Drift San Jose del Cabo Est. 2014

San José del Cabo, Mexico

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A hip alternative location for independent spirits.
Baja ranch style with industrial finishes. A Food Cart and Mezcal bar makes this event space unique in Los Cabos.
The Lowdown
Bar / Club / Lounge
Boutique Hotel
Adventure Travel
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

A design hotel inspired by modern Baja ranch life - guest rooms have rustic concrete finishes and industrial style windows that open onto a palm filled courtyard. The Mezcal Tasting Bar features a large selection of rare artisanal mezcal, Mexican micro beers and Baja wines. Located on Hidalgo, between Obregon and Comonfort. Adults only.

Drift San Jose, steps away from hip cafes and cool bars, in the historic center of San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, is perfectly situated to discover Los Cabos and Baja California Sur, from the emerging foodie scene to surf and beaches. Easy day trips include; hiking Santiago Waterfall, diving Cabo Pulmo, surfing the East Cape, swimming in Balandra Bay or exploring Todos Santos. Drift San Jose is for independent travelers who value adventure and culture over all-inclusive package holidays.


(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $15 to $75

Additional Charges

With 29 guestrooms, we specialize in total hotel buyout. Renting the space for events is separate to renting the rooms. Please see our Airbnb listing for more information.


Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Outdoors Only
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Our hotel has accommodations for up to 58 guests across 29 rooms. All rooms are about 230 sq/ft in size and take inspiration from the textures and minimalism of Baja’s environment, an airy abundance that combines natural materials with thoughtfully curated details.
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Set down a cobblestone path around the corner from San Jose del Cabo. We are located in the trendy Gallery District and are moments away from award-winning eateries, lively nightlife, and the golden sands of the Gulf of California.
Standout Venue Features:
Fully-stocked on-property mezcal tasting bar serving authentic Mexican tacos from a local chef, mezcal cocktails, and live music.
Extra Perks:
Complimentary Surf Package complete with longboards and soft racks.
Complimentary Yoga Serenity package complete with yoga mats and yoga blocks.
Awards & Notables

“Renegade…think the Ace minus the mob scene and high prices.” Remodelista

“It’s just the spot for independent, cool types who don't require a mini bar or the usual all-inclusive frills.” VanMag

Design Sponge “…my new dream destination in San Jose del Cabo.” 

Travel + Leisure “Emblematic of the boom in youthful, independent properties with hip, social spaces. Think SoHo loft meets Baja ranchero style.”

10 Unbelievable Hotels by Camille Styles “...in utter awe of it’s pure hipness”

New York Times - 52 Places to Go in 2015 “stylishly minimalist”

Travel and Leisure’s Most Important Travel Trends of 2015 “appeals to independent millennials” 

"eight wonderfully minimalist rooms” ElleDecor

Drift... is much more original than the average beach retreat... it’s got personality and style.” Condé Nast Traveller - Favorite Hotels Under £150 


Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Bars & Lounges:

MEZCAL TASTING BAR AT DRIFT SAN JOSÉ - with more than 15 varieties of Agaves our limited edition artisanal mezcals are sourced from independent producers, who hand make their Mezcal in traditional ways using age old family recipes. Served in the Oaxacan tradition with slices of orange and Sal de Gusano, a smoky mix of sea salt, chile and crushed gusano worm.

Hotel / Resort / Spa
Drift, a venue for the Independent Traveler
Cortnie Fausner
byCortnie Fausner
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Drift San Jose del Cabo

San José del Cabo, Mexico

The Report

Calling all culture vultures! Raise your hand if you want to host a gathering at a venue where the mantra is "we keep costs down so travelers can spend their money on more adventurous or cultural pursuits". We do, we do!

Stu Waddell, the design genius behind said mantra and new hotspot Drift, has a resume chock full of experience in the travel and resort world. Early this year he realized his dream when he opened the rustic ranch doors of Drift.  Stu saw the magic in the traditional Colonial town of San Jose Del Cabo. He fell in love with the historic downtown art district, replete with charming galleries, live music and a delicious foodie scene. He decided he would open Drift, the first location in the Historic Art District, and the prototype for a series of hotels that fill a niche between boutique and youth hostel. The concept is to cater to the independent traveler and is inspired by the idea of “traveling without a destination”. Drift is designed to promote social interaction with a pared down, do-it-yourself atmosphere. The rooms are minimalistic with design accents inspired by industrial urban lofts and Baja ranch architecture.

We fell in love with how much Stu emphatically embraces the community culture of San Jose Del Cabo, the locals and the magic of gathering together. Something that can get lost in today's online world. When we chatted with this passionate and caring entrepreneur we immediately knew that his concept and gem of a property embodies the spirit of the ideal gathering destination. Not just because of it's beauty, but also for it's manifesto and what it stands for. 

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Fly into San Jose Del Cabo's wilder sister - Los Cabos International Airport( SJD)

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