Family Focused: The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Los Cabos

Cabo San Lucas may be best known for its romantic luxury resorts, but the Los Cabos area also boasts many family-friendly lodging options, including resorts that offer everything from toddler supplies and baby-sitting and nanny services to specialty menus and supervised kids clubs.

Hilton Los Cabos is home to the area's most impressive array of child-related services and amenities, showcasing fun and informative activities like ice cream parties and socials, movies under the stars, cake and cookie decoration, and interactive Spanish lessons through their Cabo Kids Club program. Yoga classes and spa services are also available to kids, as are Mother/Daughter and Father/Son spa treatment packages.

Dreams Los Cabos also offers outstanding children's programs and services, particularly through their onsite Explorer's Club. The club is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. for kids ages 3 to 12, and features arts and crafts, treasure hunts, and other fun activities based on science, nature and exploration. Dreams even offers special dinners when Mom and Dad need a little vacation time to themselves.

In Cabo San Lucas, Solmar Group properties like Grand Solmar Land's End and the newly opened Grand Solmar Solmar Rancho San Lucas are great options for visiting families. The former is best known for its proximity to the region's most famous landmark, but also offers a treehouse style kids club where young ones can sculpt clay or construct (and later deconstruct) piñatas, as well as thrice weekly theme parties featuring campfire stories and tasty treats.


Grand Solmar is the benchmark resort from Solmar Group, whose other Los Cabos based luxury properties include Rancho San Lucas, Playa Grande and Ridge Luxury Villas. The relatively new (the first phase opened in 2011) all-inclusive resort features 289 suites, breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, and easy access to Playa Solmar, as well as Land's End itself (this is the closest resort to the granitic rock formations at the southernmost point of the Baja California peninsula). Restaurants La Roca and Don Luis specialize in fresh local seafood and fine dining, respectively, with additional sustenance available at Las Brisas and Las Olas. Amenities include a full range of spa services, a beauty salon, fitness center, tennis courts, business center, heated pools and jacuzzis, beachside massage cabanas, and of course an accredited onsite romance coordinator.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: A kids club and family-friendly theme parties are among the many attractions at Grand Solmar Land's End Resort and Spa.

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The pools are the most breathtaking feature, stretching successively towards the sea for over 400 meters. But everything is world-class at this stunning new resort, which is set near the site of one of the original Los Cabos getaway resorts, Bud Parr's Hotel Cabo San Lucas. 60 hotel rooms and 32 suites showcase sophisticated elegance and abundant creature comforts, while also overlooking one of the region's most beautiful bays. The amenities start with the incredible series of pools, but also include a championship-level golf course from designer Tom Fazio, and one of the finest restaurants in the region: Comal. The Latin American themed restaurant is helmed by Yvan Mucharraz, well known to locals for his stint as the Executive Chef at The Resort at Pedregal. Comal also benefits from the vast cocktail expertise of Osvaldo Vazquez, who cut his teeth locally at The Cape: A Thompson Hotel.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: The Pescaditos Kids Club offers fun and adventures for children ages 4 to 11.

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The luxurious Médano Beach-based resort Casa Dorada combines magnificent Sea of Cortés views with richly appointed suites and penthouses featuring marble bath appointments, private terraces, chic interior design and upscale amenities such as plasma screen televisions and wireless internet service. The onsite Saltwater Spa is of first-class quality, as is the restaurant Twelve Tribes, one of only two restaurants in México mentioned in Centurion's members only publication Black Ink. The spa focuses on revitalizing body and wellness treatments utilizing the curative powers of the mineral rich waters of the Sea of Cortés. Painting workshops and dominoes tournaments headline the kid-friendly activities list, and the resort also boasts child-sized chaise lounges for sunning by the pool.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: Painting workshops and dominos tournaments headline the kid-friendly activities list, and the resort also boasts child-sized chaise lounges for sunning by the pool.

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Las Ventanas Al Paraíso means the windows to paradise, and this Rosewood managed seaside resort delivers the expected spectacular views, as well as luxurious accommodations showcasing exquisite attention to detail. There are well over a dozen varieties of suites available, from Garden View Junior to Presidential, with special touches that include lovely terra cotta fireplaces. Baja Mediterranean-style cuisine is the focus of The Restaurant, the simply named signature onsite restaurant. Spa features include elemental therapies derived from earth, air, fire and water. The Rose Buds program offers special activities, services, menus and amenities for kids. Culinary, tequila and tennis lessons headline the activities options for adults. World-class golf is available at the nearby Cabo Real course.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: The Rose Buds program features special activities, services, menus and amenities for kids.

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The 270 guest rooms at tourist corridor standout Sheraton Hacienda del Mar showcase old world Mexican charm and décor, as well as gorgeous views of the Sea of Cortés. Onsite dining highlights include Pacific Rim fusion cuisine at Pitahayas, steak and seafood at De Cortez Grill and Restaurant, and traditional Mexican fare at Girasoles de la Hacienda. Weddings and cocktail parties may be arranged beachside, and a number of excellent meeting services are available, including high speed internet access in all meeting rooms. There is also a complete range of children's programs and babysitting services, with kid-friendly activities supervised by their bilingual staff.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: Activities at the Sheraton Adventure Kids Club include board and video games, arts and crafts, swimming, Spanish language lessons, and camping adventures.

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One&Only Palmilla is regularly rated by travel magazines as the best resort in México, and deservedly so. The resort has been around since the 1950s - it was founded by pioneering Los Cabos developer Rod Rodriguez - and has remained the area's benchmark property since receiving the One & Only imprimatur in 2004. In addition to its excellent accommodations and amenities - private butlers are standard - the resort hosts two world-class restaurants: Agua by Larbi from acclaimed chef Larbi Dahrouch, and the newly minted steakhouse SEAR from celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Recent upgrades and renovations following Hurricane Odile include an all-new 22,000 square foot spa and fitness facility, with The OBO Salon from Beverly Hills stylists Jonathan Antin and Amanda George, Barber&Blade for men, and manis and pedis in a studio designed by famed French podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez. The KidsOnly Club offers a range of entertainment and activities for kids ages 4 to 11. Babysitting and nanny services are also available.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: The KidsOnly Club offers a range of entertainment and activities for kids 4-11. Babysitting and nanny services are also available.

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A romantic getaway of the first order, Dreams offers an array of amenity laden suites, as well as three large pools, a jacuzzi, five onsite restaurants and four lounges. The suites are elegantly appointed, with terrace views. Restaurant highlights include steaks at Seaside Grill, seafood at Oceana, Italians cuisine at Portofino and Asian offerings at Himitsu. There is also a Just the Two of You option, with a table set up beachside for a romantic candle light dinner. The spa offers whirlpools, saunas and steam baths, as well as several varieties of massages, and beauty treatments like manicures and pedicures. Kids can enjoy activities from the Explorer's Club, while Preferred Club members have access to special privileges, including spectacular ocean views, a private lounge and other exclusive amenities. NOTE: Dreams is currently undergoing repairs and renovations following damages caused by Hurricane Odile. It is expected to reopen October 1, 2015.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: The Explorers Club offers daily supervised activities for kids 3-12 year of age based around science, nature and exploration.

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Hilton Los Cabos is one of the most iconic local resorts, boasting a gorgeous beachfront location, as well as enough pampering amenities to please those of any age or disposition. In fact, after a major recent renovation, Hilton not only looks spectacular, but is showcasing more family-friendly attractions than ever before. The Cabo Kids Club, for instance, offers supervised activities for children ages 4 to 12, from ice cream socials and movie nights under the stars to games, stretching and various arts and crafts activities. Babysitting services are available to anyone who books at least 24 hours in advance, and Hilton also offers tennis courts, a Splash Zone pool area with water slides, teenager-friendly features like video games and an air hockey table, plus family culinary experiences and special spa treatments created specifically for mothers and daughters, or fathers and sons.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: Hilton Los Cabos offers a wealth of family-friendly amenities and is one of the benchmark local resorts.

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Chris Sands is the Cabo San Lucas local expert for the USA Today travel website 10 Best, co-writer of Fodor's Los Cabos travel guidebook, and a contributor to numerous websites and...  More About Chris