"Mostly great, except for the shower."
Very quiet, private hotel. Only complaint is with the shower. I actually think it was more the showerhead than a lack of hot water, but we could not manage to get a hot shower the whole time we were there (despite the fact that there was plenty of hot water in the sink). Everything else was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"ZERO stars. The worst hotel I experienced."
ZERO stars if I could!! This hotel was the worst I've ever stayed. Especially the lady for the night at the front desk was terrible service. We have lots of problems on our room, but she had never even tried to solve them. Free WiFi? yes, but not in your room. only in public area, but very low connection. Free breakfast? yes, but you can't stand it […] for the next day. Free parking? yes, but we had no space because all staff's cars were parked there. We parked on the street until one of the staff left. In the room, there are mold & mildew everywhere, especially in the shower room!! We didn't wanna even stepped into the shower room. Our room was the 1st floor, and the stuffs peeking into the room from the back window, the back area was laundry area, which was very dirty. They provided only 1 dirty worn-out smells bath towel per person, which means you don't have hand towels, or any smaller towels. What should you do after you wash your hands? Oh, of course, your room smells sooooo bad!! Terrible experiences. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good budget hotel near downtown and beach."
We picked this hotel primarily for its location and affordability. The reviews and photos also helped in making our decision to book there. Arriving at the hotel, the staff is attentive and able to speak both English and Spanish. The rooms are pretty basic, but we just needed a place to sleep and shower. The wi-fi is very spotty. We could only get good […] signal strength near the lobby. The bed was very comfortable and A/C took a little getting used to but did the job in cooling down the room. The water in our shower had the hot/cold reversed and the water pressure was a bit weak. Also, the hot water didn't last too long, so best take the shower early in the morning or late night. There are not really any rooms with a view. All rooms have windows facing outwards and none have a window to the pool. The pool is a decent size, but unfortunately there was no poolside bar as expected. The breakfast service was lacking. The breakfast was buffet style with a bit of variety, but the quality was just ok. The hotel is just 2 blocks away from the main road to the downtown area. It was a real convenience not having to pay for a taxi to get around town. Overall, this hotel definitely has potential to be a great place if they step up the breakfast service and actually made use of the poolside bar. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Cheap motel at best"
There were so many issues with the room, property and way the hotel was advertised. Our front door wouldn't even lock half the time, the shower door was like a jack in the box that popped open during the middle of the shower, water was shut off for a period of time, had a sticky grime on the floor, buffet was unappealing (eggs had some weird black […] color), etc. etc. The staff was nice and it was well located and easy to walk around. On a separate note: My overall feel of the area is it should be renamed to Cabo Scam Lucas. Watch out for any sales pitches or timeshare offers and only rent cars from Budget or Alamo. DO NOT take the free offers!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Cheap hotel with great location"
Went to Cabo San Lucas for 10 nights in late december, booked Estancia Real for its price and location - and this is exactly what we got. Good price and great location. The rooms were sufficient, but not more. The beds were OK, we had a big flatscreen TV and the bathroom was clean. However it did lack a minibar-refrigerator (which would have been great […] for water, beers etc), the AC had seen better days (even though it worked most of the time) and it wasn't the most spacious room. The breakfast was not great, but OK. It was a great mix of strange things in a buffee setting. Example:scrambled eggs, pasta carbonara, nachochips with cheese, brown beans and some mexican dish I have never seen before. To that, coffee, juice, dry croissants and some watermelon. The service was however quite good. You get beachtowels for free in the reception, the receptionist knows good english, we got help with special room service when one of us got sick... very good! All in all, you get what you pay for. For the price we payed, this was a great hotel that had a short 10 min walk to the Meridano Beach and less to the Marina, bars and restaurants. If you are looking for a cheap (but not hostel-cheap) place to stay, I would recommend it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and under average room."
This hotel is located near marina. It's walking distance. There are lots of shops and restaurant near the hotel. First day, no hot water, second day it's swimming pool temperature. Third day I finally got hot water for 5min. I love the location and price but not room.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was clean, our room had little water pressure and the hot was the cold and cold hot for the shower. The TV cable was not coming in a few local channels. (Still some effects from the storm) As you walk downtown on the side street you may come across downed cable lines. But if you are looking for a clean room and close to downtown we didn't […] mind it, The front desk staff were nice, the pool water was cool but had a nice area for little ones. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A little (inexpensive) gem"
To say that I'm surprised about the quality of this hotel is an understatement. I came to cabo for a cheap (and I do mean cheap) Christmas getaway. I booked this with just a little trepidation based on many reasons. I'm not looking to be a snob, but I'm well traveled and have had the privilege of staying at some of the best hotels in the world so feel […] able to comment with some justification. Suffice to say, I was ready for something far less appealing than the Real. Here's the good, the bad and the ugly. The good: terrific location, very close to everything, clean rooms with free bottled water everyday, nice fluffy towels and comfortable beds. Staff very friendly and accommodating. The bad, terrible wifi (although it is free so can't really complain), breakfast is minimal but again it's free. The ugly: not sure if this was just my room but the shower was horrendous. Barely a trickle of water came through and was the only disappointment. Terrific place and value for the money, I would certainly come back! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to everything"
Good location! Friendly staff! Nice free breakfast! However rooms are horrible dated and bathroom stinks! They ran out of water my second day for like 5 hours could not use the bathroom or do anything! AC works good and beds are comfyGenuine Expedia guest review
"First time, last time"
Bed was hard, pillows moldy, phone needed batteries, dudnt work. no hi def tv. I was able to watch 2 channels! Wi fi was good,staff very nice and helpful changed all the sheets and pillows no prob. They were totally great. 2nd room, door wouldnt lock, had to switch fam 2 a diff room on 2 nt. too much to conplain about too little to complement other […] thsn the apogetiv staff. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"not worth the price"
hotel is old very small room not wort 100 dollars. sterfoum cups in bathroom for drinking .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"location is good!"
Hotel front desK was great. I was able to communicate with them. Housekeeping however didn't speak english so I couldn't communcate that I didn't require any services. Lady kept cleaning my room with me still in it! so i gathered my purse and walked to the mall so she could do her job. Room on expedia was over rated. Hotel rooms need a bit of an upgrade. It's […] a good thing that this hotel was near a mall and the marina if not it might not see much visitors. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Decent Hotel for the money."
This hotel is walking distance from restaurants, bars and clubs. Safe location. 5 minute walk to the marina.Genuine Expedia guest review
We have stayed here before and have liked it immensely. HOWEVER.... This time, unbeknownst to my wife and I charged the ENTIRE stay for two rooms on my credit card the MINUTE we checked in....instead of at the end of our stay!! WITHOUT my knowledge or consent. Our rental company did the SAME thing. AND.....most places in Cabo now DO NOT accept CASH. […] So my entire credit card was 'used up' on the very first DAY.... They admittled that this is a new policy....but they NEVER made me aware of this BE AWARE AND ASK IF THE HOTEL AND CAR ARE CHARGING UP FRONT!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good 3 star"
Great location. Easy walk to marina, shops and resturants. Clean, comfortable, nice people. Would do it againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I reported a leak in my bathroom which no one came to fix. Much less even an apology for the leak.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, pool courtyard."
All good except maid roll their carts on stone pavement that sounds like an earthquake inside the rooms.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good, affordable hotel near everything in Cabo"
Stayed here for a friend's bachelor party. We were looking for an affordable place to stay close to the bars and marina. Staff were nice and helpful. Beds were okay. Perfect for people just looking for a jump off point and not a whole lot of hotel fluff included.Genuine Expedia guest review
"On a budget but great location"
Two years ago we did all inclusive elsewhere. This year I went for cheaper. This place delivered. We all loved the pool. surroundings. big parking lot . staff was good. Highly recommended if on a budget.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Staff very helpful and friendly!"
The hotel is ok... The room is very simple! But clean and with everything that you need. Swimingpool is clean an breakfast very good! Staff very friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Loved our stay"
This is very authentic which is what I was looking for. If you are looking to "blend in" it is perfect. If you want to look and be treated like a tourist then one of those huge Resorts would probably be better for you. They are in the middle of renovating as it was a Comfort Inn. Very nice breakfast with fresh fruit, cereal, bread and juice. They will […] also do made to order breakfast for a small price. There is a lot of road construction out front, but we just cut over to next block and didn't have to hop the curbs etc. Close to everything..2 blocks from El Squid Roe, 5 blocks to Marina (total tourist gathering) and if you go opposite direction of Marina you are in the real Cabo. Very little English is spoken here and the people are wonderful. I was a female alone walking all over the place and never felt afraid. I am actually planning on getting an apartment in this area in Nov for about 6 months. Absolutley one of the best times ever and this hotel was great. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location; terrible bed linens"
Location very central for Cabo, and the pool (which we did not use due to cool temps) is beautiful. However, the room was very cramped and basic and the bed linens were terrible. I had no idea sheets were still made with such a low thread count; they felt like about 100-count sheets at the most. Additionally, visitors in the near future should be aware […] that Avenida Leona Vicario is undergoing major reconstruction (May 2013) and the work started around 7:30 Saturday morning. Weekdays might be even earlier, but we stayed only the one night before moving to a nicer, quieter location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a really confortable stayin here, breakfast, computer access, good and clean rooms! The only thing is that the pool had a lot of chlorine! But you have plenty of beachs to swim too! The service was really nice, there are security safeboxes in each room and it was really close to the Marina! I will totally recommended!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a decent hotel in expensive cabo san lucas. The hotel is very basic with limited amenities but has cheap prices. The alie for money is there. Pool is nice yet there is a lot of noise coming from the street nearby.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good hotel, walk to everything, city location"
Very nice city hotel, kind of a business hotel, fun pool with bar. Good breakfast. good location in town clean, helpful staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great bargain at a great location."
Only two short blocks to the mall and marina. Very clean and attractive though small room. Coffee in the ,room as well as a good continental breakfast included. Nice pool inthe center courtyard. Quiet along back half, away from the street. Safe included in the room. Very friendly staff. Far more Mexicans than Gringos stayed there while we were there. […] They know where the bargains are! Free parking on both ends of the hotel. Very thick bath towels. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"I would recommend for a low budget stay."
I booked this hotel because I had one more night in Cabo and wanted something inexpensive and close to the marina and downtown. The location was actually perfect. A block from Plaza Bonita and the marina area. There is nothing fancy about this hotel but I would say that I found it to be very clean and perfect for my needs. The room rate includes continental […] breakfast, water and coffee in the room and free parking and I was able to print out my boarding passes the next morning without any problem to catch my flight. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best deal for the price!"
For the price; it's a nice hotel...quiet. This is my second time there with my wife... And If I go back to Cabo I will stay there again. I like the location, service and the rooms might not be the greatest but It does the job!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel in nice location"
Stayed in hotel Dec 14, it's a basic hotel but cleaned everyday. Good selection for breakfast. Hotel is located few minutes from main Street, also near to the Mall through which you can get to the Marina. Some nice restaurants across the street.Genuine Expedia guest review
Checked out 2 days into a week long stay as housekeeping opened my room door to a complete stranger while I was inside taking nap they didn't verify his room felt very unsafeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good $$ Value in Cabo"
Stayed another week at the Estancia, i think this is our fourth stay there. Good bang for the buck in Cabo. Rooms are clean, but could use a little update. Hotel is relatively quiet, and location is good, although on the outer fringe of the tourist area. Staff are friendly. Our only real gripe is the beds are a little hard. Nothing fancy, but a good […] base for getting out and about Cabo. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean and friendly"
Enjoyed our stay. Front desk receptionist was very friendly and helpful....recommended an excellent restaurant.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a nice little quiet spot to getaway from the hustle and bustle of tourists. The room was very basic. Nothing fancy but it worked perfectly for my needs.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
it was great, i had a really good time, the pool great and the room was very comfortable :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bueno para estar con amigos"
Buena la estadia y atencion, sin embargo el servicio de limpieza nunca fue bueno, no se nos repuso accesorios ni toallas Ademas dr qur la limpieza nunca fue a profundidad durante los 4 dias. El desyuno buffet bueno y todos los dias tenia algunas variaciones.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cama confortable. Limpio. Buena atención."
Hotel muy tranquilo. "Vista a la alberca", resultó ser la puerta de entrada a la habitación, pero en sí, las habitaciones no tienen vista a la alberca. No existe bell boy que te ayude con tus maletas. Si hiciste la reservación por hoteles.com, no te dan factura y la tiene uno que solicitar a hoteles.com. Está ubicado en el Centro. Hotel cómodo. Lejos […] de la playa. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
部屋自体は金額的に満足。立地も。ただ、部屋内の椅子が革張りなんですが長時間座るにはきついかなぁ。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"sencillo pero agradable"
Es un hotel muy sencillo la alberca casi siempre esta fria pero en general es un hotel economico que ofrece un buen servicioGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excelente hotel, bueno, bonito y barato"
Excelente hotel, se encuentra a dos cuadras de la marina y a tres cuadras de la zona de antros, la ubicacion es inmejorable ya que desde ahi puedes hacer todos los recorridos a pie, sin gastar en transportacion, lo recomiendo ampliamenteGenuine Hotels.com guest review
el hotel esta bien ubicado, a unos metros de todo,enfrente, en la otra acera hace parada el autobus que te deja en el aeropuerto, a dos cuadras del centro comercial plaza bonita, de marina , enfrente del hotel hay café internet y minisuper .el hotel esta muy limpio y cómodo,el personal amable,el desayuno basico bien.la alberca tenia mucho cloro pero […] en general,es excelente opción para descanzo.no se van a arepentir. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"los cabos ok."
bueno ....les puedo decir que es muy bonito ......todo la estancia comoda....buen servicio y atenciones mas que bien...... es recomendable ampliamente y lo dire a mis familiares, para que algun dia que vengan se instalen aqui...siii.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The good, the bad and the ugly"
04/12/15 Becky H Green Bay, Wisconsin
The good: it was inexpensive, centrally located with just a short walk (7min) to the Marina and all the attractions. The neighborhood surrounding The hotel are full of great shops and eateries. The staff was great and spoke English. The pool and restaurant area are clean and pretty, there is a business area with computers that are fairly fast. The bad: the beds are hard as a ROCK, I like a firm bed but this is Flintstone hard. The street noise is loud so get a room at the back, the WiFi is super spotty and breakfast buffet is a little strange, for $8.00 I will walk across the street for a made to order breakfast. The Ugly: the rooms are small and dated, a little dingy as well. The bathroom is small and a little questionable as to whether you should shower barefoot, the rooms being so small you won't be spending much time in there, that's where the patio comes in handy. If you take a back room on the first floor be ready to see a lot of women working back there doing laundry it didn't bother me a bit at least I know the comforters are washed on a regular basis. I did have fun on my stay in Cabo but I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone who is staying longer than a night or 2.
"Great place for a budget vacation!"
04/02/15 Sandra C La Pine, Oregon
We stayed for 2 weeks and were very comfortable. We met others who were staying there for a few months and they were happy too. It's not overrun with tourists and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
"Basic hotel in busy but good location"
02/25/15 janfromvan Vancouver, Canada
The good things about this hotel are: location, staff, cleanliness and price if you are looking for a very inexpensive place to stay. The staff is extremely pleasant and willing to help and the rooms were always clean albeit quite small and very basic.. The location is so close to many good restaurants, bus transportation and a short walk to the beach. If you stay here be sure to ask for a room on the quiet side away from the street as it is on a major road. As well, request a room with a newer air conditioner and flat screen TV if you are wanting to watch for any period. Wifi in room very poor..The pool area is usually pretty quiet and quite nice...there were a few days when there were some very loud and drunk people around the pool during the day as well as coming home in the middle of the nite making a lot of noise in the courtyard and in their rooms... As others have noted, you're not paying for a great hotel so don't have those expectations going into it...if you're a 5 star traveller you don't want to book here, if u want a basic place that is clean with pleasant staff close to everything and very inexpensive, it works!
02/20/15 Je S
I chose this hotel through the internet because I thought it looked nice enough and fit my budget. This hotel does not pretend to be luxurious or fancy. It is basic. It is an older hotel in the center of a busy area of town, close to shops, restaurants and the Cabo experience. The rooms are clean and safe and the pool was clean and quiet. It suited my needs since we went out every day to the beach or activities. Full disclosure: my husband was not pleased because it didn't have a whirlpool. The breakfasts were ordinary but filling Mexican choices that consisted of chilequiles, rolls, cereal and milk, two kinds of eggs, rice, beans, and sometimes quesadillas, whole and cut up fruits. The staff is very friendly and helpful. All in all, it was what I expected and I was satisfied.
"Staying at the Estancia Real is like spending the night on the side a major freeway in a refrigerator box with a pillow"
02/15/15 Emily H Columbia
Staying at the Estancia Real is like spending the night on the side a major freeway in a refrigerator box with a pillow made of rolled up newspapers. Cigarette smoke wafts in from the courtyard side through the huge gaps in the door facings, and the air conditioning unit, which works sometimes, sucks in all the exhaust from the major traffic jams that pack the street side. Even someone that was passed out drunk (I'm assuming these are the primary patrons of this establishment) would wake up from the volume of the busses, trucks, and motorcycles that rumble by and shake the entire room. A baby next door cried all night, so the walls must be paper thin all the way around. Cleanliness was not bad overall, but the bedspread from the 90s looked like it hadn't been cleaned since then, and I would not shower barefoot. I felt lucky that there were no bedbugs. Location is "close" to the beach and bars, but crossing the streets outside, which are like a major freeway, is like playing Russian roulette. So dangerous. The hotel staff also recommended a restaurant around the corner that was a huge ripoff. Tres Gallos or something. I ordered 2 gorditas expecting normal gorditas, and they brought out 2 miniature-sized gorditas that were about 1/4 of an actual gordita, and charged me $11. The worst part is that I booked via Priceline to get a 3 star hotel. This place claims to be a 3 star hotel, when I'm pretty sure it would be 1.5 stars in the U.S. I was definitely overcharged on Priceline for this dump. The only way this place could be a 3 star hotel would be if in Mexico, 2.5 stars means a crack den. I would never use Priceline again to book anything in Mexico. The regular price for rooms at Estancia Real is $50. Also, no elevator. Pack light or work on those squats. No hair dryer. As long as you're expecting hostel-level quality and service, you won't be disappointed.
"Location Of This Hotel Is The Best Part"
02/05/15 Tipsy-Tourist Saskatchewan
The Estancia is great for the location to the heart of the action (Marina Bvld) where the shops, restaurants, nightlife are. About a 15 min walk to the beach. It's a basic hotel so don't expect too much. Pool area was nice, rooms aren't anything special. A few small complaints: We had constant problems with room keys (cards) not working and having to go back to the front desk to get them re-swiped. It was very frustrating when your room is on the 3rd floor and happened at least once a day. I would opt out of the breakfast buffet (if there's a choice with your booking). Not great and some odd random menu items such as hamburgers and beef broth for breakfast were offered. We figured out on the 2nd last day of our stay that the cold showers we were having were due to the hot/cold display was opposite of what it said. Also be aware that there are only double beds to offer unless you book a king suite. Not the hotel's fault but we booked through Travelocity which posted a queen bed and we're disappointed to find it was a double bed when we arrived.
"Solid, basic hotel"
01/28/15 TravelJunkieToo New York
Stayed here for a couple of nights before and after a dive trip. It is a basic, no frills hotel, close to everything. It is along a busy street, where you can jump to a bus to Walmart. It is two blocks from the Paraiso Mall and the Marina. It is 5-10 minute walk to restaurants, bar, etc. So location wise, it is great. As most reviewers mentioned, WIFI is not accessible in all rooms. You have to be in the front desk or in the pool area to get good WIFI connection. Connecting during peak like dinner time is useless. There is a buffet breakfast around $8 which I think is sufficient. Rooms are clean but not generally consistent. The room I stayed in before my dive trip has a flat screen, ironing board and broken safe. The one after my trip has those old crt tv's, no ironing board and a working safe. Hotel is good for a night or 2 night stay or those that are in a budget.
"One of the worst hotels I've ever been to (price saved them from 1 star)"
01/13/15 jdell408 La Paz, Mexico
I cannot believe they have 4 stars on Trip Advisor. Anyone giving this more than 2 stars is clearly an employee or paid critic. I am not a picky person. I like value above all and that goes a long way towards my review. However, this hotel was HORRENDOUS. The doors to the rooms like they are straight out of a prison. The bathroom door was locked when we arrived and we had to call maintenance who used a rolled up piece of toilet paper to keep it from closing. The electrical outlets on one side of the room did not work. When I plugged my charger into the wall, it melted the usb port rendering it useless. THERE IS NO WIFI IN THIS HOTEL. I don't care what anyone says, but for the time my wife and I were there, there was not a single network that worked. The front desk girls were NOT helpful in anyway and made us feel we were bothering them when we asked about the wifi. The rooms are tiny, but that's not that big of a deal to us. The parking lot is a pretty far walk from the rooms. My car was hit and dented, but I can't really say this is the hotel's fault. The water pressure was essentially non-existant. It was like attaching a shower head to a water fountain. The pool looked okay although we quickly decided we would spend as little time as possible at the hotel so we did not get to experience it. There was no way we were spending any more money here so we did not try the restaurant. The A/C worked really well and was cold and quiet the whole night. The hotel overall was quiet at night so we could sleep pretty well. Even though the water pressure was terrible, there was enough hot water to take a complete shower. They get 2 stars because they were fairly price, available on short notice and had good A/C.
01/12/15 Sanjana M Winnipeg, Canada
This hotel was definitely exactly what we paid for- a basic place to stay with all the required amenities. The front desk staff were always nice and professional with us. The wifi was a bit spotty but not horrible. The rooms were cleaned, however, the cleaning staff used a nauseatingly high amount of cleaning supplies- we had to air out our room everyday. Our room was air conditioned, however after 2 nights we turned our air conditioner off because it left a very pungent smell in our room that made both me and my partner nauseous for a couple of nights. The location is fantastic for the price, everything is within walking distance. However, if you are a light sleeper, going to sleep might be a problem as the bars play loud music well into the night and traffic on the main street is endless. Not a bad stay for the price- if you are looking for luxury this is not the place.
"Basic accommodation in a simple location"
01/12/15 knitterbee Vancouver
My husband and I spent one night here after flying in from Vancouver, on route to Todos Santos. The hotel is clean, nice pool in the center, and our room included a delicious breakfast served outside under the palapa. The room was very simple but comfortable. The hotel is two blocks away from the marina & the madness of the tourist zone, but great location if you have one night to roam around. Highly recommend the restaurant kiddie-corner (under the huge palapa roof). Authentic and delicious.
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