Must-see hotels in Yucatán Peninsula

  • Hostel Le Juj

    Mérida

    Named after a small type of local black iguana, Le Juj (pronounced khookh) is just west of downtown Mérida and has a spacious and stylishly minimalist…

  • Amigo's Hostel

    Isla Cozumel

    Unlike some cramped budget digs, here you get a large garden with labeled trees, an inviting pool and a good lounge area stocked with reading material…

  • Cabañas Playa Condesa

    Tulum

    About 1km north of the T-junction, this group of no-frills, thatched cabañas (cabins) and basic rooms is one of the cheaper options on the beach, though…

  • Hotel La Piazzetta

    Mérida

    Off a quiet side street overlooking Parque de la Mejorada, this friendly little hotel has lovely views of the park or the pleasant patio area. Each of the…

  • Hotel Otoch Béek

    Campeche State

    Simple, but modern, single-room cement quarters in a variety of rainbow colors in a pretty setting, away from the madding crowd of Xpujil. There's no…

  • Posada El Jardín

    Yucatán State & the Maya Heartland

    Five rustic rooms surround a lush garden with a swimming pool and a palapa-covered lobby at this peaceful getaway, which feels like it's more in the…

  • Playa Linda Hotel

    Progreso

    Rooms go fast at this hotel on the boardwalk, so book ahead. Comfy standard rooms are decked out with contemporary dark-wood furnishings, while suites…

  • Hostel Ida y Vuelta

    Isla Holbox

    A great spot for young backpackers, the stilt-based camps have dorm rooms that sleep eight, or you can stay in wood- or sand-floor cabañas with private…

  • Rosas y Xocolate

    Mérida

    Built from the remains of two mansions and reusing much of the original materials, this medium-sized hotel is rosy indeed, though much of its interior is…

  • Casa Tía Micha

    Valladolid

    The corridor and rear garden are beautifully lit at night in this family-run boutique hotel just off the plaza. Some of the tastefully adorned colonial…

  • Suites Costa Blanca

    Cancún

    A decent value option for the Zona Hotelera, which in itself makes this a great find, though it's tucked into a non-functional mall and it's strange…

  • Pickled Onion

    Yucatán State & the Maya Heartland

    This charming spot offers modern adobe-walled huts with lovely tiled floors and bathrooms. The well-maintained rooms all come with coffeemakers and…

  • Doralba Inn Chichen Itzá

    Chichén Itzá

    This is a good midrange option with substantial online discounts, and kids will dig the hotel's two pools (one has a rock bottom). The 32 semi-rustic…

  • El Paraíso

    Tulum

    Has 11 rooms in a one-story hotel-style block, each with two good beds, private hot-water bathroom, fine cross-ventilation and 24-hour electricity. The…

  • Hotel Julamis

    Mérida

    The highlight of this B&B is its breakfast, prepared by the gourmet-chef owner, Alex. The rooms are very pleasant (each features unique design details,…

  • Grand Slam Fishing Lodge

    Punta Allen

    If you have money to burn, this place at the town entrance is for you. The upscale lodge boasts 12 oceanfront rooms with Jacuzzi, large balconies and…

  • Hotel Medio Mundo

    Mérida

    This former private residence exudes a casual feel: its bright colors and ample, simply furnished rooms have super-comfortable beds, Talavera-tiled sinks…

  • Casa San Angel

    Mérida

    Bright jungle murals and a massive vine cover the walls of the colonial patio of this welcoming spot, the home of a well-known Mexican mathematician. The…

  • Golden Paradise Town

    Isla Holbox

    Golden Paradise Town and sister property Golden Paradise Hostel (just two blocks south) offer great deals, even during the high season. Rooms in Paradise…

  • Casa El Pío

    Isla Mujeres

    Book rooms well in advance if you want to stay at this small – and very popular – adults-only boutique hotel. One of the five rooms has an ocean view, as…

  • Casa Valladolid

    Valladolid

    This spot promises big things on entry – the reception is located in a lovely colonial building with stunning floor tiles. The rooms are in a new section,…

  • Hotel Don Kike 55

    Mahahual

    About 2km from the main beach strip and 500m from Mahahual's residential area, Don Kike makes good sense for budget travelers who don't mind walking or…

  • Los Arcos Bed & Breakfast

    Mérida

    Certainly not for minimalists – there’s art on every wall and knickknacks filling every space – Los Arcos is a lovely, gay-friendly ('everyone-friendly')…

  • Maria's Nicte-Ha

    Progreso

    While it's not as fancy as some spots, you can't ask for better value: a rooftop terrace, a clean pool, a near-the-beach location and friendly staff make…

  • Hotel Plaza Campeche

    Campeche

    Just outside the historic center, on somewhat scruffy Parque del IV Centenario, the Plaza caters to business travelers and tour groups. It's elegant…

  • H177 Hotel

    Campeche

    With its slick and trendy lines, this hotel is different from anything else in traditional Campeche. It boasts 24 spacious and modern-styled rooms decked…

  • Hotel Chichén Itzá

    Chichén Itzá

    This hotel has 42 pleasant rooms with tiled floors and old-style brick-tiled ceilings. Rooms in the upper range face the pool and the landscaped grounds,…

  • Hostelito

    Isla Cozumel

    All rooms now have air-con, with your choice of mixed dorms, double rooms of varying types, and actual suites with nice beds and furnishings. Hostelito's…

  • Villa Las Brisas

    Akumal

    On the beach in Aventuras Akumal, this is an attractive, modern place with two hotel-type rooms, some one- and two-bedroom condos and a studio apartment –…

  • Hotel Los Cocos

    Chetumal

    With a great location, Hotel Los Cocos has a mirrored lobby that gets your inner disco-dancer rising. There’s also a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and restaurant…

  • Hotel Yaxactún

    Progreso

    The brown-and-cream Yaxactún is one of the better hotels in town. Street-facing rooms get good natural light and have balconies. The hotel also has a…

  • Weary Traveler

    Tulum

    Once the only hostel in a tiny, out-of-the-way spot called Tulum, the Weary Traveler is now one of many options for the budget traveler in the town center…

  • Lodge at Uxmal

    Yucatán State & the Maya Heartland

    Rooms could be nicer for the price, but you can’t beat the easy access to the ruins, and the pool certainly adds value. Some of the more expensive rooms…

  • Hotel Grand Marlon

    Chetumal

    With modern facilities and a pool area complete with Astroturf, the ‘Grand’ almost achieves ‘hip boutique’ status. The simple, stylish rooms are an…

  • Gran Hotel

    Mérida

    This was indeed a grand hotel when built in 1901. Most rooms in this old-timer are pretty tired; some have slightly more modern features, while several…

  • Soberanis Hotel

    Cancún

    Location, location, location. The Soberanis sits right on a busy intersection where you can catch buses to practically anywhere in town, including the…

  • Hotel Tunich-Beh

    Valladolid

    In a lovely historic street, this old house with a bright-blue facade has been converted into a hotel. It features well-equipped rooms around a swimming…

  • Abbey del Sol

    Puerto Morelos

    No need to hole up in a stuffy hotel room when you have this spacious option eight blocks north of the plaza. Studio and one-bedroom apartments with full…

  • Hostelito

    Chetumal

    A fine central option for budget travelers, Hostelito operates as a hotel and hostel with affordable private rooms and a 12-bed mixed dorm. Air-con is…

  • Hotel Villas de Pescadores

    Río Lagartos

    Near the water’s edge and in a central location, this nice bright green-and-white themed hotel offers 12 very clean rooms, each with good cross…