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One & Only Palmilla Resort

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Km 7.5 Carr. Transpeninsular, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I come to the One and Only every year. We come to relax and get away from the daily grind of life. The grounds and views are breathtaking. The food seems to be getting better everytime we come. The down fall is we ordered room service one night and it took over an hour and a half... More

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Frisco, Texas, USA
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed at three different high-end resorts in Cabo and this one absolutely has the best service. From the cold Evian water sprays in the car on the drive from the airport to the incredible foot massages by the pool this place is amazing. 24-hour butler service is included and they will even unpack your luggage. Daily fresh fruit... More

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OOPalmilla, Manager at One & Only Palmilla Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your kind words about your stay at One&Only Palmilla. As you noted, our intuitive and friendly service includes a 24-hour butler, and we are so happy to hear that you felt personally catered to throughout your stay. There is no better way to relax than at our world-class spa by ESPA, or with a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have traveled a lot. Been to Atlantis, cost rica. Four seasons, ritz in aspen, etc. This is the "one and only" resort to ever go to again. The service is amazing. The 3 gourmet restaurants are so good u have to make reservations because all the guests at other resorts come there to eat. There is a family pool... More

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OOPalmilla, Manager at One & Only Palmilla Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are honored to hear that your vacation at One&Only Palmilla was the greatest week of your life. It's wonderful that you experienced attentive and genuine service throughout your stay, and appreciated the personalized touches from your 24-hour butler. As you noted, our exclusive golf course is exceptional, and features spectacular ocean views from all 27-holes. Since... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have vacationed at the property for a week the last two Augusts. Both times we have left completely satisfied and refreshed from our stay. The overall beauty and elegance of the resort is only outshined by the world class service each guest receives. Both times, my wife and I stayed in a junior suite. Both rooms were spacious and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we loved this place, what an amazing experience we has. I highly recommend in highly recommend it, very exclusive, private, the service is top notch you won't find another place like this. The family pool is great and wonderful to hang out with your little ones. The food at the resort was spectacular cuisine and the service is impeccable.

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OOPalmilla, Manager at One & Only Palmilla Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your recent stay at One&Only Palmilla and for taking the time to write a review. We strive to provide personalized and attentive service in a spectacular environment, and we're pleased you experienced just that. As the only resort in Mexico with a Michelin-starred chef, we agree that our dining options are exceptional. We strive... More

Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here in january and the from the second I showed up the stay was wonderful. The staff, hotel, spa and food was all first class. The room was huge and had a balcony with breathtaking view of the ocean. We were greeted, by our on personal butler. They had 2 that were on call 24/7 anything we needed... More

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OOPalmilla, Manager at One & Only Palmilla Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at One&Only Palmilla. As you noted, our resort offers spectacular service, first-class food, and breathtaking views of both the Sea of Cortez and the bay of San Jose del Cabo. We are so pleased to hear that you had a peaceful and memorable vacation. Your feedback about... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One & Only really go that extra mile to make you feel welcome and to try and anticipate your needs. We were travelling with our 2 young kids and it was our son's birthday the week before our arrival. Other resorts may provide a birthday cookie or cake (in itself very appreciated). The One & Only make up the room... More

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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at One&Only Palmilla. It's wonderful to hear that you and your family had a fabulous and memorable vacation, and that your son had such a special 5th birthday. As you noted, our tremendous staff provides intuitive and personalized attention, and will go above and beyond to cater... More

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We previously stayed at La Palmilla in August 2010 and were astounded by the level of excellence...from our butler, room accommodations, pool staff and of course, incredible restaurants. We again returned this month to celebrate a birthday and the staff had remembered (ok, maybe not remembered but had noted it in our file) it and decorated our room each night.... More

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Dear Valued Guest, Your kind words about your recent stay at One&Only Palmilla are greatly appreciated. We love hearing that our valued staff is providing personalized and genuine attention to our guests throughout their stay, and we're happy to hear they helped make your birthday experience so memorable. Our fine dining is one of the most spectacular features our resort... More

Laguna Niguel, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I chose this resort specifically because they boast a Teens Club in addition to their Kids Club. Our hope was that our 13 and 8 year old would enjoy their respective kids camps during the day, which would allow us some precious time together, reconnecting, as parents with hectic lives rarely get to do. Alas, this rarely... More

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OOPalmilla, Manager at One & Only Palmilla Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at One&Only Palmilla. We are concerned to hear about your uncharacteristic experience at our Teen Club. We pride ourselves on providing a relaxing retreat for adults and an exciting adventure for children and teens, and it sounds like your experience missed the mark. Along with complimentary beach... More

Westlake Village, California, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to this resort numerous trips but never with the kids, pre-teen and teen. The weather was great. The service was awesome, as always. My son spent most of his time on the swimmable beach, boogie boarding and snorkeling (complimentary).

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OOPalmilla, Manager at One & Only Palmilla Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review your stay at One&Only Palmilla. Your loyalty to our resort is greatly appreciated, and we are pleased to hear that your family had a wonderful vacation and experienced exemplary service. The complimentary water sports at Pelican Beach are always popular with guests of all... More

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Address: Km 7.5 Carr. Transpeninsular, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > San Jose del Cabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — One & Only Palmilla Resort 5*
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One And Only Palmilla
One&Only Palmilla Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
Palmilla Cabo
One Only Cabo
La Palmilla
One & Only Palmilla Resort Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo

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A verdant oasis on the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Where azure waters greet the mountainous desert and the Pacific Ocean merges with the Sea of Cortez. Where warm waves break onto a dramatic shoreline… and gray whales can be seen rising majestically in the distance. Here, the gracious style of Old Mexico - with its red-tiled roofs, whitewashed walls, and idyllic setting of exquisite fountains - is quietly nestled amidst swaying palms, bird of paradise and other tropical bloom. ... more   less 
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