The Marquis Los Cabos - Hotel Review
When: December 24th - 28th, 2020
Room Type: Garden View Casita with Private Plunge Pool (room #707)
For my first solo trip, I traveled to Los Cabos over the Christmas weekend in 2020 and I stayed at the Marquis Los Cabos. The Marquis is an all-inclusive, adult only hotel and is located about 20 minutes drive away from the Los Cabos International Airport. In this article I'll be sharing my honest review of the hotel and my room, the staff, the food, the spa, and my overall experience.
Hotel & Hotel Room
Right when your arrive to the Marquis Los Cabos you're immediately greeted with a huge open-air lobby with sweeping views of the ocean. There's an added element of luxury with everything painted white and infinity fountains flowing water out towards the ocean view.
There are 5 different restaurants in the hotel, 4 of which are included with your stay. There's also a gift shop full of items you might have forgotten to pack as well as some cute resort-wear. The hotel has three different pools which made it easy to claim a lounge chair at any time of the day. There are steps leading from the hotel down to the beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas. On some days the staff would set up beach volleyball or archery for guests to participate in. On the lawns by the pool they would also set up corn-hole, bocci ball or ping-pong.
During my stay at the Marquis Los Cabos I stayed in one of the Garden View Casitas with the private plunge pool. However it might as well have been a partial ocean view because I had a great view of the ocean form my room.
The casitas are built in units of 4, with two rooms on the bottom floor and two rooms on the top floor. My room was HUGE. It was divided into two spaces. One side had a small kitchenette with a fridge and coffee maker, a bathroom with a toilette and shower, living space with a pull-out couch, a dining table and a tv. Two sets of double doors divided this space from the bedroom which had a large king size bed, another tv, two sets of closets and a full bathroom with a shower and a separate jetted tub.
I was incredibly impressed with this hotel room. Both the living space side and the bedroom side had pocked-sliding glass doors leading out to my private plunge pool. Amenities in the hotel room included bathrobes, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, body wash (that created the best bubbles for the bathtub), snacks and drinks in the fridge, coffee machine, plenty of bottled water, hair dryer and plenty of towels (including beach towels for the plunge pool).
I could not speak more highly of the hotel staff at the Marquis Los Cabos. Even before I arrived, everyone was so attentive. I was able to organize transportation from the airport very easily with the help of the concierge, and had I decided to do any other activities outside of the hotel I'm sure that would have been handled very smoothly as well. However, because of the current pandemic, I chose not to leave the resort during my time in Los Cabos. Instead I decided to stay within the confines of the hotel to ensure that I was in the most control of how many people I was around. All the staff was wearing masks the whole time and making sure to encourage everyone to use the hand sanitizer distributed throughout the hotel.
I was staying at the hotel during Christmas and even though it was a holiday the entire staff still seemed very happy to be there and intent on making sure everyone had the best time.
The Marquis Los Cabos has 5 different restaurants, a bar, a coffee shop, and offers room service from 7am to 11pm.
For an all-inclusive resort I really enjoyed the food at the Marquis Los Cabos. Breakfast was by far my favorite meal while I was here. I really enjoyed getting room service in the mornings and being able to sip at the dining table in my room with the doors wide open with the view of the ocean. I definitly recommend ordering the French toast of the chiliquiles for breakfast.
For lunch and dinner you have a choice between the 4 different restaurants that are included in the all-inclusive package and one restaurant that charges extra. The poolside service from the restaurant "Dos Mares" offers delicious seafood. There were about 5 different types of ceviche that I loved snacking on while laying by the pool. For dinner I recommend eating at the Italian restaurant "Pergola", the beef carpaccio and the seafood pasta was delicious. Be prepared for a potential wait time, this restaurant in the hotel was clearly a favorite.
The one restaurant not included in your hotel stay is "Canto Del Mar". This restaurant offers French cuisine with a 4 course prix-fix menu with an additional amuse bouche and a palate cleanser. They also offer a sparkling wine, a white wine and a red wine to go along with your meal which included gulf prawns and lamb chops as well as a delicious lava cake for dessert. I really enjoyed the food at this restaurant and highly recommend making a reservation to eat here.
I would skip the sushi restaurant on the property. The fish was very fresh but you won't be missing anything. There are far better sushi restaurants in town that offer a larger menu and better variety.
The hotel Marquis Los Cabos has a full service spa offering hair cuts, manicures, pedicures, massages, body wraps and facials. When you book a spa service you can have full use of the spa facilities that include a wonderfully relaxing lounge, a cool pool with views of the ocean, several hot tubs and a steam room. When you check-in you are given your own locker to keep your belongings and change into a robe and slippers.
I absolutely loved my 80 minute Swedish massage. I got to chose which body oil the masseuse would use and after my treatment the staff prepared a tray of fresh fruit and some water and hot tea for me to enjoy in the lounge.
Overall I would rate my stay at the Marquis Los Cabos a 4.5 out of 5. This resort went above my expectations as an "all-inclusive" and I can't wait to come back. The only reason I'm not giving a perfect score is because some of the food options were a little lacking, but not enough to make me not want to come back again.