If you desire a low-key vibe during your stay in Cabo San Lucas try this family-operated boutique hotel with its charming atmosphere. The Bungalows Hotel offers authentic decor, lush palm trees, and freshly made organic coffee every morning.
After a brief all-inclusive stay in San Jose del Cabo to kick off our multi-year backpacking trip, Brad and I made our way to Cabo San Lucas. Check out my activities and food guide for ideas during your vacation.
We arrived via the Ruta del Desierto bus, a local public transportation company with a fare around $2 USD per person. The one mile walk to the hotel with a combined 100 pounds of gear between us in the hot sun was a workout. Luckily the friendly manager, Erik, greeted us with a cold melon drink upon arrival. Sweet relief!
The Bungalows Hotel is located in a residential neighborhood half a mile west of the marina. The area has an abundance of outdoor bars, diverse restaurants, and small coffee shops. OXXO, a convenience store, is just a block away and a great place to stock up on supplies and snacks.
The streets are easy to navigate, especially with Google Maps. One morning we had to get up early for an excursion and felt comfortable walking along the well-lit sidewalks.
Brad and I always felt safe during our time at the hotel. The main gate has a code (given at check-in) if you need to enter or exit after hours. Erik also provides his WhatsApp number for any questions or concerns.
We booked a Cozy Suite for nine nights. Our room, #7, was located in the main building at the far end of the second floor. The balcony had two hammock chairs perfect for drinking coffee in the morning.
The studio style room included a basic queen bed, walk-in shower bathroom, kitchenette with dining table, and sitting area. The terracotta tile floor, plants, and decorative accents brought warmth to the space.
Housekeeping came by every day to tidy up the room. Fresh towels, toiletries, and dishes were resupplied as needed. Gallon jugs of drinking water were also provided.
The pool is hard to miss when you enter the courtyard. Let's just say the water was refreshing! Fellow guests enjoyed reading and hanging out on the poolside chairs. The mosquitos were relentless at times, so beware!
We had no issues with the air conditioning, water temperature, or TV. A DVD player is provided in the room and movies are available at the front desk. The free Wi-Fi was good by the social areas, but spotty in our suite. I recommend requesting a room closer to the lobby if you need a strong connection.
If you don't want to make your own coffee with the French press in the room, head down to the lobby anytime after 7:30 AM for a hot cup. Milk and sugar are available.
Although the hotel website states a digital safe is included, we did not have one in our room. Regardless, we had no issues with our belongings.
I'm typically not a breakfast person, but the homemade cuisine was quite delicious! Make your way to the outdoor palapa between 8:00-10:00 AM and seat yourself. You'll start with either a smoothie or juice followed by a small fresh fruit plate.
The dish of the day is described at the table and any changes can be made to your liking. Every other day the breakfast menu alternated between sweet and savory. The portion sizes are just right and I always left satisfied.
The highlights were the banana pancakes, breakfast burrito, and stuffed French toast. Our plates were practically licked clean!
Overall I would recommend The Bungalows Hotel and enjoyed my stay. The kind staff, beautiful grounds, and clean room definitely made our time in Cabo San Lucas memorable.