One&Only Palmilla Resort

Km 7.5 Carretera Transpeninsular, Los Cabos, Mexico
173 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Secluded
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The original Palmilla Resort, in its incarnation as a 1950s hot spot, played host to the A-listers of the day — people like Bing Crosby, Ernest Hemingway, even Dwight Eisenhower came here for a taste of the still-exotic, still-unspoiled Baja California. Today, after an $80m renovation, the Palmilla is under the wing of Butch Kerzner's One & Only group, owner and operator of other VIP resorts like Mauritius' Le Touessrok and Le Saint Géran.

Naturally, then, the beautiful people are back — and in keeping with the times, today's VIPs tend to be younger and more photogenic than Ike or Papa Hemingway. Tom Cruise famously swam with the whales at the resort's grand re-opening, and John Travolta held his star-studded fiftieth birthday here.

They come for the seclusion, above all. Though parts of Mexico are grotesquely overdeveloped, this stretch of coastline between Cabo San Lucas and the quaint town of San José del Cabo is a throwback to Mexico's good old days. And sometimes a little competition is just what a resort hotel needs to recapture its former glory — in this case, the storied Las Ventanas del Paraiso happens to be just down the road.

Palmilla is built on a promontory above the ocean, with easy access to the sublime beach below, right on the tip of the Baja California, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez. And the resort itself is first-class all the way; the service rivals any in the Western hemisphere, with personal butler service to all rooms. The facilities indulge in the same kind of overkill — the guest rooms are stylish and supremely comfortable, with flat-screen satellite TVs set amidst tasteful, contemporary Mexican décor.

Add to all that a high-flying restaurant, Market by Jean-Georges (designed by star architect Adam Tihany), a Jack Nicklaus golf course, and a sprawling indoor/outdoor spa and fitness center, and you have just about everything a VIP guest could ask for. Of course you don't have to be Hollywood royalty to enjoy the Palmilla star treatment — a few nights here and anyone would feel like a friend of Travolta.

How to get there:
There are direct flights from many gateway cities to San Jose Del Cabo International Airport, and the resort is a 20-minute drive along the Carretera Transpeninsular Number One Highway. San Jose del Cabo is located 10 minutes by car from One&Only Palmilla. Cabo San Lucas is located 20 minutes by car from One&Only Palmilla.

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One&Only Palmilla Resort
Km 7.5 Carretera Transpeninsular, Los Cabos, Mexico

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Beauty salon
  • Jacuzzi
  • Yoga
  • Steam rooms
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Kids' club
  • Beachfront
  • Tennis court
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Age 12 and up are considered adults.
  • Extra beds are not available.
Check in: 3 pm
Check out: 12 pm

Credit cards accepted

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