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Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

Camino Viejo A San Jose Km. 4.5, Cabo San Lucas 23453 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#51 of 100 hotels in Cabo San Lucas
Travelers' Choice
The 24-hour All Inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas opens all year round and is located directly on the beautiful white sandy beach El Medano. RIU Palace is the most elegant category in the RIU hotel chain, with hotels that meet the highest standards in terms of luxury, excellence and sophistication, creating a unique experience. The location is ideal due to its proximity to Los Cabos Airport SJD (40 km) and Cabo San Lucas (4.5 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 692 cozily furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa, or get in shape in the gym. 4 outdoor pools and 2 children's pools. Day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking at our main buffet restaurant, Japanese, Indian and Mexican Specialty Restaurants, Steakhouse, Fusion Restaurant, as well as 7 Bars, our Capuchino Pâtisserie & Ice Cream Parlor.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Erich H wrote a review Yesterday
Hamilton, Canada29 contributions1 helpful vote
This is our third Riu vacation. We absolutely loved this resort. We upgraded to the palace from our last visit to the Sante Fe 3 years ago, also a fine resort. The Riu Palace Los Cabos is beautiful and clean, well taken care of. The staff is very friendly and ultra helpful. Always a smile and hola. They are always cleaning( even more so with Covid) and taking care of everything. We loved the food, they have top shelf booze. We were taken care of totally. The room was nice a clean and spacious with a great view. The staff is awesome. We started out with Gustavo at the front desk. Our check in was very quick. Gustavo told us everything we needed to know and told us if we needed anything contact him. We met Esmeralda at Laventana Lobby bar (awesome views) She is an awesome hard working girl. Kept us topped up with very tasty drinks and great tequila every time. We really loved her. She is awesome and very good at what she does. We met Marlene at the breakfast and lunch buffet. Also hard working attentive great personality. She got us a great seat outside on the patio every morning. Awesome food. We met Dulce at the dinner buffet. She took care of our every need. Awesome food. We met Domingo at the steak house. He is very attentive and went above and beyond on both occasions that we ate there. Very delicious food. Camilla is a PR rep. Had good conversation with her twice. She made sure we had everything we needed a could correct anything that needed attention. The poolside servers earn their tips. Very hard working people. We were on the quiet side of the resort and had great service all the time. I know they aren't employed by Riu, but the beach vendors have some really quality items and they are eager to show and sell them to you. You can barter for a good fair price. Special shout out to Alfredo “White gloves” he has awesome silver jewellery at good prices. No fake stuff. He is a great guy to chat with a make a deal for some really unique pieces. Cabo itself is a really beautiful place filled with friendly and kind people. Now for the negative part, NONE. We will be making this resort our Cabo spot. We had an amazing time. Don't pay attention to negative reviews. Some are way too picky and expect way too much for what we pay. You can't please everybody.
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Date of stay: January 2022
1 Helpful vote
Kerri Forsythe wrote a review Jun 2021
Orange County, California153 contributions70 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Not sure where to begin with this wonderful resort. The staff was the most amazing part of the experience. Every person treated us like family. They would go out of their way time and time again to make sure everything was perfect. The resort was spotless and very well manicured. Our rooms were very clean and comfortable. The entertainment at the pool was by far the most fun of our day. We did yoga, water aerobics, beanbag toss, bingo, so many other things that I’ve probably forgotten but had so much fun playing. The food was very good. We started our day with a cappuccino and always took part in the taco bar. The fresh fruit on the Buffet daily was incredible. I would definitely go back to this resort. Don’t expect a quiet peaceful vacation. There is lots to do, lots to see and people really are happy to be there.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Try everything!
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6 Helpful votes
Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas
Responded Jun 11, 2021
Dear Guest, We truly appreciate you staying with us and taking the time to share your experience. Thank you so much for your positive review on Tripadvisor! It is wonderful to hear that you were able to enjoy your time here at the Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas and it is always a pleasure to read about our remarkable staff and the provided hospitality. Please come visit us again next time you are in Mexico! With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas Online Reputation Manager
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Grace Z wrote a review Jan 16
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nice hotel. The food is good, especially the bbq resaurant at dinner. The staff is super kind and it is very convenient that they have covid tests right there. We really like it, we will try to go again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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robL2083BD wrote a review Jan 15
Chilliwack, Canada3 contributions3 helpful votes
PCR testing for Canadians Warning When you book your test, don’t be to worried about accuracy times. 1-No one comes out and checks who has appointment or who’s on time and who’s 2 hours early, it’s a free for all. 2- They make you stand in a hallway, no one is distancing, no one is coming out asking or telling anyone to put a mask on ( meanwhile we are there for a Covid test) 3- When you get your results DOUBLE check TRIPLE check your information, they had my name wrong and my date of birth You have to go back up and ask them to change it, I may get it back in time for my flight or not. I may be able to board or not However once you leave the resort you are on your own. Being I don’t have a positive result( a good thing) I must check out, but I can be denied boarding because my results do not match my passport Ask Riu staff for assistance? Nope, the medical people they hired isn’t their problem Sorry Riu from a 8 time customer, We won’t be back Also Room service menu has not been updated for 4 or more years, food is not even edible.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Monica L wrote a review Jan 15
Ogden, Utah5 contributions
This resort was amazing! Me and my husband had so much fun. The staff is so friendly and helpful. It was also super clean. I always saw someone cleaning something. Karina was one of the servers at the pool area and she was seriously the sweetest. I am going to miss her and my pina coladas everyday. They had some fun games and activities at the pool and my husband won and got a hat. I loved that you can walk right down to the beach. They had plenty of lounge chairs by the pool and the beach. The room we had was always cleaned and on some days they even made a new towel animal. It was cute! Our fridge and drinks were always stocked with plenty of water, beer, and Pepsi which was super nice! And they always have us new towels. We had a swim out pool which was fun. If we had any problems they sent someone to our room right away. The food was okay. Our favorites were the braised short ribs at the Krystal restaurant and I loved the cheeseburgers and fries by the pool. The breakfast buffet was also pretty good once we got the hang of it and figured out what we liked. We also made some new friends while we were there. Love!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We used Uber to get around town because it was cheaper than the taxi
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$231 - $467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Nearby attractions include City Tours in Los Cabos (0.4 miles), Latitude 22+ Ocean View Roadhouse Bar (0.7 miles), and Plaza San Lucas (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Casona, Carbon Grill Restaurant, and Metate Cabo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.