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Playa Grande Resort
Ranked #15 of 70 Hotels in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Morrison, Colorado
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18 reviews
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“Great time share trade”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We have a time share with RCI and used our points to stay for a week at Playa Grande in December. We stayed in a beautiful one bedroom with 2 bathrooms and a murphy bed. It was very spacious and comfortable! Daily maid service was a big plus. We stayed on "The Ridge" where they have an adults only pool as well as a kids' pool with a water slide. Beautiful views of the marina! Playa Grande is within walking distance to the Cabo San Lucas marina and many good restaurants, shops and activities.
This is a big time share destination, so the downfall is that they do attempt to take you to time share presentations of neighboring resorts. We attended the Grand Solmar time share presentation. The "free gifts" they offered were not worth the 2 hour presentation, so unless you are really interested in buying, you might be better attending a different presentation for freebies.
The staff at Playa Grande was really excellent! All staff were very attentive, willing to answer questions and accommodate needs of their guests. They have an activities staff that runs games, etc. by the pool from 10am-3pm. We attending a boot camp, water aerobics, pool games. They have a lot of activities for both adults, teens and kids, so everyone feels included. Hector led our boot camp and water aerobics and he is a very energetic and fun instructor!
They also have theme nights each night- Mexican fiesta, beach party, seafood, etc. We attended the beach party night because we won free tickets at one of the pool games. :) It was very good! Lots of food (hamburgers, hot dogs, steak, fish, salads, dessert) and open bar. They did have limbo and some other games as well as a live band.
There is an all inclusive option you can buy into, but we chose not to. $91 per person per day with a minimum of 3 days purchase.

Room Tip: "The Ridge" is a bit more secluded, has great views and has key access to take a short cut...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Flora C, General Manager at Playa Grande Resort, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Mkshoup,
What a delightful review to read. Thank you so much for sharing your comments. I agree that our property offers a Great location and our staff do indeed love what they do and this in turn allows us to provide a friendly, professional service at all times.
I hope to have the opportunity to host you again in a near future.
Cordially
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

Great place for fishing and great location to party, close enough but quiet enough when you want to rest.
the hotel is beautiful and private.
its very large with lots of stairs in the common areas by the pools lots of exercise opportunities

  • Stayed November 2013
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Flora C, General Manager at Playa Grande Resort, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Themaria,
We are glad that your experience with us was pleasant one and hope that we can be of service to you again in the near future.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others guests.
I look forward to welcoming you back as our guest soon.
Sincerely
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

Playa is one of the best resorts in Cabo, I have been going for about 8 years and its been incredibly consistent at a high level. The private beach, although not used much (could drive more traffic there with an outside bar / cabana), is great and you dont have to deal with people hassling you every 5 mins.

We stayed on the ridge, its definitely the best places to stay in my opinion. I would like to really highlight one of the waiters up there, Fernando - the guy was just on point the entire week. He took the best care of myself and my girlfriend. Attentive, responsive, friendly - look forward to joking with that dude again next year.

The putt putt course needs some work, not realistic play enough...was not jazzed paying $11+ for 9 holes of meh

Otherwise all great, will be back next year!

Room Tip: The Ridge - anywhere is good but close to the pool is best
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Flora C, General Manager at Playa Grande Resort, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Rof
We are delighted that you enjoyed an amazing stay during your recent visit; I am glad that you enjoyed our services.
Thank you for your kindness in taking the time to send us your comments that I will share with Fernando
Come back anytime to visit us. We will be very pleased to serve you again.
Cordially
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Bashaw, Canada
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Having been to Cabo many times, we decided to try a new resort. We were very pleased with the Playa Grande and would return without question. The entertainment crew was fantastic: Miriam, Christina, Hector, Luis, Roberto and Laura kept our family crew of 9 laughing, moving and entertained the entire visit. The room was very nice, the spa was amazing (wonderful massages), the gym was state of the art and all of the staff were wonderful.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Flora C, General Manager at Playa Grande Resort, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Keith,
Thank you so much for sharing such great things about your amazing getaway at Cabo. It sounds like you had a wonderful time from check in to check out and enjoyed impeccable service throughout your stay
I agree that our entertainment staff is amazing they indeed love what they do and this in turn allows us to provide a friendly, professional service at all times.
We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.
Sincerely
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

From whale watching from the ridge pool and the service provided by Fernando, the best waiter in the years we have come to Playa Grande, to the improved menu and entertainment, to the mile long vendor free beach...wow, this is the place to R&R from work and stress. A visit to the new sister resort at Solmar will definitely wow your senses. We have travelled all over the world and have found it difficult to compare to any other location similar in quality and value. We'll continue to return here for years. New visitors won't be disappointed as it is all within walking distance to everything.

Room Tip: Ask for a Ridge room overlooking the marina for people watching or Pacific Ocean for whale watching...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Flora C, General Manager at Playa Grande Resort, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your kind words. Your recent getaway sounds truly splendid. I agree that our property offers lots of fun activities such as great location
Your comments will share with pleasure with the people you mentioned in your review.
We cannot wait for your next visit.
Cordially
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

Got the all-inclusive deal at Playa Grande for my 4 day vacation there. This meant that all my meals and drinks were included. I had heard that servers were less attentive when they knew that you were an all-inclusive guest. However, I did not experience poor service at all. If not anything, everyone was very attentive and friendly. In fact, Vilma at the Restaurant and Bar by the lobby was outstanding. She was very friendly and made us feel very welcome and well catered to. Her smile and friendliness is the lasting impression I have of Playa Grande. Will return again!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Flora C, General Manager at Playa Grande Resort, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Dear Melissa,
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I am glad you enjoyed the all inclusive option and are planning to come back soon.
Our goal is to provide every guest a beautiful and memorable vacation throughout great service and devotion towards our guests.
Sincerely
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

This was our first visit to Cabo and we loved it. We had most of RCI's resorts available to select from when choosing where to stay. We thought about staying near Redondo Beach, but after spending a day there, I'm so glad that we chose Playa Grande. The location on the southern edge of town was terrific. It is right next to the marina and only five minutes walk to town. You can't swim in the ocean there, but watching the crashing waves was fine with us, and the huge pools at Playa Grande and its sister properties were wonderful. We took a $5 water taxi over to Redondo Beach and I couldn't take getting harassed by the vendors. I was polite, said no thank you and even wished them all luck in selling (in Spanish), but it was ridiculous to have about two per minute come try to sell their items. So the peace and quiet of the beach near Playa Grande was preferable for me. I think we would have been able to figure out a way to walk to Lover's Beach through the marina, but we didn't try it. The resort itself is very well manicured and I liked the layout. The food was good, but not great. I liked that they served brunch every day until noon! The parties and activities were really fun as well. We did the all inclusive, which I think is well worth it. I highly recommend this resort.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Flora C, General Manager at Playa Grande Resort, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
Dear Jennifer,
Thank you for your lovely review. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I am glad you enjoyed the all inclusive option as well as the pool.
I agree that our property offers a Great location and our staff does the best to provide a friendly and professional service all the time
We are glad that your experience with us was a very pleasant one and hope that we can be of service to you again in the near future.
Cordially,
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Property: Playa Grande Resort
Address: Playa Grande 1, Cabo San Lucas 23450, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > Cabo San Lucas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#8 Business Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#12 Luxury Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#13 Family Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#14 Romantic Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Playa Grande Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 260
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Baja California's most exclusive and private Beach, along the Pacific Ocean side and a few steps from the Land's End and the famous natural arch, this charming, Mexican hacienda style all suite resort sits on eight acres of beach, only a few steps from the sparkling Pacific Ocean and a few minutes’ walking to downtown Cabo. This is a dramatic setting to relax and enjoy your dream vacation under the sun. If it’s shopping, fine dining and nightlife you’re looking for, downtown Cabo San Lucas is just a short stroll away. And if you’d really like to reward yourself, the world class Grand Spa will be waiting with a full range of luxuries that will nurture your body and soul. The Playa Grande Resort features all suites with private balconies, kitchens or kitchenettes, and distinctive touches such as marble floors, granite counter tops and hand crafted furniture and decor. ... more   less 
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