by Amanda Geronikos
The Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos All-Inclusive hardly looks or feels like a Holiday Inn, but offers the chain’s best-loved perks, including two pools, a children’s activity center, sports rentals (including bicycles), live entertainment and babysitting services. The hotel features Family Rooms with bunk beds, and connecting units are available.
Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos All-Inclusive is located right on the beach, and is just 15 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport.
Our Editor Loves
- Two outdoor pools
- Children's activity center
- Babysitting services
- All Inclusive Rates
- Children Programs
- Free Wi-Fi
This is a fairly large spread out resort at the tail end of the hotel strip.3 storeys high with elevators if needed. One section will have balconies, one will not. Some balconies are a concrete wall, some are with glass walls(better view) Some balconies are small , some are double the size even triple. The main floor facing the ocean looked appealing with hammocks.We stayed in the far left section on the third level near the "adult pool" nice and quiet with its own bar. The pool was heated and people were respectful and quiet. Beware....people come at 5:am and begin to reserve loungers with a towel and or a book. ..and there did appear to be a shortage of loungers at least at this pool and the main pool direct central from the lobby where all the action.music is. To the far left is the family/kids section and pool. Food is mediocre .The restaurant on the beach is best. Reserve as often as you can. The design of the hotel is like a maze of hallways and you will do a lot of walking if you are at the far ends of the hotel.It almost felt like an army barracks. The rooms are decent. Comfortable bed ,pillows way too firm for my liking. Good hot water pressure for showering and toilets flushed well. Safe worked fine. Maid service very good. The beach is huge and has coarse brown sand. Its at least 2 football fields walk to the ocean. Not swimmable, and cold. Front desk is always busy..there are 392 rooms here. Buses come in and out every few days. TIP: if you are coming by bus, get off first and sprint to the front desk for check in. Forget your suitcase.,as they will bring them in. ,or have your travelling partner look after them, otherwise you will wait in line for up to an hour as check in is SLOW. GET YOUR ROOM NUMBER EVEN IF IT IS NOT READY...TAKE THE KEY. Go look at the room asap as you may not like what you get. People are constantly changing their rooms daily due to disappointment in what they got. Some garden rooms actually face the ocean...so I think it is not worth paying extra for a ocean view room here. The beach/water is simply too far away. MY title of this review says it all. You get what your pay for. This is a 3 star property and a good "base camp to go see and tour San Jose and go on road trips.... not the place place to stay and lounge for a whole week. We ate out quite a bit. The restaurants in town are amazing. Check TripAdvisor's "Top Ten " list for restaurants....they are all very good.If you paid $1000 or less you got a bargain. You will not find anything else that low period. I spoke with some parents on how they liked the resort and a common complaint was that there was not enough selection for food for their kids. Bring peanut butter. Further there is no butter anywhere. Only margarine pats. Drinks are average for a 3 star...but excellent Mojitos.. and good beer. No top shelf here, no fresh fruit drinks or for blending. There is a smoothy bar set up in the morning though. It's good. You can use UBER here. But if you do you need to walk up the hill to get your ride. There is an ongoing feud between taxis and Uber and Uber drivers avoid coming to hotel lobby unless you can text them as soon as you book in spanish and give them your room # and name so the guard at the gate will let them in. Helps to tell the guard too. You will save a ton of money using Uber.Get the app. 45 peso to go into town. Would I come back here? Probably not , only if I was on a budget. Overall it really is a great value in comparison to anything else. Personally I like to swim right in front of the hotel and nice soft flour like sand. You cannot do that here. For that reason I will not return.
Great resort. Room was clean, safe and near the beach. Hotel staff were very helpful and trustworthy. Left our safe open one day and when we returned we checked after the room was cleaned, there was cash in there and nothing was missing! Thanks to their honestly. Only down fall was the food varieties. Most days were the same. Other that that we had a great time in the adult only pool.