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One & Only Palmilla

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We seem to be making it an annual event to visit the Palmilla - that is how much we enjoy it. The pool service is outstanding - high ratio of staff to guests with plenty of chairs and umbrellas. The hotel has also updated the beach area since our last visit. There are now cabanas and tables/chairs for eating on... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the entire staff here at the resort, I’d like to thank you for kind words. We are so happy to hear that you’ve made One&Only Palmilla a yearly destination. I can guarantee that each visit will reveal something new to love, and that each time you depart, you’ll be leaving with fond memories. It’s... More 

Bedford, New York
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The staff was nice, and resort was beautiful. While there was no "wow factor"., the way the resort was carved into the cliff made up for it. However, they are not practicing a honest business; every meal there was over charging for at least 50 dollars. The food and room were overpriced, and they trap you with your options to... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate that you took the time to review your recent stay at One&Only Palmilla. It is unfortunate that you left with a negative impression of the hotel and our business practices. There’s nothing more important to us than our guests’ satisfaction. We understand that vacations can be a major expense, and that is why we’re committed... More 

ny
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67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The staff makes you feel like your being welcomed into their casa. The breakfast brought to the room without an extra charge is great. Good coffee too. The view from the balconies is amazing. The swimming pool is pebbled and very shallow at the entrance making it very safe for kids . The pool staff watches like hawks for any... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Is there any place more relaxing than a poolside seat at One&Only Palmilla? We’ve looked high and low, and we’re fairly confident that it’s the apex of comfort. Then again, breakfast in bed is hard to top. Good thing that both are readily available right here on property. We’re honored that you chose to spend your family... More 

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Mt boyfriend and I went to the One & Only Palmilla for a long weekend after hearing all the wonderful things about it. It's true - the pools are gorgeous, the food is delicious and the staff is wonderful. I also got a massage at the spa which was delightful. Note to guests: you can use the spa whether or... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of everyone here at One&Only Palmilla, I’d like to personally thank you for choosing to spend your vacation with us. We appreciate all feedback, as it’s a great help in our efforts to maintain a high level of service. Unfortunately, it sounds like your stay was not all you had hoped it would be. Not... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Was fortunate enough to spend the last week at the One & Only. It's name says it all. I've stayed at many nice places around the word but this one far exceeds anything I've experienced and is the One & Only place like this I've come across. The personalized service is the best I've experienced anywhere. In all the time... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. It’s a great honor to be considered among the world’s best hotels, and we’re driven to get better each and every year. We’re lucky to be able to live and work in a truly beautiful place, and it is my hope that our staff’s positivity and warmth made for an unforgettable... More 

Denver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

If you are asking yourself if this resort is worth the money then the answer is YES! This was our second visit to The One and Only. Our first visit was in April 2012 and it was hands down the most amazing and luxurious trip we had ever been on. The One and Only was recommended to us by many... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, It is so wonderful to hear from you. We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write such a kind, thorough review of your most recent stay at One&Only Palmilla. Everything you’ve mentioned, from the seamless, spur-of-the-moment booking to the customized menus at dinner, is a hallmark of our resort. We take great pride in... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I loved the O&O for a lot of reasons, but mostly for the resorts detail and striking design. OhEmGee! We stayed 4 nights last week in the historic suites, strong, clean, and large with a nice blend of antiques. I appreciate the quality construction of this resort. Comfortable beds with great linens and turndown drew me in for a good... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, We love to hear the phrase, “A Perfect Getaway,” because that’s exactly what we strive to provide for each and every guest. It sounds as though you had the quintessential One&Only Palmilla experience, complete with poolside lounging, massages, and walks on the beach. We are honored that you took the time to notice the small details, too,... More 

los angeles
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our family spent a week at this hotel for spring vacation. Gorgeous pools, fantastic restaurants & spacious rooms and balcony with breathtaking views of sea of Cortez. We could watch the whales swimming from our balcony. Exceptional food service at the beach. Very attentive & polite staff. Not sure about the value of butler service. Great family friendly resort in... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Family vacations are treasured memories, so we’re always thrilled to be able to make these experiences extra special. We’re glad you were able to make use of all the fantastic spaces around the hotel like the pools and restaurants. Jaw-dropping views from guest rooms never cease to amaze especially when whale season is in full swing. We... More 

Pasadena, California
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Palmilla is a very high end resort in an extremely beautiful setting in Cabo. The rooms are large, the food is good, there is never a feeling of too much crowding and service is good for this part of the world. Prices for everything are ridiculous, but you are armed for the rates before you go. The hotel attaches a... More 

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4 Thank TynecastleBlues
OOPalmilla, General Manager at One & Only Palmilla, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of your recent stay. We’re glad you were able to enjoy our luxurious accommodations and stunning setting. We understand that price is always a consideration for travelers, and although steeper than most hotels, it’s our goal to provide the highest quality service and amenities on par with that cost. We... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We spend three nights there and we can asure is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed. The room we got was really big and the bathroom as well. It has its own living room and every day we received complimentary snacks. Also, having an Nespresso machine in the room which is refilled with pads was fantastic. Weather... More 

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1 Thank FD09
OOPalmilla, General Manager at One & Only Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest,   It sounds like you were able to try a little bit of everything on your visit! From your guest room views to your time at the beach, it sounds like you were able to enjoy every bit of luxury we have to offer. We regret to hear that you weren’t satisfied with your breakfast options. Thank... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about One & Only Palmilla

Address: Km 7.5 Carr. Transpeninsular, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > San Jose del Cabo
Price Range: $646 - $2,014 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — One & Only Palmilla 5*
Number of rooms: 173
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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 Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#2 On the Beach Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#2 Top resorts Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#2 Spa Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#3 Family Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
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