We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa La Estancia

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Villa La Estancia
Ranked #8 of 71 Hotels in Cabo San Lucas
GreenLeadersBronze level
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

We rented a third floor villa for a week over Christmas and enjoyed a wonderful stay. Our place had 2 queens on one side, and a master suite on the other...balcony across all the rooms, full kitchen etc. my only complaint over this holiday week were people locking up the bast lounge chairs at 6 am in the morning with their towels etc, and then not even coming to the pool until maybe 3 in the afternoon.... Supposedly this is against the rules, but it got to where no chairs were open and few were occupied...crazy greedy. But spa, pool, food, service etc were wonderful.

Room Tip: Can't speak to value as my son treated me so I don't know what it cost. Get a room higher up...
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Butterflye72
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
villadelpalmar1, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Dear. Butterfly...

We appreciate the time you took to share your experience with other. Our sincerely apologies for the inconvenient during your stay, your valuable comments as they assist us to improve in our services, we look forward to welcoming you soon.

Best Regards.
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,463 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    1,159
    188
    49
    39
    28
See reviews for
641
402
11
16
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (386)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

La Estancia was the perfect place for a quick getaway. It had everything we could ever need right at our fingertips! We stayed in a VRBO two bedroom condo with a beautiful view. The location was great also because it was just a 15 - 20 minute walk to the marina. Our little family had a great time and would return/recommend.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank KelidImages
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
villadelpalmar1, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Dera. KelidImag...

Thanks so much for your kind comments, will be a pleasure to see you very soon in your next visit to Cabo.

Best Regards.
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
76 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

The property is very nice and in a great location on the beach but away from the 18 year old drunks. The staff is amazing and as friendly as could be. Carlos is amazing at the front desk. I am not easily impressed and I was very much impressed with the value, the facility and the staff.

Room Tip: 3203B Great view of the ocean and pool.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Icebull1906
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
villadelpalmar1, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Dear. Icebull19...

We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your Anniversary Vacation with us, It was a real pleasure to be able to share your compliments with all of the team in especial with Carlos, they are very happy to know that their work exceeded your expectation.

Sincerely
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New Hope, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
169 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

This is not your usual condominium project. The architectural design and layout provides ocean and pool views for many units. The construction is high quality. We never heard a noise from another unit. We had a single room with a terrace and enough seating to qualify it as a junior suite.
The service is thoughtful and delivered by a staff that cares about the clients. The rooms are very comfortable. The property is beautiful. The pool is wonderful and has a non-slip bottom unlike any other I have seen. It was heated to around 100 degrees. The beach is lovely with great views toward "Lands End." The food at breakfast and lunch was very good quality. The property was close to town (but a $10 taxi ride). The one serious shortcoming was the totally unreliable wi-fi. None is most units. The wi-fi at the pool and in the lobby were totally unreliable--very frustrating.

Room Tip: We asked for and received a king bed and an ocean view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank ROBERT I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
villadelpalmar1, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Dear. ROBERT I :

We are glad to know that you found at Villa La Estancia a beautiful property and thoughtful service. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenient with the wi-fi, we are working on that, we hope that you give us the opportunity to host you once again in a near future and provide you the level of service you deserve.

Cordially,
Rene Van Balderen
General Manger
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Our family of 7 (2 seniors, 2 adults, 1 young teen) returned from a week at Villa La Estancia, just outside of Cabo San Lucas. We shared a very large 3 bedroom, 4 bath villa that was perfect in every way. This was on the first floor and at first I thought it was a bad idea, but the "broker" assured me that it was in wonderful shape, nicely furnished and up to date...better than another 3 bedroom on the 4th floor. She was right! This couldn't have been nicer - well decorated, well maintained and exceptionally roomy, inside and out. Being on the first floor did not mean a lack of privacy as the unit was set back from the paths that led to the pool(s) and beach. We never felt conspicious, even as we ate out on our terrace or relaxed, playing games on the outdoor table (which seated 8 comfortably). The layout inside also gave all of us privacy when needed - bedrooms separated from each other and living area far enough away to keep the kitchen chaos away from those seeking quiet.
Kitchen was reasonably equipped; all appliances up to date, with a refrigerator that made filtered ice and water quickly and quietly.
These beautiful villas DO NOT include some basics, which I knew ahead of time. But it is still too bad that paper towel, coffee filters, dish soap and dishwashing soap are not included for a weeks stay. We love to cook and eat in for some of our meals; so this meant buying all these things, knowing they'd be left behind. Hopefully the next renters will find them there. I had brought little baggies with spices, salt, pepper and small containers of mustard, ketsup, mayonnaise. This is easy to bring in a cooler bag that can be checked with luggage. No issue with bringing it into Mexico. We bought everything else we needed at the local MegaMart - a well stocked grocery store on the way in from the airport (near San Jose del Cabo). There is also a small market on the grounds which sells smaller sized basics like dish soap, plastic wrap, etc. It was very convenient for filling in during the week.
The pool(s) are lovely - swimming up to a cafe/bar for a quesedilla and a drink was a delightful thing to do - they also had servers out at the lovely and large beach area (with lots of lounge chairs and umbrellas). Plenty of large beach towels available too. From the beach one can grab a water taxi and go into town or out to the beautiful arch and other rock formations on quiet, sandy beaches. You can be left behind and then hours later, catch another water taxi back to the resort....they run frequently (remember to hold onto your receipt and not swim with it in your pocket or you'll pay twice). The sea lions are smelly and fun to watch on that same outing, but for $8 us dollars a person, this is a nice adventure that can last the whole day. (negotiate with the water taxi service).
On our last night, we hired a private chef to come to our villa and make dinner for our family. They did everything, including bringing a wonderful musician to entertain us after the meal. And of course, they left the kitchen spotless with the dishwasher running.
The location of the Villa La Estancia is perfect....our longest drive was 2 hours to La Paz to swim and snorkel with the whale sharks - not to be missed!! Other adventures were not so far afield - perhaps 35-40 minutes. Try to get to Los Tarmindos for a cooking class and wonderful meal that we helped prepare. The restaurant is in a lovely spot - you'd think you were in Tuscany - and the food is wonderful, whether you cook it yourself or not!
The kids played tennis at the resort - after a half hour of playing, a staff person arrived at the court with ice water and wet towels for a refreshing of the body and soul. Who Knew? It was such a nice treat. And that is the way the week went....kindness after kindness from the entire staff. We'd call ahead for our car and when we went out front, there it was. Also there is NO charge for car parking. You can even park it yourself and not use the valet.
This was such a wonderful place for all of us to be together, out of the cold of Chicago, Buffalo and Seattle. We always go someplace warm in Feb. but we've never been at a large resort before. This was such a wonderful surprise - easy, covenient, lovely and with the feel of our own private home, without the snow and ice!!!

Room Tip: Ask lots of questions about the unit! We didn't have a room up high and I thought i'd miss...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank TravelingBubs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
villadelpalmar1, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Dear. TravelingBubs:

We appreciate the time you took to share you experience with others. We are so happy to know than Villa La Estancia has facilities, services and privacy that you and your family needed,
We look forward to hosting you once again on your next visit to Cabo.

Best Regards
Rene Van Balderen
General Manger
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Great property! Lovely, swimmable beach. Awesome staff.
Great food and service at the pool bar (La Padrilla) and the restaurant (La Casona). All are very well managed.
Next door at Villa del Arco is a fantastic spa called the Desert Spa with top notch staff. We had fantastic massages, excellent facials and pedicures. I've been to many spas and this is one of the best. The manager, Francois Kingsley, makes sure that the spa and the attached gym are both excellent.
If you stay at Villa la Estancia, be sure to travel next door for a spa treatment.

Room Tip: Get a view of lover's beach if possible.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank L A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
villadelpalmar1, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Dear. L A:

Our satisfaction is that you enjoy your vacation, we are so happy to know that this was not the exception, thanks so much for share this friendly comment.
See you very soon.

Best Regards
Rene Van Balderen
General Manger
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Santa Rosa, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

we stayed at villa group hotels before and love them. this one is very nice and we will come back at some time. we did not go thru the hotel in the booking and so i wanna make it clear im not sure where the problem is. we used a company in florida that rents via owners. checking in was easy and fast. room looked great. but then we had issues. the villa needs work{1806} the floors need to be redone. tiles are broken. the beds need to be changes. they are just old. the wicker couches are just out of date. the pool is nice. the crew is okay but not as friendly as at other villa hotels. food in the hotel was okay but you got plenty of restaurants around. since my partner fell ill while in cabo i have to give extra credit to the hotel and doc on call. every thing was done to help us and without asking for it. the cabo med center and there staff took very well care. if you have to get sick, glad it was in cabo. thanks to all of you. yes we had some things that did not work out. will not hold it against the hotel. but in august im going to villa la estancia in p.v.

Room Tip: if you like to get the morning sun get a room in the 3 phase of hotel.top floors are the best.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank bobby95409
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
villadelpalmar1, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
Dear. bobby95409:

We thank you for bringing this valuable information to our attention; do believe your comments will not go unnoticed. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you once again on your next vacations.

Cordially,
Rene Van Balderen
General Manger
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Cabo San Lucas hotels
0.2 mi away
Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa
0.5 mi away
ME Cabo
ME Cabo
#13 of 71 in Cabo San Lucas
4.5 of 5 bubbles 600 reviews
1.5 mi away
Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos
Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos
#25 of 71 in Cabo San Lucas
4.0 of 5 bubbles 2,668 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa
0.5 mi away
Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas
Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas
#31 of 71 in Cabo San Lucas
4.0 of 5 bubbles 6,316 reviews
1.3 mi away
Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Villa La Estancia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Villa La Estancia

Property: Villa La Estancia
Address: Camino Viejo A San Jose Km 0.5 | Col. El Medano, Cabo San Lucas 23450, Mexico
Phone Number:
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > Cabo San Lucas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#5 Luxury Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#5 Spa Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#6 Business Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#7 Romantic Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa La Estancia 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the tip of the Baja Peninsula, an idyllic retreat awaits at Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa, Los Cabos. Known for its refined elegance, sophisticated style and relaxing atmosphere right on Médano Beach, this resort creates an experience to relish. The pampering begins the moment you enter the lobby of the luxurious Villa La Estancia. Located on Médano Beach adjacent to sister properties Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa and Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos, this five-star retreat prides itself on offering magnificence amidst a relaxed setting. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Ebookers, Agoda and Odigeo so you can book your Villa La Estancia reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Villa La Estancia Hotel Cabo San Lucas
Hotel La Estancia
La Estancia Hotel
Villa La Estancia Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing