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
- 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.
How to Get There
As a Lifetime Titanium Marriott member, I've been to properties all around the world. This JW falls in the top 3 favorite hotels of mine....anywhere. This hotel is adult friendly.
This hotel has been open for 3 years but still looks brand new.
While family-friendly, if you don't come with the family and don't want to hear or see other people's kids, you are still good to go. They have an adult only pool area that is nicely separated from the family pool area and is very chill. I never heard the kids.
The multiple infinity pools blend nicely into the landscape overlooking the ocean. The swim up bars, which I usually find tacky, are well done and fantastic. Grab a drink while in the pool then just wade and watch the ocean.
While at the pool looking out over the ocean, we were lucky enough to see two whales playing and jumping. What an amazing moment.
As for the ocean, I was only at the pool since during our stay the hazard flags were up the entire time so we couldn't get in the ocean. But it looked nice.
The grounds are stunning, staff friendly and attentive, and the food is amazing. Whoever designed this property should be the architect of the year. The multiple infinity pools and the landscape blend right in with the environment. The earth tone buildings embrace the surroundings.
The hotel rooms were beautiful, bed and sheets heaven, bathroom well designed, and I believe all rooms have balconies, with comfy lounge furniture.
The gym is state of the art and the spa is gorgeous. I went all four days we were at the property. If I had one minor slightly negative comment is that while the spa staff greeters were friendly, they could be more attentive once inside the spa. I found that the spa staff stayed at the front desk and chatted rather than made rounds to make sure everyone inside was taken care of. There were never more than 5 guests in the spa when I was there yet each day someone had to go find a spa staff and ask for hot water for tea to be refreshed, or bottled water replenished, and two days in a row someone had to ask to have the dry sauna turned on. This is a very easy fix and I'm sure the GM will read this and take adjust the spa staff rounds. But again, everyone was incredibly kind and friendly.
This is the perfect place for a quiet relaxing getaway. The hotel is mellow and well equipped but if you are looking for a "party scene" or lots of activities, this may not be the place for you. If you want to escape and chill - look no further.
We went into town one day. It was nice to eat outside the hotel and see some local flavor but it is a major tourist trap so we didn't stay out long.
Bring a book, some good music and forget about life for a while.
My husband and I are here in San Jose Del Cabo to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary.
This is the perfect place for us to celebrate and reconnect.
The resort is fabulously romantic, clean, safe and provides some truly special, and intimate places, along with live flamenco style guitar, saxophone, and accordions.
Our King Ocean View with a Balcony Room was gorgeous, and the thoughtful housekeeping touches are very appreciated.
Be certain to check out the pool decks, fabulous Pina Coladas, and we ate everywhere at the resort. Food was thoughtfully prepared, and regionally inspired. One of our favourite menu items was the Flat Iron Steak, and the Grilled Firedeck Mushrooms. The beach below is beautiful for sunrise, and sunset walks. We are already talking about our return.
35 min walk to Peurto Los Cabos, some fun little shops and restaurants if you want a change of scenery from the resort.
This is our 4th stay at a JW Marriott property, and we LOVE the thoughtful service this Brand provides.
Thank-you to everyone that worked to make our stay wonderful.
A special mention to David on the Pool Deck, Roberto on the pool deck, and Christina and Romika (orginally from México City) from the front desk.
We couldn't have had a better stay. The hotel is gorgeous, rooms are clean with great amenities and staff is amazing. The service at the pool is top notch, and Ramon made our trip fantastic! Thank you Ramon and to the rest of the staff at JW!
Beautiful hotel. Service is not what you see in new Solaz Los Cabos or what we experienced in Cancun Ritz Carlton! We are titanium elite member it is a shame they will not upgrade you or give you complimentary buffet breakfast. Solaz gives you amazing complimentary buffet breakfast. So we spent extra $$ to upgrade to griffin club. I would not do this again as breakfast is very disappointing. Mixed drinks on our first night were awful. I don't think he knew how to mix. Room was nice our housekeeper was good. Valet guy waited by us until we tip him. Staff over all not as friendly as Solaz! And Ritz is coming soon to the area. This hotel is not worth the money they ask!
We have stayed at this property over 10 times and just reserved our stay for April. We love the JW Cabo! The moment you arrive you allow yourself to relax and take in the beautiful views, warm hospitality, multiple pools, and delicious food. The breakfast buffet offers it all! Happy hour sushi at sunset is the perfect way to start the evening! The property is quiet and peaceful with very clean and stylish rooms. The JW Cabo is family friendly, but offers adults only pool, hot tub, swim-up bar, and spa. I have put my son in the kids club during the day and night to enjoy parent time. The kids club has many options for all age children and a very caring fun staff. Like the rest of the property, the kids club is fresh and clean. My son loves it, so I really feel guilt free enjoying adult time. For the times you do want to go off property and explore, the Adventure Center offers many option for tours and local activities. There are amazing restaurants nearby; Flora Farms and Acre!!! I can't wait for our upcoming stay. I love trying new destinations and hotels, but I have no reason to go anywhere else. The staff is so welcoming and attentive, dreamy views and sunsets, and the most relaxing environment you can imagine!