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Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort - All Inclusive

4 stars
Boulevards El Cid Unidad 15, Puerto Morelos, 82110
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
246 reviews
Awesome trip with grandsons

We were very pleased with all aspects of the hotel. Staff was friendly and helpful. Plenty of... See full review

  • Mimi9
  • Dec 3, 2014
Great choice,

Upgrading to an oceanfront room for $250 (would have been $350 before using a discount coupon) was... See full review

  • Amazing Traveling Ann
  • Nov 23, 2014
Caribbean resort overlooking Puerto Morelos National Reef Park
Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort is located only 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport and less than a mile from the quaint fishing village of Puerto Morelos. The resort boasts four restaurants, a state-of-the-art oceanfront spa, a 22,000-square-foot free-form pool, 120-slip marina with a dive shop, mini-supermarket, sport fishing fleet and a convention center. Those looking for some quiet relaxation enjoy the adults-only silent zone with Jacuzzi and massage huts. The resort overlooks the Puerto Morelos National Reef Park.
Highlights:
  • Full-service 120-slip marina with dive shop
  • Adults-only silent zone with Jacuzzi and massage huts
  • 13,000-square-foot El Cocay Spa with a Mayan-inspired steam bath
  • Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort overlooks the Puerto Morelos National Reef Park
Rooms:

Expect contemporary-style rooms in neutral, soothing earth tones with modern, colorful pillows and rich wood furniture. Suites are at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach feel pleasantly residential and feature ocean, pool or garden view. Pampering amenities include satellite TV, pillow menu, turn-down service, 24-hour room service, mini-bar and full marble bathrooms. Guests can choose from many different suites, each with private balcony. Spa suites have Jacuzzis and terraces.

Features:
Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, you'll find it at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach. The 22,000-square-foot free-form pool features a separate kids area with water slides and rock formations for jumping. Water sports including windsurfing, Hobie Cats, kayaking, boogie boards and paddle boats are available as part of the all-inclusive package. Additionally, guest can practice their backswing on one of the two tennis courts or explore with a bike tour to Puerto Morelos. When you've exhausted yourself, head to the spa for some relaxation. The Mayan-inspired steam bath is the perfect way to unwind after an action-packed day (fees apply).
Transportation
  • Cancun International Airport (20 minutes)
Attractions
  • Puerto Morelos (0 mile/.5 km)
  • Playa del Carmen (22 mi/37 km)
  • Tulum ruins (25 mi/41 km)
  • Chichen Itza (137 mi/221 km)
Business­
  • 11,974 square feet of function space divisible into six breakout rooms
  • 7,500-square-foot convention center
  • High-speed Internet (fees may apply)

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Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort - All Inclusive Rooms

Platinum Club Level
Luxury and Platinum Rooms Features: Guaranteed Ocean View units, welcome fruit basket with wine, bathrobes and slippers, turn-down service with chocolate covered strawberries as welcome amenity, room aroma menu, umbrella and beach bag for use during stay, scale and butler service. Plus: dedicated check-in and check-out area, complimentary access to the Platinum Room (beverages, snacks, fruit, Internet access, TV, newspapers and books), reservation of individual beach palapa huts, guaranteed reservations in specialty restaurant, late check-out (subject to availability).
Spa Suite Garden or Pool View with Jacuzzi, Balconyuzzi, Terrace
Includes $150 USD Spa Credit per room per stay (minimum 3 paid nights) as well as a Spa amenity kit and an aroma menu in the room. Spacious bright, airy Suite featuring pool or garden view. Elegant decor in modern minimalist decoration. Bathroom is above the industry standard with in-room and / or terrace Jacuzzi, large shower areas and marble walls, floors, stools and counter tops. This suite is air conditioned with balcony, satellite TV with premium channels, pillow menu, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, safe, direct dial telephone, coffee maker; turn-down service, 24-hour room service, mini bar stocked with complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, beer.
Honeymoon Suite with Balcony, Jacuzzi w/Jacuzzi Pool or Garden View
Spacious bright, airy Honeymoon Suite featuring pool or garden view. Elegant decor in modern minimalist decoration. Bathroom is above the industry standard with in-room Jacuzzi, large shower areas and marble walls, floors, stools and counter tops. This suite is air conditioned with balcony, satellite TV with premium channels, pillow menu, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, safe, direct dial telephone, coffee maker; turn-down service, 24-hour room service, mini bar stocked with complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, beer and snacks.Platinum Club Level Included (Platinum accommodation subject to availability)
Luxury Garden View Pool View or Ocean View with Balcony
One king bed or two double beds. Bright, airy room featuring oceanfront or pool view. Elegant decor in fresh, tropical hues. Bathroom is above the industry standard with large shower areas and marble walls, floors, stools and counter tops. This suite is air conditioned with balcony, satellite TV with premium channels, pillow menu, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, safe, direct dial telephone, coffee maker; turn-down service, 24-hour room service, mini bar stocked with complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, beer.
Family Room - Ocean View Garden View or Pool View with Balcony
Spacious bright, airy Family room featuring ocean, pool, or garden view. Elegant decor in modern minimalist decoration. Bathroom is above the industry standard with large shower areas and marble walls, floors, stools and counter tops. This suite is air conditioned with balcony, satellite TV with premium channels, pillow menu, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, safe, direct dial telephone, coffee maker; turn-down service, 24-hour room service, mini bar stocked with complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, beer.
OneBedroom Garden - Ocean Pool View with Balcony
One Bedroom Suite includes: spacious unit nicely decorated in contemporary styles and colors with 1 king bed in separate bedroom AND 1 queen Murphy bed in large living/dining area, balcony, satellite TV; Ocean View. Platinum Club Level included:upgrade is available in all suites upon request directly at the hotel at US$45 per person per night and guarantees Ocean View units, welcome fruit basket with wine, bathrobes and slippers, turn-down service, room aroma menu, umbrella and beach bag for use during stay, scale and butler service. Plus: dedicated check-in and check-out area, complimentary access to the Platinum Room (beverages, snacks, fruit, Internet access, TV, newspapers and books), reservation of individual beach palapa huts, guaranteed reservations in specialty restaurant, late check-out (subject to availability)
Junior Suite Pool View or Ocean View with Balcony
Junior Suite includes: Deluxe new suite nicely decorated in contemporary styles and colors with 1 king bed AND 1 queen Murphy bed, balcony, satellite TV; Ocean, pool, or garden view. All inclusive property.
One Bedroom Suite with balcony and kitchenette Ocean, Pool, or Garden View
One Bedroom Suite includes: Spacious unit nicely decorated in contemporary styles and colors with 1 king bed in separate bedroom AND 1 queen Murphy bed in large living/dining area, balcony, satellite TV; Ocean, pool, or garden view. All inclusive property.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Solarium
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

La Alhambra
Dine indoors or al fresco at the casual La Alhambra, adjacent to the lobby. Either way, you'll savor the ever-changing gourmet buffet and a-l-minute dishes. The menu pleases the palate with everything from salads, sandwiches and pizza to sushi, chicken and roast beef. Calorie-watchers, beware of the dessert bar, with its to-de-for ice cream, pies, cakes and crepes.
Hacienda Arrecife
The poolside Hacienda Arrecife pairs gourmet Mexican cuisine with generous portions of traditional local decor. A testimonial to success, Hotel Marina El Cid has expanded this hacienda-style restaurant, doubling occupancy to accommodate 220 guests. A new buffet and freshly prepared, a-la-minute bars serve healthy breakfasts and international luncheon fare. Elegant dinners are available a la carte accompanied by a selection of more than 100 different tequilas.!Viva Mexico!
Other food and beverage services
Other food and beverage services include a lobby coffee station and martini bar with live entertainmen; afternoon tea time in the lobby; poolside, swim-up bar; healthy meal corner; in-room mini-bar stocked with drinks; 24 hour room service as well as beachside and poolside beverage service.
Scaramanga Moon & Beach Lounge
Enjoy cocktails from a hammock at the Scaramanga Moon & Beach Lounge. Located on the resort's white, sandy shore, this new lounge is as unique as its name. The lounge is open till midnight. At Scaramanga! guests relax in hammocks under breezy palms or on plush mattresses beneath cabanas. What's the meaning of the name, many ask. Cool ocean breezes, sand beneath your feet, and reggae music, all amidst a convivial ambiance - that's Scaramanga!
La Marina
La Marina serves up fresh seafood and stunning sunset views overlooking the clear waters of Puerto Morelos Bay. Open for daily a la carte lunch and dinner. Situated at the marina next to the resort, Reservations are required.
El Alcazar
El Alcazar is a favorite for romantic dinners and special occasions. Located off the lobby, this fusion gourmet restaurant boasts elegant, minimalist dcor. Diners enjoy a creative blend of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. The wine cellar a large variety of wines, including classic favorites and emerging labels from countries around the globe.

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.

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Guest Reviews (246)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort - All Inclusive

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
167 out of 246
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4
Value:
4.2

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mimi9
Business
Bixby, OK
Dec 3, 2014

Awesome trip with grandsons

We were very pleased with all aspects of the hotel. Staff was friendly and helpful. Plenty of activities for all. The Kids Club was a definite plus. Hope to visit again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Deeekmon
Business
Hartford, WI
Nov 23, 2014

The El Cid doesn't disappoint

This was our second visit to the El Cid. We have been going to Mexico annually for the last 20 years. We have done all the hotels - the super huge to the more boutique. If you are looking for a small resort where it only takes you 5 minutes to get from one end to the other, where the staff is excellent, where the food is great, where the grounds are always clean, where the drinks are generous and served by friendly bartender - this place is for you. It isn't the super big ultra delux where you need to take shuttles and where the shows are excellent. Unless you have small kids, don't waste your time on the evening shows. Also, if you like to go for long walks along the beach, the El Cid has a marina on one end of the beach and the other end is more remote - which isn't conducive to a walk with rocks and plenty of seaweed. However, the beach by the Cid was always clean and well groomed.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

The keep the beach bar open later into the night. It is a nice place for a quiet drink with your spouse/significant other and enjoy the evening.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mom that need vacation
Business
Seattle, Washington
Nov 18, 2014

Fantastic family getaway

Good place to stay with kids, lots for kids to do.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Colorado John
Business
Castle Rock Co.
Oct 19, 2014

Family Trip 10.2014

Had to reschedule a my trip to Cabo due to the hurricane there. Picked the El Cid from reviews and price. Good value for the price. Beach is ok, no long walks due to the Marina on the right side of hotel, other direction not picture perfect. Food is pretty good. Nice that you can always get something through out the day, only about an hour before dinner is there nothing open. Staff is friendly and helpful. Pool is nice, cliff diving area was fun kids liked that a lot. Could use some night activities like game room, Sados Eco had a nice family friendly bar area with ping pong and pool ables as well as a movie room. We stayed there the year before, may be better all around compared to El Cid but El Cid had better food and doesn't limit you on which place you can dine at.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

check out Xel Ha real fun

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sabino gto
Business
irving texas
Aug 20, 2014

very good

everything was perfect, very nice employees,good food,perfect location,very nice entertainment,very well organized

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

playa del carmen

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Family Vacation To Mexico
Business
St.Louis MO
Aug 18, 2014

Disapointing Vacation!

We went to the hotel for nine days and we were disappointed. We had thought since we had booked it through this site that it would be a safe and a reliable place and hotel. It was neither. On the third day we had our device stolen. We even knew who had stolen it as they were very conspicuous and constantly "disappearing" whenever we had been near them. What did the hotel do? Absolutely nothing. The entire time the hotel security just walked around, as if expecting to find it laying around. Also, the beach at the hotel online looks as if its amazing. When we arrived the beach was entirely filled seaweed and the beach was and still is filled with rocks and seaweed and grass. The place would have men in tractors trying to pick it all up and they would get done with it around 3 p.m. yet there would still be huge piles left. The water was as green and as brown as sewer water. Whenever you tried to swim in the ocean you would get swim clothing filled with sand. When you would touch the bottom you would get poked by a rock or something else. The seaweed floats in gigantic clumps and constantly gets in your face and is dead brown. You cant get away from it. As I said about security anyone can just stroll onto the beach steal someones boat or even worse. The food is terrible and the cliff jump and slide are horrible stepping up there you would see band-aids and bloody tissues and the "lifeguards" never paid any attention to anyone or anything except their conversation with other "lifeguards" about something in Spanish. When going down the slide it is known for people getting blisters and scraped skin and sometimes even going straight off the slide. The transportation with was fine but the "hotel" was not. The device was stolen on the hotel property and the cameras could've seen it but the hotel was too lazy to check the camera and provide and way of searching for the device besides just walking around. Don't waste money on this hotel!!!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sting72
Business
Ontario, Ca
Aug 14, 2014

Very nice place

The grounds a very well maintained, staff was friendly and the food was excellent. If you are traveling with your family this a place to consider. Not even one timeshare person talked to us! (Felt like vacation not a sale pitch). Also great value for all inclusive, and you don't have to wait and sign any receipts for drinks ect. Just wear a wrist band. Hope this helps.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Take extreme tour by edventuretours.com. Way better than the commercial Tours. They take small groups and tour guides are locals. Much better than waiting for the other 30-50 people in your tours. Have a great time!!!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Etown Mom
Business
Edmonton Alberta Canada
Aug 5, 2014

Excellent Family Vacation

This hotel did exceed our expectations . We didn't really care for the time share people , but kindly said we weren't interested and were not bothered again. The pools and the grounds are beautiful. The new infinity area is gorgeous and sophisticated . As people have mentioned the beach is nice but the water is rocky and we didn't spend much time in the ocean. We opted for a family room, it was suffice for us as we do not spend much time in our room. The beds were hard, maybe a better mattress and queen beds would be better. Entertainment staff was great Chemito and Edgar and the lovely Jocelyn were amazing! Gilberto our waiter by the pool was awesome as well as Jose at the beach bar . Cheers to all for a job well done !!

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Italian restaurant was excellent . The Mediterranean was a close 2nd

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wild flower1313
Business
New Jersey
Aug 4, 2014

El CID , hotel Rivera maya

I love this hotel , it's a great family resort, They need to do something about the mangrove smell, the Mosquitos in the room, But on the overall, I would visit again, A lot of children, at the resort! Which makes this place unique for kids to meet friends & have a great time!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Freddy n family
Business
Chicago, IL
Jul 4, 2014

Great place

Great location, between Cancun and playa del Carmen. Great staff, very friendly and great service and a very clean place. They have all the activities you want!

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

Business

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