| Originally Posted by angelk7164 |
Thank you so much for that review. I'm still debating between Sheraton, Dreams and Hilton so your insight is incredibly valuable. I just want to be done with picking a location already
Hi there! I had originally planned on using Dreams, but when I met with them (after waiting for them to show up for 2 hours past our scheduled appointment), there were alot of hidden charges they tried to sneak by me. In the end, it was going to cost close to $100 per guest for the reception (isn't it supposed to be "all inclusive"
). And then our guests are expected to pay $300+ per person per night on top of that. That being said, I just thought that must be a good value since I had nothing to compare it to.
Anyway, they don't have a chapel, so Maye showed me a few around town and that's how I found out about the Sheraton (for their chapel) and the resort grounds/quality of service/seclusion were a million times better than Dreams. You could tell Dreams was old, and they used paint... lots and LOTS of paint... to give the appearance of being "new"... it was not a place you would spend anywhere near the kind of money they charge in the US. Whereas the Sheraton was very high-quality--the same level as the higher-end hotels in the US. And in the end, the price per person was less than $100 (and we had an open bar!), not to mention half the price for our guests to stay there.
Before the Dreams brides get mad at me, I was completely planning on having my wedding at Dreams, even after the site visit, until I saw the Sheraton and realized that Dreams was much more expensive than other venues of equal or higher quality. Plus, Dreams was about 50 feet from the main highway in Cabo, whereas Sheraton had a mile of beautifully landscaped grounds between the resort and the highway.
It's just my opinion. I know that Dreams is still the #1 choice down there and a ton of brides had a wonderful experience there. They are experts at weddings too, so that is always a plus. But I must say I was so happy I went down there and got to see all my options.
Hopefully my blunt honesty helps some of you... :-)