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.

The 156-room resort is an oasis of calm away from the crowds of central Cancún. The minimalist design sets it apart from other area hotels: gauzy curtains line the lobby, and whitewashed rooms are filled with fire engine–red chairs.

Ana y Jose, named after its founding couple, has 24 spacious rooms placed throughout the lush property, which faces a quiet, white sand beach about four miles south of the fortressed Mayan ruins of Tulum.

Years of environmental study preceded the 2008 opening of this all-inclusive resort, which occupies 326 acres of privately owned, painstakingly protected rainforest.

Waterfront views and a Swiss-Italian restaurant on a 4-mile island off Cancún. 

Room to Book: All rooms have terraces and hot tubs;  spacious Junior Suite Deluxe accommodations have outstanding views of the Caribbean.

Since relaunching in 2007, Live Aqua has become the alternative all-inclusive for those who crave Cancún but loathe the razzle-dazzle.

Luxury travel agent Natalie Nevares likes the little touches at Ocean Coral & Turquesa: "Chaise longues studded with air jets are built right into the children's pool, so parents can sit in the water with a pina colada, enjoying the bubbles and watching the kids play all day," she says.

Ritz-Carlton's only Mexican property is a hacienda-style retreat on a 17,000-square-foot beach area—one of the largest in the Hotel Zone.

Combining European sophistication and Mayan design elements, Le Méridien Cancùn Resort & Spa occupies a secluded hilltop, removed from the Hotel Zone's main drag.

For those who fear Cancún is all spring break debauchery, the Royal may be what you're looking for. With its adults-only policy, this 288-room quasi-Palladian all-inclusive has a distinctly grown-up sensibility.

The infinity pool, meditation room, and thatched-roof palapas buildings give this small resort plenty of quiet, tropical touches. There are no televisions, telephones, or alarm clocks in the 10 rooms and suites.

Villa del Palmar is a part of Playa Mujeres, a new resort development on the Caribbean with a Greg Norman golf course and tropical oceanfront grounds. It’s only 30 minutes from Cancún’s easily accessible international airport, but it’s a world away from the city’s party scene.

This doyenne of Cancún luxury resorts is best known for the view it commands from every room: a 270-degree sweep of bay where the roiling Caribbean meets the placid Bahía de Mujeres.

Azul Beach Resort knows just how to appeal to first-time all-inclusive guests. The resort has just 97 guest rooms, each featuring a patio or balcony, in low-rise adobe buildings clustered along the water's edge.

The sunrise and sea inspired this boutique hotel unique yellow and blue color scheme, located in on the fringe of Playa's Centro district. Whereas some local properties play up Playa del Carmen’s Mayan roots, Mosquito Blue opted for luxury, regardless of provenance.

Among the most family-friendly resorts in the Hotel Zone, the CasaMagna Marriott Cancún has a well-organized kids’ club, an extensive stretch of beach, and a children’s menu at almost every restaurant.