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4.3 out of 5

"The only thing that I didn't like is that there is not much of a beach. The sand is placed on a concrete floor. It has the appearance of a beach but ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 17 Aug 2022

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront resort with 2 restaurants

On the beach

Within a 10-minute walk of the resort, you'll find Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park and Cha'an Ka'an Observatory of Cozumel. Also, Playa Caletita is within half a mile (1 km) and Stingray Beach is within 2 miles (3 km).

Full-service spa, sauna

A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this resort. Dine at the beachfront restaurant and relax with beach umbrellas. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a playground, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities.

Deluxe Room, Non Smoking, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$115* Per night/room Oct 6 - Oct 7

Deluxe Room Ocean Front Prestige

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

El Cid La Ceiba Beach ratings based on 42 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for El Cid La Ceiba Beach

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Family (3)
4 out of 5
The only thing that I didn't like is that there is not much of a beach. The sand is placed on a concrete floor. It has the appearance of a beach but it is not. Either than that, the value for the price was amazing.

Posted by , from Brownsville on Aug 17, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 17, 2022 by Dear Hector,

What a great pelasure to have the opportunity to receive your review for our resort on this media. We are happy to read in your kind comments that this vacation at our resort was overall a pleasant stay and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Sincerely, El Cid Resorts.

5 out of 5
Great staff feels like going home

Posted by on Apr 3, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 4, 2022 by Dear Mrs. Martín,

Thank you very much for taking part in your day to qualify our service and facilities on this website. We are very pleased to determine that this vacation at our resort has fulfilled all your expectations. It will be a great pleasure to have the opportunity of serving you again soon. Cordially, El Cid Resorts.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 20, 2021

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4 out of 5
The staff was phenominal! Friendliest on the island! Food was great even the breakfast buffet was good! Pool, hot tub, beach were marginal. We chose to leave every day and go to Playa Chen Rio. We did not use the pool/beach once cause it looked kinda suspect...

Posted by , from Minnesota on Feb 10, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 11, 2020 by Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your time to qualify our service and facilities thorugh Expedia´s platform. We are very happy to identify in your review that this past stay at our facility has fulfilled all your expectations. We look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you back again. Cordially, Andrés Maillard General Manager.

5 out of 5
As scuba divers, we have stayed in Cozumel for over 30 years. La Ceiba is now be our new home away from home!!! We lived near Cabo San Lucas so we know about staying in hotels with old Colonial charm and this is one of the best in the world! The staff is dedicated, honest, hard working and kind. They show you the true spirit behind the Mayan people and they are awesome! It was a pleasure sitting on our balcony and watching how each day the staff cleaned every inch of the hotel with a happy rhythm. Each day we started our day off with the breakfast buffet and just loved it! There was tropical, fresh fruit and a freshly made green juice that just started our day off right as we drank our hot coffee and ate our warm tortillas and watched the fish from the crystal clear waters at the restaurant. On Mother's day there was a knock on our door and our Maid was there with a basket of candy that she offered us to help ourselves to. If you want a five star corporate hotel, this is not the one for you. But if a real cultural destination that has clean rooms, great organic toiletries,comfy beds and a great ocean view, this is the one for you. We have already planned our next trip back! Upper management must love their jobs because they do such a great job and that kind of positive attitude moved right down to every member of their staff. We felt like we were staying at our Mayan Grandparent's home and they really loved us! So very safe and secure...Thanks again, Jerome Santos

Posted by , from Wildomar, CA on May 31, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 1, 2019 by Dear Mr. Santos

First of all, I want to thank you for rating our resort with this positive score on this platform. Your evaluation assures us that the effort of each and every member of our team is to obtain positive results and allows us to preserve the high quality service that has always distinguished us. We are proud to know that your entire stay at our facilities was truly wonderful. For all members of the Marina El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel, it will be a privilege to have another opportunity to welcome you in the future. Cordially, Andrés Maillard General Manager.

5 out of 5

Awesome view great staff, super clean and great ac

Love it love love it. First time to Cozumel and I will be back for sure. The staff was awesome and the food was delicious. Super clean hotel rooms I recommend the deluxe ocean view. Can't beat the view of the ocean water.

Posted by , from CA on Aug 1, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 1, 2018 by Dear Mr. Pedro,

First of all, thank you very much for sharing your excellent qualification for our resort on Expedia´s platform. It is a great pleasure to hear that this 1st visit to Cozumel and to our resort has been amazing. Thank you also for all your kudos to our resort and staff, your positive comments make us feel proud and assure us that we are achieving our aim: serve our guest with the highest quality service. We look forward to having the pleasure to welcome you back to our facilities in the future. Sincerely, Andrés Maillard General Manager.

4 out of 5

Great value

Pros: Great snorkeling beach
Location: Great location...close to shopping and restaurants.
We stayed here for 6 nights after a cruise. The hotel is very nice and located close to a lot of shops and restaurants. The staff was very friendly. We did not get the all inclusive but our booking included the continental breakfast, which was not worth even going to. When we went to the breakfast buffet to get our free breakfast, we were told that only all inclusive can walk through the line. We had to sit at a table and tell a waiter what fruit and pastry we wanted from the buffet (not allowed anything else). We ate most of our dinners at the restaurant because the food was very good and the prices were great. The beach is more of a snorkeling beach. There were plenty of chairs but limited shade (first come first served setup). The room was very nice and the view was great. They talked us into doing the 90 minute time share pitch (offered up some great incentives). The first half of the pitch was in the restaurant with a free lunch. Started off ok but as the saleswoman realized we weren't gonna commit, she started getting rude. After the free lunch sales pitch we were told we had to leave the tip (kinda weird). Then we went to the sales office were she became more hostile because we weren't seeing the value in it for us to sign up. After the 90 minutes we were set free and given the percs that were promised. overall its a great spot for the value...would go back.

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 30, 2018 by Dear Mr. Jim,

Thank you very much for taking the time in sharing your kind comments about our resort through this platform. we are satisfied to realize in your comments that this past visit to Cozumel has been perfect and accommodating and that you had the opportunity to enjoy our full facilities and services. our committed to our guest is to make their vacation as stay as pleasant as possible together with the highest level of service It will be a pleasure to have the opportunity to welcome you back to El Cid La Ceiba Beach very soon. Sincerely, Andrés Maillard General Manager.

3 out of 5

Value hotel

We had to fly in a day early. The queen room we booked the first night was really a pull out sofa bed, when we complained that it was so bad I tried sleeping on the cushions on the floor,the front desk didn’t say anything except the room we booked for the rest of our stay was better. The ocean view prestige room was much better and the bed was comfortable. The hotel is older, but pretty clean, not more than a 3 star 2 1/2 if it wasn’t on the ocean. Beach area was small, but not crowded, food was ok at best. We tried to eat at the local places around there. Drinks were either Terrible tasting or really weak. Everything was adequate, we were there to scuba dive, not for the resort amenities. If you are diving, the resort is overpriced and wouldn’t match the local dive shop prices we found, so shop around a bit before you choose!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 8, 2018 by Dear Guest

First of all, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience through this platform. We are very sorry to hear that your recent stay at our resort was displeasure. We would like to apologize for all the situations occurred during your visit to our resort and we can assure you that we are going to take the corrective action to improve the quality of our service in order to keep offering the best level service to our guests. We hope you can give us a second chance to serve you and serve you as you deserve. Sincerely, Lupita Mariscal.

3 out of 5

Be aware of time-share pull...

Pros: Cleanliness
Cons: Offer discounts and packages the second day of stay, not immediately.
Location: Great beach spot, but cruise ships will partially block your view.
It might be pervasive across Cozumel and Cancun, but don't get lured into accepting packages for time-shares. They will waste your time, especially when you just arrived and want to get some sleep.

Posted by , from Portland OR on Jan 6, 2018

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5 out of 5

Winter Get Away :)

We stay at La Ciba every Spring and enjoy biking in Cozumel...Of course Snorkeling and Swimming. The Breakfast is fabulous !! This hotel is centrally located and we can walk to shopping and other places to eat !!

Posted by , from Fayetteville, Arkansas on Mar 22, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 24, 2017 by Andrés Maillard / General Manager

Dear LK, Thank you for letting us to learn about your experience in El Cid La Ceiba Beach, it is very pleasant for us to hear such a lovely comment about your vacations in here, We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed you vacations in Cozumel and did so many funny activities, Thank you for you valuation and for sharing your opinion about our Resort and our amenities through Expedia, We hope we can continue being your choice the next time your travel agenda brings you to Cozumel. Sincerely,

All-inclusive Details

  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Room service during certain hours
  • Taxes included

Property Features

El Cid La Ceiba Beach offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor tennis court, and an outdoor pool. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. A children's pool, a fitness center, and a sauna are also featured at the family-friendly El Cid La Ceiba Beach. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Cozumel resort.

  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 1
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

El Cid La Ceiba Beach offers 60 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

La Chopa Loca Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Trattoria Da Salvatore - This beachfront restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, El Cocay. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy. The spa is open daily.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Massages on beach
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Car not required
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Optional extras

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

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Ceiba Beach
  • El Cid Ceiba
  • El Cid Ceiba Beach
  • El Cid Ceiba Beach Cozumel
  • El Cid Ceiba Beach Hotel
  • El Cid Ceiba Beach Hotel Cozumel
  • El Cid Cozumel
  • El Cid La Ceiba Cozumel
  • El Cid Ceiba Beach Resort Cozumel
  • El Cid Ceiba Beach Resort
  • El Cid La Ceiba Beach Resort
  • El Cid La Ceiba Beach Cozumel
  • El Cid La Ceiba Beach Resort Cozumel

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.