Heating Up At the Hilton

The newly renovated Hilton knows how to give guests a warm welcome

By: Terra Judge

The Jacuzzi at the Hilton Los Cabos overlooks the ocean.
The Jacuzzi at the Hilton Los Cabos
overlooks the ocean.
Just putting the finishing touches on the $15,000 per room renovations, the Hilton is enjoying its new ownership under the man behind the famed Beverly Hilton, Beny Alagem. The transformations were undertaken in an aim to fill a luxury niche in Los Cabos, and the 375 spacious oceanfront guestrooms and 66 suites certainly reflect the effort with whirlpool tubs, warm, bold colors and mounds of fluffy, white pillows. With a stunning ocean view from the balcony, I was tempted to curl up for the duration but the rest of the resort beckoned.

I took advantage of the weather by frolicking in the heated infinity pool after seeing a family with young children splashing around. If a 3-year-old can jump in without so much as a shiver, so can I. Ahhh a comfortable 88 degrees and excellent views of those strong enough to brave the ocean humpback and gray whales.

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Guestrooms at Hilton Los Cabos
have been recently renovated.
Whales rising to the surface to shoot a stream of water into the air could be spotted only 100 yards out, making the steaming pool even more enjoyable. The Jacuzzi also provided panoramic views of the ocean and had plenty of comfortable seating under a wide palapa to protect visitors from the normally sizzling Mexican sun or, in my case, raindrops. Staff also keep visitors well stocked with oversized beach towels.

One of the resort’s most distinguishing pride points is the hospitality of their large staff. The property is the 2005 and 2006 Connie Award recipient for best overall performance among the entire Hilton Hotels Corporation Resort Division of 240 properties, and the resort was additionally ranked number one in customer service, hotel accommodations, best overall guest experience and best “can-do” attitude of staff. It’s clear that the staff is proud to be at the Hilton, from the sommelier to the friendly pool attendants.

The comfort doesn’t stop there. The hotel’s Ixchel Spa covers 7,500 square feet and provides a multitude of treatments from salon services to massage therapy. Soft blankets and heated oil during my morning massage kept me warmed through the rest of the day. Clients can also request a massage on the beach, where the hotel has set up numerous thatched palapas.

Those not wishing to get their feet sandy can hop on one of the shuttle buses that run to San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas four times daily for cultural exploration and shopping.

Four oceanview restaurants also allow visitors to enjoy the surroundings from a luxurious spot. Daily breakfast buffets in the La Hacienda restaurant give guests sitting on a large terrace views of the infinity pool and the sea. The terrace is also an excellent location to enjoy the intense Mexican sunsets.

Despite the dreary weather, the Hilton Los Cabos provided an excellent Mexican resort experience, and things heat up even more once the sun comes out. Under a dark cloud I found the silver lining and that’s not the tequila talking.


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