Checking In: Nobu Hotel Los Cabos


A Japanese–inspired oasis in the Mexican desert.

Perched on the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula, Nobu Hotel Los Cabos is the first Mexican property by Nobu Hospitality, a brand spearheaded by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro and film producer Meir Teper. But the allure of the luxury resort extends beyond its celebrity founders.

Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a triumvirate of stone sculptures in a courtyard that opens onto the Pacific Ocean. Taking cues from Nobu’s Japanese roots, the hotel’s minimalist architecture resonates through the Zen rock garden, while fire and water features symbolize elemental balance. Local Cabo stone and thoughtfully planted agave and cardon cacti ground the design within the surrounding Baja California desert.

May 22, 2024
Refreshments are laid out in an airy lounge by the water at Nobu Hotel Los Cabos
Dining tables sit under pergolas, surrounded by greenery at Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

The desert’s northwesterly winds, however, are abated by a deliberate orientation that places many rooms in view of the ocean. With currents too strong for ocean dips, guests can swap salt water for one of four pools that offer swim–up access to Deluxe rooms. Inside, interiors evoke calm with neutral colours and natural materials, but it’s the spa–like bathrooms and traditional onsen teak soaking tubs that make each room a private oasis.

Sunlit suites at the Nobu Hotel Los Cabos directly lead out to the shared swimming pool
Every guest room offers direct and private access to serene outdoor settings.
  • Number of rooms: 200

  • Room perks: Roll out your complimentary yoga mat for a gentle flow before a plunge in your personal onsen teak soaking tub, crafted by local artisans.

  • If you only have one night: Watch the sunset beachside at Nami Champagne Bar before indulging in crispy rice with spicy tuna at Nobu Restaurant.

  • Splurge on: A blended massage that combines traditional and shiatsu techniques at Esencia Wellness Spa.

  • Bonus: Text your personal concierge to book a private cabana, Tabata workout or sailing excursion.