We have stayed at numerous places in Cabo and the Corridor. We had a great experience at Cabo Azul. We have also stayed at One & Only Palmilla (twice), Pueblo Bonito Pacifica (4 times) and Fiesta Americana (Cabo, once). This property has alot to offer, especially if you are travelling with children.
The rooms are amazing, we stayed in a two bedroom villa. The bedrooms were very nice, best bed we have ever had in a hotel, linens and towels were of the best quality. The kitchen, living room and balcony were all very big and nice. We never heard any noise, unless people were out on their balcony.
The pools are simply the best, there are 3 infinity pools, their are all tiered so that the top flows into the middle and the middle into the lower, the temperature of the pools vary, the lowest pool seemed to be like bath water, there was no adjusting to the temperature, very nice. There are also several hot tubs around the pool. Lots of kids around the pool area so if you are not up for the noisy kids, you can be further down at the beach, lots of room and peace and quiet (beach vendors are down there but only seem to bother you if you make eye contact, other than that they kind of leave you alone). If you don't want alot of sun, they have little beds that kind of look like a wicker pod, several people can fit in one, limits your amount of sun.
Service was great at the pool, as soon as they see you, they are there to help you set up your chair for the day. If you want food or drink, you usually had to go to the pool bar/restaurant to let them know, once they know you are interested in service they are there to serve otherwise they just leave you alone.
Restaurants-Javiers is a beautiful restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also has an amazing outdoor deck with fire pit. The service is good, food is good, never was busy when we were there. The salsa is some of the best, they tend to serve different kinds, different days but it is all good. The Tres Leches cake is the best we have ever had. Flors De Noche is the outdoor restaurant by the pool, food and service was also good. They also have a market with sandwiches and breakfast, tried it once, it was good. They also have a market at the hotel to purchase miscellaneous groceries which is nice since you have a whole kitchen to use in your villa. We did go into San Jose a few nights. They have opened a brand new restaurant near the center of town, El Vaquero, it is prime rib and seafood. It is a very romantic and classy restaurant. The food was the best in all of Cabo. It is our new favorite.
The Spa was phenomenal visually, it is a must see. I also recommend using the whirlpool if you get a spa treatment. Prices were reasonable, massage was good but it is all worth it to see the spa. It is separate from the workout facility. The workout facility is free, it has sufficient treadmills, ellipticals, stairclimbers and weights. The only downside was the temperature was usually quite warm in the workout room.
Just a few minor ones, nothing major. We did enjoy our stay at Cabo Azul but next time would opt for something more romantic, my husband and I don't have children so it was a little noisy for us but if you have children or are travelling with other people, it is an amazing place. The time share people (this is all time share at this point, my understanding is the hotel part is still being built) are constantly bringing people on tours through the pool, villas, restaurants etc. which kind of loses its ambiance as a 5 star hotel/resort, it was a turnoff. We usually went to breakfast at Javiers, we were always the only diners not on a time share tour, we were constantly next to the time share salesman doing their pitch.
Concierge/Front Desk, we had emailed the hotel a couple of times before we left, one to find out on transportation (they advertise they have transportation but no response to our email), the other was to find out if there were laundry facilities we could use. We pack quite a bit, especially workout clothes for each day, we would have preferred to pack1/2 that and washed the workout clothes during the stay for light packing. No response.
Checkout time is 10am, we had inquired about checking out at noon. We were told several times they would call us that afternoon, no call was ever made. We finally checked back with them, they said we had to checkout but could use the hospitality suite to change clothes and freshen up before our flight. It is nice that they give people the option but I also feel that 10am is a very early checkout. The communication was lacking with the concierge and front desk. They are friendly but just don't respond if they have to get back to you.
Construction is still going on, it was not an issue for us, we just got used to the noise, we did not hear it when we were in our room so not a big deal.
Couple of tips:
All services have the gratuity on the bill, we usually tipped extra if service warranted it.
No need to "save" space at the pool chairs or beach, there are more than plenty of places.
We used Transcabo for transportation, you can reserve online at Transcabo.com, very fast, friendly and efficient. Minimal waiting and we did not need to stop at other hotels
Mega store is a $5 cab ride if you want to really stock the kitchen while you are staying there. Just be aware of the time share sales man in orange shirts (same color as the Mega employees), they are too helpful.
Cabo Azul offers various shuttles to and from Cabo (cab rides are $35-40 each way) for $15 roundtrip, just check with the concierge and put your name on the list. It drops you at the mall in Cabo, right by the Marina.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cabo Azul Resort has a truly fresh look and feel, far superior to any Cabo San Lucas resorts. Our Cabo resort and spa stands out from the standard Cabo San Lucas resorts and hotel choices in the San Jose del Cabo area with Studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom luxury villas guaranteed to pamper your mind and soul. We truly provide the luxury vacation you've been dreaming of. From the abundance of luxurious amenities to the thoughtful interior design choices, Cabo Azul Resort has labored over even the smallest of details to ensure an exceptional experience with every visit to our Cabo resort's ocean side paradise. Don't settle for anything less than the best at other Cabo resorts, find the perfect vacation at Cabo Azul Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cabo Azul Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
- Hotel Cabo Azul
- Cabo Azul Resort Spa
- Cabo Azul Resort Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo