I always check trip advisor when booking a place to stay. I have to say, first and foremost, that you definitely have to take into consideration the many different types of travelers there are out there. I don't consider myself an expert, who really is. Everyone has an opinion but opinions are subjective. I am always saddened though by the "travel snobs" the people that go somewhere and want it to be just like home. These same people are at the counters of hotels and rental car agencies impatiently tapping their feet and often angry due to the more relaxed pace and occasional language barrier(your fault if you can't speak the language). Stay home people! The Solmar is an older hotel off the beaten path, but close enough to walk to great restaurants and nightlife if that is what you are looking for. MAny of the hotels in Cabo are huge-5-700 rooms or more, which is not for us. I don't go on vacation to hang out with 700 people at the pool, and I don't want it to be like Disneyland either. The Solmar has two pools, one with a children's pool attached to a regular pool and a separate pool facing the ocean with a swim up bar. This pool was very quiet and not too crowded, even during the holiday season. The whales are running right now so we were able to lay out and watch the Humpbacks and their calves cruise by right in front of the hotel. The food was very good, traditional mexican fare. They had sushi that was really good as well. The rooms were basic, but very clean. Comfortable beds and an amazing view of the ocean. Yes, your balcony is next to someone elses, but again go spend 900.00 a night at Ventanas or Esperanza-both spectacular-to have some privacy. Solmar is moderately priced for Cabo and I am shocked to hear people expecting more than you get here. We thought you got just what you should for such an affordable hotel. We did not have any problems with noise. The rock formation behing the hotel is unbelievable. We climbed over to take the hike to Lovers beach and divorce beach-absolutely amazing. The beach can be crowded later in the afternoon, but the morning is awesome to just hang out or to snorkel-we saw a bunch of sealions one morning. The mexican fiesta is also totally worth it, a lot of fun and if you have kids they will have a blast. We went diving with Amigos Del Mar, they were great. I have been diving all over the world and their catamaran set up made it really comfortable. They are really nice and knowledgeable. Restaurants: We loved Mi Casa and the Office, and the Crazy Lobster was a lot of fun. Try Mamas for breakfast-great mango mimosas and if you go for dinner they have about 50 salsas to choose from for your meal. My husband went deep sea fishing with West Coast Outfitters "tag and brag" charters. They are on the marina. They do not dissapoint. He caught a 300lb marlin and my 18 yr old cousin caught a 200 lb sailfish. They also loved the ATV tour.
We went with my parents-in their 50's, my aunt and uncle-40's and their two kids, 14 and 18. We are 29 and 31. We all loved this place, it was perfect for what we were looking for in this vacation. We have been to many different countries and have stayed on dirt floors as well as your typical Ritz and Four Seasons. We hope that people will be a little easier on the locals of other countries, Cabo included. If you freak out because there is a bug in your room, guess what, there are probably bugs at Esperanza and Palmilla. You are on the beach/desert. If the lighting isn't what you're used to at home in the bathroom suck it up. This place is on the low end price -wise, but every one of us would go back and we had a great time. But we are also not the ones screaming at people behing the desk because they are slow or they don't speak perfect english. Since we seem to be able to speak our minds here, I had to say my peace. I guess there will always be those people that only travel to be pampered, not to learn about the culture or the people that live in these great places we visit. I also think there are a lot of people out there that were born to complain, and they will never be happy. On top of this they want to americanize everything, so it will be just like home. Gross.
Ok, I'm done.
We loved Solmar and we think you will too. Enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This intimate Oceanfront Resort is blessed by one of the most enchanting and romantic locations in Baja California. Granite cliffs hide the property from the outside world, yet the sights and sounds of Cabo San Lucas are but a 10 minute stroll away. You can spread your towel on the white sands of Solmar beach and soak up the sun in private comfort, grab a snorkel, a fishing pole or chose from a long list of other activities the Pacific Ocean has to offer, or shop, dine, then dance the night away at one of the many hotspots in Cabo San Lucas. Solmar Resort truly offers the best of both of worlds - unmatched privacy in an extraordinary natural setting. In every sense, it is the most Cabo Resort in Cabo San Lucas. Like all properties in the Solmar Hotel & Resort collection, the Solmar Resort is exclusively suites with kitchen facilities, private balconies, marble floors, granite countertops and fine linens. Solmar Resort offers the option of Bed & Breakfast plan and all inclusive package as well. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Solmar All Inclusive Resort And Beach Club
- Solmar All Inclusive Resort & Beach Club Hotel Cabo San Lucas
- Solmar Hotel Cabo San Lucas
- Cabo San Lucas Solmar Hotel
- Solmar Cabo San Lucas
- Solmar Resort Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos