Heading to Cancun for work or planning an event in one of the world’s top beach destinations? Cancun sees primarily families, friend groups, and couples, but it also has a fair amount of business travelers. Many resorts in Cancun’s Hotel Zone have amenities for the professional guest, like well-outfitted meeting spaces and work desks in the guest rooms. We visited dozens of hotels in the area to see how they stacked up against the competition — from the rooms to the restaurants to the Wi-Fi policies. Take a look at our expert picks for the best business hotels in Cancun’s Hotel Zone and be sure to squeeze in time on those beautiful sandy beaches.
The luxurious, 448-room JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa rests on a soft white-sand section of beautiful beach just off the crowded Hotel Zone. Sophisticated rooms are outfitted with carpet and finished wood, and every one comes with an ocean view. Marble bathrooms with separate tubs and showers have plush towels and quality Aromatherapy toiletries. While there are kids activities, the grown-up vibe, fine-dining options, and extensive business features make this resort best-suited for couples and business groups.
The 497-room Secrets The Vine Cancun Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive, luxury hotel with an adults-only policy. Many of the rooms have stunning sea views from the balconies, and there are luxurious touches like Italian porcelain flooring and beautiful teak wood furniture. Guests can take advantage of a huge range of activities from yoga to wine tasting as well as six a la carterestaurants serving a global list of cuisines including Italian, Mexican, Argentinian, and Asian. Another way to indulge is the on-site spa, which has 14 treatment rooms, a sauna, and a steam room, plus there are four beautiful outdoor pools to choose from. There are seven meeting rooms and a business center available.
The Paradisus Cancun is an all-inclusive, upscale mega-resort whose five interconnected pyramids overlook the gorgeous white sands and perfect blue waters of the Mexican Caribbean. Its 668 rooms are all smart and spacious with sea or lagoonviews -- though some are only partial. While breakfast can get busy, there's no shortage of restaurants and bars to choose from and the huge pool never feels crowded. The impressive spa, large fitness center, and nine-hole golf course are also notable features here. Despite the property's size, its interior tropical gardens also provide a lush even secluded ambience.
Marriott's 4-pearl, 450-room CasaMagna Cancun Resort is located directly on the Hotel Zone's white powder-sand beaches. Rooms have marble bathrooms, classic decor touches, and comfortable beds, but can feature slightly dated technology. Akids' club and children's pool make it family-friendly (as does the hotel mascot, Pancho); while the swim-up infinity pool bar, extra-large hot tub, spa area, and raucous sports bar are ideal for adults. Wi-Fi is only free in the lobby, but some people may snag signal as far as the beach or even in lower-level rooms. Business guests can take advantage of a large events and meeting space area filled with various sized rooms, all in a classic upscale setting.
This 379-room resort is located at the very end of the Hotel Zone, in a quiet spot far from the Cancun buzz. Its large, brightrooms come with the solid amenities (flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and coffeemakers), but have bare walls and feel somewhat dated. The beach is gorgeous, with white sand and turquoise waters, and is quieter and less crowded than other beaches in the area. The hotel also features four great pools, two lighted tennis courts, and several adequate (but unexceptional)restaurants.