Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan

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With more than 600 independent properties across 85 countries, Preferred Hotels & Resorts offers its guests unique luxury experiences and quality customer service. Each hotel must conform to the brand's Preferred Standards of Excellence – an anonymous, annual inspection carried out by third-party experts to ensure top-notch service is provided – to remain a Preferred property. And within each collection (Preferred Legend Collection, Preferred LVX Collection, Preferred Lifestyle Collection and Preferred Connect Collection), travelers can expect amenities like locally inspired restaurant menus and full-service spas. Several Preferred properties also feature kids clubs, swimming pools and beach and ski slope access. What's more, members of the brand's I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn points – which can be redeemed for free nights – and perks, such as free Wi-Fi access and welcome amenities, during their stays. Popular collections in Preferred Hotels & Resorts appear on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Canada, Best Hotels in Mexico, Best Hotels in Bermuda and Best Hotels in Europe rankings lists; the U.S. News-ranked Preferred Hotels & Resorts are listed below.

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    NIZUC Resort & Spa
    Cancun
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    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, Mexico'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 ESPA-affiliated spa, which offers Mayan-influenced treatments. But what really stands out at this Preferred-affiliated resort 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. However, some lament the daily $65 resort fee. If you're a member of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program, you can cash in accrued points for free night certificates to cover the cost of your accommodation.
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    Grand Velas Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    This 85-acre, all-inclusive property approximately 5 miles northeast of central Playa del Carmen, Mexico, garners rave reviews from its guests. The accommodations impress with whirlpool tubs, 42-inch plasma-screen TVs and at least 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. If you're more interested in staying active, consider breaking a sweat in the fitness center, signing up for a free fitness class or borrowing complimentary kayaks and boogie boards at the beach. The all-inclusive rates also cover meals at the property's eight restaurants and other privileges, such as kids and teens club activities, 24-hour concierge services and drinks. Plus, the hotel is part of the Preferred hotel group, so members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn points and use free night certificates here.
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    Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
    Cancun
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Situated less than 5 miles north of its sister property, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, this Preferred-affiliated resort boasts all of the alluring amenities of its southern sibling with an extra touch of luxury. It may look like an older property from the outside, but each of this resort's 602 suites offers expansive views overlooking the Caribbean Sea, as well as a terrace and a private sitting area. The relaxing atmosphere extends into the 40,000-square-foot Gem Spa, where you can enjoy a hydrotherapy treatment or a soak in the Sensations Pool. If it's sunshine you seek, head to the resort's lagoon-inspired pool or its palapa-studded beach, which hugs Caribbean waters and offers vistas of Isla Mujeras. Even dining at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun is an elegant affair; guests are consistently wowed by the French-Mediterranean cuisine served at Le Basilic, as well as the hand-rolled cigars and Mexican fare found at La Joya (along with the resort's four other restaurants and bars). Kids can also join in the fun with supervised activities at the Coral KidZ Club. Keep in mind, a $25 daily resort fee applies.To cut costs, members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can pay for stays with free night certificates.
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    Sandos Cancun Luxury Resort
    Cancun
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Sandos Cancun Luxury Resort's culinary offerings stand out among Cancun's versatile dining options. Guests heartily approve of this all-inclusive resort's five restaurants, pointing to Gaijin as especially memorable for its inventive sushi creations. After you eat, hit the hotel's white sand beach or its three oceanfront infinity pools. But take note: Previous guests said that after 2 p.m., the pool area is cast into shadow by the neighboring Secrets The Vine Cancun. While guests say that there is some entertainment offered on the pool deck, they add that Sandos is not the place for glitzy evening productions or loud nightlife. However, seekers of a quieter stay will enjoy these guest rooms and suites, which feature marble bathrooms, coffee makers, minibars, Wi-Fi access, 32-inch flat-screen TVs and 24-hour room service. What's more, during your stay, you can take advantage of the 15,000-square-foot Spa del Mar, which offers soothing treatments such as hot stone massages and mineral spa therapy body wraps. And should you crave more activity, enjoy windsurfing, kayaking or a deep sea fishing expedition (for an additional fee).

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