4.5
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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Sleek concrete-and-stucco marvel on the outskirts of San José del Cabo, with 10 pools, a holistic spa, and one of the area’s most buttoned-up restaurants

The Lowdown

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

JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa
Fraccion Hotelera FH5-C1
San Jose del Cabo, 23403 Mexico

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1058 Reviews
Excellent Marriott Property
Reviewed 3 days ago

We just returned from our stay with 4 teenagers. I’m a platinum member, so I’ve stayed at a lot of Marriotts. I’ll say that this is one of the nicest properties, and the service was definitely the best I’ve experienced.
Before our stay we asked for adjoining rooms, and they were able to accommodate us which was nice. Check-in was very pleasant and quick. We stayed in the C building which had beautiful full ocean views. Our stay included the breakfast buffet which was the best I’ve ever seen. So many choices, with fresh fruit cut for you, omelets, smoothies, waffles, pancakes, pretty much anything you could want for a breakfast with the same outstanding service.
We only at dinner on the property one night at the Cafe de Artistes. It was again incredible. I was afraid there might be small portions and not leave full, but it was the opposite. My wife had the fish and I had the filet, both were very filling and delicious.
This property is very quiet and relaxing, so consider that if traveling with kids or teenagers.
Thanks to all of the staff for making it a great stay for us.

The Best Experience I've Ever Had At a Resort!
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't you wish you could meet some of the people that leave such awful reviews? I need a visual of these miserable people. Someone complained there were too many people at the pool? That the steps were too steep? Yikes.

The resort is absolutely gorgeous. It's designed so that wherever you are on the grounds, you have an amazing, picturesque view. The architecture is that of
a minimalist design, understated, incorporating natural colors and sharp lines that serve as a frame for beautiful ocean views.

The service was impeccable. Every time we left the room it was cleaned and straightened up so that you'd always return to what looked like your first time entering the room. More importantly, the pool bar! Fredricco and his team are at your every beck and call. Every 15 minutes the staff would check on you and see if you needed anything. The service was consistent among all resort employees. I cannot wait to visit this resort again! Highly highly recommend!

Motel 6 Meets YMCA!
Reviewed 7 days ago

The worst hotel in Cabo! I travel to Cabo twice annually for the last 15 years and it's my favorite place. Further, I stay at Marriott Hotels on a regular basis. My sincere warning, DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!! Book the Viceroy, Cabo Azul, anything but here!

Every Sunday they open the pool to the PUBLIC for 'brunch' and it's a nightmare! Hundreds of families that are NOT staying there, taking all seats by the pool, changing in bathroom's causing a 20+ minute wait and absolutely no service. The place was trashed, garbage everywhere!!!! Pool is filled with non-staying people, while you pay full price. Hotel guests are MISERABLE!!!! I couldn't believe this is a JW. What a terrible experience, it was like a motel 6 meets YMCA.

I waited two hours for a drink, had to walk up to check-in to get service and left the property to escape the terrible situation. My birthday stay was so sadly not what we had planned.

I hope JW leadership addresses this property with sincere oversight - you have a serious management problem.This does not meet any JW standards from a guest perspective.

Not the experience we were expecting...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rarely write reviews and almost never a negative review, but the lack of consideration for guests at this hotel has been deeply disappointing.

We decided to go to Los Cabos for a short, 2-night trip to relax and unwind. As such, we selected the JW Marriott because it is known for being an isolated, quiet hotel. Well, it's 9:30pm and there has been a massive Shiseido party for almost three hours with a huge sound system and bright lights. The music has been blaring so loudly (and continues to do so) that we can't even hear the TV at a high volume, let alone sleep. After seven hours out fishing with an early start time, we planned on heading to bed early. Following numerous calls to management they said the party would be over by 9pm. It's currently 9:30pm and nothing has changed. Guests weren't even warned ahead of time that there would be a blow out party, so that we could move to another Marriott property. I am certainly not returning here, and will advise friends to avoid it, as well.

Average
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel looks great and has some nice features such as the spa, the service and the pool. The steps are a steep to get to the pool spa and food. I would not come back the beach is rough and unattractive.