"The hotel was surprisingly better then the reviews! This hotel is very catered to the actual Latin culture. Very strong cultural events and food. If y ... " More

By NorthCali8, from San Francisco, CA, USA on Wed 06 Jun 2012

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Avenida Kukulkan awaits you at Aquamarina Beach Resort. Within a short 5-minute stroll, you'll find Museum of Popular Mexican Art and Linda Beach. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include 2 restaurants, a private beach, and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy free WiFi, balconies, and satellite TV, featured in all 165 rooms. Additionally, room service and safes are available.

The restaurant, Las Perlas, is open for breakfast and dinner. At the hotel's own beach bar or poolside bar, you can enjoy a drink. Enjoy the marina, fitness center, and kids' swimming pool as well as access to kayaking. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this 3-star Hotel Zone hotel include La Isla Shopping Mall and Delfines Beach.

Aquamarina Beach Resort ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.5 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

culture hotel for Hispanic experience

Pros: lots of room space
Cons: beach
The hotel was surprisingly better then the reviews! This hotel is very catered to the actual Latin culture. Very strong cultural events and food. If you want to experience the Mexican culture, this is the place to be. It also provides excellent accommodation to people all over the world. The English from the crew members were great. They tried to understand and solve whatever issues. The beach itself surrounding the hotel was the only downside of this wonderful place.

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA, USA on Jun 6, 2012

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5 out of 5

Treated Like Royalty!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet, friendly staff
My best friend and I stayed here a few years ago & had the best budget gals week ever!! The staff was very attentive and kind ( and no--we aren't Mexican--we are American) and our favorite concierge/bellman always had helpful tips for us on siteseeing and things to do. We didn't check in thinking this was the Ritz Carlton--we knew it was an economy hotel. We encountered NO bugs & our housekeeper was there every morning w/towels & anything we needed. Then again, my best friend & I treat people the way we like to be treated--we don't treat hotel staff like slaves. Maybe that's part of the reason we had such an awesome experience at the Aquamarina! I'd stay there again in a heartbeat. As to the "uncomfortable" beds--I slept like a baby. Not sure what kind of beds/mattresses all these little princes/princesses are accustomed to!! This resort is definitely for those of us who don't plan on "living" in our hotel. My friend & I were more interested in taking in old,downtown Cancun than being waited on hand & foot,so if you're looking for laidback the Aquamarina will do very nicely,thank you!!

Posted by , from IN on Jul 7, 2011

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4 out of 5

Place was fine.

The room had a small kitchen with fridge which was helpful since we did not do the all inclusive. Staff was very friendly and helpful. A crying baby arrived next door one night, so we requested a new room. Staff took care of our request with speed. Both rooms had beautiful ocean views and were very clean and attractive. Didn't get any noise from the surrounding rooms except for the baby one night, which was not the hotel's fault. One meal eaten at the restaurant was average in both quality and price, but then we went out for the day most days and ate downtown a lot. Had low internet usage rates of approx. $* per 10 minutes. Helpful Oxxo (convenience store) across street and bus stop in front of hotel. I will return there. Safe in room for our use was free. Beach not the best, but beaches in Mexico are all open to the public and you could go next door to another better beach if you wanted.

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010

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1 out of 5

Not for Americans

Overall I had a great time on vacation with my family; however, I would never recommend this resort to anyone other than Mexican heritage and/or spanish speaking people...as they are the only ones who get true service....drinks brought to them around the pool, etc. Americans don't...you have to get up and get your own drink; and, beware...the bars close earlier for you!!!!! The food wasn't bad, but be prepared to eat the same thing all week for a limited amount of time.....and get bad service even if you tip good. Certain things are not available to you (like soda for breakfast) that is unless you are Mexican. And....be prepared to pay for broken things that you did not break.....while on vacation a pool sign had gotten broken...right away it was my cousins fought even though he had been in bed during the supposed time of the incident (that is all 4 different times given). Everyone that was with him tried to explain what had happened...but they didn't want to hear it. 4 different guards gave 4 different stories as to what happened...all ridiculous and impossible in nature...but still we were made to pay or go to jail! And after....all the staff and guards sat around us callling us gringos and pointing and laughing in my cousin's face. They said that we would be sorry for writing a bad review. At that time we had found out that 4 other americans had had stuff stolen from their room and had incidences such as us. Bottom line....DON'T TRUST ANY OF THE WORKERS. O and beware of the cock roaches and maides just walking in your room even when the do not disturb sign is out. PS one cock roach was placed under my door by a security guard....!!!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2008

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3 out of 5

Location Best

We were a group of 20 with 5 rooms. We requested all together and ocean view and we did not get that. The beds are very hard and the quilts are rough. The showers (only) are horrible. Leaks all over the bathroom floor. The beach is Marina side and that is what it is. Seaweed galore. The outdoor entertainment was okay , best when XYZ was on duty. The indoor entertainment was okay. Pools were good - hot tubs were not hot but both closed just at dark - too early. 2 1/2 star I guess is correct. All should be treated equal.

Posted by on Jun 23, 2008

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1 out of 5

NEVER GO HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First of all the rooms have bugs in them and the beds are like sleeping on bricks and we needed roomservice everyday and they only came like 2 days out of the week stay we had to keep asking for towels ..etc.. the food was the same exact thing everyday just cooked a different way and put a diferent name on it and made several or my family members sick and vomited.. I would never recommend this hotel to anyone not even if they were desperate .

Posted by on Jun 23, 2008

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1 out of 5


The rooms are a bit rundown. There is nothing special about the room. It's literally beds w/ a counter space and a bathroom that smells like mildew. There are not any drawers and not really a real safe. We had expected a little bit better than what we got. I would recommend only booking 5 stars in Cancun.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2007

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5 out of 5

bridgers honeymoon

we had a great time we got back on the 14/6/07 we are going back next year for a month the people that didnt like it must not no how to have fun and should go to riu palace next time its a bit more up market but we wouldnt go any were eles or change our honneymoon it was amazing the staff work hard to see that every need is covered there was nothing to complaine about for us

Posted by on Jun 26, 2007

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4 out of 5

o.k. for the money

aquamarina is a older hotel on the end of the hotel zone. It can use some improvements in all areas but all in all it's ok... after reading the other reviews we weren't expecting much... it's not the Ritz.It's just very basic,but all in all we had a BLAST!!!

Posted by on Jun 25, 2007

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1 out of 5


The rooms are nothing like the pictures it is run down, smelly, old sheets and bedspreads, old towels all dirty. Service crappy!!! No beach it is for the boats, sea weed no place to swim. Go to another place!!!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2007

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Property Features

Simply step outside to unwind on the hotel's beach. Sit back and relax on the beach with complimentary cabanas, umbrellas, and sun loungers. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Aquamarina Beach Resort like a marina, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. This beach hotel also offers a fitness center and a garden. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Avenida Kukulkan hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 165 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • On private beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.) (21.2 km / 13.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aquamarina Beach Resort offers 165 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes. Rooms open to balconies. Satellite television is provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. This Avenida Kukulkan hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy continental breakfast for a fee.

Las Perlas - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

La Palapa - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

A private beach and a marina are featured at the hotel. An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Aquamarina Beach Resort


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No pets or service animals allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 13 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aquamarina
  • Aquamarina Beach
  • Aquamarina Beach Cancun
  • Aquamarina Beach Resort
  • Aquamarina Beach Resort Cancun
  • Aquamarina Resort
  • Aquamarina Beach Hotel Cancun
  • Cancun Aquamarina
  • Hotel Aquamarina Beach

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.