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.
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.
For clans looking to laze around a lagoon-like pool but who still want some on-site action (a rock-climbing wall and a zipline across a white-sand beach).
Like many properties on the tip of the Baja peninsula, Secrets Marquis Los Cabos focuses on delivering stellar service. But here it translates to unique touches and amenities, such as welcome cocktails and a cool scented towel at check-in.
The property’s sandstone-colored exterior may blend in with its desert surroundings, but its 115 rooms are bold and richly colored, with dark woodfurnishings, turquoise bed throws, and black headboards.
At this Mission-style winery and inn, visitors can take guided horseback rides around the vineyards.
Set on the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula, One&Only Palmilla is luxury at its finest. First, there's the emphasis on individual service that makes this big resort feel like a boutique hotel (guests are called by name, for example).