Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas Hotel and Room Tour

By | January 1, 2020


Hi It’s Sheri from CruiseTipsTV. Today we
are going to take a look at the beautiful Riu Palace Hotel in one of our favorite cruise
destinations; Cabo San Lucas. When you arrive at the entrance side of the Riu Palace you’re greeted by solemn statue
surrounded by tons of agave plants. On this side of the hotel, you really get the sense
of how expansive this lush hotel is. The ocean side gives you a good idea of why
they call this The Palace. In the center of the giant U shaped complex, you can see the
decorative fountains and garden area. Here’s a quick look at the arch for weddings
right on the beach, and now a different view from the infinity pool. The lobby at the Riu Palace is giant, and
has a very regal feel. The massive size of the area, and
the layout makes you feel as if you’re outdoors. There’s a small market here if you have
the urge for a little onsite shopping. There’s also much art to be appreciated adorning the
lobby. When we checked in, we noticed that the front
desk area has a nice, casual but professional feeling. There’s a beautiful courtyard here, which extends one level below the lobby and opens
up to the sky. The lobby leads to the La Ventana Bar, which
has plenty of seating overlooking the Sea of Cortes. We stayed in room 4041, which is a 4th floor
room on the quiet side of the resort. The room overlooks the gardens, pool and the beautiful
beach. There are two chairs and a handy drying rack on the balcony here. The sitting area holds a large dresser, flat
screen TV and a small sofa bed. This room has one king bed and two side tables, with additional drawer storage. The closet, complete with an iron and the safe and is
here on the left. On the right, there’s the coffee pot and mini bar, with liquor dispensers. The fridge is always fully stocked with beer, soda and water. The bathroom is a nice size, but there is
very little storage, and the toilet is placed awkwardly behind the bathroom door. The fitness center is in a stand-alone building
on the quiet side of the resort, in the same building that houses the spa. Access to the
gym is hidden just to the right of the spa check in desk. Once you’re in you’ll find
nautilus machines and cardio equipment as well as a few mats and exercise balls, but
there are no free weights. The good news about this facility is that
the view is to die for. You can jump on a treadmill and watch whales spouting in the
distance, or people watch on the beach. The not-so-good news is that the equipment
here is in bad shape and some of it is out of service. Even so, hop on a working machine
and take in the view. This is the pool area on the quiet side of
the resort. There’s an almost identical pool area on the other side of the resort,
where you’ll find more organized activity and music. There’s no restaurant poolside
here at the resort, and if you try to smuggle food from the restaurant, changes are the
seagulls will fight you for it. The infinity edge is a popular place congregate
and enjoy your pina colada while staring out at Lands End. The Baja Norte bar serves this
pool and the swim up bar. The bartenders here are always smiling and wont hesitate to customize
your drink if you ask. The swim up bar is a great place to mingle
with other hotel guests and soak up some rays. The Riu Palace really shines when it comes to entertainment,
and restaurants The Mar de Cortes houses the lunch buffet
by day, and the Steakhouse by night. Misaki is the onsite Japanese restaurant.
A little secret for you- this place is open for lunch, and doesn’t seem crowded at all
during lunch hours. If you’re tired of buffet dining, head here for a change. Krystal is the upscale, adults only fusion
restaurant that is open for dinner only. San Jose is an Italian restaurant for lunch
and a Mexican restaurant during dinner hours. El Medano is the large and beautiful buffet
restaurant on the property. It’s chalked full of culinary goodies, and for a buffet
it’s quite good. That’s it for this episode. Check us out
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22 thoughts on “Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas Hotel and Room Tour

  1. S. Nikaido Post author

    Thank you!  What type of room is this?  Junior Suite Ocean view?

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  2. CruiseTipsTV Post author

    Hi. Nikaido. Thanks for the comment.  Yes, it is a Junior Suite Ocean view.  It was a terrific room.

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  3. Andy L. Post author

    Hi,  Is room 4041 a room that has easy access to everything? My wife and I are going in a few weeks for anniversary. I booked Junior Suite with Partial view so I don't know if 4041 qualifies or if I can be upgraded. 

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  4. markissable Post author

    Great video! You've just sealed the deal for me. I'm booking this…

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  5. TaylorBrown0291 Post author

    I'm staying here in February you just made me so excited!

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  6. Nicole Lynn Post author

    was here last year and wow this place is GORGEOUS .. had such a great vacation! the people at this hotel were super nice 

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  7. Henry Truong Post author

    Wow, from the looks of this video I can't wait to go. I'm going in June so hopefully the weather is nice and warm by then. Breathtaking views, food, drinks etc.. Counting down the days.

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  8. Layne Littlejohn Post author

    Honeymooning for a week at the Riu in May.  Can't wait.  Any advice on contacting a concierge for any additional amenities for our honeymoon?  I booked through Expedia and have junior suite ocean view room  Thanks!

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  9. almaperro Post author

    I'm going here at the end of the month and I have a question someone might help me out with. It was between cabo and cancun and I most definitely prefer cancun because of the wildlife and jungle,lol, I always loved that. But the family decided for this, my question is the following, are there any activities that don't involve the beach? I live in a beach town anyway and I would love it if they had some stuff like horses, or hiking, stuff like that. Any info will be appreciated.

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  10. caution0101 Post author

    Great Review, sad to see the gym in such terrible condition. Do you know if they charge fees for facility use such as gym & towel usage? Also are all rooms ocean view?

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  11. Nelson Lopez Post author

    Definitely recommend either one of the Riu you can't go wrong very good food and service

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  12. Jennie Abrams Post author

    I will be here next month for my one year anniversary. Are the restaurants expensive? Or can we use our wrist bands to eat there?

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  13. Leonard Shea Post author

    Took your advice and went to RIU PALACE for our vacation! We loved our stay at the RIU PALACE in Cabo! Here is our video of the resort and excursions. Thank you RIU! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3nJliY8dLY

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  14. CaboCribs.com Real Estate Post author

    I know a cheap condo just across Riu Palace, in case anyone is interested in purchasing. Thanks!

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  15. Cruise Planners - Travel Agency - Chip Lawson & associates Post author

    Hey Sheri! Thanks for the video.

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  16. Ariadna Guadalupe Post author

    Acabo de regresar de ese hermoso lugar 😱 está bello muy buena la atención 👍

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