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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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montecarlo
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

We booked the Palmilla for an eight day break . The hotel is very nice and the location though isolated is beautiful It is extremely expensive. The service is a bit robotic At a restaurant one maybe approached frequently for your order even when it has been placed . Also too many robotic enquiries from any passing server Which can... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, Thank you for sharing your review of your recent One&Only Palmilla stay; guest feedback is always very much appreciated. With views of the Sea of Cortez and the bay of San Jose del Cabo, we offer an intimate oasis perfect for a relaxing getaway. I hope you were able to enjoy some time by the pool or... More

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I had the opportunity of being a guest for a sales incentive trip. This was my first time in Los Cabos and it was a phenomenal experience. Once we arrived at the resort, we were greeted with friendly and welcoming smiles. Immediately, our luggage was pulled and we were taken to the check-in area. Our room was assigned a butler,... 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 taking a moment to share your review. We are so pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your sales incentive trip. With luxurious beach access and decadent meals, there is so much to be enjoyed here at One&Only Palmilla. It sounds like you were able to take advantage of every relaxing moment... More

Baltimore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I gave this a lot of thought, researched it extensively before going, and I went with extremely high expectations. It exceeded those expectations- completely unique, utopia like experience. I'll break it all down- it was different than I thought, still in many ways it's unusual and stands out. I give it a full 5 stars. Positives: It is not really... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, Thank you for your detailed, thoughtful review of your recent visit. You’ve painted a beautiful picture of the One&Only experience and provided some valuable feedback as well. Ours is anything but an ordinary resort, and I am delighted to know that we were able to be a part of the “best vacation of [your] life.” We are... More

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

This is our favorite resort in the world. We have found no place where the service is as excellent as it is here. The folks working here are the nicest people in the world. The rooms are so beautiful it's worth spending time in them. The beach is wonderful and the pool area is outstanding with a bar in the... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and kind words. “Favorite resort in the world” is certainly high praise, and we will ensure that we continue to deserve that distinction. It is my hope that you were treated to a truly special experience and returned home with a wealth of wonderful memories. With more than 800 employees at... More

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

If you are looking for a resort where every need possible is taken care of. The one and only is for you. Outstanding service, friendly staff, great food, and paradise all in one package. You will not be disappointed.

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

Dear Valued Guests, Thank you for your kind words. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your recent stay here at One&Only Palmilla. The incomparable beauty of our oceanfront setting inspires us daily to provide equally exceptional service, accommodations, and amenities. Your happiness is our number-one priority, and will continue to be with each subsequent stay. If there is... More

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Wow - it just doesn't get any better than the One & Only Palmilla. My boyfriend and I just returned from a 5 night, 6 day stay at the resort. I had been eyeing the resort for years and had heard nothing but great things. All true. The rooms are beautiful, the service sets the standard for excellence, the pools... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, It is wonderful to hear from you, and we cannot thank you enough for reviewing your recent five-night stay here at One&Only Palmilla. What a special experience to share with your boyfriend, especially after having your eye on the resort for so long. See how the newly re-launched “Agua by Larbi” has only improved their dining experience... More

Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Me and my wife stayed in the hotel from Jan 31st until February 4th (room 1529) and get there with high expectations. Our general experience in the resort was very good, staff and service are outstanding, reception, concierge, buttler, etc. Food was very good, specially the "Market" gourmet experience, although "Aqua" was a lovely experience dinning infront of the ocean... More

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OOPalmilla, PGA Director of Golf/GM at One & Only Palmilla Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guests, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at One&Only Palmilla. We are pleased to know that you and your wife enjoyed your time here, and were able to experience so many of the amenities and features that make our resort special. It’s always humbling to hear praise for our “outstanding” staff and service.... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I stayed 5 days last month in this beautiful resort, and thats about the only positive thing I can say about it, it has a really beautiful landscape. I was greeted by a butler when I arrived to my room and that was the only time I saw him, in other hotels of this category they offer you unpacking or... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, Please accept my sincerest apologies for what sounds like an unfortunate, uncharacteristic experience at our resort. I am very concerned by the overall service and culinary quality that you encountered. We know how your valuable vacation time is, and how important exceptional service is when you stay at a resort like One&Only Palmilla. At your earliest convenience,... More

Maryland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Just spent a week here. Loved it.....mostly. Pros: spacious, lovely grounds and facilities, very nice rooms, service of maids, butlers, pool staff, waiters all superb, food is delicious. One of the most lovely, scenic, perfect places I have visited. Cons: extremely expensive, including 30% add on to rates for service and tax; numerous mistakes by management (initial bill was wildly... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, I appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts, and I’m pleased to hear that you were able to take advantage of so many of the wonderful spaces, amenities, and offerings around our resort. Price and value are primary considerations for us, which is why we strive to give our guests access to the very best... More

CT
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Admittedly, this trip was for a businesses conference but we still took advantage of everything the hotel had to offer. Upon arriving we were offered a raspberry/coconut ice pop as we stepped out of the car. We were then ushered into our beautiful room with 2-steps down to a separate sitting area and a large patio that looked out over... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, A visit to One&Only Palmilla is always a good thing—even when business is involved and especially in the colder winter months. It sounds like you made the most of your time here and found plenty of leisure in between conference events. It’s wonderful that you were able to experience so much of what makes our resort special,... 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 Top resorts Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#3 On the Beach 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 Cabo
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One & Only Palmilla Resort Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo

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