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One & Only Palmilla

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Baltimore
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. This resort was flawless. Service, food, amenities, beach, all perfect. Room was beautiful. Honestly was super impressed. So well done, and so well run. Pricey but now I know why. Will definitely return.

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OOPalmilla, General Manager at One & Only Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the wonderful words. Extraordinary hospitality is one of our top priorities, and it thrills us to hear you enjoyed all the aspects of your stay. Between the beautiful beaches, luxurious accommodations, and 24-hour service, we want every one of your visits to be better than the last. We look forward to seeing you again.... More 

Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is perfect, the hotel is beautifu, the rooms are big and confortable. Ours had an incredible view. Wherever you are at the hotel the service is great, good food. Excellent experience. Enjoy it

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OOPalmilla, General Manager at One & Only Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, It is a pleasure to read your kind review. We aim to provide excellent service that matches our stunning locale, and we are pleased to hear that everything was to your liking. You will be happy to know that every one of our suites features sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez. If you are interested in... More 

San Francisco
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a weekend here for a friend's birthday and will definitely be returning. There are other great hotels in the area but the beach is a huge differentiator for us. The beach there is gorgeous and sheltered and you can enjoy swimming, paddleboarding, snorkeling right there at the hotel. To me this is so much better than just sitting... More 

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OOPalmilla, General Manager at One & Only Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review and for sharing these kind words. We are lucky to be situated on one of the only swimmable beaches in the area, offering our guests a unique chance to explore the ocean with our complimentary water activities. Or, as you note, it can be ideal for simply lying back and relaxing! Because... More 

San Francisco
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 8th time to Palmilla and it remains a paradise on earth. A true oasis with no equal. So much more charming and authentic than Las Ventanas and Esperanza. It is able to permeate a luxurious distilled Mexican flavor to the overall ambience which is unique. It is pricey but so worth it. the service is consistently top... More 

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OOPalmilla, General Manager at One & Only Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, After eight visits, we consider you a part of our family, and we cannot thank you enough for continuing to visit us at One&Only Palmilla. Our aim has been to capture the essence of Mexican hospitality in one spectacular location, and we are so pleased that every one of your visits has been met with consistently superior... More 

Dallas, Texas
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One & Only is the definition of pamper! From the exceptional and personable customer service lavished upon us by everyone we came in contact with, to the outstanding amenities in the room and throughout the property, the One & Only is incomparable.

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OOPalmilla, Front Office Manager at One & Only Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at our resort. Situated at the edge of the Baja Peninsula, where golden desert sands meet breathtaking turquoise waters, the least we can do is pair our stunning locale with impeccable service. Thank you for your review, and please come back soon. Peter Bowling Managing... More 

McKinney, Texas
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and grounds. General service is always good but the little things are slightly amiss...turn down service spotty, in room coffee service sometimes, much less creativity of menus in the two fine dining locations....the same entrees appear on both menus...

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had high expectations and a frankly a great start to our extended weekend at the property. The staff was pleasant and helpful but that is where it stopped. Nightly refresh of snacks - Didn't Happen. Morning breakfast - delivered late - coffee delivered - Coffee Cups ? Nope ! - Didn't Happen. Clearing away breakfast - 2 calls later... More 

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OOPalmilla, General Manager at One & Only Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention. Our resort is built on providing the absolute finest service our guests have ever encountered. The situation that you describe surrounding your breakfast is surprising to hear of, and we hope you will accept our apologies for what was certainly a momentary lapse in service. You can trust... More 

Nouakchott
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hard to imagine a nicer place in and around the Cabo area. One & Only has everything you'd need to a luxury vacation. Water activities, restaurants, pools are all top notch. All staff were more than helpful and available any time during our stay. Great resort for families or singles looking to get away.

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OOPalmilla, General Manager at One & Only Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate this lovely review. “Paradise found” is something many of our guests feel, and we simply revel in sharing our gorgeous oceanfront location with all who walk through our doors. When you are dreaming of your next getaway, we hope you will think of us. Until then, take care. Peter Bowling Managing Director More 

Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While we did not stay overnight in any of the rooms or villas, we treated ourselves to an absolute first class lunch experience. We sat at a private outdoor table overlooking the breath-taking coastline. The menu & wine list choosings were superb and we had no less than 3 waiters tending to our every need. Following lunch we hopped on... More 

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OOPalmilla, General Manager at One & Only Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for joining us for lunch and for taking the time to recount your experience here. It sounds as though you dined at Agua by Larbi, which, with its breezy outdoor setting and acclaimed cuisine, is a wonderful choice. Including an introduction to Priscilla, we are glad to have had the chance to show you some... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No matter what your aims are for a holiday, The One and Only Palmilla can suit your needs! Relaxation around the pools, or get healthy in the gym, spoil yourself in the Spa, amazing meals in a variety of fabulous restaurants, like I said, whatever your needs, there is something for you here! Coming from Australia, we know beautiful views... More 

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OOPalmilla, General Manager at One & Only Palmilla, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We could not have said it better ourselves. Whether you are an adventure-seeker, need to unwind, want to rekindle romance or bond with family, you can do so at One&Only Palmilla. We are thrilled that you so loved our spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez. It is a long trip from Australia, but we hope we... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A verdant oasis on the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Where azure waters greet the mountainous desert and the Pacific Ocean merges with the Sea of Cortez. Where warm waves break onto a dramatic shoreline… and gray whales can be seen rising majestically in the distance. Here, the gracious style of Old Mexico - with its red-tiled roofs, whitewashed walls, and idyllic setting of exquisite fountains - is quietly nestled amidst swaying palms, bird of paradise and other tropical bloom. ... more   less 

Additional Information about One & Only Palmilla

Address: Km 7.5 Carr. Transpeninsular, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > San Jose del Cabo
Price Range: $1,041 - $3,422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — One & Only Palmilla 5*
Number of rooms: 173
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Also Known As:
One And Only Palmilla
One&Only Palmilla Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
Palmilla Cabo
One Only Cabo
La Palmilla
One & Only Palmilla Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#2 On the Beach Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#2 Top resorts Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#2 Spa Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#3 Family Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
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“Ocean view rooms offer a spectacular view. Higher floors offer best view of ocean.”
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“Taxi's are expensive $35 to $40 one way. Better to rent a car before getting there.”
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“Might as well splurge for the suite. Basic rooms are lovely, but the suites are heavenly.”
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