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  • Small fitness center with only two cardio machines
  • Room decor is bland and beds can be uncomfortable
  • Lots of stairs, even just to get to the lobby
  • Fee for Wi-Fi

Bottom Line

The 116-room NYX Hotel Cancun (formerly Avalon Grand) has two large pools, two restaurants, two bars, a spa, and a fitness center. It delivers a resort feel, with the highlight being its oceanfront location. Overall, the hotel is a good value for those looking to stay on the beach in the Hotel Zone, but don't expect anything over-the-top -- the fitness center is small, and although all of the rooms feature kitchenettes, balconies, and flat-screen TVs, the decor is bland, with thin bedspreads and dated furniture.

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On the beach in the Hotel Zone

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The NYX Hotel 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 US 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, where locals live and play, so be ready to take a taxi or the bus every time you want to venture in that direction.

The Zona Hotelera (or Hotel Zone) is the mega-resort, 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.

  • 28-minute drive to Cancun International Airport
  • 3-minute walk to the Flamingo Shopping Center
  • 7-minute walk to the Isla Shopping Center
  • 25-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

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Key Features
Fitness Center
Hotel Services
Dry Cleaning
Room Service
Family Services
Babysitting Services
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Fitness Center
Located on the Beach
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Mini Bar (with liquor)
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Smoking Rooms Available
Boulevard Kukulcan, Km 11.5, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Phone (305) 774-0040
Also Known As
  • Avalon Grand Cancun
Room Types
  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Standard Room
  • Studio Room

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