Pros

  • Tranquil art boutique directly off the north end of the La Quinta Avenida strip
  • Clean and hip rooms with thoughtful selection of biodegradable toiletries
  • Some rooms have a whirlpool tub and balcony or outdoor showers
  • Free access to Mamitas Beach Club; special deals at Canibal Royal and Las Palapas
  • Free breakfast, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and beach towels
  • Two small outdoor pools
  • Rooftop dining deck with Mexican specialty breakfasts
  • 24-hour reception, coffee and tea service, and business center
  • Interesting mix of antique and contemporary art decor throughout hotel
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Cons

  • No lounge chairs near the small pools
  • Some rooms are cramped
  • Closest beach club is 10-minute walk away
  • Internal noise complaints
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Bottom Line

Right off of the northern edge of the busy and bustling La Quinta Avenida strip, the 28-room Hotel Casa Ticul is an upper-middle-range boutique that’s ideal for those looking to relax in comfort after exploring the area. Rooms have simple chic decor and thoughtful toiletries; some have whirlpool tubs or outdoor showers. While there’s no direct beach access, the hotel has free or discounted entry to some local beach clubs, two small pools (but no loungers), and a large rooftop deck where free homemade Mexican breakfast is served. For direct beach access, check rates at Bel Air Collection Resort & Spa, but note that kiddos aren't allowed. 

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Casa Ticul Hotel by Koox Luxury Collection

Scene

Antiques and contemporary art blend to create a feeling of upscale nostalgia.

Named in honor of the small Yucatan town of Ticul the owner’s grandparents were from, Hotel Casa Ticul is full of old family photographs and antique items paying homage to times past. By decorating the space with furniture, accents, and artifacts from their grandparents’ era, the family-run boutique hopes to transfer a warm feeling of nostalgia and unconditional hospitality to guests, providing a place to relax, and feel comfortable and taken care of. This idea is most successful in the lobby where a large canvas print from a 1948 sienna stained photograph hangs above a soft velvet couch, an elaborately decorative metal vase sits on the glass table in front of the couch, and a mid-century glass and wood display case houses old dolls; small, framed portraits; teaspoons; and doilies. Other antique family photos are matted and framed on the walls throughout the property -- alongside contemporary painted murals and sculptures. The contrasting decades of decor is a tad incongruous, but it works. The odd mix of contemporary art and antique accents give off both an upscale feeling and that of being in a familiar, safe space. Another contemporary touch comes by way of a creative greenthumb: green plants, succulents, palms, and flowers spring and hang from every corner -- even along the walls. 

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Location

Located directly on the La Quinta strip in Playa Norte

Hotel Casa Ticul is located on the northern edge of La Quinta Avenida, known as Playa Norte. This section of the strip is newer and less congested, and thus, a bit quieter -- at least for now. Guests are still close to the hubbub; the 24-hour pedestrian-only area of La Quinta Avenida central is only a block south and full of even more restaurants, bars, clubs, and shops. A public beach is a few blocks away and the hotel’s partner beach clubs are all about a 10-minute walk. The hotel is about 45 minutes south of Cancun Airport down Highway 307. Keep in mind that traffic is rough, a good parking spot is hard-to-find anywhere off La Quinta Avenida, and the bus station is a good 15- to 20-minute walk south of the hotel.

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Rooms

Stylish rooms with good toiletries; some have outdoor showers

Hotel Casa Ticul’s 28 rooms are split between an older building with 20 rooms built in 2006 and a newer section of eight rooms built at the end of 2014. Regardless of which building is booked, guests can expect tiled floors and bathrooms, strong air-conditioning, rainfall showerheads, flat-screen TVs with mostly Spanish channels, electronic safe, and reasonably priced minibar stocked with soda, water, and Gatorade. Bathrooms have an impressive selection of biodegradable toiletries like conditioner, after-sun gel, mouthwash, and mosquito repellant cream. Decor features typical black veneered particleboard, stylish light fixtures, and individual song quotes from mid-century Mexican love songs hand-painted on the walls. Beds are comfortable, though on the firm side, while pillows are small, even on king-size beds.

Newer Standard Rooms are usually bright and have coffeemakers (with coffee kits) in lieu of the bathrobes and slippers found in the traditional Standard Rooms (though guests can request the latter from the front desk). Junior Suites have whirlpool tubs (some also with a balcony), and the hotel’s two Master Suites have a separate living room area and not one, but two, outdoor showers. With non-flush door frames in the older building, hallway noise is unavoidable. 

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Beach

Three blocks from the public beach and discounts at local beach clubs

Since this hotel is directly off of 5th Avenue, there’s no direct beach access, but public beaches can be reached about three blocks away. Though, these spaces aren’t an ideal place to spend the day thanks to zero facilities, no loungers, and an abundance of seaweed. However, there are a few beach clubs in the area. Mamita’s Beach Club is a 10-minute walk north and gives Ticul guests free entry, towels, and loungers with no minimum consumption required. Free entry is also provided at nearby hotel Las Palapas and at Canibal Royal, a newer spot with a multi-level restaurant and bar with hip music -- but a minimum consumption amount is required to use the loungers at either place.

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Features

Two small dipping pools (no loungers), 24-hour reception area, and generous free terrace-top breakfast

Although it’s a small property, Hotel Casa Ticul has a solid selection of features compared to many other boutiques in the area. First off, the reception area operates 24 hours a day, as does the business center (two computers with Internet), lounge area, and coffee and tea service located in the lobby. Just outside the lobby, guests will find a relaxing and tranquil main pool with a few sets of tables and chairs, outdoor shower, and bathrooms. There’s also another pool around the corner in the new section. This pool is shady, more private, and surrounded by green plants hanging from white walls and a large 100-year-old tree. Both pools are basically small dipping pools and neither has sun loungers.

Unlike some boutiques there’s no restaurant, but the free homestyle Mexican breakfast is more than most free breakfasts found in this category. In addition to the standard continental breakfast buffet, Hotel Casa Ticul has homemade jam, a traditional Mexican breakfast dish-of-the-day like tamales or Mexican scrambled eggs, and even a few options for those on restricted diets; it’s all served on the hotel’s rooftop dining area.

The hotel also has free Wi-Fi throughout and only a few parking spaces.

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Oyster Hotel Review

Casa Ticul Hotel by Koox Luxury Collection

Scene

Antiques and contemporary art blend to create a feeling of upscale nostalgia.

Named in honor of the small Yucatan town of Ticul the owner’s grandparents were from, Hotel Casa Ticul is full of old family photographs and antique items paying homage to times past. By decorating the space with furniture, accents, and artifacts from their grandparents’ era, the family-run boutique hopes to transfer a warm feeling of nostalgia and unconditional hospitality to guests, providing a place to relax, and feel comfortable and taken care of. This idea is most successful in the lobby where a large canvas print from a 1948 sienna stained photograph hangs above a soft velvet couch, an elaborately decorative metal vase sits on the glass table in front of the couch, and a mid-century glass and wood display case houses old dolls; small, framed portraits; teaspoons; and doilies. Other antique family photos are matted and framed on the walls throughout the property -- alongside contemporary painted murals and sculptures. The contrasting decades of decor is a tad incongruous, but it works. The odd mix of contemporary art and antique accents give off both an upscale feeling and that of being in a familiar, safe space. Another contemporary touch comes by way of a creative greenthumb: green plants, succulents, palms, and flowers spring and hang from every corner -- even along the walls. 

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Location

Located directly on the La Quinta strip in Playa Norte

Hotel Casa Ticul is located on the northern edge of La Quinta Avenida, known as Playa Norte. This section of the strip is newer and less congested, and thus, a bit quieter -- at least for now. Guests are still close to the hubbub; the 24-hour pedestrian-only area of La Quinta Avenida central is only a block south and full of even more restaurants, bars, clubs, and shops. A public beach is a few blocks away and the hotel’s partner beach clubs are all about a 10-minute walk. The hotel is about 45 minutes south of Cancun Airport down Highway 307. Keep in mind that traffic is rough, a good parking spot is hard-to-find anywhere off La Quinta Avenida, and the bus station is a good 15- to 20-minute walk south of the hotel.

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Rooms

Stylish rooms with good toiletries; some have outdoor showers

Hotel Casa Ticul’s 28 rooms are split between an older building with 20 rooms built in 2006 and a newer section of eight rooms built at the end of 2014. Regardless of which building is booked, guests can expect tiled floors and bathrooms, strong air-conditioning, rainfall showerheads, flat-screen TVs with mostly Spanish channels, electronic safe, and reasonably priced minibar stocked with soda, water, and Gatorade. Bathrooms have an impressive selection of biodegradable toiletries like conditioner, after-sun gel, mouthwash, and mosquito repellant cream. Decor features typical black veneered particleboard, stylish light fixtures, and individual song quotes from mid-century Mexican love songs hand-painted on the walls. Beds are comfortable, though on the firm side, while pillows are small, even on king-size beds.

Newer Standard Rooms are usually bright and have coffeemakers (with coffee kits) in lieu of the bathrobes and slippers found in the traditional Standard Rooms (though guests can request the latter from the front desk). Junior Suites have whirlpool tubs (some also with a balcony), and the hotel’s two Master Suites have a separate living room area and not one, but two, outdoor showers. With non-flush door frames in the older building, hallway noise is unavoidable. 

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Beach

Three blocks from the public beach and discounts at local beach clubs

Since this hotel is directly off of 5th Avenue, there’s no direct beach access, but public beaches can be reached about three blocks away. Though, these spaces aren’t an ideal place to spend the day thanks to zero facilities, no loungers, and an abundance of seaweed. However, there are a few beach clubs in the area. Mamita’s Beach Club is a 10-minute walk north and gives Ticul guests free entry, towels, and loungers with no minimum consumption required. Free entry is also provided at nearby hotel Las Palapas and at Canibal Royal, a newer spot with a multi-level restaurant and bar with hip music -- but a minimum consumption amount is required to use the loungers at either place.

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Features

Two small dipping pools (no loungers), 24-hour reception area, and generous free terrace-top breakfast

Although it’s a small property, Hotel Casa Ticul has a solid selection of features compared to many other boutiques in the area. First off, the reception area operates 24 hours a day, as does the business center (two computers with Internet), lounge area, and coffee and tea service located in the lobby. Just outside the lobby, guests will find a relaxing and tranquil main pool with a few sets of tables and chairs, outdoor shower, and bathrooms. There’s also another pool around the corner in the new section. This pool is shady, more private, and surrounded by green plants hanging from white walls and a large 100-year-old tree. Both pools are basically small dipping pools and neither has sun loungers.

Unlike some boutiques there’s no restaurant, but the free homestyle Mexican breakfast is more than most free breakfasts found in this category. In addition to the standard continental breakfast buffet, Hotel Casa Ticul has homemade jam, a traditional Mexican breakfast dish-of-the-day like tamales or Mexican scrambled eggs, and even a few options for those on restricted diets; it’s all served on the hotel’s rooftop dining area.

The hotel also has free Wi-Fi throughout and only a few parking spaces.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Concierge

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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