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We were charged $30.00 per day per person for breakfast. Then when we get to the restaurant for breakfast we find out it only includes the continental breakfast that is 15.00 in the menu. No substitutions! If your kids don't like eggs, you can't get pancakes or bacon without additional fees!Plan to spend $28.00 min. for Fajitas.Living room Air conditioning didn't work. Watch out for $13.00 wi fi charges. We paid in cash per day and then at checkout they insisted we still owed for it. Our 3 night stay there for 2 rooms totaled over $1500.00 in lodging alone. And no room charges are allowed. You need to have a credit card and I'd with you at all times. HUGE PAIN if you have kids that want to eat or drink with out you present.
My husband and I took the opportunity to come here while our son went to Washington D.C. with Grandma over Spring Break. I found a deal on Groupon, we stayed 4 nights, 3/20-3/34. I was expecting it to be a nightmare but was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't that bad--there were a few Spring Breakers (they turned lobster red, that was fun to watch--hey guys, use sunscreen!). Overall we had an awesome time and will definitely return. Food was good, we are not vegans or gluten-free. If you're picky, pack your own food, jeesh. My husband couldn't believe it was 'all inclusive' but yes, it was. He drank beer the whole time (Dos Equis, Tecate) bc he was paranoid about me telling him not to drink the tap water; I indulged in Pina Coladas, Margaritas, etc. We never got sick (but I'm an RN so I pack a pharmacy anyway). Just ask for bottles of water and stock up so you can brush your teeth (and um, drink water?). Excellent breakfast. Lunch was sushi; the sushi menu lists the ingredients so if you don't like cream cheese, just ask for the rolls without cream cheese! Quesadillas from pool snack menu were good. We mainly lounged by the pool the whole time, nice swim-up bar, attentive staff--shout out to Susana, such a hard worker! Just sign the tickets and don't trip out-bring a bunch of small bills (1s, 5s, 10s) they go a long way. It says tips are included but...i think they are always appreciated. I just can't figure out pesos (and we had no pesos the whole trip anyway-US dollars and credit cards are accepted everywhere).Rooms-our room was 2292. 2nd floor, ocean view, close to everything. I was thinking it would be nice to be closer to the pool but the Spring Breakers were there (like 10 to a room it seemed) howling all night long and we were happy to not be near them. The rooms are, what? Old and funky? Traditional Mexican style? Tiles in the bathroom. We liked it! No ants. They were clean. TV didn't work that great-lines on every channel except basketball which was all hubby needed. Besides I don't think you go to Cabo to spend all your time in the room watching TV, right? If you do then find something 'Grand', like next door. It served it's purpose. We were comfortable. The water was inconsistent the first night-hot then cold then warm then hot-it actually felt good on my sunburned skin. Hubby thinks it's just older plumbing and takes longer for the water to heat up. I left a $2 tip for the maid and I kid you not the water was HOT the remainder of our stay. Hmm...Yes the ocean is too rough to swim in but is a nice walk in the morning watching the huge waves crashing. They have staff to warn you & take down your room # so they can keep track of the dumb drunk americanos. We tried the hike over the rocks to Divorce/Lover's Beach but LB was closed due to rough surf. Oh well, next time.We had dinner in town at a friend's recommendation: Mi Casa, Pancho's, Solomon's, and last but not least The Office on The Beach. I think my favorite was Pancho's. I had lobster and we did tequila tasting. Mi Casa is fun atmosphere, good food. Solomon's is fun to people watch at the Marina (Marina is 10 minute walk, yes a small hill but it helps burn all those calories from drinking and eating all day!). Office on the Beach is where the party was at, my husband even asked me at one point if the Solmar was the retirement community (LOL) in other words it was nice and QUIET during Spring Break, which is just what we needed-somewhere to wind down and decompress from life's daily grind. Hubby napped every afternoon by the pool he was so relaxed (or drunk? idk) In terms of activities we only did the lunch snorkel trip on the Cabo Rey. Meh. Visibility sucked. Highlight was seeing El Arco and a baby humpback whale breaching on the way. We chose this place because we didn't want to be near kids (bc we would miss our son!) and we traveled as a couple. I think we saw like 2 infants the whole time we were there. The Spring Breakers were louder than anyone but that's to be expected. They give you good directions for the shuttle to and from the airport--was very helpful to be warned about the Time Share people, they were super aggressive and some even went to grab my suitcase pretending to be our shuttle driver! Hubby is 6'6" so they backed off. Hold on to your luggage! And follow the directions they give you. I was somewhat annoyed that before we could get to our room the "Activities" person masquerading as the concierge was trying to talk us into a timeshare-we were there for such a short time, honestly, 1.5 hrs of our time wasn't worth it for a cheaper couples massage. I booked our own activity (Cabo Rey is 2-for-1 if you book 5 days advance online). We said no politely several times and that was it. No more requests for Time Share presentations. Yay.Bring something to cover your fluorescent green wristband while walking in town or everyone knows you are at the Solmar. I brought hair ties to cover mine; hubby didn't believe me when I told him the warnings from other reviewers; he ended up having to walk around with his hand in his pocket to avoid vendors. Overall the Solmar was just what we needed and we were very happy with our short stay. Next time we go to Cabo we will definitely try to come back. Thanks Solmar! Adios Amigos
So disappointed. This resort has gone downhill. When I wanted to book a couple of extra days before moving over to my 1br at Grand Solmar we were really treated pretty shabbily. I used to love this place... 1. Got a lousy room: A miniscule patio that had a view of the privacy wall between resorts (REALLY?!), DARK ( overshadowed by the 6 story building at Grand Solmar), and NOISY. At $125 a night for the "owners' rate",I at least expected a patio with a garden view and QUIET at night. 2. I Called down to please get an extra blanket and pillow and they never brought them.3.I used to own at this resort and loved walking outside at ground level, loved the courteous staff ( Not any more- except at reception), and I loved being able to walk to the beach without being treated as if I had no business being there by (some) of Grand Solmar's beach patrollers. 4. The food is AWFUL. And the staff at the upper restaurant/bar could not have cared less about serving us. I hate that we were paying guests who interrupted their soccer game, but show some class and act like your guests actually matter.5. I have been coming to Solmar for almost 15 years and have NEVER been so disappointed in the lack of care at this property. They use the "Beach Club" to "hook" buyers at the other resorts, but if this is how guests are treated, you have a pretty good idea why people have such a low opinion of this resort. I used to refer friends here as a nice, moderately priced hotel. Not any more.
My husband and I took a little vacation to Mexico with our 6 month old baby. The hotel was right on the beach which was not recommended for swimming but it didn't bother us at all. Nice and quiet hotel with clean rooms. We did not get food inclusive package which I think was ok as it gave us chance to eat at other places. Marina was at walking distance from there. Just the hotel restaurant service didn't please us much. Staff was nice and friendly. If you like crowded places then you might be disappointed as its much on quieter side.
Every employee was very friendly and helpful! We especially enjoyed being welcomed by Marguerite in the main dining room. Immediately next door is the more luxury partner resort and all the amenities except food are available for use which we appreciated. We were very satisfied with our accommodations,
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
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
- Welcome cocktail
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Sushi bar/snack bar
- Domestic cocktails
- Activities program
- Use of Fitness facilities at Playa Grande
- Tennis courts access at Playa Grande (under reservation)
- 10% discount in nearby restaurants; Romeo & Juliet or Hacienda Coyote
- Use of facilities at Quinta Del Sol, by Solmar
- 100 rooms
- 2 Pools
- Tennis court
- Spa (fee)
- Laundry service
- Golf course nearby
- Business center
- Meeting rooms/Conference facility
- Concierge service
- King Bed
- Sofa bed
- Air conditioning
- Ironing Board/Iron
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Alarm clock radio
- In room safe/safety deposit box
- Mini refrigerator stocked with water, beers and soft drinks on the first day of arrival (Extra re-fill available at an extra charge)
- Patio or balcony
- Coffee maker
- Rooms located in the first and second floor
- Max occupancy: 3, or 2 adults and 2 children
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Solmar ResortLos Cabos,Mexico
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Av. Solmar #1 Col. Centro, Cabo San Lucas 23450 Mexico
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