The Baja Peninsula
Hotels in The Baja Peninsula
From sprawling beach resorts to sleek, modern properties, Baja Peninsula hotels reflect the area’s diversity and energy. Most beachfront hotels feature swimming pools, spas, fitness centers and restaurants, while options in places like Tijuana excel at accommodating business travelers. Showcasing the local cuisine is also a top priority at the best hotels in the Baja Peninsula.
In Los Cabos, Cabo Azul Resort is an all-villa resort that takes up 12 acres of oceanfront land. Pretend you’re a Baja homeowner at one of the hotel’s luxurious villas, each of them outfitted with king-sized beds, a living room area, a private terrace and a fully-equipped kitchen. Cabo Azul also boasts one of the best restaurants in town: Javier’s, helmed by chef Javier Sosa (Laguna Beach’s Javier’s Restaurant), who serves Mexican food made with fresh local ingredients. Business travelers staying in Tijuana should look no further than the Tijuana Marriott, located conveniently near the business district, the airport and the San Diego border. The hotel features conference rooms and an executive lounge, a fitness center and swimming pool, plus Wi-Fi in every room.
Ensenada’s Hotel Coral & Marina offers style and comfort in a privileged location: Todos Santos Bay. Guests have access to a 353-slip marina; tennis and volleyball courts, a fitness center and a spa, and can dine at BC Bistro & Cava, where fresh seafood and local wines are served in a casual setting.
In Ensenada, along the Pacific coast, Cabañas Cuatro Cuatros has stylish canvas tents with open-air showers and terraces overlooking vineyards and olive groves.
Food is a focus at this Spanish-colonial spa spread over 3,000 acres in the foothills of Mount Kuchumaa, where a new open kitchen (the place for cooking classes and more) is set on the property’s organic farm.
There's first-rate fishing - teach the kids how to cast for marlin.
New to the scene (it opened in 2008) and discernibly hip, Casa Dorada faces onto Medano Beach, and is walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Cabo San Lucas.
One unique hotel dominates the Manzanillo, Mexico landscape: the whitewashed, Arabian-inspired towers of Las Hadas Golf Resort & Marina, set on a half-mile stretch of private beach.
About an hour north of Cabo San Lucas in southern Baja lies the small Pacific Coast fishing town and noted artist’s colony of Todos Santos.
Poised on a lone hilltop with 360-degree views, La Villa del Valle occupies a handsome, two-story hacienda that was built in 2002 but looks as if it has belonged here forever.
A modern all-suites hotel with a spa, balconies, and harbor views.