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“Adult Pool is Where It's At...” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #3 of 37 Hotels in San Jose del Cabo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Petaluma, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Adult Pool is Where It's At...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you need palace to get clean after a couple of days on a desert island in the Sea of Cortez, you can't do better than this place. The Adult pool, an early morning walk on the beach, spa treatment, yoga (to stretch and relax that body that was just kayak and tent bound) and a million thread count sheets are highlights. Bring your biggest wad of cash as this place is extremely spendy, but, you get what you pay for; specifically the frozen treats at the pool (not just your cocktail) and incredible views of the rocks, sea and sand. Oh, and no screaming kids or helicopter parents messing with the pampering vibe.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • 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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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this resort. It is one of the best I have stayed at in Mexico. It was for a birthday and the room was filled with balloons and cake! Service was amazing. The infinity pool amazing. It was nice to have some quiet time down by the ocean on the swinging beds. Can't swim in the ocean however, if that's your thing. Best dessert I've ever had in the restaurant. I'm not a fan of tequilla but the taster they provided in the room was quite tasty. The room was amazing. Great place.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grosse Pointe Far
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Went down for a long weekend get-a-way and really enjoyed it. We had a one bedroom suite with a plunge pool facing the ocean, which was lovely. Just watching the huge waves crash while lazing in the pool was entertaining! The restaurants at the resort were all fantastic, by American standards - and priced as such. It's certainly not a low-key Mexican vacation. It's a high brow, exclusive, American resort located in Mexico. Just so you know what you're getting into. : )

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This hotel is a clasic for Cabo. Even though it migh look old, the rooms have been completely renovated. There are details everywhere which come as unexpected and do draw a smile on your face. It has one of the best spas in Mexico, and I would make the trip just to get a couple of, expensive but worth every peny, treatments.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I am so lucky to have visited this property 3 times.

It is the best! If it is in your budget book here now.

Food, staff, drinks, amenities are unmatched.

You will feel like royalty during your stay and want to travel there again!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is an amazing property and one to check off your bucket list. I loved our visit, but wouldn't need to return. Not my kind of vacation. It is perfect if you want to stay at the hotel and be pampered at every turn. Personally, I can only take a day or two of that, I would rather be out seeing the sights and experiencing the local culture. Everything was perfect, beginning with the car service from the airport to the hotel, arriving and being welcomed with popsicles, the grounds, the various pools, the personal valets, fruit in your room every morning and snacks in the afternoon. Every attention to detail, you can see from the pictures, is met.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Everything was beyond expectations. We had butler and chef. Our chef went out of his way to cook what we requested on the nights we ate in. They hooked me up with a fishing expedition, cleaned everything we caught and then made us a dinner that was out of the box.

We will definitely go back again. We stayed a block or so off the beach with a great view. I think next time we would stay on the beach. We went to hotel pool and also ate lunch there a couple times. Service, accommodations, the gym, the trainers, etc... are all first class.

Room Tip: beachfront is the best but significantly more expensive. Plan one or two nights at home with the Ch...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#3 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 Spa Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#4 Family Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — One & Only Palmilla Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 173
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 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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