Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo?

Similar to Palm Springs, Cabo San Lucas has long been a prized celebrity getaway.  Its popularity is partly due to the fact that it’s only a two-hour flight from L.A., making it ideal for a few days of fun & sun.  Whether it’s George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow on her honeymoon, or the unofficial “Queen of Cabo” herself, Jennifer Aniston: the question we’ll answer here is, “Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo?”  I’ll give you the top five resorts where you’re most likely to run into a star or two.  And yes, some of them are even affordable!

Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo? Girl Who Travels the World

The One & Only Palmilla is a longtime Cabo celebrity favorite, with its ultra-private location & stunning oceanfront rooms.

One & Only Palmilla

Las Ventanas

Grand Velas Los Cabos

Esperanza Auberge

Waldorf Astoria Pedregal

Hotel El Ganzo

Le Blanc Spa Resort

Overview of Cabo Celebrity-Favorite Hotels

Hotels below are listed from north to south: the northern hotels are closer to San Jose del Cabo (& the airport), while the southern hotels are closer to Cabo San Lucas.  My top choices are starred.

Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo? Girl Who Travels the World, One & Only Palmilla

The One & Only has an enviable position on one of Cabo’s prettiest beaches ~ with water ideal for both surfing & swimming,

  • **One & Only Palmilla ($945+/night): Our friend is actually a surf instructor here, & he’s spotted both Gwyneth Paltrow & Jennifer Aniston on the property himself! Rumor has it: this is one of Aniston’s favorite Cabo resorts. The hotel was originally a stunning 15-room home that has been updated into a luxury resort ~ but back in the day, both John Wayne & Lucille Ball stayed here! Oprah has also spent the night here…so you know it’s top-of-the-line.
  • **Las Ventanas ($835+/night): This is where true A-listers like Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, the Kardashians, & Jessica Alba prefer to stay when they’re in Cabo. One draw, particularly for female stars, is the amazing Spa at Las Ventanas ~ but so are the personal butler service, tequila bar, infinity pool, & lazy river. Nearly everyone who stays here absolutely rave reviews!
  • Grand Velas Los Cabos ($1,232+/night): Abigail Spencer, Sarah Rafferty, & Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth have all been spotted at this luxury beachfront all-inclusive. It’s not my favorite property on the list….mainly because its massive high-rise building gives off more “Vegas” vibes than relaxed Cabo ones.
  • **Esperanza Auberge ($1,500+/night): More celebs have stayed here than you can shake a stick at ~ Fergie & Josh Duhamel vacationed here (back when they were together), Chelsea Handler, Courtney Cox, Sheryl Crow, Jennie Garth, & Will Smith have all *reportedly* stayed here. Ohhh..& Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin honeymooned here, back when they were together. This is a popular spot!
  • Waldorf Astoria Pedregal ($1,160+/night): This is the closest hotel to Cabo San Lucas proper ~ so if you’re itching to be close to nightlife: you may want to stay here. The resort itself is peaceful though. Riverdale stars Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse have been spotted at the Waldorf, as well as plenty of others who shall not be named….

Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo? Girl Who Travels the World, Waldorf Astoria Pedregal

Plenty of beachfront…

Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo? Girl Who Travels the World, Waldorf Astoria Pedregal

The Waldorf is the closest hotel on this list to Cabo San Lucas.

“When I read reviews for the Waldorf, I was skeptical that it could be so spectacular. But from the moment we arrived, to the moment we left: the experience was absolutely incredible! Our butler, Mariel Gomez, was star of the show ~ making sure absolutely everything was comfortable & arranged for us. The room was spacious, with classic Spanish design & a modern private infinity pool. Multiple balconies with ocean views.

 

Loved everything about this hotel & excited to come back!”

 

– Kovy R.

Photos of One & Only Palmilla

Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo? Girl Who Travels the World, One & Only Palmilla

Villas like this draw celebrities like Jennifer Aniston to return time & again…

Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo? Girl Who Travels the World, One & Only Palmilla

But even “Deluxe Rooms” are charming, opening up to a beautiful outdoor terrace.

Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo? Girl Who Travels the World, One & Only Palmilla

Magical sunsets.

“Bravo! Our family of four stayed at the One & Only Palmilla & it exceeded expectations at every level. The beach & pool were both phenomenal, food outstanding, the rooms pristine. Our boys enjoyed the Kid’s Club immensely. Most of all though, it’s the staff that makes this place truly memorable. It was one of the best family vacations we’ve ever been on, & we will be back!”

 

– Jeff Lin

Photos of Grand Velas Cabo

Where Do Celebs Stay in Cabo? Girl Who Travels the World, Grand Velas

Grand Velas looks a bit like Vegas meets Cabo, with its high-rise building set on the ocean.

Where Do Celebs Stay in Cabo? Girl Who Travels the World, Grand Velas

Some suites offer private pools.

Check rates at the Grand Velas Los Cabos All-Inclusive.

Photos of Las Ventanas al Paraiso

Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo? Girl Who Travels the World, Las Ventanas

Celebrities like J-Lo & Cameron Diaz have visited the high-end Las Ventanas Resort in Cabo.

Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo? Girl Who Travels the World, Las Ventanas

Upscale bohemian “Shabby Chic.”

Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo? Girl Who Travels the World, Las Ventanas

Beautiful outdoor spaces to catch incredible Cabo sunsets.

“The most beautiful & amazing property!! The room & entire resort was absolutely stunning! We were always greeted by the staff with smiles. The service was above & beyond. Restaurants were outstanding & the food was delicious! It was my 4th time staying at Las Ventanas ~ & it never disappoints!

 

I didn’t want to leave & can’t wait to go back!!”

 

– Tracey Render

Photos of the Esperanza Auberge

Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo? Girl Who Travels the World, Esperanza Auberge

Esperanza Auberge sits right in front of the dramatic, rocky coastline that Cabo is famous for. Photo by Expedia.

Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo? Girl Who Travels the World, Esperanza Auberge

A beautifully-furnished spa casita at Esperanza.

“Just returned from a week at The Villas at Esperanza & had a fabulous trip! Accommodations, dining, ocean views, & service were spectacular! Our concierge, Manuel Tamayo, was attentive to every need & always with a smile. It was truly a magical experience! Our daily maid service was lovely ~ & Valerie even surprised us with a vase of flowers she arranged from the beautiful flowers outside…so thoughtful!!! Will definitely go back.

 

Thank you all for such a wonderful vacation!”

 

– Mary Gardiner

Where Do Celebrities Stay in Cabo?

If you’re wondering where the rich & famous dine in Cabo….I’ve got two words for you: Flora Farms.  This incredible farm-to-table restaurant is much more than a restaurant: it’s an experience.

xoxo Noelia

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