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Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Food, rooms, pool all good. What you would expect from a Riu Palace if you have stayed at one before. The beach was sandy, but the angle into the water was severe and the waves and undertow are strong. I would not recommend this beach to travelers with small children who are expecting to swim in the ocean. There were a few bugs, but I guess you can't keep them all out. Also this particular resort has a lot of stairs. Of course there are technically options with elevators and ramps, but not convenient.

Easy Taxi to downtown, helpfull consierge, very clean,

NIce place but I think its time for a remodel of the rooms. Noisy hallways!

Food was really good at buffets. However, the theme restaurants had little for vegetarians. The room was lovely- we opted for the quiet side. Maid service was inconsistent but satisfactory. All of the staff was very welcoming. Excursions were extra (not included in cost) and did add expense but were well worth it. We went on a Whale Watch and rented a boat to take us to the famous rock formations. The town of Cabo seemed safe despite the warnings we were given before we left. .

Todo excelente..! Ninguna queja, cumplio con todas las expectativas.

Had a great time. Good food, friendly staff. Can go to the resort next door. great view. Very clean. Not far from town. Offers off site tours but not pressured. Other guest very friendly . Would stay there again

The hotel is nice though the rooms are a little dated. Located in a great area and beautiful view of the arch. However, my husband and I were stomach sick most of the trip and therefore decided to stick to fruit and juices. Hallway through our trip we found a worm in our fruit! Absolutely degusting. Even though it was an all inclusive resort we ended up spending money for meals out from that point on! I am not big into drinking but alcohol quality was very cheap. I would not come back to this hotel.

I am a neat freak. From check in to check out the hotel was clean! Staff so nice, food great. The steak dinner OMG... Id wait another hour just for more. I am already looking to come back with my family

We had a great time. Overall the hotel was great. The a.c. was loud in the room and our bed was uncomfortable. The pool and food were great.

I was really impressed by this Riu compared to another one I stayed at. I enjoyed the view, food and bartenders.

Relaxing but too much partying and drinking for our taste. Grounds were well kept. All the cleaning staff and servers were very hard workers and friendly. Just couldn’ get enough of the view!

A beautiful hotel with fantastic views!!! Staff were all very friendly. Hotel was very well maintained. Great first visit to Cabo!

Amazing staff. Extremely attentive. Tasteful restaurants. Fun and entertaining activities. Amazing environment. Will definitely be back.

We loved this hotel. I honestly have never been a huge fan of all inclusive resorts but this changed my mind. The buffet food was actullay good, especially breakfast! The resort is beautiful and the staff is friendly. Infinity pools are always a nice touch. I was a little surprised that the only swim up bar was at the smallest pool in the center of the resort. Would’ve thought they would include one in the ‘party pool.’ My only small gripe (and it’s not that big of a deal) is that the towel hut was only on one side of the resort, would’ve liked if they had one on both sides. Gear time! Would recommend!

Enjoyed our week here and liked that they had two pools, one for the partiers and one for the non partiers. Food was great. Beach and water here is not for swimming, waves and undertow are two strong. Nice location for being able to walk on the beach though.

Watching the huge waves crash in one day was spectacular and caught everybody's attention. We took a short cab ride to the marina and got into a glass bottom boat to view tropical fish and get around the corner of Lands End and see the arch. Food and drinks were good even though the alcohol content seemed rather low. If you're looking to get drunk bring your own bottle or go into town. This is a great relaxing resort with excellent drinks even though the alcohol content is low. If you're a Wine Drinker be sure to sample some of the wines before you have your glass filled because some of the wines are on the bitter side while others quite good.

The resort was beautiful! The grounds were clean and very well kept. The entire staff was very helpful and friendly. I throughly enjoyed every part of this wonderful resort!

We have stayed at the RIU Palace in Cabo several times but this was our first visit since the facility update. We stayed in a room with a private swim up/out pool that also has a large patio. Every morning two beach towels appeared on our loungers on the patio and every day the fridge restocked itself with beverages. I did appreciate the club soda in the fridge to mix with the hard alcohol in the dispenser above the fridge. (Well done RIU). The updates to the resort I found to be a very nice touch. An air conditioned room w/ all the snacks/coffee/espresso/beer/wine/sparkling right off the lobby to wait in for excursion travel I thought was genius and was used often. The food was very good again and I took advantage of the San Jose Restaurant several times. The patio over the beach has no rival for a nice place to dine and enjoy the view. The updated cardio gym was nice at the beach level and shade structures at the pools were a well thought out touch.

A very nice hotel right on the beach with an amazing view. The food was pretty good and staff was nice and friendly. However I got food poisoning during the last night of my stay. Appearantly it's a common infection that people catch in Mexico so beware of the seafood, especially half raw like ceviche, muscles etc.

My wife & I travelled to the Riu Palace from Seattle for our Anniversary from 9/22-9/29 with a couple of our friends. While Riu Palace was recommended to us by our friends, we were nervous about the impact from the previous Tropical Storm Lidia & the near miss by Hurricane Norma...not to mention a bunch of negative reviews online. Once we got there we couldn't have been more relieved & had an unbelievable time. The staff was very warm & welcoming! They always had a smile and an ¡hola! ready for us. Our room & all of the common areas were very clean & constantly being maintained. The buffet food was good, but not mind-blowing. The Krystal restaurant was excellent, as was the Indian restaurant. The Japanese restaurant was so-so but we're spoiled with great Japanese options at home. We kept asking each other "What's with the negative reviews?" aside from those unlucky folks caught in the tropical storm of course. We had a fantastic trip & would definitely recommend the Riu Palace. The Riu Santa Fe wasn't quite open yet when we left as they recover from the storm, so we didn't get to experience the sister property. Other than that, we ate, drank (A lot!) and generally indulged in paradise!!

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

Located in El Tezal, Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as 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

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. 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 (-- US)

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, Ocean View

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, Oceanfront

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive

Everyone (79) Couples (453) Business (8) Family (135) Other (19) Friends (111)
4

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Families

Food, rooms, pool all good. What you would expect from a Riu Palace if you have stayed at one before. The beach was sandy, but the angle into the water was severe and the waves and undertow are strong. I would not recommend this beach to travelers with small children who are expecting to swim in the ocean. There were a few bugs, but I guess you can't keep them all out. Also this particular resort has a lot of stairs. Of course there are technically options with elevators and ramps, but not convenient.

By , from Minnesota on Feb 12, 2018

4

everything you need is here

Everyone

Easy Taxi to downtown, helpfull consierge, very clean,

By on Jan 12, 2018

4

just a little old!

old folks

NIce place but I think its time for a remodel of the rooms. Noisy hallways!

By , from Colorado on Jan 2, 2018

5

beautiful beaches, tasty food and great excursions

Everyone

Food was really good at buffets. However, the theme restaurants had little for vegetarians. The room was lovely- we opted for the quiet side. Maid service was inconsistent but satisfactory. All of the staff was very welcoming. Excursions were extra (not included in cost) and did add expense but were well worth it. We went on a Whale Watch and rented a boat to take us to the famous rock formations. The town of Cabo seemed safe despite the warnings we were given before we left. .

By , from CT on Dec 26, 2017

5

great time

Everyone

Had a great time. Good food, friendly staff. Can go to the resort next door. great view. Very clean. Not far from town. Offers off site tours but not pressured. Other guest very friendly . Would stay there again

By , from Marion, Iowa on Dec 4, 2017

3

nice hotel terrible food

Everyone

The hotel is nice though the rooms are a little dated. Located in a great area and beautiful view of the arch. However, my husband and I were stomach sick most of the trip and therefore decided to stick to fruit and juices. Hallway through our trip we found a worm in our fruit! Absolutely degusting. Even though it was an all inclusive resort we ended up spending money for meals out from that point on! I am not big into drinking but alcohol quality was very cheap. I would not come back to this hotel.

By , from Oklahoma on Dec 1, 2017

5

best stay ever

Everyone

I am a neat freak. From check in to check out the hotel was clean! Staff so nice, food great. The steak dinner OMG... Id wait another hour just for more. I am already looking to come back with my family

By , from San Diego,CA on Dec 1, 2017

4
Everyone

We had a great time. Overall the hotel was great. The a.c. was loud in the room and our bed was uncomfortable. The pool and food were great.

By on Nov 18, 2017

5

an impressive riu

Everyone

I was really impressed by this Riu compared to another one I stayed at. I enjoyed the view, food and bartenders.

By , from San Francisco on Nov 13, 2017

4

get away

Couples

Relaxing but too much partying and drinking for our taste. Grounds were well kept. All the cleaning staff and servers were very hard workers and friendly. Just couldn’ get enough of the view!

By , from California. USA on Nov 12, 2017