$93 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 15, 2015 Check-out: Jan 16, 2015

Hotel Cabanas Maria del Mar

2 stars
Av. Arq. Carlos Lazo Mza 28 LT 15-1 SMZA 1, Zazil-Ha, Centro, Isla Mujeres, 74000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
27 reviews
Steps away from the best beach on the island!

I gave cabanas 5 stars because it exceeded my expectations. We stayed in the castle rooms. I... See full review

  • Betsy R
  • May 12, 2014
Very nice

We had a good time. The location is perfect. The best spot in Playa Norte. See full review

  • LILIANA GAZZUOLA ROCCA
  • Nov 29, 2014
Experience the island feeling. Enjoy the stunning colors of the Caribbean waters. It's time for relaxation and romance. Located in the center of North beach, the island's most famous beach, Crystal clear turquoise waters and powdery white sand are just steps from your room.
The perfect island getaway, Isla Mujeres is rich in mayan history. Translated, the island's name literally means "Island of Woman," which was given after the Spaniards arrived to Isla Mujeres and found a large number of statues of woman dedicated to Ixchel, the goddess of love and fertility.

Since then, the island has been rediscovered by visitors from all over the world looking for a romantic getaway and contact with nature. And due to its close proximity to Cancun and Rivera Maya, Isla Mujeres is also a wonderful starting point for discovering the Yucatan and its many archaeological sites.

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Hotel Cabanas Maria del Mar Rooms

Tower Room 2-3 floor
These are the smallest rooms of the hotel, they do have a partial ocean view from their shaded terrace or balcony and are closest to the water. The building consists of three levels, 8 rooms in each floor, The 2nd & 3rd Floor rooms, have one double bed and one single bed, all with A/C, mini-refrigerator, TV with Cable, bathroom with shower, safe deposit box, very colourful, fresh and pleasant rooms.(Mexican style rooms).
Cabaña Ground Floor
The Cabañas Ground Flooe rooms are around the pool of the hotel, the rooms are sold independently, they have the pool and tropical garden garden view, full of colourful flowers all year. This section was totally renovated four years ago, the rooms are the largest in the hotel, all of them with 2 double beds, A/C, mini-refrigerator, TV with Cable, safe deposit box, bathroom with shower, big shaded terraces, very colourful, quiet and pleasant rooms. None of these rooms have ocean view, only pool and garden view. The beach is a minute away walking. (Mexican style).
Castle
The Castle section has recently been totally renovated, everything in the rooms is new, the rooms are absolutely white in their minimalist style, they do have a partial ocean view from their terrace or balcony and are closest to the beach bars and restaurant of the hotel. All the rooms in the Castle have king size beds, television(cable), mini-split Air Cond. system, bathroom with shower, safe deposit box, mini-refrigerators & ceiling fan. (No smoking allowed in Castle section).

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Dining

Buho Restaurant - Bar
Buho's is a casual open air restaurant/bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. A diverse range of dishes are served, including a few island specialties. Buho's three beach palapa bars, with its unusual combination of swings and hammocks, serves a vast selection of tropical drinks, ice cold bear and fruit cocktails. Beverage service is available from 10:00 a.m. to midnight. Famous for its sunset happy hour, Buho's has been a "must-see" attraction for over a decade!

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (27)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Cabanas Maria del Mar

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 27
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.4

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LILIANA GAZZUOLA ROCCA
Business
ROCHESTER, MN USA
Nov 29, 2014

Very nice

We had a good time. The location is perfect. The best spot in Playa Norte.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pizzeria Rolandis

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pottieman
Business
Houston, Texas
Jul 15, 2014

Toilet Procedures

The morning after my arrival I noticed the toilet would not completely flush even after several attempts. As I was leaving the hotel I stopped by the front desk and reported the toilet issue. The lady behind the counter then asked me a question, which I had to ponder for several seconds to avoid several inappropriate answers that were running through my head. She asked, "Did you put toilet paper in the toilet?" I simply said YES, and qualified my answer by telling her I had not used a significant amount of toilet paper to handle the job. She politely requested that I put used toilet paper in the basket adjacent to the toilet. I can deal with that since I was traveling solo, but I have reason to believe that the situation could get a little smelly if three people were sharing the room. Later in my stay I learned the toilet paper procedure is common on Isla Mujeres, but next time I'll find another Hotel with modern toilets.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

using credit cards instead of US cash yields better currency exchange rates

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
TimmyW
Business
Lafayette, La
Jul 2, 2014

Cabanas Maria Del Mar- Isla Mujeres

Location is the best on the Island. The hotel needs a good cleaning and some TLC. Bathroom needs upgrades and beds we're nothing but a mattress on a piece of wood. Seems ashamed to have this hotel in that good a spot and be in that condition. It's not terrible, just needs some attention. Staff was friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Must stay on the North side of the island

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Betsy R
Business
Salt Lake City,UT
May 12, 2014

Steps away from the best beach on the island!

I gave cabanas 5 stars because it exceeded my expectations. We stayed in the castle rooms. I originally booked a tower ground floor room but we ended up switching because the castle rooms were same price, just quieter and newer. The tower rooms and cabanas are all in the same area sort of surrounding the pool. There are paths with rich foliage that run all through that courtyard. It was very charming but we were on an anniversary trip and seeking privacy. Had I travelled with kids or been more interested in making friends I would have preferred to stay in the tower/cabana area. The castle, on the other hand, is across the little street from the others (tower rooms and castle run parallel to beach so your just as close to the beach.) the castle shares the same building as the restaurant but was great for us. The AC worked wonderfully, the room was very clean and was cleaned everyday, the bed was perfectly fine, and it was relatively quiet. There was a water jug dispenser in our hallway which was great because bottled water is a little pricey so we filled up there everyday. Check in/out was really easy. They provided beach towels for free. The restaurant was so charming sitting right there on the beach. Others complained about breakfast being minimal and wireless only in restaurant. That is true but we just ordered some more food to bulk up our breakfast and tried to unplug a bit! I was not expecting a 5 star hotel and this place was comfortable, relaxing, beautiful, clean, etc. We explored the whole island and hands down felt like we were in the best location . Beach was amazing. The whole trip was a dream and I would absolutely recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The ferry is a short walk from the hotel. Ferry runs from 5:30am-midnight. The ferry ride is a half hour and ferry in cancun is approx 30 mins from airport. Make sure you plan accordingly when booking your flights!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bill mexican traveler
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 19, 2014

love it

Hotel is so close to the best beach we have ever been to. It is very laid back and quiet there something that is important to us. It is a close walk to town and the ferry. It is truly our own little piece of paradise and plan to return year after year,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The small restaurants along the beach are wonderful if you love fresh whole fish and good seafood.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rachel Loves Isla
Business
St. Paul, MN
Apr 6, 2014

Hidden Gem

This was our second stay at the hotel and we again loved it. The room was on the second story with a good view, but really we're just in the room to shower and sleep. So for the price, it was perfect. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful with flowers all over. The staff is so friendly and helpful- they remembered us from last year! You are 10 steps from Playa Norte- the best beach. The beach in front of the hotel is quieter but if you walk in either direction you come across more of the crowds, restaurants, and bands.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Our favorite restaurant is Bally Hoo on the main street with the beach/ferry. This sounds strange- but to get there you walk through the gas station onto the docks with the fishing boats. I HIGHLY recommend the fish tacos and fish and chips. The coconut shrimp rocks and the fresh fish is always a great pick as well. Say hi to Carol, the french woman who went to the island and decided to stay. After dinner, we found El Patio on Hidalgo Street and had a blast! It is owned by a Canadian woman who moved to the island a few years ago. At night, there is live music by a California guy- Ryan Rickman. He is AMAZING! Have fun- maybe we'll see you next year!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Heathcliff and Gertrude
Business
Redord, Michigan
Mar 5, 2014

Winter getaway

We had a nice experience with this hotel. Our room was clean and nicely maintained. It might not have all the frills a larger resort might have, but you can't beat the price. We stayed in the newer section of the complex.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ale Rass
Business
San Francisco
Jan 5, 2014

Nice, cheap rooms are not that nice!

I booked one of the cheap rooms, I didn't like it, no ventilation and too small, if you book, go for the expensive ones, they are great, have ventilation and I thought I got much more for a small difference in price. Staff was nice and were able to switch us from the small smelly room to a nice one, the complimentary breakfast is very simple and small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chris from UK
Business
UK
Dec 8, 2013

Great Location Average room

Cabanas room, very noisy air con, unable to leave on overnight due to noise. Beds comfy, Breakfast location really nice on the beach, however one coffee 2 slices of toast and small glass of juice a bit naff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Johnnycakes1
Business
holland, mi
Oct 30, 2013

Vacation getaway

I didn't have any problems locating the hotel it was in a good place. Everything was within walking distance. The beach was great. One thing I had a problem with was the airconditioner....it wasn't working properly. It blew air but it wasn't cold enough to cool the room off, so that made it uncomfortable to sleep. Also the remote for the tv didn't work properly. I had to unplug the tv when i was done watching it. The restroom didn't have a curtain so when you took a shower the sink and toilet would get all wet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

I would recommand renting a gas golf cart so that you can drive all over the Isla. The golf cart was the hi-light of my stay.

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