ME Cancun Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Hotel Zone, Cancun

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Pros

  • On a beautiful beach with bright blue water and soft, white sand
  • 3 well-kept pools, 2 of which are adults-only
  • Sleek, modern rooms with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi
  • Intimate spa includes a salon and treatment rooms with deep soaking tubs
  • 5 restaurants and 7 bars allow for plenty of variety; dining options include an upscale Asian restaurant, a lively Mediterranean spot, and a casual beachfront restaurant
  • Adult-oriented focus, with peaceful pools, an adults-only room collection, and lively bars (a con for some!)

Cons

  • Different levels of all-inclusive plans, with ME+ guests getting preferential treatment
  • Fee for use of day beds at the pool and beach

Bottom Line

The ME Cancun is an upscale option on a quiet stretch of beautiful beach -- with crystal clear waters and soft white sand -- in Cancun's Hotel Zone. The overall look of the hotel is sleek and sexy, from the marble lobby with high ceilings and modern artwork to the minimalist rooms. The resort is definitely more geared toward couples than families: Though children are allowed, numerous features -- such as two pools, the bars, and a collection of rooms (for guests under the ME + all-inclusive plan) -- are adults-only. The ME Cancun provides guests with a luxurious experience and offers all the amenities of a top-notch hotel: a 24-hour fitness center, a spa, and numerous dining options. However, many guests feel nickel-and-dimed by the levels of all-inclusivity; ME + guests get preferential treatment in regards to restaurant and spa reservations, and guests with the minimum all-inclusive plan have to pay cover charges for entrance to the Beach Club during weekends and events.

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 Location

On the beach in the Hotel Zone

The ME Cancun is directly on the beach near the southern tip of the Hotel Zone, an easy drive to the airport. It is a great spot for those who want a beautiful, half-empty beach but aren't seeking a real Cancun experience -- restaurants (aside from U.S. chains like Chili's and Outback Steakhouse), shops, and the world-famous Cancun nightlife are farther north. Also, it is about a half-hour cab ride from Ciudad Cancun.

The Zona Hotelera (or Hotel Zone) is the megaresort, mega-mall area in Isla Cancun that caters to mass tourism. The cheesy nightlife is one of its main draws, as are its brand-name 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 cab to Ciudad Cancun, the real downtown, where smaller, better restaurants, local shops, and quieter bars are located.

  • 27-minute drive to Cancun International Airport
  • 6-minute walk to the Flamingo Shopping Center
  • 8-minute walk to the Isla Shopping Center
  • 22-minute drive to downtown Cancun (Ciudad Cancun)
  • 45-minute drive to Puerto Morelos, with quiet beaches and great snorkeling spots
  • 1-hour drive to Playa del Carmen, a laid-back and bustling town with great shopping, and a well-heeled crowd
  • 1-hour and 45-minute drive to Tulum Mayan ruins

 Bottom Line

The ME Cancun is an upscale option on a quiet stretch of beautiful beach -- with crystal clear waters and soft white sand -- in Cancun's Hotel Zone. The overall look of the hotel is sleek and sexy, from the marble lobby with high ceilings and modern artwork to the minimalist rooms. The resort is definitely more geared toward couples than families: Though children are allowed, numerous features -- such as two pools, the bars, and a collection of rooms (for guests under the ME + all-inclusive plan) -- are adults-only. The ME Cancun provides guests with a luxurious experience and offers all the amenities of a top-notch hotel: a 24-hour fitness center, a spa, and numerous dining options. However, many guests feel nickel-and-dimed by the levels of all-inclusivity; ME + guests get preferential treatment in regards to restaurant and spa reservations, and guests with the minimum all-inclusive plan have to pay cover charges for entrance to the Beach Club during weekends and events.

Things You Should Know About ME Cancun

Address

  • Boulevard Kukulkan Km 12, Cancun, 77500, Mexico

Room Types

  • 2 Bedroom Suite MST
  • Junior Suite Ocean View
  • Junior Sunset View Suite
  • Loft Suite
  • Luxury Ocean Front
  • Premium Ocean View
  • Suite ME
  • Sunset View Deluxe

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 417
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Hotel Zone, Cancun
Address: Boulevard Kukulkan Km 12, Cancun, 77500, Mexico
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