Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Hotel Zone, Cancun

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Pros

  • Unique location surrounded on three sides by water
  • Massive main pool, plus a private pool for Preferred Club guests
  • Spacious rooms have balconies and marble bathrooms
  • Serene spa with extensive treatment options
  • 5 restaurants, 5 lounges, and 24-hour room service
  • Large, cheery kids' club with supervised activities
  • Lagoon where guests can swim with dolphins (fees apply)
  • 24-hour concierge

Cons

Bottom Line

The all-inclusive, family-friendly Dreams Cancun is in a convenient location near shops and restaurants, but still maintains a relatively tranquil atmosphere. The property occupies a unique spot in the Hotel Zone, with sprawling grounds that jut out into the ocean. Highlights include a cheery kids' club, serene spa, massive pool, and saltwater lagoon where guests can swim with dolphins. Rooms are large, but could use an update: Some have old tube TVs, and the beach-inspired decor in some rooms verges on kitschy. The all-inclusive rates include just about everything, but some guests feel nickel-and-dimed when they have to pay for in-room Wi-Fi.

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 Location

On a somewhat quiet promontory in the lively northern area of the Hotel Zone

Dreams Cancun is located in the northern area of the Hotel Zone, less than a 30-minute drive from the airport. It is a great spot for those who looking for the quintessential Cancun experience, with plenty of restaurants, shops, and clubs nearby. The sprawling grounds feel a bit more tranquil than neighboring resorts, thanks to the hotel's unique spot on a promontory surrounded by crystal-clear waters.

Comprised of a narrow strip of land flanked by the green waters of the Nichupte Lagoon on one side and the Caribbean's turquoise waves on the other, the Hotel Zone is where most of the all-inclusive, self-contained resorts are located in Cancun. This one long stretch of white sand is lined with hotels and businesses that cater exclusively to tourists, with most locals living in the downtown area (known as Ciudad Cancun). Alongside the massive resorts are a mix of entertainment spots, restaurants, and retail malls -- including the open-air La Isla Shopping Village and the cavernous Kukulcan Plaza, which both offer a mix of luxury boutiques, souvenir shops, and eye-catching art.

At the heart of the Hotel Zone is an area known as Party Center, home to the city's most well-known clubs like Coco Bongo, Dady'O, and The City. Once darkness falls, the fiesta begins, with clubs, bars, and lounges here and in the surrounding areas providing a steady supply of alcohol, along with lively entertainment that ranges from booming techno beats to mesmerizing acrobatic performances.

  • 29-minute drive to Cancun International Airport
  • 21-minute drive to downtown Cancun (Ciudad Cancun)
  • 46-minute drive to snorkeling and quiet beaches in Puerto Morelos
  • 1-hour drive to Playa del Carmen, a laid-back and bustling town with great shopping and a well-heeled crowd
  • 1-hour and 44-minute drive to the Mayan ruins at Tulum

 Bottom Line

The all-inclusive, family-friendly Dreams Cancun is in a convenient location near shops and restaurants, but still maintains a relatively tranquil atmosphere. The property occupies a unique spot in the Hotel Zone, with sprawling grounds that jut out into the ocean. Highlights include a cheery kids' club, serene spa, massive pool, and saltwater lagoon where guests can swim with dolphins. Rooms are large, but could use an update: Some have old tube TVs, and the beach-inspired decor in some rooms verges on kitschy. The all-inclusive rates include just about everything, but some guests feel nickel-and-dimed when they have to pay for in-room Wi-Fi.

Things You Should Know About Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Address

  • Punta Cancun S N, Zona Hotelera Cancun, 77500 Mexico

Room Types

  • Club Jacuzzi Junior Suite
  • Club Ocean Front Room
  • Deluxe Dolphin Front View
  • Deluxe Dolphin Ocean View Room
  • Deluxe Ocean Front Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Master One Bedroom Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 376
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Hotel Zone, Cancun
Address: Punta Cancun S N, Zona Hotelera Cancun, 77500 Mexico
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