Last Updated on March 30, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa

At the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is the most famous part of the area known as Los Cabos. Explore nearby San José del Cabo for art galleries and historic buildings. Or stay in Cabo San Lucas, or the neighboring  “Tourist Corridor,” for the most restaurants and bars. Here are five fabulous beach hotels in Cabo San Lucas.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal (Cam. del Mar 1; 52-624-163-4300) Cabo San Lucas

This 115-room outpost of the Waldorf Astoria offers private plunge pools in rooms plus a blissful perch on 24 beachfront acres. Condé Nast Traveler loves the “Mediterranean village-inspired enclave with a rustic, serendipitous beach vibe” that is “enveloped by craggy hills and practically floating in open waters.” On Tripadvisor, one honeymooner raves about the staff  (“all world class”) and the views from the room, calling it “nothing short of amazing—they even give you binoculars to watch the whales! The hotel is expensive, but worth it.”     >> Book this hotel for less

Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa (Av. Solmar 1A; 52-624-144-2500) Cabo San Lucas

Choose from six types of suites at this plush hotel near shops and restaurants in downtown Cabo. “Dramatic cliffs are the backdrop to this breathtaking beach resort,” says Travel +Leisure. “Swim in one of the hotel’s many infinity pools or relax with a massage at a seaside spa cabana with the crashing waves as your soundtrack.” One complaint is that the all-inclusive food and beverage plan has a lot of exclusions. “The coffee bar was not included, nor was the deli—I was charged the one time I went there for water,” says one Tripadvisor user. “Room service is not included, so we had to order additional drinks at the restaurant and carry them to our room.”     >> Book this hotel for less

Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa (Cam. Viejo a San Jose Km 0.5; 877-897-1950) Cabo San Lucas

Kids and grownups alike will love this 222-room resort comprised of three buildings above Medano Beach. US News & World Report likes “its versatile amenities” such as “the massive Desert Spa and two pools. Kids can splash around the children’s pool while parents laze along the sun deck with a cocktail in hand.” Some Google reviewers take issue with the not-so-subtle timeshare sales pitches. “One thing that we wish we could have was the ocean view, or even a pool view, but those are saved for members only,” says one user. “But we had a wonderful time.”     >> Book this hotel for less

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort (Carr. Transpeninsular; 52-624-145-6500) Tourist Corridor

This Spanish hacienda-style Hilton is centrally located between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. It “caters to a broad range of guests, from couples to families to business travelers” says Travel+ Leisure, “and has one of the region’s only swimmable beaches.”  Enjoy two swim-up bars, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, and a spa. One Tripadvisor user loved the service and the natural setting. “The beachfront is stunning. The whale-, pelican- and sunrise-watching was incredible.”     >> Book this hotel for less

Esperanza Auberge Collection (KM 7 Manzana 10; 855-331-2226) Tourist Corridor

This 57-room resort sits on a rocky shoreline, and Condé Nast Traveler gives it props for being the “the only private beach resort in Los Cabos,” adding that it “couldn’t feel further from the freewheeling streets of downtown Cabo San Lucas,” a 15-minute drive away. Amenities include a spa and classes for sea foraging and tequila-tasting. “Elegant and breathtaking resort,” says one Google reviewer. “The views never disappoint and there’s really no bad seat at the Cocina del Mar restaurant. The ocean is too rocky for swimming. But was usually calm enough to float in the surf close to shore.”     >> Book this hotel for less