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“Great for an impromptu trip” 5 of 5 stars
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Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos
3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Blvd. San Jose s/n, Seccion Hotelera 1 Zona Fonatur, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #25 of 39 hotels in San Jose del Cabo
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
“Great for an impromptu trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My S.O. and I wanted an impromptu summer vacay, and this hit the spot! We got a LivingSocial deal that was cheap and worked entirely as promised: No additional taxes or fees. Transfers to the airport and excursions were additional, but reasonably priced.

The pools and beach were very well maintained. The rooms with king beds, glass showers, and large tubs were luxurious and made for a very romantic getaway. Food and drinks were very good -- what I would expect of an all inclusive, but the higher end resorts do have stronger drinks and more selection.

We stayed for 4 days, which I thought was the perfect time. I would not necessarily recommend this resort for a longer stay, as they do not have the variety of entertainment and dining options to keep even a couple interested for 5+ days. All the resort bars/pools/restaurants, and all the surrounding restaurants/bars in San Jose del Cabo were entirely closed down by 11pm. But good for couples who can make their own late-night fun.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I went on our honeymoon here, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Staff was fantastic! Food was great! Very relaxed environment. Not a whole lot of night-life, if that's what you're looking for.
They have someone on site to help you book excursions(which, as you know are not included), we did sunset horseback riding, and ATV's, as well as zip-lining through the 'jungle'(which I would DEFINITELY recommend!).

The food was excellent!
Las Olas Restaurant-which is for breakfast and lunch was OUTSTANDING! The breakfast was a buffet, where they have a chef with a made to order omelet bar, and every other breakfast food imaginable...pancakes, sausage, bacon..you name it, they had it, and it was excellent. They also had fresh squeezed fruit juices, which were some of the best I've ever had.

Albatros International Restaurant-open for dinner, was our favorite dinner restaurant. They had all different types of food, buffet style, with chefs out at stations for made to order meats. They had this AMAZING chicken in a pesto sauce, which I will never forget :)

La Góndola Italian Restaurant- open for dinner, this would really be the only negative thing I have to say about the whole experience. The Italian restaurant was not good. We went the first night and didn't go back.

La Isla Bar & Snack Bar-swim up snack bar/lunch, this is a swim-up bar but they also have tables and chairs out on the patio area for lunch as well. We ate here for lunch most days because it was convienetly located and the food was great. They had hamburgers, tacos, nachos, french fries and other snack foods. Miami Vice was my drink of choice (half daiquiri, half pina-colada)

The sky sports bar was under construction while we were there, but I believe it is open now.
And we never went to the Jamaican restaurant.

The staff is there to wait on you hand and foot and is extremely friendly! Our drinks were never empty and you never even had to leave your pool-side chair. They have 'events' every day out at the pool (examples: beach volleyball, pool bingo, water aerobics etc) They have a staff specifically designated to get people involved and make sure everyone is having a good time! (Luis is great!!! We loved him! My husband and him became friends!)

I got a massage on the beach under a cabana, it was fantastic, and not TOO expensive!

Overall fantastic vacation! I would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a relaxing, wonderful and stress free vacation!

Thank you Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos !!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

LOVED it the service was very good, they speak perfect English and the food was GREAT we tried all the restaurants and thoroughly enjoyed all of them would like to give Luis Marron/Rigoberto extra credit for the service at the Mexican restaurant and his wonderful Spanish Coffee!!!! I completely recommend this hotel and area LOVED San Jose Del Cabo would definitely go back!!

Room Tip: Try to get on the top two floors, better few of the Ocean, or get the suites that are completely Oce...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Meredith L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Dear Nadine - 19,

Firstable we want to thank you for taking the time to share with us your recently experience at our resort, comments like yours are a truly inspiration for all our team, who always make their best to provide the best service, as you could notice.

Luis and Rigoberto are going to be happy to know through their Spanish Coffee made your dinner a wonderful experience.

We hope to have the honor to welcome you again in the near feature.

Warm regards,
Meredith López
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Orange County, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an awesome experience...My new wife and I were on our honeymoon and treated so well. The food was great, service amazing and environment off the charts. Clean rooms and great smiling customer service oriented staff. Julio, restaurant manager, Luis, waiter, Rigo, waiter, Jesus Waiter, JOSE-top notch bellman, the front desk-great ladies with amazing smiles.
I recommend this place to anyone looking for a top notch place to vacation. I own at Cabo Azul and could not get in and I was so happy to experience this place..
THANKS
George and Shala

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Meredith L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Dear George U,

Thank you for choosing Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos to celebrate such an important date how your honeymoon is, we are pleased to read we were able to make it as special as you expected.

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our services from your room to the food. We are proud to hear some of our staff made your stay an unforgettable experience, please rest assured we are going to let them know.

It is great to read you recommend us we hope to have the honor to welcome you again, it would be our pleasure to pamper you and your wife for your first anniversary, please do not to hesitate to contacte me if you need anything planning your next get away to Los Cabos.

Warm regards,
Meredith López
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Federal Way, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was by far the most memorable vacation memory for all 3 generations to experience together in a lifetime – we still talk about it. Celebration of all the April birthdays. The service, cuisine, service, attention to detail and ambiance was incredible. We started at sunset with drinks & appetizers and a several course meal of our choice and finished into the evening by the fire. Did I mention the service? Can’t wait to do it again soon. Beautiful grounds, beach and sunset. If I could post more pics of the evening I would. But this was my favorite.
See you next week! :)

Room Tip: The room was very up to date, clean and had a beautiful view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Meredith L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear Judi,

We are looking forward to pamper you again in Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos, we are glad to hear you are coming.

We are pleased to read you had such a memorable vacation at our resort and you gave us the opportunity to show show the high levels of service we are known for.

We are counting down to welcome you again, please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any assistance, it will be my pleasure to help you.

Warm regards,
Meredith López
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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Alcoholic drinks at the bar were all terrible. The food was decent. Fav restaurant was the Mexican one where you had to make a reservation. The décor was lovely and the food pretty good. The room was nice, comfortable beds, clean... it was a decent hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Meredith L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear Jazmine,

Thank you for taking the time to share with us a review following your last stay at Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos.

We are pleased to read you enjoyed our Mexican restaurant and its real essence of the Mexican cuisine.

We are going to consider your comment about the drinks, our Food and Beverage Manager every week has a briefing with his staff and please rest assured that they are going to work on improving the drinkks.

We hope to have the honor to welcome you again in the near feature.

Warm regards,
Meredith López
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Plano, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Here at the Barcelo Grand Faro in Los Cabos on day 3 of 7. We opted for the "Superior Beachfront Club" option, tell you what save your money and go some place else ! I have not seen a real benefit that would account for the extra $200-$300 upgrade. For one thing their beds are really(really) small so if your are a couple with a teen the "almost" twin beds that the room has are not adequate so i thought that if i had paid for the "Premium Club" i would be able to request a room with a king bed, well no such luck !!! The only option they offered was a Jr. suite but i would have to pay the difference(and it was not cheap) and would not even offer to work with me on any other option. Later that day i talked to other people that were staying at hotel(that's what i'm calling it now, not resort) and a couple of them told that did NOT pay the "PRemium Club" upgrade and were able to get rooms changed because after they saw how small the beds were they requested a room with King bed and were switched without an issue.
As for the nightly entertainment that we're used to when we've been to other resorts in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa and other resorts in Cabo, all i can say is "What entertainment ?
Monday night(7/7/2014) was a movie trivia night and first time we've seen entertainment in a couple days, WOW !!
Food : just OK !! not alot of options.
Honest Opinion : I would NOT recommend this hotel unless you want to pay alot of money and not get much in return.. And if you do book here i would not recommend paying the extra for the "Premium Club" upgrade, sounds like you get better service with the regular accommodations at least there they are willing to make your stay a little better but with the Premium Club you're just stuck with what you got unless you are willing to pay even more to get decent room accommodations . Sincerely Ezequiel N. -- Chicago, IL

Room Tip: Do Not Get the "Premium Club" Upgrades !!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Meredith L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Dear Ezequiel,

On behalf of the management and staff of Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos, I would like to offer you our most sincere apologies for the inconveniences you had this 3 days. Thank you for taking the time to let us know your experience and share with us your opinion which help us monitor our operations.

We will concern about your comments and we have already addressed your review to all our deparments heads especially to our Club Premium staff in order to prevent the said situations from happening again to our future guests.

We truly regret that we failed your expectations and we hope you give us the opportunity to change this poor impression you have.

Warm regards,
Meredith López
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Additional Information about Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos

Address: Blvd. San Jose s/n, Seccion Hotelera 1 Zona Fonatur, 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 Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#17 On the Beach Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#17 Spa Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#19 Family Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos***** is a resort situated on the shores of the spectacular beach on the Sea of Cortés. It is a hotel for enjoying the peace and quiet of Los Cabos, the relaxing atmosphere of San José and the gentle whisper of the sea. The hotel boasts 350 luxurious rooms and suites distributed over 3 buildings: Luna, Estrella and Torre Sol. All the rooms have a private balcony with views over the Sea of Cortés and are equipped with a number of first class details to ensure your stay is a memorable occasion. The most discerning guests can enjoy the Barceló All Inclusive programme on offer at the resort. The Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos hotel is well-known as one of the best All Inclusive hotels in the area thanks to the quality and added value it offers its guests. There are 5 restaurants and 3 bars in the hotel offering a wide-range of gastronomy, including an extraordinary selection of international, Mexican and Italian cuisine. Its on site convention and meeting centre boasts 2,620 m2 of space to accommodate all types of events. Plan your corporate meetings, conventions or weddings in the best facilities on offer in Los Cabos. And not forgetting the youngest members of the family, who can have fun in the hotel's water park or in La Tortuga, the children's club. The Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos hotel is the perfect choice for enjoying your trip. If you are travelling for business, or spending a holiday with your partner or family, don't hesitate in visiting us! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hola Grand Faro Los Cabos Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
Crown Plaza Los Cabos
Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos San Jose Del Cabo

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