7 Best Hotels in The Corridor, Los Cabos

Cabo Surf Hotel & Spa

$$ | Carretera Transpeninsular, Km 28, The Corridor, 23400, Mexico Fodor's Choice
shore king balcony
cabo surf hotel

Professional and amateur surfers alike claim the prime ocean-view rooms in this small hotel on the cliffs above Playa Costa Azul that has successfully blended surfing and pampering into one property. Tastefully decorated with surfing photographs, rooms have marble floors, huge terraces, minibars, king beds, and pull-out sofas; some have French doors that open to the sea breezes. Guests mingle by the two swimming pools and in the 7 Seas Seafood Grille (which has great fish tacos), and they schedule their day's activities around the daily surf report. A second "quiet pool" makes for a nice resting place after morning yoga. The hotel has a surf school, and surfboard rentals. The small Sea Spa & Salon offers massages developed specifically for surfers' wave-taxed muscles, with many other treatments for nonsurfers, too. Unlike most surf hotels, this property is not pet-friendly and rooms are not for budget travelers. Book early at this popular spot.

Pros

  • Blends surfing and pampering
  • Hotel guests receive discount on surf lessons and rental
  • Free yoga on weekends

Cons

  • Traffic from the highway can be noisy
  • Usually full, as wedding parties tend to book the entire hotel
  • Service charge added per night
Carretera Transpeninsular, Km 28, The Corridor, 23400, Mexico
624-142–2676
hotel Details
36 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No Meals

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Dreams Los Cabos

$$$$ | Carretera Transpeninsular, Km. 18.5, The Corridor, 23400, Mexico
Tara McCrillis

This casual, unfussy resort is touted as a romantic getaway, but with an average of five weddings a week, it's more a destination for families and wedding parties with guests of all ages in attendance. Guests simply check in at the restaurant or bar of their choice, rather than having to wear the brightly colored wristbands synonymous with all-inclusives. The best restaurant of the six is Bordeaux, however, no children under 18 are permitted. Rooms have poster beds, faux-oak furnishings, a lounge area, and stocked minibar and microwave. The U-shaped building wraps around two huge pools, with one set aside just for families. The spa, tennis courts, and nightly entertainment keep guests happy for days. Roughly a third of the rooms are timeshare properties, so expect to be pitched with an offer to buy. Wedding and honeymoon packages are offered.

Pros

  • Explorer's Club for kids
  • Golf concierge
  • Plenty to entertain

Cons

  • Resort can sometimes feel overrun with children
  • Food is abundant but cuisine is only average
  • Nonswimmable beach
Carretera Transpeninsular, Km. 18.5, The Corridor, 23400, Mexico
866-237–3267
hotel Details
255 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, All-Inclusive

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Esperanza

$$$$ | Carretera Transpeninsular, Km. 7, The Corridor, 23410, Mexico Fodor's Choice
https://esperanza.aubergeresorts.com/gallery/resort/

One of the most exquisite resorts in Los Cabos, focused on privacy and impeccable service, and home to one of the best spas in the region, Esperanza is true luxury. With 59 casitas and suites, and 96 villas with ocean and garden views, Esperanza provides residential-style accommodations best for families and groups. Accommodations range from 925 to 4,000 square feet and include handcrafted Mexican-style furnishings, Frette linens, and massive bathrooms with dual-head showers and balcony-set Jacuzzis. In-room amenities include flat-screen televisions with Chromecast, all-natural rubber Harmony yoga mats, and Esperanza's signature bath line made with organic ingredients. Villas take the luxe even further, as some have private pools and butler service. Californian and Mexican recipes get a Baja twist in atmospheric Cocina del Mar, and other property restaurants, while guests can be found relaxing at all hours at the chic alfresco "The Lounge" just above the pool. The spa takes treatments to a whole new level, with steam caves, and a waterfall, as well as visiting instructors, and a regular schedule of classes. Framed by a rocky cove, the resort's location makes the beach virtually private since it can't be accessed other than through the property itself.

Pros

  • Most private property in Los Cabos
  • Two secluded white-sand beaches
  • Casitas have ocean views and renovated interiors

Cons

  • The high cost of incidentals can get exhausting
  • Wind can be fierce on the rocky cliffs
  • Nonswimmable beach
Carretera Transpeninsular, Km. 7, The Corridor, 23410, Mexico
624-145–6400
hotel Details
123 villas
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Free Breakfast

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Hacienda del Mar Los Cabos

$$ | Carretera Transpeninsular, Km. 10, The Corridor, 23400, Mexico
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Small domes and barrel tile roofs top eight buildings at this lovely, hacienda-style resort in the Cabo Del Sol development. Make your way past tiered fountains to the rooms with wrought iron and wood furnishing, Mexican textiles, and terra-cotta floors. The whirlpool tubs and large balconies with ocean views take the hotel beyond chain standards. Standard rooms have either two double beds or one queen, with ocean or garden views. Huge, luxurious pools are surrounded by palms and all the chaise lounges guests need. The 450-yard beach is beautiful, and sometimes the sea in this sheltered cove is calm enough for a swim.

Pros

  • Rooms are serene and quiet
  • Access to amazing golf courses
  • Great for families with kids

Cons

  • Beach is not usually good for swimming
  • Thin walls
  • Wi-Fi not included
Carretera Transpeninsular, Km. 10, The Corridor, 23400, Mexico
624-145–6186
hotel Details
234 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No Meals

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Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences

$$ | Carretera Transpeninsular, Km 7.3, The Corridor, 23450, Mexico
https://www.facebook.com/HaciendaEncantada/

Despite the enormous size of this timeshare-resort hybrid, there are only 222 rooms, meaning guests are treated to 1,400-square-foot hacienda-style suites. The property itself replicates an old Mexican village, with rooms housed in two buildings tiered on a hillside so nearly every suite has an ocean view. Separating the buildings are two pools, one designated for activities and the other for peace and quiet. The five restaurants range from Mexican cuisine to grilled specialties; or guests can use all-inclusive privileges to dine at one of five restaurants on the marina in Cabo San Lucas. A hotel shuttle makes 10 trips a day to sister property Marina Fiesta. The on-site grocery store, pharmacy, and babysitting service make this resort popular with timeshare owners. Be sure to read the list of amenities that are not included in the all-inclusive plan, or you might end up with sticker shock at checkout.

Pros

  • Outstanding views
  • Excellent taco bar
  • All-inclusive package includes dining at marina restaurants

Cons

  • Beach not swimmable
  • Extra charge for premium alcohol, certain menu items, and room service
  • Noisy golf carts putt around the property
Carretera Transpeninsular, Km 7.3, The Corridor, 23450, Mexico
624-163–5555
hotel Details
222 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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Las Ventanas al Paraíso

$$$$ | Hwy. 1, Km 19.5, The Corridor, 23400, Mexico Fodor's Choice
https://www.facebook.com/LasVentanas/

From the moment your private butler greets you with a foamy margarita and escorts you to the spa for a welcome massage, you know you're in for some serious pampering and a special experience. Despite the high room rates at this ultraprivate, ultraluxe spot, it can be hard to get a reservation. Guests here can unwind in suites that have hot tubs, fireplaces, and telescopes for viewing whales or stars. Newer hotels have attempted to copy Las Ventanas' touches, such as handcrafted lamps and doors, inlaid stone floors, and tequila welcome amenities, but this impeccable original remains the best. Service is sublime, with remarkable attention to detail. Don't be surprised if your butler leaves a monogrammed cleaning cloth on your sunglasses, or creates a customized sewing kit based on the colors of your wardrobe. The four restaurants (including a casual tequila and sushi bar) are outstanding; its signature "El Restaurante" showcases an all-Mexican menu that executes the classics with aplomb. The spa reflects the latest trends and stresses indigenous ingredients and holistic therapies. The 12 oceanfront villas each have a private swimming pool, full kitchen, media room, and glass pocket doors that open onto patios with garden showers, fire pits, and Jacuzzis.

Pros

  • Exceptional service
  • Stellar dining and wine/tequila selection
  • Experiences include whale safaris, magic show dinners, and more

Cons

  • There can be a four- to eight-night minimum depending on the season and holiday
  • 35% tax and gratuity added to every bill
  • Dangerous riptides
Hwy. 1, Km 19.5, The Corridor, 23400, Mexico
624-144–2800
hotel Details
83 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No Meals

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One&Only Palmilla

$$$$ | Carretera Transpeninsular, Km 27.5, The Corridor, 23400, Mexico Fodor's Choice
One&Only Spa
One&Only Palmilla

Built in 1956 by the son of the then-president of Mexico, the One&Only was the first resort in Los Cabos area, and it retains an old-world atmosphere and elegance, superior attention to detail and service, and its position as one of the most exclusive luxury resorts in the region. This spacious, leafy, distinguished resort is home to renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Seared restaurant, and another more casual, waterfront spot Agua. Adding to the never-ending amenities are a sushi-and-ceviche bar that looks out onto the Pacific, a Jack Nicklaus golf course, and a top spa. Around-the-clock butlers are at your beck and call to unpack your bags or shine your shoes. Two pools seem to flow over low cliffs into the sea, and the two expansive villas have their own infinity pool, fitness center, cinema, and nanny quarters. Hand-painted tiles edge stairways leading to rooms and suites that have Bose sound systems, flat-screen TVs, illy espresso machines, and handcrafted Mexican accents like studded antique doors, wool rugs, and a gorgeous bar stocked to make any cocktail. Some patios and terraces have daybeds and unobstructed sea views. Guests can soak up the sun, paddleboard, or take a surf lesson at Pelican Beach on the northern shore, one of the area’s few swimmable beaches.

Pros

  • Flawless service and amenities
  • Complimentary tequila and snacks delivered daily by personal butler
  • Notable dining options

Cons

  • Prices are high
  • Often boisterous groups mar the otherwise genteel atmosphere
  • Far from both San José and Cabo San Lucas
Carretera Transpeninsular, Km 27.5, The Corridor, 23400, Mexico
624-146–7000
hotel Details
176 rooms
Rate Includes: Jack Nicklaus–designed 18-hole course, Credit cards accepted, No Meals

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