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Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos
Ranked #11 of 71 Hotels in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 21, 2008

We stayed here for 4 nights this month and tremendously enjoyed it. We chose this hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews. We were looking for something nice, yet not too terribly expensive, convenient to everything and just a nice place to getaway! We definitely found all that and more here.

We booked a junior suite and our ONLY complaint was that our room had 2 full size rooms. There were no other options available when we checked in. We were on the 3rd level and could see the pool , and the ocean from our room. The room was very nice and the kitchenette was impressive. The hotel in and of itself was quite nice, extremely clean and all of the staff - front desk, bellman, poolside waiters - were utmost professional and polite.

The great thing about this hotel is its proximity to everything. STaying here, you are on the only swimmable beach in Cabo. Even so, the surf was quite rough most days and we did not venture far out into the ocean much. You will get harassed by beach vendors, if you don't expect this being in Mexico, then you are in for a rude awakening. I do not think that the street vendors distracted whatsoever from our stay here though. It just like that everywhere in Cabo. We took taxis into town for $6 and it is only a 5 minute ride. Much easier than staying in the San Jose del Cabo hotel area.

We did do the timeshare presentation at Sunset Beach and felt it was worthwhile. We got a free breakfast, $200 toward the hotel restaurants at the Blanco (note that this does not cover tips, JUST the restaurants), plus $100 toward the spa at the Rose. So we walked away spending not a whole lot, and basically ate and drank by the pool for 3-4 days for "free". The timeshare presentation was only 90 minutes and very low pressure, not to mention the resort was beautiful!

Great restaurants are within walking distance on the beach. We ate at The Office and Baja Cantina, both of which I would highly recommend. We enjoyed the food at the pool, Cilantro's and Las Palomas and did not feel the prices were "inflated" (as some have stated), especially compared to other resorts we have stayed at. We got cereal from the deli and ate that for breakfast some days, and also walked to the Rose , where they have great coffee, muffins, pastries, desserts and some breakfast items made to order. It was nice to be able to charge back to our room at the Blanco.

All in all, we definitely enjoyed our stay here and will return. Next time we will just make sure our room has a queen or king size bed!

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2008

Just returned home yesterday 7/15/08 and posted this on 7/16/08. The hotel was very clean, easy walking distance to downtown and pier. Service was great - Margarito by the pool was very attentive yet allowed privacy. The food was very good and although many people have commented that it is pricey it's no different anywhere else that you would want to eat.

The room was just fine - 5th floor balcony overlooked the ocean and pool area and was well kept. It was very quiet and the security was great!

The only negative was the "pitch" for the timeshare at Pueblo Bonita Pacifico but after a no, they left us alone. The only problem was the fact that the employees receive "points" for the tourists that agree to go over to the Sunset for a sales presentation.. They offered $200 towards your food & liquor plus 1/2 hour massage and a free breakfast before your sales meeting. We passed on it all but did go over to the Sunset to check it out. Most of it built on the cliffs of the Pacific ocean side - can't walk to the beach but had stunning views of the Pacific.

We had a wonderful time and would highly reccommend this to others and will do it again!

P.S. DO NOT TAKE THE TOUR TO TODOS LOS SANTOS!!!
It was a waste of a day and $150 including lunch. Also the
Tequila Sunrise Restaurant was very dissappointing and
expensive for the food that was "authentic". Also the
vendors were more expensive and less willing to barter.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank lily1California
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Reviewed July 11, 2008

I spent a week at the resort the last weekend in March. The Resort is beautiful. The hotel is a horseshoe and we had a room that was directly over the sand. The room has a huge balcony that over looks the water. This is not a brand new resort but everything is emaculate. This is the cleanist place I have ever stayed and its in Mexico go figure. They are constantly cleaning, the maid came twice a day and there are people throughout the resort who are always cleaning. The rooms seem fairly updated with a small kitchen with a microwave and a small fridge. I stayed in a one bedroom, there were 2 beds in the bedroom and a pull out coach in the living room. It had two full baths in the unit as well.

I read in previous reviews that they had a problem with pool or beach chairs. It didnt seem to be much of a problem but we put a book out to save some good chairs. I also read issues with the beach peddlers but they never bothered us and didnt ruin the beach experience.

The only negatives for me was the walk to town was not that great. You had to walk in the street part of the way and had to walk through some ugly areas. I never felt unsafe but it would be nice if there was a path along all of these beautiful resorts instead of this ugly walk behind. The 2nd is the prices of food and drink. Do not go down thinking this will be cheap. The food is the same price as Orange County where I live. There is an occasional cheap meal to be had in the back streets of town and the food seemed ok but you werent really sure about the cleanliness of the place.

All in all a great trip and a great resort.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with friends
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5  Thank CDeanI
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Reviewed July 11, 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Pueblo Bonito Blanco for a week in May 2008. We had a wonderful time.

The hotel was within walking distance to downtown and all of the great restaurants in the area. The rooms were very spacious and clean. Our first room did have an obstructed view so we asked to be moved to a higher floor. They moved us to the third floor in the center of the building. The view was fantastic.

The pool was a good size. It did get a little crowded so you needed to get there early to save a good spot. The hotel staff had many different activities going on during the day: Lessons on folding towels into various animal shapes, lessons on making different cocktails, volleyball. They always had quite a large group participating. Everyone we spoke with seemed to be having a great time and loved the Pueblo Bonito.

The ocean was a little rough for me. I would typically bring my float from home and float in the ocean for most of the day. Even though the Pueblo Bonito is on Medano Beach, which is the only swimable beach in Cabo, the waves are too strong to be floating. Most people were using boogie boards. So we spent most of our time by the pool.

I would definitely stay at the Pueblo Bonito again when we return to Cabo, which we definitely will do!

Have a great trip!

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Ilovevactions
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Reviewed June 30, 2008

With the number of resorts available making a decision from Australia was difficult, but using tripadvisor as a guide proved to be a good decision. Resort location right on the beach was great and the rooms very comfortable, spacious & with good views. Pool area was good along with the service. Time share pressure inisde the hotel was a bit dissappointing but did not spoil the overall experience. Plenty of time share pressure outside the resort but we were warned about this in advance. Unfortunately its part of Cabo.

Overall we were very happy with our stay.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank WombatTraveller
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Reviewed June 24, 2008

My wife and I tried really hard to like Pueblo Bonito Blanco, but there were just too many problems with the hotel and especially the staff.

We visited in June 2008 for an extended weekend. The first thing we noticed was that the lobby was torn up for renovations. Hotel failed to warn us. We had asked for a room with a king size bed, but were told none were available. We stayed for three nights in room 323, which had a nice balcony overlooking the flamingos. (Quickly grew accustomed to the strange sounds these birds make throughout the night, but light sleepers might have a problem.) The maid was very helpful, she even pushed the two twin beds together to make one huge bed. The other "furniture" is made out of concrete and white plaster; you will bang the heck out of your feet at least once before you get the hang of this strange arrangement.

After three days, we were rudely thrown out of room 323 by Arturo who announced that the "owner" had unexpectedly arrived. Turns out that Pueblo Bonito Blanco is a timeshare facility. You will be reminded constantly by everyone that works there; from "Grandpa" the maitre de to Elly the concierge to the young man who works the beachfront activities. (If you cannot get $200 off the price of activities for listening to a hard sale presentation, then you don't have a pulse.) Arturo tried to blame the situation on us, and then finally gave us room 518. The room had positives and negatives. A plus: it didn't have concrete furniture. A negative: like half the rooms in the hotel, this room had the bedroom located next to the walkway (think Motel 6) so every passing group will wake you up if a light sleeper. To make matters worse, the bedroom was next to the elevator which plays Mexican music all night long. The lock on the bedroom window was broken, and the hotel was unable (unwilling) to repair it.

The two dining areas served average to poor quality food for a resort. Kids should be happy, but adults will look elsewhere.

Kids seem to love the swimming pool. Many of the adults decided to brave the horde of kids rather than the constantly present (and agressive) beach vendors. The vendors really spoiled an otherwise wonderful view from the beach from chairs. Probably didn't have more than a dozen homeless people approach us the entire time we were there, and the staff was quick to intervene, except at night.

The hotel is located down several back streets from the main road, so highway noise is not a problem. Security does a good job of watching the front entrance, but I would not recommend walking the streets in the area after dark. We were very glad that we rented a car.

Cabo San Lucas is very touristy. A friend commented that every citizen of Cabo San Lucas is trained in school to sell timeshares. At first I laughed, but later I began to think he was right. Every vendor on the beach, every waiter, every store merchant, every "information" kiosk operator, every car rental agent. Even the bell boy. If the hotel can ditch the timeshares (and the staff that constantly hawk the timeshare sales), then we might consider returning. If not, then forget it.

Pst! Amigo, you want a great deal on a timeshare?

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Zotemail
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Reviewed June 4, 2008

We just got back from a one week stay at the Pueblo Bonita Los Cabo. It was amazing. The resort is beautiful and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are great with a small kitchen which allowed us to cook some meals in to help with the cost of eating out. There is tons to do right on the beach. Sunbathing, boogie boarding. parasailing jetskiing etc. also good resturants iwth in walking distance on the beach or in town.We don't even rent a car while we are here. Great place to take a family. pretty quiet. Love this place. We already have our trip for next year booked.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos

Address: Playa El Medano, Cabo San Lucas 23450, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > Cabo San Lucas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#8 Family Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#8 Luxury Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#13 Romantic Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price Range: $335 - $627 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos 4*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Cabo San Lucas at the tip of the Baja called Land’s End lies the Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos, a luxury beachfront hotel surrounded by the magnificent desert, abundant sea life, inspiring coastline and many activities that Los Cabos has to offer. This casual Los Cabos resort offers the perfect combination of excitement and solitude. Situated on the clean golden sands of El Médano beach close to a multitude of water sports, Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos offers pampering service and fine accommodations. Now offers a deluxe all-inclusive option which includes all resort restaurants and bars, as well as those at sister property Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort and Spa. ... more   less 
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