While the Hyatt Place Los Cabos may have looked like just another cookie-cutter Hyatt Place property, the breakfast was quite an upgrade from what I am used to from this particular Hyatt brand. That was the highlight of my stay.
Hyatt Place Los Cabos Review
As Category 1 hotel, I faced the choice of using 5,000 points or paying $150 per night. Even though I can often coax more than three cents per point in value (at places like the Park Hyatt Sydney or Alila Ventana Big Sur), I burned the points.
From Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) I took an Uber (about USD18 via the toll road) to the hotel, arriving at 3:00 pm. The app indicated I had been upgraded to an oceanview room, 508, but my room was not ready! I was given another room on the same floor, 528, and told I could relax there until my room was ready.
The exterior and interior of this property is much like the Hyatt Place hotels in the US. The guest rooms certainly are too. I was glad for the upgrade because the view out the window of 528 was not only unsightly, but it was loud with construction work going on.
It took about an hour before 508 was ready. A security guard came up with my room key and walked me down the hall to the room. The room was identical in terms of layout, but did have a nice view.
The room included a king-sized bed, desk, wardrobe, refrigerator, and L-shaped couch.
The bathroom had a sink, toilet, and walk-in shower with KenetMD haircare products.
A filter coffee machine, coffee, and tea were present.
The pool area was quite nice, with trees providing privacy and plenty of lounge chairs and tables.
Adjacent to the pool, the ground level fitness center included four treadmills, a bike, an elliptical machine, and a rack of free weights (with dumbbells ranging from 2.5 pounds to 50 pounds).
Complimentary breakfast is available to all guests at this hotel, which is no longer the case at all Hyatt Place properties. And it was a good one…with fresh tortillas and eggs made to order.
In addition to breakfast staples like fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, toast, sliced meat and cheese, waffles, and scrambled eggs, there were chilaquiles and tender cochinita pibil, a traditional Yucatec Mayan slow-roasted pork dish. It was delicious and I enjoyed several tacos with the pork topped in homemade green and red salsas as well as pico de gallo.
Every bite was excellent and I got a great head start on my protein for the day.
Two words of warning. The coffee was not great, though you could order barista-made espresso and the manual machine looked decent. I did not try it because I had just enjoyed a great cup of coffee at Abreojos Café around the corner.
Second, breakfast ran from 6:30 am to 9:30 am (it runs an extra half hour until 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday) and at 9:30 am the buffet was promptly shut down. I mean instantly. With a cadre of works swiftly removing every last bit except for the coffee.
This does not appear to be the kind of hotel that you can have a late breakfast at…
Restaurant + Bar
In the lobby is The Placery, The Bar, and The Market. The Placery offers a menu of food (also deliverable to your room) and the bar has a wide selections of drinks. The Market has mostly shelf-stable snacks, but does offer sandwiches, cake, and pizza that can be quickly warmed up. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Smoking is not permitted indoors.
Drinks are BOGO during Happy Hour, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm daily.
While not luxurious, I enjoyed my stay at the Hyatt Place Los Cabos and particularly enjoyed the breakfast, which I thought was excellent in general and particularly excellent for a Hyatt Place. I’d like to try other hotels next time, but if you are looking or a budget accommodation this is certainly a place I would recommend.