Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
A Thompson Hotel
What it is
A clean-lined yet opulent resort on the Sea of Cortez.
What it isn't
Colorful. Kahlo-obsessed Mexican design aficionados may want to look elsewhere.
What we think
As designed by Mexican architect Javier Sánchez, even the most basic rooms are anything but basic here. You’ll find a freestanding copper soaking tub, hanging daybed and floor-to-ceiling ocean views (oh, and a craft cocktail bar) in all 161 rooms, the smallest of which is 592 square feet. Enrique Olvera’s restaurant Manta serves elevated locavore comfort food (black miso fish tacos; vegetable tempura with charred poblanos). The only rooftop lounge in Cabo San Lucas is perched six stories above the sea. There’s even a Glass Box—exactly what it sounds like, an ultra-contemporary glass-walled room turned humidor and bar that serves perfect mezcal cocktails.
You're here because
The design is up-to-the-minute, the energy is youthful but refined, and the location is tucked away from the craziness of central Cabo.
You’d normally shy away from a swim-up bar, but you’ve never seen one like this: perched at one end of an infinity pool fronting the rollicking sea, with cocktails as restorative as the salty breeze.
Restaurants & Bars
- Manta - seafood-focused menu served in a modern dining room with striking sea and cliff views
- The Ledge - breakfast, lunch and dinner served in a beach house-inspired restaurant and patio
- The Rooftop - Cabo San Lucas' only rooftop bar and lounge.
- Pool Bar - pool swim-up bar and terrace
About a 40-minute drive from Los Cabos International Airport on a secluded cliffside stretch of Monuments Beach, a 15-minute drive from the shops and restaurants of downtown Cabo and a 15-minute boat cruise from El Arco, Cabo’s must-Instagram arch.