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Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

Av. Camino Viejo a San Jose, km 4.5 Del Cabo KM 4.5 El Medano Ejidal, Cabo San Lucas 23410 Mexico
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#49 of 94 hotels in Cabo San Lucas
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The 24-hour All Inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas opens all year round and is located directly on the beautiful white sandy beach El Medano. RIU Palace is the most elegant category in the RIU hotel chain, with hotels that meet the highest standards in terms of luxury, excellence and sophistication, creating a unique experience. The location is ideal due to its proximity to Los Cabos Airport SJD (40 km) and Cabo San Lucas (4.5 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 692 cozily furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa, or get in shape in the gym. 4 outdoor pools and 2 children's pools. Day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking at our main buffet restaurant, Japanese, Indian and Mexican Specialty Restaurants, Steakhouse, Fusion Restaurant, as well as 7 Bars, our Capuchino Pâtisserie & Ice Cream Parlor.
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Room & Suite (821)821
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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KrisYuro wrote a review Yesterday
Las Vegas, Nevada1 contribution
Great resort !!! They really keep it clean and it has great access to the other Riu resorts and the harbor . The swim out is a dream as it allows you to have your one personal pool right outside your room.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Michelle K wrote a review 13 Apr
Springfield, Missouri7 contributions11 helpful votes
We just returned from RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas. It was fantastic! Covid safety precautions. Beautiful room, gorgeous property. I am particular about what I eat and I thought 95% of what I ate was great! There were many food options to choose from. Covid test easy. My results never came via email. No worries everyone's were in printed format for pickup at the front desk. Cocktails were good. Mixers in room good. Allow time for replacements. Currently not doing in room alcohol. Airport transportation round trip that's included is provided by Destination Services. Make sure you coordinate with them. Ignore the requests as you exit the airport. Also, I wasn't comfortable with the return to the airport time so I asked for an earlier one. No problem.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
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Analis wrote a review 12 Apr
Hartford, Connecticut7 contributions1 helpful vote
The Riu Palace was absolutely beautiful. The resort wasn’t packed at all and close to downtown and la marina. Buffet food was decent & servers were all very attentive. Covid testing was on site which made it convenient. Excursion deals on the resort were priced well. My boyfriend & I did jet skis, atvs & a sunset cruise all for $370 total for the both of us!!! I love it here & would definitely go back!!!! And the views were breathtaking!!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Debbie wrote a review 10 Apr
Downey, California28 contributions2 helpful votes
I LOVED my stay here! We booked the suite with the jetted tub and ocean view and it was breath taking! We had breakfast at Mar de Cortes every morning, the food was delicious and the servers were very attentive and friendly. The hotel is family friendly with a variety of activities for children of all ages. If you plan on visiting Cabo soon I recommend you stay at the Riu Palace, you won't regret it.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Leigh C wrote a review 9 Apr
Seattle, Washington9 contributions4 helpful votes
4.5 stars! I had never stayed at any of the Riu hotels and couldn’t pass on such a good deal. Although I was apprehensive about traveling internationally during the pandemic, I was quite happy with the experience. Our flight arrived early in the morning, but we were given wristbands early on and told that we’d receive an email by 4pm when the room was ready. They stored our bags in the meantime and allowed us to use the amenities immediately. Fortunately, our room was ready early. It was clean and the mini bar was well stocked. Sucks that there is no room service due to Covid, but it’s a small sacrifice. The buffet was pretty good, dinner time being much better. You can get freshly made tacos at the buffet! The offerings were slightly different each night, which was nice. We also tried the steakhouse and Japanese recent. Both were decent. I was surprised at the amount of food we got at the steakhouse. No reservations, be at the restaurants minimum 15-minutes prior to opening if you want to get a table for the first round, otherwise be prepared to wait until 7:30pm or so for a table to open up. COVID test was easy. We were given a time to get tested the day before our departure and received results in a little over an hour. Checkout was a breeze. The room, pool area, and dining facilities were all very good. The staff were always cleaning and amazing at adhering to COVID precautions in wearing their masks & eye protection. The only place that they really enforced precautions for guests was at the buffet (which is I guess better than nothing at all), but be prepared for people everywhere, including lining up for outdoor bar, restaurants, etc., without mask or regard for distancing. Given the reduced capacity, it was easy enough to avoid those people, but would have liked to see this restricted a little more.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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US$231 - US$467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Nearby attractions include City Tours in Los Cabos (0.7 km), Latitude 22+ Ocean View Roadhouse Bar (1.0 km), and Cabo Bash (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Casona, El Patron, and Carbon Grill Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.