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Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

LOVED THE HOTEL BUT IT WAS SO EXPENSIVE, I DEFINITELY WASNT EXPEXTING SUCH A HUGE BILL AT CHECKOUT TIME!

Besides the initial "time share pitch", it was a beautiful and wonderful stay. Great restaurant choices/variety, great pool with service (villa Del Arco happy hour is only an hour which could be stretched to two), pool chairs and towels available by pool or ocean, large spacious rooms. Amazing bathtub!!! You can walk along the beach to get to town, or a $9 taxi to downtown area. We will be back again!

Just a great Place, have been going to Cabo for over 20 years. This now is our first choice of all resorts. Thank you Steve & D from Oregon

Would definitely do it again. Was promoted as all inclusive but was not. Must have missed the small print that said all inclusive (available). Overall a great experience.

Staff is rude hidden charges can't bring friends to the hotel awful so many other places to stay

Nice hotel but majority of the elevators were out of service. Arrived to hotel at 130 and was able to get my all inclusive wrist band but had to wait until after 4 for my room key, wouldn't even let me at 345 not impressed with that. And with all inclusive there were certain surcharges, like room service was $2 delivery each order but food free. And fridge was not stocked not even coffee maker.

It was a great experience only downfall is they push the time share thing

It was a clean, safe, fun hotel. The pool and facilities were great. The staff was very attentive and welcoming. The nachos were the best! Beach was awesome but the vendors were overbearing and there is no rest from their relentless hawking of their goods. Avoid the time share presentation at all costs.

What a fantastic resort! From start to finish, it was truly fantastic. We had read reviews that you get dragged into time share presentations and they won't leave you alone etc etc etc all for a free, glass bottom boat tour - the glass bottom boat tour is $10 per person (tops). save yourself the moaning and say no to the presentation! We declined the very polite invitation to the time share presentation, and that was literally the last we heard of it. We were on the all-inclusive, which is a must have. small issue is that you have to sign for everything that you get, all the time - but if you're sitting round the pool, you have one server all day and he runs a tab for you so you only have to sign once. All the staff are fantastic though, they are attentive, friendly and want to be there. The food on the all-inclusive was incredible. The Neptune restaurant was our favorite, amazing views and the food / drinks to match. El Patron was also up there. We didn't manage to try the ones at Palmar as we couldn't leave those two restaurants. If you want a relaxing break with breathtaking views, excellent food / drinks, this is the place. The entire hotel, including the bathrooms surrounding the pool area were kept spotless at all times. The maids do a wonderful job. Wifi is temperamental in the rooms and doesn't work at all in the gym. One thing I have to mention is the sun lounger reserving - to get a sun lounging in the morning, you have to be up at 6 30am to get one. If you want a good position ie. facing the beach you have to be up at 5am to reserve. Don't believe the note they hotel gives you about no reserving sunbeds - first two days were not in a great position round the pool, and then we clocked on!

The hotel was nice, good location, but the service was really poor. Very disappointed for the money paid.

hotel was even better than we expected -- great value, good food, great shuttle into town or the two sister hotels, staff very friendly, yummy goodies in the room

The location is amazing. Can walk or take a short cab ride anywhere. The restaurants were very good and staff very friendly and helpful.

If you are looking for complete quiet in a good location, (swimming beach, 20 min. walk to town) this could be right for you. We booked last minute for New Years week. Our room was large, with large patio. Could not turn off air conditioning at night. Our family found the hotel and pool quite boring. All of the activities and amenities are a trolley ride away at the less expensive Villa Mirmar. We did go to the time share presentation, which from start to finish is 3 hours not an hour and a half. You are handed off to 9 people, they get very aggressive in the last hour, but honestly the program is not worth it, and with all the great hotels in Cabo, don't waist your time or money in this lackluster place!

We booked last minute and were just happy to find a hotel in the location we wanted. To our surprise, Villa Del Arco was absolutely amazing. Clean, beautiful pools, great food and fantastic staff. We're already looking to go back.

It's true what the reviews say, they will try to really sell you on the timeshare. We gave in and went to the presentation. The only thing good that came from it were the free excursions. We would probably stay somewhere else next time.

We stayed 4 nights and 5 days and left on Monday, September 1st. I’ll try to break down my review into separate pieces and will list them in no particular order. We purchased the all-inclusive package and were not there as time-share owners. Location – The location is excellent. It’s on a swimmable beach and walking distance from the marina and a lively entertainment area. The beach directly in front of the resort is quiet, but there are vendors there. The lounge area is roped off so you will not be approached while you’re relaxing, but you will encounter them as you walk to the beach. They are not high pressure, but there are several of them at any given time. Just say ‘no thank you’ and keep walking and you should be fine. I would rate it 4 stars. Food – Food seemed to be well received by everyone in our party. We ate at 3 of the Villa restaurants; El Faro and El Patron at del Arco, and Bella California at Palmar. As all-inclusive patrons, you have access to both Villa del Arco and Villa del Palmar, which is a short walk or trolley ride away. The only complaint we had was the service was slow at both El Faro and Bella California. I would sit aside 2+ hours for a meal. Bella California was close to three hours. I would rate it 3.5 stars. Service – I was a bit disappointed in the service. I visited Villa del Palmar in PV last year and I thought the service there was clearly better than the Villa del Arco in Cabo. As mentioned above, the service in the restaurants was generally slow. The service around the pool was spotty and the wait staff was generally not as welcoming. I had several great experiences and several not-so-great experiences. It was a mixed bag. I would rate it 3 stars for service. Beach – The water is clear and a great temperature this time of year. It drops off quickly and is probably 6’ deep within 10 yards of walking in. The current can be strong but as long as you’re away from the breakline on the shore, you will be fine, though you will be treading water. We swam daily and loved it. The sand is a little coarse so you may need shoes if you plan on walking the shoreline. The beach is free of seaweed. I would rate it 4 stars. Rooms – Rooms were very nice. We booked a small suite and ended up with a larger suite. Well appointed. Everything you need. Comfortable. AC works well, though the plumbing can be a challenge. Large balconies. Very clean. 4.5 stars. Spa – My wife and a friend purchased massages there and said they were magnificent. 4.5 stars. Appearance – one of the upsides of the constant timeshare presentations is that the resort needs to be presentable at all times. And it is. The grounds, landscaping, pool, etc…were all well-manicured and in nice shape. When you walk out of the glass doors towards the pool you’re immediately greeted with that great view of the “mountains” meeting the ocean in the distant. 4.5 stars. Gym – Fantastic gym. Everything you need. 4.5 stars. Wifi – 0 stars. I understand it is status quo for resorts and hotels to charge for wifi, but the Villa group needs to move beyond that. Bake that into the price of my room if you need to. The last thing you want to feel when you arrive at a resort is being ‘nickel and dimed’. They charge per day, AND PER DEVICE. If you have two devices, you’re paying $20/day in wifi fees, which should be free to begin with. The coverage was decent, but the thought of paying per device was a big turn off. This could be turned into a competitive advantage if they marketed correctly, as free. Timeshare – There are timeshare presentations going on all the time. It’s part of the scene here but I didn’t find them to be bothersome. Music – Music that is played over the speakers throughout the resort can be a little odd. You may want to sit away from one of the many speakers if you are not a fan.

I was actually moved to La Estancia the day I arrived but both Villa Del Arco and La Estancia were amazing !!! I very much enjoyed the experience and had a very memorable birthday. Thank you very much to all at your resorts!!! This was my 5th visit to Cabo and first time staying with this resort and it was the best trip there to date.

We had a fantastic time at Villa Del Arco. We traveled with 2 other families and really enjoyed the pool, beach & restaurants on location. The biggest pain was always having to sign the check for food and drink. Also there is no defined pool seating policy and many people 'reserved' the best chairs before others could get a chance to enjoy them as well.

The service was very slow in the restaurants and by the pool!! they seem like they don't know what that were doing.

The staff, fantastic. The rooms, beautiful. The hotel was close enough to walk to the beach bars and only a $9 cab ride to downtown with shops and bars etc. What I didn't like was that the all inclusive wasn't really all inclusive. First, I've stayed in at least 5 other all inclusive resorts in Mexico. This is the only one that charges you for drinks from the mini fridge. No hard alcohol was provided in the room. Also, none of the restaurants served alcohol past 10:30 PM. The taco bar was amazing. The Italian restaurant was terrible. We got seated at 9PM and we didn't even get our food till 9:50 and there were maybe 15 other people in the restaurant at the time. And the food wasn't good. The pizza bar was good and believe it or not the buffalo wings were awesome. If you wanted to go to the steakhouse, that wasn't included in the all inclusive. Everything at the market they have on site was expensive, Hawaii prices. The lounge chairs on the beach were cheap plastic and didn't move out of an uncomfortable position. They charge you $10 a day for wi-fi and a resort fee for the maintenance of the hotel. The hotel was fantastic, but it wasn't great. I don't think it's a 5 star which they claim. They just went too cheap on a lot of things I would have thought would have been included in an all inclusive 5 star. There are probably other hotels out there that were same or better for maybe cheaper

Camino Viejo a San José Km. 0.5, Col. E Cabo San Lucas BCS

Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like The Arch and Land's End. This 223-room, 4-star condo resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 4 restaurants. It's in central Cabo San Lucas and also close to Lover's Beach and Puerto Paraiso Mall.


Dining

There are ample dining options with 4 onsite restaurants, including American Grill, which specializes in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner, and EL PATRON with pleasing ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 223 individually furnished condos provide furnished balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. 32-inch LED TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and down comforters. Other amenities include minibars, coffee makers, and ceiling fans.


Property features

Guests of Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. Free valet parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach condominium resort include a health club, 4 spa tubs, and a sauna.

Room options

Deluxe Studio

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Villa 2 Bedroom Suite

King 2 | Sleeps 6

Deluxe Studio - No View - Free basic WiFi Internet

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa

Everyone (4) Couples (68) Business (5) Family (53) Friends (23) Other (4)
4

good shallow pool for babies

Everyone

LOVED THE HOTEL BUT IT WAS SO EXPENSIVE, I DEFINITELY WASNT EXPEXTING SUCH A HUGE BILL AT CHECKOUT TIME!

By , from ca on Mar 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 16, 2017

Thank you niki for your feed back and we're delighted that you loved Villa del Arco.

5

nice hotel only a taxi ride away from town

Everyone

Besides the initial "time share pitch", it was a beautiful and wonderful stay. Great restaurant choices/variety, great pool with service (villa Del Arco happy hour is only an hour which could be stretched to two), pool chairs and towels available by pool or ocean, large spacious rooms. Amazing bathtub!!! You can walk along the beach to get to town, or a $9 taxi to downtown area. We will be back again!

By , from AZ on Mar 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 14, 2017

We're grateful to Annmarie for having taken the time to submit her lovely comments about Villa del Arco!

5
Everyone

Just a great Place, have been going to Cabo for over 20 years. This now is our first choice of all resorts. Thank you Steve & D from Oregon

By , from Oregon on Mar 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 10, 2017

A big thank you to my fellow Oregonian Steve! We sincerely appreciate your support.

5

great location

Everyone

Would definitely do it again. Was promoted as all inclusive but was not. Must have missed the small print that said all inclusive (available). Overall a great experience.

By , from M on Aug 2, 2016

Review comment responded on Aug 11, 2016

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to post a review.

1

birthday for my wife

Couples

Staff is rude hidden charges can't bring friends to the hotel awful so many other places to stay

By on Dec 6, 2015

3

friends and family trip

GetawayWithFriends

Nice hotel but majority of the elevators were out of service. Arrived to hotel at 130 and was able to get my all inclusive wrist band but had to wait until after 4 for my room key, wouldn't even let me at 345 not impressed with that. And with all inclusive there were certain surcharges, like room service was $2 delivery each order but food free. And fridge was not stocked not even coffee maker.

By on Oct 9, 2015

5

loved the place

Couples

It was a great experience only downfall is they push the time share thing

By on Sep 29, 2015

4

cani getaway

Couples

It was a clean, safe, fun hotel. The pool and facilities were great. The staff was very attentive and welcoming. The nachos were the best! Beach was awesome but the vendors were overbearing and there is no rest from their relentless hawking of their goods. Avoid the time share presentation at all costs.

By on Jul 25, 2015

4

amazing. will definitely be back

Couples

What a fantastic resort! From start to finish, it was truly fantastic. We had read reviews that you get dragged into time share presentations and they won't leave you alone etc etc etc all for a free, glass bottom boat tour - the glass bottom boat tour is $10 per person (tops). save yourself the moaning and say no to the presentation! We declined the very polite invitation to the time share presentation, and that was literally the last we heard of it. We were on the all-inclusive, which is a must have. small issue is that you have to sign for everything that you get, all the time - but if you're sitting round the pool, you have one server all day and he runs a tab for you so you only have to sign once. All the staff are fantastic though, they are attentive, friendly and want to be there. The food on the all-inclusive was incredible. The Neptune restaurant was our favorite, amazing views and the food / drinks to match. El Patron was also up there. We didn't manage to try the ones at Palmar as we couldn't leave those two restaurants. If you want a relaxing break with breathtaking views, excellent food / drinks, this is the place. The entire hotel, including the bathrooms surrounding the pool area were kept spotless at all times. The maids do a wonderful job. Wifi is temperamental in the rooms and doesn't work at all in the gym. One thing I have to mention is the sun lounger reserving - to get a sun lounging in the morning, you have to be up at 6 30am to get one. If you want a good position ie. facing the beach you have to be up at 5am to reserve. Don't believe the note they hotel gives you about no reserving sunbeds - first two days were not in a great position round the pool, and then we clocked on!

By on Jul 14, 2015

2

cabo trip - nice hotel bad service all around.

Families

The hotel was nice, good location, but the service was really poor. Very disappointed for the money paid.

By on Apr 6, 2015