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Cancún can be found in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula along the Caribbean Sea. Known for its luxurious resorts, stunning beaches, and vibrant nightlife, the city of Cancún is split into 2 areas that each offer different perks to tourists.
From the traditional downtown area to the exciting resort-filled one, visitors can enjoy all aspects of Cancún on the same trip. With so many upscale resorts in Cancún, it is no surprise that there are so many boutique hotels on offer.
The Best Boutique Hotels in Cancún
Alamos Inn Hotel
Price: From $75
Located in a peaceful residential area surrounded by tropical gardens, the Alamos Inn Hotel provides an intimate boutique experience. It is full of warm decor and attentive service. The hotel is only a short drive away from Tortugas Beach, the Cancun International Airport (CUN), and the Cancún Underwater Museum (Museo Subacuático de Arte).
At Alamos Inn Hotel, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a Jacuzzi, an outdoor pool, and a curated fine art collection. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in every area of the hotel. In addition, concierge services are available at any time for an even more personalized stay. Transportation services can be arranged, and a spa will soon be opened at the location.
Many of the rooms on offer at the hotel include a private balcony or patio. Upgraded versions include a whirlpool tub. Each room has a flat-screen TV, premium bedding, and deluxe toiletries. There are also free bikes for those wishing to explore the area.
Beachscape Kin Ha
Price: From $200
Beachscape Kin Ha offers a private oasis in the midst of Cancún’s trendy Hotel Zone. It is close to a golf course and some of the best attractions in the area, including shopping centers, clubs, and restaurants. The hotel is also close to one of the most beautiful beaches in Cancún.
The serene atmosphere is enhanced by a swimming pool, a delicious on-site restaurant, and sprawling green areas framed by palm trees. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. Guests have access to a state-of-the-art fitness room and to babysitter service when necessary. In addition, the hotel offers on-site medical service.
Rooms at Beachscape Kin Ha are spread between various buildings full of Caribbean and Mediterranean influences. Accommodation options include stylish guest rooms, 1-bedroom suites, and private villas with 2 or 3 bedrooms. Each room has air conditioning, oversized windows, a balcony or patio, wooden furnishings, and classy tile floors.
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Price: From $217
Casa Tortugas is an intimate boutique location surrounded by the sprawling resorts on Holbox Island in Cancún’s Hotel Zone. This Mexican-owned hotel offers an alternative authentic lodging option that is full of luxury and local charm.
Guests are treated as part of the family at Casa Tortugas, where sustainability is the focus. With incredible waterfront views over Nichupte Lagoon, every sunset will truly feel like a magic hour during a stay at Casa Tortugas.
The patterned tiles add further sophistication to the hotel, while the loungers and hammocks around the pool are perfect for relaxing sessions. The rooftop is reserved for guests and provides the best panoramic views over the surroundings.
Suites at Casa Tortuga all include a fully-equipped kitchen, along with plenty of natural light and space. In addition, each room has air conditioning, an electronic safe, a Samsung LED TV, designer toiletries, an iHome Bluetooth MP3 player, and a work desk.
Price: From $105
Casa Turquesa is located right next to Playa Marlin and is a photogenic, white-washed boutique option in Cancún. The hotel is close to the Cancún Underwater Museum.
At Casa Turquesa, guests can access a private beach area, a tennis court, and a peaceful garden. Complimentary parking is included, as well as an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, and a restaurant. Guests can book airport transportation for an additional fee.
Authentic charm is present in every detail at the hotel, from the arched windows to the imposing spiral staircase in the lobby. Each room has air conditioning, a pool view, a writing desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, a cozy lounge area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a hot tub. The suites at Casa Turquesa add a separate dining room and equipped kitchen.
El Rey del Caribe
Price: From $73
El Rey del Caribe is an eco-friendly hotel in downtown Cancún, only a few minutes away from the beach and the nearest bus station. This cozy boutique hotel offers a peaceful atmosphere in a quiet area full of charming gardens and fountains.
Visitors staying at the hotel have access to spa services like massage therapy. In addition, guests are invited to participate in daily yoga classes to unwind. The on-site restaurant offers only gourmet breakfast, but there are numerous wonderful eateries in the area.
El Rey del Caribe offers an outdoor Jacuzzi, an outdoor freshwater pool with beach loungers, a private parking lot, luggage storage, a tour desk ready to help with personalized itineraries, and a sprawling sun terrace. Bikes are available for guests to use when they want to explore the nearest attractions.
Each room at El Rey del Caribe includes a fridge, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, a dining table for 2 people, plush towels, and a ceiling fan. The windows are soundproof to provide even more comfort, and complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.
Kabah Boutique Hotel
Price: From $121
Kabah Boutique Hotel can be found in the downtown area of Cancún, right next to the Kabah Ecological Park (Parque Urbano Kabah). In addition, this luxurious hotel is close to the Plaza Las Americas Shopping Center, the Cancún Planetarium (Planetario de Cancún), and the Plaza Nichupte Shopping Center.
Guests are treated to American-style breakfast served daily. The Kabah Boutique Hotel has a 24-hour gym, baggage claim, an on-site ATM, ice service, and airport transportation for an additional charge.
The Roof Garden has great views and lounge chairs perfect for relaxing. There is an outdoor pool, and guests are welcomed with a cocktail on arrival to get into the holiday mood. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
The elegant rooms include a balcony or terrace, air conditioning, cable TV with satellite channels, a coffee maker, a minibar, a cozy rest area, a full-length mirror, and an iPod dock station.
La Villa du Golf
Price: From $90
La Villa du Golf can be found in Cancún’s Hotel Zone, close to the best entertainment and nightlife options in the city. This intimate boutique hotel features warm hospitality and uniquely designed rooms.
A complimentary gourmet breakfast is included for each guest, with a fixed menu full of goodies to choose from. Guests have access to a selection of in-room massages performed by an expert therapist. Guests have access to a tour desk ready to help with customized itineraries, a pool with beach loungers, and express checkout. For extra convenience, private airport transportation can be arranged for guests.
Each of the beautifully-appointed rooms at La Villa du Golf includes a king-size bed, a flat-screen TV, bathrobes, luxurious bedding, air conditioning, a laptop safe, a full-length mirror, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Suites add views over the golf course and pool.
T’saakik Jungle Hotel and Spa
Price: From $124
T’saakik Jungle Hotel and Spa offers an authentic take on the boutique hotel experience that is full of local charm. This luxurious hidden gem includes a spa, a pool, a bar, and a traditional temazcal.
The rooms at the T’saakik are designed to blend with the surrounding nature to provide a deeper connection with the landscape. Guests are treated to either continental breakfast or à la carte options.
The pool has a Jacuzzi and poolside bar service for guests to relax fully. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available across the property, and shuttle service is available at an additional charge. In addition, an exclusive dining service menu is provided.
The elegant rooms at T’saakik include air conditioning, a queen or king-size bed, a spacious closet, a safe, spacious bathroom with a shower and bath, and plush towels and linens.
Price: From $101
Villa Palmeras is a charming boutique experience in Cancún, where guests will be able to enjoy the manicured gardens while getting pampered with personalized service. Palm trees and serene nature sounds contribute to the soothing atmosphere.
A stay at Villa Palmeras is unforgettable and only a short drive away from the Mayan archaeological site at El Rey and Ventura Park by the sea. Guests also have great access to Chichén Itzá, the famous Mayan ruins site.
The cozy rooms are full of comfort and classy design and include air conditioning, a bath and shower, a TV with premium satellite channels, complimentary Wi-Fi, and premium linens. The junior suite is the most spacious option.
The on-site restaurant serves 3 meals a day, including a delectable breakfast menu.
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The Yellow Capsule
Price: From $40
The Yellow Capsule provides a trendy twist on the boutique experience. Located in Cancún, only 10 minutes away from the airport, this hotel gives great access to the entire area. It is only 15 minutes away from the Hotel Zone and its beaches.
The Yellow Capsule offers high-tech private accommodation at excellent value. Expert staff is on hand to provide personalized service and custom itineraries. Guests are treated to continental breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, and all-day coffee refills.
An airport shuttle service can be booked at an additional fee. The hotel offers a daytime rest area, a terrace, and a comfortable work area perfect for business travelers. Capsule options include single or queen versions.
Each capsule features air conditioning, a foam mattress, aromatherapy, a secure safe box, adjustable lights, and secure access via key card.
While the turquoise sea and world-class beaches provide more than enough entertainment on their own, there is much more to discover in Cancún. There are Mayan ruins, unbeatable cuisine, and incredible weather to enjoy.
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