Rated 4 out of 5 by DonH031953 Good, but could be better
Great location, but there were two problems that should be fixed:
1. My room was not ready when I arrived at 3PM. Since I am GOLD SPG, they said I would be upgraded. After a 45 minute wait, I was taken to a first floor room with a view of the lawn. (All rooms are supposed to have an ocean view.) It took over 2 hours to get me moved to a decent room with a view. Also, I had to call the desk at least 5 times to get someone to come.
2. Reserving pool and beach chairs. By 8 AM most morning, virtually ALL pool and beach chairs had been "marked" with a towel and/ or book. Some would be empty for hours before someone would actually claim the chair. THIS SHOULD BE STOPPED!
December 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by SanDogWeps Brilliant Locale
This is our new go-to place instead of Vegas. Well laid out, so relaxing, everyone was friendly. We went for my 40th birthday weekend and to just unwind. Success. The Front Desk, Bell Desk, Housekeeping, Bar (especially the swim-up bar!), and restaurant staffs were all excellent. The buffets were incredible, and once the wedding receptions gave up the main restaurant, we had the best steak ever (and we've been to Argentina!). We only witnessed the weddings from a distance, but they looked to be very well planned and executed - just be prepared for the occasional fireworks!
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Acelsie Lover this Hotel - Front Desk Staff Needs Direction
This is a great property from top to bottom. My only complaint or disappointment was with the front desk staff. On check in there was no recognition of my SPG status, confusion about the amenities award given that I'd booked two separate rooms; no information about the Royal Beach Club and our keys were not coded for access to the club. Had we not stayed here before we would not have know about it at all. Away from the front desk the staff was outstanding and the facilities amazing. However first impression cast a big shaddow on a stay.
December 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by jemctag One of my favorite Starwood Properties
I've stayed here several times. Each time, I've been upgraded to a Royal Beach Club Suite. As a Lifetime Platinum, I appreciate that. Service is impeccable from valet to front desk to the restaurants. The RBC staff is outstanding as is the bar staff at Arrecifies. Very accommodating to our every need and then some. Wonderful views. Love the day bed and jacuzzi on the balcony. Wonderful to open the doors and listen to the waves crash on the beach at night. Frankly, you never have to leave the resort to have an awesome, relaxing vacation. In fact, just booked for Thanksgiving 2012.
February 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by mbluecpa Good resort atmosphere and location
We just returned from a five-night stay which was very good overall, with a few minor negatives noted below.
Room: We were upgraded to a "junior suite," which looked to be the size of two standard rooms and had a large balcony with a near king-sized siesta bed, table and chairs, and whirlpool-style tub. Despite being on the first floor, our room had a full ocean view as the hotel sits on a bluff well above beach level. All rooms have balconies and most appear to have full ocean views. Wireless internet service was OK for the occasional email check, but would likely be unsuitable for much more.
Property: The hotel property is quite large and sprawling, so even at 100% occupancy it never felt crowded. Several business events and a wedding were held at the hotel while we were there, but did not impose on full use of the property by other guests. Restaurants and bars were good, though not outstanding. The location of the hotel, between the two towns and not along a large strip of other properties, made it feel much more secluded (which we liked); the beach, while technically public, felt private as it was never crowded. While we liked the multiple levels and spread-out nature of the property, people with mobility problems will likely find that very challenging.
Service: The Club Lounge itself, the offerings, and its staff were outstanding. It was likewise never crowded. All employees of the hotel seemed genuinely interested in guest service, and all were equally comfortable engaging with guests who spoke fluent Spanish, halting Spanish, or English. One service failure was with the spa in trying to schedule a session with the tennis pro: a pre-arrival message to the email address on the SPG website went unanswered, and attempts to schedule while onsite were unfulfilled. The spa manager was apologetic and offered assistance, so recovery there was OK.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay and will return.
November 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DenverMama This resort is absolute heaven
I surprised my husband for his 40th birthday with this trip. It was the most wonderful vacation we have taken! My husband is an architect, and was absolutely amazed at the resort itself. We were greeted with margaritas and a "Happy Birthday" to my husband + our room was decorated with ballons, streamers, confetting and a cake - it was SUCH a fun arrival! The staff was so incredibly friendly and attentive. The rooms are so comfortable and clean and relaxing. The pools and beach are fabulous. The fitness center and spa were perfect. We had the most AMAZING Thanksgiving dinner at La Cascada - the food all week was so delicious. The chefs in their formal chef attire were adorable. The evening music was so fun (a 3-piece with vocalist one night and an 8 piece mariachi another night). I am a starwood member, but not elevated status. And yet we were treated like royalty! I can't wait to go back to the Westin Los Cabos!
November 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FezFez 5 stars
I came for a solo vacation on award points. My experience was exceptional and I was treated like a king for no apparent reason. The architecture is jaw-dropping, the room was spectacular, the service was very 5 star, and the staff was top notch. Special thanks to Omar and Elena in reception, Karina in the RBC Lounge, and Ener at La Cascada. I can't wait to return.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMS54 Outstanding experience, great use of points!
Used points for romantic vacation with my wife. Upgraded to a suite overlooking the ocean with private hot tub. Royal Beach Club for Platinum members is fantastic - delicious food, good wine, nice atmosphere. Pool is nice and relaxing. Spa was also great. The staff even handled a tropical storm with very minimal impact. Would recommend to anyone looking for couples or family getaway. Only downside is that it's a bit far from the hot spots ($30 cab is OK, but becomes expensive) --> I would recommend they set up a shuttle from airport as well as to/from Los Cabos.
July 15, 2013