Must-see hotels in Yucatán Peninsula

  • Hotel Campeche

    Campeche

    Not much in the way of frills here, but the plaza-side location and big rooms in this classically crumbling building make this about the best budget hotel…

  • 40 Cañones

    Mahahual

    This trendy hotel on the malecón (waterfront promenade) is clean and comfortable, yet some rooms are smallish and only a few have ocean views. For more…

  • Quinto Sole

    Mahahual

    One of the fancier hotels in town, the rooms here have cushy beds and private balcony. It's on a quiet beach north of the boardwalk and 350m south of the…

  • Hotel Villareal

    Yucatán State & the Maya Heartland

    Considered one of the nicest places in town, which isn't saying much for Ticul's hotel offerings. But rooms are comfortable enough and they have balconies…

  • Cabañas Mercedes

    Campeche State

    Fifteen basic bungalows with mosquito nets, ceiling fans and open-shower bathrooms can be found at this rustic place. Decent meals are served in the…

  • Casa Marlene

    Valladolid

    A sister property of boutique hotel Casa Tía Micha (right on the same block), the Marlene house is a lovely 19th-century building with six rooms…

  • Hotel Esquivel

    Costa Maya & Southern Caribbean Coast

    Around the corner from the plaza and bus terminal, the Esquivel offers clean, affordable rooms but some catch noise from events held on the main square…

  • Del Sol Beachfront

    Akumal

    Del Sol looks more like Del Taco headquarters with its bright multicolored paint job. The compact rooms come with beach-view patios or balconies, or you…

  • Casa San Roque

    Valladolid

    With just seven colonial rooms on offer you'll get more privacy and personalized attention here than at some of the larger hotels on the main plaza. The…

  • Hotel Guaranducha Inn

    Campeche

    One of the better value options in town is this modest but pleasant hotel with bright Frida Kahloesque colors. Rooms are nice and spacious, and the newer…

  • El Perico Marinero

    Río Lagartos

    This cozy hotel offers 14 pleasant rooms, some with estuary vistas and handmade wood furnishings, and all with excellent beds. The pool isn't enormous,…

  • Hotel Antillano

    Cancún

    Just off Avenida Tulum is this very pleasant and quiet place with a relaxing lobby, nice pool, good central air-con and cable TV, and a bar in the lobby…

  • Guido's Boutique Hotel

    Isla Cozumel

    Right on the main strip with an ocean view, Guido's has four chic suites with full kitchens, large common areas and private balconies, making them ideal…

  • Hotel San Antonio

    Yucatán State & the Maya Heartland

    Some rooms have great views of the Plaza de la Cultura. The hotel lacks character, but here in Ticul that’s kind of reassuring. All rooms have TV and air…

  • Hotel Casa del Balam

    Mérida

    This place is centrally located, has an attractive pool and large, quiet colonial-style rooms with shiny tiles and extra-firm beds with wrought-iron…

  • El Viajero

    Campeche State

    Eight modern tiled rooms across the road from the owner's simple restaurant (meals M$80). The same owners run the identically named Hotel El Viajero at…

  • Amigo's Hotelito Bacalar

    Laguna Bacalar

    Right on the lake and about 500m south of the fort, this ideally located property has five spacious guest rooms with king-size beds, hammocks, satellite…

  • Hotel Turquesa Maya

    Costa Maya & Southern Caribbean Coast

    With good beds, kitchenettes and an on-site restaurant, Turquesa Maya provides the most comfortable stay in town, but it's about 15 blocks from the bus…

  • Hotel Francis Arlene

    Isla Mujeres

    This place offers comfortable, good-sized rooms with fridge. Most have a king-sized bed or two doubles, and many have balcony and partial sea views. The…

  • Hotel Plaza Caribe

    Cancún

    Directly across from the bus terminal, this hotel offers comfortable rooms, a pool, restaurant and gardens with peacocks roaming about. Request one of the…

  • Hotel Suites Bahía

    Isla Cozumel

    Opt for a standard room with a street-facing balcony or a more expensive one with balcony and ocean view. You can save substantially by staying in one of…

  • Sun Suites Cozumel

    Isla Cozumel

    Spacious, tile-floored rooms are spick-and-span, with large fridge, air-con, coffee maker and flat-screen TV. Guests have breakfast on a shady courtyard…

  • La Aurora Colonial

    Valladolid

    Well-appointed (some slightly cramped) rooms overlook a pretty courtyard with a pool and potted plants at the colonial-style Aurora. It's good value for…

  • Hotel San Carlos

    Yucatán State & the Maya Heartland

    Two blocks west of the plaza, this is one of the nicest hotels in town, though don't expect luxuries (the exterior is modern but the rooms less so). Some…

  • Restaurant y Posada Macumba

    Río Lagartos

    The waterfront Macumba has six smallish and very comfortable rooms, decked out in Caribbean design, and it is in a nice location, right on the waterfront…

  • Hostal Jardín Mahahual

    Mahahual

    This is a surprisingly stylish little hostel with seven private rooms and a six-bed mixed dorm. Rooms are spotless and the dorm is the best in town by far…

  • Xbulu-Ha Hotel

    Isla Mujeres

    Quite a bargain, especially if you're traveling with a small group or family. Some of the standard and deluxe rooms here can accommodate three to four…

  • Villas Bakalar

    Laguna Bacalar

    A good option for families or small groups, Villas Bakalar offers a little bit of everything: a pool area with an excellent lake view, lush gardens and…

  • Casa Lupita

    Isla Holbox

    A great option on the east side of the plaza, the spacious rooms catch good breezes and the suites have private balconies overlooking the action on the…

  • Capital Plaza

    Chetumal

    One of the fanciest hotels in town; comfortable rooms overlook a courtyard with a swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens, a restaurant and bar. The…

  • Que Onda

    Akumal

    Relatively affordable by Akumal standards, Que Onda has quiet, pleasant rooms overlooking a lush garden with a large pool and one of the best restaurants…

  • Cancún International Suites

    Cancún

    Colonial-style rooms and suites in this remodeled hotel are comfortable and quiet and the location is great – right off Parque de las Palapas and…

  • Hotel Costa del Sol

    Punta Allen

    At the entrance to town, this laid-back, breezy spot has quaint fan-cooled bungalows and rooms right on the beach. You can also camp right on the sand …

  • Hotel Margarita

    Campeche State

    On the main drag about 200m from the plaza (look for the bright green building) is Hotel Margarita, a very basic, but clean, place with budget rooms…

  • Hotel Reef Yucatán

    Yucatán State & the Maya Heartland

    The monstrous all-inclusive convention-style Hotel Reef Yucatán has 147 rooms and family-friendly facilities, such as a large swimming pool, a miniature…

  • Hacienda Morelos

    Puerto Morelos

    With a fantastic location right on the beach and a short walk from the plaza, the large, rather plain rooms here are a good bet. Ground-level rooms have a…

  • Hotel Bonampak

    Cancún

    Good value by Cancún standards, rooms at this business-style hotel have comfy mattresses, dark-wood furnishings and flat-screen TVs. Ask for one…

  • Paamul Hotel

    Riviera Maya

    Choose gorgeous, modern beachfront suites with air-con and cable TV, or rustic campsites with electricity, hot water and access to the swimming pool and…

  • Hotel 49

    Yucatán State & the Maya Heartland

    A centrally located option with parking and rooms with air-con. Note that it does allow smoking inside, so nonsmokers may want to look elsewhere.

  • Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows

    Chichén Itzá

    Getting long in the tooth at this point, and somewhat officious rather than personal, the Mayaland is less than 100m from Chichén Itzá and has a 'private'…