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
Ok, so I'm my last review I said we never stay anywhere other than the Cape when we come to Cabo. In a last minute trip booking we did actually book a different hotel.....what a mistake as we checked out 24 hours later and rebooked at the Cape. There really is no place like here. It really was like coming back home and seeing all the familiar faces who always took off dress so well. By the pool, Bull who has been taking incredible care of us for the last 5 years who is always impeccable with his calm professionalism. Lenny is always great with his jolly smile and friendly but respectful service. And this visit, Hugo has been doing an incredible job looking after us, making sure our champagne is already chilled before we come down to the pool in the morning and running around filling our glasses up as we sit wherever in the pool, just so special and incredible thank you to everyone who takes such great care of us everyday. Greg, restaurant manager, thank you for always looking to see how you can make our stay here more special every time we come back and thank you for arranging a cooking class with the hotel chef for my wife she is so excited.
Eduardo you really know how to run a hotel and I can only imagine what this place will be like as it continues under this perfect leadership.
So I'm not a cheap person by any means. I am used to premium experiences and the premium charge that goes with it. I don't mind paying, however I don't like to be taken advantage of. Part of what makes a premium experience is the trust that goes with a prestige brand. I thought the Thompson Hotel was one of those brands - after many years loving in NYC it was a regular haunt for me - and I assume this is the brand that Hyatt wanted to leverage and nurture. However, unfortunately, in Cabo San Lucas this wasn't my experience. Instead the experience was one of poor financial communication, hidden fees and a general sense that they will take as much money as they can. I'm just checking out and have found many hidden hotel charges that were not communicated: 10% on cash advances (not mentioned), an insanely expensive airport transfer of $140 had un-communicated taxes added on (NB: an uber in a similar car costs just $30), the breakfast waiters told me was free was not, workers expect a tip yet 15% service charge is added on everything, when being switched to the wedding package (not cheaper than paying normally) - my card was charged a large amount without my consent... the list goes on.
The general service and accommodation is strong, but i leave with a bad taste in my mouth.
My daughter had her wedding at this beautiful venue. Everyone in the hotel was so helpful and made everyone feel so special. Reyna, Florencia, Alfredo and Carlos were outstanding employees who recognized us and helped us with every single detail. The rooms were fantastic. Drinks and food terrific and grounds were incredible. Highly recommend.