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
- 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
Hotel and staff were incredible. This trip was for our honeymoon and the staff went above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing trip. The service at all of the restaurants and pool was outstanding. Could not recommend this hotel enough!!
We had a fantastic experience at The Cape. Very romantic! Stayed in a panoramic suite. Phenomenal view! Sitting in a heated plunge pool sipping a glass of wine watching the sunset. Almost cried when we had to leave!This place is pretty pricey. But I guess you know what you’re getting into. There is an additional 15% gratuity added to everything - even the room charge. Not sure if that is common in the Cabo area or not but I know the B&B we stayed in before did not do that. I just hope the hard working staff really sees all of that 15%!With that in mind we would still certainly return. Oh, and try Sunset Mona Lisa restaurat next door. Great food and view that just enhanced our visit to The Cape!
Great room, great view. Friendly staff. Thanks to Bul at the Pool for providing great service and (amazingly) remembering our names from our visit over a year ago--including our friend who wasn't with us this stay! The Spa is expensive, but really excellent. As someone who typically gets one or more massages a month, I have to say Juanita delivered a really excellent, stand-out massage at the Spa from an outdoor beachfront cabana with a beautiful view of the arch. Highly recommended.
The Cape has a hip edge to it that differentiates the hotel from other Cabo properties. It feels like the place to come to when the kids are with grandma and grandpa for the weekend. Immediately upon arrival, it is hard not to be taken aback by the stunning views of the Cabo San Lucas arch from the open-air lobby. Designed by Javier Sanchez of Mexico City, the property has does mid-century modern Mexican to perfection. Multiple restaurants highlighted by Manta from Executive chef Enrique Olvera. The rooftop features live music every night and the pool is a great place to watch all the beautiful people daily. Absolutely my favorite property in Cabo San Lucas and now they are offering full-ownership condominiums at The Cape Residences. Cannot think of a better place to live and play.
The hotel has the best view from every angle. Our favorite part of this hotel was the barista, Julio. Julio is the hotel gem. His drinks are creative and so much better than Starbucks. He is fun, engaging, and remembers everyone's name and coffee preference. The staff at the Cape are very kind and attentive to the guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at this enchanting hotel.