Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels In Los Cabos, Mexico

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What are the top 10 best hotels in Los Cabos, including luxury, boutique and budget? Whether you are on honeymoon, looking for a romantic break, travelling as a family or simply want to escape by yourself we have the perfect hotel for you.

Los Cabos is located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur. The best time to travel to Los Cabos for the weather is from May to June, when the wintertime crowds have gone home and the summertime storms have yet to hit. October and November are also nice months for a vacation, but you’ll need to begin your hotel search early if you want to save money.

The best discounts and special offers tend to be in the low season, and although hotels like the Four Seasons do not reduce their rates outside the main season, they do tend to offer 3 nights for the price or 2 and 4 nights for the price of 3 type discounts which can make a trip to Los Cabos, outside the high season, much more affordable.

There are three basic holiday resorts which you can reach from Los Cabos International airport and then transfer to via taxi or Uber.

Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are two cities that together are known as Los Cabos. They share a coastline, but are 20-minutes (or 33 kilometers) apart and offer completely different atmospheres, with the tourist town of Cabo San Lucas being known for its party scene, while San Jose del Cabo has a more peaceful, traditional Mexican feel with not much nightlife here other than the numerous great local restaurants.

The 15 mile Sea Of Cortés coastline which lies in between these resort towns and which is packed with excellent luxury resorts and some decent golf courses, but not much is walkable from each resort, so be prepared to spend most of your time within the resort or you might want to rent a car to get around.

Beyond this, on the coastline of the Sea of Cortés, facing away from the Pacific, you will find the brand new Four Seasons and Aman resorts. These resorts enjoy a much calmer beach that is better for swimming. If you want to swim, it’s wise to pick a resort with a safe beach, as many of the hotels facing the Pacific can endure some pretty dodgy currents.

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1. Four Seasons Los Cabos

Although it was due to open in 2018, the Four Seasons Los Cabos is only currently bookable from early 2020, but if you are a Four Season’s fan, this brand new Four Seasons simply must be added to your bucket list.

Four Seasons Los Cabos is in fact just down the beach from the new Amanvari Los Cabos in the 1,000-acre beachfront resort community of Costa Palmas. This luxury vacation development brings a whole new level of luxury to Los Cabos, making this the number one spot to choose, both for your couples break or honeymoon and for a family holiday with the kids.

The calm shores of the Sea of Cortez and this Four Seasons hotel are surprisingly easy to reach, less than an hour from the airport and they have a huge advantage over many other luxury hotels around Los Cabos. Hotels which face the rough Pacific, are disadvantaged as you are often confined to using the hotel pool rather than swimming in the sea. The Sea of Cortez in front of this Four Seasons hotel, offers calm waters and great snorkelling, everything you need from paradise!

I reviewed the best way to get deals and special offers at Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos separately. The key is to book your next Four Seasons stay via our luxury travel concierge and we can give you FREE loyalty-style benefits, room upgrades and perks, at the same cheapest rates.

These benefits will be added to your booking at no extra cost even if the rate is a special offer rate such as four nights for the price of three or three nights for the price of two promotion.

Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos is part of the exclusive Costa Palmas resort community, which will also feature a private marina and members-only beach and yacht club, all set along a two-mile stretch of immaculate white-sand beach and the warm, swimmable waters of the Sea of Cortez.

The 145-key Resort will feature a low-density layout spread across multiple buildings, and a collection of whole-ownership oceanfront, marina-side and golf-side private residences, as well as an intimate collection of custom single-family beachfront private residence villas.

Alongside multiple pools, extensive indoor and outdoor event and wedding facilities, and five unique dining outlets, the Resort also features a Robert Trent Jones II signature 18-hole golf course, a full-service spa and progressive fitness facilities.

The extensive grounds of the Resort are connected to an adjacent yachting marina that features up to two hundred slips to accommodate yachts up to 250 feet (76 metres) and its own ocean-side marina village, complete with artisanal boutiques, additional dining options and locally-curated music and art.

The East Cape’s location of this Four Seasons, on the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Sea of Cortez, makes for excellent snorkelling and diving, some of the world’s best light tackle and sport fishing, and world-class windsurfing and kiteboarding. The idyllic setting at the base of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains also offers endless opportunities for land adventure, from hiking, biking and horseback riding to exploring waterfalls, spring-fed freshwater pools and hot springs.

Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas marks the third addition to the company’s growing Mexican collection, which currently includes properties in Punta Mita and Mexico City. The Resort will join an exclusive collection of Four Seasons resorts in destinations including the Maldives, Seychelles, Bora Bora, Koh Samui, and Hawaii.

Get the following benefits* at Four Seasons Los Cabos, by booking via our Luxury Travel Concierge:
Breakfast for two people per bedroom.
Food and beverage credit or spa credit of USD100 per stay (where you can spend your credit depends on the hotel but the value is always $100).
Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (this usually excludes suites).
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability.
Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms.
Complimentary welcome gift.

2. Amanvari

Aman resorts are definitely one of the most luxury hotel brands in the world. One of their newest hotels is called Amanvari and is located in Baja’s East Cape and will open in 2020.

Regular readers of Luxury Travel Diary will already that we love the Aman Canal Grande in Venice and Amanvari ticks all the boxes. Stunning pool, never-ending beach, enviable views over the Sea of Cortés, Aman style and of course, expect the rock-star treatment you experience at all Aman hotels.

It is in fact just up the beach from the new Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos in the same 1,000-acre beachfront resort community of Costa Palmas. Amanvari’s twenty stilted hotel pavilions are designed to appear like mirages across the dunes, dotted between palm trees. The main pavilion will have three restaurants, a 30-meter infinity pool, and four romantic hot tubs for guests, along with a spa. If you don’t want to leave, you don’t have to… Aman is selling residences within the property so that your vacation never needs to end!

Will this be one of the best hotels in the world? Yes and no. I think every hotel has it’s own individual merits. They are like your children, you don’t love one more than an other, but each has individual traits that make you love each one differently. The Four Seasons Cap Ferrat is one of my favourite hotels in the world, as is the Belmond Cipriani in Venice but each is a favourite for different reasons.

Get free room upgrades, breakfast and more at ALL Aman hotels by booking via our luxury travel concierge.

3. Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort

Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort, described by some as “heaven on earth” is situated near the peaceful San Jose Del Cabo and offers 84 luxurious suites and villas, including 12 Signature beach villas. From the first moment you arrive behind the discreet gates, you are welcomed with open arms. Your stay starts with the complimentary arrival Mariachis (frozen margaritas), a special touch and your stay will get better from here on in.

Accommodation is a spacious suite complete with a marble shower, Conchuela limestone floors and a telescope for viewing the night sky. The Signature Beachfront and Oceanview Villas are perfect for a special event or a honeymoon and sit steps from the legendary Sea of Cortés. From private, infinity-edge pools to the expansive bathroom, with its steam and rain shower and infinity bathtub for two, this authentic Mexican villa awakens all senses to the wonders of this private paradise. Don’t miss the recently added beach cabanas with private Jacuzzis.

Five distinct dining venues include coastal cuisine with Asian influences at Arbol, an authentic Mexican menu at El Restaurante, Sea Grill featuring ‘La Marisqueria,’ savory street tacos at Taqueria and an authentic and fresh ceviche experience at the Tequila & Ceviche Bar.

Leisure activities include world-class golf, an acclaimed spa, deep sea fishing, water sports and ultra-luxury amenities and programs, along with poolside pampering by their highly-trained team of pampering Pool Butlers at the legendary Infinity Pool. The beach feels like your own private oasis with the most respectful and discreet staff.

For your honeymoon or couples break, there is a “Director of Romance” dedicated to making guests’ romantic dreams come true. The Spa at Las Ventanas is heralded as one of the world’s top spas, featuring exquisite indoor-outdoor treatment rooms, private terraces, duet suites for couples, a serene solarium and a full-service beauty salon. The treatment menu features a variety of holistic treatments inspired by the resort’s surroundings in Los Cabos.

Get the following benefits* at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, by booking via our Luxury Travel Concierge:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily Full breakfast for up to two in-room guests per bedroom, available in El Restaurante, Sea Grill, or through in-suite dining
$100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, not valid on products)
Oasis Margarita & Taco Sampler Experience from Taqueria (one per accommodation booked, for up to two guests to enjoy once during stay)
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
Complimentary Wi-Fi

4. Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection

Named the #1 “Best Hotel in Mexico” in “2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Hotel rankings”, the Cabo San Lucas Resort, Esperanza is a private beach resort tucked between two scenic bluffs on the Baja peninsula and boasting a world-renowned luxury spa, championship golf courses, secluded beaches and a vibrant nightlife.

Resort amenities include 4 Restaurants, 5 pools, private beach, award-winning spa, yoga studio, fitness facility, children’s activities, private concierge and more.

Many of Esperanza’s casitas and suites offer 180° views of the Sea Of Cortez and are perfect for couples and honeymooners. Infinity edge hot tubs can be found on the terrace and interiors transform into dramatic indoor/outdoor living spaces. Inside, no detail has been overlooked, including such as deep-soaking tubs and luxurious Italian linens.

Villas at Esperanza are perfect for families and larger groups and have nearby access to the attractions of Cabo San Lucas from a tranquil residential sanctuary offering Esperanza’s signature service and amenities. These luxurious accommodations exude a casual elegance that reflects the rich history and traditions of Mexico. Interior features include gracious living space, gourmet kitchens, spacious bedrooms and boastful baths; hand-crafted furnishing, original art, lush garden courtyards and sweeping ocean vistas.

Cocina del Mar is an incredible restaurant, carved into the bluffs overlooking the Sea of Cortez and features multiple levels of romantic stone terraces flowing from a circular palapa-roofed dining room down to the property’s two sandy coves. Sea to table seafood highlights the region’s fresh catch from the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean accented with some of the finest organic Mexican. Complementing the menu is an extensive wine list and Tequila & Mezcal Menu.

La Palapa restaurant is located within the Villas and offers casual outdoor Cabo dining, amazing views, an exhibition kitchen and a swim-up bar.

La Terraza Americana restaurant features light fare and traditional American cuisine including salads, sandwiches and burgers, all served in a casual outdoor setting.

Finally, Las Estrellas is a lively garden bistro tucked in a lush setting at the Villas at Esperanza. The modern dining experience features family-friendly fare including wood-fired pizzas, along with traditional dishes with a Mexican seafood twist.

The Spa is famous for its coastal desert environment and hand-crafted botanical treatments, the Cabo spa features 14 treatment rooms, including a couples suite, a large soaking pool, an outdoor shower and a private sunbathing area.

Get the following benefits* at Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection, by booking via our Luxury Travel Concierge:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily full breakfast for up to two guests at Cocina del Mar
$100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
Complimentary Wi-Fi

5. One&Only Palmilla

Although the waves here can be both spectacular and rough, the infinity pools elevates you so that you can enjoy views of the Pacific, even when the waves crash against this rocky peninsula. The good news is that one of the beaches here is safely swimmable year round.

One&Only Palmilla attracts celebrities and Hollywood A-listers. It ticks all the boxes with impressive fine dining, an excellent spa and at certain times of the year, you can watch distant humpback whales navigating the Pacific.

The feel of this resort is Spanish colonial with white-washed walls. The bars and restaurants here ooze sophistication, with colourful furnishings. The open-air terrace named Breeze overlooks the pools and is a good place to take breakfast or lunch. Expect your breakfast top have a touch of Mexican mixed in with the usual, for example, how does scrambled eggs, guacamole and Pico de Gallo sound?

Suviche offers sushi and a bar in the evening or try one of two beachside grills. For something special, head to the most high-end restaurant in the resort, ‘Seared’ by Michelin-starred Jean-Georges Vongerichten, which serves a delicious gourmet menu with a hint of Mexican.

Service is incredible if sometimes tiring as staff greet you and bow each time you see you. Somehow they haven’t got this quite right (at least for the less vivacious guest who wants to hide away rather than be constantly greeted) so for service alone, I would always prefer the rockstar intimacy of the Aman or the perfectly non-intrusive service of the new Four Seasons Los Cabos detailed above.

The One&Only Spa has its own yoga garden and treatment cabanas situated in landscaped courtyards. There’s also an excellent children’s and teens’ club, a private surf school and a Jack Nicklaus 27-hole golf course exclusive to the resort along with paddle-boarding and tennis.

Standard ‘Ocean Front’ rooms are large but ‘Pool Casita Suites’ are perfect for a special occasion or a honeymoon and have a private plunge pool and incredible ocean views and are the ones to pick if your budget stretches that far.

Get a free room upgrade, breakfast and more at One&Only Palmilla by booking via our luxury travel concierge.

6. Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is accepting reservations starting November 1, 2019, and is the best place to earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy rewards in Los Cabos.

Set along the dramatic coastline of San José del Cabo with panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez, Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is the fourth extraordinary resort in the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio and the second in the Caribbean and Mexico region.

“We are extremely excited to add the exquisite Zadún to the evolving and expanding portfolio of Ritz-Carlton Reserve, an elevated standard of luxury set in remarkable locations. We are particularly excited by the growth this opening represents for our beautiful and diverse region,” said Tim Sheldon, President, Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International.

The name Zadún is inspired by the unique topography and dunes of the region is meant to evoke transformative and pure experiences. Set in some of the world’s most prized destinations, Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties draw inspiration from their locale and native cultures and offer a highly personal connection between guests and the location.

The striking design of Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve will celebrate the desert and the sea. Evoking a true sense of San José del Cabo, the resort’s buildings are placed gently along the steppes of the land, as if they are one with the landscape, rising out of the earth to create the ultimate desert luxury.

Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve features 115 elegantly appointed suites and villas, many with their own private plunge pools. The Reserve also features a collection of Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences.

Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve joins Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico; Phulay Bay in Thailand; and Mandapa in Bali, Indonesia in offering a serene and transformative escape to the world’s most discerning travellers. Each Reserve is entirely unique, a rare place set aside for those who appreciate a personalized experience and the most meaningful local immersion.

Get the following benefits* at Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, by booking via our Luxury Travel Concierge:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Complimentary full breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay
$100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
Complimentary one-way private airport transfers
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
Complimentary Wi-Fi

7. The Resort at Pedregal

The Resort at Pedregal is spread over 24 spectacular mountainside and oceanfront acres. Thus luxury beach resort sits where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, near the legendary rock formations known as Land’s End.

The beach resort is reached via the only privately owned tunnel in Mexico, Dos Mares. Carved through the heart of the mountain, the tunnel is a 300-meter long engineering feat that separates the town of Cabo from the Pacific Ocean. This incredibly dramatic entrance to The Resort at Pedregal deposits visitors at the resort’s entrance courtyard, overlooking a long expanse of beach and the ocean.

The Resort at Pedregal’s accommodations are immersed in the natural environment of Los Cabos where the desert meets the ocean. Every terrace features a spectacular view where the waves of the ocean beckon. All accommodations at this Cabo San Lucas, Mexico resort offer beautifully appointed custom-made rooms with handcrafted Mexican details throughout. If you are there for a special occasion or a honeymoon, go for one of the romantic rooms with a private plunge pool. The Beachfront Suites are also perfect for honeymooners and the Presidential and Pedregal Suites perfect for larger families.

Dinner is served in Don Manuel’s, for contemporary Mexican cuisine or at El Farallon, serving fresh fish specialities and lighter fare in a dramatic, alfresco setting suspended over the crashing waves of the ocean.

Get the following benefits* at The Resort at Pedregal, by booking via our Luxury Travel Concierge:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Breakfast buffet daily in Don Manuel’s, two per bedroom (including all suites)
$150 USD equivalent Hotel/Resort credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability
We are offering complimentary VIP airport Lounge Tickets with all BeachFront Suite Bookings
Complimentary Wi-Fi

8. The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel is one of the cheapest luxury options for your honeymoon or a family or couples vacation. It is also probably the trendiest. This achingly stylish resort sits on the edge of the beach and has an ultra-modern design. It feels like the entire resort has been sculpted out of driftwood and every room within the hotel opens up to the ocean.

We particularly love the infinity pool here which merges with the ocean. It is the perfect place to relax on a lounger in front of the big blue Pacific. The beach beyond is a sandy cove edged by jagged rocks, perfect for burrowing your toes in the warm golden sands or to surf off as the surf is impressive on this stretch of beach.

With its bold, modern lines and minimalist décor, The Cape brings an urban edge to the tip of Baja California Sur. Each of the 161 rooms and villas enjoys a view of Cabo’s iconic El Arco. Dark panelling, sleek furnishings, copper-leafed bathtubs and vintage photography add to the coolness factor, as does the spa’s black-on-black theme, assuring the only stimulus is the crashing of waves. Manta restaurant fuses Mexican with Peruvian and Japanese influences; a hip vibe hits the rooftop patio after dark.

Get the following benefits* at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, by booking via our Luxury Travel Concierge:
Ipgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Full breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay, served in restaurant
$100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
Early check-in/Late check-out, subject to availability
Complimentary Wi-Fi

9. Montage Los Cabos

In a legendary setting, Montage Los Cabos faces Santa Maria Bay (one of the only year-round-swimmable beaches in the area), Montage Los Cabos offers 122 expansive guestrooms and suites, along with 52 Montage Residences. Montage Los Cabos’ location, including 39 acres on the white sand beach and azure waters of Santa Maria Bay.

Unique in the Los Cabos region, Montage Los Cabos features remarkable walk-in access to snorkelling and diving at Santa Maria Bay. The resort also includes three pools and Montage’s signature, immersive children’s program, Paintbox. In addition, Montage Los Cabos features multiple dining venues where travellers can enjoy the region’s abundant seafood and innovative use of fresh, local ingredients. With 6,100 square feet of indoor meeting and event areas, as well as multiple outdoor beachside function lawns, Montage Los Cabos serves as an excellent venue for corporate meetings, executive retreats and destination weddings.

Get the following benefits* at Montage Los Cabos, by booking via our Luxury Travel Concierge:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (excluding Specialty Suites, Residences, and Casas)
Daily $70 USD breakfast credit per bedroom, available in the restaurant or through in-room dining. (Credit is non-cumulative, should be redeemed per day.)**
$100 USD equivalent Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, not valid on products)
Welcome Amenity
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
Complimentary Wi-fi
For bookings in Specialty Suites, guests will also receive complimentary one-way airport transfers (for up to 4 guests).

10. Grand Velas Los Cabos

With a more traditional, high-rise resort design, Grand Velas Los Cabos is located in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico and is a luxury all-inclusive resort. The entire hotel offers breathtaking vistas down to the beach and the deep blue sea beyond. Grand architecture and authentic amenities bring a bit of Mexico into the resort.

All bedrooms are luxury suites with serene and contemporary décor, spa bathrooms and spacious indoor and outdoor living spaces. The spa has signature Water Journey and treatments and the chef-inspired restaurants have an excellent reputation. A variety of gourmet restaurants include a coffee shop, a mezcal and tequila tasting room and wine-based features, inspired by Mexico’s wine region. Children and teens are cared for and amused with fun activities while adults can enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail while floating in one of three infinity pools.

Get the following benefits* at Grand Velas Los Cabos, by booking via our Luxury Travel Concierge:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (Ambassador Suite Ocean View to Ambassador Pool Suite Ocean View)
A La Carte and Buffet Breakfast included in rates
Complimentary one-way private airport transfer ( From Airport to the Hotel). Must be arranged at least 48 hrs prior arrival through our Virtuoso Specialist at econciergelc@velasresorts.com, one transportation confirmed per family (booking) arriving together.
$50 USD Spa credit per adult per stay
$100 USD food & beverage credit toward a private romantic dinner
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
Complimentary Wi=Fi

*benefits offered were correct as of 2019 but may be amended at the hotel’s discretion.

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