I went to Solmar Suites with a friend over the Easter 2007 weekend. We had reserved with Expedia for 3 nights and received a confirmation for a junior suite room with a king size bed. When we got there the front desk clerk smugly claimed we qualified for an "upgrade" to Playa Grande, a sister resort next door (hailed as "newer, more expensive, better"). When pressed for more reasons, we were told that there wasn't any room for three nights at Solmar in the Junior Suite room section. However, if we agreed to go to Playa Grande, we would easily get a 3-night room without any complications. We decided to at least check it out. When shuttled over there, it was a big resort with multi-story buildings (quasi-Las Vegas style), nowhere near the junior-suite feel, which are right on the sand. They were going to put us up on the 4th floor at Playa Grande. Rather than moving to Playa Grande, we agreed to switching the room the next day. When pressed again why we couldn't just stay in the room we had, we were told that the "owners" (read: timeshare owners) were claiming that room. They again tried to move us to a room (we refused to let them move our bags based on the initial breach of trust) different from the original room (not on the sand). After insisting that we get the same type of room, we finally got one a few rooms down from where we spent the first night. BTW, we didn't get the king size bed, just two queen-sized beds instead. An acceptable compromise, I think.
Other than this frustration (which in my opinion is a clear bait-and-switch considering we had a confirmed reservation), the hotel and junior suite rooms were very nice, very secluded. The main pool and swim-up bar are relaxing and the service very laudable. The downtown area is a quick walk (10 minutes or so) away. The beach is not swimmable (riptides) and the ocean water is typically cold (72 F on average).
Tammy, the timeshare specialist (mentioned in other reviews), of course tried to sell us on the whole timeshare idea. We told her to not pursue this any further and she left us alone.
- 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