$341 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 1, 2015 Check-out: Feb 4, 2015

Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort - All Inclusive

4 stars
Boulevards El Cid Unidad 15, Puerto Morelos, 82110
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
255 reviews
awesome winter vacation

Great place..beach had too much coral for our liking though. Also too many timeshare sales people... See full review

  • Marie R.
  • Jan 14, 2015
Great visit - again

Great time. Stayed in brand new room. New pool was awesome. Can't say enough good things about this... See full review

  • Kelcat
  • Jan 12, 2015
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 (255)

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

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
175 out of 255
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4
Value:
4.2

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vik.213
Business
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

Great Family Vacation Spot

Pros Food was surprisingly pretty good. Not gourmet food but great for the price. Pool areas and cliff jumping were fun. Very kid friendly hotel. Staff was excellent and always helpful tried to get everyone involved. Cons: Rooms kinda of looked outdated though they were clean. Bed was not comfortable at all. Did not get room close to other family members though it was a short distance walk to the other buildings. Free nightly shows were not that interesting and was not enough seats for viewing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Marie R.
Business
SUPERIOR
Jan 14, 2015

awesome winter vacation

Great place..beach had too much coral for our liking though. Also too many timeshare sales people around. Great service from staff though! Beautiful grounds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kelcat
Business
Aurora
Jan 12, 2015

Great visit - again

Great time. Stayed in brand new room. New pool was awesome. Can't say enough good things about this resort. Will go back:).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tatyana F.
Business
wasilla
Jan 9, 2015

Great family trip

This was our fist time on a trip to Mexico! we loved it!! my kids kept on begging to go back so here we are a year later- heading back to Mexico! recommend this hotel! friendly staff, kids loved the kids club and play area in the swimming pool

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lynda
Business
N/A
Jan 7, 2015

Perfect for families

This is the second time that we have stayed at the El Cid. Funny enough, most everyone we met on this trip had also been there multiple times before! That should speak for itself! The hotel is spotless. The cleaning staff in the room, restaurants and resort overall do a fantastic job! We were in the newest building, #23 this time around and loved it. Fantastic ocean views. The new infinity pool and lounging areas are wonderful. Well designed! Also the new Italian restaurant was very impressive, excellent service staff and the food was great too. My only issues this time around (and please note these are relatively minor) were: (1) I had asked at Platinum Club on two separate occasions to have the USA Today paper delivered (which they offer). We never received it once. (2) I had confirmed with Platinum club twice to get our bags picked up on the day of our departure. When they didn't send our butler (and it was after the requested time), when I called the Guest Service about it, they literally had someone run down within two minutes of our call. That I was happy about! Also it seemed that the entertainment was less organized this time. Events on the schedule didn't seem to happen or were in different locations than advertised on the daily schedule. They also refer to a Teen Club which my son may have joined but there never seemed to anyone making an effort to organize? He managed to meet other kids but that was during beach volleyball, so it did work out, but I wondered if maybe they should talk to the teens when they check in to let them know about it? Just a thought.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jimiBarr
Business
louisville
Jan 5, 2015

Fantastic trip!

This place is gorgeous. Food was fantastic. Chateaubriand on the menu. premium grade liquor. Service fantastic. Scuba was O.K.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Venkat K.
Business
Plymouth
Dec 30, 2014

Good Hotel but bad for Vegetarians

The hotel and most of the staff was awesome. Hotel location was nice. The pools had great view. The food was not good at all. We had vegetarians and they just couldn't find anything to eat. Just the fruits and pizzas. There were no labels on many food displays most of the time. If you are not a vegetarian but eat ham, pork, fish, beef, you probably would love this place. If you are a vegetarian or just a chickenarian, then I would suggest look somewhere else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dany Z.
Business
N/A
Dec 30, 2014

You get more for what you pay

this is a great Family Hotel, to start everything is included, alcohol, buffet, room service, kidsclub, the 3 meals are included, all you pay is tips that's it. The hotel has 5 restaurants, for the buffet you don't need a reservation, for the rest, you will need a reservation, but it's included, nothing to pay, there is italian, mexican, seafood its just great. Alcohol is available from 7am to 1am at the bar (5 total) or inside the restaurants, you can order alcohol with room service at any time. About activities, we visit Xcaret and chichen-itza, plus a Xenote, this places you must visit, a little pricy but its a great experience, we also received a 2 x 1 coupon for snorkel at the Catamaran, is a 3 hours trip in boat/yate all drinks inclueded, is amaizing you have to take this tour also, all I have to say is, if I have an opportunity to comeback to riviera maya, is going to be at Marina El Cid Hotel, thank you Marina el Cid for this amaizing vacation!! note.. this hotel is not at the center of cancun, you need to take a cab to go to any place you want from $15 to $90, or just go to puerto morelos( about 10 min from the hotel) and take a minibus/van for cheaper ride, tours will pick you up from the hotel, anyway you have everything inside the hotel. Buy the way city is very Safe, local people take care of the tourist becase they make a living from the tourist. Enjoy your vacation!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
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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