These hotels have just been named the best in Mexico

Deciding which hotel you should use on your trip can be stressful because the choice can make or break a trip. Unfortunately, selecting a hotel in another country can be difficult due to the lack of real-world information and reviews.

The good news is that if you’re planning a trip to Mexico, US News & World Report has the information you need to select a hotel that best suits your needs.

In fact, US News & World Report recently released its annual ranking of the best hotels in Mexico. This ranking is based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings.

“We believe this unbiased approach makes our rankings more useful than simply providing the personal opinions of our editors,” US News & World Report said in a statement.

“The travel industry has faced significant disruption over the past two years, underscoring the need to support and recognize hotels that continue to maintain excellent standards,” said Zach Watson, Travel Editor at US News in a statement. “The 2022 Best Hotels ranking offers a reliable guide that travelers can use to plan their next trip, whether it’s in a few weeks or later in the year.”

Let’s cut to the chase. Here are the 10 best hotels in Mexico, according to research by US News & World Report.

1. Los Cabos assembly

Los Cabos, Baja California

The resort, which sits on 39 acres of beach just up the coast from central Cabo San Lucas, “wows guests with its plethora of on-site activities, excellent service, and sleek design,” according to research by US News & World Report. There are 174 rooms and suites, all of which include marble bathrooms and terraces overlooking the desert or the beach.

Visitors can go to the spa, pool, or sit on the resort’s beach, even though it’s a public beach. The resort also offers the opportunity to snorkel, horseback ride, play tennis, jet ski, and even swim with dolphins.

2. Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California

As is the case with all Auberge properties, Esperanza offers “extravagant amenities like yoga classes, an oceanfront infinity pool, and a sculpture garden,” notes US News & World Report. “If you fancy some rest and relaxation, head to the spa for a rejuvenating massage. Although the spa treatments cost you a pretty penny, recent visitors said they were well worth the splurge.

Another attraction is the Cocina del Mar restaurant, which offers fresh seafood cooked in North, Central, and South American styles. The property also offers three other restaurants, all of which are casual.

Photo credit: Rosewood Mayakoba / A Rosewood Resort

3. Rosewood Mayakoba

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

Located on the Riviera Maya Caribbean strip of the Yucatán Peninsula, the resort “completely immerses guests in the beauty of the Riviera Maya through its architecture and design,” notes US News & World Report. “Not only is it flanked by the region’s famous crystalline sands and lush jungle, but the resort is also constructed from local materials, such as Yucatan limestone and regional wood.”

There are 129 suites, all of which have private terraces and are attached to the resort’s heated pool. Visitors have noted that they have enjoyed the resort’s seven restaurants and bars and that while the resort’s spa treatments are expensive, they are well worth the price. As you’d expect, there’s a golf course adjacent, and visitors can go biking and snorkeling.

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a rosewood complex
Photo credit: Las Ventanas al Paraiso / A Rosewood Resort

4. Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a rosewood complex

San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California

Of course, this secluded resort offers personal butlers and fresh fruit delivered daily. Each room also has an adobe fireplace and a private patio with a telescope. Depending on their location, each room faces either a garden or the ocean.

“Travelers agree this Los Cabos hideaway is guaranteed to inspire romance,” according to research by US News & World Report. “In fact, Las Ventanas al Paraíso has an entire department dedicated to romantic guests, with specialists who can arrange anything from private salsa lessons to personalized spa treatments for couples.”

One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos/Kerzner International
Photo credit: One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos / Kerzner International

5. One&Only Palmilla

San Jose del Cabo, Baja California

Each room at the resort, which is “flanked by the secluded sands, aquamarine waters, and pristine fairways of the Los Cabos Corridor,” features a balcony or patio that overlooks the Sea of ​​Cortez or the ocean. ‘Pacific Ocean.

The resort also has a spa, a 27-hole golf course, and is home to SEARED, an on-site restaurant designed by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, so visitors don’t need to leave the property. Those wanting more activities can visit the concierge to sign up for a scuba diving, snorkeling, or deep-sea fishing trip.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
Photo credit: Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

6. Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California

Visitors to the resort, located on 24 acres on the beach, are greeted with a bottle of tequila. “It’s special touches like this along with the staff’s attention to detail that have impressed guests the most,” according to research by US News & World Report. Past visitors also said they liked that each room has an ocean-view terrace, gas fireplace, and access to a plunge pool. The resort also has a spa, fitness center, and four swimming pools.

“When it’s time for a bite to eat, the property offers several restaurants, ranging from Don Manuel’s, which offers a seasonal menu with traditional Mexican ingredients like mole and tomatillos, to the casual Beach Club, which serves salads , sandwiches and tacos,” notes US News & World Report.

7. Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

The secluded resort, located on the Riviera Maya Caribbean shoreline strip of the Yucatán Peninsula, is approximately 30 miles from Cancun International Airport so visitors can easily visit the mangrove forests, lagoons of freshwater and the second largest coral reef system in the world. The villas, with Mayan-inspired decor, all have floor-to-ceiling windows, private pools and terraces.

“If you’re not one to stay cooped up, Banyan Tree Mayakoba also offers a wealth of facilities, including The Shack Beach Club and a spa that pampers with signature treatments like The Rainforest hydrothermal therapy session,” according to US News & WorldReport. research.

Playa El Chileno in Baja California, Mexico
Playa El Chileno (karamysh /

8. Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California

“One of the main selling points of this Auberge outpost is its location along one of the only swimmable beaches in Cabo San Lucas,” US News & World Report research found. “When you’re not lounging on the resort’s half-mile sandy beach, you can take advantage of its free water sports activities, including kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, or go snorkeling in the reef, a favorite activity of past tenants.”

The resort’s large rooms have private outdoor showers, as well as soaking tubs, terraces, and garden or ocean views. Other amenities include a spa, fitness center, three-tier infinity pool, 18-hole golf course, and kids’ and teens’ clubs. The resort’s restaurant is run by chef Yvan Mucharraz, who once worked at the French Laundry.

9. Cape Town, a Thompson Hotel

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California

“Recent visitors warn newcomers that they won’t want to leave this hotel once they arrive,” says US News & World Report. This is because the hotel overlooks the famous rock formations of El Arco (Land’s End). “Sea lions frequent the area (especially along the Los Frailes rock formation) and Land’s End remains excellent for couples looking for a romantic spot to watch the sunset.”

Each room, suite, and villa offers ocean views and has balconies and rainfall showers. The hotel offers three bars, including Point Break at the main pool and The Rooftop, which is Cabo San Lucas’ only rooftop lounge. Two on-site restaurants serve seafood specialties, Mexican cuisine, and American comfort food.

10. Grand Velas Los Cabos

San Jose del Cabo, Baja California

“Located approximately 35 minutes southwest of Los Cabos International Airport, Grand Velas Los Cabos receives a rave recommendation from recent guests for its attentive, caring staff, and the flavorful dishes served at all seven restaurants. of the complex,” according to research by US News & World Report. . “In fact, some reviewers said this was a top property for foodies.”

The resort has also received praise for its large rooms with ocean views, handcrafted mezcal bottles, red and white wine, and hot tubs. Other amenities include three-tier infinity pools, a holistic spa, fitness center, kids’ and teens’ clubs, and nightly entertainment.

Now that you’re thinking about a trip, be sure to read all of our Mexico coverage, including our Cabo San Lucas coverage and our Cancun coverage.

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