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Hotel Tankah

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

LIked this hotel. Used it twice in December 2018. It's one of those classic concrete wonders from the 1970s. Very basic here, perhaps too basic for many Americans. But if so, that is a shame . . . because it is in an authentic Mexican area of Cancun, very safe, friendly staff, and what I consider to be a great location . . . away from the tourism zoo out on the hotel strip. Walkable to/from the bus station (you do want to print a good map, though, because the roads around here curve lots). Why go to Cancun and just be around other Americans? Why spend $70-90 per night when you can have a much more authentic experience for a fraction of the price? This hotel DOES do something a little strange . . . it takes cash only (Mexican pesos). I booked on a website and, though it appeared that they might charge my credit card, they were honest and did not (I do wish their staff would write "pagado" on the receipt instead of "deposito" though). There's a great Yucatanese outdoor restaurant down the street near the Oxxo. Felt like I was actually in Mexico here. Loved it!

We stayed here the night before checking in to our all inclusive resort. It is a very simple hotel in downtown Cancún. The staff speak Spanish only and there are no phones. I would not stay here if no one with you speaks Spanish. The hotel itself is clean. For dinner we walked to the sandwich shop next to the Ramada Inn. They were delicious. There are other restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance.

DO NOT STAY HERE!!! There are much better options in downtown Cancun than this disgusting dirty and unprofessional place. We stayed here for just one night as we were coming from holbox and needed to take an early morning flight. Everything went well until the next day when we found that the mattress cover had a brown spot with what looked like fecal matter or something. We didn't make a big deal as we were in a hurry to get our flight at 5am. But then I got riped off by the attendant.. We asked if he could help us get a taxi to the airport and how much it would cost. he said that he could but it would cost me 350MXN and we innocently agreed. Later on I found out that a regular taxi would cost me only 100 to 150 pesos. The taxi driver had gone back to the hotel when he picked us up, so of course the attendant got a portion of the huge ripoff we got. Unfortunately this is how they all get the tourists in Cancun

The interiors are very old, you can see old stains on the ground and some on towels and blankets but overall it was still a clean place! The staff only spoke Spanish so make sure you brush up on your Spanish skills and beware of slow wifi. 눇The location was good enough where taxi rides would range from 30-50 pesos each, and close enough to walk to a couple markets and restaurants. There was a water jug on each floor so we were able to fill our water bottles everyday. The room was a little dark but we were able to sleep just fine. My favorite part of the place would probably be the shower head, it looked brand new and had good pressure! The pricing was great for what they offered.

It's definitely not in the middle of all the expensive & crowded tourist attractions, which was perfect for me. It's conveniently located near the main avenue Tulum which houses all the major commercial areas, casinos, bars, restaurants, etc. It's across the street from a large shopping-area called Mercado-28 that has a bus that comes every hour on the hour from 12-8 p.m. that takes you to the beaches for $10.50 (pesos) and tourist areas in 10-15 minutes. The room was clean, the staff was nice and accommodating, the water took a bit to warm up but it got hot, the AC worked and the area was safe. For the price of the room I got a great deal! Definitely staying here again! :)

We stayed two nights on our way out of Mexico. The room was quiet and clean. The floors could use a real mopping is my only complaint. The staff speak Spanish only but very nice. Cute and yummy sandwich/breakfast down the street.

Very affordable, clean, comfortable and conveniently located in Cancun. Close to Mercado 28 restaurants and shops, any bus stop to go to Cancun beach, shopping centers, 5 minutes cab ride to ADO station.

Staff speaks spanish only. Rooms are raw but clean. Good location if you want to visit downtown of Cancun, or if you are just passing Cancun. Private parking. Close to best restaurants and markets of Downtown. Nearby ATM, Exchange.

I stayed here overnight to catch a connecting flight the following day. The hotel is right across the street from Mercado 28, which is an ok place to look at touristy trinkets, or get a quick bite. Not far from bus station and El Centro, and close to some inexpensive restaurants. Its cheap, old, beds are semi comfortable, room smells a little musty, biut relatively clean. A/C worked well, but showers were tepid at best. I would say good for a night or two at most. Other better options for same or a little more money.

If you are looking for luxury, stay someplace else. Cost per night is 200-400 more in neighboring hotels so this fit my buget. You better be fairly fluent in Spanish, not too much Enlish spoken. I found the hotel location and staff are very good. I only slept there as I spent most of my time out and about. The hotel is close to Parque de Palapas, always something going on there with good food served cheaply at the stands.Maercado 28 is a great tourist trap and virtually across the street. Expect to pay 60% of the starting price, max., if you decide to but anything. Great selection of handcraft and hats amid all the landfill...


Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Market 28
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Downtown Cancun within a 5-minute walk of Market 28, Hotel Tankah is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights like Plaza Las Americas. This 20-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a 24-hour front desk.


Guests can enjoy a TV and stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Tankah enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with securing valuables and luggage storage.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

52.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 49 reviews