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Ixchel Beach Hotel

4 stars
View map of Calle Guerrero, SM/MZA 17, Playa Norte,, Isla Mujeres, 77400

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
79 reviews
Friendly, clean and comfortable

We have stayed here a few times on our visits to Cancun and Isla. Location is ideal if you like the... See full review

  • Petesy
  • Dec 29, 2014
Fantastic

Beautiful hotel right on the beach. Room was fabulous and spotless. Mauricio is this hotels best... See full review

  • Theresaoc
  • Nov 23, 2014
Secluded island paradise with beachfront location on Isla Mujeres

The Ixchel Beach Resort is near Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park on the island of Isla Mujeres. The relaxing respite has an outdoor pool, complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk and wedding services as well as tour and ticket assistance on site. The guest rooms feature televisions, in-room safes and bathrooms with showers. Penthouse suites have a rooftop Jacuzzi with panoramic views of Playa Norte and the turquoise-hued sea channel. An on-site gym, lounge and laundry facility are on hand as is a lounge and restaurant.

Highlights
  • Tranquil remote location on an island not far from Cancun
  • Outdoor pool and rooftop Jacuzzi with scenic views of the surrounding sea
  • Comfortable guest rooms at Ixchel Beach Resort with necessities geared toward families or couples

 

Rooms

The 117 guest rooms at the Ixchel Beach Resort have a king or two double beds. Rooms are outfitted with satellite TVs, DVD players, CD players, coffeemakers, toiletries and bathrooms with showers as well as air conditioning and complimentary bottled water and wireless Internet access. Spacious suites feature living and dining room areas with futons, separate seating areas and marble bathrooms with vanities and showers only. Two-bedroom suites have kitchenettes. Penthouses have spiral staircases leading up to private rooftop terrace with Jacuzzi.

 

Features

Quiet and remote, the 117-room Ixchel Beach Resort has comfortable rooms, some with ocean views and all located steps from the vibrant sea. The Ixchel Beach Resort also has a restaurant, concierge desk and lounge on site. Recreational activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking and massages can be arranged (fees may apply). Wireless Internet access is offered throughout the property and rooms.

 

Transportation
  • Cancun International Airport (25 mi/40.2 km, plus20-minute ferry ride from Cancun-Puerto Juarez)
Attractions
  • Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • El Merco Archaeological site (5 mi/8 km)

Ixchel Beach Hotel Rooms

Standard Room Ocean View
The room offers a partial view of the Caribbean Sea, equipped with air conditioning, two double beds, cable TV, DVD player, direct dialing telephone, wireless internet, marble bathroom, shower, hair dryer & safety deposit box.
One Bedroom Suite Garden View
The suite is equipped with air conditioning, master room with king size bed, dinning & living room (one futon), terrace, cable TV, DVD player, direct dialing telephone, internet wireless, marble bathroom, shower, hair dryer, safety deposit box, full equipped kitchenette, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster & microwave.
One Bedroom Suite Ocean View
The room offers a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea, equipped with air conditioning, master room with a king size bed, dinind & living room(one futon), terrace, cable TV, DVD player, direct dialing telephone, wireless internet, marble bathroom, shower, hair dryer & safety deposit box.
One Bedroom Suite Ocean Front
The room offers a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea equipped with air conditioning, master room with 1 king size bed, dinning & living room (one futon), terrace, cable TV, DVD player, direct dialing telephone, wireless internet, marble bathroom, shower, hair dryer, safety deposit box, fully equipped kitchenette, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster & microwave.
One Bedroom Suite Penthouse
The suite is equipped with air conditioning, master room with 1 king size bed, dinning & living room (one futon), terrace, cable TV, DVD player, direct dialing telephone, wireless internet, marble bathroom, shower, hair dryer, safety deposit box, fully equipped kitchenette, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster & microwave. Also features a spacious roof top terrace lounge area with a view of the Caribbean Sea, jacuzzi, marble bathroom and shower.
Two Bedroom Suite Garden View
The suite is equipped with air conditioning, master room with king size bed, guest room with two double beds, dinning & living room (one futon), balcony, cable TV, DVD player, direct dialing telephone, wireless internet, marble bathrooms, shower, hair dryer, safety deposit box, fully equipped kitchenette, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster & microwave.
Two Bedroom Suite Ocean View
The suite is equipped with air conditioning, master room with king size bed, guest room with two double beds, dinning & living room (one futon), balcony, cable TV, DVD player, direct dialing telephone, wireless internet, marble bathrooms, shower, hair dryer, safety deposit box, fully equipped kitchenette, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster & microwave.
Standard Room Garden View
The room offers two double beds equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, DVD player, direct dialing telephone, wireless internet, marble bathroom, shower, hair dryer & safety deposit box.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Dining
Restaurant
Internet
WiFi

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Hotel Map

21.2652 -86.7528
Area served
Isla Mujeres.
Nearby airports
Cancun International Airport.
Area description
The hotel is located Located just 50 minutes north of Cancun Airport, 20 minutes by ferry from Puerto Juarez, or 30 minutes by ferry from Cancun hotel zone. Exit Cancun International Airport and take Luis Donaldo Colosio Blvd. towards city of Cancun. Turn right onto Jose Lopez Portillo Blvd. towards Puerto Juarez and Punta Sam. Once you are at Puerto Juarez you can take an express boat. They leave from Puerto Juarez every 30 minutes and take 25 minutes. 5:00 am to 12:30 am. Approximate driving time to Puerto Juarez (Passenger Ferry) is 30 minutes and distance is 25.5 Km (15.85 miles).

Dining

Comono
Pool facility for your convenience on each tower open for breakfast & lunch. Light entrees and variety of sandwiches for lunch. Bar with international premium brands and drinks of your choice.
Sunset Grill
Beachfront palapa located on the west side of north beach and a few steps from the west tower open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Buffet and "a la carte" service for breakfast. Snacks and Mexican seafood for lunch. Gourmet and international specialties for dinner. Bar with international premium brands and drinks of your choice.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (79)

Ratings and reviews for Ixchel Beach Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
79 out of 79
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.2

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ixchel Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
avvalla
Chicago, IL
Mar 7, 2012

Paradise

The hotel is located right on the beach that has white sand and clear water. Beautiful ocean views!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dine at the small local restaurants for the best food instead of the larger more commercial restaurants.

Review of Ixchel Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Asia Brown
Business
Shrewsbury, MA
May 30, 2012

There are much nicer hotels on the Island

Don't go there it is not nice. The room was gross and it is not updated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ixchel Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sheepdog3
Business
York,Pa.
May 27, 2012

Best location

The Ixchel Beach Hotel has the perfect location for a vacation on Isla Mujeres, My wife and I like this hotel the best, and want to stay here when we come to Isla Mujeres. It has the best beach area on Playa Norte, and is within easy walking distance to all of the restaurants downtown. The pools are warm and clean. Free coffee every morning. Plenty of hot water for showering, and good water pressure. They have a 5 gallon bottle with spicket of purified drinking water in your room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

You don't have to rent a golf cart to get around. Everything is within walking distance of the Ixchel.

Review of Ixchel Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pleased in paradise
Business
Sugar Springs Michigan
Apr 5, 2012

we would come back

The location of this hotel is wonderful. Hidalgo and all it's restaurants is right there. The staff could not have been more friendly and efficient, the rooms are spacious, the refrigerator is a wonderful treat, the fresh water in the room was appreciated, the showers are big, and the pool is small but adequate. The food and beverage prices were high and the wi-fi did not work well in the room but did down at the pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Jax was a great place to get a bucket of beer. Sunset Beach right next door at the NautiBeach Hotel was also a good deal. Don't overlook the restaurants on the beach--fantastic fresh fish with great prices.

Review of Ixchel Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
avvalla
Business
Chicago, IL
Mar 7, 2012

Paradise

The hotel is located right on the beach that has white sand and clear water. Beautiful ocean views!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dine at the small local restaurants for the best food instead of the larger more commercial restaurants.

Review of Ixchel Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
IslaNewbie
Business
Minnesota
Mar 3, 2012

Wonderful Time in Isla!

Ixchel is a fantastic place to stay - I can't say enough about how nice it is to have lots of space and a full kitchen, especially if you're traveling with kids. The rooms are spotless and everything is well maintained. There is really good water pressure and REALLY HOT water (watch out for this with little ones!). Kitchen is nice and well equipped. TV's have many channels to choose from, even some in English. The pools are a bit small but very nice and well heated (apparently a rarity in Mexico). Our daughter actually liked the pool better than the beach. Amazing because the beach is fantastic! Crystal clear shallow water extending out everywhere. If I didn't know better I'd have thought it was man-made. We really liked it here, but as this is a review allow me to nitpick a bit. here's what keeps me from giving them 5 stars: -front desk staff is very professional but almost to a fault. They could be a bit personable. Hats off to the concierge however, he was very engaging and friendly. The wait staff and house keeping staff seemed quite friendly. -Our room was very plain given that it was a penthouse. Don't get me wrong, it was nice, but just a bit sterile. I suspect that nobody owned this unit so it was lacking any personal charm. -Restaurant is expensive and limited. Not really a problem as there are so many wonderful restaurants in walking distance. Small nitpicks aside this is really a top notch choice for staying right on Playa Norte. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again (we'd just pick a different room).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Don't hesitate to rent a golf cart and explore the island - it's really a wonderful place!

Review of Ixchel Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
genesbest
Business
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Feb 19, 2012

Great place on great beach

Well maintained and clean buildings (2) on Norte Playa. Staff were exceptionally helpful and courteous, with excellent maid service. Close to everything downtown by walking, but set off main streets for privacy and quietness. Would definitely go again and highly recommend to others as great value on this wonderful peaceful island.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

excellent breakfasts at Bartoli's, excellent fish/french fries/caesar salad, etc at Bobo's, and Ronaldi's fresh pasta is always great.

Review of Ixchel Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frequent Flyers
Business
Champaign, IL, USA
Feb 14, 2012

Feb. 2012

Great Hotel! Staff is friendly and courtious. Would recommend!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ixchel Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frequent Flyers
Business
Champaign, IL, USA
Feb 14, 2012

Feb 2012

This was my second stay at the Ixchel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They are quick to respond with extra towels, coffee, etc. I would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a hotel that is not super cheap but not super expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ixchel Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
strizek
Business
nashville, tn
Feb 4, 2012

Take it easy in paradise

If you come to Isla for an easy, super relaxing break from the world, Ixchel is the right place to stay. The condos are not swank or opulent, but who needs that when you're in paradise? We had unit 408 which was one unit away from oceanfront and had absolutely perfect views. The balcony is huge and where we spent most of our time. Location simply can't be beat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ixchel Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chugiak dave
Business
Chugiak, AK, USA
Jan 30, 2012

Playa Norte

Fourth time here. In the past we had a suite, I would recommend that for the refrigerator, however the staff brought in a mini-fridge for us. All rooms have great views of Playa Norte and the hotel is right in the middle of the beach. Very safe swimming for kids and folks who are not great swimmers. Isla Mujeres is a nice quiet real Mexican town, unlike Cancun which is basically Vegas on the beach. One of our favorite places in the world.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Anywhere on the pedestrian street. Don't miss the Orange juice guy across the street from the ferry, outstanding!

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