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Paseo San Jose Lote 9 Zona Turistica, San Jose del Cabo 23400 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#31 of 59 hotels in San Jose del Cabo
Travellers' Choice
The hotel Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos is a resort situated on the shores of the spectacular beach on the Sea of Cortés. It is a hotel for enjoying the peace and quiet of Los Cabos, the relaxing atmosphere of San José and the gentle whisper of the sea. The hotel boasts 350 luxurious rooms and suites distributed over 3 buildings: Luna, Estrella and Torre Sol. All the rooms have a private balcony with views over the Sea of Cortés and are equipped with a number of first class details to ensure your stay is a memorable occasion. The most discerning guests can enjoy the Barceló All Inclusive programme on offer at the resort. The Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos hotel is well-known as one of the best All Inclusive hotels in the area thanks to the quality and added value it offers its guests. There are 5 restaurants and 3 bars in the hotel offering a wide-range of gastronomy, including an extraordinary selection of international, Mexican and Italian cuisine. Its on site convention and meeting centre boasts 2,620 m2 of space to accommodate all types of events. Plan your corporate meetings, conventions or weddings in the best facilities on offer in Los Cabos. And not forgetting the youngest members of the family, who can have fun in the hotel's water park or in La Tortuga, the children's club. The Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos hotel is the perfect choice for enjoying your trip. If you are travelling for business, or spending a holiday with your partner or family, don't hesitate in visiting us!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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taylorsiemens wrote a review 7 Jun
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My husband and I took both of our parents for a vacation to Barcelo. Ages of our family range from early 30s, early 60s and early 70s. We ALL had the greatest time relaxing while enjoying the beautiful views. The location is PERFECT. 15 minute walk or 3 minute cab ride to San Jose downtown and there are tons of shops and bars just across the street from the resort. The food was much better than expected for resort restaurants and the drinks were strong and enjoyable. The staff here is one of the best assets and were all so kind and accommodating. We all felt very safe with their COVID measures in place. As we left, we tried to think of one thing we did not like about our time here and could not come up with a single thing between the 6 of us! A note for future visitors: the check in process does take a while, so come prepared to relax, enjoy some great snacks and a drink while you wait. I would not count this as a negative, as I have never been to a resort that has a quick check in process-it just seems to come with international traveling.
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Review collected in partnership with Barcelo Hotels & Resorts
Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Ricardo De Leon, Guest Services / Front Office at Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Mr. Taylor Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos, it is wonderful to hear we were able to make your stay special from the moment you arrived until the moment you departed. We also appreciate your kind words for our staff, their kindness and helpfulness being undoubtedly one of our hotel's main assets. Again we thank you for this wonderful review, it has been a pleasure for us to read and we look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Guest Service.
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mobs5 wrote a review Apr 2021
15 contributions18 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
My husband and I just returned from a 5 night stay at Barceló. This was our second visit to the resort, the first was 5 years ago for a family wedding. We had a great time, wished we had booked a longer trip. The COVID protocols are being followed, all the staff wears masks. The food at the buffets and the pool is very good and the Italian and Mexican restaurants are fun and tasty. This was our first trip to Mexico without family and friends and it was very relaxing. Everything is so clean, the beaches are beautiful, the staff is friendly. We had an oceanfront premium room and it was worth every penny. Luis in the premium room was very helpful, making reservations, our COVID test appointment, checking us in and out. Louis at the breakfast buffet was cheerful and would stop by tables to make sure everything was being taken care of. The highlight of the trip was Ivan at the premium pool. He is awesome, always busy but never forgetting to drop off a cocktail or bring food. He went above and beyond daily, finding us seats, he even came and found us when there were no available chairs and somehow made room for us. It’s an easy walk to town center where there is good shopping and fun bars. And a cab ride to Cabo is always worth it but this trip we found the marina area to be too crowded and were glad to return to our much calmer resort. We will go back and hopefully soon!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Response from Oscar Salinas, Guest Services / Front Office at Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos
Responded 30 Apr 2021
Dear Mobs5, Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay once again and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience.  I am truly happy to know that we have managed to exceed your expectations in regards to hospitality and service delivered and will not fail to pass your comments to those team members whom you have personally mentioned.  Thank you again for this heartwarming review of your stay with us, we look forward to your next visit. Cordially, Guest Service.
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SoCar_Consultant wrote a review 1 Jun
Lugoff, South Carolina23 contributions14 helpful votes
Each day was spent not worrying about food quality, service or safety. Staff was attentive (Ellie Rodriquez especially). The grounds are maintained in a beautiful way, rooms were cleaned and thoroughly during our 2 week stay. Loved every minute!
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Review collected in partnership with Barcelo Hotels & Resorts
Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Ricardo De Leon, Guest Services / Front Office at Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Barceló hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. Again we thank you for this wonderful review, it has been a pleasure for us to read and we look forward to serving you again soon Sincerely, Guest Service
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Josh A wrote a review May 2021
Lynnwood, Washington6 contributions1 helpful vote
Everyone who worked here was pretty nice. It was a little understaffed, but as far as bang for buck goes this was a good stay. The restaurant hours were a bit strange and staggered and you can't get anything after 11pm. Pool was excellent. There's a big difference between premium and regular options so make sure to keep that in mind when booking. A couple of our friends didn't realize this and got regular service, which was not as accommodating. The services not included with the standard stay should be emphasized more.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Book the premium
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Nmaedo1014 wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
Where do I begin....... We had arranged for airport pickup through the hotel. When we landed there were 20 different companies holding signs with their company name waiting to take people to their resort. We looked around and didn't see our company. After a few minutes we asked one of the people if they knew where our company was. He pointed to a man sitting to the side, on a bench, with no signage. If we had not asked someone we NEVER would have found him. The resort is located in a quiet little town and there are lots of restraunts within walking distance. There is also a large grocery store within walking distance. We stayed at the resort for 6 nights on their all inclusive package. When we arrived at the resort we were greeted with a beverage and a very pleasant front desk employee. After that our experience with the resort went downhill. Our room was facing a construction site and sparsely decorated, it didn't even have a clock in it. There were broken latches on the doors and the woodwork had numerous missing divots. The tile grout in the bathroom was gross and the whole bathroom floor noticeably slanted towards the shower. All day, and some evenings, we had to listed to the sounds of heavy machinery and construction work. The mattress was rock hard. There is NO soundproofing between rooms! We could hear when our upstairs and next door neighbors opened a door or closet, took a shower, flushed a toilet, walked across the room. Needless to say, we did not sleep well the entire time we were there. The service at this hotel was horrendous! The only saving grace was Alfredo, the bartender at the Pool Bar. He was friendly and attentive to our needs. Other than that the service was horrible. The lunch food was horrible.The food at the "high end" restraints was marginal. The breakfast buffet was marginal. I ordered decaf coffee and they brought me hot water and a packet of INSTANT coffee. When we ordered sodas they came completely flat. Later I discovered that they were serving sodas out of liter bottles, not soda machines. NO WONDER THEY WERE FLAT!! The food at all the buffets was reminiscent of middle school cafeteria food. Both my husband and I got sick from something we ate. The best food we ate there was from room service. There is also a huge issue of people being over served at this resort. We saw multiple people nearly drowning in the pool due to being over served. The staff merely fished them out of the pool, sat them down in a lounge, and continued to allow them to be served from there. I realize that this is Mexico, but we have been to numerous resorts in Cabo and watched resort staff cut people off from being served, as well as escort them to their room to sleep it off. We ordered room service at least 5 times while we were there. On the last night we were there we were asked to pay for our order at the time of delivery. We thought this was odd as the previous orders had never asked for this. When we told the server that we would pay at the front desk at checkout, like normal, he said okay and left. 10 minutes later he came back with a supervisor who was demanding payment stating that this is how they have always done business and no hotel allows you to room charge your room service. (Our tab for that meal came to $600 pesos, roughly $30 dollars). He then proceeded to escort my husband to the front desk so that he could pay for our one meal! My husband and I vacation in Mexico frequently. This was our 6th trip to Cabo and I can honestly say that it was by far our WORST experience ever. DO NOT BE FOOLED by the various good reviews of this resort. It was AWFUL!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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US$171 - US$328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos
Which popular attractions are close to Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos?
Nearby attractions include Plaza del Pescador (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos?
Conveniently located restaurants include Latino 8, La Forchetta, and El Fish & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.