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“Best Hotel Anywhere. Very Romantic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Esperanza - An Auberge Resort

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Esperanza - An Auberge Resort
Ranked #3 of 71 Hotels in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Minnesota
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Hotel Anywhere. Very Romantic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2010

It started with a special request form from the concierge when I made the reservation. This added a personal touch when we arrived, and the Mimosa's and champagne were waiting for us when we entered the room. Rose petals formed the shape of a heart on the bed, and led a trail to the hot tub with floating candles. Esperanza is spectacular. Front seat ocean views from the balcony while lounging in your hammock. Restaurant sits atop the cliffs with waves crashing below. The spa is top notch. Don't be surprised if you bump elbows with a celebrity while you are there. There's no better place on earth.

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2010

My wife and I stayed at Esperanza for 5 nights in mid-January, 2010. Be forewarned this hotel is expensive. I think it is worth it. We purchased a package deal that included a room upgrade, breakfast for two each morning as well as transportation to and from the airport. The driver from the hotel was waiting for us when we exited the airport. The car was comfortable and clean. We were offered cold towels and bottled water. We checked into the hotel and our "peronsal concierge" gave us a tour of the hotel and our room. The view from the lobby and the pool area is spectacular. We stayed in a palapa spa suite. Very expensive but it was a truly spectacular ocean view room. The service poolside was as good as any I have experienced including many Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton's where we have stayed. I think you should tip the pool staff for all of the fantastic service they provide. While I didn't feel pressured to do so we were generous with the poolside guys because they were so attentive. We were offered towel and chair set-up, movement of umbrellas for shade, food and drinks, bottled water, an occasional fruit smoothie and a short foot or shoulder massage while lounging at the pool. The food at the restaurants ranged from good to excellent depending on the time of day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and the location. We found breakfast at El Restaurante to be very good. We thought lunch, heavy appetizers and the limited dinner menu at La Palapa was also very good. We also spent one afternoon at the spa which is also five star in quality. I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2010

Beautilful views, amazing rooms and lots to do around the resort. only downside was it was not near local culture.

Stayed April 2007, traveled with friends
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Tulsa, OK
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2010

Just a beautiful, peaceful resort. My wife and I were there for our 14th anniversary, and we loved our stay. Everything was near perfect.... but, be prepared to pay for it. It did get a bit old paying $20+ for every margarita ! But, for that once ina decade splurge, this is the palce !!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, IL
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2010

Three of my friends and I visited Cabo for New Year's and stayed at the Esperanza for the latter part of our trip. If I could only use one word to describe the overall property/staff/grounds/scenery it would be LUXURY. The place is definitely expensive, but you should know that going in based upon the price of the room. But there are very few other resorts where you will get coconut milk popsicles and delicious blended fruit smoothies severed to you every hour or so at the pool. The majority of the staff are extremely friendly and helpful (we only had one issue -- more on that below), and they are there to serve your every need. Can't find your BlackBerry charger? They'll give you one. Want to rent a car? They'll get it delivered to the hotel within an hour. Craving late-night Dominos pizza (yes, I admit we were ready for this by our last night in Cabo)? They'll have it delivered to the lobby. It is definitely 5-star service and the benefit of having your own personal concierge is awesome. Cesar rocked!

The infinity pool at the resort side is breathtaking...I honestly don't think I've ever seen a more amazing pool. The fact that you can lay poolside overlooking the Sea of Cortez and witness whales jumping (with the bare eye) is just surreal. We saw at least a dozen whales on an overcast day, just while relaxing by the pool.

The resort definitely caters to couples or those just looking for relaxation and privacy (I can see why celebrities would go there). The four of us with our outgoing personalities and thirst for fun definitely stood out like sore thumbs at the place. But that being said, we still loved it.

The rooms are beautifully appointed and comfortable to the max. My only complaint about the rooms (which is actually my only complaint about the whole place overall) is the lighting situation in the rooms. It seriously took us like 20 minutes just to figure out how to work the lights in the room and even once we got them figured out, there are not enough/the room is too dim. It would be better with more lights and/or brighter light bulbs. (We met a great couple from Toronto at the pool and they agreed with us on the lighting issue.)

The other issue we had was that we had booked the hotel with the 4 of us in one room [we had a room w/ 2 Queen beds] and were very clear on this matter up-front when making the reservations. However, one evening when coming home from town late-night, we had a very difficult time getting through the gates to the resort; the security personell insisted that we only had 2 people in our room (even though the 4 of us all had keys and everyone at the resort was aware there were the 4 of us from Day 1). It took over 15 minutes of back-and-forth arguing (and Cesar was not on staff that night) before they finally let us in. And then the next day at the pool one of the staff we had never met before came and confronted us that we were not supposed to have 4 people in a room. It all got cleared up the next day when Cesar was back, but it was embaressing and an inconvenience.

Overall, though, the resort is amazing. I would love to go back someday with a spouse!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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dallas, tx
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2010

With $16 margaritas and $20 burgers, it better be good.....and it was. Even the apple juice for my son was $6 but the immaculate grounds, ocean views, and wonderful staff made the trip worth it. Yes, I did have our 2 year old son with us but we were on the Villas/Residences part of the property which is where most of the kids were located. My wife and I ventured over to the hotel side and they were much less accomodating to kids, even NOT allowing them to be on the beach.(there are two beaches-one for the hotel and one for the residences) At least they were polite about kicking us out! Although I would say this is really better suited for adults, our son had the time of his life in the pools and kid-friendly beach. One of the staff even came over while we were eating dinner one evening and took our son for a quick 15 minute walk around the property, giving my wife and I a really nice "break". Food was good but again, fair warning on price. A two person lunch with a couple of beers each will easily cost you $80. Of course food and drink is MUCH cheaper if you go into the city to eat. Rooms and amenities were spectacular. Super clean every day. Beach not great for snorkeling although we waited for high tide in order to clear the rocks and once we made it in, the sights were worth the effort. Rays, coral walls, beautiful fish of all colors and sizes, only rivaled by Hawaii but much more dangerous with undertow and waves.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2010

Cabo at its finest. This is the 2nd time my husband and I have stayed at the Esperanza. We absolutely love it here. The staff is great and the grounds are gorgeous. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Esperanza - An Auberge Resort
Address: Carr. Transpeninsular Km 7 | Punta Ballena, Cabo San Lucas 23410, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#2 Spa Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#5 Family Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Esperanza - An Auberge Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the tip of the Baja Peninsula, Esperanza is located within the private enclave of Punta Ballena in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, this highly acclaimed luxury resort offers an incomparable natural setting on 17 lushly landscaped acres. Fifty-seven guest casitas and suites cascade down a gentle hill affording spectacular ocean views from every room. Resort amenities include an oceanfront infinity-edge pool, private beach, award-wining spa, yoga studio, fitness center, art gallery and world-class dining—all with spectacular 180-degree vistas of sky and sea, for a perfectly private resort escape. ... more   less 
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