Hoteles Marquis Los Cabos: Defining Upscale in a Resort Town
A basic trip to Los Cabos, Mexico implies a large hotel room with a view of the beach. Within minutes of putting your bathing suit on, you'll have sand between your toes. This sort of baseline can make it tough for a hotel to stand out. If every one is within striking distance of that lovely turquoise water – and each has an attentive staff and cozy digs – what can one hotel do differently? Upon entering my room at Hoteles Marquis Los Cabos, I learned the answer: everything.
You realize that Hoteles Marquis is a special resort when you pull into the driveway. A covered outdoor lobby is framed by a dramatic space, with the curved walls leading your eye to a carefully designed display that links the statue to the pool to the water ... and ultimately to the horizon. Practicality is not sacrificed for the sake of design, however, as cool air is corralled to offset the powerful Cabo sun only footsteps away. The registration process is as swift as it can be, and a refreshing drink makes it a bit more enjoyable. Hey, forms have to be filled out and credit cards imprinted – nature of the beast.
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Instead of opting for a basic room, reserve one of the casitas. This seems like nothing more than a typical upgrade play, until you open the door. Only witnessing your temporary home will demonstrate the vast mileage between your stay and that of the mere proletarians who have but one room to which to return at the end of the day. Pass the in-suite bar, and enter a grand living room which seats four such that you won't have to touch each other. The living/dining area opens onto one of the suite's two balconies, the other accessible from the lush bedroom on the other side of the wall.
Before getting too comfy, though, step onto the bedroom balcony and follow the winding staircase upward. Each of the casitas has a private rooftop lounge. Invite seven or eight people you detest to join you. There's enough space that you won't have to interact with these scumbags at all. The two chaise lounges, enveloped by an umbrella's shade, occupy one section. The other has couches built into the walls. When the hot Los Cabos sun has done a number on you (a cold-weather New Yorker like me won't last long), slip into the rooftop plunge pool to cool off. Views of the beach are unobstructed, and you can get a glimpse of the action at one of three larger pools by tilting your head downward. Should you choose to mix with the other guests, pools and Jacuzzis dot the property, but you may be more comfortable going back to your suite to enjoy the privacy of your own jets-and-water combo in the suite's bathroom.
Doubtless, there are many ways to enjoy Los Cabos, and I'm sure any guestroom is fine when all you want is a beeline to the beach. But, maybe you don't want enough! Hoteles Marquis Los Cabos' casitas redefine top-shelf accommodations in the region. So, trade up ... you're worth it! Give yourself a vacation experience that is as different from home as possible. There's plenty of time for reality when you get home.