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Hotel El Ganzo in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Beautiful blue skies shine over equally sapphire seas, pure white sands sparkle under the sun, and the tropical ambiance of Puerto Los Cabos takes over you. Discover this blissful experience at Hotel El Ganzo –  part of the Lifestyle collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts – where every room faces the shimmering Sea of Cortez, and uninterrupted panoramas over this pristine Mexico paradise are part of every moment. The property, located 5 minutes from the center of San Jose del Cabo and 20 minutes from the international airport, is situated at the base of Puerto Los Cabos Marina. With its ideal location, you can enjoy the best of the destination's attractions, while still partaking in the relaxed and intimate charm of a boutique resort. Accommodations are set in breezy beach bungalow style, with crisp white linens, open-air living spaces, and ultra modern baths. Floor-to-ceiling glass showers echo the picture windows that gaze over the harbor, while rustic accents and gleaming stone floors provide character and architectural interest in every space. All rooms are equipped with mini bars, iPads, and private terraces, ensuring your stay is as luxurious as it is comfortable and convenient.

Sink into relaxation at Hotel El Ganzo's full-service spa and fitness center, featuring a steam bath, whirlpool, and selection of pampering treatments. Golf enthusiasts will take fun in the composite golf course, including nine holes designed by Jack Nicklaus and nine by Greg Norman. The beach club affords all the amenities you need to relish in days of sun and surf, and you can even try your hand at windsurfing, or take a kayak trip along the coast. Venture out further on a sport fishing or sailing excursion, and explore the Pacific with its spectacular coastline landscapes. The adjacent towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo together offer nearly everything you can imagine, whether you are looking to shop and sip margaritas, or adventure on an ATV tour of the region. Return to Hotel El Ganzo for exquisite dining, featuring an exhibition kitchen and sushi bar, as well as full menu of international fare. As the stars light the evening sky, unwind with a cocktail by the rooftop pool, and dream of your next amazing day in the warmth and luxury of Hotel El Ganzo.

Location of Hotel El Ganzo

Hotel El Ganzo
Tiburón S/N, La Playita
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Nearest Airport: SJD

Amenities for Hotel El Ganzo

  • General Information
  • 72 Guest Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Connecting/Adjoining Rooms
  • Only 16+ Years Permitted
  • Handicap Accessible Rooms
  • Dining
  • Pool Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sushi Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Spa on Property
  • Housekeeping Service
  • Library
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Complimentary Self-Parking
  • 2 Golf Courses
  • Hamam
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Beach Club
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Beach Amenities
  • Sun Deck
  • Steam Room
  • 9-Hole Golf Course
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Television
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Bottled Water
  • Work Desks
  • iPads
  • WiFi
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • Whale Watching
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature Hikes
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 24-Hour Business Center
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Services
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Golf
  • Beaches
  • Marina
  • Market
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Cool Pools
  • Culture & Arts
  • Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
  • Spa & Wellness

Reviews for Hotel El Ganzo

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved this hotel. I am a visual artist and my husband is a writer, so we loved the art work and the concept of this truly unique, utterly unpretentious, creative, gorgeous hotel. The service was impeccable and the rooms were impeccable The free bikes and ferry ride to the beach club were nice touches. The roof deck infinity pool and pool-within-a-pool hot tub were outrageously nice. What else? Spacious rooms & common spaces/24 hr gym/lovely drinks/sweet people. My one suggestion would be to turn down the music sound level in the restaurant, though I asked them to turn it down at dinner and they did. This hotel is adults only—even if you have kids back home—it makes it absolutely heavenly. Note: As you can tell, El Ganzo is NOT adults-only in a cheesy couples/singles hooking up/heart shaped bathtub way at ALL (thank goodness). It's just a place where there's no kids. We cannot wait to go back. It was definitely pricey but we felt it delivered a experience that far exceeded our expectations. I don't think the photos do El Ganzo justice. It is truly special.

RebeccaLB - New York, NY

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Showed up Christmas eve for dinner with family and friends. Was turned away because we had an eleven and fourteen year old, we had reservations for 10, never was told was an adult only restaurant and could not bring kids, so had to find somewhere else to eat on Christmas eve. I would have given 0 stars it had to put one to give review.

Roberto Z

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed here for 3 nights and after high hopes, were thoroughly disappointed by this hotel! The overall beauty of the place, including the views and spectacular rooftop pool area, was unfortunately overshadowed, by bad management, and predominantly terribly slow service, including lack of drink and wait staff (a couple of diligent staff on the rooftop were constantly seen visibly running!). The very expensive food, was also mediocre at best (other than the guacamole). The main restaurant downstairs and the rooftop staff are so slow to complete orders! On one occasion it took close to an hour after ordering, to receive the wrong cocktail! I then accepted it so I didn't have to wait another hour! Another time I was given the wrong check. Room service food was also disappointingly cold, and for example, the most expensive meal on the menu, New York Steak, came overcooked with minimum charring and no sauce eg. no flavor (no salt and pepper on tray either). The best part of that particular meal was the accompanying polenta and vegetables which were not bad. I had already decided not to return because of the lack of service, but we were also horrified at check out when the management staff wanted us to pay an extra US$100 for 2 Steel water containers which we had not used or taken from the room during our stay. We told them we put them in a drawer on check in, as we did not want to use them and they were in the way taking up some of the minimal counter space. On check out they said that they could not find them in the drawer, so they wanted to charge us US$100 for them. As we had no interest in them, and we certainly don't have them, I refused to pay. The management staff were very accusing and rude! The implication was that they preferred to believe that the customer/guest had stolen the water bottles! Maybe a cleaning staff member took the drink bottles out of the drawer as their own souvenir? I actually heard of several thefts during my 4 day stay! This I believe is a Scam anyway, trying to get more money out of guests! Why put SS drink bottles for sale in the room in the first place, taking up valuable counter/table space? The water from faucets in Mexico in general, and including this hotel, is unsafe to drink anyway! Also 2 plastic water bottles were provided in the mini bar free per day. Why not have souvenir SS drink bottles in the shop to avoid clogging up counter space which the guests are after all renting? I enjoyed the art and the creative ideas behind the hotel, but this hotel has major problems to solve!

Ingrid C - Bellevue, Washington, United States

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Spent 4 nights at Hotel El Ganzo recently, and was overall disappointed in the stay. I liked staying in San Jose del Cabo better than the busier Cabo San Lucas. But for the prices that Hotel El Ganzo charges, it does not live up to what would be expected. And this mainly boils down to the service. First day, after arrival, we went up to the pool deck to get just a small bite to eat. Ordered chips and guacamole and California role. It took FOREVER!!! ... close to 30 minutes to get the chips, and when the sushi arrived 30 minutes after that, it contained cream cheese!!! Never have I seen cream cheese in a California Role, and it was not a listed ingredient on the menu. We had a dairy intolerant person with us, so of course it had to be sent back. We didn't want to wait another hour for a new role, so we just asked for more chips. They never arrived. Breakfast was total chaos. We sat at a table for 8 ... orders were taken at different times, by different servers, and the food when it finally arrived, came periodically. Irwin seemed to be the only server who knew what to do! These are only a couple of examples of poor service. If Hotel El Ganzo wants to "play with the big boys" they better up their service, or drop their prices. What they are doing now does not work. The location is beautiful, rooms are basically comfortable (I like a bit more privacy in the bathroom area). At the moment, I would not recommend this hotel to visitors to San Jose del Cabo ....but I would go there for dinner at some future time to see if they have improved.

DeniceRG - Studio City, CA

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Our five night stay at the El Ganzo Hotel was very relaxing & peaceful. It is a small, adult only, hotel that is very upscale and modern with a creative/artistic vibe. We had a terrace room overlooking the marina, which was perfect with two chairs & a bed extending the room outdoors. It’s very active in the marina every morning when the sun is rising & the fishing boats are preparing to leave. The rooftop is spectacular!!! The views of beaches, amazing sunsets, chill music & the beautiful infinity pool added much relaxation during our stay!! There is a private beach with cabanas, restaurant and protected ocean for swimming and stand up paddle boarding, which is rare for the area. The staff is friendly and service oriented. We were well taken care of by Israel at the Beach Club restaurant. We had lunch there every day & really enjoyed the guacamole, chips, and spicy shrimp dish and our conversations with Israel. Antonio is the Captain at the Downstairs restaurant and took care of us most evenings along with Victor, Irvin & Rene. We had some challenges with the morning breakfast staff because English is not their 1st language & their pace was a lot slower than we desired. I ordered the same dish at breakfast & dinner three times and it was different each time, which was a bit disappointing because the first time was always the best. Make sure you thoroughly review your bill when checking out. We found a charge on our room that wasn’t ours & it took time & showing proof from my smartwatch that I was sleeping to get the front desk to remove it. Overall if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of Cabo stay at the El Ganzo Hotel. It is in a secluded area away from San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. The beauty & slow pace provide a very relaxing vacation!!

Patti P - Brentwood, California

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