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Casa del Mar Golf Resort & Spa
Ranked #15 of 43 Hotels in San Jose del Cabo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Zoetry Casa del Mar is an exquisite, boutique hotel set on a beautiful landscape where the desert truly does meet the ocean. It is a small hotel only in the number of rooms that it has; the actual property is large and this gives you the feeling of having the whole place to yourself! It is a quiet resort which is what we look for; a place where you can relax and read books and eat and drink and not worry about a thing!

Arrival:
Upon arrival at Cabo Airport, make sure that you ignore all of the timeshare salesman that are inside the airport. Walk straight outside and find the people who are taking care of your transport. We booked through Delta Dreams Vacations and they were very affordable and very nice to deal with. The trip took about 35 minutes and we had to drop off one other couple first.
Once at the hotel, we were offered cold towels and delicious tropical iced teas. We were then driven by golf cart to our room.

The Room:
We actually saw a couple of different rooms and they are all spacious. A big thing for us while on beach vacations is the A/C and these ones work perfectly! The closets are huge with plenty of space to literally move in if that's what you want! The rooms all offer beautiful views of the ocean and landscape. We ended up in a one bedroom luxury suite and it was beautiful, with a huge separate living area, dining room table, an infinity edge Jacuzzi, and a complete kitchen with stove, oven, fridge, etc. The only thing they don't stock in the kitchen is plate ware and glassware but just press that magic number 9 on your phone and they will bring you whatever you need..

Dining
For breakfast there is a choice of eating in the main building or having room service. We opted for room service everyday so I can't comment on the other. The room service was amazing. We tried everything and ended up like the pancakes the best, but the menu was limited as this is a "wellness" resort and the room service menu was all "wellness" items. Don't worry! Just order whatever you're thinking of and they will bring it to you. No need to stick just to the menu!
Lunch has two options, the restaurant by the beach and the one by the pool. The food at both was really good. There are a ton of options on both menus so you really can't get bored with lunch. The fish tacos were of particular note, as were the quesadillas and don't leave Zoetry without trying the sea bass filet and also the sea bass ceviche. They were both to die for. We couldn't get over how delicious all of this food was.
Dinner you have the option of eating on the beach around a beautiful fire or the sit down restaurant. Remember, to eat at the sit down men must have long pants. Annoying, but its just their rule. I think I saw a young man change into jeans when they told him so I guess jeans are okay.

The dinner at the beach is a little more extravagant in terms of food, there are many big steaks to choose from and they come with potatoes. We didn't like eating down there because it was too windy and you couldn't see your food. The setting is amazingly romantic though so I think it is to each their own. The portions are larger, as well.
The inside dinner is a fairly limited menu. We kept returning to the duck confit (amazing), the goat cheese salad, and the angus filet with tempura mushrooms. Again if you want something that isn't on the menu (ribeye? mexican fiesta plate?) just ask. Don't be put off by the limited menu, think of all the things they offer all day all over the resort and just ask for it.
There is also 24 hour room service options, we often snacked on the shrimp quesadillas from room service in the afternoon.

Alcohol
Another LARGE part of any vacation right?!? There are three bars, the beach, the pool, and then a beautiful one inside that is open from 4-?? The beach/pool bars start service around 10 am and that is when they both start to fill up. These guys are professional mixologists and make wonderful cocktails; there wasn't anything we ordered that they didn't know how to make. We started everyday with champagne and they offer you a fresh bottle in your room every day. You also get a welcome bottle of jose cuervo gold, and anything else that you might want just make sure to press 9 on your phone and request. They took care of all of our requests to a T.

Beach
The waves and undertow are just to large to go swimming in the ocean. We saw one guy attempt it in the 7 days we were there. This is not the place to go if you want to swim in the ocean. Actually Cabo isn't really the place to go if you want to swim in the ocean. They do offer amazing views though, and the beach is pristinely maintained so that you can walk down to the water. There are also horses that go up and down the beach all day everyday. I wish I would have packed shorts so I could do that but I only had dresses and that wouldn't have worked.

Pools
These are the true beauty of Zoetry. There are four different pools. There are probably 40 chairs (sometimes more) at each pool. There are only 60 rooms. This means that you can always find a chair (there is NO early morning race to chairs at Zoetry) and that you can usually find a chair somewhere private. Two of the pools are infinity edge and they all have Jacuzzis near them. Granted, none of the Jacuzzis are very hot. But the pools are the best part of Zoetry, with swim up bars at two of them.

Tipping
Tipping is not expected but is appreciated. Many people tipped nothing and were still met with unparalleled service. We tipped around $40/day, $5 for breakfast and lunch and $10 for dinner and then mostly ones. We brought $150 in ones. The guys do appreciate it!
If you are looking for a party resort then Zoetry is not for you. If you are looking for a quiet paradise with amazing food and drinks and breathtaking views then Zoetry is going to be the spot.

We would especially like to thank Maida, she was the front desk/general manager while we were there. She went above and beyond to make sure that we were taken care of. She truly was so nice to us and she will be the reason that we are going to be back real soon. The other people who were so helpful I may not remember their names; it’s hard to have just one favorite as every single person who worked there was so nice and gave amazing service always with a smile.

Thank you Zoetry our vacation was awesome!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We had the privilege of staying at the Zoetry Casa del Mar in mid-August. This was our first trip to the Los Cabos area and in spite of Tropical Depression Hector passing through and causing flooding, we still had a fabulous time. Upon entry we felt as though we were guests at someone's hacienda. Heriberto was a wonderful first impression and anticipated our every need before we could even ask. Both Maida and Gina at the front desk were equally as helpful and friendly -- what a stellar welcome! The hotel is quiet -- zen-like -- but we knew that going in. During peak season visitors may appreciate the 'quiet zone' overlooking the water. We appreciated the lack of blaring music at the pool -- something quite common at other resorts. Evenings may be too calm for some -- however, you do have the option of visiting the Dreams (partner resort) just up the beach. We tried that once for breakfast but found no need to return as the Zoetry was more than willing to prepare whatever you wanted whether it was on the menu or not. My husband enjoyed the filet mignon and grilled shrimp. I had the seafood soup which was literally piled high with a variety of fish and seafood. We also indulged in the ice creams and sorbets (made in-house) which were to die for. Our one suggestion would be to have some live music at night -- perhaps a guitar player, a trio of singers, etc. The room was comfortable and nice but not over-sized. Mostly importantly it was always clean thanks to Anna. The laundry service was a nice perk. Ocean views were spectacular -- especially the oceanfront suites but understand that you cannot swim in this area as the water is just too rough. Angelica kept us pampered poolside -- cold water didn't have to be requested as it just 'appeared'. The hotel was not busy so we were especially spoiled. The gardens and grounds were impeccably kept and even after the beach restaurant and bar were flooded from the storm, all staff seemed to pitch in and help where necessary -- Eduardo was most concerned about getting things up and running for the guests. At the risk of forgetting some names, many contributed to the fabulous service and memorable experience: Kennedy, Karim, Manuel, Jesus, Felipe/Jaime, Erik, Yulianna, etc. If you are thinking about renting a vehicle the front desk handled communication with AVIS for us and Christian was very helpful. If you are looking for some R & R and want to be pampered ... this is the place for you! Many thanks to the staff!
-Senor Gregorio (Gollote) and Senora Robyn

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank RRSinEdmonton
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Were do I begin, my husband and I just reurned from celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. It was truly amazing!! we were treated like a King and Queen. The resort in it's self is like having your own private paradise, we experienced true excellence when it came to service. The staff truly goes out of their way to make your time there very relaxing and enjoyable. We will never forget Alberto, Manuel, Edorrdo, Felife, Luis, Jaiver, Maida, Thomas ,Karim, Norma, Heriberto, and especially Excutive Chef Roberto and Chef Lucio!! they went out of their way to make any special dish that we requested, Chef Lucio made Calvin and I a delicious anniversary cake it was so beautiful thank you Chef Lucio! we were truly Blessed to share and spend are time with the Staff and be refreshed at the ZOETRY CASA DEL MAR!!!!!!!!

CALVIN AND MARY ROOM # 202

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Calvin L
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a week at Zoetry, and it was pure heaven. We were greeted with cold, herbal infused towels, and yummy organic iced tee. Our room, an ocean front suite, was gorgeous. The bed was like a wonderful cocoon, with soft linens. We sat on the balcony just to hear the waves.

The customer service is the best I have ever experienced at a resort (I have traveled throughout the Caribbean & Mexico.) Every staff member was respectful, helpful, and friendly. All requests were immediately fulfilled! The staff members made a point to remember our names and greeted us every morning.

The food was delicious. I loved the french toast and the fresh juices available for breakfast. The pumpkin soup was unbelievable. We never had a bad meal. Make sure to get lots and lots of the guacamole! Easily, the best guac ever. We liked to order it while sitting at the swim up bar!

The grounds at Zoetry are impeccably maintained, and stunning. We spent a lot of time at the main pool. Our favorite bartender was "G." The drinks were delcious and I NEVER had an empty glass. They bartenders would always make sure we had something to drink, even if it was just water. The sangria is yummy.

We ate at all of the restaurants, but our favorite was the one right on the beach. They literally bring tables into the sand and you have dinner looking out across the ocean. The breeze is lovely and it is just a fantastic experience.

Hubby and I had massages at the spa, and Claudia was fantastic.

Rooms were spic and span clean every day, and, your laundry is done for free! It comes back in less than 24 hours, and it's wrapped up in tissue paper with stickers; like a little present. That was a huge plus.

One of our favorite things at Zoetry was how relaxing it was. You can just "be" and enjoy the atmosphere. We loved "no kids" too; it made for great peace and quiet! :)

The other bonus is that if you are looking for more entertainment, you can walk down the beach about 10 minutes and go to Dreams Resort. That resort has more activities, shows, bands, etc. We had dinner there one night, but the food and drinks were not nearly as good as Zoetry, and we ended up coming back pretty quickly!

We loved every minute of our trip and can't wait to return. We also are planning on trying out the Domincan property too!

Thank you Zoetry for making our stay so amazing!

Room Tip: Higher floors have a great view. Upgrade to the ocean front if possible. The extra space and priva...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank SaraReeves
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

This is where we spent our honeymoon, and I would go again. I have never seen a more beautifully landscaped property with gorgeous views of the water. In fact our room was ocean front and we heard the surf at night-wonderful!
The positives were the infinity pool, the gorgeous scenery, the chocolate turn down service, the bottles of champagne and tequila in our room, the wifi, and the romantic dinner. The negatives? Not many options concerning food (restaurants) and the couples massage was not one of the best.

Room Tip: Ocean front
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

My boyfriend and I just returned from Zoetry and we loved it! A little background, we travel at least 3 times a year all over. Actually we were at the other zoetry in the Dominican last summer. Let me say no hotel was as wonderful as this Zoetry. We had not one complaint and you must try the French Toast (its not on the menu but so yummy!). The grounds, food, rooms and staff all 5 star! There is only one thing that I could recommend to the hotel, and that is to have a light beer option.

Thanks for the wonderful vacation. This will be the first resort we visit for a second time :)

  • Stayed: August 2012
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1  Thank Travelfriends26
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Our vacation at Zoetry was PERFECT!!
The entire Hotel Staff at the Zoetry Hotel make sure you have an Incredible visit from the moment you arrive. The delicious Organic food at each of the restaurants is just to die for and the privacy and peaceful environment offered and the Zoetry will make your getaway just perfection... We will be returning in a few months... loved it!!!

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa del Mar Golf Resort & Spa

Address: Carretera Transpeninsular km 19.5 | Cabo Real, San Jose del Cabo 23405, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > San Jose del Cabo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#9 Romantic Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#11 Luxury Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#13 On the Beach Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#13 Spa Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
Price Range: $221 - $525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Casa del Mar Golf Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the tourist corridor of Los Cabos conveniently on the beachfront, overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Casa del Mar Golf Resort and Spa, is your hacienda oasis in Los Cabos, Mexico. An intimate 50 room ocean view luxury boutique hotel where you can experience the warm Mexican hospitality and personalized service. Casa del Mar offers luxury amenities and accommodations, providing the perfect options and facilities for a relaxing escape, spectacular wedding or romantic honeymoon, a rewarding business travel experience, or a golfer's haven. The spacious rooms and suites are all entirely within a peaceful oasis of lush gardens, fountains and pools. Enjoy your quiet, relaxing vacation on an expansive beach. Rejuvenate body and spirit at our renewed luxury spa, enjoy our championship golf courses or venture out to explore the excitement of Los Cabos. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Zoetry Casa Del Mar Los Cabos Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
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