Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos
What We Love
- Private terraces with hammocks in each guest room
- Lobster tacos at the property’s cocina
- Ayurvedic treatmets at Ojo de Liebre, the 10,000-square-foot spa
- Del Barco, the property’s indigenous art gallery
What To Know
The resort’s artisan butler service can help curate personalized excursions (regional cook classes; fishing on the resort’s yacht)
The wine menu here includes over 2,500 vintages
The CaboNautas Kids Club caters to children between the ages of 3 and 8
Choose from two 50-meter infinity pools
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Pet Friendly
- Room Service
From the culinary cornucopia to its spa treatments, everything at this waterfront wonderland evokes the surrounding Baja Peninsula
Mexican beachfront resorts often conjure up images of palapas and palomas, but you’ll find nothing stereotypical at this nature-driven Golden Corridor haven—a spellbinding stack of quarry stone, granite, and marble. Sandwiched between a pair of rock beds, the sophisticated retreat seems to sprout out of the Sea of Cortez itself, and all 128 rooms maximize those ocean views with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, outdoor showers, and private plunge pools. If you’re in the mood to mingle, make your way to one of the public pools (there are five to choose from here, including a pair dressed in exquisite green granite) or stop by one of the property’s four restaurants, where executive chef Pedro Joaquin Arceyut preps just-caught fish, dry-aged steak, wood-fired flatbreads, and innovative salads with greens sourced from local biodynamic farms. Let’s not forget the resort’s 10,000-square-foot spa, which is the area’s only spa to offer thalassotherapy and well worth reserving a day for.
In the Area
Privacy is paramount at this seaside sanctuary, which is midway between the main hubs of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. While the dusty Carretera Transpeninsula isn’t exactly known for its swimmable beaches, this pristine stretch of shore is an exception. For a closer look at Baja California’s golden deserts, arrange botanical tours of Cactimundo and Wirikuta (the resort can assist), or partake in one of the area’s seasonal outings: whales visit the coast during winter and early spring, a weekly art walk dazzles visitors between November and June, and a revolving door of fishing tournaments lures avid anglers.
How to Get There
My wife and I visited Solaz during the first week of September. It was a wonderful stay.
Hotel/Grounds: stunningly beautiful. Amazing architecture, landscaping, and views. They certainly take great pride in maintaining this property.
The pools are absolutely incredible. Perfect temperature, amazing infinity view and multiple
Room/Suite: Again, gorgeous. Finishes and amenities are top notch. We really enjoyed the smart controls for the music, TV, and drapes. Plunge pool and patio area was very enjoyable offered great sunrise views.
Only miss here was our suite was able to be connected to another smaller suite via a shared door. Great for larger groups, however, you could clearly hear everyone in the adjoining room. This was a bit of a disappointment for a room that can costs upwards of $1K per night
Service: Mostly excellent. Roberto was our assigned “Artisan” during our stay. He is amazing. He provided us with his contact information via WhatsApp and was always happy to assist with any request no matter how small. Pool service was also great.
Housekeeping could use a bit more training if Solaz wants to compete with the other luxury properties opening in Los Cabos. There were a couple times where we had to request for our trash to be emptied despite the room being cleaned, and for the bath amenities to be replenished.
Restaurant and bar service was top notch except for one dinner at the Italian restaurant where our server seemed to disappear towards the end of our meal.
Food and Beverage: zero complaints. Everything we had was delicious. The presentations were beautiful, portions were generous, quality was fresh, and prices are reasonable. We loved having the options for craft cocktails versus your standard margarita or mojito.
Overall, Solaz is an incredible new property and affords a luxurious stay. We will happily be back.
My wife and I stayed at Solaz last week. It truly was the best most amazing place that we have ever had the privilege of visiting. The entire staff was welcoming and very helpful. The concierge helped us plan a ATV excursion and a flat bottom boat trip and helped us plan a road trip to La Paz. The maid service was fantastic. The food service was always right on time and delicious. We spent time at the amazing pool every day. Our room was beyond anything we had experienced anywhere else. We bought into the timeshare thanks to our terrific tour/sales person, Nicole. We will be back with our family for many many more weeks in the future. Thanks you all so much!!
Stayed for 4 nights during Labor Day weekend.
Titanium status with Marriott included free breakfast buffet for 2 people each day. Stayed in gallery grand rooms with plunge pool.
Overall property is massive. Beautiful vegetation and design. The pools were large and provided the best view of the beach.
Airport transportation: we booked a private suv separately through Eliker transportation and it was half the price the hotel was going to charge. Total was $126 r/t with Eliker. Definitely recommend. Ride to hotel was no more than 30 mins.
Check in: Easy. Porters were there to assist with bags. They do offer a cold towel and a non alcoholic welcome juice. They also offer you a guided tour of the onsite museum which we took (even though our room was already ready by 10am).
Room: the weekend we stayed was the year anniversary of their opening, so everything is still new. Loved the room design/decor and definitely loved the shower. Definitely allow them to walk you through how to use the remote to turn on lights and curtains in the room. Plunge pool was nice and clean and always circulating. The water this time of year was warmish. Housekeeping was so sweet! Definitely tip your housekeepers.
Cascabel (breakfast restaurant) - breakfast starts by 7:30am each morning. Nice rotating selection of hot items. Try the little jars of yogurt and fruit because they were great. Staff was always so helpful and accommodating. The line cook even warmed up tortillas for me. Buffet price does not include alcohol/mimosas/tip. No issues with unfiltered water here.
Market/Deli - this is where they sell cold drinks, mixers, liquor, wine and beer as well as Starbucks coffee, tons of snacks, ice cream, lots of sunscreen, etc.
Spa - group of 4 had two massages each here during our stay. We were disappointed because the shower facilities, sauna and steam room in the men’s area was inoperable. There was no resolution there so we paid full price but were not able to utilize the full facilities; that stunk.
Fitness center - very very nice. True form runners, box jumps, free weights, squat rack, kbs, free weights. Lots of choice.
Pools - Huge. Nice. Servers were always helpful and attentive.
Japanese restaurant - great experience, great view. If you eat at the sushi bar understand that the sushi chef stands in front of you the entire time watching you eat and is practically part of your conversation. If I had to do it over again, I’d sit at a table.
Al Pairo - great presentation of food. Was tasty.
Concierge - they have been helpful before, during and after our trip. Our artisan, Cesar, helped us book a last minute private pontoon boat tour to the arches (Precious Toon). Total for 6 people was $444 for 2 hrs and that was plenty of time.
Grounds: well manicured. So many different plants and trees and flowers. The rooftops are all covered with vegetation so it’s a really cool sight to see.
Beach: clean. There are a few chairs and umbrellas down there but i never once saw someone use it. We put our feet in the water.
Social media. This property’s social media person does a really good job. It was a main draw to booking this place. You should check them out on IG.
Besides the spa facilities not fully functional when we were there the only other disappointing event was the Labor Day beach cookout which was to include unlimited drinks at $90pp plus fees and gratuity. It was a complete let down. There were about 25 guests...and a 4 person band. It just sucked and was lifeless. Wish would’ve spent our money at better places like the Thompson hotel restaurant, Manta, instead (amazing).