8 Best Hotels Near Cancun Airport [2024 Guide Written by a Local]

As you may expect from a large city that is serviced by countless international flight routes, there are plenty of excellent hotels near Cancun Airport. This is good to know if you are seeking somewhere to lay your head after a long flight before embarking on your Mexican adventure. 

The same is true if you need to get to the airport the night before a super early morning flight. Some of the hotels near Cancun airport are located right within the terminal buildings.

Meanwhile, others are a short drive away. It pays to double-check specifically where each hotel is located on the map.

Most of the best Cancun airport hotels offer shuttle services that run to and from the airport. However, many are not serviced by shuttles or buses from downtown Cancun/the Cancun hotel zone.

This means that if you are already in Quintana Roo and heading to the airport for a flight to leave the state/country, your best bet is to order an Uber in Cancun or to drive. You should generally expect to pay upwards of $80 USD a night for a hotel close to Cancun Airport.

As is to be expected, the hotels that are right inside the terminal buildings are the priciest. Cancun Airport Hotels range from mid-range comfortable options to luxury choices. 

8 Best Hotels Near Cancun Airport 


8 of the very best hotels near Cancun Airport are detailed below for your consideration. Prices may vary depending on the season. It is a good idea to reserve your room several weeks in advance to secure the best rates

Best Cancun airport hotels: Inside a guest room with two double beds at the Avani Cancun Airport hotel (Formerly NH Cancun)

Avani Cancun Airport

The Avani Cancun Airport (formerly NH Cancun Airport) is a gorgeous new property that only first opened its doors in 2022. Everything is fresh, sleek, and modern.

The rooms and suites here have been decorated with plush, stylish furnishings that blend blues and greens with a more neutral color palette. Flat-screen TVs are mounted on the walls, while plug sockets and USB charging points are found throughout the room.

For your convenience, everything from turn-down service requests to room service orders can be completed online with your phone by scanning the QR code in your room. The room service menu offers a selection of international, Mexican, and Yucatecan dishes.

The hotel Avani Cancun airport offers a complimentary shuttle service that departs every hour, on the hour from the hotel to the airport. Since seats are limited, it is a good idea to reserve your space the night before.

Tell the Receptionist what time you want to board the bus when you are checking in. 

Alternatively, if you are flying into Cancun and heading straight to the hotel from the airport, contact the property in advance to organize your transfer. The hotel also boasts a swimming pool, complete with sunbeds, complimentary beach towel rentals, and a pool bar.

So, there is ample opportunity for you to relax before your onward journey. 

Prices start from around $130 USD per night for a double room. Click here for the latest room rates and availability. 

Best hotels near Cancun airport: Inside the stylish bathroom of a double room at the Hilton Garden Inn Cancun Airport
Best hotels near Cancun airport

Hilton Garden Inn Cancun Airport

If you want to stay directly inside the airport terminal and not have the hassle of getting to and from the airport and your hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Cancun Airport is the most convenient choice. The hotel is set right opposite the terminal.

Not only is the location ultra-convenient but staying inside the airport terminal means that you have everything that you could possibly need right on your doorstep. There is a Starbucks, a Bubba Gump Shrimp, and an American restaurant (Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen Bar) right inside the terminal. This is perfect if you don’t fancy eating at the hotel.

Garden Inn is the laidback yet sophisticated arm of the Hilton brand. The Cancun Airport branch boasts a restaurant and a bar, as well as a panoramic terrace and an outdoor pool. 

Rooms are cozy and warm, yet stylish and modern. Think wooden flooring and wood-panel furniture, paired with contemporary art pieces on the walls.

All rooms contain a coffee maker and a minibar. The marble bathrooms are stocked with free toiletries, as well as fluffy towels and bathrobes for maximum comfort.

Prices start from around $135 USD per night for a King room. Click here for the latest room rates and availability. 

Lol Ha Boutique Hotel

If you are simultaneously searching for one of the best hotels near Cancun airport that are suitable on a budget, as well as a place that is more charming than your typical cookie-cutter hotel room, the Lol Ha boutique is a good choice. Staying in the newly-built property is reminiscent of renting a room inside a luxury villa. It has a more homely vibe than staying in a hotel with hundreds of rooms. 

The property is encapsulated by beautiful flower gardens and boasts a pool complete with sunbeds and cabanas that all guests can enjoy. The rooms are simple but clean and comfortable.

Bathrooms are stocked with complimentary toiletries, while the Flatscreen TVs offer Netflix access. Breakfast is included in the room rate and can be enjoyed in the communal areas or out on your own private terrace. 

Prices start from around $82 USD per night for a double room with a pool view including breakfast. Click here for the latest room rates and availability. 

Courtyard by Marriott Cancun Airport

The Courtyard by Marriott at Cancun Airport is just a five-minute drive (3-mile distance) from the city’s international airport. A free shuttle service is available in both directions between the airport and the hotel. 

An outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour gym, and a business center are all available on-site. The spacious rooms and suites are simple but modern and have been decorated in the signature Marriott style. 

If you plan on sticking around for a couple of nights before traveling onwards, the hotel’s location is a perfect base for taking day trips from Cancun. From here, you can easily reach the Mayan ruins at Tulum, Playa Delfines, Parque de las Palapas, Punta Nizuc, and the beaches and towns of the Riviera Maya.

Rooms and suites start from $85 a night. Click here for the latest room rates and availability. 

Comfort Inn Cancun Aeropuerto 

The Comfort Inn Cancun Aeropuerto is a great budget option if you want to stay close to Cancun airport and have all of the amenities of a familiar brand without breaking the bank. The property is directly across the Carretera Cancún – Tulum Mz 4 from Cancun International Airport.

It is so close that you could technically just cross over the road and walk to departures with your luggage (although a free shuttle is available). Rooms and communal areas have been decorated in bold, vibrant shades of orange and white. 

An excellent continental breakfast is included in the room rates. Rooms and suites start from $56 a night, making Comfort Inn one of the best hotels near Cancun airport if you are traveling on a budget. Click here for the latest room rates and availability. 

Nizuc Resort & Spa

The Nizuc Resort & Spa is a wonderful, independently-owned boutique property in the Punta Nizuc region south of Cancun. Opting to stay here places you just a 16-minute drive away from the airport and right on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.

This is one of the best hotels near Cancun airport if you want to be close to the terminal yet also stay in a beautiful setting, rather than an industrial estate near the airport. Take a few steps outside of the property and you are right on the palm tree-lined white-sand beach of Playa Nizuc.  

Every corner of the resort exudes luxury. Indeed, the property has won awards in both Mexico and internationally in recognition of its excellent hospitality.

The likes of Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, and Luxury Travel Advisor have all named Nizuc as one of the best hotels in the country. The on-site spa offers European beauty treatments, a beauty salon, a hydrotherapy circuit, and a gym

Treat yourself to a Mayan-inspired thermal bath experience before enjoying a full-body aromatic massage and a personalized facial. Rooms at the Nizuc Resort & Spa start from $700 a night. Click here for the latest room rates and availability. 

Hampton Inn by Hilton Cancun Cumbres

The Hampton Inn by Hilton Cancun Cumbres is another Hilton option close to Cancun airport. The new property offers rooms at a slightly lower rate than the Hilton Garden Inn inside the terminal, with prices starting from $115 per night including breakfast.

You have everything that you can possibly need for a comfortable stay right on your doorstep here. The hotel is situated inside the Pabellón Cumbres shopping center, home to a plethora of stores, restaurants, and fast food eateries.

Directly opposite, you have the Plaza La Roca cinema where you can catch the latest movie releases in English with Spanish subtitles, as well as several supermarkets and convenience stores.  Rooms in this brand-new property are clean, comfortable, and modern and have been decorated in a crisp black-and-white monochrome style.

All guests can enjoy free access to the fitness center, business center, and outdoor heated pool. The property is just 13km away from Cancun International Airport and while it does not currently offer a shuttle service, the Reception and Concierge staff will be more than happy to help you to arrange a transfer to/from the airport. 

Rooms start from $115 a night. Click here for the latest room rates and availability.

Westin Resort & Spa

The Westin Resort & Spa is a four-star property located between the Punta Nizuc and the El Rey districts of Southern Cancun, right on the Caribbean coast. When you opt to stay here, you are guaranteed that you wake up to the sight of turquoise waters and the sound of sea waves gently crashing against the shore.

The rooms are bright and airy and have been decorated in shades of white and turquoise. Stylish contemporary furnishings and fittings are found in every room and suite, with each room also offering free luxury toiletries and a tea and coffee maker.

Westin Cancun even has its own private beach where you can enjoy relaxing in the tropical sun away from the crowds. Rooms start from $110 a night. Click here for the latest room rates and availability.

Balcony with a view at a hotel in downtown Cancun (Mex Hoteles Cancún)

Opt to stay in downtown Cancun

It is also worth noting, that although you may want to be as close to the airport as possible, opting to stay in Cancun Centro also does not place you too far away. This can be an alternative choice that is well worth reviewing. 

Staying in downtown Cancun often means that rooms are cheaper. Similarly, ADO operates a frequent bus service that runs between the Cancun center and Cancun International Airport.

This makes it very easy to get to and from the airport from your hotel. This journey takes approximately 30 minutes. 

Room with 2 double beds in L'Avani Cancun Airport hotel (formerly NH Cancun)

FAQs on the Best Hotels Near Cancun Airport

Do you still have any more burning questions or concerns about finding the best hotels near Cancun airport? Hopefully, you will find the answers that you are looking for below.

Does Cancun have an airport hotel?

There are several hotels close to Cancun airport. However, if you want to stay at the airport, your best option is to book a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Cancun Airport.

The hotel is located right inside the terminal building. So, you can go from your room to check in in less than 15 minutes. 

Can you spend the night at Cancun airport?

Cancun airport is one of the largest transport hubs in Mexico and it is open 24 hours a day. If you have an early morning flight, you can spend the night in the terminal. 

The most comfortable way to do this is to opt to stay in the terminal’s Hilton hotel. Alternatively, you can opt to stay in one of the lounges.

Do keep in mind though that most airport lounges have a time limit of 3-4 hours so you may have to pay more if you want to stay longer. Several do have showers so that you can freshen up. You can use your Priority Pass here for access to several of the lounges.

If you decide that you simply want to sleep on the seats in the communal areas at the airport, nobody will tell you not to. It just might not be all that comfortable for you! 

How far is the airport from the Hotel Zone in Cancun?

It takes around 20-30 minutes to get from Cancun airport to the hotel zone. At rush hour and on Friday and Saturday nights, it can take longer depending on the traffic. 

Final Thoughts 

Have you stayed in any of these hotels near Cancun airport in the past? How was your experience? Which properties appeal to you the most? Once you pass through customs in Cancun quickly, you can be at any of these properties in less than 30 minutes.

If you are visiting Mexico for the first time, you may also enjoy reading these Mexico travel tips.

Have a wonderful time exploring Mexico! Buen Viaje! Xo 

Melissa Douglas

Melissa Douglas is a British Travel Writer based in Merida, Mexico and the Editor-in-Chief of Mexico Travel Secrets. She has over seven years worth of experience in working in travel media and has travelled to 57 countries, mostly solo. Throughout her career, Melissa has produced written content for several high-profile publications across the globe - including Forbes Travel Guide, the Huffington Post, Rough Guides, and Matador Network.

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