15 Best Cancun Hotels in October 2022 (For Any Budget!)
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The 15 Best Hotels In Cancun, Mexico

Updated October 2022

Cancun Hotel Guide: The Best Hotels In Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Best Hotels In Cancun

Welcome to Cancun

Cancun hotel choices are plentiful. As the largest and most popular resort destination in Mexico, Cancun hosts millions of visitors from around the world each year. The city has an outstanding selection of accommodations that work for any budget. If you plan on visiting Cancun and want to know where to stay, here are our top hotel recommendations.

Cancun hotel choices are plentiful. As the largest and most popular resort destination in Mexico, Cancun hosts millions of visitors from around the world each year. The city has an outstanding selection of accommodations that work for any budget. If you plan on visiting Cancun and want to know where to stay, here are our top hotel recommendations.

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Cancun Map

Where to Stay in Cancun

The Top Neighborhoods

CENTRO

Centro or Downtown Cancun is where the locals live and is your best stop for budget accommodations and local cuisine. It’s definitely more of a charming authentic experience, but you don’t have all the picture-perfect beaches and infinity pools.

ZONA HOTELERA

Zona Hotelera or the Hotel Zone is where most of the large all-inclusive and luxury chain hotels are. It’s on an incredibly beautiful strip of beach and is a great place if you just want to relax at the beach and eat at primarily fine dining restaurants. The northern part of Zona Hotelera is called Punta Cancun and is the nightlife party area with plenty of clubs and tourist bars.

CENTRO

Centro or Downtown Cancun is where the locals live and is your best stop for budget accommodations and local cuisine. It’s definitely more of a charming authentic experience, but you don’t have all the picture-perfect beaches and infinity pools.

ZONA HOTELERA

Zona Hotelera or the Hotel Zone is where most of the large all-inclusive and luxury chain hotels are. It’s on an incredibly beautiful strip of beach and is a great place if you just want to relax at the beach and eat at primarily fine dining restaurants. The northern part of Zona Hotelera is called Punta Cancun and is the nightlife party area with plenty of clubs and tourist bars.

Budget Hotels

Cancun Hotel Guide: Capital O Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Capital O Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Capital O Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Capital O Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Capital O Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Capital O Cancun

Capital O Cancun Ocean View

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.0/5

This accommodation in northern Centro has fantastic value for its price. Rooms are clean, vibrant, and spacious with flatscreen TV’s coffeemakers, free wifi, and private bathrooms. Enjoy views of the city from the pool on the rooftop terrace or take a swim in the indoor pool. Outside the hotel are a host of local shops and restaurants. Other attractions nearby include Cancun’s white, sandy beaches, Cancun Aquarium, and the Playa Mujeres Golf Club.

Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Blanca Boutique
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Blanca Boutique
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Blanca Boutique
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Blanca Boutique
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Blanca Boutique
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Blanca Boutique

Casa Blanca Boutique & Organic

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

This gorgeous house tucked into nature has comfortable rooms, beautiful grounds, and a great location in Centro. The Inn owners highly value hospitality, making guests feel welcome from the moment they step into the B&B. Visitors can enjoy tasty home-cooked breakfasts while relaxing poolside. The pool area is surrounded by a lush garden, perfect for a bit of tranquility.

Cancun Hotel Guide: La Villa du Golf a Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: La Villa du Golf a Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: La Villa du Golf a Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: La Villa du Golf a Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: La Villa du Golf a Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: La Villa du Golf a Cancun

La Villa du Golf a Cancun

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.7/5

La Villa du Golf a Cancun is a romantic bed and breakfast in the heart of Centro. As a former mansion turned hotel, each of the six rooms are spacious, vibrantly decorated, and include a private bathroom. The property is filled with charming details, beautiful archways, and winding staircases that you can take in while enjoying a complimentary breakfast. The pool is backed against a golf course and surrounded by lush tropical greenery. 

Cancun Hotel Guide: Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe
Cancun Hotel Guide: Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe
Cancun Hotel Guide: Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe
Cancun Hotel Guide: Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe
Cancun Hotel Guide: Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe
Cancun Hotel Guide: Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe
Cancun Hotel Guide: Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe
Cancun Hotel Guide: Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe
Cancun Hotel Guide: Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe

Eco-Hotel El Rey Del Caribe

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.7/5

Eco Hotel El Rey Del Caribe is a tropical oasis in the heart of Centro.  The rooms are clean, elegant, and spacious enough for families. The hotel’s courtyard is a peaceful retreat where guests can relax with tropical greenery surrounding the pool. The entire place has a jungle-like feel. The owners are committed to green practices. This includes solar water heaters, composting food waste into the gardens, capturing rainwater, solar clothes driers, and more.

Cancun Hotel Guide: Kabah Boutique Hotel
Cancun Hotel Guide: Kabah Boutique Hotel
Cancun Hotel Guide: Kabah Boutique Hotel
Cancun Hotel Guide: Kabah Boutique Hotel
Cancun Hotel Guide: Kabah Boutique Hotel
Cancun Hotel Guide: Kabah Boutique Hotel
Cancun Hotel Guide: Kabah Boutique Hotel

Kabah Boutique Hotel

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

Kabah Boutique Hotel has natural, elegant beauty and décor without the price tag of a large-scale resort in Centro. In addition to large, modern rooms, Kabah offers fresh, complimentary breakfast and a small rooftop pool with 360-degree views of the city. Check out Kabah Urban Park which offers many activities, local street food, and restaurants. The Kabah Hotel is also within easy driving distance to gorgeous Cancun beaches.

Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Namal
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Namal
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Namal
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Namal
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Namal
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Namal
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Namal
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Namal

Casa Namal

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 5.0/5

Venture a bit out of downtown Cancun to Carretera and you’ll find Casa Namal. Rooms are clean, modern, and minimalist with large beds, a spacious living area, and private bathrooms. Guests enjoy a more laid back, local feel including an abundance of Mexican street food nearby. The hotel itself also includes a bar and lounge, restaurant with outdoor seating, and rooftop terrace. Check out Namal, which serves Mexican cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Cancun Hotel Guide: Hotel Casa Maya
Cancun Hotel Guide: Hotel Casa Maya
Cancun Hotel Guide: Hotel Casa Maya
Cancun Hotel Guide: Hotel Casa Maya
Cancun Hotel Guide: Hotel Casa Maya
Cancun Hotel Guide: Hotel Casa Maya
Cancun Hotel Guide: Hotel Casa Maya
Cancun Hotel Guide: Hotel Casa Maya
Cancun Hotel Guide: Hotel Casa Maya

Hotel Casa Maya

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Hotel Casa Maya is a family-friendly hotel located in the heart of Zona Hotelera, overlooking the white sand beaches and clear water of the Mexican Caribbean. Rooms are designed with families in mind, as are the amenities such as the water park, multiple pools, and a private beach. Daily family activities include sporting events, snorkeling tours, and tournaments. Enjoy Mexican and seafood specialties at the on-site restaurant or grab a snack from the Coco Loco snack bar. 

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Midrange Hotels

Cancun Hotel Guide: GR Caribe by Solaris
Cancun Hotel Guide: GR Caribe by Solaris
Cancun Hotel Guide: GR Caribe by Solaris
Cancun Hotel Guide: GR Caribe by Solaris
Cancun Hotel Guide: GR Caribe by Solaris
Cancun Hotel Guide: GR Caribe by Solaris
Cancun Hotel Guide: GR Caribe by Solaris
Cancun Hotel Guide: GR Caribe by Solaris
Cancun Hotel Guide: GR Caribe by Solaris
Cancun Hotel Guide: GR Caribe by Solaris
Cancun Hotel Guide: GR Caribe by Solaris
Cancun Hotel Guide: GR Caribe by Solaris
Cancun Hotel Guide: GR Caribe by Solaris
Cancun Hotel Guide: GR Caribe by Solaris

GR Caribe by Solaris

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.2/5

GR Caribe is a chic beachfront resort with family-friendly conveniences in Zona Hotelera. As an all-inclusive resort, the property fuses elegance with a fun separate kids zone loaded with entertainment. In addition to the pool and beach, families can partake in mini-golf, an indoor play area, a kids club, and waterslides. The beautiful sister resort next door is also open to all guests of GR Caribe. Try the two on site restaurants that offer international, Italian, Asian, and Mexican cuisine. 

Cancun Hotel Guide: Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla
Cancun Hotel Guide: Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla
Cancun Hotel Guide: Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla
Cancun Hotel Guide: Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla
Cancun Hotel Guide: Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla
Cancun Hotel Guide: Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla
Cancun Hotel Guide: Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla
Cancun Hotel Guide: Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla
Cancun Hotel Guide: Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla
Cancun Hotel Guide: Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla

Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.6/5

Canopy by Hilton is a high end, urban contemporary resort in the prime location in Zona Hotelera. Canopy is nestled between the busy Kukulcan Boulevard and the white sand beaches of the Caribbean. The hotel has multiple bars, a rooftop fitness center, and a relaxing outdoor pool. Canopy offers a coffee shop, restaurant, nightclub, and DJ as well as several other alluring features. Head to Wander Rooftop to sip cocktails, fresh juices, or coffee with an amazing view.

Cancun Hotel Guide: Sandos Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Sandos Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Sandos Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Sandos Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Sandos Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Sandos Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Sandos Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Sandos Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Sandos Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Sandos Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Sandos Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Sandos Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Sandos Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Sandos Cancun

Sandos Cancun

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.0/5

Step into paradise at Sandos Cancun, an all inclusive resort in Zona Hotelera. Guests enjoy spacious rooms with balconies, a sprawling pool, and chic, modern style throughout the resort. Sandos offers a mouthwatering culinary experience with multiple international restaurants serving gourmet cuisines. Choose from four different restaurants including Italian, American, Mexican, and Japanese cuisines. While food is a defining feature, the rooms, amenities, and activities such as the Spa Del Mar are what make Sandos the complete package.

Cancun Hotel Guide: Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Intercontinental Presidente Cancun

Intercontinental Presidente Cancun

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.4/5

Immerse yourself in a beachfront, tropical retreat at Intercontinental Presidente Cancun in Zona Hotelera. Whether you prefer to spend the day rejuvenating at the spa or sprawled across a sun lounger, you’re guaranteed a relaxing stay at the Intercontinental. Check out El Caribeno for some authentic Caribbean fare. In addition to luxurious rooms and amenities, the resort is located on one of the most pristine beaches in Cancun. Not to mention, central shops and nightlife are just ten minutes away.

Cancun Hotel Guide: The Royal Islander
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Royal Islander
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Royal Islander
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Royal Islander
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Royal Islander
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Royal Islander

The Royal Islander

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.3/5

The Royal Islander is the ideal beachfront resort for families and couples alike in Zona Hotelera. Book a room overlooking the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean and enjoy top-notch facilities and amenities. Kick back on a beach lounger or enjoy the pristine beach, winding swimming pools, and great swim-up bar. The resort has multiple restaurants including Hacienda Sisal, one of the best restaurants in Cancun. In addition, there are daily activities like water volleyball for the entire family to enjoy. 

Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel
Cancun Hotel Guide: Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel

Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 5.0/5

Across the street from Playa Tortugas Beach enjoy a peaceful, quiet vacation in the Mexican Caribbean at Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel. You’ll find this boutique hotel hidden amongst a sea of mega-resorts in Zona Hotelera. Not only are the rooms luxurious, but the hotel offers a tranquil waterfront pool and easy access to adventurous water activities or romantic getaways. If you’re looking for a more intimate stay than you’ll find at the larger resorts head to Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel.

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High-End Hotels

Cancun Hotel Guide: Coral Level at Iberostar Selection
Cancun Hotel Guide: Coral Level at Iberostar Selection
Cancun Hotel Guide: Coral Level at Iberostar Selection
Cancun Hotel Guide: Coral Level at Iberostar Selection
Cancun Hotel Guide: Coral Level at Iberostar Selection
Cancun Hotel Guide: Coral Level at Iberostar Selection
Cancun Hotel Guide: Coral Level at Iberostar Selection
Cancun Hotel Guide: Coral Level at Iberostar Selection
Cancun Hotel Guide: Coral Level at Iberostar Selection

Coral Level at Iberostar Selection

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

Beach vibes abound at the Coral Level adults-only all-inclusive which shares a private beach with the more family-friendly Iberostar Selection next door. In Zona Hotelera you’ll discover that all resort rooms have fresh and colorful décor inspired by the seaside location. Multiple pools and loads of activities are available around the clock. Try one of the five on site bars and restaurants including La Barca Market Cuisine where you can savor flavors from around the globe. 

Cancun Hotel Guide: Beach Palace Resort
Cancun Hotel Guide: Beach Palace Resort
Cancun Hotel Guide: Beach Palace Resort
Cancun Hotel Guide: Beach Palace Resort
Cancun Hotel Guide: Beach Palace Resort
Cancun Hotel Guide: Beach Palace Resort
Cancun Hotel Guide: Beach Palace Resort
Cancun Hotel Guide: Beach Palace Resort
Cancun Hotel Guide: Beach Palace Resort

Beach Palace Resort

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.4/5

This luxury resort has all-inclusive perks, fantastic amenities, and adventure options. The Beach Palace Resort is nestled in the heart of Zona Hotelera and offers world-class entertainment and plush accommodations. Each room is spacious and features a double whirlpool tub and mini bar. Pamper yourself at the spa and Turkish baths or hang out by one of four pools. Don’t miss a gourmet meal at one of the upscale restaurants in the resort and experience flavors from around the world.

Cancun Hotel Guide: The Grand at Moon Palace
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Grand at Moon Palace
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Grand at Moon Palace
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Grand at Moon Palace
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Grand at Moon Palace
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Grand at Moon Palace
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Grand at Moon Palace
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Grand at Moon Palace
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Grand at Moon Palace
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Grand at Moon Palace
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Grand at Moon Palace
Cancun Hotel Guide: The Grand at Moon Palace

The Grand at Moon Palace

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.4/5

If you’re looking for best-in-class rooms, amenities, and experiences, be sure to check out The Grand at Moon Palace. You’ll find the Grand on Cancun’s tranquil and beautiful South Shore just 10 minutes south of Cancun’s Zona Hotelera. This all-inclusive resort includes chic eateries, bars with top-shelf drinks, a top-notch kids area with bumper cars, endless pampering, and a pool complex big enough for all. Try La Cantina for traditional Mexican fare or The Grill for international cuisine. 

Cancun Hotel Guide: Le Blanc Spa Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Le Blanc Spa Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Le Blanc Spa Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Le Blanc Spa Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Le Blanc Spa Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Le Blanc Spa Cancun

Le Blanc Spa Cancun

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.7/5

The Le Blanc Spa Resort is one of the top hotels in Cancun for a reason. This adults-only vacation destination in Zona Hotelera pulls out all the stops for its guests with butler and concierge service, multiple swimming pools, a spa, and a spectacular beach. A flavorful journey awaits you at the resort’s twelve eateries that offer cuisine from all over the world. Try Lumiere for French cuisine or Yama for Japanese fare or take part in a hand-curated adventure such as sailing or exploring ruins.

Cancun Hotel Guide: JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Cancun Hotel Guide: JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Cancun Hotel Guide: JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Cancun Hotel Guide: JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Cancun Hotel Guide: JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Cancun Hotel Guide: JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Cancun Hotel Guide: JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Cancun Hotel Guide: JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Cancun Hotel Guide: JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Cancun Hotel Guide: JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa

JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

At the Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa, you’ll find clean, polished rooms and premium access to local attractions in the convenient Zona HoteleraIt’s easy to Indulge at the Mayan-inspired spa, with many therapeutic treatments and a steam room, all with stunning ocean views at every turn. Enjoy the gorgeous serpentine swimming pools or delight your palate at Club91. A lounge with a variety of cuisines and 5 new exclusive food presentations every day.

Cancun Hotel Guide: Villa del Palmar Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Villa del Palmar Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Villa del Palmar Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Villa del Palmar Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Villa del Palmar Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Villa del Palmar Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Villa del Palmar Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Villa del Palmar Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Villa del Palmar Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Villa del Palmar Cancun
Cancun Hotel Guide: Villa del Palmar Cancun

Villa del Palmar Cancun

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.2/5

The Villa del Palmar is a AAA Four Diamond-rated resort in Carteterra. With five pools, a spa, a kids club, and four gourmet restaurants it’s easy to see why Villa del Palmar is a step above the rest. Guests can choose between all-inclusive or room-only options at this luxury oasis. There are a multitude of resort activities, including volleyball, snorkeling, kayak tours, a floating aqua park, dance lessons, and more. Try Zama Restaurant for traditional Mexican cuisine or Caprichos for international fare. 

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This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. GR Caribe by Solaris is such a great hotel. I’m glad to see it on this list. We stayed there last year with our whole family. It was great for the kids cause there is a kids club and the adults loved the pool cabanas.

  2. We stayed at the Hotel Casa Maya thanks to this guide. We loved it! Thank you for the recommendation.

  3. Thank you for the wonderful recommendations. We will definitely try one of these places out when we visit in June.

  4. I decided to stay at Eco Hotel de Ray Caribe after coming across the hotel on this website. I’m a solo female traveler and found this hotel the perfect oasis on my long weekend retreat.

  5. My husband and I just wanted to thank you for this great guide. We stayed at the Canopy by Hilton and had a great time. It was close to the beach and restaurants.

  6. Thanks for all the great recommendations. Very helpful. We stayed at Yurinn in 2018 and also highly recommend it.

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