One & Only Palmilla

5 stars
Carr Transpeninsular, San Jose Del Cabo, 23400
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.9
out of 5
33 reviews
Even fantastic in a (near) hurricane!

Gorgeous grounds and views, warm and attentive service. Norbert passed through, creating huge waves... See full review

  • Traveling DINKS
  • Sep 7, 2014
Just perfect.

Great Hotel, we couldn't be happier with what we experienced. See full review

  • RJGP
  • Aug 11, 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 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
Villa Cortez Luxury
Two master King-size bedrooms with private terrace and ocean views,Two double Queen-size bedrooms with garden views, State-of-the-art screening room for 12, Fully equipped home office with state-of-the-art voice and data lines,Private fitness center with Techno gym and Kinesis equipment,In-home spa Outdoor Palapa with dining for 10 Two full kitchens (interior / exterior),Ocean infinity-edge pool,Pool terrace with daybeds and outdoor lounges for entertaining,Open air Jacuzzi and outdoor rain shower,Flat-screen satellite TV with DVD/CD player, Bose surround sound audio system, Telescope for whale-watching and star-gazing,Lady Primrose bath amenities and Pool water toys.
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 (33)

Ratings and reviews for One & Only Palmilla

Overall score

4.9 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 33
Amenities:
4.9
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.9
Room comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.3

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traveling DINKS
Business
San Francisco, CA
Sep 7, 2014

Even fantastic in a (near) hurricane!

Gorgeous grounds and views, warm and attentive service. Norbert passed through, creating huge waves that were thrilling to watch from our beautiful balcony. We only wished our flight had been canceled so that we could stay longer!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Rent a car to take advantage of very good and reasonably priced dining in San Jose del Cabo. Resort dining, though very good, is priced exorbitantly.

Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RJGP
Business
Monterrey, Mexico
Aug 11, 2014

Just perfect.

Great Hotel, we couldn't be happier with what we experienced.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Toro Guero

Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Waiting to go again
Business
Eastbay, California
Aug 8, 2014

Romantic getaway

Awesome and magical place! Unbelievable service! It's a MUST!!

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

Business

Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Waiting to go again
Business
Eastbay, California
Aug 4, 2014

Paradise!!!

By far, the most amazing resort experience ever! The most beautiful grounds, the most friendliest staff and the most breathtaking views around! This is luxury vacationing at its best. The service is what makes it. You are treated like royalty every minute. I highly recommend it to anyone that is looking for a unforgettable experience!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JennEvans10
Business
Houston, TX
Jul 9, 2014

Beautiful resort!

We recently stayed at the One and Only Palmilla. We were able to get a very discounted rate. A lot of celebraties stay here, because of the service, great food, and seclusion. Such a beautiful property, excellent service (your own personal butler), large room with private balcony, and great food and drinks. We ate at Suviche one night and spent $360 for 2 people, sharing dinner. Be careful, most items are very expensive on property. We went to downtown San Jose for dinner the other nights and had wonderful meals for much cheaper. Overall a great experience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
tiahobes
Business
Los angeles
Jun 30, 2014

Great Getaway

Great service, friendly staff, and beautiful hotel! We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back very very soon!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JimSkisTahoe
Business
Marin, California
Jun 21, 2014

Simply the best

Top notch resort. Nothing bad I can say. Incredible staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
e90jprad
Business
Anaheim, CA, USA
Jun 21, 2014

Simply the best!...

My wife and I love this place and can't say enough good things about it. This was our second time here and it was just as enjoyable as the first. Service and amenities are impeccable. The views are breathtaking. We love the more "private" nature of this resort and how the staff are attentive to your every need. Most of our time was spent on the beach in one of the many beautiful cabanas, where we enjoyed lunch and bird watching. Last time we went in March, the temperature was cooler (low- to mid-80s F, with low humidity) and had fun whale watching. We experienced higher temperatures this time in mid-June (low- to mid-90s F, high humidity) and felt like Europe in early July.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Add the cheaper shuttle service to and from the hotel. It's fast and convenient.

Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Yogi momma
Business
Orange County
May 14, 2014

Most amazing Mother's Day getaway!

One and Only Palmilla is by far the best resort I have ever stayed!!! Everything about it was perfect!! The location...the staff...the cleanliness...the food....the activities....the spa... The list goes on and on. It was definitely worth the price!! I can't wait to go back again!!

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Every restaurant was amazing!

Review of One & Only Palmilla

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Adonadesign
Business
Trumbull, CT
May 4, 2014

Extraordinary Resort for Romantic or Family Gathering

If you’re looking for “Heaven on Earth”, then visit the One & Only in Palmilla. From the moment you arrive, the gracious staff at this enchanting resort is genuinely delighted to meet you and can’t do enough to make your stay a memorable one. The restaurants are a culinary pleasure; our favorite is “Aqua by Laribi!”. We requested a special menu one evening and Chef Laribi did not disappoint. Each room has a personal butler, who is at your beck and call….from a simple request for dinner reservations or picking up sunscreen that we forgot to pack to arranging a romantic dining experience on the beach. The only negative is having to leave...

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

A visit to the historic town of San Jose del Cabo is a must. Only a short cab ride to visit a beautiful historic church and local artisans as well as a variety of dining options.

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