JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa
What We Love
- The art-centric design, courtesy of Jim Olson/Olson Kundig Architects
- There are 10 swimmable pools to choose from, all geared towards specific age groups
- Teeing off at the Greg Norman- and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course
- Dining at Café des Artistes Cabos, which often features a live pianist
What To Know
- More privacy can be found by booking The Griffin Club, an exclusive 45-room hotel-within-the-hotel that comes with its own cinema and private beach
- The hotel is set away from the main drags—it’s a 15-minute drive to San José del Cabo and 45 minutes to Cabo San Lucas
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The Marriott brand may be geared towards business travelers, but this outpost, in the northern reaches of San José del Cabo, is a step above. The sleek, modern design comes courtesy of Jim Olson/Olson Kundig Architects, who utilized stucco and travertine marble to blend each standalone building seamlessly with the surrounding dune landscape. Pieces by Mexican artists add texture to the public spaces and 299 rooms, while balconies overlooking the sea and the grounds (and its 12 pools, including two infinity-edge pools) mean you’ll never get stuck with a bad view. Café des Artistes, the fine-dining experience helmed by chef Thierry Blouet, has garnered praise for its French twists on classic Mexican dishes—though it’s the capacious Jasha Spa that’ll win you over, with its modern take on a traditional temazcal and therapeutic vitality pools.
In the Area
San José del Cabo, the quiet sister of Cabo San Lucas, is a charming town of independent shops and art galleries. It’s worth taking a tour of the Gallery District, the area’s cultural heart. Artists lead Art Walks every Thursday night from November to June. For a great meal out, head to the hills to Los Tamarindos, a working farm and gourmet restaurant where guests can take cooking classes before being treated to a multi-course organic meal at a communal table overlooking the fields. Don’t leave without visiting buzzy Cabo San Lucas, the main tourist hub famous for its yacht and deep-sea fishing charters, El Arco rock formation, and golden El Médano beach.
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Very nice property. The food, service, workout facility, the room, spa and pool were all as expected. As an ambassador status, i would have expected more. We stayed at the property during a Marriott Sales Club event so it seemed that the room upgrades were already taken up. Also, there were too many different restrictions placed in our breakfast program for an ambassador level. The pool service workers are awesome. I would have liked happy hour sessions across the property at different times of the day (see how the Sheration Hacienda) does this.
The hotel was beautiful and the staff was wonderful. We had a couple of minor issues with our stay.
First, I was disappointed with the upgrade that we received , despite our status. Our room was very loud and overlooked the generators, was far from the ocean, and had an obstructed ocean view. Second, the pools were quite dirty. In the whole week we were there, we didn't see the pools cleaned and all had significant leaf debris, garbage, and bugs. It was pretty gross, actually. Third, the continental breakfast situation was really weird and nitpicky. Again, despite our status level, the staff had strange rules surrounding the continental breakfast. The service was exceptional, but it seemed like they had weirdly strict rules surrounding everything.
My wife and i celebrated our 20th anniversary at this phenomenal new Marriott. We fully enjoyed the views, numerous pools, Jasha spa and uber relaxing atmophere. The weather (90 degrees) was super comfortable and the people that worked there were the most hospitable we have encountered in our travels. We plan to return soon.