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.
How to Get There
Unbelievably great experience. Service was 5-star, rooms are more than comfortable, food is world-class, and there is plenty to do on-site (even for kids).
Shout-out to Laura at the Ua restaurant, made it feel like home.
This is an absolutely beautifully designed resort by a well-known architect. The spaces, rooms and landscaping were magnificent. This resort is extremely well-staffed. Our every need was attended to promptly. There were always staff around to make our visit relaxing and enjoyable. Manuel was fabulous! He took care of our every food and beverage desire at the pool. We ate all of our meals at the Marriott, and the food was excellent.
This was the 2nd time we’ve stayed here in 2 years at the Griffin Club. The GC staff as well as staff on the entire property are nothing short of amazing! They are all so welcoming and inviting and really care about giving you a relaxing experience that makes you want to return. The food was incredible and the property well maintained with everything you need or want in a resort for a vacation spot. The entire staff of the resort really do go out of their way to ensure this property blows away any other place in Baja. From check in to check out, Pedro, Juan Carlos, Paul, Alberto, Deyna, Jonathan in the morning, Adrian, Jonathan in the evening, Alberto, Edith from Housekeeping, Liliana, Emma from the jasha spa and Luis Alberto (and forgive me for leaving out all the others who took care of us but were equally as helpful and attentive) all made it a wonderful trip and guaranteed a return trip for us. Thank you again to everyone at the JW Marriott and GC for a wonderful vacation and to anyone considering a Cabo vacation, there really is no other place to stay!