Ratings based on 864 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from San Antonio

Lovely

Posted Jan 5, 2018
Pros: The grounds, the cleanliness, the friendly staff
Cons: Unit's decor needed updating
Location: Close to the center of Cabo but far enough to avoid the craziness
We stayed between Christmas and New Years with our two adult (20 and 24) kids. We're used to very high end accommodations. The La Estancia is lovely -- well maintained but could use an update of the furnishings in the unit. We had a two bedroom with 3 full baths and a full kitchen-- plenty of room. I am very picky about cleanliness and our unit and the grounds were more than up to my standards. Our unit had a very large gated patio that opened to the resort's pool area. It was perfect for breakfast or late afternoon/evening relaxing while people watching. The Estancia is the highest end of three adjacent resorts. The staff does a fine job of ensuring that the resort is not open to people who are not staying there just walking through or using the facilities. The grounds are absolutely lovely. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We did run into a couple of problems at the restaurants and in both cases, the staff bent over backwards to make things right. Overall, I would both recommend and return for another stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 7, 2018 by Douglas Dodge, Hotel Management
Dear Karen, Thank you providing us the opportunity of hosting you at Villa La Estancia and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am pleased to read that you had an unforgettable experience and that our team has done a great job taking care of every detail during your stay. Your comments inspire us to keep making our guests' satisfaction possible. It will be an honor for Villa La Estancia to have you back and offer you our sincere hospitality on your next visit. Kind regards, Douglas Dodge General Manager Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Dallas, Texas

Very nice hotel with a reasonable price

Posted Jan 2, 2018
Pros: Excellent service
Cons: Restaurants are good, not great.
We had a very nice stay at Villa la Estancia. The spa and pool are fantastic. The concierge and other services were excellent.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 4, 2018 by Douglas Dodge, Hotel Management
Dear Jenelle, Thank you providing us the opportunity of hosting you at Villa La Estancia and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am pleased to read that you had an unforgettable experience and that our team has done a great job taking care of every detail during your stay. Your comments inspire us to keep making our guests' satisfaction possible. It will be an honor for Villa La Estancia to have you back and offer you our sincere hospitality on your next visit. Kind regards, Douglas Dodge General Manager Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Monrovia, California

Posted Oct 18, 2017
Pros: The staff is friendly and anxious to please you with whatever you need.
Location: The food at the pool is fabulous especially the shrimp tacos... and you can walk down the beach to the office another hot spot.
Stayed for a week and had a fabulous time! The bar is great and the pool is beautiful, most of the units are equipped with a kitchen which makes it awesome for cooking breakfast lunch or dinner. There is a convenience store right on the premises so you really don't have to leave at all if you don't want to. Wonderful place I'll return again next year!
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 19, 2017 by Douglas Dodge, Hotel Management
We at Villa La Estancia are thrilled to have received such lovely comments from Nancy about her stay with us. Her assessment of the pool, villas, and overall experience are spot-on and will no doubt be helpful to others.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Seattle, WA

Gorgeous resort and view but first-timers beware

Posted Oct 1, 2017
Pros: Staff, location, room quality, cleanliness
Cons: Having outside culture of "selling" to tourists is disappointing inside the resort with "presentations" and can contribute to guest exhaustion.
Location: Nice beach-side restaurants nearby, but a $9 one-way taxi is required to do much downtown. We booked and loved excursions in the area.
This resort is gorgeous, and the western view of the Sea of Cortez/Pacific/Arch was our must-stay. Three properties combine and are about a mile from downtown. The quality is amazing and we, as adults, enjoyed each property for different reasons. Various swimming pools with themes, including a whale slide (which my 53-year-old brother enjoyed), restaurants and taco bars are not plentiful and can close in the rain. Somewhat limited dining options, and our desire to explore, had us eating off-site more. It was a preference. WE CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE WONDERFUL STAFF! Everyone we encountered was gracious, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful...really all the good adjectives. CONCIERGE ARIZBETH, VALET OSCAR, and swim-up POOL BARTENDER FRANCISCO were particular standouts from our trip. First-timers like us: beware they want to sell you ownership rights, and because of extremely high competition several people followed us, separately, when we wanted to leave the property on foot for a presentation at another resort, to convince us not to go. In the most expensive city in Mexico, resort "credits" are coupons for room upgrades (seriously?), purchasing over-priced bottles of wine (a $10 credit for a 4-bottle purchase?) as an example. We didn't find a use for any of them which was very disappointing when the credit was a prime factor in booking. Overall, it was a great experience and the resort is wonderful place to stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 23, 2017 by Douglas Dodge, Hotel Management
Debi's very kind remarks about Villa La Estancia are truly appreciated, especially her recognition of staff members Arizbeth, Oscar and Francisco. Such recognition makes all their hard work worthwhile and is valued greatly. Thank you!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Calif.

Luxurious hotel near Medano Beach

Posted Sep 26, 2017
After much on line browsing, we chose Villa La Estancia for its location near Cabo and the beach. We accepted the upgrade offer to a villa by the pool and loved it . Comfortable and beautifully appointed. The hotel graciously brought in a n extra bed so we didnt have to use the uncomfortable sofa bed. The pool area was lovely and not noisy and we loved meeting the charming Maria, our poolside attendant who was terrific! Great stay!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 26, 2017 by Douglas Dodge, Hotel Management
We're most appreciate of Joanne's very kind remarks about her family's stay at Villa La Estancia, including those about our Pool Butler, Maria. We hope to be able to welcome them back again and again.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

The worst experience we have ever had

Posted Sep 17, 2017 on Orbitz
Cons: Top management
We had no access to the beach; no A/C for 2 days, no hot water for 4 days and the elevators did not work. We should have been contacted by management and told to reschedule or cancel our stay. At bare minimum they should have compensated us for not providing minimum standard accommodations. We are not coming back and neither is our extended family and friends
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 19, 2017 by Douglas Dodge, Hotel Management
Tropical Storm Lidia attracted little international attention, falling as it did in between devastating Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Yet it took quite a toll on Los Cabos with its 65 mph winds (just 10 mph short of hurricane-strength) and left 27 inches of rainfall, more than has been seen in the last 24 years. Thankfully, the destination recovered quickly and most hotels, including Villa La Estancia, suffered no lasting effects. The VLE guest experience remains as unique and lovely as always and we look forward to another awesome season.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 11, 2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 14, 2017 by Douglas D, Hotel Management
Thank you for having taken the time to rate Villa La Estancia with 5 stars, we truly appreciate it.
5 out of 5
by Marvin Jackson from Cabo Mexico

Excellent hotel

Posted Aug 9, 2017 on Hotels
The hotel is absolutely beautiful clean and comfortable. The restaurants were also a big surprise as the food was delicious.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 11, 2017 by Douglas D, Hotel Management
We're so very pleased that Marvin Jackson has such a marvelous opinion of Villa La Estancia and are deeply appreciative of his having contributed his review.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Diego

Amazing place !! 2nd time

Posted Aug 7, 2017
Pros: Everything
Cons: N/a
Location: I love that a Walmart is a cross the way and cosco makes it perfect to stocking up the room
went for my honey moon and returned a year later thinking of looking into investing into a time share there amazing your guys I love it ... didn't want to leave =( perfect for chill family resort. But amazing for people who want to get away !!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 8, 2017 by Douglas Dodge, Hotel Management
Joel's kind words about Villa La Estancia are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Benicia CA

Beautiful Villa on the beach

Posted Aug 6, 2017
We had an amazing stay at the Estancia! The moment we drove up the kids were excited. Checking in was simple and everyone extremely friendly. My kids were so happy with the place they didn't even care if we ventured out, they were happy staying there and exploring the different pools and activities. I was greeted by name by people I haven't even interested with every time we did something. Looked the place and the people working there are top notch! We will be back very soon. Our new home away from home.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 7, 2017 by Douglas Dodge, Hotel Management
We're delighted that April and her family had such a remarkable experience while staying with us at Villa La Estancia, and are of course eager to welcome them back in the near future.