Mismanagement or Bait and Switch, intentionally misleading in order to up-charge customers? When I booked our room at Le Blanc via Expedia, I was given an option to select the type of room (I chose standard, partial ocean view), and rather I wanted two double beds or one king bed (I chose king bed). My reservation clearly identified the options I chose - standard king room. Upon arrival, we were ushered to a desk and greeted by a representative from Le Blanc. He tells us that we booked through Expedia, so we're being placed in a room with two double beds, and if we wanted to upgrade to a king bed he could do it for an extra $250/night, on top of the $1,000+ per night we're already paying! I was shocked and appalled to say the least. I would have never booked this hotel to celebrate marrying the love of my life if there were even a possibility that we'd be sleeping in different beds on our wedding night. The way I see it, the hotel knows full well the number and types of each kind of room they have, so they should not knowingly provide customers an unavailable option during the booking process - don't ask me which type of room I choose if you are not going to honor the choice! They're either mismanaging the hotel inventory, or they're intentionally misleading by selling a particular experience through choices and photographs, only to shock unsuspecting customers upon arrival by telling them what they've booked is just an illusion and forcing them to pay more for the experience they're expecting and already paid for.
So back to the question I started with. Is this mismanagement or bait and switch, intentionally misleading customers to up-charge? I believe it's the latter because they clearly had available king bed rooms or they would not have offered one to me for an extra $250/night. This was clearly an attempt to take advantage of an unsuspecting and desperate customer by gouging them for more money and forcing them into a lose-lose scenario, either pay the extra money (lose) or sleep in separate beds on your honeymoon (lose). Needless to say, this completely ruined my wedding night!
Not to mention we weren't provided with a tour of the property, no overview of the amenities and services, no assistance with making reservations, no maps, nothing! Once they realized I was not happy with their attempted price gouging they sent us on to our room to fend for ourselves.
No matter how nice the property is, any organization that intentionally treats their customers this way is not worthy of a 5-star ranking. Do not book at this property if you're expecting a 5-star experience! They ruined what should've been the most beautiful night of my life and it's an experience I'll never get back.
Another Amazing Vacation at the Beautiful LeBlanc Cabo!!
(San Jose, California)
Sep 29, 2023
We just returned for the 3rd time this year from our favorite LeBlanc Cabo Resort! From the moment we arrive to the front door of the resort the quality of service is noticeable, and we can feel the genuine warm welcome from the staff.
We had a truly amazing week with excellent service and delicious food and drinks. Here our review of some areas of services:
Coffee Shop: We were assisted many mornings by Efrain, he made us delicious lates and crepes! Appreciate his kindness, and great service to us!
Gym: it could not be a good day without a stop to do some work or take a class with the wonderful and knowledgeable staff, Adriana, Daniel and Ivan. They were always happy and ready to help us. We appreciate their time and advice on how to have better workout! Great facilities and staff. Thank you Team.
Blanc Ocean, it is our daily place for breakfast and lunch looking at the beautiful ocean! At Blanc Ocean there is a happy atmosphere! As soon we walk in, staff remember us, and makes feel so welcome, this is our favorite place!
All week we were taking care of by our good friend Omar. As always, he is very professional, friendly, fast, and knows the menu very well. Omar remembers what we like to eat and drink. He went out of the way to make sure our meals were perfect! We really appreciate his kindness and taking care of us, as always, he made us feel special.
We also had two great meals at dinner time, and we were served one time by Jaime and the other by Jordan. Both were friendly, knowledgeable of the menu and made good recommendations, overall great service and we enjoyed talking to both.
Blanc International, we enjoyed two delicious dinners. Their food is delicious, the steak is perfectly seasoned and cooked. Great Chef! We also ate the best Beef empanadas ever! Cannot wait to eat there again! Angel served us both times, he was attentive and professional, also helped us to choose a good Mexican wine!
Entertainment @ 9:00pm at Blanc Fire was wonderful, the schedule is perfect since it is after dinner, All the performances were wonderful. Bingo was enjoyable!
While at Blanc Fire, we were so happy to see that Nancy is back to the Resort, we really missed her on our last trip in July. Nancy is a sweet, caring, and professional, she takes good care of her customers and made sure they are happy with the drinks and she remembers what we like from previous trips, that is excellent customer service.
Swimming Pools Service:
We appreciate and love the Food and Beverage staff at the pools, they are super attentive, friendly, and they work hard all day to take care of all of us. We are very thankful to the Manager Asaf for his amazing leadership, long day of work, under the sun, constantly moving scanning around to see how service is going and personally checking up with the hotel guests. We were treated like royalty. Also, big thanks to:
Rafael - We are always happy to see him and to see his personal grow with the company. We received outstanding service from him, he helped us every day with our chairs, ice, etc., with a nice smile and a positive attitude. He is a joy.
Sebastian, he has served us since the first time we came to the resort a few years back, it is a pleasure to see his happy smile, positive attitude, and his wonderful service to everyone. He made sure we were able to watch our football game twice in the week! plus other services! We appreciate him a lot.
Also, many thanks for her good service to Valentina for making sure we had what we need at our chairs, to Gerardo and Alberto, they kept our glasses full all the time, and always with a beautiful smile! We believe all the pool service staff deserve a big thank you for their hard job!
Overall, Excellent vacation, beautiful Resort! We cannot wait to go back soon. Hasta Pronto y Muchas gracias Amigos!
Overall experience is great, thank you all!!!
Sep 29, 2023
Service from butlers Scarlet, Fernanda & Christian to pool servers & restaurants are great, staffs were friendly. Enjoyed the water aerobics led by Juan Manuel & Julia. Loved them’
Food & restaurants:
Bella is the best, the food tasted authentic, we enjoyed them so much! Ocean is great, foods are good except for coconut shrimps was overcooked.
Blanch: breakfast buffet were good.
Steakhouse: the shrimp curry soup was not good, At dinner the salmon was very very good!
Yama is not authentic for Japanese food.
Tempura shrimps was not what we expected. It should use crispy batter for crispy delight and should comes with tempura veggies like broccoli carrots green bears or sweet potatoes or asparagus.
Pad Thai was dry, beans sprouts not fresh, peanuts were not crushed & the tamarind sauce was hardly tasted.
Soft crab was not crispy, the batter was a bit soggy like potato starch.
Presentation is not that good at all.
Needs a lot of improvement.
Just make a reservation….
(Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Sep 27, 2023
Le Blanc Los Cabo’s is an absolute dream vacation. Let’s start with the staff…Francisco at Ocean is always happy and friendly and can’t do enough for you. The entire staff at Ocean is consistently 5* and above. Every single restaurant has an amazing menu but again the staff stands out every time.
The pool area…every person from the people setting up your chair, to the wait staff, to the activities group make you feel special constantly. I had been celebrating my birthday and the staff at Ke Blanc could not have been nicer. From decorating a pool chair for me, everyone stopping by to say Happy Birthday . It was incredible.
Great first trip to Baja and an Outstanding time at Le Blanc Los Cabos!
(Los Angeles, California)
Sep 27, 2023
My wife and I had a really great trip! It was our first time in Los Cabos and other than it being a bit muggy, everything was Great!!!. It started with our Concierge Samantha, who made all of our arrangements ahead of time for our Dinners, Spa Treatments and Excursions. Then between Samantha and our butlers Karen and Francisco, our stay remained most pleasurable!! This is an all inclusive Resort and it truly is all inclusive. The food we had for breakfast, lunch, dinners, and throughout the day, were outstanding! Blanc Ocean has really good seafood and steaks and is right on the beach, yards from the breaking surf! Habibi, serving Lebanese food, is excellent and sure to be one of your favorites! Lumiere, serving French cuisine, was really good! Yama with it's Pan-Asian food was outstanding! Bella for Italian food cannot be passed up, and probably ended up being our favorite restaurant during our stay! Blanc International is buffet style, where we had most of our breakfasts. So much to choose from! And there's Blanc Pizza if you're in the mood for a good pizza! We also had of lot of food delivered to us at the pool. Every afternoon there was some sort of live music played on the roof of the Blanc Eclipse swim-up bar. Whether a saxaphonist, individual singer/guitar player, reggae band, or other small band, it was always, enjoyable, relaxing and very entertaining! The gym is very well equipped and I used it almost every day. My wife on the other hand was getting various Spa treatments almost every day, which she enjoyed greatly! This is an adults only Resort. There are several types of cabana's for day rentals ranging from a simple cabana with lounge chairs to a much larger and more expensive lounge with the addition of a large TV, sitting area with small table and I think a small refrigerator. My wife and I just sat at the pool on regular lounge chairs under an umbrella and had a really enjoyable time swimming, reading, eating, a little drinking and listening to the live music. The pool concierges were great, always bringing an ice bucket of chilled waters, any food we desired and whatever variety of drink you desired from virgin - to leaded. We went on one excursion to Todos Santos, a little traditional Mexican town that sits on the Tropic of Cancer, and a second one where we swam with Dolphins. We felt very safe and comfortable there in Los Cabos and the southern end of Baja Sur.