Fees for pool cabanas and lounge chairs on weekends
Party vibe isn't for everyone
The trendy adult-oriented ME Cabo is a fun and sexy four-pearl party hotel situated on the white sands of Playa el Medano and a seven-minute walk to the clubs in downtown Cabo. Centered around a massive pool terrace, ME Cabo has a small fitness center, tranquil YHI Spa, and a DJ spinning house music seemingly non-stop. Guests can grab a bite or order bottle service at the casual poolside restaurant, swim-up bar, or international restaurant and bar. The 162 rooms include flat-screen TVs and minibars, and many feature lovely ocean views. For travelers looking for a quieter atmosphere and lower rates, check out Bahia Hotel & Beach House -- it's one block from the beach and offers a private beach club.
Hip and trendy hotel with a poolside DJ and lively theme nights
Located on a quiet road leading into downtown Cabo, ME Cabo has the best of both worlds: the party atmosphere of Cabo without all the noise from neighboring beach clubs and hotels. Guests are greeted with a welcome glass of Champagne or cider beer in the funky lobby, made to look even more spacious with vaulted ceilings and open, stunning views of the pool. With a daily DJ spinning house music in a contemporary booth overlooking the pool and beach throughout the day, there is a constant vibe of conviviality throughout the terrace. Hosting different theme parties and DJs some nights of the week, there is plenty of action for guests into the evening as well. While ME lacks the tranquil vibe of nearby hotels, there are a few quiet common areas with modern purple couches and the spacious lobby with funky birdcage chairs. The vast majority of guests are couples and groups of friends on vacation who want to drink and party. Families should definitely look elsewhere.
On the white sands of Playa el Medano and a seven-minute walk to downtown Cabos
There’s a lot to like about ME Cabo’s convenient location, it’s situated directly on Playa el Medano and within easy walking distance of downtown Cabo, but also far enough from other hotels to be private. Some of the more popular beach clubs in Cabo, The Office and Mango Deck, are an eight-minute walk from the hotel, while the trendy SUR Beach Club is a five-minute walk from the hotel. There are plenty of small shops along the way for snacks and groceries, and a laundromat is a four-minute walk down the road from ME Cabo. The marina and popular water sports -- glass-bottom boats, party cruises, and fishing -- are a 15-minute walk or a five-minute drive from the hotel.
The quaint town of San Jose del Cabo is a 30-minute drive along The Corridor (main route running between the cities), and the town has a lively art scene, lovely restaurants, and charming cobblestone streets. Travelers should allow at least 40 minutes of travel time to drive to the main San Jose International Airport. The much smaller Cabo San Lucas International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel.
Spacious and modern rooms, many with spectacular views; suites with extra amenities
All 162 rooms at the ME Cabo are spacious and modern. The Aura and Vibe Rooms are the more standard rooms with single king or two double beds, fully-stocked minibars, and flat-screen TVs. The suites (Petit, ME, and Power) include ME Plus which grants additional amenities like concierge services, free breakfast, and a welcome amenity (wine or snacks). Suites are also adult-only with minibar items that include "sexy kits for lovers."
The sleek rooms feature breezy ocean colors with white furniture, pastel blue couches, and beige throw pillows. The modern rooms come with funky standing lamps and a few pieces of abstract art. Beds have plush mattress toppers and convenient bedside USB outlets. Furnished balconies are a nice extra. All rooms come with coffeemakers, though some suites upgrade to Nespresso machines. The ME Suite is the most over-the-top with luxury amenities like modern cardio equipment, a DJ booth, and pool table.
Bathrooms are moderately sized. The toilet and standing showers are separated from the more spacious sink and vanity area. Algotherm products, toothbrushes, and toothpaste are provided.
Beachfront to Playa el Medano, massive pool terrace with club music, small fitness center and spa, and a few restaurants
ME Cabo provides plenty of activities to keep its party-loving guests busy. The hotel is located directly on the white sands of Playa el Medano, the most swimmable beach in Cabo San Lucas, where there is a small, roped in beach area for guests to use. A wooden deck is situated nearby where different theme parties are held. Overlooking the beach is a massive pool terrace with plenty of cabanas and lounge chairs. Guests should note that there is a fee associated with the cabanas and lounge chairs during the weekends. Throughout the day, a DJ spins house music in a booth by the pool and beach.
A small fitness center is located on the lowest level of hotel and has a few modern LifeFitness cardio machines, free weights, and flat-screen TVs. There are a few nice extras on offer in the fitness center including fresh fruit, water, and towels. A trainer is also available. YHI Spa features massages, facials, and body wraps. There are lovely tranquility rooms with black cushioned wooden chairs, Buddha statues, and hot tubs. YHI Spa has the typical hair and skin products, but also features Kama Sutra and body paint.
ME Cabo has a few restaurants and bars to enjoy a bite to eat or a drink. There is a swim-up bar located in the center of the massive pool, as well as poolside food, drink, and bottle service. Blue Marlin Ibiza Seaside is located next to the pool and is an open-air, casual cafe, with chic blue cushioned white metal chairs and tables, and a small bar overlooking the ocean. The trendy and sleek Blue Marlin Ibiza Restaurant is open for an upscale dinner, and shares a bar with the modern Rose Bar, also open in the evening with a DJ playing music on the weekends. The swanky Dare Bar is situated adjacent to the lobby and overlooks the pool.
There are a few common areas throughout the hotel, including a few terraces with fitness equipment, colorful contemporary couches, and fire pits. The hotel has an ATM on premise, as well as a small doctor's office. Valet parking is an unexpected free service. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.