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Bahia Hotel & Beach House
Ranked #27 of 70 Hotels in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 14, 2012

I booked this hotel based on price and location, and it excels on both fronts and more. I was pleasantly surprised when I came up - it looks like a modern chic boutique hotel, vs the step-above-motel I was expecting for the price. We stayed in one of the two bedroom suites as we were traveling with a toddler and it was large and spacious.

Pros:
- Location can't be beat. It is a short block away from the Medano beach, one of the few swimmable beaches in the area. It is a five minute walk to the marina (tip: walk through the parking garage of the mall to get to the marina with no sweat and hills and shave off a couple extra minutes), and no more than ten minutes to walk to just about everything in downtown. We followed restaurant tips from Trappers Cabo List online and were never steered wrong.

- Affordable - for the price of a one bedroom at the Holiday Inn or other average hotel/resort we got a two bedroom suite at the Bahia. Sure we scored during a 30% off sale but their regular room rack rates are very reasonable, especially considering what you get.

- Free calls to US or MX - we didn't use this, but it was a nice perk. You no longer have to use only the hotel lobby phone, you can call from your room.

- Use of Medano Beach Club - while all beaches are technically required to be public, it was nice to have a spot to use lounge chairs and towels without feeling pressured to buy drinks. It's a short block from the hotel and right on the beach. No umbrellas when we were there though.

- No timeshares!! Believe me, after one day in the town and being asked by everyone if you want a timeshare (if you think those people approaching you in the restaurants are just being friendly, think again...you're walking into a tour or timeshare pitch), it was nice to at least come back to a hotel that offers no such thing. You can't say that about most of the big resorts out there.

- Comfy beds: international beds are notoriously firmer and harder than what we are used to at home or in American resorts, but these were nice with a good feather top pad on top of the mattress and thick luxurious bedding.

Cons:
- Wifi Internet: while they tell you it's offered in the rooms, it's really not; the connection is so poor that you'll never actually be able to do anything. The lobby and pool area is the only way to get a decent connection, so at all times of the day you'll see groups of people with laptops in these areas trying to log on (tip: sit as close to the kitchen of Bar Esquina and ask the staff for the bar's password - that connection is far more reliable than the hotel's). It's really in the hotel's best interest to get these connections in each room, as otherwise they will continue to see people like me who are in their pajamas in the lobby trying to check my email while the party crowds come into the bar in the evenings.

- Drainage system is poor - we often smelled backed up sewage every time we used the shower in the other bathroom, or out in the pool area (hard to relax by the pool when it smells of of rotten eggs). Not sure if its indicative of other hotels in the area, though, I know some areas are more affected by this problem than others. But every time we took a shower, the water would drain so slowly we were standing in a mini pool by the time we were done.

- Not kid friendly: not that anyone at the hotel didn't try to accommodate us, but it's just not a good resort for kids, especially toddlers. No kids clubs or activities; pool is non heated and starts at 3.5 feet deep; no bath tubs; carpet in the rooms with different level steps (even on a single level two bedroom which we requested) makes for lots of tripping hazards for a little tyke. Crowd here definitely leans towards couples and single travelers, which is great if you fit into those categories. If we were to come back, we would probably seek out a family resort as a result.

- Minor amenity skimping: no irons or hair dryers in rooms (have to ask front desk), two bedrooms have a nice bar area with refrigerator but no stove, and again no working wifi in rooms.

All in all though, it was a nice hotel that exceeded my initial expectations. The modern feel, great location, and cordial staff make this a wonderful value for a first time Cabo traveller.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We had a wedding in Cabo last week and some of our guest and my husband and I stayed at the Bahia. The people who work there are incredibly friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is chic and comfortable. The place is very clean and the beds are very comfortable. The swim up pool bar is a perfect perk. It is a quiet place but only a block away from The Office and Mango Tango so if you want some noise you can walk a block away. When you are tired of the noise you can walk a block back and have a drink in the Bar Esquina which has the best wine options in Cabo. The meals there are the best in Cabo as well! You really can not go wrong staying at The Bahia! The front desk people are so helpful in getting a taxi, booking tours, helping out with anything you need. Not to mention very affordable too!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed 6 nights in a spacious room on the 5th floor for $100 per night. Excellent value. I slept like the dead every night. Bahia has a wonderful swim-up pool bar where we spent most of our early evenings. 2 for 1 pina coladas, cant beat it. If you're solo, just ask Omar for a double, he'll make it nice. The bar/restaurant scene is very sexy. Having the World Series and Sunday NFL games on at the bar was a bonus. Do yourself a favor and make a res, they have become quite popular with the Dorada crowd from across the street and it gets busy for dinner. The front desk staff speaks excellent english and is very helpful. If you want to plan something extravagant (surf trip to Cerritos, fishing charter) ask for help from the owner/manager Lee, who is American, and knows everyone down there. He will put you on the right track. He also runs a business called Cabo SUP two blocks down the hill on the beach. Kayaks, stand up paddle, boat rides etc. Ask for Pepe. Tell him Max from New York says whats up!

Room Tip: The first two floors are renovated, so they are nicer. But they are more expensive. The less expen...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Words don't even do this boutique hotel justice. This will be our 4th time back and we fall in love with it every time we return. The experience is like that of a five star hotel. As far as we are concerned it is a five star hotel. The service is unbelievable everyone greets you with a genuine smile and is so very helpful when we need anything at all. We honestly feel at home when we return. Lee is one of the owners and he is always so friendly and makes sure that you are well taken care of. We travel a lot around the world and I have never met an owner of the hotel and one that makes you feel so welcome. The rooms are always immaculate and so beautifully decorated. This boutique hotel is so charming and such a wonderful to place to vacation. We are never ready leave, but I assure you we will be back. Thank you again to everyone at the Bahia for making our vacation perfect!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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lvosburgh, Owner at Bahia Hotel & Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2012

Thank you for your review. We love having repeat guests especially ones that write such a wonderful review. I am very fortunate to be able to interact with the guests and assist my staff in offering a personalized and memorable vacation experience.
With our location and restaurant it has been fun to watch the Bahia family grow and our satisfaction rate climb.
We thank you for your support and contuing to make Cabo and the Bahia your home away from home.
Me Casa Su Casa

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

I recently stayed at Bahia Hotel with my husband and friends. We had a fabulous experience. The bed was firm and comfortable and we both slept like babies every night! The food was so delicious and had great healthy options. Also extremely accommodating after we brought home 8 mahi magi and the kitchen at Esquina prepared it for us many times over, so delicious!! Loved the staff super nice and helpful. Easy to get to the beach and Cabo Sup - definitely recommend going kayaking or SUP in the morning before 10 am -smooth water and the beach the coastline to yourself. Also the hotel pool bar makes a yummy pina colada, so have at least one! Definitely would love to return. Thank you Bahia!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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lvosburgh, Owner at Bahia Hotel & Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2012

Thank you for your review. I also want to thank you for all the delicious tuna you gave our staff.
It's extremely fun and rewarding when guests have a great experience at the hotel.
My life and our guests lives are enhanced by the relationships we develop along the way.The hotel is a great forum for developing these relationships and making new friends!

Thank you for coming and hope to see you again soon!!!

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

I brought a group of 6 people to the Bahia not knowing what to expect and for the price I was ready for anything... It was one of the best hotel experience I have ever. Rooms were extremely clean, comfortable and nice. Pool scene was a blast , great food and drink. We ate at the hotel restaurant called Bar Esquina every night which is said to be the best in Cabo. I live in New York and eat out alot and would consider it my favorite restaurant for the food and ambiance. The beach club is incredible as well....The club literally gives you everything you need , paddle boards, jets skis, boat tours, snorkeling great food etc. The best part about the Bahia are the people - as the week went on we got to know the staff as well and the owners and they made our stay so enjoyable as well as gave us excellent recommendations on what to do with our time in Cabo. Best trip. Highly recommended... 5 stars

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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lvosburgh, Owner at Bahia Hotel & Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2012

Thank you for your review. It is very satisfying to read this review. We enjoy getting to know our guests, sharing our passion for Cabo and it's natural beauty. We appreciate you bringing your group and their positive energy to the Bahia!

We are defined by the places we LIVE and TRAVEL. Cabo is a special place for us and hopefully now for you and your group for years to come.

As I recall this was during hurricane Sandy which reminds us to appreicate the simple things in life. Hope all is ok in New York!

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Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We have stayed at the Bahia previously in a classic double. We did not like the lack of privacy with the bamboo bathtoom door. This time we upgraded to poolside deluxe. Wow! Room was gorgeous and opened up to a private patio steps from the pool. We also dined and had drinks at the hotel restaurant Bar Esquina and it was excellent. Service throughout the hotel and restaurant was excellent as well. We used the laundry service which was inexpensive and returned the same day. We will definitely be back to the poolside deluxe rooms. While the classic rooms are clean and comfortable, the remodeled rooms are much more attractive. One thing though. You can hear word for word any conversation or noises from your neighbors bathroom while in your bathroom.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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lvosburgh, Owner at Bahia Hotel & Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2012

Thank you for your review. As a repeat guests we value your comments and reviews for future guests. As far as the classic rooms we are continuing to remodel and upgrade all rooms to the deluxe category. The classic room bathroom is undergoing sound proofing until we remodel them and finish our renovation of the hotel.

Thank you for choosing the Bahia. We really enjoy getting to know our guests and discussing how to enhance there stay so please say hello next time!!! My name is Lee Vosburgh and can be reach anytime at the front desk.

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Address: Av. El Pescador S/N | Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas 23453, Mexico
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#25 Romantic Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#26 Family Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price Range: $122 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bahia Hotel & Beach House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bahia Hotel is a charming, full-service boutique hotel located in the heart of Cabo San Lucas' bustling Medano Beach district, steps from the activities, shopping, dining and nightlife for which Cabo is legendary. With its rich history, personalized service and intimate, welcoming environment, Bahia Hotel differentiates itself from the larger, homogenous chain hotels in Los Cabos. Bahia Hotel offers guests a luxury, urban-chic environment while maintaining the classic Cabo vibe.Bahia Hotel's new first-class restaurant, Bar Esquina, features a new twist on International creative cuisine in Cabo: Mexican influenced Mediterranean flavors using locally grown, organic produce; fresh fish from the Pacific & Sea of Cortez; and the highest quality meats cooked on a mesquite grill.If you are planning your first trip to Cabo, Bahia Hotel is the perfect choice: clean, safe, centrally-located and full of Cabo personality. If you are Cabo veteran, please stop by for quick tour of our beautifully remodeled property. ... more   less 
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Bahia Hotel And Beach Club
Bahia Hotel Cabo San Lucas
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