Bahia Hotel & Beach House
What We Love
- A welcome drink is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Great in-town location just a few blocks from Medano Beach
- The restaurant, Bar Esquina, and its Baja take on Mediterranean cuisine
What To Know
- Because it's a boutique property, you won’t find the full-scale amenities that you would at nearby Cabo beach resorts
- The hotel is not particularly well suited for families
- Check-in is at 4 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Cabo has its fair share of hotels that are past their prime, but the Bahia Hotel & Beach Club isn’t one of them. A top-to-toe renovation in 2010 saw to that, adding a sleek design, bang-up hotel restaurant, beach club access and chill vibe. In the heart of the Medano Beach district, the property has an enviable location just two blocks from Cabo’s only swimmable beach and easy access to a clutch of great bars and restaurants.
Bed & Bath
Guestrooms eschew the bold, brash colors that can be found in many Bahia hotels in favor of a neutral look and Mexi-chic design: polished cement floors, plush beds swathed in layers of white, hanging lanterns and dark wood furniture. Most rooms on the ground level have patios outfitted with hammocks. Spacious bathrooms have rain showers and luxe Teva and/or C.O. Bigelow amenities.
Outside by the pool, the scene is set for stylish lounging, from the daybeds and wooden recliners to the diaphanous swaying white curtains and swim-up palapa bar. Prefer to spend your time with sand between your toes? Head over to Medano Beach, where the hotel operates a concession at the Medano Beach Club. But perhaps the best feature is the excellent on-site restaurant, Bar Esquina, which puts a delish Baja twist on familiar Mediterranean flavors. For something more casual, an adjacent coffee shop serves tasty coffee made from beans grown in Chiapas and Oaxaca, plus quick-grab pastries, salads and sandwiches — perfect whether you want a low-key picnic on the beach or fuel for adventures in Cabo’s stunning desert landscape.
How to Get There
I am so obsessed with this perfect hotel! The decor is absolutely amazing, the restaurant and coffee shop were my favorite, the staff took care of us hand and foot! Shout out to Pepe for being the best, booking all of our dinner reservations, etc. this hotel made my bachelorette in Cabo perfect, I cannot wait to go back!!
First of all I want to start by saying that the location is fantastic! The restaurant which is called Bar Esquina (Corner bar) was really good, the food and drinks were great!
The staff was very welcoming and the place was very clean! I felt very safe being here and enjoyed my stay very much. Highly recommend and I would definitely come back again another time I am in Cabo San lucas!
also: They have a really good beach club, where you can spend all day at.
My first time visiting Bahia was June 2015. Our friends were staying at this hotel and they were on the bottom floor in one of their newest updated rooms. We loved it! Our group actually "pre-partied" here before going out that night.
My next time I visited I was actually staying at the Bahia in December 2016. Our family wanted a place to stay for NYE and we loved it the year before when our friends were here, so we decided to celebrate at the Bahia. We had one of the "older" rooms with a lot of flare. The seashells above the beds, and the white shelving units were in our room. We had a room facing the pool (with no balcony) but we had so much extra space since we didn't have a balcony. The customer service was great, always attentive, and the walk to the beach is probably my favorite part.
The next time we stayed was December 2017 (again for NYE), and then the time after that October 2018 for their SIP Cabo event.
Every time we've gone there have been "large groups" of people ranging mid 20's to 40/50's. Once we even went with "kids" and everyone was accommodated.
+ Bahia is updating all of their rooms (I love the old and the new - so you really can't go wrong)
+ Staff is attentive, wanting to help, and learns your name
+ SUR Beach House is a close walk - that I enjoyed walking to every morning
+ Breakfast a SUR Beach House or Bar Esquina is phenomenal (Lunch and Dinner too - their chefs are out of this world)
+ The pool is a great afternoon escape once you're back from the beach (I prefer beach side any day of the week)
+ Maid Service was phenomenal -> sometimes leaving cute animals out of the bathroom mat!
The Food (My recommendations anyway):
+ Bar Esquina: Chips & Guac. You get these amazing varieties of chips and salsa/guac
+ Bar Esquina: Pear Mint Mojito
+ Bar Esquina: Smoothie Bar / baked breads
+ Bar Esquina: Blueberry Pancakes (or) French Toast
+ SUR: Divorce Eggs - by far my favorite thing!
+ SUR: Breakfast sandwich (you do get 2 - so maybe share) and a salad
+ SUR: Nachos
+ SUR: Sushi and Oysters
+ SUR: French Toast
There really are no Cons - unless you want to be directly *on the beach*. This hotel delivers high class, at an affordable price for the every day person. It has a boutique charm and yet the quality of a place charging three times as much per night.
Clearly they're doing something right...we found out about it in 2015, and we haven't looked back since with our yearly Cabo trips. We consider the Bahia family, and they consider us family as well.
What a fabulous welcome my wife and I received from the front door and front desk staff upon our arrival at the Bahia Hotel. I felt like a celebrity at check-in for our 5 day/4 night anniversary celebration. And that was only the beginning. Pepe had arranged a beautiful champagne/candy/roses arrangement in our spacious well-appointed room with balcony overlooking the swimming pool. Pepe also had arranged for our continued celebrity status at Bar Esquina with elegant dinner and entertainment. Our entire stay was delightful starting with the nearby Sur Beach House for breakfast, lunch, drinks, beach relaxing, and boat rides for whale watching and "land's end" sea lion grunting. The Bahia Hotel and Beach House is a short walk to the Cabo marina and downtown. Shopping ranges from flea market to upscale international. With all our activities, my wife and I did not manage to get back to the new Bahia exercise room after the first day. Perhaps next time. Thanks Bahia!
This is a very old property which has, from appearances, been recently renovated with the result looking like someone put cheap makeup on a corpse.
The kitchenette was basically non functional. The tiles were coming off the floor in our room in multiples locations.
The water was not draining out of the shower due to hair from previous guests. The entire shower became a pool overflowing into the bathroom. I called reception. No one. Second day I called again to ask to please send someone NOW. They finally did on the third day of our four day stay.
The bed was soft and lumpy. The maid service was horrible until we complained directly to the maid. Sometimes she replenished the toiletries, sometimes she did not. We went to the local market to buy a bar of soap the second day!
We had sand in our bed and on the floor for most of our stay.
The 1/2 bottle of complimentary wine provided at check in was so horribly cheap that it was undrinkable. We left the remainder for the maid. Undrinkable cheapness.
The only good thing about this corpse on the beach is that the wifi was generally good. The location is good. The front office reception people and bellboys were nice and service minded (except for the shower drain) and they did provide complimentary parking during our stay. Everything else was nickel and diming by the New York based owners of this property.
First and last stay at Bahia.