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“Cozumel's Best Kept Secret”
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Casita de Maya
Ranked #12 of 53 Hotels in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 16, 2010

As I work for an airline, my boyfriend and I decided to head to Cozumel for Easter weekend at the last minute. I booked our hotel the morning of our flight, and decided just to go with whatveer was #1 on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed upon arrival! This hotel is within walking distance of the airport. When we got there, we were warmly greeted by Dan, who also happens to be a retired airline employee from the U.S. In a nutshell, here are some ammenities we enjoyed: VERY clean, had a hair dryer/fridge/microwave/DVD player/Satellite TV in the room, great price, had a selection of books and DVDs to borrow, water dispenser in the lobby area (I hate not having access to free water on vacation!), and free calls to the US and Canada from your room. This hotel has only 4 rooms, so it has a very quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Being by the airport, I was worried about plane noise but I did not hear any planes at all while we were there. A man named Ruben works at the hotel to assist Dan, and he is extremely nice! He overheard me talking about being sunburned, so that night he brought a bottle of aloe vera to our room. He will also call a taxi anytime you need one. Both Ruben and Dan had great suggestions of what beaches to go to and what restaurants to go to, they were both very knowlegable. We walked from the hotel to downtown one night... it was a bit of a walk (20 minutes), but we felt safe the whole time and enjoyed seeing the ins and outs of Cozumel along the way. The hotel is really cozy and homey, there is a lobby area with a TV, stereo, and pool, and they have a pet dog, cat and turtle to keep you company. Although this hotel is not on the beach, all beaches on the island are very accessible - we went to an awesome beach called Playa Azul, and the cab ride was only $5. Dan also has connections with the car rental place next door to the hotel, we were able to get a car for $50 a day (included insurance!). There is a taco stand called Diego's right around the corner, I highly suggest it! We ate breakfast there everyday. Also, if you have Bank of America, there is a red ATM in the airport that says "Santiago" on it, and Bank of America will not charge you any fees if you use this ATM. I took cash out 3 times and did not get charged any extra fees, it was nice. We would usually stay at an all inclusive resort, but this was definitely a gem of a hotel! We ended up spending way less money staying here and buying our own food, and we saw a lot more of Cozumel than we would have otherwise. I will be staying at Casita de Maya every time I go to Cozumel!!!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2010

We missed a flight and were referred to the hotel by a airline representative. It was right across the road from the airport. We were greeted by Dan the owner as soon as we walked in and knew we were in good hands. He gave us info to the great local area restaurants and even walked us around the area. Had we not missed out on our flight we would not have stumbled across this friendly, locally owned hotel, Rooms were clean couldnt have asked for more. If your looking for a home away from home, Casita de Maya is the place for you. Thanks Dan, from your 3 amigos from Texas!!!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 27, 2010

As per previous reviews, the hospitality here cannot be beat. Dan greeted us personally when we arrived (our flight was even 2 hours late.) He walked us down the street to buy some refreshing cerveza and even talked the guy down on his price.

The hotel was a short walk from the airport, it was so nice not to have to deal with the hustle and bustle of catching a taxi at the terminal. Our room was clean and cool, modern and comfy all at the same time. For dinner, we were directed to a delightful seafood restaurant just down the street, La Perlita, that had the best ceviche I have ever had. Dan and Rueben were always on-spot with their recommendations. They'll help arrange taxis and rental car's making your stay a breeze and focused on relaxation without stressing about the details.

Downtown and the cruise-ship district are an easy 20 minute walk. The streets are safe and easy to navigate. Dan always sent us with a business card in case we got lost so that we could call.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 15, 2010

Feb 9th-13th
Casita de Maya is the best! Once again, every expectation met. Dan has added a staff member since our last stay (Rueben) who speaks fluent English that helps with anything you may need.
This trip we brought two of our children age 9 and 16. Both of the kids loved to sit around the pool and talk with Rueben. Anytime our daughter (9) wanted something that we did not readily have on hand she would say " I'll go ask Rueben" and he always came through for her, he even made her a necklace! The rooms, as always were kept spotless by Jolie! Kittie and Trixie the hotel dog and cat are NEVER in the way but add a touch of home to the Hotel. Convenience store's are a block away. Town square is only 3 miles at most.
All said: we had another great stay and the kids loved it!
Thanks, Dan
David & Janet Reynolds
OKC, OK

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 11, 2010

Dan and his staff make you feel like family. They take care of every need and more. We love the laid back leisure time and great resturants are near.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2010

I stayed here one night while waiting for friends to arrive and our villa to be vacant. Dan, the owner; Sergio and Rueben made me feel so immediately welcome. They saw to every little detail, greeting me with a cold beer, walked me to the nearest market and advised me on a great neighborhood resturant (La Perlita - get the coconut shrimp). This is the first review I have ever written, I was that impressed. Thanks again, Dan.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled solo
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1  Thank laurie5b
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Reviewed February 1, 2010

Great place to stay. All the tips on resturants and snorkel spots made this a great place to stay away from the crowds. Very comforting to come home to after a day of snorkeling and cruising around the island of Cozumel.We stayed a week and could have stay longer.

Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casita de Maya

Address: 65 Ave. Bis x Blvd. Aeropuerto | Quintana Roo. #420, Cozumel 77620, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cozumel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Cozumel
Price Range: $60 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casita de Maya 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casita de Maya is the only hotel within walking distance from Cozumel International Airport, yet far enough to enjoy the quiet splendor of Cozumel. Providing the elite and casual traveler with clean, safe, and comfortable air conditioned accommodations. Our guest can enjoy easy access to Taxi Service, Rental cars, Tours and Island Excursions, conveniently located to fine Local Dining. We provide our Travaler's a unique experience into the real Mexican culture. Now Free Internet/Phone calls to USA/Canada. We now have 4 floors with Three Bar areas, and more places to spread out and relax. ... more   less 
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