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.
Nearby Hotels
Cabo Azul Resort(San Jose del Cabo)(Great Value!)
US$312
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$278
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos All-Inclusive(San Jose del Cabo)(Great Value!)
US$212
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$206
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Barcelo Gran Faro Los Cabos(San Jose del Cabo)(Great Value!)
US$413
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$197
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort(San Jose del Cabo)(Great Value!)
Free cancellation until 24/07
US$317
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$284
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Paradisus by Melia Los Cabos(San Jose del Cabo)(Great Value!)
US$527
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$409
Priceline
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos(San Jose del Cabo)(Great Value!)
US$673
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$373
Priceline
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort(San Jose del Cabo)(Great Value!)
US$1,715
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$748
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Marquis Los Cabos All-Inclusive Resort & Spa(San Jose del Cabo)(Great Value!)
US$510
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$429
Priceline
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
One & Only Palmilla(San Jose del Cabo)(Great Value!)
US$817
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$781
Cancelon
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort(San Jose del Cabo)(Great Value!)
US$505
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$423
Priceline
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Reviews (503)
Filter reviews
503 results
Traveller rating
333
99
21
22
28
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
333
99
21
22
28
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsrooftop poolbeach clubrecording studiodrunken sailorborrachoart installationssculpture gardenfree bikesjacuzzi roomsushiflora farmshot tubquiet locationnew marinapuerto los caboscevichemain restaurant
Filter
Updating list...
370 - 375 of 503 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2014

I booked a last minute trip to Cabo as I needed to get away from the bitter winter cold winter and really needed to unwind from stresses at work. The photos and reviews of the hotel caught my eye. I invited my mother along for some sun and peace. Whenever I have high expectations from great reviews, I'm often disappointed by the reality, but not this time. We had absolutely the most relaxing vacation ever! The hotel room was beautiful, clean (I'm a clean freak), and upscale. We loved the modern artistic aesthetics. All of the staff was genuinely friendly and helpful. They made us feel like royalty. The food was delicious, fresh and fun. The private sandy beach was clean and quite. The staff brought drinks and food to us to the beach chairs, so we we literally sunbathed for 9 hours a day. The rooftop infinity pool was fantastic. The hotel is at the far end of the hotel strip and so it's really quiet and private. Lots of outdoor activities if interested. I rented a car, but never used it the 4 days we were day because it was just so much fun being at the hotel. (If you're into crowds, noise and constant stimulation, this is not the place for you, but you could taxi/drive/bicycle to these types of places near by). I usually stay in 5 star hotels and I've never written a hotel review before, but thought that this place was so special that it deserved my recommendation. I'll definitely be back next winter!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank PolarB14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
El_Ganzo_GM, Manager at Hotel El Ganzo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Hola Polar B14

Your words evidence that we are on the right path and that our goals of achieving guest satisfaction and providing pleasurable vacations are being successful!

It will be a pleasure to host you again in the not too distant future, at su casa at Los Cabos

Best regards,

Enrique Turcott
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 January 2014

When booking this hotel, I saw a photo of the pool and a strange compulsion came over me. I booked us in for 15 days - not how we normally travel! But I couldn't resist it.

The pool is every bit as good as it looks - great for lengths and with a fabulous view. The white cushioned deck chairs and cabanas are fabulous, and there is nothing in this world more relaxing than drying off under the sun with a drink in your hand and frigate birds lazily circling overhead in the blue, blue sky. After we arrived, we learned this was named one of Fodor's top 20 pools in the world. Now I want to try the other 19.

If you stay here, stay for more than one night. You need to relax! We rented a car (highly recommended) and were able to snorkel in the ocean at free public beaches every morning. Baja has tons of sea life everywhere! We even swam with whale sharks in La Paz. Unforgettable.

In your room, you will have a lovely, comfortable bed, and a view of the fishermen. The food is not up to the quality of the hotel, and the music is a bit hit and miss, but all the staff are friendly and kind, and the continental breakfast is good. Above all, I found nothing at this hotel really bothered me. It was lovely and restful. Both of us turned brown and lost weight - we felt younger by the end of our stay. We felt like movie stars!

Room Tip: we had a third floor room with balcony. It was small but great!
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank dockhopper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
El_Ganzo_GM, Manager at Hotel El Ganzo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2014

Hola Dockhopper,

It was a real pleasure to have read your review. I can only say thank you!!!

We are working in bettering our services in the food & beverage department, and I know that in your next visit this will also live up to your standards.

Again thank you and it will be an honor to have you again as our guests.

Best Regards


Enrique Turcott
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 January 2014

This is a beautiful hotel on a beautiful property. Very unique and interesting feel, definitely hip. The service people are also very nice but there is something missing. I think it is managment. It needs better systems and processes. The staff was very nice but constrained by really stupid rules. For example, they ran out of white wine they could sell by the glass "for the day", but had bottles for sale. The managers would not allow the staff to break a bottle. Also, I got overcharged $500 for an upgrade night which never happened. I finally gave up arguing the point.
Take a pass on this place until they get better management.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank shan p
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
El_Ganzo_GM, Manager at Hotel El Ganzo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2014

Hola Shan P,

Please accept my apologies for the inconveniences caused to you by our restaurant and front desk services.

Solutions will be put into effect and take into consideration your suggestions.

Thank you for your praises to our hotel and to my staff, its nice to know that we can better our services.

Best Regards

Enrique Turcott
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed at El Ganzo for seven dreamy nights over the holidays. I cannot recommend this hotel enough if you are not interested in the crowds of Cabo and looking for some serious relaxation. Things you need to know:

1. This is not in Cabo - it's about 25 minutes away by taxi. And that's fantastic, if you want to chill out and enjoy some quality time with those you love. Personally, I will never go to Cabo now that I've found this place. It sits on its own marina with a private beach and a swanky rooftop pool, so there's no need to go anywhere else.

2. It's super cool. There is live music, innovative food, artists in residence, a spa, a gym, cabanas, etc. This is NOT a chain hotel experience. You are in a unique environment at a hotel that aims to be different.

3. The staff is fantastic. They will know you by name after only a few days and will cater to your every need. Jerry even brought me his own work laptop, so I could watch the Seahawks game live via some fantastic weblink he found. I should mention that I was at the pool for the duration of the game. Now that's service!

4. I love this hotel so much, so it's hard to be nitpicky. That said, the coffee was not good (weird, since it's Mexico) unless you went over to the Container restaurant on the other side of the marina (where they brew Starbucks). There were personal brewers in every room, but the coffee was so bad that you didn't want to use them. It would have been nice to be out on the balcony in the mornings with a great cup of coffee. I'm told that the main hotel will be brewing Starbucks soon, which should alleviate this issue. Also, the lotion in the rooms was an odd consistency and smell, which is another minor thing. Finally, the food is good overall, but there were a few misses on the menu (parmesan crusted fish). I think they are headed in the right direction though and give them points for inspired dishes.

I will definitely be returning to this hotel. The ambiance from the rooftop pool is beyond compare and I can't wait to be having a margarita there again soon! I feel like I've found a real gem and hope it doesn't get too crowded .....

Room Tip: The balconies are quite small, so if price is an issue, I'd forego them.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank CaraBibbiani
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
El_Ganzo_GM, Manager at Hotel El Ganzo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2014

Hola CaraBibbiani,

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

Wow, its, really nice to know that we are on the right path, that we are making a difference and that our guest are noticing.

Thank you for your kind words and compliments to Jerry and its always a pleasure knowing that our staff goes the extra mile to make our guest feel at home.

Be assured that we will continue in bettering all of our services.

Best Regards

Enrique Turcott
General Manage

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We loved our stay at Hotel El Ganzo. From the quiet location (on a dirt road near the marina at Puertos Los Cabos) to the friendly and attentive staff to the beautiful decor and design of the rooftop pool and lobby areas, it is a place of cool, hip beauty. Interior design reminds me of "rustic hipster chic." It is not overdone luxury. It is not aggressive sales pitches. It is a place to enjoy yourself w/o the constant urgings of sycophantic staff. If you never want to explore outside the hotel, it's a perfect place to sit all day and enjoy the pool and generous lounging areas. Live music, a well-equipped gym and a spa/salon provide additional activities. It's only 1.5 years old and already, it's poised for take-off. Make your reservations before it gets too popular. The only down side was the food in the Downstairs Restaurant (the main restaurant). It just did not live up to the same quality as the rest of the hotel but hopefully, that'll improve. It was very expensive, too. However, the Sunday brunch was good ($20/person). El Ganzo also owns the Beach Club across the marina (a short boat ride away - they provide for free) and the food and service there was not good but the beach is beautiful. But the food at The Container Restaurant (which they also own) was consistently good and reasonably-priced. The shrimp fajitas were delicious! Also, wonderful toiletries and well-stocked vanity kits (toothbrushes/toothpaste, shaving kits, etc.) but bring your own body lotion as I was a bit mystified by the one they provided (an odd smell, a bit too greasy/oily). Live music is nice, too. Overall, El Ganzo is a wonderful place. Book soon before it gets too popular!

Room Tip: We stayed in room with a balcony and jacuzzi facing the marina. Beautiful. I think all the rooms face the marina.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Myle G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
El_Ganzo_GM, Manager at Hotel El Ganzo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

Hola Myle G,

Your words let me know that we are going in the right direction, we are now presently working in improving áreas that need be in order to provide excellent services.

Your feedback is very important to us.

It will be a pleasure to welcome you back to enjoy another memorable vacation at su casa El Ganzo.

Best Regards

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews