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Cozumel Hotel Guide

The Best Places to Stay for Every Budget

Updated November 2021

Visiting Cozumel, Mexico? Discover the top Cozumel hotels and explore great information and tips to help you plan your dream visit.

Cozumel Hotel Guide. The best Hotels in Cozumel. Hotel cozumel and resorts.
Cozumel Hotel Guide. The best Hotels in Cozumel. Hotel cozumel and resorts.

Welcome to Cozumel

Cozumel has everything you could desire for a perfect tropical getaway; a warm climate, sparkling blue waters, delicious food, and friendly locals. The tourism boom of recent years has helped this little island establish some incredible places to stay. From high-end resorts to laid back hostels, Cozumel has exactly what you need for a good night’s rest. Here is our guide for where to stay in Cozumel.

Cozumel has everything you could desire for a perfect tropical getaway; a warm climate, sparkling blue waters, delicious food, and friendly locals. The tourism boom of recent years has helped this little island establish some incredible places to stay. From high-end resorts to laid back hostels, Cozumel has exactly what you need for a good night’s rest. Here is our guide for where to stay in Cozumel.

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  SAN MIGUEL DE COZUMEL

This is the main town on the island where the majority of hotels and restaurants are. Most things are walkable in town.

  BEACHFRONT

There are a number of resorts and beachfront hotels scattered along the western shore of the island. While most of the all inclusive resorts are in the south, there are a number of great beachfront hotels in a northern hotel zone just a few minutes north of town.

Budget Hotels

Kinta Kan Hotel Boutique Cozumel. One of the best hotels and resorts in cozumel

Kinta Kan Boutique Hotel

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.7/5

Kick back and enjoy the comfort and tranquility of Kinta Kan Hotel. This charming boutique hotel has twelve accommodation options, complimentary breakfast, and an ideal location in the heart of Cozumel. After a long day of exploring the island, relax in a hammock by the pool or sit in the tranquil, tropical garden. This bohemian budget hotel is like a little oasis in town.

Hacienda San Miguel

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.4/5

A charming, traditional Mexican hacienda, this place will make you feel like you are staying with the Mexican abuela you never had. The stunning studios and suites are decorated with rustic, Mexican wood-carved furniture and complete with a full kitchenette to provide guests with unique comfort and charm. In addition to a cozy stay, enjoy an ideal location in the heart of Cozumel. The waterfront is only a block away and getting to the main plaza with restaurants, bars, and shops, is only a short walk.

Hotel Villa Las Anclas

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Hotel Villa Las Anclas prides itself on helping you have the best vacation experience possible. There are seven villas to choose from, each accommodating up to a family of four. A refreshing pool is perfect for cooling down after hot Cozumel days in the sun. Quaint gardens are available to relax in and an outdoor cooking station adds to the hotel’s charm. The amazing staff is also very knowledgeable about the island and can help you plan your daily outings.

Casita de Maya Boutique

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Casita de Maya Boutique Hotel is a unique homestyle accommodation with a convenient location near the airport. This small hotel sets itself apart from the larger chains by providing guests a more intimate local experience. As you enter the property, you’ll be met with lush greenery and a shimmering pool. Colorful rooms are comfortable and each one is unique. Additionally, Casita de Maya’s enthusiastic staff can guide guests toward their favorite spots in town to ensure an authentic Cozumel experience.

Hotel Boutique Vista del Mar Cozumel. One of the best hotels and resorts in cozumel

Hotel Vista Del Mar

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.3/5

You can’t beat the price and location of Boutique Vista Del Mar. Located directly on the downtown waterfront, this basic three story, twelve room hotel overlooks the beautiful San Miguel Bay with sunsets for days. For a wallet friendly price, guests can enjoy a simple vibrant room overlooking the water with a private balcony and hammock chair. Its central location in the heart of Cozumel puts you within walking distance of everything including the popular main square, the buzzing shopping district and plenty of restaurants, and bars.

Casa del Mar Hotel & Dive Resort

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.3/5

Casa del Mar is a charming hotel surrounded by exotic gardens and the stunning turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Located less than five minutes away from Paraiso reef, guests are perfectly situated to dive or snorkel amongst the marine life and corals. Casa del Mar does of course have an in-house dive shop and activities staff to help arrange all the things you’d like to do. In addition to 89 comfortable rooms, the resort also offers tennis courts, playgrounds, basketball courts, jacuzzies, and a swimming pool with a bar. Not to mention, free access to two separate beach clubs, one for families and one that is adults only.

  ISLAND LIFE TRAVEL TIP #1 : GET TRAVEL INSURANCE

When going on vacation in the time of Covid, Travel Insurance is a must in our opinion. Most of the current policies cover Covid medical issues as well as vacation delays due to Covid. They typically even cover your hotel if you test positive in Mexico and have to extend your trip a few days until you get a negative test. You can easily compare and choose from the top travel insurance policies here.

Midrange Hotels

Casa Mexicana Cozumel. One of the best hotels and resorts in cozumel

Casa Mexicana Cozumel

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

This very popular hotel has stylish architecture and a rooftop pool with incredible views of the Caribbean. A unique and inviting choice, Casa Mexicana is a family friendly lodging in the heart of town with a little something for everyone. A great place to relax, Casa Mexicana is easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars and town square. Breakfast is included and an onsite bar makes for easy “vacationing”.

Cozumel Hotel Guide featuring the best hotels in Cozumel

Villas El Encanto

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.7/5

You won’t find another property like Villas El Encanto anywhere else on the island. This one-of-a-kind hotel is located on a vast property with undisturbed tropical gardens and jungle. The trees, flowers, and native birds will give you the off-the-grid relaxation you’ve been looking for. Each of the ten rooms on the property are uniquely designed in Mexican style. This family-owned business is ideally located a few blocks from the ocean front, shopping, and restaurants.

Hotel B Cozumel. One of the best hotels and resorts in cozumel

Hotel B Cozumel

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.2/5

Hotel B is a chic, contemporary boutique hotel designed with artisanal touches. It is located in a quiet neighborhood north of town to ensure privacy and peace without distancing guests from the lively city center, only five minutes away. The hotel offers outstanding amenities, including daily yoga classes and a large infiniti pool overlooking the sea. Enjoy the Caribbean with easy access to snorkeling, paddle boarding, kite surfing, sailing, and kayaking. Wind down from a busy day of soaking up the sun with a meal from the onsite restaurant, Costenito Bistro, serving delicious regional dishes.

Coral Princess Golf and Dive Resort. One of the best hotels and resorts in cozumel

Coral Princess Hotel & Dive Resort

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.1/5

The Coral Princess is an eco-friendly hotel designed to honor and protect the beautiful natural landscape. Located beside the world’s second largest coral reef, each of the oceanfront suites, as well as the restaurant and infinity pool, look out over the breathtaking Caribbean Sea. At Coral Princess, enjoy several adventurous activities, such as snorkeling, diving, bicycle rental, and more. The Pepe Scuba Dive shop is on-site, offering instruction, certification, dive trips, and gear rental.

Blue Angel Resort

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.4/5

Take in a Caribbean sunset from a private balcony, relax alongside the freshwater pool, or take a dip in the ocean. Blue Angel Resort is committed to providing an authentic, immersive experience on Cozumel Island. Staff are friendly and an onsite restaurant prepares fresh, delicious meals and snacks. Live bands often perform on the lawn at sunset. Blue Angel also offers a full-service dive shop and scuba school.

  ISLAND LIFE TRAVEL TIP #2 : USE A VPN 

When traveling internationally, we highly recommend using a VPN on your smartphone, tablet and computer to protect your security while using public or hotel Wi-Fi. VPN’s are easily installed App services that protect all your internet use, from emails to web searches. The most secure and easy to use (in our honest opinion) is NordVPN which is inexpensive and top-rated in the industry. You can check it out here.

High-End Hotels

Cozumel Palace

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.6/5

Consistently rated well with couples and families alike. This lovely resort has impressive rooms, excellent hospitality, upscale drink and food options and well crafted activities. The restaurants and food at Cozumel Palace are widely reviewed as the best of all the Cozumel resorts. If relaxation and calm are what you’re after, you can easily find it here with poolside cocktails or a day at the spa. Snorkeling is available right of their dock as well. Cozumel Palace is located “in town” making it convenient for visiting local shops, restaurants and attractions.

Presidente Inter-Continental Cozumel Resort and Spa. One of the best hotels and resorts in cozumel

Presidente Intercontinental Cozumel

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.7/5

As the only five-star luxury hotel in Cozumel, guests can experience some of the most elegant facilities and unmatched services at the Intercontinental. From the culinary options to the bedroom décor, the Intercontinental fuses traditional Mexican design and modern, minimalist styles to create a stunning, comfortable atmosphere. Plenty of activities are available, including scuba diving, sailing and snorkeling, or just relax at one of the swimming pools, sunbath at the private beach or pamper yourself at the Ikal spa. The Intercontinental is south of town, but close enough to visit local shops and restaurants easily.

Hotel B Unique

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Escape the chaos of daily life and unwind in a tropical paradise. Hotel B Unique offers comfort, sophistication, and adult-oriented experiences at this top tier hotel. B Unique honors its name with incredible details such as an infiniti pool perched just above the sea, a yoga and meditation platform, a floating dock with loungers and so much more.  Rooms are minimalist, beautifully decorated, and away from the crowds and noise of downtown.

The Westin Cozumel. One of the best hotels and resorts in cozumel

The Westin Cozumel

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.4/5

Enjoy access to the lush tropical greenery and stunning waters of San Juan Beach at this newest addition to the northern hotel zone. Modern, chic and loaded with amenities, take a dip in the ocean or relax at one of the two swimming pools including the gorgeous rooftop pool, the highest one on the island. All the boutique style rooms, suites, and cabanas are spacious, modern, and overlook the Caribbean Sea. The on-site restaurant and bar make it easy to relax all day and night.

Cozumel Hotel Guide featuring the best hotels in Cozumel

Melia Cozumel

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.0/5

Melia Cozumel does it all – fine dining, spacious rooms, top notch amenities, and a world class location on the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Dip your toes in the pristine sand of Santa Pilar Beach or participate in an aquatic adventure on the water. Multiple swimming pools, restaurants and more make Melia a great choice for deluxe accommodations. Spa services and more are available as well. You can also splurge for an all-inclusive package and let all your cares drift away.

Hotel Playa Azul Cozumel

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.6/5

Playa Azul is a family run hotel offering top notch amenities with a home-away-from-home feel. This small, oceanfront resort offers a delicious restaurant, a tranquil small beach, and rejuvenating spa experiences with friendly, personalized service. This is an ideal, romantic location best suited for couples, newlyweds, and onsite weddings. Playa Azul is located in the northern hotel zone.

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Mi Casa Tu Casa was such a great recommendation. We loved it. I don’t think we would have found it without your guide. Very helpful. Thanks.

  2. It is so nice to read reviews and get information from a site that isn’t Tripadvisor! Thank you for putting this list together, it was very handy when I was trying to choose a place for my vacation. I ended up staying at Vista Del Mar and Hotel Just B. Both were just as you described! Fantastic trip.

  3. We aren’t fancy people typically but we felt SUPER fancy staying at Hotel B. The only reason we even checked availability there was due to your write up on it. We have learned to take the advice you offer on these guides, we haven’t had a dud yet! Thank you so much. You are helping us enjoy our trip immensely.

  4. Thank you for making our hotel search so easy. You really nailed it here. We stayed at Casa Mexicana and splurged for our last two nights at the Coral Princess, it was fantastic. Thanks again!

  5. My wife hates to choose a hotel so after seeing this post I offered to book all of our accommodations. Boy was she pleased and surprised. I could not have done it without your helpful guide. Thank you for making my holiday a great time.

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