The Cape – A Thompson Hotel
What We Love
- Dead-on views of the Baja Peninsula’s famous Arch
- The knockout six-story rooftop bar with a terrace and firepits
- Super spacious guestrooms start at over 550 square feet and feature private balconies furnished with daybeds and binoculars
What To Know
- The rooftop is open to the public, and is available for private events
- All 161 rooms have ocean views, custom handmade furnishings
- Valet parking is available for a fee
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
On quiet Monuments Beach, the Thompson Hotel group’s first property in Mexico is designed with its prime location in mind: all 161 guest rooms have dead-on views of the Sea of Cortez horizon and the iconic Arch in the distance. Designed by Mexico City architect Javier Sanchez, the interiors nod to Thompson Hotels’ signature midcentury style but add a thoughtful sense of place with bespoke, handmade-in-Mexico furnishings and regionally produced artworks. The guest rooms start over 550 square feet, and all have beds topped with sateen linens, gourmet minibars, free WiFi, rainfall showers, copperleaf tubs and private balconies furnished with daybeds and binoculars — essential for whale watching. On the dining front, lauded Mexican chef Enrique Olvera is behind the centerpiece La Manta restaurant, there’s also the Ledge, for Tex-Mex classics, cocktails in the lobby lounge, and drinks and dancing in the six-story alfresco rooftop lounge. Relaxation seekers are well catered to too, with a pampering spa, two pools (one built into a natural rock formation) and a private stairway down to quiet Monuments Beach.
In the Area
With a natural bounty of fresh seafood and a growing farm-to-table scene, Cabo San Lucas is becoming a foodie hot spot. Must stops include Flora’s Field Kitchen, for organic, seasonal fare; 7 Seas Seafood Grille, for exceptional ceviche with a sea view; and romantic Edith’s, for Baja cuisine and local seafood. Art lovers will get their fix on the Thursday Art Walk in the San Jose Art District, or a little farther north into Todos Santos, on the Pacific Coast, while adventure seekers can try ziplining, snorkeling and more with Cabo Adventures, and ATV riding in Baja’s High Sierra country with Sierra Buggies.
How to Get There
Absolutely everything was top notch. Loved the pool and the rooftop bar. Every room has a perfect view. The Ledge was the best food we had, and we went to some of the top restaurants in Cabo. Service outstanding. I cannot wait to return.
I cannot rave enough about this spot. It’s the perfect spot for a girls or couples trip. It’s not a giant resort but it’s big enough to have an amazing, fun, vacation energy! What makes this place a 10 is the staff. Everyone is so genuinely kind, remembers you each day, what you drink, asks about the excursion you told them about the day before. I was desperate to watch a football game and they opened a conference room to allow us to watch the game on a huge TV! To top it off, they sent in Alfonzo to take care of us in there all night and he was so attentive when it would have been easy to leave us in there. I can’t wait to come back again!
My husband and I got married at The Cape in 2017, so when a friend's Cabo wedding fell on our anniversary weekend, we were so excited to have an excuse to revisit The Cape. Clearly I already thought very highly of the hotel for helping me pull off our incredible wedding weekend 2 years ago, but our recent trip exceeded even those high expectations.
First off, the hotel is stunning. There are really no bad views at The Cape and the decor is unlike anything else you will find in Cabo. The amenities (rooms/gym/spa) are all top notch, the food is excellent, the ambience is fun yet relaxing. But most importantly, the service is just incredible. The staff really goes above and beyond to not just accomodate you but to make your stay special. From the handwritten welcome note, tequila, and candy that they place in your room upon arrival, to the different treats they put in your room each night, everything is just so thoughtful. We ran into the events coordinator, Andrea, and she immediately remembered us from our wedding and the next night, the events staff had sent an anniversary gift, champagne and chocolate to our room. At the pool, Aldo, Hugo & Jose took amazing care of us- literally RUNNING back and forth between the bar, the restaurant, and our seats to make sure we had everything we needed, always checking in on us, even helping us make a dinner reservation for one of the nights we were there. By the end of our short trip, it felt more like we were saying goodbye to friends. Those personal touches and interactions that you have there are, in my opinion, what really elevate the experience at The Cape and make it so memorable.
If it doesn't work out for you to stay at the Cape during your next trip to Cabo, I highly recommend getting a taste of The Cape experience at their restaurant Manta. The food, service and ambiance are all 5 star. Try the tasting menu!
Bottom line: The Cape is worth its price tag. They deliver on all fronts. This last trip marks my fourth stay at The Cape and it definitely won't be my last. I'll never stay anywhere else in Cabo! Thank you to everyone at The Cape who made our stay so amazing!