on January 22, 2006
When I first arrived at the Westin, I was stunned. The view from the lobby is utterly breathtaking.This hotel is built on the cliffs of the Sea of Cortez, and is in the shape of an arch in two different ways: both on its side and standing up. From the lobby, you can see through the center arch straight through to the glistening waves of the Sea, and it is spectacular.Anyway, the Westin has the Heavenly Bed, but the sheets are scratchy, so it kind of counteracts the benefits. The rooms are large, and the bathrooms are marble. There is a huge balcony, and the higher the floor you are on, the better your view.I stayed in a club room, all of which are located in the very center of the top three floors. The rooms themselves are no different than the others except for location, but they do give access to the club lounge.The club lounge is open a few hours a day and has all the usual suspects. They don't have milk, however, and the juice selection is very limited, so children might be remiss here.The food they offer here is relatively standard as well, with only a few "local" items. Get there early, though, as they don't replenish them very quickly.This hotel is expensive, no matter how far out you book it, and the only way to get anything (food, drinks) included is to book club level. It is located halfway between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo, so you'll need to take a taxi to get anywhere "else." They have their own private beach, and it is REALLY private, and they have some gorgeous pools. Stay here if you want a quiet retreat, but not if you're looking for action.
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