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On the northern edge of the Hotel Zone, within walking distance to restaurants, bars, and shopping
The Fiesta Americana is located on the northern side of resort-packed, party-oriented Hotel Zone. It’s right in the heart of the action, with dozens of restaurants, stores, and bars an easy walk away, and miles and miles of white-sand beach at its doorstep.
The Zona Hotelera (or Hotel Zone) is the megaresort, mega-mall area in Isla Cancun that caters to mass tourism. The nightlife is one of its main draws, as are its shops and restaurants -- but there's little of Cancun's original flavor here. To get a hint of what that is, you'll have to take a 15-minute cab to Ciudad Cancun, the real downtown, where smaller, better restaurants, local shops, and quieter bars are located.
Compared to neighboring properties, the 179-room Fiesta Americana is a small hotel that offers a great value for families. It's less party-oriented than most of the Hotel Zone properties, and has a wide range of activities and amenities designed for travelers with kids: a kiddy pool, a playground, a kids’ club; plus large, clean, multi-room suites with at least a kitchenette with a mini-fridge and a microwave. The large pool, the nice beach, the spa, the spacious fitness center with sauna, and the central location are perks as well. But it’s an aging property, so expect a few flaking walls, as well as only the most basic resort amenities for adults.