For many people, choosing a hotel in Isla Mujeres is simply part of preparing for the trip, it’s a decision like any other, just like buying a plane or train ticket! After all, what matters is what you do on the spot in the city you’re visiting, right?

Actually, not quite! Good accommodation can make your trip even more enjoyable… and a bad experience can ruin your stay. This begs the question: how do you choose a hotel in Isla Mujeres?

The choice of the hotel in Isla Mujeres, essential to a successful trip.

You may not realize it, but choosing a quality hotel allows you, for example, to feel welcome, to start the day with a hearty breakfast, to get a good night’s sleep that allows you to better enjoy your days, to settle down in a comforting cocoon in the evening, to receive lots of tips and tricks to enjoy your stay… Small things, in themselves… but which do a lot of good when you think back on your trip as a whole!

Conversely, poor accommodation can spoil your holiday.

1. Choosing the hotel…

The first thought for choosing a hotel is often the budget – whether you book in advance or at the last minute. You have a rough idea of how much you don’t want to exceed… and you try to find the best hotel within your budget!

There are almost always interesting promotional offers online, mostly on the hotel’s own website.

Sometimes you get free breakfast, a luxury room for the price of a standard room, free cancellation up to the last minute, deferred payment, not to mention special offers.

Depending on your destination and your flexibility in dates, it is sometimes interesting to book a hotel very early!

Isla Mujeres Resort
Isla Mujeres Resort

2. Choose a well-placed hotel

Hotels located near the main attractions of a city are usually more expensive… but sometimes it’s worth doing the math: a more central hotel will allow you to lose less time in transportation.

Choosing a well-placed hotel also means saving yourself a lot of fatigue… and giving yourself the possibility to get back to the hotel easily if necessary.

3. Identify the facilities and services that are important to you

We don’t all have the same expectations when we choose a hotel in Isla Mujeres… and we don’t all have the same expectations depending on the nature of the trip and the people we’re going with!

For example, for a wellness stay, you may be looking for a hotel with a spa and swimming pool. For a stay with friends, a hotel with a nice bar. If you like to party, you will appreciate a hotel with a reception open 24 hours a day. Wifi in the room, parking, air conditioning can also be criteria of decision.

Similarly, if you like to have breakfast at the hotel, you will appreciate that it is qualitative, whereas people who prefer to go to the local café to immerse themselves in the local life will not consider it important.

This list of criteria then allows you to easily filter the hotels on the site where you book. Also, think about looking at the possible extra cost of these services.

restaurant in isla mujeres beachfront hotel izla hotel
restaurant in isla mujeres beachfront hotel izla hotel

4. Think about your preferred style of accommodation.

Some people like “big chain” hotels because there are “no (bad) surprises”, you know what to expect because they look the same from one city to another. Others swear by “boutique hotels” where each room has its own personality. One can like a very contemporary style or a more vintage style.

Not forgetting the alternatives to the hotel: guest rooms, apartments with services, etc.

Take a look at the photos to get an idea of the place… and especially the photos posted by travelers, which are less “perfect” than the official photos provided by the host to avoid unpleasant surprises.

The opinions of other travelers, essential criteria.

As far as we are concerned, opinions play a decisive role in the choice of a hotel in Isla Mujeres! On most sites, you can now filter the results according to the rating given to the accommodation by other travelers. Sorting can be more or less fine: sorting by rating but also sorting by traveler profile.