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One&Only Palmilla

Km 7.5 Carr. Transpeninsular | San Jose del Cabo, BCN 23400  [SEE MAP]San Jose del Cabo, BCN  [SEE ADDRESS]

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On-site amenities include a spa and a 27-hole golf course
Dishes served at SEARED are pricey
Flanked by the secluded sands, aquamarine waters and pristine fairways of the Los Cabos corridor, One&Only Palmilla offers a long list of high-end amenities. You can rejuvenate with a deep tissue massage at the spa before retreating to your room, which comes with a flat-screen TV, a minibar, Lady Primrose bath products and a balcony or patio that overlooks the Sea of Cortez or the Pacific Ocean. If you're looking for more activity, break out your irons and take a swing along the resort's 27-hole golf course or visit the concierge to sign up for a scuba, snorkeling or deep-sea fishing excursion. When hunger sets in, head to SEARED, the celebrated on-site restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. While some past visitors bemoaned the exorbitant menu prices, others said the steakhouse fare is well worth the high price tags. Plus, the resort offers three other eateries to choose from that serve everything from traditional ceviches to inventive sushi dishes.
San Jose del Cabo, BCN
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 173 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Opulent, Modern



  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • EXCELLENTCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold 2020
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2019
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019



The Palmilla is among Cabo's select celeb hangouts, but the special treatment extends to all guests.

Frommer's Exceptional



Built in 1956 by the son of the then-president of Mexico, the One&Only was the first resort introduced to the Los Cabos area, and it retains an old-world ambience and elegance that is without match in the region.

Fodor's Choice

Travel + Leisure


Set on the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula, One&Only Palmilla is luxury at its finest. First, there's the emphasis on individual service that makes this big resort feel like a boutique hotel (guests are called by name, for example).

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2019


The One&Only Palmilla is easily one of the most luxurious resorts not only in Cabo, but in Mexico.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold 2020
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2019
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1139 have reviewed the One&Only Palmilla, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: 

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1139 reviews 5.0 (based on 1139 reviews)

Guest Rooms

One&Only Palmilla offers a variety of accommodation types, ranging from oceanfront guest rooms to one-bedroom suites to a four-bedroom villa. Guest rooms feature Moorish Mexican-inspired decor like dark wood furniture, wool rugs, antique doors and decorative tiles. All rooms have 24-hour shared butler service, private balconies with daybeds, coffee makers, flat-screen TVs and bathrooms with double vanites, robes and slippers.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Welcome tequila beverages, logo caps, beach totes, binoculars for whale watching and daily deliveries of fresh fruit

Standard room size570 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated on 55 acres at the tip of the Los Cabos peninsula, One&Only Palmilla was originally built in 1956 and features one of the few swimmable beaches in the area. The property has played host to Hollywood celebrities since it's opening, including former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Wayne, Desi Arnaz, John Travolta and Jennifer Aniston. Located away from the area's party scene, the secluded setting provides guests with a luxurious and tranquil vibe.
  • Private airport transfers can be arranged for a fee
  • Located about 5 miles south of San José del Cabo and 17 miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas
  • Situated 12 miles south of Los Cabos International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


One&Only Palmilla offers four restaurants. SEARED by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is a steakhouse with a glass-walled meat cellar and an ocean-facing terrace. Featuring floor-to-ceiling views of the Sea of Cortez, Suviche serves sushi and ceviche infused with signature Jean-Georges' flavors. For all-day dining, Agua offers a variety of authentic Mexican specialties crafted from locally sourced ingredients. And Breeze serves breakfast and light lunches made with fresh, organic ingredients by the adults-only pool and sea.
  • Room service available 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesAsian, American, Mexican, Spanish

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The resort has three pools and the private Pelican Beach. The adults-only, infinity-edge Vista Pool features waterfalls and a swim-up bar; families can enjoy the infinity-edge Agua Pool, which has a river that connects to the kids pool. All pools are surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas. The private beach, one of the area's only swimmable beaches, offers chaise lounges, umbrellas and floating beds.
  • Complimentary sunglasses cleaning services, beach concierge services, foot massages, popsicles and oxygen shots
  • Free water sports equipment like paddleboards, kayaks and snorkeling gear at beach
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The One&Only Spa is set within a secluded villa, hidden among tropical gardens. The expansive facility offers a variety of services, including facials, massages and body treatments, plus traditional Mexican therapies. Services take place in one of 13 treatment rooms, each with private outdoor garden spaces. The spa also has a heat experience area with outdoor rain showers, hot and cold plunge pools, saunas and aromatherapy steam rooms.
  • Hair and nail salons
  • Health-focused cuisine served in the Wellness Garden

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


This resort offers the complimentary KidsOnly Club for children ages 4 to 12, where supervised activities are hosted, as well as teens activities like golf and tennis clinics. Kid-friendly amenities like a children's pool and video game consoles for guest rooms are available as well.
  • Babysitting services available for additional fee
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


Situated within the spa, the resort's fitness center offers Technogym, TRX and Kinesis equipment. Free outdoor yoga and Pilates classes are also available. Other activities include free paddleboarding, kayaking and snorkeling at the beach.
  • Private basketball court available nearby
  • Three tennis courts can be used for a fee; complimentary shuttle to and from courts
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


One&Only Palmilla offers indoor and outdoor venues for business events. There are the flexible Hacienda Ballroom, the Peninsula Boardroom for private meetings and garden spaces that overlook the Sea of Cortez. The property offers on-site meeting planners to assist with all of the scheduling and logistics details.
  • Private yacht excursions can be arranged
  • Team-building and incentive programs include golf, art, yoga and cooking classes

Number of meeting rooms5

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Dogs are welcome at the resort for a one-time fee of $50. Pets cannot weigh more than 40 pounds, and only one dog is permitted in each room. Pets must be leashed outside rooms at all times and cannot visit the property's restaurants.
  • Dog walking and pet-sitting services can be arranged for a fee
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking (with fee)
  • Pet-sitting (with fee)


The resort's Palmilla Golf Club offers a 27-hole, Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course. Facilities include a practice range, a full-service pro shop and a putting green, as well as complimentary golf carts.
  • Green fees apply
  • Lessons available
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop


One&Only Palmilla is equipped to host legal and ceremonial weddings. The property has a historic chapel available for daytime and candlelit ceremonies, as well as a beach and garden options. Celebration Consultants are available to assist with the planning of everything from horse-drawn carriage rides to wedding cakes.
  • Wedding packages offer inclusions like bridal spa services and luncheons
  • Private dining options for rehearsal dinners can be arranged
  • Honeymoon packages
  • Turtle Beach and the South Lawn can each accommodate up to 300 guests

Maximum wedding guest capacity300

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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