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Sharon Osbourne Gets Rubbed Down By Another Man at The Esperanza Resort

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  Site Where: Carretera Transpeninsular KM 7, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 23410
April 16, 2013 at 3:18 PM | by | Comments (0)

But don't worry, he was paid to do it. Er, we mean, she got a poolside foot massage while vacationing at the Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas yetserday, according to these pics on TMZ.

Rumors have been swirling lately that the thought-to-be rock-solid rock n' roll marriage between Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon is now, well, on the rocks. Ozzy has apparently admitted on Facebook that he's been using drugs and drinking alcohol again and has just been a total nightmare to his family. Yet he denied that they are splitting. SooSharon is just taking some much-deserved "me" time at the Esperanza.

She's probably booked one of the resort's villas which include gourmet kitchens, spacious bedrooms and baths, garden courtyards and sweeping ocean views, although she would probably be equally happy in one of the casitas or suites at the Auberge hotel which start at 925 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor living space and have private terraces (with hammocks!)

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Where Did Mexico's Prez Stay During Cabo's G20 Conference?

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  Site Where: Carretera Transpeninsular KM 10.3, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 23410
January 28, 2013 at 11:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

Now that his time as Mexico's President has come to an end, Felipe Calderon has begun a year-long fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School in Boston. We're sure he's freezing his tail off, no doubt in need of an early spring break. Where do you think his in-class daydreams are taking him?

We're guessing back to Cabo, which he chose as the site of the 2012 G20 Summit last summer. Obama posted up at the Esperanza Resort, but where did Mr. Calderon decide to rest his head? We figure the host president had his fair share of open doors when it came to where he would make camp for the conference, an assumption that makes his selection all the more telling. His choice? The Imperial Suite at the Fiesta Americana Grand.

The two-bedroom suite is housed in a private building and features an ocean-front pool, sunken outdoor Jacuzzi, fire pit, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that allow the scenery and Sea of Cortez to pour into the master bedroom. Check out the photos of the room and the resort in the gallery below. The Imperial Suite is one of those rooms you have to call to book, but $5,000/night is the approximate starting point.

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Obama and Hill Keep it Tranquil in Los Cabos' Esperanza

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  Site Where: 7 Carretera Transpeninsular, Punta Ballena , Los Cabos, Mexico, 23410
June 22, 2012 at 9:17 AM | by | Comments (0)

We love Cabo San Lucas and apparently so does the White House, as President Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton chose the posh 57-casita and suite Esperanza Resort as the official host for the entire U.S. delegation during the G-20 Mexico Summit on June 18-19th.

Our question is, did the Prez have to stay all official-like the whole time, or did he manage to sneak away for a quick dip in the pool?

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Fairfield Inn Is Fairly Smitten With Mexico

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  Site Where: Avenida Lázaro Cárdenas 2709, Col Medano, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California , Mexico, 23410
December 12, 2011 at 9:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

Following up on last week's news that Marriott would be opening a new hotel in Haiti, plus expanding into Serbia, Fairfield Inn announced that it would be setting up a new property in Cabo San Lucas. And not only that: Fairfield's partnership with Mexican operator Pulso Hotelero has proved so successful that they plan to open another 35 Fairfields throughout Mexico.

For those who know the brand's "select-service" appeal (meaning no added frills like a restaurant, bar, or room service), this is good news for jet-setters on a budget.

Rooms at the new five-story Fairfield Los Cabos will start at just $99, and are located just a few minutes' walk from the Marina. Oh, and free wi-fi in all the public spaces. You're already planning your post-New Years getaway, aren't you?

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Party Hard in Cabo for $60 a Night at Tesoro Resort

December 9, 2008 at 4:21 PM | by | Comment (1)

Aside from our own misgivings about Mexico, this deal is perfect for the recently laid-off employee who wants to drown their sorrows in tequila, sand and tanning oil. Tesoro Resorts in Cabo are offering "crash" rooms for $60 a night. Why do they call them "crash" rooms? Because dummy, that's all you are going to need them for. The rest of the time you will probably be drinking your face off. Case in point, this copy is straight from the hotel website:

Tesoro is stumbling distance to all the best bars and restaurants in Los Cabos including No Worrys, Cabo Wabo, Body Shot Nightclub, and Nowhere Bar.

And if you're lucky hopefully you won't be crashing in your own room, eh? Also being black out drunk helps you forget that you're in a $60 hotel room in Mexico.

Use code word "crash" for bookings from now until February. 28, 2008.

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Nicky Hilton Breaks the Rules at ME Cabo Hotel

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  Site Where: Blvd Marina, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 23410
November 20, 2008 at 11:12 AM | by | Comments (0)

Speaking of Cabo San Lucas, it seems that wannabe hotelier Nicky Hilton jetted down to the Mexican resort town to spend some time with her boyfriend at the ME Cabo Hotel. But perhaps Nicky thought she was in France because she was caught trying to suntan topless. Always on the alert for naked celebrity gossip, Page Six reports:

[Nicky Hilton] was spotted at the Nikki Beach hotel "sunbathing topless in a white Louis Vuitton bikini with her boyfriend, David Katzenberg. "Hotel staff had to tell her to cover up because topless sunbathing is not permitted in Mexico," our tipster giggled.

Actually, the Nikki Beach nightclub is on the premises of the ME Cabo Hotel and they also run the beach part of the hotel. It's kind of confusing because Nikki Beach does have some hotels out there as well as nightclubs. But we're pretty sure Nicky Hilton was trying to let her girls out at the ME Cabo. Still, why didn't she just book one of the level rooms with a private terrace?

Wanna be like Nicky? The ME Cabo is offering a "Cabo Delight Special" with 20 percent off regular room rates. Just keep your top on.

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Room With a Killer View: Sea, Sand and Swim at Pueblo Bonito

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  Site Where: Cabo Pacifica S/N, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 23410
June 5, 2008 at 9:15 AM | by | Comments (2)

We are suckers for a room with a killer view.  We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.

Thanks to Jason who just got back from a vacation in Cabo, we can enjoy this killer view from his room in the VIP building at the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat and Spa.

Since it's totally different from another killer view we liked from Pueblo Bonito a couple of years back, we're super-impressed with this resort. What we especially like about this view is the way you get the pool, the beach and the sea all in one, but there are enough palm fronds to give you a bit of privacy too--you don't want everyone at the pool seeing what you're up to on your balcony.

The only big thumbs down we give is to the Pueblo Bonito's website: all we wanted to do was check some prices but we got bombarded with truly atrocious music and we were too dumb to find the off button for a while. We did manage to find out that a room next week would cost us about $160 a night.

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Brett Hull's Jock Wedding at The Esperanza Resort

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  Site Where: Carretera Transpeninsular km 7 | Manzana 10, Punta Ballena, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 23410
August 11, 2006 at 1:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Esperanza Auberge Resort is a hot place temp-wise to get married, especially this time of year. But that didn't stop NHL star Brett Hull from tying the knot there. According to many past guests, the hotel is pricey but well worth it and is one of the best places to take the plunge.

The wedding brought the hotel all sorts of jock stars like feisty John McEnroe, LA Kings player Sean Avery and more. Now although we didn't find "extra large (jock-approved) beds" listed in the amenities, we assume these guys were kickin' it in the luxury suites which is to say, they were far from roughing it. If you're ready to slam down a few Gs, the hotel website promises only the best:

The 3,000 square foot three-bedroom and 2,200 square foot two-bedroom suites offer sweeping ocean views plus a spacious living and dining area, fireplace, plasma TV, large bedrooms with individual baths, a private pool and whirlpool spa, 24-hour butler service, and more than 1,000 square feet of outdoor space for relaxing or entertaining.

So if you want to pretend you're the subject of MTV's next Cribs show, you can book one of these luxury suites and indulge to no end. You can also go the more humble route however, with the standard, but still oceanfront "casita". This isn't exactly the low-life though so don't feel bad. You'll still get a glamorous room and your WiFi too.

Related Stories:
· Alan Peppard: Stars on Water [Dallas Morning News]
· Esperanza Reviews [TripAdvisor]
· Le Meridien Gets Jock Itch in Tempe [HotelChatter]

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Room with a Killer View: Pueblo Bonito

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  Site Where: Cabo Pacifica S/N,, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 23410
April 20, 2006 at 12:59 PM | by | Comments (0)

We are suckers for a room with a killer view. We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.

Here's a shot from the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat & Spa in Cabo San Lucas. We aren't sure of the room number but it makes you realize that Las Ventanas and One & Only aren't the only hotels worth visiting in Cabo.

Related Stories:
· Messy Missy's photostream [Flickr]
· Pueblo Bonito reviews [TripAdvisor]

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Vamos a La Playa: The Bungalows

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  Site Where: Nuevo Blvd. Miguel Angel Herrera s/n, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 23410
February 14, 2006 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's a wise old tried and true saying: what happens in Cabo, stays in Cabo. But when TripAdvisor discovered The Bungalows Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, they voted the hotel one of 2005's Best Hidden Gem as well as one of the Best Bargain hotels.

So what is so special about this place?

For starters, there is only 16 bungalows which means privacy and peace as opposed to a resort place favored by the cast of "Laguna Beach." Each bungalow is air-conditioned with a kitchenette, private bath, purified water, and authentic Mexican furnishings. Most of them overlook the hotel's salt-water pool.

The hotel is family-run and staff is completely hands-on with all its guests. Plus you wake-up each morning to a freshly-made gourmet by Chef Estela.

The only downside to the hotel is that it is slightly out of town:

About a 5-10 minute walk from the main strip. There is a small hill but nothing too strenuous. If you are looking to spend time on the beach then you'll have a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride to Medano beach.

The other downside? Trying to get a reservation as this place is almost always full. But if you can swing it, the price is more than right, with rates starting at $135.

Related Stories:
· The Bungalows Hotel reviews [TripAdvisor]

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Vamos a La Playa: Cabo San Lucas

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  Site Where: Carretera Transpeninsular km 7 Punta Ballena,, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, 23410
February 13, 2006 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

Vamos a La Playa! This week we are focusing on Mexican beach getaways. First up is Cabo San Lucas.

The Esperanza Resort. is located on Punta Ballena or Whale Point for you non-Spanish speaking travelers.

The resort offers whale-watching in the winter (now through March) and lots of fishing tournaments during the summer.

The accomodations are luxurious with 50 oceanview casitas and six luxury suites. There's also a spa and a yoga studio, an oceanfront pool, tons of water activities and even golf nearby.

Even better the hotel has rare tequila tasting events. If you don't drink, we heard the non-alcoholic drinks in the mini-bar were free. Totally worth the $550 a night for double rooms, right?

Related Stories;
· Esperanza Resort [Travel+Leisure]
· Esperanza Resort reviews [TripAdvisor]

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Cabo Is Summer Cheap

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  Site Where: Carretera Transpeninsular, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 23410
June 13, 2005 at 9:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

Okay so Cabo San Lucas is so yesterday's news. Sure, Brad and "sad" Jen went there for weekend retreats last winter, and the spring breakers invaded the place a couple months back, BUT now the crowd fog has cleared and we can go to Cabo again. The Hotel Twin Dolphin is there to welcome you with open arms, a summer deal, and quite the coastline.

Beginning June 1st and running through September 30th, the Hotel Twin Dolphin is offering a 4th night free special.Rates start at $235 a night.

Sure it may be a little hot to dream of beach vacations, but going against the grain is exactly what will nab you a great deal.

Related Stories:
·   Hotel Twin Dolphin Reviews [TripAdvisor]