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Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
Ranked #11 of 70 Hotels in Cabo San Lucas
Encinitas, California
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“Review of Grand Club, Room #640”
Reviewed August 4, 2011

My husband and I stayed 3 nights (June 6-9) in a Grand Club room, which includes access to a private pool and a lounge with free food and drinks. Three days before our stay, we called the hotel directly to verify our reservation and room requests. We requested, in order of importance: 1) a quiet room, 2) top floor, 3) King bed, 4) nonsmoking. Upon arrival at the hotel, we were told they could meet all requests except for one, no King rooms were available. We readily accepted the quiet, top floor nonsmoking double bed room (Room 640) located in the Grand Club area on the hotel's western side, near the golf course.

After deftly side-stepping the polite timeshare/ membership sales lady who tried to intercept us as we left the front desk (be ready for her!!) we were promptly escorted to our room. The room was clean, smelled good, had a fantastic view of the pools and ocean, and was indeed very quiet. Everything worked, nothing was in need of repair or refurbishment. We slept very well. We never heard any noise from the timeshare construction on the hill above the hotel or from a new hotel being built next to the hotel, to the west. However, the standard hotel rooms in the hotel's far west wing will definitely be impacted by this construction noise -- make sure to ask about construction noise when booking in 2011.

The staff at this hotel aim to please and do not seem motivated by tips. We arrived with a case of bottled water, which was bulky and heavy. A staffer quickly came to our aid and carried the water to our room for us. We tried to offer him a tip but he politely refused.

After settling in, we headed down to the Club Lounge for cocktails and appetizers (served 5-8pm). We planned to make the appetizers serve as our dinner -- we don't eat a lot in the evening. On our first night the selection was mostly fresh seafood, our favorite. The food was high quality. There was shrimp, seared ahi, octopus ceviche, and various other goodies. Most of the appetizers came in very small single-serving cocktail glasses which discourage waste, but it was a bit of a pain to gather enough food to satisfy hunger. The plates likewise were very tiny, and I felt like a pig going up for thirds, but who cares, I was on vacay. A wide variety of top-shelf alcohol was available, along with a "bartender" guy standing in front of the booze, which was a little strange. My G&T's were made with Tanqueray and were quite strong! They also had Don Julio.

The food served in the Club Lounge changes each day, but there was always a sampling of cheese and fresh fruits and vegetables. My only disappointment was that there were no desserts save for cookies on offer only in the afternoon, none in the evening. If you are a diabetic (like my husband), you will do OK. Breakfast was Continental, no egg dishes or cooked meats. Mostly fresh pastries, cereals, yogurts and yogurt parfaits, cheeses, fruits, fresh juices, and coffee/tea. The coffee was not good, tasted stale and was lukewarm. If you are picky about coffee, bring your own (those instant coffee packs from S-bucks are great in a pinch).

The Grand Club pool is nice if you like peace and quiet; there was NOONE there during our stay. Since the hotel was nearly deserted, we preferred hanging out at the main infinity pool or at the infinity pool & hot tub over by the Villas, which has a fabulous setting over the beach and wave-crashed rocks. On my previous visit, the hot tubs were not hot at all, but this time they were HOT! :-) We enjoyed snorkeling around the rocks in front of the hotel during low tide. In our opinion, the Fiesta Americana has one of the best locations for nearshore snorkeling of any hotel on the Corridor, when the conditions are right.

Jellyfish bloom: Our last morning snorkel was cancelled due to jellyfish. We started to go in the water but were stopped by a staffer. He had a plastic cup full of them. There were thousands of the little varmints in the water near the shore. Their stings are not life-threatening, but they hurt like heck. I've experienced the same jellyfish blooms in other locations on the Sea of Cortez and have learned the hard way to stay out of the water when they happen... I hear these blooms are the result of overfishing & global warming.

Overall, a very nice stay at the FA.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

We stayed here with one other couple and both sets of children and had the best time. The property was clean and quiet with as many extras as you might hope for. Fortunately, we booked an all-inclusive plan. The food and alcohol prices would have been a bit much had we not done so. Although the beach was beautiful with a great view from the property, it wasn't very swim friendly so we spent most of our time in the infinity pool which was just as good only without the sand.

The wait staff pool side service was amazing and probably better that at most of the other restaurants. The Peninsula Restaurant had some great food and the Italian restaurant was good but I don't think it was as good as the others. We found most everyone to be very friendly.

We took advantage of the Fiesta Kids Club one morning and the kids enjoyed it but didn't love it. However, it's a nice option to have to allow for some adult time. We also had one 30 minute spa service that came with our package which took place outdoor as while the ambiance was beautiful and nice, the heat and flies were almost too much to make for a completely enjoyable experience.

Lastly, although this is a timeshare property, we didn't feel horribly pressured to participate in their sales pitch, which is also nice.

Definitely an A+ for Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

We decided to celebrate a special occasion here, on our second visit to Cabo. Last time we had stayed atvthe Sheraton Hacienda and loved it. So, since we were paying a little more, we were expecting an even better experience. This was not to be...

From the moment we walked through the doors of the Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos, one thing was clear - they wanted your money and they made sure you knew it. The hawk like timeshare agents disguised as helpful concierge attendants descended upon us even as we tried to shake off our weariness from a day long journey with a child. Then, the realization that what the rest of the world calls "ocean FRONT" was really "ocean VIEW", dawned on us as we asked to inspect multiple rooms for the view. Save your money - there is no such thing as "ocean FRONT" here.

Then there is the small detail called food - being vegetarians, and fussy ones though, we were amazed at what the Sheraton's chefs were able to whip up for us last time -and with a smile. We were forced into ordering stuff that was greasy and tasteless, as we were told that the chef did not like making exceptions. Chalk up $200USD as gone down the drain. Then the whole issue about breakfast - our child shared a single slice of toast, but we got slapped with a bill for a full breakfast.

The list goes on...which includes room cleaning that forgets to mop after dripping coffee on the floor. It took two days and several calls to get a clean floor.

So fed up were we with our package that we decided to check out and get into the One and Only Palmilla, forbthe last two days.

Believe me, even at the price they charge, they truly make you feel like royalty. There is truly no selling, which, like the Sheraton, sells itself.

So save your hard earned money and skip this hotel. You'll be thankful you did.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Reviewed July 21, 2011

We just returned from a 9 day stay in Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos and it was one of our best family vacations. We have two kids (7 and 12) and they had a blast. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I recommend staying on the fourth floor or higher to get the nice views. The SPA is amazing (try the 2x1 couples). We had dinner at the Rosatto Restaurant one night (Tasting Menu) and the food was very good. Don't miss the Chateubriand at the Penninsula (amazing), much cheaper then Ruth Chris at the Marina and much better.
The resort is is situated within a 10 minute car drive to Los Cabos Marina (restaurants, shopping and activities). We rented a car so we could come and go as we pleased and it was great. There is no parking fees and you can self park, but valet is quicker and it is fairly inexpensive ($2 tip).
We did several excursions. I recommend the Princesa Sailing and Snorkling, but the resort itself has snorkling gear which they will lend you for free.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Farmington, Connecticut
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Reviewed July 5, 2011

We stayed here in 2003, 07, 09 and this year. The resort is about 15 minutes from town and nestled on a quiet, private beach. (They have inexpensive shuttles to Cabo.)

We stayed in a new one bedroom deluxe villa with veranda and hot tub. (The hot tub was not an American style hot tub. Rather, a large soaking tub. No jets. Not hot.) We were told that these villas were for Fiesta Americana timeshare owners but we were "upgraded" to one because the two bedroom villa we reserved was not ready. We had the option to switch the following day to a 2 bedroom, but we chose to stay in the one bedroom. The villa was beautiful with bedroom, bath, living room and kitchen. The large veranda had sliders to the living room and bedroom. It was large enough for two lounge chairs and a table and four chairs. That's where we enjoyed meals, with a stunning ocean view.

We love this resort. The pools are great and the resort, quiet. The Del Mar restaurant has good food, but the menu hasn't changed in years. They need more selections. For the most part, we shop at Walmart and make meals in our villa. There are two more resort restaurants, but we didn't eat there. There is a small deli/grocery that has fresh baked goods daily and essentials.

Big improvements to the beachfront area over the years. When we stayed in 2003, there were just a few umbrellas and beach loungers. They expanded the beach area adding permanent cabanas, some with beds, dozens of chairs, and drink service. Not a beach for swimming, (rocky on the shore) but some brave souls were snorkeling at low tide.

There was a new swimming pool near our villa which was lovely. But since I am a lap swimming, the curved pool doesn't work as well for me. The infinity pool was better, but this time the water was not as clean as in previous years.

All and all, Cabo is one of our very favorite destinations. We've been there during whale season and in May/June. May/June is best for great weather. Sunny, clear blue days and cool evening temps. If you want a vacation that guarantees perfect weather, then visit Cabo San Lucas in May/June. Every day will be perfect!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed June 28, 2011

It has been a while since we were here and I am missing it terribly! We stayed in the time share portion of the resort and it was spectacular. We had an incredible view facing South and even awoke one morning to a small pod of whales about 1/4 mile out from shore. They were to far to identify they type but it was still pretty cool.

It is true the beach for the hotel is very rocky and not a lot of fun, but just to the east of the hotel is an incredible beach that is used by a lot of local families for there day at the beach. It took us maybe 15 minutes to walk over but it was well worth it. It can be a pretty long walk to main building of the hotel for meals, but the room service is really good and cheaper than a lot of restaurants here in the states (they don't seem to charge a premium for room service, it is the same pricing as in the restaurants.)

The best was our room was directly behind some of the most rocky parts of the shore line so with the balcony doors open all we could hear were the waves crashing against the rocks. This combined with the nonstop breeze really made this one of the best places I have had the opportunity to visit.

PS The staff and food were both wonderful as well, but that is expected at a resort of the quality.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Champaign, Illinois
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Reviewed June 27, 2011

Overall this hotel is nice but we had a dark basement room. There are much nicer rooms so check in to this when making reservations.

The winning part of this hotel is its beach accommodations! The beach is rocky and interesting to watch and at certain times a day you can actually snorkel from the beach. The beach chairs are the most comfortable I have ever seen and you can even rent a cabana for the day which is great if you have a large group of people.

The hotel is on a hillside which makes going to and from areas quite the climb but the staff is more than happy to take you anywhere in a golf cart. The restaurants are nice but very limited and there isn't really any entertaining to speak of. To take advantage of anyplace outside of the resort you will need a car which I highly recommend.

If your goal is to sit in a comfy beach chair under an umbrella from morning until night while having great service bring you food and drink this is a great place to visit!

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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
Address: Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 10.3 | Cabo del Sol, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > Cabo San Lucas
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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
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Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 249
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Discover an amazing world of contrasts where the desert meets the sea. For your visit to this seductive and enchanting destination, choose the world-class Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa, where your visit will be defined by exclusivity, luxury and distinction. The exceptional hotel helps you to enjoy your vacation in Grand Style. You'll be amazed by the subtle details and the diversity of the flavors, aromas and colors that emerge throughout your stay. Every day is memorable and different. And there's no better way to enjoy it than with our Grand All Inclusive concept, where it's indulging just to be here. ... more   less 
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