Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the 171 best hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in Mexico earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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  • #1
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    Rosewood Mayakoba
    Playa del Carmen
    #1 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1992 reviewsTripAdvisor (1992)
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    Rosewood Mayakoba fully immerses guests in the Riviera Maya's beauty through its architecture and design. Not only is it flanked by the region's famed crystalline sands and lush jungle, the resort is also constructed from local materials, such as Yucatan limestone and regional wood. Visitors especially praise the private outdoor deck and heated plunge pool attached to each of the property's 129 suites. And the welcome tequila, daily restocked fruit bowl and personal butler services exemplify an above-par level of hospitality. The culinary offerings at Rosewood Mayakoba's three restaurants are another point of praise among recent guests. And, despite their high price tags, visitors say the unique treatments at Sense, A Rosewood Spa are well worth the indulgence. Once you're feeling relaxed, perfect your swing at the adjacent El Camaleon golf course or soak up your surroundings with a kayaking or snorkeling adventure. You'll find this Rosewood outpost just north of downtown Playa del Carmen in the Mayakoba resort complex.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1992 reviewsTripAdvisor (1992)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Chablé Resort and Spa
    Chochola
    #2 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 21 reviewsTripAdvisor (21)
    Free WiFi

    Past visitors used words like "perfection," "unique," and "magical" to describe this wellness retreat on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, which sits a little less than 30 miles southwest of Mérida. Many referred to Chablé Resort & Spa as an experience rather than a hotel thanks to the outstanding staff and luxurious amenities, the standout being the spa. Built alongside a cenote, or a natural sinkhole formed when limestone collapses, the spa offers three "journeys" that incorporate traditional rituals and advanced therapeutic methods inspired by the Mayans, who considered cenotes to be sacred. Other facilities within the spa's 32,000-square-foot space include a fitness center, an outdoor infinity pool, a wellness restaurant and an outdoor deck for yoga and meditation. Though the spa is the star, the resort's three restaurants and accommodations also receive avid praise from past guests. The 38 casitas and two villas are housed within the original 19th-century walls of the hacienda and are outfitted with traditional Mayan architecture and warm woods. Each accommodation is also equipped with a satellite TV, a coffee maker, a double rain shower, and a spacious terrace with a private pool, sunbeds and a hammock.

    Chochola
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 21 reviewsTripAdvisor (21)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Le Blanc Spa Resort
    Cancun
    #3 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 6502 reviewsTripAdvisor (6502)
    Free Breakfast
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    An adults-only, all-inclusive resort in the northern part of Cancun's Hotel Zone, Le Blanc Spa Resort exudes a modern feel with its sleek architecture and neutral-toned color palette. Each of Le Blanc's suites features a Keurig coffee maker, a two-person whirlpool tub, an LED TV, BVLGARI toiletries and butler service. When booking your room, be sure to request a higher floor and an ocean-facing suite – according to recent visitors, the splurge affords spectacular views and extra quiet that are well worth the nightly rate. If you can tear yourself away from your digs, check out the links on the nearby Moon Palace Cancun's Jack Nicklaus Signature course. Or perhaps you're better suited to a day at BlancSpa, where you can indulge in a massage or hydrotherapy session. You can also catch some rays along the pool or claim a spot on the beach. When hunger sets in, take your pick of Le Blanc's four restaurants or relax in your accommodations and order room service (available 24 hours).

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 6502 reviewsTripAdvisor (6502)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Viceroy Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    #4 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1344 reviewsTripAdvisor (1344)
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    Consistently lauded by publications like Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler, this stylish member of the Viceroy Resorts clan has a long-standing reputation to uphold. And aside from a few complaints about high room rates, Viceroy Riviera Maya also wins the hearts of its guests. Surrounded by white sands and verdant jungle – just north of downtown Playa del Carmen – this intimate resort encompasses 41 villa-style accommodations designed to mirror the Riviera Maya's impressive landscape. Rooms are appointed with private plunge pools and outdoor rain showers and hammocks, plus creature comforts like Bose radios and satellite TVs. Recent guests recommend dining alfresco at Coral Grill & Bar, which pairs seaside scenery with enticing dishes like traditional tortilla soup and homemade paella. But past patrons assure you won't be disappointed with a meal at La Marea Restaurant, which offers a sophisticated setting and flavorful seafood dishes. And though the therapeutic massages and revitalizing body treatments at the Spa at Viceroy Riviera Maya come attached to steep price tags, past guests assure the services are well worth the extra cost.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1344 reviewsTripAdvisor (1344)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    NIZUC Resort & Spa
    Cancun
    #5 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2841 reviewsTripAdvisor (2841)
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    At NIZUC Resort & Spa guests can expect seclusion and luxury on all of this property's 29 acres. Situated on the south end of Cancun's Hotel Zone in Punta Nizuc, this resort offers spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and prime snorkeling along the Mesoamerican Reef. The 274 villas and suites all feature Nespresso coffee makers, along with minibars and private balconies or terraces with garden or ocean views. Private Pool Villas even feature infinity pools with waterfalls. Sun-seekers can drop the children off at Winik's Kids Club for activities like cooking lessons and ceramic painting before heading to the resort's two private beaches or one of the three infinity pools. The relaxing vibes continue at the NIZUC Spa by ESPA, which offers Mayan-influenced treatments. But what really stands out at NIZUC Resort & Spa is the food. You can choose from six restaurants that serve gourmet cuisine, but if you're looking for a memorable experience, consider reserving a night at the chef's table or arranging a private dinner on the beach. From the delectable cuisine to the private atmosphere, recent visitors couldn't be more complimentary of the hotel, describing the overall experience as simply incredible. If you're a member of the I Prefer rewards program, you can cash in or accrue points for choosing to stay here.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2841 reviewsTripAdvisor (2841)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres, Mexico
    Playa Mujeres
    #6 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 4488 reviewsTripAdvisor (4488)
    Free WiFi

    Situated about 8 miles north of Cancun along the pearly white sands of Playa Mujeres, The Beloved Hotel provides travelers with a relaxing Mayan Rivera retreat. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a refreshing cocktail, a cool towel and the keys to their stylish accommodations, which are outfitted with private terraces, Jacuzzis, complimentary wireless Internet, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines. Luxury-seekers will want to book an appointment at the 35,000-square-foot The Beloved Spa while golfers take a swing on the neighboring Greg Norman-designed fairways at the Playa Mujeres Golf Club. While spa treatments and tee times are not covered in the all-inclusive nightly rate, meals and libations at the four restaurants, four bars and lounge area, along with access to the three swimming pools. Active travelers can also take advantage of water sports equipment rentals and classes at the on-site fitness center. But even more than the ample facilities, previous visitors are consistently wowed by the hotel staff's friendly demeanor.

    Playa Mujeres
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 4488 reviewsTripAdvisor (4488)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Banyan Tree Mayakoba
    Playa del Carmen
    #7 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2556 reviewsTripAdvisor (2556)
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    Situated on a secluded perch along Playa del Carmen's northern coast, the Asian-inspired Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers vacationers easy access to the Riviera Maya's maze of mangrove forests, freshwater lagoons and, of course, the second-largest coral reef system in the world. Apart from communing with nature, guests can unwind in their villas, which feature Mayan-inspired decor, floor-to-ceiling windows and private pools and sun decks. If you're not one to stay cooped up, Banyan Tree Mayakoba also features a bevy of on-site facilities, including the Sands beach club, a free-form pool and a spa that pampers with signature treatments like The Rainforest hydrothermal therapy session. The resort's numerous dining facilities also earn praise, but for an unforgettable meal, book a seat aboard the romantic Ixchel dinner boat, which cruises through the scenic Mayakoba lagoon.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2556 reviewsTripAdvisor (2556)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
    Cancun
    #8 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3289 reviewsTripAdvisor (3289)

    Most lodgers at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun are wowed by the hotel's upscale atmosphere, especially in its common areas and 365 guest rooms. Decorated in tasteful neutral tones, the guest rooms come equipped with iPod docking stations, deep soaking tubs and furnished balconies or terraces overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The Ritz's signature elegance is also evident in the property's six dining establishments: Whether it's a grand dining room or a private canopied casita on the beach, guests are in for a decadent experience. And though some guests bemoan the steep price tags served with their meals, many say you should splurge for at least one meal here because the food is worth it. But The Ritz really shows its worth on the pool deck, with two pools, an oceanfront whirlpool and pool valet services. More active guests can strap on some scuba gear and take to the Caribbean Sea or practice their backhand with a pro at the Tennis Center. Located in Cancun's Hotel Zone, this Ritz-Carlton outpost is also part of the Marriott Rewards program.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3289 reviewsTripAdvisor (3289)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
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    IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso
    Riviera Maya
    #9 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 6722 reviewsTripAdvisor (6722)
    Free WiFi

    Sharing real estate with its sister resorts, the IBEROSTAR Paraíso Lindo and the IBEROSTAR Paraíso Maya, the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso earns rave reviews from guests for its expansive stretch of sand, its gracious hospitality and its ample amenities. While staying at this all-inclusive hotel along the Riviera Maya coast (about 13 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen), you'll have access to three pools and an on-site P.B. Dye-designed golf course. You can indulge in a treatment at the 9,843-square-foot Paradise Beach Resort Spa or partake in a bevy of activities (including tennis, snorkeling and kayaking). In terms of lodging, IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso houses 310 suites that are adorned in bright orange hues and equipped with Jacuzzis, minibars, cable TVs and private balconies. What's more, the resort's nightly room rates cover breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks at its four a la carte restaurants, two buffets, snack joint and seven on-site bars (plus 24-hour room service). But for many guests, the best part about this IBEROSTAR's all-inclusive package is the complimentary butler service.

    Riviera Maya
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 6722 reviewsTripAdvisor (6722)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Velas Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    #10 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3840 reviewsTripAdvisor (3840)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    This 85-acre all-inclusive property approximately 6 miles northeast of central Playa del Carmen garners rave reviews from its guests. The accommodations impress with whirlpool tubs, 42-inch plasma-screen TVs and more than 1,100 square feet of space. Meanwhile, guests consistently praise the resort's excellent customer service, its gourmet cuisine, and its revitalizing spa services. During your stay, you can sign up for invigorating treatments like the Mayan Jade Facial or the Coffee & Cocoa Experience. For extra pampering, consider splurging for the Riviera Maya Spa Package, which includes spa credits and ecotours, among other perks. If you're more interested in hitting the links or a scuba expedition, consider one of the resorts other popular packages, all of which include meals at the property's eight restaurants and other privileges, such as 24-hour concierge services, snokeling tours and even mixology classes. And if you're traveling with kids in tow, send them over to the Grand Velas Kids' or Teens' Club – they'll have plenty of opportunities to meet new friends while you're catching up on some R&R. Plus, since the hotel is under the Preferred umbrella, members of the I Prefer program can earn or redeem points here.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3840 reviewsTripAdvisor (3840)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    #11 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5106 reviewsTripAdvisor (5106)

    Sandwiched between the Asian-influenced Banyan Tree Mayakoba and the sensual Rosewood Mayakoba, this member of the Fairmont family upholds its brand's standards along this luxurious stretch of sand just north of Playa del Carmen. The property houses 401 guest rooms and suites, all of which come outfitted in tropical-inspired decor, spacious soaking tubs, LCD televisions and Le Labo toiletries. The resort, which is nestled within 240 acres of tropical forest, also sits next to the PGA Championship El Camaleón golf course. Additionally, the property features the 37,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa and three on-site restaurants (not including the two grab-and-go cafes, the two pool bars and the lobby lounge). And if you're traveling with children, take them to the Kids Club (for ages 4 to 12), where they can spend their days making piñatas or origami souvenirs. To make the most of your stay at the Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, consider booking one of the resort's promotional packages. But be careful: Some guests warn that the property's high food and drink prices can quickly raise your final bill.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5106 reviewsTripAdvisor (5106)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
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    Hotel Esencia
    Xpu-Ha
    #12 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 336 reviewsTripAdvisor (336)

    Situated only 17 miles south of Playa del Carmen, the 50-acre Hotel Esencia lures those seeking utter seclusion. The guest rooms and cottages feature minimalistic decor, with white stucco walls, built-in shelves and brightly colored pillows and throws  all of which add to their spacious allure, according to past visitors. Each accommodation also comes with high-tech amenities, including a large flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station along with one king or two queen beds (some of the two-bedroom suites also feature private pools and terraces). In terms of dining, you can enjoy inventive Mexican cuisine at the resort's three eateries. Recent guests cite the hotel food as flavorful and the service as immaculate. Guests also compliment Hotel Esencia's well-manicured grounds and the on-site spa, which offers unique services such as the "Ritual del Sol," a body treatment that incorporates lavender, chamolile and a Mayan mud wrap to soothe sun-burned skin, and an "Ritualito Tropical," a replenishing vanilla and stawberry body wrap.

    Xpu-Ha
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 336 reviewsTripAdvisor (336)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
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    Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa
    Riviera Maya
    #13 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1307 reviewsTripAdvisor (1307)

    Located about 12 miles north of Playa del Carmen, the Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa's accommodations feature an open-air design and come with handcrafted wood furniture, canopied beds and private terraces or patios. Outside of the rooms, guests will find plenty of high-end facilities, including three palm tree-lined swimming pools, two tennis courts and a rooftop observation tower that offers views of Riviera Maya. For added relaxation, book an appointment at the Kinan Spa, where all the massage beds face east to reflect new beginnings. After a day at the spa, lounge on the resort's powdery sands. And when you feel hungry, dine at one of Belmond Maroma's three restaurants: Snag a table at El Restaurante for crispy duck tacos and lobster enchiladas, Freddy's Tequila and Ceviche Bar for inventive sushi and sashimi creations, or El Sol Tapas & Restaurant for Mediterranean-style cuisine with a Mexican twist. According to past guests, the flavorful cuisine is top-notch. Another point of praise: The friendly and genuine hotel staff. Past guests say extra touches, like the staff greeting guests by name, made their stay especially memorable. The one caveat to all of this luxury is the sticker shock some guests feel when it's time to pay the bill; however, many visitors say the price is well worth it.

    Riviera Maya
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1307 reviewsTripAdvisor (1307)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
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    UNICO 20.87 Hotel Riviera Maya
    Akumal
    #14 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 870 reviewsTripAdvisor (870)
    Free WiFi

    Named for its coordinates, UNICO 20.87 Hotel Riviera Maya overlooks the Caribbean Sea from Puerto Juárez, Mexico, about 16 miles outside of Playa del Carmen. Although a few recent guests reported customer service issues here, many were impressed with its plethora of amenities and luxurious adults-only accommodations. All guest rooms and suites blend modern amenities (think: Nespresso coffee makers, free Wi-Fi access and JBL Bluetooth sound systems) with decor accents handmade from local materials. Steaming services and 24-hour room service are also available via Anfitrións, or personal butlers. If you'd rather eat outside your room, the property offers a grab-and-go cafe and four restaurants, which specialize in Italian, Mexican and Asian cuisines. Meals and drinks at all four eateries, plus alcoholic beverages at three bars, are covered by the resort's all-inclusive rates. Other inclusions range from nightly entertainment to water sports activities at the beach to fitness center access and three pools. Pay an additional service fee and you'll enjoy more perks like golf excursions and spa treatments.

    Akumal
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 870 reviewsTripAdvisor (870)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Excellence Playa Mujeres
    Playa Mujeres
    #15 in Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 13906 reviewsTripAdvisor (13906)
    Free WiFi

    Perched on 2 miles of chalky white sand along the Playa Mujeres peninsula, this all-inclusive Excellence outpost offers guests gorgeous surroundings. Suites are appointed with Jacuzzi tubs, satellite TVs, pillow menus, stocked minibars and private balconies or patios. But you shouldn't stay cooped up indoors. Outside, the seven swimming pools, 11 bars and long stretches of sand offer ample opportunities for relaxation. As for dining, you'll have 10 venues to choose from, though past visitors suggest dining at Chez Isabelle, citing its tasty French plates, attentive service and romantic atmosphere as particularly memorable. And for an extra dose of R&R, sign up for a replenishing treatment at the Miilé Spa (not covered by the all-inclusive package). If you're craving some more activity, dance lessons, cooking classes and an introductory scuba lesson are all covered in your nightly rate. (Plus, Cancun is roughly 8 miles south.) Just keep in mind this Playa Mujeres retreat is adults-only, so if you're traveling with children, you'll want to book elsewhere.

    Playa Mujeres
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 13906 reviewsTripAdvisor (13906)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi