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One & Only Palmilla Resort

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Km 7.5 Carr. Transpeninsular, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Jersey
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33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the 5th trip in 8 years to Palmilla for my husband and I. What started out as a one-time splurge for our 10 year anniversary, has turned into what we now consider a necessary get-away every 1-2 years for our sanity! It's really a hike to get here from the east coast, and travelling back is not easy... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, We cannot thank you enough for your detailed, thorough review. We trust future guests will be more informed thanks to the time you have taken to share your thoughts. We love that you consider us a “home” based on our décor and design. Rather than feel like you are returning to a resort, we want you to... More 

Ventura
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from a very much needed getaway to One and Only Palmilla. This was our 10 year anniversarytrip and wanted to make it very special. We had high expectations before we left based on reviews and recommendations. Let me just say, this place exceeded everything would could have asked for. From what I hear, the... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Your review was a delight to read, and I appreciate the time and effort you put into sharing your experience. It sounds like you two had the perfect 10-year anniversary celebration, and we’re honored to have been a part of such a special occasion. I will be sure to share your compliments with our staff—Margarita in particular.... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 7th or 8th time to stay here. We got shut out last fall due to the Hurricane. The Hotel has been rebuilt and is even better! They lost some foliage but in time it will return to the lush Oasis it's only been. The real secret behind this hotel is the service. I can't even describe properly... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for returning to One&Only Palmilla to enjoy the trip that was unfortunately curbed by Hurricane Odile. After a few months of work and determination, it has been a pleasure to welcome guests back to a resort that is even better than before. And, truly, seeing familiar faces has been all the motivation that our staff... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start by stating that I've been to my share of very nice resorts - I'm old :) Hands down, The One and Only Palmilla is at the top. A few notes: beautiful vibe and the staff is amazing. It isn't close to shops or restaurants, but that's a good thing if you aren't 23 and on spring break... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate you choosing One&Only Palmilla as the backdrop to your honeymoon. It is an honor to share in a new couples’ celebration, and we are so pleased to know you enjoyed yourself. Perhaps you were able to try one of our floating beds, which can be truly otherworldly. We hope you reveled in the secluded slice... More 

Darien, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort is huge, with beautiful tropical landscaping. Our room was stunning, the food at all the restaurants was very good, and the staff very attentive. We ate at Seared, the food was good, but we enjoyed Aqua better. We ate there twice and loved our food and the atmosphere. Jonathan was our waiter, loved him so much we requested... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing a few thoughts about your recent stay. It’s wonderful to know that our loved your stay and already plan on returning. We take great pride in providing world-class service to go along with our beautiful, beachfront setting. And with more than 800 employees on staff, your every need is attended to within seconds.... More 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a place this is, excellent rooms, service, gourmet inventive cuisine, fine spa, the place you want to get married and spend your honeymoon and then comeback again and again. Very expensive, but worth it if you have either a good expense account or money to burn.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thanks for your kind words. It means the world to us that you consider One&Only Palmilla the “best in Cabo, if not Mexico.” Our position along the Sea of Cortez, in a secluded part of the beach in Los Cabos shrouds our resort in a romantic ambiance. If you should ever return here to celebrate the love... More 

Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Palmilla for a wedding--The hotel maintains a small chapel on a hill above the property--the church building has a classic feel to it, and is small enough to make it an intimate experience--We had a nice porch over the ocean--I asked the hotel staff to make the lounges into a bed each night, and slept outside... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, We cannot thank you enough for sharing your review. A wedding at One&Only Palmilla is unlike any other, and we are thrilled to have provided you with an intimate celebration. As you well know, we can oblige any request, and we hope you slept peacefully under the night sky. It is wonderful to know that you encountered... More 

Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was nervous about returning to The One & Only Palmilla after our trip three years ago. I've compared every other tropical vacation like The Rosewood Mayakoba, Four Seasons Maui, and Capella Pedrigal to this place and nothing has quite measured up. I thought maybe my memory was exaggerating the amazingness of this resort--I was wrong! The service, food, accommodations,... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing One&Only Palmilla for a second time. To hear from such an experienced traveler such as yourself is a treat, and we appreciate your feedback. World-class service is one of the many things that make our resort so special, and we're happy to hear that our staff anticipated your every need and made your... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to many One & Only resorts around the world but Palmilla will always be remembered for its personal touch. This is a perfect hideaway if you want to spend some time with your loved ones. Beautifully decorated rooms and breath taking sunrises every morning with birds twittering. The hotel has been refurbished after the hurricane in 2014... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, We greatly appreciate the time you have taken to review your stay, and thank you for allowing us to accommodate your husband’s birthday. We love to know that you not only enjoy the intricate details of our refurbished spaces, but the beauty of our location along the Sea of Cortez. Executive Chef Larbi will be so pleased... More 

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