We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Exceptional Staff, Beautiful Views!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa La Estancia

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Villa La Estancia
Ranked #8 of 71 Hotels in Cabo San Lucas
GreenLeadersBronze level
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Exceptional Staff, Beautiful Views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

I can't say enough about the staff and views. We stayed in a Villa with 7 women and had more than enough room in the 2 bedroom, 3 bath. We were treated like royalty by the staff and loved going into town which was just a 7 minute taxi ride. Planning my next trip here.

Room Tip: I highly recommend staying in Villa 1204, 2nd floor, overlooking the pool.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Betty1202
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management_VLE, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear. Betty1202:

We are so happy to know that you and your friends had a nice time in Villas La Estancia, Will be a pleasure to see you very soon in your next vacation.

Sincerely,
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,463 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,159
    188
    49
    39
    28
See reviews for
641
402
11
16
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (386)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
san diego
Level Contributor
66 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

I would give it between 3 and 4 stars if I could. But because it was a good stay with no real setbacks, I lean to the 4 stars. Overall this is a very nice resort, very high end, spacious, far above it's 2 sister resorts to its left and right (there are 3 properties in a bunch in a gated community of sorts). Although the gated community part is a bit overbearing, having to stop every time to check in and check out, I suppose for the benefit of safety it is OK.

We were lucky that it was off-season for Cabo (labor day weekend) and the resort was empty, I mean literally empty. Barely saw other humans over the 4 days. We ate once at the restaurant on site for breakfast (pretty good, but expensive), and no one else was there. Went to the pool twice, only saw 5 people or so combined. (Very nice pool, which was promptly torn down on our last day for renovations). So from a privacy standpoint it was nice. Apparently half the rooms are owned as condos and never rented out, so the place is never full. Nice if you want to enjoy a relaxing vacation. If you are looking for a bustling party scene this is not it.

The room was pretty spacious from a "normal hotel room" standpoint. I've never been to Cabo so I don't know how big other rooms are, but this was nice. Big hallway between the "room" and the bathroom, with several closets, a big walk in closet with a wall safe, and 2 other large closets. You could stay for one or two months with the closet space easy. The bathroom was very high end, looked like something out of a custom home. Bed was nice nothing special, maybe a 30" TV, and a very nice patio that looked out on the pool and water. AC was cranking in the room and was great, no problems with the heat or humidity.

We were haggled by the front staff a few times, including the "all inclusive" part that we thought we bought on Expedia but apparently didn't (not worth it anyway, you should eat in town not hotel). We also needed to check out late, one guy told us we could, then they called us demanding to know why we were still in the room two hours later. Went to the front to confront them about it, the guy I spoke to originally was no where to be found, and they didn't really say much anyway. Weird scenario. Overall the front end staff could be better and more helpful. The websites also all say "free wifi" but there is NO wifi in the room, and we could not get it to work at the pool at all, it is ONLY in the front lobby, which is pretty weak if you ask me in this day and age. For what you pay for this resort you should have a damn router in your room. We used expedia to book, about 700 bucks per person for 4 days 3 nights with airfare from SoCal, not a bad deal. I would not pay $400+ a night for this resort, but definitely would as a discount package deal.

Room Tip: towards front of hotel, as you need to go through lobby a lot to taxi to and from hotel and main tow...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Mr_TJK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management_VLE, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear. tommytravelstheworld :

We offer you our deepest apologies for the inconveniences you encountered during your stay. ; do believe your comments will not go unnoticed. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you on your next vacations.

Sincerely,
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

The Resort is beautiful on the outside but our room was very humid which had everything in our room feeling damp. The a/c smelled bad with poor air quality in our room, like there was no A/C filter. The food was not good & if you are looking for a nice hotel feel, this is not it! It felt more like the condo feel where the basic things are not provided! This was my 1st trip to Cabo & I was not impressed by the hotel or the city! I'll stick to Hawaii

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Glamris
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management_VLE, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear. Glamris:

We offer you our most sincere apologies for the inconveniences you encountered during your stay with us. Do believe we will be working on improving the service offer to our valuable guests. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you once again and change this past experience.

Respectfully,
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chicagoland
Level Contributor
309 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

By all standards this is a top place. Views, maid service, furnishings...can be a bit pricey...and busy. Would definitely stay away from free breakfast while they try to sell you a time share.
On the beach..pool..you have everything...a great place near restaurants...have fun!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank eyeu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management_VLE, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Dear. eyeu :

We thank you for your kind comments and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you once again on your next vacation.

Sincerely,
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Parker, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Found an excellent place to come to when coming to Cabo.This place is like HEAVEN.the service and staff all AMAZING..Always there when you need something..my advice would be to stay toards the front of the complex Closet to the beach.BEST VIEWS.I will definitely be returning to this place.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Johnniec84
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management_VLE, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Dear. Johnniec84:

We thank you for having choosing Villa La Estancia as the ideal place to enjoin your vacations. We hope to have the opportunity to host you once again on your future vacations.

Kind regards,
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Cabo in August sounds crazy but it is cooler than Dallas, the crowds are gone and the fishing is great. We did a long Labor day weekend at the Villa Estancia. This is a very nice property. Our room was beautiful with a great view. The hotel is close enough to walk to the Marina. We fished with the Redrum charter and were very pleased. My only complaint was the day we were leaving the hotel started a major pool renovation which closed the pool and swim up bar! I however highly recommend this property. It was well priced compared with the other high end properties.

Room Tip: The inside rooms over looking the pool have a great ocean view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Tim P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management_VLE, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Tim P:

Thank you for sharing your comments from your visit to Villa La Estancia, We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our apologies for the pool inconveniences, is a necessary work in order to provide you the best services and installation.

Thank very much for your understanding.

Best Regards

Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Williamsburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
767 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

We found an apartment in this resort on VRBO. It was lovely, completely furnished, away from the pool and what minor noise there was from those surroundings. The staff was very pleasant at check-in and responsive to questions and the few issues that came up during our four days. There are three sister properties side by side and we visited all three during our stay--we were pleased that we were in La Estancia, as the apartments appear to be fractionally owned, not time shares, unlike the one further from the center of Cabo. There were many families and spring breakers at the other two, but many fewer at La Estancia.
We really enjoyed our stay here, in preparation for our move to Pueblo Bonito.

Room Tip: We were on the ground floor, which we liked, since there are seven floors. We liked the outside pat...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank RichardinOhio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management_VLE, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear RichardinOhio:

We are delighted that you enjoy your vacation with us and our services were as your expectation, will be pleasure to assist you in your next visits to Cabo.

See you soon

Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Cabo San Lucas hotels
0.2 mi away
Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa
0.5 mi away
ME Cabo
ME Cabo
#13 of 71 in Cabo San Lucas
4.5 of 5 bubbles 600 reviews
1.5 mi away
Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos
Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos
#25 of 71 in Cabo San Lucas
4.0 of 5 bubbles 2,669 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa
0.5 mi away
Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas
Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas
#31 of 71 in Cabo San Lucas
4.0 of 5 bubbles 6,317 reviews
1.3 mi away
Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Villa La Estancia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Villa La Estancia

Property: Villa La Estancia
Address: Camino Viejo A San Jose Km 0.5 | Col. El Medano, Cabo San Lucas 23450, Mexico
Phone Number:
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > Cabo San Lucas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#5 Luxury Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#5 Spa Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#6 Business Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#7 Romantic Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa La Estancia 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the tip of the Baja Peninsula, an idyllic retreat awaits at Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa, Los Cabos. Known for its refined elegance, sophisticated style and relaxing atmosphere right on Médano Beach, this resort creates an experience to relish. The pampering begins the moment you enter the lobby of the luxurious Villa La Estancia. Located on Médano Beach adjacent to sister properties Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa and Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos, this five-star retreat prides itself on offering magnificence amidst a relaxed setting. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, BookIt.com, Expedia, Vacatia, Despegar.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets and Jetsetter so you can book your Villa La Estancia reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Villa La Estancia Hotel Cabo San Lucas
Hotel La Estancia
La Estancia Hotel
Villa La Estancia Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing