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Cozumel Hotel Guide

The 15 Best Hotels In Cozumel, Mexico

Updated August 2022

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
Cozumel Hotel Guide. The Best Hotels In Cozumel

Welcome to Cozumel

There are plenty of wonderful hotels in Cozumel to choose from. The tourism boom of recent years has helped this little island establish a wide variety of places to stay. Cozumel has everything you could desire for a perfect tropical getaway; a warm climate, sparkling blue waters, delicious food, friendly locals and excellent accommodations. From high-end resorts to boutique hotels and more, Cozumel has exactly what you need for a good night’s rest. 

There are plenty of wonderful hotels in Cozumel to choose from. The tourism boom of recent years has helped this little island establish a wide variety of places to stay. Cozumel has everything you could desire for a perfect tropical getaway; a warm climate, sparkling blue waters, delicious food, friendly locals and excellent accommodations. From high-end resorts to boutique hotels and more, Cozumel has exactly what you need for a good night’s rest.

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  SAN MIGUEL DE COZUMEL OR CENTRO

San Miguel de Cozumel is the heart of the island, as well as the largest city. This is where the majority of hotels and restaurants are located, and it’s a very walkable town. You’ll find San Miguel de Cozumel, also known as Centro is on the west coast of the island, about 7 miles (12 km) from the mainland port of Playa del Carmen.

  ZONA HOTELERA

There are a number of resorts and beachfront hotels scattered along the western shore of the island in Zona Hotelera. 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. Hotels located in this neighborhood are close to the airport, as well making them a great option for short stays. 

Budget Hotels

Cozumel Hotel Guide: Kinta Kan Boutique Hotel

Kinta Kan Boutique Hotel

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.7/5

Kick back and enjoy the comfort and tranquility of Kinta Kan Hotel in Centro. This charming boutique hotel has twelve rooms, 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. Relax by the pool in a hammock or rent a scooter for $25 USD) a day to explore the island.

Cozumel Hotel Guide: Hacienda San Miguel

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. Hacienda San Miguel in Centro offers stunning studios and suites decorated with rustic, Mexican wood-carved furniture 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.

Cozumel Hotel Guide: Hotel Villa Las Anclas

Hotel Villa Las Anclas

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Hotel Villa Las Anclas in Centro 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.

Cozumel Hotel Guide: Casita de Maya Boutique

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 in the Centro. 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.

Cozumel Hotel Guide: Hotel Vista Del Mar

Hotel Vista Del Mar

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.3/5

You can’t beat the price and location of Boutique Vista Del Mar in Centro. Directly on the downtown waterfront, this three story, twelve room hotel overlooks the beautiful San Miguel Bay. For a wallet friendly price, guests can enjoy a simple vibrant room overlooking the water with a private balcony and hammock chair. You’ll be within walking distance of everything including the popular main square, the buzzing shopping district, and plenty of restaurants, and bars.

Cozumel Hotel Guide: Casa del Mar Hotel & Dive Resort

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 in Zona Hotelera. The resort offers playgrounds, jacuzzis, and a swimming pool with a bar. You also get free access to two separate beach clubs, one for families and one that is adults only. Less than five minutes away from Paraiso reef, guests can dive or snorkel. There is an in-house dive shop and helpful staff to arrange all the activities you’d like to do. 

  ISLAND LIFE TRAVEL TIP : GET TRAVEL INSURANCE

When planning an international vacation, Travel Insurance is a must in our opinion. Since your health insurance likely doesn’t cover you while outside of the country, travel insurance makes sure if you accidentally break a bone or get food poisoning, your medical needs are covered. Travel insurance also typically covers you for trip cancellation, lost or stolen luggage (it happens), Covid issues, flight delays, missed connections and more. We think it’s a no brainer and should be factored into any international trip budget. You can easily compare the top-rated travel insurance plans here.

Midrange Hotels

Cozumel Hotel Guide: Casa Mexicana Cozumel

Casa Mexicana Cozumel

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

Casa Mexicana Cozumel is a very popular hotel with stylish architecture and a rooftop pool with incredible views of the Caribbean in Centro. A unique and inviting choice, this family-friendly lodging in the heart of town with a little something for everyone. A great place to relax, Casa Mexicana is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, and the town square. Breakfast is included in your stay and an onsite bar makes for a great place to unwind after exploring.

Cozumel Hotel Guide: Villas El Encanto

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 in Centro. 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.

Cozumel Hotel Guide: Hotel B Cozumel

Hotel B Cozumel

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.2/5

Hotel B is a chic, contemporary boutique hotel designed with artisanal touches in Zona Hotelera. 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 infinity pool overlooking the sea. Wind down from a busy day of soaking up the sun with a meal from the onsite restaurant, Costenito Bistro, serving delicious regional dishes.

Cozumel Hotel Guide: Coral Princess Hotel & Dive Resort

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 in Zona Hotelera. 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.

Cozumel Hotel Guide: Blue Angel Resort

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 at Blue Angel Resort in Zona Hotelera. They are committed to providing an authentic, immersive experience on Cozumel Island. Staff is 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 Hotel Guide: Cozumel Palace

Cozumel Palace

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

This lovely resort has impressive rooms, excellent hospitality, upscale drink, food options, and well crafted activities in Centro. 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 off their dock as well. Cozumel Palace is located “in town” making it convenient for visiting local shops, restaurants, and attractions.

Cozumel Hotel Guide: Presidente Intercontinental 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 in Zona Hotelera. From the culinary options to the bedroom décor, the fusions of traditional Mexican design and modern, minimalist styles create a stunning atmosphere. Enjoy scuba diving, sailing, and snorkeling, or pamper yourself at the Ikal spa. Relax at one of the swimming pools or sunbathe on the private beach.

Cozumel Hotel Guide: Hotel B Unique

Hotel B Unique

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Escape the chaos of daily life and unwind in a tropical paradise in Zona Hotelera. 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.

Cozumel Hotel Guide: The Westin 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 Zona Hotelera. The Westin Cozumel is 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: Melia 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 in Zona Hotelera. 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.

Cozumel Hotel Guide: Hotel Playa Azul Cozumel

Hotel Playa Azul Cozumel

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.6/5

Playa Azul is a charming family run hotel offering top notch amenities with a home-away-from-home feel in Zona Hotelera. This small, oceanfront resort offers a delicious restaurant, a tranquil small beach, and rejuvenating spa experiences with friendly, personalized service. Take part in a plethora of watersports including diving and fishing. For anyone who wants to stay close to the ocean, Playa Azul is perfect. This is an ideal, romantic location best suited for couples, newlyweds, and on-site weddings. 

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  1. I love the fact that Blue Angel Resort has a scuba school and dive shop. I’ll be looking more into this hotel, thanks.

  2. Thank you for this hotel guide. This has made planning for my next vacation so much easier. My friends and I have decided on Hacienda San Miguel.

  3. My family recently stayed at Melia. It was a spectacular hotel. We loved the fact the hotel was right on the water, but we could also still enjoy the pools. The restaurants on-site were amazing as well.

  4. Love this guide…I’m going to look more into Presidente Intercontinental Cozumel. I love the fact that the pool is right next to the beach. So beautiful!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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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