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Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Wow what a awesome hotel and staff. We had the best time ever and would recommend this hotel to everyone. Everyday was enjoyable and exciting I would tell anyone choose the Riu Palace as your vacation destination and toy won't regret it.

Very nice facility enjoy the pools the restaurants view would stay there again activities where great and the service from restaurant employees was fantastic

This is a great place to stay if you don't want to worry about all the things that go with a trip. Entertainment, food, beverages, beautiful grounds, great swimming pools, etc. They are all taken care of. The only drawback, no beach swimming. Bad rip tides.

I would definitely stay again. The hotel was very nice and the service was amazing. They were very fast and accommodating. The beach was only feet away and it was beautiful! Clean as well. You can see the beach from the pool which had a great swim up bar. Loved it and the bartenders were awesome and fast. The only downside is the selection of restaurants. There are only a few besides the buffets and they weren't good plus you had a long wait. But We were happy going to the buffets good food and easy to get into.

Enjoyed the stay in a place where is clean, good food, and lots of entertainments all day.

I had a great time even better than last year. I got to meet some nice people. The food was great, so much for trying to stay with the diet. Already thinking about next year!

Our stay at Riu Palace was really good overall. The place was very well kept and the service good and prompt. The staff at the restaurants were very nice and helpful; most spoke relatively good enough English. The views from the cappuchino bar near the main lobby was ridiculously nice. There were plenty of restaurants open and a fair amount of food options at the buffet so you don't get tired of eating the same thing. If you say here, I recommend going to the San Jose Restaurant at the corner of the hotel by the pool. It's kind of hidden but the food there was great and the view was awesome. One down side I would say is that if you're looking for a very quiet time in your room, you might not have the best time since sound travels a lot down the hallway. However, you shouldn't be in your room that much anyways since you're in cabo so this didn't affect any of our party of 18. The other gripe was that we went to eat at the Japanese restaurant and it took the waiter 30 minutes to ask us if we were ready to order. After we ordered our food, our entree did not come out until an hour and a half. We sat down at 8pm, ordered at 8:30pm after flagging down our waiter and didn't get our entree until almost 10pm. We ate our food in 10 minutes and then left. On top of this, the food was bland for the most part so we had to add a lot of soy sauce and sriracha.

Nice hotel, access to the beach, great food, clean rooms with modern bathroom.

Large complex with great view of lands end. The food was decent, cocktails were just ok and the pools were cold. The staff was friendly but you may have to ask for something more than once before getting it. As an all-inclusive resort, it's on par with others. If you're going to party and/or golf it is a good spot. If you're going to relax, I might suggest somewhere other than Cabo. Spa - massage was not that great and steam room didn't work. The gym is ok. The cardio room is tiny with only 3/5 machines working. Overall, for the price it was a decent value.

This resort is way too noisy, staff too noisy, pool area has music constantly blasting so loud you can't escape it even in your room. Staff constantly yelling on a microphone day and night. I went on vacation to get some rest and relaxation and that was not going to happen at the RIU Palace.

Hotel was great; they said it was renovated and you can certainly tell that it was. Most of the staff was great and courteous and attentive. This is our 3rd time going to Cabo but was first time at the Palace, we previously stayed at Santa Fe next door. We stayed in the suites with Jacuzzi in the room overlooking the ocean which was lovely; next time I would stay in the swim up rooms on ground level. The pools weren't crowded but the pool with swim up bar certainly was which is why I would prefer the rooms with swim up. NEGATIVE: The vendors on the beach who constantly approached us when we were sitting in the beach. They don't bother you if you are on hotel grounds as they are not allowed to; being that the beach is a public area they can do that. The other thing, in our room we moved the couch around to look at the wonderful view of the ocean and the arches, and noticed housekeeping missed to vacuum behind the couch because there was some dust balls and a marble. The mini fridge also had 2 opened bottles (a soda and water), so housekeeping also forgot to check the fridge. I requested 2 days in a row that a cake and bottle (which is courtesy of hotel) be sent to us for a bday, and it never was sent. Lastly, we tipped a bartender very well because of his service, and as we were leaving he said thanks to us and that his tip was going to be used towards scoring drugs! My husband told me to pick up my jaw and just keep walking; that honestly ruined my evening.

Hotel personnel stole $600 out of my room. If this had not occurred, it would have been a great trip. We will not return to Mexico for a while and, if we do, we will be more cautious about our affairs.

Perfect location! Great pools, never had hard time finding lounge chairs. Staff was excellent! Food- maybe if lucky it'll be warm. Most is cold. Same food over and over. Breakfast was the best meal of day by far! I got sick from the food along with MANY MANY more that traveled first week of April 2017. One bride had to postpone wedding two days as she had also eaten something bad! The year prior we stayed at Hyatt Ziva and would highly recommend going there and avoid this one as being sick/not good meals can ruin a vacation!

we stayed at the RIU palace for a week with their all inclusive package. was a great time. this is just a small review of our experience: First the good: The location of the hotel is great. just outside the crazy party scene, but close enough to downtown to partake all the festivities. The room was a bit underwhelming, but no complains. the pools are great, big and activities galore throughout the day. 2 pools with bars did get crowded at times, but the staff kept the drinks coming fast. Full points to the staff from the check in, to the buffet staff, the restaurant staff, the entertainment staff and ofcourse the tireless cleaning staff. always a smile on the face :) There were 5 restaurants on site and we tried most of them. The food was good in most and the KRYSTAL stands out for the experience and the food. the mexican one has the best location and some very good mexican food. The shows everyday were amazing and a lot more professional than i expected. Kudos to Alex and the gang for making sure the show always goes on. now for the parts that could use improvements: I dont expect an all inclusive cuisine to wow me consistently, but the resort would benefit greatly from raising the quality and taste of the food, especially the deserts (even in the restaurants). having a lot of choice is good, having less choice with amazing taste is even better. the bathroom needs a venting fan. The indian and the japanese restaurant could use a consultant to bring the menu together

Best food for all-Inclusive that I have experienced ! Grounds and room always kept clean and is only a short distance from town !! Vendors are kept at a distance but handy if want to purchase something !! If you stay at Palace you have full use of the 'huge' Sante Fe also.

Gorgeous resort on a piece of beach that makes you want to stay there forever. I have stayed at other Riu Palace resorts in Mexico and Caribbean and this particular one is the best. Location is perfect just a couple of miles from downtown, modern amenities and excellent guest service. Food is good, we tried a couple of restaurants but you're not going to go wrong with the buffet. We enjoyed the never ending caviar (real caviar) and delicious desserts. Overall, perfect destination!

What a great vacation. I would like to see Orbitz work out a transportation to and from the airport.

We had a terrific time--very enjoyable and relaxing! This is our 14th year in the Los Cabos area and 4th year at the RIU.

I went here with a large group of friends. We had a fantastic time, whether it was in the pools, the lobby bar, or one of several restaurants, it didn't matter. The nice thing about the Palace was that we were able to go to the Rui Sante Fe (the sister resort) next door and party with the spring breakers, but they were not allowed at the Palace so we could relax when we wanted to.

I can't really think of anything negative to say. Overall the staff was very friendly with a few minor exceptions which you are bound to have with the size of the resort and the amount of people it takes to run it. I would definitely return.

Camino Viejo a San Jose del Cabo Km 4.5 Cabo San Lucas BCS

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like The Arch and Land's End. This 642-room, 4-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 5 restaurants. It's on the beach and also near Lover's Beach and Puerto Paraiso Mall.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. There are multiple options for onsite dining with 5 restaurants, including El Medano, which has garden views. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


Rooms

The 642 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and 27-inch TVs with satellite channels. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a nightclub. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a children's pool, a health club, and a spa tub.

Room options

Junior Suite

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, Partial Ocean View

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, Ocean View

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive

Everyone (52) Couples (451) Business (8) Family (133) Friends (111) Other (18)
5

the very best hotel around.

Everyone

Wow what a awesome hotel and staff. We had the best time ever and would recommend this hotel to everyone. Everyday was enjoyable and exciting I would tell anyone choose the Riu Palace as your vacation destination and toy won't regret it.

By , from Montana on Jul 22, 2017

5
Everyone

Very nice facility enjoy the pools the restaurants view would stay there again activities where great and the service from restaurant employees was fantastic

By on Jul 3, 2017

5

six night stay was wonderful!!

Everyone

This is a great place to stay if you don't want to worry about all the things that go with a trip. Entertainment, food, beverages, beautiful grounds, great swimming pools, etc. They are all taken care of. The only drawback, no beach swimming. Bad rip tides.

By , from Bedford, TX on Jun 26, 2017

4

great hotel, amazing service

Everyone

I would definitely stay again. The hotel was very nice and the service was amazing. They were very fast and accommodating. The beach was only feet away and it was beautiful! Clean as well. You can see the beach from the pool which had a great swim up bar. Loved it and the bartenders were awesome and fast. The only downside is the selection of restaurants. There are only a few besides the buffets and they weren't good plus you had a long wait. But We were happy going to the buffets good food and easy to get into.

By on Jun 23, 2017

5

riu palace is a real palace like hotel

Everyone

Enjoyed the stay in a place where is clean, good food, and lots of entertainments all day.

By , from West Chicago, Il. on Jun 7, 2017

5

the best of times was had!

Everyone

I had a great time even better than last year. I got to meet some nice people. The food was great, so much for trying to stay with the diet. Already thinking about next year!

By , from Los Angeles, California on Jun 3, 2017

4

very well kept hotel!

Everyone

Our stay at Riu Palace was really good overall. The place was very well kept and the service good and prompt. The staff at the restaurants were very nice and helpful; most spoke relatively good enough English. The views from the cappuchino bar near the main lobby was ridiculously nice. There were plenty of restaurants open and a fair amount of food options at the buffet so you don't get tired of eating the same thing. If you say here, I recommend going to the San Jose Restaurant at the corner of the hotel by the pool. It's kind of hidden but the food there was great and the view was awesome. One down side I would say is that if you're looking for a very quiet time in your room, you might not have the best time since sound travels a lot down the hallway. However, you shouldn't be in your room that much anyways since you're in cabo so this didn't affect any of our party of 18. The other gripe was that we went to eat at the Japanese restaurant and it took the waiter 30 minutes to ask us if we were ready to order. After we ordered our food, our entree did not come out until an hour and a half. We sat down at 8pm, ordered at 8:30pm after flagging down our waiter and didn't get our entree until almost 10pm. We ate our food in 10 minutes and then left. On top of this, the food was bland for the most part so we had to add a lot of soy sauce and sriracha.

By , from San Francisco, CA on May 27, 2017

5

great hotel

Everyone

Nice hotel, access to the beach, great food, clean rooms with modern bathroom.

By on May 19, 2017

3

riu palace

Everyone

Large complex with great view of lands end. The food was decent, cocktails were just ok and the pools were cold. The staff was friendly but you may have to ask for something more than once before getting it. As an all-inclusive resort, it's on par with others. If you're going to party and/or golf it is a good spot. If you're going to relax, I might suggest somewhere other than Cabo. Spa - massage was not that great and steam room didn't work. The gym is ok. The cardio room is tiny with only 3/5 machines working. Overall, for the price it was a decent value.

By , from Phoenix on May 14, 2017

3

one major complaint.

Everyone

This resort is way too noisy, staff too noisy, pool area has music constantly blasting so loud you can't escape it even in your room. Staff constantly yelling on a microphone day and night. I went on vacation to get some rest and relaxation and that was not going to happen at the RIU Palace.

By , from California on May 11, 2017