Coming from Ireland this hotel in this location was paradise. The hotel and accommodation was flawless with a spectacular view of the bay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The poolside service is to be experienced to be believed.
“Spectacular Hotel in a Spectacular setting”
Just got back on the weekend and spent 7 days at Casa Dorada over Spring Break. Loved the hotel as it was clean and great service. Can't beat the view at this place and it's a very short walk to the marina and nearby restaurants.
“Casa Dorada Is Equal To The Best Of Cabo!
The Casa Dorada was an incredible experience from the moment we arrived at the front entry way when we were greeted with free alcoholic beverages (Drinks!!). The room was excellent, the pool was beyond excellent, the staff, security, food, drinks, and location right on the beach !
Here you are in the absolute heart of the Cabo San Lucas action, Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas. Easily a 4-star venue offering amazing beach views and beachfront access. Stayed with familty third week of March 2014. Nice fitness center, awesome pool and beach. Happy Hour 2X / day, 11AM - 12N and 4-5PM, 7 days a week. All the great places to go in Cabo are easily within walking distance including the Marina, Luxury Mall, great restaurants, shopping. Hotel staff helpful and courteous.
“Cabo is certainly one Mexico's best!”
We've been to Mexico 8-10 times, this was our first time visiting Cabo, previously we've vacationed in Cancun, Maya Riviera, and Cozumel. We LOVE Mexico. We stayed at the Casa Dorada in Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos and I think we'd say Cabo is our favourite part of Mexico so far. Great hotel; beautiful, new, clean, ocean front, great room size and facilities for families. Poolside service was friendly and prompt as were all staff.
“Great Location But Not For Quiet Get Away”
Casa Dorada is well located for going on excursions like whale watching or for walking to restaurants, bars and clubs. The gym is first class, the rooms are large and well furnished, and the views of the cruise boats in the harbor are excellent from most of the rooms on the upper floors.
“Cabo was the highlight of our trip”
I did a trip for 4weeks through the main areas of USA with my hubby and Cabo was the highlight of our trip.
The hotel was amazing, room was so spacious with an amazing view
We were located towards the mango deck end up on the 3rd floor, was initially concerned about the reviews I had read about the mango deck being a party all night long but we didn't have any issues like this on our stay.
“Clean & Great location!”
Second visit to Casa Dorada and it did again not disappoint. This hotel is in a great location if you just want to walk around town & the Marina (10 minute walk). Just asked at the front desk at check in and we were upgraded to a one bedroom
“We love this hotel!!”
I brought my wife down to the Casa Dorada in 2007 for a long Valentine's weekend and have been going back every year since. We go one to two times each year and always look forward to our next visit. I have brought many family and friends down with me and they always look forward to coming back.
“It's all about location!”
Casa Dorada is hands-down our favorite resort in Cabo (we've tried 6 or 7 of the nice ones so far). The location is perfect. It's smack-dab in the middle of Medano Beach where all the fun is happening, and it's within easy walking distance (10-15 min) of the marina, the Luxury Avenue mall, and downtown, so there is no need to rent a car or spend oodles on taxis.
“Get what you pay for”
I really liked the resort, and would have no hesitation suggesting someone stay here... so long as you get the room you booked. And I did, but not at first, and not without some effort. So the story goes
“Awesome in Cabo”
The hotel was in a perfect location, nice clean rooms, great for the group. The amenities were plentiful, nice pool, spa, hot tub. Meeting area by the beach was accommodating, enough room for everyone.
“Beautiful resort, views and excellent location”
We stayed for 5 nights in a 1 bedroom suite that was beautiful and very spacious with separate bedroom, kitchen with granite countertop and killer views. Every morning we rose early to enjoy the beautiful sunrise.
“Look No Further - The Best Hotel in Cabo!!!”
This is my 4th or 5th stay at this hotel over the past few years, and my only regret is not writing a review sooner. All areas of the property are beautiful. One Bedroom suites are Incredible, the Views & balconies are wonderful. The location can't be beat, you can walk to town or the Marina in 5-10 minutes, safely. My husband says the Spa is great for steams, sauna's and jacuzzi after a day of sun, by the pool or private beach.
The Entire staff is very friendly & helpful, but i'd like to add (as she was always at front desk when I needed something) Mafer was very, very special in making my needs seem important, and did everything she could do to accommodate.
They've added a breakfast buffet at 12 Tribes restaurant, that is Huge & Fresh, Delicious, and very reasonable, you can get anything you want, with the friendliest service & smiles with beautiful views. A great way to start your day!!
Really, don't even bother with other Hotels, this is one of the finest I've ever stayed in worldwide.
Casa Dorado is a perfect location and the view from this resort is amazing, our room was huge we had a penthouse with our own hot tub and deck chairs - sunrise was amazing from here as well. it's great that it's only a short stroll to town and many restaurants to explore. A fun time can be had at Cabo Wabo. It can be very busy in town when there are cruise ships in town ( almost every day if not every day...) time your trips accordingly. Make sure you take a trip over to lovers beach - we went twice on a boat called the "Spider Pig" the cruise were friendly and left us there for a few hours and they even remembered to pick us up. The welcome drinks were great!
My husband and I stayed at Casa Dorada for the second time in consecutive years. The staff is amazingly helpful and friendly. Starting with the great service people at the pool led by Ivan and including Emilio, Bismarck and Marvin! Fernando in the restaurant and Ruben at the front door are great as well. Orizal handled a confusion of rooms at the beginning which greatly improved our stay! We wouldn't stay anywhere else.
“Casa Dorada - Outstanding!”
Casa Dorada is a terrific place to stay and the staff is OUTSTANDING! It is the best value for having terrific rooms, steps from The Office and Mango Deck, and walking distance to the marina and downtown Cabo. Also walking distance to other resorts like Me Cabo and Cascadas.
“Edgar gives the best massage at the spa!”
I have been coming to Casa Dorada for 4 years now and I must compliment the team of Edgar and Abi for the amazing pool side complimentary massages. The Saltwater Spa and 80 minute massage by Edgar has always been the highlight of my trip! He is professional, thorough, and has a MAGIC touch! Just what this weary stressed out mama needed!
“Great place to vacation”
This is my second time staying at the resort and I have been completely satisfied both times. This time I took my fiance and she told me several times about the breathtaking views. We both enjoyed the facilities and restaurants at the resorts. Everything is clean and fresh and the prices at the restaurants was competitive with the better restaurants in town. The staff is wonderful, helpful and timely. In particular Laura Lachica was very helpful while booking the time and getting us there. We also had the opportunity to speak with Oziel Garibay (a sr mgr ) who is pleasant, charming and helpful.
Great experience will definitely return.
“Look Forward to Returning!”
From the moment we entered the Hotel until we left 6 days later, I could not have asked for better service, food, pool side beverages, Spa services or Yoga with Claudio. Not to forget the beautiful sunny days spent at poolside and the beach and the very spacious room. The view of Lands End as you enter the Hotel is breathtaking! The golfers in our group enjoyed 4 days of great golf thanks to Jim Person with Questro Golf. This was a perfect way to escape the cold, cloudy days we were having in Northeast Texas.
“1 week long vacation stay (4th time at this resort)”
This hotel and the accommodations are wonderful. The entire staff is very friendly and the experience is excellent. We especially like THE PING PONG TEAM! (Ivan, Bismarck, Marvin & Emilio). They challenge us daily (all skill levels welcome and I mean all). Next to the pong table they added a gellato bar, painting studio, pizza restaurant and sushi restaurant as well. Already in place and still serving is the 12 Tribes restaurant (nightly specials slid under our hotel room door).
Very nice resort for families, couples or groups of travelers. You really control the amount of fun you want to have. A typical afternoon has 3/4's of the pool chairs filled with sun tanners and readers while other play ping pong, swim or drink at the swim up bar.
“Absolute Best Location, Wonderful Place”
Casa Dorada is located in the best possible location in Cabo. Perched above Medano Beach so you can watch (and get to) all the action and activities you could want, while gated for security. Surrounded by great restaurants and walkable to the marina. The pool and spa are to die for, the help is gracious and friendly
We've stayed at this resort for our last 6 trips to Cabo and we love it! The staff couldn't be any more helpful or friendly. We always come home feeling like we've made new amigos! Downtown Cabo is an easy walk as well as many fabulous restaurants.
“Perfect everything except no free wifi.”
This is "one stop shopping".... Meaning that you don't need a car, wake up ,work out in a wonderful spa,eat breakfast at on site at Mayden, lay in sun, swim in pools, soak in hot-tubs then have lunch, then take a boat ride, lie on the beach, then take a shower , then go downstairs for cocktails a dinner at 12 tribes. You never have to leave.
Everything is so clean and rooms are heaven!
We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite, so much room ....with living room, 2 kitchens and 3 balconies ..... In LA or NY this would be the suite that only celebrities could afford.
Great collection of people.
Just terrific for some R&R!
“Perfect choice for our first visit to Cabo”
One of our best family vacations! The hotel is immaculate and very well maintained. Our room was spacious with a large balcony. Slept us and our 2 grown children. Will probably reserve a 2br next time. Read the complaints about the Mango Deck and am glad that didn't scare us off. It was absolutely a non issue for us. The pool area is beautiful with ample chairs and umbrellas. Attentive food and drink service. Can't say enough about the staff. From the moment we arrived, everyone was so friendly and helpful. We ate at every restaurant on the property and enjoyed each one. Nice to have choices on site if you just want to enjoy a lazy day at the pool and beach. The location is fantastic! Great beach with easy access to water sports and steps away from The Office. We will absolutely be back. Couldn't have asked for a better experience for our first time in Cabo!
“Perfect Location - Great Vacation”
We just returned from Casa Dorada, stayed there Jan 5-11...we LOVED it!
The trip started off great when Sandra helped get us to a better Room/Floor.
The room itself was spectacular...1bedroom Suite, huge, with great views. I have to say, I do not understand the complaints about noise. We were basically right above the Mango Deck, and never heard a thing. That place shuts down basically after dark, and even during the day, if the doors are closed you cannot hear any music. Even when on the patio, it's just background noise, and hardly a hinderance. Again, I do not understand where all that is coming from...unless it's Spring Break, I wouldn't waste 2 seconds worrying about that.
Pool service was great, couldn't get over how cheap the drinks were....seemed like it was 2x1 drinks 90% of the time...typically, when you drink ON your resort you expect to pay outrageous prices, but not here, so that was great.
We loved everything about Casa Dorada, but the LOCATION is truly what makes it. The Office was our hangout for the week...what a great place that is, and just steps outside the gate. We also hit the Marina a few times per day, which as a few blocks away, with nice views toward the ocean along the way.
We've travled to Playa, Puerto Rico, Vieques, St. Thomas, and the Bahamas all within the past 2.5 years, and Cabo San Lucas is our new favorite beach location...we cannot wait to return to Casa Dorada!
We've been going here for 6 years, and can't wait to go back every year! Perfect weather, perfect location, gourmet food! beautiful rooms, scenery spectacular!! Look forward to seeing the staff every year, they feel like family by now!!
Just came back from a great stay. We had seen lots of comments regarding issues with noise from the Mango Deck and voiced our concerns at check in. Gus gave us the option of one side of the hotel or the other, showed us rooms in both locations, but recommended we stay on the West SIde because of the view and also told us he would change our rooms if we were unhappy. We actually had 2 junior suites and they were perfect. For the little amount of time we actually spent in the room, mostly bed time, the noise was not an issue. Everyone at the resort was extremely helpful and accommodating. The beach personnel and wait staff were all helpful.
A little bit of expected pressure from the time share personnel but after we made it clear we weren't interested, they left us alone.
A close walk to town, especially after you learn the shortcut through the Marina. Highly recommend eating at Sharkey's, just steps from the resort if you stay here. Also the Concierge was great if you needed dinner reservations.
If you are a diver, hook up with Andromeda, just down the beach and ask for Rene as the divemaster. Dove two days, the three of us plus Rene were the only ones on the boat and the dives and equipment were perfect. Strange feeling to have a giant sea lion in your face!
All in all, can't say enough good about the resort.
“Great Location, Great Hotel, Great Service!”
Not much else to say, except the staff was very nice and helpful. My wife was looking all over for a 2013 Christmas ornament from Cabo and could not find one. The hotel artist took one from the giant tree in the lobby and told her she will have one the next morning, right before we were leaving. Sure enough, he had drawn the Arcos and ocean on a big round ornament and signed and dated it. It is beautiful, and the artist/staff delivered it free of charge.
“Our Vacation Home”
Our annual Thanksgiving arrival
We have been coming here for six years in a row
Ask for Enida at the front desk
Ask for Tomas the belman
Ask for Sylvie in the Spa
Ask for Gustavo for pool service, beverages, beers, lunches
I swim in the ocean, and pool. We read and go to the spa
Dinners are all walking distance, although they now have a very good new chef
They just very recently added a sushi bar and pizza oven near the pool
Views are great, swimming was great, weather was cooperative
The entire staff is very coureous and accomodating
We will be back next year
“Simply the best location”
If you want the best views of Lands End, be close to downtown Cabo, and have some of the most accommodating staff at your beck and call then Casa Dorada is the place to be. The accomodations and the grounds are first rate. The staff pander to your every need, sometimes even before you know you have a need!! The Mango Deck can be loud but what do you expect - you are in Cabo San Lucas. They do shut things down around 10pm every night so even if the music is not your thing it ends at a reasonable hour. Heard an older couple at the pool talking to one of the staff and they started with, "I don't want to seem like a complainer but......" You can find something to complain about with any place but hands down Casa Dorada makes up for any shortcomings with the ambiance and atmosphere you experience from the minute you walk into the lobby. So, don't be a complainer and enjoy what is one of the better experiences you will have in Cabo. I guess you can tell I had a great time here!!!
“Friendly Staff Great resort”
I had to take the time to write this review as I was really impressed with a bellman, Gabriel Castio, as he recognized me in the lobby from my previous stays. He is very professional, accommodating and courteous. Gabriel is a definite compliment to Casa Dorada.
“We feel like we are coming home when we arrive.”
We have been going there since Casa Dorada opened, and have loved every visit. The resort is beautiful, the amenities are great, the view is spectacular with the very best in Sunrises! The location is perfect, and we can visit the town and it's attractions on foot, and the beach is the best in the area. The real reason this feels like home though is the staff. Very well training, and very caring, they go out of their way to make you feel appreciated. Aldo and staff welcome you home when you arrive, Sondra at the front desk went above and beyond to set things up correctly for us. Reyna Gomez at the Concierge Desk made multiple dinner reservations for our party and went out of her way to take care of some important business needs for us while we were there. We spent most of our days around the pool, and always got excellent service from Ivan Barrios and his staff, including Pepe, Angela, Gustavo, & Armando with the food and drink service, and Emilio always was helping out with towels and a smile!
We will be back again next year and look forward to seeing our Cabo family again.
“Our Mexican 'home away from home'”
This was my 7th visit to Casa Dorada since it was built a few years ago. Twice a year we visit the property and are never disappointed. The staff & resort are exceptional!
Fidel will greet you at the door with a huge smile and is always super helpful, well-trained & friendly. Ivan is always on-site and attending to all guests needs. No request is too big or small for him and he listens to what you are saying. He has such a positive disposition that he lights up when you talk to him.
Bismark & Emilio by the pool are incredibly polite, attentive and courteous. Every morning they greet you with a huge smile & "HOLA." Gustavo & Angela, serving us drinks and food by the pool each day were delightful and always went above and beyond their job responsibilities. Gerardo in the Salt Water Spa is DREAMY! He listens to his client's needs and customizes his massages and facials accordingly. Everyone from the groundskeepers to the housekeepers go out of their way to make your stay wonderful. We want to bring them home with us when we leave.
The location is the best in Cabo San Lucas. Beautiful ocean views from every room and wonderful restaurants on site, 12 Tribes, and within walking distance. I would highly recommend Casa Dorada
Great location, on Medano beach for wonderful swimming and activities. Service is friendly and good. Food is very good and you are close to other wonderful restaurants. Beach service and service by the two pools. Family friendly and couples friendly. Always a great experience. Been going there for five years, and always enjoy it.
“Best Staff and Best Location”
This was my 5th visit to Casa Dorada. I keep coming back for more. The staff are friendliest of any resort I've ever stayed at. The location is perfect too! Beautiful views and wonderful restaurants within walking distance. Plus, the nightlife is just a few minutes away. Highly recommended.
Our 5th visit to Casa Dorada was not disappointing. Our pool experience was especially good. The pool concierge Ivan Barrios and his staff Emilio and Bismarck set the bar for a wonderful pool experience. The week we spent at Casa Dorada was by far our best yet. Everything from checking in under Jeanine to our food and beverage service was among the best in the industry. We were so impressed we upgraded our time share to spend even more weeks at the Casa Dorado. This resort is extremely well managed.
“Beauty & the Beach”
My favorite part about staying here was the incredibly friendly staff. I think I will be saying Hola to everyone I pass by for awhile now! The rooms are spacious and well decorated. The views are quite lovely. The pools are nice.
“One word, AMAZING!!”
Been coming Casa Dorada for years (every year since 2008) I have no complains about anything. People, Pool, service, food, whether, beach and rooms all amazing. They clean my room twice a day. Walking distances from anything you want. If u want a quiet atmosphere lay by the pool, if u want to party walk 10 sec to the beach or 5 mins to town. Never felt unsafe here. The people are fun and very nice.
“This place is awesome!!”
We stayed here the week of November 8th in a one bedroom suite. This was our first time to Mexico. We usually go to Maui for vacation. I have to say that Cabo might be my favorite place to go now. The resort was beautiful and peaceful. The pool was never over crowded and the drinks at the swim up bar were super cheap and delicious. We ate at the tribes restaurant several times and it was tasty too. The staff was very helpful and polite. We didn't have any problems with Wifi like some people did. We also stayed on the end that was next to the Mango bar. I don't remember it ever being loud in the room. When the doors were shut it was completely sound proof. My only complaint is that the lighting is bad in the bathrooms. I had to take the makeup mirror out on the deck to see my face which was no big deal. It was just a little hard to get ready when it was dark outside. We really loved this place and we will be back.
“Second stay at Casa Dorada”
Third time to Cabo and we really enjoy staying at Casa Dorada. Beautiful, clean, property and rooms with all the comforts of home. Hotel staff is very accommodating and work hard to make your stay enjoyable whether you are poolside, looking for restaurant recommendations or activities. Walking distance from Marina, town, shopping and restaurants. Would definitely return again.
“Great Stay at Casa Dorada!”
This was our 3rd time to Cabo, first time at Casa Dorada. We chose mostly for the location, having stayed close to town on our other visits. Before we have stayed at Pueblo Bonito Rose, Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar and Grand Mayan in San Jose del Cabo. Overall, this was the best of the bunch. Maybe not quite as fancy as Grand Mayan, but certainly close - and far more welcoming and comfortable.
We encountered none of the problems some of the other reviews stated. Sure, the music was loud at night on some evenings, but we expected that. From our unit it wasn't bad if you shut the sliding door. Your experience would be related to your expectations.
Pool was great - plenty of chairs, good service. Ate at the fancy restaurant one night, food was good enough. Our room was very comfortable, higher end than many resorts and very well maintained.
But the best part of the resort is obviously location. You're on Medano Beach and a really short walk into town. It's about as good as it gets. Found Sharky's for awesome breakfasts right outside the resort. Great laundry down the street if you need it. And so many great options in town that are a short walk away.
Going back soon and can't wait!
“Good Times with the girls....”
Girls going on vacay for a week is just what the doctor ordered. 5 of my closest friends and I went to Cabo. There was a fishing tournament so when that happens there are tons of fishermen from all over that flock the town. It was a great time at the marina every night and we go to meet some amazing people. The hotel was perfect for what we needed and the staff were very accomodating to us all. Can't wait to go back next year at the same time. Cabo is a fun, friendly place.
“Great hotel, friendly staff, good location”
We booked the Casa Dorada based on a friend's recommendation. My partner and I had never been to Cabo before, so didn't know the landscape very well.
In Cabo, you have Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo.
The Casa Dorada is within walking distance to the main town and marina of Cabo San Lucas.
“5 Stars at Casa Dorada Medano Beach”
Huge rooms, great view, 2 balconies, kitchen, dining area and separate bathroom with large tub and shower. Everything at this hotel was wonderful. Dinner at 12 Tribes was spectacular w/ tremendous service and view. Highly recommend staying here.
“Casa Dorada trip”
Just for back from 5 night stay and had a wonderful time. We had a one bedroom suite on the 5th floor. Rooms are huge and beautifully decorated!!! Front desk staff very pleasant, but our beach waitress's Slyvia was the best!!! Get the mojitos, they make them great!!! Also what we enjoyed is that you don't have the pay extra for cabanas or floatations devices for the water. They were in a first come basis. Very quiet hotel, if you want to party just walk down to the beach!! Fun!!!
“Location, Views & Staff”
We just spend 2 weeks in November 2013 at Casa Dorada. The hotel is beautiful with the best location on Medano Beach. Stunning views from every room of Land's End where you can see Lover's Beach. The staff is amazing, making sure your vacation is the best from the front desk staff (Christian, Gus, Jeanine etc.) cleaning staff to the concierge (Laura, Reyna, etc.) and the pool staff (Ivan, Gustavo, Alfredo, Armando,Pepe, Emilio, Bismark, Angela, Marvin, etc.) They get to know you real quick and they are all so amazing. The beds in the rooms are very comfortable. The 12 Tribes restaurant is great. Carlos and his staff are very talented and create excellent dishes.You must try the lobster bisque. They also have a sushi bar and thin crust wood oven pizza..fantastic!! The open air restaurant overlooking the ocean is very romantic, but also family friendly. Just beautiful. Casa Dorada and Cabo are very safe. This hotel is also walking distance to town where there is a fairly large mall. You can also take a cab to Wallmart or Costco for about $8 -$10 each way. We will be back soon!!!
I was there in November 2013. The location is perfect, right in the middle of everything but quiet inside the hotel. The rooms very comfortable and large. The pool is excellent. I did not have any problem with overcrowding or too many children. The service was great and courteous. The food is a little expensive, but I expected that. I also enjoyed the spa, which was a very nice retreat after a long day in the sand and sun. I'll be back.
I was there October 4, 2013 and stayed for a week. I was assigned to a nice one bedroom on the second level. I was originally assigned to room 2015, but they moved me to the quiet side away from the kids area which I was much better for me. The room was very nicely furnished and practical for me. My balcony looked out over the pool and got the afternoon sun, which I liked.
I was impressed by the hotel staff remembering my name from the first day to the last. I bellmen were all friendly and helpful, especially Rubin who was assigned to help me with my luggage.
The Saltwater Spa was wonderful. They have all the facilities at no extra charge, steam room, sauna, hot tub, cool tub, showers, lockers, fresh fruit, shaving cream and razors. I was greeted each day by the front desk staff, especially nice was Irais. The Saltwater Spa also has a very nice workout facility. There are two separate pools, one with a swim up and sit poolside bar.
Went there in January 2013 and fell in love with Cabo. This hotel is in a great location.
Lovers Beach is easy to get to
pool is gorgeous
Had breakfast at the hotel once and it was OK, but never missed the chance to order a Mexican Coffee!! Order one now.
Close proximity to a bunch of good restaurants
fave restaurants nearby was The Office, Edith's (DELICIOUS and huge portions) and Missiones de Kino.
Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. We were upgraded to a larger room, but it was on the 1st floor with no view. It actually was fine with us cuz it was easy to access to pool and beach.
Went to the spa. Very pricey but good massage. They also do chair massages by the pool.
Happy hour by the pool is awesome.
“This hotel has caused me to be a hotel snob! Very little measures up now.”
First of all the worst part about leaving was having to say goodbye to the amazing staff! Not only is their service fantastic but their smiles are genuine. Special mention to Silvia, Laura and martin on the beach....oh and Angela, Alfredo, Gustavo, Pepe, as well as two Ivan's (bartender and pool concierge) all at the pool. And the towel boys even remember our room number when we come down to pick up our towels!
So anyway at one point our 4 year old fell on her face by the pool and had blood pouring out of both nostrils and within 2 minutes there was a paramedic by our side ensuring that there was no serious damage and stopping the bleeding. They even brought her a huge cup of ice cream.
The rooms are always SO clean. The new sushi bar is fantastic. Also the guys at both beach and front entrances seem thrilled to welcome us any time throughout the day as we came and went.
The grounds are amazing and if you look at night you will see a crew working tirelessly to scrub the outdoor kitchens and pool deck. So impressive!
I also liked that I could casually have a few pictures taken of the kids. No need for a huge expensive photo session but a photographer who took some great shots of the kids.
Location could not be better. I like that I can choose a casual dinner on the beach or dine on the marina or find a gem of a restaurant somewhere in town.
This is my favourite place to go to and I measure all other accommodations in Canada and Mexico to this resort.
“Great Hotel and Location”
The hotel is great all around. The service, staff and food are all very good. The location is also very nice because of the private access to the beach. Pool of course is very nice, but hang out at the beach. There are a lot of beach vendors so just nicely say, "no thanks," and they move along. The vendors do block the beautiful views of the water, so you might want to be further away from the cordoned edge.
“Loved our stay”
Our experience was wonderful - we found the everyone to be so polite and helpful in Cabo. The only thing we had to check ourselves on was not to be impatient...we live in the Seattle area, we are a fast moving want it now kind of people, and things move a little slower in Mexico, hopefully I brought back some of that patience.
We aren't night people so didn't go out much. Loved the beach bars during the day, especially Billigans.
I can't wait to go back. Loved the beauty of the area and the people.
“Missing it already!”
Just returned from eight days at Casa Dorada and had an amazing time. The staff are wonderful, Ilse, Ivan, Jair, Armando, Aleida, Emilio. The staff are attentive and friendly. The ocean was spectacuar and warm. The room was large and comfortable with twice daily maid service. We purchased a food plan and were quite happy with daily breakfast and lunch variety. Although we enjoyed 12 Tribes for dinner, more variety would have been nice. Overall, our stay was amazing and we look forward to returning soon!
This is definitely a 5 star resort. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms are large and all have an ocean view. The beach is well kept up and is easily accessible. The restaurants have an excellent menu and are reasonably priced for this type of resort.
The resort sits outside of Cabo and is quiet. There are plenty of amenities for all to enjoy
This is a bucket list trip for sure. Land's End is the stuff that dreams are made of and Casa Dorada is the perfect place to turn that dream into reality. The view from Medano Beach is simply breath taking. The proximity to downtown makes it ideal in place where cab fare can run fifty dollars from other hotels. The service is second to none. We were treated like royalty, our every whim catered too. They even brought local artists up to our suite to personally give our children a painting and sculpting class. I understand they have now turned this into a regular occurrence when guests bring children. There is truly something for everyone to do here. I am literally counting the days until we return in April and have already paid for our January 2015 trip.
“Cabo en Octubre”
Just got back from another wonderful trip to San Lucas. Weather was great even though it rained a couple of days......locals always say you'll never experience that condition again, but I've been coming here 11 years now and I have seen plenty of wet weather, including two hurricanes. Casa Dorada is continuing to make adjustments and improvements even though it is only five years new. Dinner cruise, down town, el Paraiso and beach bars are still appealing. I'll be going back in December for my third trip this year........can't wait to get back there! I am definitely a Caboholic and own one of the shirts from Sharkys, my favorite restaurant in town!
“An excellent spot on Medano Beach”
I have stayed at ME Cabo before - and loved it. But they were having a music festival and were not available. So I had to find something new. Casa Dorada was a great choice, and I think might be my new hotel of choice.
First of all, the booking process and transfer arrangements were easy. The company that they contract with, TransVIP was on time and very friendly. Got to the hotel quickly, where I was able to check in with the help of a very tasty welcome drink.
Everyone who works there were very solicitous. And I was able to shut down the Time-share salesperson quite easily, and only had to do it once.
The room (401) was on the corner of the building - great view & quiet. The layout was comfortable, and the furniture and fixtures were good quality. The bed was comfortable, the showers had good pressure and plenty of hot water.
The location is very convenient, and I was able to walk to everywhere. The service overall was excellent, from check in to check out.
I would definitely recommend Casa Dorada to anyone looking for a nice hotel in Cabo!
“Keeps getting better and better”
“Great hotel/awesome experience!”
Hubby and I went to Casa Dorada the end of September/beginning of October for a 9 day stay. We traded our timeshare through Interval for this property and boy I'm glad we did. Let me say that we have traveled quite a bit. We have stayed at some very nice hotels, but this place ranks in our top 5. Overall...
“Great location, service, and value!”
I have been to Cabo three times and although each experience was good, this one was the best yet. My wife and I recently stayed at Casa Dorada for a friend's wedding and I was very impressed with the resort. The staff was extremely courteous, greeting us with a drink as we walked in. The resort was very clean and tidy - the pool was nice with a great view of the ocean. And for the price we paid, it was a steal. I would definitely stay there again and highly recommend Casa Dorada to any potential vacationer!
“Great Location, Outstanding Service”
My wife and I spent 10 days at Casa Dorada during September 2013. A tropical storm was predicted to hit and the room we were in, while great, did not have a sheltered balcony. The front desk staff was kind enough to move us to another room, and it was beach-front. We got lucky on the weather as the tropical...
“Great place for a vacation and relaxation”
A little rough to check in, staff was very good, Especially Laura on the beach. Lots of friendly people and I would come back, mostly because of the food and the waitstaff and the restaurants, although the rest of the hotel was very friendly you're normally exposed to the service people
Friendly folks and a beautiful resort. This was our first trip to Cabo and I was more than pleased with our chosen hotel, note that our trip was in the Low Season (mid September).
Location: You walk right past the large, gorgeous, pool (swim up bar), along the covered hammocks, and out of the back door to hit the swimmable Medano Beach. It is about a 10 minute walk down to the Marina for shopping and food. We made the circuit down to the marina and back along the beach one morning before it was too hot and it was great.
“We definitely coming back”
We stayed Casa Dorada for 7 nights and every moment we enjoyed this hotel. Firstly hotel staff were all friendly and polite we always feel comfortable and welcomed. Location is excellent. Just down to beautiful beach and not so wave, great view with all luxury hotels, boats, makes you feel very rich. Spa at Casa Dorada you must try. Access of private spa and sauna area, shower and gym is free and very relaxing. We also enjoyed swimming pool. The temperature was just right feels great. There were table tennis area with friendly staff. They organised tournament with hotel guests and we played tournament. It was a lot of fun. Location of this hotel is excellent. I strongly recommend everyone to stay because you can walk to Marina, restaurants, shopping centres, casino, and we even found laundry to bring our dirties. You don't have to use Taxi at all. One day we went to San Jose del Cabos by taxi. It cost us approx. US$50 one way. It was worth it to look old town and had a very nice Mexican lunch. We took water taxi to look arch. To see arch you don't have to book expensive cruise. Water taxi from marina is very easy and just nice as personal cruise. We had a really great time to stay in this hotel and definitely we would like to come back and stay!!!!
“Started rough, finished strong”
Stayed at Casa Dorado from Sept. 7th through the 13th, 2013. Check-in was quick and smooth with front desk staff being very nice and helpful. Got up to our room,503, and kicked off our shoes after a long travel day. That's where the rough part started.
“Beautiful room, people and location!!”
The staff is so sweet, always greeted us and asked if we needed anything. They also loved my daughter who is quite a charmer I must add ;) The rooms and views are topnotch. We had a bad booking experience with another hotel that wasn't as centrally located and we were able to book Casa Dorada. They exceeded our expectations and we cant wait to go back!
First of all I spent over 20 years in the hotel industry and because we wanted a property that was rated highly we researched all of the properties prior and looked at all the reviews prior to booking. This was our fist time to Cabo and did not want an all-inclusive, we wanted to see what was our there first then decide if we wanted to return we would know where to be and go again.
“Great location, Great service”
My wife and I stayed here on our first trip to Cabo on a trip to attend a family wedding. The hotel is located on Mendano Beach in Cabo, the center of activity. The rooms all have balconies facing the ocean, and are large and well appointed.
Stayed at this hotel for the second time in three years, no change. The quality of the staff are outstanding, from the room services to bar staff to activity staff, all do their job very professionally. It is a joy to wake up and see the smiling faces and all the 'Hola's' every morning. The activity guys took good care...
“The Best Location, The best hotel money-benefit in San Lucas. (Los Cabos)”
I recently stayed in Casa Dorada Hotel in Los Cabos, had the best time ever, it is close to the party area of town but provides an excellent resting and vacation experience, the rooms are huge, beautiful and decorated with good taste, the service is excellent, and the food in its 2 restaurants is good.
We had 4 adults and one child in a two bedroom with plenty of room. The childrens club is wonderful and my grandchild loved it which gave the adults som nice free time. The food at the pool is really great and reasonable and the rooms and views are very nice. Would recommend it to anyone.
Visitors to Los Cabos area have many options for 4 and 5 star fine coastal resorts. They all offer various amenities and are located on the beautiful coast of Baja California overlooking the Sea of Cortez or Pacific Ocean. This area attracts travelers from all over the world with different levels of expectations.
We were in the Cornado suite 7th floor. View was beautiful. furnishings good , overall good location if you’re looking to walk to the Marina and swim at the beach. The exception to this would be the restaurants and parking lot between the hotel and the beach. Overall I have stayed in better hotels for less money, Service was good...
“Wonderful service, beautiful property, great location!”
We were here for a week with my husband, me, and 6 young adults in two units. The service was impeccable, the facilities well stocked and perfectly clean, and the support of the staff above and beyond the call of duty... by the time we were in our unit, they had already put our groceries in the refridgerator. Highly recommended...
“Staff, food, service A+++”
Very impressed never thought the staff service and food would be as good as it was. Hotel security was top notch made u feel safe and secure at all times which is extremely important. Location of hotel is perfect second to none walking distance to everything u need no more than a 7 min walk everywhere.
“Wonderful stay at Casa Dorada”
My husband and I traveled to Cabo this past August for our honeymoon. We were thrilled with our experience at Casa Dorada. When mentioning that we were visiting for our honeymoon, we were automatically upgraded to a one-bedroom suite free of charge. We were also pleasantly surprised with a chilled bottle of champagne in our room for our last night....
“Great location and staff!”
Arrival and Check-in: Upon arrival we were pleased with the overall look of the hotel with breathtaking views of the arch from the front lobby.
“We would return”
All rooms have ocean views. We had a room on a lower floor and asked if we could move to a higher floor and the front desk was very accommodating, thank you Gus. Hotel rooms were very clean and room service excellent.
“huge rooms with great location”
My wife and I stayed as casa dorado in a one bed room suite. The room was large and nicely equipped. The beach in front of the hotel was adequate and safe for swimming. You can walk to the marina or downtown where all of the action is, or take a short cab ride.
It seems that this hotel isn't far from anything , great restaurants like Hacienda, Edith, the office, the marina, or the beach. All the activities of Los cabos are right near by, the views from the rooms are fantastic. We are a large family and there seemed to be something for everyone. The staff at pool lead by Ivan was tremendously accommodating and polite,front desk with Cristian the same, the breakfast buffet staff was superfluous in service and manners. The views from our two bedroom suite with a kitchenette fantastic. The activities desk was push, push, push, to buy a travel club membership, if you like that great, but if you don't then it's a headache. You can waive them off and they'll leave you alone, but what appealed to me was the offers of free this or that activity if we'd just sit for a meeting. Anyways we had a fantastic vacation irregardless and would highly recommend .
“Nice Touch of Class in Cabo San Lucas”
What a wonderfully classy hotel! Spacious rooms, luxurious pools, spa-like atmosphere, and gorgeous views of El Arco and Lovers' Beach all help to create an environment for a luxurious vacation. Want the beach-restaurant scene? The Office, Mango Deck, and other beach restaurants are within a short beach-walk from the property. Want childcare? There is a childcare center on-property. The staff were so wonderful and helpful! Casa Dorada is right on Medano Beach and within a short walk from the Marina with its restaurants and shops. We have always had a great time going to this property.
“Great Location, Great Hotel”
If you are looking for a very nice hotel, close to lots of restaurant, with a great swim-able beach with a close walk to downtown Cabo, then you definitely need to stay here. I researched all the hotels excessively prior to our stay and was very pleased with the selection. That being said, we did have some small complaints, all of which I will list below. Waaaaay more good than bad. Walking into the hotel we were taken back with the amazing view and greeted with welcome drinks.
“A dreamy place on Medano beach”
This is a wonderful hotel with large rooms, kitchens, balconies all with ocean views. The pool is very big and it is easy to swim, play games or entertain the kids. They have a pool table, ping pong table and foos ball. The beach has chairs with pads, umbrellas and all day food and beverage service. The staff is so nice and helpful. The location can't be beat, right in the middle of the best beach in Cabo. The only downside is the noise from the bar next door.
“Better late than never review :)”
First of all, sorry for the late review regarding this little piece of paradise, but decided to hold off in order to read what others have been saying about Casa Dorada at Medano Beach. Now its my turn...lol.
My other half and I stayed there last July with friends who invited as to our first trip ever to the Los Cabos area and to Casa Dorada. We stayed in a two bedroom suite on the 5th floor for a week overlooking the beautiful Sea of Cortez and the pool. We spend most of the daytime hours at the beach sipping on the magnificent 2 for 1 cocktails, which never stopped flowing thanks to the best hostess in the world aka Sylvia! while at the same time, taking turns swimming and jet skiing in the bay.
“Love it here....”
The food is beautiful and taste even better....I love that the music is not so loud and we can visit with family and friends. The staff is wonderful...The view can not be beat! We live here and choose to go to this resort for dinner!
“Love coming to this place”
The service at Casa Dorado is always first rate. On this visit there wasa storm 350 miles off shore and it affected the beaches in all of Cabo. The resort made every attempt to please everyone,even in the face of wind and clouds. they were so accommodating to all of the guest. The beach was completely cleared of all lounges, chairs etc and they made sure we were safe and taken care of.
even with some clouds weather Casa Dorado did not disappoint.
“Can't loose with this choice.”
Clean, gorgeous, convenient, direct beach access, short of luxurious, beyond adequate. Big rooms, very clean, excellent food at their restaurants, very pleasant and attentive service. Cool pool bar, cheap beer. Breakfasts were awesome (excellent huevos rancheros!). Super family friendly with nursery and children's activities, ping pong, kiddie pool, etc. A great place to relax for three days (you'll get bored more than that) or as home base to explore adjacent towns and area. Walking distance to Cabo San Lucas downtown and marina.
Rooms- had a jr suite it was perfect for two, get 4th floor and above on south side less noisy, room service came twice a day, room is in decent shape, shower curtain was nasty but overall decent, lots of drinks and snacks for purchase which made it easy, nice large patios
“Enjoyed a Piece of Heaven on Earth from 7/19 to 7/26!!!”
We had a rough check-in where they doubled our room, but after they compensated us by upgrading to the Penthouse on the top floor w/the most amazing view of Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean, the rest of our stay at Casa Dorada WAS magnificent. Very nice staff and it is centrally located all restaurants are w/in walking distance and only 5 minutes walk to the marina. Loved that if we didn't want to swim in the ocean we can jump right back into the pool, there were LOTS of lounge chairs on the beach so finding a place to relax and sunbath was not an issue. Great bar service at the beach as well, very attentive and they ensured that we were taken care of. Great entertainment right next door at Mango Deck and a wonderful restaurant Baja Cantina just steps away!
We will definitely come back and stay at Casa Dorada!!!
“Only resort to stay at”
Only resort my family and I will ever stay at. Just spent our 3rd summer at Casa Dorada. Everything about this resort is excellent
Staff: extremely friendly, helpful, and generous with their assistance especially Martin, Sylvia, Laura, Ivan, Aldo and Pancho. Need anything just ask ANY of the staff.
Service: first rate
Location: walking distance to shops, marina and restaurants
If there ever was a place to stay where the hotel staff pretty much beats all others...this is it! Everyone from the top down is so friendly, helpful and kind from the moment you set foot in the door. Liz the Operations Manager is so delightful and always makes us feel so special! We love her!!! Ivan, the pool concierge is ever so helpful and Emilio the fabulous towel man makes sitting by the pool fantastic. Maid service is very efficient and always understanding when we are just not ready to start the day. The food served on the premisses is delicious and always presented well and the service is wonderful, whether dining poolside, in the restaurants or on the beach. Of course let us not forget the fabulous location!
“ABOVE & BEYOND... Casa Dorada Medano Beach”
I enjoy reading all of these fabulous reviews of Casa Dorada. We stay there every October.
On our first stay there, years ago, we met a large group from Tacoma WA. They were all friends and were vacationing together. We all became friends and keep in touch thoughout the year, and all come down to Casa Dorada every year together ever since. We, too, bought in to the vacation club, and really have no complaints. Yes, they will periodically ask you about possibly upgrading your membership... that's their job. That is how they get paid. Not a problem. Listen to their pitch. See if it is something you can swing... if it is... jump on it. If it is not... don't. That's the game. Not everyone can, and not everyone who can... will. They understand. The hotel is 5 Stars. The staff is professional and courteous. Ivan , who manages the outside grounds I believe, is one of the best you will find, as is Umberto at the front desk (who I understand is no longer there, due to a fabulous opportunity elsewhere. I am happy for him!) The only bad thing for me is the fact that I can only get down there once a year! I would go more often if I was able. Do yourself a favor. Book a week there. Bring family/friends. You will return again and again. I am ready to go again in October, and have a nice big room booked. See ya there! SALUD! - Tim
“Friendly People+Perfect Location+Perfect Size”
We recently spend 5 nights at Casa Dorada, after reading so many good recommendations on tripadvisor and we had an excellent time. We really enjoy the upgraded suite (family of 4) & amazing view with beautiful sunrises, Thanks to Gus for the nice welcome!. Medano Beach is really nice, and the luxury to be right there is priceless. We spend...More
“best hotel experience”
We were very pleased with the amenities, level of service and proximity to central Cabo. Right on the El Medano beach, every room has a spectacular ocean view. It's always difficult to predict what a hotel might really be like--despite reading reviews and carefully looking at web sites--but we were not disappointed.
“Best location in Medano!”
Casa Dorada is in my opinion the BEST location in the Medano Beach area. I love Medano because it's a great beach and very lively and fun. Walking distance from shops, restaurants, and nightlife with nicer accommodations than any of the other hotels on the strip (although more expensive). It's not top-tier luxury by any means, but it's not too far behind. Rooms are large and well appointed. The hotel itself is quiet, but it's just a short walk over to the Mango Deck or downtown Cabo for nightlife action.
“Best on the Beach!”
My new husband and I along with family and friends stayed at Casa Dorada in May 2013 during the week of our wedding. We did not get married at CD (however, it was one of our choices), but at another resort nearby. Anyway, we absolutely loved this resort. I've stayed at many of the resorts along Medano Beach and Casa Dorada is by far the BEST! Many of our friends and family members said that they will definitely stay at this same resort next time they visit.
Location - Perfect! Right on Medano beach, next to ME. All the water sports on the beach are easily accessible. A quick 1 min walk to Baja Cantina, The Office and Mango Deck.
Hospitality - AMAZING! Room Service decorated our room and drew a romantic bath for us the night of our wedding. Such a nice touch. Check in was easy. Staff was very nice.
Rooms - The best! All the suites/rooms face the ocean.
Food/Drinks - We didn't eat at our resort much other than at the pool. The chicken nachos and rolled tacos are delicious. All the servers at the pool were very nice and service was quick. Our servers were great to let us know when the drink specials were coming up. All drinks were great, strong!
Overall - Without a doubt this is my go-to resort from now on! We split our week between CD and Bahia just to change things up. We were so disappointed to have to leave CD.
“Cabo July 4th Trip”
After hearing wonderful things about this resort, we decided to make a reservation. We arrived on June 30th and had a great checkin experience (upgraded to a 1 bedroom, booked a jr. suite).
The room was wonderful and big enough for our family of 4. Our room was near some construction, but it was only done during the middle afternoon (preparing for hurricane season).
Enjoyed the pool and beach every day! Customer service was great and the food was fantastic. Really enjoyed our lunches and different daily specials on drinks and food. Wake up early to get a chair, got busy early. Busy during day, quiet at night!
Any little/minor issue that we encountered was treated by their wonderful and thoughtful staff. Their pool concierge was great (cleaned my sunglasses every day) and their front desk was extremely accommodating. Oziel, the manager, was very delightful to speak to and listened and respected our thoughts.
We can't wait to get back to Cabo and enjoy this resort. The location, food, price was all perfect.
“Honeymoon in Cabo”
My first trip to Cabo was amazing! Casa Dorada was an awesome hotel! I would recommend it to everyone I know. The hotel rooms are simply beautiful. The staff was courteous & very friendly. The food in the hotels restaurants & room service was excellent! I have not one complaint about Casa Dorada.
Love the beautiful location on the main beach, and the staff is tremendous. Awesome modern, spotless and luxurious facility. We have been back 5 times and will keep going back! The breakfast buffet is delicious and Pedro is such a lovely host each morning. Pool is fabulous and the whole place is family friendly but fine too for singles. Muy bueno!
“Best view and resort in Cabo.”
“The best of times”
“Only Place to stay”
I visit los Cabos several days through out the year and I love this place. The view is spectacular and the staff are just very helpful and awesome. The pool area is a place to hang out and drink a cold beer. It is located right in front of the Medano beach which is great... I will always come here.
“Great resort, perfect location, beautiful”
I found it very hard looking at all the reviews on where to stay in Cabo before we left. We wanted somewhere relaxing but not too far away from restaurants, shopping etc.
I was choosing between here and Me' Melia and I am so glad we chose Casa Dorada!
Perfect location. Walking distance to town or a $7 taxi ride.
Great restaurants to choose from. I definitely recommend Edith's (right next door to hotel)
The beach is right there, the pool is really nice. Although the towel policy is quite annoying they are very strict with only having one towel per guest. i I found the pool lounges a bit dirty and old but they were comfortable.
Great food served at the pool also and the 2 for 1 cocktails are a great deal!
“Made other Travelers Jealous by Staying Here”
This hotel has everything you need for a Cabo San Lucas get away. The views are stunning, yet you are on the main beach and only a short walk away from the Marina and all of the action. The staff was always courteous and willing to help at a moments notice. The pool waiters were outstanding and always knew when to come back around, while not pestering you for another order or tip like many other places in town.
“Great location on the beach, walking distance to mall and restaurants”
This a great property to spend your vacation on right on Medano Beach,large room, great outside viewing decks with chairs, table, etc., private sandy beaches, or sit down in your sun chair, right next to the pools. Work out facility on the property, great food by the pool or in the 12 Tribes Restaurant, a little pricy, be careful ordering wine by the glass average price 10 to 22 dollars (small pour) stay with local drinks if possible. Great happy hour, two for one drinks - average 6 to 7 dollars, beer two for around 4 to 5 dollars. If you prefer, walk down town (7 to 10 min) better prices, great selection of restaurant and interesting place to view the boats, and people, etc. Couple great places for ice cream, coffee, or just an after dinner drink, also a great board walk to just walk along. If your going to stay here check for timeshare rentals on eBay, red-week, vacational rentals by owner, etc. Prices vary by time of year etc. but if you have patients you can get some really cheap pricing - lots of people trying to rent and cover there costs. Enjoy
“Location, Location, Location!”
We just got back from our trip from Los Cabos. This hotel has stunning views, rooms are immaculate, beautiful and very spacious. Food is great at the pool and 12 tribes and breakfast area. Hotel is located on a swimmable beach, yea not all beaches are swimmable.
We had a family room which has a king bed in one of the rooms and 2 queen in the other room being separated by a spacious and fully furnished kitchen, living area and a dinning table. Its walking distance to the Marina and the town. We really enjoyed being able to walk to the town. Mango deck, the bar next door, was actually entertaining. If you closed the windows/door, you would not hear the noise from the bar. Do eat at 'the Office' and 'Baja Cantina' which are literally next door, like 50 feet from the hotel. Also do take a water/taxi to the El Arco (lovers and divorce) beach....We do recommend this hotel to all.
“Our family's best vacay!”
Some people will state this is not a family friendly hotel or that Cabo is not a place for a family vacation but I will disagree! we have 3 boys 8,10 and 17 and we all had an amazing time! Upon check-in, we were greeted with frozen drinks and cold water bottles as we entered the lobby. Every staff member warmly greeted us and remembered our names as we roamed throughout the hotel.
It's hard to book rooms for a family of 5 but they upgraded us to a 1 bedroom suite "so we would be more comfortable as a family". Awesome! I was at first apprehensive since I read not to be located near the Mango Deck. That was our view and I have to say, we enjoyed the music from the balcony at night and didn't hear a thing once we close the patio door.
The pool was great and the kids loved being able to go in the pool and the ocean. The swimmable beach was perfect for them.
The poolside servers were always present especially during the morning and afternoon happy hour 2 for 1 drinks. There is a menu item each day that is also 2 for 1. Such a good deal!
We all loved Casa Dorada and can't wait to return!
“Best place to stay in Cabo!”
This is the best place to stay in Cabo. We have been many times and every time we go, we have a great time. The reasons this place is so awesome: the rooms are very spacious, they all have a great views of the water, the service is top notch, the pool area is very large and relaxing, the spa is tranquil and upscale, the water is calm in front of hotel, and the location is the best location is all of Cabo.
When you stay in Cabo, many times the resorts are far out of town which require a 20-30 minute cab ride into town. When you stay at Casa Dorada everything is walking distance. You will want to eat at Ediths and The Office, both of which are located directly on the perimeter outside of the hotel. The downtown area is walkable but sometimes we do take a 3 minute cab ride because of the shoes I am wearing. Also, at most resorts, people are not able to swim in the ocean because the undercurrents are so strong. The beach in front of this hotel is swimmable and there are a ton of water sports available from jet skiing, parasailing, etc.
I would highly recommend this as your destination place in Cabo.
“Great Casa Dorada Experience!”
The staff was always so friendly and helpful. The food in all the restaurants were delicious and Montse the Starbucks girl at the B lounge was fantastic. The location is close to restaurants,beach,activities, down town Cabo, marina,etc. We''ll be back next year!
“Excellent Location, Typical Resort Stay Feel”
My wife and I stayed here for 6 days, 5 nights. I have to say, as far as location goes, this is the place to stay. Close to restaurants, activities, down town, the marina, etc. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay.
Location, location, location. As I stated, this resort is in a prime location. The rooms are also very nice and equipped for an extended stay. Our one bedroom suite had a full sized kitchen, dining room, and two balcony's. Very nice accommodations. The pool and spa were good size and the staff was very friendly. The food was excellent as well.
“2nd time as good as the first!”
Our dance group trip to Cabo was WONDERFUL! Great rooms great service and just a fantastic place to go to unwind and enjoy!!! The staff is caring accommodating and very gracious. We'll be back next year!!
“Loved our Casa Dorada experience!”
My fiance booked our trip based on online reviews and we were so pleased with our stay. The hotel was so clean and beautiful (we observed detailed cleaning each day throughout the resort), staff was always friendly and helpful (we love the pool bartender Ivan!), food was delicious (large portions so we oftentimes shared), the location was perfect (right in town so you can explore and also next to swimmable beaches and day drinking locales), and we also enjoyed the ambiance. We are in our mid 20s and did not feel at all judged by having cocktails in the early afternoon but then again appreciated that we weren't bombarded with bass pumping DJs all day either. It was truly the perfect mix of ages. We HIGHLY recommend Casa Dorada and would definitely stay again! Thanks for a memorable and truly relaxing week! :)
My best friend and I arrived last Wednesday and had an amazing stay at Casa Dorado! We had an Oceanfront 1 bedroom suite room - Gorgeous! Resort is clean, service is attentive! Pool is good, beach is better - service from Laura at beach - perfect- we loved the two for one drinks all day and daily food specials!! Yes...
Reviewed June 7, 2013
I absolutely loved Casa Dorada! Great, clean, and very spacious rooms, great views, absolutely beautiful beach, and the service was excellent. For me, that was a true vacation! I was there for a retreat and I can't think of anything I didn't like about the place!
I just got home from 5 days at Casa Dorada with a group, and I'm having post-vacation withdrawal! The property is beautiful, and very well kept. The rooms were very clean, and the spa was luxurious. My massage with Gerry was heavenly. I loved that there were three balconies in our double suite with ocean views, in case you wanted...More
This is the 5th time that i have been to the Casa Dorada, and it never disappoints. From the bellmen, front desk, to the beach staff and the spa everyone is superb. They always remember your name and are eager to please. The restaurant 12 Tribes was and is awesome. The view looking out onto the water to the live music and excellent food, you couldn't ask for anything more from a hotel vacation. This is a boutique hotel but not in a small 10 room boutique way, and its not one of those huge places either. If you say you are going to meet someone at the pool or the beach, you know exactly where you are going and do not have the search the property. The hotel is walking distance to town and is a nice walk after a great dinner. I will be going back for New Years as i have done before because i hear they are going to have the Dancing with Stars show back again this year. Can't Wait!!!
“Beautiful and stunning resort”
I have been three years in a row and I never get tired of coming. Wonderful staff Huge rooms and always beautiful and clean. One of the best places I have ever stayed. Highly recommend! Gourgous pools, spa and beach. With 2 for 1 daily food specials
“Very nice hotel with great views.”
We had one of the smaller units on the sixth floor which was very clean and well maintained. The staff were very helpful and always cheery. The grounds were very nice and got a lot of sun. The pools were excellent. Room service food was delicious and fast.
My only issue was all the noise from the three major clubs right on the beach in front of the hotel. Obviously not the hotel's fault but it could get annoying at times. Thankfully the sliding glass doors were good sound barriers.
I stayed at Casa Dorada in May 2013 for 11 nights with my husband and another couple and loved it. It is in the best location right on Medano beach where you can book all water sports and tours which is alot cheaper than booking through the hotel, you can barter with the guys so don't pay full price for any tours. It's the only swimming beach in Cabo which is safe and clean and have great restaurants all within walking distance. Only a 10 minute walk to the marina where alot of the restaurants are a bit pricey. We found a great restaurant Maca's which is fab we had lobster tail and steak and lobster and prawns for $16.95 US each and it was delicious. We felt that we could not have picked a better hotel, the views are amazing, the staff friendly and the rooms were huge all with views. Loved it, would love to go back. Also the fish taco's by the pool where amazing, buy one get one free on Sundays.
“3rd Time in Cabo 2nd time at CD”
We arrived at CD on May 17th at around 2.30pm, our room was not ready however a room on the 3rd floor was available so we took it since we were exhausted from our trip. We had room 329 a one bedroom unit with a kitchen which was nice since we have a 2 year old who is constantly hungry. The view was OK, but we did not spend much time in the room so I'm not going to complain. The night we got there, there was a wedding and the music was blaring until 1am and the second night there was a wedding too so I was a little disappointing that we could not sleep well those two nights.
The pool service was very good as for the food and drinks, we mainly ate lunch by the pool and did breakfast and dinner out. This was our second time at CD and it was as good as the first time we stayed there. There are so many restaurants close by so we tried something new every night. The office was our fav but be sure to make reservations as most nights it was a long wait. Sharky's which is across the street from CD was excellent for breakfast, we did not try it for dinner but heard it was really good. One of our favs is The Sand Bar which has really good breakfast and dinner. We ate at Ole Ole at the marina one night and I was not too impressed esp for the price. The last night we at CD restaurant Three Tribes it was really good and the view from the restaurant was amazing. The only complain I have is internet access at the resort, you have to pay $15 a day which is crazy.
Over all we had a good time this trip was all about relaxing :)
“First time to Cabo but not the last”
My wife and I picked Cabo for our 20th wedding anniversary and we were never sorry for this choice. After searching we chose Casa Dorada mainly for the location and the fact that every room has a view of the Sea of Cortez. We have never stayed in anyplace even remotely as nice as Casa Dorada and I have to say we were overjoyed by the amenities that are available there starting with Omar & Hector at the front entry. I have to thank Gustavo since we had a 1st floor room on the first night and the view was not of the sea but the pool. After moving to the 5th floor the view was just short of heavenly. Ivan (the pool concierge) and his staff, (Emilio, Bismarck), are some of he nicest people around. There main concern was our happiness and it showed, even down to games of ping pong from time to time. We couldn't understand why anybody would use the pool when the beautiful Medano beach was just steps away! From beach cabanas to padded lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas that was the place to be. The beach staff was possibly the brightest spot of all from Gilbert, Laura to our favorite Sylvia. Sylvia and my wife would talk about their homes, kids, etc. while all the time she was bringing 2 for 1 ice buckets of cold Coronas or margaritas right to our chair. Thank you Sylvia for making our stay so much more memorable! The only issue with the beach might be the constant hawkers but if you don't sit in the front row you should be ok. Also the Mango Deck bar is rather loud and the go from @ 2:00 P.M. until after midnight. The hotel is really within walking distance of almost all of the town so there's no problem there, or the cab is only $6 U.S. and they are always waiting. If you want a cheap, very tasty and close restaurant try Sharkys which is less than a block away. It became our breakfast spot and a couple of dinners as well. Also were serenaded by Mariachis! How cool is that? All in all I have to say the Casa Dorada was everything and much more than we were expecting and we would go back in a heartbeat!
“GREAT LOCATION & BEAUTIFUL BEACH!”
This was our first time at Cabo and at Casa Dorada and I’m glad we stayed at Casa Dorada. But before I go into details, I must first warn you that the moment you come out of the airport you will get attacked for time shares. They’ll offer you free or discount ride and a discount on almost all activities and dinners, if you don’t want to be bothered then say no thank you and walk away. If you don’t mind saving some money, but wasting 3 hrs of your time (even though they only say 90 minutes), then go for it…. BUT DO NOT FALL FOR TIME SHARES.
In regards to Casa Dorada, the staff is very friendly and helpful. Upon arrival we received delicious welcome drinks. Our Room was a junior suite, with view to the pool and on the first level, so easy access to the pool.
Open beach front property with chairs and cabanas. The beach (medano beach) is perfect for swimming, the only waves came from Jet ski’s and boats. If you decide to walk on the beach be ready to be asking
Walking distance to town, marina and lots of restaurants
Restaurant: the hotel does have restaurants, but we only had breakfast once, as we wanted to explore cabo. Breakfast at the hotel can go from $9 – $16 (ala carte) or $16 (buffet). If you decide to eat at the hotel your paying anywhere from $20-$35 an entrée, if you go down the street or to the marina your paying from $15-$30 an entrée and if you’re up for the walk you can eat at restaurants on Jose Maria Morelos or Lazaro Cardenas and pay anywhere from $5 - $25 Definitely try Romeo and Juliet, great service and good.
Make sure to bring single dollar bills or some pesos. It would be helpful.
We'll definitely be back again! Thanks.
“Casa Dorada a fantastic location and beautiful hotel.”
The hotel rooms are very nice and all face the ocean with balconies. The beds are comfortable but the pillows are lumpy and not very good. The room had a tiny fridge, 2 burner stove, microwave, sink, blender, toaster, etc. the bath tub is enormous with jets! There are two large pools, a swim up bar and hot tub. There is roped in beach front property with chairs and cabanas. Don't sit in the front row unless you want to be constantly harassed by vendors! The ME hotel, Cabo SUP and Mango Deck are right next door. You are within walking distance of all down town nightlife and the marina.
“Nice kid friendly hotel”
Hotel is very nice, clean and well kept. The pool is great and the beach is perfect for swimming, jet skiing, paddle board of scuba. Everything you need is right in front of the hotel. The JR Suites have a king bed and a sofa bed. All rooms seem to have a full kitchen. The 12 tribes restaurant is very good. The restaurant on the beach is ok, the staff at this restaurant is very slooow but friendly and nice.
“It does not get any better any where!”
I have reviewed Casa Dorada on Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas before, but I had to let everyone know, that I still think it is the best resort my husband and I have ever stayed at. This is our 4th or 5th time staying here and it just keeps getting better. If you read other reviews, you already know that the location is first rate, close to everything, etc. so I won't elaborate on that. I have to say that I was so impressed this time with the staff, whom are all so accomodating and friendly, not only with the guests but with each other. There has always been a few in our past visits that we really got to know and enjoy, but this time it was different. It is so nice to see people enjoying what they do. Everyone is all smiles and they do not pass you by without greeting you with an "Hola". Upon arrival from the airport we were welcomed with a hearty "Welcome Home"!
The best area for relaxation is by the pool, and Ivan Barrios, the pool concierge, makes it his personal mission to see to it that each and every guest is not wanting for anything. His staff, in particular, Emilio, Bismarck, and Marvin are the most upbeat, friendly people. Always professional but will joke and cut up when it's appropriate. They will even help you with your Spanish if you ask them too. When they aren't too busy they will play in one of the poolside ping pong matches, but you may have to wait a few seconds during the game if someone needs towels or umbrellas. Service always comes first! It is a blast to watch them with their guests, every one has a good time! The staff at the Okanius outdoor bar/restaurant are amazing and the food is great for poolside fare. Gustavo and Pepe are our personal favorites and run all day to serve the guests, but always have a moment to chat and smile. The rooms are kept immaculate and the property is beautiful and is always being tended to. The Twelve Tribes restaurant on site has become a source of pride for this resort. They have a new chef, who can prepare high quality delious meals, from lamb and lobster, to chicken fingers and fries.
For those of you who just can't leave it all behind, internet is available but is not free, so be prepared to pay upwards of $50+ for the week.
I have to say, from check in to check out, the only complaint I had was, that it ended to soon! We will be back!
“Amazing hotel for a beach vacation”
We picked the hotel in relation to location and getting around town easily and we hit it right. Great restaurants in front of the hotel and a super easy and short walk to the marina for more options. The pool was great with lots of specials for food and drink. We did not have any issues getting a pool chair at all. We requested a room away from the west side so not to have a lot of late night noise. Great hotel and location.
“The only obvious place to stay in Cabo!”
I have Made 30+ visits to Cabo over the past 25 years and have stayed at numerous hotels, beach resorts & golf resorts. Bottom line is Casa Dorada is my permanent future visit place to stay. It has everything I want when I travel to Cabo. Besides being on the beach it is walking distance from all my favorite places...
“Cabo after Spring Break”
Great weather and wonderful water. The resort met all expectations, as usual. Nice, casual and relaxing vacation with no new activities experienced except a trip to Lovers and Divorce Beaches. The tour and time spent there were well worth it. Great to be close to town, the marina and all of the beach bars and spent some time in almost...
“Great Place to stay”
I've been going to Cabo San Lucas for over 20 years now. This is the first time I've stayed at Casa Dorado, it's fairly new. Loved it! Beautiful suites, great pool and the service is the best I've had in Cabo. The pool scene in very quite and relaxing, great for couples. And it's 100 yards from the La Officina & Edith's, great places to eat.
“Top notch service, amazing views and just a stroll to town!”
We have been coming to Casa Dorada since it first opened. We have always been astounded by the kindness and attentiveness of the staff. This year we were fortunate to learn that the resort was going to be revamping and reenergizing the facilities. Met a kind gentleman named Mr. Leonardo Perli who informed us that in addition to a new poolside pizza oven and pool furniture in blue coming soon, the "stars at night" will be back in the pool soon, and it will be more eco-freindly with roof mounted solar panels. We were treated to a wonderful dinner at 12 Tribes provided by new chef Carlos Bonilla, and it can be safe to assume this view it will become a hotspot in Cabo for dinner soon. Had very tasty appetizers, perfectly cooked prime cut steaks, and scrumptious deserts that we had the privilege of sampling earlier in the week room service style for breakfast compliments of the resort. Once again Casa Dorada hits a grand slam home run, and this is why we never trade our weeks away!
This resort is as nice as any in which I have ever stayed. The accomodations are excellent, the staff is considerate and attentive, the restaurants are excellent and the beach is very nice. All of the rooms have a nice view of the beach and the water. It is within walking distance of the center of Cabo and the harbor.
“The Best on the beach!!!!”
Beautiful resort, wonderful staff, an all around perfect place to stay when in Cabo!!!! We have stayed at Casa Dorada the last seven times while in Cabo and will not stay anywhere else; it is the cleanest, most beautiful resort on the beach.
Dear glorbri, Thank you for share your comments, we are happy to hear that Casa Dorada is your home away home! Please return again and again! It is our pleasure to host you in our resort. Regards, Laura Lachica Guest Services Manager More
On Medano beach and walking distance to town and lots of restaurants. This place is very beautiful and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Time at the pool was relaxing with just soft music playing. We were very impressed with our room and it looked like all rooms had spectacular views.
Overall the staff was extremely accommodating. One hiccup at the front desk with an employee that clearly doesn't understand hospitality, but everyone else was fantastic, though sales driven. Ivan & Emilio at the pool were outstanding. They went above and beyond to accommodate every need.
“Excellent first stay in Cabo!”
My family and I just returned from a fabulous week in Cabo San Lucas. We stayed at Casa Dorada, which was a great choice based on its excellent location,facilities and service. We loved the location on Medano beach close to several excellent restaurants and a 5-10 minute walk to the Marina. As people have already stated, we were gracefully and immediately greeted with some delightful margaritas upon our arrival. the staff was great and were able to offer an upgrade to a one bedroom from a Jr. suite when we requested it. The suite was REALLY spacious and offered several different spaces for us to spend a comfortable week, including two terraces. LR, DR, full kitchen, bath and separate dressing and jacuzzi space. I felt the staff was very attentive and went out of their way to provide excellent service. The view from our hotel room was great, and we had several outstanding Cabo restaurants within a five minute walk (The Office, Edith's, Bar La Esquina, Hacienda). At this time of year, we had our choice of seats around the two pools and in the beach area. I highly recommend this hotel and would definitely consider returning there! The only negative was that they were fixing the fitness center, so we only had a chanc eto use it for a coule of days.
“Perfect Cabo Getaway”
Stayed 7 days at the Casa Dorada in a group of 8. We had side-by-side two bedroom suites which worked out very nicely. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Whether poolside, at the spa or coming through the front door, a friendly face was there to greet you and offer help, if needed.
The rooms were extremely clean - in fact even the balcony was mopped daily.
The location was fantastic with immediate beach access and just a short stroll to the marina. Shopping and dining options were available both at the beach and the marina. From the resort, we booked a catamaran exursion on the Eco Cat which was definitley a highlight of the trip.
The pool bar had daily two-for-one specials on food and drinks all of which were very good.
I would recommend this resort to anyone coming to Cabo for a nice relaxing vacation.
“BEST SERVICE EVER”
Cabo San Lucas is known to have exceptional customer service from the locals AND hotel/resorts - on top of its amazing food and town. Casa Dorada is one of the newer hotel/resorts and has the PERFECT location. Beachfront, near the Office and town but tucked away on a side street. Too many wonderful attributes to list. However, the SERVICE is EXCEPTIONAL here. Especially pool side and 12 Tribes restaurant (overlooks ocean and has no walls)...and is delicious. This is one of those resorts that really feels like home and by the time you are ready to leave you will likely miss the staff as much as the resort itself. They are wonderful.
“Great place to spend the day”
We booked a day package from our cruise line. This included full use of the pool, beach area , a buffet lunch and a room (for all on the tour) to change, freshen up etc. We totally enjoyed the day swimming, relaxing and taking in the views. Our buffet was actually very good and fresh!!! although this is a time share , no one ever talked about it, I guess paying for the day excludes that part. I would definitely come back and stay here, it is one of the nicer resorts in Cabo.
“Great location, great service, great property!”
My fiancé and I were debating between two or three hotels, all central and within the same price point. After a bit of research (and scouring TripAdvisor), we opted for Casa Dorada and we couldn't have been happier with our decision! The property is beautiful; the views are stunning and the rooms are well appointed. The service is great; the staff went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and the concierge service was very helpful. And the location... well, I'm not sure how you can beat it! This was my first time in Cabo (my fiancé's third or fourth) and we were walking distance to everything. If we decided to cab, we weren't more than a $6 cab ride from any restaurant that we wanted to visit.
The pool area is great -- wonderful pool, great lounge area and especially nice towels (minor, but I even commented on them)! They have happy hour from 11-12 and from 4-5PM where drinks are 2 for 1. The lounge area by their restaurant, 12 Tribes, is great for a pre-dinner cocktail, too! I didn't experience much of their spa, but the spa menu looked great for any ladies looking to get pampered on their getaway. Nice workout facility, though I didn't use it as much as I had hoped (the pool was too enticing).
All in all, a fab experience. If we go back to Cabo (which we probably will!), we would stay here again without a question!
“great stay in Cabo”
This was our first trip to Cabo San Lucas and we agree with most reviews that the vacation club staff are persistant in trying to get you to go to one of their presentations. After two days of "no thank you" and finally firmly stating we were not interested, they were better. Other than that the hotel is fantastic in every way. The location is perfect. Very close to town and the marina, the food was good and there were many great restaurants close by, the entire hotel staff was friendly and accomodating in every way, the rooms are clean and spacious. We asked for an upgrade, and we were given a bigger room with a pool/beach view. We were often asked how things were going and if we needed anything. We will most likely go back again.
“Great Location and Nice Property”
Casa Dorada was a lovely place to stay for a girls weekend. The room was big and comfortable, and the staff was generally helpful. The property is pretty quiet and has a broad mix of people staying there but trended towards older couples and families. The hotel is directly in front of the Mango Deck and The Office, and also there are tons of water activities directly outside the hotel. It was about a 10 minute walk to the marina.
Room Tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor!
“I'll Try to Make it Quick”
There is absolutely too much to write about this place, here is what we loved about Casa Dorada:
1. The location is GREAT! Turn left when you leave the lobby and keep walking left. Eventually you will get to a "Y" intersection ... keep going left. Once you are half-way down the hill, turn right and you will be right beside the mall/shopping and restaurants of the marina. Superb location - maybe a 10 minute saunter?
2. The view is stunning!
3. The beach is really great and fine to swim in - tough to find in this part of Mexico.
4. The pool - loved the multi levels, loved the temperature (much more comfortable than the cold ocean). We didn't get to the pool bar, but I think we would have loved it.
5. Attentive poolside staff, but not overbearing. They knew when to bug you and when to not.
6. Great lounge area on the beach - and the vendors are NOT PUSHY! I loved it! They would ask (ask they should as they are in sales), but all you have to say is "No gracias" and they leave. It was a splendid change from other areas of Mexico.
7. The drinks were really yummy, as was the one meal we had there.
8. While the wifi there is awfully overpriced, walk to the coffee bar in the hotel across the street, or even to the Marina, or walk all the way down to the Cabo Bakery ... all give free wifi, as do many other places all within walking distance of Casa Dorada.
9. Speaking of the Cabo Bakery - this is a great location for that (I will write another review) and a must visit while staying in Cabo.
10. The firepits! I absolutely hate smelling like campfire, but these are natural gas (I think) so no smell!!! They are surrounded by a relaxing seating area with a stunning view of the ocean. Spend a couple evenings here with a glass of wine (or your fave beverage) - there's nothing like it.
11. There are many places to relax in this resort ... hammocks ... loungers .... large private balconies .... loved it all. Spend an evening reading a book while lazing in the hammock with one of the best views you'll ever have.
12. The room staff were great - clean up, turn down ... loved being spoiled and having a clean room all the time. They even washed our dishes! We were going to do them later ... but they did them for us! What a treat.
13. This is more of a tip - but get up around 6:30AM or so one morning and make sure to take time to watch all of the fishing boats heading out. It's really a beautiful site.
Well ... I'm not sure how quick that was ... but those are my favourite things of Casa Dorada. I'd go back ... in a heart beat ... just be prepared for the pushy timeshare people. We even tried to plan our escapes from the resort without having to go through the front doors! haha
We have been to Cabo San Lucas with our children/grandchildren and since this trip was just for us, we searched and read all the reviews regarding different hotels. We chose Casa Dorada based on the pictures, location but mostly because of the reviews. And we were not disappointed!!!!! It is so convenient on location, and this hotel is so well maintained and clean. The reviews do not do it justice on the staff! You can tell that everyone truly enjoys their job there and the staff go above and beyond to make things wonderful for you. The Sea Bass prepared by Carlos at 12 Tribes was the best I have ever had. We loved all the happy hours and the 2 for 1 meals by the pool everyday. Sunny, and Angela always served us happily, Marivn was there to even turn our chairs to face the sun and beach every morning with a smile, Evan always stopped by to visit and see if there was anything he could do to make our visit better. I cannot say enough great things regarding our stay, we are already talking about our next stay at Casa Dorado. Wish we had Omar to great us at the door when we returned home. He always made us laugh!!!! And Mr., Perli, your graciousness will never be forgotten! Thanks to the entire staff for such an incredible vacation!
“Wonderful Resort and incredible staff!”
We have stayed at Casa Dorada several times and it is a beautiful place to stay. It is within walking distance to the harbor and is central on Medano beach. Our last stay a friend of ours was severely injured at Wild Canyon zip lines and she was hospitalized. Casa Dorada provided us with a car and driver to take us to and from the hospital. We were touched when all the staff would ask how our friend was doing and also asked if there was anything they could do for us. The entire staff was wonderful and made the rest of our stay great. Thanks especially to Tomas at the front.
Stayed there for 3 nights. Service was very attentive. Were upgraded to a suite which was equipped with a kitchenette , a large living room and a vast bedroom. Very convenient and pleasant. One cons was that he living room floor was not as clean as we expected , but one phone call sorted it out.
“My husband and I found Casa Dorada to be a in a highly desirable location, close to the Marina area and many other fine restaura”
Having been to Cabo San Lucas 3 years earlier and exploring different resorts, we chose to stay at Casa Dorada based on its location and good reviews. We invited another couple to join us and they couldn't say enough good things as to location, amenities, service staff, and the excellent rooms we stayed in as well.
The service staff went over and above to ensure we had everything we could ever want for, the rooms were updated and very clean, there were several restaurants on site as well as many many wonderful restaurants within a very short walking distance, we were just a few minutes walking distance to the Marina area with all its shops, restaurants, and outdoor activities as well, and the beautiful Medano beach was just steps outside our door.
We will definitely be back as this one of our best vacations ever!
Our thanks to the staff of The Casa Dorada for making our stay pleasant and enjoyable
“Awesome place to stay in Cabo!”
Had a great 4-night stay here in April 2013 with my girlfriend. If you want to be in Cabo (as opposed to the corridor), this is a great place to stay, with great amenities, friendly service and most importantly a killer location. You are in the middle of everything (which might be a downside, depending on your preferences and attitude towards the spring break crowd at Mango Deck), on a swimmable beach and within a short walk to some great restaurants as well as downtown.
“Casa Dorada es la mejor!”
Just returned from my first visit to Cabo, and could not have picked a better place to stay than Casa Dorada! The location was absolutely spectacular--just a quick walk to downtown and literally right next door to several outstanding restaurants/beach bars. The service was top notch, the beach beautiful with calm, swimmable water (apparently this is not the case in all of Cabo), and the rooms were phenomenal. We had booked two junior suites--both of which were upgraded without even requesting it to a 1-bedroom near the middle of the property, giving a full and direct view of the water. The rooms were huge, two amazing balconies looking at pure paradise, and top notch furnishings and electronics. It was like waking up and going to sleep to a postcard every morning.
Yes, we tipped. Not because it was a prequisite for getting good service--but because the service was wonderful and everyone deserved it. It was clearly appreciated and the great service was uninterrupted from housekeeping to bartenders to the front desk to waitstaff at the pool and beach area. Food was fantastic everywhere on and off the resort, and drinks were absolutely perfect. Prices for food and drink were better than expected--"2 for 1" drinks from beach service all day, every day. How can you go wrong?
If I find myself back in Cabo again, which I certainly hope I do, I see no reason to stay anywhere other than Casa Dorada!
“Awesome - No Regrets”
We visited in March for my brother's bachelor party, and it was one of the best times of my life. We had a group of 13, and I wanted to make sure we stayed at an excellent resort...Casa Dorada was everything I imagined plus more. The rooms were spacious and clean, the staff was amazing (especially Jazmin, who helped me reserve a block of rooms months in advance), and the location was PERFECT. Medano Beach is literally right behind the resort, and all of the bars and clubs are walking distance. We had amazing breakfast buffets every morning at the resort restaurant, complete with an amazing view of the ocean....yea I'm talking BOSS. The concierge was great with helping us set up a Booze Cruise, and the beach vendors can be surprisingly friendly if you ask the right questions.
“We loved it!”
Great location. Within walking distance to town or only $6 by cab. Beautiful, clean Madano Beach. Loved the one bedroom accomodations, balconies. Clean. Friendly staff willing to help. I would recommend Mango Deck for lunch, Salvatore's Italian and Maria Corona's for dinner.
“Love it no complaints”
Last time stayed at the Me, next store and we liked Casa Dorada better. Just got back after a weeks stay and have no complaints! Our room was nice and large 1 bedroom. Housekeeping was great kept the place spotless, Customer service treated us very well as well as no issue with people trying to see us timeshares when we were there. Hotel is in a great great location walking distance to everything you need the marina (10 minutes), Sharkey's is a great place across the street for bfast, lunch dinner, 2 stores right across the street should you happen to need any necessities. All rooms above 3rd floor and up have great ocean views and beautiful sunrises! We did not experience any issue with loungers and we spent the day at the beach every day. If you needed an umbrella chair etc, the beach personnel were more than accomodating and you just asked them and they set you up! More people seem to hang at the pool than the beach and reserve chairs there. We are beach peoples & only went to the pool for drinks at the pool bar after at the end of our beach day. Beach has tons of options to eat, drinks such as Tobascos, Billygans, the Office, and on and on which are less than a 5 min walk. Totally recommend the purchasing of the Cabo Passport card which gave us 2 for 1 eating at Melia, Tobascos, Sharkeys, Whale watching cruise, paddle boarding so it was def worth it. There was 4 of us so we ended up saving alot of $$ with the card. Also had Cabo Cruzer deliver and stock our bar the date we checked in. We are on vacation so had no desire to go to Walmart and he is more than reasonable for his rates. All and all Casa Dorada is in a wonderful convenient location, experienced nothing but great customer service and very clean. I would not hesitate to go back!
“OUR FAVORITE !!”
We have 7 weeks of timeshare in the Cabo area and this is our favorite. We have a fixed week in a fixed penthouse in early March. Over the years, several family members have also acquired weeks in this great facility. It is like a family reunion with 16 of us there this past March. The location is great with walking distance to all of the Cabo restaurants and activities. Aldo is very excellent in handling the sales and promotion people. You never have to worry about being pestered if you don't want to participate. Just tell him your preferences.
The pool is great and that is where we spend most of the time. Bismark one of the pool staff, is very efficient in meeting your needs. Pattie the waitress at the B-Bar, and sometimes around the pool, remembers your favorite drinks and is fun to work with.
The food at the pool is good and the twelve tribes restaurant is better this year. It may be overpriced but they often have specials that bring the effective price down.
The proximity to the bars on Medono Beach means that it can be loud but the rooms are well insulated so that you don't hear them at night. The rooms on the 3rd - 8th floors have the best views. Try to get a room near the center section for the best views and the quietest.
We love this place.
“Dream Wedding at Casa Dorada! Absolutely PERFECT!”
We had 25 rooms booked for our friends and family at Casa Dorada for the weekend of April 6th. We got married at Cabo Del Sol and our wedding planner suggested that we and our guests stay at Casa Dorada. It was one of the best decisions we made! The hotel is so beautiful, the rooms amazing and very large, the staff excellent, food great, and event coordinator Jazmin amazing. They were fantastic to deal with in every aspect - prompt to answer emails, gave everyone a great room for a great price, and treated all of our guests with respect. Our guests particularly raved about the amazing location, great drink deals (it seemed to always be happy hour!), huge rooms, great views, and great service. Jazmin, I must say, was a huge highlight. She was so nice to all of us and was fantastic to work with.
We hosted a welcome party for our guests at the 12 Tribes Terrace and it was perfect. The hotel even cooked up all the fish the guys caught on a deep sea fishing trip that day and our group of 60 had dinner. Even on such short notice, the hotel was fantastic. All the food was great!
We will be going back to Casa Dorada year after year. You really can't find a better hotel, in a better location, for such an amazing price. All in all it was PERFECT! I would highly suggest if you are a couple, family, or a large group. Casa Dorada was a great choice!
On a side note, after Casa Dorada we moved to the One and Only. Even compared to such a "high end" resort, Casa Dorada holds it's own. It really is a gem of a place and amazing quality for the cost. I would recommend to everyone! Out of 5+ trips to Cabo and staying at 7 different hotels in the area, Casa Dorada is the best!
“Bachelor Party in Los Cabos”
I recently just got back Los Cabos. My brother planned my bachelor party and thought Cabo San Lucas would be the perfect spot. I completely agreed. Good nightlife and we can sit on the beach during the day sipping on drinks. This property is absolutely amazing. Right as we got out of our shuttle from the airport (~40 min drive) and arrived at the hotel, we were helped immediately with our luggage. We had 13 people in our group so we had quite a few bags. As you walk into the hotel, it is wide open and you can see the downstairs and pool area and ocean from the balcony (lobby is on the 2nd floor and you can take an elevator/staircase to the main floor to access the pool area). We had booked 4 junior suites (I recommend booking far in advance to get the best rate). Our trip was graciously taken care of by Jazmin (she specializes in group bookings). At check-in, were upgraded to a 1-bedroom suite. The service/hospitality at this hotel is top-notch! We were shown to our rooms and baggage was delivered to our rooms in a timely fashion. We all stayed from a Thursday-Sunday. The hotel does offer an all-inclusive option but we didn't opt for that as we wanted to explore Cabo San Lucas as well and were out on most of the nights.
Food: The hotel has many restaurants. They had a $15 special for a breakfast buffet that we enjoyed every morning of our stay. We also ate at one of the restaurants at the hotel on one night as well. The food was great, but can get pricey if you are going to be eating at the hotel for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Beach: The hotel is located on Medano beach and apart of the beach is sectioned off for hotel guests only. They have beach chairs with umbrellas layed out and you can even lay/sit in a bed they have on the beach as well. The only thing to watch out for is all the sales people selling hats, t-shirts, etc on the public portion of the beach who will constantly harass you, but you just tell them to keep moving along or pay no attention. We did end up buying Cabo San Lucas bandannas for all of us though (very easy to bargain). The beachfront also had the Mango deck bar/restaurant. This was great for our group as most of us are 24-30 year old.
Service: Top-notch. They take care of your every need and are extremely friendly. Jazmin and Annabelle at the front desk definitely took care of us and made sure we were satisfied with our experience at the hotel. I would give this property 6 stars if I could and the main reason why is how they handled my lost phone. On the way to the airport, we used one of the hotel cabs (you get a voucher for the cab and it is pricey $70 one way---we had 4 of us in the cab, so split by 4 it's not to bad) and I misplaced my phone in the hotel cab, I believe it fell out of my pocket. I thought I was never going to see my Iphone 5 again. I didn't realize until we were already through security at the airport. The next day I contacted the property to see if the cab driver had turned the phone in or found it. LUCKILY, the phone was returned to the concierge desk and I was contacted via email about it. I had to identify that it was mine and fill out a claims form for the phone. They did charge me $64 for the shipping but I eventually received my phone back in one piece. The whole process was very smooth and I commend the hotel for having honest people working on staff.
Bottom Line: This is a family-friendly hotel with mature hotel guests. We were happy we didn't run into 18-20 year old spring break kids. We had our fun and no one bothered us. I highly recommend this property!
“Will update ASAP upon return!”
We leave Sunday and since the reviews are quite positive, I hope to report the same. I've booked 7 couples for a 3 night stay and promise to let everyone know what I think when we get back. If anyone has any questions for me before I leave, I'll do my best to have answers upon my return!
We just got back from Casa Dorada yesterday and we had a wonderful time there! The hotel is very clean, the rooms are big with kitchenettes and huge balconies. The hotel is perfectly located : 10 min walk from Marina and downtown with tons of restaurants to choose from. If you're looking for a swim able beach - it's one of the very few locations in Cabo that has white sandy beach. The water was a bit too cold this time of the year. The swimming pool in the hotel was a bit dirty but the hotel was totally booked due to kids school break. The staff is very friendly and the service is unbelievably quick for Mexico (we've been to many 5-star resorts in Mexico where you have to wait for hours for anything fixed in your room - not in Casa Dorada: everything was taken care of promptly). The only complain really is that our a/c in the room was very loud and woke us up during the night, but other than that, the hotel is a great place to stay if you go to Cabo!
“It was fabulous!”
This was our first time visiting Cabo and we couldn't have picked a more beautiful place to stay than this hotel. The staff upgraded us to a suite at no cost. We had an issue at check in, which was resolved quickly and kindly.
The spa and gym were both excellent. The food at the 12 Tribes restaurant was overpriced but the 2 for 1 daily specials was a great bargain for both food and drinks.
We had a wonderful stay at the Casa Dorada. Rooms were nice and staff were excellent. It was walking distance to the marina and downtown area. I would go back agan. The food could have been better that was the downside. Never had a problem finding a pool side chair and it was spring break. The spa was great too.
“Fabulous Last-Minute Find”
Given the fact that we made the decision to book 3 days prior to travel and it was Easter week-end, I was expecting a lot less. A whole lot less. Now it's not Pamilla, Ventanas or Esperanza but this resort was great. It is right on the beach, the room was huge, the view was great, the restaurant not so great but overall, a gem. I probably walked by this place 30 times during my other stays here and never realized it was here. It is behind The Office so there was a lot of people on the beach over the week-end, but wow this is nice.
Upon arriving to Casa Dorada I instantly had a positive vibe of the place. Walking in I was greeted with complimentary margaritas and warmly welcomed by all of the staff around me. The resort itself is incredible with a huge outdoor swimming/seating/lounging area that has every amenity you could ask for.
The staff are all genuinely friendly please not my emphasis on the GENUINE part. I have stayed at quite a few resorts now and while all staff are usually polite their is usually a hidden look of disdain for tourists that I am able to pick up on. This can be understandable as we american tourists are notorious for being obnoxious and demanding but none the less its discouraging. Casa Dorada however is not like that! You can tell the staff actually are friendly and make you feel welcome and at home the moment you walk in.
The other huuuuuge plus about this place is their amazing 1 for 1 and happy hour deals that they have every day. Usually when you stay at a resort as nice and expensive as this one you can expect that their food/drink will be just as pricey. Not Casa Dorada. Every day they have an alternating menu item that you can buy 1 get one free for. And im talking about full sized, large, delicious (im a food snob), high quality meals that if split with another person can end up being $6-8 for TWO meals. They also have happy hour drinks, 1 for 1 drinks of pretty much any drink you could ask for.
Our rooms were cleaned perfectly and immaculately every day top to bottom.....The location is PERFECT, a 5 min walk to downtown cabo (squid roe etc.) and a perfect location on the beach right above mango deck and with a perfect view of lovers beach.... i could go on and on but you get the point. the place is awesome. stay here when you go to cabo its well worth your time and money.
“First Time to Cabo”
We have been to many of the beach resorts in Mexico (Cancun, Playa, Cozumel, Tulum, PV and Zihuatanejo) but this was our first time to Cabo. We researched many of the resorts before chosing Casa Dorada. The hotel is very nice, the rooms are large, the service was excellent and the location is walkable to the marina district and/or a short taxi ride by boat or car. A boat taxi from the beach is approximately $3 per person (very convenient) and the cab fare is $8 or so........everything is negotiable.
The hotel staff upgraded us on arrival from a Jr. Suite to a one bedroom suite. Our friends had the Jr. Suite (same floor) and their view was better. The main advantage of the one bedroom suite is the size of the bathroom and the jetted tub. We would have been happy with either room.
Breakfast was included with our room rate and was very good. The food at the pool area was also good. We ate all of our other meals off-site (within one block walking distance) and there are numerous choices and all of the them were good - I especially liked the Baja Brewery which is on the eight floor of an adjacent hotel with a very nice view and live music.
Two businesses and their owners who were very helpful, knowledgeable and I would recommend them if you are going to visit Cabo. Airport Transportation - Arturo at Translobo is the best!! - he met us at the airport and had an immaculate suburban, ice cold drinks and we were at our hotel very quickly - a super nice guy - the same goes for the trip back. We also took advice from another trip advisor review regarding a cafe in the marina called D Right Joint and the owner is Carlos. D Right Joint overlooks the marina, is very casual, we watched the NCAA basketball games there and Carlos (the owner) knows everything about Cabo and his customer service is excellent. A very casual and affordable restaurant.
Cabo is more expensive than the other locations we have visited in Mexico but it is definitely worth a visit. We had a great time.
“Luxury Beachfront View Penthouse”
Every year is a treat! Amazing Views of the Baja Peninsula from every room! Cathedral ceilings, travertine throughout, huge jacuzzi bathtub inside with hot tub on the deck too! Property features two Infinity Swimming Pools with Swim Up Bar, Relaxing Spa, Large Full Gym, 3 Outdoor Fire Pits, Lounge & 2 Restaurants. This property is located in downtown Cabo San Lucas situated beautiful beach front on the calm Sea of Cortez, known as Medano Beach.
You can stay active or just relax here. The Beach is Great for Swimming, Jet Skiing, Parasailing, Kayaking, & Snorkeling!!! World Class Golfing is close by. Quad Rentals also available nearby.
Walking Distance to Marina, Shopping Mall & Restaurants, Dancing & Nightlife...
This year was a little different - I invited family & we brought donations down for a local orphanage in Todos Santos. My beautiful nieces aged 9 & 13 were able to translate for us as they have attended Spanish Emersion school since they were young. Visiting these children was an amazing experience for all of us!
“Great Location Beautiful Place to stay!”
This hotel was beautiful ! Very friendly service. My friends family and I went for Spring break. They have a time share here what I liked about the stay is I was only asked two times if I would like to take a tour and consider doing a time share. I thought it would be a lot more high pressure. When I said I was not interested they left me alone. After all what do I need a time share for when I can come anytime I want... My friends have 6 weeks. The pool side service was amazing great drinks and good guacamole and salsa poolside snacks. Rooms are amazing and there is no bad view! Great location easy walk to town easy walk to marina and the beach is only a few steps away.
“ANOTHER AMAZING STAY AT CASA DORADA”
This was our second stay at the Casa Dorada in Los Cabos. Last time was a family trip & this time an anniversary celebration for just my husband & myself. Both vacations were perfect! We stayed in a one bedroom suite which was very roomy, beautifully appointed with the most comfortable bed we have ever experienced in a hotel, and a breathtaking view of the Sea of Cortez from two balconies. The two bedroom suite was a great choice when we brought the family. The service and staff are second to none. The property is gorgeous and impeccably kept. Quite a few excellent restaurants have opened within walking distance of the hotel since our last stay. A very nice surprise, but don't miss the food at the Casa Dorada. Certainly worth it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And a quick cab ride to Wal-mart is always a good idea to stock up on snacks, drinks or anything you may have forgotten to pack! While we are willing to try new activities & restaurants each time we visit, the only hotel we would consider is the Casa Dorada. What a wonderful find!!
Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
Wonderful family vacation!”
We had a wonderful time staying at the Casa Dorada last July. The people were very nice and helpful. Our 2 bedroom unit was perfectly located with a view of the Sea of Cortez and El Arco, with ground floor access. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Cabo and would certainly go again. I would recommend staying on the left side (as you look out to the sea) of the property, it's not as close to the beach bar and the loud music. However, I felt like the room was very well insulated, and we weren't bothered by the loud music at all. We were on the left side of the resort. The weather in July is hot, almost too hot. I wouldn't go any later than mid-July and would avoid Aug. and Sept. We went scuba diving and the water was very murky. I think October would have been better for diving. Be prepared to be hit up by timeshare people everywhere, airport, resort, even the grocery store!
“Can't Wait to go Back!”
I have been to Cabo eight times, however, the first time I've stayed at Casa Dorada. I will never stay any where else now! What a beautiful propery! The views and location are unbelieveable...the service impeccable! We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite which was gorgeous...two balconies over looking the pool and the Sea of Cortez. We ate at the 12 Tribes which was an experience in and of itself, food and wine great, service excellent, view unbelievable! The pool is beautiful and the swim up bar was wonderful! The location of the property is perfect, ocean, marina and downtown are all within walking distance. On a scale of 1-10 I give the Casa Dorada a 10! We are already in the process of planning our next trip to Casa Dorada!!
Stayed March 2013
My husband surprised me with this getaway trip and it was awesome! We went in Feb-the weather was mild and it was not too crowded. Our room was clean and huge with 2 balconies and great views. The pool service and beach service is good, the staff are friendly and attentive, plus 2 for 1 drinks all day. Just avoid to first row of chairs on the beach and you won't be too bothered by the constant vendors trying to sell overpriced junk. The location is perfect with the hotel's own beach area, plenty of activities and walking distance to the marina, shops and restaurants. Highly recommend Bar Esquina which is in the Bahia Hotel right across the street. Excellent food and service but make reservations for dinner-it gets packed! The Office is right behind the hotel, great margaritas and seafood tacos right on the sand. I highly recommend making reservations at Hacienda Cocina on the Hacienda property-the food was amazing with awesome views. Mango Deck is annoying which is a shame for this great location, but we just shut our doors and weren't too bothered. We were never approached by any timeshare people as others have mentioned.
Even at the airport, we just kept walking and we were never approached at all.
We had such a great time here and hope to return soon!!
Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
“It is home away from home!”
You have to go!! We have been going for six years and have loved it every time. The resort is gorgeous, everyone is SO accomedating, the pools are perfect. The food at the twelve tribes is delicious! And the food at the pool bar is fantastic for lunch. We ate there almost every day. The beach there is great for swimming. The service on the beach is awsome! Laura, SYlvia, and Martin make us feel like family. We've never had to rent a car. You can walk to everything. All year long we look forward to being there. Hope you can too!!
Stayed February 2013
We just stayed 2 weeks at Casa Dorada Feb/March and had an amazing time in this beautiful resort. Their staff is very friendly and helpful. They are all very hard workers and made our vacation fantastic. We always stay at Casa Dorada for the great location, right on the beach, stunning views of the Arches and walking distance to town. For the Starbucks lovers, this is the 1st hotel to have a Starbucks station in it, wow. The accommodations are the best. Large rooms with huge balconies and the beds are very comfortable. The 12 Tribes Restaurant on the property is great. Carlos, the chef and his staff have done an amazing job. Portions are large and the service is wonderful. Must try their lobster bisque!! The steaks are great too. They offer a Mediterranean set menu 1 night of the week and it is fantastic!! Can't wait to go back!!
Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
“Amazing hotel, location, staff, service and wedding location!!!”
My wife and I just got back from our wedding week in Cabo. We decided on Casa Dorada after visiting during a scouting trip back in August. The hotel, location, and staff were amazing. Specifically Jazmin Cesena who is the coordinator. She worked with our coordinator who lives in Cabo and helped organize what was an incredible, memorable experience. There were some wrinkles, but when do you not. Upon our arrival to Casa Dorada, Jazmin and the rest of the staff catered to our every need. Pretty much every staff member knew we were the couple getting married that week and ensured us and our guests were taken care of for anything we needed. We held poolside activities were guests from other hotels attended, and the staff provided towels and loungers for all of them. Our bar events were excellent. We had food and cocktails at every turn. We participated in their ping pong tournament. We had vball games in their pool. Made use of their spa facilities. Use their beach area. Took over the swim up bar. We had close to 100 family and friends and all of them were treated as vip's. The rooms are huge. Pretty much full size kitchens, so you can stock your fridge. The living area is huge and the patios are fantastic with great views. But the pool and beach are so amazing that you never spend time in the room except to sleep. There are hot tubs in each room. Hotel is pricey, but you pay for what you get. There are value hotels. This is appropriately priced. On to the wedding part of the review. We were easily the largest wedding here. 100 total. The deck at 12 Tribes overlooks the beach and has the bay in the background with land's end. It is absolutely gorgeous. Once you walk down the aisle, it is absolutely breathtaking. Their furniture is top notch. The only down side to the location is mago deck. They are pretty loud. But nothing was taking away from our day. Guests were onlooking from their balconies and pool area because the set up was outstanding. Then on to the beach area for cocktails. No better way to take in the sunset. They set up foot cleaning stations for the guests. The on to dinner and reception under the palapa at 12 tribes. We managed to push the limits on how many they can seat, but it worked out perfectly. The dance party back on the open air deck went off. And then they provided us with an after party at Maydan restaurant underneathe, where we managed to dance until the wee hours. At all points of the night, plenty of staff were on hand to take care of everyone. Once the partying was done, my wife and I arrived to a beautifully decorated room with rose petals, cake, wine, flowers, and decorations. We were blown away. The day after the wedding we hosted a beach party for which the staff set up towels, chairs, lounges, and service for us. We again had guests from everywhere join us and it went off without a hitch. We closed up the beach and went to the spa were we easily broke every code with 42 people. But the staff remained friendly and still catered to us. The only time they came by was to remind us of a closing time. They were so gracious we ensured to leave the area as clean as possible. Overall, an incredible experience for us and our guests. The ones that stayed here were blown away by the service as well. Jazmin was excellent. Making herself available at all times during our stay. The bell boys, bar staff, kitchen staff, everyone from Casa Dorada received a big THANK YOU from us. We will absolutely be back. No doubt about it. Food was great. Drinks were flowing. We were entertained. Pampered. anything at any time. This easily surpassed every expectation we had. We could not have been happier with how this turned out. Again, a huge THANK YOU to Jazmin and everyone at Casa Dorada that made our wedding truly special.
Stayed here on a family vacation. The rooms were very spacious, with full kitchen. The ocean view was wonderful, with a large balcony outfitted with a table and few chairs. Valet parking has in/out priviledges and you can call from your room to have the car ready for you by the time you come downstairs. The food on the property is excellent. You can walk to other restaurants, take a glass-bottom boat, and enjoy the pools and sauna. I did notice that no one was swimming in the ocean, even though the weather was pretty warm. The only complaint would be that Mango's bar is really loud!
“Amazing Hotel, with a Few Minor Faults”
After going to this hotel 2 times and will soon be going for a third time, I thought I would write a review.
This hotel is amazing. The location is to die for. You're right on the beach, literally, just a few steps away. The ocean is beautiful and Lovers Beach (the beach near the rocks) is stunning to visit. The jet-skies are a blast and the area around the hotel is safe and lively. There are tons of shops and plenty of food choices..which brings me to my first fault. The food here is average. The breakfast buffet is good, basiclly just tons of bread and meat. The lunch is meh. If you're out by the pool and you don't want to go out, it's acceptable. Prices are pretty expensive though. However for dinner I would strongly recommend eating out...you can find MUCH better places to eat if you just look around a bit. But hey, it's always happy hour!
“3rd time's a charm!”
This was our 3rd year at Casa Dorada. I think each year we have a better experience, perhaps because we know what to expect. The last 2 years at check in we paid for an upgrade to a one bedroom/ 2 bath suite and were hoping to do the same this year. But this particular room type was not available except for room 201 over the Mango Deck. We declined and were given a free upgrade to an Executive Suite which we found to meet our needs perfectly. We were in room 224 which was not the best view from our balcony to Lands End due to the roof of 12 Tribes but we were able to see the beautiful Cabo sunsets. The room itself was more than adequate with a small kitchenette, living/ dining area and separate bedroom. The bath had 2 sinks and a nice shower. Outside the bath was a separate mirror/ counter space and jacuzzi. We hope we are so fortunate next year to score an Executive Suite. We are beach people, which is part of what we love at Casa Dorada. The service on the beach is exceptional and great people watching. I suggest sitting in the second row of chairs unless you enjoy the continuous interaction with beach vendors. We did not eat on site as there are so many fun places to explore in Cabo. We do wish Casa Dorada had free, reliable internet access. And we hate the time share attack when we first arrive, but this year I made it very clear we did not want to be bothered by them and they left us alone the rest of our stay.
Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
We just had a day pass to Casa Dorado and it is wonderful. Right on Medano Beach, the best in Cabo. The three pools are spacious. Few kids which keeps the noise down. No loud mouth activities director making noise all day long. Decent food and beverage prices. Jorge and Aldo provide great service!
“Just About Perfect Location”
This is great place to stay in Cabo. This beautiful hotel is a short walk to the Marina or town and is on the Medano beach - a large and swimable beach. There are plenty of good restaurants within a short walking distance. The rooms are spacious and nicely appointed. We had the one bedroom suite and there were two balaconies for us to use. From the upper floors, there is a a great view of the ocean, the rocky cliffs and Lover's Beach. The staff were friendly and attentive. The swimming pool is heated.
Two shortcomings of the hotel:
1. The food poolside and at 12 Tribes is not very good. But you have your own kitchen and there are plenty of good alternatives a short walk away.
2. The wi-fi speed was ok, but the coverage was spotty inside the room. We found the best coverage by the pool or out on our balcony. Wi-fi cost $50 per week and can only be used on one device at a time.
We agreed that on our next trip to Cabo, we would stay at the Casa Dorada again.
BTW, we rented our room from vbro.com at a very attractive price.
Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
“Beautiful Location, wonderful staff!”
You can't pick a better location in Cabo. Best views of the arch, clean sand beaches and walking distance to downtown and the marina. Crawling distance from "The Office" . Plus The rooms are spacious and they all include balconies w/ocean views. The pool staff is phenomenal. Happy hour all day (2 for one cocktails) on Mon/Wed & Fridays. Weekly poolside Ping Pong tournaments with Bismarck, Marvin, Julio, Emilio & Ilse. the only bad thing I can say about Casa Dorado is that their Wi-Fi connection is less than desirable. it is very intermittent and there is a $50USD weekly rate to use it. However when you're on vacation, you really shouldn't be working anyways!
Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
“Great hotel, great location!”
I have just returned from four days in Los Cabos @ Casa Dorada and the experience was excellent. Feb 2-5, 2013. Our room was huge, with a kitchenette that was very helpful for casual refreshments and snacks, an independent bedroom and it was perfectly located (Room 219), we were very close to the swimming pool (10 steps from room to the water).
My 10-year old son could spend time in the water while we could sit outside of our room listening some music. The water temperature was warm, very easy to get it, even for my wife who can´t stand cold water.
We had lunch in the hotel only once, the rest of the days we walked around the hotel, there are many good restaurants at walking-distance, plenty of choices available.
There was a wedding one night and we could hear some of the music inside the room, but it didn´t bother us.
The hotel is conviniently located very close to the Marina in Cabo San Lucas, so any activities related to whale-watching, the arch, etc., are very close.
Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
I have just returned from four days in Los Cabos @ Casa Dorada and the experience was excellent. Feb 2-5, 2013. Our room was huge, with a kitchenette that was very helpful for casual refreshments and snacks, an independent bedroom and it was perfectly located (Room 219), we were very close to the swimming pool (10 steps from room to the water).
My 10-year old son could spend time in the water while we could sit outside of our room listening some music. The water temperature was warm, very easy to get it, even for my wife who can´t stand cold water.
We had lunch in the hotel only once, the rest of the days we walked around the hotel, there are many good restaurants at walking-distance, plenty of choices available.
There was a wedding one night and we could hear some of the music inside the room, but it didn´t bother us.
The hotel is conviniently located very close to the Marina in Cabo San Lucas, so any activities related to whale-watching, the arch, etc., are very close.
The only downside I could think of is the proximity of the hotel to the public access to the beach, which brings some people selling their products or offering tours; it did not affect us because is winter and the ocean water is cold and we spend our time by the swimming pool.
Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
“Comfort and convenience”
Late from the annual Thanksgiving holiday. Everyday was sunny, every day in the ocean swimming and paddling on a few. Clearly the pool, and each night out to dinner. The staff is always accomodating and friendly, and so is the spa team.
My Rose loves her oversized bathtub and languises in it before coming to bed
This year there was a rambunctious wedding party on a Saturday night that was loud well into 1:00AM, with some uncivilized and even later inebriation, but it is a wedding and excess does create animals.
We don't eat breakfast at the resort
Other than that blip, sleep was blissful, the weather sublme, the vacation a success
Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
“Wonderful Beachfront Hotel”
The staff at the hotel were very pleasant and the beach was wonderful. It was not crowded and the staff was very accommodating. You could lay out and watch the activities on the water and in the air. The lunch specials were a good deal, but the restaurant was rather pricey. It is an easy walk to the main part of the town and there are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby.
Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
For being so close to the main town, this hotel is perfect. The view of lands end is awsome. The price was right and the hotel staff was great. We stayed in a junior sweet. Larger than other studios I have stayed in. The beach was okay, but cabos beaches are not known for their beauty. Gotta to to the gulf for that! I would recommend this Hotel.
Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
Casa Dorada was awesome! My girlfriend and I spent 3nights and three days here we did not have a single complaint. The staff was hospitable and friendly. Make sure you stop by and say hello to Julio. Julio is the hotel's concierge. But he's just not any ordinary concierge, he is passionate in what he does and it shows. He arranged a romantic dinner for my girlfriend and I on the beach. Something highly recommended for all couples. Private table on the beach, fire pit, dedicated server(ask for aquillis), flowers on the table, the sound of the waves...the whole setup cost $35, seriously. Our room was clean clean clean. We upgraded to a one bedroom suite, with two balconies, after sleeping in our king size bed the first night, we brought the mattress out on the balcony and never slept in the room again, it was great, and no bugs! We had room service every morning and it was good. The pool area was awesome, there are cabanas and also a swim up bar.
If you are looking for accommodations centrally located to the beach, restaurants, and the clubs and bars downtown, Casa Dorada is the spot.
Don't forget to stop by the concierge office and say hello to Julio!!!!
Stayed November 2012
“Would return and glad I know a few things about the property now to make next trip better!”
Our welcome drink was tasty and strong. The property is gorgeous with an incredible location. We literally walked to everything including up and down Medano Beach, the port, restaurants, clubs etc.
“Ah Cabo! Great times at Casa Dorada”
Oh Wow, I can't believe I never reviewed this hotel. I'm very late with my review but better late than never, I guess. February 2010 is when I actually visited this resort. The location of Casa Dorada is perfect, it's right on the beach with a gorgeous view of lands end. Walking distance to town and the marina.
“PH-13... No Better Penthouse in Cabo!”
Pictures are worth a 1000 words... not to mention almost 5,000 sq ft, 4 Jacuzzi’s, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a 150ft long balcony ;-) You feel as if you are on your own private beach watching all your fiends below you are relaxing in your own Jacuzzi!
“Great time as always at Casa Dorada @ Medano Beach”
We just returned from Casa Dorada @ Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas. We had a great time as always. The staff is extremely friendly and very helpful. Lili and Ilse went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. I want to thank the entire staff for such a wonderful vacation. We look forward to returning next year.
“Perfect home in Cabo!”
Casa Dorada was a perfect place to call home in Cabo San Lucas. The resort was set right on the beach, with easy access to the downtown area and other restaurants and shops. My husband and I stayed for 1 week in January 2013. We were upgraded to an ocean-front, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom suite, which was more than enough space for just the 2 of us! We had a full kitchen, 3 balconies, a huge jacuzzi and a fantastic view of the Sea of Cortez and the Arch at Lover's Beach. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful; they are eager to please and enthusiastic without being overbearing (which is more than you can say for the people selling items nearby on the beach). For food at the hotel, we particularly recommend the fish tacos (both grilled and fried) and the grilled salmon wrap, which can be ordered at the beach, the pool or the lobby bar. We had a fantastic time in Cabo and would highly recommend this resort.
Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
“Nov 2012 destination wedding”
My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights for a destination wedding in November 2012. We reserved a 1 bedroom suite. The 1 BR suite is enormous with a kitchen/dining area, living room, bedroom, bathroom, jacuzzi area, separate powder room area, and 2 balconies. This was a bit much space for just the 2 of us, but we enjoyed it. Our friends had the studio rooms and those are also nice. About 1/2 the space but certainly spacious enough for a couple. The property is great. We really enjoyed the pools, beach access, gym, and poolside restaurant. The location is good if you want to be around the action. Mango bar and the Office are right next door - 2 of the best beachfront restaurant/bars we saw. Also, you can walk to the marina/town area in about 10 minutes or take a short cab. The beach area is really happening too - you can catch jet skis, stand up paddle boarding, taxis to Lands End rocks/Lover's Beach right in front of the hotel. The beach is also super swim-able - very calm and warm. The pool area is very relaxing and the staff very helpful. Our only problem was that not all rooms have a great full view of the bay. The view from our 1st room was quite obstructed but they moved us to a full view for the last 3 nights no problem. We would love to go back. One money tip - If you're on a budget, factor in that hotel taxes are something like 20% on top of your room rate - not a pleasant surprise at end of stay.
Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
A fabulous spot in Cabo right on the Medano Bay!”
Our travel agent found the Casa Dorada for us a little late in the game (we went 2 days after Christmas and stayed thru New Year's) and Cabo was pretty much fully booked. I have only good things to stay about Casa Dorada. It was perfect for my family of six. Above all, the staff, from the front desk to the concierge, to the pool and beach attendants, etc. were the friendliest and most accommodating I have ever encountered. They helped us with activities (ATVs, Wave Runners, Dolphin Swims, etc.) and every night they helped us with restaurant reservations. We did not bother with the "time share" opportunity as we already own a time share and know well what that's all about. But as a resort guest I think anyone looking for a high end place to stay in central Cabo will be very pleased with Casa Dorada. BTW, the rooms were large "time share" style, much like 1 bedroom and studio apartments you'd find in any major city, and also like the typical Westin timeshare, (ie large and well appointed.) Great pool, fabulous private beach, nice SPA, good restaurant for breakfast (we had a package that included daily breakfast buffet. Absolutely NO complaints.
“Great location, ambiance and service.”
In the heart of the town. Great views. Good beach. Near shopping, good local restaurants, cafes , all served with unique Mexican Flavor! The staff was friendly and pending of your needs. A good alternative to hotels that are in remote beaches if you want to savor Mexico.
“Cabo what a great place”
Well we went to the Casa Dorada Los Cabos, Medano beach again with our time share, we love the hotel, location, views from the rooms and the weather. But the luke warm water for a shower is getting hard to deal with, this is not the first time we have had this issue. Also the luke warm jacuzzi in the spa and the cold showers in the spa big turn off for the price we paid for a massage. So hopefully we will have better luck next time.........
Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
“WELL KEPT - GREAT VIEW”
Had the opportunity to meet friends for breakfast at the Casa Dorado and enjoyed a very relaxing beachside shaded area for a very good quality breakfast and never felt rushed. A beautiful view of the entire end of the Peninsula. No cruise ships in that day so an unobstructed view of the entire area and all the smaller pleasure craft.
“Great Trip- Great Location”
We spent 7 days at Casa Dorada. Three couples. The resort is clean, well staffed and very close to the action. The pool area is great, its not the party scene you see at the all inclusives but we had three couples so we didn't need someone in a wrestling mask and bullhorn to get our day going. My wife and I would walk 3 minutes down the street to the marina every morning. You can walk anywhere from Casa Dorada which we loved. We will return to this resort.
“Fun Girls Weekend”
Stayed here for a friend's bachelorette long weekend. We all had a great time. The staff was extremely friendly and the food and drinks at the poolside kept us going the entire time : ). Views from the rooms were the best in Cabo.
“A birthday to remember!”
The property is immaculate, it is in a perfect location, the rooms are huge, and the people couldn't be nicer and here's an example of how you are treated at Casa Dorada ...
We dined at 12 Tribes, Casa Dorada's signature restaurant, on her birthday. With the Dining Experience package, we were given the choice of any appetiser, entree, and dessert each ... no restrictions! We also received a bottle of either white or red wine as part of the package, but the staff insisted that we have one bottle of each free of charge ... this came from a service staff that I couldn't count on one hand that took every minute detail ...
But it gets better. Since it was my wife's birthday, the marimba band played the spanish version of The Happy Birthday Song while the hostess and wait staff serenaded her ...
However, there's still more. Sr. Badillo, the manager, then stopped by and presented my wife with a gift certificate good for a 50-minute massage!
We are already planning our next trip to Cabo and will not stay anywhere, but Casa Dorada!
Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
“Great first stay - we'll definitely be back!”
I've been to Cabo a few times before - usually away from the city, so this time we decided to stay somewhere that was an easy walk so we didn't have to rent a car. After much research, I decided on Casa Dorada.
I booked directly with the resort and got what I felt was a great deal for 5 nights for $1330, On their website you can purchase "enhancements" so I included breakfast ($144) and internet ($28.) We also set up a private transfer from the airport to the hotel via VIP Transportation for $90 (each way.) I've been on those shared transfers before and it's taken over an hour to get to my hotel and I didn't want to deal with that again - especially if we were only there for 5 nights! To us, it was worth the extra money. Total for everything for 5 nights, including taxes, was $1900.
Check in was very quick and we were in our room in under 10 minutes.
Our home for the next 6 days was room 526 - a 1 BR Ocean View suite that faced SW and we had a great view of the Arco. There are 3 (or 4?) buildings - ours was a little trek from check in, but we preferred that over having lots of people roaming around.
Huge room (1380 sq feet!) that definitely felt like home (it was bigger than the first townhome I owned!) Ammenities included:
- a lovely kitchen w/everything you need (including dishes)
- a dining room w/large table that seated 8 - 6 chairs and a bench.
- a nice sized living room that seated 6 - love seat/couch (hideabed), 2 chairs / 2 ottomans and a large Flat panel TV.
- a huge bedroom with a king bed, lots of closet space/drawers, though not many hangers in the closet. (I'm sure they'd bring more if requested.) There was also a great chaise lounger (which looks prettier than it is useful) and off the bedroom as a balcony w/ 2 chairs.
There's a large bathroom w/ 2 sinks, shower and toilet. The jacuzzi/soaking tub actually outside of bathroom in the bedroom - and next to that is a vanity/makeup area - which is nice for me to put all of my makeup and junk and not consume all of the space in the bathroom!
The main balcony off living room has 1 lounge chair and a table w/2 chairs. It's very large and we spent quite a bit of time out there.
Pool area is very nice with lots of chairs. We never had a problem getting two chairs, no matter what time you came down. There are 2 pools, a kiddie pool and a hot tub. The hot tubs got busy around 5:00 with the people coming off the beach - often people who had had several cocktails so they were usually loud/bordering on obnoxious, but by that time most of the people at the pool had cleared out.
This is a family-friendly resort, but it was by no means overrun with screaming children (which is always my fear when not staying at an adults-only property.)
There are several cozy sitting areas that have great views of the beach/ocean, some with fire pits, just off the pool / restaurant.
There are several chairs on the beach - do not have to reserve/pay for, but it's 1st come 1st served.
Must have your towel card to "check out" a towel - they will not give you one without the card!! We were told they will charge you if you don't return towel - which we often didn't do until the next day b/c we took them to our room...but we never had a problem.
Had the buffet breakfast at Maydan's every morning and it's pretty good. They have all the regular fare as well as made to order omelets/eggs. Servers were great and remembered what we drank every morning. We also had lunch there one day....ordered a quesadilla, chips & guacamole, and Mexican Cobb salad and it came to $28 US.
Maid service was good - usually came around 2:00. Turndown service came at different times...as early a 5:30 and then after we had left the room at 7:00. Standard stuff - turn the bedding down, towel animals and chocolates.
“What a view!!!! Fantastic!”
We had the pleasure of escaping the winter weather of California and taking my family to this lovely resort for Thanksgiving week. After looking at all our booking options, we ended up booking through an owner on Redweek.com. We were able to book a two bedroom penthouse. WOW! We certainly felt spoiled by the unit we booked. It was on the top floor of the main building, front and center over the pool. We didn't know until a few days in that the entire glass wall was a nano-door...we came home and the sitter had opened it up....AMAZING! We had an enormous outdoor patio area with hot tub, lounge chairs and a table and chairs. The ocean was right in front of us! Past the edge of the Casa Dorada is the Mango Deck...fun place...but we arrived on a Friday and the music (bass) was pumping well past midnight Friday and Saturday nights. No one warned us of this...thank goodness it was only the first two nights of our 7 night vacation. Property was nice and quiet the rest of the evenings.
Our penthouse was lovely. One of the selling points of the PH was that is had a stacked washer/dryer. We have come to really appreciate having a W/D when we travel. Having two kids under age 11, makes for lots of dirty clothes. I was told ONLY PH units have the W/D. We had a two bedroom unit and friends we were traveling with had a one bedroom PH on the same floor. They had an end unit which is always nice.
We shopped at Soriana, a locals grocery store (12 min cab ride) from the hotel. It was fabulous! Their bakery was amazing! Fresh, hot tortillas to be had right from the cooler in the bakery. Their display of bakery products is worth the ride. They had everything you could find in a US grocery store. The store is laid out the same and things are easy to find. They also have a nice hot food counter where you can buy pollo rotisado (rotisserie chicken), rice, beans and fresh salsa....and other items as well. We like to get the pollo rotisado and keep it in the condo for easy chicken soft tacos or to add to scrambles in the morning. They have a nice liquor department with many choices. I happen to be a fan of Don Julio silver...it was my lucky day....they were having a sale, buy two, get one free! The three bottles ended up costing me less than the cost of one bottle at home in CA.
The location of the hotel is perfect. Most nights we walked to dinner. Edith's is right around the corner! It's also a quick 5 min taxi ride to WalMart. Felt like I was back in CA shopping at Wal Mart...more American than locals. WalMart also has an extensive liquor department with reasonable prices. WalMart has everything the US stores carry plus some local items.
Hotel security was appreciated and visible. Each time we walked out the front door, they asked our room number and the same upon our return. It was nice to know someone was paying attention. : ) Also, as an added bonus, the head bellman had lived in CA in a neighborhood right next to mine! He and I had fun comparing notes. He was always happy to answer my questions about where to go for this or that...always with a smile.
Transportation to the hotel: I had done my fair share of research on this ahead of time. I booked a roundtrip ride with Nice Ride Cabo. They were a pleasure to deal with...always by email which worked perfectly for me. You pay for the roundtrip when they deliver you to your hotel. Seems odd, but they always come for you on your departure day. I highly recommend Nice Ride Cabo.
We also used Cabo Babysitters 3 times on our trip. Again, a pleasure to deal with. The gal that owns the business is from the US. She had only 8 sitters working for her at the time. I was shocked that she only had 8. Through our numerous phone calls, I came to learn that she is VERY particular about who she hires. They all CPR trained and have to meet her standards. We had two gal most of the time as there were three families total with a total of 6 children. We had the same girls each time which the kids loved. I'm blanking on their names...but would certainly request them on our next trip. It's a cash only transaction, very professionally handled...you needn't worry.
Favorite restaurant....Cocina Y Cantina at the Hacienda Hotel.
All in all....a great trip!
My advice if you have children: bring your own Children's Tylenol or Motrin and if you can, bring antibiotic ear drops. 4 of the 6 children on our trip ended up getting swimmers ear prior to the end of our stay.
Hotel also had a kids club....it's more of a drop in type of place. There was only one woman on duty each time we were there. Our kids ranged in age from 7 to 10 so they were fine with it.
Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
“50 year old Bday Boyz Trip - EPIC!”
Instead of Vegas; Cabo! Casa Dorada did not disappoint, and 12 50 year old something guys met up for a weekend of Celebration. We walked in the main lobby for check in (see photo) and I was immediately handed a margarita. That set the tone. Good Service and Cleanliness surrounded us. The Best Views in Cabo enveloped us. The rooms (Jr. Suites) are huge and come with a kitchenette. We were in room #221, and it was almost perfect; no loud noise like some reviewers have spoken about, ground level access, and all around comfort. The only complaint: our hot water was lukewarm at best, so make sure it is fixed if you take that room. Oh yeah, the room was close to the underutilized downstairs bar (there were no problems with the location). If you want a clean, classy, friendly place with it's own private beach, than this is your place. The Mango Bar and The Office are located in front of the hotel on the right side if looking at the beach. You don't have to wonder too far for good food and fun.
Room Tip: Room #221: Ground level corner room with excellent pool area access off of the oversized veranda. N...
Casa Dorada Cabo”
Had a great trip to Cabo in December of 12 in a one bedroom at the Casa Dorada, Cabo. The hotel is right in the middle of the action at Medano beach and a 10 minute walk to town and the marina. It sits right behind the Mango Deck where there is non-stop people watching and entertainment. It can get old after a few days, but it's a great option when you can bounce between the action and a quite pool area. Overall the hotel is very nice.
“Best Hotel Rooms in Cabo”
Casa Dorada had me at the front doors, when I walked in and got a thru view past their immense triple-story lobby, past their pool, all the way to the ocean. Wow! But then the real fun began. Wonderful service got us to our hotel room, but I almost fell over when I walked into our room. We had an executive suite, with a full kitchen a dining area for 8, full living room, separate master bedroom, amazing 2-person jetted tub, and beautiful master bathroom. Plus patios overlooking the beach (all rooms face the beach). I highly recommend the spa, and it's also very kid friendly with a kid pool, day care, and nighttime babysitting if you want to go out for a special night. It also has their cordoned off area on the beach. And easy walk to town. We love everything about this place.
Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
“Very nice place”
My husband and I normally stay at the ME next door but decided to try a new place. Casa Dorada is very nice- the rooms are nice and big we has a suite (or junior sweet) with a great view. We were located behind Mangos but didn't seem to be bothered by the noise. The pool area is very nice...
“One of the nicest rooms we have ever stayed in. Perfect vacation!”
Casa Dorada is as close to the beach as you could get!
This was our first non inclusive Mexico vacation. I don't regret it. I don't think it was that much more expensive and the food was amazing!
The breathtaking view as you enter the hotel set the tone for the entire vacation. We have been to many places in Mexico but this has to be my favorite spots. The hotel is very clean and well kept.The service was perfect. The pools are quiet enough that having a balcony that overlooked the pool was a delight. The hotel is also just a few doors down from some of the best restaurants in Cabo. They are also right on the beach dining. They just can't be beat. So ladies, if you wanted to wear heals, go for it! It is a very short walk :o) There is a nice mall about 7-10 minutes away that had some nice shops. We did hit downtown Cabo to go to Cabo Wabo. It was a short taxi ride.
Favorite things about this hotel:
Views and location
Spa (with massage therapist Abbey) was relaxing and PERFECT! They had daily spa specials.
Breakfast overlooking the ocean.
Awesome breakfast buffet that you can take it back to your room too.
Nice sports bar with pool table
Workout area next to spa with spa drinks
Great food out by the pool with daily drink and appetizer specials
The Room! HUGE! 2 entrances to the bathroom and bedroom. Nice Kitchen and dining area.
2 balconies both overlooking the pool and ocean.
Huge Tub. That was so clean I could actually use!
Very upscale night time dining overlooking the ocean
I can't think of anything else except, we are going back as soon as we can. We might even take the kids next time! This was one of my favorite places!!!!!
Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
We loved Casa Dorada. From the moment you get out of the cab you have a breath taking view. So beautiful! This hotel probably has the best view in Cabo. The hotel right on the beach and walking distance to many of the beach clubs. The pool is also very nice and clean. The room was large, comfortable, and had that same great view. The service was also top notch. We had the included breakfast which was very good. Next time we are in Cabo we will definitely return to Casa Dorada.
Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
“5 th time we have stayed here. We love it”
Reviewed December 1, 2012 NEW
This hotel is in the perfect location. The rooms are excellent. Right behind the mango deck. Easy walk to town. U must walk to gardenia for the best shrimp bowl ever!!!! Fish tacos are excellent. Bar esquina across the street is excellent. Good food excellent romantic atmosphere.
Get a massage!!! Best one I have had and I've had over 100
Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
“Location location location”
Reviewed December 2, 2012 NEW
We were a bit worried about going to Cabo, in that most resorts we have been to in Mexico feel like a trap with bad food and no place to go outside the hotel. This one was not like that. A great location near the marina and a great beach, what really makes this hotel are the people who work there. From Lili in the front desk, to Oswaldo the manager, to May the Conceirge, they are all like family. Doing their bets to help you have a good time. Things didn't go perfect, but they did their best to fix everything. Rooms are nice, all with great views and a kitchen. Hotel pool very nice for kids and adults with food that is actually good. Marina and nice restaurants (Bar Equina and Edith's) within a stone's throw. As long as you have a high room not to hear too much of the noise of the Mango deck, you will enjoy. We did! Our two kids loved it. We will be back.
Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
“Best location in Cabo if you like action.”
Rooms are huge, clean, all with great views. The staff was awesome, fast service to any request, polite and all speak perfect English. This location is right on Mendo Beach so if you want isolation, not your place. 5.00 water taxi to the marina or 10 min walk. Great restaurants within 10 min walking.
Just had to tell the timeshare people No and they left me alone. Its worth getting that No out of the way immediately or they will keep asking.
Internet 12.00 day or the marina has public wifi for free. The hotel is immaculate, the pool is perfect and rooms are huge with cable.
Stayed November 2012
“Probably The Nicest Hotel In Cabo”
I've been to Cabo 3 times, and stayed at different hotels each time. Casa Dorada is definitely the nicest of the hotels I have stayed at in Cabo. It's very modern and beautiful. The rooms are clean, large, and very nice. The hotel itself is in the best location of Cabo -- you go out of the hotel, right onto the sand, and you're in the heart of everything -- all the bars and all of the water activities.
It is definitely pricey for Cabo, but if your budget allows for it, I would highly recommend . . .
Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
“Casa Dorada Review”
Reviewed November 24, 2012 NEW
Great location near marina and right on Medano beach. Hotel is not to large where you feel overwhelmed, just the right size! Great staff and met a lot of friendly people at the swim up bar. Room were very nice with great cleaning service every day.
Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
“Casa Dorado at Medano Beach - two thumbs up!”
Reviewed November 24, 2012 NEW
We just got back from a week at Casa Dorado and we were extremely happy with our stay. The resort is well kept up and they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and welcome. The Bell Captain, (I think that is his title) Tomas Rodreguiz does an outstanding job managing this very busy hotel entrance - he and his staff were so accomodating and brought our car around within minutes of the request. Front desk, housekeeping, 12 Tribes, and beach and pool staff also incredibly nice and excellent service. Yes, you may pay for some extras but it is well worth it - There is enough staff at this place to man a small army - therefore no customer need goes un -noticed.
Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
“Great location if looking for an active beach, short walk to marina”
Reviewed November 25, 2012 NEW
We just returned from a 5 night stay during Thanksgiving week. The resort is on Medano beach part of which is behind the Mango Deck beach bar. The location is great if interested in a combination of beach (with a lot of action) and marina/downtown activities. If looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, going further down Medano beach would be a better choice. The water was great and it was a short walk to the marina where there are a lot of restaurants and other activities (5-7 minute casual walk from the street in front of the lobby). We usually prefer to relax on the beach so we started by hanging at the beach when we arrived but quickly decided to switch to the pool for several reasons:
1) The beach setting was very noisy and busy with vendors and nearby beach bars.
2) The beach chairs were not as comfortable as the padded pool chairs.
3) The beach area slopes to the water making the chairs even more uncomfortable.
4) With all the boat activities along Medano beach, the fumes was pretty obvious and became annoying quickly.
The room we were in had a great ocean view and most rooms (especially upper rooms) should also have a great view. The weekend prior to Thanksgiving had 2 weddings (Sat and Sun) at 12 Tribes restaurant. The noise from the weddings was very loud and very obvious even with the balcony doors closed in our room. The music played until 11 or 12 midnight and the partying continued until 3am. I talked to the concierge the next day and she said the party should have moved to the Maydan after 11pm, but a lot of people continued to hang around 12 Tribes and the pool area. The other nights were fine and I was worried about noise from the Mango Deck at night, but that wasn't a big issue. Suprisingly the on property noise was much worse.
Overall, I would rate this resort 3 star+ to 4 star. My personal preferences lean more to a quieter more relaxing atmosphere as opposed to a party atmosphere.
Room Tip: We stayed in room 618 which is a one-bedroom suite which also has a lockout to an adjoining bedroom...
"Centrally located for beach lovers”
This hotel is centrally located if you are like us and enjoy the beach and a fun, happening atmosphere. The hotel has it's own private beach area that is separated from the rest of the public. The chairs and cabanas are clean and the very well kept. The beach service was also excellent. It's right next to the activity vendors as well (glass bottom taxis to El Arco, jet skis, banana rides etc). Tip - feel free to haggle. I negotiated 2 hours on the jetski for the price of one.
You should be aware that the hotel is right in front of Mango Deck which is probably the loudest, most happening beach club at Cabo. This means that there will be music all day and long into the night so if you aren't into that type of scene, you may want to move further north up the beach.
It's about a 8 min walk to the center of town.
The hotel staff is all around friendly and the suites were amazing, clean with spectacular views. Overall a great time and I recommend this hotel for couples + friends looking to enjoy the beach.
“Excellent Group Destination”
Every year I take a large group down to Cabo and this year we stayed at the Casa Dorada. My group was really pleased with the family feel of the hotel. They also enjoyed how each room had a kitchen and we were able to bring in our own food to keep cost down. The hotel has a beautiful pool area and beach area but its a bit confusing figuring out how to get to the beach. I suggest having the hotel staff take you on a tour of the hotel ground so that you are able to take advantage of everything it has to offer. Jazmin Cesena was my group coordinator and she was wonderful. She truly helped me keep my group happy.
On our last day there, a big storm came in and we were unable to enjoy the sun. The hotel set up a big screen and played movies in the down stairs bar/restaurant area. There was also a pool table and ping pong table available to play. This was a great option that kept their guest happy.
Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
“Our little piece of heaven”
Reviewed November 17, 2012 NEW
Love this place! This is our escape for week every year and it just gets better and better. We love the atmosphere. No loud games around the pool or weird music. Just pure relaxation. David at the bar took care of us and the waiters always remember your name. They aim to please in every way. 5 minute massages poolside to organized water sports to recommedations for the best places to eat.. Met some really nice friends over the past few years. See you next year!
Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
“Beautiful hotel....too bad spring break is right in front....”
We stayed at Casa Dorado as we won the trip at a benefit. We had a beautiful one bedroom suite on the 6th floor. Sitting on the deck for coffee every morning was a treat. The hotel is beautiful and the poor area is lovely. You can walk easily in to town for lots of shopping and eating! The big draw back to this place is Mango Deck World sits right on the beach in front of the pool. The drinking games and the guy on the mic is pretty annoying and very distracting. The music gets pretty loud at times. It starts up around noon and goes until late. They do seem to take Sunday off!!! Next time we will be sure not to have a beach club right in front of our hotel!
Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
“Great location and solid property”
When you arrive at the Casa Dorada, the building is somewhat plane; a stuccoed building with not much of an exterior. It is a time share property and the staff gently pushes the guests to explore buying timeshares. Check in is typically late, after 4:00 but the staff allows you to use the property spa and pool while your room is prepared. The rooms have a generous amount of space and our kept spotless by the hardworking employees. All rooms have views of the ocean and pool. The pool is kept clean and has a fun bar at one end of the pool. You are protected by a manned gate you must walk through to get to the beach. The beach is pretty. the one complaint is the unending string of vendors trying to sell you something and the loud noise of the Mango bar that partially obstructs the view of th beach from the rooms. All in all, the CD is a solid property. Have fun!
Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
"Casa Dorada on Medano Beach”
I recently stayed at the Casa Dorada on Medano Beach. We exchanged our timeshare in Florida for a 2 bedroom at this resort. The room was very nice and spacious. Our room was on the second floor and faced the ocean. The view was spectacular. The food on the resort was just so so but we only ate there once or twice so it really did not make a difference in our stay. The resort is walking distance to town. If there was a ddown side it would be that this is a timeshare and you will be hit up to do the tour. But if you say no there is no hard sale so it is really no big deal. I would definately stay at the Casa Dorada again.
“General Mgr Laura was GREAT!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012 NEW
We happened to be traveling with our very well behaved labrador Sammy and Laura (the general mgr) was absolutely incredible.
She not only made sure that our two toddlers were taken care of but that our dog (who is part of our family) was comfortable.
She was awesome. All staff was fantastic.
Please keep in mind when travelling in Mexico that Labor Law allows for 48 hour / 6 day per week work weeks and that all staff work those hours. Please be sure to tip and make their lives as prosperous as possible.
“No place else”
Casa Dorada is the only place to stay in Cabo! This was our 3rd year in a row visiting this resort. The accomodations are fantastic! The views are amazing and the location could not be better as you have a swimable beach and can walk to town. The service is always impeccable and very friendly. We will definitely be back again!
Room Tip: Ask to be on the 3rd floor or above for the best views.
Upon arrival was upgraded to two bedroom suite. Beautiful views! People were friendly and helpful. All staff was attentive. The only problem I had was the time share people. I knew that they would be approaching me here from other tripadvisor reviews. However, the pressure that they try to place on you to purchase a time share is crazy. I tried to explain to them that I would think over the information they presented, but they just switched me to another person until i finally said ENOUGH! I told them I was done with the presentation, I had said no twice and if I had to say no again i was going to become very angry. At this point the presentation concluded and I went on to thoroughly enjoy my time here. The room service was fast and the food was great. I had the salmon wrap and it was excellant. I recommend you bring coffee with you as this can be quite costly..$11.00 for a pot. The pools were well taken care of. I did not eat at the 12 tribes rest. but this was do to time as there was so many excellant places to eat. Th ehighlight food wise was the place directly across the street. I had the tuna tartar..by far the best i have ever had. The B lounge service was vey slow but drinks were good. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a great vacation. The water was perfect, lots of activities, and food was incredible.
Room Tip: bring your own coffee, try to green juice in the rest. on the water you will love it!
We stayed here for a wedding this last weekend (October 27th, 2012). We got the junior suite, as we were only staying two nights. After a 2 hour drive from the airport due to traffic, I was in a horrible mood. But, as we were checking in they offered us drinks and I immediately started to feel better. Then, we get to our room. The junior suite is very similar to a "normal" hotel room, but it did have a kitchenette. It was not big. BUT, I opened the door and we had an unobstructed view of the ocean and beaches - nothing can beat that :)
The staff were friendly and not pushy towards us. The beach had it's own reserved area and the pools were both great.
It was a quick trip, but I'd really like to go back.
“Excellent Service - Especially by Reyna and Eney”
Atmosphere: Our first impression of Casa Dorada was breathtakingly beautiful. As the driver dropped us off, without even walking into the building, we were caught by the stunning view of the ocean and arch. The layout is gorgeous. We were greeted promptly with a very strong welcome margarita (pineapple) ..delicious.
Service: Service was outstanding. We were accidentally booked in a room with two double beds. But, Reyna, the manager went out of her way to make it up to us. She upgraded us the next day to a one bedroom suite with jacuzzi on the 5th floor. She was very helpful and friendly. It was evident that she loves what she does and she is great at it. We experienced a little bit of resistant attitude from Lili, but Eney quickly jumped in and rectified the situation. Eney was also very helpful in getting us into our new room. She called down to the bell hops and had our bags brought up right away so we didn't have to wait til 3pm for checkout time to get into our new room.
Food: Food at the breakfast buffet was excellent and very varied. We had visited several other hotels each day to try their buffets and Casa Dorada was by far, the best. (except for the sunday brunch buffet a the Melia) ...Lunch was ok...nothing to rave about and service by the pool for lunch is very slow. But, I spoke to the manager about this and the problem was quickly rectified. I think our server was a bit overwhelmed with tables.
Spa: was under renovation at the time. The fitness centre seems it will be very impressive in size and variety. The spa services were excellent. I had Freddy and Gerry...both excellent at massage. Atmosphere in the spa was very relaxing with an herbed, iced drink and tea available as well as sauna and steam room. very clean and quiet. There was a hot and cold bath as well.
Beds: I am picky about beds...they were VERY comfortable. I just wish there was a pillow menu. I missed my contour pillow.
Overall: I would definitely stay here again.
“Perfect 40th Birthday Getaway”
Reviewed October 23, 2012 NEW
5 of my friends and I went to Cabo July 11-15th, 2012 to celebrate my 40th birthday. I must say that was the best vacation I have ever had. Casa Dorada and the staff were the icing on the cake. When we 1st arrived the van pulled up and I thought I was in heaven. We were greeted with the most amazing view looking out onto the ocean. Tomas at the front entrance was fabulous. He gave great suggestions for local activities, transportation and greeted us all with a handsome smile everyday.
When we checked in we were initially given a handicap 2 bedroom suite on the 2nd floor poolside. It was a nice room, but did not give me the view I requested on my reservation, plus the water did not get hot in the master shower. I immediately went to the front desk and requested a room change. The front desk was not able to change our room until the next day because they said they were at capacity. The next day we were able to change rooms to the 6th floor above the lobby area. Our room was perfect. I could not have dreamed of a better suite. The view was perfect, the room was clean everything as I saw on their website when I booked the room. The convience of the large kitchen allowed us to save money on food. We went grocery shopping at Walmart and cooked in our room for breakfast and Dinner a few nights.
The next day was my 40th birthday several guest greeted me Happy Birthday throughout the day. We spent part of the day on a great Booze cruise and walked along the marina. During our trip we also went zip-lining and parasalling. Despite other people's comments not once were we bombarded by time share sales people.
The resort is located at the best location in Cabo. I compared the location with others and I am so glad we stayed at Casa Dorada. Location was absolutely perfect. We were in walking distance to everything. The best place I went to almost everyday was the Mango Bar which is litteraly on the beach on the back side of the hotel. The food at Sharky's on the corner was excellent and the people were friendly.
I think we are going to make Cabo and Casa Dorada our annual trip. We had a blast.