Pros

  • In downtown Cabo, near the marina and on Playa el Medano
  • Adult-only party hotel with foam parties, live shows, and DJs
  • Access to white sands of Playa el Medano and beach chairs
  • Modern suites with hip minimalist decor; marina and ocean views
  • All suites come with iPads, flat-screen TVs, and Nespresso machines
  • Two stunning infinity pools with drink and food service; one pool has a DJ and is topless
  • Eleven restaurants and bars, including a night club and 24-hour coffee shop (all-inclusive rates)
  • Tranquil Lush Spa for massages, manicures, and facials
  • 24-hour modern fitness center with fruit and flavored water
  • Free valet parking, room service, and Wi-Fi
  • Xhale Suites get Lounge access with full bar and snacks
  • Taxes and tips are included in rates
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Cons

  • Marina and party noise heard in many of the rooms
  • An additional fee for dining at La Biblioteca
  • No kids allowed (a pro for some)
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Bottom Line

The adult-only, upscale Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa tops the list of party hotels in downtown Cabo. All 169 suites at Breathless are purposefully minimalistic in decor, but feature modern technology: iPads, Nespresso machines, and free minibars. Two gorgeous infinity pools grant lovely ocean views, and poolside drink and food service is available. The Freestyle Pool hosts all-day parties and adult-oriented shows, and staff organizes evening pub crawls. The hip hotel features a tranquil spa, 24-hour fitness center, and 11 (mostly) all-inclusive restaurants and bars to grab a bite or drink. The location on Playa el Medano and overlooking the marina means noise is heard from early mornings into the night. For those looking for a quieter chic hotel, check out Bahia Hotel & Beach Club for a much lower price -- but rates aren't all-inclusive and there aren't any bikini contests. 

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool
  • Spa

Oyster Hotel Review

Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa

Scene

Hip and lively hotel with organized activities and a party vibe throughout -- no kids allowed

Known as the rebel little sister to other AM Resorts (Secrets and Dreams), Breathless keeps the party going from morning to late into the night. Guests are greeted with welcome Champagne and the phrase "Welcome to the party," in the wood and rock accented lobby. There's non-stop action throughout the day by the massive party pool where a DJ spins house and top 40 music, bikini contests take place, and drinks are served poolside. For those seeking a more low-key day, there is also a quiet infinity-edge pool overlooking the marina. By night there are a host of organized events including pub crawls through Cabo, lingerie shows, and sensuality shows. Some events, like live music, take place nightly, while others are theme nights, most of which take place in the trendy Purple VIP Rooftop Lounge. Guests can find a calendar of hotel events on the iPads in all of the rooms. It's no surprise that kids aren't allowed here. This is an all-inclusive resort that doesn't require an unsightly wristband. 

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Location

Overlooking the marina in downtown Cabo, easy walking distance to restaurants and bars

Breathless Cabo has a coveted location situated on the corner end of Playa el Medano and overlooking the marina, with lovely sweeping views of both. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the many bars, restaurants, and water sports shops along the boardwalk bordering the popular marina. This is also where whale watching, party cruises, and glass-bottom boats depart. 

While Cabo is well-known for its vibrant nightlife, there are tons of daytime activities as well. The small town of San Jose Cabo, well-known for its weekly art scene and quaint cobblestone streets, is located a 35-minute drive along the main drag, The Corridor. There are almost endless restaurants and beaches along The Corridor, including the gorgeous Costa Azul Beach with its easy public access and parking, which is a 30-minute drive from Breathless.

Guests should allow at least 45 minutes of travel time to get to the San Jose International Airport.

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Rooms

Spacious suites with hip decor; each comes with a free minibar, iPad, Nespresso machine, and marina views

Across all categories, the decor in the suites at Breathless is hip and minimalist. All suites are furnished with blond bedside tables and small work desks. Guests can expect light colors throughout the rooms with gray couches, white walls, and pink pillows. 

The suites fall into two categories: Allure or Xhale, and come with one king bed or two double beds. The main difference in the category of rooms are the amenities. Allure Suites are more economically priced, but still feature free minibars with bottled water, soda, and beer, Nespresso machines, and flat-screen TVs. Xhale Club Suites have all the same amenities as Allure Suites, but are a nice upgrade with top shelf liquors, an array of minibar snacks, and access to the exclusive Xhale Lounge for a full bar, snacks throughout the day, and comfy couches.

The moderately-sized balconies with lovely views of the marina are a nice highlight in all of the suites. iPads with the resort's calendar of party events, internet, and room service are nice freebies in each of the suites.

The open-floor plan bathrooms come with large standing showers and separate toilet areas. There are plenty of vanity space, toiletries, hairdryers, and robes.

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Features

A party pool, quiet pool, Playa el Medano access, modern fitness center, spa, and free wi-Fi

Features here are focused on parties and fun. The hotel features two infinity pools. There's a spacious main party pool with plenty of gray lounge chairs, magenta towels, and umbrellas overlooking the the ocean. This is the pool with a DJ, water activities, and bikini contests. Note that bathing suit tops are optional. A second, smaller pool provides quiet and lovely sweeping views of the marina. Both pools come with poolside drink service.

Breathless has a small, private roped in area situated on the edge of popular Playa el Medano. While Playa el Medano has lovely white sand and calm blue waters, the area by the hotel has a steady stream of loud party cruises going in and out of the marina throughout the day, as well as locals hawking goods to tourists. 

A modern fitness center is available 24 hours a day. The moderately sized fitness center has TechnoGym cardio machines and free weights, and a few flat-screen TVs. The area is well-stocked with flavored water, fresh fruit, and towels. For those looking to detox from the party atmosphere, Lush Spa offers massages, facials, and body wraps, though services aren’t included in the all-inclusive plan. There's also a tranquility area with hot tubs and snacks.  

Thoughtful extras include plates of cookies and fresh fruit throughout the hotel, and chilled towels for freshening up. Valet parking is available for free. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel, and the hotel features an app that allows guests to make calls, check out the local area, and stay up-to-date with the hotel's extensive activities. 

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All-Inclusive / Food

Eleven restaurants and bars to grab a drink or bite throughout the day and night

There are plenty of places for guests to grab a bite any time of the night or day. Bites is the hotel’s main restaurant serving tapas and small bites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner adjacent to the quiet pool. Located next to the party pool, the casual Spoon restaurant serves an international buffet with traditional Mexican flavors for breakfast and lunch. There are many dinner options as well: seafood at Fish Nets, Italian at Spumante, and Mexican at La Biblioteca -- all with spectacular ocean and marina views. For those seeking late-night eats, The Nook Cafe is open 24 hours for snacks and coffee in the main lobby common area. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and guests can order through the iPad in their rooms. Guests should note that La Biblioteca is not a part of the all-inclusive plan and has an additional fee associated with dining there. All other restaurants and bars are included in the all-inclusive package. 

There are a few places for guests to grab a drink throughout the hotel, at Wink in the lobby common area which features two flat-screen TVs or at Foam Seaside Bar by the party pool. There is poolside drink service at both pools. Purple VIP Rooftop Lounge is open at night and hosts events and shows, including lingerie shows, karaoke, sensuality shows, and live music. Top-shelf liquor is included, as are tips and taxes. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa

Scene

Hip and lively hotel with organized activities and a party vibe throughout -- no kids allowed

Known as the rebel little sister to other AM Resorts (Secrets and Dreams), Breathless keeps the party going from morning to late into the night. Guests are greeted with welcome Champagne and the phrase "Welcome to the party," in the wood and rock accented lobby. There's non-stop action throughout the day by the massive party pool where a DJ spins house and top 40 music, bikini contests take place, and drinks are served poolside. For those seeking a more low-key day, there is also a quiet infinity-edge pool overlooking the marina. By night there are a host of organized events including pub crawls through Cabo, lingerie shows, and sensuality shows. Some events, like live music, take place nightly, while others are theme nights, most of which take place in the trendy Purple VIP Rooftop Lounge. Guests can find a calendar of hotel events on the iPads in all of the rooms. It's no surprise that kids aren't allowed here. This is an all-inclusive resort that doesn't require an unsightly wristband. 

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Location

Overlooking the marina in downtown Cabo, easy walking distance to restaurants and bars

Breathless Cabo has a coveted location situated on the corner end of Playa el Medano and overlooking the marina, with lovely sweeping views of both. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the many bars, restaurants, and water sports shops along the boardwalk bordering the popular marina. This is also where whale watching, party cruises, and glass-bottom boats depart. 

While Cabo is well-known for its vibrant nightlife, there are tons of daytime activities as well. The small town of San Jose Cabo, well-known for its weekly art scene and quaint cobblestone streets, is located a 35-minute drive along the main drag, The Corridor. There are almost endless restaurants and beaches along The Corridor, including the gorgeous Costa Azul Beach with its easy public access and parking, which is a 30-minute drive from Breathless.

Guests should allow at least 45 minutes of travel time to get to the San Jose International Airport.

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Rooms

Spacious suites with hip decor; each comes with a free minibar, iPad, Nespresso machine, and marina views

Across all categories, the decor in the suites at Breathless is hip and minimalist. All suites are furnished with blond bedside tables and small work desks. Guests can expect light colors throughout the rooms with gray couches, white walls, and pink pillows. 

The suites fall into two categories: Allure or Xhale, and come with one king bed or two double beds. The main difference in the category of rooms are the amenities. Allure Suites are more economically priced, but still feature free minibars with bottled water, soda, and beer, Nespresso machines, and flat-screen TVs. Xhale Club Suites have all the same amenities as Allure Suites, but are a nice upgrade with top shelf liquors, an array of minibar snacks, and access to the exclusive Xhale Lounge for a full bar, snacks throughout the day, and comfy couches.

The moderately-sized balconies with lovely views of the marina are a nice highlight in all of the suites. iPads with the resort's calendar of party events, internet, and room service are nice freebies in each of the suites.

The open-floor plan bathrooms come with large standing showers and separate toilet areas. There are plenty of vanity space, toiletries, hairdryers, and robes.

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Features

A party pool, quiet pool, Playa el Medano access, modern fitness center, spa, and free wi-Fi

Features here are focused on parties and fun. The hotel features two infinity pools. There's a spacious main party pool with plenty of gray lounge chairs, magenta towels, and umbrellas overlooking the the ocean. This is the pool with a DJ, water activities, and bikini contests. Note that bathing suit tops are optional. A second, smaller pool provides quiet and lovely sweeping views of the marina. Both pools come with poolside drink service.

Breathless has a small, private roped in area situated on the edge of popular Playa el Medano. While Playa el Medano has lovely white sand and calm blue waters, the area by the hotel has a steady stream of loud party cruises going in and out of the marina throughout the day, as well as locals hawking goods to tourists. 

A modern fitness center is available 24 hours a day. The moderately sized fitness center has TechnoGym cardio machines and free weights, and a few flat-screen TVs. The area is well-stocked with flavored water, fresh fruit, and towels. For those looking to detox from the party atmosphere, Lush Spa offers massages, facials, and body wraps, though services aren’t included in the all-inclusive plan. There's also a tranquility area with hot tubs and snacks.  

Thoughtful extras include plates of cookies and fresh fruit throughout the hotel, and chilled towels for freshening up. Valet parking is available for free. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel, and the hotel features an app that allows guests to make calls, check out the local area, and stay up-to-date with the hotel's extensive activities. 

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All-Inclusive / Food

Eleven restaurants and bars to grab a drink or bite throughout the day and night

There are plenty of places for guests to grab a bite any time of the night or day. Bites is the hotel’s main restaurant serving tapas and small bites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner adjacent to the quiet pool. Located next to the party pool, the casual Spoon restaurant serves an international buffet with traditional Mexican flavors for breakfast and lunch. There are many dinner options as well: seafood at Fish Nets, Italian at Spumante, and Mexican at La Biblioteca -- all with spectacular ocean and marina views. For those seeking late-night eats, The Nook Cafe is open 24 hours for snacks and coffee in the main lobby common area. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and guests can order through the iPad in their rooms. Guests should note that La Biblioteca is not a part of the all-inclusive plan and has an additional fee associated with dining there. All other restaurants and bars are included in the all-inclusive package. 

There are a few places for guests to grab a drink throughout the hotel, at Wink in the lobby common area which features two flat-screen TVs or at Foam Seaside Bar by the party pool. There is poolside drink service at both pools. Purple VIP Rooftop Lounge is open at night and hosts events and shows, including lingerie shows, karaoke, sensuality shows, and live music. Top-shelf liquor is included, as are tips and taxes. 

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Best Rates

Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beach

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

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