Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas

Boulevard Kukulcan, Km 8.5, Manzana 50 Lote 4, Zona Hotelera | Cancun 77500  [SEE MAP]Cancun  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Every suite comes with a balcony or terrace
Guests say the beach area is on the small side
Not to be confused with its sister property, Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula, Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas sits between the sparkling blue Caribbean and the calm waters of Nichupte Lagoon on the northern bend of Cancun's Hotel Zone. This all-inclusive resort's 350 plus suites are appointed with flat-screen satellite TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and separate living areas. If your room doesn't feature an ocean view (though most afford excellent views), you can always gaze at the sea from a prime spot on the beach. But since past guests claim this RIU property's swath of sand is a little small, you'll want to stake out sandy real estate before it's all occupied. On the beach you'll have access to snorkeling and kayaking equipment, and at the pool you can try out an introductory scuba lesson. When hunger strikes, you can take advantage of 24-hour snacks and five restaurants, all of which are included in your package's cost. However, some guests do lament that the hotel's food lacks variety, so you may want to wander off the property grounds for a few meals.
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Location
Cancun
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 372 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Ocean
Style
Traditional, Opulent
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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The all-inclusive Riu Palace Las Americas sits on the beach 15 minutes from downtown Cancun. Colorful resort gardens are accessorized by tall fountains and palm trees, and the gigantic lobby is full of glimmering chandeliers.

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The most upscale of Cancún's four Riu properties, this colossal eight-story resort at the north end of the Zona is visually stunning. Unlike the modern, minimalist resorts that dot the strip, the decoration here is a bit baroque; there are towering columns and cupolas in the lobby, and even the most basic guest rooms (all are suites) have ornate mahogany furniture and patterned bedding.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 7670 have reviewed the Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7670 reviews 4.5 (based on 7670 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas' guest rooms and suites offer traditional touches like dark wood furniture, white columns, crown molding and tile floors. Standard room amenities include flat-screen satellite TVs, liquor dispensors, sofa beds and coffee makers. In the bathrooms, guests will find dual vanities and walk-in showers. For additional features like separate living rooms, bathtubs and bathrobes, travelers can upgrade to one of the hotel's suites.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout resort
  • Balconies with whirlpools available in select suites
  • Most accommodations offer ocean views

Standard room size square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

One of four RIU Hotels & Resorts properties in Cancun, the all-inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas sits along Caracol Beach within Cancun's Hotel Zone. Within walking distance, travelers will find a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. Additional eateries and boutiques are located in downtown Cancun, which is about 8 miles away. Area attractions like the Museo Maya de Cancún and the ruins at El Rey Zona Arqueológica can be found less than 7 miles south of the property.
  • Approximately 15 miles northeast of Cancun International Airport
  • Airport transfers can be arranged for a fee
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas has five restaurants, including the Mexican-inspired Fiesta Mexicana restaurant. Fusion fare is on the menu at Krystal, and at Sakura, diners can savor a variety of Japanese specialties. All meals and beverages are covered by the resort's all-inclusive rates.
  • Room service offered 24 hours a day
  • Swim-up pool bar available
  • Liquor dispensors provided in all accommodations
  • Themed buffets offered multiple days a week

Number of restaurants5

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Mexican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas features three outdoor swimming pools. All the pools are surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas. And at the beach, guests can borrow complimentary water sports equipment like catamarans, snorkeling gear and canoes.
  • Free pool towels provided
  • Complimentary introductory scuba diving lesson offered at main pool
  • Volleyball court located at beach
  • Kayak and Jet Ski rentals available for a fee
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The resort's Renova Spa features multiple treatment rooms, plus a sauna, steam room and whirlpool. Offered treatments include massages, facials, body wraps and nail services. Couples massages are also available.
  • Guests 18 and older welcome in spa
  • Waxing services and makeup applications offered

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Fitness

A 24-hour fitness center with free weights and cardio and weight-training equipment is available at the Riu Palace Las Americas. At the beach, travelers have access to kayaks and canoes, as well as a volleyball court.
  • Fees apply for kayak rentals; all-inclusive rates include use of canoes
  • Complimentary fitness classes like yoga and water aerobics offered
  • Tennis is available at the Cancun Golf Club, which is about 2 miles from the resort
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas does not have an on-site business center, but guest computers are available to use for a fee. The resort also offers a nearly 2,200-square-foot conference room, which can accommodate up to 100 people for a theater-style event. For dinners and receptions, business travelers can use one of the property's restaurants or bars.
  • Audiovisual equipment available (charges apply)
  • Free Wi-Fi offered throughout resort

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Wedding

Weddings with up to 50 guests can be hosted at the Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas. Two outdoor venues are available for ceremonies: the beach and a gazebo. Four wedding packages are offered, the most basic of which includes ceremony decor, bridal flowers, semi-private reception dinners, wedding cakes and sparkling wine. Upgraded packages offer additional perks like discounted spa services for guests and couples massages and commemorative T-shirts for the bride and groom. All ceremony and reception details are planned through the resort's on-site wedding planner.
  • Couples receive free basic wedding package when five or more rooms are booked for at least three nights
  • Add-on options like table centerpieces and live entertainment available
  • Vow renewal ceremonies can be arranged

Maximum wedding guest capacity50

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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