Los Cabos, Mexico

The Resort at Pedregal

Rates from (ex tax)$750.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD1,005.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Modern Mexican beach retreat

Setting

Breezy Baja

Set on the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the desert meets the beach and the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific, The Resort at Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas offers an eyeful of ocean from every point. Each of its 105 rooms has a private plunge pool, but there are three other pools, four restaurants and an exquisite spa to lure you outside.

 

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

105, including 29 suites.

Check–Out

Both check-out and check-in times are flexible, subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $750.00, excluding tax at 34 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD1,005.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates exclude breakfast (from $35), but include items from the minibar and coronitas, chips and guacamole delivered to your room each afternoon.

Also

For the culinarily inclined, Don Manuel's restaurant offers a range of cooking classes, as well as tequila and wine courses.

At the hotel

Spa with 10 treatment rooms; CD/DVD library; free WiFi throughout; gym. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, CD/DVD player, minibar, Nespresso machine.

Our favourite rooms

Each room has ocean views and a plunge pool, and all are decorated with brightly coloured Mexican art. Of them, Vistamar 344, an Estrella Suite on the top floor of its building, has a fire pit and sweeping views, along with a sitting room. For added privacy, the One Bedroom Beachfront Suites have the best views, their own gardens and a patio by the sea.

Poolside

The heated infinity pool by Don Manuel restaurant is open to adults and there’s a saltwater pool in the spa. By the beach club, there’s an all-ages infinity pool, as well as a children’s pool with a rock fountain. Though the hotel is on the beach, the ocean currents are too strong for swimming, so stick to the pools.

Spa

Luna y Mar spa offers yoga and a full menu of spa services (a candlelit massage should help you relax) in the 10 treatment rooms all circling an outdoor spa pool.

Packing tips

Don’t fret if you forget the basics. The hotel shop, AlmArte, sells stylish dresses, sandals and swimwear, along with art and homewares, including the dishes, pillows and art found in many of the guest rooms. The hotel library holds a stash of books and games.

Also

Pets are welcome. The hotel charges $150 per pet for animals to bed down, and will provide a food bowl.

Pet‐friendly

Pets are welcome. The hotel charges $150 per pet for animals to bed down, and will provide a food bowl. See more pet-friendly hotels in Los Cabos.

Children

The hotel is very kid-friendly. Cots for babies are available at no extra cost, babysitters can be arranged, and there is a kids’ club with half- and full-day programmes, as well as week-long arrangements. Rollaway beds are available for $75 a day.

Best for

Ages three and up.

Recommended rooms

The freestanding Premium Ocean-View Suites allow for the most privacy, and have full kitchens, helpful for feeding picky eaters.

Activities

The hotel has a dedicated kids’ club, with activity options ranging from a half-day to a full week of beach adventures. Club activities include scavenger hunts, movie nights, Spanish lessons and castle-building competitions. In addition, the staff can arrange horse riding, hikes and other family activities.

Swimming pool

There is a dedicated kids’ pool near the Beach Club (no lifeguard, though), and children are welcome in the adjacent infinity pool.

Meals

The Beach Club has a children’s menu, with macaroni and cheese, pizza, tacos and snacks. There are highchairs available.

Babysitting

With notice, the hotel can arrange babysitting. The kids’ club also has a nighttime programme.

Food and Drink

Photos The Resort at Pedregal food and drink

Top Table

At Don Manuel’s, request a table by the window. On pleasant nights (ie most of them), sit out by the fire pits for spicy margaritas before dinner.

Dress Code

Beach chic: kaftans, linen trousers and sandals are perfect after a day of sun-lounging.

Hotel restaurant

There are four. Don Manuel's is the signature eatery, serving a menu of locally inspired dishes from breakfast to dinner in a glass-fronted dining room with ocean views. The menu features tacos and salads at lunch, with roasted fish and veal chops at dinner. Tucked into the cliffs over the sea, El Farallón is modelled after coastal seafood shacks. Options change daily based on what the fishermen haul in, so diners choose their fish, which is weighed, then grilled and served with chillies. Set at the pool bar, Crudo, as its name suggests, specialises in raw fish, including ceviche, sashimi and sushi, with specials such as Chilean salmon with pickled cucumber and charred lemon. Beach Club is the most family-friendly option, showcasing local ingredients in pastas, tacos and salads.

Hotel bar

You’re never more than five minutes away from a decent magarita. Each restaurant has a bar attached, and there is a swim-up bar in the adults-only pool, by Don Manuel’s.

Last orders

Don Manuel’s serves breakfast from 6am until 11am, lunch from noon until 2pm, then dinner from 6pm until 10pm. El Farallon serves dinner from 7pm until 11pm. Crudo is open from 4pm until 9pm and the Beach Club from 11am until 6pm.

Room service

Available 24 hours a day; during restaurant hours, the full menu from Don Manuel’s is available, with a lighter selection of sandwiches, salads and soups on offer at other times.

Location

Photos The Resort at Pedregal location
Address
The Resort at Pedregal
1 Camino Del Mar
234555
Cabo San Lucas
Mexico

Planes

Planes Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) is 29 miles away, and serves cities including Los Angeles (www.united.com), New York (www.united.com) and Houston (www.aircanada.com).

Automobiles

Driving is not recommended, as roads can be hard to navigate, and drivers quite aggressive, but there are plenty of cars for hire. There is valet parking available.

Worth getting out of bed for

With pools, a spa, year-round sunlight and staff dedicated to taking care of your every need, The Resort at Pedregal can be a pretty difficult place to want to leave. Many guests never stray from the property. For those who do venture out, the hotel staffs a team of personal assistants to arrange all tours and activities. Adventurers can take a zip-line tour over a Unesco-protected canyon, tackle a Tarzan-style rope swing and try some rock rappelling. If you prefer the water, although you can’t swim directly off the resort's coastline, the staff can arrange swims and dives in mellower waters or snorkelling outings to some of the more remote fish-filled bays.

Local restaurants

Mariachi bands stroll the open-air dining room at Edith’s, a popular restaurant at Paseo del Pescador near Medano Beach (+1 52 624 143 7580; edithscabo.com). The kitchen specialises in traditional Mexican dishes, but also serves Caesar salads mixed tableside and bananas flambé that are caramelised in a ball of fire before arriving on your plate. Set on the beach with views of the Land’s End rock formations, Hacienda Cocina & Cantina has a beach bar and tables in the sand. The menu includes tostadas, grilled skirt steak and lobster enchiladas (+1 52 624 163 3144; www.haciendacocina.com). Mexican meets Mediterranean at Bar Esquina on Avenida El Pescador. The kitchen serves fish from the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez, along with mesquite-cooked meats (+1 52 624 143 1890).

 

Reviews

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Anonymous review

At the foot of the hefty Pedregal mountain we are met by a handsome man donning sophisticated traditional garb. We give him our surname and he asks one humble question: ‘hibiscus water or margarita?’ I can sense my dear Mr Smith fumble, overwhelmed, so I politely but firmly say ‘both, please’ and he waves us into a chandelier-lit tunnel through an imposing mound of fractured rock. I glance over at Mr Smith and I can tell there is only one thought on his mind: he is James Bond and I am his Bond spouse.

Emerging from the tunnel we feel a lightness of being, as if the entrance itself has stripped the unholy airport dead-weight off our shoulders. We pull up to a fantastic open-air lobby, a panorama of fire cauldrons, pristine cactus gardens and views of the twinkling Pacific Ocean beyond. Turquoise sky, simmering heat and the crash of gigantic waves: it’s most cathartic. An entire team of smiling Bajacalifornianos are there to welcome us with drinks in beautiful handmade glassware. They sweep away the luggage and leave us to take the most euphoric sips (or rather gulps) of margarita – it’s quite possibly the best we’ve ever had.

Our personal concierge Victoria gives us a short brief on the property; however, it’s difficult to pay attention when there are humpback whales dancing across the distant horizon. My excitement is less than discreet; ‘don’t worry, there are binoculars in your room’ Victoria adds. Some quick paperwork later and we are exploring our Deluxe Ocean View Suite with its most impressive, private infinity plunge pool on our balcony and a free bottle of local mezcal. While Mr Smith tests out the rainfall shower, I fawn over the Otomi-print cushion cover and totem folk art beside the bed.

Soon it was 4pm, and unbeknownst to us this means free Coronas delivered in an ice bucket with chips, guacamole and salsa. It seems the Resort at Pedregal already knows us too well; soon enough we are reclining, sated, like humpbacks ourselves.

One thing to note, the sea is strictly for admiring. Strong undercurrents render it off-limits for even the most adventurous swimmers. Not that it matters to us as we splash around in one of the four infinity pools onsite. There is something quite exhilarating about being in a calm body of warm water a few feet from the crunching shoreline. ‘This is alright,’ Mr Smith beams as he wades back to the bar.

We are talked into dining at the hotel’s cliffside restaurant at 6pm in order to catch the setting sun. We make the short pilgrimage from our room, around a winding labyrinth of candlelit staircases and corridors hollowed out of rock. The clean, elegant lines of the hotel are juxtaposed against the jagged rocks – an installation of dreams where every grain of sand is raked with Zen-like precision. A modest sign lit by a single lantern signals our arrival at El Farallon.

We are ushered down a walkway as the sun slips into the sea ahead of us. The restaurant is a long, thin slither of space tucked into the rock face like a series of dining cars; the ordering process is just as unique. There are three stations: a champagne terrace, a fisherman’s catch and a grill. Our entire meal is decided by the time we take our perch in the mild breeze – a palate-cleanser in itself.

We drink a fruity Mexican red while enjoying snook fish and mahi-mahi, which arrive with lashings of authentic sides. Before we know it, we’re bickering over who gets the last churro from our dessert basket, hands covered in warm chocolate sauce, while a jazz quartet quietly plays Lay Lady Lay behind us. Spring break in Cabo this is not. Thank God.

All travellers are familiar with the make-or-break nature of a breakfast buffet. The Pedregal’s is more akin to a fantasy farmers’ market – fruit spills out of wooden crates, chefs blend smoothies to-order and a succession of warm, baked goods flows out of the kitchen. My tip: try the local honey, dripping straight from the comb. I stirred it into my coffee as we mapped out adventures to Flora Farms and Todos Santos – a Pueblo Mágico – both within an hours’ drive away. A stop at Café Hierbabuena for lunch is an absolute must. You can thank me later…

As we pass back through the hotel’s entry tunnel Mr Smith stops the car midway to admire a hidden angel sculpture placed quietly in a dark cove. No detail forgotten. In my pocket I have a miniature Otomi cotton patch of a lady watering a plant, and I'm inspired to stitch it onto something as a reminder of our stay when I get home.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in The Resort at Pedregal’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Everything. It's our third year in a row to come to the resort. We've stayed in several top notch resorts over the years and this is our family favorite. The staff is excellent. Every room has a beautiful view. The food is fabulous. The spa is wonderful and you don't have to plan months ahead to get in. Truly can't say enough good things about this place. We love to branch out for dinner - there is some excellent fine dining in Cabo. We always have dinner one night at El Farallon at the resort. We also enjoy Flora Farms, although it's a bit of a hike. And Manta at the new Cape hotel was delicious! Nick San (2 locations) has son excellent sushi. All are so if you don't like spending a lot on food, these recommendations aren't for you. Also the flyboarding was a big hit with everyone! 10/10

Don’t expect

To be disappointed in any way - it's an awesome experience all around.

Rating

Stayed on 9 Jun 2016

We loved

Property is great! Service is impeccable! The private plunge pools are a very nice feature! Sunset da Mona Lisa Restaurant was awesome!

Don’t expect

Any noise or waiting. Perfect.

Rating

Stayed on 4 Mar 2016

We loved

Everything. This is the nicest place I have ever stayed in 43 years!!!! Smith made this simple and painless. Got picked up from airport in sweet escalade and they had a welcome gift as advertised too. This is my new go to travel company. Beyond IMPRESSED!!!! 10/10

Don’t expect

To have late night partying and loud kids here...this place is chill and amazing.

Rating

Stayed on 2 Mar 2016

We loved

Villa was amazing, as was the serenity and the location!

Don’t expect

Lots of kids or beach swimming – the current is very strong. Better to stick to the beachside pool!

Rating

Stayed on 3 Jan 2016

We loved

The decor, the service, the food

Don’t expect

To be able to swim in the sea. There isn't much to do in the resort itself.

Rating

Stayed on 3 Sep 2015

We loved

The service from all staff. 10/10.

Don’t expect

Kids splashing in adult pool

Rating

Stayed on 31 Jul 2015

We loved

peace quiet

Don’t expect

night life

Rating

Stayed on 19 Jul 2015

We loved

The view, the room, the people.

Don’t expect

To lift a finger!

Rating

Stayed on 7 May 2015

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