Music from nearby resorts can be heard from some rooms
Parties from popular beach clubs can be heard
Breakfast not included
Wi-Fi costs extra in rooms
Casa Dorado Los Cabos Resort and Spa has an enviable location situated directly on the white sands of swimmable Playa el Medano and within a five-minute walk to downtown Cabo San Lucas. All 188 rooms are spacious suites with kitchenettes, dining tables, and living areas. The four-pearl, family-friendly resort has two massive freeform pools, a hot tub, and a kiddy pool, making it ideal for both couples and families. With a host of drinking and dining options and private beach area, this lively hotel is an excellent choice in Cabo San Lucas. Enormous hammocks strung under cabanas and outdoor fire pits make for relaxing touches. For those looking for another family-friendly hotel with lower rates, try Hacienda Encantada Resort & Spa -- but lose the beach access.
Family-friendly resort with a laid-back, relaxed vibe and small, but lively social scene
Packing plenty of Mexican charm, the hotel looks imposing with high white walls and a circular drive, but once in the open-floor lobby guests are greeted with a welcome drink and a lively but relaxed vibe. The hotel is centered around a massive pool deck where guests hang out, play in the water, and socialize. With a private beach club on the most swimmable beach in Cabo, expect chairs to be full during the day. The nicely maintained grounds include hammocks and fire pits, plus ocean views. At night guests either hang out at the bustling sports bar, The B Bar, watching sports and playing pool, or head into town for the traditional Cabo nightlife.
Beachfront to Playa el Medano, a five-minute walk to popular Cabo beach clubs and restaurants
Casa Dorado offers the best of both worlds in Cabo San Lucas: beachfront access to Playa el Medano and easy walking distance to Cabo nightlife. The hotel’s private beach club is a four-minute walk from most of the rooms and is situated right on the sands of Playa el Medano. Popular nightclubs and beach clubs are within a five- to 10-minute walk from Casa Dorado. The popular marina is a 10-minute drive or a 20-minute walk from the hotel and has water sports, shops, and restaurants. The main boulevard through Cabo, Larazo Cardenas, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel and travelers can expect to find small souvenir shops, bars, and restaurants. Located next to popular party beach clubs, expect to hear plenty of music, loud partying, and peddlers hawking their wares up and down the beach.
The quaint town of San Jose del Cabo is a 30-minute drive from the hotel and has charming cobblestone streets with an artsy, Old World Mexican vibe. The small international airport, Cabo San Lucas International Airport is a 25-minute drive. The larger Los Cabos International Airport is a 45-minute drive from the hotel.
Spacious suites with separate sitting areas, multiple flat-screen TVs, and kitchenettes
All 188 suites at Casa Dorado are spacious and modern. Rooms range in size from Junior Suites to Three-Bedroom Penthouses, and have a similar pleasant decor throughout. Expect to see dark wood furniture, glass top tables, and contemporary white couches. Beige walls have dark brown floors and floors are tiled in beige. Large, vibrant pieces of abstract artwork are scattered throughout the rooms for color.
Rooms come with modern conveniences like USB plugs, multiple flat-screen TVs, and iHome docks. Kitchenettes feature hot plates and are fully stocked with dishware and glassware, as well as coffeemakers, toasters, and microwaves. Larger rooms come with full kitchens and refrigerators, and extra seating at the kitchen bar. All rooms have minibars with beer, water, and sodas.
Bathrooms run moderately sized to spacious and are well-appointed with shower/tub combos and plenty of vanity space. Guests can expect to find towels, a hairdryer, and Casa Dorado toiletries. Note that there's a fee to access Wi-Fi in rooms.
Two freeform pools, a kids' club, private Beach Club, spa services, and a small fitness center
This family-friendly option in downtown Cabo San Lucas provides plenty of amenities to keep guests busy. The hotel is centered around two massive freeform pools bedecked by a lovely tropical garden. The pools are separated by rustic stone walls and waterfalls, and offer plenty of sleek black lounge chairs, a few cushioned sofas, and a handful of child-size wooden chairs where guests of all ages can relax.
A hot tub has a semi-private area overlooking the ocean, and the deck has a few cushioned couches and lounge chairs. A small kids' club is located adjacent to the pools, and features activities for kids throughout the day; there's also a kiddy pool. The white sands of Playa el Medano and a private beach club are situated in front of the hotel. The beach club is roped in, and has a few beige umbrellas and cushioned lounge chairs.
The wellness options are limited, but spa services are available -- massages, facials, and body wraps -- if guests are interested in relaxing. A fitness center with a few cardio machines are on offer. Plenty of common areas are scattered throughout the hotel and include fire pits, pool tables, and couches. There are a variety of concierge services for information on golfing, poolside service, welcome amenities, car rentals, and restaurant reservations. Wi-Fi is free in the common areas, but there is a fee for Wi-Fi in the rooms.
Several dining options for Mexican, sushi, and Italian, plus a few drinking choices
There’s a menu for everyone at Casa Dorado: from sushi to Italian to custom-made juices. 12 Tribes is the hotel’s main restaurant, located overlooking the ocean with stunning sunset views. Travelers can expect upscale Mexican cuisine for lunch and dinner with plenty of fresh seafood options. Located a floor below 12 Tribes, Maydan serves a buffet breakfast (not included) every morning with traditional Mexican hot chocolate, burrito stations, and tamales, as well as omelet stations, fresh fruit, and pancakes. Maydan switches to the Beach Club for lunch and snacks, with plenty of outdoor seating.
Okianos is a lovely, open-air patio cafe situated poolside with a swim-up bar. The rustic-chic restaurant features a casual grill fare and serves items like guacamole, burgers, and salads for lunch. Stunning ocean views are seen from the poolside sushi and Italian restaurant, Trattoria and Sushi Bar. The open-air sophisticated restaurant and bar has classic sushi rolls and sashimi as well as lasagna and pizza.
Open throughout the day, The B Bar changes from a casual morning retreat for coffee and custom-made juices to a lively sports bar in the afternoon and evening with specialty cocktails, beer, and wine. Travelers can grab drinks at the swim-up bar by Okianos, and also at the sleek Trattoria and Sushi Bar.
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