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“Always Love our Time at VDP”

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Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos
Ranked #32 of 71 Hotels in Cabo San Lucas
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

VDP is a great, middle-of-the-road resort. I stay at a range of hotels including Four Seasons and Ritzs from time to time. While VDP is absolutely not in the same class as these types of resorts, it is very clean, affordable, very conveniently located and the staff is quite friendly and accomodating. The rooms are large (and did I mention clean?) and many offer great ocean views. If you want to have a great vacation at a reasonable price, you can most certainly have it here.

Keep in mind, there are large, busy pools in the center of the property with activities throughout the day. If this is not your thing-- I happen to dislike public pools-- you can easily avoid it by spending your days on the beach. You should also consider requesting a room that's high up >=3rd/4th floor (or on the outside of building # 1 or 3) so you don't have to look out your window directly at the pool. Keep in mind, you can only get a specific room at check-in. At booking, it's only a request which may or may not be honored depending upon availability.

Most rooms are equipped with a full kitchen (or at least adequate kitchenettes). So, if you wish to dine on a budget, you can hit the local Walmart-- about a mile away-- and cook your own meals. (There's also a small food market on the premises, but keep in mind that it's priced for convenience not for the budget conscious.) We tended to eat breakfast in our room, lunch on the beach (at resort or nearby spots) and hit the town for the MANY great restaraunts available. I would never in a million years dream of doing an all inclusive, but it is available for the not-so-adventurous or, perhaps, highly budget conscious.

There are a few decent places for lunch and dinner within a short walk down the beach. For a $7 cab fare +/-, you can reach almost any of the many, many great restaurants and bars downtown or in the marina. Most of the rankings in TripAdvisor are relatively spot-on. Here are some of our favorites: Hacienda Cocina y Cantina (great view, food and prices), Misiones de Kino (italian mexican fusion), Lorenzillo's (seafood), Cocina Del Mar at Esperanza (higher end, more expensive, but great view and food), Mi Casa & The Office on the beach (both a bit touristy, but fun) and for bars checkout Slim's Elbow Room (tiny, fun bar to stop by), Happy Ending (beer pong), and obviously stop by Cabo Wabo if you've never been (just because). That said, don't take my word for it--- I've been 3 times and every time we stumble upon new great places! There is no shortage and they are all relatively convenient to VDP.

Note to hotel (if you're reading this): If you give out "gold cards" when people sit through timeshare presentations, you should automatically give the associated discount (15%) on every transaction associated with the guest's room # during the visit--- not just when the card is produced. This is very inconvenient and annoying. I travelled with 15 people and we charged a total of about $3K to our rooms and only a very small percentage received the discount. Also, the beach chairs could use an upgrade.

All in all, I would recommend this hotel to anyone that doesn't need a luxury (Four Seasons-like) experience. Nice sized and clean rooms, great location, friendly staff and affordable rates. While I've only ever tried the breakfast buffet (decent) and the lunch menu, the food is "adequate" and what you'd expect relative to the quality of the hotel.

Also, unless you know what you're getting into time-share wise or you're only in it for the "free stuff" that gets offered to you, I'd avoid sitting through a timeshare presentation. I'm sure this doesn't only apply to VDP timeshare sales reps, but a large percentage of what they tell you is misleading or downright false. I happened to overhear several presentations which occurred near my room and it was actually a bit disturbing. Timeshares certainly work well for some people, but make sure you talk to other owners THOROUGHLY before considering one. I happen to own at VDP, by the way. I am happy with the resort and have "accepted" my decision to by 12 years ago, but probably would not have purchased had I better understood the details... i.e., if the sales rep was honest, open and truthful. (haha)

Finally, the spa at the sister El Arco resort is fantastic. Check it out if that's your thing. The gym there is great, too. If you're staying at VDP, you have to pay extra to use the El Arco gym, but do so if you're a gym fanatic. Otherwise, there's a small by decent, hotel-style gym (free) at VDP.

Anyway, if you combine by likes and disklikes, Cabo c/o VDP is still my "happy place".

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villadelpalmar1, General Manager at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience with others. Do believe your remarks will not go unnoticed. We are glad to know that your stay at Villa Del Palmar was pleasant. We truly hope to have the opportunity to host you once again on your next Visit to Cabo.

Cordially,

Jorge Herrán
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Just returned from a marvelous stay at Villa del Palmar. I return to this hotel year after year and one of the main reasons is the outstanding staff. They make your stay there feel like home. All though the entire staff is great I would like to bring special attention to 2 groups. First of all the Bellboys. They're the friendliest and most helpful group in that position of any hotel I've ever stayed at. And last but not least the front desk staff. The entire group is super but the front desk supervisor Rogelio Hernandez is truly outstanding. He takes customer service to the highest level and always with a smile on his face. If I ever have an issue of any kind he takes the time to make sure it's taken care of to my satisfaction. I can't wait to back to this hotel next year and see members of the staff that are starting to feel like family.

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villadelpalmar1, General Manager at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

On behalf of Villa Del Palmar we would like to thank you for kind review. It is a pleasure to know that to you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit at your Home Away from Home.

Respectfully,

Jorge Herrán
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is our third stay at Vill del Palmar and it is always perfect. Everyone at the resort is wonderful from Liz is the breakfast area to the manager Victor who always see's that our request are met. We have stayed at many all-inclusive resorts and this one is the best with views of Lover's Beach across the hotel. I highly recommend this resort. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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villadelpalmar1, General Manager at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

We would like to thank you for your kind preference. We are pleased to know that the staff provided you with exceptional service. We look forward to your next visit at Villa Del Palmar.

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Jorge Herrán
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Before our arrival, I read a couple of bad reviews from this hotel. I did not know what to expect. But when we arrived, I saw a very clean, pretty hotel. We stayed at a studio and for my boyfriend and me, it was perfect. The food at the pool was excellent (Quesadillas yom yom yom) and the service by Esther was even better. It is near to the Marina and all the places we young people like (Squid Roe, Happy Ending, Mango Deck, Nikki Beach...)

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villadelpalmar1, General Manager at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you once again on your next vacations.

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Jorge Herrán
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Just returned from Cabo San Lucas where we stayed at the Villa del Palmar which had been recommended by friends. We had a great time. The resort is beautiful, rooms are nice and clean, food is good and plentiful, entertainment great (except the "poolside beach-party" on fridays). Staff is very kind and helpful. We want to especially thank you the following staff for their excellent service: Giovanni and Liz at the Bella California for their kindness, smiles, and great service, Graciela the hostess at the Bella California for her helpfulness; and Delfina who took so well care of our room during our stay.
On a negative note: Internet access is only available if you pay. Pay a lot! Per device and per day! We were told US$ 11 per day per device. I have seen other prices posted as US $ 16 and US $ 19. In our opinion those are outrageous prices. If you don't want to pay that and still want to communicate with the outside world, go to Starbucks downtown San Lucas where the service is excellent and where the internet access is free.
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villadelpalmar1, General Manager at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

We would like to thank you for your review. Your comments are highly appreciated. We hope that in the future would give us the opportunity to welcome you once again and offer you the level of service you expect and deserve.

Cordially,

Jorge Herrán
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

The wife and I would just like to once again thank Bellman Ivan Quintana for his wonderful assistance and personality.He helped make our stay at the Villa del Palmar in Las Cabos that much more enjoyable. Lots of other Villa employees were helpful but Ivan by far was the best! Thank you, thank you ! Take care and God Bless All !

Room Tip: The rooms on the seventh and eight floors that run from 14 to 18 are in the center of the resort and...
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villadelpalmar1, General Manager at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

We are glad to know that Ivan offered you the quality of service you expect and deserve. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you soon and make your stay at Villa Del Palmar an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Our vacation was wonderful. Monica Conte our concierge received , treated us like
family. We had a great time.
The service we received was excellent. We recommend a stay here for your vacation in Mexico.

Room Tip: Next time we will have an ocean view room!!!
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villadelpalmar1, General Manager at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

On behalf of Villa Del Palmar we thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Cabo.

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Jorge Herrán
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Additional Information about Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos

Address: 0.5 Camino Viejo a San Jose, 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#18 Top resorts Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#18 Family Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#23 Spa Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#24 Romantic Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#27 Luxury Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price Range: $135 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos 4*
Number of rooms: 460
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa is a stunning escape for family getaways and romantic couple's retreats. Located on Médano Beach just one mile from downtown Cabo San Lucas, the exquisite resort offers the ultimate in lively entertainment, family-friendly amenities, indulgent experiences, and world-class service. Allow the sweeping vistas and gorgeous landscapes to render you speechless as you turn one of the 460 comfortable one, two and three bedroom suites, as well as private studios into your luxurious home away from home. ... more   less 
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