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Hotel Mar de Cortez
Ranked #35 of 70 Hotels in Cabo San Lucas
St Augustine FL
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47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Highly recommended for a clean inexpensive place to stay.”
Reviewed 10 March 2009

We spent two nights here--one night before our cruise and one night ater Our cruise mates spent much much more staying in high end hotels. The Mar de Cortez met all our needs, as well as having a great breakfast spot. Very pleasant area with pool for relaxing outdoors. The firm mattress was actually good for us. We were able to walk our luggage from the hotel down to the ship without the taxi expense. Would stay thre again in a heartbeat!
And wi-fi worked great too!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Northern Virginia
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Reviewed 9 March 2009

As with others, booked here based on the reviews. Yes, it is in a central location, and the reservation system was wonderful. The hotel itself and rooms were spotless, but do not book here if you need any type of luxury. The beds are very hard, you have a mattress on a board. No TVs in the room, so if you are really not into the drinking scene, your night time options are limited.

On the plus side, the onsite restaurant, Spencers, is wonderful. We had several meals there and never disappointed. The front desk staff was helpful and accomodating. The location is great, only a few blocks from the Marina, restaurants, and shops. We booked a room on the second floor, and it was lovely siltting out on the balcony. And, yes, there is wireless access for those that need their computer.

It is a hotel for fisherman. Of for those that would like a safe place to stay and are on a budget. You do have to walk about 20 minutes to get to the beach.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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York pa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2009

My husband and I just returned from 6 nights at the Mar de Cortez. and we were not disappointed! We had a garden room with a private patio, 2 queen beds, lots of drawer space and a nice tile bathroom. There is a pitcher of fresh water in your room every day and there is a water cooler in the lobby.The hotel was spotless from the rooms, to the pool, to the restaurant., to the grounds. We ate at the restaurant:, "Spencers" ,each morning. and it was very good. There is a small poolside bar with happy hour from 12 -5 where drinks are 2 for the price of 1.

The location cannot be beat- you are right downtown near all the restaurants and and shopping. The hotel is only about a 10 minute walk to the Marina and another 15 minute walk from the marina to Medano Beach.

Even though the hotel was only a block away from the CaboWabo and the Giggling Marlin bars, it was very quiet at night because the rooms are towards the back of the property.
I would definitely stay again!!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank loosee
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San Diego
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2009

My boyfriend and I wanted to stay in Cabo San Lucas a couple of nights before heading up to San Jose del Cabo for our timeshare stay. We wanted to save some money because we wanted to go Marlin fishing which can get really expensive. I found the Mar de Cortez on trip advisor and it had great reviews except for a couple of problems with room security. We decided we would utilize the safe at the front desk if necessary and booked our room.

First of all, the reservation process was great. NAT via email was SO helpful with my questions, and taking care of our reservations. He would answer all of my emails before the trip very promptly and friendly. He arranged a bucket of coronas to be brought to our room within 30 minutes of checkin, and they were there within a MINUTE of checkin. :o) good thing, because we were thirsty!

The folks at the front desk were so friendly and helpful... especially Ana who made reservations for us to swim with the Dolphins. Service with a smile must be their motto. They even let us have late checkout with no problem and kept our laptop safe and sound at the front desk.

The room was just average, but clean and sufficient. Bed was a little hard, but we could deal with that. We stayed upstairs and had a beautiful view of the pool. The grounds are really pretty and they have a bar and a nice little restaurant. Breakfast was delish!

One of the best things about the Mar de Cortez was it's location. It was within a block or two of the hot spots like the Giggling Marlin, Cabo Wabo, shopping and the marina for fishing/snorkeling trips and the Dolphin swim. At $55 bucks a night, and not having to take a taxi to do activities, it was the best deal around. We would definitely come back to the Mar de Cortez!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Washington
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Reviewed 23 February 2009

This hotel was a good central location in town, and was extremely cheap! But... it had more con's than pro's! The strip club, "Splash" is right down the road, and all of the local strippers would bring their customer's back to this hotel (hourly), servicing all of the "older" fishermen! The hour or two that I would attempt to sleep at night, was impossible due to all of the noise from... well, you can use your imagination. And, every night at 11:00pm, the hotel would close down the swimming pool for their nightly chlorine dump! They would literally dump a 5 gallon bucket of pure chlorine powder into the swimming pool! It's no wonder the cocroaches were dropping like flies every time they'd take a dive into the pool! (But, I guess the hotel would have to "sanitize," considering all of the Prostitution taking place!!) So, be sure not to swim in the pool! The staff was friendly, but that's their job. No hospitality is offered, this is NOT a 5 star hotel! I would only recomend this hotel to "older" men who are solely in Cabo to fish and seek prostitution! I would NOT recommend this hotel to families or to young single women... The front of the hotel is gated for a reason!

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Lemmons75
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Bellingham, Washington
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70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2009

We found Hotel Mar de Cortez on Trip Advisor and booked it based on the good reviews. Friendly, helpful staff, great location, basic and very clean rooms--an incredible value.
We'll definitely be staying here the next time we come back to Cabo.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank JAMIE77BellinghamWA
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Seattle
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2009

I got home last night from one week at Mar de Cortez in downtown Cabo on Lazaro Cardenas and LOVED the place. I was in a Terrace room ($67.50usd/night all taxes in) which was clean, bright, very roomy (has AC but no fan, phone, or TV).

The staff is friendly and welcoming. The pool is large with plenty of loungers and surrounded by tropical plantings. Also two small rooftop sundecks. Free wifi and many people used their laptops sitting at the table and chairs outside each room.

They offer beach/pool towels you check out at the front desk. And have safety deposit boxes available downstairs. No charge for either (just don't lose the towel or the key). There are huge blue jugs of purified water setting out in common areas with a pitcher in your room to fill from them.

Spencer's for breakfast and the pool bar for happy hour (2x1 from Noon to 5pm) were both great.

I did not make use of these extras but there is a parking lot on premises, you can rent a small refrigerator, bellmen help move luggage, and there is daily laundry service available.

I would return again in a heart-beat! sincerely, suze

  • Liked — Friendly staff, clean and airy room, large sunny pool with tropical gardens, central location.
  • Disliked — Wouldn't change a thing.
  • Stayed February 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Mar de Cortez
Address: #140 Lazaro Cardenas, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > Cabo San Lucas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mar de Cortez 3*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Popular Historical Landmark Hotel, best value in Cabo San Lucas. 88 Air-conditioned rooms, swimming pool, El Cortez Restaurant, bar. Free parking, free Wi-Fi, safe deposit boxes, beach towels. Centrally located in Cabo close to marina, beach, shopping, restaurants, clubs, sport fishing, activities. Activities and Car Rental reservations & 24/7 front desk. Fitness Center nearby. ... more   less 
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