a wealth of refreshing signature products and invigorating sensory experiences.If there is anything you may need, just ask!Where the rugged desert meets the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez lies The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos.A celebrated rendition of the Arch in Cabo San Lucas and nestled into the cliffs overlooking the intensely blue Sea of Cortez, this strikingly imagined resort offers both architectural majesty and a supremely relaxing vacation of renewal. The desert, the pacific and the sea of Cortez meet at the tip of Mexico’s Baja peninsula –Land’s End – a destination of sharp contracts echoed by the award-winning architecture of The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos.Leave the world behind and step into our desert Oasis. Live the good life as the white sands and soothing surfwash your cares away.Awaiting your arrival are luxurious Ocean view rooms featuring the heavenly bed® a Westin Signature, a Private Beach, Three Pools, A full service Spa including Westin Workout® and Plenty of Sunshine.Choose from four distinguished restaurant, each offering it’s unique cuisine and atmosphere from the informality of the food and view of the beach at La Cascada and La playa or indulge at our fine dining El Ciruelo and Arrecifes our 4 diamond award Restaurant.As Leader in the Market Segment, Westin is an icon of high hospitality in Los Cabos. Stunning remarkable contemporary architecture and combining both our experience and intuition will help you to create personal and memorable events.Designed to provide the warmth of the Mexican culture with soothing colors, ocean views, oversized showers, private sitting areas on the balcony and an indoor sitting area, the rooms at The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos are an oasis that rejuvenate and replenish.A full menu of relaxation and recreation is always within reach, ... more   less 
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