Pros

  • Family-friendly budget hotel with affordable rates
  • Five-minute drive to El Medano beach
  • Simple, pleasant rooms feature balconies, coffeemakers, and AC
  • Suites have separate living areas with dining tables and kitchenettes
  • Attractive outdoor pool and hot tub with poolside bar
  • Outdoor restaurant serves tasty Mexican fare; vegetarian options available
  • Spa with traditional temazcal sweat lodge
  • Basic fitness facilities beneath a straw roof
  • Freebies include Wi-Fi and on-site parking
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Cons

  • Not on the beach
  • Outside of Cabo San Lucas -- not much within walking distance
  • Located along Highway 1, which means some noise is possible
  • Rustic fitness facilities with limited equipment
  • Wi-Fi can be spotty and weak
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Bottom Line

Situated a 15-minute drive from Cabo San Lucas, this mid-range, 26-room hotel is a simple property that attracts mainly families on a budget drawn by the spacious suites with kitchenettes. The outdoor pool -- complete with a hot tub and drink service -- is a lovely spot for a quiet day in the sun, and the adjacent restaurant serves tasty local cuisine in an airy palapa. Massages, body treatments, and a traditional sweat lodge are available at the spa for a fee. Rooms are rather plain but pleasant, and they feature air-conditioning, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers. It's worth upgrading to a suite for a separate living room, dining area, and kitchenette. The beach is a five-minute drive away, so those wanting an oceanfront stay may prefer Hotel Santa Fe Los Cabos by Villa Group -- though El Ameyal offers better value.

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool
  • Spa

Oyster Hotel Review

El Ameyal Hotel & Family Suites

Scene

Modest hotel that attracts budget vacationers -- mainly families

This small hotel is a rather simple property that attracts tourists on a budget. The blue and cream-colored four-story building is flanked by palm trees, and the grounds are pleasant and beautifully kept, with spacious manicured lawns and a stone deck around the pool. Interiors are uncomplicated -- cream-colored walls and tile floors in the lobby are the backdrop to sparse furnishings and some potted plants that add a dose of greenery to the space. Large windows fill the room with light, and there's some seating here, along with a table of tourist brochures and guides.

There's not too much in terms of common spaces, and most are outdoors -- the restaurant is situated in an open-air pavilion with a palapa roof. Tables are topped with colorful checkered tablecloths and the space overlooks the pool. Even the gym is open-air, with a handful of equipment situated under a rustic thatched roof.

Overall, El Ameyal is a fairly modest hotel, but is a good options for families on a budget wanting to spend some quiet, relaxing days by the pool or out exploring the town and its beaches. Vacationers looking for more features and entertainment might want to look elsewhere.

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Location

Five-minute drive to the beach and 15 minutes to Cabo San Lucas

The hotel is situated in a residential area along Highway 1, about a 15-minute drive from Cabo San Lucas. The hotel is not by the beach, but the shore is about a five-minute drive away, or a 15-minute walk. There are a few other properties in the area -- especially along the coast -- as well as some dining options and stores, but little else of general interest can be found within walking distance. The Cabo San Lucas Country Club is a 10-minute drive away.

The small, quaint cobblestone streets of San Jose del Cabo are a 25-minute drive from the property, and the local bus to the center stops right outside the hotel. San Jose del Cabo features a lively art scene with several galleries, as well as plenty of history with beautiful old buildings and churches. Los Cabos International Airport is around a 40-minute drive from the hotel, while the smaller Cabo San Lucas International Airport is about a 20-minute drive away.

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Rooms

Straightforward, spacious rooms; suites with separate living rooms and kitchenettes

Rooms here are spacious and simple in style. Decor is basic but pleasant, with honey-hued wooden furnishings paired with cream-colored walls and tile floors. Colorful paintings in wooden frames dot the walls here and there. White bedding is topped with colorful bed runners or bedspreads in beachy hues of turquoise and blue. The spaces are filled with natural light thanks to large windows and glass doors that open onto private balconies that are furnished with chairs.

Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi (but guests note problems with the internet). Suites have separate living rooms with sofa beds and dining areas, as well as kitchenettes equipped with full fridges, four-burner stoves, toasters, coffeemakers, and cookware. Bathrooms are low-frills, though clean and pleasant, and equipped with either walk-in showers or shower/tub combos. Basic toiletries are provided in all rooms. 

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Features

Outdoor pool and hot tub with a bar, outdoor restaurant, and traditional spa

Though it doesn't teem with services and facilities, the hotel does offer a good selection of features. One of the highlights is the attractive outdoor pool surrounded by a pool deck lined with loungers and tables and chairs. There's also a hot tub here, as well as a poolside bar that offers some refreshments. The adjacent restaurant serves Mexican fare in a lovely setting beneath a palapa roof overlooking the pool. It's open for breakfast (not included in the standard rate), and serves snacks during the day. Food includes traditional dishes and vegetarian options from northern Mexico, including items like machaca, chilorio, chorizo, and corn tamales.

The hotel has a spa that offers various treatments, as well as a temazcal, which is a traditional type of sweat lodge dug in the ground. There are also some basic fitness facilities here that are situated in an open-air thatched roof pavilion. It's rustic, but there are some free weights, a boxing bag, and other equipment available for guest use. 

Other amenities include event facilities and on-site parking, plus there's free Wi-Fi throughout the property, but guests complain of a weak signal.

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Things You Should Know About El Ameyal Hotel & Family Suites

Also Known As

  • El Ameyal

Address

Carr. Transpeninsular Km 3. 5, Colonia El Tezal, Cabo San Lucas 23454, Mexico

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

El Ameyal Hotel & Family Suites

Scene

Modest hotel that attracts budget vacationers -- mainly families

This small hotel is a rather simple property that attracts tourists on a budget. The blue and cream-colored four-story building is flanked by palm trees, and the grounds are pleasant and beautifully kept, with spacious manicured lawns and a stone deck around the pool. Interiors are uncomplicated -- cream-colored walls and tile floors in the lobby are the backdrop to sparse furnishings and some potted plants that add a dose of greenery to the space. Large windows fill the room with light, and there's some seating here, along with a table of tourist brochures and guides.

There's not too much in terms of common spaces, and most are outdoors -- the restaurant is situated in an open-air pavilion with a palapa roof. Tables are topped with colorful checkered tablecloths and the space overlooks the pool. Even the gym is open-air, with a handful of equipment situated under a rustic thatched roof.

Overall, El Ameyal is a fairly modest hotel, but is a good options for families on a budget wanting to spend some quiet, relaxing days by the pool or out exploring the town and its beaches. Vacationers looking for more features and entertainment might want to look elsewhere.

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Location

Five-minute drive to the beach and 15 minutes to Cabo San Lucas

The hotel is situated in a residential area along Highway 1, about a 15-minute drive from Cabo San Lucas. The hotel is not by the beach, but the shore is about a five-minute drive away, or a 15-minute walk. There are a few other properties in the area -- especially along the coast -- as well as some dining options and stores, but little else of general interest can be found within walking distance. The Cabo San Lucas Country Club is a 10-minute drive away.

The small, quaint cobblestone streets of San Jose del Cabo are a 25-minute drive from the property, and the local bus to the center stops right outside the hotel. San Jose del Cabo features a lively art scene with several galleries, as well as plenty of history with beautiful old buildings and churches. Los Cabos International Airport is around a 40-minute drive from the hotel, while the smaller Cabo San Lucas International Airport is about a 20-minute drive away.

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Rooms

Straightforward, spacious rooms; suites with separate living rooms and kitchenettes

Rooms here are spacious and simple in style. Decor is basic but pleasant, with honey-hued wooden furnishings paired with cream-colored walls and tile floors. Colorful paintings in wooden frames dot the walls here and there. White bedding is topped with colorful bed runners or bedspreads in beachy hues of turquoise and blue. The spaces are filled with natural light thanks to large windows and glass doors that open onto private balconies that are furnished with chairs.

Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi (but guests note problems with the internet). Suites have separate living rooms with sofa beds and dining areas, as well as kitchenettes equipped with full fridges, four-burner stoves, toasters, coffeemakers, and cookware. Bathrooms are low-frills, though clean and pleasant, and equipped with either walk-in showers or shower/tub combos. Basic toiletries are provided in all rooms. 

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Features

Outdoor pool and hot tub with a bar, outdoor restaurant, and traditional spa

Though it doesn't teem with services and facilities, the hotel does offer a good selection of features. One of the highlights is the attractive outdoor pool surrounded by a pool deck lined with loungers and tables and chairs. There's also a hot tub here, as well as a poolside bar that offers some refreshments. The adjacent restaurant serves Mexican fare in a lovely setting beneath a palapa roof overlooking the pool. It's open for breakfast (not included in the standard rate), and serves snacks during the day. Food includes traditional dishes and vegetarian options from northern Mexico, including items like machaca, chilorio, chorizo, and corn tamales.

The hotel has a spa that offers various treatments, as well as a temazcal, which is a traditional type of sweat lodge dug in the ground. There are also some basic fitness facilities here that are situated in an open-air thatched roof pavilion. It's rustic, but there are some free weights, a boxing bag, and other equipment available for guest use. 

Other amenities include event facilities and on-site parking, plus there's free Wi-Fi throughout the property, but guests complain of a weak signal.

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Best Rates

Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Children's Pool

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

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