"Rooms are small and there is some general maintenance that is lacking but the staff was great and the landscaping of the grounds were wonderful. Food ... " More

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beach property near Costa Azul Beach

In San Jose del Cabo

With a stay at this Zona Hotelera property, you'll be close to San Jose del Cabo Art District and Costa Azul Beach. Also nearby are Palmilla Beach and Puerto Los Cabos.

All-inclusive

A nightclub and a restaurant are featured at this all-inclusive property. Families will appreciate free childcare, along with volleyball. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free Internet in public areas.

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$202 per night

Superior Single Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Junior Suite, Beachfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, Beachfront (1ad)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Single Room, Ocean View (Nac.)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Single Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos - All Inclusive ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos - All Inclusive

Everyone (26) Couples (3) Family (2)
4 out of 5
We loved this place. It was not too small and not too big so easy to get around. Everything was very clean and well kept.

Posted by , from Whitehall WI on Feb 16, 2019

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Feb 16, 2019 by Vivian Silva

Rosanne thank you for your visit it is always a pleasure

4 out of 5

Nice time.

Rooms are small and there is some general maintenance that is lacking but the staff was great and the landscaping of the grounds were wonderful. Food variety wasn’t huge but everything thing tasted wonderful. Great location. Since this was a trip where costs needed to be lower than normal i’m Very happy with this resort.

Posted by , from ohio on Aug 19, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 20, 2018 by Barcelo Gran Faro

Thank you so much for your review, we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to have you back in a near future. Kind regards!

4 out of 5

Housekeeping

Always I have to ask for towels. They “cleaned” the room but never change the towels.

Posted by on Aug 4, 2018

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Aug 7, 2018 by Guest Service

My most sincere apologies the one that has to be requesting a service that by standard should already be in your room, already talked with housekeeper and I assure you that we will take the appropriate measures.

3 out of 5
Nice hotel the staff seemed confused they assigned us the wrong rooms and they lake communication skills the food is good but you need to reserve to the restaurant way in advance and they make you feel guilty!

Posted by , from cobo on Jul 16, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 19, 2018 by Barcelo Gran Faro

Thank you so much for your feedback, we always look for ways to improve and your comments will help us reach our goal. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again and exceed your expectations. Kind regards!

5 out of 5
The Best Experience, thanks to everyone, but Especially: Isabel and Gerardo in the Albatros Restaunt.

Posted by , from Berkeley, California USA on Jun 8, 2018

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Jun 10, 2018 by Barcelo Gran Faro

Thank you so much for your feedback, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards!

5 out of 5
I loved everything about this hotel, except the food. It was edible, but nothing delicious. Even the fancy restaurants that require reservations were less than tasty. In their defense, I've stayed at many all inclusive hotels and none have had great food. The staff was wonderful and really no other complaints. You will need to get up a little early to get a pool or beach chair. The rooms were clean and hotel is well maintained. I would definitely chose this hotel again.

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018

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Mar 22, 2018 by Barcelo Gran Faro

In Barceló we strongly believe that there is always room for improvement and your comments will assist our team in their continuous efforts aimed at meeting our guests' expectations, therefore we greatly appreciate the time you took out of your day to share your constructive critics. We thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Kind regards!

4 out of 5

nice place - but

Nice room, great staff. Buffet was very good with quite a variety. Can not comment on the restaurants as we could not get a reservation - booked for the weekend. pool clean but cool - too cool for my wife. Liked the evening shows. Wish they had guacamole with the chips at the snack bar. If you want shade by the pool get out early to get an umbrella.

Posted by , from ca on Jan 10, 2018

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Jan 16, 2018 by Barcelo Gran Faro

Dear Roy, We greatly appreciate the time you spent to review your recent experience in our hotel, at Barceló we always strive to exceed guests' expectations and your comments will help our teams reaching that goal. Regards from Los Cabos!

4 out of 5

Beautiful views, grounds and pools!

Right on the beautiful Cabo Azul in San Jose, this all inclusive tropically landscaped property provided me with everything I desired: a variety of food, stiff drinks, entertainment, gorgeous ocean view room, comfortable bed and sheets, with only two exceptions: you cannot swim or snorkel in San Jose del Cabo because of the strong undertow, and the entertainment and music end at 10pm (quite an early curfew). It is not a singles club; it's designed for families and couples. Beautiful greasy and salt water pools, and PLENTY of pool and beach lounge chairs. Before 10am the pools were empty if you want to swim laps or float in solitude. The days were in the 80's and evenings in the 70's with 0 % humidity! If you desire to snorkel or hit up some clubs, I recommend going into Cabo San Lucas,which is a $25-40 can ride one-way per person or you can do take the turístico del desierto bus line for $2. You have a short/safe walk to the bus stop. For $1 you can take the Urbana bus from Barcelo into San Jose where they have some nightlife, galleries, etc., but the return bus to the hotel stops running at 8:30, so you will have a 20-30 minute return walk. The wait staff and bartenders were very attentive and guest services was very helpful. Make specialty restaurant reservations early in your stay, as they do not have a very large staff and can only accommodate a limited number of diners each evening. It was a great value and I plan to return!

Posted by , from San Diego on Jun 24, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 27, 2017 by Manager

Dear Dawn, 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. Moreover we thank you for your wonderful comments on service which of course have been shared with the entire team. It is always a great source of motivation for our staff to hear that our guests appreciated their services and attention to detail. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Kind Regards

3 out of 5
We had issue with the hotel staff going through our luggage. It was mentioned to the hotel management yet nothing was done and no follow-up. Also, they ran out of bottled water!! Would not recommend this hotel unfortunately. Barcelo properties are usually very good. Not this one though.

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 28, 2017 by Guest Service Manager

Dear Anonymous: We were very disappointed to read your experience during your stay in our Barceló Gran Faro hotel, whilst an apology will regrettably not alter the outcome of your experience on this occasion, please believe we do extend it with all sincerity. We sincerely lament your exceptional experience when staying among us and would like to take the opportunity to clarify that in the event of having a guest reporting a theft in the room, our staff is fully aware of the procedures to undertake, being first to verify the cards used to enter the room and offer the option to contact the official authorities for you to fill an official complaint, unfortunately as clearly reported on the hotel's literature, the hotel cannot be taken responsible for valuables and personal belongings not secured in our in-room safes,lastly we also would like to reassure you on the fact that none of our maids would ever put their job at risk by taking any belonging of our guests.Nevertheless please be assured that your comments have been shared with the concerned managers so they can make the appropriate adjustments in the areas you mentioned. Please be assured that your comments will be taken into serious consideration and that they will help us to improve our services. Once again, thank you for your time and despite the issues you have raised following your stay, we hope that Barceló will remain an option for your next holiday and that we will have the opportunity to restore your faith in our company in the near future. We sincerely lament reading that your stay was not as pleasant as it should have been and we would be very pleased to welcome you again in the future ensuring you in advance of our utmost commitment to make your next Barceló holiday experience an unforgettable one for all the right reasons. Kind regards from Los Cabos

2 out of 5

Overall not impressed wouldn't stay here again

Pros: The buffets were good and from what other said the sushi was really good.
Cons: The amount of staff members and opening things ON TIME.
Location: About a 15 minute walk is a really nice tourist shop area. We walked with ease to this location.
This was our second time at a Barcelo location, first time was Riviera Maya and I DO NOT recommend that one at all. This one wasn't much better but it was smaller so it was easier to navigate. The timing of everything was really annoying. When you say you are going to have something open at 10:00AM that means 10:00AM not 10:15AM or 10:30AM. This goes for everything from the buffets to the bars to the nice restaurants. The Italian restaurant was awful (food, service, everything). My wife and I will never be back to any Barcelo locations. The Cabo atmosphere is awesome though so I recommend going to Cabo just not to the Barcelo location.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Mar 14, 2017

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Mar 18, 2017 by Guest Service Manager

Dear Ryan : We were very disappointed to read your experience during your stay in our Barceló Gran Faro hotel, whilst an apology will regrettably not alter the outcome of your experience on this occasion, please believe we do extend it with all sincerity. We were most concerned to read your remarks on the service you experienced whilst staying among us, mostly because your comments do not reflect the usual standard of service we strive to ensure for our guests also please receive our most sincere apologies for not fulfilling your expectations regarding our gastronomy and all-inclusive service, nevertheless please rest assured that your review will be shared with our head of departments for information and further revision. Once again, many thanks for your help to get to know the points where we can still improve the experiences of the ones that come to visit us and we truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Los Cabos. Kind regards from Los Cabos

About the Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos - All Inclusive

Location Blvd San Jose S/N, San Jose del Cabo, BCS 23400

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (some restrictions)

Activities and facilities/equipment
All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Aerobics
  • Dancing
  • Water fitness
  • Yoga

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 5 and 12 years old

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Miniature golf
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Windsurfing equipment
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Surcharge for room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Access to onsite clubs included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Wireless Internet access not included
  • Water fitness classes/lessons included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Limited meals offered through room service
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Golf green fees not included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Use of golf cart not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Surcharge for room service
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Room service not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Miniature golf not included
  • Windsurfing equipment not included
  • Yoga classes/lessons included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Snorkeling gear not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Minibar beverages - restrictions apply
  • All food and beverages included
  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • All onsite activities, and facilities and equipment included
  • Theme parties included

Property Features

Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos - All Inclusive offers its guests an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a swim-up bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free wired Internet. A business center and a meeting room are available. A nightclub, gift shops/newsstands, and express check-in are also featured at the family-friendly Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos - All Inclusive.

  • 5 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Swim-up bar
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Bellhop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free wired Internet

Transport

  • Airport: San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur (SJD-Los Cabos Intl.)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Guest accommodations at Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos - All Inclusive feature phones.

  • Telephone

Food & Drink

Las Olas - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Albatros Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this buffet restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Las Jicamas Mexican - This fine-dining restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

La Gondola Italian - This fine-dining restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Sushi Bar - This sushi bar specializes in sushi and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Entertainment

The hotel offers a variety of daily and nightly activities. Pool parties, live music, water volleyball contests, international ballet shows, and karaoke nights are some of the events.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Volleyball on site

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Thai massage
  • Sports massage
  • Massages on beach

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 03:00 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Hotel Names

  • Barceló Grand Faro Los
  • Barceló Grand Faro Los All Inclusive
  • Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos
  • Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos All Inclusive San Jose del Cabo
  • Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos All Inclusive San Jose del Cabo
  • Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos San Jose del Cabo
  • Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos San Jose del Cabo
  • Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

Promotions

USD 50 Tour Credit
Book a minimum 4-night stay in a rate plan displaying the “Limited Time Offer: USD 50 Tour Credit” green tag now-January 10, 2019 for travel January 15-March 24, 2019 and receive a USD 50 tour credit for use on select tours at the property.

Full details provided at check-in. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.