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.
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
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.