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One & Only Palmilla

5 stars
Carr Transpeninsular, San Jose Del Cabo, 23400
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.9
out of 5
23 reviews
Luxury!

Love this hotel..only the finest!...treated us like royalty! See full review

  • Mrs. Salas
  • Mar 3, 2014
Paradise!

Celebrated our 10th Anniversary! Staff was great and accommodating to us...made us feel... See full review

  • Mrs. Salas
  • Feb 20, 2014
Exquisite resort with amazing views, luxury suites and personal service
One & Only Palmilla in Los Cabos epitomizes the ideal blend of history and modern luxury. The resort was built in 1956 as a hideaway for the son of the president of Mexico and was accessible only by yacht or private plane. John Wayne, Bing Crosby and Lucille Ball all visited the mansion, which gradually expanded until opening as One & Only Palmilla in 2004. The single-story and three-story casas house 172 guest rooms, each of which features a private patio or balcony, sweeping views and 24-hour butler service.
Highlights
  • Event venues include an on-site hilltop chapel and Bahia Fireplace courtyard
  • Excursions aboard the Azimut 40S One & Only Palmilla yacht
  • KidsOnly club with games, culture and family pool
  • Palmilla Golf Club features signature Jack Nicklaus par-72 course
  • Five distinctive bars and restaurants
Rooms
Sensuous, elegant and relaxing -- high standards create an unforgettable Los Cabos experience at One & Only Palmilla. Modern amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access and flat-panel televisions with satellite channels. Handcrafted Mexican accents, private patios or balconies with sea views and spacious suites flooded with warm light capture a sense of place. A welcome tequila beverage, complimentary espresso and tea services, fresh fruit delivered daily and an aromatherapy turndown menu are special One & Only Palmilla touches of luxury. Options range from oceanfront superior rooms at 500 square feet to the 10,500-square-foot, four-bedroom Villa Cortez.
Features
A meandering path leads through tropical gardens to the hidden door of a secluded private villa -- this is the One & Only Palmilla spa. Each of the 13 private treatment villas features a massage pavilion and open-air garden. Many include rain showers, Mexican day beds, whirlpool baths and a private vanity. Enjoy signature treatments such as the Mayan deep tissue pindas ritual or Palmilla chocolate synergy, as well as private yoga sessions and the Bastien manicure and pedicure.
Transportation
  • Los Cabos International Airport (10.3 mi/16.6 km)
Attractions
  • The Shoppes at Palmilla (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Palmilla Golf Club (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • San Jose del Cabo (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
  • Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco) (14.6 mi/23.5 km)
  • Cabo San Lucas (15.1 mi/24.3 km)
  • Todos Santos (45.2 mi/72.7 km)
Business
  • Ballroom, boardroom and sheltered patio foyer available
  • Dedicated meeting and event consultant
Policies and fees
Due to a change in Mexican regulations, we can no longer accept settlement of any bills in U.S. dollars. All accounts need to be settled by credit card.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

One & Only Palmilla Rooms

Beach Front One-Bedroom Luxury Suite
For the ultimate in luxury, these suites located in Casa Gardenia, Casa Colores and Casa Miramar, offer a resplendent 130m2 (1400ft2) of stylishly opulent living space. Each has been meticulously designed with sophisticated amenities and handcrafted details created by Mexico's finest artisans. Private yet open to the beauty of Baja, every part of the suite allows for scenic views, from the entertainment parlour and bedroom with walk-in closets to the spacious terrace with day bed to the large bathroom with sculptured bath and rain shower. Available with one King-size bed. (130m2/1400ft2) In addition to the other suites amenities and services include: Laptop computer, Portable personal media device (movies and music), iPod docking station, Bed linen selection menu
Ocean View Terrace Junior Suite
Available with one King-size bed; private sitting area; terrace; rainshower, sculpted tub and twin vanity sinks in bath /750ft2
Amenities include:
Flat-screen satellite TV with DVD/CD player
Bose surround sound audio system
Terrace daybeds
Telescope for whale-watching and star-gazing
State-of-the-art voice and data lines
Complimentary high-speed Internet access, with WiFi available
Writing desk
Lady Primrose bath amenities
Hairdryer
Safe deposit box
Robe, slippers, sandals, beach/shopping
Services include:
24-hour personal butler service
Welcome tequila beverage
Fresh fruit of choice, delivered daily
Choice of cocktail snacks, delivered daily
Twice daily maid service
Pillow selection menu
Aromatherapy turndown menu
Beach Front Terrace Junior Suite
Available with one King-size bed; private sitting area; terrace; rainshower, sculpted tub and twin vanity sinks in bath. 750ft2
Amenities include:
Flat-screen satellite TV with DVD/CD player
Bose surround sound audio system
Terrace daybeds
Telescope for whale-watching and star-gazing
State-of-the-art voice and data lines
Complimentary high-speed Internet access, with WiFi available
Writing desk
Lady Primrose bath amenities
Hairdryer
Safe deposit box
Robe, slippers, sandals, beach/shopping

Services include:
24-hour personal butler service
Welcome tequila beverage
Fresh fruit of choice, delivered daily
Choice of cocktail snacks, delivered daily
Twice daily maid service
Pillow selection menu
Aromatherapy turndown menu
Beach Front Patio Junior Suite
These suites are resplendent with handcrafted Mexican elegance & designed for outdoor entertainment on their large beach front patios - each appointed with a day bed for afternoon siestas and evenings gazing at the stars. Magnificent views of the Sea of Cortez provide a scenic backdrop from every area of the suite, including the bathroom, which features a sculptured bath with rain shower. Available with 1 King-size bed/750ft2
Amenities & services include: Flat-screen satellite TV with DVD/CD player, Bose surround sound audio system, Terrace daybeds, Telescope, State-of-the-art voice & data lines, Complimentary high-speed Internet, with WiFi, Writing desk, Lady Primrose bath amenities, Hairdryer, Safe deposit box, Robe, slippers, sandals, beach/shopping tote, 24-hr personal butler service, Welcome tequila, Fresh fruit of choice, delivered daily, Choice of cocktail snacks, delivered daily, Twice daily maid service, Pillow menu, Aromatherapy turndown menu
Ocean Front Superior Room
Available with 1 King-size or 2 Queen-size beds; separate sitting area; private terrace with terrace daybeds or table and chairs for fresco dining; marble shower & twin vanity sinks in bathroom. 500 ft2
Amenities include:
Flat-screen satellite TV with DVD/CD player, Bose surround sound audio system, Terrace daybeds or table and chairs foral fresco dining, Telescope for whale-watching and star-gazing, State-of-the-art voice and data lines, Complimentary high-speed Internet access, with WiFi available, Writing desk, Lady Primrose bath amenities, Hairdryer, Safe deposit box

Robe, slippers, sandals, beach/shopping tote

Services include:
24-hour personal butler service
Welcome tequila beverage
Fresh fruit of choice, delivered daily
Choice of cocktail snacks, delivered daily
Twice daily maid service
Pillow selection menu
Aromatherapy turndown menu
Ocean Front Deluxe Room
Available with one King-size or two Queen-size beds; spacious sitting area; shaded terrace; double-headed shower and twin vanity sinks in bathroom600 ft2
Amenities include:
Flat-screen satellite TV with DVD/CD player
Bose surround sound audio system
Terrace daybeds
Telescope for whale-watching and star-gazing
State-of-the-art voice and data lines
Complimentary high-speed Internet access, with WiFi available
Writing desk
Lady Primrose bath amenities
Hairdryer
Safe deposit box
Robe, slippers, sandals, beach/shopping tote

Services include:
24-hour personal butler service
Welcome tequila beverage
Fresh fruit of choice, delivered daily
Choice of cocktail snacks, delivered daily
Twice daily maid service
Pillow selection menu
Aromatherapy turndown menu
Beach Front Pool Casita Junior Suite
The single-level junior suites feature infinity-edge pool 150sqft with scenic views of the Sea of Cortez from the sitting area, bedroom & the deluxe pool terrace, appointed with a daybed terrace chairs, side table and pool lounges. The large marble bathrooms feature rain shower & twin vanity sinks. Available with 1 King-size bed. /680ft
Amenities & Services include: Terrace chairs & side table, Flat-screen satellite TV with DVD/CD player, Bose surround sound audio system, Terrace daybeds or table & chairs for al fresco dining, Telescope, State-of-the-art voice and data lines, Complimentary high-speed Internet, with WiFi, Writing desk, Lady Primrose bath amenities, Hairdryer, Safe deposit box, Robe, slippers, sandals, beach/shopping tote, Infinity-edge pool, 24-hr personal butler service, Welcome tequila, Fresh fruit of choice delivered daily, Choice of cocktail snacks delivered daily, Twice daily maid service, Pillow menu, Aromatherapy menu
Ocean Front One-Bedroom Deluxe Suite
Available with one King-size bed; spacious sitting area; private terrace; rain shower, sculpted bath,twin vanity sinks in bathroom.(111.5m2/1200ft2)
Amenities include: Flat-screen satellite TV with DVD/CD player, Bose surround sound audio system, Terrace daybeds, Telescope for whale-watching and star-gazing, State-of-the-art voice and data lines, Complimentary high-speed Internet access with WiFi available, Writing desk, Lady Primrose bath amenities, Hairdryer, Safe deposit box, Robe, slippers, sandals, beach/shopping tote
Services include: 24-hour personal butler service, Welcome tequila beverage, Fresh fruit of choice delivered daily, Choice of cocktail snacks, delivered daily, Twice daily maid service, Pillow selection menu, Aromatherapy turndown menu

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Golf
Solarium
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service dogs allowed

Hotel Map

23.0077 -109.7152
Area served
San Jose del Cabo.
Nearby airports
Los Cabos Mexico International Airport.
Area description
One&Only Palmilla is located at the southernmost point of Baja California along the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez within the Los Cabos Corridor, a 21-mile stretch between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. There are ample direct flights from numerous U.S. gateway cities to San Jose Del Cabo International Airport, and the resort is a 20-minute drive along the Carretera Transpeninsular Number One Highway.

Dining

Dining
Dining at One&Only Palmilla promises moments of culinary discovery sure to surprise even the most discerning and worldly palates. From the simplea flaky Mexican Empanada with freshly squeezed juice served in the quiet of a private terrace, to the creativethe resort's own 'Mexiterranean' cuisine fusing the authentic flavors of Mexico with a passion for the new and undiscovered. Special diets: One&Only Palmilla is pleased to accommodate the special dietary needs of all guests. Please notify the resort in advance of arrival to ensure special requests are attended to with specificity. In-room dining: A 24-hour in-room dining menu is provided.
Agua
Overlooking the infinity-edge pool, Agua is an indoor/outdoor restaurant featuring renowned Mexiterranean Cuisine by Award Winning Executive Chef Larbi Dahrouch. In the evening, the moon reflecting on the water and the serenading musicians set the mood for a festive meal. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The palapa-roofed Agua Bar is an entertaining spot for light snacks and specialty drinks served in the afternoon and evening. Attire: Breakfast & Lunch - Casual: T-shirts or polo shirts, shorts or jeans, sundresses or skirts. Bathing suit cover-ups and shoes are required. Dinner: Resort Upscale: dress T-shirts or polo shirts, dress shorts, slacks or jeans, sundresses or skirts and similar apparel. Bathing suits not permitted.
Agua Bar
Day - Pool: bathing suits and similar apparel. Casual: T-shirts or polo shirts, shorts or jeans, sundresses or skirts. Bathing suit cover-ups and shoes are required. Evening - Resort Upscale: dress T-shirts or polo shirts, dress shorts, slacks or jeans, sundresses or skirts and similar apparel. Bathing suits not permitted.
Breeze
The perfect setting for lunch or light afternoon snack, this alfresco venue overlooks Vista Pool and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The menu offers a continental blend of favorites and tropical libations. Casual: T-shirts or polo shirts, shorts or jeans, sundresses or skirts. Bathing suit cover-ups and shoes are required.
Market by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Michelin stared chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten presents a unique dining concept in Market, his first outpost South of the Border. In understated elegance, Market features Euro-Asian cuisine with Mexican inspirations along with the country's most complete wine list. Market brings to life Jean-Georges' French roots with Asian influence to reflect his travels in the region and the freshness and variety of Mexico's rich culinary tradition and ingredients. Open for dinner daily, reservations suggested. Resort Elegant attire. Breakfast is served daily at Market Veranda.
Suviche Restaurant and Lounge
Suviche offers an impressive selection of fresh Sushi and Ceviches in a unique combination of traditional preparation with Jean-Goerges' signature blend of flavors and ingredients. The al fresco casual and fun ambiance is complemented with the scenic views of the Sea of Cortez and live entertainment. Master Chef Nobuo Iwaseya, hand selected by Jean-Georges from his native Japan will delight your palate with his sushi creations. The Sake Sommelier will guide you in making the perfect sake pairing to compliment your dining experience. An extensive green tea menu is also available. Open daily from 6pm to 1am.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (23)

Ratings and reviews for One & Only Palmilla

Overall score

4.9 / 5
23 out of 23
Amenities:
4.9
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.9
Room comfort:
4.9
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
Mrs. Salas
Chicago, il
Mar 3, 2014

Luxury!

Love this hotel..only the finest!...treated us like royalty!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
1
Value:
5
Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
Mrs. Salas
Chicago, il
Feb 20, 2014

Paradise!

Celebrated our 10th Anniversary! Staff was great and accommodating to us...made us feel special. This is a luxurious hotel and you will feel like your in paradise!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
1
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Go into Cabos San Lucas for nightlife. Come back to your hotel for your pampering.

Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
TravelerExtraordinaire
Houston, TX
Aug 20, 2013

Luxury at its finest!

What a gorgeous property! Much bigger than I had antitipated. Here are some of the memorable highlights: complimentary water in the room, complimentary tequila and fruit popsicles upon arrival, great selection of non motorized water sports (the paddle boarding was my favorite), attentive staff with huge smiles on their faces, exquisite wine selection, dinner at Market was cooked to perfection, the gym is top notch and offers wonderful spin and other aerobics classes. The property itself is absolutely gorgeous, with a great combination of pool and beach. A must stay for families with little children, as well as romantic getaway for couples. This is a must for your bucket list!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
KEIVAN
BOLOGNA ,ITALY
Aug 2, 2013

Fantastic family getaway

it is beutifull with safe beach for swimming close to the hotel , the hotel was insiede al green area and in armony with the natura arround , the service is great , the poisition is perfect , the church is lovely , i raccomend stay more than 7 deays

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
nicnmik
Camarillo, Ca
May 13, 2013

Doesn't get any better

My husband and I went to the One & Only Palmilla in Cabo for our 15 year anniversary and we were treated like Kings and Queens. You are catered to at every level and they pull out all the stops. We will never stay anywhere else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

We had lunch at Flora Farms

Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
e90jprad
Anaheim, CA, USA
Apr 4, 2013

Perfect vacation getaway!

Look no further. This is the best hotel in Los Cabos. Book it. You won't be disappointed. The hotel is simply gorgeous. Every detail is taken care of so you can just relax and enjoy yourself. Upon arrival, we were greeted by name and given fresh fruit popsicles. We were given a short tour of the hotel, shown to our room and then assigned a personal butler for just about anything we wanted. Our room was spacious, well appointed and the view was simply breathtaking. From our balcony, the ocean was a stone's throw away. Wife really enjoyed the spa experience. The food is delicious and the view from every restaurant is picture perfect. Beaches are clean, well-maintained and beautiful. Wife loved the spa experience. Highly recommended! We can't wait to go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

At the restaurant Agua, ask for a table on the lawn overlooking the Sea of Cortez. The view is amazing.

Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
Sewaneegal
Indiana
Mar 18, 2013

Outstanding resort and service

We stayed at One and Only Palmilla for a week in March 2013. We typically stay in 4 and 5 star hotels, but even so it was a splurge. I was not disappointed in our choice. The juxtaposition of the Sea of Cortez and the desert/mountains made for a truly beautiful backdrop. Our greatest enjoyment came from watching the whales from the pool each day, and I'm not sure I'll ever have a bigger thrill that being 20-30 feet from them while on a paddleboard. The service was without flaw, and I felt that the staff was truly friendly. We thought the food, although quite expensive (plan on $100 lunches), was terrific and particularly enjoyed the little free treats that we passed out poolside and brought to our room. The fitness center was quite nice, and the cost of personal training and classes is included in the resort fee. The spa was lovely. I would forgo the cost of a transfer by the hotel ($140 each way) and get a cab ($35). Next time I think I would probably rent a car a explore Baja Sud a bit more. Two minor complaints -- I found the shampoo/conditioner etc . . . very nice and pretty, but it is difficult to extract conditioner and lotion from them. Also, housekeeping would occasionally forget little pieces of trash (sugar packets etc. . .) on the floor and was not particularly good about keeping us stocked in coffee pods, tea, etc . . . Nevertheless, these were minor inconveniences and will not deter us from returning at some point. The One and Only's reputation is well-deserved.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try dining in San Jose del Cabo. We particularly enjoyed La Dolce on the square after the Thurs. night Gallery Walk and Meson del Angel (colonial atmosphere, great blueberry mojitos)

Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
Noah1234
Toronto
Jan 19, 2013

Amazing Resort

Terrific resort, beautiful grounds, great service, great rooms Restaurants are just ok but very expensive

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
Mr. Victor
Boca Raton, FL
Jul 17, 2012

The One & Only Place to Vacation !!

Truly Amazing Resort, Food & Service !! The Staff at the One & Only Palmilla treat you like Royalty !! Will be back in 4 months. Thank You !! Victor

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
nico's mom
los angeles, ca
May 14, 2012

best of the best

absolutely hands down the best resort i've been to. The staff is beyond exceptional....on a league of its own. The grounds are immaculate and lush greenery everywhere. The views are breathtaking, a postcard from each angel. The staff greets you by your name and everyone always salutes you with the "hand over heart". I mean, the gift shop sells Balenciaga, Ferregamo, C. Louboutin goodies just to name a few. You'll def spend a pretty penny BUT, the One & Only provides free water, beach bag, snacks, bicycles just to name a few.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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