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13 Best 5-Star Hotels in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is renowned for its non-stop party scene and all-inclusive properties, but it’s also got a luxurious side that’s been growing increasingly in recent years. With easy access from Southern California, many of the rich and famous choose it for their getaways, including Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, and Sammy Hagar, who founded and manages Cabo Wabo Cantina. It’s the perfect place for privacy, VIP service, and a wealth of high-end amenities.

The hotel scene has many 5-star options, including everything from boutique hotels to ultra-luxe resorts that are destinations unto themselves.

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort
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Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort is an adults-only Cabo resort that sits on a secluded, 2.5-mile-long beach just minutes from Cabo nightlife while still feeling worlds away. Guests enjoy exclusive access to the Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Quivira Golf Club, two spectacular pools, and the award-winning Armonia Spa with a comprehensive menu of wellness-oriented body treatments, massages, a fitness center, and a beauty salon. Gourmet dining at world-class restaurants, yoga, dance lessons, tequila tastings, and wine-tasting classes are just some of the other highlights on offer, while rooms have minibars, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and balconies or terraces, and some have ocean views.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
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Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

Set across 24 acres and considered to be one of the best resorts in Cabo San Lucas, the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal sits at the base of soaring rugged mountains in a cliffside setting along a beautiful stretch of beach where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific. Travel through a private tunnel, and you’ll be greeted by exceptionally warm and friendly staff, infinity pools overlooking the beach, and an organic spa. There are a host of water-based activities that can be enjoyed right on-site, while accommodation includes residential-style casitas that come complete with personal concierge service. All include custom-made furnishings, sitting areas with fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and terraces with plunge pools and ocean views. Some have kitchens and multiple bedrooms.

Casa Dorada Los Cabos, Resort & Spa Casa Dorada Los Cabos, Resort & Spa
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Casa Dorada Los Cabos, Resort & Spa

Considered to be one of Mexico’s best resorts, Casa Dorada Los Cabos, Resort & Spa is located on one of the most swimmable stretches of golden sands in Cabo, Medano Beach. A stay here will put you close to just about everything, including upscale shopping, fine dining, and nightlife downtown. Just steps from the hotel, there is a wide range of activities on the water that can be enjoyed, from parasailing and swimming to kayaking and boat excursions to Land’s End and Lovers Beach. Right on the property, there are two free-form pools surrounded by lounge chairs, fire pits, and lush greenery, while the Saltwater Spa offers a menu of decadent treatments. The spacious suites feature huge terraces with at least a partial ocean view and upscale amenities like Jacuzzi tubs and well-stocked minibars.

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ME Cabo Los Cabos

The beachfront ME Cabo Los Cabos provides access to one of the most swimmable beaches in Cabo – Medano Beach – and it’s just over five minutes on foot from the bars downtown. It recently went through a $10 million renovation with every aspect of the property upgraded, including the spa, KORPO. Offering the total wellness experience, it offers a wide range of beauty treatments and massages, including the CBD-tox massage and a fully equipped gym. Dining is a treat with culinary hotspots like Confessions Skybar & Tapas, Taboo Beach Club & Restaurant, Funky Geisha, and Mamazzita Mexican Soul, which have a focus on dishes with locally sourced ingredients inspired by Latin American fare. Rooms embrace traditional Mexican design, and all come with private furnished balconies or terraces with garden or ocean views.

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Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

Nobu Hotel Los Cabos offers a unique combination of Mexican and Japanese elements and a jaw-dropping ocean view. A whitewashed resort with cactus gardens, an empty beach, and four pools, including an infinity pool. It’s four miles from downtown Cabo, but there’s really no reason to leave. Dining here is a highlight with Mexican classics, from guacamole to aguachile, that can be enjoyed poolside, complemented with jalapeño margaritas. There’s a farm-to-table eatery serving a signature avocado pizza and at Nobu, enjoy a menu of Japanese-Peruvian sharing dishes with some Mexican influences tossed in. The spa includes a steam room sauna and 13 treatment rooms, while guest rooms include Nespresso machines, minibars, flat-screen TVs, yoga mats, and teak soaking tubs. Some of the higher-end options also have hot tubs or plunge pools.

Esperanza Esperanza, an Auberge Resort
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Esperanza

Ideal for honeymooners, romantic moments can be enjoyed throughout Esperanza, from private beachfront candlelit dinners and couples’ treatments at the spa to the rooms, most of which have private terraces and breathtaking Sea of Cortez views. Some have hot tubs too. All include Nespresso machines, flat-screen TVs, complimentary fruit and water, and bathrooms with side-by-side showers and large soaking tubs. Multiple pools and excellent dining options include the main restaurant, Cocina del Mar, nestled along a series of dramatic terraces just above the crashing surf.

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Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa

Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa boasts a prime spot on swimmable Medano Beach while providing easy access to nearly all of Cabo’s popular activities, including whale-watching boat tours and water sports like jet-skiing. It hosts a magnificent pool and offers concierge service for just about everything you need, like sunscreen and hats, while dining options range from casual eats at a taco bar to fine dining on French fare at Neptune. Families looking for luxury will appreciate it here as the younger ones can join in on supervised activities via the Kids in Paradise Club while the parents enjoy some alone time.

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Grand Velas Los Cabos

Located in the Hotel Zone between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo along a wide stretch of sandy beach, Grand Velas Los Cabos offers chic, spacious rooms, all of which come with free minibars, Nespresso machines, luxe bathrooms with soaking tubs, and private balconies with beach and ocean views. If you’re in the mood to splurge, you can book one with a private plunge pool. There are tiered pools that sit at the resort’s center, with poolside service included, while the multiple on-site dining options include a casual cafe, an open-air eatery, and an haute restaurant. Pampering treatments and massages can be enjoyed at the spa, which also has a huge hydrotherapy area and a beauty salon. This is a family-friendly Cabo resort, too, with clubs for the kids and teens.

Zoëtry Casa del Mar Los Cabos Zoëtry Casa del Mar Los Cabos
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Zoëtry Casa del Mar Los Cabos

Zoëtry Casa del Mar Los Cabos is an all-inclusive boutique Los Cabos resort that sits along a gorgeous white sandy beach. The water is often too rough to swim here, but the views are to die for, and there are two multi-level pools, including an adults-only pool, when you want to enjoy a refreshing dip. Take relaxation up a notch at the spa, which includes soaking tubs, and keep up with your workout routine in the spacious fitness center with weight training equipment and high-end cardio machines. Dining is a treat, focusing on Mexican cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients and fresh seafood. All rooms come with sea-view balconies and bathrooms with whirlpool tubs.

Marquis Los Cabos Marquis Los Cabos Resort & Spa
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Marquis Los Cabos

The luxurious Marquis Los Cabos is an adults-only all-inclusive that overlooks the Sea of Cortez along an idyllic stretch of beach that’s ideal for sunset watching. It includes two infinity pools, an activity pool, a spa, and a gym. A variety of activities can be enjoyed, from archery and dance lessons to tequila tastings while dining can be enjoyed in five different eateries serving everything from fine French fare to Teppanyaki. The extra spacious rooms all include private balconies with sea views, fully stocked minibars, flat-screen TVs, and robes and slippers. Some feature private pools.

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One&Only Palmilla

The One&Only Palmilla is a favorite among celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, who’s said to be a frequent guest, and it’s a popular place to spot celebrities. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to get the VIP treatment here, which includes a personal butler, concierge, and aromatherapy turndown service. Some of the best dining in the area can be enjoyed here with multiple outstanding options, including world-class steaks and fresh seafood at the signature restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. One of the few swimmable beaches in the region can be found here, too, along with a golf course, two gorgeous pools, and a lavish spa, while rooms all feature patios or terraces with daybeds and ocean views. Some have private infinity or plunge pools.

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Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos

Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos is an adults-only property nestled on a long stretch of powdery sands between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Beach service is provided, and there’s a huge pool complex with pool service along with a posh spa for decadent treatments. Dining is wide-ranging and includes everything from buffet meals to gourmet a la carte dishes with all-day snacks and top-shelf liquors included. Rooms come with a welcome bottle of wine and tequila, butler service, and private balconies with the higher floors (three and up) boasting panoramic vistas of the pools, beach, and sea.

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Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas

If you plan to spend most of your time at the resort, consider Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas. It’s the perfect place for those who want to escape the crowds and the downtown party scene, or perhaps for a minimoon getaway. It’s nestled next to the Sea of Cortez with calm turquoise water inhabited by abundant marine life, ideal for swimming or snorkeling. It offers miles of serene powdery sands, beautiful pools, and a spa with an extensive list of offerings, including beauty treatments and side-by-side couples’ massages. There’s also a golf course and sports center with a gym, volleyball, tennis, and basketball course, while dining includes five different eateries serving everything from authentic Mexico to Mediterranean dishes. Rooms include standard amenities like Nespresso machines, minibars, flat-screen TVs, loaner iPads, and balconies with gulf views. Upgraded options include private plunge pools, and there are three-bedroom villas with kitchens too.

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