Take a look at the top all-inclusive hotels in San Jose del Cabo, which, along with Cabo San Lucas, is one of the major hubs of Los Cabos.
The luxurious, adults-only Marquis Los Cabos All-Inclusive Resort & Spa is conveniently situated on The Corridor, the main road running between Los Cabos International Airport and Cabo San Lucas. The beach here can be too rough for swimming, but Marquis' three pools (two infinity pools with stunning sunset views, one activity pool with passed snacks) help compensate. There are a plethora of all-inclusive dining options throughout the resort, as well as a chic bar and 24-hour room service (daily coffee and treats are delivered to the rooms). Just note that one venue costs extra and some of the specialty restaurants have limited hours. The 235 rooms are spacious and luxurious with L’Occitane bath products and ocean view balconies -- some suites have private pools.
This handsome, family-friendly all-inclusive resort has a calmer vibe than many nearby competitors. Decor throughout the resort is fresh and modern, with Mexican design details like natural woodwork and stone. Pools form the heart of the resort, and there are options for families, kids, and adults, plus a lovely pond dotted with fire pits. Standard features include minibars, large flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, air-conditioning, Nespresso machines or filter coffeemakers, air-conditioning, and ceiling fans. Each also includes a furnished, roomy balcony, the best of which offer views of the ocean or direct access to a long and narrow pool. Unfortunately, the beach isn't swimmable here -- an issue throughout Los Cabos -- and there's some noise from neighboring resorts in certain rooms.
Paradisus Los Cabos is a 350-room beachfront all-inclusive for families and couples alike. Rooms are fresh and airy grounds are lovely and feature plenty of lounge seating and cabanas, a sprawling pool, and even a small swimmable beach area (unusual around San Jose del Cabo, where waters are rough). The hotel's semi-remote location creates a relaxing vibe, but takes away from restaurant and dining options. Luckily, there are more than a dozen restaurants and bars on-site, including a modern Basque fine-dining spot by Michelin star chef Martin Berasategu, plus 24-hour room service.
This grandiose adults-only resort that opened in late 2014 outside of San Jose del Cabo is practically a destination unto itself. Manicured grounds are sprawling (expect to walk often) and offer great views of the Sea of Cortez, especially from the two pools and golf course. All-inclusive rates are among the highest in the area, even for a luxury hotel, but the six bars and eight restaurants provide guests with plenty of food and drink variety. The 500 suites have modern amenities and playful, romantic touches -- some are swim-out. Though most guests are couples, the resort also attracts big (and sometimes loud) corporate groups who use the conference center.
This affordable beachfront property has a great layout: three sections of rooms wrap around three pools (one with a swim-up bar) and face the beach. This huge stretch of golden sand beach along the Sea of Cortez is absolutely stunning, especially in the early morning before the vendors arrive. The only hitch: it is not swimmable due to strong currents (usually a black flag is up). Rooms are pretty basic but have spacious bathrooms, private balconies, flat-screen TVs, and free daily-restocked minibars. The family-friendly hotel offers five restaurants: two buffets and three a la carte options (reservations required). There's also adults-only sushi available in the Sky Bar, which has incredible 360-views of the golf course and sea, along with TV screens showing sporting matches.
Tequila-ordering partiers, romancing couples, and families with rambunctious children will all feel at home at this affordable, 390-room all-inclusive. Set at the very end of Hotel Row, this Holiday Inn has a beach that's massive, but unfortunately not swimmable (true for all hotels on this coast due to dangerous riptides). Still, solid property features include three pools (one of which is adults-only), two modern restaurants, and six bars spread out to avoid overcrowding. Though their decor is a bit bland, air-conditioned rooms have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and balconies, and some first-floor units have hammocks. There are also tennis and basketball courts and a 24-hour fitness center.
The mid-range Royal Solaris is a simple, easygoing time-share property (beware of sales pitches) popular with families. The large Spanish-style property includes four pools, four bars, and four restaurants, two of which are a la carte (though food, overall, is not a highlight). Rooms have traditional furnishings, mini-fridges stocked with free beer and water, and balconies -- though some are tiny. Daily activities keep the masses occupied, and while the beautiful beach is typically not swimmable, it offers tons of sandy space and loungers under thatched umbrellas. Thanks to a kids' and teens' club, nightly entertainment, dance classes, and a water park, families are the norm -- but couples can relax at the spa or adults-only pool.
Canadians, Americans, and locals of all ages come to this locally-owned resort for its low prices (some of the cheapest in the area) and nightly entertainment. The 152 simple rooms have balconies (all with partial ocean views) and mini-fridges, although bathrooms could stand some updates. When not using the outdoor pool with swim-up bar, guests can take long walks on the pristine beach, or hit balls on the putting green. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the Cactus Restaurant, while beachside Wahoo Taco Bar provides snacks during the day. Free parking and Wi-Fi are provided.