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Review Summary


  • Big, sleek rooms with sexy open bathrooms
  • Rooms inspired by designers or fashion icons
  • Some rooms have Jacuzzi tubs, mini-fridges, and microwaves
  • Within walking distance of the beach
  • Above ground, indoor Jacuzzi
  • Fitness equipment area
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • All TVs have DVD players


  • No direct beach access (across the street)
  • No pool
  • Some rooms have old tube TVs
  • No on-site restaurant

Bottom Line

The Mayafair Design Hotel features an odd combination of decor. Housed in what appears to be a former, cheesy, Mayan-themed strip mall -- complete with non-working escalators -- the hotel now has modern touches like cool, new-age furniture in the lobby and rooms inspired by designers or fashion icons. Rooms are spacious and sleek with sexy open bathrooms. Some rooms offer large Jacuzzi tubs but others only have tube TVs and lack mini-fridges. There are few amenities at this hotel -- just one above ground Jacuzzi -- but it is within walking distance of the beach. This hotel is geared toward gay men and offers inexpensive rates, but visitors looking for more amenities can find other hotel options nearby at similar rates.

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Across the street from the beach in the Hotel Zone

Map of Mayafair Design Hotel

The Mayafair is located across the street from the beach near the northern tip of the Hotel Zone, an easy drive from the airport. The Zona Hotelera (or Hotel Zone) is the megaresort, mega-mall area in Isla Cancun that caters to mass tourism. Nightlife is one of its main draws, as are brand-name shops and restaurants -- but there's little of Cancun's original flavor here. To get a hint of what that is, take a cab to Ciudad Cancun, the real downtown, where smaller, better restaurants, local shops, and quieter bars are located.

  • 30-minute drive to Cancun International Airport
  • 5-minute walk to the beach
  • 5-minute walk to the Flamingo Shopping Center
  • 8-minute walk to the Isla Shopping Center
  • 24-minute drive to downtown Cancun (Ciudad Cancun)
  • 47-minute drive to Puerto Morelos, with quiet beaches and great snorkeling spots
  • 1-hour and 4-minute 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

Rooms and Rates

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Key Features
Fitness Center
Hotel Services
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
Family Services
Babysitting Services
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Beauty Salon
Business Center
Fitness Center
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Kukulcan Boulevard Km 8.5 hotel zone, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Phone 52 (998) 883-1311
Room Types
  • Eden Suite
  • Supreme Suite

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