Cancún + The Riviera Maya

Hotels in Cancún + The Riviera Maya

From luxury resorts to small design hotels and cozy inns, there are an infinite number of great places to stay in the world, including hotels in Cancun The Riviera Maya. Browse our travel guide and get Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Cancun The Riviera Maya hotels—all-inclusive resorts, design hotels, remote lodges, vacation rentals, and more. Our international team of editors and writers handpicks the top Cancun The Riviera Maya hotels, helping travelers discover the most popular places to stay in Cancun The Riviera Maya, and the most memorable.

Whether a boutique hotel with luxury amenities, a wilderness lodge, a cool rental home, or a country inn fit for your budget, Travel + Leisure highlights the best of the best. From affordable beach resorts and cozy inns to high-tech hotels and kid-friendly all-inclusive resorts, these Cancun The Riviera Maya hotel listings will help you find just the right place to spend the night during your visit. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top spots for where to stay in Cancun The Riviera Maya.

Mexico’s Riviera Maya is known for its sprawling resorts, but the new, 27-room Acanto Boutique Hotel proves that low-key simplicity also has a place on the Yucatan peninsula.

Forget everything you thought you knew about Cancún all-inclusives: this glam adults-only gem blows all your preconceptions out of the water. For a start, the food is top-notch.

After a nearly $100-million facilities upgrade in 2012, Cancún’s beachfront Moon Palace resort is putting a little luxury back into the all-inclusive model.

Gran Bahia Principe Tulum is connected to four other resorts in the Riviera Maya area, and has tropical gardens and native fauna that are found in Mayan forests. The 858 guest rooms differ in size and proximity to the beach.

This isn’t your typical concrete Cancún monstrosity. It’s a boutique inn of just 29 rooms—all junior suites or suites—overlooking a private beach in the center of Cancún’s shopping district.

This Riviera Maya resort borders the eco-archaeological Xcaret Park and offers everything from snorkeling to spa treatments.

A three-story charmer blooms in the thick of the Fifth Avenue street party. This vine-draped hotel hits all the comfort notes—television, central air, terrific water pressure, concierge service—for an excellent price, and serves up style to boot.

Known for its tranquil setting, Maya Tulum Retreat and Resort has 45 private cabanas that are all within 50 meters of the beach; some open up right onto it. Accommodations are simple, with traditional Yucatan touches such as thatched roofs and white-washed stone walls.

Unique among the cookie-cutter resorts populating the city's Hotel Zone, Gran Meliá Cancún is modeled after the ancient Mayan temples of the Yucatán Peninsula.

Family-friendly beachfront tower in the heart of Cancún's hotel zone, with an unprecedented level of service for a resort of its size. A swank beachside hotel, with glittering sea views from guest rooms. The 35,000-square-foot spa is the perfect antidote to Mayan-ruin outings.

Situated on a sugary beach on Mexico's Riviera Maya coast, Excellence Riviera Cancun is styled after a classic Mediterranean resort: stucco, tile, and marble (though it does have Mayan paintings on the exterior). Suites have four-poster beds, marble baths, and two-person whirlpools.

The winning Mandarin formula—exemplary service, forward-reaching design, a first-rate spa—has taken root in a pristine Mexican coastal environment. Acres of mangrove forest, including an on-site cenote, surround a lovely—albeit small—stretch of powdery sand.

Behind a stark urban façade, another world unwinds in slow motion, reminiscent of a scene from the Swiss Family Robinson: wood-and-thatch dwellings, screened by banana trees, form a quadrangle crisscrossed by rustic stairs and wood-railed balcony porches.

La Vita e' Bella has direct beach access in a secluded setting near Tulum.