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Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort

Boulevard El Cid Unidad 15, Puerto Morelos 77580 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#17 of 38 hotels in Puerto Morelos
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Enjoy an alluring all-inclusive experience in an authentic escapade. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and redefined pampering, Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort provides splendid accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect setting. Enjoy the upscale services available such as full-service marina and sportfishing fleet, Mayan inspired spa and activity programs for all ages in the Kids and Teens Club. The resort grants guests a more conveniente, yet equally espectacular alternative to the larger hotels in the Riviera Maya. Wether you are seeking an intimate or an adventurous retreat, this Caribbean paradise will make for the perfect escape.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Head massage
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room service
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bay View
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Carlos N wrote a review Aug 2020
Miami, Florida168 contributions21 helpful votes
Decent hotel, beautiful areas and pools, the spa staff was very professional. However, the hotel wants you to buy a 20 years club membership that is insanely expensive: $100 thousand (one of the cheapest tiers) with a down payment of $34 thousand at a 40% interest rate. I mean, this is almost laughable if we didn’t have to spend 2 hours in a presentation. They are very aggressive and after I said no to the seller, who was really nice, his boss and eventually, another guy came to try to convince us, no matter how many times I told them I was not going to buy anything. Let me be clear, we didn’t even know about this presentation when El Cid representative at the airport sold us one Isla Mujeres package and gave us a discount at this hotel with a “breakfast” included and a free massage at the beach. Believe me, I needed the massage after the presentation. DO NOT take any discount if this means expending a morning doing this, especially if your vacation time is limited. The whole experience was ruined, otherwise, it could have been a hotel we would have return in the future.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Lupita Mariscal, Otro at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, I hope you are doing well and enjoying a lovely Tuesday, I am sorry to hear that the membership presentation was a sour note on what was an otherwise excellent vacation at our resort. We adhere to the highest customer service etiquette and train all staff on proper, efficient and pleasant customer service as well as when to take no for an answer. It is clear that this was not that case here. Our aim is to make people happy, delighted and optimistic, never has it been our intention to anger or frustrate our guests. Rest assured your comments do not fall on deaf ears and we will follow up on this situation. I do apologize if you feel we wasted your time, this was never our intention.. I kindly invite you and your loved ones to revisit any of our El Cid Resorts where we will gladly welcome you, your friends and family with open arms. Best regards El Cid Vacation Club.
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Joseph E wrote a review Aug 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
This property is overall, a beautiful place What makes it even more special, are its employees. In Aromas, the cafe, you can personalize any kind of coffee, or ice cream you desire. But be sure you request Karim Diaz to be your Barista. I have never had so much detail done on a cappucino. Karim, takes his time, you can actually see how focused he is, as he prepares your coffee, right down to art designs he creates by hand. I have seen my cappucino topped off with a Tulip, a heart, or a vine, designed with the foam. Karin will ask if your prefer lungo, which he explained, adds a more richness taste, because it drips out at a slower pace than a normal espresso would, then he does not use just plain milk, or cream, he goes above, and beyond, by using evaporated or condensed milk, to make it even more delicious. Karim will prepare for you any kind of ice cream shake too, and that ice cream is delicious, its gelato, and tastes the same, as it does in Italy. Thank you Karim for preparing my coffee these past 3 weeks, and the boys have loved every ice cream you have made them. If you have children, have them visit the Kids Club, but be sure you ask for Rox. She will show your children such an amazing time because of the way she interacts with them, she loves what she does, and the children notice it. Actually, my 10 year old twin boys, will not go to Kids Club, unless Rox is on duty. Pretty amazing Rox, and thank you, to you too, for making the boys feel truly cared about by you, and the occassional spanish conversations, actually helped the boys brush up on their spanish. In closing, Kudos to Karim and to Rox. I know the El Cid managers, especially, the very nice, and, very friendly, Senor Ivan Bringas, very much appreciates your hard work, as much as he has appreciated having the boys and me, as guests here, so thank you, to you too, Senor Ivan. Our 3 week stay is coming to an end, it is an amazing visit, at an amazing property, run by an amazing team, a team designed by you, a job, very well done. Until next time, JV Sincerement, JV
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: All rooms are beautiful, if you like a hot tub, ask for a jacuzzi suite
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Response from Ivan Bringas, Director General at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Ventura, It is fantastic to read that you had a great stay along with your kids, and that your stay became a wonderful experience, enjoying our facilities, and the service from our staff. We feel proud and grateful to receive your kind comments that make us feel committed to keep delivering an outstanding service for the enjoyment of our guests. It will be great to see you again, anytime soon. Cordially,
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gibchan wrote a review Aug 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada9 contributions6 helpful votes
The vacation fun doesn't stop with deciding which end to put in the toilet. Four out of seven of us got sick from the disgusting food. They only had one restaurant of seven open (that they failed to tell us before hand and they still charged full price). I would have liked they additional options to vomit from. Everything cooked in oil was rancid. The desserts were sweet and flavorless, but at least you won't gain any weight on this trip. Oh did I mention the high pressure time share scam that is the real reason you are there. The average staff member was great. The El Cid front desk and the staff at the doors on the morning of Aug 14th just had to out do the vomiting as the worst part of the trip. They keep you prisoner and won't let you out without some magic exit slip that the front desk failed to provide for the entire family. We almost missed our return flight because they screwed up, but they still won't let you leave with out it. They won't give you the slip without one last sales pitch to have you donate money to the hotel, wtf! Oh, I almost forgot the sewer/rotten fish smell permeating the beach. The hotel is built on a swap, so what.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Pick one of the many other Cancun / Riviera Maya area resorts for better rooms.
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Response from Ivan Bringas, Director General at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort
Responded Aug 17, 2020
Dear guest, We honestly regret that your experience at Hotel Marina El Cid was not at the level of your expectations, and, on behalf of the entire team at Hotel Marina El Cid, I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that may have occurred. I would like to tell you that for us, the quality of food and beverages is one of our priorities, and that we have international certifications that commit us to maintaining higher levels of quality and service. I also apologize if there was any misunderstanding during your check out, as it is never our intention to inconvenience our guests in any way. Thanks and best regards.
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tcdjmo wrote a review Jul 2020
illinois19 contributions30 helpful votes
We booked a trip during spring break that was postponed due to Covid19. We rescheduled for July and spent 11 days. Four travelers - my husband and I and our two teen sons. It was outstanding. The resort is even nicer than on previous trips. We were placed in rooms on the Ventus side of the resort because they were just reopening. The Marina rooms were not opened yet, so all guests were put in Ventus. The Marina side is beautiful, Ventus is even nicer. The resort handled Covid safety well. They followed procedures carefully and we felt comfortable the whole time. The shows were really good (also better than on previous visits). They were all outside and socially distanced. We saw a great fire show, and outdoor large screen movie, and Urban Show (surprised us by being our favorite) and a prehistoric show. They even had an Elvis impersonator who was really great. The best part about this resort is the service... every staff member went above and beyond. The next part was the incredible pools. They now have pools with ocean views that are beyond stunning. The Marina side pool is still open with the jumping rock and fun daily activities. We were really stunned with how well the property has reopened. Everyone we met was having a great trip. For families with children, the kids club was open and active. Staff wore masks but didn't require kids to do so unless at meals. our kids are older and were happy in the pools and evening activities. Special treat - there is a great coffee/dessert shop on the Ventus side that stays open pretty late. evening ice cream visits. We gambled by traveling to Mexico during Covid, but really felt like it paid off for our family. Mexico is taking safety seriously. Note: Cancun bars were closed. Excursions were open on a limited basis. This was all fine for us. There is a dolphin center at the Marina (Delphinus) - we were offered $50 per person and it was fantastic. We added on a few interactions for the kids. It was a steal, but the pictures are crazy expensive afterwards ($40 per picture). Still overall a great deal and we walked over.. it was a five minute walk from the resort. The resort offer kayaks and paddle boards for free. We really enjoyed that. We hope to return. This is our favorite Cancun area resort and it keeps getting better.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Ventus rooms are closer to the Kids Club.
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Response from Ivan Bringas, Director General at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort
Responded Jul 30, 2020
Dear guest, Thank you so much for your positive and kind comments about your recent stay at Hotel Marina El Cid and Ventus at Marina El Cid; we feel proud of reading your comments and learning that you had a wonderful time enjoying our facilities and services. As you could witness, we are commited to your well being and safety at all times. We would be honored to have the pleasure to serve you again in a near future. This is your house and we hope to see you again soon. Cordially,
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Ganna P wrote a review Jul 2020
23 contributions5 helpful votes
We visited this resort for our anniversary last September. Travelled with kids( 2,6,8) and stayed for 7 nights.Originally booked Ventus but after reading all the great reviews switched our booking to Marina el Cid and did not regret.We booked one bedroom suite at Marina( highly recommend if you are travelling with kids) but stayed the whole day on the Ventus side.Their pools were beautiful and quite.If you book Marina but plan to use Ventus facilities I recommend staying in the buildings 11 or 12 closer to Ventus. They are very conveniently located( close to Kids club,Food court and Ventus pools). We were pleasantly surprised when we walked into our room.It was decorated with rose petals and a cold bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries were waiting for us. We had breakfast at the buffet and lunch and dinner at the Mercado de Dolores.The food was fresh and tasty.Not a huge variety but we never had stomach issues ( which is important to us ). Kids club was a hit or miss.Some activities never happened. Our kids stayed there about 2 hours daily.The best part was baking their own cookies and visiting dolphins at the marina. We enjoyed free canoeing. I think we were the only ones who used it during those 7 days.They have canoes,body boards,sailboats for free located at the very end of Ventus.It looks like nobody knows about them. In the afternoon kids( 6 and 8 year old) loved jumping off the cliff. They were scared but only the first 2 times. It is deep.My husband tried it too.Can be fun for kids and adults. We had a great time.I would definitely recommend this resort for families with kids and adults without children. The property is big with many pools to choose from including Adults only pool. It wasn't crowded and we had no problems getting a cabana. The only thing the resort is missing is the nice beach.The water was dark with lots of sea weed.But there is nothing the resort can do.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Ivan Bringas, Director General at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort
Responded Jul 27, 2020
Dear guest, We are pleased to read that you have had an excellent experience and that our team has done a great job taking care of every detail of your stay. Your comments inspire us to continue making the satisfaction of our guests possible. It will be an honor to assist you again on your next visit with the hospitality and warmth that characterizes us. Cordially,
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Croco Cun Zoo (3.3 miles), National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos (1.2 miles), and Unico Beach (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lola y Moya, Mangata, and Cafe Layla.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.