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“Back in Cabo”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cabo Surf Hotel

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Cabo Surf Hotel
Ranked #26 of 41 Hotels in San Jose del Cabo
Certificate of Excellence
Houston
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54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Back in Cabo”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

My wife, and I have been to Cabo Surf every year at least once since 2007.
The location is spectacular, and we can sit and look out over the ocean for hours on end.
We like the fact the hotel is small. You can select from several different types of rooms. This trip we had #1 over the lobby, which looks out over the pool area, and gives a great view of the surf break.
This visit, we ate in the restaurant every meal. It was great as usual. I think they have become more accomodating to different off-the-menu requests than in previous years, Meals were great, and portions very generous.
The staff is awesome. I had an accident this year, and Jesus had Dr. Hugo come to the hotel, who then took me to his office for treatment. Carlos, Tony, and everyone in the restaurant will make you feel like family, and Christian was working his tail off by the pool and on the beach.
All in all, another great visit.

Room Tip: The newest rooms have an absolutely spectacular view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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cabosurfhot, Manager at Cabo Surf Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
We appreciate sharing your experience and being part of the "Cabo Surf Club", as a repeating guest. We are proud of making a difference in your vacation. I will let everybody know, thank you!
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Over the Memorial Day weekend my husband and I joined my daughter to attend a wedding of her girlfriend, at Cabo Surf Hotel. My husband was the officiant of the ceremony. He and I stayed at Cabo Surf, while our daughter stayed at an all inclusive nearby. Cabo Surf is not an all inclusive, so you can either eat at the hotel restaurant and charge it to your room, or explore the many other wonderful restaurants on Cabo. The hotel is nestled into the side of a hill and is a well known surfer's beach front property. We enjoyed delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. The service was impeccable and the view amazing. Our room was large with a kitchenette, two queen beds and a sofa bed. The room was equipped with a large deck with lovely wicker furniture and had a view of the beach and surf through the beautiful lush palm trees that shaded the room. This is a small hotel compared to some in Cabo, but that adds to the charm. There is a full service spa, an amazing restaurant, two infinity pools that overlook the beach, and two large Jacuzzis next to the pools. Surf lessons are available as well as yoga classes. Wifi is free and available throughout the property.
The hotel is located just a 30 minute drive from the airport and is also only 30 minutes from Cabo San Lucas. It is just inside the city limits of San Jose del Cabo, which has a lovely downtown area full of many different types of shops. When we return to Cabo, it is likely that we will visit this hotel again. Cabo Surf is well known for it's weddings which take place either on the beach or in the nearby garden. I highly recommend this hotel if you are interested in avoiding the twenty-something party scene and would like a place that is serene and romantic.
As an added note, the hotel has a Doctor on call for those who are new to Mexico, and may need some medication for the dreaded "Montezuma's Revenge". The hotel water is filtered, but I made the mistake of having some ice water at a nearby restaurant, and came down with a stomach infection that included a high fever. The doctor was able to explain what had happened to me and how to avoid it in the future. Even filtered water in Mexico may not protect someone from a reaction to the normal bacteria in the water, so bottled water and no ice cubes is always recommended if you are not sure of your immunity to infections.
All in all, this was a wonderful experience and I would not hesitate recommending a stay at this hotel to anyone going to Cabo for a vacation or on business.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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cabosurfhot, Manager at Cabo Surf Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thank you for capturing and sharing the whole idea behind the hotel. A quaint, small resort with a beach house feeling and good service quality. We hope you are back soon!
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2013

I stay here for a couple of days with my girlfriend and boys.We had been to the hotel a couple of times before to surf and eat so we finally wanted to stay here. We had two rooms, one in the newer section and one in the older building. Both rooms were very nice and clean. The newer villas have balconies right over the ocean with floor to ceiling windows. They open all the way so it is very open aire. The boys room was very nice with queen beds and they had a partial view of the ocean. The hotel restaurant had great food. It was nice to be able to walk down to the beach and rent boards and swim right at the hotel. we will be back again

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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cabosurfhot, Manager at Cabo Surf Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thank you, I will share the review with our team members from our different departments!
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

The drive to Cabo Surf Hotel took about 20 minutes from downtown Cabo. You'll have to watch out for the entrance because it'll quickly come up. The grounds of the hotel looked like it was very manicured, give off the vibe that it's a 4-star hotel resort. 2 hour rental cost $28US. I wasn't a fan of the rocks by the shore. Might be helpful to bring/wear water socks so your feet don't get dinged up. The beach itself is smaller than I expected.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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cabosurfhot, Manager at Cabo Surf Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. Usually the sand is plenty to hit the water with a board but we need to tip our surfing guests for their way back to stay on the board until they can step on sand to avoid any sharp rocks.
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our 3 nights at Cabos. I think they need to change the name though - it is more than just a surf hotel. It has a great restaurant and bar overlooking the ocean along with a beautiful spa.

Our room was an ocean room deluxe and it was really large with an awesome shower that had jets all over the wall. We were on the bottom floor and we didn't have any problem with hearing the people above us which can happen sometimes. We also had a balcony area overlooking a grassed area and out to the ocean. I had read reviews that it could be a bit noisy being so close to the road but we didn't have any road noise problems.

The staff were really friendly and helpful and the breakfasts were amazing.

My husband surfs but as we had been travelling in the USA he didn't have his board with him. He hired a board one day but they really aren't up to standard for experienced surfers. xGreat for the kids or non surfers if they want to muck around for a while.

I had a massage and a facial in the spa and it was fantastic. The ladies are very well trained and it is such a beautiful and relaxing environment. Prices were the same as I would pay in Australia and I think the quality was the same, if not better so I thought the prices were reasonable.

We would definately go back to this great little resort.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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cabosurfhot, Manager at Cabo Surf Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review. I had the privilege to visit "down under" for our honeymoon and had a beautiful time in small hotels and restaurants in such places as in Byron Bay and in North Queensland. Its awesome to read your comment and realize we met your expectations as you traveled such a distance. The people in Australia were very friendly. Thank you!
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Spent four days here in Early May just to relax. never left the hotel grounds for the first few days. Very nice rooms, nice ambiance, and we hit the surf just right and got in about 6 hours a day right in front of the hotel. Staff could not have been any nicer and the food was excellent. Would highly recommend to anyone. Was just the wife and I and no kids. We will definitely go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank roaddog949
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cabosurfhot, Manager at Cabo Surf Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you! I will share with our front desk, restaurant, kitchen and housekeeping members!
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Sonoma, California
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We recently stayed at Cabo Surf for a week and had our wedding on the property with about 60 guests in attendance. As soon as we stepped on the property we were taken back with the level of service and attention to detail. We were blown away with how beautiful, quaint and clean the grounds were. The staff was so helpful and fun to be around, they remembered our names and welcomed us with a warm smile every time we ran into them. Our wedding coordinator, Martha, was wonderful to work with, she brought our vision to life flawlessly and went the extra mile to ensure our day was perfect. Our guests all raved about the food, fish tacos and french toast were the biggest hits! Can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: The shore villas are worth the price, large rooms with a glass wall that slides open to the ocean
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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cabosurfhot, Manager at Cabo Surf Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for your review. We appreciate that you shared your experience. We were happy to accommodate and do our best for your wedding.
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Additional Information about Cabo Surf Hotel

Property: Cabo Surf Hotel
Address: Playa Acapulquito Km 28 | Bahía Palmilla, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > San Jose del Cabo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#11 Romantic Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#14 Luxury Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#20 On the Beach Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#21 Spa Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cabo Surf Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cabo Surf Hotel is a boutique beach resort located on one of the most privileged beaches in Los Cabos: Acapulquito, also known as "Old Man's". The hotel was voted the 7th best kept secret, out of 21, from Elle Magazine, and was listed in Lucky Magazine as one of the editor’s “no-apologies splurges”. The soothing sounds of rolling waves are heard all around the resort for our guests to enjoy.The quaint 36 rooms, seafood restaurant (the 7 Seas), and day spa (Sea spa & salon), face an ocean cove and sandy beach with rock formations and light jade green waters. ... more   less 
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