Drift San José del Cabo — Photo by TMC Hospitality
Drift San José del Cabo — Photo by TMC Hospitality
Drift San José del Cabo — Photo by TMC Hospitality
Drift San José del Cabo — Photo by TMC Hospitality
Drift San José del Cabo — Photo by TMC Hospitality
Drift San José del Cabo — Photo by TMC Hospitality

Located on the edge of San José del Cabo's Gallery District, Drift San José del Cabo, opened November 15, 2021, capturing the style and energy of the surrounding neighborhood with its industrial Baja chic design and welcoming mezcal bar. The intimate property radiates the laidback local lifestyle, a welcome complement to the larger resorts found throughout the area and is the first property to open under the Drift Hotels brand. TMC Hospitality's first property to open under the Drift Hotels brand.


Formerly an eight-key inn, new owner and operator TMC Hospitality collaborated with local firm RIMA to renovate and expand the property, drawing inspiration from the organic shapes and textures of the surrounding landscape and coastline. The new hotel now houses 29 guestrooms and suites in addition to a courtyard pool, mezcal bar and a rooftop terrace.

Drift San José del Cabo seamlessly blends its interior and exterior elements to create an integrated flow throughout the property that captures the beauty of Baja California Sur and the relaxed vibe of the city. The whitewashed hotel exterior provides a natural backdrop for native cacti and mango trees, while the L-shaped build and guestrooms frame a central courtyard, offering pool views from either patios or balconies. A refreshing swimming pool anchors the courtyard, surrounded by palm trees, while sundrenched lounge seating and hammocks invite relaxing. Throughout the property the modern, minimal design is composed of heavy raw materials, such as wood, stone and steel, all complemented by lush greenery to create sanctuary-like environment. Guests will also notice the many details that add character to the hotel, including the custom-made lighting and poured concrete bathtubs. On the rooftop terrace guests take in a bird's-eye view of the city streets while relaxing in locally made Acapulco chairs.


Drift San José del Cabo's guestrooms feature an industrial, restrained design and range from 215 to 322 square feet, with room types including the Surfer's Hideout, Baja Room, Drift King, and Paradise Cove Suite.Room amenities may include balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows and custom scented bath amenities featuring soap from neighborhood brand, Santo Cabo. Locally sourced organic textiles and woven baskets add pops of color to the rooms, while polished concrete floors and bright white walls keep the focus on the vibrancy of the destination.


The alfresco Mezcal Bar at Drift San José , located poolside, brings locals and travelers together over Mezcal Exiliado, produced by mezcalero Artemio García in the state of Oaxaca, using traditional methods he learned from his father, a legendary mezcal producer. Opened in partnership with Mezcal Exiliado, the bar staff is on hand to lead guests through multiple mezcal tastings, while also serving a variety of beers and mezcal cocktails.

On Thursday evenings, Drift San José del Cabo hosts a taco truck with bites by local chef Marcela Sanchez and live music in the courtyard from 8 to 11 p.m. for locals and hotel guests alike in line with the city's Thursday art walk through the Gallery District from 5 to 9 p.m. from November through June. Expect delights like a Seared Tuna Taco and a Veggie Taco made with sweet potato and cremini mushrooms to grace the menu.

The spacious outdoor courtyard is available to rent for private events, from weddings and social events to business gatherings. Drift San José del Cabo also offers full hotel buyout packages for those seeking a more intimate group experience.


Drift San José del Cabo sits in heart of the city's colonial historic center and vibrant Gallery District. Located just a block away from the city's charming Plaza Mijares and walking distance from award-winning eateries, lively nightlife and galleries, the hotel also provides easy access to explore all that greater Baja California Sur has to offer, from beaches and national parks, to fishing and shopping.

To provide the ultimate Baja experience, Drift San José del Cabo is offering complimentary experiences for all guests including:

  • Yoga Serenity - Practice sun salutations with yoga offerings such as yoga mats and yoga blocks.
  • Morning Pour - Start the day off with a cup of freshly brewed Chemex coffee in the bar area from 8 to 10 a.m. daily.
  • A Warm Welcome - Celebrate a safe arrival with a smoky mezcal shot from the hotel's Mezcal Bar upon check-in.

Follow Drift San José del Cabo on Instagram and Facebook for updates and special events. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 1-864-86DRIFT or visit drifthotels.co.

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