Viceroy Los Cabos
What We Love
- Oceanfront suites designed by architect Miguel Ángel Aragonés that appear to float over the water or between the enormous swimming pools
- Amenities include five restaurants two pools, a gourmet market, upscale boutiques, a state-of-the-art gym, yoga and Pilates studios, a kids’ club and more
- Most of the apartment-like guest rooms feature pillow and bath product menus, butler services, 24-hour room service, and Nespresso machines
What To Know
- Most of the 205 guest rooms and suites have ocean views
- All the privacy of a sprawling resort, but just minutes from downtown
- The first hotel in the Americas to be decked out with Italian-made Poliform furnishings
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Showstopping addition in San José del Cabo, with avant-garde architecture, five restaurants, a spa, and upscale boutiques
Formerly known as Mar Adentro, Viceroy Los Cabos is a show-stopping addition to the San José del Cabo coastline. Designed by Mexican architect Miguel Ángel Aragonés, the six glass-and-concrete accommodation buildings sit oceanfront to capture unbroken views of sky and sea. All have floor-to-ceiling windows and private outdoor space, while apartments have private rooftop pools. Leaving the ornamentation to nature, guest rooms are simply dressed in shades of white, cream, and aqua, with luxe amenities including customizable lighting schemes, aromatherapy, pillow and bath product menus, butler services, 24-hour room service, Nespresso machines, and an interactive digital app for doing everything from ordering in-room spa treatments to online shopping in the resort’s high-end boutiques. At the must-visit spa, treatments use oils and fragrances made with natural pineapple, papaya, and passion fruit extracts. The resort also houses five restaurants, one oceanfront swimming pool and one main pool (with a kids’ area), a kids’ club, upscale shopping experience at the Plaza, a gym with Kinesis machines, a beauty salon, yoga and Pilates studios, and more.
In the Area
San José del Cabo has plenty of boutiques and galleries peddling local artisanal crafts and wares, but for a great meal out, venture into the hills to Flora Farm for a gourmet multi-course dinner prepared with organic ingredients grown a few feet from your table, or live music and drinks in the new beer garden. The best reason to head into tourist-favorite Cabo San Lucas is to charter a yacht for a day of snorkeling around the famous Los Arcos rock formation, or go deep-sea fishing for the enormous marlin that have been attracting sportsmen to Cabo for decades.
How to Get There
For years I have relied on the reviews found here on TripAdvisor, but never have I really been compelled to write my own. Well that all changed after my recent visit to the Viceroy Los Cabos.
Located just about five minutes away from the charming small town of San José, this hotel truly felt like an escape. Not once did I feel like I was in the spring break atmosphere often associated with Cabo. Instead I was away from the crowds and surrounded by tranquility, which was exactly the kind of break I was needing.
The main restaurant at the hotel was delicious, highlighted for me by a chicken and waffle combo that was mind blowing. (My girlfriend had the catch of the day that also looked amazing, but I am just a sucker for trying fried chicken whenever it's on the menu.) I was also impressed that the chef came around to see how we enjoyed the meal.
And I cannot forget the gym at the hotel. OMG. This was hands down the nicest gym I have ever seen at a hotel. In fact, the quality and selection of the equipment would rival most high end gyms. From yoga to weight training to crossfit, you could fit any type of workout in there. I felt like I had my own personal Equinox.
Finally, while I almost hate to mention this, but nowadays this seems to be such an important quality for people, so let's just talk about how "instagramable" this hotel is. The simple answer is it is off the charts. If that's your thing, there are endless perfect spots for pics to post. And I included just a few of the pictures I took from my out-of-date IPhone. (And yes, I included the fried chicken...just try it.)
Overall, I had an amazing time at the Viceroy Los Cabos and would reccomend to all.
We stayed at the Viceroy for just 2 nights as needed to find a place to stay as our original accommodations turned into a nightmare. How lucky we knew about this property. We called first thing in the morning and we were checking in to our Open View Room by 10 a.m. Staying at the Viceroy saved our vacation! The entire resort was a design masterpiece with a very modern and minimalistic vibe. Our room was very spacious and gorgeous. We so enjoyed the large deck with the day bed. Sunrises from here were spectacular! The lightening and drop down window shades added to the futuristic feel. We stayed by the lower pools and beach. There were plenty of cushioned loungers, handsome Tuuchi umbrellas and a few day beds that reminded us of our early Cabo days at the Twin Dolphin.
Breakfasts were yummy with many choices. We so enjoyed our lunches and margaritas from Nidito Beach Bar. However our experience with dinner at Nido Cevicheria was the highlight. The nest-like space was so otherworldly. The surrounding "water mirrors" were surreal and magical! We ordered many items and all the foods were delicious and beautifully prepared. Chef Cesar Peta Aguila is at the helm and so nice to see him and congratulate him on this new position. My husband - a chef by profession - has great respect for his talent. We know Chef Cesar from a previous resort.
Special Thank You to the amazing staff as they are what makes the connection between the guest and resort! I wish I could remember everyone's name but special recognition to Elizabeth who we dealt with on the phone to make a reservation to Carlos, Pauola and Diego at the front desk who warmly welcomed us. Beach attendants/bartender Karina, Jhovanny, Leonardo, and Hushky (sp?) took great care of us.
Thank you Viceroy for a wonderful experience at your design oasis and saving our vacation! We already booked a return stay!
The modern architecture is Devine, so clean and well curated. It is a feast for the senses. Speaking of feasts, this is by far the best resort food I have had in Mexico. Though ever thing we ate and drank was delicious I wouldn’t miss the beach nachos, the shrimp tacos, or the tuna poke. The classic margarita is top notch. Not too sweet and very refreshing.
Though the resort is still under construction it relatively discreet. The spa isn’t finished yet but they have a suite set up for massages. It was a high quality experience.
We will definitely be back!
Our week in Viceroy was a magical experience. The hotel's architecture is stunning, incredibly well designed suites are equipped with everything you need or want. The hotel is amazing in so many ways: the service that caters to all your wishes and desires made unforgettable by the warmth of its people (Paolo, Carlos, Raffa, Alejandro). The food.... Ohhhn... the food!!!!.Chef Cesar Peta deserves the whole chapter in Viceroy review book: his inventive, extraordinary tasteful dishes are executed with great precision, and real beauty. He will make Viceroy a gastro destination!!!! An absolute gem.
We arrived at the Viceroy last week and although there were a few teething problems which we previously wrote about, we cannot stress the lengths which the hotel staff and management have gone to make our experience the best it can be. Carlos, the Duty Manager, is helpful, polite, understanding and has only one objective - to make your stay at The Viceroy as perfect as it can be. We have a few days left but now we don't want to leave. You won't want to either. There are small areas for improvement but the good news is the management here want the hotel to be the best it can possibly be. Great service, luxurious surroundings, beautiful sunshine all day long and lovely staff. What more could you ask for?