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Cabo Azul Resort
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Malecon SN Lote 11 Fonatur, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #4 of 39 hotels in San Jose del Cabo
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“Excellent in every way!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

Just returned from a 4 night stay and we're missing the atmosphere, food, service, and gorgeous view from our villa. We didn't have any problems avoiding the timeshare reps. They were persistent, but our attitude was that they were just doing their job. We rented a car for the day and drove around both San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. We avoided the typical "tourist" stops and chose out of the way eateries during our drive... all incredibly fresh and delicious! But we also enjoyed the meals we had at both Javier's and Flor De Noche. We used TransCabo (link through the resort website) for a'port shuttle to the resort. Be aware that you don't pay for their shuttle service till you arrive and check in at the resort. In researching our options, we were told by TransBaja that they were the same as TransCabo... not true!! For those who expressed their disappointment in not being able to swim in the ocean... do your research prior to booking. All info. we read stated the dangers of rip currents. We would definitely visit this resort again!

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

Second time to Cabo Azul. First time was in Feb 08 with newborn. This time around was pleasant but hit a few hiccups. Went with spouse and a couple and split a two bedroom villa. Were upgraded to a partial ocean view from a garden at no charge. Were given 1401, which is in building 1 next to mayan palace. Were overlooking some undeveloped area of cabo azul but had ocean views. First day our disposal wouldnt drain so they had maintenance in our room for 3 hours. The front desk offered up various rooms to us, which we looked at through the course of our day but non of them had the same view or light as 1401. All of them were very dark or facing bushes or the garden so after a few hours of searching we were offered a small resort credit and free breakfast. We also had our toaster break on the third day. We were offered to see the time share when we checked in for 200 per couple resort credit but we said no thank you but somehow were signed up for it even though we declined at check in. We called to cancel it a day ahead but had two different people call to confirm the morning of after cancelling so that was a bit of an annoyance. The first trip the resort seemed to play all relaxing music at the pool, like Cantoma (highly recommend this album). This time around, they played chill music at night and before 9am around the pool then daily at 9am, they would play the same songs over and over, which included Hurricane by Dylan, a lot of music from Grease the movie and lots of beegees. Not a huge deal but music sets the mood for anything so something to consider. Having run into all these snags, we had a great time once again. Cant wait to see the final finished resort. I will upload a shot from the room momentarily.

Overall, our friends were impressed by the beauty of the resort. We went through a few neighboring properties and cabo azul stands out amongst them for beauty. It really is a nice resort and we cant wait to come back next time.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

Outstanding property!! All the great reviews are spot on. Most beautiful pool I've seen in Mexico, and I have traveled a good bit. My husband and I went with 3 other couples and it was soooo relaxing. Staff was great, rooms were beautiful, onsite dining was very good. We did the timeshare preso, no hitches, no hard sell.

Would love to stay again! Highly recommend.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

Getting there: Takes 20 mins from airport to the resort. Take one of the cabs; we took TransCabo and they charged $40 more than what a local cab would have charged.
Once in the resort: We had three tired children with us, but our 'personal concierge' wanted to walk us through his time share pitch. He made it quick and we declined.
Rooms: were nice and spacious...lighting in the 2nd room was horrible though. Not ideal when you have kids.. the master bedroom was great though. The views and sounds of the ocean were nice too.
Pools: were the highlight of the trip...everyone had fun
BUT....on the 3rd day, the water valve in the kitchen broke and started flooding our kitchen. Had to hold it down and got some electric shock from the insinkerator. Called house service; they were quick to arrive and fix the issue. The plumber apologised for the inconvenience and left. I would have expected our personal concierge to at least contact us and make sure we're ok..no such luck...they're only there as glorified sales associates. Very disappointing from that perspective.
I would still recommend the resort for folks with no kids. For families with kids, go with an all-inclusive resort with lots of kids activities.
Also, no internet anywhere except a limited part of the pool (50 yards radius from the hotspot)

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Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

We went for my brothers wedding, it was a huge group of people!!! Cabo Azul staff catered to our every need!!! Thank you for your Patience and understanding!! Thank you for the endless service and smiles!!! We loved it and cant wait to go back but in a smaller group next time lol!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

We spent a week in the Cabo Azul resort and I have to say it was the nicest family resort we have visited. I have four children - 13 to 4 - and there was something for everyone to do. The grounds are exquisite - extraordinarily well maintained. There are people at work at 5AM sweeping the lawn and tending to the amazing landscaping. We stayed in a two-bedroom suite on the ground floor with a garden view - it was perfect for us. Kids could run out the door and play on the grass and in the hammock. It was a stone's throw to the pool (only thing worth being aware of if you have very young kids). The three-tiered pool is exactly like it looks in the pictures (actually the whole resort is exactly as it looks in the photos.) There are three connecting pools and the top two are actually heated so the water is refreshing but not cold. Bottom pool is cooler. All pools have fabulous padded lounge chairs around them and on site towel service. Poolside waitstaff is also great. Happy hour is 3-5:30 with two for one drinks.

The food in the restaurants is great - this was a surprise as so often the food is bad at resorts. We had great meals at Flor de Noche by the pool. Julio's is also excellent but for the price with small kids may not be worth it. There is a market on the second floor of the resort that has good sandwiches and fresh gelato - a great place to grab a quick bite or dessert after dinner. There is also an internet cafe up there if you want to check something online and don't have access. Don't miss the spa too - great services and really well designed.

The rooms were nice - a little dark would be my only comment. The second bedroom had no windows and only very dim lighting. Decor was beautiful overall though. Kitchen was modern - granite/stainless steel. Nice big couches and huge sliders that open to the lawn in our case or a veranda on upper floors.

There was a push to do the tour for a time share but nothing too terrible compared to other resorts. We have always said no to this but this time we changed our mind mid-week because the place was so nice.

The resort is very convenient to airport - 15-20 minutes max. It is a 2 minute drive to lovely Cabo San Jose which is great to walk around. VERY SAFE AREA. Fun galleries and little shops - not as touristy as Cabo San Lucas. If you like Thai DON'T MISS Baan Thai in San Jose. Amazing food and amazing atmosphere - as odd as it sounds in Mexico their Thai was phenomenal and cooked on grill on outside patio.

If you are looking around and wondering whether this is as nice and family friendly as it looks I sincerely can say don't hesitate.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

We stayed at this resort between 4/8-4/15. I'm so glad we chose this resort above other one's we've stayed at in the past and we've stayed at some of the best. The service was fantastic the resort was impeccable and the location couldn't have been better. This was our first time staying in SJD and we couldn't have asked for more. What made this one better than the rest was the easy access from the check-in area to our room a simple easy walk without the use of golf carts that many of the resorts in Los Cabos have. Not that that's a bad thing, but it just makes it a little easier to get around. They parked our car and had it ready for us fast and consistent every day. There is a morning cleaning and an evening tidy and turn down. Loved this!!
The rooms had all you need we stayed in a 2 bedroom 2 bath all with beautiful decor and with a ample kitchen and patio and living areas. Very comfortable beds. Although rooms slightly smaller than what were used to, it still served our purpose so no big deal.
A small complaint that as I've heard from many was the lighting. Yeah, its pretty bad. Although beautiful and romantic and all modern fixtures I guess cause they are energy efficient, none of the fixtures put out enough lighting. They must save a fortune on their electric bill! Still, I gave this resort a perfect review, so must not be enough of a problem.
The pool area is the best I've seen in all of Los Cabos, the endless pools and water features are amazing. The lounge chairs were also the most clean and comfortable I've ever seen. The beach area was beautiful. Pool food and drink service was also fantastic.
Concierge and activities info also was good and my husband used the service a couple of days for outside excursions.
On our last day I explained I needed a late check-out as our flight was leaving later in the afternoon and we wanted to head to the beach. Not a problem they gave us a late check-out and also ave us access to a hospitality room for when we came back from the beach to shower it was the same size room we had and close to the check out area and we were welcome to use anything we needed to get ready for our flight! What resorts have you been to lately that offer this service?? Cabo Azul did!! yeah, pretty amazing and we'll most definitely be back here I think the 3 bedroom penthouse would be a perfect choice for us!

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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Address: Paseo Malecon SN Lote 11 Fonatur, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#4 Spa Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#4 Luxury Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#4 On the Beach Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#9 Romantic Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cabo Azul Resort 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cabo Azul Resort is an award-winning resort that features an award-winning spa, Paz. This resort also has a purpose built, $15 million wedding chapel, Corazon, that overlooks the resort out to the Sea of Cortez. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cabo Azul Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
Hotel Cabo Azul
Cabo Azul Resort Spa
Cabo Azul Resort Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo

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