The Top Hotels in the Cancun Hotel Zone

The Top Hotels in the Cancun Hotel Zone

Cancun’s Hotel Zone is located in Mexico’s Riviera Maya in the beautiful state of Quintana Roo. The area occupies the same stretch of spectacular coastline as Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Puerto Morelos, and other popular beachside cities and towns.

From luxury villas and all-inclusive resorts to boutique hotels and budget hostels, this part of Cancun offers a larger variety of accommodations than centro or downtown Cancun. But that’s not all it offers! There are many great reasons to plan your next vacation in Cancun’s Hotel Zone. 

Let’s explore…

Why Stay in Cancun’s Hotel Zone?

Many people choose to stay in Cancun’s Hotel Zone on their first visit to Mexico for its convenience and beauty. Just 30 minutes from Cancun International Airport, it’s extremely easy to get to. And, once you’ve arrived, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy a stress-free vacation.

This area also provides excellent access to several white sand beaches including Playa Tortugas and Playa Caracol. It’s also quick and easy to reach the ferry terminal for day trips to Isla Mujeres, and there are plenty of watersports on offer up and down this part of the coastline.

Once the sun sets, visitors to the Hotel Zone (or Zona Hotelera in Spanish) will discover one of the other things that the area is famous for: its nightlife. No trip to Cancun is complete without a visit to Coco Bongo, the immersive circus/nightclub/live performance that sees thousands of guests each week.

As you’re about to see, the Hotel Zone is also one of the very best areas on Mexico’s Caribbean coast for accommodation. Here are the top hotels in the Cancun Hotel Zone.

1. Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun

First up on our list of top hotels in Cancun’s hotel zone is Fiesta Americana. This luxurious 5-star property offers family-friendly facilities as well as ultra-relaxing spa services.

Fiesta Americana resort is situated across three buildings with an authentic palapas-style aesthetic. The freeform outdoor pool has great views of the blue waters of the Caribbean sea, and there’s plenty of space around it to lie out and relax. There are an incredible 11 restaurants on-site, giving you plenty of eating options no matter your tastes. The full-service spa offers a wide range of massage and beauty treatments, and there’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center where guests can enjoy a workout or a yoga class.

Rooms at Fiesta Americana beach resort are modern, spacious, and airy. Choose from an ocean, sunset, or garden view room, or go for the extra-luxurious option of a room with a private plunge pool. Whichever room you choose, you’ll benefit from a private bathroom, air-conditioning, coffee machine, and flatscreen TV.

The location of this hotel is fantastic, with access to Cancun’s beautiful white sand beaches and stunning views of Nichupte Lagoon.

Top amenities include:

  • Outdoor pool
  • Palapas-style construction
  • 11 restaurants
  • Spa and fitness center

Check availability for this 5-star luxury option here.

2. Beachscape Kin Ha Villas & Suites

This family-friendly hotel in Punta Cancun is one of our top picks for groups traveling with children.

The outdoor pool is a great size and there are plenty of loungers available for relaxing and catching some of Mexico’s famous sunny weather. There’s also a children’s pool and play area on-site, making it a superb option for families traveling to Cancun. For adults looking to completely chill out, Beachside Kin Ha offers a salon, gym, and wellness center with massage services. There’s also a gym for visitors who like to keep fit while on vacation.

Beachscape Kin Ha is just a three-minute drive to Pok-ta-Pok golf course and there’s direct access to the beach which is ideal for swimming, scuba, and snorkeling. There are also lots of great bars and restaurants within walking distance. If you prefer to eat at the hotel, there are two on-site restaurants offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The accommodation itself is a mix of cozy rooms and spacious suites. Some options offer a full kitchen and private balcony, and all options include a full ensuite bathroom with a bath or shower.

Top amenities include:

  • Children’s outdoor pool
  • Two on-site restaurants
  • Direct beach access
  • Free Wi-Fi

Check availability for this family-friendly option here.

3. Hyatt Ziva

This decadent beachfront resort combines luxury, location, and relaxation to be one of the best hotels in Cancun’s hotel zone.

All rooms feature high-tech entertainment systems, complimentary refreshments, and bathrobes. The adults-only ocean view rooms reach a new level of luxury with spa-style rainfall showers, comfortable seating areas, and furnished balconies with stunning views of the crystal clear blue sea.

There’s plenty to do at Hyatt Ziva including theater shows, water sports, and tequila tasting. There’s even a microbrewery on site. Or, if you feel like doing nothing, bag a spot in one of the beach cabanas, chill by one of the two outdoor swimming pools, or head to the oceanfront spa for a massage or therapeutic treatment.

Hyatt Ziva is very centrally located and is just 350 yards from the world-famous Coco Bongo club. Cancun’s shopping malls are also easily reached in a taxi.

Top amenities include:

  • Adults-only rooms
  • Two outdoor pools
  • Water sports available
  • Located near Coco Bongo

Check availability for this fantastic Hyatt resort here.

4. La Villa du Golf

For a cozier take on Cancun Hotel Zone accommodation, check out La Villa du Golf.

This boutique hotel has a range of Mexican-inspired rooms on offer, from a simple double room to a family-size suite with a terrace. Whichever room you choose, you’ll have a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, and a pleasant garden or courtyard view.

There’s an outdoor pool for guests to enjoy, as well as free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning throughout, and free parking. Guests are also offered a free, fresh breakfast prepared to order each morning. Outside of the hotel, there’s access to the public beach, famous nightlife area, and transport links all within walking distance.

Top amenities include:

  • Selection of rooms
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free fresh breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi

Check availability for this cozy boutique hotel here.

5. JW Marriott Resort & Spa

For world-class service and unbeatable elegance, JW Marriott Resort & Spa has our vote. This Marriott chain hotel is a AAA Five Diamond Award winner and is the perfect spot for your visit to Mexico’s playa Cancun area.

The Mayan-inspired spa is designed to refresh and revitalize with a massage or spa treatment. There’s also an indoor pool to chill by once your treatment is complete. Heading outside, you’ll find two outdoor pools that run parallel to the beautiful white sand beach. At mealtimes, guests are spoiled for choice with eight restaurants serving Mexican and international dishes.

The luxury continues in the well-appointed rooms. And, for VIP treatment, guests can book an exclusive Level 91 room that comes with concierge service and access to a private lounge among other benefits.

Top amenities include:

  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Spa services
  • Eight restaurants
  • Level 91 VIP rooms

Check availability for this elegant resort here.

6. Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel

For a peaceful take on Cancun’s Zona Hotelera, Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel is an unbeatable option. The infinity pool is positioned facing the blue waters of the Caribbean sea and is an ideal spot for taking in Quintana Roo’s famous sunsets.

Suites all include a full kitchen which is a handy benefit for families traveling with young children. All rooms also have a private bathroom, living room with a flat-screen TV, and air-conditioning. Some rooms also offer sea views. Wi-Fi is available for free throughout the property and there’s a tour desk with English-speaking staff to help you make the most of your time in Mexico.

Playa Tortugas beach is just a two-minute walk and there’s very easy access to Isla Mujeres ferry. There’s a superb watersports marina nearby, too, as well as lots of restaurants, nightlife options, and other conveniences.

Top amenities include:

  • Infinity pool
  • Suites with kitchens
  • Close to Playa Tortugas
  • Easy access to the Isla Mujeres ferry

Check availability for this tranquil boutique hotel here.

The Best Hotels in Cancun’s Hotel Zone

This list has been curated to offer the best of Cancun’s Zona Hotelera for all tastes, budgets, and requirements. So, all that’s left for you to worry about is how you’re going to tear yourself away at the end of your vacation.