The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

If you are looking for a luxurious yet fun getaway to Mexico, then The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, is exactly what you are looking for. This Industrial Modern resort was designed by the famous Mexican architect Javier Sanchez. The goal behind the design of the resort was to offer the most incredible views on the peninsula.

If we had to sum up our stay at The Cape in a few words, it would be an incredible resort with a unique design, amazing staff and incredible views.

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This review is an honest review and we aren’t being paid or told what to say.

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel is rather new compared to other resorts in Cabo, as The Cape opened their doors in June of 2015. And the resort is quite compact and intimate with only 161 guest rooms. To be honest, there isn’t a bad view from this resort. All 161 guest rooms have incredible ocean views from their private balconies along with a freestanding copper tub and rain shower.

The whole experience of this 5-star resort, from the staff to the food to the accommodations and the amenities, it won’t disappoint.

OUR ROOM

During our stay at The Cape, we stayed in a Thompson Suite. The suite had incredible ocean views and a great view of the arch.

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The room had a great entry way that led into the living area complete with powder bath, sofa and small dining table. The bedroom, bathroom and closet could be separated from the living area by closing the shuttered doors.

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Let’s talk about the attention to detail in these rooms! The artwork on the wall, the hand-painted tiles on the floor, the wood on the ceiling in the bathroom, the fixtures, the mirrors, and the lighting all work so nicely together. The exterior of the hotel is very industrial looking with lots of concrete and metal, so it is definitely nice to feel a warmer tone in the rooms.

The freestanding copper tub and rain shower equipped with 3 shower heads was awesome. Definitely a great place to relax and clean up after a day at the pool and beach.

DINING

It is always hard to decide where to eat when visiting a resort. Do you eat every meal at the resort, do you visit other resorts or do you get really adventurous and venture into town. We never felt the need to leave the resort as there are plenty of dining options. Even though the resort is rather compact, don’t let that make you think there isn’t a variety of food options.

The Cape features five restaurants on the property. There is Manta (Chef Enrique Olvera’s restaurant) which features globally inspired Mexican cuisine only offered at dinner. There is also The Ledge which is a casual dining option for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition there is The Rooftop which is the best place to go for drinks and lite bites in the evening. The pool offers Point Break which only has a few tables but can be a nice place to grab lunch and a drink. And last but not least is Lobby Bar which not only offers incredible cocktails but a great bar food menu as well.

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During our stay we enjoyed breakfast each day at The Ledge. We booked our stay under the Hyatt Privé rate and had breakfast included each day. The Ledge offers a cold breakfast bar with fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastries, meats, cheeses and juice as well as a full menu. And if you are looking for a special treat, they have brunch on Sundays with an expanded buffet offering the normal cold buffet in addition to ceviche, seafood, a taco bar, and so much more.

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Perhaps once of the best dining experiences we have ever had at a resort was at Manta. We saved the best for last as we ate here on our last night at the resort. Not only was Manta a great place to sit outside on the patio with a drink and watch the sunset, but it offered an amazing meal. The waitstaff all wears black in order to not take away from the incredible views.

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As a starter we had Wagyu yakitori with roasted pineapple purée. This was a fun starter as they bring out the beef and a yakitori where you can cook the meat yourself over a small flame table-side.

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For dinner we selected the Organic Fried Chicken and the Lobster Gringas. If you know anything about Gringas tacos, they are delicious. The Lobster Gringas were no exception to that!

AMENITIES

When in Mexico you are probably looking to spend time at the pool or on the beach. And that is exactly what you can do at The Cape. The Cape features two pools, a main pool with swim-up bar, and a salt water pool with drink service.

The main infinity edge pool overlooks the beach and offers the same great view you have from your room. The staff at the pool were very helpful with finding chairs, getting your towels setup and of course taking orders for food and drinks.

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Currents Spa is located just past The Ledge Restaurant on the ground level at one end of the resort for guests relaxation and privacy. Currents Spa will do one thing and that is enhance your senses.

The walls inside the spa are made of concrete and are painted black. You can see light at the end of the hallway as the spa is open air and when you get to the end of the hall, the views of the beach and the arch are incredible mainly because your eyes aren’t as distracted.

Currents Spa has several treatment rooms, and one treatment room equipped with indoor jacuzzi and shower.

Unlike most spas the facilities such as the spa pool, jaccuzi, plunge pool, steam room and sauna all outside in a co-ed area.

SERVICE

A great resort is nothing more than a place to be without excellent service. All of the staff we encountered at The Cape were friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and truly made you feel like you were at home.

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Upon arriving at The Cape we were promptly greeted, assisted with check-in and escorted to our room. Everyone from the bell staff to the front desk to the restaurant staff were so warm and welcoming. When you are looking to relax on a weekend getaway, the service can either make or break your stay.

OVERALL IMPRESSION

This was our first time to Mexico, but it wasn’t our first time to stay at a Thompson Hotel. You can see our review for the Thompson Seattle here.

The Cape should be on your list of places to visit. It makes a perfect weekend getaway for both families or a romantic couples retreat.

Its hard to have a luxury resort that caters to both families and adult getaways, but the Cape has the perfect space for both.

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, just joined World of Hyatt and is now affiliated with Hyatt Hotels. That means the hotel is part of the Hyatt Privé program. And when you book with Virtual Travel Gurus, you’ll get complimentary extras like a $100 resort credit, daily breakfast for two, welcome amenity and a room upgrade at the time of booking.