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Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Food was horrible for the most part. Not many options at all. All closed at 9:30pm. No elevators so your left to catty ur bags up 20 flights of stairs. I stayed at Pueblo Bonito before and I will be going back!

Pro: Larger Hotel, Decent Food, Fair room pricing Cons: Hotel is too big-requires a LOT of walking, No bathroom by pool so don't wait too long. Staff is NOT friendly at all, entertainment is NOT good. Beware of the beach as the Natives are too Agressive trying to sell things including Drugs. Gift shops are way over priced. Orbitz advertised "Garden View" was actually Construction, dead trees & grass

Upon my arrival I was greeted and checked in promptly. However it was early in the morning and I had missed breakfast from flying in and not told about where to get lunch at the hotel. I was told that they were not open yet and I would have to wait to get food. I was not given a map of the hotel. So I sat and waited forever till I decided to grab my swimsuit out of my suitcase and change until lunch opened. When checking in I had to argue to get 2 room keys since I was not alone in my room and my room mate needed her own key. I was not given directions of where my room was and had to haul all my luggage across the whole hotel trying to find my room. I was not told to go early at the steakhouse if you want to eat and when I showed up I was told theywere full even though the restaurant how hardly had people in it. I then ate dinner at the buffet and was very disappointed with the food there. On Cinco de Mayo (Friday) A cold water line went out and there was only scolding hot water to shower in, so I use washcloths to bath. The toilet would not flush due to the cold water being out. When I addressed the staff they seemed to not care. My phone would not reach the front desk it was a house phone not a hotel phone. I had to walk all the way to the front desk to even address the issue. The comforter on the bed was more of a blanket and had a cigarette burn in it. There was only two pillows and they were not comfortable I slept hoTrimble.

Great location, friendly, helpful, and hardworking staff.

Visited Riu Santa Fe with a couple of guys, we wanted to party, mix in a little adventure and of course relax. Riu Santa Fe had it all. Right on the beach, with an awesome "party pool" it was a perfect combo. Plus with the city just a 20 min walk or 10 min taxi away it was just right for us. If you're looking to have a party, and have some good R&R. Met numerous people of all ages, and had a great time.

Very disappointed! Can't believe there was no wait staff by the pool. Doors and walls are paper thin - you could hear everything outside the halls. The bedding was terrible- like sleeping on sandpaper- get some new sheets! I had one night of good sleep out of 6. Food was terrible!

We stayed here for 5 days and stayed in the building back behind the Last Mision restaurant and it was very peaceful, no noise from the late night partiers.. I would recommend to stay there if your looking for quite at night. The resort is on the beach but you can't get in the water from here it's to dangerous only negative I would say. The food was good and plenty to choose from the staff was very friendly and willing to help .

Nice place! Beds were hard ! Staff was friendly. Close to the beach

Very nice would return to this hotel! I have nothing bad to say about this hotel

We had an amazing vacation here. The grounds were very clean and very beautiful. Delicious food, plenty of places to quench your thirst, and access to local attractions on site. There were fun, upbeat places and calm, relaxing places. Like the title says, what more could you ask for?

great place to stay I definitely recommend it the food was really good great views and the grounds were very clean ...the only downside to me was the beds are a little uncomfortable and the rooms can be a little warm.

This is the second time i have been to this hotel. The first time was great, but this time i noticed a trend to the downside which probably due to the changes to Cabo in general. In Cabo stores are shutting down and the military is all over the place. First off i paid for an ocean view but the the front desk clerk insisted i didn't have one and said take it up with Orbitz, which is short for "it sucks to be you". I got the manager involved and things were straightened out. The room which was visually okay had some flaws 1. there was no hot water, 2. the safe battery went dead, 3. the room was way to cold even the air conditioner shut off and 4. the coffee machine was replace by 4 bottles of hard liquor. I guess the people coming to this hotel is changing so they are accommodating the hard partying group. The facilities are deteriorating the pool losing tile which is not being replace or replaced with a slop job which is worse then a missing tile. The beach has eroded to the point where there is a steep cliff to reach the water and then you are knocked over by the large waves. Its is fun for kids but parents have to watch their kids defeats the point of a relaxing vacation. On arrival one of the workers mentioned that if you want to go swimming going to a neighboring hotel closer to Cabo would be a better idea.

I booked the Santa Fe but got upgraded to the Palace next door. Huge upgrade. I did visit the Santa Fe, and it is a nice hotel. The grounds are clean, and it's definitely a party place, but not near as dramatic as other reviews might state. It's a large, moderately priced resort so it should be expected that young groups will go.

The view was terrible and the maids don't understand a word u ask them.

We enjoyed staying here the all inclusive package made sense. The service was superb in nearly all restaurants, at the bar and at hotel reception. Our room as promised had a good view but it was a bit dated. The bathroom sink had a crack and the tissue holder keeps falling off. Minor things but can cause accident good thing we didn't have kids. The other suggestion we have is to keep the horses on the beach and all the merchants farther away from the guests lounging and staying on the beach to ensure peace and quiet. The horses urine make the sand smelly and the merchants approach you constantly. I did some shopping but don't want to bargain constantly and daily.

Good experience w/ mostly everything. food was great. Staff were all excellent. Just need to have more room for the restaurants-wait time too long. Location was great. We walked the beach everyday. The kids went swimming and had a lot of fun. The evening shows were good-just turn down the volume a bit so we can actually hear the music. Only other comment would be to limit the area where people can smoke outside. We were disappointed to have all the smokers hanging around the pools everywhere without any care-discarding their cigarettes buds and ash on the floor and in the air, smoking where the kids are playing.

Awesome trip, everything was wonderful. Great weather, scenery and fishing was excellent also.

The room bar and beverage from the fridge were not replaced for half of my stay. Either way, you can get plenty of drinks at the pool bars. But it’s nice to know that you are noticed, even you forgot the tip the guy in charge with the drinks.

My experience was not very good at this resort. Rooms are old and beds are very uncomfortable. Mattress was spring based which gave both me and my wife back aches. It was very noisy as we were located right by the pool, which I can't blame the resort. I would not recommend this hotel specially during spring Break if you are going as a family and want a little quite time. We were up all night as kids will come back from partying 3-4 in the morning. They will play loud music and bang on the doors as half of them will come late. Nothing special about the food. It was same during our 7 day trip. Breakfast was ok but lunch and dinner was aweful. Experienced an encounter with a bad waiter who I feel like didn't want to serve us. Hotel is very close to top spots. Entertainment guys were good. Weather was cold make sure to check low temperature when going to Cabo as water gets super cold over night and high 70.s was not high enough to warm the water till 3 in the afternoon.

Food is good, lots of choices but everyone shows up at 6:30 when they open for dinner. I would like an earlier opening to accommodate more versitile hours. This is a very large property so expect to walk. Pools are clean and beautiful but no pool side service. Swim up bars are close by. Also, no bathrooms close to the pools. The pools by the beach are a great location but they were dominated by loud, drunk, inconsiderate of others, spring break college students. The staff does a great job cleaning up after them, though they should not have to. Cups, limes and mint from drinks were removed by staff a few times a day. 5 times the brainless woke us up at 2 am thinking it was their room. That is more comentery on the college kids then the hotel. Location is good and close to town. $20 cab ride or walk toward the highway and catch a bus. We went fishing for snapper and caught 50 for 5 fisherman. The front desk had the chef cook a few up for us and did a great job.

Bahia Cabo san Lucas KM 4.5 Cabo San Lucas BCS

Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like The Arch and Land's End. This 902-room, 3.5-star resort has 5 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 5 restaurants. It's on the beach and also near Lover's Beach and Puerto Paraiso Mall.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. There are ample dining options with 5 onsite restaurants, including La Baja California, which has garden views.


Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive's 902 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, minibars, and free bottled water. Guests can expect WiFi and 27-inch TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include ceiling fans, laptop-compatible safes, and phones.

Rooms


Guests of Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive have access to a full-service spa, 5 outdoor pools, and a nightclub. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a children's pool, a health club, and a spa tub.

Property features

Room options

Standard Ocean View

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite Jacuzzi

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Habitacion Estandar

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive

Everyone (98) Couples (434) Business (8) Family (196) Friends (200) Other (38)
3

view was of a dirt lot. awful!

Everyone

Food was horrible for the most part. Not many options at all. All closed at 9:30pm. No elevators so your left to catty ur bags up 20 flights of stairs. I stayed at Pueblo Bonito before and I will be going back!

By on May 21, 2017

2
Everyone
Garden View Garden View

Pro: Larger Hotel, Decent Food, Fair room pricing Cons: Hotel is too big-requires a LOT of walking, No bathroom by pool so don't wait too long. Staff is NOT friendly at all, entertainment is NOT good. Beware of the beach as the Natives are too Agressive trying to sell things including Drugs. Gift shops are way over priced. Orbitz advertised "Garden View" was actually Construction, dead trees & grass

By on May 14, 2017

2

hotel on the beach if the hotel has cared about

Everyone

Upon my arrival I was greeted and checked in promptly. However it was early in the morning and I had missed breakfast from flying in and not told about where to get lunch at the hotel. I was told that they were not open yet and I would have to wait to get food. I was not given a map of the hotel. So I sat and waited forever till I decided to grab my swimsuit out of my suitcase and change until lunch opened. When checking in I had to argue to get 2 room keys since I was not alone in my room and my room mate needed her own key. I was not given directions of where my room was and had to haul all my luggage across the whole hotel trying to find my room. I was not told to go early at the steakhouse if you want to eat and when I showed up I was told theywere full even though the restaurant how hardly had people in it. I then ate dinner at the buffet and was very disappointed with the food there. On Cinco de Mayo (Friday) A cold water line went out and there was only scolding hot water to shower in, so I use washcloths to bath. The toilet would not flush due to the cold water being out. When I addressed the staff they seemed to not care. My phone would not reach the front desk it was a house phone not a hotel phone. I had to walk all the way to the front desk to even address the issue. The comforter on the bed was more of a blanket and had a cigarette burn in it. There was only two pillows and they were not comfortable I slept hoTrimble.

By , from g. texas on May 10, 2017

5
Everyone

Great location, friendly, helpful, and hardworking staff.

By , from Boston on May 10, 2017

5

exactly what we were looking for!

Everyone

Visited Riu Santa Fe with a couple of guys, we wanted to party, mix in a little adventure and of course relax. Riu Santa Fe had it all. Right on the beach, with an awesome "party pool" it was a perfect combo. Plus with the city just a 20 min walk or 10 min taxi away it was just right for us. If you're looking to have a party, and have some good R&R. Met numerous people of all ages, and had a great time.

By , from Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 9, 2017

2
Everyone

Very disappointed! Can't believe there was no wait staff by the pool. Doors and walls are paper thin - you could hear everything outside the halls. The bedding was terrible- like sleeping on sandpaper- get some new sheets! I had one night of good sleep out of 6. Food was terrible!

By on May 6, 2017

4

relaxing

Everyone
Sailing dinner Dessert from the Baja California buffet at Riu View from La Mision at Riu

We stayed here for 5 days and stayed in the building back behind the Last Mision restaurant and it was very peaceful, no noise from the late night partiers.. I would recommend to stay there if your looking for quite at night. The resort is on the beach but you can't get in the water from here it's to dangerous only negative I would say. The food was good and plenty to choose from the staff was very friendly and willing to help .

By on Apr 25, 2017

5

good bang for you$$

Everyone

Nice place! Beds were hard ! Staff was friendly. Close to the beach

By on Apr 22, 2017

5

good location

Everyone

Very nice would return to this hotel! I have nothing bad to say about this hotel

By on Apr 20, 2017

5

what more could you ask for?

Everyone

We had an amazing vacation here. The grounds were very clean and very beautiful. Delicious food, plenty of places to quench your thirst, and access to local attractions on site. There were fun, upbeat places and calm, relaxing places. Like the title says, what more could you ask for?

By on Apr 19, 2017