Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

A Japanese retreat in rugged Baja
VERIFIED LUXURY

Even with the slew of new hotels that have emerged throughout Los Cabos recently, Nobu Hotel Los Cabos has been able to carve out its own corner at the far south eastern edge, about seven miles west of the famous El Arco landmark. Set within the Diamante development that's home to two golf courses (El Cardonal, which was designed by Tiger Woods and Dunes by Davis Love III), the region’s remote location provides a sense of tranquility, while Nobu’s vibrant restaurant and the resort’s overall energy keep things fresh and fun.

The hotel masterfully retains the Nobu traditions of Japanese sensibility and hospitality, while still taking into account the rugged Baja landscape. Nobu’s first Mexico property exudes understated elegance, standing out among the rest with its culinary offerings, a dynamic spa and spectacular views of the sapphire water.

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Our Inspector's Highlights

  • While the Nobu restaurant is the crown jewel of the resort, Japanese food is certainly not the only option here. Pacific Restaurant offers fine-dining Mexican, while beloved Los Angeles eatery Malibu Farm offers a farm-to-table experience for three meals a day in its first Mexico outpost. Even ordering poolside snacks as simple as pizza and French fries are elevated here — every outlet at the property churns out top-notch fare.
  • Although the Los Cabos hotel provides 200 guest rooms, careful planning has prevented it from feeling like a mega resort. Accommodations are threaded throughout four swimming pools. Some units even have direct swim-up access from their own private entries.
  • The spa-like bathrooms feature rain showers and Japanese soaking tubs, all in a soothing palette of dark woods, limestone and river-rock walls.
  • While many hotels offer concierge texting through your own mobile device for things like spa appointments and dinner reservations, the Nobu team’s concierge service goes above and beyond. Staff can help you do anything from track down obscure local artwork to quickly fetch items left behind in a room.
  • The Japanese experience at the Nobu restaurant is a welcome break from typical Mexican cuisine, while still sourcing menu items locally. Plus, if you’re not a fan of tequila, you’ll appreciate the expansive selection of sake.

Things to Know

  • The luxury hotel is roughly 50 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport. Even just getting in and out through its gates can add 15 minutes to your journey. The good news is that nearly everything you need is directly on property: pools, coastline, a spa, five dining and drinking outlets and an array of outdoor activities.
  • While the coastline is scenic and peaceful, like many of the resorts in the area, Nobu Los Cabos does not have a swimmable beach.
  • The 13,691-square-foot spa provides 13 treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy garden and a service menu consisting of blissful, Asian-inspired therapies that incorporate Natura Bissé’s famed product line.

The Rooms

  • Well-appointed and comfortable, each room features elegant, Japanese-influenced décor, which, surprisingly, feels right at home in Mexico. The darker woods and neutral stones blend in well with the natural landscape.
  • Rooms start at 514 square feet and come with 65-inch televisions, onsen soaking tubs and balconies. Many of the suites also feature contemporary, private plunge pools.
  • At the most premium level, the two-bedroom Nobu Suite includes a stone fireplace, an appliance-filled chef’s kitchen, dining space and a game area across 2,628 square feet.

Nearby Attractions

  • Todos Santos, the bohemian artist community with the original Hotel California, is an hour north of the resort and great for a day trip of shopping and exploring.
  • The adjacent Diamante Cabo San Lucas Resort complex features golf courses from Davis Love III and Tiger Woods.
  • Nightlife at the resort is mostly limited to the action at the restaurants, but if you need to get out, the property sits 30 minutes from Cabo San Lucas’ club scene.

Amenities
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Bar
Beach
Fitness classes
Golf
Gym
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Restaurants
Spa
Tennis
Getting There
Boulevard Diamante, Cabo San Lucas, 23473 Mexico
TEL305-674-5575
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SJD (50 min)  
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