Hotel Overview

This beautiful all-inclusive resort is ideally located on one of the nicest beaches of Cozumel Island, with a view of the crystal clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean. This two-tower beachfront property offers an art-deco ambiance. El Cozumele–o is located on the prestigious Santa Pilar Beach on the north side of Isla Cozumel, just across the street from the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and a mere three miles away from the airport and downtown. All the rooms have a balcony or terrace and most boast an ocean view. Stay connected with Free WiFi in public areas.

When hunger strikes, enjoy extraordinary sea views and an abundant buffet at El Cocal Restaurant, gourmet ˆ la carte cuisine at La Veranda, and tasty poolside snacks in a relaxing atmosphere at Las Bananas Snack Bar. The dining at El Cozumele–o is a vacation of culinary discovery; the all- inclusive resort offers cuisine for everyone. Unlimited domestic and international drinks are served at the hotel's five bars.

Enjoy five pools, two Jacuzzi's and children's pool. Children can create memories of their own at the professionally staffed Kids' Camp, offering games and activities designed especially for them. A lovely plaza next to the indoor pool contains a colorful ceramic fountain, plus a giant black-and-white chess set. Other ways to stay busy in and out of the sun include the air-conditioned fitness center, and a dive center for arranging scuba diving and snorkeling excursions, bicycle tours, kayaking, windsurfing, and aerobics. Nightly activities and entertainment include theme nights and dinner with live entertainment three times a week.


Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico - Aeropuerto Intl De Cozumel (CZM) : 5 miles
Cancun, Mexico (CUN)

Property Information

Year Built: 1974
Last Renovation: 2006
Floors: 9
Total rooms: 252


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The Municipal Government will be charging all guests in the area of Cozumel an Environmental Sanitation Tax of a minimum $30.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $1.60 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the extraordinary beauty of the area.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:
Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy:
According to the hotel policies NO GROUPS or individual reservations of SPRING or SUMMER breakers students are allowed.
Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 6373 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fun place to stay

    I really enjoyed the people and hospitality of this place. Always willing to help and the service was excellent. There were many fun things to do on the resort, you don't have to go out to have a fun time. The only change i would make is the food at the buffet. It was the same stuff every day. We were there for 6 days. One of those days they had a fiesta night and the food was excellent, but that was one out of 5. It really got tiring to eat the same thing....had to go into town a couple of times to get something diffrent. Bed was subpar, not the most comfortable.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We had the best time at this resort! We were worried when we saw other reviews about the food but it is exaggerated. Rooms were VERY clean and so was the entire property. Staff was incredibly nice and tended to any need. I will plan on returning in the future! great vacation !

    Aug 06, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Tired Hotel Service & Shady practices

    Since checkin they didn’t had our reservation, even though I received an email with it from the reservations department. We arrived a bit early and requested a room, they said a room will be ready every half an hour, at the end it was given to us past 3 PM. Hipolito from front desk never explained hotel policies as well, so we were not able to dine on Veranda restaurant, other place to eat, quality of food is very poor, and there is very few staff to serve. Alcohol brands are very strange, I prefered to stick with lemonade, really don’t trust the brands i saw, never seen some of those before. Hotel infraestructure is really old, tired and with low quality mainteinance, the bathroom had noises almost everywhere and the phone did not work, we reported it but nobody followed up. At morning we went to Veranda to had the experience but a little more than an hour after requesting our food my 9 year old daughter told us she runned out of patience waiting that long for some waffles, we agreed and switched to the buffet. Service at the pools takes too long is always better to sit and get your stuff. Presentation of buffet lines and bars is very unhigienic, at a bar they throw whats left on the blender to the floor and prepare again, without even washing the blender. We requested late check out, Hipolito said yes, room at 1, facilities at 4, comp. At 1 all out stuff were at bell boy room. Then I came back at 4 and they charged me the late check out which Hipolito said was going to be comp. I don’t mind paying but when someone on the hotel promise something, then you expect that, normally, well not on this hotel, don’t trust no one, specially front desk, they will say anything to get you out of the way then you realize the truth. I requested to speak with a manager but same guy told me there was no one else to talk. Think twice before booking here, or more. Beach is rocky but ok and pools are fun for kids, other than that there is nothing I would recommend on this resort, some staff is friendly but they really look tired.

    Aug 04, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great beach terrible food and bed

    I will try and summarize our experience. Location - was awesome, wanted to be away from cruise people and we were but only a $5 taxi ride to town and the Ferry. Beach - was really nice, lots of mellow spots to just chill in the water, clear water, no algae, at first we had enough space on the beach in the shade but once the weekend rolled it got really busy and we had to leave early to catch a spot or be in the sun. Snorkeling - I came with way high expectation after reading reviews but since we snorkeled around the world I would say it was the least exciting spot we visited. Some fish, no coral beds, a little rocks and some concrete blocks in the water where some sea life hangs. Not exciting at all to us. Rooms - super minimal, which is fine with us, we've been to Mexico before and it seems to be all the same, nice balcony, terrible chairs outside through. We had hot water and an AC that worked well so no complains there. BUT the BED was atrocious, absolutely terrible, I'm still recovering a week later. We had complained and they provided another foam mattress to go on top of the one that was already there so it helped a little from getting stabbed at the ribs but it didn't fix the terrible dip, the pillows were awful (thankfully we travel with our own) and I wasn't able to sleep without pain. I guess we had it good too, we stayed in the new tower from what we heard the beds were even worse at the old tower and they didn't have 1 foam mattress to keep the metal away. Food - absolutely terrible as well, I don't have high standards and I was able to find something to eat everyday (well it was the same every day), but I know that I ate leftovers over the course of at least 4 days, it was the same potatoes (the same ones reheated) same meat same chicken. the birds helped themselves to the buffet as some of the glass guards were broken. it really sucked having to eat the same stuff for a week, I wish we did not book an all inclusive. Drinks - only syrup, no real fruit (except bananas), super diluted alcohol and not consistent. it tasted very different depending on where you got it from. We try to tip for each drink so they gotten a little better with the alcohol but still super cheap and full of sugar. Staff - was great and very helpful. No complains on service at all. They did a great job for us. We made the best of our stay and really enjoyed the water and weather but we will not return to this hotel unless they get new beds and new chef/ fresh food.

    Aug 03, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Expected better

    Positive and negative experience: Service was great at the beach and pool. Views are awesome, and the beach is wonderful for snorkeling, swimming, and hanging out under the palapas. Can't get too much of the clear blue water and fish. The food at the buffet is repetitive but you can order from the menu for lunch or get omelets for breakfast which is much better, don't know why they don't have more things such as nachos, tacos, and fajitas instead of chicken and spaghetti. The restaurant food is really good but you need to make reservations daily. These fill up quickly even though there's only 4-5 tables seated at a time. Probably a staffing issue. The staff cooked the fish that we caught on an excurtion which was awesome. The pool was terrible the first day but was cleaner the rest of our stay. Stayed away from the swim up bar and beverage station because it smelled like sewage. Our room was terrible. The bedding was scary. There was one of those egg crate type things to make it softer but no matress protector so no telling what we were sleeping on. The AC didn't work, we kept the curtains closed to keep it cooler but it didn't help. We finally got a fan on day 3 after several complaints. One morning we woke up to a leak in the hall either from the AC or someone's toilet. I also captured a scorpion after it crawled on my foot, but maybe that's to be expected in Cozumel. I would not recommend this resort to anyone until they perform some updating to the rooms and maintenance to all areas. We had five rooms total in our party and all but one had issues of some sort. There were also several guest complaining everyday to the front desk staff who were not friendly or helpful. Overall we had a nice time because we were with friends, the beach is great, and the food in town is excellent.

    Jul 28, 2019
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