Los Cabos

Royal Decameron Los Cabos

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The Royal Decameron Los Cabos is located in the south of the peninsula of Baja California on the Sea of Cortez just 15 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and 5 minutes from downtown San Jose del Cabo which showcases the best of Mexican tradition, showing peaceful streets covered with trees, galleries, restaurants, and boutiques, with its center located a few blocks from the sea, a beautiful Spanish colonial style city hall, among other features that are immersed in Mexican culture.

Guests will enjoy a dolphinarium just steps from the hotel entrance, which provides endless fun for families. Take part in a variety of sports including beach volleyball, diving lessons, and golf. Kids will have a daily program available to keep them entertained.

With the variety of restaurants, your cravings will never go unsatisfied. Start the day with a breakfast buffet, or Continental breakfast at El Mercado, which turns into a lunch and dinner buffet later in the day. For midday snacks, visit the snack bar, and for dinner, enjoy several options. Check out the dinner buffet, or visit Suki for Asian fusion, or Luna for Mediterranean.
Guests of the Royal Decameron Los Cabos will find themselves just steps from great shopping, and just under two miles from San Jose del Cabo's colonial downtown area.

Disco / Nightclub
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Los Cabos boasts some of the best golfing in Mexico. A number of courses are located within a short drive of the resort.
Holes: 0
Water Sports on Site
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Facials: Additional Charge
The all inclusive 4 star beachfront Royal Decameron Los Cabos is 15 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). The hotel is just steps away from great shopping and only 2 km from San Jose del Cabo colonial downtown area. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 216
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards:
This category features views of the garden or pool. Please note that coffee for the coffee maker and the in-room safety deposit box require a fee. The hotel does provide complimentary soft drinks and water in the room.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Royal Decameron Los Cabos features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 3 Restaurants at Royal Decameron Los Cabos:
El Mercado - At this buffet restaurant, guests may enjoy breakfast from 7:00AM - 10:30AM, continental breakfast 10:30AM - 11:00AM, lunch 12:30PM - 3:00PM, and dinner 6:00PM - 9:30PM.
Snack Bar - Grab a burger during the day at the Snack Bar, open from 11:00AM - 5:00PM.
Luna - This Mediterranean restaurant serves dinner in two separate seatings. Resesrvations are required.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
During the day, guests are invited to enjoy the beach, grab a bite at the snack bar or restaurant, or enjoy a cocktail at one of the resort's bars. Also available are introductory scuba lessons in the pool, beach volleyball, and more!
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
When the sun goes down, guests can turn to dancing in the disco or enjoying nightly entertainment.
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
56 Recommend
56 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Royal Decameron Los Cabos to their friends and family
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Mediocre Resort
puddinghead3, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Sun Mar 19 20:42:59 EDT 2017
I would consider this place more of a hotel rather than a resort being that it is fairly small. The size is probably the only upside when it came to walking. It was nice being able to walk to your room to use the bathroom rather than using the public restrooms by the pool. The food was average, lunch buffet probably had the best options because there are many Mexican dishes and that was clearly what the resort did best when it came to food. The buffet is on the small side so not many options. Breakfast there has an omelet station where they are made right in front of you and I found it to be very fresh and one of the best meals. Lunch at the snack bar had various options like pizza, burgers, hot dogs, quesadillas, and tacos. I would recommend staying away from the more American foods and go for the taco options. The lunch buffet usually had a rice dish, make your own tacos, and some other sides and meats. There was also a salad bar, bread station, and dessert. As for dinner, this is where the resort is hurting themselves. If you're the type of group that prefers a fancy sit down dinner every night this is NOT the place for you. Just to be able to eat in the one sit down restaurant on premise Luna (also snack bar during the day) you have to wake up every morning at about 730 and get on line in the lobby by at least 745 to ensure you get yourself a reservation. There was one day I was not able to get a reservation and the frustrating thing is that dinner every night is dead. They maybe seat about 10-12 tables a night and refuse to seat you without a reservation. They claimed they take reservations for max 100 guests but it is very clear they stop more at 50 people a night. I found this to be a damper on a vacation where I would like to sleep in but could not because I had to make a dinner reservation. You are probably thinking to yourself well why not just eat at the buffet for dinner. The buffet for dinner has a different theme every night Italian, seafood, BBQ, etc. So if you do not like that particular genre of food you're pretty much out of options. There are two pools on premise both clean and nice. Both have swim up bars but, only one has a bartender, Octavio who is fantastic and one of the best Staff on premise. This pool is also heated while the other pool is freezing. Another good thing is not having to wake up super early to set out towels unless you have a big group or preference on the location of the lounge chair. All of the chairs by the main pool are usually taken by 9 am. The adult pool is above the spa/fitness center. It is very quiet up there but only about 15 lounge chairs accessible to the sun and umbrellas. The bar is always staffed and they use better quality alcohol up there FYI. The staff was all very nice and accommodating although, we did run into an issue where a waiter at the buffet would tell us his table was full because he probably did not want to serve us since we do not tip (we tip at the end of the week being that gratuity is included and this should not determine the service we receive throughout the week). Buffet staff is much more efficient than staff in the restaurant Luna for dinner, it is actually quite puzzling. We had a different waiter in Luna every night we ate there and they were all very inconsistent. For example, some would put a plate out with bread for the table to share or give each person at the table their own piece of bread. Dessert would either come on a plate to share or sometimes we would be given a dessert menu to choose what we would like. I am a fan of consistency so I was not a fan of this gamble. It was difficult to get refills on water and drink since their are about two waiters for all of the tables in the restaurant. They switch between two different menus so not much of a variety and its switched about every three days not every other. I feel that if it was every other this could make it not so repetitive. I called for a bellhop to come get the bags when we were checking out after fifteen minutes passed I went to the hotel lobby to checkout and asked again about bellhop service since they had not shown up yet. The front desk man radioed for help and then someone went. That was inconvenient since he was the same man I spoke to when I called. Nightime entertainment was just your average resort entertainment. Musical acts, game shows, and bands. These run from about 8-10 pm and it is very loud. The best one was probably the game show. Pool entertainment could use some improvement. The staff entertainers are very nice and try their best to get everyone involved. At around 10 am they do a question by going to people lounging at the pool and they take a break until about 12 where some days they do water aerobics and others nothing. At around 3 almost every day they play water polo so that can become quite splashy and was usually when we left the pool. The rooms were fairly clean and the maid staff was very nice. Anything you needed they provided but some days they would come in the morning and others at about 4 pm when we were in the room so we would just swap out towels and get more water. She would ask when we wanted her to come the next day, we would usually say the morning, but she would turn up again late afternoon. Bathrooms are clean and showers are fine. Wifi and safe run you an additional $50 for the week. Neither are free and wifi only worked by the pool. Supposedly the resort used to be frequented by swingers and it is quite obvious when looking at all of the artwork around the hotel including the glass shower doors. I do not think it is any longer, but I could be wrong. All of the guests during our stay were fine only about two families with well-behaved children. The location is about fifteen minutes away from the airport, you can consider it the first exit off of the highway from the airport. I would recommend staying in Cabo San Lucas over Los Cabos. This had a mall across the street it felt like a resort squeezed in the middle of a little town. To get to Cabo San Lucas take the bus for about $3 VERY easy to figure out and much cheaper than a taxi which will run you $40 one way. The bus goes until 11 at night. The beach is nice but it is not a swimmable ocean due to the current. There are vendors posted up in front of the loungers during all hours of the day and occasionly, a staff member will see if you need a drink but it was not consistent. Wait staff was not at the pool, though. All in all a relaxing vacation with great friends besides some flaws. I wouldn't recommend this place for what we paid. Knowing what I know now it was extremely over priced. But if you are looking for a last minute all inclusive vacation with airfare under $800 this is the place. I wouldn't spend over $1200 to stay here again.

Well worth the visit
TripleDRoadTripper, Winnipeg, Canada
Sun Mar 19 12:25:47 EDT 2017
Have just come back back from staying at the Royal Decameron in San Jose del Cobo. It was awesome. I had the solo room and I did not have a problem with service the whole time I was there. I arrived at 1030 in the morning and was told my room was not available until 3. She told me to come back at 1230 to check. I changed into shorts and sandals and the hotel looked after my luggage. I had lunch and walked around the grounds. I was back at the front desk at 1230 and my room was ready. I had asked for a 2nd floor room and that is what I got. The room is a fair size and nice and clean. The pools are beautiful and there is not shortage of chairs. I never had a problem getting one. The adult bar upstairs has a great view and if you are lucky you may see whales and sea lions. And you get to meet lots of neat people. That is a great thing about this small resort. Being a small resort there is only 1 buffet and 1 a la carte. I never did the a la carte because I was too lazy to get up that early to reserve. I had breakfast and supper at the buffet and lunch at the Luna grill. I loved the breakfast for its fresh fruit. The Luna grill was always great at lunch. They had burgers, hot dogs, and several Mexican dishes, but my favorite was the the flank steak salad. For supper, there were not a lot of choices but they did change the theme daily. I found the food a little bland, but adding the salsas and sauces helped that. The vegetables for the salads were always fresh. One thing I noticed is if something was running low, it was filled up quickly. The entertainment was hit or miss but still fun. I loved going to the disco and listening to the old tunes. The resort is located on the beach but is only 140 peso ($9 Cdn) for a taxi to the San Jose Town Square were there are many local restaurants if you get tired of buffet food. It is also a 20 min walk if you want. One of the best things about this resort is the service. From the time II checked in until I checked out the sevice was outstanding. My room was cleaned and my fridge stocked everyday. I can't name all of those who served me, but Xoiachil (pronouced Souchi like the Olympics) and Miguel at the breakfast buffet were awesome. At the Luna grill there was David and Wendy. The bartenders move around every few days so if you like a certain drink, you may have to find him or her. My favourites were Cayo (Mojitos) and Said (Strawberry Margaritas). All in all a great resort , great service and I got to meet a lot of great people. I intend to come back for 2 weeks next year.

Beautiful setting but probably won't go back
LMBrobb, LMBrobb
Wed Mar 15 13:45:12 EDT 2017
The resort is set in a beautiful place. But that has nothing to do with the resort. It's in need of a food upgrade. The front desk staff was totally unhelpful and only the service staff saved it from being a horrible stay. They were amazing. If you're lucky enough to get Daniel or Axel to wait on you, you'll be golden. The food was really REALLY bad at the restaurant by the pool. I wouldn't be able to recommend it to anyone, especially because we paid $430 a night for moldy showers and food that left my stomach upset. But the alcohol was good.

Great Resort!
Ken M, Ontario, Canada
Tue Mar 14 15:25:38 EDT 2017
We just returned from a great relaxing vacation in the sun. We were a group of 7. We met many new friends and some great people. The resort was great, staff looked after every need and very friendly. The safe and wifi cost $50 US for the weeks stay. That's the best way to buy it. The internet was good. All our rooms were very clean and nicely done. The Luna Restaurant can be booked in the lobby, every morning they take booking at 8 am for that day. You need to be there before 8, it books fast. You can eat there every night if you go and book it. They have 2 menus that they switch every few days. Both menus are very good. The restaurant is located close to the beach, which was nice. Buffet for breakfast was great everyday, we ate down at the Luna for lunch everyday. Food there was very good, hamburger's, hotdogs, fries, pizza, etc. The buffet for dinner needs a little work. I found the food to be warm and not hot, the taste was very good other then that. They need to add ice cream to the buffet! Really missed that. Only downfall I felt at the resort, was the bar in the lobby should be open later. It was a great space that didn't get used to its fullest. It closed at 11, then you had to go down to the disco if you wanted a drink. You can't swim at the beach because of the undertow, but the pools makeup for it. The roof top adults pool over looking the beach was great. Very safe to travel around off the resort, we took the city bus into Los Cabo's for under $2 US. The taxis ride is $45 US. The bus is the way to go, it takes about 35 minutes. Well worth it. Great boardwalk there for shopping and lots of bars and food places. Would we go back? In a minute, totally enjoyed it.

Darryl H,
Mon Mar 13 08:52:05 EDT 2017
my wife and i found this little gem of a place we were there for a week from march 4-11 the amazing service started right away even before we got off the bus,they took our bags gave us a drink. the check in was fast and easy then off to enjoy our time in paradise. my wife is mobility challenged and the room they assigned us was perfect top floor near the elevator.after getting to our room we decided to get a drink and look around the property,at that point we found the lobby bar got a drink. first i want to say all the staff work very hard but 3 people stand out above the rest for us. the first one was at the lobby bar where we got our first drink ROBERTO makes the best daiquiris by far. the grounds are small but large enough too.there is 1 ala carte and 1 buffet the food in both was very good. a couple days in i got very burnt the same day as the head waiter ANGEL our waiter most days was SERGIO he was very helpful to us saw i got very burnt and told us about his head waiter then introduced us after that meeting we were THE BURNT BROTHERS on our last day he asked us what we like to eat and that he was going to ask the his chef to make us a special dinner for us. when we showed up sat down ANGEL saw us and asked us if we were ready for a great dinner the first course was soup, the the main course,then he came out with a very special desert. WOW what a way to end a beautiful week in this wonderful place. i have been to san jose del cabo before and i was hoping my wife would like it hear like i did,she fell in love with it the same way i did. we love the RDC chain and have been to 2 others before but really love this one and would love to try one in Jamaica next year will be back to this gem and wish we were there still

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