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Solmar Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The first room I had was very smelly. The second room was better, but the resort has an overall dated feel to it.

Stayed at Solmar with an all-inclusive package for 6 nights. The all-inclusive is recommended, otherwise they have ridiculous prices for food/drinks. The room was clean, spacious, and housekeeping staff were excellent at cleaning daily. The food from the Tejaban restaurant was well prepared and seemed to be good quality. Waitstaff and hostess were all friendly, attentive, and accomodating. All drinks from the bar were weak and sugary. After the first day I started ordering extra side shots of liquor to pour into the mixed drinks I ordered and balance them out. Avoid the swimming pool. There was foamy scum and debris floating in it by the afternoon and evening. Also, it was very warm. You can take a free shuttle to the Playa Grande Hotel which has multiple very large, clean pools and an overall more pleasing and entertaining atmosphere with activities and games. You don't however receive free drinks there with your Solmar all inclusive. The worst part was the Grand Solmar resort next door, the main reason I would not come back to Solmar. The timeshare people constantly pressure you while walking around the entrance to take their tour/presentation. Our "tour" consisted of mediocre breakfast, an older American man who insulted Mexican laborers several times, and multiple pushy salesman. Don't come here to spend time on the beach, the Pacific is too rough for swimming and the resorts do everything they can to try to keep you off the beach.

Thet people incharged of sealing the time shares pressure and insist alot.. even after we said no...we had to hide from a lady every time we pass by the lobby..

Older but well maintained. Friendly staff and short walk to downtown. Great for budget travel.

Good place to stay for the price. They need more bars at the facility and a shuttle down the hill would have been nice.

Great place for wedding and all guests! We had a blast

Nice Hotel, great location , right on the beach. The staff was great

I was pleased with the grounds and the close proximity to ocean beauty. Disappointed my room didn't have a tv in the living room, and sofa was really worn. I spent a majority of our time on the go or down in the pool areas. I would. It let this deter you, as the property is great.

We had a wonderful, relaxing time at Solmar. Everyone is so nice and the service is excellent. We enjoyed the theme night buffets but also enjoyed quiet meals at the upper pool restaurant. We looked forward to waking up and enjoying our ocean view with morning coffee.

The hotel Solmar is in a great location love that the beach is free of vendors and the whale watching was top notch. There is only one restaurant, the breakfast was yummy and lots of variety available. Lunch by the pool was also good there is a sushi bar as well for lunch. Dinner was unimpressive lots of buffets, not my favorite. But the staff at restaurants and pool were wonderful Vanessa and Wifi especially! Oh there is an additional charge for wifi and is cut off early on your last day. We had to move our room mid trip which was a big pain no real reason it seemed to be a common practice here as some units are time shares and owners were coming. We asked to be near friends and was told not available then they had someone check next to them later that night! The administration were not helpful or very costumer friendly. Never gave us welcome package of beverages for our room frig after asking repeatedly. Wouldn't allow us to have late check out after the inconvenience of moving us. Would we visit again probably location was prime. And now knowing that the administration is not accomadating we know what to expect. The trip was inexpensive so that was a plus.

This is a great hotel for the following, Looking at the Pacific ocean but not going in. The currents are to strong on the pacific side. Relaxing by the pool, and great for access to the marina and down town. Its a 10 minute walk max to the marina and very safe. This is an old timeshare with a brand new one next to it. We did not do the all-inclusive but we did eat at the nicest restaurant at the new timeshare ( Grand Solmar) one night which was very good but expensive. Room was fine, nothing special, although it does take a while to get hot (pretty warm) water.

Cleaning personal was not as thorough as in the past. Restaurant and front desk people were helpful as always. Overall very good time in a beautiful area.

Very nice hotel. Enjoyed the open area where yhe pool and common area is. Great staff, very velpful and courteous.

This was my first stay at The Solmar and I WILL stay there again . The location is excellent being right on the Pacfic for whale watching and close walk to the Marina and to all town has to offer. The whole staff was the friendliest I have ever experienced in Cabo, they spoke even when encountered on a sidewalk after they were off work. My room was quite comfortable and with a small kitchen. My only complaint was the website had fitness room as an amenity located at Playa Grande but there is an $11 charge to use the facility. To me amenity is something that is something offered to guests to use at no charge. Like the pool, toiletries, and etc.

Visitors should be prepared for on site Time Share sales staff pushing presentations.

When we checked in, we got upgraded to Playa Grande due to Solmar being over-booked. The restaurants and food were delicious, the service was top notch, and the hotel was spacious and comfortable. It's spread out, so it requires a lot of walking, but it's beautiful. This would be my top choice. I couldn't have asked for a better stay.

Solmar is the best. It still has the "old Mexico" flavor which is why we like it so much. Rooms are large and clean, not very modern but that is why we like it. Beds are the best ever. The grounds are meticulously maintained. What keeps us coming back year after year is the Staff. It is the same staff each year and they are so kind and fun and they really make our stay enjoyable. They are attentive to our every need and remember us and welcome us back each year. The location is in walkable distance from the downtown marina activities, yet Solmar feels private and secluded, even though it is surrounded by its huge sister properties - the very modern Grand Solmar and Playa Granda. Breakfasts and lunches are very good, dinners are okay - they are doing three buffet night and one fajita night per week so that limits nights you can dine off the menu. Included drinks are okay, obviously not "top shelf" liquor, but that is okay with us. The one draw back that some might see is that you cannot swim in the ocean, as the resort is on the very dangerous Pacific Ocean side of the Baja. But we are not water people so that is okay with us. The whole experience is what we are looking for in a vacation, somewhere easy to stay, that is clean with attentive staff, that is close to downtown Cabo with pretty much guaranteed warm dry weather. We have been going for two weeks each year, next year we are going for three!!

Beautiful view and comfortable. Low key especially for adults

Pros: Nice staff very friendly. Nice surroundings and easy access to the night life if you don't mind a 10 minute walk around the Marina. If not there are taxis everywhere. The bars are easy to access and they make your drinks how you like. Loved the sushi cart I'm glad it was included and not extra. Cons: I purchased the ALL Inclusive along with this trip. I feel the name should be changed to just "Inclusive" because the "ALL" was not available. Everything else that would be included with "ALL" was being offered for extra fees. The Inclusive program was limited only from 7am till 10pm. Wifi was offered for an additional fee. Room food service was for additional fees. My fridge was never stocked with beverages. They did offer water bottles in the room on the dining table for.. yep you guessed it extra fees. When you sit down to eat during the daytime, beee ready for flying visitors. I didn't nor did I see anyone get stung but beee ready. There were like 10 bees near the poolbar but they didn't bother the bartenders. I was served a Mojito with a side of 2 bees in it. No biggie they just made me another. Some drinks you have to pay extra fees for, so make sure you ask if its with the inclusive program. Some food on the menu you have to pay extra for so again ask if its included. Its a hassle to have to keep asking whats included and whats cost extra fees. I stayed at a different resort last time and didn't have all inclusive issues. All Inclusive meant no questions needed.

The Hotel was nice. It is right on the beach with very nice views. The only negative was taking the tour of the Grand Solmar and wishing I had stayed at their newer property. The staff was attentive to our needs and helped with everything possible. The complimentary breakfast that came with the room hit the spot in the morning after heavy drinking and partying. Housekeeping made sure my room was attended to everyday with no complaints. Just make sure you don't leave any food open on the counters because the ants come out of nowhere.

Avenida Solmar #1 Cabo San Lucas BCS

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Land's End and The Arch
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Marina, Solmar Resort is next to popular attractions like Land's End and The Arch. This 100-room, 3.5-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a full-service spa. Lover's Beach and Solmar Beach are a short walk away.


Dining

There are multiple options for onsite dining with 3 restaurants, including El Tejaban, which specializes in Mexican cuisine. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 100 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchenettes and balconies or patios. LED TVs come with satellite channels, and WiFi keeps guests connected. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and safes are also standard.


Property features

Solmar Resort features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. You can take advantage of free valet parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 42.00 per person roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and an outdoor tennis court.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Solmar Resort

Everyone (22) Couples (89) Business (1) Family (29) Friends (15) Other (14)
3
Everyone

The first room I had was very smelly. The second room was better, but the resort has an overall dated feel to it.

By on Oct 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 16, 2017

Dear Sir / Madam; Thank you for taking your time to express your comments, I have shared them with the rest of the team. Your comments are very important for us in order to improve our services and fulfill your expectations. We appreciate your visit and hope to greet you here again as our guest soon. Our best regards!

3

great service staff, annoying timeshare people

Everyone

Stayed at Solmar with an all-inclusive package for 6 nights. The all-inclusive is recommended, otherwise they have ridiculous prices for food/drinks. The room was clean, spacious, and housekeeping staff were excellent at cleaning daily. The food from the Tejaban restaurant was well prepared and seemed to be good quality. Waitstaff and hostess were all friendly, attentive, and accomodating. All drinks from the bar were weak and sugary. After the first day I started ordering extra side shots of liquor to pour into the mixed drinks I ordered and balance them out. Avoid the swimming pool. There was foamy scum and debris floating in it by the afternoon and evening. Also, it was very warm. You can take a free shuttle to the Playa Grande Hotel which has multiple very large, clean pools and an overall more pleasing and entertaining atmosphere with activities and games. You don't however receive free drinks there with your Solmar all inclusive. The worst part was the Grand Solmar resort next door, the main reason I would not come back to Solmar. The timeshare people constantly pressure you while walking around the entrance to take their tour/presentation. Our "tour" consisted of mediocre breakfast, an older American man who insulted Mexican laborers several times, and multiple pushy salesman. Don't come here to spend time on the beach, the Pacific is too rough for swimming and the resorts do everything they can to try to keep you off the beach.

By , from San Diego on Sep 21, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 27, 2017

Dear Mr. Scott; Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your comments. I apologize if your experience at our resort was not what you expected it would be. I have shared your comments with our Sales Director so he can change the approach with our clients. Please contact me on your next trip to Cabo and I will do my best to make your experience totally opposite to that described. Sincerely Luis Alvarez General manager

4

time share pressure and push..my only complaint..

Everyone

Thet people incharged of sealing the time shares pressure and insist alot.. even after we said no...we had to hide from a lady every time we pass by the lobby..

By , from CA on Aug 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 15, 2017

Dear Mr. Bertin; Thank you for taking your time to share your comments, I have shared them with my marketing director in order to improve the approaching with our customers. By the other side, we are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your vacation. Thank you for your four points in your service’s evaluation. It will be our pleasure to welcoming you back in the short future. Our best regards!

4
Everyone

Older but well maintained. Friendly staff and short walk to downtown. Great for budget travel.

By on Jun 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 29, 2017

Dear Sir / Madam; Thank you for taking your time to share your comments, it is our pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your stay and the friendly service from our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the short future. Warm regards!

4

it's all right.

Everyone

Good place to stay for the price. They need more bars at the facility and a shuttle down the hill would have been nice.

By on Apr 30, 2017

Review comment responded on May 2, 2017

Dear Sir. / Madam; We are pleased to know you have enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for your suggestions, we´ll follow up them. Please come back soon, it will be our pleasure to greet you here again. Our best regards!

4

nice hotel close to beach

Everyone

Great place for wedding and all guests! We had a blast

By on Apr 29, 2017

Review comment responded on May 2, 2017

Dear Sir. / Madam; All of us appreciate your patronage very much. We feel honored for having host you and your family in such special occasion. It´ll be our pleasure to greet you here again as our guest in the short future to continue pampering you as you deserve. Our best regards!

5

nice hotel on the beach

Everyone

Nice Hotel, great location , right on the beach. The staff was great

By on Apr 25, 2017

Review comment responded on May 2, 2017

Dear Sir. / Madam; We appreciate your kindly comments very much, it is rewarding for us to know you have enjoyed your vacations. It will be our pleasure to greet you here again as our guest in the near future. Warm greetings!!

4

i really enjoy the location.

Everyone

I was pleased with the grounds and the close proximity to ocean beauty. Disappointed my room didn't have a tv in the living room, and sofa was really worn. I spent a majority of our time on the go or down in the pool areas. I would. It let this deter you, as the property is great.

By on Apr 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 22, 2017

Dear Sir. / Madam; Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your comments, we truly appreciate them since they help us to improve. By the other side, we are glad to know that you have enjoyed your holidays and our privileged location. Thank you again for your feedback, we´ll work hard to full fill your expectations. Our best regards!

5
Couples

We had a wonderful, relaxing time at Solmar. Everyone is so nice and the service is excellent. We enjoyed the theme night buffets but also enjoyed quiet meals at the upper pool restaurant. We looked forward to waking up and enjoying our ocean view with morning coffee.

By on Mar 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 31, 2017

Dear Sir. / Madam; Thank you very much for your kindly comments. It is our pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your vacation and the service from our team. It will be an honor to greet you here again as our guest to continue pampering you as you deserve. Warm regards!

3

good inexpensive but lacking

Everyone
Grounds

The hotel Solmar is in a great location love that the beach is free of vendors and the whale watching was top notch. There is only one restaurant, the breakfast was yummy and lots of variety available. Lunch by the pool was also good there is a sushi bar as well for lunch. Dinner was unimpressive lots of buffets, not my favorite. But the staff at restaurants and pool were wonderful Vanessa and Wifi especially! Oh there is an additional charge for wifi and is cut off early on your last day. We had to move our room mid trip which was a big pain no real reason it seemed to be a common practice here as some units are time shares and owners were coming. We asked to be near friends and was told not available then they had someone check next to them later that night! The administration were not helpful or very costumer friendly. Never gave us welcome package of beverages for our room frig after asking repeatedly. Wouldn't allow us to have late check out after the inconvenience of moving us. Would we visit again probably location was prime. And now knowing that the administration is not accomadating we know what to expect. The trip was inexpensive so that was a plus.

By , from Colorado on Mar 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 11, 2017

Dear customer; We would like to thank you for taking your time to share your experience. I am sorry to know your stay wasn´t according to your expectations. Certainly, we had some issues with availability nevertheless according to our records our clerks offered you a free upgrade since your arrival because of that. The package you have purchased did not include the welcome bar, I am afraid our staff did not explain this to you on time. Thank you very much for the positives about our secluded location and the customer service from our staff at the restaurant and pools. We would love to have a new opportunity to welcome you and do everything possible to change your point of view about us. Cordially Luis Alvarez G.M.