Family of 5 (oh no)! Which hotel in Cancun?

Old Aug 20th, 2009, 11:31 AM
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Family of 5 (oh no)! Which hotel in Cancun?

Our family of five (husband-wife; 3 kids, ages 12, 7, 4) are travelling to Cancun in Feb 2010 for 4 nights. In my research for hotels, I find that the maximum occupancy is 4 in a room. That doubles our cost. Does anybody know of a hotel that would accomodate a family of five?

We are looking for decent/nice accomodations - dont really have a fixed budget (probably about $250/night), but would like a pool etc.

Any comments/suggestions are totally appreciated.
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Old Aug 20th, 2009, 01:26 PM
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How about staying in a condo?
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Check Club Med Cancun. They often do seven day but with the weak economy I have seen advertising for shorter periods. We went to Club Med Ixtapa and had a blast. It was our best family vacation. To your point, our standard room was a double room. All meals and drinks included and the food was OUTSTANDING.

We have stayed at the Hilton Cancun (2008) and had a double room but had a mini suite but it was expensive. It had two rooms that I am pretty sure could sleep five. In 1996 we stayed at the Melia which I really enjoyed -- but I was single, no kids and a different outlook. Also consider Playa Del Carman and some of the other areas to the south. Once you resolve your room issues, you are in for a great time. Good luck.
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We love the Royal Caribbean and the Royal Mayan. Look at They are private resorts but you can rent villas as well. They are beautiful and plenty of room. You can also rent by the week from owners at The beach is going thru restoration which began this month and will end 12/09. That is for all of Cancun not just the Royal Resorts. The beach should be beautiful for your family by February.
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The Marriott Casa Magna might be a good choice as they have an excellent all inclusive food package, could save you dough. Perhaps you could get a suite with a bedroom attached? Though that might be too much $$.
I have stayed in a condo in Playa del Carmen, because of the kid number situation. It was nice, but really missed the amenities of a hotel...
Club Med might have family suites, great idea on that.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2009, 12:33 PM
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Try - they have a lot of places with multiple bedrooms. Once you narrow it down you can come back with to this board with specific questions.
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Having a family of 5 children I found that most hotels would accomodate you as long as you are related. I would just ask about a cot or some have pull out couches. Like rdpsq said the economy is not good so they could be quite accomodating as long as you don't mind being a bit crowded. I know when we had 3 rooms in Mazatlan we found the kids went out to check out the nightlife without permission.
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If you don't mind going a little south of Cancun (about 1/2 hour) to Playa Del Carmen, there are many condo options. I like Xaman Ha condos. It's on the beach, with a pool (shallow area for kids) and is only a couple of blocks from the town. It's also very family oriented. The condo provides bottled water and the area is purified at most restaurants (I can't think of any that weren't). The town is packed with a great variety restaurants and the location is near some ruins (Tulum) and eco-parks (Xel-Ha and Xcaret).
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