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Hotel Description

5-star beachfront resort near Costa Azul Beach

On the beach

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Palmilla Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of Costa Azul Beach with a stay at this San Jose del Cabo resort. El Zalate Beach and Playa Hotelera are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Luxury amenities

This luxury resort features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 4 restaurants. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with free beach cabanas and sun loungers. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and in-room childcare is an added bonus.

Free Internet, comfy beds

The 173 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as comfy beds. Other amenities include furnished balconies or patios, iPod docks, and LCD TVs with cable channels.

Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Oceanfront (Palmilla)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront (Casita, Infinity Pool)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, Oceanfront (Casita, Infinity Pool)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Room, 2 Queen Beds, Oceanfront

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, Terrace, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
5.0 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos

5 out of 5

Red carpet treatment!

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, beautiful grounds
Having stayed at many 5 star resorts around the world, The One & Only Palmilla has been my favorite. There was NOTHING I did not LOVE about this place! Excellent food and drinks! Excellent service! Incredibly beautiful property!

Posted by , from Los Angeles on 7 Nov. 2012

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5 out of 5

Absolute Perfection

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, immaculately clean, no bugs
Our Palmillas experience began the moment we stepped out of the airport. We were transported by hummer to the resort and felt immediately cared for. The resort was immaculate! Not a bug or weed in sight, the beautiful gardens blooming, doves cooing and everything clean and hygienic. The staff were gracious, polite and detail oriented, always prepared to care for you and get you anything you wanted or needed without being overwhelming. Our room was gorgeous and it was above the beautiful, swimmable beach. We had panoramic views of the bay and the sound of the waves right outside. Our bed was super comfortable and clean (down pillows yeah!). The bathroom was vast, luxurious and well appointed. On the second day, I found a sewing kit that had been tailored to the colors of my wardrobe! The attention to detail was evident everywhere. Nothing was short of luxurious and everything was maintained perfectly. There were little, carved wooden blocks you could set out by your sun lounger which signaled to the staff whether you wanted to sleep, be left alone or needed service. The same system worked on the beach using flags. Every day there were ice buckets with water, cooling, aloe facial mist, and small treats like sorbet or mini ice creams were handed out. The food was really good, especially the Cevice and fish dishes, all made with such fresh ingredients it was like a party in your mouth! Nighttime was ultra romantic with soft lighting along the pathways, beautiful ambiance in all the eaterys and again, warm, attentive staff at every turn. Some say this place is ‘over priced’. Yes, it’s expensive, but we have stayed at ‘The Tides’ in Playa Del Carmen and ‘The Ritz Carlton’ in the Grand Cayman, both were comparable pricewise and Palmillas blew them out of the water! It was worth every dollar and far exceeded our expectations. For those who want to go and save money, the breakfasts are huge and could easily be shared. You can also cab very easily into San Jose Del Cabo and dine in the town for less. We did this a few times and it was very enjoyable. I can’t say enough about this luxury resort, it was perfect!

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA, USA on 24 Jul. 2012

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5 out of 5

This is absolutely the best resort I have been to. I'm coming back!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Everything was fantastic. The people were attentive. Food was great. Atmosphere was incomparable.

Posted by on 13 Jun. 2012

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5 out of 5


We took our young kids 3 & 5 and had a very relaxing time. The staff is very accomodating. You'll feel like you are on their own compound. Very safe and secure. Always a staff around even in the early dark morning hours on the grounds keeping it up. If you want a luxury feel at a very upscale place then this is the place. We saw 1 singer and 1 celebrity at the pool with their kids but everyone respects their privacy.

Posted by on 10 Jan. 2011

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5 out of 5

Best hote ever!

My wife and I traveled here for our 12th anniversary in September and we are still raving about it. There is not one thing I would change! By far the service is the most attentive and outgoing of any 5 star hotel I have ever stayed. The grounds are manicured perfectly. The staff all know your name and there is nothing you can't ask them that they would not do. The Villa's are incredible with amazing fews, ample space and the best bathroom I have ever been in. This hotel thinks of everything! The food was also incredible. We will be back!

Posted by on 1 Jan. 2010

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5 out of 5



Posted by on 28 Jul. 2007

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5 out of 5

Heaven on Earth

The One and Only in Palmilla is the ultimate in luxury. The rooms are stunning, the service is incredible (you walk around and they respond to you by your last name) and don't miss Agua by Charlie Trotter. He has two restaurants here, but I liked Agua better due to its ambiance and its food selection. Plus the prices aren't as steep!

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2007

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5 out of 5


Just got back from the Palmilla. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. The rooms are perfect, and the bathrooms to die for!! Will be returning next year!!

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2007

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5 out of 5

The best!

This was the first stop of my honeymoon, before heading to Asia's best hotels. And none of the 8 other hotels we visited compared to this one. This has got to be the best hotel we've stayed in ever! And the food is exquisite.

Posted by on 28 Aug. 2006

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Property Features

Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the white sand beach. Hit the beach and work on your tan in the sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with complimentary cabanas and umbrellas. At One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 4 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a swim-up bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. This luxury resort also offers a complimentary children's club, a children's pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Self parking and valet parking are free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star San Jose del Cabo resort.

  • 173 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 12 buildings
  • 4 dining venues
  • 3000 sq ft of conference space
  • 279 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2004
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking , Free valet parking


  • Airport: Los Cabos Intl. Airport (SJD) (19.3 km / 12 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos offers 173 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas and include sofa beds. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Children's slippers

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Agua - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Breeze Alfresco Cafe - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Market Fine Dining - Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Suviche Sushi Lounge - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in sushi and serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open select days.

Agua Bar - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this cocktail bar serves breakfast and lunch.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 15
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Mud bath in spa
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 40 lbs)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows regional sanitization guidelines
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours
  • No gap period between guest stays


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 41 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 160 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • One&Only Palmilla Resort
  • One&Only Palmilla Resort San Jose Del Cabo
  • One&Only Palmilla San Jose Del Cabo
  • One Only Palmilla Resort
  • One&Only Palmilla Jose l Cabo
  • One&only Palmilla, Los Cabos
  • One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos Resort
  • One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos San Jose del Cabo
  • One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos Resort San Jose del Cabo

You should know

  • One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos is listed in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.

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