Fodor's Expert Review The Ritz-Carlton, Cancún

Retorno del Rey 36 Fodor's Choice

Outfitted with crystal chandeliers, beautiful antiques, and oil paintings, this hotel's style is so European you may forget you're in Mexico. Rooms are done in understated shades of teal and beige, with wall-to-wall carpeting, large balconies overlooking the Caribbean, and marble bathrooms; for complete indulgence, opt for Club Level accommodations, which include use of a private lounge that serves fine food and unlimited cocktails throughout the day. The Ritz-Carlton Suite has been completely redesigned with an open concept and modern, contemporary decor. The seven restaurants here are uniformly excellent. The resort boasts Cancún's only on-the-beach dining, plus a culinary center, where guests can take cooking classes or dine with the chef. The overall atmosphere here is fairly conservative, and it's one of few that charges for children's activities ($47 for a half-day, $68 for a full day).

PROS

  • AAA Five Diamond restaurant with white glove service
  • tennis center
  • cooking classes and tequila tastings
  • turtle-release program May–October

CONS

  • formal atmosphere
  • expensive
  • slightly dated and not up to Ritz-Carlton standards

QUICK FACTS

Resort
ServiceViews
Sophisticated
Beachfront
Classic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: - 301 - 547–4700 - in the U.S. | 52 - 998 - 881–0808

HOTEL DETAILS

411 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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