Our stay at the Coral Mar was about perfect for us. I had read the reviews here before going and was concerned, but we had no issues. Problems can happen anywhere. It felt more like staying in a friend's condo than a hotel. There is no way I'd have enjoyed a crowded high rise. But then, I'm an old fart.
The staff was friendly and courteous. They always answered our questions (the night desk didn't speak English) and were attentive to our requests. The units are nicely appointed, the beds were comfy and still firm, not sagged out. The property was made over after hurricane Wilma in 2005 and is still fresh. They have small kitchens and there are two mini marts on the street but one of the on-site travel agency gals told how to get the large super market that the Mexicans shop at. They also gave us a map locating Sam's Club, Costco, Walmart, Burger King, McDonalds, Dominoes, etc downtown.
The units all overlook the pool and the lagoon and the Strip beyond. Each has a small patio with the prevailing breeze (or squall) blowing in. The pool is on the small side, set up for volleyball and soaking, not for laps. The shallow kids end has a little slide in the middle but was the right depth for soaking without effort.
The small palapa restaurant has a varied menu of Mexican dishes, fish, shrimp and hamburgers too. Pricing was fair and better than in town. Beers were cold. Twofer well drinks happy hour daily. The waiters are fun and wanted to please.
We did the snorkeling, Mayan ruins and "eco" theme park tours. The agency sets them up for specific days for scheduling and we always had 12 people on board. The van picked us up at the front door. The driver was a kick and very helpful. They set us up with a great guide for the Chichen Itsa tour. Very worthwhile. They offer many other packaged activities.
We went with our two, early 20s, sons who travel on their own and can now hang with the folks. A while. Their sentiments echo reviews of other young singles. Being at the end of the road, it was a little far from the main drag and the nightlife. Did it stop them? No. They would have liked a hotel on the strip for more action and the club scene. They did complain about the clubs being pricey and the drinks watery. And the wet t-shirt contest was ho hum. The deejay really worked hard. I guess every week can't be Spring Break.
- Also Known As:
- Coral Mar Hotel Cancun
- Coral Mar Cancun