Where To Stay In Cancun, Mexico: 10 Gorgeous Resorts & Rentals - Updated 2021

where to stay in cancun mexico

Cancun is one of the most popular destinations for travelers going to Mexico for leisure. Its white sand beaches are highlighted by clear blue waters on one side, and large resort buildings on the other. The city’s position on the tip of the Yucatan peninsula puts it right in between the the Gulf of Mexico, and of the Caribbean Sea. The city’s internal districts are usually divided into 2 sections, El Centro, the historical downtown, and Zona Hotelera, the area dominated by large hotels common for tourists. We’ve listed out the best options to where to stay in Cancun, Mexico from both districts for you here:

1. La Ville du Golf a Cancun (from USD 80)

This quaint B&B is located in the Zona Hotelera district, right near the Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok. The property is not on the ocean, but rather the lagoon behind the oceanfront properties. The hotel features 5 different room types, with the largest accommodating up to 6 guests. The property has free Wi-Fi access and free private parking. Every room includes a flat-screen TV, and private bathroom that includes bathrobes and hairdryers. A terrace or balcony is included with some rooms, as with seating areas.

La Villa du Golf à Cancun Hotel Boutique

Address: Km 7.5 Zona Hotelera, Calle Quetzal 32-1

Terrace Shallow end Massage Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Family rooms Private parking WiFi Available Cashless payment available

2. Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun (from USD 708)

The Live Aqua Beach Resort is one of the classic large and luxurious beach resorts that have made Cancun famous for tourism. There are 6 different room types, with a maximum capacity of 3 guests. This resort only accommodates adults. There are 9 restaurants, a spa, and 5 bars all on site of the hotel. The hotel is modern in décor, with all the amenities that guests could ask for on a vacation. The enormous pool area is scenic and has plenty of room to accommodate extravagant events.

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

Address: Boulevard Kukulcan12.5 km

Meeting/banquet facilities Sun terrace Access to health care professionals ATM/cash machine on site All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Hot tub/jacuzzi Fax/photocopying

3. Le Blanc Spa Resort (from USD 751)

The Le Blanc is located about a 5 minute drive north up Boulevard Kukulcan from the Live Aqua Beach Resort. Like many other resorts in the resort district, Le Blanc’s décor is modern, but this resort takes a more romantic and comfortable approach to modernity than others. Also like other resorts, this one is adults only. The hotel has on site yoga and pilates classes, a fitness center, sauna, and 3 outdoor pools. There are 6 room types available here, with the largest accommodating 4 guests. Previous guests have said this resort provided some of the best service they have ever experienced.

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun Adults Only All-Inclusive

Address: Boulevard Kukulcan Km 10 Hotel Zone

Hammam Airport shuttle (additional charge) Restaurant Table tennis Shops (on site) 24-hour front desk Car hire Private beach area

4. JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa (from USD 239)

This Marriott Resort is in the middle of the barrier island that makes up the Hotel Zone. This luxurious resort offers 32 inch flat-screen televisions in all guest rooms, and private balconies. The Mayan-inspired spa is world-class and capable of making anyone feel relaxed. There are 11 room types, all of which are capable of accommodating 2 adults at most. Children are welcome at this resort, and 1 child under the age of 12 stays at no additional charge when using existing beds in the guest room.

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

Address: Boulevard Kukulkan KM 14.5 Lote 40-A Hotel Zone

Smoke alarms Valet parking Physical distancing in dining areas Chapel/shrine Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Fitness centre ATM/cash machine on site All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized

5. Nizuc Resort and Spa (from USD 800)

The Niuzuc Resort and Spa is all about clean lines and comfort. This resort is at the southern end of outer barrier island that makes up Zona Hotelera at Punta Nizuc. The hotel’s amenities are extensive, featuring free Wi-Fi, private parking, 6 on site restaurants, paddle boarding, kayaking, tennis courts, and a world class spa. There are 7 room types, the largest accommodating 2 adults and 2 children. The décor of the hotel was planned through the use of artists that assisted with its conception. It seamlessly blends modern features with Mayan undertones that hark back to the history of Mexico.

Nizuc Resort & Spa

Address: Kukulcan Boulevard Km 21 Punta Nizuc

Non-smoking rooms Fax/photocopying Private parking 24-hour security Concierge service Pool with view Spa and wellness centre WiFi Available

6. Condo near Zona Hotelera (from 71 USD)

This lovely condo may be a private Airbnb stop, but it’s located in the same hotel district as the resorts I’ve mentioned earlier. This 1 bedroom 1 bathroom condo can accommodate up to 2 guests. The Las Brisas Condos are located near the southern end of the Hotel Zone, but north of Nizuc Resort. The condo has a king size bed, flat-screen TV, and high speed Wi-Fi. Guests are free to make use of the fully equipped kitchenette, and the outdoor eating area that overlooks Nichupte Lagoon.

Condo near Zona Hotelera

Price: from 71 USD

Number of Guests: 2

7. Casa Tiacuache (from 26 USD)

Casa Tiacuache is located on the mainland, in the middle of Cancun’s downtown area near the María Bonita neighborhood. This is a great location to be staying in; the property is just a short walk from Cancun Planetario, Cultural Center, and Estadio Olímpico Andrés Quintana Roo. This private room can accommodate up to 2 guests and provides a private bathroom. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, which has a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, stove, and always-available bottled water. The washing machine is also available for use for 6 USD per load.

Casa Tiacuache

Price: from 26 USD

Number of Guests: 2

8. Cancun Eco-Apartment (from USD 33)

This apartment is about a 5 minute drive south of the Casa Tiacuache, near the Parque Urbano Kabah. This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment can accommodate up to 3 guests. The apartment is furnished with many pieces of wood furniture, that accent additional tile and natural rock floors and countertops. There is a 15 USD cleaning fee, in addition to a 206 USD security deposit.

Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
498 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment looks just like the photos
a very charming little apartment with balcony
the bed is incredibly comfortable with air con (we really appreciated this ) in the bedroom
access to wifi was appreciated to let our family know we were safe and sound
we had a great 2 night stay at the apartment
it was so clean and beautifully decorated
the apartment was clean and tastefully decorated
the room is clean spacious and styling
the accomodation is spacious clean and tropical
the house was clean and had the essentials
the host is absolutely amazing
gabriela is a great host
gabriela is a great host
she is so kind and happy to help with any questions and recommendations
the hosts are helpful wonderful and caring
excellent location if you want peace quiet and privacy away from the hotel zone
it was affordable comfortable and very close to good restaurants and stores
this apartment was great we loved the location and really appreciated finding an apartment away from the tourist zone
a great place tucked away from the big hotels
the neighbourhood is safe to walk around also in the evening
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9. Traveler's Room (from 15 USD)

The Traveller’s Room is located in the same vicinity as the Cancun Eco-Apartment. This 1 private room can accommodate up to 2 guests, and also has a private bathroom. Free parking is available for those that bring, or rent, a car. The property is very close to the park for nice morning strolls. The ocean is about a 15-minute drive from the beach, and there is a bus that takes patrons to the Hotel Zone. There is a 2 night minimum stay to book this property.

Traveler's Room

Price: from 15 USD

Number of Guests: 2

10. Cancun Oasis (from 34 USD)

Just behind a black iron gate, on a concrete residential street is the intimate Cancun Oasis. The Cancun Oasis is west of Casa Tiacuache, and north of the Traveler’s Room, and Cancun Eco-Apartment. This private room is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom that can accommodate up to 2 individuals. The kitchen has a stove, oven, coffee machine, toaster, blender, and juicer, all of which guests are welcome to make use of. The minimum night stay varies depending on what time you plan to stay here, so inputting your approximate reservation dates on Airbnb is a good idea.

Cancun Oasis

Price: from 34 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Waves of Cancun

People come to Cancun from all over the world for plenty of reasons. But one thing I think most travelers can agree on, is that Cancun is such a unique place to visit because of the customizability of your stay. There are a wide variety of accommodations available here, meaning those looking for luxury are sure to find it just as easy as those looking for simplicity. Guests can enjoy the beautiful beaches, or spend time exploring the city. This kind of dedication to achieving a tourism gem is commendable, and is deserving of great respect. Explore the city to your heart’s content, but be sure to give it the courtesy you would want extended to yourself.

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