Marquis Los Cabos
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I have been to Cabo several times,this was my first time at the Marquis, beautiful resort ( the arch and statues at the entrance are breathtaking) very clean.A great deal, we did all inclusive food beverage and airfare and it was for me and my wife $2600.They have 4 restaurants all very good, Italian , Mexican , seafood (I totally recommend the Chevice), Asian ( the Hibachi experience is a lot of fun), the work ethic of the staff is amazing, they accommodate every single request, specially the staff of the Mexican restaurant the manager Carla, the hostess Adriana and Alma the waiters Jose' Carlos Martin Mari, they all made us feel like special every time we were there for lunch or breakfast, very sweet of them to come to our table the last day with birth cake for my wife. Room service 24 a day. Very quite and relaxing, I think they need more entertainment during the day (although Christian was really good) and entertainments at night (after 10 PM the resort is dead). Great experience that I recommend.
To celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary I took the Wife to Los Marquis for a week. This was our first time being out of the U.S. and we were a little bit “on edge” not knowing what to expect. I hope that you take the time to read this entire review and that it helps to curb any “anxiety” you might have of travelling to Cabo. Let’s start with the resort…we went through Costco to book this entire trip and the savings were quite substantial over booking direct. We paid $4100 for 7 days, 6 nights at this all-inclusive resort including First Class airfare on Alaska airlines out of San Diego. It was a super easy, 2-hour flight! That’s right TWO HOURS to what appears to be the “middle of nowhere on a map”! We opted to pay for private transportation arranged thru Costco from the airport to the Resort. I would highly recommend doing so (more on this later). We were whisked off to our resort in a new white Suburban by a very courteous and knowledgeable driver. Upon arrival our luggage was promptly loaded onto a cart, we were greeted with cold towels (it was HOT!) and a refreshing cucumber slushy drink. Check-in was a breeze with all the paperwork completed in advance. We were then escorted to our Suite. On the door, a “Happy Anniversary” banner, inside, chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of good champagne on ice! The room was a junior oceanfront suite and was quite large with a patio to soak up those gorgeous Cabo views of the Sea of Cortez. We were starving at this point so we cleaned up and headed down to Vista Ballenas. We were greeted by Alma (who was around the entire time during our stay) Alma’s one the kindest, sweetest people you could ever hope to meet! This restaurant proved a staple during our stay as it was open the most and had A/C (2 of the other places to eat are outdoors and like I said before it was hot and humid). The food here was on point. You could tell that each and every dish was prepared with love. One tip here, don’t be afraid to ask if you can order off the menu. We were craving cheese enchiladas and they made it for us no problem. Since we were staying for a week I was a little nervous about the limited menu, but that wasn’t a problem. Our first night, like most, we overdid it a tad at the bar that evening. After all they don’t let your glass get half-empty before offering another adult beverage. The next morning I noticed that there were casitas below us with private plunge pools. I headed to the lobby to see if we could upgrade. After a little negotiation we agreed to move. They came up to assist us with the move and we were whisked off to our new home for the remainder of our stay. A 1500 square foot casita with 2 AC units, a huge bedroom and bathroom with private patio, a family room with a full size fridge, wet bar, couch another flat screen TV, a large glass table and another private patio! Up a spiral staircase and we had our own huge area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, and a private plunge pool. All of this a stone’s throw from the sand! Now we are truly in paradise! Now, let’s talk about service. You have 24/7 room service included. Anything you want is a phone call away! Most orders took less than 20 minutes. Want 6 shots of tequila, a bucket of ice, and some margarita mix. One call, and 15 minutes later BAM, it’s at your door! Craving a hamburger at 2AM to soak all that tequila up, no problem! Did I mention it’s all included? Awesome! The main bar is located just below the lobby and has a large variety of tequilas and cocktails available. My only complaint here would be that by American standards they close rather early. On a Saturday night it shut down a little before midnight. The service however was amazing! Adan was our bartender most of the time and made awesome drinks! One night they had a fire juggling act in the bar that was amazing, another night karaoke. Fun stuff!Adjacent to the bar you’ll find SAKKE, which is a teppanyaki, sushi style restaurant that is air conditioned, has a bar, and amazing food! My Wife even ate fresh ahi sashimi, a first! Everything we had was 5-star in this place. We ate there twice during our stay! They even brought us a couple of special rolls to try, which was cool. The fried ice cream for desert was “orgasmic!”Another restaurant on the property we didn’t expect to find was Pergola. Which is an outdoor, poolside restaurant that serves wood fired pizzas with amazing views! The giant handmade pizza oven is right there and the smells and the food coming out of it was amazing! A bar is also in Pergola for quick service. The seafood risotto changed the way I felt about risotto. It was full of seafood, very rich, and I found myself craving it each day we were there. There is also a 5-star French restaurant which I was told costs an additional $88 per person. We didn’t eat there however so I can’t say whether or not it’s good, but if it’s anything like the rest of the food, I’m sure it’s amazing!One thing I’d like to point out is that Los Marquis is NOT in Cabo, it’s actually about 30 min South of Cabo. At first I thought this was a bad thing, turned out it wasn’t. The area was well away from all the “hustle and bustle” of Cabo. We considered taking a taxi into Cabo one day, but we were so happy at Los Marquis we didn’t That being said, they did offer two nights where the activities manager (who’s a BIG dude) would take you bar hopping for a few hours. Both nights however we were already too tired (read inebriated) to partake, but it might be a good and safe option for most.Overall, I would have to say, that this was one of the best experiences we’ve ever had at a resort! Which says a lot considering how much we travel. As promised earlier, I want to take the time to fully explain the process of flying to Cabo so you know what to expect. Flying out of San Diego was a breeze. We have our TSA PreCheck, which I highly recommend you take the time to get if you fly these days. We raced right thru TSA and avoided the very long line for those without their PreCheck. Belts and shoes stayed on and before we knew it we were sitting in First Class with a cocktail in hand. A short 2 hour flight and we are landing in Cabo! No Jetways here, instead four crew members on the ground struggled to roll an old-school stairway up to our plane. We deplane onto the smoking hot tarmac and are “greeted” by uniformed airport personnel armed with really loud whistles wanting us to all walk a red line to immigration inside. Once inside you will feel like you are at the worst DMV in the World as you work thru the maze up to an immigration official. You now know you are NOT in the US anymore. On the plane you will fill out a form which is your travel visa. They will tear the bottom portion off and give it back to you. KEEP THIS WITH YOUR PASSPORT if you want an easy exit back to the US! I heard several people arguing because they had lost theirs and had to pay a $40 fee to be allowed to board the flight. After getting thru immigration you will get your luggage and proceed to customs. I’m an idiot and still smoke, first question was if we had any alcohol or tobacco. I told him that I had tobacco and he snapped at me and asked how many packs I had. I told him 6 or 7. “Well is it 6 or 7? How come you don’t know? I politely said 6 and he then said “Well then Senor, press the red button.” I eventually found out that the red button was simply a randomizer to determine whether you get to proceed or whether or not they are going to ransack thru your luggage. Luckily I got a green light, proceeded to put all our bags on yet another x-ray and then we were off to the next part. The next place you’ll find yourself is in an absolute madhouse of people trying to sell you timeshares, transportation or who knows what else! At this point, I’m hot, sweating, nervous, and confused. A guy at a counter that looks official see’s me as a good “mark” and approaches seeming to want to help. I explained that we were looking for Costco transportation and he so he scribbled some #’s on a piece of paper and told us that it would be $150 each US to get to our resort. I explained that we already paid for private transportation thru Costco and he still persisted. I grabbed the Wife and our luggage and walked away. He tried to follow us, but I ignored him. After all, I really, really like my kidneys and there was no way I was just going to get into anyone’s car and hope for the best! Now we are outside, it’s hot and very humid, and a gentleman that worked for the airport came up to me. I asked where was Costco and he got on the radio, told me “No problemo Senor” and to my amazement a new white Suburban with Los Marquis on the side pulled up, checked our paperwork and whisked us off to the resort. I gotta say, at the time, I was very frazzled! Now that I know what to do, I won’t be the next time around. I hope that my review helps you feel the same on your first visit to Cabo! Enjoy the excellent customer service, the food, and the views. Take lots of pictures!
We chose this hotel because of a good deal and because it was the slow season. During check-in we were upgraded to an oceanfront suite which was really great and increased our expectations, we had booked an ocean view which is a partial view, apparently, but all rooms have a view of the ocean anyway. Sadly, we had the worst luck staying at the same time as a group of 100/200 people (not sure because a guy said 100 and another said 200). There are three pools, two of them beautiful infinity pools, and you can’t swim in the ocean so more space in the pools is necessary when there’s this many people. People from the large group (8 or 10 of them at a time) constantly left their things on the lounge chairs since early in the morning and didn’t use them until past midday, when they were there they had their own little parties and were loud and hogged the waiters. On the third day of our stay all the lounge chairs from the main pool were removed since early in the morning for a private event for this group at 5:00 p.m., so this made space even scarcer. We could only use the pool calmly on our last day, which we think was also the day the large group left.Beyond our bother, all the staff, absolutely everyone were extremely nice and made us feel very welcome. And since we could not swim in the ocean or use the pools most days we constantly fled to our room and ordered a lot of food. We honestly didn’t know if asking the hotel to solve this would work and just asked at our check-out if we could have been upgraded to a private pool room. They said yes, but obviously it was too late. Elena offered her apologies after we detailed the issue in their mail survey.About the room: the hotel felt a bit old but they kept everything clean. The view from the room balcony was amazing! We had the greatest time watching the manta rays jumping in the ocean!!! We got almost everything an all-inclusive hotel could give us: cable TV, hair dryer, iron, a dock for our smartphone (iPhone), bathrobes and slippers, bath toiletries. Wi-Fi was always available and the room was very spacious with a tub. The only weird thing was the humidity in the room. If you left your balcony open for a long time you increased the humidity on your clothes and bedding and they felt wet. Pillows were okay but very used/flat. Tip: bring your favorite hair conditioner because the water from the pool and the humidity will mess your hair. The one from the hotel did not work for me at all.About the food and drinks: room service was fast, nice and precise, it is included and it was wonderful. I fell in love with the jericalla dessert. The mini bar was always replenished. We felt very spoiled with the morning coffee, tea and pastries delivered daily. Sakke restaurant dinner was also nice, they told us since we arrived that they had a 30 minute wait but that the bar service was a bit faster so we took it, the teppanyaki tables seemed fun. Food from Vista Ballenas restaurant was very good but it took some time to arrive, we mostly ate there because of the air conditioning (it was 32°C/90°F during some days and we couldn’t bare lunch outdoors!). The ceviches from Dos Mares were huge, the guacamole was also very good and fresh. The drinks were not the best because they tasted different depending on who prepared them, they only used fruit concentrate to flavor them and the alcohol was very strong. The banana walnut pound cake from Espresso Capuccino (the coffee shop) was excellent! Also the mini donuts. The coffee was pretty good there, better than the morning coffee we got in the room.Special congratulations on the staff, everyone was so nice! We were treated so well and felt so pampered (especially by room service!) that we quickly felt a bit less mad about not being able to use the pools.
Special thank you to Karla (manager), Adriana (Hostess), Juvencio and Jose (Servers)!! My wife and I spent a week at Marquis Los Cabos. We had breakfast and lunch several days at the Vista Ballenas Restaurant. Adriana and Karla addressed us by name each time and really made us feel welcome. On our last day, they surprised us with coming over to our table together and thanking us for choosing the hotel and wishing us safe travels home and offering a complimentary desert. Nice touch! Overall 5 Star Service. 4 Star Hotel. 3 Star Room. The room smelled very stale and musky. The bed was too fim for my liking. Otherwise, loved our stay! The service makes this place special.
The Marquis is a clean and well-manicured property. A little work to be done on the elevators, but nevertheless, it was a wonderful get away. What surprised me the most was the kindness and thoughtfulness of the staff, particularly the poolside staff and the staff at Vista Ballencis for morning breakfast. Adriana are hostess greeted us with a smile every morning, our servers were outstanding and I have never seen anyone work harder than Gabriel and the other poolside staff. My goodness.
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner gourmet dining options
- Domestic and premium drinks
- 24-hour room service
- In room liqueur selection
- Daily activities
- Special treat: In room dining will deliver every morning through the special niche your "Marquis Wakeup Coffee" (Coffee and sweet rolls)
- Bathrobes and slippers for all occupants
- Turn down service
- 235 Suites
- 1 Buffet and 4 a la Carte restaurants
- 3 Bars
- Snack bar
- 3 Pools
- Fitness centre
- Gift shops
- Car rental desk (fee)
- Conference facilities (fee)
- Medical services (fee)
- Internet (fee)
- Wedding facilities (fee)
- One king or two double beds
- View of the ocean
- Sitting area
- Private furnished ocean view terrace or patio
- Satellite TV
- Spacious bathroom with shower and hydro-massage bathtub
- Coffee/tea maker
- Internet (fee)
- Iron/ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Radio alarm clock with MP3 docking station
- CD player
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathrobes and slippers
- In-room safe
- Maximum occupancy of 3 adults
Resort Location Map
Marquis Los CabosLos Cabos,Mexico
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- Extra Info
Carretera Transpeninsular Km 21.5 Fraccionamiento Cabo Real, San Jose del Cabo 23400 Mexico
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