The Best Accommodations for Nightlife in Cancun

Cancun is perhaps best known for its soothing views of the water and mild climate, though few guests realize just how many ways they can party after dark. Whether you're hoping to find an upbeat bar with nightly specials or something more intimate, you won't run out of things to do in the evening, especially if you select a hotel where they have entertainment, lounges, and more.

Hotels included in the lists below are among the best choices if you hope to dance and sip cocktails after a busy day of sightseeing. Some offer one of a kind on-site amenities, while others have fewer on-site options but plenty of fun venues within walking distance.

Best Hotels in Cancun for Nightlife and Entertainment

Accommodations listed in the table below are recognized as having excellent entertainment and nightlife, or for being near popular late-night venues. The most impressive choices are listed first; the ratings take into account a number of relevant features, including whether they have live shows, lounges, and other exciting amenities on-property or nearby.

Because the availability of live performances is a deciding factor for some, availability of entertainment at the hotels is shown below. Bear in mind, however, that hotels in Cancun are known to host entertainment more frequently during the tourist season, so be sure to call or email the property for further information if live shows are already written on your agenda.

Best Overall
Property Location Number of Bars Lounge/Club Live Entertainment
Grand Sens Cancun 9.2 mi. Southeast of Cancun 6 check check
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun 7.8 mi. Southeast of Cancun 5 check check
Crown Paradise Club Cancun (All-Inclusive) 9.1 mi. Southeast of Cancun 8 check check
Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive 10.3 mi. North-Northeast of Puerto Morelos 6 check check
Sunset Royal beach Resort 7.4 mi. South of Isla Mujeres 5 check check
Excellence Playa Mujeres Resort 4.8 mi. West of Isla Mujeres 11 check check
Krystal Cancun Hotel 6.8 mi. South of Isla Mujeres 4 check
Temptation Resort and Spa 4.5 mi. East of Cancun 4 check check
Royal Sands 7.6 mi. Southeast of Cancun 4 check check
Oasis Cancun All-inclusive 8.2 mi. Southeast of Cancun 9 check check
The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort 7.4 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun 8 check check
All Ritmo Cancún Resort & Waterpark 4.3 mi. Northeast of Cancun 3 check check
JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa 7.9 mi. Southeast of Cancun 2 check check
Aquamarina Beach Hotel 4.7 mi. East of Cancun 3 check check
Cancun Sunset Lagoon Hotel & Marina 5.8 mi. East of Cancun 3 check check

Click on the resort or hotel that appeals to you and you'll find pages of information about that property, including photos and descriptions. Each of these accommodation options has something different in store for their guests. Our detailed hotel articles will help you select the property that's best for you.

Hotels in Cancun with Great Nearby Entertainment Options

Visitors who like to hop from one spot to another might appreciate a hotel or resort that's in an area with hangouts like bars and clubs. Though these properties may not offer the best nightlife opportunities themselves, they make excellent choices if you want to try out nearby establishments. Particularly suited for those who would like meeting up at a nearby bar or going to a sunset celebration, these properties are within a leisurely walking distance or quick taxi ride of several choices.

Click to read about the hotels and resorts below, and other places of interest found near them, like restaurants, beaches, and attractions.

Best for Nearby Nightlife
Property Location Accommodation Type Bars Within Walking Distance Bars Within Short Driving Distance
Adhara Cancun Downtown Cancun Hotel 6 37
Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa 6.7 mi. South of Isla Mujeres Resort 24 134
Hotel Plaza Kokai Downtown Cancun Hotel 7 42
The Royal Cancun 5.1 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun Resort 18 145
GR Caribe Cancun 9.2 mi. Southeast of Cancun Resort 22 84
Melody Maker 7.4 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun Resort 35 181
Hyatt Ziva Cancun 6.7 mi. South of Isla Mujeres Resort 24 130
Cancun Sunset Royal Hotel 7.4 mi. South of Isla Mujeres Resort 27 167
Westin Resort & Spa Cancun 10.2 mi. South-Southeast of Cancun Resort 5 48
Barcelo Costa Cancun 4.8 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun Resort 22 135
Occidental Tucancun 7.6 mi. Southeast of Cancun Resort 14 173
The Royal Cancun 7.4 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun Resort 39 175

When planning your adventures, please jump to another article, like those covering Cancun, and other topics. All things considered, your getaway is about so much more than just dancing the night away. You'll want to select a property that offers a great selection of amenities, and the perfect balance between relaxing and thrilling activities.


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