Cancún Hotel Zone

Last updated: June 13th

beach recovered indicates beach has been widened. See beach update page
hotel open indicates hotel open or partially open

According to the Cancún Hotel Association, 20,233 (74%) of Cancún’s 27,000+ hotel rooms are ‘open for business’, but this figure includes all hotels in Downtown Cancún.

Bear in mind that hotels that have re-opened, may not yet be fully operational.

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Zona Hotelera – Hotel Zone

Listed in order as if travelling from downtown Cancún, around the island in the direction of the airport

Aquamarina Beach Resort Hotelhotel open
Located on the north facing Playa Las Perlas. Open since November 15th, 2005
Hotel website

Gran Costa Real Cancúnhotel open
Open, overlooking Playa Linda.
Hotel website

Oasis Palm Beachhotel open
Re-opening delayed again; now March 8th
Hotel website

Riu Caribehotel open
Re-opened on December 20th, 2005. Jeff Schultz took this photo from one of the hotel’s presidential suites on January 8th… and this photo was taken on Feb.21st showing the great beach.
Hotel website

Presidente Intercontinental
Was scheduled to re-open on March 10th, but no confirmation yet…
Hotel website

Ambiance Villas at Kin-Hahotel open
Was scheduled to re-open on January 20th
Hotel website

Oasis Viva Beachhotel open
Open. See photos taken on February 6th and March 13th
Hotel website

Riu Palace Las Americashotel open
All-inclusive resort hotel which opened in February 2004. Open since November 5th, 2005. View photos taken on January 5th.
Hotel website

Riu Cancúnhotel open
Open since November 11th, 2005. View photos of the beach taken on January 8th and February 13th.
Hotel website

Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beachhotel open
Re-opened on February 1st. You can clearly see finishing touches being made to poolside palapas on Jan. 19th
Hotel website

Dreams Cancún Resort and Spahotel open
Situated at Punta Cancún. Re-opened on December 24th, 2005
Hotel website

Punta Cancún

Hyatt Regency Cancún estimate for beach
Closed until further notice. I’m hearing "Autumn 2006"
website

NH Krystal Cancúnhotel open estimate for beach
Re-opened on April 1st… but on that date still had to finish the health club, Bogart’s restaurant and tennis courts.
website

Royal Sunsethotel openbeach recovered
Re-opened on November 5th, 2005. The beaches were almost wiped out along this stretch. View photo taken on January 8th.
website

Le Blanc Spa Resorthotel openbeach recovered
The luxury brand of Palace Resorts. Hotel opened just two months prior to Wilma. After being patched up, re-opened on January 9th
website

Hyatt Cancún Caribe Villas & Resortbeach recovered
Sceduled to re-open on July 15th
website

Gran Caribe Real Cancúnhotel openbeach recovered
Was due to re-open on December 24th, 2005. In March 2006, some of the ‘villas’ were  being demolished. View photo taken from balcony on March 11th, looking south along the ‘wave’ side  of the hotel strip.
website

Flamingo Cancún Resort & Plazahotel openbeach recovered
Was scheduled to open on November 30th, 2005
website

Avalon Baccarahotel openbeach recovered
???
website

Avalon Grand Cancúnbeach recovered
Scheduled to re-open sometime in the autumn
website

Beach Palacebeach recovered
Under demolition. A 15-floor hotel will rise in its place.
website

Meliá Turquesabeach recovered
Another opening postponed until the autumn
website

Park Royal Piramideshotel openbeach recovered
Re-opened to members on March 1st; Non-members from July 1st. View photo taken mid-March, before the beach recovery.
website

Sheraton Cancún Towersbeach recovered
Not scheduled to reopen until December 31st 2006.
website
The Sheraton Resort building is being demolished and the Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort will rise in its place… the first phase of which is still on schedule to open in 2007.

Fiesta Americana Grand Aquabeach recovered
Not scheduled to open until November 2006. View photo taken on October 30th, 2005
website

Villas Marlinhotel openbeach recovered
???
website

Barceló Tucancun Beach hotel openbeach recovered
Open since April 22nd after remodelling.
website

Casa Turquesabeach recovered
Should re-open sometime in June 2006. You can see how urgent the beach recovery is needed in this photo taken on March 11th
website

Royal Sandsbeach recoveredhotel open
Re-opened on November 5th, 2005. See photo of beach prior to beach recovery, and happier times (March 15th). Check out the Royal Resorts galleries for more recent photos. Read more at: More sand at the Sands
website

Ritz Carlton Cancúnbeach recovered
Scheduled to re-open on June 15th
website

Golden Crown Paradisehotel openbeach recovered
Open. View photos taken on February 4th
website

Le Meridienhotel openbeach recovered
Some rooms and restaurants opened on November 16th. All 213 rooms and the spa opened on December 1st, 2005. Operating normally. View photos taken at the beach in front of the hotel on January 5th and again on January 16th
website

Cancún Palacebeach recovered
The remodelled hotel is scheduled to re-open in December 2006
website 

J W Marriot Cancún Resort & Spa hotel openbeach recovered
Open, but with very limited services. Check their website

CasaMagna Marriott Cancún Resortbeach recovered
Scheduled to re-open on July 1st
website

Gran Meliá Cancúnhotel openbeach recovered
The hotel will be 100% operational by March 27th, with rooms having been remodelled (new furniture, beds, plasma TVs, etc.). Scheduled to open to individuals on March 31st. View photo taken on March 5th
website

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancún hotel openbeach recovered
Was scheduled to open at the end of January, now revised to February 16th. View photos taken on Jan. 9th and on March 5th (after the beach recovery)
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Grand Oasis Cancúnhotel openbeach recovered
Re-opened on February 9th
website

Oasis Cancúnhotel openbeach recovered
Re-opened on February 16th. View photos of beach taken on Jan. 9th and a week before the beach recovery on Feb. 20th.
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Omni Cancún Hotel & Villashotel openbeach recovered
Re-opened on March 1st. The beach front restaurant – Piña Colada – will re-open on March 15th. View photo of beach taken on Jan. 9th, and Jan. 29th (good view of the Oasis hotels north towards Punta Cancún). Another shot of the beach recovery operation taken on Feb. 22nd.
website

Royal Mayanhotel openbeach recovered
Re-opened on November 5th, 2005
website

See the Royal Resorts’ webcams and galleries for more recent photos.

Royal Caribbeanhotel openbeach recovered
Re-opened on November 5th, 2005
website

Royal Islanderhotel openbeach recovered
Re-opened on November 5th, 2005. See: Beach recovery moves up a gear
website

There’s something going up in between the Islander and the Hilton. This photo courtesy Lee Taylor, Feb. 2006. Jim Wehrle took this on March 5th

Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort
hotel openbeach recovered
Re-opened on May 1st. View photos taken on Jan. 8th, and on Feb. 22nd during the beach recovery.
website

El Pueblitobeach recovered
Hoped to be fully operational by May 2006, but this didn’t happen. The hotel do not respond to emails, so I cannot confirm status. View photo taken on Feb. 22nd
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Crown Paradise Clubhotel openbeach recovered
Open. View photos taken on February 11th, after beach recovery, and on Feb. 22nd
website

Oasis Playahotel openbeach recovered
Re-opened on March 4th
website

Solymar Beach Resortbeach recovered
???
website

Gran Royal Solarisbeach recovered
???
website

Royal Solaris Caribebeach recovered
Due to re-open on May 1st
website

Hotetur Beach Paradisebeach recovered
Re-opening on May 1st
website

Sun Palace Resortbeach recovered
Will re-open in December 2006 as a "couples only" resort
website

Westin Resort & Spa Cancúnhotel openbeach recovered
Club Regina (timeshare) section re-opened in December. Closed to non-timeshare guests until June 1st
website

Club Med Cancúnbeach recovered
Last I heard, will not re-open until November 11th, 2006
website

Disclaimer: I’m offering this information as a service. While I am continually updating this page, I reserve the right to make the occasional mistake (especially when hotels and / or PRO’s do not return my emails). Thanks.