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
I cannot recommend this hotel more highly...everything about it was perfect. It felt like being at The Standard, High Line in NYC, but on a perfect beach with incredible views of Cabo San Lucas. The room was very cool and comfortable...we spent a lot of time on the patio sitting in the swing with a glass of tequila, watching expert surfers take on the waves of Monuments Beach. Every single restaurant and bar on the property was outstanding. Relaxing at the beautiful infinity pool was a highlight. The service and hospitality were second to none. The staff were incredibly helpful and kind. We'll remember our experience forever and cannot wait to return.
When heading to Cabo, do yourself a favor and strongly consider staying at The Cape Hotel. This is my 3rd or 4th visit now and it continues to be a delightful experience.
All of the rooms are very tastefully done and very clean and the rooms on the ocean front side have jaw dropping views. In fact, the waves are so loud that I had to close the sliding doors to be able to sleep! Pleasant problem.
Attentive service at every level, great pool, swim up bar, gym, and with 4-6 waves nearly every day, there is entertainment watching these surfers take on the waves.
Already planning my return to Cabo and The Cape. I used to be a devotee of the One and Only Palmilla but at $1,400 per night, they lost me as a loyal client. The Cape was a real find.
This was our first trip to cabo for my birthday. The hotel was Beautiful. We had the junior suite room which was great. The view of the ocean and the bathtub was awesome. The breakfast food was really good! Private beach is a plus. The rooftop was great with a live dj and party atmosphere going. Overall, I enjoyed our stay!
Stayed at the Cape for 6 days. Erick at the front desk was an amazing person! Very courteous and always wanting to help. It was my girlfriend's birthday. Erick had a cake sent up to the room. Erick made us feel very welcomed. Thank you Erick! Julio from the coffee bar was also a joy to be around. Truly a positive and welcoming personality. He also made a wonderful cup of coffee. Overall, all of the staff was amazing, these two really stuck out. Give them both raises!
Seriously. To The Cape, you owe me nothing!
This hotel is an absolute gem. A 5 day getaway left us feeling so relaxed and refreshed. We will definitely be back soon. We've already started planning our next visit.
The location is great because it's away from the fray but close enough to be downtown in less than 10 mins. The check-in process was painless, the room was SO beautiful (hello gorgeous ocean view), and every single member of the staff had exceptional customer service. In addition to all that, the architecture and interior design compliment each other so well and really set the perfect tone for a luxurious getaway. Everywhere you turn, the property is DROP DEAD gorgeous. And you have the iconic view. While all the staff members were friendly prompt and helpful, offering great recommendations and conversation, I'd love to shout out a few members of the staff that made our stay so wonderful. Juan and Alex at the pool who kept the margaritas flowing and were so fun to chat with, Mara (I believe that is her name) in the hotel lobby bar, Luis at The Ledge, Sandra at the Rooftop bar, and the barista in the coffee shop (don't remember his name)
Manta, the restaurant, was delicious. Get the mushroom ramen, the fried chicken, and any seafood dishes. The Ledge was great for breakfast with lots of healthy and not so healthy options. Also loved the Horchata cocktail in the lobby bar.
If I had to give any feedback, I would say that the djs that played at the Rooftop were mostly meh. A little out of date. With a view like that, the music should match. Also, some of the people at the pool were loud and obnoxious while we were trying to chill but that has nothing at all to do with the hotel. Just be prepared for big groups.
I can't narrow down what I loved most. Just go!