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Cancun Hotel Guide

The Best Hotels In Cancun For Every Budget

Updated April 2024 ⋅ Written by Laura Schulthies ⋅ Edited by Daniel Mode

Cancun Hotels. The Best Hotels In Cancun
Cancun Hotels. The Best Hotels In Cancun

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Welcome to our Cancun Hotels Guide! Discover the best hotels in beautiful Cancun, Mexico. Located on the stunning Caribbean coast, Cancun is a tropical paradise with white sand beaches, vibrant nightlife, and ancient Mayan ruins nearby. Our guide is here to help you find the perfect place to stay. Whether you want a luxurious Cancun all inclusive resort, a family friendly accommodation, or an affordable option, we’ve carefully selected the top rated hotels to suit all preferences. Get ready to create unforgettable memories in Cancun as we assist you in planning your dream getaway.

Welcome to our Cancun Hotels Guide! Discover the best hotels in beautiful Cancun, Mexico. Located on the stunning Caribbean coast, Cancun is a tropical paradise with white sand beaches, vibrant nightlife, and ancient Mayan ruins nearby. Our guide is here to help you find the perfect place to stay. Whether you want a luxurious Cancun all inclusive resort, a family friendly accommodation, or an affordable option, we’ve carefully selected the top rated hotels to suit all preferences. Get ready to create unforgettable memories in Cancun as we assist you in planning your dream getaway.

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Contents

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

Swimming pool at the Capital O Cancun Hotel In Cancun
Swimming pool at the Capital O Cancun Hotel In Cancun
Rooms at the Capital O Cancun Hotel in Cancun
Exterior of the Capital O Cancun in Cancun Mexico
Bathroom at Capital o Cancun Hotel in Cancun
Gym at Capital O Cancun Hotel In Cancun Mexico

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.

Outdoor Swimming Pool at the Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel In Cancun
Outdoor Swimming Pool at the Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel In Cancun
Rooms at the Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel In Cancun
Cafe For Favor at the Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel In Cancun
Bathroom at the Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel in Cancun
Rooms at the Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel In Cancun

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.

Swimming Pool at La Villa du Golf a Cancun
Swimming Pool at La Villa du Golf a Cancun
Lobby View at La Villa du Golf a Cancun
Outdoor Swimming Pool at La Villa du Golf a Cancun
Outdoor Living at La Villa du Golf a Cancun
Room at the 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. 

Exterior of the Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe in Cancun
Exterior of the Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe in Cancun
Outdoor swimming pool at the Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe in Cancun
Outdoor hammock space at the Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe in Cancun
Room at the Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe in Cancun
Double room at the Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe in Cancun
Swimming Pool at the Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe in Cancun
Hammocks at the Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe in Cancun
Restaurant at the Eco-Hotel El Rey del Caribe in Cancun

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.

Seating at the Kabah Boutique Hotel in Cancun
Seating at the Kabah Boutique Hotel in Cancun
Double room at the Kabah Boutique Hotel in Cancun
Exterior of Kabah Boutique Hotel in Cancun
Views from Kabah Boutique Hotel in Cancun
Restaurant at Kabah Boutique Hotel in Cancun
Gym at Kabah Boutique Hotel in Cancun

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.

Beach front at the Hotel Casa Maya in Cancun
Beach front at the Hotel Casa Maya in Cancun
Views from the Hotel Casa Maya in Cancun
Room at the Hotel Casa Maya in Cancun
Dining views at the Hotel Casa Maya in Cancun
Swimming pool at the Hotel Casa Maya in Cancun
Exterior of the Hotel Casa Maya in Cancun
Double room at the Hotel Casa Maya in Cancun
Views from the Hotel Casa Maya in Cancun

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

Double room at the GR Caribe by Solaris in Cancun
Double room at the GR Caribe by Solaris in Cancun
Lounge by the pool at GR Caribe by Solaris in Cancun
Swimming pool at the GR Caribe by Solaris in Cancun
Beach front at the GR Caribe by Solaris in Cancun
Restaurant at the GR Caribe by Solaris in Cancun
Swimming pool snack bar at the GR Caribe by Solaris in Cancun
Spa at the GR Caribe by Solaris in Cancun
Double room at the GR Caribe by Solaris in Cancun
Water views at the GR Caribe by Solaris in Cancun
Lounges by the pool at GR Caribe by Solaris in Cancun
Waterslides at the pool at GR Caribe by Solaris in Cancun
Swimming pool at the GR Caribe by Solaris in Cancun
Gym at the GR Caribe by Solaris in Cancun

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. 

Swimming pool at the Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla in Cancun
Swimming pool at the Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla in Cancun
Room at the Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla in Cancun
Suite at the Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla in Cancun
Room at theCanopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla in Cancun
Swimming pool at the Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla in Cancun
Yoga at the Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla in Cancun
Lounge at the Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla in Cancun
Lounge at the Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla in Cancun
Lounge at the Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla in Cancun

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.

Exterior of the Sandos Cancun
Exterior of the Sandos Cancun
Swimming pool at the Sandos Cancun
Room at the Sandos Cancun
Restaurant at Sandos Cancun
Balcony views at the Sandos Cancun
Beach front at the Sandos Cancun
Room at the Sandos Cancun
Spa at the Sandos Cancun
Room views at the Sandos Cancun
Restaurant at Sandos Cancun
Gym at Sandos Cancun
Room at the Sandos Cancun
Balcony views at 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.

Room views at the Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Room views at the Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Exterior of the Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Swimming pool at the Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Room at the Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Swimming pool and beach view at the Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Beach views at the Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Room at the Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Bathroom at the Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Swimming pool at the Intercontinental Presidente Cancun
Outdoor space at the 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.

Double room at The Royal Islander in Cancun
Double room at The Royal Islander in Cancun
Swimming pool at The Royal Islander in Cancun
Room at The Royal Islander in Cancun
Balcony views at The Royal Islander in Cancun
Beach front at The Royal Islander in Cancun

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. 

Swimming pool view Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel
Swimming pool view Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel
Room at the Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel in Cancun
Swimming pool at the Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel in Cancun
Lobby at the Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel in Cancun
Room at the Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel in Cancun
Bathroom at the Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel in Cancun
Views from the Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel in Cancun
Room at the Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel in Cancun

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.

High-End Hotels

Lounge at the pool at Coral Level at Iberostar Selection in Cancun
Lounge at the pool at Coral Level at Iberostar Selection in Cancun
Room at the Coral Level at Iberostar Selection in Cancun
Swimming pool at the Coral Level at Iberostar Selection in Cancun
Balcony views at the Coral Level at Iberostar Selection in Cancun
Restaurant and lounge at Coral Level at Iberostar Selection in Cancun
Restaurant at Coral Level at Iberostar Selection in Cancun
Room at the Coral Level at Iberostar Selection in Cancun
Bathroom at the Coral Level at Iberostar Selection in Cancun

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. 

Lounge by the pool at the Beach Palace Resort in Cancun
Lounge by the pool at the Beach Palace Resort in Cancun
Swimming pool at the Beach Palace Resort in Cancun
Room at the Beach Palace Resort in Cancun
Restaurant at Beach Palace Resort in Cancun
Bar and billiards room at Beach Palace Resort in Cancun
Room with jet tub at Beach Palace Resort in Cancun
Spa and sauna at Beach Palace Resort in Cancun
Waterslide at Beach Palace Resort in Cancun

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.

Swimming pool at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun
Swimming pool at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun
Private pools at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun
Room at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun
Restaurant at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun
Outdoor pool at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun
Indoor pool at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun
Room at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun
Restaurant at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun
Gym at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun
Lobby at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun
Game room at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun

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 Moon Palace. You’ll find The Grand at Moon Palace 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. 

Swimming pool at Le Blanc Spa Cancun
Swimming pool at Le Blanc Spa Cancun
Beach front at Le Blanc Spa Cancun
Room at Le Blanc Spa Cancun
Restaurant with sunset views at Le Blanc Spa Cancun
Room at 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.

Swimming pool and beach views at JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Swimming pool and beach views at JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Room at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Beach lounge views at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Spa at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Lobby at JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Room at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Indoor swimming pool at JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Beach views at JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
Beach from at 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.

Swimming pool at the Villa del Palmar Cancun
Swimming pool at the Villa del Palmar Cancun
Room at the Villa del Palmar Cancun
Restaurant at the Villa del Palmar Cancun
Pool and beach views at the Villa del Palmar Cancun
Room at the Villa del Palmar Cancun
Restaurant at the Villa del Palmar Cancun
Exterior of the Villa del Palmar Cancun
Beach view at the Villa del Palmar Cancun
Bathroom at the Villa del Palmar Cancun
Exterior of the 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. Kisch Family says:

    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. Scott Family says:

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

  3. Shelly says:

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

  4. Lily says:

    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. Jennifer and KC says:

    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. Cecilia and Shanelle says:

    Le Blanc is the best in Cancun. We loved it!

  7. Teresa Daniel says:

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

  8. Dominik says:

    Great list. I’ll definitely use this later this year when we can travel again!

  9. Yin Qiao says:

    Much appreciate the information. Thank you.

  10. Kade Reyes says:

    Wonderful recommendations. The neighborhood info was especially useful.

  11. Debra and Roger Clark says:

    Leblanc all the way for an adults only experience. Very classy.

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