Hotel Name: Westin Resort & Spa
Location: Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
The Room: Rooms at the Westin Resort and Spa Los Cabos have recent updates, but still show some age. While the furnishings and accessories give it some modern flare, the structual decor feels dated and worn. Beds are “heavenly” says Westin, and we agree. Maybe it was the hours of sitting in the sun beforehand, but we slept like rocks…tired ones. Mini-bar and coffee area were just slightly above average in size and selection. Plenty of mixers, snacks, coffee, and cerveza are on hand for mixing, snacking, perking up or winding down, respectively. Your balcony in a “partial view” room will still get you a good look at the ocean, but also a good look at service areas and the side of a hill. The room isn’t going to be the highlight of your vacation here but it serves as a decent place to sleep in between beach bumming and margarita slamming.
Service: This was certainly a highlight. The very friendly staff was attentive and extremely helpful in most situations. From helping us through the insane maze between the rooms and lobby, to putting us in a very reasonably priced rental car. Even the towel guys seemed to love being there.
Overall: If this were a hotel in the best neighborhood in any non-beach city, I’d likely be less complimentary overall. The rooms aren’t glorious but serve the purpose and built to withstand years of vacationing families and post beach wedding all-nighters. The beach, service and weather are what bring everything up a notch…or in this case, a “hop”.
Rating: 3 Hops (out of 5)
How we got it: Using a combination of just a few thousand Starwood Preferred Guest points and under $100(USD) we were able to reserve the most basic of rooms. Very basic.