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“For the Price and location...why look anywhere else on Cozumel” 4 of 5 stars
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Suites Bahia
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Rafael E. Melgar x Calle 3 Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #25 of 53 Hotels in Cozumel
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70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“For the Price and location...why look anywhere else on Cozumel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This was my 6th time staying at Bahia, but the first time since my kids were born, 15 years ago!
The place has hardly changed at all.

If you want to be near the Ferry Pier, 2 blocks from the Plaza and steps away from a dozen restaurants and dive shops, Bahia is a great place to start. Starting at $55 a night for a water view room that includes balcony, refridge, plates, forks, knives, Microwave, and AC.

Yes they don't have a pool, but you can walk across the street and snorkel (and we saw people doing just that).

The breakfast package is incredible! And the sister hotel, La Mexicana, (1 1/2 blocks way, on the water) is definitely the next step up, but also pay for that.

Now for the Negatives:
They are on the main street and motorcycles did wake me up at 1am. And the Wall Unit A/C also woke me up during the night, when it cycled on and off.

So if you are a light sleeper, you'll want to look at the sister hotels (even the Colonial looked nice, and is just off the plaza).

I also have to say the front desk was very nice and helpful, and the cleaning lady did our dishes for us.

Room Tip: 28/29 38/39 48/49 face directly on to the water. The elevator is slow and most people walk up an...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pahrump, Nevada
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This Hotel is located 1 block away from the town square. The rooms were large and well furnished. Bed could have been a little softer. Staff members were pleasent and the cleaning people did a great job. This property allowed us the use of its sister hotel pool (one block away) which overlooked the ocean and the main street. Great for people watching. The room price also provides a great breakfast buffet. This is not a resort hotel but better than most stateside discount chains. If you are looking for a great location and the ability to enjoy the locals, this one is for you.

Room Tip: If you like ocean views the rooms are available, however you must be made aware there will be traffi...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merida, Mexico
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124 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Stayed one night at the Suites Bahia last week. Pluses - huge room, plenty of space, good shower (although the bathroom was strangely small), AC worked fine, plenty of electical outlets, kitchen in the room (although we did not use it), OK breakfast down the road at sister hotel. We got a great price through hotels.com and for what we paid, I would consider it excellent value for money. Minuses - internet signal was not very reliable, and when it rained hard on the morning of our departure, rain came in around the window and through the AC and caused a minor flood...

Overall a good stay for the price and I would stay again if I could get a similar price.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Clean, safe and convenient - right downtown where all the action is. If you want to partake in the action though - you may not be able to get into the hotel. They lock the front door - will not give you a key - so if you are late you may not get in. Not sure if the desk clerk is sleeping or there is none. I have never heard of a hotel that has a curfew!!!!

Room Tip: Get a balcony
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I really can't say enough about this place. The price is fantastic. You can't stay at a dump in the US for this price, yet you get an awesome place in Cozumel. The rooms are very spacious. This time we stayed in a room with 2 very large beds. TV was decent, shower was hot and had plenty of water pressure and there was a full size refrigerator in the room. To make it even better, there was free wi-fi that was lightening fast! It was better than the wi-fi at resorts I stayed at on this same trip.

Then as an added bonus there is free breakfast. They give you a wristband that gets you in to Casa Mexican, which is a hotel that is literally right down the road. The breakfast here was fantastic. It was a full buffet with omelet station and pancakes and waffles made to order. There was no cost whatsoever.

The location is fantastic as it is across the street from the ocean and right next to the square and the ferry pier. I walked all of my baggage from the ferry to the hotel with no taxi and it was fine. You can do a cozumel trip on the cheap and stay in a nice place.

This place is unbelievable for the value! I can't wait to stay at Bahia again.

Room Tip: Room 25 was right beside the wi-fi router.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Tejas
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Suites Bahia from the 9-11th of July. We have stayed down south of town at Casa Del Mar for years and decided to try a hotel downtown this time. We arrived at about 1pm, picked up our jeep and headed out to the hotel. The first objective was to find parking. There is a little lot on the right side of Calle 3 (same road as the hotel) which is about 50 yards away. The little guy that works there was awesome and we were able to work out a deal for 4 days of parking for 28$. There, we were greeted by about 15 iguanas! SO cool :) Ok, so we parked el jeepo and went down to the hotel. The lobby was nice and coooool and we were greeted with a smile. Check in was quick and we were on our way up to our room 28 in a few minutes.
The room is at the end of a nice hallway, tiled floor and beautiful old doors. Our room was ocean front with TWO! count 'em TWO balconies!! The floorplan was kind of interesting, a large half-wall separates the humongous room. Two double beds (kinda disappointed there was no king bed, but you can push 'em together ;) It is large enough for a family. The room has a large refrigerator that was very handy! There are utensils and dishes for 4 people. A small microwave was also a nice convenience. The breakfast is provided by Casa Mexicana, which is a short stroll down the waterfront. It was delicious! Eggs cooked to order & a large assortment of fruit & even salmon & creamcheese!
This place is great for someone who likes to people watch. The view just can not be beat. We took a few pics & I'll add them, too.
Over all, I'd say this hotel has everything you need but no frills. The only drawback is they don't have a pool.

Room Tip: Definately get the ocean front room! The balcony on both sides are fantastic for people watching.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Black Lick, PA
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111 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

This hotel gets an A+ for cleanliness. The housekeeping staff was fantastic and so very pleasant. Roberto, at the front desk was very helpful and upgraded us to a fantastic room. We needed rooms close together as our young adult children were in the other room, and he made the switch for us with a smile.
Our room was a corner room with 2 balconies while the other room overlooked the block wall of the next building. No big deal as our children used our balcony whenever we were all in the rooms together. We actually did not spend much time in the room because there is so much to do other places. Our AC was great and unlike other reviews, it was not too loud. We also never heard any road noise. In the mornings, we sometimes heard the clink of tanks from the pier across the street but since we are all divers, it just reminded us that we should soon be getting up.
Our only complaint, was that the Wi-Fi is not very good. Our room on the 4th floor balcony may have been a bad location, but we had a stronger signal from the Disney Cruise ship that was in port ????? There is a computer in the lobby that you can use for free but no printer.
No problems with water pressure and our tub was a whirlpool, so it was huge. Our second room had a sewage smell when we checked in but after water was run in the shower the small went away so it must not have been used for awhile.
The beds are hard, but all beds in Mexico are hard. The room and bed layout was nice with a king bed in each room. The corner room only had one bed but the second room, had a king and a full with plenty of extra space. We also had a mini walk in closet for hanging up our cloths. We went to the Mega and bought more hangers and just left them. There were 10 in each room but since shelf space was limited and hanging was the best option we needed more.
Each room gets comp. toiletries each day.
The refrig was awesome to have cold drinks when you got back to the room. We visited the Mega and got lots of water and juice. You can even freeze the water bottles half full and keep your drink cold a long time when your out. There were ice cube trays, but we did not use them. Our room did not have a microwave or utensils but we really did not need them. Due to its corner location at the end of the hall, it seems to be part of a suite and I think the microwave was in the other part that we did not have access too. Next time we will reserve both rooms and have it all!!!!!
Be careful with the very small elevator. 4 person max. When the door decides to shut, it will close on anything in its way. You have to locate the sensor to stop it from hitting you.
The eateries are so plentiful that we decided to to an in-town hotel and eat out a lot. So happy we did this. We ate the awesome free breakfast at Casa Mexiana, (about 1.5 blocks away) and then dove most days. We were always back by around 2 and grabbed a quick lunch at a local restaurant. Some of the small places are the best. There is a pizza place about a block away that sells pizza by the slice and that is a great easy lunch if you need something different. We would then walk out and find a great new place for dinner. I had about 10 restaurants on my list of places to try and the were all great but one. I utilize Trip Advisor a lot to find places and so I feel the need to also write a review to help others.
The tips I get here are very welcomed. A tip I used this time was to take suction cup hooks for the sliding glass doors and they worked wonderful to hang up suits. That was the best $2 I spent. Thanks to whom ever put that on as a tip.
My tip for this hotel would be to use the small private parking lot about 3 buildings back on the side street. The offered to let us park for $7 / day. That was nicer than having to walk the 2+ blocks to the P.L. Mall. Although the parking is free, you have to walk. This lot was secure and had a guard and a gate. Parking on the side streets is free and also on the main street from 8pm to 8 am. Don't be late or they will put a lock on your tire. When we were done at 7pm, we would pay for 1 hr and then leave it there until 8 in the morning. That worked great too.
All in all this was a great place to stay and we will consider using it again. We come to Cozumel every year and try a new place each time, but if we can get the same rooms and the price is as good, we will be back. We were all very happy with the location, cleanliness and price. If we would have wanted too, we could have gone across the street and gotten in the water right there. On sunday, there were a bunch of local children having fun there and I was tempted to join them.
Give this place a try and you will be glad you did. Use the money that you saved to have some great dinners. Be sure to tip the housekeeping staff as they are great. Until next time.......

Room Tip: Parking - There is a private parking lot about 3 buildings back that allowed us to park our rental c...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av. Rafael E. Melgar x Calle 3 Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cozumel
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #25 of 53 Hotels in Cozumel
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Hotel Class:2 star — Suites Bahia 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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