Chic and Unique: The 10 Best Boutique Hotels in Los Cabos

Excellent alternatives exist for those seeking to avoid the sprawling all-inclusive resorts that dominate the Los Cabos coastline, most notably some of the smaller boutique hotels now open in Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, and along the Tourist Corridor that connects the cape cities.

The 96-room Resort at Pedregal has been one of Cabo San Lucas' benchmark properties since it opened in 2008, with a magnificent setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean, stylishly appointed accommodations, and a host of world-class amenities, ranging from a pampering spa to spectacular cliffside dining.

The Médano Beach adjacent Bahía Hotel and Beach Club is also a popular option for discerning travelers. Best known locally for its superb restaurant, Bar Esquina, the 81-room resort also boasts a hip lobby art gallery, an expansive pool area with swim-up palapa bar, take-out coffee service, and easy access to water-based activities rentals.

Casa Natalia is the best boutique hotel in San José del Cabo. The intimate lodging is set near the city's historic Art District, and each of its 19 rooms are decorated with local artwork. Its onsite restaurant, Mi Cocina, is among the best in Los Cabos, and the central location offers close proximity to shopping and sightseeing. In fact, many of the premier downtown attractions – the main plaza, city hall, and the old Catholic church – are located within one block of the hotel.

Casa Bella was once a private home, but over time has evolved into one of the most charming and intimate boutique hotels in Cabo San Lucas. The hacienda-style bed and breakfast is home to only 11 rooms, which are grouped around a lovely...  Read More

This little eight suite boutique inn accomplishes the rare trick off being just off the beaten track, while also remaining within easy walking distance of Cabo San Lucas' most popular tourist attractions. Spacious, well-appointed suites are set...  Read More

In addition to a scenic Médano Beach location featuring splendid views of Land's End and Bahía Cabo San Lucas, the boutique ME Cabo Resort offers a stunning Art Deco style lobby with a sweeping spiral marble staircase that descends to the pool...  Read More

El Ameyal is a rebranding of the former Hotel Vistazul, emphasizing the natural and holistic spa services that are available. The signature treatment is the Temazcal, an ancient Mexican healing ritual somewhat akin to the Native American sweat...  Read More

This relaxing and romantic getaway is only accessible down a long dirt road in Pescadero, a small coastal community just south of Todos Santos (about a 45 minute drive from Cabo San Lucas). Once there, guests will find an intimate 28-room resort...  Read More

This 22-room boutique resort offers a lovely setting on Acapulquito Beach, and one of the best surf-friendly locations in Los Cabos. Rooms include Junior Suites, Junior Villas, King Villas and a Master Villa, all featuring marble floors, flat...  Read More

Situated in the center of San José del Cabo's historic downtown area, Casa Natalia is a cozy European-style boutique hotel with progressive contemporary architecture enhanced by bamboo, bougainvillea, waterfalls and tropical flowers. There are...  Read More

Los Cabos' hippest boutique hotel - the name is a portmanteau word combining the Spanish word for goose, el ganso, and gonzo, the outlandish journalism style pioneered by the late Hunter S. Thompson - opened in 2012 at Puerto Los Cabos, a...  Read More

Bahía Hotel has carved out a niche as one of the premier boutique hotels in Cabo San Lucas, with chic accommodations, and an excellent pool area featuring daybeds and recliners for sun worshippers. The onsite restaurant, Bar Esquina, is one of...  Read More

Enter through the only privately owned tunnel in México to luxurious surroundings and breathtaking Pacific Ocean views at this boutique beach resort, which offers 96 rooms, suites and villas. Round the clock fitness facilities and the Luna y...  Read More


Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is Editor at, co-writer of Fodor’s 2015 guide to Los Cabos, and a regular contributor to Los Cabos Magazine and 10 Best/USA Today. He lives in Cabo San Lucas.

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