Some of the hippest rooms we’ve encountered recently can be found at the Bahia Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Bahia Hotel, Cabo
Owners Lee and Meredith Vosburgh ditched New York for Cabo several years ago to jazz up the old hotel, which had seen better days.
The all-white, minimalist décor and polished concrete floors (in the remodeled deluxe rooms) appeal especially to young couples in their 20s, 30s and 40s (yes – 40 is still young!).
Rooms have queen-size beds or two double beds, but no kings.
Tiny kitchenettes in the studio-style rooms are good for making snacks and perhaps a light breakfast.
The best room is a large poolside “villa.”
It features a king-size bed and a private jacuzzi outside on the patio.
Bar Esquina restaurant
For dinner, check out the hotel’s happening Bar Esquina restaurant.
Start with an intriguing pre-dinner drink. Maybe a spicy cucumber cocktail?
And for food?
The wood-oven pizza is always a hit! (Try the short rib pizza.)
But there are many more options too – like lobster gnocchi and blackened tuna with fennel and celery root sauce.
Very South Beach in feel, the boutique hotel is about a block away from the lively stretch of Medano Beach.
There, you’ll find a beach club for Bahia guests, along with Cabo SUP (run by the Bahia Hotel’s owners), where you can rent stand-up paddle boards and take SUP lessons.
When the Medano Beach party gets too much (and you tire of getting sand in your bikini), retreat to the Zen-like pool area back at the hotel.
It features couples’ sunbeds, gauzy white curtains, soft music and free WiFi.
More great places to stay? See our post on the best boutique and luxury hotels in Los Cabos
Photo credits: The Bahia Hotel