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
Wow, what a property. This is such a great place to get away. Couples trip. Guys trip. Girls trip. Business trip. These guys can cover it all. Architecturally, this is the perfect flow of indoor/outdoor living staying true to the Thompson feel while pulling in both the ocean and the desert. The food was incredible. The staff was fantastic across the board. Every employee that we observed took so much pride in what they do. It was really pretty amazing.
The pool service was over the top. Juan and "Bull" both serviced us throughout the week and did a fantastic job!
This property sits on the some of the most coveted land in Mexico with views that are simply breathtaking. For you surfing fans, The Cape sits on the Monuments surf break. If you're not sure what that is, look it up. Pretty hairy but fun to watch with morning coffee or a glass of wine at sunset.
We will be back and we will be back very soon. Thank you!!
If you're looking for something unique, try The Cape! My husband and I chose Cabo for our 25th Anniversary, and found this gem online. The modern, yet cozy, feel of the hotel was how we wanted to start out our first time experience in the area.
From the minute we walked into the open air lobby, we knew we'd made the right decision. Complimentary valet parking is included and the staff was welcoming and fully knowledgeable about our celebration, as well as my celiac for food issues. Israel escorted us to our first floor centered Deluxe King room, which was prepared with a tequila and treat, accompanied by a handwritten note from the general manager, Eduardo Segura. Free Wifi, stocked bar and robes added to the room's amenities.
The views from the room/balcony are stunning! Rooms have a clear view of the Arch, pristine beach, pools, fire pit, outdoor restaurants and bar, and spa cabanas. The porch provides a lovely spot to swing on the daybed or relax at the bistro table, while watching the surfers challenge the waves.
The infinity pool has plenty of seating with a swim up bar and speedy waiters bringing libations at your call. Comfy chairs and loungers are also available on the beach with full service. Plan on spending most of your day recharging at the pool, strolling the beach, and exploring the rock formations on both ends of the property.
Dining:The coffee house is a quiet spot to enjoy conversation with Julio, the barista who creates coffee like a work of art!
The Ledge offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with both inside and outside dining. The acai bowl, gluten free bread and homemade jams were divine, while my husband enjoyed the varieties of eggs benedict and chilaquiles. Service from the lovely hostess, Fernando the waiter and accompanying staff was warm and attentive.
The Rooftop is a fun spot to take in the view while enjoying creative cocktails and music. The first night was quite chilly and windy, but Saltillo blankets/wraps are provided. The music can be loud if sitting too close, so I'd suggest the bar or couches on the outer edges of the roof. Dining at the rooftop is an option, as well.
Manta is a memorable experience! Chef Enrique Olvera delivers incredible dishes that are accompanied by an original cocktail menu. It is magnificent and deserves a separate review.
Spa and Fitness:
You can't beat the views from the treadmill! It's inspiring to rise early and watch the courageous surfers head to sea while their dogs run the coastline, eagerly and sometimes vocally. Fresh water and towels are hand delivered and there are plenty of machines and free weight options for a productive workout.
I took advantage of the complimentary yoga class at the outdoor beer garden with Jessica. Perfect way to start the day - for both beginners and advanced yogis.
Bianca was gracious to give us a tour of the Currents Spa, but sadly we did not make time for a service. However, the serene and natural surroundings, hot/cold plunge pools, meditation area, sauna/steam room, and private beachfront cabanas were tempting!
After 4 days, we were sad to leave our new friends, for that is how this special place makes you feel. It is a boutique experience with all the bells and whistles.You will find excellent pictures of the rooms and grounds on their website. I have included some personal photos to show the other side of this lovely place!
Overall, we left with grateful hearts and a pledge to return with our adult boys, who will soak up the ambience, attention, and pool views.
Thank you for providing an exclusive getaway!
*Tips: Rent a car (we used Cactus and were pleased). Book dinner and spa/fitness prior to arrival, you can always change them. Keep plenty of small bills on hand for extra tipping. Make an attempt to remember names, as they give you the same courtesy. Ask for room higher up (only 6 floors) to avoid noise from the late night diners at the Ledge Restaurant on Level 1. Go to Manta early for dinner to catch the magnificent sunset. Hangout in the glasshouse in the morning for surf watching or evening for televised soccer. Book early and look for online special packages.
This property checks all the boxes.
My only issues are that 2 out of the last 4 times I stayed, there were private parties on the roof bar till 2 or 3 am with LOUD pounding music that may keep you up.
Additionally, when this occurs you miss out on using one of the best amenities of the hotel as well. Especially during sunset.
-got a great massage from Laura!! Really good
-Julio’s artistic coffee in the BOX is worth the wait
-Gregorio and his staff assure everyone at the pool has everything you need.
-love the fish tacos.
My husband and I had an amazing vacation at The Cape hotel in Cabo. The hotel is sexy and room 101 is the best room in the house. The staff is excellent - completely focused on customer service and high quality accommodations. The coffee shop and barista is one of the best I've ever experienced. Pablo, Armando, Mario and Felipe are rooftop bar Rock Stars!! Loved hanging with them. The Front Desk team; Carlos, Fatou and Reyna, were super helpful, professional, friendly and cool. Love this property and highly recommend it.
Just had a perfect stay at The Cape for a wedding. It’s a beautiful hotel with amazing views. The staff made it top notch though as they were all warm, caring and genuine. We will definitely return! Loved the swing on the balcony!