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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a special place in a very special location. If you go at certain times of the year, when the whales and the marlin are running, there is nowhere quite like it. It is really One & Only... The service was friendly - not deferential as if we were royalty, like some high end resorts. that is off-putting to... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, Thank you for your review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our staff to be friendly and accommodating. We are indeed proud to represent the One&Only name in such a beautiful setting, and are motivated to create unforgettable experiences for all of our guests. As you noted, our resort is... More

Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are frequent luxury travelers. We have very discriminating taste. We vacationed here last year for our 19th anniversary and it was one of the most wonderful experiences we have had. Cabo is beautiful, the weather is fabulous, and the food is delicious. But what made our trip superb was "The One and Only." Our room, a... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are honored and delighted that you chose to spend your 19th anniversary at One&Only Palmilla, and hope to be able to host you again this year for your 20th. As discerning travelers, you know that consistency is an important characteristic of any premier resort, and you’ll... More

New York City, New York
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always wanted to go to Cabo, and I had heard good things about Palmilla. Cabo, I liked. It has terrific weather, and the whale watching and fishing are awesome. But if you go to Cabo, you should avoid Palmilla like the plague. Palmilla is a place of poor service, overpriced meals and hidden charges. For example, our quoted room... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, Please accept my sincere apologies for the lapses in service you experienced during your stay. It is extremely troublesome and uncharacteristic of our resort. We know that price and value are primary considerations for many guests, and so we strive to provide the very best of everything. I regret to hear that you did not find your... More

Clovis, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 2nd trip to Palmilla,the first time was in 1985.We thought it was great then,however its even better now.You just can't do better than this resort, its just impossible.The rooms were terrific.The staff was as good as you can get,professional ,courteous,friendly and all of them made eye contact with you at every encounter.The gounds are so perfect they... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, It’s wonderful that you were able to join us again after all these years. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and kind words. World-class service is what we’ve built our reputation upon, and you can always count on our staff go above and beyond for our guests. Your happiness is our number-one priority, and will continue to... More

NY, NY
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our one year anniversary trip to the One and Only through our travel agent. I have always wanted to stay at a O&O resort because I have heard such wonderful things about the service, grounds, attention, etc. we happen to travel a lot and often stay at five star hotels & resorts. So when people complain about prices... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, Thank you very much for sharing such a thoughtful review of your stay. I’m delighted that we were able to make your anniversary celebration special! It sounds like you found much to enjoy throughout your stay, including leisurely days by the pool and luxurious spa treatments. I do apologize for any service fees that were unexpected. We... More

Mclean, Virginia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back for the tenth year and always with 2 rooms for my family. The resort has a quality of its own. The perfectly manicured grounds, the exceptional staff, the hugely attentive pool side specialists, the amazing food in Agua and the pool restaurant Café Breeze, the hugely comfortable rooms with all the little things that you would want, the world... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences over the last 10th years at One&Only Palmilla. As a valued and loyal guest, we highly appreciate your comments and suggestions. We are pleased to hear that you and your family were able to visit One&Only Palmilla and enjoy sunny Cabo although we ended up being at 100% occupancy. We... More

Wayzata, Minnesota, United States
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the nicest resort properties I have ever experienced and I travel all over the world. Very secure and private. Huge staff to look after every guest! The property is lovely and the rooms large and comfortable. Both family and adult pools are really wonderful and the beach area is nice also. We enjoyed all of the... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, It was a delight to read your review and all of your kind words regarding your recent visit. Creating the most luxurious vacation experience is the One&Only Palmilla way, and it all starts with magnificent service. We always recommend chatting with the concierge upon arrival to explore all of your options and develop an itinerary that best... More

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are still here leaving tomorrow but feel I have adequate time to post this review. I have been nagging my husband for three years to bring me back since our initial stay, where I swore this was about the best beach resort ever. Now either I let my mind build up my expectations too favorably or something has changed... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, I appreciate you taking time to share your review, but I am troubled to hear that your stay failed to meet your expectations and our high standards of service. This time of year, our resort is indeed popular among travelers seeking a relaxing getaway, but personal service and attention to detail are still our highest priorities. It... More

Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's hard to criticize much about Palmilla, other than the cost. We were upgraded upon arrival; a lovely surprise. The suite was beautiful and immaculate. The bed very comfy. Loved the open shower. We particularly enjoyed our chaise bed on the balcony. Our favourite selection of coffee and tea was replenished daily and the room greeting of anjero teqilla, delicious.... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, I so appreciate you taking the time to review your recent stay. The beautiful ocean views from your room are a great way to see the migrating whales off the coast! From the 24-hour shared Butler service to our pillow selection and aromatherapy turndown menus, we try to provide only the most helpful complimentary services and amenities... More

San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were first-time guests to One and Only for six days in March. Kudos to the management team for running such a wonderful property. Overall, we enjoyed a great experience. Many thanks to the tripadvisor community. Your comments were helpful. Our feedback is offered to further strengthen a wonderful resort. These are comments we did share with management on the... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, Thank you very much for sharing such a thoughtful review and for passing this information along to our staff before you left. Our guests are the true One&Only Palmilla experts, and your feedback is instrumental in helping us to adjust and improve aspects of our service. It sounds like you enjoyed a lovely six-night getaway taking advantage... More

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Additional Information about One & Only Palmilla Resort

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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#3 Top resorts Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#3 Luxury Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#5 Family Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — One & Only Palmilla Resort 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
One&Only Palmilla Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
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Palmilla
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Palmilla Cabo
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One & Only Palmilla Resort Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo

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