Where to stay near Cancun airport? The best hotels near Cancun Airport are Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Cancun Airport and Courtyard by Marriott Cancun Airport because they are both situated just a few minutes drive from the airport and the hotel offers 24-hour free airport shuttle services. But there are also many other best places to stay near the airport, keep reading to know more!
Cancun International Airport is the second largest airport in Mexico after Mexico City Airport. It is the gate way to Cancun, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and other surrounding areas like Bacalar, Holbox, and Valladolid.
Cancun airport has 4 terminals with more than 50 destinations from all over the world with about 20 international Airlines. There are restaurants in botth inside and the outside of the boarding area.
Located in the southeast of Mexico, in Quintana Roo, Cancun International Airport is around 20km away from Cancun city center. You can reach Downtown Cancun by ADO buses from all airport terminals. From Downtown, you can take another bus to Cancun Hotel Zone. If you book a hotel in Hotel Zone, I recommend take a taxi to your accommodation because there are no direct bus from airport to here.
ADO Bus to Cancun city is $5, to Playa del Carmen is $10, and to Tulum $13 approx. Taxi to Cancun Town is around $50. If you plan to explore along the Yucatan peninsula, I suggest to rent a car.
If you want to stay near Cancun airport to catch an early flights, or you have a late arrivals, here are some of the best places to stay neart Cancun international airport:
8 Best Hotels near Cancun Airport
Courtyard – one of the best Cancun airport hotels, is my first suggestion. This 4-star hotel is just a 5 minutes drive from Cancun International Airport and offers a free complimentary airport shuttle service, you won’t have to worry about getting to the airport on time, regardless of how early your flight is.
The rooms are stylish and comfortable, with views of the surrounding gardens. Each comes equipped with a flat-screen tv and wi-fi is available throughout the hotel. There is a minimarket on-site and room service is available if you would rather eat in privacy.
Just minutes from the suburb of Alfredo V. Bonfi, with its local shopping, hospitality, and theme park, there’s plenty to fill your time in the surrounding area. Alternatively, Cancun itself and all its attractions are just a few minutes further along Route 307.
However, if you have a shorter stay, or simply don’t want the hassle of leaving the hotel, the Courtyard boasts a beautiful pool area and gardens, complete with hot tubs and hammocks.
An onsite restaurant and bar mean you have everything you need for a relaxing stay. The restaurant even offers some themed dinner evenings, so be sure to check the schedules for events during your stay.
Courtyard by Marriott Cancun is also a short distance from the attractions in Cancun El Centro (Downtown) and La Salle and Universidad Anahuac Cancun, the city’s largest university; Ventura Park and Xoximilco.
Hotel phone: +52 998 287 2200, Check prices on Booking.com
Just around the corner from the Courtyard we have the 4-star hotel Fairfield Inn and Suites – one of the best Cancun airport hotels. The location is similarly convenient, with a 24-hour airport shuttle able to transport you to the Cancun International Airport in just minutes.
The rooms are more modern, with bright and airy décor. In addition to a flat-screen tv, each room also comes equipped with a coffee machine, minibar, and microwave.
There is a hotel restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the adjoined bar can take care of you between meals. Combined with the onsite minimarket, you won’t have to worry about staying refreshed for the duration of your stay.
There is a good-sized pool area and garden, as well as comfortable outside seating, so you can enjoy relaxing in the Mexican sun without having to leave your hotel. Of course, if you do have the time to venture beyond the hotel, Cancun Centro is just a few miles north. A taxi can have you within reach of the city’s best attractions in minutes.
Alternatively, the beaches and amusements of the Zona Hotelera in the east are even closer. Meanwhile, the residential suburbs of Alfredo V. Bonfil and Lagos del Sol can be reached on foot, for a more local experience.
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Casa en la Selva has a more laid-back, boutique vibe compared to the contemporary chain hotels mentioned previously. The whole hotel, from the reception to the rooms, to the outside areas, is decorated in a rustic, jungle theme, feeling more authentic to the local Mexican neighborhood it is located in.
The rooms are designed for self-catering, with cooking facilities and a dining area. However, if you would rather eat out, there are plenty of bars and restaurants in the surrounding area to pick from. As a residential area, these are mostly local establishments, offering you the opportunity to experience the authentic atmosphere of suburban Mexico.
Tucked away from the main road, the hotel is not the best for those wanting quick access to Cancun City. However, if you enjoy spending time outdoors, this hotel is ideal. There are various common areas to enjoy the sun, including the onsite swimming pool, gardens, terrace, and barbeque area. The hotel also offers a range of outdoor activities, such as hiking and walking tours.
A little further from the Cancun International Airport, Casa en la Selva is about a 15-minute journey away. The hotel offers a shuttle service but additional charges may apply.
NH Cancun Airport- one of the best Cancun airport hotels, is a beautifully modern, chic hotel, just south of the airport. Rooms are designed in a calm, minimalist theme, providing a comfortable space to relax.
The rest of the hotel, from the common areas to the pool, is presented in the same stylish manner. The hotel also allows pets to stay in the rooms, although additional charges may apply.
The onsite bar and restaurant serve meals that cater to various dietary requirements, including vegetarian and gluten-free. Alternatively, room service is available, and a kettle is provided in your room if you prefer to dine in privacy.
The area around the hotel is fairly sparsely populated. There is a small theme park and a golf course within walking distance. If you want more to do outside of the hotel, however, you will need to drive or hire a taxi.
Cancun Centro is about 10 miles north, so this hotel is not ideal if you want to quickly nip in and out of the city. With little to do in the local area, NH Cancun Airport is best for those only staying for one night.
Cancun International Airport is less than 4-miles away and a complimentary shuttle service is provided, although you will need to check the scheduled departure times in advance.
One of the more luxury options on this list, Nizuc Resort and Spa is suitable for those who are not confined by a budget. Located in Punta Nizuc, in the popular Zona Hotelera along the east coast, the hotel offers sea views, beach access, and infinity pools overlooking the ocean.
The rooms are beautifully decorated, with stylish wood accents. Flatscreen tv’s and Nespresso coffee machines are standard. Each private bathroom boasts a rainfall shower, separate from the freestanding bathtub.
Pets are permitted to stay, and pet bowls and bedding can be provided on request, although additional charges may apply.
In addition to the nearby beaches, you will have your pick of two pools, with one catering to the whole family, whilst the other is adult only. Perfect if you are looking for some peace and relaxation away from rowdy children.
There are six on-site restaurants to choose from, serving a range of world cuisines. A bar hosting live music performances will provide entertainment in the evenings.
Of course, as a spa the resort offers a host of wellness therapies. Various massages and beauty treatments are available, as well as yoga and fitness classes.
Cancun International Airport is just a 10-minute drive away. Airport pick-up and drop-off services are available at an additional cost.
Hotel phone: +52 998 891 5700, Check prices on Booking.com
For those looking for the relaxation of a spa resort at a more affordable price, our penultimate option of the Westin Resort and Spa is an excellent choice.
With a private beach and oceanside pools, plus rooms with stunning views over the sea, this resort offers everything you could want from a beachside vacation.
The contemporary rooms are more simply decorated than the higher-end option mentioned previously, although they are very stylish and comfortable in their own right. Flatscreens TVs are standard for every room and wi-fi is available throughout the hotel.
For those who require more high-speed Wifi or reliable internet, there is also a premium wi-fi service available for an additional fee.
There are four restaurants onsite, each offering a different menu of international cuisines. The Sea & Stones Restaurant offers beachfront, al fresco dining right up against the sand and sea.
The spa facilities offer a full range of beauty and wellness services. Saunas and fitness facilities are also available, in addition to two pools, so you can leave feeling refreshed and invigorated.
Located in the end of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, close to El Rey Mayan ruins (San Miguelito Archeological Site), Mayan Museum (Museo Maya de Cancún y Zona Arqueológica de San Miguelito), Playa Delfines, Playa San Miguelito, Cancún Underwater Museum, Interactive Aquarium Cancún, and many bars and clubs in famous nightlife spot of Punta Cancun.
Cancun Airport is just 6-miles away and there is a shuttle available to transport you to and from the resort.
For our final destination, we have a place that offers a more personal touch. The Cancun Soho B&B – one of the best Cancun airport hotels, is a small guesthouse in the local suburb of Alfredo V. Bonfil, midway between Cancun Airport and Cancun City. The surrounding local neighborhood offers a great opportunity to experience every day, Mexican life.
The rooms are spacious and simply, yet stylishly, furnished, with views over the gardens and pool area. Flatscreens tv’s and private bathrooms are standard.
Pets are accepted upon request, although additional fees may apply. Laundry facilities are available in the common areas.
As a b&b, a continental breakfast is included. For your other meals, you will have the option of using the fully equipped, shared kitchen. There are dining areas both inside and outside for you to use. Alternatively, take the opportunity to explore the local area and visit one of the nearby independent restaurants or cafes.
The b&b is just 2.5-miles from Cancun International Airport. The hotel will provide an airport shuttle service, for an additional fee, to get you to the airport for your flight.
This 4-star hotel offers a fitness center, a shared lounge, a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, a business center, vending machines, and free wifi.
It has air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a bath or shower.
It’s 20km from both Beto Avila Stadium, Cancun Government Palace, Cancun Bus Station, 25km from La Isla Shopping Mall, and 6km from the nearest airport Cancún International. The hotel offers a free airport shuttle service.
Hotel phone: 800 248 9003, hotel website
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Whatever your reasons are for wanting to stay closer to the airport during your visit to Cancun, you are sure to find something to suit you, no matter your personal taste. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Cancun Airport, Courtyard by Marriott Cancun Airport are overall best places to stay near Cancun international airport.
Hopefully, you now have a much better idea of which of the many options available is perfect for you. All that is left for you to do now is to go and start getting everything booked, before someone else looking for the same things snaps up the last room at your dream destination first.