Funny story: today I was using the Southwest Destination Finder to look up how far my Rapid Rewards miles would get me, and thinking about getting my pale booty down to Cabo San Lucas this summer. I’d abandoned my search to do some housework when my friend texted me, asking for recommendations on where to stay in Cabo. Coincidence! Naturally I spent the next hour furiously scouring booking.com and dashing off an email to him with 7 good hotel options (moderate budget) out of the 100+ possibilities.
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I did not research or explore all-inclusive resorts for this roundup. That’s not my style of traveling, but if I’m ever lucky enough to stay at an all-inclusive spot I might change my tune later. The first couple hotels on this list probably have all-inclusive options.
I’ve broken down the hotels into two categories, but I want to point out that for all, prices will vary depending on length of stay, number of guests, and what time of year you visit. Note that Spring Break can be crazy and that August through November (mainly Sept/Oct) are the months of hurricane season. It can be quite rainy, or worse. If you see bargains during the late summer into fall, that’s why!
ME Cabo: This adults-only resort is the place to stay if you’re going to Cabo to party. If you want a relaxing beachfront getaway this may not be the place for you. We’re talking pool parties with famous DJs, bottle service, swim-up bar, and the works. Book here.
Solmar Resort: This is the classic style Cabo resort hotel right there on the sand. It’s adjacent to a larger Solmar property, and looks to be part of a large resort complex. Prices on booking.com are all over the place, so if you see a good rate, nab it. Book now.
Medano Hotel and Suites: This one is really stylish and new. The rooms are big and bathrooms look really clean. Hotel staff gets very good reviews on TripAdvisor and the beach is only a 5-minute walk away. Book here.
The Mexican Inn: This seems like a friendly, family-run type of place. Reviews note that the staff speak very little English (authentic!) and the beds do not get good ratings. Beautiful plants and gardens abound. The photos show towels folded into swans, but isn’t there something charming in the cheesiness? Reserve now.
Cabo Vista Hotel: I really like the rustic-chic aesthetic of these suites. It looks like a place I could settle down in and never leave. Everyone on TripAdvisor raves about this place. The low prices make this a very attractive place for a group getaway. Adults-only. Book here.
Seven Crown Express & Suites: The biggest draw to this hotel is the price. Reviews on TripAdvisor note street noise and small pool. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t spend a lot of time at the hotel while traveling, these budget digs may be for you. Click to book.
Fairfield Inn by Mariott: Normally I don’t recommend chain hotels here since people easily find them without my help. However, I really like the location of this one in Cabo; it is halfway between the beach and the downtown area. If you are a newbie international traveler, staying somewhere like this will take a bit of stress out of the equation since Mariott keeps things consistent with modern, clean rooms. Click to book.
There are 2 hotels I am stalking on Instagram and are on my hotel bucket list.
Neither of these are in Cabo San Lucas, but are in nearby cities. Someday, mark my words, I will visit one or both of these eye candy hotels.
Have you ever been to Cabo San Lucas or another city at the tip of the Baja peninsula? Please share your tips in the comments! I want to hear about your experience since I’m serious about traveling down there in 2018!