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Playa Grande Resort
Ranked #19 of 73 Hotels in Cabo San Lucas
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed April 17, 2004

Just spent a wonderful relaxing week at Playa Grande...it was very relaxing, the new lobby opened while we were there and it's beautiful, all of the staff, from the front desk to the housekeepers, were extremely helpful and pleasant. This was our third year back to Los Cabos and we look forward to going back again. Places that we ate at in town include, The Shrimp House, Felix's, Pancho's, Casa Rafael's (wonderful food, ambience and staff)Matzalan"s (grilled shrimp and lobster) 100% Natural (outside Puerto Paradisio Mall by Marina) and great breakfast at Playa Grande and Mama's. We took a 6 hr tour of San Jose del Cabo and Los Cabos and it was very worthwhile. We saw parts of Los Cabos we had not seen before, lots off the main drag and San Jose del Cabo was half the size of Los Cabos and very quaint..no street hawkers, fewer shops with all the same mdse, and lots of wonderfull little hide-away places to eat....next visit will definitely take a full day trip to San Jose...it had more the feel of a mexican town, instead of a resort destination. There were four of us one the trip and we all enjoyed it...one thing I especially liked at Playa Grande was that the pools closed at 9:pm...and quiet settled all around, except for the sound of the surf...we slept with the balcony door open every night.....We loved the locals, they were very kind, helped us with getting around on the buses ( we learned alot taking the buses and saved abunch of money too!), as our tour guide said, they love us, as we are the livelihood for almost 80% of the people in Los Cabos. I would definitely recommend a visit to Los Cabos and San Jose del Cabo for a relaxing vacation...we plan on going back many times.

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Liberty Lake, WA
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Reviewed April 6, 2004

Playa Grande was great! The relaxed atmosphere was perfect for just sitting and reading, etc. in the sun. We visited from Feb 29-March 7th this year. The construction noise was very low key, I'm amazed at the nasty comments! Excellent breakfasts in the restaurant, we usually ate dinner elsewhere, make sure you go to Romeo & Julietta. Service was excellent, especially the maid service. Don't be in hurry-like most of Mexico the service is slower than in the US. But that was nice, the drinks by the pool weren't pushed on you like in Las Vegas, etc!

We saw at least 30 whales in the Pacific right in front of the Hotel during our week. One morning as I sat on the beach at dawn. about three whales surfaced only 8-10 yards from me!

We loved Playa Grande, upgraded our timeshare to a one bedroom to enjoy it for years to come.

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Leonia, NJ
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Reviewed March 29, 2004

This place would be it!

My family stayed here 3/21 to 3/28 a spring break week. It was busy, but not over crowded. The lounge chair thing was a small hassle, but acceptable.

Great location, a 10 minute walk to the towne and many great restaurants. Ask for 10% off coupons to the Galleon, Romeo y Julieta's & the Sea Queen.

The Sea Queen was excellent and the other two are very good. The Sea Queen, is a great resaturant with an classy feel, excellent band, very good sushi, great seafood entree's, and desserts and even has a full playroom (tactfully soundproofed from the main dining room, but with full glass windows so you can watch the children).

Favorite restaurant was Casa Rafael's - on the other side of the marina behind the mall. Very good entertainment, best margarita ever, and great food and service. BTW the ladies like Ramon, one of the Cuban owners.

If you want an authentic experience, try one of the local Taqueria's, we had an excelent but simple meal for 8 for about $60. We also had an interesting serenade from an 8 year old boy who sings nightly. It was a great experience.

The resort itself had fantastic pools, pretty beaches although you can't swim there, and it is not a white or soft sand. The views are gorgeous though!

The weather was consistently perfect. The construction noise was there as you will see many complaints, however I did not find it troubling at all. In fact I fell asleep during the day, in my room, on the balcony and by the pool, all in the midst of the construction.

The gym and spa are not ready, but I toured them, and when they are you will be wowed!

The maid service was excellent. The restaurant was better than most resorts, the service was very good, and the people were helpful and friendly.

The rooms are suites, definitely bigger than a normal hotel room.
Beautiful use of limestone, marble and granite.

We also stayed at the Villa Del Palmar, a major competitor, and I must say that Playa Grande outclasses Villa Del Palmar is every category.

Go to this resort!

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Reviewed February 22, 2004

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Additional Information about Playa Grande Resort

Address: Playa Grande 1, Cabo San Lucas 23450, 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 Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#8 Business Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#12 Family Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#14 Romantic Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#15 Luxury Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price Range: $133 - $370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Playa Grande Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 260
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Baja California's most exclusive and private Beach, along the Pacific Ocean side and a few steps from the Land's End and the famous natural arch, this charming, Mexican hacienda style all suite resort sits on eight acres of beach, only a few steps from the sparkling Pacific Ocean and a few minutes’ walking to downtown Cabo. This is a dramatic setting to relax and enjoy your dream vacation under the sun. If it’s shopping, fine dining and nightlife you’re looking for, downtown Cabo San Lucas is just a short stroll away. And if you’d really like to reward yourself, the world class Grand Spa will be waiting with a full range of luxuries that will nurture your body and soul. The Playa Grande Resort features all suites with private balconies, kitchens or kitchenettes, and distinctive touches such as marble floors, granite counter tops and hand crafted furniture and decor. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Playa Grande Hotel Cabo San Lucas
Playa Grande Cabo San Lucas
Playa Grande Resort Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos

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