In October of this year, we went to Mexico for 10 nights. We split our time between Hyatt Place Los Cabos (a World of Hyatt category 1 hotel) located in San José del Cabo and The Cape, a Thompson Hotel (a World of Hyatt category 6 hotel) located in Cabo San Lucas (see review, HERE).
We spent the first four nights at the Hyatt Place, the next four nights at the Cape, and the final two nights back at the Hyatt Place. One of many reasons to begin and end at a San José del Cabo location is that it is much closer to the airport. Upon arrival, we actually took a public bus from the airport to the Hyatt Place, and an Uber on the way back. Both were fine.
If you’ve never been to the area before, San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas are about 30 minutes from one another. While both have their share of all-inclusive resorts, they are quite different. As a general rule, San José del Cabo is more local, and Cabo San Lucas is more touristic and has many more upscale resorts.
If you stay at a hotel in San José del Cabo, you can be immersed in local culture. From the Hyatt Place, we were able to walk to supermarkets (to buy beer and wine and tequila, of course!) and restaurants and explore the local town, in a way we couldn’t in Cabo San Lucas. Likewise, in San José del Cabo, we were able to go for long walks on the streets and to the local beach (practically across the street from the hotel).
We thoroughly enjoyed the upscale, exclusive resort experience of the Cape, but we also enjoyed being in the center of local authentic life at the Hyatt Place and San José del Cabo. From a financial perspective, whereas staying at the Hyatt Place, and in San José del Cabo, in general, is very affordable, staying at the Cape is a bit of a splurge. For me, together, the two hotel stays are a perfect yin and yang balance.
As a category 1 World of Hyatt hotel, a stay at the Hyatt Place hotel runs from 3,500 points (off peak) to 5,000 points (normal peak) to 6,500 points (high peak) per night – – which, in my opinion, is a bargain!
Everyone who worked at the hotel, from the front desk employees to the General Manager, Jorge Castaneda, was very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful.
Our first four nights at the Hyatt Place, we stayed in a typical Hyatt Place room. On our last two nights we were upgraded to a suite.
This is the room we were in the first four nights.
We received a nice welcome note and amenity.
The view from our room.
This is the suite that we stayed in the last two nights.
For my birthday, the hotel surprised me a traditional Mexican flan desert saying Feliz Cumple!
The view from the suite.
What a nice surprise – – breakfast was so much better than the typical Hyatt Place breakfasts in the United States. There were freshly prepared hot meal dishes (usually an egg dish, a vegetable and some sort of meat stew), as well as salads, sliced meats and cheeses, and fruits. And the hot food selection changed daily! I truly was impressed. Everything was clean and there was adequate seating, both indoors and outdoors in a porch-like area.
The hotel had a fitness center similar to one you would find at other Hyatt Place hotels. I think the gym would benefit from a renovation. I also suggested to the hotel manager that perhaps some of the equipment could be moved outdoors in the shade near the pool so guests could opt to work out outside.
The hotel also had a very nice outdoor pool and seating area. We enjoyed our time here.
We felt very much at home at the Hyatt Place Los Cabos. In another post, I’ll discuss some of the restaurants and places we visited in San José del Cabo.
Without question, I’d be happy to return to the Hyatt Place Los Cabos. On the next visit, I’d also like to visit the nearby town of La Paz, which I am told is also very nice (and it also has a Hyatt Place)!