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Isla Mujeres Hotel Guide

The Best Places to Stay for Every Budget

Updated October 2021

Isla Mujeres Hotel Guide, the best hotels in isla mujeres
Isla Mujeres Hotel Guide, the best hotels in isla mujeres

Welcome to Isla Mujeres

Just eight miles offshore from Cancun is the enchanting island of Isla Mujeres. This magical place has pristine beaches, a laid back vibe, and excellent snorkeling. The main restaurant and entertainment area is around Hidalgo Street in the Centro (town center) area located at the northern end of the island by Playa Norte. However, you can find great hotels spread throughout Centro, the Mid-Island Bay Area, and the Sac Bajo as well. Here are the best hotels in Isla Mujeres for every budget!

Just eight miles offshore from Cancun is the enchanting island of Isla Mujeres. This magical place has pristine beaches, a laid back vibe, and excellent snorkeling. The main restaurant and entertainment area is around Hidalgo Street in the Centro (town center) area located at the northern end of the island by Playa Norte. However, you can find great hotels spread throughout Centro, the Mid-Island Bay Area, and the Sac Bajo as well. Here are the best hotels in Isla Mujeres for every budget!

Where to Sleep

The Top Neighborhoods

  CENTRO / PLAYA NORTE

This is where everything is happening on the island. Hotels, restaurants, beaches and more. This is at the northern end of the island and most places are easily walkable.

  MID-ISLAND BAY AREA

In the center of the island, the Mid-Island Bay Area is where the various residential “colonias” are, but there are also a number of rentals here. This is a nice area for people who want to immerse themselves in local culture and pretty much live where most locals do. Not near the beach though and you’ll have to take a taxi to go to the restaurants and beaches in the northern Centro / Playa Norte areas.

  SAC BAJO

A lovely beachfront road along the island’s western shore with condos, a few luxury hotels and rental homes. Excellent views of the Caribbean with a mixed bag on beach quality. Like staying in the Mid-Island Bay Area, you’ll have to take a taxi to go to the restaurants and the popular beaches in the northern Centro / Playa Norte areas.

Budget Hotels

Boutique Hotel Bahia Tolok, a best hotel in isla mujeres
Boutique Hotel Bahia Tolok, a best hotel in isla mujeres
Boutique Hotel Bahia Tolok, a best hotel in isla mujeres
Boutique Hotel Bahia Tolok, a best hotel in isla mujeres
Boutique Hotel Bahia Tolok, a best hotel in isla mujeres
Boutique Hotel Bahia Tolok, a best hotel in isla mujeres
Boutique Hotel Bahia Tolok, a best hotel in isla mujeres
Boutique Hotel Bahia Tolok, a best hotel in isla mujeres
Boutique Hotel Bahia Tolok, a best hotel in isla mujeres

Boutique Hotel Bahia Tolok

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

Boutique Hotel Bahia Tolok is a centrally located favorite in Isla Mujeres. A dozen charming rooms come with comfy beds and design touches that reflect the island’s heritage. It’s a refreshing place to relax on a hammock by the pool or take a kayak out on the water. The staff is very friendly and helpful as well. Located in the Mid-Island Bay Area.

Hotel Isleño a best hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Isleño a best hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Isleño a best hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Isleño a best hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Isleño a best hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Isleño a best hotel in Isla Mujeres

Hotel Isleño

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.1/5

Only a short, easy walk to the beach, Hotel Isleño is a fantastic value for a budget-friendly price. The colonial-style décor makes for a unique atmosphere, and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. Guests can view the ocean and streets below from a beautiful sunny terrace and have their needs tended to by the warm and hospitable staff. Head to the beach with complimentary beach chairs and towels or enjoy some fun in the game room. Close to different attractions, such as a national park, restaurants, and bars.

Hotel Kinich, a best hotel in isla mujeres
Hotel Kinich, a best hotel in isla mujeres
Hotel Kinich, a best hotel in isla mujeres
Hotel Kinich, a best hotel in isla mujeres
Hotel Kinich, a best hotel in isla mujeres

Hotel Kinich

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.2/5

Hotel Kinich is a bit of a hidden gem. When arriving, guests may see an unassuming, hole-in-the-wall kind of building, but inside is a very highly rated and pleasant hotel. With large rooms boasting comfortable beds, rain showers, and private balconies, guests can relax easily during their stay. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast every morning while sitting on the balcony listening to the sounds of the waves from Punta Norte, only a few steps away. It is centrally located in a very walkable area, perfect for exploring on foot, however the hotel also provides golf cart rentals to get around.

Hotel Boutique Skulls Landing is a top hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Boutique Skulls Landing is a top hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Boutique Skulls Landing is a top hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Boutique Skulls Landing is a top hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Boutique Skulls Landing is a top hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Boutique Skulls Landing is a top hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Boutique Skulls Landing is a top hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Boutique Skulls Landing is a top hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Boutique Skulls Landing is a top hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Boutique Skulls Landing is a top hotel in Isla Mujeres
Hotel Boutique Skulls Landing is a top hotel in Isla Mujeres

Hotel Boutique Skulls Landing

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

This easy going, boutique hotel is simple, clean and offers great views of sunsets over the bay. Each of the six rooms are comfortable and include just enough of what you need to relax. Start your day with a dip in the pool and after a long day of exploring the island, relax with a drink on the terrace. There is an onsite restaurant ready to whisk your tastebuds away and the staff here are always friendly and willing to lend a helping hand. The property shares ownership with a nearby beach club so be sure to ask for your fun passes during your stay. Located a bit south of Centro.

Casa Azul Maya

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.7/5

Guests can take a step well off the beaten path at Casa Azul Maya, located near the southern tip of the island. This apartment style complex is nestled in a quiet neighborhood and has just seven units. Rooms are equipped with kitchenettes and living areas- ideal for families and budget travelers alike. For an affordable price, visitors enjoy a clean and peaceful space without missing out on the scenic features of larger establishments. Across the street is a pool and private beach offering aquatic adventures. Casa Azul Maya is also a short walk from Garrafon Natural Reef Park, Shark Beach, Parque de los Suenos, and more.

Posada Paso del Sol in Isla Mujeres
Posada Paso del Sol in Isla Mujeres
Posada Paso del Sol in Isla Mujeres
Posada Paso del Sol in Isla Mujeres
Posada Paso del Sol in Isla Mujeres
Posada Paso del Sol in Isla Mujeres
Posada Paso del Sol in Isla Mujeres
Posada Paso del Sol in Isla Mujeres

Posada Paso del Sol

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

This family-owned hotel is a charming, budget friendly little spot directly in the center of town. Local shops, restaurants, and attractions are right outside the door, and world-renowned beaches such as Playa Norte and Cocal Beach, are a short 5-minute walk away. Posada Paso del Sol is a bit of a no frills accommodation but offers free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and coffee makers in all six of their units.

  ISLAND LIFE TRAVEL TIP #1 : GET TRAVEL INSURANCE

We highly suggest getting Travel Insurance when going on vacation in the time of Covid. 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 get quotes from the top-rated insurers at the guaranteed lowest prices here.

Midrange Hotels

Hotel Playa la Media Luna

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.1/5

Located on Half Moon Beach, enjoy the soft, powdery sand only a few steps away from Hotel Playa la Media Luna. Walk into a soothing color palette with traditional Mexican style and a bohemian vibe to begin your relaxing stay. As you wander the property, you’ll see stunning colorful murals from a local artist, highlighting urban artwork with a tropical flair. Each room boasts a private balcony where you can relax in a hammock and listen to the soft sounds of the ocean waves. Ready to enjoy the water? You’ve come to the right place, as the private beach is protected by a reef, creating calm, shallow waters perfect for swimming.

Ixchel Beach Hotel
Ixchel Beach Hotel
Ixchel Beach Hotel
Ixchel Beach Hotel
Ixchel Beach Hotel
Ixchel Beach Hotel
Ixchel Beach Hotel
Ixchel Beach Hotel
Ixchel Beach Hotel

Ixchel Beach Hotel

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

Soak up the sun at Ixchel Beach Hotel. This stunning beachfront property overlooks Playa Norte and is only a short walk from downtown, creating the best of both worlds for a relaxing beach stay and exploring the local culture. The excellent service and hospitality create a home away from home, except here you’re welcomed with a complimentary drink and top-notch luxury amenities, including a well-equipped gym and open-air pool. Spacious rooms with giant windows invite plenty of natural light and views of the turquoise-colored ocean. Enjoy an afternoon of scuba diving and be welcomed back with complimentary beach towels and umbrellas to relax the day away.

Casa de los Sueños Boutique Hotel isla mujeres
Casa de los Sueños Boutique Hotel isla mujeres
Casa de los Sueños Boutique Hotel isla mujeres
Casa de los Sueños Boutique Hotel isla mujeres
Casa de los Sueños Boutique Hotel isla mujeres
Casa de los Sueños Boutique Hotel isla mujeres
Casa de los Sueños Boutique Hotel isla mujeres
Casa de los Sueños Boutique Hotel isla mujeres
Casa de los Sueños Boutique Hotel isla mujeres
Casa de los Sueños Boutique Hotel isla mujeres
Casa de los Sueños Boutique Hotel isla mujeres
Casa de los Sueños Boutique Hotel isla mujeres
Casa de los Sueños Boutique Hotel isla mujeres

Casa de los Sueños

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

A mid-range favorite in Isla Mujeres, Casa de los Sueños has 12 rooms, 3 pools and water activities galore. The terraces alone make it a great place to relax and take in the island life. As its Spanish name implies, it is truly a “house of dreams,” with breathtaking rooms and spectacular views. Kayaking, snorkeling and bicycle riding are also great ways to get outdoors and spend some time while you’re there. Located in Sac Bajo.

Izla Hotel

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.6/5

Experience luxury for an affordable price at Izla Hotel. The rooms are sleek and modern, and the suites include plunge pools overlooking the sea. The most stunning feature is the adults-only rooftop pool and bar. It is the perfect getaway for couples and singles, while families can enjoy the ground level pool and private beach. Additional amenities include complimentary breakfast, an onsite restaurant, fitness center and spa, and proximity to local attractions outside the resort.

Hotel Belo Isla Mujeres

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.1/5

Hotel Belo is designed for everyone. Guests on a more affordable budget can enjoy a modern room and five-star amenities while guests looking for greater luxury can choose an all-inclusive presidential suite. The pools and beach offer beautiful cabana beds and umbrellas for ultimate comfort and relaxation. Guests consistently rate the food highly and love the rooftop infinity pool, bar, and hot tubs.

Hotel Secreto

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Hotel Secreto is truly a hidden gem. Even though the town is only a few blocks away, this twelve-unit hideaway is peacefully tucked away from the bustle and noise. During the day, guests can lounge on the pristine, white sand or take a dip in the sleek hotel pool. Make sure to head up to the roof at sunset to experience breathtaking views. It’s twelve rooms are modernly designed and furnished with cozy, high quality bedding and premium toiletries. It is no surprise Conde Nast Traveler magazine awarded Hotel Secreto one of the 50 Best New Hotels in the World.

  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

Privilege Aluxes

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

Every detail is well-attended to at this adults-only accommodation. Guests can enjoy a relaxing spa, spectacular views, climatized pools, and delicious eateries at this resort. The beach couldn’t be any closer, so you have snorkeling and scuba diving at your disposal. Located on Playa Norte by Centro.

Isla Mujeres Palace
Isla Mujeres Palace
Isla Mujeres Palace
Isla Mujeres Palace
Isla Mujeres Palace
Isla Mujeres Palace
Isla Mujeres Palace
Isla Mujeres Palace
Isla Mujeres Palace
Isla Mujeres Palace
Isla Mujeres Palace

Isla Mujeres Palace

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

Located in Sac Bajo, Isla Mujeres Palace is an all-inclusive, couples-only resort. The calm, blue waters and intimate venue provide the ultimate romantic getaway. At Isla Mujeres Palace, entertainment is key. In addition to a world-class spa, tropical sandy beaches and swim up bars, couples are a short walk away from several excursions. This includes the Garrafon Reef, and a wide array of aquatic adventures. At night, the resort is buzzing with live music, fire shows, gourmet dining, and top-shelf drinks. As a top-rated resort on the island, Isla Mujeres prides itself on exceptional service and lavish guest rooms. All 62 rooms are complete with a double whirlpool tub, private balcony, and 24/7 service.

Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres

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

Zoetry Villa Rolandi is a luxury resort boasting the uniquely tailored services and the finest amenities. The resort is in scenic Sac Bajo, and accessible by the resort’s complementary private yacht. Each of the 35 oceanside rooms are elegantly designed and equipped with designer amenities and a private terrace. Guests enjoy exclusive access to the resort’s private beaches, infinity pool, aquatic adventures, and world-class spa. After pampering yourself with a treatment at the spa, make your way to one of the resorts two gourmet restaurants. Enjoy a top-shelf drink and a personalized meal made with locally grown, organic ingredients.

Mia Reef Isla

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.3/5

Located at the end of the Isla Mujeres, Mia Reef Isla offers seclusion, tranquility, and incredible sunset views. Mia Reef is all-inclusive resort with four restaurants and bars serving fresh seafood and exceptional Mexican and Caribbean cuisine. The resort is home to 156 deluxe rooms, suites, and villas, decorated in a contemporary and vibrant fashion. The hotel hosts several amenities, including a private, white sand beach, a pool and swim-up bar, upscale cuisine, and endless opportunities to explore the majestic reefs.

Lotus Boutique Hotel

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

This small, boutique hotel is the ultimate destination for relaxation, privacy, and serenity. Not only is the hotel adults-only, but there are only six accommodations on the property. Each room has a clean, modern style with breathtaking views and a private plunge pool or an in-suite Jacuzzi. Resist the urge to stay in your room all day, the Lotus Beach Hotel has a private beach, pool, restaurant and bar. Most notably, the iconic Norte Beach is a 1-minute walk away!

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